Parkrun report 10th of June 2023

Parkrun report 10th of June 2023

Some like it hot and it was a hot one on this second parkrun of June across the UK. 806 VRs attended 325 events, we had 736 VRs scanned with an average time of 30:08, which is a fantastic time considering the balmy conditions.

Meetups and popular events this week were held at:

Burnham and Highbridge 16
Poole 15
Panshanger 13
Hastings and Brixworth Country 12
Lyme Park and Felixstowe 11
Worthing 9
Southsea, Malling, Millhouses and Blaise Castle 8
Gorleston Cliffs and Worcester Pitchcroft 7
Frimley Lodge, Moors Valley, Netley Abbey, Tilgate, Keswick, Exeter Riverside, Hove Promenade, Lee-on-the-Solent, Swansea Bay and Alvaston 6
Bushy, Woodhouse Moor, Leamington, York, Worcester, Rothwell, Chelmsford Central, Preston Park, Brighton, Gloucester City, Newborough Forest 5

Veganism is a lifestyle not a diet and it’s fantastic to see so many of us repping and meeting up at events where we can generate interest within the parkrun community. Like VRs, parkrun is inclusive and committed to enabling and supporting the community into becoming fitter, healthier and kinder. This is essentially why I’m so passionate about VRs park-running πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ’šπŸ–€

Research increasingly points to plant-based diets being more effective in enhancing athletic performance and that certainly seems to be evident in our top speedy results this week, just look at these times!

Matt Edmonds 16:21
Richard Davis 16:40
Tom Seller 16:47
Ciar Nixon 17:02
Tom Carpenter 17:02 as well!

Top five ladies:

Michelle Vaughan 19:10
Kelsey Wiberley 19:39
Clare Meraz 20:18
Serena O’Connor 20:20
Lesley Connors 20:52

Amazing repping πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ’šπŸ–€


Congratulations to our Milestoners this week:

Fiona Cownie 150
Callum Harling 300


Top Age Graded Trophies πŸ†πŸ†πŸ† this week go to:

Tom Carpenter 17:02 VM35-39 78.38 %
Matthew Rhodes 18:08 VM45-49 78.22 %
Philip Nind 17:22 SM30-34 75.14 %

Smashing it!πŸŒ±πŸŒΏβ˜˜οΈπŸ€


We have a new entry in the top 10 Fastest Times of 2023:

5th 00:16:21 Matt Edmonds



SIXTEEN of you are on the Noughtie step this week! How did you do it? It must be the heat….

Gareth Pritchard 18:00
Brad Scarborough 19:00
August Frew 20:00
Laura Pettitt 21:00
Alan Spacagna 22:00
Mark Gregory 24:00
David Goddard 24:00
Michael Campling 27:00
Sally-Anne Adams 28:00
Nicola Toogood 28:00
Rachael Hall 28:00
Abi Appleby 29:00
Olivia Deacon 32:00
Christopher Greenaway 33:00
Lara Hutchings 34:00
Catherine Southgate 40:00

A sub 19 within easy reach next week, Brad πŸ†πŸŒΏπŸƒ


Vegan Runners who grabbed a finish token with a multiple of 50 this week were:

Kathy Shaw 50th
Laurence Anderson 50th
Phil Royle 50th
Darren Chatfield 100th
Sally-Anne Adams 250th
Georgina Reid 250th
Nura Karpowitsch 400th


And last but not least, this week’s repdigit reppers are:

11th: Stephen Boynton, Benjamin Smith, Rebel Gilbert, Heather Travis, Todd Haufek, Andi Stacey
22nd: Steve Bates
33rd: Kev Meaney, Carl Mowatt, Susan Waller-Toyne, Samantha Tapp, Toby Shewring
55th: Geraldine Larham, Karl Marsh, Agata Szczepaniuk, Mici Oliver
66th: Jacob Butler, Russell Walker, Lucinda Smith, Andy Walsh
77th: Kate Telford, Greg Turner, Debra Porter, Taryn Archer, Michael Inglis
88th: Ray O’Shaughnessy, Jo Zamo
99th: Nathan Wood
111th: Todd Haufek, Stephen Sellers, Michelle Steer
222nd: Cheryl Dawn Ferreira and Kevin Doherty
333rd: Erica Wilson

Well done to everyone who volunteered or supported parkrun un anyway – remember to add to Mike’s poll about where you’ll be repping next week! Enjoy the sunshine πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ’šπŸ–€


Photo credit this week to Alice Baker – thanks! Pic from Poole parkrun.