Event 162 – Hot hot hot!

Sconce and Devon park was blessed with midday heat this Saturday morning, and the general consensus amongst the volunteers was it was the warmest we had been standing around the finish area. Consequently, it was no great surprise to see a line of rather red faced and sweaty parkrunners steadily making their way across the finish line. Scanning some rather soggy barcodes proved to be something of a challenge!

Star run of the day had to be from young Joseph Monk, who broke the JM10 course record with a time of 21.49 as 9th finisher. Well done Joseph!

There was a healthy sprinkle of first timers (welcome to you all), and a good number of tourists from Epsom, Stockton, Cambridge and elsewhere.

As mentioned at the briefing, please check your parkrun profile page, and if you are missing emergency contact (ICE) details, please add them.

Now for the stats....

Male placings:
Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:45 - third time in 80 appearances.
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was second over the line in 18:58.
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 19:13 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 633 pts.
Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 618 pts.
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 575 pts.

Female placings:
Ellie WHITE (JW15-17) of Newark AC, was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:55 - first appearance.
Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (26th overall) over the line in 23:55 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Nicki FENTON (VW40-44) of Witham Runners, was third (39th overall) over the line in 25:27 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 656 pts.
Lesley BUTLIN (Unattached) 595 pts.
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 575 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) was graded 76.76% for the time 19:13 (third overall).
Joseph MONK (JM10) was graded 74.94% for the time 21:49 (9th overall).
Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) was graded 72.80% for the time 18:45 (first overall).

This week there were 180 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,698 different runners, including participants from 271 athletics clubs, have completed 24,919 runs covering a total distance of 124,595 km, and there have been 5,671 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who ran in a time of 00:18:57 on 11th April 2015 (event number 97).
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.

 

Run 161 – Fun for all the family

Another great day at Newark parkrun. I know I keep saying that, but it can’t be just me that has a good feeling when they get home after either running or volunteering with so many people enjoying the start to their weekend with a run round our lovely park.

 
Junior Volunteer bell ringer Jess got us off to a good start on Saturday by getting everyone’s attention for the run briefing and then went on pace Mum Breeze Rowlands to a PB of 39.02! Well run both.

 
It was good to see Adam Holland back at Newark after all his adventures, and despite a rushed breakfast seconds before the start (not to be recommended!) he was first finisher again, with Martin Waite and Dan Williams home next and both due to earn their 100 T shirts in the next few weeks.

 
Once all the runners had started, it was peace before the storm at the finish, but thankfully we were amused by ‘Ernie entertains’ before we got busy again.

 
Sorry to hear that there are several injuries around at the moment. Maybe that’s as the weather improves and we have more daylight, we up the mileage. I know I try to, but sometimes I forget the importance of not increasing the running too much and the need to get some rest. So at least one day off each week, or more if needed is far preferable than having to rest because of injury.

Our lovely volunteers
Not for the first time we had a good mix of experience and enthusiastic first timers on the team.

 
Extra Run Directors on duty included Fiona, and Rachel and with Brian and Jon running, we almost had the full squad. Mum and daughter team Debbie Monk and Emily did another great job with the scanners, Matthew and Fiona kept order at the end of the funnel, whilst Rachel and Ernie were in charge of the stop watches, and with no discrepancies, it made processing the results a lot easier.

 
Julie Mumby was our first volunteer to fill the role of VI guide, running with Netty, (Jeanette Stevens) although judging by her flying finish, I think Nettie was supporting Julie! Well run both.

 
Jacquie Walton enjoyed her run and kindly offered to volunteer for the first time next week. Thanks Jacquie, I’m sure you will enjoy it and be refreshed and ready to run again the following week after.

 
Its almost holiday time again and that could mean less runners, but also less volunteers available! Fortunately, there’s only 1 volunteer vacancy for next week, but plenty the following two weeks and if you would like to help out, it would be much appreciated.
 

Juniors
Big congratulations to Joseph Monk, who was quite rightly proud to set a new Junior 10 record with a time of 21.50! Well done! With Dad also running and Mum and sister volunteering, it was a great day for the Monk family.

