Vegan Runners parkrun report 27.04.24

Vegan Runners parkrun report 27.04.24

๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–คย Despite the April showers, we had 890 VRs attending 403 different parkrun events on this last Saturday of April 2024. 820 members gained a finish token and we had over 70 wonderful volunteers. 192 of you gained a new Personal Best for 2024! ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠย 


I absolutely love this weekโ€™s photo from Holyrood – thank you to Fraser Murray for the pic. It looks like a beautiful place to run and I bet the views are incredible.ย 


Here are the meetup numbers and locations from this week:ย 

14 Dartford Heath parkrunย 

12 Holyrood parkrunย 

10 Pomphrey Hill parkrunย 

9 Whiteley parkrunย 

9 Gloucester North parkrunย 

9 Eastville parkrunย 

8 Colwick parkrunย 

8 Marlborough Common parkrunย 

8 Jersey Farm parkrunย 

7 Arrow Valley parkrunย 

7 Preston Park parkrun, Brightonย 

6 Eastbourne parkrunย 

6 Ashton Court parkrunย 

6 Whitstable parkrunย 

6 Forest Rec parkrunย 

6 Hastings parkrunย 

6 Worthing parkrunย 

6 Centre Vale parkrunย 

5 Black Park parkrunย 

5 Burnage parkrunย 

5 Hillsborough parkrunย 

5 Felixstowe parkrunย 

5 Catford parkrunย 

5 Trentham Gardens parkrunย 

5 University of Northampton parkrunย 

5 Cycle Route 43 parkrun, Ystalyferaย 


There were also thirty meetups with four VRs, thirty-eight with three, ninety-four parkruns had a pair of VRs in the results and two hundred and fifteen of you solo repped.ย 


Outside of the UK we also had VRs repping at this many locations in the following countries:ย 

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆย  ย ย  4 South Africaย 

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ ย ย  3 Australiaย 

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ ย ย  2 Polandย 

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ย  2 New Zealandย 

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย ย  2 Germanyย 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย  1 United Statesย 

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ย ย  1 Swedenย 

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑย  ย ย  1 Netherlandsย 

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตย  ย ย  1 Japanย 

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นย  ย ย  1 Italyย 

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชย  ย ย  1 Irelandย 

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย  ย ย  1 Finlandย 

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐย  ย ย  1 Denmarkย 



Our top ten fastest ladies this week were:ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡20:32 Fiona Newmanย 

๐Ÿฅ‡20:38 Elly Maggs ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡21:05 Clare Merazย 

๐Ÿฅ‡21:11 Eloise Kate Billington New PB 2024!ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡21:14 Catherine Charltonย 

๐Ÿฅ‡21:25 Emma Eldridgeย 

๐Ÿฅ‡21:54 Agata Szczepaniuk New PB 2024!ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡21:54 Julie Oswaldย 

๐Ÿฅ‡22:00 Gay O’Connorย 

๐Ÿฅ‡22:04 Ilze Fridrihsone New PB 2024!ย 



Top ten fastest men:ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡16:58 Jake Stephensย 

๐Ÿฅ‡16:59 Philip Nindย 

๐Ÿฅ‡17:30 Tom Carpenter New PB 2024!ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡17:35 Christopher Pearsonย 

๐Ÿฅ‡17:50 Tobias Thejll-Madsen New PB 2024!ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡17:51 Geoffrey Gregory New PB 2024!ย 

๐Ÿฅ‡17:54 Matthew Du Crosย 

๐Ÿฅ‡17:59 Andy Gardinerย 

๐Ÿฅ‡18:06 Shane Conroyย 

๐Ÿฅ‡18:09 Alastair Stablesย 


Congratulations, amazing times! ๐Ÿƒโฑ๐Ÿ•บย 


An incredible twenty-one VRs came first in their gender position at their parkrun:ย 

๐Ÿ†16:58 Jake Stephensย 

๐Ÿ†17:30 Tom Carpenterย 

๐Ÿ†17:35 Christopher Pearsonย 

๐Ÿ†17:54 Matthew Du Crosย 

๐Ÿ†17:59 Andy Gardinerย 

๐Ÿ†18:09 Alastair Stablesย 

๐Ÿ†19:11 Benjamin John Grantย 

๐Ÿ†19:14 James Porterย 

๐Ÿ†19:29 Matt Edmondsย 

๐Ÿ†20:04 Alex Robertsonย 

๐Ÿ†20:38 Elly Maggsย 

๐Ÿ†21:14 Catherine Charltonย 

๐Ÿ†22:29 Tracy Morozย 

๐Ÿ†22:32 Emily Axfordย 

๐Ÿ†22:32 Eleanor Woodย 

๐Ÿ†23:24 Paula Blackledgeย 

๐Ÿ†23:39 Dawn Williamsย 

๐Ÿ†23:54 Abigail Jordanย 

๐Ÿ†25:39 Stephanie Hughesย 

๐Ÿ†26:21 Helen Treadgoldย 

๐Ÿ†30:11 Nina Nickersonย 


Marvellous milestones this week were achieved by:
๐ŸŽŠ100 Arielle Griffiths
๐ŸŽŠ100 Sas Leudar
๐ŸŽŠ250 Sarah Horrigan-Fullardย 


