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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by James Laverty » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:20 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:new year's day is in this year?
The year starts on Christmas Day.

By the way, why is it then when I question why the AD/BC system should have Christmas Day on 1st January, why do most people not get what I'm talking about? Is everyone fucking stupid? Not only should people get what I'm talking about, they should all have already thought of it independently themselves.
Accoriding to parkrun, the year starts in October in Rushcliffe.....
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:04 pm

Just noticed that Adam Gillard did a new year parkrun but was way off his PB despite a year to train for this one event!

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:23 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:Just noticed that Adam Gillard did a new year parkrun but was way off his PB despite a year to train for this one event!
Stalker much? :p

I have had a cough / cold so wasn't up for the Christmas Day parkrun, and I didn't feel that great still on Sunday so decided just to enjoy the run rather than chasing a PB. I had been training for it a few weeks ago and did a 3-mile training run in about 19:30 so I was confident of breaking the 20-minute barrier in race conditions but now it will have to wait until next year!
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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Zubair Patel » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:55 am

An asterisk with a footnote on the bottom of a leaderboard is rarely flattering !
I'm planning on taking part this year too which will make it my second ever parkrun. Going to come prepared this year though....I'll bring along my barcode which I've just printed off ! :lol:

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:44 pm

I'm out of this year's Parkrun at Lincoln btw. I can't remember the last time I did a Parkrun, or even ran more than 1km in the last 6 months or so. I also don't see the point in having to get up early on Saturday to run in the cold and then get back to the Little Chef and find out they've ran out of pancakes because everyone else has been to breakfast beforehand.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:50 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:44 pm
I'm out of this year's Parkrun at Lincoln btw. I can't remember the last time I did a Parkrun, or even ran more than 1km in the last 6 months or so. I also don't see the point in having to get up early on Saturday to run in the cold and then get back to the Little Chef and find out they've ran out of pancakes because everyone else has been to breakfast beforehand.
Really poor.

It's "run out of pancakes".

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:06 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:50 pm
Ryan Taylor wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:44 pm
I'm out of this year's Parkrun at Lincoln btw. I can't remember the last time I did a Parkrun, or even ran more than 1km in the last 6 months or so. I also don't see the point in having to get up early on Saturday to run in the cold and then get back to the Little Chef and find out they've ran out of pancakes because everyone else has been to breakfast beforehand.
Really poor.

It's "run out of pancakes".
Little Chef will be doing more running than I will be. Ha.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:21 pm

Seriously though, the parkrun isn't optional and I've never seen them run out of pancakes anyway. And after running, breakfast will be more enjoyable and satisfying.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Zubair Patel » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:08 pm

Behave, Ryan. You talked me into it last year after I'd had less practice than you've had so only fair you tag along this time. Plus, you don't want to miss out on our favourite T-Rex impression do you ?

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:07 pm

Four of us did the Lincoln parkrun at COLIN weekend. Here are the results (out of 364 runners):

12. Gevin Chapwell - 19:56
148. Mike Springett - 26:49
150. Zubair Patel - 26:54 (PB)
157. Stephen Read - 27:16

I think four runners is a CO-event record.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:13 pm

And here is the latest overall PB standings with Zubair now officially registered:
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. Oliver Garner - 17:22
2. Tim Down - 17:45
3. Matt Bayfield - 17:56
4. Gevin Chapwell - 18:31
5. Jonathan Rawlinson - 18:50
6. James Bradley - 19:04
7. Adam Gillard - 20:18
8. Giles Hutchings - 20:19
9. Tom Hargreaves - 20:20
10. Michael Springett - 20:36
11. Ryan Taylor - 20:39
12. Conrad Teixeira - 20:40
13. Dave Nicholson - 20:50
14. James Laverty - 21:05
15. Adam Curran - 21:14
16. Kirk Bevins - 21:58
=. Jon Corby - 21:58
18. Ian Volante - 22:01
19. Richard Brittain - 22:55
20. Jon O'Neill - 24:10
21. Lauren Hamer - 26:30
22. Stephen Read - 26:49
23. Zubair Patel - 26:54
Also, Jim Bentley hinted that he might be persuadable to do parkruns in the future, so Jim, sign up to parkrun!

