Run Report – Event 157

Newark parkrun number 157 was well attended this weekend with 163 runners turning out, which was very good considering so many people had attended the Summer Solstice 10k the previous evening.

The weather was good for running, and there were a healthy smattering of pb's, although the breeze made it a little chilly for the volunteers!

A small point to everyone. Remember that it is a 3 lap course, and if you have only done 2, don't come through the funnel. You are more than welcome to attend and run 1, 2, or 10 laps, but if you haven't done at least 3 please don't take a finish token as it makes the results very confusing!

See you again next week, Jonathan.

Now for the stats;

Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 18:55 - 79th time in 92 appearances.
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was second over the line in 18:59.
Edward BUCK (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:15.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 300 pts.
Simon DANIEL (Unattached) 290 pts.
Leigh MARSHALL (Unattached) 287 pts.

Female placings:
Nicki FENTON (VW40-44) of Witham Runners, was first (31st overall) over the line in 24:58 - first time in 30 appearances.
Karen BLAKEMORE (VW50-54) of Bingham Tri Club, was second (34th overall) over the line in 25:07.
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) of Notfast RC, was third (37th overall) over the line in 25:29 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 287 pts.
Fiona HOUGHTON (Unattached) 285 pts.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 276 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Derek WILMOT (VM65-69) was graded 85.60% for the time 20:22 (9th overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) was graded 75.54% for the time 27:15 (55th overall).
Joseph MONK (JM10) was graded 72.77% for the time 22:28 (15th overall).

This week there were 163 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,588 different runners, including participants from 263 athletics clubs, have completed 24,025 runs covering a total distance of 120,125 km, and there have been 5,504 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.

 

Award winners, ‘Runniest’ volunteer team and Mum and Son 100. Saturday 11th June

As I arrived early at the park on Saturday morning, the mist was beginning to clear and I could see that we had visitors. There were several tents, with people and children all dressed in medieval clothing, preparing to fight each other apparently! Civil War re-enactments are a regular feature at Devon and Sconce park, and as always this lot were very friendly, but declined my invitation to join us in a run, as its not easy to run in medieval clothing.

With crowds gathering, Junior Harry Wright was keen to ring the bell to start the run briefing before going on to run a PB of 28.48 on his 3rd parkrun. Well done Harry, let us know when you have run 10 and get your T shirt. Surprising that no one rang the bell to end the briefing – it did go on a bit! Apart from welcoming the 29 first timers and tourists from Conkers, Belton and Great Yarmouth there were several other things to talk about.

Seven tourists from Norfolk treated our parkrun as a warm up to Mudfest at Newark showground later in the day, where they were competing in a 10k, an obstacle race and then a 10 miler on Sunday! Phew, glad you enjoyed our run folks, hope you survived the rest of your weekend. Our own Peter Middleton, fresh from celebrating his recent birthday also went on to Mudfest, not before treating us all to chocolates, thank Peter.

You may have seen the pictures on our Facebook page of the Points Table winners for Year 3, who were presented with their awards on Saturday. Kate Fisher was pleased to receive her award after a great 10k the previous evening and Lauren Davies was Junior winner for the 3rd consecutive year, well done Lauren. Joe Stanley won the Junior Men’s award, and actually topped the table overall, with Adam Holland receiving the Senior Men’s award to add to his vast collect of trophies.

Of course parkrun is not a race, its not about winning, although I know a lot of us regularly try to beat our PB or each other! But for those who like a competition and an extra incentive, then the points competition is ideal. You even get points for volunteering, up to a max of 3 times. (This explains why Kay and I are top of the tables at the moment, but its like a football league after the first 2 weeks and it won’t last!) If you would like to know more about the points competition, just have a look at the link; https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200565293-The-points-competition.

We were pleased to present the award for ‘Outstanding contribution to parkrun’ to Alan Robinson, who was volunteering today in his usual role as timekeeper for the 80th time. That’s worth 3 of the purple T shirts! Alan has lots of experience in supporting running events and its great to have him as part of the parkrun team. Many thanks Alan.

The photograph on Facebook of our ‘runniest’ volunteer team has quite rightly attracted a lot of interest, as our team of 14 had run a total of 1,566 parkruns and volunteered 330 times! Ok, statistics can be misleading, (for instance, statistically 6 out of 7 dwarfs aren’t grumpy) and I know that 542 of the runs are down to the amazing Peter and Paula Speechley and 80 of the volunteer stints come from our own parkrun hero Alan, but there are lots of you who regularly support Newark parkrun by both volunteering and running, thanks folks. Special mention this week to Lisa Ward who gave up her run at the last minute to become an additional volunteer, to support Kay and Jon Rawson in marshalling the bottom field which was hosting a junior football tournament.

