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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Fiona T » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:02 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:25 pm
The final CO-event of the year happened in Wolverhampton Saturday, and a whopping five of us did the wet Wolverhampton parkrun beforehand. Here are the results out of 321 runners:

7. Gevin Chapwell - 19:09
92. Jonathan Wynn - 26:24
256. Fiona T - 34:42

Er, I can't seem to find Callum or Bradley in the results, so I'll get back to you...


Bradley made the rookie error of forgetting his barcode.

Cal scanned, but for some reason the result hasn't registered. He should email, but is not sufficiently arsed to do so.

I believe the finish order was

Gevin
JW
Cal
Bra
Fiona

We all got free rice and olive oil from the co-op though :)
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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:38 pm

Thanks Fiona. I'd messaged them both anyway and what you say backs up their claims! So I'll start again:

The final CO-event of the year happened in Wolverhampton Saturday, and a whopping five of us did the wet Wolverhampton parkrun beforehand. Here are the results out of 321 runners:

7. Gevin Chapwell - 19:09 (83.3 points)
92. Jonathan Wynn - 26:24 (66.7 points)
220. Callum Todd - 32:07 (50 points)
240. Bradley Horrocks - 33:23 (33.3 points)
256. Fiona T - 34:42 (16.7 points)

Callum and Bradley's positions and times are estimates, but the order of the five of us is not thought to be controversial, so it wouldn't affect the championship points anyway. Callum said he thought he took about 31 minutes and that it could therefore be position 199 or 202 (both unknown runners in the results), but his Strava log says he took 32:03, so I've given him position 220 (also an unknown), which finished in 32:07, although I'm happy to discuss this further. Bradley thought he was position 240 (an unknown), and I've given him that. Unknown runners aren't given a time in the parkrun results, but you can find them on runbritainrankings here.

The final standings then:

The standings:

1. Gevin Chapwell (440.6 points)
2. Callum Todd (223.3 points)
3. Fiona T (150.6 points)
4. Jonathan Wynn (122.2 points)
5. Oliver Garner (80 points)
6. Tim Down (77.8 points)
7. David Hilton (66.7 points)
=. Eddy Byrne (66.7 points)
9. Dave Ryan (44.4 points)
10. Mike Springett (33.3 points)
=. Bradley Horrocks (33.3 points)
11. Suzy Turner (11.1 points)

I had messed up Fiona's points earlier in the year but it should be rectified now for this final list (I haven't kept a spreadsheet but have just been adding on to the previous results, which might be dangerous). 440.6 points is a new annual record as well.

Why did you get free rice and olive oil?

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:59 am

Ahead of the new season starting at COLIN this coming weekend, I've updated the PB list. Since the last update we've had improvements from Oliver Garner, Jon Elmer, Matthew Tassier, Jonathan Wynn, and Gerry Tynan, with Bradley Horrocks also registering an unofficial result. And Oliver Garner has broken 16 minutes, which is very impressive indeed.

And just to clarify the points system for this year - it will be the same as the FOCAL championship (as far as I understand anyway), which means scores will be between 0 and 1000 and all fractions will be rounded up or down (0.5 will be rounded up). The decimals won't be stored as part of the score, so two lots of 333 will add up to 666, not 667. I doubt it will make a difference to anything though.

Also, if for any reason different people go to different parkruns, they will effectively by treated as separate events. So if one person does one parkrun, they will score 500, and if two do a different one, they will score 667 and 333. To qualify, you need to do a parkrun and the CO-event, but the parkrun can be anywhere.

I've been generous in the past by giving points for DNFs and runs without barcodes, and I see no reason to stop that.
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:39 pm
Right, I'm going to put up a ranking list of Countdown/Apterous parkrunners. I'll check it every so often to see if anyone's beaten their PB, and if anyone is really insistent that they don't want to be on the list, then I can remove their name. And if I've forgotten anyone, let me know and I can add them. This list is unlikely to be anywhere near exhaustive.

