Event 81 – 13th December 2014

'twas a cold and frosty morning, and all around Sconce and Devon park, not a soul stirred. Until, ten to nine that is, when parkrunners emerged from every direction to ​run our 81st Newark parkrun.

First back was speedy "tourist" Michael Cooke, in a time of 16.31. It's a shame Adam wasn't with us this week, as it would have been a good race between the two.

First lady home, at her first parkrun, was Daisy Baugh in a time of 24.19.

We had a near perfect barcode turnout, and the cold, crisp day made them non-soggy and easy to scan. even if it did mean a lot of foot stamping amongst the volunteers.

Remember if you would like to volunteer yourself, you can do so by emailing newarkhelpers@parkrun.com

 

See you next week, when being the closest run to Christmas we are inviting to wear your festive attire!

Jonathan

Now for the Stats....

Newark parkrun Event number 81 - 13th December 2014

Men's placings:
Michael COOKE (SM20-24) of Stockport Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 16:31 - first appearance.
Tomas TRESNAK (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:47 - was first to finish once before.
William PARKIN (SM18-19) of Grantham Running Club, was third over the line in 18:52 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 2421 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 2392 pts.
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 1730 pts.

Women's placings:
Daisy BAUGH (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (30th overall) over the line in 24:19 - first appearance.
Emma COOMBS (VW35-39) of Maidenhead AC, was second (36th overall) over the line in 24:57.
Emily PARTRIDGE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (42nd overall) over the line in 25:16.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 2266 pts.
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 2112 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 2076 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Michael COOKE (SM20-24) was graded 78.10% for the time 16:31 (first overall).
Robert HOWBROOK (VM55-59) was graded 75.00% for the time 20:40 (7th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 74.60% for the time 28:01 (65th overall).

This week there were 100 runners, of whom 10 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,973 different runners, including participants from 145 athletics clubs, have completed 11,174 runs covering a total distance of 55,870 km, and there have been 2,906 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's record is held by Alastair WATSON who ran in a time of 00:15:51 on 2014-07-12 (event number 59).
The Age Grade course record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a 83.70% run (15:51) on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page.

 

 

 

Event 80 – 6th December 2014

We were greeted by a lovely sunny frosty morning - coldest of the year so far – and good running conditions. 105 people took part. We had 10 first timers this week plus a visitor from Australia.

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Congratulations to Adam Holland who complete his 50th parkrun – t-shirt on its way – it’ll match your Santa hat.

 

 

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25 people got new personal bests – well done.

We have posted some pictures from this week on the Newark parkrun Flickr account - https://www.flickr.com/groups/newark-parkrun/pool/ Why not join up and have a look.

Thanks again to all the volunteers this week – lots of cold hands and feet but everyone enjoyed it.

If you would like to give volunteering a go just get in touch at newarkhelpers@parkrun.com or speak to one of the barcode scanners after an event.

Jerry

Now for the stats....

 

Newark parkrun - Event number 80 6th December 2014

Men's placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:36 - 38th time in 46 appearances.
Jim SEMMELROTH (SM30-34) of Southwell RC, was second over the line in 17:55.
Christopher LIMMER (SM25-29) of Hinckley RC, was third over the line in 18:20.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 2325 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 2299 pts.
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 1730 pts.

Women's placings:
Gail SAVAGE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 21:10 - second time in 7 appearances.
Anna SMITH (JW11-14) of Newark AC, was second (17th overall) over the line in 22:32.
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 25:01.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 2173 pts.
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 2112 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 1985 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) was graded 78.04% for the time 18:45 (4th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 74.25% for the time 28:09 (60th overall).
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 73.30% for the time 17:36 (first overall).

This week there were 105 runners, of whom 10 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,963 different runners, including participants from 142 athletics clubs, have completed 11,074 runs covering a total distance of 55,370 km, and there have been 2,897 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's record is held by Alastair WATSON who ran in a time of 00:15:51 on 2014-07-12 (event number 59).
The Age Grade course record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a 83.70% run (15:51) on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page.

