Parkrun Report 8th of July 2023

Parkrun Report 8th of July 2023

Out of a total of 4989 members, 787 Vegan Runners took part in parkrun events in the UK at 329 locations on this second parkrun of July. 719 grabbed a finish token which means 68 of you kindly volunteered. Although many parkruns encouraged participants to wear blue in celebration of the 75th anniversary of our wonderful NHS, the green and black remained highly visible across the UK. πŸ’šπŸƒ πŸ–€πŸƒπŸ’šπŸƒ πŸ–€

There were lots of VR meetups again this week, the most popular being at:

Marine Parade 21

Southampton parkrun 14

Bushy parkrun 13

Sherwood Pines 11

Bedford parkrun 9

Swansea Bay 9

Worthing parkrun 9

Southsea parkrun 8

Millhouses parkrun 8

Colwick parkrun 7

Cannon Hill 7

Eastbourne parkrun 6

Nonsuch parkrun 6

Rosliston parkrun 6

Burgess parkrun 6

Birkenhead parkrun 6

Itchen Valley 6


Thanks to Norbert Adison for this week’s fab photo from Marine Parade, Brighton, organised by Caro Line, it looks as if you had a wonderful morning and the post run brunch looks amazing, too! πŸŒ±πŸŒΏβ˜˜οΈπŸ€πŸƒπŸŒΎ

Vegan Runners averaged the 5k just shy of a sub 30 again this week at 30:13, performing fantastically despite the humid conditions across most of the UK. πŸ’šπŸƒ πŸ–€πŸƒπŸ’šπŸƒ πŸ–€

More Fantastic Milestones this week achieved by:

Jonathan Holt 50

Connor Bridgeland-Knowles 100

Ceci Musgrave 150

Lisa Baxter 150

Lesley Connors 200

Valerie Freestone 200

Susan Waller-Toyne 250

Tom Carpenter 400


Congratulations! πŸŽ‰πŸ†πŸŽ‰πŸ†


Top five speediest men this week are:

πŸŽ‰ Matt Edmonds 16:54
πŸŽ‰ Jake Stephens 17:03
πŸŽ‰ Tom Carpenter 17:12
πŸŽ‰ Philip Nind 17:37
πŸŽ‰ Christopher Pearson 17:40


And top five speediest ladies:

πŸŽ‰ Caroline McAleese 00:18:56

πŸŽ‰ Kelsey Wiberley 00:19:45

πŸŽ‰ Hester Hill 00:20:41

πŸŽ‰ Serena O’Connor 00:20:42

πŸŽ‰ Naomi Sutton 00:20:44


Plant powered prowess! πŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸƒ πŸ–€πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸƒ πŸ–€β˜˜πŸ’šπŸƒ πŸ–€οΈπŸ€


Best age grade overall at their parkrun this week achieved by:

Milford Waterfront Tom Carpenter 17:12:00 78%

Wetherby Stephen Boynton 21:03:00 81%

Barnsley Judy Johnson 03:47:00 81%

Abbey Park Christopher Pearson 17:40:00 82%

Brighton & Hove Graham Godden 18:12:00 84%

Marine Parade Caroline McAleese 18:56:00 85%


Outstanding stats, well done everyone, incredible athletic performances. πŸ†πŸ₯¦πŸ’ͺπŸƒ


Vegan Runners who finished first in their gender position this week were:

00:16:54 Matt Edmonds

00:17:12 Tom Carpenter

00:17:37 Philip Nind

00:17:51 Geoffrey Gregory

00:17:53 Scott Braunton

00:18:12 Graham Godden

00:18:12 Dan Stent

00:18:40 Matthew Rhodes

00:18:56 Caroline McAleese

00:19:36 Khan Nothnagel

00:19:45 Kelsey Wiberley

00:20:07 Simon Quin

00:21:11 Natalie Dawson

00:21:44 Tracy Moroz

00:22:18 Elly Maggs

00:23:06 Laura Seaman



I wonder who got onto the noughtie step this weekend!? Serious misbehaving it would appear occurred from the following:

Richard Farrage 23:00

Sean Joseph Carey 23:00

Gareth Davies 26:00

Carla Brain 27:00

Karen Louise Watson 27:00

Maria Rita Fiannacca 28:00

Mark Piprani 29:00

Joanna Tomlinson 29:00

Christina Winfield 33:00

Buff Forbes Stone 35:00



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

50 Alice Wood

50 Laura Dunkling

50 Dawn Corlet

50 Luke Denbeigh-Griffiths

100 Sarah Laws

150 Cate Mullen

150 Mike Mcbeth

200 Hilary Cockshaw

250 Ang White

250 Jo Zamo

300 Paul Juan

350 Marcine Hammond

450 Helen Collis

450 Andrea Lynda Bird


And, last but not least! This week’s rumbunctious repdigit reppers:

11 Dan Belben

22 August Frew

22 Rafael Bickley

22 Anthony Holder

22 Andrew Knight

33 Kate Dunbar

33 James Gargett

33 Felix Wilson

33 Alan Burgess

44 Greg Turner

55 Jack Riggall

55 Gareth Davies

55 Mike Harper

66 Emma Warren

66 Katie Wythe

66 Wendy Hammond

66 Rory Browne

66 Adrian Pilbeam

66 Noel Williams

66 Robert Skedgell

66 Jamie Cecil

77 Serena O’Connor

77 Kerry Irwin-Hall

77 Tom Rogers

88 Nadja Stephens-Mikesch

88 Gordon Smith

99 Lisa Baxter

99 Emily Bruchez

99 Mick Eames

111 Katherine Harris

111 Joanne Kitchener

111 Doug Porter

222 Sylwia Narbutt

333 Michelle Steer


Brilliant repping, everyone, fantastic numbers across the UK again. Veganism combined with a healthy lifestyle is becoming more and more popular each week and all of you repping the green and black at our weekly parkruns are doing an incredible job at promoting our wonderful club.

Have a wonderful week, wonderful Vegan Runners! Watch out for wonderful Mike’s wonderful mid-week poll!

Until next week, πŸ’šπŸƒ πŸ–€πŸƒπŸ’šπŸƒ πŸ–€.