300th parkrun special run report

Wow, what an event that turned out to be!  We had a record busting 528 runners and a near record 24 volunteers, including Mayor Dave Hodgson, who started off the morning’s run and marshalled at the finishing straight. Big thanks to him for coming along to help out and to cheer on our runners yesterday.  Our 300th run coincided with April 1st, so of course it’s the perfect opportunity to turn up in fancy dress, and to celebrate all that parkrun has meant to our runners in the 300 runs since June 2011.

Many congratulations to Simon Hunter and to junior runner Niamh, who were our first finishers at our 300th run-  Niamh even chose our event to knock out a PB in the process!   A number of our runners took a more leisurely or creative approach to running, and completed the course in a variety of crazy costumes.  The first finisher in a costume went to a pretty speedy traffic cone!  We’ve got a number of pictures of our run to share with you on our Bedford parkrun Flickr pages.  If you've got some pix of the day, we'd love to see them, so use the Flickr site to showcase your photos; you can navigate to it via our webpage here. 

We asked parkrunners for stories about Bedford parkrun.  Our very own Event Director, Ian Williams, was at the first event at Bedford, finishing in 40th place, and regular parkrunner Jenny Wilson also ran on that day.  On Saturday, Jenny ran as a VI Guide for Emma McCrossan as part of her training for the London Marathon, raising funds for Guide Dogs.  Linda Payne has been with us from the very beginning, running the first event with 16 other runners from Bedford Harriers- nowadays, she runs and volunteers whenever she can.  If you have a little look at who ran alongside these parkrun pioneers, you’ll also spot current Run Directors Noel Jones and Kate Barnard- it seems once you join parkrun, you’re hooked!

We have some great stories to tell about parkrunning at Bedford Park.  Jenny Freer got in touch to say that she ran with a buggy when daughter Tilly was 2 weeks old, which must make her the youngest participant! Along  with Gary, all of them can participate as a family, although Gary is apparently a bit faster- just wait until Tilly is a bit older, Gary!  Claire Keir joined us in Feb 2016 and is near to claiming her 50th run T shirt.  She joined with her sister Lisa Wright, who was our tailrunner on Saturday (did you spot ‘Where’s Wally? Well it was Lisa!)  You’ll also know Lisa from her London Marathon preparations, running this year for Stroke Association.  Claire and Lisa now run along with their sons, Sam and Olly, who love parkrun as much as their mums do! Daniel Hawking posted that he’s on a challenge to run 3 miles every day in April, and would be starting off with our 300th parkrun.  Let’s hope that was a great start for you, Daniel J

It was April Fool’s Day on Saturday, so of course we should expect the unexpected.  A stopwatch malfunctioned right at the end of the event, resetting the times for the first 250 finishers- eek!   A brilliant team of behind-the-scenes Bedford parkrun volunteers  (Bev, Noel, Ian and Kate) deserve massive thanks for working during the afternoon and evening to get the results as near accurate as possible by putting a shout out for running watch times and manually adjusting the affected results.  By this morning, the results had been resubmitted and there were 41 new PBs to add to the celebratory haul.  We are so grateful to the team for their efforts, and to all the volunteers – without them, we simply don’t have a parkrun.  Huge thanks to everyone who supported Saturday’s runners, and a big thank you for all the volunteers over the 300 runs who have helped us grow into such a popular event.  We’d love for you to join us as a volunteer two or three times a year, so go on, get into hi-viz very soon!

Next celebration will be on June 10th when we’ll be marking our 6th anniversary in the Park- but we’ll see you next week for our weekly run, walk or jog.

Happy parkrunning.

 

Bedford parkrun – 28th February 2015

Thank you to all who came along this morning; runners, joggers, walkers, volunteers, and spectators.

Congratulations to Samuel KAVANAGH who entered Club 10 today, and Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE who entered Club 50.

Today's run report is below.

Men's placings:
Wayne NELSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:13 - second time in 5 appearances.
Barry STRATFORD (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:47.
Alessandro PORCELLI (SM25-29) of Cambridge and Coleridge AC, was third over the line in 18:51.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tony BARNES (Bedford Harriers AC) 2666 pts.
Lee BAILEY (Unattached) 2323 pts.
Peter DEARDON (Unattached) 1815 pts.

