A beautiful autumn morning greeted the 98 runners at Brockenhurst College for the 167th Brockenhurst parkrun.
We had no Landmark runs today, although always keen to grab the headlines, Charles Fox was announcing his 150th run. A great total, but sorry Charles - 100 more or two years of parkruns for your next T-shirt!
We welcomed a large number of people doing their first ever parkrun today. Congratulations all, and we hope you will be regular visitors. It is worth mentioning that when processing the results we had 5 unregistered runners. You are welcome to run, but if you register a barcode, we can give you the result your efforts deserve.
Hero of the day is Carl Drainey, who had his hands full with manual entries after we experienced a small problem with a scanner and to be sure we caught you all, I sent lots of runners his way! A big thank you to all of our volunteers.
New Forest Runner Frank Handy recorded his 23rd first place finish and was in a class of his own today finishing in 18:19. First lady was from Stubbington Green Runners. Congratulations to Daisy Hall with a time of 20:39. Well done to those 8 runners, who recorded PBs!
Finally an apology to our tourist who brought a friend expecting to run Wilverley only to find we were at the College Grounds You'll have to visit us again in the Winter months to tackle our Forest course.
PS There was a special Milestone run today for one regular who had run all 49 of his previous parkruns at Brockenhurst. Mike Clarke of Hardley Runners celebrated his 50th parkrun in style by breaking the M70 record at Crissy Fields, San Francisco in an impressive 23:08. Well done Mike.
Frank HANDY (SM30-34) of New Forest Runners, was first over the line in 18:19 - 23rd time in 46 appearances.
Henry HARRIS (JM15-17) of New Forest Runners, was second over the line in 19:06 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Andy JONES (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:43.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Frank BANNAN (New Forest Runners) 1454 pts.
Richard KNOTT (New Forest Runners) 1329 pts.
Charles Bartlett FOX (New Forest Runners) 1323 pts.
Daisy HALL (SW25-29) of Stubbington Green Runners, was first (9th overall) over the line in 20:39 - first appearance.
Amelia MURPHY (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (30th overall) over the line in 24:22.
Katie WADESON (SW20-24) of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC, was third (39th overall) over the line in 25:15.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Amelia MURPHY (Unattached) 1409 pts.
Jo MURPHY (New Forest Runners) 1299 pts.
Rachael RIDING (Unattached) 1150 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mike HARPER (VM55-59) was graded 75.18% for the time 20:37 (8th overall).
Matthew WHICHER (VM50-54) was graded 73.99% for the time 20:15 (5th overall).
Henry SZWINTO (VM55-59) was graded 73.61% for the time 21:36 (12th overall).
This week there were 98 runners, of whom 33 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.
Brockenhurst parkrun started on 25th May 2013, and since then 3,761 different runners, including participants from 441 athletics clubs, have completed 13,867 runs covering a total distance of 69,335 km, and there have been 2,522 new Personal Bests.
Brockenhurst College Records:
The women's record is held by Caroline HOYTE who ran a time of 00:18:05 on 2013-08-10 (event number 12).
The men's record is held by Jonathan CORNISH who ran a time of 00:16:16 on 2014-07-26 (event number 54).
Wilverley Inclosure Records:
The women's record is held by Claudia Lance Jones who ran a time of 00:18:45 on 2016-01-02 (event number 129).
The fastest time by a woman is held by Sandra BOWERS who ran a dog assisted time of 00:18:00 on 2015-02-21 (event number 84).
The men's record is held by Patrick Roddy who ran a time of 00:16:36 on 2015-01-09 (event number 130).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded a 92.89% run (22:30) on 1st August 2015 (event number 107).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brockenhurst parkrun Results Page.