A day of milestones

Regular readers of 'View from not quite at the back' will know I have an (some would say unhealthy) obsession with Jake English. This obsession has resulted in me even commenting in my run report when he wasn't at parkrun. Sadly, we've only seen him once since August last year (and that was the weekend in January that I was stuck in Istanbul) so you can only imagine how excited I was to see him on Saturday. He claimed he hadn't been scared off by all those young Bromley athletes (or me stalking him) but came up with some excuse about illness, injury and exams. Anyway, it was great to have him back although, knowing Jake, I suspect he was disappointed with being merely the third male finisher in a relatively sedate 18:38. I was just relieved he didn't lap me!

In the interests of fairness I will give praise where it's due to Peter Lighting and Tom Boswell who came in first and second respectively. Che Compton came in fourth, having already run 10K and he sped off straight away after in order to run another 25K before tacking the Hastings Half Marathon on Sunday.

Our first female finisher was Cheryl Sacks who was running her 205th parkrun (third at Crystal Palace) and she came in with a PB of 20.27. Cheryl has run at 101 different parkruns so she's a bit of a tourist too! Lily Tappenden was second female and was our first junior female to boot. Belinda Cottrill was third with Milo and they both celebrated a PB, knocking an amazing 24 seconds off their previous PB and coming in under 22 minutes for the first time ever! Well done to all of you.

Of the 230 people who lined up at the start 24 achieved PBs today, too many to mention individually. Ben Giles should get a mention though as he went sub 22 for the first time ever and Melody Arazaz rocked up to her second parkrun ever and knocked an obscene 4 mins off her time of a fortnight ago. I can only think Melody doesn't actually like running and is one of those people who just run really quickly so they can get to the cafe quickly!

By a lucky coincidence the number of first timers to our beautiful park was also 24. Fifteen of those were tourists. Killian McCartney had managed to clock up 167 parkruns at 97 different locations before joining us for a swift 5k round the lake and the rusty laptop. Welcome Killian, what took you so long to get to us?!

Nine of those first timers had NEVER EVER run a parkrun before. Welcome to all of you. I do hope we see you all again next Saturday. It's a great way to start Saturday! There were 26 people called 'Unknown' on Saturday. Seriously, 26 people turned up: ran walked, crawled or hopped up those punishing mountains and didn't get their time recorded as they didn't have their barcode. Every week some people do that; I would cry if I didn't have my barcode and trust me the sight of a middle aged, overweight woman clad in Lycra crying like a two year old is not something you want to see. So I always remember my barcode. #DFYB.

We had four milestone runners today: Ella Monks was running her 10th parkrun and can now order that much coveted 10 T-shirt; Alexander Tollworthy ran his 50th parkrun and Piers Bromley ran his 100th with all but five of them being run at Crystal Palace. Well done to all of you. And a massive well done to Mark Anderson who ran his 250th parkrun. Mark has run at 91 different locations and chose to run his significant run with us in a super speedy 22:50. And I must mention our own Tom Wilson who (last week) ran his 200th parkrun at Crystal Palace bringing his total to 230. Sam was in charge of the pen last week and forgot to mention it so I was tasked with mentioning it in this week's report.

So, all in all a great week of parkrunning. Thank you all for coming and enjoying it and as ever thanks to our wonderful volunteers, without whom we wouldn't be able to run around the park in our hundreds. Which brings me to a little monitoring matter. As you will know we have a few strategically placed park benches where runners leave their tops, bags etc while they run. Once those runners return they pick up their stuff and often hang around talking to friends, loved ones and strangers. Unfortunately, a couple of these benches are on either side of the finish funnel and so the groups of chatting people can end up blocking the finish funnel and causing those of us who may be a bit slower to have to navigate around them. It would be great if we could all remember to keep the finish funnel clear and avoid congregating at the start of it so people can have an unobstructed run up to it. Thanks in advance.

Right - now for the stats.

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 329
18th March 2017

This week 230 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers.