Women's placings:
Ellie LAWTON (JW15-17) of Bedford & County AC, was first (18th overall) over the line in 20:54 - 7th time in 21 appearances.
Sarah THOMSON (VW35-39) of Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC, was second (25th overall) over the line in 21:40 - was first to finish once before.
Katie BAILEY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 22:31 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Katie BAILEY (Unattached) 2998 pts.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (Unattached) 2920 pts.
Rosie BAILEY (Bedford & County AC) 2890 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Karl HINER (VM45-49) was graded 77.22% for the time 18:57 (5th overall).
Alex ALSTON (JM11-14) was graded 77.14% for the time 19:50 (11th overall).
Sheila HUMPHRIES (VW60-64) was graded 75.68% for the time 25:38 (87th overall).

This week there were 246 runners, of whom 26 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Bedford parkrun started on 11th June 2011, and since then 4,968 different runners, including participants from 296 athletics clubs, have completed 30,340 runs covering a total distance of 151,700 km, and there have been 6,980 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Sonia SAMUELS who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2011-12-17 (event number 28).
The men's record is held by Neilson HALL who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 2012-09-08 (event number 68).
The Age Grade course record is held by James MCMAHON who recorded a 88.49% run (17:05) on 21st September 2013 (event number 118).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bedford parkrun Results Page.

 

Christmas Fancy Dress Run 20/12/14

A very big thank you to our Bedford parkrun family and friends who came along this morning in their Christmas fancy dress costume. The turkey( Dan) looked like he could have done with a few minutes in an oven to warm up.

The weather was perfect running weather, a bit spring-like without the rain.

It was really good to see and to chat to our fantastic Bedford parkrun supporters and also to those who have come along as newbies and tourists.

A bank card was found this morning. If this belongs to you, get in touch. It will be handed in to the local bank on Tuesday if not claimed by then.

Wishing all of our friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Men's placings:
Paul BODDEY (VM35-39) of Eton Manor AC, was first over the line in 17:54 - third time in 8 appearances.
James FRETWELL (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:37 - was first to finish once before.
Colin DEAR (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:15.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tony BARNES (Bedford Harriers AC) 2190 pts.
Lee BAILEY (Unattached) 1743 pts.
James FRETWELL (Unattached) 1520 pts.

Women's placings:
Lauren RUSSELL (JW15-17) of Bedford & County AC, was first (11th overall) over the line in 20:34 - 7th time in 17 appearances.
Hannah SHELTON (JW11-14) of Bedford & County AC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 21:31.
Sofia Kathleen PERUSKO (JW10) of Bedford & County AC, was third (24th overall) over the line in 22:13 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Katie BAILEY (Unattached) 2214 pts.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (Unattached) 2151 pts.
Rosie BAILEY (Bedford & County AC) 2134 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Catherine WRIGHT (VW60-64) was graded 82.83% for the time 23:06 (42nd overall).
Sofia Kathleen PERUSKO (JW10) was graded 76.82% for the time 22:13 (24th overall).
Sheila HUMPHRIES (VW60-64) was graded 75.73% for the time 25:37 (73rd overall).

This week there were 179 runners, of whom 15 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different athletics clubs took part.

Bedford parkrun started on 11th June 2011, and since then 4,657 different runners, including participants from 279 athletics clubs, have completed 28,166 runs covering a total distance of 140,830 km, and there have been 6,645 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Sonia SAMUELS who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2011-12-17 (event number 28).
The men's record is held by Neilson HALL who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 2012-09-08 (event number 68).
The Age Grade course record is held by James MCMAHON who recorded a 88.49% run (17:05) on 21st September 2013 (event number 118).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bedford parkrun Results Page.

 

6 th December 2014

Don't forget that our fancy dress run is on Saturday 20th December!

 

 

Men's placings:
James FRETWELL (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:24 - first time in 44 appearances.
Gary SALMON (SM25-29) of Clapham Chasers RC, was second over the line in 18:30.
Tom SCOTT (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:10.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tony BARNES (Bedford Harriers AC) 2097 pts.
Lee BAILEY (Unattached) 1586 pts.
James FRETWELL (Unattached) 1322 pts.

Women's placings:
Sarah THOMSON (VW35-39) of Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC, was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:33 - first appearance.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (35th overall) over the line in 23:07 - was first to finish once before.
Lisa CHAPPLE (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (47th overall) over the line in 24:09.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Katie BAILEY (Unattached) 2021 pts.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (Unattached) 1977 pts.
Rosie BAILEY (Bedford & County AC) 1947 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jacky KEENAN (VW65-69) was graded 74.98% for the time 27:27 (93rd overall).
Thomas DEARDON (JM10) was graded 74.83% for the time 21:51 (18th overall).
Simon FISHER (VM50-54) was graded 72.91% for the time 20:44 (10th overall).

