I always arrive early at parkrun, even when I know where I am going! On this occasion it meant I had plenty of time to help out a few first timers and tourists who were struggling to understand the car parking system! It really does need a more prominent sign telling you not to pay till the end! For me, it was perfect parkrun weather!! Started off a bit chilly but warming up on the way round, but most importantly – not too much wind!! The far side of the lake can be hard going in even the slightest headwind!! Everything went well for me today – I managed my first ever parkrun in just under 33 minutes!! Sadly today, there was no photographer so no photos to lighten up the report!
Today’s first finisher was unknown!! Did they forget their barcode or perhaps they lost it on the way round because of the speed they were travelling!
Jeremy VICK (VM40-44) from Milton Keynes AC was first to finish in 17.52 – his fastest time this year at Milton Keynes parkrun.
Martyn MUNDAY (SM30-34) was second over the line ion 18.47 – knocking 9 seconds off his previous PB.
Andrew PEEK (VM35-39) was third to finish in 18.55 – look out for Andrew next time he runs -it will be his 100thparkrun – an so far all but one have been at Milton Keynes.
Helen GIBBS (VW35-39) from Shenley Striders was first to finish in 20.54 – knocking 14 seconds off her previous PB (15thoverall).
Katie TUCKER (SW25-29) from Redway Runners was second to finish in 21.42 (25thoverall)
Diane Josephine FARMER (VW55-59) was third to finish in 22.53 (47thoverall)
AGE GRADED SCORES
This week we had 3 runners recording an age graded score over 80%!!
These were: -
Ian VAN LOKVEN (VM60-64) 82.93% 6thoverall
Diane Josephine FARMER (VW55-59) 82.45% 47thoverall
Mary MCKINNELL (VW65-69) 81.01% 127thoverall
Of the 455 who ran, jogged and walked the course today, 51 were first timers and of those 18 were running their first ever parkrun. Well done and hope to see you at parkrun next week! 60 people recorded a PB at Milton Keynes parkrun today – well done to you too! Only two milestones were recorded – both achieving their 50thparkrun t-shirt. Congratulations to Kieron DUGGAN and Kevin MCGRATH. There were representatives from 32 different clubs today – nearly 27% of the field coming from Redway Runners. No tourists declared themselves before the run but looking at the club names, it looks as though we had a few locally from Leighton Buzzard, Bedford and Wellingborough, as well as further afield – Arbroath, Norwich, Chipping Sodbury and South Shields.
The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:
Gareth SNELSON • Jim MILLER • Steve DICKS • Jenny FENTON • Sophie MARTIN • Salima KESWANI • Andrew BETTS • Fiona SIEQUIEN • Pippa DOWNTON • Aisha MARTIN • Hannah LINFORD • Gill KIRKUP • David BOYD • Bridget WATSON • Theo LINFORD • Pet HEDGES • Matthew DICKS • Steve QUINNELL • Anya SNELSON • Jim WATSON • Aaron BARNETT • Nathan NEWALL • Ian WEATHERBURN • Brian HIRD • Ella PANDIT • Gabriel QUINNELL • Jo THOMAS • Brian PHILPOTT • Adele PHILPOTT • Olivier DESCAMPS • Liz RATCLIFFE • Kaz HYSON • Graeme HYSON • Pavan SHARMA
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Milton Keynes parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Emily TALLEN who recorded a time of 17:04 on 29th October 2011 (event number 94).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:01 on 27th July 2013 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 95.57% (22:33) on 6th February 2016 (event number 311).
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010. Since then 17,806 participants have completed 159,811 parkruns covering a total distance of 799,055 km, including 27,850 new Personal Bests.
Well done to all who ran today, hope you all enjoyed it.