Tourists
On Saturday we were joined by Marion Barret from Cairns and Jill Boucher from the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Now that’s touring! Marion was also the first lady finisher in 23.01 and both ladies enjoyed our course.

 

Lucy Wallwork from Derby forgave me making a fun remark about Forest supporters in the briefing, I think, and was pleased to be second lady to finish in 23.07. Hope to see you back again soon Lucy.

 

Have a good week, see you soon.

Stats
Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:55 - 80th time in 93 appearances.
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) of Newark AC, was second over the line in 19:25 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:30 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 540 pts.
Josh BUTLIN-SIRRS (Unattached) 495 pts.
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 479 pts.
Female placings:
Marion BARRETT (VW55-59) (Unattached) was first (18th overall) over the line in 23:01 - first appearance.
Lucy WALLWORK (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (21st overall) over the line in 23:07.
Lyndsay DUNGWORTH (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (23rd overall) over the line in 23:14.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 563 pts.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 554 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 532 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Marion BARRETT (VW55-59) was graded 80.81% for the time 23:01 (18th overall).
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) was graded 75.97% for the time 19:25 (second overall).
Joseph MONK (JM10) was graded 74.89% for the time 21:50 (11th overall).
This week there were 163 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

 

 

Event 160

What will we remember about Event 160? Well, it was probably the wettest July parkrun we have had. In fact, it was probably the wettest parkrun we have had, full stop! The runners were wet, the volunteers soaked and the used finish tokens were almost floating in a tub of water! It was more parkswim than parkrun! But aside from one of the scanners having a short tantrum because of the weather (that is, one of the scanners itself had the tantrum, not the volunteer operating it!), it was still a fun event and lots of smiles were seen through the rain.

We welcomed several complete first-timers to parkrun, as well as a lot of tourists. Our visitors were mainly from Lincoln parkrun, which was cancelled today, but we also had tourists from London, Colchester and Yorkshire amongst others. One of our young visitors, Ellis from Lincoln, had the honour of ringing the bell for the run briefing; thank you Ellis. Our hardy team of volunteers were thanked, and the achievements of one of them was celebrated. Nicki Fenton, the tailrunner, was completing her 50th run and earning her red ‘50’ t-shirt in the process.

Michelle Mortimer from Witham Runners came along to promote her club’s Bassingham Bash 5-mile race. If you’d like to know more or to enter, you can do so here.

The first few runners over the line escaped the worst of the rain. Well done to Tomas Tresnak who crossed the line in 18.25, followed by Craig Renton in 18.54 and Dan Stephen in 19.22. Rachael Wood, a tourist, set herself a new Newark PB and crossed the line in 21.19, closely followed by Lauren Miller, a junior, in 21.23. Diana Wakefield was third woman in 21.43, again earning herself a PB. Altogether 198 runners finished – well done to all of you for coming out and running on such a vile morning.

Until next week, happy running!

Rachel

Newark parkrun
Event number 160
9th July 2016

Male placings:
Tomas TRESNAK (VM35-39) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 18:25 - 4th time in 35 appearances.
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was second over the line in 18:54.
Dan STEPHEN (VM35-39) of Newark Striders Running Club, was third over the line in 19:22 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 448 pts.
Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 425 pts.
Brian STEVENS (Unattached) 417 pts.

Female placings:
Rachael WOOD (SW25-29) of Michelin AC, was first (11th overall) over the line in 21:19 - first time in 2 appearances.
Lauren MILLER (JW15-17) of Newark AC, was second (12th overall) over the line in 21:23.
Diana WAKEFIELD (VW40-44) of Notfast RC, was third (16th overall) over the line in 21:43.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 563 pts.
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 478 pts.
Nicki FENTON (Witham Runners) 476 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 74.10% for the time 29:05 (101st overall).
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) was graded 73.81% for the time 19:59 (4th overall).
Betty STRACEY (VW75-79) was graded 73.79% for the time 33:27 (144th overall).

This week there were 198 runners, of whom 54 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,663 different runners, including participants from 267 athletics clubs, have completed 24,576 runs covering a total distance of 122,880 km, and there have been 5,610 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who ran in a time of 00:18:57 on 11th April 2015 (event number 97).
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 Derek WILMOT who recorded a 88.79% run (19:38) on 4th June 2016 (event number 155).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page.