1. John Ashcroft - 15:15
2. Oliver Garner - 15:54
3. Jonathan Rawlinson - 17:24
4. Tim Down - 17:45
5. Matt Bayfield - 17:56
6. Gevin Chapwell - 18:09
7. Tim Springett - 18:32
8. James Bradley - 19:04
9. James Laverty - 19:21
10. Giles Hutchings - 19:48
11. Andy Noden - 20:06
12. Conrad Teixeira - 20:07
13. Adam Gillard - 20:18
14. Tom Hargreaves - 20:20
15. Dave Nicholson - 20:27
16. Michael Springett - 20:36
17. Ryan Taylor - 20:39
18. Adam Curran - 21:14
19. Jon Elmer - 21:32
20. Kirk Bevins - 21:58
=. Jon Corby - 21:58
22. Ian Volante - 22:01
23. David Williams - 22:38
24. Richard Brittain - 22:55
25. David Hilton - 23:07
26. James Wilson - 23:38
27. Matthew Tassier - 23:58
28. Jon O'Neill - 24:10
29. Jonathan Wynn - 24:39
30. Stephen Read - 24:43
31. Dave Ryan - 24:48
32. Zubair Patel - 24:56
33. Rose Boyle - 25:33
34. Tom Feilding - 26:16
35. Lauren Hamer - 26:30
36. Callum Todd - 27:36
37. Tom Chafer-Cook - 28:11
38. Fiona T - 28:47
39. Gerry Tynan - 28:58
40. Suzy Turner - 29:08
41. Paul Talmey - 30:22
42. Eddy Byrne - 31:04
43. Rachel Perkins - 36:40
44. Jack Worsley - 36:53
45. Noel Pereira - 44:14

Also Bradley Horrocks got 33:23 in 240th place in this run but I can't find his name for any run on the parkrun site so he doesn't have an official time yet.
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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:56 pm

Saturday 25th January saw a record 10 Countdowners take part in the inaugural Doddington Hall parkrun before COLIN. Chris Marshall also took part in his first ever parkrun! And so here are the results out of 396 runners:

9. Gevin Chapwell - 18:28 (909 points)
12. Tim Down - 18:50 (818 points)
52. Mike Springett - 22:37 (727 points)
150. Dave Ryan - 26:33 (636 points)
187. Zubair Patel - 27:41 (545 points)
199. Callum Todd - 28:09 (455 points)
209. Bradley Horrocks - 28:33 (364 points)
217. Suzy Turner - 28:51 (273 points)
322. Fiona T - 34:28 (182 points)
327. Chris Marshall - 34:46 (91 points)

Some guy called Graham Lincoln took part. I wonder if Dave Doddington Hall was at the Lincoln parkrun. Anyway, as this was the first event of the year, the points table is the same as above, so I'm not going put it again. As well as being an automatic PB for Chris Marshall, this was also a new PB for Suzy Turner and Bradley Horrocks, so I'll need to do another update soon!

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Jonathan Wynn » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:24 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Saturday 25th January saw a record 10 Countdowners take part in the inaugural Doddington Hall parkrun before COLIN. Chris Marshall also took part in his first ever parkrun! And so here are the results out of 396 runners:

9. Gevin Chapwell - 18:28 (909 points)
12. Tim Down - 18:50 (818 points)
52. Mike Springett - 22:37 (727 points)
150. Dave Ryan - 26:33 (636 points)
187. Zubair Patel - 27:41 (545 points)
199. Callum Todd - 28:09 (455 points)
209. Bradley Horrocks - 28:33 (364 points)
217. Suzy Turner - 28:51 (273 points)
322. Fiona T - 34:28 (182 points)
327. Chris Marshall - 34:46 (91 points)

Some guy called Graham Lincoln took part. I wonder if Dave Doddington Hall was at the Lincoln parkrun. Anyway, as this was the first event of the year, the points table is the same as above, so I'm not going put it again. As well as being an automatic PB for Chris Marshall, this was also a new PB for Suzy Turner and Bradley Horrocks, so I'll need to do another update soon!
My riverside parkrun appears to be missing from the table?

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:46 pm

How strange!

