Newark parkrun – Event number 180 – 26th November 2016

A moist and misty morning greeted the 174 runners with tourists from as far afield as Sherrington and Milton Keynes. Despite the weather conditions 47 new PB's were recorded. Two milestones were celebrated with Phil Winfield and Simon Hitchcock running their 50th parkrun.

Mum Michelle supporting our littlest Finish Token Volunteer
Male placings:
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was first over the line in 18:14 - third time in 25 appearances.
Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:55 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 19:00 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Newark Striders Running Club) 2194 pts.
Brian STEVENS (Unattached) 1831 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 1498 pts.

Female placings:
Lyndsay DUNGWORTH (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:38 - first time in 4 appearances.
Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (34th overall) over the line in 23:36 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Gill OXLEY (VW45-49) of Notfast RC, was third (42nd overall) over the line in 24:24 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 2115 pts.
Sara CARTER (Newark Striders Running Club) 2044 pts.
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 1789 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) was graded 78.25% for the time 19:00 (third overall).
Joseph MONK (JM10) was graded 77.24% for the time 21:10 (9th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 75.88% for the time 28:24 (97th overall).

This week there were 174 runners, of whom 16 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 4,038 different runners, including participants from 299 athletics clubs, have completed 28,098 runs covering a total distance of 140,490 km, and there have been 6,311 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 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.

 

Run 179 – Saturday 19 November – Numbers are back up and we raise money for Children in Need

Thanks to a timely reminder from Notfast’s Kate Fisher, we were able to support the Children in Need appeal. There was some suggestion that we all wear pyjamas for the event, but with the temperature at around 5c, no one was too keen to volunteer! It’s an ideal event for our Junior runners and their parents to get involved and with some of our regular families missing it was left to Breeze Rowlands and family to take up the challenge.
I would imagine that by Saturday morning, most people would have donated, either as a result of supporting other fund – raising activities, or during the BBC marathon appeal on Friday night. So I was amazed when Jess and Abbie ran in their PJ’s with Ella the dog and armed with collecting buckets raised over £60! Well done girls! Thanks to your Mum and Dad for supporting you and everyone that donated.

 

Volunteers
A crack team of experienced volunteers and some enthusiastic first timers helped ensure we were ready to run on time (even though Pete Davis was given the additional task of attaching a number of Pudsey faces to trees!) and the results were processed with the min of fuss. Thanks to Beverley Hancock for the Pudseys and congratulations to Magic and yourself being selected to run canicross for GB at the weekend.
Mary Freer and Charles Lee both enjoyed volunteering so much that they have added their names to the roster in future weeks too. This is part of Mary’s plan to make our Christmas Eve run a really special occasion for her ;) and I understand she has already started baking!
Newark’s most prolific volunteer Alan Robinson was unusually seen at the other end of the finishing funnel on Saturday as needed to be away on time for other officiating duties. Jeremy Reichelt a regular volunteer came on as sub for Alan with 10 minutes to go.
Sara Carter volunteered as pacer and timed her run very well at 28.57. An ideal warm up for her 10k at Skegness on Sunday. Thanks Sara.
In other news 2 of our Run Directors were in action in different parts of the country on Saturday, with Rachel completing Seaton parkrun which has what she claims to be the hardest finish as its on a cobbled beach and Jon braving artic conditions to complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks with several other parkrun regulars.

 

Run Brief
Sophie was celebrating her recent 10th Junior Run and did a great job of bell – ringing to get everyone’s attention. Thanks Sophie and well done, you can claim your White T shirt now. And I think it was Dad Andy who went on to run a pb of 22.14.
The run brief was a bit briefer today as it was cold, but I still found time mention;
Christmas Eve – we will be running as usual. Rumbles café won’t be open unfortunately, so maybe we could provide our own snacks for after the run?
New Year’s Eve – parkrun as normal at Newark.
To ensure that we can run on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, we need to check that there will be enough volunteers available, as no doubt some of you will be away. So if you would like to help out over the festive season, please let us know by e – mail or on the facebook page. Some already have!

