Vegan Runners’ parkrun report 09.12.23

Vegan Runners’ parkrun report 09.12.23

πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ’¦ Once again Vegan Runners faced incredibly difficult conditions for the most part with rain lashing down heavily across the UK. 641 VRs still managed to attend 306 different events, 575 completed the predominantly waterlogged 5 km courses and over 66 VRs supported parkrun by volunteering. Many meetups were scuppered by last minute cancellations but 396 of you repped with VR company this week, the largest meetups occurring at:

19 Brierley Forest parkrun
17 Newbury parkrun
11 Blaise Castle parkrun
7 Woodbank parkrun
5 Albert parkrun, Middlesbrough
5 Hull parkrun
5 Ally Pally parkrun
5 Margate parkrun
5 Preston Park parkrun, Brighton
5 Exeter Riverside parkrun
5 Lee-on-the-Solent parkrun
5 Oaklands parkrun
5 Five Arches parkrun

There were also nineteen groups of four, thirty-one trios, sixty-four double acts and 179 solo reppers. Credit to Holly McCain for this week’s wonderfully wet woodland photo from the Brierley Forest parkrun meetup featuring a vegan elf spreading a bit of elf and β€˜appiness🧝


The average time for all VRs to complete their soggy parkrun this week was again just slightly shy of a sub30 at 30:05! SO close.


Nineteen VRs finished first in their gender position this week, all hail these fantastically fast runners:

πŸ† 17:07 Harry Pannell
πŸ† 17:31 Philip Nind
πŸ† 18:13 Tom Carpenter
πŸ† 18:40 Daniel Borrett
πŸ† 18:45 Jake Stephens
πŸ† 19:11 James Withams
πŸ† 19:14 Jamie Kinghorn
πŸ† 19:20 Matthew Rhodes
πŸ† 19:24 Jon Turtle
πŸ† 19:43 Andrew Millis
πŸ† 21:03 Mimi Connolly
πŸ† 21:55 Catherine Charlton
πŸ† 22:01 Mary P Scott
πŸ† 23:21 Hester Hill
πŸ† 23:43 Lin Lascelles
πŸ† 23:57 Coral Putman
πŸ† 24:47 Dawn Williams
πŸ† 26:23 Susan Waller-Toyne
πŸ† 28:14 Andi Stacey


Our top five fastest ladies this week were:

πŸ…20:14 Lesley Connors
πŸ…21:03 Mimi Connolly
πŸ…21:12 Katie Louise Wright
πŸ…21:55 Catherine Charlton
πŸ…22:01 Mary P Scott


And our top five fastest men:

πŸ… 17:07 Harry Pannell (one second off his PB!)
πŸ… 17:25 Gareth Pritchard
πŸ… 17:27 Geoffrey Gregory
πŸ… 17:31 Philip Nind
πŸ… 18:01 Ben Wickham

Excellent running in incredibly inclement conditions πŸ₯¦πŸƒ

Brilliant results in the age grading category from Vegan Runners this week, smashing it as we had an outstandingly impressive nine VRs achieving the top age graded performance at their event this week; kudos and prestige to:

πŸ•Ί 84.28% Andrew Millis
πŸ•Ί 80.04% Geoffrey Gregory
πŸ•Ί 79.55% Lin Lascelles
πŸ•Ί 77.89% Judy Johnson
πŸ•Ί 76.69% Jamie Kinghorn
πŸ•Ί 74.88% Philip Nind
πŸ•Ί 73.83% Tom Carpenter
πŸ•Ί 73.66% Daniel Borrett
πŸ•Ί 70.50% Susan Waller-Toyne


And now… for the first time ever, I am proud to announce that I have finally been able to generate a list of Vegan Runners who achieved their Personal Best of 2023 this week! Thank you of course to our amazingly talented magician statistician Gary Sherin who taught me The Way to achieve this. So here we go, let’s congratulate and celebrate fantastic achievements for these VRs who smashed out their 2023 PB in the driving rain! (N.B. these are 1st PBs of 2023 whilst registered as a Vegan Runner with parkrun). Well done to:

