Vegan Runners parkrun 13.04.24

Vegan Runners parkrun 13.04.24

๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–คAnother wonderful week for Vegan Runners! The sun presided over the majority of parkrun events in the UK on this second parkrun of April 2024, which saw 941 members attending 416 events. 871 VRs gained a finish token and we had over 70 wonderful volunteers.ย ย 

Meet-ups a-plenty were organised and held at thirty-four different venues for groups of five and above. Thank you to Fraser Murray for this weekโ€™s fabulous photo from the biggest meetup held at Livingston, where twenty-five VRs were scanned. Other popular get-togethers occurred at:ย 

15 South Manchester parkrun
13 Bedgebury Pinetum parkrun
12 Southampton parkrun
10 Eastville parkrun
10 Salisbury parkrun
10 Bevendean Down parkrun
8 Endcliffe parkrun
8 York parkrun
8 Centre Vale parkrun
7 Colwick parkrun
7 Southsea parkrun
7 Rothwell parkrun
6 Bushy parkrun
6 Hampstead Heath parkrun
6 Roding Valley parkrun
6 Milton Country parkrun
6 Preston Park parkrun, Brighton
6 Worthing parkrun
5 Hull parkrun
5 Cannon Hill parkrun, Birmingham
5 Whitstable parkrun
5 Forest Rec parkrun
5 Hillsborough parkrun
5 Bognor Regis parkrun
5 Lee-on-the-Solent parkrun
5 Felixstowe parkrun
5 Prospect parkrun
5 Coldhamโ€™s Common parkrun
5 Alvaston parkrun
5 Severn Valley Country parkrun
5 Bartley Park parkrun
5 Belvoir Castle parkrun
5 Yarborough Leisure Centre parkrunย ย 

There were also nineteen events with four VRs, forty-six parkruns with three Vegan Runners, eighty-nine with a pair from our club and two hundred and twenty-eight of you were solo repping. ย ย 

As well as 398 parkruns in the United Kingdom, Vegan Runners also showed up in parkrun results in ten other countries (number is the number of events in each country with VRs).ย 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย ย  3 United States
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชย ย ย  3 Ireland
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย ย  3 Germany
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นย ย  2 Italy
๐Ÿ‡ฆย ย  2 Australia
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย ย  1 Sweden
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ย  1 South Africa
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑย ย  1 Poland
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑย ย  1 Netherlands
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ย  1 Canadaย ย 

parkrun is not a race but itโ€™s still interesting to learn about and to celebrate the achievements of our fastest parkrunners. So here is a list of our top ten fastest men this week:ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡16:44 Philip Nind
๐Ÿฅ‡17:11 Andrew Worster
๐Ÿฅ‡17:14 Jake Stephens
๐Ÿฅ‡17:29 Matt Edmonds
๐Ÿฅ‡17:30 Christopher Pearson
๐Ÿฅ‡17:32 Neil Sexton NewPB!
๐Ÿฅ‡17:40 Shane Conroy NewPB!
๐Ÿฅ‡17:53 Dave Holmes NewPB!
๐Ÿฅ‡17:56 Alex Hinchcliffe NewPB!
๐Ÿฅ‡18:11 Gareth Thomasย ย 

And our top ten fastest ladies:ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡19:49 Clare Meraz
๐Ÿฅ‡20:06 Lesley Connors
๐Ÿฅ‡20:55 Elly Maggs
๐Ÿฅ‡21:15 Kamile Stanelyte
๐Ÿฅ‡21:20 Julie Oswald
๐Ÿฅ‡21:20 Helen Seymour NewPB!
๐Ÿฅ‡21:25 Emma Eldridge
๐Ÿฅ‡21:28 Katie Louise Wright
๐Ÿฅ‡21:53 Tracy Moroz
๐Ÿฅ‡21:55 Michelle Vaughan NewPB!ย ย 

Incredible times – congratulations! ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽŠย ย 

These VRs came first in their gender position at their parkrun:ย 

๐Ÿ†16:44 Philip Nind
๐Ÿ†17:11 Andrew Worster
๐Ÿ†17:29 Matt Edmonds
๐Ÿ†17:30 Christopher Pearson
๐Ÿ†18:42 Dan Stent
๐Ÿ†18:48 Matthew Rhodes
๐Ÿ†19:16 Douglas Williamson
๐Ÿ†19:49 Clare Meraz
๐Ÿ†20:06 Lesley Connors
๐Ÿ†20:55 Elly Maggs
๐Ÿ†21:00 Hester Hill
๐Ÿ†21:15 Kamile Stanelyte
๐Ÿ†21:20 Julie Oswald
๐Ÿ†21:44 Joseph Brown
๐Ÿ†21:53 Tracy Moroz
๐Ÿ†24:28 Elena Roebuckย ย 

