Harwich parkrun # 135 - 13/01/2018
102 made there way to Harwich Parkrun this morning. This was almost a level split with 53 Males and 49 Females. 42 were from the local Harwich Runners running Running club.
First place today went to Mark LLOYD who completed the course in 18:07 and won for the 11th time at Harwich. Mark also managed to record exactly the same time as his last run on New years day. Second finisher was Simon DAY in 18:30 with James FOOT coming in third place with a time of 18:34. Today was James 17th Parkrun but first at Harwich.
First Female today went to Kate HODGKISS in a time of 21:00, finishing in 8th place overall and giving Kate a 17th win at Harwich. Second Female was Nicola RANSON in 21:47 and third was Karen STAPLETON in 23:17.
Top 3 Junior places today went to Michael KNOLES (JM11-14) in 10th place with a time of 21:19 which is very close to his own PB. Second Junior today was Jamie CARTER (JM10) in 22:38 and third was Harry PITHAM (JM11-14) in 25:16.
Today we had 10 achieving a new PB.
In 15th place today and continuing his fine form was Michael BALL who hit another PB today with a new time of 21:45, knocking 14 seconds of his previous. In 23rd was Edward EVANS with a new PB of 23:27 on his third outing at Harwich. Edward improved on his previous best by 24 seconds today. in 29th place today and also setting a new PB was Kris WILLS in a time of 24:40 and taking an impressive 52 seconds off his last PB. In 37th today was Kris DALBY who continues to get better and better. Today a new PB of 25:30 took another 6 seconds of his previous best. 52nd place today was Christina PRETTY who on her 115th Parkrun went under 28 minutes for the first time, knocking 34 seconds of her previous best set back in early December with a new time today of 27:54 In 55th position today was my son Aidan DOWNS, who while having a break in the football season, has returned to Parkrun. Today Aidan done the Parkrun using the "Jeffing" method and done a 3 minute run, 30 seconds walk. Aidan was rewarded with a 6 seconds PB, completing the course in 28:05. Not far behind and in 65th place was Aidan's mum, Lian MEACHEN, who recorded yet another PB with a time today of 30:35, knocking 6 seconds off and achieving her 3rd PB in the last 5 runs. This meant I was the only one at home not to get a PB today.. and yes it has been pointed out many times already today..
Jayne TILLEY was another to achieve a PB on her second run with a new best of 32:10, taking almost 4 minutes of her first run. Alex FLOOK improved by 3 seconds today to get a new PB of 35:34 on her 12th Parkrun and not missing out on PB's was Sandra JONES, recording her 7th PB in 9 run with a new best today of 37:07.
Well done to Everyone and special thanks to all the volunteers and Marshals.