A belated thank-you

The germs descended on our house and we've been knocked sideways with all sorts I won't bore you with!!!

Please accept our apologies for the slightly late race report and thank you's to our super runners and volunteers.

Last Saturday, 16th we had a fabulous turn-out of helpers including James Batcheller who helped out for the first time on finish tokens, Jason and Ruth Cordingly, Lee Gladwell, the Green family: Claire, Chloe and Thomas were great with finish token scanning and Chloe wrote down all the ones that went wrong - most helpful, whilst daddy Green ran the course. Alex Keenan kindly took up Tail Running and swept up all our runners making sure none got lost :)

Full details of placings and runner stats can be found below:

Ashford parkrun
Event number 4
16th November 2013

Men's placings:
Stan GRUNCELL (SM20-24) of Ashford Tri Club, was first over the line in 17:56 - second time in 3 appearances.
Daniel GREEN (VM40-44) of Ashford & District RRC, was second over the line in 18:30.
Jamie CARLEY (JM15-19) of Invicta East Kent AC, was third over the line in 19:01.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robert CARPENTER (Ashford & District RRC) 373 pts.
Steve COX (Unattached) 328 pts.
Daniel GREEN (Ashford & District RRC) 319 pts.

Women's placings:
Jessica CARLEY (JW14) of Invicta East Kent AC, was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:05 - first appearance.
Rachel GROUT (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 25:00.
Bea KEENAN (JW15-19) of Ashford Tri Club, was third (26th overall) over the line in 25:14.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Chloe FAIRBROTHER (Unattached) 362 pts.
Rita HEATHER (Unattached) 350 pts.
Justine WEARN (Unattached) 335 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Patrick BUTLER (VM60-64) was graded 78.69% for the time 20:34 (9th overall).
Brian DAVIS (VM60-64) was graded 76.97% for the time 21:12 (14th overall).
Jessica CARLEY (JW14) was graded 75.73% for the time 21:05 (13th overall).

This week there were 71 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Ashford parkrun started on 26th October 2013, and since then 194 different runners, including participants from 28 athletics clubs, have completed 289 runs covering a total distance of 1,445 km, and there have been 68 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Jessica CARLEY who ran in a time of 00:21:05 on 2013-11-16 (event number 4).
The men's record is held by Ian TURNER who ran in a time of 00:16:49 on 2013-10-26 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nicholas BROWN who recorded a 81.08% run (19:07) on 9th November 2013 (event number 3).

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