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BAAC News Digest 28th July 2014

Forthcoming Events:

  • Thursday 7th August - Magic Mile Bath Road 12:45
  • Monday 18th August - Track&Field Grand Prix Uxbridge - 400m and Discus
  • Wednesday 20th August - Cranford Park Relay and Concorde Centre BBQ

New members and non-members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome at all of these events.  The full diary of club featured events is on the club website at: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event Diary.shtml.

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Richard Ruffell 23th July double or quits results…

…next week {Ed - the only copy of the results are on a piece of paper sitting next to my home computer in Yeading whereas I'm typing this in on my laptop in a hotel room in Newcastle - but the sun is shining here}.

BA Fun Run 24th July thanks

Great thanks to Alastair Heslop, Alice Banks, Baljit Dhanda, Ben Chaytow, Benita Scaife, Bill Byrne, Chris Kelly, Clara Halkit, Denis Foxley, Denys Mace, Graham Taylor, Harry Wild, Joe Nolan, John Banks, John Scaife, Liam Lynch, Neil Frediani, Nick Edge, Paddy O’Leary, Sreeram Sethuram, Steve Taylor and anyone I've missed who helped last week with the BA Fun Run.  I will highlight the help I had from Clara and Denis setting the course, Chris for managing to get the draft results to me for Friday morning and Neil for cycling round with the leader and tail.

Could all marshals and participants please feedback to me any comments or suggestions on the event - although I think it went well perhaps there is something that didn't that we'll want to do better next year.

Overall the event went very well in lovely sunny conditions.  There were 207 finishers (and about 50 in the little legs) so slightly down on previous years but between them they will have raised a significant amount for Cancer Research UK.

parkrun Results for 26th July 2014

Duncan

Wright

19:13

Richmond Park

first ever parkrun

79%

Barry

Walters

20:30

Richmond Park

run #26

77%

Chris

Kelly

19:19

Reading

run #198

76%

John

Coffey

23:55

Bushy Park

 

76%

Alice

Banks

24:51

Black Park

BA best (F) at Black Park

74%

Alan

Anderson

28:33

Gunnersbury

run #320

72%

Richard

Ruffell

20:53

Fulham Palace

park #25

72%

Ian

Cunningham

22:00

Nonsuch

5th run at Nonsuch

68%

Oliver

Mathai

23:47

Bushy Park

 

67%

Alan

Friar

28:10

Woodley

 

62%

Kerstin

Luksch

24:18

Gunnersbury

 

61%

Ben

Chaytow

22:08

Crane Park

 

60%

Tony

Hird

24:51

Gunpowder

 

59%

Roderick

Hoffman

26:46

Falkirk

park #80, BA park #120

57%

Daniela

Mayerova

29:59

Old Deer Park

park #9

49%

Steve

Newell

volunteer

Gunnersbury

finish tokens

 

Alastair

Heslop

volunteer

Guildford

 

 

 

Another widespread week for our runners with Roderick Hoffman at a new BA venue in Falkirk, Alice Banks running the best time by a BA female runner at Black Park, Richard Ruffell adding Fulham Palace to his list (now 25 different parkruns) and Daniela Mayerova running at her ninth park, this time the three grassy laps of Old Deer Park in Richmond.

Our former member Duncan Wright ran his first ever parkrun at Richmond Park and finished a full minute ahead of Barry Walters.  Duncan's time (19:13) was two seconds better than Barry's club course record at Richmond and was worth an impressive 79.27% on the WAVA scale and puts him 16th on the list of 483 MV50-54 runners at Richmond Park over the years.  Barry remains 10th out of 267 in the MV55-59 list.

Steve Newell

Parkrun Tourism update

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I'm was up in Scotland to see some of the Commonwealth Games so I was able to take in Falkirk as my 80th tourist parkrun.  This is a lovely scenic parkrun, a single "out, loop and back" lap undulating with one very steep 25m climb at 3k. The photograph above shows my sister at the finish in front of Calendar House.  Sarah assures me that she was sprinting to finish ahead of the girl to her left, not because she knew I had the camera out.  I was pleased with my time given the undulations.  After the run I went over to check out a stretch of the Antonine Wall in the same park and then returned to the café for a post-run breakfast roll.  "Do you mind if I sit here?" I asked a stranger in a parkrun "50" shirt and then introduced myself.  "Not THE Roderick" he said, and it transpired that I was! "You inspired me to start my parkrun tourism." he told me.  Steve Peek - home run of Mile End but now also well-travelled (36 different in 63).  I'm not sure whether to say that it is a small world or a big one or perhaps just an odd one.  Meanwhile at Reading I lost my world record of "52 different international parkruns as my first 52 parkruns" as Gregory Bailey ran his number 53.  Thanks to Chris Kelly for passing on my messages for Gregory. 

Roderick Hoffman

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