Parkrun report 27th of May 2023

Parkrun report 27th of May 2023

Every week since I’ve taken over writing these reports I’ve been able to announce new records for Vegan Runners at parkrun events and this week is no exception. This week saw 815 Vegan Runners participate in parkrun events – the biggest combined run and volunteer number ever! 759 of you were scanned – again our highest number since records began – and with attendance at 372 different events week, this is also a new record. As you can see, your repping makes all the difference! VR visibility at parkrun events positively promotes a healthy vegan lifestyle and encourages others to do the same. πŸŒ±πŸŒΏβ˜˜οΈπŸ€πŸƒπŸŒΎ

There was a myriad of meetups to choose from this week, including at Blaise Castle where 21 Vegan Runners got together, 19 at Alton Water (thank you for this week’s photo), 14 at Westmill, 11 at Southampton and ten at Edinburgh and Brooklands. Other meetups were held at:
Abbey Park: 9
Southsea and Thames Path: 8
Woolwich, Worcester and Pitchcroft: 7
Alexandra, Moss Side, Gloucester North, Bognor Regis, Hastings, Hove Promenade and Zuiderpark parkrun hosted 6 Vegan Runners. πŸ’šπŸƒ πŸ–€πŸƒπŸ’šπŸƒ πŸ–€

The average time taken for all Vegan Runners to complete their parkrun this week was another sub 30 at 29:55 – 12 seconds faster than last week’s average! πŸŒ±πŸŒΏβ˜˜οΈπŸ€πŸƒπŸŒΎ

Fantastic Milestones this week for:
Matthew Savory 50
Andy Gosling 100
Jen Conway 200
Tom Rogers 250
Robert Crangle 300


Top five overall fastest speeds this week were: Philip Nind (16:30), Tom Carpenter (17:12), Matthew Du Cros (17:14), Michael Slack (17:32) and Pawel Pasko (17:35). Fastest ever time for 2023 so far is Jasper McDowell (15:44) from 18/03/23.

Top five fastest ladies: Catherine Charlton (19:18), Kelsey Wiberley (19:46), Paula Blackledge (20:01), Katie Louise Wright (20:27) and Serena O’Connor (20:48). Great repping!

Best age grade this week for Michael Burgess at 80.25% – incredible! πŸ’šπŸƒπŸ–€

First in gender position were: Tom Carpenter (17:12), Pawel Pasko (17:35), Lee Billinghurst (18:56), Heather Travis (21:53), Elly Maggs (22:27), Marti Spance (23:26), Amy Casson (23:52), Imogen Michel (26:44).

On the coveted noughtie step we had thirteen Vegan Runners and they are:
Nathan Thornton 19:00
Marc Cattrall 23:00
Alan Holford 25:00
Emma Davids 25:00
Amy Eaton 26:00
Rosalie Hoskins 26:00
Graeme Smith 26:00
Andrew Cavanagh 27:00
Craig Mcallister 28:00
Katy Hodivala 29:00
Catherine Thompson 30:00
Jennifer Joys 30:00
Sarah Mclusky 35:00

Finish tokens with a multiple of 50 this last week of May for:
Ilze Fridrihsone 50
Rosie Brown 50
Jeff Simmons 50
Sean Lucas 50
Chas Newkey-Burden 50
Phil Daws 50
Sue Taylor 100
Adrian Pope 100
Matt Prichard 100
Lowri 150
Craig Mcallister 150
Florence Wood 200
Carl Rabey 200
Michael Drake 200
Becs Lambart 300
Sam Buley 350

Just for fun Repdigit Reppers this week were:

11th place: Paula Blackledge, Alastair Penman, Naomi Sutton, David Brown
33rd: Charlie Bulled and David Raggett
44th: Tommy Kirk, Steven Dobner, Heidi Sayers, Sarah Hardcastle, Andy Begent, Adrian Pilbeam
55th: Theo Deacon, Rebecca Taylor, Coral Putman, Phil Sowerby-Williams
66th: Katie Louise Wright, Michael Beadle, Karen Williams, Cristy North, Sean O’Connor, Rebecca Hawes, Elizabeth Czaban
77th: Darren Cochrane
88th: Diane Strickland, Roisin Damm
99th: Tony Hardy
111th: Louise Griffin, Emma Herd, Davina Dawson
222nd: Sean Clarke and Stephen Miller
333rd: Janet Birchnall-Travers and Fiona Brennan

### 2023 VRUK parkrun League ###

Number of Global parkrun days so far in 2023: 27
Number of UK parkrun days so far in 2023: 22

Numbers have really changed this week for the number of different parkruns you’ve repped at – most VRs have now run at more than one location. Maybe it’s the sunny weather encouraging more touristing! Maybe it’s the VR meetups. In any case, it’s fantastic to see the green & black being present at more and more events each week, with VRs having repped at 860 different locations now this year.

There are just 42 locations Vegan Runners have never visited – let’s see who can get there next week! Watch out for a separate post with this info.

Thank you so much Gary Sherin and Mike Harper for data and insights into this week’s report. Have a great week everyone and look out for Mike’s mid-week poll to find out where the Vegan Runners’ meet ups will be next Saturday. Keep running! πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸƒπŸ–€πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸƒπŸ–€β˜˜πŸ’šπŸƒπŸ–€οΈπŸ€πŸ’šπŸƒπŸ–€πŸƒπŸ’šπŸƒπŸ–€πŸŒΎ

Report by Cathy Genovese