Event 94 – 20th March 2015

The 94th Newark parkrun was a little breezy  this Saturday​, with the going reported as "firm" underfoot. 150 parkrunners finished the event, with first timer Peter Downie the first finisher in a time of 17.22. The first lady was Francesca Roffe Rudgard, in a time of 25.03. She was also a first timer, so there must have been something in the air!

We had 17 first timers finish the event, which is fantastic, but there were quite a few without barcodes this week, so please try to remember them if you would like your time recorded.

Thanks again to our volunteers, and please email the office to volunteer yourself if you are able. We always need more! Remember without volunteers we can not run the event.

Jonathan

 

Event 93 – 13th March 2015

It was a cool but dry Saturday morning, ideal for a run in the park. 15 first timers rolled up and three tourists from Manchester, London and York to make up a field of 140. The air-horn start does allow the time keepers or starter the flexibility to be in 'other places'. As always the start was a mass bolt for the path leading up to the first corner and loop. I must admit having done it a few times take my hat off to the volunteers who stand in front of the pillars each side of the path and the bench. It is quite a sight to see 140 runners bearing down on you, you just hope they are looking up and not at their feet.

Adam Holland came in first followed by William Parking who improved his PB by 20 seconds. Everything worked like clock-work at the finish, stop watches, scanners tallied up and only one runners details did not scan so had to be manually in-putted, but everything was done and dusted by 10:40, time for a coffee and bacon cob at Rumbles.

There were a number of blank places as runners had forgotten their bar-codes :( May I suggest a slide over to http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/parkrun-barcodes-ra1.aspx and order some tough tokens, one idea I like is you can thread the token into you trainers when lacing them up so you always have it when you go out running. The other advantages are you can specify a "In Case Of Emergency Contact Number" and any "Medical information", starting at £4.26 for three tokens, a bargain.

Once again thank you to all the volunteers and if anyone wants to volunteer please let the Run Director or Bar-Code Scanners known, there are many roles and I'm sure you'll find one of them rewarding. There are briefings before the event on your role and the Event Directors will not allow some positions to be both filled by 1st time volunteers so there is always someone to help and guide you, i.e. timekeepers & scanners.

Anyway enjoy running, enjoy parkrun.

Regards
Gordon

Now for the Stats.....

Newark parkrun Event number 93 - 14th March 2015

Men's placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM25-29) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:24 - 43rd time in 51 appearances.
William PARKIN (SM18-19) of Grantham Running Club, was second over the line in 17:44 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Mark JEFFORD (VM45-49) of Road Runners Club, was third over the line in 18:31.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3567 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 3242 pts.
Richard FLYE (Unattached) 2370 pts.

Women's placings:
Emily PARTRIDGE (SW20-24) of Newark Striders Running Club, was first (28th overall) over the line in 24:14 - first time in 31 appearances.
Lauren DAVIES (JW11-14) of Newark AC, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 24:49.
Janet DAVIES (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 25:09 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 3227 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3035 pts.
Janet DAVIES (Unattached) 2631 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mark JEFFORD (VM45-49) was graded 79.03% for the time 18:31 (third overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 77.70% for the time 26:54 (55th overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW60-64) was graded 75.25% for the time 26:56 (57th overall).

This week there were 140 runners, of whom 15 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,170 different runners, including participants from 153 athletics clubs, have completed 12,974 runs covering a total distance of 64,870 km, and there have been 3,247 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's 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.

 

Event 92 – 6th March 2015

A cool bright morning with a chilly breeze greeted everyone for our 92nd event. 145 people took part and we had 18 first timers this week. We had visitors from Malvern and Nottingham.

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Anna O'Hare (above) was the first woman to complete the course in 5th place overall. 60 women took part in event 92 - the day before International Women's day. It is great to see so many women regularly taking part in Newark parkrun some of them even posted photos and pledges for the This Girl Can campaign!

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An Amazing 45 people achieved a new personal best - was it the breeze? Well done to everyone that attended event 92!

Thanks again to all the volunteers this week. We had a number of people who hadn't volunteered before and they all enjoyed it, if you would like to give volunteering a go just get in touch at newarkhelpers@parkrun.com or speak to one of the barcode scanner after an event.

Jerry

Now for the Stats...

