It was a beautiful sunny morning for the 491 runners who came out today for parkrun. As I chatted to people after the run, I saw that many people looked cheerful today so that was very good to see.
Good luck to all the runners who are running the Mk marathon or half marathon on bank holiday Monday. I am sure you will all do really well.
Also congratulations to all the London marathon runners – I saw a fair few t-shirts – and also well done to the supporters. I myself was there and recognized a few people as well as a supporter group from Redway Runners. The atmosphere was incredible.
52 new or visiting runners made a visit to MK parkrun. I hope you all enjoyed the course as many people have said about how awesome the course is with the lake view and the canal. Do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
A great number of PBs recorded today: 82 new PBs were set as these runners crossed the line including Nathan Davidson with 21:34 and also Mervyn Kelly with 28:49. Well done to everyone today!
Of the different runners here today, many were representatives of different running clubs including “Team Mk” and “Happy Bodies Running Club”. It’s great that so many different clubs take part in our parkrun.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear about your own experience. I will try to get it in the latest report as soon as I can.
These following runners have recorded their personal milestones:
• Ronnie Blaber who has ran 10 parkruns
• Dave Lawford and Paul Billington who have achieved 100 parkruns
Well done to you all!
Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.
Thanks to all the volunteers today – Great motivation from the martials, the barcode scanners were cheerful and everyone else that helps make parkrun happen.
Andrew CHILCRAFT • Andy SEALEY • Brian HIRD • Chris MCKENNA • Colin KIGHTLEY • Declan CONATY • Diana WELLS • Diane MOLE • Gary HEDGES • Gillian SHEPPARD • Helen WIGGINS • Imogen KINGSMAN • Jane DRAKE • Jean-Paul SRIVALSAN • Julia BALDWIN • Kevin TILLEY • Lynn FLECKNEY • Maren MATTMULLER • Matt JONES • Neville ROWLES • Patryk GALARDZIAK • Quinn ALLEN • Rena RICHARDS • Richard LITWINCZUK • Sandra BROWN • Stacy CLEMES • Stephane CARPENTER • Stephen DUNHAM • Steve DOYLE • Stewart CAMPBELL • Tim MACKLEY • William SHIPPIN
See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Milton Keynes parkrun happen.
Sorry interview fans, we have taken an interview break this week but will return next week.
Mintu SIDHU (JM11-14) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:58 - first time in 63 appearances.
David MOODY (VM35-39) of Redway Runners, was second over the line in 19:04.
Geoff BROAD (VM50-54) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:20.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 5838 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Redway Runners) 5559 pts.
Quinn ALLEN (Unattached) 5290 pts.
Ella TOWNSEND (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (29th overall) over the line in 21:24 - first time in 5 appearances.
Sarah BIRD (VW40-44) of Redway Runners, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 21:42 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Victoria Marie BERRY (SW30-34) of Redway Runners, was third (41st overall) over the line in 22:10 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 5526 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 5448 pts.
Carol DOWNS (Redway Runners) 5191 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Geoff BROAD (VM50-54) was graded 76.29% for the time 19:20 (third overall).
Pauline TURNER (VW75-79) was graded 76.03% for the time 32:28 (341st overall).
Jim BUTTLEMAN (VM50-54) was graded 75.29% for the time 19:54 (8th overall).
This week there were 491 runners, of whom 52 were first timers and 82 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 11,180 different runners, including participants from 562 athletics clubs, have completed 99,280 runs covering a total distance of 496,400 km, and there have been 18,842 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,