Event 149 – 23/4/16

It has been a while since I last Run Directed at Newark parkrun, it was great to be back at Sconce and Devon park on Saturday and for once I didn’t bring the awful weather. As always the team volunteers arrived in plenty of time to get the course set out ready for our runners.

Well done to Callum Mumby and Jayne Young on gaining your 25 t-shirts, for volunteering at Newark 25 times! Thank you both from the team at Newark parkrun. Without the volunteers parkrun would not be able to take place each week. If you would like to have a go at volunteering then please get touch via email, social media or you can speak to one of the hi-vis team on any Saturday.

I also wanted to say well done to Jon Rawson and Damion Davis on becoming members of the 100 club! We look forward to seeing you in your new t-shirts when they arrive.

We had another great turn out on Saturday 212 of you took part in event 149 and 52 of you managed to gain PBs and for those of you that didn't quite get a PB there is always next week! Don't forget we now have the PB bell waiting for you to give it a ring by the starting post.

We look forward to seeing you all again next week.

Fiona

Now for the stats......

Newark parkrun Event number 149 23rd April 2016

Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 18:20 - 74th time in 86 appearances.
Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:02 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Edward BUCK (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:20.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 3452 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 3196 pts.
Ben LILLEY (Sleaford Striders AC) 2913 pts.

Female placings:
Helen MACGREGOR (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (27th overall) over the line in 23:42 - second time in 3 appearances.
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) of Notfast RC, was second (41st overall) over the line in 24:55 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Nicki FENTON (VW40-44) of Witham Runners, was third (47th overall) over the line in 25:21.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 3635 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3451 pts.
Philippa CLARKE (Newark Striders Running Club) 2920 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) was graded 77.24% for the time 26:39 (64th overall).
Elspeth LAWSON (VW65-69) was graded 72.24% for the time 28:56 (94th overall).
Martin MORLEY (VM60-64) was graded 72.09% for the time 23:03 (20th overall).

This week there were 212 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,367 different runners, including participants from 253 athletics clubs, have completed 22,405 runs covering a total distance of 112,025 km, and there have been 5,169 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who ran in a time of 00:18:57 on 2015-04-11 (event number 97).
The male 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.

 

Run report – event number 148

When I woke on Saturday morning, opened the curtains and saw an inch or two of snow in my back garden I thought “this could be interesting”. However, driving in to Newark, the snow became more sparse and by the time I reached the showground, everything was clear.
Unlike unfortunately in Lincoln, where there was enough snow to lead to the cancellation of the children’s runs that associated with Sunday’s Lincoln 10k. This nonetheless did lead to the highlight of my morning, when Newark parkrun stalwart Jayne Young brought her grandchildren Dylan and Grace along to run a section of the parkrun with us, and so prevent their disappointment at the cancellation.
In a turbulent week for parkrun with the events that have unfolded at Little Stoke, it was another illustration of the countless ways that parkrun all over the country benefits the local communities in which it is based. It is “just a run”, but it is also so much more than that.

Jonathan

Now the stats….

Newark parkrun
Event number 148
16th April 2016

Male placings:
Michael COOKE (SM25-29) of Stockport Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 17:04 - 5th time in 5 appearances.
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was second over the line in 17:27 - has been first to finish on 73 previous occasions.
Philip NIND (SM25-29) of Lincoln and District Runners, was third over the line in 18:00 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 3357 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 3096 pts.
Ben LILLEY (Sleaford Striders AC) 2842 pts.

Female placings:
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) of Notfast RC, was first (24th overall) over the line in 25:14 - second time in 68 appearances.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) of Notfast RC, was second (36th overall) over the line in 26:49.
Julie CARRINGTON (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (44th overall) over the line in 27:31.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 3542 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3367 pts.
Philippa CLARKE (Newark Striders Running Club) 2861 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) was graded 76.76% for the time 26:49 (36th overall).
Andrew WELSHMAN (VM50-54) was graded 75.64% for the time 19:30 (4th overall).
Michael COOKE (SM25-29) was graded 75.59% for the time 17:04 (first overall).