 

 

 

Event 79 – 29th November 2014

This week I'm going to report from what a lot of people think is the dark side.. volunteering.

Saturday was my first time as Run Director without having any other Run Directors at the event to help out if I got stuck, but did have telephone support if needed. Thursday evening checked the stop-watches and barcode scanners where reset and put the laptop and barcode scanners on charge overnight. Friday evening packed everything up and printed out the event briefing notes and volunteers roster before heading to a Kasabian concert! Managed to get out of bed on Saturday morning at 7:00am after 5 hours sleep to drink a couple of mugs of coffee, then off to the parkrun where arriving a little early I had time for another coffee.

The volunteers started arriving at 08:15 and we took all the equipment to the start/finish area to sort out and then give the volunteers briefing. Everything was calm and running to clockwork! At about 8:30 I was ticking off names of the volunteers, when I ticked off the name of the Finish Tokens volunteer, I was hit with a sudden realisation that I did not have them with me, ooops, big ooops. Luckily we had a fair number of volunteers that knew the ropes, so I left to do the Newark to Bottesford round trip as quickly as I could, for a timed drive I did very well, while they sorted out the course signage and explained to the first time volunteers what to do. One of our runners, John, volunteered to do the beginners briefing and I arrived back just as he was starting, so let him finish it, but I was able to give the main briefing, phew. When asking for parkrun tourists the first lady to put up her hand said.. Australia, which think damped the spirit of other 'local' (well within the UK) tourists slightly.

William Parkin was the first runner home for the second week in a row in a time of 19:15 and Gail Savage was the first female home in a time of 21:12. Back to the dark side and things were going well with the timekeepers and finisher tokens. There are two timekeepers and they check every so often that they both have the same number of laps (runners finishing) and then check with the finish token volunteer on the number of finish tokens handed out, hopefully they all match. All was going well until somewhere between 100 and 120 where the finish token were at one position more than the stop watch laps. A problem to be investigated and resolved later on.

For those that don't know the Run Director once everyone is in, takes the stopwatches and barcode scanners and with the laptop disappears into the cafe to work their magic with a bacon and egg cob and a coffee... The information (position and runners name) from the barcode scanner is uploaded along with the stopwatch laps (finish times). The system then matches the stopwatch lap (finish) with the barcode position and runners name, so you get position; time; name. The system groups the results into groups of 20 and highlights any issues, like your personal bar-code did not scan so your details were recorded on a sheet, the RD can them go through the results and update these records. On Saturday the issue of the stopwatches/finish tokens miss-match was identified when sorting the token back into order, token 112 & 113 were stuck together. So we had a position 113th  with no runner details and in fact it was the time of the runner who came 114th. Luckily I had another future parkrun RD shadowing me, so while I was having a mild panic trying to find my telephone support number, he was scrolling through the parkrun result processing wikki and after a while the answer was found. There was a way of moving all runners details up by one place, so 114 became 113, 115 became 114 and so on, deleted the last record which now had no runner, we had a complete set of result. Hit the finish button and your results where processed and emailed out to you.

So by about 11:15 I had finished my first parkrun as RD, had a few hiccups along the way but was very pleased I had come out the other side having sorted out a few issues to get your results to your, maybe a little later than normal but mission accomplished, I left a happy person.

I would like to thanks all the volunteers (and John who was running) who acted so professionally, that until you read this you possibly had no idea the turmoil going on behind the scenes, but we pulled it off. Looking forward to my next time as RD already, like the challenge and satisfaction of successfully finishing a parkrun.

My message volunteer, it's rewarding on so many levels. Good luck next week.

Regards
Gordon

And now for the stats...

Newark parkrun
Event number 79
29th November 2014

Men's placings:
William PARKIN (SM18-19) of Grantham Running Club, was first over the line in 19:15 - second time in 2 appearances.
Simon DANIEL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:33 - was first to finish once before.
Mark PATTERSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:44.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 2230 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 2205 pts.
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 1730 pts.