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:06 pm

By spending ages going through different people of different ages, I now have a list of the "100%" times for males from ages 4 to 93. They are:

Code: Select all

4 - 19:50
5 - 19:46
6 - 18:42
7 - 17:48
8 - 17:01
9 - 16:21
10 - 15:47
11 - 15:18
12 - 14:52
13 - 14:30
14 - 14:11
15 - 13:55
16 - 13:42
17 - 13:30
18 - 13:20
19 - 13:11
20 - 13:02
21 - 12:57
22 - 12:54
23 - 12:54
24 - 12:54
25 - 12:54
26 - 12:54
27 - 12:54
28 - 12:54
29 - 12:55
30 - 12:56
31 - 12:58
32 - 13:00
33 - 13:03
34 - 13:07
35 - 13:11
36 - 13:16
37 - 13:21
38 - 13:27
39 - 13:33
40 - 13:39
41 - 13:45
42 - 13:51
43 - 13:58
44 - 14:04
45 - 14:11
46 - 14:17
47 - 14:24
48 - 14:31
49 - 14:38
50 - 14:45
51 - 14:52
52 - 14:59
53 - 15:07
54 - 15:14
55 - 15:22
56 - 15:30
57 - 15:38
58 - 15:46
59 - 15:54
60 - 16:02
61 - 16:11
62 - 16:19
63 - 16:28
64 - 16:37
65 - 16:46
66 - 16:56
67 - 17:05
68 - 17:15
69 - 17:26
70 - 17:38
71 - 17:51
72 - 18:05
73 - 18:21
74 - 18:38
75 - 18:57
76 - 19:17
77 - 19:40
78 - 20:05
79 - 20:32
80 - 21:01
81 - 21:33
82 - 22:09
83 - 22:47
84 - 23:30
85 - 24:18
86 - 25:11
87 - 26:09
88 - 27:15
89 - 28:28
90 - 29:51
91 - 31:26
92 - 33:14
93 - 35:19
Also there is one in the 95-99 category that is 48:18 (something I read suggested it was 99), and one in the 100-104 category that's 69:03. This is based on the times set by Fauja Singh on 31/3/2012 and 28/4/2012. According to the Wikipedia he would have been 100 for the first of these and 101 for the second, but there was no change in his 100% time.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:56 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:07 pm
Four of us did the Lincoln parkrun at COLIN weekend. Here are the results (out of 364 runners):

12. Gevin Chapwell - 19:56
148. Mike Springett - 26:49
150. Zubair Patel - 26:54 (PB)
157. Stephen Read - 27:16

I think four runners is a CO-event record.
Also, I might do a points league this year. Positions are based only on Countdowners (so we're 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th) and the points formula is (1-(position/(runners+1)))*100. So we have:

1. Gevin Chapwell - 80
2. Mike Springett - 60
3. Zubair Patel - 40
4. Stephen Read - 20

I'll try and keep track of all the CO-event parkruns over the year, including ones I don't go to.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by JJ Smith » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:42 am

The closest Parkrun to the Manchester event is my home race, South Manchester. Anyone coming?

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:46 pm

JJ Smith wrote:
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:42 am
The closest Parkrun to the Manchester event is my home race, South Manchester. Anyone coming?
I can't come to Manchester unfortunately as I'm doing a half marathon on the Sunday. But if anyone does a Manchester parkrun that weekend, it can count towards the points league. I don't think anyone did a Bristol parkrun.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:38 pm

Paul Talmey has been discovered to be a parkrunner, so he's now been added to the list. Also Stephen Read has improved his PB since the last update and overtaken Lauren Hamer!
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. Oliver Garner - 17:22
2. Tim Down - 17:45
3. Matt Bayfield - 17:56
4. Gevin Chapwell - 18:31
5. Jonathan Rawlinson - 18:50
6. James Bradley - 19:04
7. Adam Gillard - 20:18
8. Giles Hutchings - 20:19
9. Tom Hargreaves - 20:20
10. Michael Springett - 20:36
11. Ryan Taylor - 20:39
12. Conrad Teixeira - 20:40
13. Dave Nicholson - 20:50
14. James Laverty - 21:05
15. Adam Curran - 21:14
16. Kirk Bevins - 21:58
=. Jon Corby - 21:58
18. Ian Volante - 22:01
19. Richard Brittain - 22:55
20. Jon O'Neill - 24:10
21. Stephen Read - 26:20
22. Lauren Hamer - 26:30
23. Zubair Patel - 26:54
24. Paul Talmey - 30:22

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:39 pm

James Laverty improves his PB by a whopping 35 seconds to go from 21:05 to 20:30, moving him from 14th to 10th on this list!
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. Oliver Garner - 17:22
2. Tim Down - 17:45
3. Matt Bayfield - 17:56
4. Gevin Chapwell - 18:31
5. Jonathan Rawlinson - 18:50
6. James Bradley - 19:04
7. Adam Gillard - 20:18
8. Giles Hutchings - 20:19
9. Tom Hargreaves - 20:20
10. James Laverty - 20:30
11. Michael Springett - 20:36
12. Ryan Taylor - 20:39
13. Conrad Teixeira - 20:40
14. Dave Nicholson - 20:50
15. Adam Curran - 21:14
16. Kirk Bevins - 21:58
=. Jon Corby - 21:58
18. Ian Volante - 22:01
19. Richard Brittain - 22:55
20. Jon O'Neill - 24:10
21. Stephen Read - 26:20
22. Lauren Hamer - 26:30
23. Zubair Patel - 26:54
24. Paul Talmey - 30:22

