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Parkrun 226 - October 4

Saturday morning was rather hazy and cool, with the promise of sunshine later. Perfect for running two-and-a-bit laps of the Scrubs!

Hero of the hour was Hugh Fraser, who last week had personally filled in the potholes on the course, and had done another quick repair job this week. Thanks very much, Hugh – we’re going to ask the Council to take ongoing responsibility for keeping the potholes under control.

Back to the running, and we had 67 runners this week, so many that the mugs in the TVH clubhouse almost ran out. Attendance seems to have shot up since former run director Martin Gillies left us, but, of course, there can't be any correlation...

The first runner over the line was Gideon Reid of Serpentine AC, in 19:00, followed by Caspar Donnison of Aberystwyth AC in a new PB of 19:40. Colm Doherty was third, in 19:52. First woman over the line was Scrubs first-timer Eliza Griffin in 22:56, followed by Jasmine Sandalli of Clapham Chasers AC in 23:24 and Emma Wilson of Highgate Harriers in 23:34. Well done, everyone!

The highest age grade of the day was achieved by Dave Gardner, 71.97%, followed by Eliza Griffin, 71.00% and Alexandra Griffin, 70.96%.

In addition to Caspar, new PBs were achieved by Lloyd Bevan, Peter Boyce, Stephen Hutchinson, William Paynter, Stephen Pendrigh, Ghassem Maqsudi, Karen Svendsen, Rudi Schultz-Wiremu, David Gubbay, Ebbide Elson and Amanda Shakespeare. Well done, everyone! Still time to get a PB before the mud sets in!

The current standings are as follows. Female points table:
Amy Ingram, 946 points
Kirstie Tew, 942 points
Marion Brydson, 907 points.
Male points table:
Rob Ferguson 1,286
Manuel Corriente, 1,214 points
Nick Michael, 1,186 points
Thanks to this week’s volunteers:
Andrea BROUGHTON, Marion BRYDSON, Fraser BRYDSON, Manuel CORRIENTE, Peter JORDAN, Nick MICHAEL, Paul TAYLOR and Kirstie TEW.

Happy running and see you next week!



Parkrun 225 - September 26

Today dawned bright and sunny – perfect running conditions for our parkrun. As 55 runners gathered on the startline to be briefed by run director Debbie Peters-Mill, the word was that the massive potholes near the back straight of the course had been filled in. And yes, they had – main hazard successfully removed! In fact, the course is pretty good at the moment: quite soft and not yet too slippy. Doesn’t stop it being a challenging run, though!

First over the line today was Thomas Mitchell, a parkrun first-timer, in 18:10. He was followed by Scrubs regular Christian Nielsen, in a new PB of 18:20 and Dylan Kennedy in 18:30. First woman over the line was Andrea Broughton of Thames Valley Harriers, in 23:26, followed by Sarah Taylor in 24:31 and Karen Svendsen in a new PB of 26:13. Well done, everyone!

The highest age grade of the day, 74.45%, was achieved by Christian Nielsen.

There were only three new PBs today – in addition to Christian and Karen, a new PB of 26:36 was achieved by Ghassem Maqsudi. Well done!

There’s a long way to go yet, but the current standings are as follows. Female points table:
Amy Ingram, 946 points
Andrea Broughton, 895 points.
Kirstie Tew, 859 points

Male points table:
Manuel Corriente, 1,214 points
Rob Ferguson 1,195
Nick Michael, 1,186 points

Thanks to this week’s volunteers:

We rely on volunteers, so if you’d like to get involved in volunteering at the Wormwood Scrubs parkrun, please email wormwoodscrubshelpers@parkrun.com.

Don’t forget that you can also donate to the Scrubs parkrun via the following link.

Good luck to all those running the Ealing half marathon tomorrow!

Happy running and see you next week!



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July 20, 2015