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Park Run – Solihull

I went along to the third Park Run at Brueton Park, Solihull this morning to have a look at what goes on and to take a few photos. Brueton Park is a beautiful park and ideal for these relaxed, free, 5k runs that are intended for all ages and abilities. Over 50 runners took part beating the showers and all having a good time. Volunteers are sought after, so anyone willing to give up a few hours of their time are welcome. Please see the website at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brueton/


Knowle and Dorridge Running Club’s Jonathan JENNINGS was the first athlete across the finish line today. He completed the course in 16:40 and posted an age grade score of 83.80%. The first female athlete to cross the line was Knowle and Dorridge Running Club’s Katie BANERJEE in a time of 20:07 posting an age grade score of 74.98%.
The following athletes from Midland Masters AC from took part in today’s Brueton parkrun parkrun.
.. Brueton parkrun Results by Club …
Position Athlete Sex Run Time Club Name Age Grading % Age Category Personal Best
21 Sheila Janet CAREY F 21:41 Midland Masters AC 93.08% VW60-64 1st run

A few images from this morning appear below and a full set can be viewed on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockontom/sets/72157624547835127/

About Tom Morris

I am retired. I am a Life Member of Birchfield Harriers and have been Secretary & Membership Secretary of the Midland Masters AC for 9 years. I enjoy watching road & cross country races, photography and messing about on my PC.


6 thoughts on “Park Run – Solihull

  1. Will be there….

    Posted by Tom Morris | August 13, 2010, 9:14 am
  2. Tom;

    can’t remember if i replied or not.

    thanks for offer of help on Saturday; certainly not going to turn you down!

    i’ll put you down as ‘timekeeper’ then & thanks for running offer but, my Brueton debut will have to wait until later in the year.

    see you on saturday, many thanks


    Posted by phil innamorati | August 12, 2010, 12:48 pm
  3. Sheila is certainly very impressive with that time, let alone the Age Grade!

    Your post certainly made me feel a little bit better than the one on runners world.

    The event ran smoothly, I had arranged for one of the locals from Solihull Leisure Services to explain the route but then forgot to ask him (funnily enough he wasn’t jumping up & down to remind me!) & the results were relatviely easy to put together, thanks partly to the tedious ‘manual’ back up system.

    This has the potential to be a very successful parkrun & one that i would look forward to actually running…
    Once a local team of volunteers comes forward to take charge…

    Posted by phil innamorati | August 9, 2010, 5:41 pm
    • Not sure whether you know but Sheila as Sheila Taylor came 5th in the 1500m final at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Once a 90%+ performer on Age Grading, always a 90%+ performer!

      I am happy to help out this coming Saturday, without a committment to every week at this stage. As an ex timekeeper, I would be happy to perform this role so that you can have a run.

      Posted by Tom Morris | August 10, 2010, 9:15 am
  4. Glad to a small help. I have added the results of Midland Masters AC to the post.

    Posted by Tom Morris | August 9, 2010, 9:36 am
  5. thanks for the plug Tom, just seen & read it.
    FYI Cannon Hill Launches soon, on the 28th of August & yes, as you mentioned Brueton needs Volunteers, desperately, as at present it’s been relying on a small amount of manpower from Solihull Leisure Services (3 people per event) & ‘volunteers’ co-ereced from the Cannon Hill crowd. NB: Last Saturday was the last event that Solihull Leisure Services were able to commit to supporting!

    Posted by phil innamorati | August 9, 2010, 9:17 am

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