This morning was a great run as usual, it was lovely weather, my Dad said it’s about as still as he remembers, and he’s old. Everyone had great fun and lots of people, we were glad to see, were running with flags. We had Denmark, Sweden, USA, South Africa and plenty of Union Jacks.
Before the run we strung up the flags of all the parkrun nations under the shelter. These soon decided to develop a mind of their own and slide along the string bunching up together at one end! Next year, we need to remember to bring some pegs to keep them in place.
Everyone ran a great time, thank you to Iain for being a great tail runner and Happy Birthday, as you share yours with parkrun and to Dennis for being a very helpful Run Director and results processor. A great big congratulations to Dennis on being given the role of parkrun Ambassador!
A thank you to Ffion for baking her spectacular flag cakes and to the mystery baker who made the delectable cookies that my sister and I found rather addictive! Also a great thanks to Paula and everyone else who brought cakes and sweets.
For our flickr page and pictures please click here. Also for those younger runners, we are lucky enough to have a junior parkrun, to find out more click here. One final thing, in line with parkrun events around the country, we're in the process of funding and sourcing an Automated External Defibrillator, in case the unthinkable ever happens and we have to use it on a Saturday morning. If you're able to help in any way with this, or if you are a registered first aider and willing to join our list, please get in touch.
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Event number 183
1st October 2016
Will HAYWARD (SM20-24) of Thanet Road Runners AC, was first over the line in 19:35 - 24th time in 159 appearances.
Nigel COOK (VM50-54) of Thanet Road Runners AC, was second over the line in 20:01.
Christopher Stephen CAPS (SM30-34) of Vegan Runners, was third over the line in 21:39.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jay BAILEY (Unattached) 1897 pts.
Will HAYWARD (Thanet Road Runners AC) 1870 pts.
Andrew GOULD (Unattached) 1717 pts.
Joanna PIPER (VW40-44) of Thanet Road Runners AC, was first (14th overall) over the line in 23:27 - 4th time in 20 appearances.
Joanne MARSHALL (VW55-59) of Serpentine RC, was second (25th overall) over the line in 25:02 - has been first to finish on 16 previous occasions.
Sara BOOKER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 26:12.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sharon COUGHLAN (Unattached) 1930 pts.
Tracy BOYES (Alfie's Striders) 1785 pts.
Joanne MARSHALL (Serpentine RC) 1778 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Joanne MARSHALL (VW55-59) was graded 75.37% for the time 25:02 (25th overall).
Nigel COOK (VM50-54) was graded 74.27% for the time 20:01 (second overall).
Greg MARSHALL (VM60-64) was graded 70.06% for the time 23:43 (15th overall).
This week there were 85 runners, of whom 5 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different athletics clubs took part.
Margate parkrun started on 27th April 2013, and since then 1,560 different runners, including participants from 179 athletics clubs, have completed 8,815 runs covering a total distance of 44,075 km, and there have been 1,476 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Rebecca BUNTING who ran in a time of 00:19:12 on 16th January 2016 (event number 146).
The male record is held by Paul GRIFFITHS who ran in a time of 00:16:42 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 72).
The Age Grade course record is held by David WINCH who recorded a 85.19% run (20:42) on 11th June 2016 (event number 167).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Margate parkrun Results Page.