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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

Brett's parkrun review for 13th January 2024

by Brett Rumfitt

Beginning at what is for many of us our local event, total of 65 runners took part at Great Salterns parkrun event #108

On the 20th it's our 2ND BIRTHDAY!!!!! There may well be CAKE!

Thanks to the volunteers

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Paula BLAIN, Oliver GIBBONS, Louise GRIFFIN, Thomas JELLIFF, Lynne JOLLEY, Tim LEHOTA, Jen LITTLE, Edward MORRIS, Michael RAE, Brett RUMFITT, Sally RUMFITT, Jason SMITH, Debbie SPICER, Sharon STANFORD, Cathy WILLATT, Samuel WINTON

Why not get involved and volunteer? We are in a good position for 20th January but please check on the website for future weeks. If youv'e not done a particular volunteer job before you could always shadow someone to get to know the jobs.

Jack Ingleby was 3rd and I was 9th. In the Age-Greaded Percentages, I was 3rd, Richard Jones 5th and Jack 9th.

Both Robert Marsh and Neil Griffiths were near their best times here. It was good to see Maria Tucker and Clive back running and Michael Rae helping out.

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

1 1 Martin MCKINLAY Unattached 00:19:19

3 3 Jack INGLEBY Baffins Fitclub 00:20:41

9 9 Brett RUMFITT Baffins Fitclub 00:21:59

11 11 Richard JONES Baffins Fitclub 00:22:42

12 12 Jason SMITH Baffins Fitclub 00:23:05

16 15 Gordon SCRUTON Baffins Fitclub 00:23:57

17 1 Katie CAREW-ROBINSON Unattached 00:24:04

18 16 Robert MARSH Baffins Fitclub 00:24:15

30 24 Neil GRIFFITHS Baffins Fitclub 00:26:56

47 33 Clive TUCKER Baffins Fitclub 00:30:18

50 35 Richard HARRIS Baffins Fitclub 00:31:27

52 15 Maria TUCKER Baffins Fitclub 00:31:52

A huge total of 1349 (their 5th highest) runners took part at Southampton parkrun event #530

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

1 1 Louise SMALL Unattached 00:16:52

2 1 Giles DAKIN Unattached 00:17:14

445 78 Rebecca KNOWLES Baffins Fitclub 00:25:42

A total of 486 runners took part at Southsea parkrun event #469

Jo Wilkins was a great 6th female in an 18 sec PB.Paul Griffin ran his fastest since September 2023. Liam John Bradshaw also ran a PB, by 28 secs and it's also his best at any parkrun by 3 secs. Laura Richardson ran her best here for 3 months.

In the Age-Grades, Amanda Simpson was 10th.

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

1 1 Ally JONES Unattached 00:16:35

30 1 Kayleigh GYLES Unattached 00:20:18

42 6 Jo WILKINS Baffins Fitclub 00:21:00

59 47 Paul GRIFFIN Baffins Fitclub 00:21:57

69 53 Neil Dyer PJC/BFC 00:22:16

114 93 Isaac HAUNSTRUP Baffins Fitclub 00:23:50

129 104 Liam BRADSHAW Baffins Fitclub 00:24:28

131 21 Laura RICHARDSON Baffins Fitclub 00:24:30

142 115 Eric DE GREEF Baffins Fitclub 00:24:43

159 128 James YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:25:25

164 29 Fiona SHAW Baffins Fitclub 00:25:41

177 31 Amanda SIMPSON Baffins Fitclub 00:26:17

185 144 Keith CAUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:26:37

196 150 Jon OLSEN Baffins Fitclub 00:26:51

264 70 Laura HYMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:28:45

282 192 Ethan HAUNSTRUP Baffins Fitclub 00:29:25

286 76 Carrie HAUNSTRUP Baffins Fitclub 00:29:30

345 217 Richard TWOSE Baffins Fitclub 00:32:39

352 221 Paul WADE Baffins Fitclub 00:33:01

396 231 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:34:33

402 138 Brenda BRADSHAW Baffins Fitclub 00:34:59

403 234 Steve O'SHEA Baffins Fitclub 00:35:00

426 155 Clare WALKER Baffins Fitclub 00:37:15

A total of 205 runners took part at Hartlepool parkrun event #435

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

1 1 David HESLOP Unattached 00:17:06

8 1 Kirsty LOWERY Unattached 00:19:18

194 110 Robert BILTON Baffins Fitclub 00:49:36

A total of 580 runners took part at Lee-on-the-Solent parkrun event #386

Robert Turner-Diamondran a 1:09 course PB.

1st male and female will be recognised by many.

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

1 1 James BAKER Unattached 00:16:14

40 1 Nicola THOMAS Unattached 00:21:04

507 290 Robert TURNER-DIAMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:39:11

A total of 353 runners (one of their highest) took part Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #328. Just before the event workmen turned up and laid a pipe over the course to drain surplus water from the lake! The core team were unaware of this taking place so they hastily revised the course.

Some of these are not current members, but I have left their times in for this week just for a change if anyone iss interested.

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

1 1 Neil WILLIAMS Unattached 00:17:22

28 1 Sophie BELL Unattached 00:22:14

117 96 Geoffrey NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:27:43

167 125 Rob COOKE Baffins Fitclub 00:29:45

200 144 Gary SEAMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:32:17

284 178 Colin EDWARDS Baffins Fitclub 00:36:56

346 143 Sharon HEALY Baffins Fitclub 00:58:31

A total of 225 runners took part at Ballina Coast parkrun event #283

Once again in New South Wales, Ian was near his best here.

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

1 1 Josh LEWIN Unattached 00:18:41

2 1 Claudia MEAKER Unattached 00:19:09

43 27 Ian OSBORNE Baffins Fitclub 00:25:39

A total of 231 (one of their highest) runners took part Queen’s parkrun, Glasgow event #136

Hayley made her debut here.

Course Description

A three lap, hilly tarmac course on the east side of Queen’s Park. It starts and finishes near the bandstand, providing a steady climb through the park to just below the flagpole rewarded with panoramic views across Glasgow and towards the Campsies, and thereafter a long downhill to complete the first lap. This is then repeated two more times.

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

1 1 Brendan SWEENEY Unattached 00:18:20

13 1 Abby BARKER Unattached 00:21:22

208 86 Hayley MCMAHON Baffins Fitclub 00:37:02

A total of 121 runners took part at Levengrove parkrun event #130

Course Description (It's near to the stunning setting of Dumbarton FC)

The route consists of three anti-clockwise laps of Levengrove Park, run entirely on tarmac. The course starts and finishes close to the new pavilion. It is an undulating course passing the main attractions of the park as well as running alongside two rivers. There is one sharp downhill section which should be taken with care.

I don't think Daniel Walton is a member now but moved away a few years ago. It is good to see him back at parkrun.

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

1 1 Cian MCKEANEY Unattached 00:17:48

9 1 Hannah COOPER Unattached 00:21:44

46 33 Daniel WALTON Baffins Fitclub 00:27:12

Please see the Baffins Fit Club website for kit and memberships.

Please also see Run Britain Rankings to join as a Baffins member free of charge.

Apologies as ever for any errors and omissions.