Hi parkrunners, hope you enjoyed the event on Saturday.
173 runners took up their starting positions as the journalistic team of Rich Kenington and Caroline Potter documented the occasion. I think a video of the start is a first for LS parkrun, for those of you who've not seen it yet you can follow the link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anp6E8BiwJk
Rich took some great pictures too, you can find them on the Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/groups/littlestoke-parkrun/
Thanks Rich and Caroline, and indeed all of our volunteers for the day Lisa, Jim, Bob, Andy G, Simon, Andy J, Rich, Lu, Jackie, Sabrina, Caroline, Stuart, Nicola and Samantha. I was very grateful to have a full roster by Thursday including several people putting on the hi-vis for the first time. It's encouraging to get a response like that and it means very much to the run directors to have our runners support the event so strongly.
First across the line this week was Jamie from Bristol & West AC, pulling the next 3 finishers behind him to new PBs. Jamie's not registered unfortunately so his time's not up (please register Jamie if you're reading this!), but congratulations anyway and to Robin, Peter and David close on your tail.
Across the line first for the girls was Rebecca Awde on her first parkrun, not a bad start! Ali Vaz and Meryl Fogg were next to finish and again both scored PBs on their 7th and 2nd outings respectively.
Well done to Luke Smith who was visiting from Pomphrey Hill and joined Club 10 in the process, great to have you along Luke.
Full results report below, for a list of finishing positions please visit our website
An unknown runner was first.
Robin PHILLIPS (VM40-44) of Westbury Harriers, was second over the line in 17:11 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Peter MORTON (SM25-29) of Virgin Active Road Runners, was third over the line in 17:15.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 5803 pts.
Derek DA SILVA (Unattached) 5500 pts.
Simon HUGHES (Unattached) 5455 pts.
Rebecca AWDE (SW30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was first (8th overall) over the line in 18:30 - first appearance.
Ali VAZ (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (68th overall) over the line in 23:49.
Meryl FOGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (69th overall) over the line in 23:54.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Suzanne CUNDY (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 5375 pts.
Karen OWEN (Bristol and West AC) 5113 pts.
Sylvia Ann CRUMP (Sole Sisters) 4054 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Rebecca AWDE (SW30-34) was graded 80.00% for the time 18:30 (8th overall).
Robin PHILLIPS (VM40-44) was graded 79.44% for the time 17:11 (second overall).
Jonathan GOODLAND (VM55-59) was graded 78.23% for the time 19:59 (24th overall).
This week there were 173 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 2,944 different runners, including participants from 195 athletics clubs, have completed 14,668 runs covering a total distance of 73,340 km, and there have been 3,593 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Jenny JAGGER who ran in a time of 00:17:46 on 2014-04-26 (event number 77).
The men's record is held by Jack BANCROFT who ran in a time of 00:15:41 on 2013-09-07 (event number 43).
The Age Grade course record is held by Philip PARRY who recorded a 90.58% run (16:17) on 7th September 2013 (event number 43).