Despite some forecasting rain, event 99 took place on a bright, if rather breezy morning. There was a good turnout of people running for the first time, and tourists from as far away as Harrogate and St Andrews. Adam Holland was first over the line in a time of 17.14, a whole minute faster than his first place the previous week, and more than a minute and a half ahead of William Parkin in second place. Daniel Williams was third. Amongst the women, Gill Oxley crossed the line first in 24.46, followed by Louise Knapton Carter in second and Della Money in third. First junior over the line was Rory Harrison in 26.01.
Many thanks go to all of the volunteers who made today’s event possible.
We would like to remind you that there is no Newark parkrun on Saturday 2nd May; this is due to the Civil War re-enactment taking place in Sconce Park. We return to the park on Saturday 9th May for our 100th event. Newark Striders will be taking over the volunteer roster, and we are asking all runners to wear the parkrun colours of red, black and white to celebrate this special event.
Event number 99
25th April 2015
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:14 - 45th time in 53 appearances.
William PARKIN (SM18-19) of Grantham Running Club, was second over the line in 18:49 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:52 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3952 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 3808 pts.
Richard FLYE (Unattached) 2677 pts.
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (32nd overall) over the line in 24:46 - first time in 47 appearances.
Louise KNAPTON CARTER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (37th overall) over the line in 25:36.
Della MONEY (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (41st overall) over the line in 26:02.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 3767 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3482 pts.
Janet DAVIES (Unattached) 3103 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 74.85% for the time 17:14 (first overall).
Martin MORLEY (VM60-64) was graded 72.17% for the time 22:49 (19th overall).
Paul CREGG (VM60-64) was graded 71.28% for the time 23:06 (21st overall).
This week there were 163 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,296 different runners, including participants from 165 athletics clubs, have completed 13,925 runs covering a total distance of 69,625 km, and there have been 3,465 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.