Fantastic dedication and repping for the animals ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ„ย 


The average time for all Vegan Runners to complete the course on this last event of April 2024 was another super sub-30, one second faster than last week, 29:58ย 


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

๐Ÿ“ฃ 50 34:05 Buff Forbes Stoneย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 50 32:41 Clare Larterย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 50 46:58 Suzanne Whitesideย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 50 24:26 Andy Goslingย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 50 21:44 Neil Douglasย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 50 24:27 Deano Vanbeano Evansย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 100 23:25 Nicola Harrisonย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 100 23:40 Michael Duffyย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 100 25:33 Sean Dickinsonย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 150 32:34 Shell Dillon-Redmileย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 200 37:54 Sarah Cookย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 200 35:06 Ann-Marie Fahmyย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 200 26:45 Bob Stephensonย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 250 38:33 Sara Hinchย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 250 34:24 Kate Chesterย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 250 29:44 Peter Majorย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 300 34:21 Catherine Brogdaleย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 400 47:38 Valerie Freestoneย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 450 29:07 Allan Shawย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 500 31:24 Robin Daveyย 

๐Ÿ“ฃ 650 31:32 Kate Nicholsย 


Landing bang on the covetedย and elusive noughty step this week we have eighteen errant club members โ€“ have a word with yourselves:ย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 22:00 Gay O’Connorย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 23:00 Jamie Kinghornย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 23:00 Felix Wilsonย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 24:00 Dane Cobainย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 25:00 Lydia Kindredย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 25:00 Richard Farrageย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 27:00 Samantha Tappย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 28:00 Ian Beasleyย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 28:00 Deborah Englishย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 28:00 Kevin Morrisย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 29:00 Laura Arnoldย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 30:00 Rachael Chadwickย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 30:00 Trevor Hiscoxย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 31:00 Joseph Guntripย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 32:00 Adam Vincent-Garlandย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 32:00 Andrew Hunter-Rossallย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 43:00 Jane Stubbingtonย 

๐Ÿ˜ˆ 62:00 Leanne Murrayย 


And to round up this punctilious report letโ€™s laud and revere our repdigit reppers this week, bananas and bagels for:ย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 11 Gareth Thomasย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 11 Marti Spenceย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 11 Martin Lascellesย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 11 Nathann Thorntonย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 11 Paul Fosterย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 22 David Brownย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 22 Jamie Wielandย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 22 Steve Proudleyย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 33 Carla Brainย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 33 Jasmine Rawlinsonย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 44 John Pellegriniย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 44 Kevin Morrisย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 44 Margaret Pritchardย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 44 Rebel Gilbertย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 44 Stephen Dayย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 55 Christopher Laitย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 55 Deb Beatsย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 55 Dylan Rickerbyย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 55 Florence Blackbournย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 55 Gemma Clarkย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 66 Ian Humbleย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 66 James Loosleyย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 66 Tim Edwardsย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 77 Agata Szczepaniukย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 77 Carla Stevensย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 77 Claudia Lennickeย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 77 Darren Eveleighย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 77 Darren Phillipsย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 77 Mirek Salmonย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 88 Anja Robinsonย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 88 Charlotte Skipperย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 88 Martina Smithย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 88 Michael Stewartย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 88 Stacey Buckbyย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 99 Jerry Barnesย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 99 Karen Hyattย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 99 Melanie Goslinย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 99 Saffy Waltonย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 111 Dave Broomย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 111 Ian Snowย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 222 Rebecca Websterย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 444 Ceci Musgraveย 

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฏ 444 Pamela Denisonย 


Yet another wonderful week of sharing our passion and beliefs on veganism within the delightful parkrun community. Every one of you repping the green and black is making a difference. Wear your VR kit with pride! In a week where Lidl (Germany) announced a 30% increase in vegan sales, awareness about the impact of eating meat on health, the environment and animal welfare is spreading rapidly and becoming increasingly difficult for non-vegans to ignore. Even the dairy industry is recognising the need for change โ€“ check out Floraโ€™s brilliant โ€œSkip the Cowโ€ campaign ย 

Have a wonderful week โ€“ we have our first parkrun of May next, where will you be repping? Donโ€™t forget to add to our mid-week poll. It would be great to hit that 1,000 attendance mark! ย