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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

Brett's parkrun review 11th November 2023

by Brett Rumfitt

Great Salterns parkrun

A total of 40 runners took part at Great Salterns parkrun event #97

Maria Tucker was 8th female finisher on a day when only a few Baffineers were present. John Bucketsofrain had the 8th best Age Graded Percentage.

We were joined again by some of Steve Bullock 's Grasshoppers after their hill training.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Md HUQ Unattached 00:19:53

7 1 Holly JONES Unattached 00:23:00

14 12 John BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:26:19

27 19 Clive TUCKER Baffins Fitclub 00:29:31

29 8 Maria TUCKER Baffins Fitclub 00:31:19

35 23 Alex MILLHAM Baffins Fitclub 00:35:33

38 12 Alex YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:48:11

Thanks to the volunteers

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Math CHARLTON, Paul CLIFT, Tony CONWAY, Ian FABIAN, Ian GREGORY, Louise GRIFFIN, Lynne JOLLEY, Helen MAYHEAD, Edward MORRIS, Janet SAMPSON, Debbie SPICER, Robert STEWART, Clive TUCKER, Maria TUCKER, Janice WELLSTEAD

We are in a good position for volunteers for 18th November, when I am RD. Someone else to attend at 8:00am to help with Pre-event set-up would be useful and also another scanner.

Why not get involved and volunteer?

parkrun Zielony Jar

A total of 38 runners took part at parkrun Zielony Jar event #62

The location of the route is Park Zielony Jar, Osiedle Na Stoku 1, 31-752 Kraków . The length of the route is 5 km and its surface is cobblestone and asphalt. In case of bad weather, some parts of the route may be covered with mud, leaves or puddles.

Route description

The route is four laps leading through two parks "Zielony Jar" and the Pocket Park "Osiedle Na Stoku" along paved paths. The start and finish are in the same place, i.e. at the stage/amphitheater in the "Zielony Jar" park. The meeting point for participants is located near the start and finish line. The route profile is slightly demanding because the total elevation gain is almost 80 meters.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Phil GREGORY Unattached 00:20:17

9 1 Helen SERERE Unattached 00:26:29

10 2 Rebecca KNOWLES Baffins Fitclub 00:26:59

Becci Knowles did very well as 2nd female finisher in Poland, only 30 secs behind 1st. James Collier was 3rd overall.

Basingstoke parkrun

A total of 411 runners took part at Basingstoke parkrun event #754

The event is at War Memorial Park on grass, tarmac and woodland paths. There is an extremely long course description on their website!

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Dave RAGAN Unattached 00:17:48

9 1 Rachael BARTHOLOMEW Unattached 00:20:14

292 73 Tracy STRYDOM Baffins Fitclub 00:33:13

Finsbury parkrun

A total of 679 runners took part at Finsbury parkrun event #610

Christine Mc was 3rd female and some 60 secs faster than my time their last year.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Robin PULLEN Unattached 00:17:13

20 1 Laura OGILVIE Unattached 00:19:38

58 3 Christine MCCULLOUGH Baffins Fitclub 00:21:21

Southsea parkrun

A total of 359 runners took part at Southsea parkrun event #458

Katherine Newell was amongst the volunteers and Ian Osborne was nwear his best.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Aiden LENNAN Unattached 00:14:58

12 1 Ellie RAVENSCROFT Unattached 00:17:53

54 47 Michael Rae PJC/BFC 00:22:01

55 48 Neil Dyer PJC/BFC 00:22:03

81 69 Paul GRIFFIN Baffins Fitclub 00:23:26

103 17 Laura RICHARDSON Baffins Fitclub 00:24:37

114 94 Ian OSBORNE Baffins Fitclub 00:24:57

145 110 Jon OLSEN Baffins Fitclub 00:26:38

156 34 Laura HYMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:27:03

173 128 Ethan HAUNSTRUP Baffins Fitclub 00:27:55

176 130 Isaac HAUNSTRUP Baffins Fitclub 00:27:59

244 163 Paul WADE Baffins Fitclub 00:31:07

255 82 Carrie HAUNSTRUP Baffins Fitclub 00:31:44

300 187 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:35:05

Havant parkrun

A total of 182 runners took part at Havant parkrun event #528

Craig Lunn was not far off his fastet here.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Lucas WILSON Unattached 00:19:04

11 1 Valeria SESTO Unattached 00:20:56

34 30 Craig LUNN Baffins Fitclub 00:24:37

Nonsuch parkrun

A total of 674 runners took part at Nonsuch parkrun event #558

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Matthew David Anand HOUGHTON Unattached 00:18:17

30 1 Lisa Sofie BANNING Unattached 00:21:00

61 57 Owen MARSHALL Baffins Fitclub 00:22:40

Hartlepool parkrun

A total of 156 runners took part at Hartlepool parkrun event #426

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 David HESLOP Unattached 00:16:46

12 1 Lakprapa WOOD Unattached 00:19:50

154 91 Robert BILTON Baffins Fitclub 00:55:15

Greenpoint parkrun

A total of 399 runners took part at Greenpoint parkrun event #351

Steve Cross and Lisa Cross were in South Africa.

