parkrun chronicle 25.05.24

parkrun chronicle 25.05.24

💚🖤  On this last event of May 2024, 963 Vegan Runners attended 394 different parkrun events. 897 VRs collected a finish token and we had over 66 wonderful volunteers. 

 

Great photos this week of marvellous meetups taking place – thank you to Sue House for this week’s wonderful photo from the Marine Parade meetup in Weston-Super-Mare – not far from Bristol and the largest get-together this week. Here is a list of the most popular locations:  

 

25 Marine Parade parkrun 

17 Felixstowe parkrun 

14 Winchester parkrun 

12 Edinburgh parkrun 

12 Worcester parkrun 

10 Swansea Bay parkrun 

8 Southampton parkrun 

8 Peacehaven parkrun 

8 Ferry Meadows parkrun 

8 Worthing parkrun 

7 Colwick parkrun 

7 Linwood parkrun 

7 Millhouses parkrun 

6 Brighton & Hove parkrun 

6 Medina I.O.W. parkrun 

6 Preston Park parkrun, Brighton 

6 Great Lines parkrun, Medway 

6 Alvaston parkrun 

6 Tamworth Castle Grounds parkrun 

5 Leamington parkrun 

5 Endcliffe parkrun 

5 Southsea parkrun 

5 Brueton parkrun 

5 Huddersfield parkrun 

5 Bolton parkrun 

5 Stevenage parkrun 

5 Gunpowder parkrun 

5 Dulwich parkrun 

5 Victoria parkrun, Glasgow 

5 Cassiobury parkrun 

5 Hastings parkrun 

5 Tooting Common parkrun 

5 Crewe parkrun 

5 Hunstanton Promenade parkrun 

 

How funny that there were five VRs at Dulwich! Sorry to have missed you, I didn’t see any other green and black tops. It was a busy one, though. There were also thirty parkrun events with four VRs, forty-two with three, one hundred and nine locations with a pair of Vegan Runners and one hundred and seventy-nine of you were solo repping. 🥦🏃 

 

Outside of the UK we also had Vegan Runners repping for the animals at this many locations in the following countries: 

🇿🇦     4 South Africa 

🇮🇪      4 Ireland 

🇩🇪     4 Germany 

🇦🇺     4 Australia 

🇸🇪     2 Sweden 

🇳🇴    2 Norway 

🇺🇸     1 United States 

🇵🇱     1 Poland 

🇮🇹     1 Italy 

🇦🇹      1 Austria 

 

Our top ten fastest women this week were: 

🥇18:50 Naomi Sutton 

🥇18:51 Caroline McAleese 

🥇19:43 Catherine Charlton 

🥇20:02 Fiona Newman 

🥇20:42 Katie Louise Wright 

🥇21:20 Clare Meraz 

🥇21:31 Agata Szczepaniuk 

🥇21:31 Helen Seymour 

🥇21:32 Emma Eldridge 

🥇21:44 Paula Blackledge 

 

 

 

Top ten fastest men: 

🥇16:52 Philip Nind 

🥇17:34 Matthew Du Cros 

🥇17:39 Matt Edmonds 

🥇17:44 Dan Stent 

🥇17:47 Ben Wickham 

🥇18:09 James Ross 

🥇18:16 Richard Davis 

🥇18:16 Pete Colwell 

🥇18:21 Nehal Lavey-Khan 

🥇18:22 Geoffrey Gregory 

 

Amazing to see all top ten men coming in with sub 20s and so close to four women running sub 20s too – Fiona Newman is two seconds away – Congratulations! 🎉🎊 

 

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

🏆17:39 Matt Edmonds 

🏆17:44 Dan Stent 

🏆18:22 Geoffrey Gregory 

🏆18:30 Joseph Brown 

🏆18:50 Naomi Sutton 

🏆18:51 Caroline McAleese 

🏆18:56 Joe Burn 

🏆19:37 Benjamin John Grant 

🏆19:43 Catherine Charlton 

🏆19:53 James Porter 

🏆20:26 Douglas Williamson 

🏆21:20 Clare Meraz 

🏆21:31 Agata Szczepaniuk 

🏆22:22 Georgie Ripper 

🏆22:52 Lydia Kindred 

🏆23:34 Rebecca Willmott 

🏆25:01 Maria Rita Fiannacca 

🏆27:29 Aoife Burke 

 

Proving the power of a plant-based diet for athletic prowess 🌽🥕 

 