πŸ†πŸ₯‡28:50 Simon Rose
πŸ†πŸ₯‡46:10 Kathy Shaw
πŸ†πŸ₯‡32:21 Paresh Patel
πŸ†πŸ₯‡38:57 Rebecca Ward
πŸ†πŸ₯‡24:41 Sam Lappage
πŸ†πŸ₯‡21:50 Joe Burn
πŸ†πŸ₯‡22:04 Jeremy Braithwait
πŸ†πŸ₯‡36:34 Claire Robinson
πŸ†πŸ₯‡33:56 James Anderson
πŸ†πŸ₯‡36:12 Stephen Smith
πŸ†πŸ₯‡29:20 Alix Wood
πŸ†πŸ₯‡18:33 Neil Sexton
πŸ†πŸ₯‡30:04 David Clarkson
πŸ†πŸ₯‡23:36 Chantelle Cornett
πŸ†πŸ₯‡18:21 James Green
πŸ†πŸ₯‡24:10 Jamie Collins
πŸ†πŸ₯‡37:19 Debbie Gee
πŸ†πŸ₯‡22:54 Christopher Lait
πŸ†πŸ₯‡28:15 Mollie-May Harrod-Green
πŸ†πŸ₯‡22:50 Harvey Williams
πŸ†πŸ₯‡28:48 Gina Dearing
πŸ†πŸ₯‡27:52 Jon Hall
πŸ†πŸ₯‡28:50 Jac Prigmore
πŸ†πŸ₯‡24:26 Ieva Jasmontaite
πŸ†πŸ₯‡26:04 Layla Whitaker
πŸ†πŸ₯‡26:55 David Rudland
πŸ†πŸ₯‡24:26 Richard Passe

It’s highly possible that I’ve made errors here so apologies in advance if I’ve made any mistakes.

Marvelous milestones were achieved this week by:

🎊 50 Thomas Preece
🎊 250 Jemma Gibson

A reminder that I can only see milestones by Vegan Runners who have run at more than fifty different parkrun locations.

VRs who earned themselves a barcode with a multiple of 50 get a shoutout of course, Christmas biscuits for:

πŸͺ50 Mo Warrillow
πŸͺ50 Katy Errock
πŸͺ50 Heath Harvey-List
πŸͺ50 David Rudland
πŸͺ100 Sue House
πŸͺ150 Emma Davids
πŸͺ150 Sally Smith
πŸͺ200 Han Whiteoak
πŸͺ200 Jenny Fernandez
πŸͺ250 Rosalie Hoskins
πŸͺ300 Clare Pashby
πŸͺ300 Rosie Northcott


Only four VRs landed on the noughty step this week – most of us are clearly trying to avoid upsetting Santa in the run-up to Christmas!

😈 25:00 Kellie Clark
😈 33:00 Joanne Kitchener
😈 34:00 Ruth Stockley
😈 56:00 Sarah Horrigan-Fullard


Rounding up this week’s water-logged report we have our randomly recognised repdigit reppers, who this week earn themselves a raindrop, let’s hear it for:

πŸ’§11 David Murray
πŸ’§11 Gavin Oakley
πŸ’§11 Joseph Delahunty
πŸ’§11 Neil Timms
πŸ’§22 Andrew Aldridge
πŸ’§22 Annabel Sykes
πŸ’§22 Ellenor Millican
πŸ’§22 Jenny Katsoni
πŸ’§22 Katie Louise Wright
πŸ’§22 Phil Davies
πŸ’§22 Robert Skedgell
πŸ’§22 Sarah Butler
πŸ’§22 Sebby Travers
πŸ’§33 Andy Begent
πŸ’§33 Emma Carpenter
πŸ’§44 H Matthew Howarth
πŸ’§44 Matthew Shepherd
πŸ’§44 Mike Rogers
πŸ’§44 Mirek Salmon
πŸ’§44 Sheldon Kilroe
πŸ’§55 Maya De Thabrew-Hutton
πŸ’§55 Michael Drake
πŸ’§55 Sarah Benn
πŸ’§66 Angelina Farruggia
πŸ’§66 Barnaby Norman
πŸ’§77 Anthony Holder
πŸ’§88 Jim McAlwane
πŸ’§88 John Pellegrini
πŸ’§99 Angie Ridge
πŸ’§99 Becki Clark
πŸ’§99 Gareth Lemon
πŸ’§99 Gerard Mucci
πŸ’§111 Katrina Harling
πŸ’§222 Helen Skilton


Well done everyone, great running and great repping in the pouring rain. We have just four more parkruns this year including the extra event on Christmas Day. Many people will be looking to start the New Year with a new commitment to better themselves and what better way to start 2024 than by going vegan. Let’s keep repping! Have a great week. πŸ’šπŸ–€