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Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by tractakid » 27 Jul 2013, 22:44

Quite a few members of the forum have done parkrun now, so I thought I would collect everyone's PB and list them in descending order. Venue of PB in brackets.

MylesHSG 41:57 (Northala Fields) 30.75% 07/03/15
jamesthegill 31:40 (Brighton & Hove) 40.84% 06/06/15
Sam 31:30 (Nonsuch) 46.98% 27/07/13
The Raven 30:21 (Southwark) 42.50% 30/05/15
Going Underground 30:14 (Northala Fields) 51.71% 16/05/15
Matthewcook18 28:24 (Penrose) 46.42% 12/07/15
geofftech 25:09 (Burgess) 55.53% 10/10/15
Steeevooo 24:55 (Barking) 51.84% 04/07/15
mrredrunner100 24:52 (Mile End) 54.29% 18/04/15
nozzacook 24:40 (Burgess) 57.03% 19/09/15
DrainBrain 24:25 (Southwark) 58.98% 30/05/15(Not an age grade PB)
tractakid 24:17 (Burgess) 53.33% 01/08/15
scrxisi 23:37 (Southwark) 55.05% 25/07/15
greatkingrat 23:34 (Highbury Fields) 55.16% 26/07/14
Iain 23:15 (Bushy) 08/07/06 (Best time not age graded, Nonsuch time of 30:50 graded 47.46%)
tubeguru 22:40 (Exeter Riverside) 61.10% 29/08/15
Soup Dragon 22:06 (Horsham) 66.89% 01/08/15
Tube_b 21:46 (Bushy) 65.16% 17/01/15 (Not an age grade PB)
dudey 21:29 (Whitstable) 60.05% 17/10/15
tpfkar 21:07 (Milton Keynes) 61.09% 18/09/10
palkanetoijala31 20:37 (Bournemouth) 65.72% 30/08/14
CrunchySaviour 19:38 (Gunnersbury) 65.70% 15/06/13
MarcG 18:42 (Hampstead Heath) 70.94% 21/09/13

these are all the people I know of... If there are any omissions let me know!

Might well come up with more stats later on.

EDIT- Post updated to show the official parkrun 'age graded' percentage scores, which take into account age and gender categories to provide easier comparison between the skill of each athlete.
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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 28 Jul 2013, 00:28

is nonsuch a place? and its strange that Geoff partner is 6 mins faster than he is unless its over a different distance

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Post by Sam » 28 Jul 2013, 00:30

Nonsuch Park in Cheam...

Parkrun is 5k, so yes it is over the same distance. Why is it strange? Anthony is somewhat younger than Geoff!
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Post by tractakid » 28 Jul 2013, 00:36

CrunchySaviour has done most of his runs in Milton Keynes, with an MK PB just 2 seconds slower than his solitary Gunnersbury time.

Scrxisi, you could also aim for Iain's Nonsuch time, which is much more recent than his 2006 PB.
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Post by The Raven » 28 Jul 2013, 07:25

Might see if I can do a parkrun challenge near me
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Post by tubeguru » 28 Jul 2013, 08:41

Everyone seems to be doing Parkrun. Is this something I should be doing?
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Post by Sam » 28 Jul 2013, 08:59

Do you want to run 5k... If you don't, then parkrun isn't for you...
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Post by Going Underground » 28 Jul 2013, 09:06

My practise run is around the "block" which is 1238 metres, normally takes around 7min 15secs - 7mins 20secs which I do at least twice a week and that is often a struggle... (PB is around 6mins 50 and slowest is around 7mins 35secs)
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Post by Nigel » 28 Jul 2013, 11:09

I've never done a Parkrun as such.

Though I have raced in Nonsuch Park in the 1989 English National Cross Country Championships. I remember it poured down with rain in torrents all day. My then girlfriend, now wife, came to watch - after getting completely soaked and covered in mud, I don't think she ever came to watch me again! Before the start, I was walking round with her trying to shelter under her umbrella when we literally walked straight into Steve Cram who was doing the same, also about to do the race. (I think Steve Cram was third that year.)

I've also done many 5ks. I honestly can't remember my fastest time, but have found a result from a 5k I did in November 1991. This was at the Eastway Cycle Circuit, which was where the Olympic Velodrome is now situated. This was a hilly twisting course and on that day I did it in 16:38.

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Post by tubeguru » 28 Jul 2013, 11:23

Sam wrote:Do you want to run 5k... If you don't, then parkrun isn't for you...
I need to get fit. I think I can manage 5k without killing myself ...
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Post by tractakid » 28 Jul 2013, 12:44

Woah. 16:38 is HUGELY impressive! I presume you're not quite up to that pace now :P

Love to see new parkrunners giving it a go. They are very friendly places, it's a great way to get fit, and you might just catch a bug...

Edited the first post to reflect Nozzacook's self timed parkrun.
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Post by tubeguru » 28 Jul 2013, 12:58

My local Parkrun course is in a nice area - woods alongside a river valley.
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Post by Nigel » 28 Jul 2013, 13:59

tractakid wrote:Woah. 16:38 is HUGELY impressive! I presume you're not quite up to that pace now :P

No - I'm not supposed to run at all these days. A botched operation on a knee injury ten years ago ended my running career. All I can do now is enough for a tube challenge every few months, but running regularly is completely impossible. I used to hate 5k as a distance - short enough that you had to push it hard all the way, but too long when you are in agony doing it. My preference was for a race anywhere between 5 miles and half marathon. That said, I thought my PB for 5k was about 30 seconds quicker than the result I found flicking through my file of old results this morning. Your comments have made me feel guilty that I've never got round to sorting out all my old race results and compiling a list of PBs for each distance - given that I'm never going to beat them again and it would give my son something to aim for in a few years.

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Post by Sam » 28 Jul 2013, 15:05

That's what I love about Endomondo, you put in all of your races and it generates a PB list for you :)
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Post by tractakid » 28 Jul 2013, 22:58

I do like the idea of meeting up before an R15 to do a parkrun.
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