 

Milestone Runs
Even though he was running at Blickling parkrun, congratulations went to Newark Strider Steve Martin who completed his 100th run on Saturday. We’ll congratulate you next time you’re at Newark Steve.
Paul Tilley and Ollie Maxwell were pleased to run their 50th parkruns, although I only found out about Ollie during the run, so apologies for not giving you a mention at the start Ollie. I was reliably informed that not only was this his 50th run, but that he had run all of them in the same pair of trainers. That’s ok if you only ever run at parkrun, but you might want to treat yourself to a new pair before your 100th Ollie!

 

Tourists
There must be something about Newark that attracts tourists from the southern hemisphere or maybe its that people originally born here escape to warmer climes.
So we welcomed Michelle Barnsdale from Brisbane who enjoyed her run here at Newark and coped well with the change in climate as she is normally used to running in temperatures of 28c! I remember we similar weather here once, about 1983 I think.
James Salt from Abergele Harriers in North Wales was 8th in a time of 20.50 and Paul Brown from Doncaster ran his 112th parkrun and took time afterwards to say how impressed he was with the organization and friendly volunteers at Newark. Thanks Paul, you can come back again!
Shay Boyfield from North Norfolk Beach Runners was also very complimentary about our course. Thanks Shay, glad you enjoyed it, but next time please try to remember your barcode ;)
And finally Katie Walton who normally runs at Richmond parkrun joined us for her first run at Newark.

 

Stats
Out of the 165 who ran, 23 were first timers including Liz Freshney who had a birthday on Saturday – what a great way to start your celebrations.
And there were 24 personal bests, including Pete Middleton who ran a Newark pb after putting in plenty of training to make sure he stays ahead of his daughter Faith – well run Pete, but its only a matter of time! Notfast’s Sue Needham also ran a pb in 29.49 and will have more to celebrate in a few weeks - time when she reaches the 100 mark.

 

Results
Maybe no surprise that despite the amazing number of miles he runs, Adam was still first home in a time of 18.21. Apart from being a prolific runner, Adam does an awful lot for charity, and supports other runners too. I’m not sure he was supporting Jan Bailey who finished second, but Adam was surprised to see him only 1 second behind him!

 

Jackie Duers continued her return to form, and was the first in 25.32 with junior Alice Gibbs from Newark AC second home in 26.48 in her 20th parkrun. Well run Alice, hope to see again at parkrun.

 

Next week
Jon is in charge next Saturday, assuming he has recovered from his activities this weekend.
Have a good week, keep warm!

 

Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 18:21 - 90th time in 104 appearances.
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second over the line in 18:22 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Christopher LIMMER (SM25-29) of Grantham Running Club, was third over the line in 18:28 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Newark Striders Running Club) 2094 pts.
Brian STEVENS (Unattached) 1741 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 1498 pts.
Female placings:
Jackie DUERS (VW50-54) of Mansfield Harriers & AC, was first (44th overall) over the line in 25:32 - 5th time in 67 appearances.
Alice GIBBS (JW11-14) of Newark AC, was second (58th overall) over the line in 26:48.
Vargatu ATHENA (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was third (62nd overall) over the line in 27:05.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 2017 pts.
Sara CARTER (Newark Striders Running Club) 1935 pts.
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 1692 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin WAITE (VM50-54) was graded 77.70% for the time 19:08 (5th overall).
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) was graded 74.86% for the time 18:22 (second overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 74.52% for the time 28:55 (88th overall).
This week there were 165 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 4,022 different runners, including participants from 296 athletics clubs, have completed 27,924 runs covering a total distance of 139,620 km, and there have been 6,264 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 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.