Fabulous repping and proving that our plant-based diet provides the perfect fuel for a powerful parkrun ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฅฆ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ•ย ย 

Marvellous milestones this week were achieved by:
๐ŸŽŠ Katy Wilson ย 250
Well done, brilliant parkrun presence and repping for the animals ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ„ย ย 

The average time for all Vegan Runners to complete their course on this second event of April 2024 fell just one second short of the noughty step, coming in at a respectable 29:59 ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธย ย 

189 of us gained a new Personal Best for 2024! ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅฆย ย 

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

๐Ÿ“ฃ50 23:01 Catherine Charlton
๐Ÿ“ฃ50 25:38 Layla Whitaker
๐Ÿ“ฃ50 25:32 Jade Barrett
๐Ÿ“ฃ50 29:22 Fhiona Clark
๐Ÿ“ฃ50 38:14 Catherine Southgate
๐Ÿ“ฃ50 21:34 Tom Geere
๐Ÿ“ฃ50 24:05 Edward Owen
๐Ÿ“ฃ100 28:28 Jac Prigmore
๐Ÿ“ฃ100 23:45 Ryan Pollock
๐Ÿ“ฃ150 33:57 Matt Ashmead
๐Ÿ“ฃ150 25:58 Stephen Bray
๐Ÿ“ฃ250 31:17 Emily Mudhar-Fung
๐Ÿ“ฃ300 31:12 Hilary Cockshaw
๐Ÿ“ฃ300 34:00 Emma Bartlett
๐Ÿ“ฃ350 29:59 Francesca Parkes
๐Ÿ“ฃ850 33:32 Alice Baker
๐Ÿ“ฃ900 34:16 Claire Robinsonย ย 

On the noughty step this week we have fourteen contumacious characters:ย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 20:00 Tom Gayle
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 21:00ย  Hester Hill
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 22:00ย  Greg Turner
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 24:00ย  Julian Middleton
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 25:00ย  Adam Kirsh
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 25:00ย  Gary Beeston
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 25:00ย  Mandy Scott
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 26:00ย  Marti Spence
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 28:00ย  Ella Yarrow
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 32:00ย  Kate Nichols
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 33:00ย  Hannah Charlton
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 34:00ย  Emma Bartlett
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 35:00ย  Fleur Deacon
๐Ÿ˜ˆ 46:00ย  Ieva Jasmontaiteย 

You are our heroes of the zeroes ๐Ÿฆธ00๐Ÿฆธย ย 

And last but by no means least, an incredible fifty-one of you collected a repdigit finish token this week, Spring blossoms for:ย 

๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 11 Julian Harrison
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 11 Julie Oswald
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 11 Lesley Connors
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 11 Michael Inglis
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 11 Nick Barrett
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 11 Robert Ottolangui
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 11 Sam Threadgill
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 11 Stephen Taylor
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 22 Adrian Pope
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 22 Bev Dennis
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 22 Bob Love
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 22 Marti Spence
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 22 Scott Bates
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 33 Chris Calvert
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 33 David Ball
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 33 Elena Roebuck
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 33 Rebecca Lait
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 33 Stevie Tudor
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 33 Tracey Lancaster
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 44 David Anderson
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 44 Graeme Smith
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 44 Kasia Matuszyk
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 44 Laura Fearn
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 44 Rafael Bickley
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 44 Stephen Robinson-Day
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 44 Steve Proudley
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 44 Wendy Lockwood
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 55 Ben Musty
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 55 Gregory Richards
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 55 Michelle Vaughan
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 66 Amy Moore
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 66 Aurime Dovydaityte
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 66 Rob Lupton
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 66 Soleil Barrett
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 77 Agata Szczepaniuk
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 77 Gary Jarvis
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 77 Keri Jackson
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 77 Paula Lamont
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 88 Kathryn Dobson
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 88 Nicola Lewton
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 88 Sean Whiteley
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 88 Wendy Littlewood
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 99 Angela Cresswell
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 99 Ashley Price-Sabate
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 99 Jo Rickerby
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 99 Katy Winter
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 99 Laura Whitton
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 99 Michael Frawley
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 99 Mo Warrillow
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 333 Anna Broi
๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท 444 Valerie Freestoneย ย 

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting some of the names I write about regularly in my reports at the Salisbury meet-up, including Harry Pannell and Norbert Adison. Itโ€™s great to be able to put faces to names! It was also lovely to see Sharon Weinstein and Kate Buttimer again. There was much talk about the upcoming VRUK20 Bristol meetup in May, where Iโ€™m looking forward to meeting more of you soon. Have a great week and keep an eye out for the mid-week poll to find a meet-up near you! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’šย 

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