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

Male placings:
Peter LIGHTING (VM35-39) of Kent AC, was first over the line in 17:46 - 4th time in 8 appearances.
Tom BOSWELL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:31 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Jake ENGLISH (SM20-24) of Croydon Harriers, was third over the line in 18:38 - has been first to finish on 39 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Cheryl SACKS (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 20:27 - first time in 3 appearances.
Lily TAPPENDEN (JW15-17) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was second (24th overall) over the line in 21:31 - was first to finish once before.
Belinda COTTRILL (SW30-34) of Dulwich Runners AC, was third (28th overall) over the line in 21:38 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Cheryl SACKS (VW45-49) – 77.67% for the time 20:27 (12th overall).
Peter LIGHTING (VM35-39) – 74.67% for the time 17:46 (first overall).
Bernie HUTCHINSON (VM60-64) – 74.57% for the time 21:30 (23rd overall).

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 00:17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 00:15:38 on 1st October 2016 (event number 306).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sian Cwyfan HILTON who recorded 90.39% (20:18) on 15th June 2013 (event number 145).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 6,473 participants have completed 42,475 parkruns covering a total distance of 212,375 km, including 7,650 new Personal Bests.

 

Pace invaders

Michele wondered out loud to me last week if reports could get any more statistical- red rag to a mathematician like me, so here's the result. Forgive me for what may follow!

Crystal Palace parkrun sprung into Spring today with event #328 drawing 230 people to an early morning jaunt up and down the pathways. It was the ninth consecutive event in 2017 where we've had an attendance of over 200, yet our happy band of volunteers helped the event run like clockwork as normal.

There were fifteen absolute newcomers to parkrun today- welcome and we hope you enjoyed your first experience of this amazing invention which has revolutionised so many millions of Saturday mornings and beyond! Added to these were fifteen others who have parkrun experience but who were tackling Crystal Palace for the first time. Some notable stories cropped up in this group, such as that of Colin Dinwoodie. This was his 302nd parkrun, including 179 where it all began at Bushy Park but with the other 133 coming from all over the place, including quite a few in some of the French parkruns which have joined the global family recently. He's even run the wonderfully-named Montsouris parkrun in Paris, which is rather smaller than here. It's record attendance was set today as it happens: 27. Yes, just 27. Maybe everyone over there is scared of the mountain. Or indeed the mouse.

Also amongst our first-timers here we welcomed Hilary Knight for her 120th parkrun but amazingly her first at one without "Common" in the title (all her others have been at Wimbledon or Tooting Common), and two travellers from Shrewsbury- Ali Dolphin and Frank Atherton- both bringing over a century of parkruns in experience. Completing the theme of great names, Volker Schloenvoigt chose to wait until his 99th parkrun until sampling CP- he's normally a resident of Riddlesdown but he might now get hooked on our hills, you never know!

Also in the field we had some milestones to mark, including two reaching 50 parkruns. Gail Emerson must be Palace through and through as she's completed her half-century entirely on this course, whereas Richard Brown has run 32 of his here. I notice that Richard's listed running club is Severn AC (Gloucester). He must really like our course too, to travel all that way each week. He managed to be the fifth finisher today- the seventh run in a row he's made the top 5. Amongst the juniors, well done to Rae Amosu and Zoe Henderson on reaching their 10th parkrun and the junior t-shirt that this entitles them to.

All that, and I haven't even mentioned the run itself yet! Today was the first of the month, and so Crystal Palace Fun Runners provided us with some pacers to spice up the action. I decided to take off like a train and follow David Bostock- the "22 Minute Man"- himself reaching a milestone today with his 25th time volunteering. I saw David in Beckenham High Street on Wednesday evening as it happens. He was out on a training run, whereas I was heading into Zizzi to eat garlic bread, pizza and ice cream. This may explain why I soon had to give up keeping up with him.

Instead, I ended up spending my first lap and a half with the 25 minute pacer who looking at the results may well have been Eleanor but forgive me if not. Eleanor took a similar strategy to my norm, hitting the first lap hard and hanging on for dear life on the second; we passed the helpful half-way-time-check marshal at 11mins30secs, and then gradually the undulations took their usual toll. Having said that, I managed to find enough to break away near the end and come in under 24 minutes for the first time in a very long time; job well done. Thank you to all the pacers who helped not just me but everyone else looking for a time to match.

