Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Today we seemed to jump back in time a couple of months with the weather. It's cliche to go on about it, what with being British and all, but as today was a blue sky scorcher after the mostly drab "summer", it's hard not to mention it. Good weather normally means good turnouts and good times. Today's Bakers Dozen didn't disappoint.

We had a collective of first timers and volunteers in attendance, most notably the King and Queen of Bushy parkrun in Ray and Ann Coward. Ray volunteered on finish position duty and Ann, well I'm not allowed to write what Ann did. We also had the person most responsible for all of us being there taking part too. If anything, he's the Emperor of parkrun, PSH. Without PSH I'd not have taken part in Bushy parkrun, never met the runners that I have befriended over time tonight and wouldn't have met Tom Williams whose podcast Marathon Talk gave me the kick up the bum to start this Mile. So it's his fault we do what we do on a Wednesday evening now. As well as Saturday morning.

As for other news, we no longer have any actual "Ever-presents", but the name Wingate is "Ever-present" as Emma substituted her husband Andy tonight.

  1. Ollie Upton 5:06 PB
  2. Roy Reeder 5:07 PB
  3. Matt Smith 5:09 PB=
  4. Shane McDermott 5:26 (PB remains 5:17)
  5. Ciaran Murphy 5:27 PB
  6. Cristiano Bonato 5:39 (PB remains 5:37)
  7. Paul Sinton-Hewitt 5:42 (1st timer)
  8. Stewart Rose 5:48 PB
  9. David Tyas 6:30 (1st timer)
  10. David Worth 7:12 (1st timer)
  11. Amy Sullivan 7:48 (1st timer)
  12. Sandra Worth 7:57 (1st timer)
  13. Emma Wingate 8:34 (PB remains 8:21)


  1. Don't you think by the time they close the roads it's gonna be pitch black at 7p.m? Can't see how running hard in the dark would be feasible. Looks like it's gonna be more of a April to September thing.

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