Event #154

Thanks to Lewis Foster for ringing the bell to call us to attention.

We had 222 runners in total, 45 first timers (18 of whom were newbies to parkrun) and 53 PB's. Do remember that you can ring the PB bell loud and proud as a first timer or if you think you have recorded a PB!

What a great day weather wise. The sun was well and truly out, which was good news for the volunteers, the runners may have wilted a little though!

We were looking forward to seeing our North Carolinian volunteer make an appearance but sadly Jaqy had to call it off at the last minute. Hope you are feeling better Jaqy and we'll see you next time you are over.

Lots of tourists visiting us from Coventry, Felixstowe, Conkers parkrun (in Leicestershire), Stoke on Trent, Peterborough, Birmingham, Isle of Wight and Southampton!

Milestones
First and foremost, our resident running hero Adam Holland notched up his big 100. He brought friends over from Coventry to help him celebrate (enroute to the Liverpool Rock n Roll marathon). Radio Newark were also there to mark the occasion. He was however beaten into 2nd position by first timer to Newark from Sleaford Striders AC - Iain Bailey.

Despite the call for other milestones at the run brief we did have a couple of others sneak through under the radar. Take a bow Isabelle Ferraby and Hannah Jackson who both completed their 10th run as juniors, well done!

Our local hospice charity Beaumond House sent Sunshine Bear to publicise their upcoming Chase the Rainbow 5k event.

http://www.beaumondhouse.co.uk/events/chase-the-rainbow-beaumond-house-5k

Got to hand it to the bear though managing to run a lap in the heat. Nice form too!

Do remember that it is our 3rd birthday next week. Rachel spelt out the theme in last weeks report (#153). There will be a gazebo with tables so get baking and dreaming up a trio-based fancy dress outfit. I'm sure someone will be around taking photos of you at the start in your finery.

We still only have pacers for 23 and 33 minutes. Pacing slots for 28, 38, 43, 48 and 53 mins are still open. If anyone runs around that time and would like don a pacer bib (could even be over your fancy dress costume) then let us know.

We had one parkrunner lose his car keys on the course. Thanks to Mark Jackson for running around again to look for them but last I heard they could not be located. Fortunately the owner lived locally and was given a lift back to get his spare keys and collect his car. Rumbles have been informed in case anyone hands any keys in.

Parking plea:
Please ensure that you do not park half on the verge and half on the road on Boundary Road. We've had a complaint that vehicles could be clamped in the future if this happens again and we don't want to start causing friction with local residents. It was observed that there were serval cars parked half on the road and were causing some problems to traffic as it is a busy narrow road.

And lastly, I think this photo sums up much of what we are about. Runners gathering post-run for a coffee and a chinwag. Rumbles even put on an outdoor grill to serve bacon rolls and beef burgers. Thanks Rumbles.

For the stats aficionados...

Male placings:
Iain BAILEY (VM35-39) of Sleaford Striders AC, was first over the line in 17:07 - first appearance.
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was second over the line in 17:42 - has been first to finish on 76 previous occasions.
Thomas TRIMBLE (JM15-17) of Lincoln Wellington AC, was third over the line in 17:50 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 3812 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 3495 pts.
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3168 pts.

Female placings:
Tanya TAYLOR (VW45-49) of Nene Valley Harriers, was first (24th overall) over the line in 22:37 - second time in 2 appearances.
Roisin MUNNELLY (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (41st overall) over the line in 24:35.
Claire GRIEVES (SW30-34) of Belvoir Tri Club, was third (43rd overall) over the line in 24:39.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3903 pts.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 3725 pts.
Philippa CLARKE (Newark Striders Running Club) 3138 pts.

See the results page for full listings http://www.parkrun.org.uk/newark/results/latestresults/

 

Event 153

It was a grey, windy morning for event 153 – more like November than May, although it was somewhat warmer for running. Many of the volunteers had dug their winter baselayers out though! To brighten up the day, we gave our new yellow marker flags their first outing on the course and the finish funnel; these will save the volunteers having to lug heavy traffic cones around the course, which can only mean they’ll have even more energy for cheering the runners on.

