parkrun roundup 18th November 2023

parkrun roundup 18th November 2023

Soggy and squelchy conditions underfoot on grassy terrains on this penultimate run of November, which was enjoyed and endured by 767 Vegan Runners at 361 different parkrun events. We had 704 finishers and over 63 wonderful volun-cheers. Not so many big meetups this week but plenty of smaller groups of VRs getting together. The most popular parkrun meetups this week were held at:

20 Southampton parkrun
16 Eastville parkrun
13 Beacon Hill Country Park parkrun
9 Eglinton parkrun
8 Worcester parkrun
8 Eden Project parkrun
7 Gloucester City parkrun
6 Exeter Riverside parkrun
6 Worthing parkrun
5 Bushy parkrun
5 Eastbourne parkrun
5 Colwick parkrun
5 Southsea parkrun
5 Huddersfield parkrun
5 Conkers parkrun
5 Graves parkrun
5 Brockenhurst parkrun
5 Margate parkrun
5 Folkestone parkrun
5 Seven Fields parkrun

Big thanks to Alice Baker for this week’s photo from Southampton celebrating Matt Salisbury’s 150th parkrun πŸ’šπŸ–€

The average time for all Vegan Runners to complete their parkrun on the 18th November 2023 was 30:06 πŸƒπŸ₯¦


An incredible seventeen VRs came first in their gender position at their parkruns this week! Congratulations to:

πŸ† 19:06 Daniel Borrett
πŸ† 26:09 Elaine Banks
πŸ† 21:14 Lesley Connors
πŸ† 23:29 Marti Spence
πŸ† 28:20 Rebecca Lait
πŸ† 20:18 Clare Meraz
πŸ† 24:59 Raegan Russell
πŸ† 18:44 Dan Stent
πŸ† 23:42 Greta Kegler
πŸ† 25:49 Claire Evans
πŸ† 17:46 Tom Carpenter
πŸ† 22:04 Rebel Gilbert
πŸ† 19:31 Khan Nothnagel
πŸ† 17:26 Philip Nind
πŸ† 21:11 Katie Bexley
πŸ† 20:40 Gary Farquharson
πŸ† 24:46 Rachel Burgess

Fantastic repping πŸ₯¬πŸ₯•πŸ₯¦


More incredible prowess from this week’s top age graded VRs at their events, plant power demonstrated admirably by:

πŸ… Margaret Pritchard 80.61%
πŸ… Lesley Connors 78.02%
πŸ… Tom Carpenter 75.70%
πŸ… Jeremy Broomfield 74.94%


On this week’s leaderboard for the fastest men we have:

βš‘πŸƒ17:10 Ciar Nixon
βš‘πŸƒ17:26 Philip Nind
βš‘πŸƒ17:42 Richard Foster
βš‘πŸƒ17:46 Tom Carpenter
βš‘πŸƒ18:17 James Taylor

And this week’s fastest ladies are:

βš‘πŸƒ 20:18 Clare Meraz
βš‘πŸƒ21:11 Katie Bexley
βš‘πŸƒ21:14 Lesley Connors
βš‘πŸƒ21:20 Fiona Newman
βš‘πŸƒ21:44 Joanna Crossman

Excellent times, particularly considering the squelchy conditions in most parks this week 🌟


Marvellous milestones this week were achieved by:

πŸ…πŸŽŠ 100 Gareth Davies
πŸ…πŸŽŠ 150 Matt Salisbury
πŸ…πŸŽŠ 350 Doug Porter

Congratulations, felicitations and commemorations on your involvement with two of the finest voluntary institutions in the land – parkrun and Vegan Runners! πŸ’šπŸ₯•πŸƒπŸ₯¦πŸ–€


These Vegan Runners collected a token number which had a multiple of fifty and as such warrant a shout out for their fabulous repping of the green and black:

πŸ₯³ 50 Jim McAlwane
πŸ₯³ 50 Darren Eveleigh
πŸ₯³ 100 Jasmine Rawlinson
πŸ₯³100 Gabriela Pasko
πŸ₯³100 Elaine Murray
πŸ₯³300 Sarah Horrigan-Fullard
πŸ₯³300 Keshab Bhattarai
πŸ₯³450 Dianne Simpson
πŸ₯³500 Damian Luscombe
πŸ₯³700 David Baker

Our resplendent repdigit reppers of course deserve large, huge and thunderous applause, let’s hear it for:

πŸ™Œ 11 Callum Harling
πŸ™Œ 11 Dan Coughlan
πŸ™Œ 11 Keith Bremner
πŸ™Œ 22 Andi Stacey
πŸ™Œ 22 Caroline Lloyd
πŸ™Œ 22 David Brown
πŸ™Œ 22 Michael Inglis
πŸ™Œ 22 Robin Jowitt
πŸ™Œ 33 Carrie Leach
πŸ™Œ 33 Chris Calvert
πŸ™Œ 33 Craig Mcallister
πŸ™Œ 33 Eleanor Smith
πŸ™Œ 33 Richard Carman
πŸ™Œ 44 James Lampert
πŸ™Œ 44 Joshila Devile
πŸ™Œ 44 Melanie Hayes
πŸ™Œ 44 Ruth Morrello
πŸ™Œ 44 Sarah Hull
πŸ™Œ 44 Simon Hurford
πŸ™Œ 55 Elena Roebuck
πŸ™Œ 55 Thomas Boden
πŸ™Œ 77 Fiona Bates
πŸ™Œ 77 Gemma Clark
πŸ™Œ 88 Kerry Barnett
πŸ™Œ 88 Soleil Barrett
πŸ™Œ 99 David Stephens-Mikesch
πŸ™Œ 99 Guy Marlow
πŸ™Œ 111 David Sharratt
πŸ™Œ 111 Rebecca Hawes
πŸ™Œ 222 Mark Gretton

Keep rocking your vegan socks 🧦

On the noughty step this week there are lots of names I recognise from appearances in previous reports – these VRs better watch out and better not cry as it’s nearing that time of year…

😈 19:00 Geoffrey Gregory
😈 24:00 Gavin Hawkton
😈 25:00 Paula Hirst
😈 25:00 Adrian Pope
😈 25:00 Louis Kowal
😈 28:00 Kate Telford
😈 33:00 Claire Barber
😈 51:00 Sarah Horrigan-Fullard – double shoutout!


Well done everyone, sorry for any errors or omissions, you are all amazing.I’m still working on how to get our PBs into this report. Currently only Gary-the-Magician-Statistician can manage this amazing data-tastic miracle! But watch this space. I will not give up! And, like you, I won’t give up on promoting veganism and explaining why meat and dairy is so wrong. There is always a peaceful solution to any violent act and a viable alternative which benefits all in the long run. Enjoy your long runs this week, those who do! And those who don’t, see you at parkruns next week πŸ’šπŸ–€