Event 67 – 6th September

This week runners from the Grantham Running Club ‘took-over’ the parkrun, enabling some of the regular volunteers a chance to run. The team were all a little nervous doing this for the first time and not wanting to let you the runners down, but after the briefing where a lot more comfortable. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are already talking of another “take-over”.

GRC Newark ParkRun Volunteers 05092014

The weather was just perfect for running. 167 people set off running, jogging, fast walking and walking, the sweep walker was provided with a dog (Paddy) to accompany her around the course at the last minute.

There were 11 first timers at the parkrun with another 5 runners having their first Newark parkrun. Unfortunately 9 runners did not have their barcode with them so were not recorded, but it’s the taking part that counts, just remember them next time please. 33 of you must have been very pleased with yourselves when your result email arrived informing you of your “New PB”.

Special mention to Fiona Whittingham & John Combie who chalked up their 50th parkrun, congratulations!

Nigel Watkin was the first home in 19:13 and Sophie Stanley was the first woman home in a time of 23:49.

Well done to everyone who ran.

If you are interested in volunteering at future events then take a look at the volunteer section of the Newark parkrun website (www.parkrun.org.uk/newark/volunteer/) and contact us newarkhelpers@parkrun.com

Until next week, happy running!

Gordon

Now for the Stats....

Newark parkrun - Event number 67 6th September 2014

Men's placings:
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) of Southwell RC, was first over the line in 19:13 - 6th time in 55 appearances.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:43.
Stuart SINCLAIR (SM30-34) of Grantham Running Club, was third over the line in 19:48.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 1224 pts.
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1160 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 1114 pts.

Women's placings:
Sophie STANLEY (SW30-34) of Grantham Athletic Club, was first (26th overall) over the line in 23:49 - second time in 5 appearances.
Jessica COCKER (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (37th overall) over the line in 25:05.
Jackie DUERS (VW50-54) of Southwell RC, was third (38th overall) over the line in 25:08 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 1252 pts.
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 1147 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 1100 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) was graded 81.35% for the time 19:13 (first overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) was graded 76.40% for the time 26:08 (46th overall).
Gerry HYDE (VM50-54) was graded 74.77% for the time 19:53 (4th overall).

This week there were 167 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,760 different runners, including participants from 127 athletics clubs, have completed 9,096 runs covering a total distance of 45,480 km, and there have been 2,487 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:19:43 on 2013-06-08 (event number 2).
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 no. 66 – 30th August 2014

The weather this week was bright and a bit warmer than last week – but not too hot. The turnout was good with 136 people taking part. We had 7 first timers and 33 of you got personal best times– for some the second in two weeks - well done.

It was time this week to recognise the people who were top points scorers for the first year of Newark parkrun. Certificates were presented to the following:-

Top male – Nigel Watkin – 4402 points

Top female – Jackie Duers – 4688 points

newark parkrun points winners

Top junior male – William Winter – 2111 points

newark parkrun jnr male points winners

Top junior female – Lauren Davies – 3037 points

newark parkrun jnr female points winners

Well done to all of you and good luck to everyone for this year coming.

Congratulations also to juniors Adam Hall and Amy-Louise Rawson for completing 10 parkruns – t-shirts to follow.

After completing personal bests both Adam Holland and Jon Rawson took part in an ice bucket challenge – not sure it’s the best way to cool off after a run.

newark parkrun ice bucket

See you next week!

Jerry

Now for the Stats...

Newark parkrun - Event number 66 30th August 2014

Men's placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 16:30 - 32nd time in 39 appearances.
Christopher DAVIDSON (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:40 - was first to finish once before.
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) of Southwell RC, was third over the line in 19:07 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 1124 pts.
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1061 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 1025 pts.

Women's placings:
Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was first (20th overall) over the line in 23:36 - second time in 9 appearances.
Jackie DUERS (VW50-54) of Southwell RC, was second (27th overall) over the line in 24:13 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Janice ANDERSON (VW60-64) of Grantham Athletic Club, was third (31st overall) over the line in 24:33 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 1154 pts.
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 1051 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 1010 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) was graded 81.78% for the time 19:07 (third overall).
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 78.18% for the time 16:30 (first overall).
Janice ANDERSON (VW60-64) was graded 77.94% for the time 24:33 (31st overall).

This week there were 136 runners, of whom 7 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,744 different runners, including participants from 127 athletics clubs, have completed 8,929 runs covering a total distance of 44,645 km, and there have been 2,454 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:19:43 on 2013-06-08 (event number 2).
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.

 

Newark parkrun report – Event no. 65 – 23rd August 2014

We had another typical August morning – cool and breezy with some sunshine. The turnout was good with 149 people taking part. We had visitors from as far away as America, Southampton and Aberdeen along with 20 first timers – well done. The weather obviously helped as 40 of you got a personal best.

peter parkrun

Many of you will recognise Peter (pictured above) who as park ranger for Sconce Park helps us put on parkrun. This is the last parkrun Peter will be at as ranger as he retires next week. From the planning days before Newark parkrun had its first event all the way through to this week. Not only doing the regular things like getting the wheelbarrows, markers and posts for the course out every Saturday morning (and putting them away again) but a whole range of other things. He checked whether the course was flooded after a lot of rain; had extra chippings put down on the course where it was water logged; dried our wet volunteer jackets; and being on hand when we needed some advice. Peter always watched the event and was amazed and proud that the event has grown and become well established. We would all like to thank Peter for his support and wish him the very best in his retirement – and Peter please come and visit us.