 

 

Newark parkrun – Event #159 – 2nd July 2016

Newark parkrun - Event number 159 - 2nd July 2016

Another mild but bracing morning greeted the 148 runners this week including 8 first timers. Conditions where firm underfoot and 37 PB's were produced including Martha Tredwell who PB'd for the second consecutive week. Congratulations to Andrew Welshman and Nicki Fenton for taking first position for their respective genders.

Thanks to everyone who heeded the guidance about parking it's important we keep on the right side of the local residents. There were plenty of empty spaces in the Tom Mann carpark this week so please consider using it if the main car parks are full rather than paring on Boundary Rd.

Male placings:
Andrew WELSHMAN (VM50-54) of London Heathside Runners AC, was first over the line in 19:23 - first time in 20 appearances.
Dan STEPHEN (VM35-39) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second over the line in 19:29 - was first to finish once before.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:32 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 425 pts.
Josh BUTLIN-SIRRS (Unattached) 404 pts.
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 381 pts.

Female placings:
Nicki FENTON (VW40-44) of Witham Runners, was first (29th overall) over the line in 24:33 - second time in 32 appearances.
Alice GIBBS (JW11-14) of Newark AC, was second (32nd overall) over the line in 24:47.
Lynne FENDER (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (34th overall) over the line in 24:59.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 478 pts.
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 466 pts.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 454 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andrew WELSHMAN (VM50-54) was graded 76.10% for the time 19:23 (first overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) was graded 75.08% for the time 27:25 (65th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 74.18% for the time 29:03 (82nd overall).

This week there were 148 runners, of whom 8 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,609 different runners, including participants from 267 athletics clubs, have completed 24,378 runs covering a total distance of 121,890 km, and there have been 5,581 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who ran in a time of 00:18:57 on 2015-04-11 (event number 97).
The male 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 Derek WILMOT who recorded a 88.79% run (19:38) on 4th June 2016 (event number 155).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page.

 

Newark parkrun Event #158 – 25th June 2016

Newark parkrun Event number 158 - 25th June 2016

A mild but breezy morning greeted 205 runners this week including 13 first timers and tourists from as near as Grantham and Lincoln and as far away as Coventry and Tahiti. Conditions where damp but firm underfoot and 40 PB's were produced including Martha Tredwell who took 6 full minutes off her previous time. Congratulations to Edward Buck and Nicki Ottley De La Salle for taking first position for their respective genders.

Further to previous mentions about parking could we please ask that the suggested parking areas within the confines of the park (entrances on Farndon Rd/Victoria St, Boundary Rd and Valley Prospect) are used rather than parking roadside, half on and half off the verge on Boundary Rd as it causes issues for local residents and bottle necks when traffic through flow is busy.

Male placings:

Edward BUCK (JM15-17) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:55 - first time in 10 appearances.
Steve TURVEY (VM35-39) of Northbrook AC, was second (third overall) over the line in 19:27.
Andrew WELSHMAN (VM50-54) of London Heathside Runners AC, was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:34.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 359 pts.
Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 334 pts.
Josh BUTLIN-SIRRS (Unattached) 318 pts.

Female placings:

Nicki OTTLEY DE LA SALLE (SW30-34) of Notts AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 19:19 - first appearance.
Vickie HALLAM (VW40-44) of West End Runners, was second (19th overall) over the line in 21:46.
Diana WAKEFIELD (VW40-44) of Notfast RC, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 22:13.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 381 pts.
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 367 pts.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 365 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Janice DAVIDSON (VW60-64) was graded 79.53% for the time 24:45 (48th overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) was graded 78.41% for the time 26:15 (70th overall).
Nicki OTTLEY DE LA SALLE (SW30-34) was graded 76.96% for the time 19:19 (second overall).

This week there were 205 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,601 different runners, including participants from 266 athletics clubs, have completed 24,230 runs covering a total distance of 121,150 km, and there have been 5,544 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who ran in a time of 00:18:57 on 2015-04-11 (event number 97).
The male 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 Derek WILMOT who recorded a 88.79% run (19:38) on 4th June 2016 (event number 155).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page.

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