At the front of the field, Che Compton followed up a ridiculously fast time in last weekend's Brighton half marathon by being today's first finisher in 17:41. His last three runs here have been somewhat lacklustre with just two 7ths and a 6th to show from it, so back to normal it seems. Tom Boswell (17:49) and Christopher Tuck (18:40) followed him home. Amongst the females, two juniors appeared in the first three finishers- Amy Leach (20:34) and Lily Tappenden in a PB (21:19) sandwiching stalwart Lin Skinner (20:57), who recorded her sixth top 3 gender finish of the year so far.

The fourth female finisher was Belinda Cottrill- with or without Milo I'm not sure- who grabbed the headlines as one of twenty-five runners to notch a PB. Belinda shaved three seconds off her best time in her 156th run at Crystal Palace. Calix Eden- another one-venue-wonder with all his 55 runs at CP- has now lowered his PB mark four times in 2017 already. Congratulations also to John Levick and Matt Hunt who achieved a PB on their 32nd and 31st runs here, and amongst the junior runners Florence Monks set a new fastest time in her 11th event.

All this training will stand Florence in good stead for next Saturday, where she'll be using her course knowledge in the Bromley Primary Schools Cross Country event in the park, hopefully in the winning school ;-) . Alas for all of us of a greater vintage, this means that there is NO CRYSTAL PALACE PARKRUN NEXT WEEK. A chance for some tourism perhaps? We have nine other parkruns within a five-mile radius us; very few others can boast that many close neighbours, I'm sure. So take your pick, enjoy, and fingers crossed you choose one with cake at the finish line!

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 328
4th March 2017

This week 230 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers.

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

Male placings:
Che COMPTON (VM40-44) of Kent AC, was first over the line in 17:41 - 26th time in 160 appearances.
Tom BOSWELL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:49 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Christopher TUCK (SM25-29) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was third over the line in 18:40 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Amy LEACH (JW15-17) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was first (14th overall) over the line in 20:34 - third time in 10 appearances.
Lin SKINNER (VW40-44) of Crystal Palace Fun Runners, was second (20th overall) over the line in 20:57 - has been first to finish on 25 previous occasions.
Lily TAPPENDEN (JW15-17) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 21:19 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Che COMPTON (VM40-44) – 78.32% for the time 17:41 (first overall).
Christopher LYDON (VM55-59) – 77.54% for the time 19:49 (8th overall).
Neil JEFFRIES (VM55-59) – 74.94% for the time 20:41 (18th overall).

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 00:17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 00:15:38 on 1st October 2016 (event number 306).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sian Cwyfan HILTON who recorded 90.39% (20:18) on 15th June 2013 (event number 145).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 6,449 participants have completed 42,245 parkruns covering a total distance of 211,225 km, including 7,626 new Personal Bests.

 

A cold and windy parkrun

Alarm set? check
Running clothes set out? check
Garmin charged? check
Running shoes ready? check
Sunshine booked? I am so so sorry, I completely forgot to book this morning's sunshine. I have no excuse, I thought I had booked it and then when I got up this morning there was no sun. All I can do is apologise and say that you're guaranteed sun next week as it's someone else's turn to book it so I'm sure whoever it is will take their responsibility seriously.

In addition to what appeared to be the tail end of Doris Day we nearly had a trolley catastrophe, we nearly forgot to bring it down to the start line. When we pointed this out to Barry he was very contrite and promised to get a Customer Services Manager to deal with any complaints after parkrun and then if people were still dissatisfied to offer credit notes for next week's parkrun. What more can you ask for? parkrun - the John Lewis of running experiences!

Of course, the trolley arrived and normal service resumed with George as our delightful Run Director commanding Jurassic Rock as he welcomed the new runners, tourists and the rest of us who pitch up anyway. Today, 239 of us were there champing at the bit as George did the new runner's intro, milestone announcement and usual Heath and Safety spiel. And then we were off. For 34 people it was their first experience of our wonderful, slightly undulating route. Kyrrie Rostek is one of those. For some obscure reason Kerrie had run 173 parkruns before coming to sample the delights of the mountain air in Crystal Palace. And it's not as if she had that far to come as she has run 142 of those runs at Bexley, which isn't that far away really.

