This week runners from the Grantham Running Club ‘took-over’ the parkrun, enabling some of the regular volunteers a chance to run. The team were all a little nervous doing this for the first time and not wanting to let you the runners down, but after the briefing where a lot more comfortable. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are already talking of another “take-over”.
The weather was just perfect for running. 167 people set off running, jogging, fast walking and walking, the sweep walker was provided with a dog (Paddy) to accompany her around the course at the last minute.
There were 11 first timers at the parkrun with another 5 runners having their first Newark parkrun. Unfortunately 9 runners did not have their barcode with them so were not recorded, but it’s the taking part that counts, just remember them next time please. 33 of you must have been very pleased with yourselves when your result email arrived informing you of your “New PB”.
Special mention to Fiona Whittingham & John Combie who chalked up their 50th parkrun, congratulations!
Nigel Watkin was the first home in 19:13 and Sophie Stanley was the first woman home in a time of 23:49.
Well done to everyone who ran.
If you are interested in volunteering at future events then take a look at the volunteer section of the Newark parkrun website (www.parkrun.org.uk/newark/volunteer/) and contact us email@example.com
Until next week, happy running!
Now for the Stats....
Newark parkrun - Event number 67 6th September 2014
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) of Southwell RC, was first over the line in 19:13 - 6th time in 55 appearances.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:43.
Stuart SINCLAIR (SM30-34) of Grantham Running Club, was third over the line in 19:48.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 1224 pts.
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1160 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 1114 pts.
Sophie STANLEY (SW30-34) of Grantham Athletic Club, was first (26th overall) over the line in 23:49 - second time in 5 appearances.
Jessica COCKER (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (37th overall) over the line in 25:05.
Jackie DUERS (VW50-54) of Southwell RC, was third (38th overall) over the line in 25:08 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 1252 pts.
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 1147 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 1100 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) was graded 81.35% for the time 19:13 (first overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) was graded 76.40% for the time 26:08 (46th overall).
Gerry HYDE (VM50-54) was graded 74.77% for the time 19:53 (4th overall).
This week there were 167 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,760 different runners, including participants from 127 athletics clubs, have completed 9,096 runs covering a total distance of 45,480 km, and there have been 2,487 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:19:43 on 2013-06-08 (event number 2).
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.