Thank you all so much for coming, 31 ran for Chiltern, 10 for Good Shepherd, 21 for Molesey Community Church, 6 for Christ Church New Malden, and 7 for Selsdon Baptist – 75 runners in total!
We had our pre run brief – covering scoring, thanking our volunteers Mimi our photographer, Jo our scorer, and Carol and Robert who handled all the last minute baggage people had not left in their cars.
Many had driven or come by train, at least some of the Christ Church group had run to Bushy!
Some were well rested, fresh, and keen – others had had 3 hours sleep after a late night out.
All of you were ready to parkrun.
The weather was lovely, and I think it’s fair to say spirits were high.
In all 1095 people ran, and we were spread from position 45 to position 1093! It was pretty crowded at the start – spot Holly in Molesey gold below
The Christ Church women (just 4 of them) picked up a staggering 23 points, the Molesey women (8 of them) 27 points, but the Chiltern men (39 points) and especially our juniors (47 points!) brought Chiltern home.
Scores, for those who like such things, as follows;
Good Shepherd 38
Christ Church 25
Selsdon Baptist 14
Next Mob match looks to be May 17th at Lloyd, so get that one into your calendar! Then July 19th at Roundshaw for those who plan ahead.
Within the churches;
First women (first column) and girls home
First women home for their teams otherwise were; Rachael Root SBC, Lisa Webster GS, and Karina Moore CCR. For the girls it was Eleanor Woodman GS.
First men (first column) and boys home
First men home for their teams otherwise were; Matthew Stone SBC, Marcus Griffiths M, Peter Bodley-Scott CCNM. Also for the boys Matti Matthews for Molesey.
Look closely Mark is ‘Blythely’ unaware Peter Bodley-Scott (and Harry) are about to overtake him!
Whether you were top of your age category, or not, what was brilliant to see was the determination and enthusiasm so many of you displayed – and of course how many of you were smiling!
|J14||Adam Hudson GS||Sophia Lunn CCR|
|J15-17||Tevin Kadiri GS||Racheal Root SBC|
|S25-29||Still a gap in the 20’s!||Tina Labung CCR|
|S30-34||Ashley Pate CCR||Catherine Donohue CCR|
|S35-39||Luke Beal M||Lazar Stella M|
|V40-44||Graham Oglethorpe GS||Nicole Matthews M|
|V45-49||Paul McFarlane GS||Julie Preston M|
|V50-54||Mark Constantinou CCR||Camilla Pearse CCNM|
|V55-59||Steve Holden M||——–|
|V60-64||——–||Holly Vanstone M|
|V65-69||Ken Wright CCR||——–|
The achievement awards that move on to a new runner after each mob match went to, Holly Vanstone
And Lisa Webster (presented by Jason Hudson)
Junior Medals to Matti Matthews and Eleanor Woodman.
Other awards to Judith Kelly and Debbie McCarthy – newcomers. Harry Bodley-Scott – Awesome medal (he did cross the line ahead of his Dad!). Also an Awesome Medal for Rachael Root, see below;
Not an exhaustive list but course Pb’s for; Phillip, Matti and Nicole Matthews, Toks Kadiri, Marcus Griffiths, Les Worthington, Mark and Anthony Constantinou.
I also know (concentrating mainly on the juniors again not exhaustive) – 5k pb’s for Adam Hudson, Marie and Matthew Gray, Karina,Tia and Piers Moore, Rachel Root, Sophia Lunn, and Issy Groom.
Big congratulations to Nathan Dibdin today on his first parkrun back after a nasty RTA last year – under 25 minutes, classy return Nathan!
First Timer’s to Bushy include; Sarah Havelock, David Root, Sue Gray, Alastair Milne, Martin Stringer, Julian Morris, Helen Pownall, Jeffrey Croucher, Rajka and Allan Kuhar, Colin Jackson, Mel Groom, David Lunn, Iain Moore, Don Brims, Koen Van Bockstaele, Micky Wheeler, Andrew Crossley, Stephen Tarrant and Lisa Connolly – the last two being newcomer medal winners.
Also running (but not mentioned yet!) were; Charles Harmer, Colin White, Andrew Mills, Ron West, Tony Kelly, Kathryn Hill, Steve Arndt, Rosa and Chloe Constantinou, Louise Sherlock, Noah Matthews, Jason Hudson, Cleide Burgess, and Lindsay.
I have to say it was a really great morning for me, lots of friendship, fun, and we sure got noticed – 2 pages in the Bushy parkrun event news about us, and an enquiry from a local church about the event. I only hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.
As I said before, the next mob match is Lloyd parkrun in Croydon – May 17th. It’s right on the tram line from East Croydon station – there’s a café, and lots of friendly folk – but be ready for some hills. Hope to see you there.
I’ve popped a few more of the photos onto the end – so enjoy.