Event 91 – 28th February 2015

On a cold, damp morning the sound of our new airhorn attracted the attention of the 143 runners, incuding a handful of first-timers and tourists from Colchester and Milton Keynes. The news that the turnaround cones at the far end of the course had been moved nearer to the finish brought a cheer from everyone; PBs all round then?! This was swiftly followed by boos as the runners learned that the volunteers had adjusted the position of the finish chute accordingly!

Unusually, there was a real race to the finish line by the two leading runners - Tomas Treznak and William Parkin battled right to the line, with both crossing the line in exactly the same time. Daniel Williams followed in third place over a minute later. Amongst the women, Rebecca Taylor of Newark AC finished first, and in sixth place overall. She was followed by Gill Oxley and Alison Dawes.

Thanks must be given to all of the volunteers who helped event 91 take place, and also to the runners who responded to the run briefing plea for volunteers for next week. parkrun can only take place if people volunteer to marshal, timekeep, barcode scan and so on. If you have not volunteered, or not done so for a while, please consider giving up some time to do. It really isn't difficult and can actually be quite fun!

Happy running

Rachel

And now for the stats...

Newark parkrun
Event number 91
28th February 2015

Men's placings:
Tomas TRESNAK (VM35-39) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 18:27 - third time in 16 appearances.
William PARKIN (SM18-19) of Grantham Running Club, was second over the line in 18:27 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:34 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3373 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 3072 pts.
Richard FLYE (Unattached) 2226 pts.

Women's placings:
Rebecca TAYLOR (SW25-29) of Newark AC, was first (6th overall) over the line in 21:03 - third time in 4 appearances.
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (35th overall) over the line in 25:14.
Alison DAWES (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 25:29.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 3043 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 2861 pts.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 2447 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 76.14% for the time 27:27 (60th overall).
Robert HOWBROOK (VM55-59) was graded 75.79% for the time 20:27 (4th overall).
Paul DAVIDSON (VM55-59) was graded 74.22% for the time 20:53 (5th overall).

This week there were 143 runners, of whom 11 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,137 different runners, including participants from 153 athletics clubs, have completed 12,689 runs covering a total distance of 63,445 km, and there have been 3,151 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's 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 90 – 21st February 2015

Our 90th event took place in a lovely sunny but very chilly morning. As people gathered it was clear we were going to need the extra tokens to give everyone a time.  224 people took part with quite a few visiting from Lincoln (including one – thanks Stephen J ) as their event was off this week. That made it our second highest number of people taking part. We had 40 first timers this week plus visitors from Barnsley, Guildford and Winchester.

Congratulations to junior runner Toby Hampton who completed his 10th event and to Sue Needham who completed her 50th event so a t-shirts will be on their way.

33 people achieved a new personal best – well done to all.

Thanks again to all the volunteers this week – cold again – some better prepared than others.

If you would like to give volunteering a go just get in touch at newarkhelpers@parkrun.com or speak to one of the barcode scanners after an event.

Now for the stats…

 

Event 89 – 14th February 2015

On a mild Valentine's day morning 159 runners took part in this Saturday's parkrun. Conditions seemed good for fast running, and indeed there were a healthy number of pb's.
Before the run Peter from the "Friends of the park" thanked everyone for the contributions to the funding of the defibrillator, which has now been installed on the side of the office/cafe building.
First home was Matthew Emery, a first timer, in 18.13, and First Lady was Amber Owens, out sprinting her Dad in 21.22. A special mention to speedy 11 year old Ben Smith, who ran 20.09 to be 6th finisher overall.
Remember we always need volunteers to keep the event going, so please find time time if you can. Email the Newark office, or let someone know on Saturday morning, and we will slot you into the roster somewhere.

Thanks
Jonathan

Now for the Stats....

Newark parkrun Event number 89 - 14th February 2015

Men's placings:
Matthew EMERY (SM25-29) of Southampton AC, was first over the line in 18:13 - first appearance.
William PARKIN (SM18-19) of Grantham Running Club, was second over the line in 18:24 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Tomas TRESNAK (VM35-39) of Notfast RC, was third over the line in 18:44 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3185 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 2919 pts.
Richard FLYE (Unattached) 2107 pts.

Women's placings:
Amber OWENS (JW15-17) of Newark AC, was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:22 - second time in 4 appearances.
Tilly OWENS (JW11-14) of Newark AC, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 24:04.
Lauren OWENS (JW11-14) of Newark AC, was third (30th overall) over the line in 25:09.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 2953 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 2691 pts.
Emily PARTRIDGE (Newark Striders Running Club) 2444 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 76.89% for the time 27:11 (58th overall).
Ben SMITH (JM11-14) was graded 75.93% for the time 20:09 (6th overall).
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) was graded 74.41% for the time 19:40 (4th overall).