An amazing 11 people chose today for their first ever parkrun. Quite frankly, you are all absolutely awesome- to chose to do your first parkrun on a day like today marks you out as phenomenal athletes. Welcome, this really is quite an addictive way to start your Saturday.

Now, I do have to tell you all something rather shocking. Thirty, yes 30 people ran without a barcode. To run up in today's horrible weather, run, walk, jog, crawl or stagger 5k and then not get your time beggars belief. And, sadly, it means we'll never actually know if they were tourists, first timers or got a PB. #DFYB

We do know that 29 people got a PB today. Far too many to mention individually but I must mention Rebekah Sales who did her 4th parkrun at Crystal Palace today. She did her first one on 7th January in 30.01 and today smashed a new PB of 33:50. Now that really is phenomenal.

After last week's stat-as-tic run report by Mark, I'll leave you to look at the first finisher on our results page. And for those of you who love a stat have a look further down the page.

I'm away for the next two weeks, Valencia with my five sisters next weekend and doing a spot of tourism at Kingston the following week for my sister's 50th. Do feel free to join me there as we won't be having a parkrun at Crystal Palace that day (11th March) as it's Bromley Schools Cross Country Champs. So, as ever, if someone wants the parkrun pen I'll fill it with ink and leave it for you to use. Just leave a message on the Facebook page or email our office.

A final word of thanks must go to our volunteers. Without them, we couldn't run and today was a real test of their character as they stood in the wind and the rain and still managed to smile at each of us as we crossed that finish line. Thank you?

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 327
25th February 2017
Male placings:
Blair LAIRD (SM25-29) of Moray Road Runners, was first over the line in 17:44 - 5th time in 6 appearances.

Daniel HALLAM (VM35-39) of Herne Hill Harriers, was second over the line in 19:01.

James HEWLETT (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:24.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Che COMPTON (Kent AC) 3234 pts.

Andy ROWLAND (CYPRESS CANYON RC) 2928 pts.

Andrew CHONG (Crystal Palace Fun Runners) 2666 pts.

Female placings:
Fiona ASKEW (SW25-29) of Dulwich Runners AC, was first (20th overall) over the line in 21:40 - second time in 4 appearances.

Linsey CRAIKE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 21:54.

Charlotte SANDERSON (SW30-34) of Crystal Palace Triathletes, was third (36th overall) over the line in 22:37.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Belinda COTTRILL (Dulwich Runners AC) 3156 pts.

Anke BRONIUS (Beckenham RC) 3102 pts.

Laura TOUGH (Unattached) 2885 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Neil JEFFRIES (VM55-59) was graded 73.81% for the time 21:00 (14th overall).

Blair LAIRD (SM25-29) was graded 72.74% for the time 17:44 (first overall).

John FENWICK (VM65-69) was graded 71.50% for the time 24:23 (71st overall).

This week there were 239 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010, and since then 6,419 different runners, including participants from 389 athletics clubs, have completed 42,015 runs covering a total distance of 210,075 km, and there have been 7,601 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who ran in a time of 00:17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).

The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who ran in a time of 00:15:38 on 1st October 2016 (event number 306).

The Age Grade course record is held by Sian Cwyfan HILTON who recorded a 90.39% run (20:18) on 15th June 2013 (event number 145).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Crystal Palace parkrun Results Page.

 

 

 

 

The power of youth

 

By Mark Shotton

Today’s Crystal Palace parkrun, our 326th event, was notable for two reasons. Firstly, the field of 283 equalled the attendance record set on 2 July last year. This was in part due to 47 people attending our event for the very first time – and almost of half of them were completely new to parkrun. Welcome to you all, and we hope to see you again next week!

Secondly, there were some amazing performances from the junior parkrunners. Of the 24 juniors that took part, 21 of them finished within the top 50 places. This is explained by today’s event being the final opportunity to take part in the London borough of Bromley’s team selection trials for the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon, which is for under 17s and doubles as the British Athletics three-mile road championship race. This also explains the very strong performance from Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC at today’s event. 14 of their juniors took part, with 3 of them finishing in the top 5 places – very impressive indeed!

