A huge number of runners emerged from their warm beds today to run in today’s slightly windy parkrun. 614 runners took part which is/close to a new record of runners for the MK parkrun!
Around 100 runners from the Olney Runners Club arrived today to join the MK parkrun and many of them did very well.
122 new or visiting runners came today, many of them were first timers from Olney running club but there were also new beginners joining us as well. I hope you all enjoyed the course and do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page. 85 new PBs were recorded today. PBs were found all over the results page including James McKinnell who ran a time of 20:28 and also Kerry o’Neill who ran 34:03. Well done to you all!
Important Notice/ Parkrun is not taking place at MK on June the 4th, 2 weeks from now. I do not know why but do tell anyone who may turn up anyway just so they don’t get confused when no-one is there. However they may then come in 1st place as no-one else has turned up.
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.
Well done to all who have achieved their milestones today:
• Joel Amner who also ran a new PB on their 50th parkrun
• Mark Sharp who has also run 50 parkruns
• Stephen James Wilson who has run 100 parkruns
Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.
Thanks to all the volunteers today – All of you gave great encouragement and those who had dogs, your dogs were awesome too.
Adam SHARMAN • Adriane LUKIC • Alan HALL • Andrew CHILCRAFT • Andy SEALEY • Angela MULLIGAN • Dayle WALKER • Elliot HIND • Fifi FARLEY • Jackie BOND • Jean-Paul SRIVALSAN • Jenny FENTON • Jim BUTTLEMAN • Jon WALKER • Jools BURLACE • Julie HUDSON • Julie MARTIN • Matt JONES • Paul CARTER • Paul DE DENIS LA SOIE • Paul MACLOSKEY • Peter SIMPSON • Robert THORNE • Roger HOBBS • Ros JAMES • Roy TAYLOR • Sharon WICKS • Stacy CLEMES • Stephen SCOTT • Steve BURLACE • Susan JUDGE-TALBOT • Tim MACKLEY • Tom KIBAR
See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Milton Keynes parkrun happen.
Today I interviewed Paul,
What do you like most about parkrun Paul? I like the fact that there is a real mixture of people here, both young and old.
Favourite running weather? I like it when it is dry and cool but not hot.
Do you have a running hero? My friend from my gym because he got me into coming to parkrun.
If you could run parkrun as an animal, what would you be? I would definitely be a cheetah that would be nice to try.
Running goals? To get under 26 minutes for the MK course as I have been able to do it elsewhere like the MK Rocket 5km but I would like to do it here. I am only seconds away each time though so it is frustrating.
Have you been a parkrun tourist? I have only been to Buckingham so I think I need to get around a bit more.
Which is your favourite running distance? I prefer 5km like the MK Rocket but I do also like half marathons as they’re quite enjoyable.
Thanks for the interview today Paul and I hope you get under 26 minutes in the future.
Genci PEPAJ (VM35-39) of Redway Runners, was first over the line in 16:57 - 10th time in 19 appearances.
Michael SANSONI (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:00.
Ashley CRAWFORD (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:02.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 7005 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Redway Runners) 6649 pts.
Quinn ALLEN (Unattached) 6339 pts.
Sarah BIRD (VW40-44) of Redway Runners, was first (50th overall) over the line in 21:49 - 4th time in 64 appearances.
Alex TOWALSKA (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (54th overall) over the line in 22:04.
Deborah SMITH (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (55th overall) over the line in 22:06 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 6684 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 6591 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 5912 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Genci PEPAJ (VM35-39) was graded 79.94% for the time 16:57 (first overall).
Tim WIGLEY (VM50-54) was graded 77.50% for the time 19:20 (8th overall).
Debra BRENT (VW50-54) was graded 76.22% for the time 22:51 (73rd overall).
This week there were 614 runners, of whom 122 were first timers and 85 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 11,436 different runners, including participants from 570 athletics clubs, have completed 101,064 runs covering a total distance of 505,320 km, and there have been 19,158 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,