Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 336 20th August 2016

The report has been away for a few weeks but no longer, as today 372 runners came to parkrun and were met by a cool morning with a little bit of drizzle near the end.

35 new or visiting runners came this week. Hope you enjoyed the course and do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
49 new PBs were recorded today and these included Megan Bone with 24:28 and also Rachel Gaines with 30:18. Well done to you all.
Representatives from many different running clubs came today including Eye Community Runners and Silson Joggers AC.

We are struggling a bit for volunteers and we need many of our runners to help out. It is a good experience and many people do enjoy doing it. It is part of parkrun to help out and volunteer if you are running and we do appreciate it when you do. For more information about volunteering, take a look at the link below. Thanks.
http://ie.reachout.com/2012/05/16/6-reasons-why-volunteering-is-good-for-you/

Congrats to all who have achieved their milestones today!
Stephen Hobbs, Chris Jeanes, Carmel Tambburino and Thomas Smith with 50 parkruns
That is awesome, so many 50’s achieved. Well done guys. Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.

Thanks to the many volunteers today – it is absolutely brilliant that you all helped with parkrun.
Abi LEWIS • Ann WILLIAMS • Bernadette MARTIN • Christina KINGSMAN • David CULLUM • Dennis VERHOEVEN • Gillian SHEPPARD • Howard BOYCOTT • Ian STEVENS • Imogen KINGSMAN • Jan HOWARD • Jana WOLFOVA • Jasmine FERGUSSON • Jim BUTTLEMAN • Joseph INCHLEY • Kathy HUGHES • Kevin WILLIAMSON • Kirsty BERRYMAN • Martin KELLETT • Martin PENNELL • Peter CRAWLEY • Richard POWNALL • Rosalind CRAWLEY • Sara GREIG • Sara TURNBULL • Stacy CLEMES • Stephen SCOTT • Tim MACKLEY
See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Milton Keynes parkrun happen.

Anyone who is new, visiting or has been running a while and has an awesome parkrun story they would like to share – send (with picture if you want) your own account to madmonkey93@sky.com. We would love to hear about your own experience. I will try to get it in the latest report as soon as I can.

Today I had an interview with Usain Bolt’s son (as he calls himself) or more formally: Jamie
Hi Jamie, what is your favourite aspect of parkrun? I like being competitive with friends and other people.
How many runs have you done? 3 so far.
Favourite running weather? A bit like today but a bit more drizzly.
Running hero? Sam Downton who first got me into parkrun in Weymouth at the start of the summer holidays.
If you could be any animal whilst running parkrun, what would you be? A Cheat-ah.
Any running goals? To eventually get under 20 minutes
What is your favourite part of the MK course? Definitely the finish.
Have you been a parkrun tourist? Yes my first one was Weymouth which was a nice, flat run around a park.
Thanks for the interview Jamie. See you next week!

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Some Stats
Male placings:
Mintu SIDHU (JM11-14) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:50 - second time in 76 appearances.
William SHIPPIN (SM30-34) of Sweatshop Running Community, was second over the line in 19:08 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Stuart SINCLAIR (VM45-49) of Sweatshop Running Community, was third over the line in 19:20.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 11300 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Redway Runners) 10813 pts.
Kenton BATT (Unattached) 10249 pts.

Female placings:
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) of Redway Runners, was first (36th overall) over the line in 22:14 - 30th time in 122 appearances.
Maria WILLIAMS (VW35-39) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was second (48th overall) over the line in 23:03.
Vivien BLACK (VW40-44) of Sweatshop Running Community, was third (59th overall) over the line in 23:29.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 10592 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 10079 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 9775 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Pauline TURNER (VW75-79) was graded 76.54% for the time 32:15 (260th overall).
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) was graded 76.31% for the time 22:14 (36th overall).
Mintu SIDHU (JM11-14) was graded 75.31% for the time 18:50 (first overall).

This week there were 372 runners, of whom 35 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different athletics clubs took part.

Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 12,014 different runners, including participants from 593 athletics clubs, have completed 106,132 runs covering a total distance of 530,660 km, and there have been 19,954 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Emily TALLEN who ran in a time of 00:17:04 on 29th October 2011 (event number 94).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:15:01 on 27th July 2013 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded a 95.57% run (22:33) on 6th February 2016 (event number 311).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Milton Keynes parkrun Results Page.

Thanks for Reading,
Adam Downton

 

Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 331 16th July 2016

There were 437 people running the warm, sweaty parkrun today which was noticeable as we ran. I really needed a drink at the end; however cake was also required, provided by Helen’s 100th parkrun celebration.

42 new or visiting runners came to the MK parkrun today. You guys chose a warm day to run. Do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
62 new PBs were recorded today, 1 less than last week so we’re showing some consistency. These included Charlotte Brown with 36:25 and also Abigail Wells-Day with 24:45. Well done to all.
Representatives from many different running clubs came today including Lordshill Road Runners and also Club Tropicana.

Last week there was no parkrun, so the Redway Runners did a road trip to Rushmere parkrun. It looks like all of them enjoyed it (hopefully).

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We are struggling a bit for volunteers and we need many of our runners to help out. It is a good experience and many people do enjoy doing it. It is part of parkrun to help out and volunteer if you are running and we do appreciate it when you do. For more information about volunteering, take a look at the link below. Thanks. http://ie.reachout.com/2012/05/16/6-reasons-why-volunteering-is-good-for-you/

 

Congrats to all who have achieved their milestones today!

Jane Ritchie, Nicola Thompson and Dominique Bell with 50 parkruns

Helen Vaughan who has run 100 parkruns

Diana Wells who has achieved an amazing 250 parkruns

Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.

Thanks to the many volunteers today – it is absolutely brilliant that you all helped with parkrun. Special thanks to the pacers who ran today as it helped many people achieve their next goal. The pace time signs were brilliantly decorated!

Adam SHARMAN • Ann WILLIAMS • Catherine WILSON • Daria CROKER • Elena DENMAN • Gareth SNELSON • Gillian SHEPPARD • Helen HINDLEY • Helen WHALLEY • Imogen KINGSMAN • James DWIGHT • Jen BATES • Jools BURLACE • Julie MARTIN • Katie KINGSMAN • Maren MATTMULLER • Maurice O'CONNELL • Michael REYNOLDS • Michelle GEORGE-BARNES • Mick BATES • Neville ROWLES • Oliver TOMLINSON • Paul HINDLEY • Paul WOODWARD • Pippa DOWNTON • Rachel GAINES • Rowan ALBERRY • Sam DOWNTON • Samantha EVANS • Sean O'LEARY • Spencer OLLINGTON • Stacy CLEMES • Steve BURLACE • Tim MACKLEY • Velsi ALMEIDA • Viv TOLE • Wayne WALKER

See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Milton Keynes parkrun happen.

Anyone who is new, visiting or has been running a while and has an awesome parkrun story they would like to share – send (with picture if you want) your own account to madmonkey93@sky.com. We would love to hear about your own experience. I will try to get it in the latest report as soon as I can.

Today’s interview was with Kev:

Morning Kev, how many parkruns have you run? I think 20, not sure though, I’ll have to check on the results page.

Favourite running weather? A mild rain, I do quite well in that.

Running hero? Usain Bolt, but he is injured at the moment.

If you could run parkrun as an animal, what animal would you be? A Labrador because they have a lot of energy.

Any running goals? To run a half marathon every month – it’s quite a good goal for me. What do you like most about parkrun?

The community of like-minded people. You can speak to anyone.

Have you been a parkrun tourist? Yes: Taunton and Rushmere and I like Rushmere the most because it’s a bit different and more cross-country like than MK.

Favourite part of the MK course? The finish line. Especially today.

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Male placings:
Kevin YATES (SM30-34) of Lordshill Road Runners, was first over the line in 18:11 - first appearance.
Mintu SIDHU (JM11-14) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:28 - was first to finish once before.
Devon HARFORD (JM15-17) of Milton Keynes AC, was third over the line in 18:48.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 9337 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Unattached) 8923 pts.
Kenton BATT (Unattached) 8380 pts.