This week there were 148 runners, of whom 15 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Bedford parkrun started on 11th June 2011, and since then 4,630 different runners, including participants from 276 athletics clubs, have completed 27,808 runs covering a total distance of 139,040 km, and there have been 6,605 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Sonia SAMUELS who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2011-12-17 (event number 28).
The men's record is held by Neilson HALL who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 2012-09-08 (event number 68).
The Age Grade course record is held by James MCMAHON who recorded a 88.49% run (17:05) on 21st September 2013 (event number 118).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bedford parkrun Results Page.

 

Bedford parkrun 22/11/14

A very big thank you to everyone who cam along to run, jog, walk and volunteer this morning. Your support is very much appreciated.

Congratulations to those who entered a Club this morning; Martin - Club 10, Howard and Lucian - Club 50, Martin and Sian Club 100. Lucian is our youngest ever parkrunner to have achieved the Club 50 so far!

The rain stayed away for another good run in the park. it was great to see lots of friendly faces; our, regular Bedford parkrunners, newbies and tourists, including a family from the US.

Representatives from Bedford parkrun will be attending the Pride in Bedfordshire Awards on Thursday, having been shortlisted to the finals. Once again, thank you to those who gave their time and effort to nominate us. Thank you to those who will be attending the awards evening.

A note for your diaries is Saturday 20th December. This is our Christmas Fancy Dress Run.

And finally, well done to everyone who completed the 5k course today and to those who achieved PBs. Here is the report....

Men's placings:
Stuart STILL (VM45-49) of Bedford & County AC, was first over the line in 18:04 - 5th time in 6 appearances.
Jon LOCKWOOD (VM45-49) of Saint Edmund Pacers, was second over the line in 18:32.
Oliver DAVIES (JM11-14) of Bedford & County AC, was third over the line in 18:41.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tony BARNES (Bedford Harriers AC) 2005 pts.
Lee BAILEY (Unattached) 1506 pts.
Paul COLLINS (Unattached) 1270 pts.

Women's placings:
Sofia Kathleen PERUSKO (JW10) of Bedford & County AC, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 21:33 - second time in 12 appearances.
Amber DEARDON (SW20-24) of Bedford Harriers AC, was second (32nd overall) over the line in 22:24.
Rosie BAILEY (JW11-14) of Bedford & County AC, was third (37th overall) over the line in 22:34.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Katie BAILEY (Unattached) 1825 pts.
Estelle SMITH (Bedford Harriers AC) 1809 pts.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (Unattached) 1783 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Sofia Kathleen PERUSKO (JW10) was graded 79.20% for the time 21:33 (22nd overall).
Stuart STILL (VM45-49) was graded 79.06% for the time 18:04 (first overall).
Oliver DAVIES (JM11-14) was graded 77.61% for the time 18:41 (third overall).

This week there were 205 runners, of whom 18 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Bedford parkrun started on 11th June 2011, and since then 4,590 different runners, including participants from 272 athletics clubs, have completed 27,477 runs covering a total distance of 137,385 km, and there have been 6,541 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Sonia SAMUELS who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2011-12-17 (event number 28).
The men's record is held by Neilson HALL who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 2012-09-08 (event number 68).
The Age Grade course record is held by James MCMAHON who recorded a 88.49% run (17:05) on 21st September 2013 (event number 118).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bedford parkrun Results Page.

 

 

Bedford parkrun 15th November 2014

Well done to everyone who completed the course and also to those who achieved PBs. Congratulations to those who entered the Club 10, Club 50 and Club 100 this morning.

Also thank you to everyone who voted for Bedford parkrun in the Pride in Bedfordshire Awards 2014. We are finalists! A bit more information about it can be found after the report, please read it and vote for us!

Here is the report:

Men's placings:
Stuart STILL (VM45-49) of Bedford & County AC, was first over the line in 18:17 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
Paul COLLINS (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:56 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Tony BARNES (VM50-54) of Bedford Harriers AC, was third over the line in 19:04.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tony BARNES (Bedford Harriers AC) 2005 pts.
Lee BAILEY (Unattached) 1406 pts.
Paul COLLINS (Unattached) 1270 pts.

