Barnsley parkrun – Event number 162 – 1st March 2014

Congratulations to Chris Blackabee this month's parkrunner of the month and the recipient of a brand new pair of trainers from parkrun sponsors Sweatshop. As many of you probably know Chris is one of our blind runners so hopefully the new trainers will allow him to go even faster.
Men's placings:
Luke FIELD (SM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:31 - 4th time in 12 appearances.
Thomas David WHITE (SM25-29) of Barnsley AC, was second over the line in 17:44 - has been first to finish on 20 previous occasions.
Damian KILPIN (SM35-39) of Penistone Footpath Runners AC, was third over the line in 18:57 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian NEVILLE (Unattached) 551 pts.
Steve FOWLER (Unattached) 534 pts.
Gareth COOKE (Unattached) 482 pts.

Women's placings:
Linda HALEY (VW45-49) of Steel City Striders RC, was first (29th overall) over the line in 23:55 - first time in 2 appearances.
Anita NICHOLSON (VW45-49) of Denby Dale Travellers, was second (34th overall) over the line in 24:43 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Laura MOODY (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (58th overall) over the line in 27:05.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vicky LEVITT (Barnsley Harriers) 572 pts.
Tracy HUGHES (Unattached) 530 pts.
Adele SMITH (Unattached) 518 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Luke FIELD (SM35-39) was graded 76.78% for the time 17:31 (first overall).
Stephen PHILLIPS (VM50-54) was graded 75.13% for the time 19:38 (6th overall).
Thomas David WHITE (SM25-29) was graded 72.74% for the time 17:44 (second overall).

This week there were 153 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Barnsley parkrun started on 22nd January 2011, and since then 1,860 different runners, including participants from 135 athletics clubs, have completed 13,947 runs covering a total distance of 69,735 km, and there have been 3,174 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Julie BRISCOE who ran in a time of 00:18:02 on 2013-07-06 (event number 126).
The men's record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:15:56 on 2011-01-22 (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).