Female placings:
Linsey RYALL (VW35-39) of Redway Runners, was first (10th overall) over the line in 20:01 - 10th time in 13 appearances.
Ella TOWNSEND (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 20:31 - was first to finish once before.
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) of Redway Runners, was third (40th overall) over the line in 22:05 - has been first to finish on 29 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 8635 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 8517 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 8208 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) was graded 76.83% for the time 22:05 (40th overall).
Mintu SIDHU (JM11-14) was graded 76.81% for the time 18:28 (second overall).
Pauline TURNER (VW75-79) was graded 76.66% for the time 32:12 (328th overall).

This week there were 437 runners, of whom 42 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 11,756 different runners, including participants from 582 athletics clubs, have completed 104,064 runs covering a total distance of 520,320 km, and there have been 19,638 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Emily TALLEN who ran in a time of 00:17:04 on 29th October 2011 (event number 94).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:15:01 on 27th July 2013 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded a 95.57% run (22:33) on 6th February 2016 (event number 311).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Milton Keynes parkrun Results Page.

Thanks for Reading,
Adam Downton

 

Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 330 2nd July 2016

511 runners met the warm morning and there were also many visitors. Some were all the way from South Africa!

67 new or visiting runners came to the MK parkrun today. Do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
63 new PBs were recorded today. These included Ian Stuart Wood with 18:46 and also Alastair Massingham with 26:34. Well done to all.
Representatives from many different running clubs came today including UK Lunatics and Energise Mud Runners.

Emma, who has just come out of hospital, ran parkrun today with her birthday being tomorrow (Sunday 3rd). Well done Emma and we wish you all the best.

We had some long range visitors today, all the way from South Africa. These included Herman and Zian as well as Rita, Paul and Delenna from Jo Burg. Also Dave visited from Durban. Hope you all enjoyed the course.

We are struggling a bit for volunteers and we need many of our runners to help out. It is a good experience and many people do enjoy doing it. It is part of parkrun to help out and volunteer if you are running and we do appreciate it when you do. For more information about volunteering, take a look at the link below. Thanks.
http://ie.reachout.com/2012/05/16/6-reasons-why-volunteering-is-good-for-you/

Well done to all who have achieved their milestones today:
Nathan Davidson and Cameron Goodwin-Hadden who have run 10 parkruns
Ric Brackenbury and Iona Norwood (with a PB) ran 50 parkruns
Sam Bates and Mark Squire who have ran 100
Robert Tribe with an amazing 250 parkruns
Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.

Thanks to all the volunteers today – we all really appreciate it!
Agata PIETREK • Anne BONSON • Brian HIRD • Brigitte COX • Carrie-Anne RUDDOCK • Christina KINGSMAN • Claire MARRAY • Dawn HEFFERNAN • Dennis VERHOEVEN • Diana WELLS • Faye MUGGERIDGE • Fifi Trixabelle FARLEY • Gillian SHEPPARD • Helen BLUCHER-ALTONA • Ian STEVENS • Imogen KINGSMAN • Jane DRAKE • Jude SRIVALSAN • Julie MARTIN • Lucy FITZGERALD • Maren MATTMULLER • Maria PERALTA • Nicola THOMPSON • Sam DOWNTON • Samantha EVANS • Sarah BIRD • Sean O'LEARY • Stacy CLEMES • Stephen SCOTT • Tim MACKLEY
See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Milton Keynes parkrun happen.

Anyone who is new, visiting or has been running a while and has an awesome parkrun story they would like to share – send (with picture if you want) your own account to madmonkey93@sky.com. We would love to hear about your own experience. I will try to get it in the latest report as soon as I can.

