It was a rather wet start to the morning as the volunteers arrived at Sconce and Devon park for event 166, but as always the volunteers set out the course with smiles on their faces. Come rain or shine the volunteers at Newark parkrun are always friendly and welcoming and as we say every week, without them parkrun would not be able to take place. A huge thank you to all those that volunteered on Saturday and to those that have volunteered in previous weeks!! If you would like to have a go at volunteering please do get in touch via the Newark parkrun email or social media we have a few gaps on the roster for September and we really welcome your support!
This week 144 runners turned out to the park to brave the wet and windy conditions and 10 of you were new to Newark. We hope you enjoyed your first trip to Newark parkrun and look forward to seeing you again very soon. Despite the weather 29 of you managed to get new PB’s. Well Done and to those of you that didn’t quite make it this week… well there is always next week!
Speaking of next week…. As you may be aware next Saturday 27th August has been named Britain’s biggest Sports day, through the campaign I AM TEAM GB supported by the National Lottery and ITV. We will be hosting our very own I AM TEAM GB Event at Newark parkrun and would love to invite you all along. For further information please visit http://iamteamgb.com/event/i-am-team-gb-newark-parkrun/
We look forward to seeing you all at the park next week!
Now for the stats…..
Newark parkrun Event number 166 - 20th August 2016
Male placings: Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:31 - 83rd time in 97 appearances. Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:14. Martin WAITE (VM50-54) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 19:22 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 1009 pts. Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 818 pts. Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 798 pts.
Female placings: Holly WARD (SW25-29) of Newark AC, was first (21st overall) over the line in 22:25 - first appearance. Heidi HARRIS (VW40-44) of Southwell RC, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 23:03 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions. Lu SAXELBY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (23rd overall) over the line in 23:06.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Lesley BUTLIN (Unattached) 929 pts. Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 841 pts. Janet Louise DAVIES (Notfast RC) 805 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Martin WAITE (VM50-54) was graded 76.16% for the time 19:22 (third overall). Jonathan HOBBS (VM45-49) was graded 74.06% for the time 19:36 (5th overall). Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) was graded 73.74% for the time 17:31 (first overall).
This week there were 144 runners, of whom 10 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,784 different runners, including participants from 281 athletics clubs, have completed 25,617 runs covering a total distance of 128,085 km, and there have been 5,820 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.