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Fiona T » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:32 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Saturday 25th January saw a record 10 Countdowners take part in the inaugural Doddington Hall parkrun before COLIN. Chris Marshall also took part in his first ever parkrun! And so here are the results out of 396 runners:

9. Gevin Chapwell - 18:28 (909 points)
12. Tim Down - 18:50 (818 points)
52. Mike Springett - 22:37 (727 points)
150. Dave Ryan - 26:33 (636 points)
187. Zubair Patel - 27:41 (545 points)
199. Callum Todd - 28:09 (455 points)
209. Bradley Horrocks - 28:33 (364 points)
217. Suzy Turner - 28:51 (273 points)
322. Fiona T - 34:28 (182 points)
327. Chris Marshall - 34:46 (91 points)

Some guy called Graham Lincoln took part. I wonder if Dave Doddington Hall was at the Lincoln parkrun. Anyway, as this was the first event of the year, the points table is the same as above, so I'm not going put it again. As well as being an automatic PB for Chris Marshall, this was also a new PB for Suzy Turner and Bradley Horrocks, so I'll need to do another update soon!

And for comparison, the 'age graded' scores, which are (in my opinion) a better measure of relative performance between different genders and ages -

Tim 74.69%
Toby 74.46%
Suzy 57.42%
Mike 57.04%
Dave 56.94%
Fiona 49.23%
Zubair 47.62%
Callum 45.83%
Bradley 45.18%
Chris 38.40%
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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:15 pm

OK, as a compromise maybe we can have both championships running alongside each other!

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Fiona T » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:30 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:15 pm
OK, as a compromise maybe we can have both championships running alongside each other!
:) I'm not that bothered (honestly!)
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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:54 pm

Who did the parkrun in Manchester? Was it just you Fiona?

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Fiona T » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:01 pm

Just me and 800 odd other people :)

If there were any other countdowners there, I didn't spot them.

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/heaton/resul ... Number=492

It was a nice course - tarmacked and wide paths. Recommended.
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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Fiona T » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:21 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Is your local run the Frimley Lodge parkrun? So do you know Jon Corby?
You will be pleased to hear that Jon and I are now acquainted!

He scanned my barcode and said "hello" and we had a brief conversation about how awesome Countdown is :)
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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:52 pm

Just Fiona T (of the CO-eventers) took part in the Heaton parkrun on 15th February before the Manchester tournament. The results out of a whopping 801 runners:

689. Fiona T - 36:12 (500 points)

And the points table:

1. Gevin Chapwell - 909
2. Tim Down - 818
3. Mike Springett - 727
4. Fiona T - 682
5. Dave Ryan - 636
6. Zubair Patel - 545
7. Callum Todd - 455
8. Bradley Horrocks - 364
9. Suzy Turner - 273
10. Chris Marshall - 91
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Saturday 25th January saw a record 10 Countdowners take part in the inaugural Doddington Hall parkrun before COLIN. Chris Marshall also took part in his first ever parkrun! And so here are the results out of 396 runners:

9. Gevin Chapwell - 18:28 (909 points)
12. Tim Down - 18:50 (818 points)
52. Mike Springett - 22:37 (727 points)
150. Dave Ryan - 26:33 (636 points)
187. Zubair Patel - 27:41 (545 points)
199. Callum Todd - 28:09 (455 points)
209. Bradley Horrocks - 28:33 (364 points)
217. Suzy Turner - 28:51 (273 points)
322. Fiona T - 34:28 (182 points)
327. Chris Marshall - 34:46 (91 points)

Some guy called Graham Lincoln took part. I wonder if Dave Doddington Hall was at the Lincoln parkrun. Anyway, as this was the first event of the year, the points table is the same as above, so I'm not going put it again. As well as being an automatic PB for Chris Marshall, this was also a new PB for Suzy Turner and Bradley Horrocks, so I'll need to do another update soon!

