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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

Brett's BFC Members parkrun review for 1st June 2024

by Brett Rumfitt

I make it 48 members at 11 different events this week. Sorry it's a bit of a rushed review today!

We begin close to home for many when I was Run Director again on a dry course.

Jack Ingleby was 1st finisher and Christine was 1st female only a few seconds outside her recent best time. Craig was 10th. Nick Lay ran a superb 47 sec PB (over 1 min off in 2 weeks) and Dean Rockett a 22 sec one.

A total of 58 runners took part at Great Salterns parkrun event #128

Thanks to the volunteers

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Ian BRISCOE, Alex GANNON, Jim HAILSTONE, Stephen JANSEN, Lynne JOLLEY, Nick LAY, Jennifer LAZELL, Jen LITTLE, Neil PRIDDLE, Jill RENSON, Brett RUMFITT, Sally RUMFITT, Gordon SCRUTON, Anay SHINDE, Clive TUCKER, Maria TUCKER, Janice WELLSTEAD, Samuel WINTON

Why not get involved and volunteer? The Duke of Edinburgh children have their last week on 8th June so we will be grateful of more help in the near future.

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

1 1 Jack INGLEBY Baffins Fitclub 00:19:14

3 1 Christine MCCULLOUGH Baffins Fitclub 00:20:32

10 9 Craig LUNN Baffins Fitclub 00:23:44

12 11 Alex GANNON Baffins Fitclub 00:24:10

15 14 Nick LAY Baffins Fitclub 00:24:31

14 13 Ian SAYNOR Baffins Fitclub 00:24:31

19 17 Robert MARSH Baffins Fitclub 00:25:27

30 25 Clive TUCKER Baffins Fitclub 00:27:38

33 28 Nigel SO Baffins Fitclub 00:28:38

40 32 Dean ROCKETT Baffins Fitclub 00:30:00

A total of 189 runners took part at Plymvalley parkrun event #536

Jason Smith debuted here and is our 1st to run on this course.

Course Description

The course starts beside the ancient Plymbridge. Follow along a narrow canal path, which can be muddy and very uneven in places, above the River Plym. Climb up a steep uneven path, and then drop down onto the tarmac track (National cycle route 27)

Turn right, and follow level tarmac track through Plymvalley woods. A steep uneven decline takes you back onto the canal path where you turn sharp right and complete another loop alongside the canal and up the short hill for a second time.

On reaching tarmac path now turn left. Continue over the old railway viaduct out to and around a marshalled cone. Now return straight back down the track/cycle route, across the viaduct, and through the Plymvalley woods, towards the start/finish. This time turning left after descending the final slope, go under the bridge and back to the finish at the original start point.

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

1 1 Allister BRISTOW Unattached 00:18:46

7 1 Deborah WHISTON Unattached 00:21:04

24 20 Jason SMITH Baffins Fitclub 00:23:54

A total of 506 runners took part at Southsea parkrun event #489

Marc Lintern ran a 3 sec PB, Hattie Locke was very near hers as 10th female.

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

1 1 Ally JONES Unattached 00:16:33

37 1 Romilly BAKER Unattached 00:20:14

95 81 Marc LINTERN Baffins Fitclub 00:23:17

107 93 Michael Rae PJC/BFC 00:23:39

112 10 Hattie LOCKE Baffins Fitclub 00:23:54

154 22 Fiona SHAW Baffins Fitclub 00:25:26

157 127 Ian OSBORNE Baffins Fitclub 00:25:28

163 26 Julie ALLAN Baffins Fitclub 00:25:39

202 158 Keith CAUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:26:49

229 171 Jon OLSEN Baffins Fitclub 00:27:34

367 113 Helen MAYHEAD Baffins Fitclub 00:33:29

374 239 Richard TWOSE Baffins Fitclub 00:33:52

378 241 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:34:06

A total of 297 runners took part at Havant parkrun event #558

Apart from Ryan, the 3 Carrie Richardson Haunstrup Haunstrups debuted here.