Adam Holland, who came first this week with a PB will be doing another 10 in 10 event in September. That’s 10 marathons in 10 days. He holds the world record as the fastest and youngest winner of a 10 in 10 and he hopes to beat his previous record.

group parkrun

Congratulations to Kate Fisher in completing her 50th parkrun this week – well done.

See you next week!

Jerry

Now for the Stats...

Newark parkrun - Event number 65 23rd August 2014

Men's placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 16:46 - 31st time in 38 appearances.
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) of Newark AC, was second over the line in 18:53.
Thomas HUBBARD (JM15-17) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 19:03.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 1026 pts.
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 966 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 931 pts.

Women's placings:
Cloe HUBBARD (SW18-19) of Newark AC, was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:35 - first appearance.
Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (32nd overall) over the line in 23:17 - was first to finish once before.
Emily PARTRIDGE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (41st overall) over the line in 23:49.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 1055 pts.
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 957 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 920 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) was graded 81.28% for the time 19:14 (4th overall).
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 76.94% for the time 16:46 (first overall).
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) was graded 76.88% for the time 18:53 (second overall).

This week there were 159 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,737 different runners, including participants from 127 athletics clubs, have completed 8,793 runs covering a total distance of 43,965 km, and there have been 2,421 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:19:43 on 2013-06-08 (event number 2).
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 64 – Newark AC takeover

Event 64 saw Newark AC taking over the volunteer roster and some, with extra volunteer Marshal’s out on course to cheer everyone round. After a little bit of training the club members were ready to take over and did a fantastic job!

If you would like some more information about Newark AC then please visit their website: www.newarkathletics.co.uk

This week there were 150 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part. Since our first event on 1st June we have now welcomed 1,717 different runners, including participants from 126 different athletics clubs.  Between you all, you have now completed 8,634 runs and covered a total distance of 42,170 km!

Christopher Davidson was the first runner across the line in 18:51, followed by Nigel Watkin of Southwell Running Club (19:06) and Daniel Williams in third place who finished in 19:55. Jennifer McBain of Alchester Running Club, was first female (4th overall) over the line in a time of 19:5, followed by Amber Owens of Newark AC in 21:42 (12th overall) and Chibeka Kasonde third female finisher in a time of 23:58.

Well done to everyone who ran, and a massive thanks to Newark Athletics Club for some enthusiastic volunteering!

If you are interested in volunteering at future events then take a look at the volunteer section of the Newark parkrun website (www.parkrun.org.uk/newark/volunteer/) and contact us newarkhelpers@parkrun.com

Until next week, happy running!

Simon

Now for the stats...

Newark parkrun
Event number 64
16th August 2014

Men's placings:
Christopher DAVIDSON (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:51 - first time in 2 appearances.
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) of Southwell RC, was second over the line in 19:06 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:54.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 966 pts.
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 929 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 836 pts.

Women's placings:
Jennifer MCBAIN (VW35-39) of Alchester RC, was first (4th overall) over the line in 19:55 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
Amber OWENS (JW11-14) of Newark AC, was second (12th overall) over the line in 21:42.
Chibeka KASONDE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 23:58.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 959 pts.
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 864 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 844 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) was graded 81.85% for the time 19:06 (second overall).
Jennifer MCBAIN (VW35-39) was graded 75.56% for the time 19:55 (4th overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) was graded 72.92% for the time 27:23 (75th overall).

This week there were 150 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,717 different runners, including participants from 126 athletics clubs, have completed 8,634 runs covering a total distance of 43,170 km, and there have been 2,381 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:19:43 on 2013-06-08 (event number 2).
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 63 – August sunshine and breeze – 9/8/14

Event number 63 took place on a gorgeous August morning - a clear blue sky and cooling breeze greeted the 142 runners, with all signs of the torrential rain the night before gone. Adam Holland set a cracking pace around the course, finishing nearly 2 minutes ahead of Jon Hobbs in second place. Nigel Watkin was third man over the line. In the women's run, Grantham Running Club scored a one-two, with Holly Durham running a PB to finish first, and 7th overall, with Penny Hodges taking second place. Deborah Cotton finished third on her first run at Newark.
A number of people responded to the request for volunteers over the coming weeks; thank you to you all, as parkrun can only take place with volunteers coming forward.
A polite reminder regarding barcodes please - remember that parkrun has a 'no barcode, no time' policy. Once again, a number of people brought their barcodes handwritten on pieces of paper, or on their phones.Neither can be scanned. Please bring a printout of your actual barcode if you want to be given a time, or treat yourself to a plastic one, available online from http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ - from £3.54 including p&p they are a long-lasting solution.
Happy running!
Rachel

Now for the Stats.....

Newark parkrun Event number 63 - 9th August 2014

Men's placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 16:48 - 30th time in 37 appearances.
Jonathan HOBBS (VM45-49) of Lincoln and District Runners, was second over the line in 18:45.
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) of Southwell RC, was third over the line in 19:32 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 868 pts.
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 830 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 739 pts.

Women's placings:
Holly DURHAM (SW30-34) of Grantham Running Club, was first (7th overall) over the line in 21:03 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
Penny HODGES (VW35-39) of Grantham Running Club, was second (14th overall) over the line in 22:26 - was first to finish once before.
Deborah COTTON (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 23:06.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 863 pts.
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 769 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 750 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) was graded 80.03% for the time 19:32 (third overall).
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 76.79% for the time 16:48 (first overall).
Jonathan HOBBS (VM45-49) was graded 76.18% for the time 18:45 (second overall).

This week there were 142 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,698 different runners, including participants from 125 athletics clubs, have completed 8,484 runs covering a total distance of 42,420 km, and there have been 2,328 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:19:43 on 2013-06-08 (event number 2).
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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