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:09 pm

A new update to the PB list has been done. Congratulations to Jon Elmer, Matthew Tassier, Gerry Tynan and Suzy Turner for all setting a new PB since the last update. Congratulations also to Chris Marshall for becoming a new entry on the list and to Bradley Horrocks for entering the list properly with a time that can be properly attributed to him!
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:39 pm
Right, I'm going to put up a ranking list of Countdown/Apterous parkrunners. I'll check it every so often to see if anyone's beaten their PB, and if anyone is really insistent that they don't want to be on the list, then I can remove their name. And if I've forgotten anyone, let me know and I can add them. This list is unlikely to be anywhere near exhaustive.

1. John Ashcroft - 15:15
2. Oliver Garner - 15:54
3. Jonathan Rawlinson - 17:24
4. Tim Down - 17:45
5. Matt Bayfield - 17:56
6. Gevin Chapwell - 18:09
7. Tim Springett - 18:32
8. James Bradley - 19:04
9. James Laverty - 19:21
10. Giles Hutchings - 19:48
11. Andy Noden - 20:06
12. Conrad Teixeira - 20:07
13. Adam Gillard - 20:18
14. Tom Hargreaves - 20:20
15. Dave Nicholson - 20:27
16. Michael Springett - 20:36
17. Ryan Taylor - 20:39
18. Adam Curran - 21:14
19. Jon Elmer - 21:30
20. Kirk Bevins - 21:58
=. Jon Corby - 21:58
22. Ian Volante - 22:01
23. David Williams - 22:38
24. Richard Brittain - 22:55
25. David Hilton - 23:07
26. Matthew Tassier - 23:31
27. James Wilson - 23:38
28. Jon O'Neill - 24:10
29. Jonathan Wynn - 24:39
30. Stephen Read - 24:43
31. Dave Ryan - 24:48
32. Zubair Patel - 24:56
33. Rose Boyle - 25:33
34. Tom Feilding - 26:16
35. Lauren Hamer - 26:30
36. Callum Todd - 27:36
37. Tom Chafer-Cook - 28:11
38. Bradley Horrocks - 28:33
39. Gerry Tynan - 28:43
40. Fiona T - 28:47
41. Suzy Turner - 28:51
42. Paul Talmey - 30:22
43. Eddy Byrne - 31:04
44. Chris Marshall - 34:46
45. Rachel Perkins - 36:40
46. Jack Worsley - 36:53
47. Noel Pereira - 44:14

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:09 pm

Fiona T wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:21 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Is your local run the Frimley Lodge parkrun? So do you know Jon Corby?
You will be pleased to hear that Jon and I are now acquainted!

He scanned my barcode and said "hello" and we had a brief conversation about how awesome Countdown is :)
This is excellent news!

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 18, 2020 11:41 am

CO:LON was supposed to take place on Saturday two days ago, and I'd been considering doing the Victoria Dock parkrun, which is said to be the fastest in the country. Instead I had to do my "virtual parkrun" on my measured 5k course on the dirt track that is the Flitch Way near where I live. And I got 18:13. My parkrun PB is 18:09 (although I should have got around 18:00 that time at Hackney Marshes when I went the wrong way). I almost certainly would have got a new PB had I run at a fast parkrun on Saturday, and very likely would have gone under 18 minutes. I just have to try and keep hold of this form for when lockdown ends in 2029!

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue May 19, 2020 8:56 pm

did you just watch the video of yourself doing the run before? if so how are you going to improve your own time?

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue May 19, 2020 9:06 pm

People just call it a virtual parkrun if they do a 5k run on a Saturday without there being a parkrun, if that's what you're referring to.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Fiona T » Tue May 19, 2020 10:40 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 11:41 am
CO:LON was supposed to take place on Saturday two days ago, and I'd been considering doing the Victoria Dock parkrun, which is said to be the fastest in the country. Instead I had to do my "virtual parkrun" on my measured 5k course on the dirt track that is the Flitch Way near where I live. And I got 18:13. My parkrun PB is 18:09 (although I should have got around 18:00 that time at Hackney Marshes when I went the wrong way). I almost certainly would have got a new PB had I run at a fast parkrun on Saturday, and very likely would have gone under 18 minutes. I just have to try and keep hold of this form for when lockdown ends in 2029!
Well done. A few of us are still dragging our sorry arses round a lonely Saturday 5k. Missing it. A lot.
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