Women's placings:
Erin MCCAFFRAY (JW11-14) of Bedford & County AC, was first (8th overall) over the line in 19:41 - 11th time in 28 appearances.
Isobel EVEREST (VW40-44) of Biggleswade AC, was second (10th overall) over the line in 19:56 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Lauren RUSSELL (JW15-17) of Bedford & County AC, was third (16th overall) over the line in 20:39 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Katie BAILEY (Unattached) 1725 pts.
Estelle SMITH (Bedford Harriers AC) 1713 pts.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (Unattached) 1686 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Erin MCCAFFRAY (JW11-14) was graded 79.85% for the time 19:41 (8th overall).
Stuart STILL (VM45-49) was graded 78.12% for the time 18:17 (first overall).
Tony BARNES (VM50-54) was graded 77.97% for the time 19:04 (third overall).

This week there were 228 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.

Bedford parkrun started on 11th June 2011, and since then 4,572 different runners, including participants from 271 athletics clubs, have completed 27,272 runs covering a total distance of 136,360 km, and there have been 6,502 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Sonia SAMUELS who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2011-12-17 (event number 28).
The men's record is held by Neilson HALL who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 2012-09-08 (event number 68).
The Age Grade course record is held by James MCMAHON who recorded a 88.49% run (17:05) on 21st September 2013 (event number 118).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bedford parkrun Results Page.

Pride in Bedfordshire Awards - now is your chance to vote in the 'People's Choice Award' for Bedford parkrun, please follow this link below​ to the event site where details of all finalists, their vote code, charges and terms and conditions are available. And the listing will feature in the Bedfordshire titles this week. YOU HAVE TILL SUNDAY 16th NOVEMBER TO GET YOUR VOTE IN

http://jpmidlandsevents.co.uk/pride-in-bedfordshire-2014/

 

 

Bedford parkrun 8th November 2014

Thank you once again to everyone who came along to volunteer, run, jog and / or walk at Bedford parkrun this morning. We have a fantastic bunch of volunteers and parkrunners and thank you for your continued support in our great event.

Congratulations to all who completed the 5k and / or gained PBs. Well done to Ethan Cherry (Bedford Multi Sport) for entering the Club 10 this morning!

Men's placings:
Chris EVERETT (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:22 - 9th time in 39 appearances.
Jon LOCKWOOD (VM40-44) of Saint Edmund Pacers, was second over the line in 18:30.
Paul COLLINS (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:47 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tony BARNES (Bedford Harriers AC) 1907 pts.
Lee BAILEY (Unattached) 1406 pts.
Paul COLLINS (Unattached) 1171 pts.

Women's placings:
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (32nd overall) over the line in 22:47 - first time in 36 appearances.
Katie BAILEY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (35th overall) over the line in 22:59.
Stacey Daniele OWEN (SW30-34) of Bedford Harriers AC, was third (59th overall) over the line in 24:34.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Katie BAILEY (Unattached) 1629 pts.
Estelle SMITH (Bedford Harriers AC) 1622 pts.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (Unattached) 1592 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tony BARNES (VM50-54) was graded 76.30% for the time 19:29 (7th overall).
Jon LOCKWOOD (VM40-44) was graded 76.04% for the time 18:30 (second overall).
Keith SKILLING (VM45-49) was graded 72.04% for the time 20:09 (10th overall).

This week there were 224 runners, of whom 12 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.

Bedford parkrun started on 11th June 2011, and since then 4,556 different runners, including participants from 270 athletics clubs, have completed 27,044 runs covering a total distance of 135,220 km, and there have been 6,461 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Sonia SAMUELS who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2011-12-17 (event number 28).
The men's record is held by Neilson HALL who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 2012-09-08 (event number 68).
The Age Grade course record is held by James MCMAHON who recorded a 88.49% run (17:05) on 21st September 2013 (event number 118).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bedford parkrun Results Page.

 

 

 

Bedford parkrun 01 November 2014

Once again the rain stopped before breifing so we enjoyed a dry run. Thank you very much to everyone who came along in fancy dress costumes for our Halloween Fancy Dress Run, there will be a few photographs on our photo page soon!

It was also good to see lots of old faces, newbies and parkrun tourists come along to Bedford parkrun and a very big thank you to our wonderful volunteers again for making Bedford parkrun. Without volunteers Bedford parkrun would not be on.

Well done to all who remembered their barcodes. Please remember that we always operate the "no barcode, no result" rule and there are no exceptions so please no excuses.

