Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 339 17th September 2016

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.
http://ie.reachout.com/2012/05/16/6-reasons-why-volunteering-is-good-for-you/

Congrats to…
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 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.

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.

Some Stats

Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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,
Adam Downton

 

 

Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 338 3rd September 2016

502 runners were at parkrun on the warm morning. It was quite sweaty yet also quite cloudy as the run continued.

46 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.
An awesome 97 new PBs were recorded which is incredible. These included Jacqueline King with 40:04 and also Fiona Jones with 26:33 on her 100th parkrun!
Also a congratulations to Eliot Hind who came 1st today with an astonishing new PB of 16:15. Unbelievable!
Representatives from many different running clubs came today including Bicester AC and Flitwick Tri.

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.
http://ie.reachout.com/2012/05/16/6-reasons-why-volunteering-is-good-for-you/

Congrats to all who have achieved their milestones today!
Emily Taylor with 10 parkruns
Fiona Jones, Johann Helen Vick and Adam Downton (Yay! Go me) who have run 100 parkruns.
Well done everyone!
Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.

Thanks to Jamie who dressed up to celebrate my 100th parkrun - you may have seen the strange costume somewhere around the lake.

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Thanks to the many volunteers today – it is absolutely awesome that you all helped with parkrun.
Jen BATES, Stephen BOOTHBY, Eve BROOMFIELD, Stacy CLEMES, Rosalind CRAWLEY, Pippa DOWNTON, Darren FREEMAN, Claire HEARN, Stephen HOBBS, Kathy HUGHES, Joseph INCHLEY, Ros JAMES, Martin JANES, Paul JOHNSON, Matt JONES, Imogen KINGSMAN, Dom KINGSMAN, Gill KIRKUP, Matt KIRTLEY, Brandon LLOYD-RICHES, Tim MACKLEY, Sanjay PANDIT, Kelly ROBERTS, Neville ROWLES, Stephen SCOTT, Adam SHARMAN, Gillian SHEPPARD, Manny SUCHA, Mark SZATKOWSKI, Sue THOMAS, Dennis VERHOEVEN, Rachel WATTERS, Ann WILLIAMS
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 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.

Today’s interview was with parkrun Sam (so-called due to the parkrun logo tattooed on his left calf). I know this as I am always behind him.

Hi Sam, how many parkruns have you run? 104 so quite a lot.

What is your favourite part of parkrun? The support of all the runners, especially being a marshall as you support everyone no matter how fast they are going.

Ideal running weather? Cold and wet like in winter as I always seem to run better.

If you could run parkrun as an animal, what animal would you be? I would be a dog as they always look happy as they are running.

Favourite part of the MK course? The downhill by the pagoda after the zigzags as it is a nice rest. It is also my favourite marshalling point.

Have you been a parkrun tourist? Yes I have been to Cairns in Australia, recently, which is beautiful as you run along the beach with a view of the sea.

Thanks for the interview Sam, hope you enjoyed Australia.

Some Stats

Male placings:
Elliot HIND (SM25-29) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was first over the line in 16:15 - 11th time in 28 appearances.
Gary BLABER (VM40-44) of Marshall Milton Keynes AC, was second over the line in 17:32 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Andy INCHLEY (VM35-39) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was third over the line in 17:50 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 12078 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Redway Runners) 11555 pts.
Kenton BATT (Unattached) 10954 pts.

Female placings:
Laura BRINE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (48th overall) over the line in 21:08 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
Michelle GEORGE-BARNES (VW40-44) of Redway Runners, was second (70th overall) over the line in 22:26 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Amy FARNFIELD (SW30-34) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was third (71st overall) over the line in 22:33.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 10971 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 10551 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 10467 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Gary BLABER (VM40-44) was graded 79.66% for the time 17:32 (second overall).
Elliot HIND (SM25-29) was graded 79.38% for the time 16:15 (first overall).
Pauline TURNER (VW75-79) was graded 79.01% for the time 31:50 (364th overall).

This week there were 502 runners, of whom 46 were first timers and 97 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 12,098 different runners, including participants from 594 athletics clubs, have completed 107,012 runs covering a total distance of 535,060 km, and there have been 20,126 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,
Adam Downton

 

Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 336 20th August 2016

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.
http://ie.reachout.com/2012/05/16/6-reasons-why-volunteering-is-good-for-you/

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 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.

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!