Highlights and Honourable Mentions

For the men, Lewis MILLS of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC was first across the line, improving the time he set last year by 37 seconds with 17:07. His clubmate Finlay BRANNAN took second place with 18:00 in only his second ever parkrun, and Ian FENN took third in 18:05, improving his course PB by 13 seconds in the process. The BBAC juniors led the way for the women too, with Carlotta WEITZEL first home in 19:37, bettering her previous PB by 56 seconds. Lin SKINNER of Crystal Palace Fun Runners was second with a 9 second PB in 20:39, and not far behind her was Heidi FORSYTH (also from BBAC), who smashed the 21 minute barrier with a new PB of 20:44! Great work, folks!

A total of 54 people (22% of the identified field) achieved new PBs today. And aside from those referred to above, there were some other impressive performances worthy of special mention. Thomas MOUNTFORD, Manuel SAMMUT, Oliver CALDWELL and Matthew COOKE all smashed the 20 minute barrier today, improving their previous best times by 54 seconds, 1 minute and 27 seconds, 1 minute 11 seconds and 1 minute and 5 seconds to finish in 19:13, 19:38, 19:46 and 19:52 respectively. Richard PORTER also achieved his fourth successive PB in his fifth successive parkrun with a time of 23:20, 30 seconds better than last week’s effort. And in her 60th run Louisa COOK beat the PB she set just under 4 years ago and broke the 25 minute barrier for the first time in the process, finishing in 24:29. But the single biggest improvement of the week came from Sarah HARAM, who in her second run at Crystal Palace bettered the time she set last month by a staggering 4 minutes and 45 seconds and has a new PB of 28:04. Bravo to you all!

Event 326 was also a special one for Chelmsford Central parkrun regular Chris ALLEN, who chose to complete his 50th parkrun at Crystal Palace. Don’t forget to claim your red milestone shirt, Chris! Crystal Palace regular David STEADMAN will also be joining the 50 club next time he parkruns.

In terms of visitors from other parkruns, Hackney Marshes regular Brian LONGMAN ran his 117th different parkrun and his 273rd overall with us today, finishing in a very respectable time of 20:18. It was also wonderful to welcome a group of tourists from our neighbours at Tooting Common parkrun. Great to see you Charlene WONG MIN, Imogen SWALES, Ken WILLIS, Kieran HOUSER, Marie-Anne WONG, Michelle HARMAN and Sarah O’CARROLL – we hope that you enjoyed your visit and that you come back again soon!

Finally, a big thanks also goes to Barry GRAHAM, who oversaw proceedings as Run Director for the day, and the rest of today’s volunteers – Alison YATES, Charlotte SEATON, Chris BALMER, Chris BELL, James HEWLETT, Julie LETTS, Melissa ALLWORK, Michele GOLDEN, Penelope D'ARCY GRAHAM , Philippa RYAN, Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH, Susannah SIMPSON and Tom WILSON. Interested in volunteering at Crystal Palace parkrun? Please e-mail CrystalPalacehelpers@parkrun.com.

The Stats

How many?

Of the 283 parkrunners, 248 were identified and 35 (12% of the field) were unknown.

Of the 248 identified parkrunners, there were:

• 24 juniors aged under 18 (9.7% of the field)

• 70 seniors aged 18-34 (28.2% of the field)

• 154 vets (62.1% of the field) of which 45 were 35-39, 59 were 40-49, 36 were 50-59 and 14 were 60+

• 138 males (56%) and 110 females (44%)

• 70 club runners (28.2% of the field) from 24 different clubs, and 178 unattached (71.8% of the field)

The most common male age group was 35-39 (23 runners)

The most common female age group was 35-39 (22 runners)

How fast?

Of the 283 finishers, there were:

• 15 sub 20 mins, 109 from 20:00 to 24:59, 82 from 25:00 to 29:59, and 77 over 30 mins
• Finishers per minute from 20 to 30 mins – 15, 15, 16, 20, 43, 18, 19, 18, 21, 6, 14
• The time needed to finish in the top 10% was 20:44, and the midpoint time was 25:55

How many parkruns?

