29th March 2014 – Event 44

The sun was shining once again over Sconce and Devon park for event 44. As always the volunteers did an exceptional job in getting the course set out and the equipment ready for the run.

It was nice to see lots of familier faces as well as our first timers! There were 29 of you that visited Newark parkrun for the first time on Saturday we hope you enjoyed our course and we hope you managed to sample a cake from Rumbles the cafe!

Congratulations to all 60 of you that achieved PB's this week and for those that didn't quite manage it... There is always next week!

We have a few gaps in the volunteer roster for April and May. If you are able to help us out please have a look at the roster and email in with your availablity. Volunteering is just as fun as running if you haven't had a go yet, why not put your name down. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/newark/futureroster/

See you all next week.

Fiona

Now for the Stats....

Newark parkrun Event number 44 29th March 2014

Men's placings:
Ben LIVESEY (VM35-39) of RAF AC, was first over the line in 16:21 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Matt BLUNDEN (SM30-34) of Notts AC, was second over the line in 16:59.
Ben TERRY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:15.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 3517 pts.
Richard FLYE (Unattached) 3175 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 3166 pts.

Women's placings:
Lynsey CARVETH (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (21st overall) over the line in 23:05 - second time in 4 appearances.
Katerina GREENLAW (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 23:39.
Hayley LIVESEY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 23:55.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 3797 pts.
Janet DAVIES (Unattached) 3673 pts.
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 3531 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) was graded 81.79% for the time 18:57 (4th overall).
Ben LIVESEY (VM35-39) was graded 80.63% for the time 16:21 (first overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 78.76% for the time 26:08 (55th overall).

This week there were 143 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,260 different runners, including participants from 96 athletics clubs, have completed 5,339 runs covering a total distance of 26,695 km, and there have been 1,442 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 Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:16:06 on 2013-10-12 (event number 20).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel WATKIN who recorded a 82.59% run (18:46) on 5th October 2013 (event number 19).

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

 

Event 43 – cool and breezy

This week there were 147 runners, who took part in Event 43, at what was a particularly cool and breezy Sconce and Devon Park.  This included Tourists from as far away as Leeds, Wimbledon and Colwick, as well as 22 first timers and representatives from 18 different athletics clubs.

Despite the conditions 40 new Personal Bests were recorded, so well done to everyone one of you who took part.

Steven Bayton of Sheffield University Cross Country & Athletic Club was first over the line in a very respectable time of 16:58.  He was shortly followed by Matt Blunden of Notts AC, in 17:08 and John Birch of Newark AC, was third to finish in a time of 18:20.  Alison Raynor, one of our regular volunteers, was first female over the line in a time of 23:35 (27th overall).

A special mention must go out to our volunteers who were out there supporting you all and ensuring that you could all take part in a free, timed 5k run in your local park!  Especially to the Marshal at the top of the steps, who as well as encouraging you all, was called into action to help carry pushchairs up the steps – that really is going above and beyond!

Rumbles Cafe was again a bustling hive of activity after the run and I am sure that many of you were glad to be out of the cold wind and warming up with a well deserved cup of tea!

The roster is filling up for the coming weeks, but we always welcome more support, so if you are free and fancy helping out on a Saturday morning then please do not hesitate to get in touch in terms of the dates which you are available and which position(s) you would prefer to undertake.  Just e-mail us at newarkoffice@parkrun.com

Until next week happy running!

 

Simon

And now for the stats...

Newark parkrun
Event number 43
22nd March 2014

Men's placings:
Steven BAYTON (SM20-24) of Sheffield University Cross Country & AC, was first over the line in 16:58 - first appearance.
Matt BLUNDEN (SM30-34) of Notts AC, was second over the line in 17:08.
John BIRCH (SM25-29) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 18:20 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 3420 pts.
Richard FLYE (Unattached) 3094 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 3071 pts.

Women's placings:
Alison RAYNOR (VW45-49) of Sweatshop Running Community, was first (27th overall) over the line in 23:35 - first time in 3 appearances.
Janet DAVIES (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (37th overall) over the line in 25:27.
Katerina GREENLAW (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 25:30.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 3702 pts.
Janet DAVIES (Unattached) 3581 pts.
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 3442 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) was graded 81.22% for the time 19:05 (5th overall).
Andrew WELSHMAN (VM45-49) was graded 77.01% for the time 18:51 (4th overall).
Matt BLUNDEN (SM30-34) was graded 76.56% for the time 17:08 (second overall).

This week there were 147 runners, of whom 22 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,231 different runners, including participants from 94 athletics clubs, have completed 5,196 runs covering a total distance of 25,980 km, and there have been 1,382 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 Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:16:06 on 2013-10-12 (event number 20).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel WATKIN who recorded a 82.59% run (18:46) on 5th October 2013 (event number 19).

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

 

Event 42 – Newark Atheltics Club take over

It was a very blustery March morning for the latest Newark Athletics Club take-over of parkrun. That didn't stop 164 runners lining up at the start, including 28 first-timers. The high number of first-timers gave the volunteers something to ponder over while the run was taking place; what happens to all these first-timers? How many love the parkrun vibe, return to run again and become regulars? How many run off into the sunset and are never seen again?