Today I interviewed Daniel who has quite an amazing story.
How many parkruns have you run? 3 so far, I was on my way to Durham stopping at  Northampton parkrun on the way but we were a bit behind schedule, so we stopped in MK instead and did their parkrun. It was quite lucky as Northampton parkrun wasn’t on.
What do you like about parkrun? It is a really good concept. There are great venues like MK and many different areas.
What’s your favourite running weather? Sunny, a lot like today but with a bit of a breeze.
Running hero? My mate Alan. He ran an “Iron Man” whilst weighing at 19 stone which is really impressive.
If you could run parkrun as an animal, which animal would you be? A dog because they make it look like a lot of fun. They’re always wagging their tails and gently jogging past everyone.
Favourite part of the MK course? The zigzags. It is a good achievement feeling when you reach the top.
Do you have any running goals? Yes, to run my first 10k. I had an accident at work a while back and was saved by the Kent and Surrey Air Ambulance. I am raising money for them when I run my 10k as they saved my life.
Wow that’s amazing. Thanks Daniel and I hope you do really well in your 10k.
Daniel Mayo’s Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Daniel-Mayo1

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Now for some Stats:

Male placings:
Thomas INCHLEY (VM35-39) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was first over the line in 18:00 - third time in 55 appearances.
Oli LUM (SM20-24) of Marshall Milton Keynes AC, was second over the line in 18:15 - was first to finish once before.
Alexander BROWNE (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:22.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 8947 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Unattached) 8523 pts.
Quinn ALLEN (Unattached) 8024 pts.

Female placings:
Johanna SHARPLES (SW20-24) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was first (25th overall) over the line in 21:03 - first time in 8 appearances.
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) of Redway Runners, was second (42nd overall) over the line in 21:57 - has been first to finish on 29 previous occasions.
Charis HAYES (JW15-17) of Rugby and Northampton AC, was third (44th overall) over the line in 22:00.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 8243 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 8132 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 7813 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andy GREEN (VM50-54) was graded 79.42% for the time 18:52 (6th overall).
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) was graded 77.30% for the time 21:57 (42nd overall).
John LOXLEY (VM50-54) was graded 76.70% for the time 19:23 (10th overall).

This week there were 511 runners, of whom 67 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different athletics clubs took part.

Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 11,713 different runners, including participants from 580 athletics clubs, have completed 103,627 runs covering a total distance of 518,135 km, and there have been 19,575 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Emily TALLEN who ran in a time of 00:17:04 on 2011-10-29 (event number 94).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:15:01 on 2013-07-27 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded a 95.57% run (22:33) on 6th February 2016 (event number 311).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Milton Keynes parkrun Results Page.

Thanks for Reading,
Adam Downton

 

Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 329 25th June 2016

It was quite cool today which was liked by many runners and 490 runners turned up to run alongside the volunteers who helped out today which was brilliant.

46 new or visiting runners came to the MK parkrun today. Do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
88 new PBs were recorded today which is fantastic. Many PBs are recorded every week and it’s such a good achievement for you guys. These included Gordon Smith with 23:29 and also Andrew Tyler with 25:23.
Representatives from many different running clubs came today including Cambridge Triathlon Club and Rushden Runners.

Annette’s beginners group graduated at MK parkrun with the Zero to Hero runners doing the first 5K milestone last Saturday from the Redway Runners group which was great and well done to all of you.

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We are struggling a bit for volunteers and we need many of our runners to help out. It is a good experience and many people do enjoy doing it. It is part of parkrun to help out and volunteer if you are running and we do appreciate it when you do. For more information about volunteering, take a look at the link below. Thanks.
http://ie.reachout.com/2012/05/16/6-reasons-why-volunteering-is-good-for-you/

Well done to all who have achieved their milestones today:
Andrew Betts and Andrew Stringer who have run 50 parkruns
Rena Richards and Lisa Vedder who have run 50 runs.
Lots of 50’s this week. Well done to all of you!
Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.

Thanks to all the volunteers today. Adults, children and dogs were all encouraging us as we ran.
Adam SHARMAN • Ben FAIRHALL • Ben THOMPSON • Carrie-Anne RUDDOCK • Douglas SELLERS • Fifi Trixabelle FARLEY • Gareth SNELSON • Imogen KINGSMAN • Jan HOWARD • Jenny FENTON • Lauren POLLOCK • Matt JONES • Mike JONES • Paul DE DENIS LA SOIE • Philippa FAIRHALL • Rosalind CRAWLEY • Samantha EVANS • Sean POLLOCK • Simon BAKER • Simon GURNEY • Stuart HODDER • Tamsin TYERS-VOWLES • Tracy CARDNO • William SHIPPIN • Zoe GALLAVAN • Zoey ALLEN
See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Milton Keynes parkrun happen.

