Event number 283
24th November 2018
parkrun in Newark has brought together many friendships in the community, none more so than the links between the running clubs. Those links brought about the return of the Newark Half Marathon and also maintain a friendly rivalry between NOTFAST and Striders.
Friday night saw the latest in a line of well attended 'battles' between the two clubs, this one in the form of a quiz hosted by NOTFAST. Striders won the first two encounters (rounders and football) but NOTFAST are clawing it back, they won the quiz. Here's to the next round!
On to the morning itself, we welcomed 9 tourists from Lincoln, Gedling, Gloucester, Manchester, Gunnersbury (London) and said hello to brand new parkrunners: Rachel Repper, Catherine Thornton, Sarah Haywood, Ann Gibbs and Alan Roberts. Together, with the regulars, they made up the 164 who ran, jogged and walked around the park.
One of the tourists was James Trueman who maintains a vlog (video log for those less acquainted with contemporary speak!) about the parkrun’s he visits. We captured him filming as he finished and hopefully my impromptu interview with him afterwards wasn’t too bad!
Personal Best's With 22 PB's there are too many to mention. I've picked out a few that caught my eye:
- Wayne Arthur broken the 24 min barrier for the first time
- Laura Bates achieved her best age grade score yet of 76.8%
- Dave Dews broke 21 mins for his first time
- Laura Smith taking well over a minute off hers (below)
- Kath Scott last got a PB May 2014 of 31:41 but not only broke that again this week but also broke the 30 min barrier! Here's Kath celebrating with Philippa Clarke who also scored a PB by well and truly breaking 24 mins.
As always we must thank the volunteers for making it all possible this week. The superstars were:
Brian THOMPSON • Simon DANIEL • Dean HOULTON • Chris CREGG • Paul CREGG • Keith MEASURES • Alan ROBINSON • Charles ROBERTS • Zoe SMITH • Leisa PICKLES • Dan ARKWELL • Max PICKLES • Kimberley ETHERINGTON-BATES • George GLASS • Henrietta MCCABE • Alan ROBERTS • Archie GLASS
Dean endeared himself to the rest of the team by handing out chocolate bars as it was his birthday. Dean can come again!
The roster is looking in great shape thanks to all those have already come forward with support. However, there are still a few spaces to fill over the Christmas period so please take a look at at our roster if you can help us out.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page
Bob is in charge next week. See you then!