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Some Stats
Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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,
Adam Downton

 

Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 331 16th July 2016

There were 437 people running the warm, sweaty parkrun today which was noticeable as we ran. I really needed a drink at the end; however cake was also required, provided by Helen’s 100th parkrun celebration.

42 new or visiting runners came to the MK parkrun today. You guys chose a warm day to run. Do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
62 new PBs were recorded today, 1 less than last week so we’re showing some consistency. These included Charlotte Brown with 36:25 and also Abigail Wells-Day with 24:45. Well done to all.
Representatives from many different running clubs came today including Lordshill Road Runners and also Club Tropicana.

Last week there was no parkrun, so the Redway Runners did a road trip to Rushmere parkrun. It looks like all of them enjoyed it (hopefully).

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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. http://ie.reachout.com/2012/05/16/6-reasons-why-volunteering-is-good-for-you/

 

Congrats to all who have achieved their milestones today!

Jane Ritchie, Nicola Thompson and Dominique Bell with 50 parkruns

Helen Vaughan who has run 100 parkruns

Diana Wells who has achieved an amazing 250 parkruns

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. Special thanks to the pacers who ran today as it helped many people achieve their next goal. The pace time signs were brilliantly decorated!

Adam SHARMAN • Ann WILLIAMS • Catherine WILSON • Daria CROKER • Elena DENMAN • Gareth SNELSON • Gillian SHEPPARD • Helen HINDLEY • Helen WHALLEY • Imogen KINGSMAN • James DWIGHT • Jen BATES • Jools BURLACE • Julie MARTIN • Katie KINGSMAN • Maren MATTMULLER • Maurice O'CONNELL • Michael REYNOLDS • Michelle GEORGE-BARNES • Mick BATES • Neville ROWLES • Oliver TOMLINSON • Paul HINDLEY • Paul WOODWARD • Pippa DOWNTON • Rachel GAINES • Rowan ALBERRY • Sam DOWNTON • Samantha EVANS • Sean O'LEARY • Spencer OLLINGTON • Stacy CLEMES • Steve BURLACE • Tim MACKLEY • Velsi ALMEIDA • Viv TOLE • Wayne WALKER

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 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.

Today’s interview was with Kev:

Morning Kev, how many parkruns have you run? I think 20, not sure though, I’ll have to check on the results page.

Favourite running weather? A mild rain, I do quite well in that.

Running hero? Usain Bolt, but he is injured at the moment.

If you could run parkrun as an animal, what animal would you be? A Labrador because they have a lot of energy.

Any running goals? To run a half marathon every month – it’s quite a good goal for me. What do you like most about parkrun?

The community of like-minded people. You can speak to anyone.

Have you been a parkrun tourist? Yes: Taunton and Rushmere and I like Rushmere the most because it’s a bit different and more cross-country like than MK.

Favourite part of the MK course? The finish line. Especially today.

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Male placings:
Kevin YATES (SM30-34) of Lordshill Road Runners, was first over the line in 18:11 - first appearance.
Mintu SIDHU (JM11-14) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:28 - was first to finish once before.
Devon HARFORD (JM15-17) of Milton Keynes AC, was third over the line in 18:48.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 9337 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Unattached) 8923 pts.
Kenton BATT (Unattached) 8380 pts.

Female placings:
Linsey RYALL (VW35-39) of Redway Runners, was first (10th overall) over the line in 20:01 - 10th time in 13 appearances.
Ella TOWNSEND (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 20:31 - was first to finish once before.
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) of Redway Runners, was third (40th overall) over the line in 22:05 - has been first to finish on 29 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 8635 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 8517 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 8208 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) was graded 76.83% for the time 22:05 (40th overall).
Mintu SIDHU (JM11-14) was graded 76.81% for the time 18:28 (second overall).
Pauline TURNER (VW75-79) was graded 76.66% for the time 32:12 (328th overall).

This week there were 437 runners, of whom 42 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different athletics clubs took part.
Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 11,756 different runners, including participants from 582 athletics clubs, have completed 104,064 runs covering a total distance of 520,320 km, and there have been 19,638 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,
Adam Downton

 

Milton Keynes Parkrun event number 330 2nd July 2016

511 runners met the warm morning and there were also many visitors. Some were all the way from South Africa!

67 new or visiting runners came to the MK parkrun today. Do let us know how you got on by visiting our facebook page.
63 new PBs were recorded today. These included Ian Stuart Wood with 18:46 and also Alastair Massingham with 26:34. Well done to all.
Representatives from many different running clubs came today including UK Lunatics and Energise Mud Runners.