 

 

 

Event 178 – the puddle-jumping one

Saturday morning began with heavy rain, heavy enough to make staying inside in the warm and dry a real temptation. 98 runners and 12 volunteers decided to venture out into the wet and, as a reward, the rain decided to lighten up for the duration of the run and give us running conditions that weren’t too bad at all. Puddles gave some added interest to the course though and the volunteers at the corner were kept entertained by everyone’s puddle-jumping strategies which seemed to consist of:

  • Running straight through the middle, as if the puddle didn’t exist at all
  • Landing deliberately in the middle of the puddle, causing as much splashback as possible (often with sound effects and a big smile)
  • Running through the shallower sides of the puddle
  • Leaping over the puddle, sometimes with success and sometimes landing in it anyway (also with sound effects and a big smile)
  • Running to the right of the puddle, keeping feet dry but adding a little distance to each lap
  • Running to the left of the puddle and dodging the bench and/or noticeboard as required

Which type of puddle-jumper were you?

Amongst the smallest number of runners we’ve had for a year were a tourist from Lincoln and two first-timers, as well as Karen Borrill running her 100th event with an entourage of her Notfast clubmates. Well done Karen!

First over the line today was Jan Bailey in 18.18, followed by Steve Ebbinghaus in 19.22 and Adrian Dix in 19.30. Amongst the women, Beverley Hancock and her dog Magic finished first in a time of 21.43, and in seventh position overall. Second woman was Jessica Gordon in 23.36 and Gill Oxley was third in a time of 24.45

Happy running!

Rachel

Newark parkrun
Event number 178
12th November 2016

Male placings:
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:16 - second time in 23 appearances.
Steven EBBINGHAUS (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:22.
Adrian DIX (VM40-44) of Notfast RC, was third over the line in 19:30.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 1995 pts.
Brian STEVENS (Unattached) 1656 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 1398 pts.

Female placings:
Beverley HANCOCK (VW40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was first (7th overall) over the line in 21:43 - second time in 10 appearances.
Jessica GORDON (SW30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (17th overall) over the line in 23:46 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Gill OXLEY (VW45-49) of Notfast RC, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 24:45 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 2017 pts.
Sara CARTER (Newark Striders Running Club) 1849 pts.
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 1593 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) was graded 75.27% for the time 18:16 (first overall).
Beverley HANCOCK (VW40-44) was graded 71.91% for the time 21:43 (7th overall).
Adrian DIX (VM40-44) was graded 71.62% for the time 19:30 (third overall).

This week there were 98 runners, of whom 3 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,999 different runners, including participants from 292 athletics clubs, have completed 27,759 runs covering a total distance of 138,795 km, and there have been 6,240 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 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.

 

 

Newark parkrun – Event number 177 – 5th November 2016

Despite having to wrap up warm things got off with a bang this morning with a number of tourists visiting from near and far.

A total field of 214 runners braved the chill with representatives from 14 clubs and 20 first timers. 23 PB's were achieved so plenty of bell ringing took place.

Radio Newark were in attendance early on so there was a hint of something newsworthy happening.

Post run radio interview...

There were a number of announcements with Morgan Durham celebrating his 19th birthday, Jeremy Reichelt receiving his 25 volunteering card (thanks for your contribution Jeremy we can't run without volunteers like you), Matthew Bailey and Mark Parker running their 50th event

and last but by no means least three young fellers with a combined age of 190 running their 100th event Clive Owen, John Miller and Peter Davis.

Read more here... https://www.facebook.com/radionewark/posts/1174685685922499:0

Three young lads celebrating their 100th...

Cheerleaders Alfie and dad...

Adam Holland achieved his 89th first over the finish line at Newark meaning including his touring events he has taken the 1st spot 100 times.

You can see Adam running into the finish here... https://www.facebook.com/radionewark/videos/1174679682589766/

In true celebration style sweets were being handed out at the finish by non so cute as
Elsie and Alfie

Dad Tom and Georgia manning the first corner marshalling point...

Barcode scanners Kathy And Kirsty taking advantage of the shelter offered by the RD's car boot...

and the stats...

