Event 171

Newark parkrun
Event number 171
24th September 2016

We welcomed several first timers and tourists from Rochdale and Maidenhead. Congratulations to Cliff Robinson who ran his 50th parkrun and also to Steve Bailey and Jon Lovett who reached this milestone last week.

Many thanks to this weeks volunteers and an extra mention to Georgia, Evie and Eliza who helped enthusiastically sort the finish tokens ready for next week.

Simon Daniel, a regular finisher in the first five, decided on a more steady pace this morning pacing his mum as a recovery from last weeks Equinox achievements. Simon ran the Equinox as a solo runner competing 11 10km laps (that's the same as 22 parkruns in 24 hrs). Well done Simon.

There was some very sad news from Doncaster parkrun where a runner collapsed and died after the run there. He was unable to be resuscitated despite valiant efforts from fellow parkrunners. Doncaster are now raising funds for an AED for their park.

Things like this bring home the need for first aid training and we are pleased that we are able to arrange free sessions like we did last week and more sessions will be arranged next spring for those that missed it or want deeper training. We are fortunate to already have an AED defibrillator at the park located on the side of the Rumbles building. It is in a box locked by a digital key the code to which is held by all the marshals and run director.

Stats:
Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:22 - 86th time in 100 appearances.
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:49.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:33 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 1501 pts.
Brian STEVENS (Unattached) 1137 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 1098 pts.

Female placings:
Diana WAKEFIELD (VW40-44) of Notfast RC, was first (10th overall) over the line in 22:24 - first time in 8 appearances.
Holly HAYWOOD (SW20-24) of Lincoln Wellington AC, was second (11th overall) over the line in 22:57.
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) of Notfast RC, was third (20th overall) over the line in 24:30 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 1333 pts.
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 1215 pts.
Sara CARTER (Newark Striders Running Club) 1192 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Joseph MONK (JM10) was graded 75.00% for the time 21:48 (8th overall).
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 74.38% for the time 17:22 (first overall).
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) was graded 73.07% for the time 18:49 (second overall).

This week there were 149 runners, of whom 12 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,872 different runners, including participants from 284 athletics clubs, have completed 26,458 runs covering a total distance of 132,290 km, and there have been 5,991 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 Derek WILMOT who recorded a 87.90% run (19:50) on 11th June 2016 (event number 156).

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

 

 

Run 170 – Saturday 17th September. First Aid Training and First Cold Day

The park was looking like it had seen enough of summer and was getting its autumn kit on as volunteers gathered at 8.15 on Saturday morning. If anything, the park looks even better in autumn and cooler weather means more comfortable running, so hope to see lots of you enjoying parkrun over the next few weeks.

And it was an especially early start for Jon and Brian, many thanks to both for helping with the First Aid training and getting more practice in setting up and dismantling Jon’s Gazebo.

Faith was our Junior Bell ringer who grabbed everyone’s attention for the Run Briefing. She then pinched my spot on the tree - stump to tell us about the fantastic response to her fund raising for Cancer research, having raised more than £650 by completing the Great North Junior Run. And she had some help from Dad Peter who completed the Great North, well done both of you and thanks to those who donated.

We congratulated Jim Lovett and Steve Bailey on their 50th parkruns and look forward to seeing them in their red- 50 T shirts. Jim went on to run with his daughter Carmen who looked delighted with her first parkrun.

First Aid Training
Great to see people attending this free training session run by Newark Community First Aid which covered casualty assessment, making a 999 call, recovery position, CPR and use of AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Thanks Brian for arranging it. This is something that I’m very supportive of, as a close friend of mine recently used these skills to save the life of a runner who had collapsed in a race. Hopefully, we will never have do this for real, but reassuring to know what to do if we have to. We will be running another session next spring and will let you know when we have a date.


Volunteers

Despite my attempt to look on the positive side re the weather, (you won’t get sunburn!) it was a shock to be wearing several layers at parkrun and still be cold. And wet.

So if you’re a regular volunteer and anyone asks you what you would like for Christmas (apparently, its only 14 weeks) then you could ask for warm / water proof clothes! Many thanks to our lovely volunteers, who did a great job in seeing the 165 runners safely home.

Five volunteers have given up their time on more than 50 occasions to support Newark parkrun and today we saw another one complete their 25th and become eligible for the famous purple T shirt, and not so famous purple thank – you card. Thanks Richard Flye for your support, and on completing your 150th run today too, as tail runner. The Flye’s are one of several families who are keen supporters of parkrun, with both Gill and Ben also having gained their 100 shirts and completed a good number of volunteer stints.

And its nice to see new names being added to the roster, including Linda Moakes today and Stewart Partridge, although not volunteering for the first time, successfully completed his first stint as timekeeper under the watchful eye of Alan Robinson. At the time of writing, there are just 3 places left on next week’s roster and if you are able to help out, please get in touch.

