Today we witnessed some very strong junior runners from Bideford AAC and North Devon AAC leading the way at Bideford parkrun this morning. Out of the top ten finishers this morning, we saw 4 under 14's and out of the top 8, we saw 2 under 10 year old boys! Great achievements by these runners.
It was also great news for 29 runners who smashed their personal bests and many more very close to them.. Great running everyone.
We welcomed parkrun friends from Little Stoke parkrun and Killerton this morning - we hope you enjoyed your run with us and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. The Little Stoke gang are staying over and are volunteering at Torridge juniors in the morning, so many thanks for this!
We are all very proud of everyone's attitude at Bideford parkrun with regards to other park users, other runners and also for thanking the volunteers - we hope this continues!
Lastly, it is important to fill the roster in plenty of time - especially for next Saturday. We will be busy hosting the event for many more runners from Barnstaple parkrun, as Barnstaple is cancelled for one week due to something else being held in Rock Park. Let's give them a warm welcome!
Til next week - Happy Running!
Event number 7
14th May 2016
Mark PERCIVAL (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:52 - first appearance.
Nick PERCIVAL (VM50-54) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:55.
Evan SUGGATE (JM10) of Bideford AAC, was third over the line in 20:04.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon EDNEY (Unattached) 597 pts.
Paul STURTRIDGE (Bideford AAC) 596 pts.
Alan COX (Bideford AAC) 568 pts.
Lynsey AYRES (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:32 - first time in 2 appearances.
Vicky SKELTON (VW45-49) of North Devon RR, was second (15th overall) over the line in 21:53 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Sandy BOWANI (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 24:11.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sally BRANCH (Unattached) 638 pts.
Clare MACMAHON (Unattached) 568 pts.
Amanda COTGREAVE (Unattached) 521 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nick PERCIVAL (VM50-54) was graded 79.91% for the time 18:55 (second overall).
Charlie PILKINGTON (JM10) was graded 79.30% for the time 20:37 (8th overall).
Evan SUGGATE (JM10) was graded 78.65% for the time 20:04 (third overall).
This week there were 69 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.
Bideford parkrun started on 2nd April 2016, and since then 317 different runners, including participants from 26 athletics clubs, have completed 645 runs covering a total distance of 3,225 km, and there have been 214 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Jo BEDLER who ran in a time of 00:20:26 on 2016-05-07 (event number 6).
The male record is held by Dan MAPP who ran in a time of 00:16:05 on 2016-04-23 (event number 4).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andrew GEEN who recorded a 82.98% run (19:00) on 23rd April 2016 (event number 4).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bideford parkrun Results Page.