Congratulations to everyone who achieved PBs and / or entered into the Club 10, Club 50 or Club 100 this morning!

Here are results.....

Men's placings:
Ashley HOWES (VM40-44) of Larkfield AC, was first over the line in 18:30 - first time in 11 appearances.
Patrick SKINNER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:16.
James FRETWELL (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:25.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tony BARNES (Bedford Harriers AC) 1813 pts.
Lee BAILEY (Unattached) 1323 pts.
Tom ROBERTS (Bedford & County AC) 1117 pts.

Women's placings:
Sofia Kathleen PERUSKO (JW10) of Bedford & County AC, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 22:06 - first time in 11 appearances.
Claire PERUSKO (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (31st overall) over the line in 22:55 - was first to finish once before.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (36th overall) over the line in 23:05.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Estelle SMITH (Bedford Harriers AC) 1622 pts.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (Unattached) 1492 pts.
Rosie BAILEY (Bedford & County AC) 1463 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Sofia Kathleen PERUSKO (JW10) was graded 77.22% for the time 22:06 (22nd overall).
Tony BARNES (VM50-54) was graded 75.34% for the time 19:44 (4th overall).
Ashley HOWES (VM40-44) was graded 74.86% for the time 18:30 (first overall).

This week there were 208 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different athletics clubs took part.

Bedford parkrun started on 11th June 2011, and since then 4,544 different runners, including participants from 266 athletics clubs, have completed 26,820 runs covering a total distance of 134,100 km, and there have been 6,418 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Sonia SAMUELS who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2011-12-17 (event number 28).
The men's record is held by Neilson HALL who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 2012-09-08 (event number 68).
The Age Grade course record is held by James MCMAHON who recorded a 88.49% run (17:05) on 21st September 2013 (event number 118).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bedford parkrun Results Page.

See you again soon for another great Bedford parkrun!

Final call for t-shirt collection

Will Comber, Jamie Lane, Joshua Huck, Danielle MacDonald, Kirsty Middleton, Gary Moore, Matthew Sellick, Lottie Wild, Imogen Wild, Harry Wheatcroft, Luke Swankie, Finola McDonagh

Your Club t-shirt has been with Bedford parkrun for some time. Please collect it at Bedford parkrun as soon as possible but definately before the end of the event on Saturday 15th November.

Award winners are notified several times during the run briefings. After a period of time announcements are made on our website and an email sent through (if the runner has given permission for us to do so). Unfortunately we can only now keep t-shirts for a limited time and some t-shirts have been waiting for several months with some being over a year! So this is our final push for t-shirt collection.

Your club t-shirt will not be available for collection after 15th November unless you email bedfordoffice@parkrun.com

Thank you,

Bedford parkrun.

 

 

Bedford parkrun report 25/10/14

What a fantastic turnout of volunteers this morning! Well done guys and thank you very much for your continued support!! We certainly do have a great bunch of volunteers.

Also, thank you very much to our runners, joggers and walkers who came along to complete out free 5k course in Bedford Park. It was a really nice morning in the park.

Bedford parkrun's Halloween Fancy Dress Run is taking place on Saturday 1st November 2014. Please do not forget your costume (and barcode!)

Congratulations to everyone who achieved PBs and / or entered the Club 10, Club 50 or Club 100 this morning.

And here are the results:

Men's placings:
Andrew LEACH (VM50-54) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:40 - first time in 2 appearances.
Nick HALSTEAD (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:34 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
James FRETWELL (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:03.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tony BARNES (Bedford Harriers AC) 1716 pts.
Lee BAILEY (Unattached) 1223 pts.
Tom ROBERTS (Bedford & County AC) 1024 pts.

Women's placings:
Lauren RUSSELL (JW15-17) of Bedford & County AC, was first (21st overall) over the line in 21:32 - 6th time in 15 appearances.
Amanda HEWITT (VW35-39) of Derby AC, was second (41st overall) over the line in 22:51.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (42nd overall) over the line in 23:05.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Estelle SMITH (Bedford Harriers AC) 1529 pts.
Katie BAILEY (Unattached) 1430 pts.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (Unattached) 1394 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andrew LEACH (VM50-54) was graded 83.49% for the time 17:40 (first overall).
Sam SLATER (JM10) was graded 78.06% for the time 21:48 (25th overall).
Steven STANLEY (VM50-54) was graded 75.86% for the time 19:45 (9th overall).