Women's placings:
Gail SAVAGE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:12 - first time in 6 appearances.
Isobel BRENTFORD (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (17th overall) over the line in 22:40.
Rona MCINTOSH (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 24:16.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 2173 pts.
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 2112 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 1985 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Janice ANDERSON (VW60-64) was graded 77.73% for the time 24:37 (32nd overall).
Robert HOWBROOK (VM55-59) was graded 75.79% for the time 20:27 (5th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 73.51% for the time 28:26 (76th overall).

This week there were 137 runners, of whom 12 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,953 different runners, including participants from 141 athletics clubs, have completed 10,969 runs covering a total distance of 54,845 km, and there have been 2,872 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's record is held by Alastair WATSON who ran in a time of 00:15:51 on 2014-07-12 (event number 59).
The Age Grade course record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a 83.70% run (15:51) on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page.

 

Event 78 – 22nd November 2014

Newark parkrun Event number 78 22nd November 2014

Men's placings:
William PARKIN (SM18-19) of Grantham Running Club, was first over the line in 18:40 - first appearance.
Jack FENTON (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:18.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:21 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 2230 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 2108 pts.
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 1668 pts.

Women's placings:
Anna O'HARE (SW25-29) of Grantham Running Club, was first (5th overall) over the line in 19:34 - second time in 2 appearances.
Gail SAVAGE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (9th overall) over the line in 21:09.
Penny HODGES (VW35-39) of Grantham Running Club, was third (15th overall) over the line in 22:36 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 2085 pts.
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 2021 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 1906 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Janice ANDERSON (VW60-64) was graded 77.88% for the time 24:34 (28th overall).
Anna O'HARE (SW25-29) was graded 75.64% for the time 19:34 (5th overall).
Andrew WELSHMAN (VM45-49) was graded 74.19% for the time 19:34 (4th overall).

This week there were 115 runners, of whom 10 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,941 different runners, including participants from 141 athletics clubs, have completed 10,832 runs covering a total distance of 54,160 km, and there have been 2,852 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's record is held by Alastair WATSON who ran in a time of 00:15:51 on 2014-07-12 (event number 59).
The Age Grade course record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a 83.70% run (15:51) on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page.

 

Event 77 – 15th November 2014

We were lucky – no rain – just fog. It was a cool and a bit damp – so good running conditions.

We can tell the cold weather is coming in as a number of people started a bit late including someone who ran the course with 2 right foot trainers – well done Mark!

We had another good turnout today with 126 people taking part. Our only visitor was from South Manchester. We had 5 first timers and an amazing 28 people got personal best times.

Thanks to all our volunteers this week including a couple of people who were first time volunteers. Everyone was feeling the cold by the end of the event but it all went like clockwork as usual. We are short of volunteers for the next few weeks so please volunteer if you can - just get in touch at newarkhelpers@parkrun.com .

Jerry

Now for the stats…

Newark parkrun Event number 77 - 15th November 2014

Men's placings:
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:19 - second time in 39 appearances.
Simon DANIEL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 20:06 - was first to finish once before.
Adam LEFLEY (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 20:58.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 2132 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 2013 pts.
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 1668 pts.

Women's placings:
Jennifer MCBAIN (VW35-39) of Alchester RC, was first (second overall) over the line in 19:28 - 9th time in 9 appearances.
Gail SAVAGE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (6th overall) over the line in 21:27.
Jennie SCRIMSHAW (SW25-29) of Lincoln Tri, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 23:54.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 2021 pts.
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 1995 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 1818 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jennifer MCBAIN (VW35-39) was graded 77.31% for the time 19:28 (second overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) was graded 74.13% for the time 26:56 (54th overall).
Caryn GARNER (VW55-59) was graded 71.09% for the time 25:08 (30th overall).

This week there were 126 runners, of whom 5 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,931 different runners, including participants from 140 athletics clubs, have completed 10,717 runs covering a total distance of 53,585 km, and there have been 2,833 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's record is held by Alastair WATSON who ran in a time of 00:15:51 on 2014-07-12 (event number 59).
The Age Grade course record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a 83.70% run (15:51) on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page.

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