Well not the almost record breaking turnout we had a last week but a great show with running tourists and Jane Oswell’s dad who came all the way from Australia to be finish token support allowing Jane to run. The volunteer rota is looking very full for the next couple of weeks but there are lots of slots in August. Helping is a good way to stay in touch if you are injured or have a race the next day. And as an added incentive there is a free volunteer Tshirt after 25 stints. The shirt was modelled by Craigie Lee and Carole this week.
It’s a busy couple of weeks coming up at Mile End with Scott Summers 18th birthday celebration on the 18th July. Little did his dad Mike realise when he took up the offer to provide coffee on a Saturday morning that it would turn into a family affair with mum Jocelyn and Scott signing up for their first 10k on the 19th July and the Summers completing 216 parkruns between them. Come and celebrate with cake and buy some coffee from Mike.
The following week, 25th July there is a pacing event: we need volunteers to pace a range of times from 18 minutes to 35. So far we have runners for 18 Joe, 20 Neil, 21 Alex, 22 Johnnie, 23 Steven , 25 Jane , 26 Soraya, 30 Carole and 35 Claire . Just email if you fancy running any of the times in between.
Then on Wednesday 29th is the first ever Mile End pub quiz at the Palm Tree at Bow 7.30 for a 8.00pm start. There will be prizes for the winning team and a raffle. The prizes are funded from our donations including the London Marathon for our efforts with the baggage. For more info about our donations see http://www.parkrun.org.uk/mileend/aboutus/. Come along and test your parkrun knowledge. There will be plenty of time for drinking and chatting too.
Now for this weeks results
Joe WILLIAMS (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:52 - 27th time in 105 appearances.
Ben PUGH (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:21.
Horace ORMSBY (SM18-19) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:33.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1986 pts.
Ben PUGH (Unattached) 1393 pts.
Alexander James FERRABY (Unattached) 1371 pts.
Cas WRIGHT (SW20-24) of London Heathside Runners AC, was first (15th overall) over the line in 19:39 - second time in 2 appearances.
Rachel THOMAS (SW25-29) of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC, was second (49th overall) over the line in 22:45 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Charlie LADYMAN (SW30-34) of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC, was third (51st overall) over the line in 22:50 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Tracey TAYLOR (Unattached) 1705 pts.
Christina EASON (Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC) 1613 pts.
Soraya BEN MANSOUR (Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC) 1558 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Joe WILLIAMS (SM25-29) was graded 76.58% for the time 16:52 (first overall).
John MOORE (VM45-49) was graded 75.98% for the time 18:40 (5th overall).
Jerry LOCKSPEISER (VM60-64) was graded 75.60% for the time 21:35 (38th overall).
This week there were 161 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.
Mile End parkrun started on 4th February 2012, and since then 3,604 different runners, including participants from 388 athletics clubs, have completed 17,970 runs covering a total distance of 89,850 km, and there have been 3,571 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Kathyrn PENNEL who ran in a time of 00:17:44 on 2013-07-27 (event number 78).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who ran in a time of 00:14:49 on 2013-08-17 (event number 81).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded a 94.20% run (21:51) on 9th May 2015 (event number 171).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Mile End parkrun Results Page.