The run briefing was started in style by young Dylan ringing the bell with great enthusiasm. We welcomed visitors from as far afield as Rushcliffe and New Zealand, and thanked our wonderful volunteers for their contribution, including Dave Tilley who had again kindly offered to pace runners to a 25-minute finish.

193 runners finished the run, with Dan Stephen, Joe Jones and Daniel Williams the first three over the line. The first three women were Nicola Taylor and Rebecca Sleigh, both running at Newark for the first time, and Nicki Fenton. Well done to all of them, and to everyone else who finished.

On Saturday 4th June it’s our birthday – we will be 3! As has become the tradition, we will be celebrating, and this year we have decided on the theme of ‘three’:
• We would like to have pacers running at the ‘3’ times, so 23 mins, 33 mins, 43 mins and 53 mins, and the 5 minute intervals in between, so 28 mins, 38 mins and 48 mins. If you’d like to be one of the pacers, please let us know via email or Facebook, or tell us next week at the run
• We’d like you, our wonderful runners, to interpret ‘three’ however you like! Dress up if you want to, or bake a cake or three. Use your imaginations! The only idea we cannot allow, for health and safety reasons, is running 3-legged; anything else goes! We look forward to seeing your creations!

Finally, we seem to be acquiring more and more lost property. If you have lost something at our parkrun, please do ask or have a look in the boxes near the start. parkrunners are great at handing in things they find and so if you have lost something, the chances are we have it!

Happy running!

Rachel

Newark parkrun
Event number 153
21st May 2016

Male placings:
Dan STEPHEN (VM35-39) of Newark Striders Running Club, was first over the line in 19:20 - first time in 36 appearances.
Joe JONES (JM15-17) of Lincoln Wellington AC, was second over the line in 19:38.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:43 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 3728 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 3396 pts.
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3168 pts.

Female placings:
Nicola TAYLOR (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (19th overall) over the line in 23:21 - first appearance.
Rebecca SLEIGH (SW25-29) of Sweatshop Running Community, was second (28th overall) over the line in 23:43.
Nicki FENTON (VW40-44) of Witham Runners, was third (38th overall) over the line in 24:49.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3811 pts.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 3635 pts.
Philippa CLARKE (Newark Striders Running Club) 3074 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 71.67% for the time 30:04 (94th overall).
Dan STEPHEN (VM35-39) was graded 70.09% for the time 19:20 (first overall).
Lee BRAITHWAITE (VM45-49) was graded 69.13% for the time 20:31 (6th overall).

This week there were 193 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,473 different runners, including participants from 258 athletics clubs, have completed 23,203 runs covering a total distance of 116,015 km, and there have been 5,329 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 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 152 – 14th May 2016

If part of your parkrun prep includes watching breakfast TV, you may have heard mention of a sneaky shower forecast for Saturday morning. However, it was more of a brisk breeze that greeted our 142 runners. That didn’t stop 24 first - timers joining us, including Matt Waterfield who was first back in 18.12 and 27 runners recorded personal bests – well run all! Several Newark regulars were involved in other sporting activities and adventures and we look forward to seeing them safely back home in the next few weeks.

Next an apology if you were a volunteer on Saturday, you may have noticed that you didn’t get your ‘thank you’ e-mail until today. That was due to an IT problem, or it maybe it was an operator error! However, thanks for volunteering, our roster was full by midweek and the good news is its full for next week, but there are a few gaps for Saturday 28th and if you are able to help out that would be great, please get in touch. Don’t worry if you haven’t done it before, someone will show you what to do.

Our first time volunteers this week included Sam Butler who is doing it as part of his Duke of Edinburgh project, so we can expect to see more of Sam over the next few weeks. And mother and daughter duo Diana and Elizabeth Wakefield, who with the help of Robert Boultwood, did a great job of barcode scanning, even having time to cheer in Elizabeth’s sister Stephanie as she completed her first run.

