388 runners were at parkrun today which was a bit cool and cloudy. There was a little bit of drizzle but that cleared up by the time of the run which led to many people getting some PBs!
40 new or visiting runners came this week. Hope you all enjoyed the course and do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
72 new PBs were recorded today which is brilliant! These included Ollie Badger in 3rd place with 18:35 and also Susan Judge-Talbot with 31:08. Well done to all the other runners who got PBs. It is such a good achievement.
Representatives from many different running clubs came today including Great Britain Underwater Hockey (I thought this was Park-Run?) and also East London Runners. Thanks for coming.
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.
• Mike Webber with 100 parkruns who celebrated with CAKE!!!
Many people are only 1 run away from a milestone so it will be good next week – Well done Mike!!!
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 awesome that you all helped with parkrun.
Ann WILLIAMS • Anna LINSDELL • Carolien BOTHA • Caroline MCEVADDY • Colin MOYLE • Dennis VERHOEVEN • Gareth SNELSON • Ian STEVENS • Jackie WILLINGHAM • Jenny FENTON • Joseph INCHLEY • Joshua USTARAN-ANDEREGG • Julie MARTIN • Kassia GARDNER • Kathy HUGHES • Kevin GARDNER • Mark SQUIRE • Martin HANICINEC • Martin PENNELL • Mary MORRIS • Matt JONES • Mick BATES • Oscar ODARO • Pippa DOWNTON • Rebecca EVANS • Rosalind CRAWLEY • Sam DEVONALD • Sarah BIRD • Sophie MARTIN • Stacy CLEMES • Stephen BOOTHBY • Stephen SCOTT • Sue BOOTHBY • Sue THOMAS • Velsi ALMEIDA
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’s interview was with Martyn of Redway Runners.
Hi Martyn how many parkruns have you run? 89 so far – not long now until 100
What do you like most about parkrun? The social aspect and also the way it gives you a quick blast on a Saturday morning that gets you out of bed.
Favourite running weather? No sun, no wind, no rain. Just cold and plain as I find it easier to run.
Running hero? The local runner: Ben Fairhall, He’s incredible!
What is your favourite part of the MK course? The end for a sprint finish.
If you could run parkrun as an animal, which animal would you be? A gazelle for the speed. (If you know Martyn, he doesn’t need the speed)
Have you been a parkrun tourist? Yes I have been around a few: Bedford, Buckingham, Lan Hydrock in Cornwall and also a parkrun in the Lake District.
Which was your favourite? I like the Cornwall one as it was downhill for a long way and then uphill for a long way.
Thanks Martyn – Hope to see a good celebration for your 100th, you’ve earned it.
Mintu SIDHU (JM11-14) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:20 - third time in 78 appearances.
Tim INCHLEY (VM40-44) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was second over the line in 18:28.
Ollie BADGER (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:35.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 12470 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Redway Runners) 11937 pts.
Kenton BATT (Unattached) 11312 pts.
Iona NORWOOD (JW15-17) of Marshall Milton Keynes AC, was first (42nd overall) over the line in 22:10 - first time in 51 appearances.
Sarah BUCK (VW35-39) of Redway Runners, was second (51st overall) over the line in 22:54 - was first to finish once before.
Ruth Anne RUTT (VW55-59) (Unattached) was third (60th overall) over the line in 23:04.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 11368 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 10950 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 10861 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Pauline TURNER (VW75-79) was graded 78.59% for the time 32:00 (291st overall).
Ruth Anne RUTT (VW55-59) was graded 77.46% for the time 23:04 (60th overall).
Mintu SIDHU (JM11-14) was graded 77.36% for the time 18:20 (first overall).
This week there were 388 runners, of whom 40 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 12,139 different runners, including participants from 598 athletics clubs, have completed 107,400 runs covering a total distance of 537,000 km, and there have been 20,198 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,