On Thursday 24th July 175 runners from Petts Wood Runners, Orpington Road Runners, New Eltham Joggers, Bexley Athletics Club and Bromley Vets Running club met at Old Elthamians Rugby club to compete in a Mob Match.
Cook & Matthews were present providing discounts on running shoes & apparel and also providing spot prizes of shoe bags to the runners.
It was a very pleasant evening and by all accounts everybody enjoyed it despite it being quite warm, but that made the cold beer afterwards all the more pleasurable.
Orpington Road Runners won the mob match, although Petts Wood had the biggest Mob!
Results can be found via the link below.
An eventful weekend for the PWRs
As we all know, Saturday morning means one thing.... Parkrun!
40 PWRs ventured to Norman Park for the Bromley Parkrun, which this Saturday was the Movember event. For those that didn't have a pre-existing grown moustache, there were plenty of stick-on tashes to go around.
Pictures from the event on the Bromley Parkrun Flickr site can be found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/46168007@N06/
Johnny Gill led the men home, whilst Ellen Charman was the first PWR lady home.
8 Johnny GILL 00:19:18
10 Stuart J SCOTT 00:19:37
13 Christian TURNER 00:20:14
17 Martin Andrew CUNNINGHAM 00:20:25
40 Murat ASKIN 00:21:52
69 David FORDYCE 00:22:46
79 Gary VAUGHAN 00:23:08
100 James ROBERTS 00:23:42
150 Ellen CHARMAN 00:25:20
159 David ALLISON 00:25:31
164 Matt JONES 00:25:37
178 Natalie COMPTON 00:26:05
180 Fiona ABIOLA-MUSA 00:26:10
187 Vera SIMMS 00:26:22
195 Della HARRIS 00:26:42
198 Elizabeth DELAMAIN 00:26:46
202 Chris SUMMERS 00:26:54
209 Jeremy BENSON 00:27:13
221 Emma HAY 00:27:44
222 Jonathan DEAN 00:27:45
226 David SIMPSON 00:27:51
227 Mark DOYLE 00:27:52
241 Ray SIEVEY 00:28:23
250 Helen HART 00:28:40
256 Mariana BROUCHER 00:29:01
299 Richard DUNSTAN 00:30:46
306 Dawn DREWETT 00:31:20
308 Katherine WALKER 00:31:24
319 Joanne ADAMS 00:33:07
326 Lucy COE 00:33:33
330 Sonia CHOU 00:33:40
338 Rebecca VANIN 00:34:09
346 Jayne JONES 00:35:41
347 Janet VINCENT 00:35:42
356 Donna CARROLL 00:37:08
358 Victoria SIMPSON 00:37:37
361 Julia HUGHES 00:38:56
366 Lynn Julie ROWDEN 00:42:53
368 Alison MACOWAN 00:43:05
372 Peter Frank EVES 00:45:08
At other local parkruns Siggy Robson came 33rd in a time of 24:17 at Hilly Fields and Ka Sing Tung and Wendy Tung finished 43rd and 66th at Orpington Parkrun with times of 26:37 and 29:35 respectively.
Two other PWRs ventured further afield. Brian O'Conner finished 3rd with a time of exactly 18:00 minute at the Waterworks parkrun and Jo Gambell came 140th in a time of 31:24 at the Wimpole Estate Parkrun.
For those of you who do not know where Waterworks and Wimpole Estate are (as I certainly didn't) Waterworks Parkrun is in Belfast and Wimpole Estate Parkrun is just outside Cambridge.
Sunday was important for many PWR people, mainly little PWR people, as it meant they could open the first window on their advent calendars. It was also important for some bigger PWR people.
23 PWR's ventured toook part in a Cross Country mob match against Orpington Road Runners and New Eltham Joggers. It was quite a testing 2 lap 4.2 mile course, although things were made easier with a distinct lack of mud. Out of the three teams, PWR didn't come last, but we didn't come first either! Congratulations to ORR.
PWR finishing positions and times
4 PWR ladies ventured down to Ashford for the 'Brett Ashford Multi Terrain' Half Marathon and reports suggest that there WAS NOT a distinct lack of mud! and conditions were a bit tough The finishing time were
Paul Dimond 1:54:16
Ali MacOwan 1:56:17
Emma Atkins 2:07:38
Yolanda Arias 2:07:39
Well done ladies
Bromley Santa Dash
Sunday afternoon also saw at least half a dozen PWRs (that I know of) including yours truly, participate in the Bromley Santa Dash. This was a 2k fun run with everybody dressed as Santa. The clue is in the name ;-) A real fun family event and a rather funky medal to boot which doubles as a Christmas Tree decoration!
Leaving the Best to Last
PWR's resident fruitcake aka Jerry Smallwood took part and completed the Centurion Winter 100mile event (No that is not a typo) For those reading this on a black and white screen, we are talking about a ONE HUNDRED MILE EVENT!
Jerry mentioned that he came last and the results do attest to that fact that he was the last finisher in 29:56:47. But the key word in that previous sentence is 'FINISHER' Jerry may have come 69th, but 21 people failed to complete the course.
What you also may not know is that the cut-off time was 30 hours. So I am sure that Jerry dug deep to finish with just over 3 minutes to spare.
Jerry, we doff our caps to you Sir. Amazing achievement!