Alan Robinson our experienced timekeeper gives up so many Saturdays to help, having volunteered an amazing 77 times since we started almost 3 years ago. Thanks Alan, its always good to see your name on the Team Sheet. And just to show that you can run as well as volunteer the total number of parkuns completed by our volunteer team this week was 513, including marshal Dave Whistler who not only volunteers on a regular basis, but has clocked up 112 runs, thanks Dave!

I was proud to wear purple, Wiggle having delivered my volunteer 25 T shirt a few days earlier. Its not always easy to spot those of you who are approaching the milestone of completing 25 volunteer sessions, so please let us know and we’ll be pleased to help you celebrate it.

And our final mention of volunteers goes to Matt Skinner who picked up some lost documents in the park, which I was able to return to their rightful owner later that morning; a lady who had been out walking her dog, so helping our relationship with other park – users.

Back to the running and we were joined by tourists from Colwick, Rutland and Stockport who all seemed to enjoy our lovely course.

Local athlete Rebecca Taylor made a welcome return to parkrun and was first lady home and pleased with her P.B. of 20.33. Jess Gordon had been first home on 4 previous occasions, but had to be content with second place and 23.25 on Saturday. Maybe running with her partner Tom Young slowed her down ;)

Regular Thomas Tresnak was second man home in 18.26, not too far outside his P.B. of 18.05.

We often talk about our Junior Runners and it was good to see 17 of them on Saturday, but special mention this week to the ‘over 65’ runners, as according to parkrun UK, this is the fastest growing age group with more than 2,000 running nationally each week. There are regularly some good results from this group, including this week; Chris Dunn running 25.02 to gain an age – graded score of 69.64% and John Combie 26.33 to give a score of 65.66%. Great running.

Finally, a reminder that its our 3rd Anniversary run on Sat 4 June, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Have a good week.

Male placings:
Matt WATERFIELD (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:12 - first appearance.
Tomas TRESNAK (VM35-39) of Notfast RC, was second over the line in 18:26 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 18:52.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 3635 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 3396 pts.
Ben LILLEY (Sleaford Striders AC) 3079 pts.
Female placings:
Rebecca TAYLOR (SW30-34) of Newark AC, was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:33 - 5th time in 6 appearances.
Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (21st overall) over the line in 23:25 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Emma PROTHERO (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (28th overall) over the line in 24:23.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3718 pts.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 3635 pts.
Philippa CLARKE (Newark Striders Running Club) 3074 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andrew WELSHMAN (VM50-54) was graded 75.58% for the time 19:31 (5th overall).
Edward BUCK (JM15-17) was graded 72.86% for the time 19:06 (4th overall).
Matt WATERFIELD (VM35-39) was graded 72.44% for the time 18:12 (first overall).
This week there were 142 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

 

Event 151

Newark parkrun
Event number 151
7th May 2016

A lovely morning for a run in the park. Those who thought that the sun would be out had to wait a little longer though.

Milestones
Fellow run director Bob White, who is a member of the Ivanhoe runners in Ashby De La Zouch, celebrated his 100th run and brought some of his fellow club runners over to do a spot of touristing from their native Conkers parkrun.

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Lisa Ward shyly admitted it was her 50th and scored a PB for the effort. Well done Lisa, and to all of you who managed PBs this weekend and earned the right to ring the bell!

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We do try to spot milestones coming up but it is not always easy to see them. If you want us to make a song and dance about yours let the run director know before the briefing!

Apart from the Ivanhoe massive we had tourists also visiting us from Bilsthorpe.

We had the Sealed Knot historical re-enactment society camping on the park this week. They were here to mark the 370th anniversary of the reluctant surrender of Newark during the Civil War under the orders of Charles I. The parkrun course was tweaked slightly to accommodate the slalom course through the tents.