Tourists
Maybe I’m getting hard of hearing, but I don’t remember getting any response when I asked at the briefing if we had any tourists. However, Chris Wood from Lincoln later admitted to be a regular visitor to Newark and was pleased with his run of 22.12.

For the volunteers at start / finish area, it’s a peaceful time after the run has started, although we often see late - comers running hard down the starting straight to catch up and this week was no exception, with a lady tourist from Perth Australia arriving late. Mind you, she had come a long way. Sorry I haven’t got your name, but hope you enjoyed your run.

Sounds like we will be seeing more of Steven Ebbinghaus from Bangor, County Down, N Ireland, who enjoyed our course but disappointed that we only offer Tea / Coffee afterwards!

Stats
Out of the 165 who ran, 9 were first timers and there were 34 personal bests, well done everyone!
These included Cathy Clarke who almost missed her moment of glory as hers was one of the very few barcodes that didn’t scan (good job Debbie and Kirsty on scanning, thanks). However, we put that right and Cathy’s 31.27 is now proudly displayed in the results.

Lisa Blant ran her 5th parkrun in another PB which saw her finish 13th female and Nicki Padgett was pleased with her PB and is so close to breaking 30 mins now. Adam Holland has been running well recently, even by his standards. Last week he was only 1 second away from his PB of 16.30 and within 25 seconds this week. Reassuring for all of us to know that even world record holders have to work hard to improve! It was good to see Becky Taylor back at parkrun and run a PB of 19.44 to finish first female and 6th overall. Hope to see you again soon Becky.

Co Run – Director Rachel is making a strong come back after her recent injury, and there are so many runners improving right throughout the field, with not enough time to mention them all. Whether you are trying to crack 20 minutes or an hour, good luck, try not to overdo it and remember its not just about getting faster. Enjoying parkrun, staying injury – free and supporting others are just as important.

Next week
Brian will be in charge next week, and has an experienced team of volunteers working with him, with just 3 vacancies at the moment.

Have a good week.

Male placings
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 16:53 - 85th time in 99 appearances.
Matthew BUCHAN (JM15-17) of Mansfield Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 18:31 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Matt WATERFIELD (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:45 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 1402 pts.
Brian STEVENS (Unattached) 1041 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 998 pts.
Female placings:
Rebecca TAYLOR (SW30-34) of Newark AC, was first (6th overall) over the line in 19:44 - 6th time in 7 appearances.
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) of Notfast RC, was second (41st overall) over the line in 24:31 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Nicki FENTON (VW40-44) of Witham Runners, was third (45th overall) over the line in 25:03 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 1235 pts.
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 1121 pts.
Sara CARTER (Newark Striders Running Club) 1096 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 76.51% for the time 16:53 (first overall).
Joseph MONK (JM10) was graded 75.46% for the time 21:40 (14th overall).
Rebecca TAYLOR (SW30-34) was graded 75.00% for the time 19:44 (6th overall).
This week there were 165 runners, of whom 9 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,860 different runners, including participants from 284 athletics clubs, have completed 26,309 runs covering a total distance of 131,545 km, and there have been 5,961 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 169 – the wet one!

What a wet one event no 169 was! It was raining when the volunteers arrived in the park and it was still raining when the last few runners and volunteers left the café a couple of hours later. In fact, it rained so much that some runners must have dissolved completely, as there were only 126 that crossed the line, way down on our usual numbers.

Despite the rain, we were not dismal though! We welcomed tourists from as far afield as Bournemouth, Birmingham and Manchester; we hope you enjoyed your visit. Our lovely park doesn’t usually look as grim and grey!

Adam Holland was clearly not delayed by the weather in any way; he crossed the line first just one second short of his PB in a time of 16.31. Adam was followed by Martin Waite in 18.37 and then Jan Bailey in 18.47. First woman over the line was Danielle Forsey in 23.26, with Gill Oxley over a minute behind in 24.41 and then Sara Carter in a time of 25.13. Well done to everyone else who finished too – if we had medals to give, you’d all deserve one!

Finally, a reminder that after next week’s event (17th September), Newark Community First Aiders will be running a short first-aid session for parkrunners, covering some of the basic first aid that could be useful during a run, including how to use the defibrillator. We still have a few spaces left, so if you would like to attend, please drop us an email or message on FB, or speak to Bob who is the Run Director next week.

Happy running!

Rachel

Newark parkrun
Event number 169
10th September 2016

Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 16:31 - 84th time in 98 appearances.
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) of Newark AC, was second over the line in 18:37 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:47.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 1305 pts.
Brian STEVENS (Unattached) 952 pts.
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 914 pts.