In the run, Mother and Son team Kirsta and Simon Daniel both celebrated their 100th runs, with Simon having a great run to finish in second place in a time of 19.07, and after recovering jogged back to support Mum Kirsta complete her run in 35.45. Well done both! Dad Peter is already on 129 runs so we look forward to seeing all 3 of you proudly wearing your black 100 T Shirts soon.

There were 47 PB’s, including Helen Exworthy who celebrated breaking the magical 30 min barrier with a perfectly paced 29.59. Good run Helen!

Derek Wilmot (VM65-69) had a great graded score of 87.90% for his time of 19:50, just outside of his PB of 19.38 which he recorded the week before, an amazing Age - Grade course record of 88.79%, which could take some beating! Great running Derek.

Have a good week, see you Saturday.

And here are the stats;

Male placings: Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 18:33 - 78th time in 91 appearances. Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:07 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions. Dan STEPHEN (VM35-39) of Newark Striders Running Club, was third over the line in 19:15 - was first to finish once before. Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Bob WHITE (Ivanhoe Runners) 200 pts. Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 200 pts. Alan ROBINSON (Newark AC) 200 pts. Female placings: Emma PROTHERO (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (22nd overall) over the line in 22:37 - first time in 10 appearances. Nadine HESELTINE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (36th overall) over the line in 24:20. Vanessa HARRISON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (38th overall) over the line in 24:40. Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Kay RAWSON (Unattached) 200 pts. Catherine CLARKE (Notfast RC) 200 pts. Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 189 pts. The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Derek WILMOT (VM65-69) was graded 87.90% for the time 19:50 (8th overall). Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) was graded 75.58% for the time 27:14 (71st overall). Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 74.44% for the time 28:57 (105th overall). This week there were 209 runners, of whom 29 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part. Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,575 different runners, including participants from 264 athletics clubs, have completed 23,862 runs covering a total distance of 119,310 km, and there have been 5,476 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 turns 3!!! – 4/6/16

They say time flies when you are having fun and that certainly is the case at Newark parkrun…. Over the last 3 years it has been great to see the support and the growth of Newark parkrun! I want to take this opportunity to thank every single one of you that has been involved whether it be as a runner, walker, jogger or volunteer you have made parkrun the success it is today!

For this year’s event we used the theme number 3! We had the 3 Amigos, the 3 little Pigs, 3 blind mice and the 3 bears. We also had hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil! (Check out our Facebook page for photos) You all looked fantastic thank you for making the effort.

Of course it wouldn’t have been a parkrun birthday without cake.. We had a pop up tent (thanks to Jon Rawson and Adam Holland) full of baked delights.. Mary Berry would have been impressed! Thank you to all of you that provided post run snacks.

We had 28 first timers and several tourists visiting us for our anniversary event. We hope you all enjoyed Newark parkrun and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Out of our 228 runners 47 of you managed to record PB’s well done and for those of you that didn’t quite make it… There is always next week!!

3 really was the magic number for Saturday…We were not the only ones to celebrate our birthday on Saturday. 3 or our runners David Thompson, Adam Clarke and James Singer also celebrated their birthdays with a Newark parkrun! We also need to congratulate our latest 3 members of the 100 club – Well done Annette taylor, Helen McLaughlin and Ben Flye!

As always I want to say a HUGE thank you to all the volunteers, I know I say this all the time but without you parkrun simply would not be able to take place each week! Thank you! – If you would like to volunteer at one of our events please get in touch via email or social media!

Here’s to many more Newark parkrun Birthdays!!

Now for the Stats!

Fiona
Newark parkrun - Event number 155 4th June 2016
Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:47 - 77th time in 90 appearances.
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was second over the line in 18:42.
Edward BUCK (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:52.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Richard SHELDRAKE (Unattached) 100 pts.
Bob WHITE (Ivanhoe Runners) 100 pts.
Peter DAVIS (Newark Striders Running Club) 100 pts.
Female placings:
Heidi HARRIS (VW40-44) of Southwell RC, was first (21st overall) over the line in 22:38 - 10th time in 13 appearances.
Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (30th overall) over the line in 23:20 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Emily PARTRIDGE (SW25-29) of Ivanhoe Runners, was third (40th overall) over the line in 24:12 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Fiona HOUGHTON (Unattached) 100 pts.
Theresa HOBBS (Unattached) 100 pts.
Kay RAWSON (Unattached) 100 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Derek WILMOT (VM65-69) was graded 88.79% for the time 19:38 (6th overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) was graded 78.21% for the time 26:19 (69th overall).
Edward BUCK (JM15-17) was graded 73.76% for the time 18:52 (third overall).
This week there were 228 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,546 different runners, including participants from 262 athletics clubs, have completed 23,653 runs covering a total distance of 118,265 km, and there have been 5,429 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.

 

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.

 

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