This week there were 132 runners, of whom 22 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,344 different runners, including participants from 253 athletics clubs, have completed 22,193 runs covering a total distance of 110,965 km, and there have been 5,117 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who ran in a time of 00:18:57 on 2015-04-11 (event number 97).
The male 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 number 147
 – 9th April 2016

A bit of a damp morning but it didn't dampen the spirits of the field of 214 runners including 34 first timers. This week was a takeover on the marshalling/volunteering front with the key roles being taking up by members of Notfast Running Club so a big thanks to them.

Judith Whistler was this weeks milestoner hitting her 100 runs.

In all the excitement the Run Director forgot to shout out for tourists so had to do penance and check the results manually, good job too as we had runners from 14 different parkrun's
Belton - Cardiff - Clumber - Colwick - Conkers - Conwy - Forest Rec - Gedling -Lincoln - Milton Keynes - Rushcliffe - Scunthorpe - Sheffield - Swadlincote and a visit from Rob Young alias Marathon Man UK who was passing through on route to Manchester Marathon with our very own Adam Holland.

Despite the stopwatch malfunction at the start the run was finally underway producing 46 new PB's so the bell saw some action.

Sadly post run refreshments were limited due to some undesirable/s having attempted to break into Rumbles overnight and while they didn't manage to get in did a significant amount of damage.

Quote of the week goes to first timer Paul McPhie 'I can now see what all the fuss is about. I will definitely be back for more'.

Photos courtesy of Jayne Young & Adrian Mumby

This weeks stats...

Male placings:

Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:56 - 73rd time in 84 appearances.

Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:20 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Tony DAGLISH (VM50-54) of Redway Runners, was third over the line in 19:34.


Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 3265 pts.

Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 2997 pts.

Ben LILLEY (Sleaford Striders AC) 2842 pts.


Female placings:

Maya TODD MCINTYRE (JW11-14) of Rushcliffe AC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 21:26 - first appearance.

Nancy BRITTEN (JW11-14) of Rushcliffe AC, was second (26th overall) over the line in 23:06 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was third (27th overall) over the line in 23:08 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.


Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 3443 pts.

Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3270 pts.

Philippa CLARKE (Newark Striders Running Club) 2861 pts.


The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) was graded 79.07% for the time 26:02 (58th overall).

Sally JEYES (VW65-69) was graded 77.36% for the time 27:01 (76th overall).

Tony DAGLISH (VM50-54) was graded 75.38% for the time 19:34 (third overall).


This week there were 214 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,322 different runners, including participants from 250 athletics clubs, have completed 22,061 runs covering a total distance of 110,305 km, and there have been 5,096 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who ran in a time of 00:18:57 on 2015-04-11 (event number 97).

The male 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 146

Newark parkrun
Event number 146
2nd April 2016

A bit of a grey and drizzly morning but it could have been worse. It did not however put off a whooping 33 first timers this week including a large contingent of 9 and 10 year olds from Newark Cavaliers football team (accompanied). The weather didn't put off 201 runners either, turning out for their weekly fix, well done all.

We also had tourists visiting us from Bradford, Chester and Melton Mowbray (no they didn't bring any pork pies!).

One of our juniors was celebrating 50 runs this week, Joe Stanley now has white and red t-shirts to his name, well done Joe.

A big thank you to our volunteers this week:

Volunteer team

The slick barcode scanning of team Mumby - Adrian, Callum (a helping hand from Julie) and James COBB
Marshals Marilyn HATHERLEY, Philippa CLARKE and Robert JAMES
Funnel team Felicity Ann GARLAND, Judith WHISTLER, Scott ILLSLEY and Alan ROBINSON
Tail runner Chris Dunn
Run director Brian THOMPSON

And very pleased that you wonderful lot have filled the volunteer roster for the next three weeks too, that's fantastic support, thank you!