• 12024 parkruns completed from the identified field of 248, averaging 48.48 parkruns each
• 74 had completed at least 50 parkruns (30% of the identified field), of which
• 28 are members of the 50 club
• 42 are members of the 100 club
• 4 are members of the 250 club

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

 

A nearly snowy parkrun

Thanks to Jane Haile for this week's run report. When I looked out of the window on Saturday morning and saw that it was snowing I thought that there might be a lower than usual turnout at parkrun.  I hadn’t factored in the influx of about 40 teenagers having trials for the London mini-marathon.  They swelled our numbers to a very respectable 242 and showed the rest of us a clean pair of heels filling the first 5 places.  

Luckily the parkrun fairies did their thing and the snow stopped just before the run started. As I saw the leaders flying down the hill as I was heading up for the second time I couldn’t help notice how little they were wearing – one female in crop top and shorts!  Maybe there is science to this - that speed is inversely proportional to the amount of clothes worn, but it is not a hypothesis that I am planning on trying to test myself.  I was cold while wearing so many layers that only my face was showing!

And talking about cold, we should always be grateful to the volunteers that allow us to run, but on days where it is barely above freezing we should be even more grateful than usual. There were no 50 or 100 milestones this week but 2 junior runners did their 10th parkrun and so are now entitled to their 10 t-shirt - Well done Peter Guy and Henry-James Cowie. 13 people did their first ever parkrun – impressive to head out of the house for your first run when it was snowing and an amazing 57 people ran a personal best.  Considering how cold it was that is incredible, unless everyone was running faster so they could get home to a warm bath more quickly.  

A few notable ones were Louisa Harding who went under 25 minutes for the first time, Sally Davidson who improved from 28.06 to 26.54, Alison Longley who has only been parkrunning since the middle of January but in this time has improved from 38.46 to 35.17 and Meredith Phillips who annihilated the 30 minute barrier with 28.02.   

If you fancy getting a bit more involved please email CrystalPalacehelpers@parkrun.com or get in touch via the facebook page.  The core team will be happy to give you a job.  None of the roles are difficult and the team are very friendly. Fingers crossed for some nicer weather next week.

And now for the stats: Male placings:Callum MYATT (JM15-17) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was first over the line in 17:09 - first time in 8 appearances.

Oscar HUSSEY (JM15-17) of Dulwich Runners AC, was second over the line in 17:13.

Henry-James COWIE (JM15-17) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was third over the line in 17:16.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

Che COMPTON (Kent AC) 3140 pts.

Andy ROWLAND (CYPRESS CANYON RC) 2836 pts.

Andrew CHONG (Crystal Palace Fun Runners) 2500 pts.

Female placings:

Morgan SQUIBB (JW11-14) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was first (13th overall) over the line in 18:38 - second time in 2 appearances.

Ellie Lucy DOLBY (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (23rd overall) over the line in 19:29 - was first to finish once before.

Zoe WHITE (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (28th overall) over the line in 19:49 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Belinda COTTRILL (Dulwich Runners AC) 3064 pts.

Anke BRONIUS (Beckenham RC) 2930 pts

.Laura TOUGH (Unattached) 2790 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores

:Morgan SQUIBB (JW11-14) was graded 85.69% for the time 18:38 (13th overall).

Ellie Lucy DOLBY (JW11-14) was graded 83.58% for the time 19:29 (23rd overall).

Callum MYATT (JM15-17) was graded 81.15% for the time 17:09 (first overall).

This week there were 242 runners, of whom 33 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010, and since then 6,337 different runners, including participants from 384 athletics clubs, have completed 41,493 runs covering a total distance of 207,465 km, and there have been 7,518 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who ran in a time of 00:17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).

The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who ran in a time of 00:15:38 on 1st October 2016 (event number 306).

The Age Grade course record is held by Sian Cwyfan HILTON who recorded a 90.39% run (20:18) on 15th June 2013 (event number 145).

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

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