A foggy morning greeted everyone and though firm underfoot from the overnight frost it was at least dry and at one point the sun even tried to put in an appearance. This week there were 186 runners, of whom 10 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part. On the milestone front Abigail Rowlands celebrated achieving her 10th run so we'll be seeing her running in her white milestone shirt in the near future. On a more frequent basis we are fielding pacers and this week was no exception with Peter Parker pacing at 22 mins. Runner's are a friendly and supportive bunch and this was very evident this week when a lady runner got into distress, many thanks to all those who helped out and gave reassurance. All's well that ends well.
Abigail completing her 10th run.
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:43 - 93rd time in 107 appearances.
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was second over the line in 19:29.
Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:38 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Newark Striders Running Club) 2692 pts.
Brian STEVENS (Unattached) 2452 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 1898 pts.
Laura BURLES (JW15-17) of Newark AC, was first (11th overall) over the line in 21:40 - first appearance.
Danielle FORSEY (SW25-29) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (21st overall) over the line in 23:00 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Lucy WALLWORK (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (22nd overall) over the line in 23:06.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 2796 pts.
Sara CARTER (Newark Striders Running Club) 2431 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 2122 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 77.15% for the time 27:56 (97th overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) was graded 73.21% for the time 28:07 (99th overall).
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 72.91% for the time 17:43 (first overall).
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 4,146 different runners, including participants from 306 athletics clubs, have completed 29,391 runs covering a total distance of 146,955 km, and there have been 6,507 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who ran in a time of 00:18:30 on 31st December 2016 (event number 185).
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.