Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 322 30th April 2016

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 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.

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.

Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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,
Adam Downton

 

Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 321 23rd April 2016

Despite the windy, chilly morning, the St George’s Day sun made an appearance for the 533 runners who came out for a patriotic parkrun. You may have noticed a few people who had the country colours around them as they ran. I hope the flag parachute didn’t slow down their run.

Good luck to everyone who is running the London Marathon tomorrow. I am sure you will all do really well and the supporters will be cheering you the whole way.

Happy birthday to David Forbes who is running parkrun on his 50th birthday. I hope you had a good run David.

49 new or visiting runners made a visit to MK parkrun. I hope you all enjoyed the course and do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
There was an astonishing 102 PBs recorded today which is brilliant! This includes Matt Kirtley with a time of 19:34 and also Jill Batten with a time of 30:02 on her 10th parkrun.
Of the different runners here today, many were representatives of different running clubs including “Vegan Runners” and “Vegetarian Cycling and AC”. It’s great that so many different clubs take part in our parkrun and there also seems to be a vegetarian theme going around.

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 as part of "My Parkrun Story".

We had a range of different milestones achieved today:
Kieran Siva who has run 10 parkruns
Steve Slack who has achieved 50 parkruns
Shirley Rose Gibson who has achieved an amazing 250 parkruns
Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.

Shirley's 250th

(Pictured: Shirley Gibson on her 250th parkrun)

Thanks to all the volunteers today – Great encouragement from all of you!

Brian HIRD • Chris BEARD • Dennis VERHOEVEN • Gillian SHEPPARD • Ian STEVENS • Jean-Paul SRIVALSAN • Jenny FENTON • Jools BURLACE • Kevin FERRIS • Len VAUGHAN • Maree Blossom JESSON • Matt JONES • Michelle GEORGE-BARNES • Nalin RAWAL • Neville ROWLES • Nick FAIRBROTHER • Paul BILLINGTON • Peter MCSWEENEY • Sara GREIG • Sharon BROWNE • Stacy CLEMES • Steph GRIFFIN • Stephen CLARK • Stephen SCOTT • Steve BURLACE • Stuart SINCLAIR • Tim MACKLEY    

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

"My Parkrun Story" - Hayley Payton

I did my first park run at MK a week ago (16th April) and came in first female at 22:36. Even though this is not a PB for me (my recent training times have been sub 22mins but I found the conditions tough and was very cold) it is the first 5k race I have done since before having two children (so first in 5 years as they are now aged 4 and 2).

I returned to fitness following the birth of my second son two years ago by attending Buggy Bootcamp classes with Buggy Bootcamp MK. I wasn't nearly as fast before having children but it just goes to show what training runs with a double buggy can do! I would like other women to know that Buggy Bootcamp MK exists so that they can get back to running and exercising after childbirth without having to find childcare. I personally found them a real fitness lifeline.

The man that owns and runs Buggy Bootcamp MK is called Andy Whyte and he also has a general fitness business called MK Trainer (www.mktrainer.co.uk) - both businesses have their own facebook page. I have separately emailed in to ask that MK Trainer be registered as an athletics club and recorded against my time entry. Andy has worked very hard to get my fitness levels to a place where I could come first at a parkrun so I would really like to have these efforts recorded in print. Thanks to all the volunteers that cheered me on through my run and helped me finish on cloud 9 despite all the rain!

Hayley Payton

Hayley

 

So for all you pregnant women out there parkrun is not over!

If you see Hayley at any future parkruns, do give her a wave as I’m sure she will appreciate it.

Our normal reporter is out in the countryside today so we had a substitute representative take her place.

Today I interviewed a lordly knight who goes by the title of Saint George.

How many parkrun crusades have you run so far? I have run about 88 so far.

Favourite running weather? Quite cool because I think I got my PB on a day where it was only 3 or 4 degrees.

What is your favourite part of the MK course? I like the recover section after the Zigzags because you get a great view over the lake as you run.

Who is your running hero? I would have to say Eddie Izzard

If you could run parkrun as an animal, what animal would you be? Well I definitely want to go faster so I think I would be a gazelle.

Favourite volunteering role? Being the tail runner because it’s just great to run with the people at the back. I really enjoy it.

What do you like about parkrun? The fact that it’s all inclusive. No matter if you’re fat, thin, fast, slow you are always welcome and everyone can take part and that is what makes it different from other sports.

