Run report-Event #291, 10th January 2015
Wet under foot, windy and drizzle to start.
Todays photos by John Tipping. - https://picasaweb.google.com/109972106972948608545/BlackParkRun291
3rd January photos by George Mardall - http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmardall/sets
1st January NewYears Day by Andy Smith - https://www.flickr.com/photos/58556357@N06/sets/72157650040348622/
From time to time we remind those running with dogs to give their fellow runners space and not consider just the space around themselves. I’m sure the dogs enjoy getting out there and see it as a bit of fun and especially as there is a chasing element in the activity.
This week we had quite a number of complaints, YES complaints from your fellow runners about dogs interfering with the field.
One dog was seen running at the start OFF-lead. Subsequently the same dog was reported by runners midway and seen by the finish marshals at the end. I’m sure you are all thinking to yourselves “how inconsiderate on narrow paths with so many runners. Over 400 this week.
Also witnessed by all on the finish line was a dog crossing the feet of a fast finishing runner. In this case the owner apologised after the incident. However it does not take away the risk when runners and dogs are in a mix.
So please be considerate at all times. Read the following guidelines from parkrun.
Fallen Tree on the course.
We gave a notice at the start that a tree had fallen over the track just after 3k. By 9am the rangers had been informed and were reportedly out clearing it.
By the time the leading runners were at 3k the job had been done so I shall send a message of thanks to them for their speedy action.
Quite a few parkrunners took the challenge of orienteering on Saturday. Looking through the result there were some mixed performances.
If you want to see the results go to this link and find your particular colour course. - http://www.tvoc.org.uk/application/documents/results/Saturday%20Series%202014-2015/Black%20Park/results.htm
The next local orienteering event is in Langley Park on the 14th February. Exactly the same format. If I beat you on Saturday and you want to get your own back meet me there on the 14th Feb. - http://www.bko.org.uk/event/langley-park-14-feb-15
Note that your day car parking pass is also valid at Langley Park and juniors - 20 and under, only pay £2.50 to enter.
Summary run report.
Tim MAYNARD (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:55 - first time in 13 appearances.
Tim COOK (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:05.
Ben SIMPSON (SM25-29) of Datchet Dashers, was third over the line in 19:10.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Vince ELLERBY (Gade Valley Harriers) 4535 pts.
Steve PARSONS (Runnymede Runners) 4152 pts.
Stuart R EVANS (Hillingdon Triathletes) 3695 pts.
Jessica SLOAN (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (56th overall) over the line in 23:10 - second time in 50 appearances.
Graziella MARINI (VW45-49) of Burnham Joggers, was second (65th overall) over the line in 23:30.
Liz BEMMENT (SW25-29) of Burnham Joggers, was third (69th overall) over the line in 23:39.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Ciara WILLIAMS (Hillingdon AC) 5038 pts.
Carolyn LOCKETT (Maidenhead AC) 4660 pts.
Liz MACARTNEY (Datchet Dashers) 4336 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jackie STALLWOOD (VW70-74) was graded 82.30% for the time 27:58 (199th overall).
John COBB (VM55-59) was graded 79.63% for the time 19:58 (10th overall).
Margaret MARDALL (VW65-69) was graded 77.72% for the time 27:18 (180th overall).
This week there were 419 runners, of whom 41 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who ran in a time of 00:17:07 on 2014-06-28 (event number 262).
The men's record is held by Ben LIVESEY who ran in a time of 00:15:09 on 2012-03-10 (event number 140).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded a 92.51% run (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Black Park parkrun Results Page.