Radio Newark paid us an unexpected visit and caught up with me after the run had started. You can hear my ramblings on their Monday evening sports show.

Brian.

The stats:

Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:33 - 72nd time in 83 appearances.
Stephen WOOD (VM35-39) of Roberttown Road Runners, was second over the line in 18:52.
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 19:46 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 3171 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 2897 pts.
Ben LILLEY (Sleaford Striders AC) 2778 pts.

Female placings:
Helen MACGREGOR (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (21st overall) over the line in 23:48 - first time in 2 appearances.
Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (25th overall) over the line in 23:58 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Claire GRIEVES (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (35th overall) over the line in 25:10.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 3349 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3202 pts.
Philippa CLARKE (Newark Striders Running Club) 2794 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) was graded 74.62% for the time 19:46 (third overall).
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 73.60% for the time 17:33 (first overall).
Martin MORLEY (VM60-64) was graded 71.73% for the time 23:10 (17th overall).

This week there were 201 runners, of whom 33 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,288 different runners, including participants from 246 athletics clubs, have completed 21,847 runs covering a total distance of 109,235 km, and there have been 5,050 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who ran in a time of 00:18:57 on 2015-04-11 (event number 97).
The male 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 http://www.parkrun.org.uk/newark/results/latestresults/

 

Several Siblings and Easter Treats at Run 145 Saturday 26th March

The combination of an usually prompt start and the car park being full, led to a number of our regular runners having to dash across the field, throw off excess kit at the start and chase after the disappearing pack! Would have made a great video for the Facebook page.

They were probably trying to avoid my awful jokes. Well just to punish you, here they are;

‘As its Easter, I’m eggspecting you all to have a good run’

‘The course is eggsactly 5k’

‘The weather is milder, so don’t wear too much kit, don’t want you to have a hot cross run’. Groan. Hope I made up for it with Easter Treat Spot Prizes, mainly for the juniors who seemed to appreciate them.

And the reason the car park was full? Because we had 218 runners! Our highest is 254 and our average 149, so a great attendance. Maybe due to Belton House parkrun not going ahead, and maybe more people want to get out with Summer approaching as we had 33 first timers, 9 of whom came in under 30 minutes!

Rosalynd Haynes was our Junior Bell – Ringer who stood on the tree stump to bring all to attention with an enthusiastic ringing of the bell, and a greeting. Thanks Rosalynd!

I was pleased to be congratulated by Jon, as it was my 25th stint at volunteering and whist I’m due to run my 100th in the next few weeks, it’s the 25 Purple Volunteer shirt that I’ll be most proud of. Now you don’t have to do ‘1 in 4’ volunteer sessions as some of us do, in fact you don’t have to volunteer at all! However, if you didn’t we wouldn’t have a parkrun. 21 of our runners have earned the Purple T shirt, so we do pretty well, but several have moved away and we’re always keen to welcome new volunteers, or to help those that have volunteered a few times to try a different role. I must admit that I first got involved as I was injured and grumpy that I couldn’t run, but quickly started to enjoy the various roles. (Although I’d suggest you don’t offer to be Tail Runner when injured as I did, only to find I couldn’t keep up!).

It was great that so many people came forward on Saturday to volunteer for future weeks, thanks. I think I remembered you all – please have a look at the forthcoming rosters to make sure you are in, or if not, let us know if you would like to be. Oh and if you like to collect the points, just to remind you that you get 100 for each time you volunteer, up to 4 times each year.

Of the 218 starters, 37 achieved PB’s (14.5 %) including one of our Run Directors, Rachel Sheldrake, who wearing very little kit, had to run fast just to keep warm! Well done Rachel. And Lisa Ward too who was pleased to be able to ring the bell after running 44.54 – well run!

