A moist and misty morning greeted the 174 runners with tourists from as far afield as Sherrington and Milton Keynes. Despite the weather conditions 47 new PB's were recorded. Two milestones were celebrated with Phil Winfield and Simon Hitchcock running their 50th parkrun.
Mum Michelle supporting our littlest Finish Token Volunteer
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was first over the line in 18:14 - third time in 25 appearances.
Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:55 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 19:00 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Newark Striders Running Club) 2194 pts.
Brian STEVENS (Unattached) 1831 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 1498 pts.
Lyndsay DUNGWORTH (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:38 - first time in 4 appearances.
Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (34th overall) over the line in 23:36 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Gill OXLEY (VW45-49) of Notfast RC, was third (42nd overall) over the line in 24:24 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 2115 pts.
Sara CARTER (Newark Striders Running Club) 2044 pts.
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 1789 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) was graded 78.25% for the time 19:00 (third overall).
Joseph MONK (JM10) was graded 77.24% for the time 21:10 (9th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 75.88% for the time 28:24 (97th overall).
This week there were 174 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 4,038 different runners, including participants from 299 athletics clubs, have completed 28,098 runs covering a total distance of 140,490 km, and there have been 6,311 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who ran in a time of 00:18:57 on 11th April 2015 (event number 97).
The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who ran in a time of 00:15:51 on 12th July 2014 (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.