Male placings:

Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in ‪18:14‬ - 89th time in 103 appearances.

Phillip SMITH (VM35-39) of Springfield Striders RC, was second over the line in ‪18:20‬.

Tom MARSHALL (SM30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was third over the line in ‪18:26‬ - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 1895 pts.

Brian STEVENS (Unattached) 1567 pts.

Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 1398 pts.

Female placings:

Lucy JEPSON (JW15-17) (Unattached) was first (46th overall) over the line in 24:51 - first appearance.

Gill OXLEY (VW45-49) of Notfast RC, was second (50th overall) over the line in 24:57 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Jo GIBBON (VW45-49) of Lincoln and District Runners, was third (53rd overall) over the line in 25:11.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 1919 pts.

Sara CARTER (Newark Striders Running Club) 1753 pts.

Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 1593 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) was graded 73.92% for the time ‪18:36‬ (4th overall).

Peter DAVIS (VM60-64) was graded 73.02% for the time ‪22:33‬ (19th overall).

Mary SWINDLES (VW60-64) was graded 72.90% for the time 27:48 (87th overall).

This week there were 214 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,996 different runners, including participants from 292 athletics clubs, have completed 27,661 runs covering a total distance of 138,305 km, and there have been 6,224 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 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.

 

Event 176 – Striders man the fort

Newark parkrun
Event number 176
29th October 2016

Following what seems to have been a theme over the last few weeks it was the turn of Newark Striders Running Club to supply the volunteers this week, along with a set of pacers. It is great to see the clubs getting involved. Thanks Striders.

We had a good handful of first timers who were welcomed into the family and also had tourists join us from Windsor and Lyme Park near Manchester.

I've hopefully not put her off but Florence Lilley helped me ring the bell to gather you all together for the main runners brief. Thank you Florence, you did brilliantly :)

Milestones
Michael Cooke, the first finisher and Lyme Park tourist was celebrating his 50th parkrun. As was Striders own Sara Carter who was pacing at a slower than normal pace as she was saving herself for the Worksop half, just like many others. Congratulations both.

New Signs
We decided in a recent core team meeting that some of our signs were starting to look a bit past their best and we placed an order using some of the money that you have donated over the years. This week our order had arrived and we spent a few minutes first thing setting some of them up. You may have seen our shiny new 'Barcode Scanning Here' sign and others will be replaced over the next weeks including a new 'PB Bell' sign.

Lost property
We have a bag full of clothing that has been left behind over the weeks. If you have mislaid an item please come and check with the run director to see if we have any of yours. If any items are not collected by the end of November we'll look to send them to a charity in Newark.

See you next week,

Brian.

Full stats:
Male placings:
Michael COOKE (SM25-29) of Stockport Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 17:17 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
Edward BUCK (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:36 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 18:10.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jan BAILEY (Unattached) 1798 pts.
Brian STEVENS (Unattached) 1494 pts.
Adam HOLLAND (Notfast RC) 1298 pts.

Female placings:
Heidi HARRIS (VW40-44) of Southwell RC, was first (18th overall) over the line in 22:20 - 11th time in 17 appearances.
Nicki FENTON (VW40-44) of Witham Runners, was second (30th overall) over the line in 24:29 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Nicola BRADLEY (VW35-39) of Newark Striders Running Club, was third (39th overall) over the line in 25:06.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill OXLEY (Notfast RC) 1820 pts.
Sara CARTER (Newark Striders Running Club) 1656 pts.
Alice GIBBS (Newark AC) 1593 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Edward BUCK (JM15-17) was graded 79.07% for the time 17:36 (second overall).
Andrew WELSHMAN (VM50-54) was graded 76.10% for the time 19:23 (5th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 76.01% for the time 28:21 (90th overall).

This week there were 176 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 3,976 different runners, including participants from 291 athletics clubs, have completed 27,447 runs covering a total distance of 137,235 km, and there have been 6,201 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.

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