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  Parkrun 206 - May 16

It was a lovely breezy and mostly very sunny morning for the 206th Parkrun at the Scrubs, with 49 runners out. The mowers had been out and cut the playing fields, making for faster conditions over the open parts of the course, where we were definitely feet dragging in the grass last week.

Our volunteers, without whom parkrun couldn’t happen, were Fraser BRYDSON, Martin GILLIES, Peter JORDAN, Ben LE ROUGETEL, Barbara MADDISON, Simon MADDISON, William PAYNTER and Debbie PETERS-MILL.

There were 14 first timers – looking forward to seeing you again, please do come back – and six PBs: Alex CHARLES; William PAYNTER; Ryan KEANE; James DOWDALL; Camilla WEST; Philip CORSER – well done to all and keep up the progress.

It was an exciting race at the front of the field with Andrew Mitchell initially leading the field, only to be gradually overtaken by Daniel Williams in hot pursuit at the start of the second lap, just managing to keep ahead to the finish by just two seconds.

In the women’s points competition Charlie LE ROUGETEL is unbeatable, and in second place Marion BRYDSON edges ahead with Kirstie Tew being absent, despite being distracted on the day by her dog Harry.

Charlie LE ROUGETEL (Thames Valley Harriers) 3597 pts.
Marion BRYDSON (Thames Valley Harriers) 3054 pts.
Kirstie TEW (Unattached) 2962 pts.
In the men’s points competition, Rizwan RAUF leads with both Peter JORDAN and Nick MICHAEL now going to find it very difficult to steal first place, should they find a way to keep Riz away from parkrun between now and June 13th.
Rizwan RAUF (Unattached) 3611 pts.
Peter JORDAN (Thames Valley Harriers) 3464 pts.
Nick MICHAEL (Thames Valley Harriers) 3358 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andrew MITCHELL (VM45-49) was graded 79.46% for the time 17:51 (second overall).
Daniel WILLIAMS (VM35-39) was graded 74.46% for the time 17:49 (first overall).
Mel WARREN (VM60-64) was graded 74.35% for the time 21:46 (17th overall).

The female placings were:
Camilla WEST (SW25-29) of Ealing Eagles Running Club, was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:10 - first time in 3 appearances.
Jasmine SANDALLI (SW30-34) of Clapham Chasers RC, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 23:06.
Ebele MUORAH (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (35th overall) over the line in 25:22.
And for the men:
Daniel WILLIAMS (VM35-39) of Rugby and Northampton AC, was first over the line in 17:49 - first appearance.
Andrew MITCHELL (VM45-49) of Thames Valley Harriers, was second over the line in 17:51 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Ryan KEANE (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:16 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Well done all!

Parkrun pooches in attendance were Harry (Brydson) who only did one lap, and rather distracted Marion’s progress.

The End of Year awards will be coming up soon, so please put June 13th in your diary and be sure to save the date, only five weeks to go.

Enjoy your running.
Barbara

 

Parkrun 205 - May 9

A dry and reasonably warm spring day greeted today’s 49 runners at the 205th Wormwood Scrubs parkrun. The course, still knobbly from a period of dry weather, was not too hard underfoot; the wind, though gusty was not overwhelming; and all in all, I think conditions could be described as ‘enjoyable’.

Our volunteers, without whom parkrun couldn’t happen, were run director Martin GILLIES, still smiling from his amazing time in the London marathon, Manual CORRIENTE on finish tokens, Fraser BRYDSON manning the urn in the TVH Clubhouse to keep us all topped up with tea and coffee and flapjacks, Kate O’DONOGHUE  on run report. Charlie LE ROUGETEL on barcode scanning (taking a well-earned and, I understand, welcome break from run report writing) and William PAYNTER on timekeeping are resting before tomorrow’s Hackney Half Marathon, while Peter JORDAN on post-event close down and Kirstie TEW, pre-event set up, are ‘resting’ for the event by both volunteering AND running an additional fifty percent round the course. Go get’em! Good luck tomorrow to all.

Congratulations to Candace Bovill-Taylor, the Sweatshop monthly prize-winner for April. Candace has run 44 times at the Scrubs and has volunteered a few times this year. She's also encouraged her daughter to become involved by volunteering.

There were 14 first timers – looking forward to seeing you again, please do come back – and nine PBs – great work Andrea CALDERWOOD, Anthony BALL, Kate VOSS, Dan KNIGHTLEY, James DOWDALL, Alex FLEMING-BROWN, Gregory WATSON, Paul WOODGATE and George REES.

In the women’s points competition, with only four weeks to go, Charlie LE ROUGETEL is now unbeatable, but there is everything to play for for second place. Kirstie TEW and Marion BRYDSON both crossed the line in 29:57 but honours were awarded to Kirstie who is now one point ahead.
Charlotte LE ROUGETEL (Thames Valley Harriers) 3500 pts.
Kirstie TEW (Unattached) 2962 pts.
Marion BRYDSON (Thames Valley Harriers) 2961 pts.

In the men’s points competition, Rizwan RAUF’S lead is not unassailable with both Peter JORDAN and Nick MICHAEL theoretically able to steal his current first place, should they find a way to keep Riz away from parkrun between now and June 13th.
Rizwan RAUF (Unattached) 3547 pts.
Peter JORDAN (Thames Valley Harriers) 3390 pts.
Nick MICHAEL (Thames Valley Harriers) 3291 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
George REES (VM55-59) was graded 76% for the time 20:13 (second overall).
Andrew STOCKWELL (VM45-49) was graded 70% for the time 20:33 (4th overall).
Paul WOODGATE (VM40-44) was graded 67% for the time 20:19 (third overall).

The female placings were:
Danielle ROBERTS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 22:15 - 9th time in 9 appearances.
Sarah TAYLOR (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (23rd overall) over the line in 24:56.
Kate O'DONOGHUE (VW45-49) of Thames Valley Harriers, was third (30th overall) over the line in 26:50.

And for the men:
Mattia CHIODI (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:17 - second time in 5 appearances.
George REES (VM55-59) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:13.
Paul WOODGATE (VM40-44) of Thames Valley Harriers, was third over the line in 20:19.

Well done all!

Parkrun pooches in attendance were Harry (Brydson) who posted a sub-30 minute PB of 29:57 and Lola (Le Rougetel) and Poppy (O’Donoghue) who were happy to swan around in the sun rather than extend themselves too energetically.

The count down to the End of Year awards and celebrations has begun – put June 13th in your diary and be sure to save the date, only five weeks to go.

 

May 11, 2015