Have you been a parkrun tourist? Yes I have been to Birmingham, Sheffield and Sheringham.

Which is your favourite? I liked Sheringham because the start is 1km downhill so it is fast and you get a great view of the sea. However you then finish on a 1km uphill to the finish.

Thanks a lot Saint George. It’s been a pleasure interviewing you. How many dragons have you slain so far? Just one. He's in the background on the left.Knight Picture

Male placings:
Mark PALSER (SM30-34) of Marshall Milton Keynes AC, was first over the line in 18:15 - 6th time in 21 appearances.
Jeremy VICK (VM35-39) of Milton Keynes AC, was second over the line in 18:28 - was first to finish once before.
Ed VOUT (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:36 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 5438 pts.
Chris ERRIDGE (Redway Runners) 5199 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Redway Runners) 5179 pts.

Female placings:
Maree Blossom JESSON (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (21st overall) over the line in 20:05 - 104th time in 139 appearances.
Alexandra KNOWLES (VW50-54) of Milton Keynes AC, was second (36th overall) over the line in 20:52 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Paige TOMPKINS (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (49th overall) over the line in 21:43.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 5135 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 5060 pts.
Carol DOWNS (Redway Runners) 4932 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John SKELTON (VM65-69) was graded 89.03% for the time 18:50 (4th overall).
Shirley Rose GIBSON (VW65-69) was graded 85.27% for the time 25:41 (174th overall).
Alexandra KNOWLES (VW50-54) was graded 81.31% for the time 20:52 (36th overall).

This week there were 533 runners, of whom 49 were first timers and 102 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 11,128 different runners, including participants from 561 athletics clubs, have completed 98,789 runs covering a total distance of 493,945 km, and there have been 18,759 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 319 9th April 2016

Despite the cold morning start, the weather warmed up a bit as the 434 runners continued today. The support from the marshals was really encouraging and everyone looked like they had a good time.

There were 39 new or visiting runners today, I hope you enjoyed the course and do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
Today there was 61 new PBs recorded including Mark Bastick of Redway Runners who recorded 19:56 and also Sandra Brown who recorded 28:53! Well done to all of you, you definitely deserve a treat this weekend.
Of the different runners here today, many were representatives of different running clubs including “Fitmums and Friends” and also “Banbury Harriers AC”. It’s great that so many different clubs take part in our parkrun.

A team of superheroes made a surprise visit to Mk parkrun today. Representatives from Redway Runners dressed up for Lucinda Parish who is currently recovering from an operation. This group does different things each week so look out for them. You may have seen Batman at the bottom of the zigzags as well as the others who crossed the finish.

Superheroes

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.

Many runners are nearing their milestones so I expect many will be mentioned soon! If you have not yet got a milestone t-shirt that you need, the t-shirts will be available in a few weeks so remember to order them.
Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.

Thanks to all the volunteers today – Great encouragement from all of you!
Agata PIETREK • Alison RUTHERFORD • Ami GARDNER • Brian HIRD • Caroline BEECHEY • Darren Michael O'LEARY • Deborah BOTTOMLEY • Diane MOLE • Emily WARNER • Gareth SNELSON • Gillian SHEPPARD • Helen WHALLEY • Jane DRAKE • Jean-Paul SRIVALSAN • Kassia GARDNER • Linda BROUGHALL • Lucy RICHARDS • Marie DEVER • Matt JONES • Paul WOODWARD • Phillip STOCKING • Sarah BIRD • Sean O'LEARY • Simon JARVIS • Steve BURLACE • Steve DOYLE • Stuart SULLIVAN • Tim MACKLEY • William SHIPPIN
See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Milton Keynes parkrun happen.

Our roving reporter Pippa Downton sent in this report:

Today I interviewed Julia. She has done about 37 parkruns and her favourite part of the course is the downhill next to the pagoda.
What is your favourite parkrun memory? When I got my PB a few weeks ago as I was running with my friend.
If you could be any animal around parkrun, what would you be? I would be a jaguar because I could go really fast!
What is your favourite running weather? Like today with no wind and warm.
What is your favourite volunteering role? I like doing the marshalling because its nice to encourage people and I don't think I could do the finishing times or barcodes!
Have you got any running goals? Yes - I want to do my next half marathon in under 2 and a half hours. I did the festival of running and I got 2hrs 32mins! (So close.)
Who is your running hero? All of the redway runners because they are such a nice community and if you turn up to a run you are always welcomed whatever your pace is. No one ever shows off about how fast they can run either which makes the runs really nice!
Thank you for letting me interview you today Julia. I hope everyone had a good run today. If you saw people dressed up in superhero outfits, this is because Lucinda is recovering from a recent operation. All the parkrun community sends our best wishes. x

