Welcome to the run report for Havant parkrun #313, if you like statistics, you may find it interesting, if you do not, read on anyway, you might have your feelings confirmed or even changed a little!
313 as you all know is both a prime number and a palindromic number, it is the 65th prime numbered parkrun at Havant, (a prime number has only 2 factors, itself and 1), the last parkrun to be a prime numbered one was only a fortnight ago, run number 311.
313 is the 41st palindromic number but this is only the 40th parkrun to be a palindromic numbered one, as run number 0 never happened! (A palindromic number is a number that reads the same forwards and backwards if the digits are reversed). The last palindromic run number was 303.
Today in the glorious early morning sunshine in the very scenic surrounds of the country park there were 259 runners, of which 128 were male (49.4%), 123 were female (47.5%) and the missing 3.1% were “Unknowns”! (Please remember your athlete barcode in future; it mucks up the stats if you do not bring it). We had guests from Portsmouth, Fareham, Liss, Bracknell, Rochester, Letchworth and Stockton-On-Tees. You brought great weather and I hope you enjoyed the parkrun and will be back soon.
There were 26 female first timers (21.1%) and 16 male first timers (12.5%).
Of these 42 first timers to Havant parkrun, 25 of them were making their parkrun debut anywhere! Of these a special mention to Jo HOPE who finished first among the female parkrunning debutants in 153rd position and to Matt LEE who finished first among the male parkrunning debutants in 24th place. We look forward to all 25 of the parkrun newcomers continuing to join in with the parkrun experience. Even my colleague from work who was making her debut at my request, who reportedly told my son at the end that she no longer wanted to speak to me and she had changed her opinion of me, we shall see if that still holds true on Monday morning!
To the run itself, first finisher was Neil KEVERN from Bracknell Forest Runners. He set a new PB of 16:38 beating his previous best by 14 seconds, and finishing 3 minutes ahead of the rest of the field! This was the 3rd time that Neil has finished first at Havant in only 4 appearances and his time is the 4th fastest male PB set at Havant. Congratulations to you Neil.
The first lady home was Andrea KERAGE, who came 18th in a time of 22:29, congratulations to you Andrea.
14 female runners/walkers set new PBs (11.4% of all female participants) and 22 male runners/walkers set new PBs (17.2% of all male participants). This is particularly impressive as it was already warm when the run began and to have roughly 1 in 7 of all participants setting a new PB shows commitment to the cause this morning, whatever that cause is!
Special mention to all the younger runners who turned out today. 8 runners were in the Junior 10 section (3.1% of entrants), I hope you enjoyed the experience Rhiannon THOMSON, Anna WILSON, Olivia RICHARDSON, Charlie KEET, Harry PINES, George JAGGER, Rhys READ and a Havant regular already, Edward CROUCHER. Well done to all those who made their debuts today and we hope to see you back here soon. Keep on running!
The age profile of the participants this morning showed more male runners/walkers in the below 20 age categories(12.5% v 10.5%), in the 20-29 age groups, more male runners/walkers (11.7% v 8.1%), in the 30-39 age groups. They were equal at 14% each (when rounded!), in the 40-49 age groups, there were more females (30.1% v 25.8%), in the 50-59 age groups, more females again (26% v 22.7%) and again more females in the 60-69 age groups (11.4% v 10.9%). There were 3 male runners/walkers in the 70 and over age groups. So a slightly younger male cross profile than female based solely on today’s field.
A special mention to Reginald BAILEY, he is an example to us all, and I personally would love to have his drive and determination still when and if I reach his age. Congratulations to you sir, you have my respect.
The average time (mean) by the known 251 runners/walkers was 31:27. The first half of the field had an average time (mean) of 25:34 and the second half of the field had an average (mean) of 37:23. If I ever do this again, I will use this as my baseline data!
In terms of Age Graded Results there were 2 females (1.6%) and 3 men (3.2%) over 70%, this goes to show how statistics without knowing the context can be misleading, we are talking about 1 more person!
Between 60%-69% there were 13 females (10.6%) and 33 males (25.8%), between 50%-59% there were 40 females (32.5%) and 50 males (39%) and between 40%-49% there were 46 females (37.3%) and 33 males (25.8%). What does this show us? Based solely on today’s results, the male runners/walkers were performing at a higher level relative to their age.
If you are still reading this, thank you. That makes at least 2 people, as I am told Dave WILLIAMS likes his statistics (Ed's note: true!) and I wrote it! A special thank you to the Run Director Gill and all the other volunteers who allowed the event to take place this morning.
Hope that you enjoyed the report if you got this far with it, but more importantly, I hope that you enjoyed the parkrun at Havant his morning and that, we will see you back here soon.
|Report by: Roland BARNARD
Belated congratulations to Jane HARROP for setting a new Havant parkrun Age Grade record last week, at parkrun #312, of 90.69%. Fabulous run Jane and sorry for not spotting your brand new record until now.
This week 259 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Liz JOINER • Phil WESTERN • Gill WRIGHT • Glen WILLIE • Peter WEST • Kerrie ROCKETT • Jason HORTON • Roland BARNARD • Hilary SCHWAGER • Steve HARRIS • Geri TODD • Paula CLAPP • Libby PYMONT • Harry BARNARD • Conrad BUTTERY • Gabi Tutu Girl LUSH • Claire JOYCE • Lenny WILLIE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Havant parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by James BAKER who recorded a time of 15:56 on 11th August 2012 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 18:36 on 9th August 2014 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane HARROP who recorded 90.69% (20:14) on 12th May 2018 (event number 312).
Havant parkrun started on 16th June 2012. Since then 7,347 participants have completed 61,300 parkruns covering a total distance of 306,500 km, including 10,451 new Personal Bests.
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