First over the line was Adam Holland who cruised round in 18.43. Andrew Welshman was hot on his heels at 18.59, followed by Nigel Watkin at 19.16.

Amongst the ladies, Jenny Bosman crossed the line in 20.24, ahead of Penny Hodges in 22.35 and Amy Hunt in 25.04.

The juniors recorded some impressive performances too, with Josha Tacey first 15-17 in 23.26, William Winter first 11-14 in 23.36 and Mia Bosman first under 10 in 31.13.

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

Rachel

Now for the results...

Newark parkrun
Event number 42
15th March 2014

Men's placings:

Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of VOTWO, was first over the line in 18:43 - 19th time in 25 appearances.
Andrew WELSHMAN (VM45-49) of London Heathside Runners AC, was second over the line in 18:59.
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) of Southwell RC, was third over the line in 19:16 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 3324 pts.
Richard FLYE (Unattached) 3013 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 2983 pts.

Women's placings:
Jenny BOSMAN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (6th overall) over the line in 20:24 - first time in 2 appearances.
Penny HODGES (VW35-39) of Grantham Running Club, was second (21st overall) over the line in 22:35 - was first to finish once before.
Amy HUNT (JW11-14) of Lincoln Tri, was third (43rd overall) over the line in 25:04.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 3609 pts.
Janet DAVIES (Unattached) 3482 pts.
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 3347 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) was graded 80.45% for the time 19:16 (third overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 79.42% for the time 25:55 (57th overall).
Andrew WELSHMAN (VM45-49) was graded 75.86% for the time 18:59 (second overall).

This week there were 164 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 71 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,209 different runners, including participants from 92 athletics clubs, have completed 5,049 runs covering a total distance of 25,245 km, and there have been 1,341 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 Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:16:06 on 2013-10-12 (event number 20).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel WATKIN who recorded a 82.59% run (18:46) on 5th October 2013 (event number 19).

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

 

Event 41 – lots going on

Yet another fantastic turnout for Newark parkrun with 160 people taking part including 29 first timers.

First timers getting their briefing.

We had a tourist from Kingston in London who travelled up in the morning to take part – he said it was his limit for a day visit to a parkrun!

The weather was cool, a bit breezy but dry which must have helped the 40 people who did a PB.

Everyone ready!

Grantham Running Club mentioned the Grantham Cup, a 10k trail in early April – see their website for details. Dukeries Ultra mentioned their 30 or 40 mile event – 11th May 2014 – not sure it was a choice for everyone – either seems a long way.

Thanks again to our volunteers this week. We were a person short this week so a bit of multi-tasking going on. If you would like to volunteer please get in touch via Newark parkrun website. It’s good fun and gives you a different view of the event and a chance to give something back.

Finally, last week we 'lost' 5 finish tokens. If you find that you have taken one home by mistake, could you please return it? Thank you.

Another good event done.  See you all again next week - same time, same place.

Jerry

Now for the stats...

Newark parkrun
Event number 41
8th March 2014

Men's placings:
Craig HOLLIDAY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:58 - first time in 5 appearances.
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) of Southwell RC, was second over the line in 19:17 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:51.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Nigel WATKIN (Southwell RC) 3226 pts.
Richard FLYE (Unattached) 2933 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 2888 pts.

Women's placings:
Naomi TIVEY (JW10) (Unattached) was first (26th overall) over the line in 23:23 - first appearance.
Jackie DUERS (VW50-54) of Southwell RC, was second (43rd overall) over the line in 25:34 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Janet DAVIES (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (46th overall) over the line in 25:44 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jackie DUERS (Southwell RC) 3512 pts.
Janet DAVIES (Unattached) 3386 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3296 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Nigel WATKIN (VM55-59) was graded 80.38% for the time 19:17 (second overall).
Naomi TIVEY (JW10) was graded 75.05% for the time 23:23 (26th overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) was graded 73.86% for the time 27:02 (61st overall).

This week there were 160 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 1,181 different runners, including participants from 92 athletics clubs, have completed 4,885 runs covering a total distance of 24,425 km, and there have been 1,270 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 Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:16:06 on 2013-10-12 (event number 20).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel WATKIN who recorded a 82.59% run (18:46) on 5th October 2013 (event number 19).

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

 

Sweatshop prize winner for January

The award for parkrunner of the month for January goes to one of our regular runners and volunteers, Dave Whittingham.

Dave, pictured below has run at Newark parkrun on 25 occasions, with current PB of 34:50.  He has also helped by volunteering on a number of occasions as a Marshal and Tail Runner.

Winning our monthly prize means that Dave, will get a brand new pair of running shoes fitted at his local Sweatshop store.

As always, our thanks go to Sweatshop for their generosity and congratulations to Dave for his continued efforts.

The winner of our monthly prize is chosen by the Newark parkrun Event Team. Successful candidates are often chosen for their commitment, the number of times they have volunteered, the number of PBs in one month, total number of runs and improvement overall. However, the prize can be awarded for other reasons at the Event Team's discretion.

If you know someone who you think deserves this prize, please let us know by emailing newarkoffice@parkrun.com and we promise to consider your nomination.

Kind regards

The Event Team

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