It was a beautiful, still day today and we had a few new runners. We also had some tourists from Doncaster, Taunton and even some from the far reaches of Whitstable! and a few others, including an MP. We had cakes as my sister threw a Halloween party (apparently, me and my 10-year-old friends were worse than the year 10s, what on earth was my dad thinking!). Again, we had a few PBs and everybody did a great run. Afterwards my Dad (Iain for future references as this is getting tiring), my sister (Ffion) and I were going to meet up with Jay at the café but ended having to be 20 minutes late as we had to drive across Thanet to drop off Ffion's friend then back again to get Iain’s wallet. Eventually we got there though and had a great time.
Sorry that this is late and short I’ve had absolutely no time, anyway, happy belated Halloween,
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Event number 187
29th October 2016
Jay BAILEY (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:21 - 107th time in 135 appearances.
Mark MARTIN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:47 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Chris RAMSAY (VM45-49) of Danum Harriers, was third over the line in 19:17.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jay BAILEY (Unattached) 2297 pts.
Will HAYWARD (Thanet Road Runners AC) 2163 pts.
Nigel COOK (Thanet Road Runners AC) 2006 pts.
Joanne MARSHALL (VW55-59) of Serpentine RC, was first (23rd overall) over the line in 25:33 - 17th time in 70 appearances.
Joanna ELSON (VW50-54) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 25:36.
Debbie HATT (VW45-49) of Thanet Road Runners AC, was third (25th overall) over the line in 25:42 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Joanne MARSHALL (Serpentine RC) 2172 pts.
Sharon COUGHLAN (Unattached) 2125 pts.
Tina AMOS (Unattached) 1928 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nigel COOK (VM50-54) was graded 74.98% for the time 19:59 (5th overall).
Chris RAMSAY (VM45-49) was graded 74.68% for the time 19:17 (third overall).
Joanne MARSHALL (VW55-59) was graded 73.84% for the time 25:33 (23rd overall).
This week there were 65 runners, of whom 8 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.
Margate parkrun started on 27th April 2013, and since then 1,586 different runners, including participants from 185 athletics clubs, have completed 9,065 runs covering a total distance of 45,325 km, and there have been 1,521 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.