Vegan Runners parkrun report 11.05.24

Vegan Runners parkrun report 11.05.24

๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค Beautiful sunshine blessed most of the UK on this third parkrun event of May 2024. Vegan Runners had an incredible turnout โ€“ biggest ever? – this week with 939 club members attending 409 different parkrun events! 859 gained a finish token and we had over 80 wonderful volunteers.ย 


Donโ€™t forget to post your meetup photos! Thank you to David Webb’s wife for this weekโ€™s photo from the Bromley meetup, where fourteen lovely VRs convened. Very sorry to have missed this one!ย 


The most popular meetups this week were held at:ย 

19 Centre Vale parkrunย 

16 Wotton parkrunย 

13 Springburn parkrun, Glasgowย 

12 Southsea parkrunย 

12 Chelmsford Central parkrunย 

10 Sherwood Pines parkrunย 

9 Worcester parkrunย 

9 Witney parkrunย 

8 Colwick parkrunย 

7 Southampton parkrunย 

7 The Old Showfield parkrunย 

6 Milton Country parkrunย 

6 Brierley Forest parkrunย 

6 Hillsborough parkrunย 

6 Pomphrey Hill parkrunย 

6 Cassiobury parkrunย 

6 Hove Promenade parkrunย 

5 Hadleigh parkrun, Essexย 

5 Eastbourne parkrunย 

5 Arrow Valley parkrunย 

5 Brueton parkrunย 

5 Cannon Hill parkrun, Birminghamย 

5 Scunthorpe parkrunย 

5 Hastings parkrunย 

5 Haigh Woodland parkrunย 

5 Worthing parkrunย 

5 Itchen Valley Country parkrunย 

5 Central parkrun, Plymouthย 


There were also twenty-two parkruns with four VRs in the results, forty-four with a trio of VRs, ninety-eight duos and two hundred and sixteen of you repped alone.ย 


Outside of the UK we had plenty of Vegan Runners spreading the green and black love โ€“ here is a list of the number of locations within the countries where club members ran:ย 

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บย ย ย ย  4 Australiaย 

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย ย ย ย  3 Germanyย 

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย ย ย ย  2 Swedenย 

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย ย ย ย  2 Denmarkย 

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นย ย ย ย ย ย  2 Austriaย 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย ย ย ย  1 United Statesย 

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ย ย ย  1 South Africaย 

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑย ย ย ย  1 Polandย 

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย ย ย  1 Norwayย 

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑย ย ย ย  1 Netherlandsย 

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พย ย ย ย  1 Malaysiaย 

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย ย ย ย ย  1 Finlandย 


Lots of Personal Best attainments accrued again this week โ€“ well done to one hundred and fifty-two of you! Random shout-outs to these three generated randomly:ย 

๐ŸŽ‰ Jamie Rendell 20:47ย 

๐ŸŽ‰ Niki Sinead Jones 56:42ย 

๐ŸŽ‰ Lee Bolinger 29:58ย 


The average time for all Vegan Runners to complete their parkrun course this week was: 30:15 ๐ŸŽŠย 


Our top ten fastest men this week are:ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡16:47 Jake Stephens No.1 three weeks in a row!ย ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡16:51 Gergely Arvay New PB!ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡16:56 Philip Nindย ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡17:14 Matt Edmondsย 

๐Ÿฅ‡17:21 Alastair Stablesย 

๐Ÿฅ‡17:28 Gareth Pritchardย 

๐Ÿฅ‡18:03 James Ross New PB!ย ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡18:07 Nehal Lavey-Khan New PB!ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡18:07 Jamie Kinghornย 

๐Ÿฅ‡18:12 Geoffrey Gregoryย 


And our top ten fastest ladies:ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡19:36 Caroline McAleeseย 

๐Ÿฅ‡19:48 Clare Merazย 

๐Ÿฅ‡20:15 Naomi Suttonย 

๐Ÿฅ‡20:29 Elly Maggsย 

๐Ÿฅ‡20:49 Laura Dunkling New PB!ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡21:49 Jen Conwayย 

๐Ÿฅ‡21:50 Lesley Connorsย 

๐Ÿฅ‡21:55 Millie Wood New PB!ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡22:00 Ilze Fridrihsone New PB!ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡22:08 Elizabeth Barreiroย 


Incredible times, congratulations! ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ•โฑย 


Twenty-three VRs came first in their gender position at their parkrun, proving the power of a plant-based diet:ย 