We welcomed tourists from Lincoln, Cheltenham and Michelle Earl from Cotswold Runners was making her fourth appearance at Newark and made a point of telling us just how much she enjoyed the variety of our lovely course, its her favourite! Thanks Michelle we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

However, our most travelled tourist was Margaret McDonald, who runs in the VW75 – 79 category and came all the way from Ethiopia! This was her 12th run at Newark and by all accounts she has quite a reputation for outdoor sports and adventure.

Junior runner Max Pickles celebrated his 10th run today and took a bow at the front, before running 29.28 a little way in front of his Mum Leisa. Well run Max, look forward to seeing your white 10 T shirt! Its always great to encourage and celebrate the success of our Juniors, so if you are Junior parkrunner, or the parent of one and have a reason to celebrate, let us know, we’ll be pleased to publicise / announce / applaud it.

No 100’s on Saturday, but Chris Dunn was modest as usual and omitted to tell us that this was his 50th run. Well done Chris, and thanks for adding your name to the volunteer roster for next week.

First home was Michael Cooke from Stockport Harriers on his fourth visit, in a nippy time of 17.19. He was followed by Lewis Hopkinson from Newark Striders on just his second run here, who must have been pleased with his PB of 19.21, probably helped by the fact that he was being hotly pursued by Newark parkun regular Simon Daniel in 19.29!

The first 5 ladies finished in under 25 mins with Sarah Cleland from Hart Road Runners running Newark for the first time with an impressive run of 21.44. Thanks for your e-mail Sarah, glad you liked our course and sorry that our scanner didn’t work for you, hope you come back and try it again! Helen MacGregor was second in 23.43 and Siobhan Griffiths third in 24.28 - both on their first parkrun, phew! Newark regular Phillippa Clarke also ran well in 25.23 after her successful outing at the Ashby 20 less than a week ago.

In terms of Age Graded score, Marilyn Hatherley was top of the table with a great score of 77.53%. Running in the VW65 – 69 category (was that before they had that plastic flower on the dashboard? – joke for car enthusiasts, sorry) this was Marilyn’s 101st run and she has sensibly decided to rest next week and volunteer instead. Thanks Marilyn.

The national parkrun photo theme for this week was ‘siblings’ on our Facebook page we have a nice shot of Thomas Braithwaite who ran a speedy 23.39, and his younger sister Jasmine who ran 36.02 on her first parkrun! Well done both of you!

And those cool looking lads also on the FB page are Tom Lockwood, next to brother Sam who ran his first parkrun today. And then Josh Chapman, with younger brothers Euan, and Oliver. Well done all, hope to see you again next week.

And finally Eliza Baker – Stimson with sister Georgia are shown helping to advertise the tourism aspect of our course. They ran with Mum Lyn and Dad Tom respectively, to complete our sibling line – up. Well done girls!

Finally, we had a mixture of experience and first - time enthusiasm in the timing / funnel / bar codes roles and with so many runners did very well to produce an accurate set of results in such a short space of time.

Thanks to everyone that helped, well done all that ran. Look forward to seeing you again on Saturday, have a good week, stay safe.

And here are the stats in full; Male placings: Michael COOKE (SM25-29) of Stockport Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 17:19 - 4th time in 4 appearances. Lewis HOPKINSON (VM40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second over the line in 19:21. Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:29 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions. Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 3077 pts. Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 2797 pts. Ben LILLEY (Sleaford Striders AC) 2777 pts. Female placings: Sarah CLELAND (VW35-39) of Hart Road Runners, was first (9th overall) over the line in 21:24 - first appearance. Helen MACGREGOR (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 23:43. Siobhan GRIFFITHS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 24:28. Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 3250 pts. Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3126 pts. Philippa CLARKE (Newark Striders Running Club) 2695 pts. The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) was graded 77.53% for the time 26:33 (55th overall). Michael COOKE (SM25-29) was graded 74.49% for the time 17:19 (first overall). Martin WAITE (VM50-54) was graded 73.20% for the time 20:09 (6th overall).

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