This week there were 221 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Bedford parkrun started on 11th June 2011, and since then 4,521 different runners, including participants from 264 athletics clubs, have completed 26,610 runs covering a total distance of 133,050 km, and there have been 6,389 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Sonia SAMUELS who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2011-12-17 (event number 28).
The men's record is held by Neilson HALL who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 2012-09-08 (event number 68).
The Age Grade course record is held by James MCMAHON who recorded a 88.49% run (17:05) on 21st September 2013 (event number 118).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bedford parkrun Results Page.

 

 

Bedford parkrun 18/10/14

Fortunately the rain stayed away for our 5k this morning. Great to see lots of new faces and our regular participants.

Thank you very much to our volunteers who helped out this morning. We were very thin on the ground and it was looking like we would be able to hold a run without results, so a big thank you to those who stepped in at the last  minute to ensure that we had an event with results.

If you are awaiting a t-shirt, please visit the t-shirt notification article in our "noticeboard"on our news page to see if your t-shirt is awaiting collection. We have been unable to email some of the lucky winners as they have requested, during registration process, no notification.

If you have taken a token home today or at a previous Bedford parkrun, please return it as soon as possible. These are not mementos, these are to help position runners. Without all the tokens being present for an event, the results will be wrong.

Do not forget that our Halloween Fancy Dress Run will be taking place on Saturday 1st November 2015, further information about this can be found on our news page.
As always, we are supported by Bedford Borough Council. So, if you happen to see anything suspicious or "untoward" happening within Bedford Park, concerning a participant of Bedford parkrun or a park user, during our event, please notify one of our volunteers preferably a member of the Core Team. The Council and Bedfordshire Police are supporting us for health and safety and to ensure that we have a fun event. We have been advised to follow specific procedures by them and would like your support in reporting anything "negative".

Several runners forgot their barcodes this morning. Please remember that this is a barcode only event. No barcode = no result. No excuses and no exceptions. Please also make sure that you are running with your own barcode. We cannot accept results if your barcode has been used twice in the event and one results will be removed and not amended. It is your responsibility to check that you have the correct barcode before you start the run.

If your barcode is looking a bit dated, please think about purchasing a plastic barcode or a wristband. These will not get soggy or torn like the printed bits of paper do: http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/

And finally the results.....
Congratulations to everyone who achieved a PB and / or entered the Club 10, Club 50 or Club 100 this morning!

We are aware that there are a few errors within the results. The ones which can be rectified will be but may not be until Wednesday (the results processor this week is a volunteer too!). If you have an error with your result please email bedfordoffice@parkrun.com  with details. This excludes runners who did not have their barcode with them or used someone else's.

Men's placings:
Richard WARD (SM30-34) of Belgrave Harriers, was first over the line in 17:55 - first appearance.
Ashley HOWES (VM40-44) of Larkfield AC, was second over the line in 18:27.
Matthew BARNARD (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:38.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tony BARNES (Bedford Harriers AC) 1622 pts.
Lee BAILEY (Unattached) 1139 pts.
Paul COLLINS (Unattached) 981 pts.

Women's placings:
Leah RELTON (SW18-19) (Unattached) was first (9th overall) over the line in 20:01 - first time in 4 appearances.
Kristy GUNERATNE (SW30-34) of St Radegund RDC, was second (18th overall) over the line in 21:36.
Lindsay LISTER (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 21:38.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Estelle SMITH (Bedford Harriers AC) 1529 pts.
Katie BAILEY (Unattached) 1333 pts.
Joanna KNOX-WEERASINGHE (Unattached) 1296 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Catherine WRIGHT (VW60-64) was graded 78.63% for the time 24:20 (63rd overall).
Sheila HUMPHRIES (VW60-64) was graded 76.68% for the time 25:18 (78th overall).
Lindsay LISTER (VW45-49) was graded 76.58% for the time 21:38 (19th overall).

This week there were 211 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.

Bedford parkrun started on 11th June 2011, and since then 4,493 different runners, including participants from 263 athletics clubs, have completed 26,389 runs covering a total distance of 131,945 km, and there have been 6,347 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Sonia SAMUELS who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2011-12-17 (event number 28).
The men's record is held by Neilson HALL who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 2012-09-08 (event number 68).
The Age Grade course record is held by James MCMAHON who recorded a 88.49% run (17:05) on 21st September 2013 (event number 118).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bedford parkrun Results Page.

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