Male placings:
Genci PEPAJ (VM35-39) of Redway Runners, was first over the line in 17:07 - 8th time in 17 appearances.
Elliot HIND (SM25-29) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was second over the line in 18:01 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Glen TURNER (VM35-39) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was third over the line in 18:46 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 4664 pts.
Chris ERRIDGE (Redway Runners) 4455 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Redway Runners) 4439 pts.

Female placings:
Sarah BUCK (VW35-39) of Redway Runners, was first (48th overall) over the line in 22:02 - first time in 112 appearances.
Debra BRENT (VW50-54) (Unattached) was second (65th overall) over the line in 22:38 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Jessica ANSTEE (SW30-34) of Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC, was third (66th overall) over the line in 22:39 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 4675 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 4352 pts.
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 4347 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Genci PEPAJ (VM35-39) was graded 79.16% for the time 17:07 (first overall).
Stuart SINCLAIR (VM45-49) was graded 77.15% for the time 18:49 (4th overall).
Debra BRENT (VW50-54) was graded 76.95% for the time 22:38 (65th overall).

This week there were 434 runners, of whom 39 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 11,049 different runners, including participants from 555 athletics clubs, have completed 97,797 runs covering a total distance of 488,985 km, and there have been 18,585 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 318 2nd April 2016

It was quite humid today for parkrun as 483 runners found out. For some it was nice and warm, for others it was slow and tiring – namely myself.

The sun was out today for the 42 visiting or first time runners who came to MK today. I hope you enjoyed the course and do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
There were a range of different PBs today in the warmth including Neil Shorten who came 3rd with a new PB of 18:37. There were a total of 93 PBs recorded.
There was also a range of different representatives from different running clubs such as Hermitage Harriers RC and Serpentine RC. We love having different clubs visit as we like to have a range of different club runners 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 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 the runners who have achieved their milestones today – It’s not an April fool’s joke – you really have done it!
Sofia Stag and Danielle Balletta who have both ran 10 parkruns
Neil Shorten, Gareth James, Justin Abbott, Gary Marshall, Pauline Turner who all achieved 50 parkruns
Martin Downton who has achieved 100 parkruns
• And even though it isn’t a milestone – Chris Beard who has ran an astonishing 300 parkruns today!!!

Thanks to all the volunteers today - The encouragement was really great!
Agata PIETREK • Alistair CHARLES • Brian HIRD • Carol Elizabeth SMITH • Danny MORRIS • David ARGENT • David HATFIELD-SHAW • Dennis VERHOEVEN • Gillian SHEPPARD • Helen WHALLEY • Ian HARRIS • Ian STEVENS • Jackie BOND • Jools BURLACE • Karen LAWRENCE • Lucy FITZGERALD • Lynn FLECKNEY • Martin ERASMUS • Matt JONES • Nathanael PIETREK • Neil SOLANKI • Paul MACLOSKEY • Sean O'LEARY • Stephen SCOTT • Steve BURLACE • Tim MACKLEY • Winny BONJA
See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Milton Keynes parkrun happen.

Our normal reporter: Pippa Downton is out today so we had a replacement come in to help out.

Today I interviewed Martin Downton who has achieved his 100th parkrun today.
What do you like about parkrun? Running with lots of like-minded people and it also gets me out of bed in the morning.
Favorite running weather? Warm with no wind – I hate running with bad wind.
Do you have a running hero? Yes, Michael Johnson
If you could be any animal whilst running parkrun what would you be? An armadillo because they remind me of the croissants that I will eat at breakfast after parkrun. They are also quite fast sprinters.
Any running goals? I would like to beat Martin S at parkrun because he always overtakes me whilst I am running around. (Martin S – Redway Runners)
What is your favorite part of the MK course? Coming down the hill after the zigzags and overlooking the lake in the sunshine.
Parkrun tourist? I have been to Aylesbury parkrun and also Barnstaple parkrun and also a parkrun in Copenhagen.
Which is your favorite one? The Copenhagen parkrun because you get to run along the beach path overlooking the water. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who goes to Denmark from our parkrun.
Thanks Martin and well done for completing 100 parkruns!