Newark parkrun- Event number 92 7th March 2015

Men's placings:
William PARKIN (SM18-19) of Grantham Running Club, was first over the line in 18:13 - third time in 9 appearances.
Tomas TRESNAK (VM35-39) of Notfast RC, was second over the line in 18:26 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 18:48.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3470 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 3164 pts.
Richard FLYE (Unattached) 2309 pts.

Women's placings:
Anna O'HARE (SW25-29) of Grantham Running Club, was first (5th overall) over the line in 19:39 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Harpreet CHANDI (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (14th overall) over the line in 22:18.
Alice CUNNINGHAM (JW15-17) of Corby AC, was third (24th overall) over the line in 24:22.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 3132 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 2946 pts.
Janet DAVIES (Unattached) 2533 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin WAITE (VM45-49) was graded 77.84% for the time 18:48 (third overall).
Anna O'HARE (SW25-29) was graded 75.32% for the time 19:39 (5th overall).
Janice ANDERSON (VW60-64) was graded 74.71% for the time 25:58 (44th overall).

This week there were 145 runners, of whom 18 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,155 different runners, including participants from 153 athletics clubs, have completed 12,834 runs covering a total distance of 64,170 km, and there have been 3,196 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Event 91 – 28th February 2015

On a cold, damp morning the sound of our new airhorn attracted the attention of the 143 runners, incuding a handful of first-timers and tourists from Colchester and Milton Keynes. The news that the turnaround cones at the far end of the course had been moved nearer to the finish brought a cheer from everyone; PBs all round then?! This was swiftly followed by boos as the runners learned that the volunteers had adjusted the position of the finish chute accordingly!

Unusually, there was a real race to the finish line by the two leading runners - Tomas Treznak and William Parkin battled right to the line, with both crossing the line in exactly the same time. Daniel Williams followed in third place over a minute later. Amongst the women, Rebecca Taylor of Newark AC finished first, and in sixth place overall. She was followed by Gill Oxley and Alison Dawes.

Thanks must be given to all of the volunteers who helped event 91 take place, and also to the runners who responded to the run briefing plea for volunteers for next week. parkrun can only take place if people volunteer to marshal, timekeep, barcode scan and so on. If you have not volunteered, or not done so for a while, please consider giving up some time to do. It really isn't difficult and can actually be quite fun!

Happy running

Rachel

And now for the stats...

Newark parkrun
Event number 91
28th February 2015

Men's placings:
Tomas TRESNAK (VM35-39) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 18:27 - third time in 16 appearances.
William PARKIN (SM18-19) of Grantham Running Club, was second over the line in 18:27 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Daniel WILLIAMS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:34 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 3373 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 3072 pts.
Richard FLYE (Unattached) 2226 pts.

Women's placings:
Rebecca TAYLOR (SW25-29) of Newark AC, was first (6th overall) over the line in 21:03 - third time in 4 appearances.
Gill OXLEY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (35th overall) over the line in 25:14.
Alison DAWES (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 25:29.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 3043 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 2861 pts.
Marilyn HATHERLEY (Notfast RC) 2447 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 76.14% for the time 27:27 (60th overall).
Robert HOWBROOK (VM55-59) was graded 75.79% for the time 20:27 (4th overall).
Paul DAVIDSON (VM55-59) was graded 74.22% for the time 20:53 (5th overall).

This week there were 143 runners, of whom 11 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,137 different runners, including participants from 153 athletics clubs, have completed 12,689 runs covering a total distance of 63,445 km, and there have been 3,151 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jennifer MCBAIN who ran in a time of 00:19:16 on 2014-10-11 (event number 72).
The men's 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.

 

Event 90 – 21st February 2015

Our 90th event took place in a lovely sunny but very chilly morning. As people gathered it was clear we were going to need the extra tokens to give everyone a time.  224 people took part with quite a few visiting from Lincoln (including one – thanks Stephen J ) as their event was off this week. That made it our second highest number of people taking part. We had 40 first timers this week plus visitors from Barnsley, Guildford and Winchester.

Congratulations to junior runner Toby Hampton who completed his 10th event and to Sue Needham who completed her 50th event so a t-shirts will be on their way.

33 people achieved a new personal best – well done to all.

Thanks again to all the volunteers this week – cold again – some better prepared than others.

If you would like to give volunteering a go just get in touch at newarkhelpers@parkrun.com or speak to one of the barcode scanners after an event.

Now for the stats…

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