There was the biggest turnout for a while at event 70, partly due to the cancellation of Lincoln parkrun. Numbers were also boosted by sevral tourists - from Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Bedford and North Yorkshire to name a few. Conditions were great for running - cool and overcast, with little wind. This led to PBs for many, including some of our regulars.
First over the line was Adam Holland, in a time of 16.50, followed by Martin Waite nearly two minutes later, and an unknown runner in third. First lady was Sarah High, closely followed by Daisy Homes, a junior, and Lyndsay Dungworth. 184 runners completed the course in all.
A special thanks must be given to Witham Runners, who provided many of the volunteers, including Allegra, aged 18 months, who helped give out tokens on the finish line. Thank you Allegra! parkrun is run entirely by volunteers - if you would like to volunteer, please sign up via the website, or put your name down with the barcode scanners after your run.
Unfortunately we lost some more finish tokens today. Whoever finished in positions 117, 156 and 167 did not come to get their tokens scanned, and took the tokens home. If that was you, please could you return them as soon as possible. Thank you.
Any now for the stats...
Event number 70
27th September 2014
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 16:50 - 34th time in 41 appearances.
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) of Newark AC, was second over the line in 18:48.
An unknown runner was third.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1446 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 1383 pts.
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 1324 pts.
Sarah HIGH (VW50-54) of Grantham Running Club, was first (34th overall) over the line in 24:26 - third time in 7 appearances.
Daisy HOLMES (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (37th overall) over the line in 24:46.
Lyndsay DUNGWORTH (SW30-34) of Fire Service Sports & AA, was third (40th overall) over the line in 24:49.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 1382 pts.
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 1352 pts.
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 1339 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) was graded 77.22% for the time 18:48 (second overall).
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 76.63% for the time 16:50 (first overall).
Robert HOWBROOK (VM55-59) was graded 75.12% for the time 20:38 (9th overall).
This week there were 183 runners, of whom 46 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,833 different runners, including participants from 130 athletics clubs, have completed 9,592 runs covering a total distance of 47,960 km, and there have been 2,609 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.