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.
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 email@example.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!
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.
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,