Barnsley parkrun – Event number 107 – 23rd February 2013

It's a Record!

Originally we thought we had 121 athletes at parkrun on Saturday but when the results were processed it totted up to 122! Brilliant. It's great to see new people coming along to experience the wonder that is Barnsley parkrun.

Race Report

Men's placings:

Glynn PARDY (SM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:23 - first appearance.
Damian KILPIN (SM35-39) of Penistone Footpath Runners AC, was second over the line in 18:26 - Has been first to finish on 2 previous occassions.
Paul DODD (SM30-34) of Barnsley Harriers, was third over the line in 19:06.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

Derrick BALDWIN (Barnsley Harriers) 357 pts.
Tim MORGAN (Unattached) 345 pts.
John DOWNING (kingstone Runners Barnsley) 335 pts.

Women's placings:

Julia JOHNSON (VW50-54) of Holmfirth Harriers AC, was first (20th overall) over the line in 21:24 - first time in 3 appearances.
Emily DODD (SW30-34) of Barnsley Harriers, was second (40th overall) over the line in 24:46 - Was first to finish once before.
Rachel FOX (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (45th overall) over the line in 24:50.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Vicky LEVITT (Barnsley Harriers) 378 pts.
Lesley HARPER (Unattached) 374 pts.
Norma WRIGHT (Unattached) 370 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Julia JOHNSON (VW50-54) was graded 78.35 % for the time 21:24 (20th overall).
Mark LAW (VM45-49) was graded 74.64 % for the time 19:27 (6th overall).
Kevin NEILL (VM55-59) was graded 74.62 % for the time 20:57 (13th overall).

This week there were 122 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Barnsley parkrun started on 22nd January 2011, and since then 1,116 different runners, including participants from 88 athletics clubs, have completed 7,590 runs covering a total distance of 37,950 km, and there have been 1,893 new Personal Bests.

The Women's course record is held by Julie BRISCOE who ran in a time of 18:07 on 21st July 2012 (event number 76).
The Men's course record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 15:56 on 22nd January 2011 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie BUCKLEY who recorded a 93.04 % run (19:24) on 30th July 2011 (event number 28).

Course Record

The men's course record has been held since the first ever event back in January 2011. Will no one ever beat it? Do you know someone fast? Bring them along to have a go as it's about time our course record went.

Coffee and Toast

This coming Saturday, 2nd March, the cafe in the park are doing a cup of coffee (or tea we assume) and toast for the grand sum of £1; bargain. Why not stay for a cuppa and a chat after your run.

Tha's it for this week, see you on Saturday
Chris