(I think the sun was in our eyes)

Dad interview

Male placings:
Matty ADCOCK (VM35-39) of Hermitage Harriers RC, was first over the line in 17:54 - first appearance.
Thomas INCHLEY (VM35-39) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was second over the line in 18:08 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Neil SHORTEN (VM35-39) of Riverside Runners, was third over the line in 18:37.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 4281 pts.
Chris ERRIDGE (Redway Runners) 4078 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Redway Runners) 4039 pts.

Female placings:
Maree Blossom JESSON (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (19th overall) over the line in 20:46 - 103rd time in 138 appearances.
Sarah BUCK (VW35-39) of Redway Runners, was second (42nd overall) over the line in 22:11.
Claire HALLISSEY (SW30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third (43rd overall) over the line in 22:11 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 4275 pts.
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 3953 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 3952 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Debra BRENT (VW50-54) was graded 77.87% for the time 22:22 (46th overall).
Stuart SINCLAIR (VM45-49) was graded 76.94% for the time 18:52 (4th overall).
Martin ERASMUS (VM50-54) was graded 75.86% for the time 19:45 (9th overall).

This week there were 483 runners, of whom 42 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 11,010 different runners, including participants from 554 athletics clubs, have completed 97,363 runs covering a total distance of 486,815 km, and there have been 18,524 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 317 26th March 2016

A wet, Easter weekend parkrun for all the runners today. Despite myself not being there this week – I have eyes and ears everywhere – I took a quick look at the stats and a look at the weather.

A wet welcome all first timers to Mk parkrun – 51 new or visiting runners came this week which is a great holiday treat for them. 2nd and 3rd were new or visiting runners today so very well done to you. Do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.                                                                                                                      Similarly, another amazing number of PB’s were recorded today! 63 new records were made including Sam Scannell with a new PB of 20.02 on his 3rd parkrun. Well done to you Sam as well as all the other Easter PBs. Running for chocolate no doubt.

There was also a range of different representatives from different running clubs today such as University of Nottingham Triathlon Club and Wootton Road Runners. We love having different clubs visit, we like to have a range of different club runners 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 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.

Congrats to the runners who achieved their milestones this Easter – Extra choc for you guys!
Ryan Smith and David Rose who have completed their 50th parkrun
Bond…Jackie Bond who has completed 100
Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.

Thanks to all our volunteers today – There were a good lot of you cheering the runners on – They really do appreciate it!
Agata PIETREK • Alison RUTHERFORD • Andy SEALEY • Ann WILLIAMS • Ben MULLAN • Carmel TAMBURRINO • Christina KINGSMAN • Claire ROBERTS • Dennis VERHOEVEN • Emily WARNER • Gareth SNELSON • Gillian SHEPPARD • Julie HUDSON • Kevin TAYLOR • Matt JONES • Mike SPENCER-JONES • Millie BURLACE • Neil WHITWELL • Noreen VINCENT • Paul HINDLEY • Quinn ALLEN • Rosalind CRAWLEY • Sam BATES • Sean O'LEARY • Simon WARNER • Steve BURLACE • Steve DOYLE • Tim MACKLEY • Tracy CARDNO • Victor TARFA
See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Milton Keynes parkrun happen.

Sorry interview fans, no interview this week! Interview will return in Parkrun 318 – 3rd April.

Male placings:
Genci PEPAJ (VM35-39) of Redway Runners, was first over the line in 17:18 - 7th time in 16 appearances.
James MINTER (JM15-17) of Olney Runners AC, was second over the line in 18:05.
Mark SPILLER (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:10.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 3890 pts.
Chris ERRIDGE (Redway Runners) 3734 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Redway Runners) 3663 pts.

Female placings:
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) of Redway Runners, was first (32nd overall) over the line in 21:07 - 26th time in 110 appearances.
Debra BRENT (VW50-54) (Unattached) was second (68th overall) over the line in 22:53 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
C CANNON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (71st overall) over the line in 22:57.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 3887 pts.
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 3557 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 3553 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) was graded 80.35% for the time 21:07 (32nd overall).
Genci PEPAJ (VM35-39) was graded 78.32% for the time 17:18 (first overall).
Debra BRENT (VW50-54) was graded 76.11% for the time 22:53 (68th overall).

This week there were 496 runners, of whom 51 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 10,968 different runners, including participants from 550 athletics clubs, have completed 96,880 runs covering a total distance of 484,400 km, and there have been 18,431 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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