As usual, the volunteers were fantastic:
Adam JACKSON • Alan ROBINSON • Ben FLYE • Faye HEMINGWAY • Gill FLYE • Kirsty WATT • Matthew PETO • Richard FLYE • Robert BOULTWOOD • Scott ILLSLEY
And we had a great response to fill next weeks roster, so thank you all!

The rest of the stats...

Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 18:35 - 76th time in 88 appearances.
Tomas TRESNAK (VM35-39) of Notfast RC, was second over the line in 18:40 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 18:55.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 3635 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 3396 pts.
Ben LILLEY (Sleaford Striders AC) 3036 pts.

Female placings:
Hannah COE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (31st overall) over the line in 23:37 - second time in 3 appearances.
Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (32nd overall) over the line in 23:39 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Rachel NEEDHAM (SW25-29) of Vegan Runners, was third (35th overall) over the line in 23:42.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 3635 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3634 pts.
Philippa CLARKE (Newark Striders Running Club) 3074 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andrew JEYES (VM65-69) was graded 77.01% for the time 22:24 (15th overall).
Andrew RIDGWAY (VM50-54) was graded 76.86% for the time 19:40 (7th overall).
Joseph MONK (JM10) was graded 72.51% for the time 23:28 (29th overall).

This week there were 224 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,422 different runners, including participants from 254 athletics clubs, have completed 22,868 runs covering a total distance of 114,340 km, and there have been 5,269 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 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 Event #150

Yet another fantastic parkrun this week, it was lovely too see familiar and fresh faces out on the course. This weeks good weather attracted a near record field of 239 runners of all abilities including 28 first timers and produced 59 new PB's.
Thank you to Emma who was this weeks bell ringer and to everyone who participated and volunteered, parkrun can only continue with the help of our wonderful volunteers. Keep recommending joining in the phenomenon that is parkrun to your family and friends.
We had tourists from near and far including Grantham, Harrogate, Leeds and London

Congratulations went to Tom Stimson for archiving his 50 milestone this week. Congratulations also went out to all who took part in runs in the past few weeks, especially those daring enough to challenge themselves to the iconic London Marathon! It was lovely to see smiles and joy in the atmosphere when people were sharing there accomplishments.

Left to Right Jason Priest (VLM) Adam Holland (Shakespeare) Richard Borril (VLM)

Achievements come in all forms whether it's just getting round, running longer distances, a new PB or achieving those volunteering or milestone T-shirts you are all doing fantastically well, keep in mind that there is always something to aim for with parkrun.

Thank you to all who helped us honour David Seath the 31 year old Afghanistan veteran raising funds for Help for Hero's who collapsed while running the London Marathon due to cardiac arrest and sadly died, many runners continued around the extended course dedicating the extra distance to the remaining distance that David would have had to run to complete his marathon distance. 

And the stats...

Newark parkrun
 Event number 150
 30th April 2016

Male placings:

Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:51 - 75th time in 87 appearances.

Philip NIND (SM25-29) of Lincoln and District Runners, was second over the line in 18:09 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Tomas TRESNAK (VM35-39) of Notfast RC, was third over the line in 18:50 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.


Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 3543 pts.

Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 3296 pts.

Ben LILLEY (Sleaford Striders AC) 2976 pts.


Female placings:

Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was first (24th overall) over the line in 22:47 - 4th time in 13 appearances.

Diana WAKEFIELD (VW40-44) of Notfast RC, was second (25th overall) over the line in 22:48.
Lisa PASK (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 23:52.


Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 3635 pts.

Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3542 pts.

Philippa CLARKE (Newark Striders Running Club) 3014 pts.


The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Ewan RODELL (JM11-14) was graded 76.06% for the time 20:07 (8th overall).

Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 72.36% for the time 17:51 (first overall).

Jonathan HOBBS (VM45-49) was graded 71.98% for the time 20:10 (9th overall).


This week there were 239 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,395 different runners, including participants from 255 athletics clubs, have completed 22,644 runs covering a total distance of 113,220 km, and there have been 5,228 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 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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