Plumstead Runners

Bexley parkrun – 29th September 2018 (click image to enlarge)

Bexley parkrun takeover – Saturday 29th September 2018
The Plums were present in some numbers at Bexley parkrun on Saturday 29th September - a great turnout! The club provided marshalls, pacers and volunteers for all the usual parkrun roles. Nicole Bonnet managed to squeeze in a PB (21:29) and all finishers were given a flyer with the club's details. All in all, a job well done!

10 Mile Handicap – Sunday 9th September 2018
We had 20 runners take part in our 10 Mile Handicap on Sunday morning, with a contingent from New Eltham Joggers who helped boost our numbers. Well done to Daniel Cox who in his first year as a Plum finished in first place with a great time of 1:19:53. Andy Vero slipped under the radar, finishing in second place in 1:18:17. Martin Alexander posted the fastest time of the day (1:11:26), which was enough to secure third place and the much sought after shower gel! The full results are on the Results page.

Emma Killick's 100th parkrun
Congratulations to Emma Killick on completing her 100th parkrun on Saturday 1st September at Bexley parkrun - a great achievement! The event was given extra sparkle by the arrival of Christine Ohuruogu who was tail runner for the day. Apparently, Christine really enjoyed the company and the sausage rolls!

There are seven members competing for the club championship. Richard Vero is the current leading male runner, but we're still waiting for 5k and 5 mile times from Richard. Jessica Howson is currently leading the women's standings, but there's still time for members to submit their times; so send them to Paul Hiles as soon as you can!

  5k Age-graded 5m Age-graded 10k Age-graded 10m Age-graded HM Age-graded
Richard Vero         0:43:01 0:35:30 1:11:49 1:00:19 1:29:57 1:15:43
Russell Buchanan 0:20:14 0:18:16 0:33:18 0:30:04 0:41:41 0:37:38 1:12:27 1:06:57 1:35:55 1:28:57
Darren Culverwell                 1:54:48 1:47:20
Robert Lenihan 0:22:16 0:21:55 0:37:17 0:36:41 0:47:30 0:46:44 1:25:33 1:25:14 1:54:39 1:54:20
Jessica Howson 0:23:21 0:23:21 0:39:05 0:39:05         1:51:18 1:51:18
Andrew Duff 0:27:51 0:24:45     0:57:22 0:50:59 1:42:35 1:33:14 2:07:37 1:56:21
Vikki Russell 0:27:52 0:27:25 0:49:14 0:48:32 0:55:38 0:54:52 1:35:31 1:34:14 2:00:18 1:58:41
Danielle McTaggart         1:00:22 0:57:04 1:42:17 1:36:44 2:10:59 2:03:53
Emma Killick 0:31:39 0:26:56 1:00:14 0:51:51 1:09:28 1:00:07 1:52:45 1:37:57 2:22:13 2:03:33

Plumstead Runners run a beginners group on Wednesday evenings for anyone interested in giving running a go. Like us you may not have a Gold medal in your sights but you might want to improve your fitness and well being, meet some new people and have a few laughs. We're not called the 'friendly running club' for nothing!

Plumstead Runners have several qualified 'Leadership in Running Fitness' members to help people go from 'couch to 5k', and with the rest of the qualified members, can help runners build their confidence and progress to running further in a friendly atmosphere. Please contact us via the website for further information.
So with no commitment to join the club why not just come and run and have some fun. Everyone has to start somewhere, and every journey begins with a single step.

Club 10k Handicap – Wednesday 24th October 2018
The autumn edition of our Club 10k handicap will take place on Wednesday 24th October with the first runner away at 6:30 pm. The route takes in Welling Way, Rochester Way, Glenesk Road, along Bexley Lane and returning via Westwood Lane and Danson Lane. Please contact Jim Anderson if you're interested in taking part.

Regular Club Meets

Monday – 7.00pm at Bexleyheath Sports Club
Wednesday – 6.30pm at Bexleyheath Sports Club
Parkview Road, Welling DA16 1SY (opposite WJ Kings)
*Sunday – 8.30am at Plumstead Common Opposite CO-OP, SE18 2RS
* Please call 07770 792 296 to confirm this.
Guest runners are welcome, please phone or email for details of other training runs