Bank holiday weekend saw a smaller number of runners out on the course than we have had recently, with just a few first timers and tourists joining the regulars in the sunshine. It was good to see a whole number of Newark Nordics joining us, resplendent in their new club kit. We also welcomed a volunteer photographer from the local Dementia Carers support group who was taking pictures for their 2016 calendar, which will celebrate Sconce Park and all the activities that take place there.
159 runners completed the course, led home by Adam Holland in 17.38, an unknown athlete in 18.33 and Martin Waite in 18.50. Amber Owens was first woman across the line in 21.24, followed by Katie Davies in 24.43 and Rachel Needham in 24.47. Well done to everyone who finished.
The person who finished in position 154 took their finishing token home - if that was you, please could you contact us via email or Facebook to arrange returning it? We need to use it again!
Thank you must go to all of the volunteers who enabled this run to take place. We have a number of spaces on the roster over the coming weeks, so if you would like to volunteer, please drop us an email or contact us via Facebook.
Happy running everyone!
Event number 116
29th August 2015
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:38 - 52nd time in 62 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 18:33 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ben LILLEY (Unattached) 978 pts.
Joe STANLEY (Unattached) 921 pts.
Keith MEASURES (Grantham Athletic Club) 820 pts.
Amber OWENS (JW15-17) of Newark AC, was first (9th overall) over the line in 21:24 - 4th time in 7 appearances.
Katie DAVIES (JW11-14) of Newark AC, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 24:43 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Rachel NEEDHAM (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (23rd overall) over the line in 24:47.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 1156 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 996 pts.
Louise KNAPTON CARTER (Unattached) 975 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) was graded 81.17% for the time 24:58 (26th overall).
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) was graded 78.89% for the time 18:33 (third overall).
Janice ANDERSON (VW60-64) was graded 77.55% for the time 25:01 (28th overall).
This week there were 159 runners, of whom 9 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,778 different runners, including participants from 202 athletics clubs, have completed 17,234 runs covering a total distance of 86,170 km, and there have been 4,264 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.