The route which takes place in the Green Point Common Sports Fields, Cape Town Stadium precinct and Green Point Urban Park is quite flat with good pathways and 750m of grass.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Star SHAYAMANO Unattached 00:16:01

21 1 Katie BENNETT Unattached 00:21:42

76 65 Steve CROSS Baffins Fitclub 00:26:03

99 16 Lisa CROSS Baffins Fitclub 00:27:47

Bognor Regis parkrun

A total of 286 runners took part at Bognor Regis parkrun event #404

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Christo OOSTHUIZEN Unattached 00:18:22

8 1 Rachel DEKKER Unattached 00:20:31

84 62 James YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:26:27

Chichester parkrun

A total of 227 runners took part at Chichester parkrun event #405

Ian Briscoe was near his fastest on this course and Robert Turner-diamond made his debut. Of course, James Baker was 1st!

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 James BAKER Unattached 00:19:06

20 19 Ian BRISCOE Baffins Fitclub 00:22:38

32 1 Amelia BROMELL Unattached 00:23:46

206 128 Robert TURNER-DIAMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:41:21

Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun

A total of 315 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #319

Another top runner was 1st, but Nicola Carlile Chinnery and Liam John Bradshaw were near their best, in fact Liam was only 1 sec outside his PB

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Julian MANNING Unattached 00:17:30

19 1 Romilly BAKER Unattached 00:20:59

68 60 Robert MARSH Baffins Fitclub 00:24:40

79 71 Liam BRADSHAW Baffins Fitclub 00:25:30

158 123 Geoffrey NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:29:31

159 34 Nicola CARLILE Baffins Fitclub 00:29:34

264 84 Alison NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:37:22

312 119 Sharon HEALY Baffins Fitclub 00:59:36

Severn Bridge parkrun

A total of 225 runners took part at Severn Bridge parkrun#185

Jason made his debut and is now our speediest here at this unique course.

Course Description

Starting in Monmouthshire, Wales, on the Wye Bridge Section of the old Severn Bridge, the route is an out and back course over the beautiful Severn Bridge. The run takes you across the national border into England, and into the counties of Gloucestershire and Avon, taking in breathtaking scenery of Wales and England either side of the Severn Estuary, before bringing you back into Wales. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Lester JAMES Unattached 00:16:23

12 1 Sophie KINNAIRD Unattached 00:20:28

20 19 Jason SMITH Baffins Fitclub 00:21:43

East Brighton parkrun

Another event#185 and a total of 75 runners took part at East Brighton parkrun event #185

I ran a 19:16 improvement in my PB in my new trails (after the disaster with the old ones). My previous run here was with Sally the day before the Marathon in 2019.

I also was in 6th place and had the 3rd highest Age Grade at this small, but friendly event, a bit like Great Salterns. In fact I only spoke to one lady before the run and she told me she'd run Great Salterns on GSR week and said we had the best marshals!

Course Description

The winter course involves 3x anti-clockwise laps of the park, incorporating the east terrace, football pitches and the cricket field.

From the start line we head past the café and turn left and descend the hill towards a hard right. Pass around the shrubs and drop onto the football pitches, complete a full loop of the pitches and climb back up to the cricket field hugging the bottom of the lowest terrace. We then perform our first switchback onto the lowest terrace, and another switchback in the trees onto the middle terrace, follow this round and back down hill towards the start line.

Repeat for 3 laps.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 John MILINS Unattached 00:20:01

6 6 Brett RUMFITT Baffins Fitclub 00:22:04

8 1 Samantha ALVAREZ Unattached 00:22:15

Central parkrun, Plymouth

A total of 358 runners took part at Central parkrun, Plymouth event #97

Neil is our debut runner here in his home city.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Kairn STONE Unattached 00:17:31

10 1 Jasmine GRAY Unattached 00:19:58

259 165 Neil PRIDDLE Baffins Fitclub 00:33:41

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Apologies if I have missed anyone.