Marvellous milestones this week were achieved by: 

🎊 50 Kate Buttimer 

Fantastic dedication and repping for the animals 🏃🐄 

 

Two hundred and one of you managed a new Personal Best for 2024! Check separate post for names 😊  

 

The average time for all Vegan Runners to complete their parkrun course on this last event of May 2024 was 30:12  

 

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

 

📣50 31:36 Suzi Brent 

📣50 28:19 Tracey Wade 

📣50 23:46 Callum Harling 

📣50 25:30 Theo Deacon 

📣50 22:27 Ryan Peek 

📣50 24:21 Sheldon Kilroe 

📣50 22:50 Colin Braybrook 

📣100 25:36 Abigail Jordan 

📣100 25:31 Beks Morley 

📣100 26:47 Lesley Anne Ashton 

📣100 29:05 Ian Thurston 

📣150 31:30 Sue House 

📣200 29:28 Heather Jupp 

📣200 30:07 Kerry May 

📣200 36:42 Sue Pullen 

📣250 39:27 Vilma Pedley 

📣300 35:41 Josie Ridge 

📣750 56:57 Martin Wheeler 

 

On the noughty step we have an astonishing assembly of seventeen incorrigibles, including the wonderful husband and wife team, Alice and David Baker 💚🖤. Also, Mrs. Milestone, the normally lovely Kate Buttimer stars here this week – as if one mention wasn’t enough 😂 

 

😈22:00 Mark Elwell 

😈22:00 Mary P Scott 

😈22:00 August Frew 

😈22:00 Ilze Fridrihsone 

😈23:00 George Spann 

😈25:00 Rachel Billinghurst 

😈25:00 Tikara Nothnagel 

😈28:00 Matthew Savory 

😈29:00 Alice Baker 

😈29:00 David Baker 

😈29:00 Peter Roberts 

😈32:00 Caroline Kinghorn 

😈32:00 Clare Larter 

😈37:00 Stephanie Scoltock 

😈49:00 Polski Walker 

😈55:00 Sarah Horrigan-Fullard 

😈56:00 Kate Buttimer 

 

And to wind up this week’s parkrun chronicle, let’s big up and celebrate our repdigit reppers who collected an elusive and inclusive finish token with a repeating number. Cakes & cocktails for: 

 

🧁🍸11 Fiona Newman 

🧁🍸11 Pete Colwell 

🧁🍸22 Colette Rudland 

🧁🍸22 Laurence Baldwin 

🧁🍸22 Michael Jefferys 

🧁🍸22 Nathan Hawes 

🧁🍸22 Sam Bagnall 

🧁🍸33 Charlie Bulled 

🧁🍸33 Felix Wilson 

🧁🍸33 Jason Corden 

🧁🍸44 Christian Maleedy 

🧁🍸44 Joanne Egerton 

🧁🍸44 Kevin Morris 

🧁🍸55 Gareth Rogers 

🧁🍸55 Greg Turner 

🧁🍸55 Jan Basha 

🧁🍸55 Mark Piprani 

🧁🍸66 Dawn Williams 

🧁🍸66 Nick Russon 

🧁🍸66 Sean Lucas 

🧁🍸77 Julia Garan 

🧁🍸77 Katy Wilson 

🧁🍸77 Stephen Miller 

🧁🍸77 Thomas Giles 

🧁🍸88 Jo Zamo 

🧁🍸88 Nancy Manifold 

🧁🍸88 Paula Barrowcliffe 

🧁🍸88 Tim Bradshaw 

🧁🍸99 Gareth Davies 

🧁🍸99 Graeme Smith 

🧁🍸99 Harrison Winfield 

🧁🍸99 Kay Cottrell 

🧁🍸99 Tikara Nothnagel 

🧁🍸111 Becki Clark 

🧁🍸111 Jacquie Little 

🧁🍸111 James Graham 

🧁🍸111 Kate Hickman 

🧁🍸222 Liam Wilde 

🧁🍸222 Nicholas Wood 

🧁🍸333 Jake Marrinan 

🧁🍸444 Jenny Styles 

🧁🍸555 Jennifer Taylor 

 

I hope you’re all enjoying a fun-filled and fabulous bank holiday weekend if you’re in the UK and living the dream if not. It’s the first parkrun of June next, let’s see if we can get 1,000 VRs scanned! Spreading the vegan message one parkrun at a time. 

 

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