Vegan Runners parkrun report 02.03.24

Vegan Runners parkrun report 02.03.24

??Our first parkrun of March 2024 saw 804 Vegan Runners attending 353 events, despite 182 cancellations. 739 of us earned a finish token and we filled over 65 volunteering roles. 161 of you achieved a new Personal Best for 2024 – that’s incredible! ??  

Marvellous meetups took place this week at 156 parkrun events – thank you to Joseph Baxter for this week’s wonderful photo from the most popular muddy meetup at Forest Rec parkrun, where 21 VRs convened. Other popular locations this week were held at:  

17 Southampton parkrun
17 Torbay Velopark parkrun
15 Victoria parkrun, Glasgow
11 Northampton parkrun
9 Wythenshawe parkrun
9 Southend parkrun
8 Colwick parkrun
8 Preston Park parkrun, Brighton
7 Southsea parkrun
7 Cannon Hill parkrun, Birmingham
7 Brockenhurst parkrun
6 Hull parkrun
6 Whitstable parkrun
6 Hillsborough parkrun
6 East Grinstead parkrun
5 Brighton & Hove parkrun
5 Kingsway parkrun, Gloucester
5 Ashton Court parkrun
5 Endcliffe parkrun
5 Brueton parkrun
5 Conkers parkrun
5 Heslington parkrun
5 Belton House parkrun
5 Stretford parkrun
5 Coldham’s Common parkrun
5 Centre Vale parkrun
5 Hunstanton Promenade parkrun  

There were sixteen meetups with four VRs, thirty-four trios, seventy-eight duos and 197 of us were solo reppers. We also had Vegan Runners promoting a vegan lifestyle internationally in: 

??   5 Germany
??   4 Australia
??   3 Japan
??   2 South Africa
??   2 Poland
??   2 Ireland
??  1 United States
??   1 Sweden
??   1 Singapore
?? 1 Canada 

The average time for all Vegan Runners to complete their parkrun course this week was a respectable 30:25 ?? 

Our top ten fastest men on this first parkrun of March were these un-beet-ables: 

? 17:18 Matt Edmonds
? 17:40 Philip Nind
? 17:50 Ben Wickham
? 17:51 Matthew Du Cros
? 17:54 Michael Slack
? 18:06 Carl Whittaker
? 18:12 Andrew Worster
? 18:18 James Taylor
? 18:18 Gareth Thomas
? 18:19 Christopher Pearson 

And top ten fastest ladies, leaf-ing the rest behind ?: 

? 20:08 Becky Tovey
? 20:19 Naomi Sutton
? 20:23 Lesley Connors
? 20:50 Clare Meraz
? 20:58 Dory Kovacs
? 21:00 Katie Louise Wright
? 21:05 Catherine Charlton
? 21:13 Fiona Newman
? 21:14 Lin Lascelles
? 21:59 Laura Seaman  

Congratulations! ??  

These plant-powered paragons came first in their gender position at their event – praise and party poppers for: 

? 17:18 Matt Edmonds
? 17:40 Philip Nind
? 17:50 Ben Wickham
? 17:54 Michael Slack
? 18:12 Andrew Worster
? 18:19 Christopher Pearson
? 18:25 Nehal Lavey-Khan
? 18:48 Khan Nothnagel
? 19:11 Andrew Millis
? 19:15 Scott Hunter
? 19:29 Joseph Brown
? 19:31 Benjamin Smith
? 19:46 Thomas Harrington
? 20:16 Chris Annear
? 20:19 Naomi Sutton
? 20:23 Lesley Connors
? 20:50 Clare Meraz
? 21:05 Catherine Charlton
? 23:15 Dawn Williams
? 23:36 Julie Oswald
? 25:12 Abi Ford
? 28:38 Rachel Kuypers  

 Marvellous milestones this week were achieved by:
? Satty Singh 250
? Jacqui Little 200 

A-maize-ing accomplishments ?!   

Shoutouts to these Vegan Runners who finished their parkrun in a multiple of fifty position:
? 50 21:49 Rafael Bickley
? 150 25:36 Layla Whitaker
? 150 27:32 Joanna McKenzie
? 150 30:50 Emma Claxton
? 150 24:36 Steven Quinn
? 200 30:17 Bernard O’Connor
? 200 27:35 Gregory Myles
? 250 27:08 Ellenor Millican
? 300 31:29 Rosie Northcott
? 300 41:17 Thomas Giles
? 350 28:26 Mandy Foyster
? 450 34:00 Cez Mabe  

On the noughty step this week we have twenty terrible terrors – magic numbers for these heroes of the zeros:
? 19:00 Dave Colwell
? 19:00 Andy Gardiner
? 21:00 Katie Louise Wright
? 24:00 Chris Sampson
? 24:00 James Gargett
? 24:00 Lee Tooey
? 25:00 Simon English
? 25:00 Tim Hawkins
? 26:00 Andy Begent
? 26:00 Chris Dhondee
? 27:00 Simon See
? 27:00 Ruth Farnell
? 29:00 Iris Deniz
? 29:00 Sam Thatcher
? 29:00 Andrew Johnson
? 31:00 Maya De Thabrew-Hutton
? 34:00 Rachael Bickley
? 34:00 Samantha Wright
? 34:00 Cez Mabe
? 48:00 Ella Hill  

And, last but not least, lettuce celery-brate the thirty-two Vegan Runners who this week collected a finish token with a repdigit number. They are the amazing, the incredible, the awesome and resplendent:
??11 Marc Davison
??11 Marti Spence
??11 Peter Taylor
??11 Simon Hurford
??22 Christopher Greenaway
??22 Jamie Cecil
??22 Steven Hatch
??33 Dan Poole
??33 Kristine Anderson
??33 Megan Coney
??33 Tikara Nothnagel
??44 Keith Rochester
??44 Mollie-May Harrod-Green
??44 Stephen Todd
??44 Stuart Robertson
??55 Jack Riggall
??55 Tim Hawkins
??66 Ruth Kaypee
??77 Andy Walsh
??77 David Nicholson
??77 Emily Mortimer
??77 Keith Gilbert
??88 Jay Parnham
??88 Katherine Harris
??88 Megan Quinn
??99 Gareth Davies
??111 Richard Passe
??222 Thomas Morrison
??333 Fran Grace
??333 Karen Ratcliffe
??444 Victoria Barber
??666 Dani Ross  

Lettuce be honest, you are all amazing, incredible, awesome and resplendent in black and green. Don’t be put off representing Vegan Runners and wearing our kit with pride. Silly comments are made by silly people. As Popeye once said, “I’m strong to the finish ’cause I eats me spinach.” ?? Have a great week! ????? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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