Female placings:
Danielle FORSEY (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (15th overall) over the line in 23:26 - third time in 11 appearances.
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) of Notfast RC, was second (34th overall) over the line in 24:21 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Sara CARTER (VW40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was third (43rd overall) over the line in 25:13 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 1136 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 1054 pts.
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 1028 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) was graded 79.23% for the time 18:37 (second overall).
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 78.20% for the time 16:31 (first overall).
Joseph MONK (JM10) was graded 75.99% for the time 21:31 (9th overall).

This week there were 126 runners, of whom 8 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,851 different runners, including participants from 284 athletics clubs, have completed 26,144 runs covering a total distance of 130,720 km, and there have been 5,927 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 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 168

Another lovely morning and making the most of our Indian summer we had 201 runners join us in the park to kickstart their weekend.

22 First Timers graced us this week and we welcomed them to the parkrun family. We hope they liked the experience and will be back.

We had tourists from Pontefract and Southampton but China won the 'furthest tourist' competition.

There were a couple of big milestones this week, Philippa Clarke became the first Newark Strider to celebrate her 100th run and also NOTFAST were celebrating their 30 year club anniversary (and will be taking over volunteering posts on 15th October). Both brought cake to the party and there was plenty to go around so even the timekeepers and marshals needn't have worried about some being saved for them!

The lad who ran into the fence post near the beginning was a bit shocked, winded and grazed but otherwise OK. Thanks for the post run enquiries and thanks Kay for getting to him quickly with the first aid kit.

Well done to all those who recorded PB's, we had 38 of you earning the right to ring the bell.

Event 168 was brought to you by another fine bunch of volunteers:

Catherine CLARKE • Chris DUNN • Ernie CLARKE • Jackie DUERS • James COBB • Jaqy HALSTEAD • Jeff HALL • Kay RAWSON • Louise CARTER • Mike RICHARDS • Steve IBBOTSON • Teresa ROLLINS

See you next week,

Brian.

Male placings:
Alex GALLOWAY (SM30-34) of London Heathside Runners AC, was first over the line in 18:01 - first appearance.
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:15.
Chris YEARDSLEY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:26.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 1207 pts.
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 914 pts.
Michael RIBEAUX (Unattached) 901 pts.

Female placings:
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) of Notfast RC, was first (40th overall) over the line in 24:22 - third time in 85 appearances.
Nicki FENTON (VW40-44) of Witham Runners, was second (42nd overall) over the line in 24:30 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was third (49th overall) over the line in 25:08 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 1037 pts.
Lesley BUTLIN (Unattached) 1007 pts.
Janet Louise DAVIES (Notfast RC) 967 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Alex GALLOWAY (SM30-34) was graded 72.16% for the time 18:01 (first overall).
Brian STEVENS (VM55-59) was graded 71.64% for the time 21:27 (7th overall).
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) was graded 71.43% for the time 19:15 (second overall).

This week there were 201 runners, of whom 22 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,843 different runners, including participants from 283 athletics clubs, have completed 26,018 runs covering a total distance of 130,090 km, and there have been 5,895 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 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 Event number 167 27th August 2016

Event 167 was parkrun with a difference as it was part of a national campaign to create the biggest sports days in celebration of the success of Olympic Team GB. Runners and volunteers took the opportunity to have their photos taken with Olympic themed props adding to the social atmosphere. A record length pre run brief delayed the start by almost 15 mins the run finally getting underway after the RD was gagged. Some birthday's were celebrated, Teresa Rollins running her 50th and Chris Dunn his 70th -1 on his 70th birthday. Other milestones Sally-Ann Fisher 50 and junior Jessica Rowlins her 10th.
Male placings:
Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:02 - 4th time in 82 appearances.
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:18.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:27 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 1108 pts.
Damian DAVIES (Notfast RC) 844 pts.
Michael RIBEAUX (Unattached) 835 pts.

Female placings:
Jenny WELLS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 22:39 - first appearance.
Holly HAYWOOD (SW20-24) of Lincoln Wellington AC, was second (24th overall) over the line in 23:32.
Nicola RUSTON (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 23:59 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 937 pts.
Lesley BUTLIN (Unattached) 929 pts.
Janet Louise DAVIES (Notfast RC) 899 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lee BRAITHWAITE (VM45-49) was graded 72.80% for the time 19:29 (4th overall).
Chris DUNN (VM70-74) was graded 72.66% for the time 24:16 (37th overall).
Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) was graded 71.72% for the time 19:02 (first overall).

This week there were 200 runners, of whom 37 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,821 different runners, including participants from 282 athletics clubs, have completed 25,817 runs covering a total distance of 129,085 km, and there have been 5,857 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 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.

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