This week 469 people chose to kick off their New Year by running, jogging and walking the course at Black Park. Those taking part included 6 first timers and an impressive 44 runners achieved new Personal Bests, no mean feat considering the time of year! The PBs included our first 3 female finishers Rebecca and Lesedi Nkoane and Lisa Stephenson, well done to you all.
Personally I can't wait to get stuck into another year of Saturday mornings spent running, volunteering and of course, having a post run coffee at Black Park. Happy New Year!
A huge thank you to our heroes in high-vis:
Karen ALOE, Fred ASHFORD, Martin BLAKE, Chloe BREAGAN, Douglas GORDON, Sophie GREATOREX, Linda HOPE, Raymond John HOYLE, Fiona JAMIESON, Marie KOUHI, Sam LOWE, Jim O'DONOVAN, Audrey PARSONS, Dave PASCOE, Donald PATERSON, Charlotte PEDRICK, Sam PHILLIPS, David PRIDDY, Freya SMITH, Zoe SMITH, Andy TORRANCE, Peter TOUGH, Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI, Chris ZAREMBA
This week the following people reached milestone runs:
10 CLUB - Sam BYRNE
50 CLUB – Tracey WOOD-MAUNDER
100 CLUB – Noel O’DONOVAN
250 CLUB – Rob ALBERY
Congratulations to all those that joined a new milestone this week.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Black Park parkrun Results Page.
Chris BRADFIELD (VM40-44) of Datchet Dashers was first over the line in 18:04
Paul MAKOWSKI (VM40-44) of Royston Runners was second over the line in 18:19
Dean CHILDS (SM30-34) of Burnham Joggers was third over the line in 18:25
Rebecca NKOANE (VW40-44) of Chiltern Harriers AC was first (22nd overall) over the line in 20:34
Lesedi NKOANE (JW11-14) of Chiltern Harriers AC was second (24th overall) over the line in 20:35
Lisa STEPHENSON (VW40-44) unattached was third (30th overall) over the line in 21:01
The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 17:07 on 28th June 2014 (event number 262).
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Alun JONES (VM60-64) of Thames Valley Orienteering Club – 84.56% for the time 19:39 (13th overall)
Fiona KENNEDY (VW60-64) of Ealing, Southall and Middlesex AC – 83.44% for the time 23:15 (78th overall)
Roger SAUNDERS (VM75-79) unattached – 82.12% for the time 20:25 (18th overall)
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.51% (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).
Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 18,145 participants have completed 192,387 parkruns covering a total distance of 961,935 km, including 29,993 new Personal Bests.