Event 116

Bank holiday weekend saw a smaller number of runners out on the course than we have had recently, with just a few first timers and tourists joining the regulars in the sunshine. It was good to see a whole number of Newark Nordics joining us, resplendent in their new club kit. We also welcomed a volunteer photographer from the local Dementia Carers support group who was taking pictures for their 2016 calendar, which will celebrate Sconce Park and all the activities that take place there.

159 runners completed the course, led home by Adam Holland in 17.38, an unknown athlete in 18.33 and Martin Waite in 18.50. Amber Owens was first woman across the line in 21.24, followed by Katie Davies in 24.43 and Rachel Needham in 24.47. Well done to everyone who finished.

The person who finished in position 154 took their finishing token home - if that was you, please could you contact us via email or Facebook to arrange returning it? We need to use it again!

Thank you must go to all of the volunteers who enabled this run to take place. We have a number of spaces on the roster over the coming weeks, so if you would like to volunteer, please drop us an email or contact us via Facebook.

Happy running everyone!

Rachel

Newark parkrun
Event number 116
29th August 2015

Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:38 - 52nd time in 62 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 18:33 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ben LILLEY (Unattached) 978 pts.
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 921 pts.
Keith MEASURES (Grantham Athletic Club) 820 pts.

Female placings:
Amber OWENS (JW15-17) of Newark AC, was first (9th overall) over the line in 21:24 - 4th time in 7 appearances.
Katie DAVIES (JW11-14) of Newark AC, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 24:43 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Rachel NEEDHAM (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (23rd overall) over the line in 24:47.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 1156 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 996 pts.
Louise KNAPTON CARTER (Unattached) 975 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) was graded 81.17% for the time 24:58 (26th overall).
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) was graded 78.89% for the time 18:33 (third overall).
Janice ANDERSON (VW60-64) was graded 77.55% for the time 25:01 (28th overall).

This week there were 159 runners, of whom 9 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,778 different runners, including participants from 202 athletics clubs, have completed 17,234 runs covering a total distance of 86,170 km, and there have been 4,264 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.

 

 

Event115 -22/8/15

The volunteers enjoyed another bright and warm day for helping stage the parkrun, makes it so much more enjoyable than the bleak cold winter mornings, long may it continue.

The equipment for the course was quickly divided amongst the two wheelbarrows and taken around the course by two volunteers setting out all the signs.

There must have been a few puzzled thoughts as I started reading out the pre run announcements as for some reason I started on the 1St Timers briefing, but all good advice anyway and soon got back onto the correct brief.

We have two parkrun tourists from New Zealand and sincerely hope they enjoyed the route and our hospitability

Bob White arranged a little presentation for Fiona Hextall (Houghton) our Event Director as she had just received her purple volunteering T-shirt, although I guarantee you she's volunteered more than 25 times!!

It must have been the weather as 29 of you reordered PB's, well done.

Afterwards I retired to the café, for a well-deserved coffee and bacon butty while doing the results, which were a walk in the park, thank you everyone. No duplicate entries, No runners going through the finish tunnel twice and no missing position tokens, brilliant.

Enjoy your week and hope you're as kind to Rachel as you were to me today.

Regards

Gordon

Now for the Stats....

Newark parkrun Event number 115 - 22nd August 2015

Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:51 - 51st time in 61 appearances.
Matthew BUCHAN (JM15-17) of Mansfield Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 18:32 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Nigel LEVER (VM40-44) of Redhill Road Runners, was third over the line in 19:25.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ben LILLEY (Unattached) 888 pts.
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 828 pts.
Keith MEASURES (Grantham Athletic Club) 820 pts.

Female placings:
Jennifer MCBAIN (VW35-39) of Alchester RC, was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:25 - 13th time in 13 appearances.
Louise KNAPTON CARTER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (30th overall) over the line in 24:55.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) of Notfast RC, was third (31st overall) over the line in 24:58.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 1059 pts.
Louise KNAPTON CARTER (Unattached) 975 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 913 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) was graded 81.17% for the time 24:58 (31st overall).
Jennifer MCBAIN (VW35-39) was graded 74.12% for the time 20:25 (8th overall).
Matthew BUCHAN (JM15-17) was graded 73.92% for the time 18:32 (second overall).

This week there were 186 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,769 different runners, including participants from 202 athletics clubs, have completed 17,075 runs covering a total distance of 85,375 km, and there have been 4,223 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 114 – 15/8/15

The team of volunteers were greeted by perfect sunshine as they arrived on Saturday morning. This was quite the opposite of Friday's autumnal weather and perfect weather for a parkrun.

As always the volunteers ensured the course was set out in plenty of time, they were fully briefed and ready for action shortly before the parkrunners started to arrive.