Emma, who has just come out of hospital, ran parkrun today with her birthday being tomorrow (Sunday 3rd). Well done Emma and we wish you all the best.

We had some long range visitors today, all the way from South Africa. These included Herman and Zian as well as Rita, Paul and Delenna from Jo Burg. Also Dave visited from Durban. Hope you all enjoyed the course.

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.
http://ie.reachout.com/2012/05/16/6-reasons-why-volunteering-is-good-for-you/

Well done to all who have achieved their milestones today:
Nathan Davidson and Cameron Goodwin-Hadden who have run 10 parkruns
Ric Brackenbury and Iona Norwood (with a PB) ran 50 parkruns
Sam Bates and Mark Squire who have ran 100
Robert Tribe with an amazing 250 parkruns
Look out for the link within your profile to the Wiggle store to order your T shirts.

Thanks to all the volunteers today – we all really appreciate it!
Agata PIETREK • Anne BONSON • Brian HIRD • Brigitte COX • Carrie-Anne RUDDOCK • Christina KINGSMAN • Claire MARRAY • Dawn HEFFERNAN • Dennis VERHOEVEN • Diana WELLS • Faye MUGGERIDGE • Fifi Trixabelle FARLEY • Gillian SHEPPARD • Helen BLUCHER-ALTONA • Ian STEVENS • Imogen KINGSMAN • Jane DRAKE • Jude SRIVALSAN • Julie MARTIN • Lucy FITZGERALD • Maren MATTMULLER • Maria PERALTA • Nicola THOMPSON • Sam DOWNTON • Samantha EVANS • Sarah BIRD • Sean O'LEARY • 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 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.

Today I interviewed Daniel who has quite an amazing story.
How many parkruns have you run? 3 so far, I was on my way to Durham stopping at  Northampton parkrun on the way but we were a bit behind schedule, so we stopped in MK instead and did their parkrun. It was quite lucky as Northampton parkrun wasn’t on.
What do you like about parkrun? It is a really good concept. There are great venues like MK and many different areas.
What’s your favourite running weather? Sunny, a lot like today but with a bit of a breeze.
Running hero? My mate Alan. He ran an “Iron Man” whilst weighing at 19 stone which is really impressive.
If you could run parkrun as an animal, which animal would you be? A dog because they make it look like a lot of fun. They’re always wagging their tails and gently jogging past everyone.
Favourite part of the MK course? The zigzags. It is a good achievement feeling when you reach the top.
Do you have any running goals? Yes, to run my first 10k. I had an accident at work a while back and was saved by the Kent and Surrey Air Ambulance. I am raising money for them when I run my 10k as they saved my life.
Wow that’s amazing. Thanks Daniel and I hope you do really well in your 10k.
Daniel Mayo’s Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Daniel-Mayo1

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Now for some Stats:

Male placings:
Thomas INCHLEY (VM35-39) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was first over the line in 18:00 - third time in 55 appearances.
Oli LUM (SM20-24) of Marshall Milton Keynes AC, was second over the line in 18:15 - was first to finish once before.
Alexander BROWNE (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:22.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy SEALEY (Shenley Striders) 8947 pts.
Paul WOODWARD (Unattached) 8523 pts.
Quinn ALLEN (Unattached) 8024 pts.

Female placings:
Johanna SHARPLES (SW20-24) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was first (25th overall) over the line in 21:03 - first time in 8 appearances.
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) of Redway Runners, was second (42nd overall) over the line in 21:57 - has been first to finish on 29 previous occasions.
Charis HAYES (JW15-17) of Rugby and Northampton AC, was third (44th overall) over the line in 22:00.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gillian SHEPPARD (Redway Runners) 8243 pts.
Lucy RICHARDS (Redway Runners) 8132 pts.
Sarah BUCK (Redway Runners) 7813 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andy GREEN (VM50-54) was graded 79.42% for the time 18:52 (6th overall).
Julie LOXLEY (VW50-54) was graded 77.30% for the time 21:57 (42nd overall).
John LOXLEY (VM50-54) was graded 76.70% for the time 19:23 (10th overall).

This week there were 511 runners, of whom 67 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different athletics clubs took part.

Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 11,713 different runners, including participants from 580 athletics clubs, have completed 103,627 runs covering a total distance of 518,135 km, and there have been 19,575 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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