๐Ÿ†16:47 Jake Stephensย 

๐Ÿ†16:51 Gergely Arvayย 

๐Ÿ†16:56 Philip Nindย 

๐Ÿ†17:21 Alastair Stablesย 

๐Ÿ†17:28 Gareth Pritchardย 

๐Ÿ†18:07 Jamie Kinghornย 

๐Ÿ†18:38 Alex Robertsonย 

๐Ÿ†19:02 Benjamin John Grantย 

๐Ÿ†19:22 Joe Burnย 

๐Ÿ†19:27 Bill Hillย 

๐Ÿ†19:34 Tom Sellerย 

๐Ÿ†19:36 Caroline McAleeseย 

๐Ÿ†19:48 Clare Merazย 

๐Ÿ†20:15 Naomi Suttonย 

๐Ÿ†20:29 Elly Maggsย 

๐Ÿ†21:49 Jen Conwayย 

๐Ÿ†21:50 Lesley Connorsย 

๐Ÿ†22:37 Michelle Vaughanย 

๐Ÿ†22:42 Eleanor Woodย 

๐Ÿ†23:19 Elaine Banksย 

๐Ÿ†24:13 Emily Pereiraย 

๐Ÿ†24:16 Lydia Kindredย 

๐Ÿ†27:43 Tracey Lancasterย 


A Marvellous milestone achieved this week by:ย 

๐ŸŽ‰ Linda Jesson 250ย 


Shoutouts to these Vegan Runners who finished their parkrun in a multiple of fifty position:ย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ50 32:07 Catherine Myerย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ50 34:44 Adam Vincent-Garlandย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ50 21:53 Yogi Hughesย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ100 26:24 Debbie Pearceย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ100 29:53 Nick Russonย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ100 22:03 Kevin Boina M’Koubou Dupรฉย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ150 32:28 Deborah Parfittย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ250 34:44 Linda Jessonย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ300 37:13 Allissa Goddardย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ400 49:30 Fiona Brennanย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ450 38:42 Rebecca Kendrickย 


On the noughty step this week we have eighteen reprehensible insubordinates:ย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ21:00ย ย  Sam Wilsonย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ21:00ย ย  Oliver Herdsmanย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ22:00ย ย  Louis Kowalย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ22:00ย ย  Ilze Fridrihsoneย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ25:00ย ย  Richard Evansย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ25:00ย ย  Craig Mcallisterย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ27:00ย ย  Nicola Harrisonย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ28:00ย ย  Simon Roseย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ30:00ย ย  Rhona Sturgeonย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ30:00ย ย  Hugo Carpendaleย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ30:00ย ย  George Battyย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ31:00ย ย  Peter Holtย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ31:00ย ย  Emily Mortimerย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ32:00ย ย  James Caygillย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ33:00ย ย  Amy Withnallย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ35:00ย ย  Caroline Finillย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ40:00ย ย  Julia Vardyย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ41:00ย ย  Shaun Courtย 


And hip-hip hooray to these forty-five VRs who collected a repdigit finish token. Peas and pineapples for:ย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ11 Chris Wynnย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ11 Greg Turnerย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ11 Kevin Du Plessisย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ11 Mary P Scottย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ11 Matt Dyerย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ11 Michael Inglisย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ11 Sebby Traversย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ22 Peter Horrelย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ33 Etwal Tejaย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ33 Jacob Butlerย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ33 James Freddie Lloydย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ33 Kevin Morrisย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ33 Stephen Casburnย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ44 Angie Pellingย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ44 Anja Robinsonย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ44 Juleka Nwankwoย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ55 Christopher Greenawayย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ55 Kay Cottrellย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ55 Roxane Prattย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ55 Sonia Ngย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ55 Wendy Brigstockย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ66 Damian Luscombeย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ66 Eilidh Stanfieldย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ66 Karen Austinย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ66 Lana Sarey El-Dinย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ66 Matthew Knightย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ66 Paul Bennettย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ66 Rachel Kuypersย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ66 Sinead McCarthyย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ77 Claudia Lennickeย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ77 Kim Ashworthย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ77 Luke Mckayย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ77 Robert Skedgellย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ77 Suzanne Saleย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ88 Hebe Dysonย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ88 Max Engelย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ88 Nelson Wrightย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ99 Maria Wicksย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ99 Sean Dickinsonย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ111 Lucy Swarbrickย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ111 Spencer Johnย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ111 Stephen Sellersย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ444 Janet Joyceย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ444 Katy Mathersย 

๐Ÿซ›๐Ÿ555 Kristine Andersonย 


Great repping!ย 

Special Events
As you may or may not know, countries can nominate one special day per year on which they can stage an additional parkrun event. Normally, this takes place on a public holiday, festival or celebration. So far this year, there have been special events on:
27th April (Southern Africa Freedom Day)
04th May (Japan Greenery Day)
09th May (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden Ascension Day)ย 

Results from these events have traditionally not been reported but as there were four countries hosting special events last week, and in the spirit of the Eurovision Song Contest, I thought it worthwhile sharing the results of our twelve Vegan Runner reppers. Well done and tillykke, gratulerer, grattis og onnittelut to:ย 

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย  21:08 Jonathan Holt Amager Fรฆlled parkrunย 

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย  26:16 Matt Salisbury Amager Fรฆlled parkrunย 

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย  56:01 Sharon Maria Boland Amager Fรฆlled parkrunย 

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย  23:51 Jen Conway Fรฆlledparken parkrunย 

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย  32:49 Maria Hamilton Fรฆlledparken parkrunย 

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย  20:42 Nathann Thornton Vejen parkrunย 

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย  31:10 Lauren Feber-Turner Festningen parkrunย 

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย  23:46 August Frew Haga parkrunย 

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย  25:40 Dave Sowerby-Williams Haga parkrunย 

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย  27:12 Phil Sowerby-Williams Haga parkrunย 

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย  22:36 Nick Mytton Tokoinranta parkrunย 

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย  22:59 George Spann Tokoinranta parkrunย 


Hope youโ€™ve all enjoyed a wonderful weekend wherever you were. Watch out for our mid-week poll โ€“ I expect Bristol will be popular as we will be enjoying Vegan Runners 20th Anniversary celebrations there. Look forward to meeting some of you there. Have a great week!ย