If you would like to volunteer at Newark parkrun please get in touch via the website or social media. We do have a few gaps in the roster going into September so it would be great to have the extra support. Remember you can now earn a purple T-shirt for volunteering 25 times too!

We were joined by 26 first timers and some tourists too! Welcome to you all we hope you enjoyed your first experience at Newark parkrun and we look forward to seeing you agin soon. A special mention goes to Michael Dobson Event Director from Banbury, we hope you enjoyed the course!

Well done to all our runners, 48 of you managed to secure PBs and for those that didn't quite make it.... There is always next week...

Another special mention goes to Adam Holland who I believe has now had 50 first place finishes.. Well done Adam!

See you all next week.

Fiona

Now for the Stats......

Newark parkrun Event number 114 - 15th August 2015

Male placings:

Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:33 - 50th time in 60 appearances.
Leon FOSTER (SM30-34) of Leeds City AC, was second over the line in 17:49.
Adam MADGE (SM30-34) of Grantham Athletic Club, was third over the line in 18:33 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ben LILLEY (Unattached) 806 pts.
Keith MEASURES (Grantham Athletic Club) 741 pts.
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 734 pts.

Female placings:
Rebecca TAYLOR (SW25-29) of Newark AC, was first (11th overall) over the line in 20:37 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
Janice ANDERSON (VW60-64) of Grantham Athletic Club, was second (36th overall) over the line in 24:40 - was first to finish once before.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) of Notfast RC, was third (37th overall) over the line in 25:06.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 961 pts.
Louise KNAPTON CARTER (Unattached) 876 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 824 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) was graded 80.74% for the time 25:06 (37th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 78.68% for the time 26:58 (60th overall).
Janice ANDERSON (VW60-64) was graded 78.65% for the time 24:40 (36th overall).

This week there were 184 runners, of whom 26 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,741 different runners, including participants from 199 athletics clubs, have completed 16,889 runs covering a total distance of 84,445 km, and there have been 4,194 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.

 

Our wonderful parkrun

Have a look at this wonderful video of our lovely parkrun, made by David Bannister, a tourist from Oxfordshire. Thank you David!

 

Event 113

A glorious summer’s morning greeted everyone in the park, with blue sky, little wind, and warm sunshine. A number of people had come along to parkrun for the first time, and we welcomed tourists from Congleton, Banbury and the Isle of Wight. Our visitor from the Isle of Wight even brought us a gift from the Medina Isle of Wight parkrun – a lovely knitted cover to keep our scanner warm and working well in winter. Thank of very much to the kind parkrunner who knits these! We also celebrated our second ‘home-grown’ 100 club runner who completed his 100th run today. Richard Flye was presented with our now traditional hand-painted card. Well done Richard!

166 runners completed the course, with Martin Waite first over the line in 19.03, followed by Tomas Tresnak in 19.22 and Dan Stephen in 19.53. Sophie Stanley was first woman in 24.37, with Janice Anderson and Alison Dawes battling for second and third places in 24.51 and 24.57 respectively. The good running conditions helped 32 runners to a new PB.

Runners were reminded in the race briefing about the importance of children under the age of 11 being accompanied by an adult (within arm’s reach) at all times during the run. This is an expectation at all parkruns and is in place to ensure the health and safety of all runners. Whilst most families adhered to this expectation and enjoyed running together, we were disappointed to still see some unaccompanied young children on the course. Where we have identified a blatant disregard of the rules, we have removed those runners from the results. We look forward to seeing everyone following the parkrun expectations from now on.

Happy running!

Rachel

Newark parkrun
Event number 113
8th August 2015

Male placings:
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) of Newark AC, was first over the line in 19:03 - second time in 30 appearances.
Tomas TRESNAK (VM35-39) of Notfast RC, was second over the line in 19:22 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Dan STEPHEN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:58.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ben LILLEY (Unattached) 722 pts.
Brian THOMPSON (Newark Striders Running Club) 656 pts.
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 645 pts.

Female placings:
Sophie STANLEY (SW30-34) of Grantham Athletic Club, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 24:37 - third time in 6 appearances.
Janice ANDERSON (VW60-64) of Grantham Athletic Club, was second (24th overall) over the line in 24:51 - was first to finish once before.
Alison DAWES (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (25th overall) over the line in 24:57.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 863 pts.
Louise KNAPTON CARTER (Unattached) 779 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 739 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Janice ANDERSON (VW60-64) was graded 78.07% for the time 24:51 (24th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 77.06% for the time 27:32 (57th overall).
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) was graded 76.82% for the time 19:03 (first overall).

This week there were 166 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,715 different runners, including participants from 195 athletics clubs, have completed 16,705 runs covering a total distance of 83,525 km, and there have been 4,146 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.

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