Roy’s 500th Parkrun

Valley Striders descend upon Woodhouse Moor parkrun to mark Roy’s 500th run

It’s the 17th October 2009, the day Roy’s life changed forever, like many of us who have caught the parkrun bug.

Roll forward 9 years and 11 months, over 50 Valley Striders joined the Woodhouse Moor Parkrun starting line alongside Roy to celebrate his 500th parkrun.

Sam Dooley, parkrun ambassador did a great speech for Roy which included Roy’s average parkrun time of 19:23 and the interesting statistic that if Roy ran all his parkruns in one go he’d just be finishing in a week’s time.

Roy has stood on the Woodhouse Moor parkrun start line 490 times and is a true local runner with all parkruns being in Leeds, the other 10 being Roundhay (4), Temple Newsam (4) and one each for Armley and Potternewton.

As well as it being a beautiful day for running with glorious sunshine Roy treated everyone to sandwiches, cake and drinks (some of us even got some champagne which was a great taster for Reims).

The parkrun was also part of Valley Striders Grand Prix competition, the 3rd Grand Prix Race this week. Results and Grand Prix points are below.

PosparkrunnerTimeAge CatAge GradeGenderGender PosClubNoteTotal RunsGP Pts
3Gwilym Thomas00:17:50VM40-4478.90%M3Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:16:44210100
13James Tarran00:19:02VM50-5478.70%M11Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:17:4137299
14Tim Straughan00:19:04VM50-5479.90%M12Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:17:5335098
15Ian Sanderson00:19:05VM45-4976.10%M13Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:18:1340997
30Adam Parton00:19:55VM45-4973.50%M27Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:18:5934596
31Myra Jones00:19:58VW35-3975.10%F4Valley Striders ACNew PB!22795
35Roy Huggins00:20:08VM55-5977.00%M31Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:17:4950094
46John Shanks00:20:35VM35-3964.50%M42Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:17:4511393
47Sean Cook00:20:36VM35-3964.40%M43Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:19:5921692
48Sarah Graham00:20:37SW30-3472.10%F5Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:18:3510591
50Sean Fitzgerald00:20:40VM35-3965.10%M45Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:18:5324190
59Kevin Mcmullan00:21:12VM50-5470.10%M53Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:18:336189
70Tony Mills00:21:41VM45-4967.00%M63Valley Striders ACFirst Timer!2288
73Sarah Mann00:21:47VW35-3969.50%F9Valley Striders ACNew PB!22288
77Leroy Sutton00:21:53VM60-6474.60%M68Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:20:365187
78Vernon Long00:21:53VM50-5468.50%M69Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:20:4017086
83Pip Trevorrow00:22:04VW40-4471.30%F11Valley Striders ACNew PB!1885
85Sue Sunderland00:22:09VW55-5984.00%F13Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:21:2231084
88Steph Gledhill00:22:19VW40-4468.90%F15Valley Striders ACNew PB!27483
96Michael Hall00:22:35VM35-3959.10%M80Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:19:1921082
103Sam Davison00:22:44SM30-3456.90%M86Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:21:284281
109Holly Button00:22:50SW30-3465.30%F19Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:19:198680
114Ripley Barclay00:22:57JM11-1466.70%M93Valley Striders ACNew PB!1279
125Alex Watson-Usher00:23:13VW35-3964.40%F23Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:21:2625478
126Liz Adams00:23:13VW45-4968.40%F24Valley Striders ACNew PB!13377
132Chris Sawyer00:23:32VM60-6468.80%M108Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:22:1738176
136Liz Reddington00:23:34VW55-5978.90%F26Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:23:0312375
144Richard Adcock00:23:40VM50-5462.30%M118Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:20:357574
148Alfie Tyrrell00:23:43JM15-1757.80%M121Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:22:1913473
156Ken Fox00:23:55VM60-6467.70%M128Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:19:0947572
168Brian Tyrrell00:24:15VM60-6466.10%M135Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:24:1219371
171Ian Rosser00:24:18VM50-5460.70%M137Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:17:5726370
176Joel Giddings00:24:26VM45-4959.40%M141Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:17:5746869
198Andy Mace00:24:59VM45-4958.60%M156Valley Striders ACFirst Timer!3868
200Brigit O'Sullivan00:25:03SW20-2459.10%F43Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:25:002267
207Paul Sanderson00:25:17VM50-5459.30%M164Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:22:435066
210Vicki Johnstone00:25:22VW45-4965.30%F45Valley Striders ACNew PB!21165
248Ewan Reid00:26:25JM1064.40%M189Valley Striders ACFirst Timer!564
249Carol Reid00:26:26VW35-3957.30%F60Valley Striders ACFirst Timer!663
252Bob Jackson00:26:29VM65-6965.10%M192Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:20:115163
292Lisa Jones00:27:39VW45-4958.60%F74Valley Striders ACNew PB!2362
301Zoe Nicholson00:27:45VW40-4455.40%F77Valley Striders ACFirst Timer!1261
308Neil Sedgley00:27:49VM50-5454.30%M229Valley Striders ACNew PB!5060
309Robert Hamilton00:27:50VM50-5454.70%M230Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:17:284459
325Leila Kara00:28:03VW55-5963.70%F87Valley Striders ACNew PB!1458
330Sally Merchant-Edge00:28:11VW45-4958.80%F91Valley Striders ACNew PB!4657
360Andrew Wicks00:28:45VM50-5453.00%M257Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:19:2811256
384Julie Mcgurk00:29:27VW55-5960.70%F115Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:24:583155
385Hannah Corne00:29:27VW35-3951.40%F116Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:18:5015654
400John Wallace00:29:54VM50-5450.60%M275Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:18:5815653
419Neil Hall00:30:17VM35-3944.10%M285Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:24:3423852
454Caroline Tolan00:30:58VW45-4952.90%F154Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:25:2113151
574Rebecca Bibby00:38:53VW35-3938.60%F230Valley Striders ACPB stays at 00:28:454050

NB website admin humbly apologises for the delay in publishing this post…

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