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:46 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:56 pm
Also, I might do a points league this year. Positions are based only on Countdowners (so we're 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th) and the points formula is (1-(position/(runners+1)))*100. So we have:

1. Gevin Chapwell - 80
2. Mike Springett - 60
3. Zubair Patel - 40
4. Stephen Read - 20

I'll try and keep track of all the CO-event parkruns over the year, including ones I don't go to.
Conrad Teixeira did the South Manchester parkrun yesterday before the CO event in Manchester:

66. Conrad Teixeira - 21:16

This gives him 50 points in the annual competition, so the leader board now looks like this:

1. Gevin Chapwell - 80
2. Mike Springett - 60
3. Conrad Teixeira - 50
4. Zubair Patel - 40
5. Stephen Read - 20

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:52 pm

I did the Colchester half marathon this morning and got a nice new PB of 1:24:13 (beating my previous 1:24:50).

According to the Wikipedia article, a half marathon is 21.0975km, and if you do the maths, my time works out at slightly under 19:58 per parkrun! I'm very pleased with that.

Also I got a fly in my eye about 8 miles in, and it was very distracting, although I'm not sure it really affected my time. I was also put off a sprint finish because my calf muscles felt like they wanted to go into full spasm mode, so that cost a bit of time, but I don't think I would have gone under 1:24 anyway, which I had half an eye on* for most of the run.

*It would have been a whole eye, but there was a fly in the way.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Jon Corby » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:30 am

You have very deep eyes.

Oh, and well done, that's a cracking time. I'm doing my second half-marathon this Sunday (first was 1:47:03 about 2 months back), not sure I'll even get in under that because I've been quite complacent about training since the last one.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:29 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:30 am
You have very deep eyes.

Oh, and well done, that's a cracking time. I'm doing my second half-marathon this Sunday (first was 1:47:03 about 2 months back), not sure I'll even get in under that because I've been quite complacent about training since the last one.
Slacker.

That's a pretty decent time anyway. Maybe you could go for a 1:45 on Sunday.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by David Williams » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:07 pm

Yeah, good time, Toby.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:39 pm

David Williams wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Yeah, good time, Toby.
Thanks! By the way, do you ever do parkruns? I remember you saying before you did a 10k in 43 minutes. (Well, I remember you saying you did a 10k, and I did a search of this forum to find the actual time.)

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by David Williams » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:41 am

It probably belongs in the 'Really obvious things that you've only just realised' thread, but there's all these people who run past where I live when I'm out for my run on a Saturday morning. They stand around in a car-park for a quarter of an hour, then they do exactly the same course every week no matter what the weather's like. It doesn't look like any sort of race, as only a handful of them are decent runners, and I just thought it was some fairly pointless local health initiative. It was only when I happened to look at the parkrun thread it dawned on me what was going on. And no, I've never done one, and I don't expect to break 45 minutes for 10K ever again.

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:23 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:39 pm
David Williams wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Yeah, good time, Toby.
Thanks! By the way, do you ever do parkruns? I remember you saying before you did a 10k in 43 minutes. (Well, I remember you saying you did a 10k, and I did a search of this forum to find the actual time.)
Oh, and I forgot to say, if your post was just a way of celebrating that you finally know my name, you're six years behind!

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Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:50 pm

James Laverty has now gone from 10th to 7th, having improved by 45 seconds since the last edit!
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. Oliver Garner - 17:22
2. Tim Down - 17:45
3. Matt Bayfield - 17:56
4. Gevin Chapwell - 18:31
5. Jonathan Rawlinson - 18:50
6. James Bradley - 19:04
7. James Laverty - 19:45
8. Adam Gillard - 20:18
9. Giles Hutchings - 20:19
10. Tom Hargreaves - 20:20
11. Michael Springett - 20:36
12. Ryan Taylor - 20:39
13. Conrad Teixeira - 20:40
14. Dave Nicholson - 20:50
15. Adam Curran - 21:14
16. Kirk Bevins - 21:58
=. Jon Corby - 21:58
18. Ian Volante - 22:01
19. Richard Brittain - 22:55
20. Jon O'Neill - 24:10
21. Stephen Read - 26:20
22. Lauren Hamer - 26:30
23. Zubair Patel - 26:54
24. Paul Talmey - 30:22

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