The runners and volunteers were greeted at Sconce & Devon park by a cool breeze and sunshine for event 102, some might say perfect running conditions.
The team of volunteers quickly set up the course ready for the 189 runners that took part in the event. Well done to you all and an extra well done to those that managed to get PB's (56 of you in fact) and for those that didn't there is always next week!!!
I would like to give a special mention to the volunteers this week as many of them stepped in last minute on Thursday evening when the roster was still very short. If you can help us out in future events please get in touch via email, social media or come along and speak to the hi-vis team on Saturday morning. Remember parkrun would not happen without the volunteers!
Don't forget 6th June is our 2nd Anniversary event! - If you would like to be a pacer please get in touch and we will add you to the list.. We hope you will all be joining us for the celebration event, don't forget to bring some cake!!!
And now for the stats...
Event number 102
23rd May 2015
Matthew BUCHAN (JM15-17) of Mansfield Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 17:36 - second time in 2 appearances.
Thomas TRIMBLE (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:44 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Chris SUTTON (SM30-34) of Lincoln and District Runners, was third over the line in 18:26.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Daniel WILLIAMS (Unattached) 4143 pts.
Mark WINTER (Unattached) 4092 pts.
John Edward COMBIE (Newark AC) 2790 pts.
Amber OWENS (JW15-17) of Newark AC, was first (17th overall) over the line in 20:46 - third time in 5 appearances.
Ruthjanine WILSON (VW45-49) of Barton & District AC, was second (20th overall) over the line in 21:31.
Danielle FORSEY (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (38th overall) over the line in 23:52.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Gill FLYE (Unattached) 4031 pts.
Kate FISHER (Notfast RC) 3733 pts.
Janet DAVIES (Unattached) 3372 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Matthew BUCHAN (JM15-17) was graded 77.84% for the time 17:36 (first overall).
Thomas TRIMBLE (JM15-17) was graded 77.26% for the time 17:44 (second overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) was graded 75.55% for the time 28:05 (91st overall).
This week there were 189 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013, and since then 2,376 different runners, including participants from 173 athletics clubs, have completed 14,522 runs covering a total distance of 72,610 km, and there have been 3,620 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.