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

1 1 Lewis BANNER Unattached 00:17:57

13 1 Kayleigh GYLES Unattached 00:21:33

62 51 Ethan HAUNSTRUP Baffins Fitclub 00:24:58

63 52 Isaac HAUNSTRUP Baffins Fitclub 00:24:58

172 123 Ryan BENDELL Baffins Fitclub 00:30:45

175 48 Carrie HAUNSTRUP Baffins Fitclub 00:30:57

A total of 181 runners took part at Hartlepool parkrun event #455

Billy Jules Bilton volunteered.

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

1 1 Andrew PICKEN Unattached 00:18:30

8 1 Lakprapa WOOD Unattached 00:20:21

176 101 Robert BILTON Baffins Fitclub 00:53:26

A total of 349 runners took part at Keswick parkrun event #446

John Bucketsofrain was near his best here.

Course Description

An out and back course on Keswick Railway Path, from the bollards just after the old station to a turn-around at the iron bridge. The whole course is tarmac, quite flat for Keswick (!) and has great views of the river all the way. The last half mile should be really fast. Road running shoes are best suited.

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

1 1 Ethan ACKROYD Unattached 00:16:30

18 1 Katharina HOPPE Unattached 00:19:17

103 83 John BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:24:57

A massive total of 730 runners took part at Hove Promenade parkrun event #377

Paul Osborne and Libby debuted here. They are now our fastest male and female on this course. Paul beat my time of 20:37 easily.

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

1 1 Ben SAVILL Unattached 00:15:42

46 1 Bonnie RYE Unattached 00:19:31

50 46 Paul OSBORNE Baffins Fitclub 00:19:36

379 101 Elizabeth OSBORNE Baffins Fitclub 00:27:22

A total of 539 runners took part at Lee-on-the-Solent parkrun event #406

Robert Turner-diamond was near his best time on a crowded course.

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

1 1 Tommy BLAKE Unattached 00:17:30

6 1 Betsy (Tink) NORTH Unattached 00:18:53

453 259 Robert TURNER-DIAMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:37:58

A total of 298 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #345

Alex Marathon ran one of his fastest since lockdown. Barbara Hathaway of Clanfield who many of us know ran 28:42

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

1 1 Will NETTLE Unattached 00:19:13

3 1 Nikki MOXHAM Unattached 00:19:34

133 107 Geoffrey NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:28:34

144 114 Warren BARKER Baffins Fitclub 00:29:34

184 136 Alex MILLHAM Baffins Fitclub 00:32:08

246 90 Alison NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:37:33

A total of 46 runners took part at Aachener Weiher parkrun event #206

Route description

The course is located in Hiroshima-Nagasaki Park (known locally as Aachener Weiher), which lies between Aachener Strasse and Universitätsstrasse in Cologne. It is a hilly two-lap course that runs around the pond in the park and around the parkland.

Participants meet at the benches in the notch behind the Japanese Cultural Institute for a briefing and then make their way to the start line, which is very close to the benches. There are entrances for people walking at Aachener Strasse, Universitätsstrasse, Bachemer Strasse and Richard-Wagner Strasse. The course winds through the park, following the park's edge path until reaching the pond by the beer garden, where runners turn left to return along the pond's edge path past the benches to complete the first lap. Then another lap follows to complete the course.

The finish is on a gravel path back to the start and benches and allows for a nice sprint finish and is clearly marked.

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

1 1 Laurent DUROUS Unattached 00:18:40

10 1 Jessica WILKES Unattached 00:23:04

40 27 Martyn THREADER Baffins Fitclub 00:40:36

44 17 Pam THREADER Baffins Fitclub 00:59:40

45 28 Andy GUBBS Baffins Fitclub 01:00:01

Our 1st runners here.

A total of 271 runners took part at Littlehampton Prom parkrun event #193

Becci Knowles ran a 27 sec PB in 10th F place and is our fastest female here.

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

1 1 Harry STANDING Unattached 00:17:14

7 1 Zoe NEAL Unattached 00:19:33

75 10 Rebecca KNOWLES Baffins Fitclub 00:24:29

Apologies for any errors or omissions as always. Please see the Baffins website for all reviews, buying kit and memberships.