Anyone who is new, visiting or has been running a while and has an awesome parkrun story they would like to share – send (with picture if you want) your own account to madmonkey93@sky.com. We would love to hear about your own experience. I will try to get it in the latest report as soon as I can.

Today’s interview was with Edward.
Morning Edward, how many parkruns have you run? I think I’ve run 9 so far since I started parkrun in September.
What do like most about parkrun? I like the friendly atmosphere of the event and I also like the slight competitive nature that comes with it.
Favourite running weather? A cool drizzle because it cools me down when I run.
Running hero? Everyone who turns up each week to a running club. I think it’s great if people turn up week after week for a run.
If you could run parkrun as an animal, what animal would you be? I would be a Labrador. They see the fun side in running quite a lot.
Any running goals? To run my first marathon. I have entered the London ballot to hopefully get a place for next year. I have run a few half marathons before though. A marathon would be quite a big step for me.
What do you like most about the MK course? The mixture between flat and hilly and the fact that the area is quite natural yet we still have the inner city feeling.
Have you been a parkrun tourist? No I haven’t. I used to live in Scotland though and they started one up near where I lived and I went to watch a few times.
Thanks Edward, hopefully I’ll see you around parkrun again.

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Now for some Stats:

Male placings:
Genci PEPAJ (VM35-39) of Redway Runners, was first over the line in 16:53 - 13th time in 22 appearances.
Andy INCHLEY (VM35-39) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was second over the line in 17:20 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Paul Ronald WILLIAMSON (VM45-49) of Leighton Buzzard Triathlon Club, was third over the line in 17:23.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 8557 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Unattached) 8147 pts.
Quinn ALLEN (Unattached) 7698 pts.

Female placings:
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) of Redway Runners, was first (46th overall) over the line in 21:58 - 29th time in 116 appearances.
Zoe BROAD (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (61st overall) over the line in 22:57.
Sarah WOOD (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (66th overall) over the line in 23:08.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 7861 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 7755 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 7426 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul Ronald WILLIAMSON (VM45-49) was graded 82.17% for the time 17:23 (third overall).
Genci PEPAJ (VM35-39) was graded 80.26% for the time 16:53 (first overall).
Chloe DELOS (JW10) was graded 79.67% for the time 24:31 (110th overall).

This week there were 490 runners, of whom 46 were first timers and 88 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 11,646 different runners, including participants from 577 athletics clubs, have completed 103,116 runs covering a total distance of 515,580 km, and there have been 19,512 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Emily TALLEN who ran in a time of 00:17:04 on 2011-10-29 (event number 94).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:15:01 on 2013-07-27 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded a 95.57% run (22:33) on 6th February 2016 (event number 311).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Milton Keynes parkrun Results Page.

Thanks for Reading,
Adam Downton

 

Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 328 18th June 2016

It was a dull grey morning today yet it was still a very warm run, especially near the end. Many runners seemed quite happy as well which was nice to see.

85 new or visiting runners came this week which is brilliant. Do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
An amazing 92 PBs were recorded today. These included Rebecca Holland with 27:01 and also Sarah Gatland with 44:30. Congrats to everyone else who achieved their PB as well.
A range of different clubs were here today including representatives from Rock Bottom(s) and also FitMK Milton Keynes Outdoor Gym.

Well done to everyone who graduated from the Redway Runners beginners group and thanks to all those runners who buddied with many of them. It is a great achievement for you guys. See you at next week's parkrun. Your running's not over just yet.

