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....
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.
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.