At some point on Saturday the millionth person to complete a parkrun in 2016 crossed the finish line. I wonder if it was one of our 171 runners? I still find it amazing that before we start on a Saturday, parkrunners in Australia have long finished, and as we're thinking about dinner, Crissy Field in California is getting going. It really is a global community and one I'm very proud to be part of.
10 first timers and tourists from Temple Newsam, Tees Barrage, St Helens, Durham, Penrith and Workington parkruns were amongst Saturday's finishers. 24 runners recorded new PB's including Colin Nichol, David MacNaughton and Richard Hodgson (no junior PB's to report this week). Well done all.
Saturday's wonderful volunteers were: Alicia CARTER • Allan CAMPBELL • Andrew CARTER • Andy BAKER • Annika STUMPF • Anthony NICHOLSON • Carol THOMSON • Carole HOLDICH • Craig HOLLIDAY • Emma TAYLOR • Ivor NORMAN • Kathryn HOLLIDAY • Katie FRENCH • Kevin MULVEY • Lindsay GRAHAM • Lisa POSTLETHWAITE • Louisa WEEKS • Luke WESTMORLAND • Martin BURDER • Neil ERRINGTON • Niki IVESON • Sarah HAMILTON • Steve VINEY • Vicky VINEY • William CARTER
Huge thanks to you all and well done to first time Run Director Louisa - the run brief was excellent! Family Carter then teamed up with Louisa to process the results and did so perfectly - my volunteer and result text arrived before I sat down in Sainsbury's to eat my breakfast!
Don't forget to let us know if you can help. As we move into winter we appreciate all our volunteers more and more. It's time for layers, hats and gloves! All our volunteer info can be found HERE .
Congratulations to Wayne Watson on (finally) joining the 50 Club. It's been a long time coming as Wayne works most Saturdays!
Paul M GRAVES (VM35-39) of DH Runners, was first over the line in 17:08
James BUIS (VM35-39) of Border Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 17:26
David THOMPSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:50
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Paul M GRAVES (DH Runners) 3766 pts.
Robert HASTINGS (Unattached) 3362 pts.
Chris KNOX (Carlisle Sheepmount RC) 3126 pts.
Annika STUMPF (SW25-29) of DH Runners, was first (18th overall) over the line in 21:33
Julie DODD (VW45-49) of DH Runners, was second (24th overall) over the line in 22:25
Teresa MEDLEY (VW45-49) of Border Harriers & AC, was third (34th overall) over the line in 23:04
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Annika STUMPF (DH Runners) 3764 pts.
Julie DODD (DH Runners) 3560 pts.
Louise DUFFY (DH Runners) 3460 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul M GRAVES (VM35-39) was graded 78.50% for the time 17:08 (first overall).
James BUIS (VM35-39) was graded 77.72% for the time 17:26 (second overall).
Sue RAMAGE (VW60-64) was graded 75.95% for the time 25:55 (70th overall).