We are struggling a bit for volunteers and we need many of our runners to help out. It is a good experience and many people do enjoy doing it. It is part of parkrun to help out and volunteer if you are running and we do appreciate it when you do. For more information about volunteering, take a look at the link below. Thanks.
http://ie.reachout.com/2012/05/16/6-reasons-why-volunteering-is-good-for-you/

Anyone who is new, visiting or has been running a while and has an awesome parkrun story they would like to share – send (with picture if you want) your own account to madmonkey93@sky.com. We would love to hear about your own experience. I will try to get it in the latest report as soon as I can.

Well done to all who have achieved their milestones today:
Martin Kellett who ran a PB on his 50th parkrun
Matt Jones who has reached 100 parkruns
Niam Hani and Annette Kraft who have also reached 100
Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.

Thanks to all the volunteers today, it was good to have you all supporting us and I saw the barcode scanners were quite cheerful today too which was great.
Agata PIETREK • Andy INCHLEY • Bernadette MARTIN • Brian HIRD • Carol DOWNS • Fifi Trixabelle FARLEY • Gillian SHEPPARD • Helen BLUCHER-ALTONA • Imogen KINGSMAN • Jenny FENTON • Jeremy VICK • Johann Helen VICK • Malcolm KIDBY • Martin LAWRENCE • Martyn DOUGLAS • Matt JONES • Mike KING • Noreen VINCENT • Paul RUGG-EASEY • Peter SIMPSON • Roy TAYLOR • Samantha EVANS • Sean POLLOCK • Sophie MARTIN • Stacy CLEMES • Steve DOYLE • Tim MACKLEY • William SNELL
See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Milton Keynes parkrun happen.

Today I interviewed Genci – You may have seen him at the top of the results page a few times including today!

Morning Genci, how many parkruns have you run? I think either 21 or 22.
What do you like most about parkrun? I like the fact that it’s sociable and it’s incredible that everyone has a chance to run.
Favourite running weather? I like it in spring when it’s not too cold in your hands but also not too hot.
Running hero? Paula Radcliff because I used to live in Bedford and that is where she was originally from.
If you could run parkrun as an animal, which animal would you be? I would be a wolf – I could pick people off one at a time.
Any running goals? I would like to do a few more cross country races and maybe run the MK winter half.
What is your favourite part of the MK course? I like the canal at the start because I remember it well. The rest of the run is quite blurry.
(Is that because you’re concentrating hard or running so fast?)
Have you been a parkrun tourist? Yes I have been to Bedford parkrun but I would like to do a few more.
Thanks Genci, it has been a pleasure. Hope you enjoy the rest of your running.

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Now for some Stats:

Male placings:
Genci PEPAJ (VM35-39) of Redway Runners, was first over the line in 16:57 - 12th time in 21 appearances.
Gary BLABER (VM40-44) of Marshall Milton Keynes AC, was second over the line in 18:04 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Ben FAIRHALL (VM35-39) of Redway Runners, was third over the line in 18:18 - has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 8169 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Redway Runners) 7770 pts.
Quinn ALLEN (Unattached) 7350 pts.

Female placings:
Laura GUSH (SW25-29) of Bearbrook Running Club, was first (31st overall) over the line in 21:10 - first time in 2 appearances.
Wendy CLARK (VW35-39) of Shenley Striders, was second (47th overall) over the line in 21:51 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Katie WHITLEY (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (60th overall) over the line in 22:44.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 7861 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 7364 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 7061 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Genci PEPAJ (VM35-39) was graded 79.94% for the time 16:57 (first overall).
Gary BLABER (VM40-44) was graded 76.66% for the time 18:04 (second overall).
Jim BUTTLEMAN (VM50-54) was graded 76.25% for the time 19:39 (10th overall).

This week there were 561 runners, of whom 85 were first timers and 92 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 11,599 different runners, including participants from 577 athletics clubs, have completed 102,626 runs covering a total distance of 513,130 km, and there have been 19,423 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Emily TALLEN who ran in a time of 00:17:04 on 2011-10-29 (event number 94).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:15:01 on 2013-07-27 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded a 95.57% run (22:33) on 6th February 2016 (event number 311).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Milton Keynes parkrun Results Page.

Thanks for Reading,
Adam Downton

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