This week there were 159 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,086 different runners, including participants from 149 athletics clubs, have completed 12,322 runs covering a total distance of 61,610 km, and there have been 3,079 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's 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 88 – 7th February 2015

Well someone heard me from the previous parkrun 31st Jan. The weather today although cold was not nearly as cold as the previous week and it was dry. The parkrun was 'take over' by Grantham Running Club for the second time. With the Wales v England Rugby match the night before I ensured we had a spare volunteer just in case someone could not get out of bed. Luckily everyone turned up. We did have a little bit of excitement when the volunteers putting out the signs left the cones behind, but all was save by Andrew loading up one of the wheel barrows and sprinting off, everything was in place.

I always thought my voice was strong enough but obviously too many people were talking when I did my main briefing as some people could not hear. I know another parkrun uses a loud hailer but don't think were quite at that stage yet. We had a tourist from Edinburgh and a number of newbies.

Photo: A huge thanks to our volunteers today and well done to all our runners. We are REALLY short of volunteers for the next few weeks, so if you can help out, please get in touch!

The Race Director (Andrew) from the Grantham Cup (GRC Event) was down handing out flyers to interested parties at the end and I thank Fiona & Simon for allowing us to do this. More details if you're interested can be found at www.granthamrunningclub.co.uk

The run started on time and went flawlessly, the stop watches and tokens kept in sync and the scanner behaved itself with only refusing to read three runners details, which are then recorded on paper for updating the results later.

Rumbles café was very well supported, thank you, but from my point a little too well supported as there were no spare table or chair for me to start processing the results, so started outside and moved inside later on. Everything went smoothly and results were uploaded by 10:45.

I know all the GRC volunteers enjoyed hosting the event, even with some of them suffering hangovers and hopefully we'll return in the not too distant future.

The Newark parkrun cannot run without 11 people volunteering and looking at the roster, it needs a lot of roles filled over the next few weeks, so please volunteer either by emailing thenewarkhelpers@parkrun.com or visiting http://www.parkrun.org.uk/newark/volunteer/.

Gordon

And now for the stats...

Newark parkrun
Event number 88
7th February 2015

Men's placings:
Tomas TRESNAK (VM35-39) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 18:35 - second time in 13 appearances.
James ROGERS (SM25-29) of Hunters Bog Trotters, was second over the line in 19:25.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:33 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3089 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 2848 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 2034 pts.

Women's placings:
Gail SAVAGE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 20:28 - 5th time in 12 appearances.
Alison RAYNOR (VW45-49) of Sweatshop Running Community, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 24:14 - was first to finish once before.
Jessica COCKER (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (24th overall) over the line in 24:19.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 2919 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 2603 pts.
Emily PARTRIDGE (Newark Striders Running Club) 2347 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 77.70% for the time 26:54 (49th overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) was graded 73.45% for the time 27:11 (53rd overall).
Gail SAVAGE (SW30-34) was graded 72.64% for the time 20:28 (5th overall).

This week there were 131 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,073 different runners, including participants from 148 athletics clubs, have completed 12,163 runs covering a total distance of 60,815 km, and there have been 3,036 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's 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 87 – 31st January 2015

"Roll on summer! The weather was cold, chill factor definitely below zero, but along with the volunteers, runners/joggers and walkers turned up to take part. The volunteers draw the short straw not being able to move around to keep warm.

The route was nervously checked before 9am for hazards, but luckily there were only a few minor patches of ice on the course and the decision was made to go ahead, with warning participants beforehand. 140 people took part with 7 first timers and 10 people recording personal bests. Dress code ranged from shorts and a vest to the well wrapped!

The weather detreated towards the end with the snow and sleet coming in at nearly a forty-five degree angle. This is when a number of volunteers really had to grit their teeth. The processing at the end was difficult as if you took off your gloves to hand out position tokens or scan tags they were frozen within minutes, combined with the rain made scanning especially difficult and unfortunately even using two scanner the queue did grow.

We also had one participant who only made the decision to come along at the last minute, but unfortunately left his bar code at home, but was determined to have his run recorded so managed the round trip home to collect his bar code and be recorded before we wrapped up.

I would like to thank all the volunteers, especially this week, for their dedication in very cold and challenging conditions but remained cheerful till the end.

If you would like to give volunteering a go just get in touch at newarkhelpers@parkrun.com or speak to one of the barcode scanners after an event.
Until next week, happy running!

Gordon

And now for the stats...

Newark parkrun
Event number 87
31st January 2015

Men's placings:
Thomas TRIMBLE (JM15-17) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:49 - first appearance.
Christopher DAVIDSON (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:17 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Callum MILNER (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:18.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 2991 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 2848 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 2034 pts.

Women's placings:
Gail SAVAGE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 21:25 - 4th time in 11 appearances.
Janet DAVIES (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (38th overall) over the line in 26:48 - was first to finish once before.
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (42nd overall) over the line in 26:57.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 2825 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 2517 pts.
Emily PARTRIDGE (Newark Striders Running Club) 2264 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 73.98% for the time 28:15 (55th overall).
Thomas TRIMBLE (JM15-17) was graded 73.96% for the time 18:49 (first overall).
Chris WOOD (VM55-59) was graded 69.69% for the time 22:03 (10th overall).

This week there were 140 runners, of whom 7 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,056 different runners, including participants from 148 athletics clubs, have completed 12,032 runs covering a total distance of 60,160 km, and there have been 3,011 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's 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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