Event 230 14 January 2017

Thank you to the 230 runners today for turning out on a cold but bright and sunny morning on Whitley Bay seafront. Special thanks to our amazing volunteers for providing such wonderful support to enable the event to take place.

Our scanning equipment, however, did not seem to like today's very cold weather and we have not fully captured all runners bar codes. If you were scanned and appear as an unknown runner, please let us know by emailing whitleybayoffice@parkrun.com. The full event report is below:

Event number 231
14th January 2017

Male placings:
Taylor Jay GLOVER (JM15-17) of Morpeth Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 17:37 - 10th time in 31 appearances.
Paul DAVIES (VM40-44) of North Shields Polytechnic AC, was second over the line in 19:14.
Lee IMRIE (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:21.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
James PARKINSON (North Shields Polytechnic AC) 4365 pts.
Ivan THORN (North Shields Polytechnic AC) 3643 pts.
Alan HESLINGTON (Wallsend Harriers & AC) 3440 pts.

Female placings:
Ruth OLDHAM (VW40-44) of Gosforth Harriers & AC, was first (16th overall) over the line in 21:28 - 12th time in 64 appearances.
Meg KOBZA (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 22:35 - was first to finish once before.
Chloe FAIRCLOUGH (JW11-14) of Birtley AC, was third (38th overall) over the line in 23:02.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Laura EMMERSON (Unattached) 4651 pts.
Meg ROBINSON (Monkey Runners) 4306 pts.
Daisy Helen MARTIN (Claremont Road Runners) 4244 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Taylor Jay GLOVER (JM15-17) was graded 77.77% for the time 17:37 (first overall).
Alan HESLINGTON (VM55-59) was graded 72.55% for the time 21:55 (20th overall).
Ruth OLDHAM (VW40-44) was graded 72.20% for the time 21:28 (16th overall).

This week there were 230 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.

Whitley Bay parkrun started on 16th June 2012, and since then 7,006 different runners, including participants from 390 athletics clubs, have completed 57,140 runs covering a total distance of 285,700 km, and there have been 10,532 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Jacqueline PENN who ran in a time of 00:17:53 on 11th June 2016 (event number 204).
The male record is held by Ian HARDING who ran in a time of 00:15:40 on 13th October 2012 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Guy BRACKEN who recorded a 91.45% run (16:23) on 1st November 2014 (event number 122).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Whitley Bay parkrun Results Page.