Well what another fantastic turnout for our 73rd parkrun at Croxteth Park. This week seen us welcome an impressive 255 parkrunners and 16 volunteers!
Due to the time of year we were missing quite a lot of our core volunteer team so special thanks go out to those parkrunners who sacrificed their parkrun this week to join the high vis gang and volunteer with us. You guys did an awesome job. Thank you from each and every parkrunner for making event 73 possible.
The day started off promising, with the sun shining down on our parkrunners, but a short shower on the count of 3...2....1 soon put paid to that. This sun shower didn't slow our parkrunners down however, with a massive 60 of you achieving a PB this week and finishing in impressive times!
Our male placings:
Andrew STARKEY (VM35-39) of Penny Lane Striders, was first over the line in 17:51 - first appearance.
Ben LEWINGTON (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:10 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Glen GROVES (VM45-49) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, was third over the line in 18:33 - was first to finish once before.
Our female placings:
Vicky BRYANT (VW35-39) of Wigan Phoenix, was first (7th overall) over the line in 19:25 - first appearance.
Rachael MOORE (VW40-44) of Wigan Phoenix, was second (14th overall) over the line in 20:22.
Cathy GRIERSON (SW30-34) of Penny Lane Striders, was third (24th overall) over the line in 21:07 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
What an amazing achievement from a few of our first time parkrunners who joined in force to keep Dawn and Robert our tailrunners on their toes. This was a tough task for Dawn and Robert due to tired legs after running our parkrun an hour earlier so that they could volunteer. Well done all.
As ever, we are hugely grateful to our volunteers without whom there would be no parkrun! This week’s shining stars were:
• Aimee Clare
• Amy Cubbins
• Bhav Mistry
• Chris Beyga
• Dawn Reardon
• Heather Sullivan
• Jack Cockerill
• Jay Battersby
• James Warbuton
• Julie Dinwoodie
• June Case
• Lesley Neary
• Natalie Cubbins
• Robert Diggle
• Steven Kelly
• Simon Clare
• Sue Taylor
Our chief photographer this week was Simon Clare. Thanks for all your snaps Simon!
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Mark THOMPSON (Unattached) 1525 pts.
Jason KINGSBURY (Unattached) 1448 pts.
David CLEMINSON (Unattached) 1357 pts.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Dawn REARDON (Unattached) 1907 pts.
Berni JACKSON (Unattached) 1759 pts.
Donna MANNION (Unattached) 1478 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Christopher SLAVIN (VM70-74) was graded 84.53% for the time 21:07 (25th overall).
Gary ENGLISH (VM50-54) was graded 80.55% for the time 18:46 (5th overall).
Robert PARKER (VM55-59) was graded 77.89% for the time 19:54 (12th overall).
This week there were 255 runners, of whom 39 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.
Croxteth Hall parkrun started on 14th March 2015, and since then 2,602 different runners, including participants from 160 athletics clubs, have completed 12,981 runs covering a total distance of 64,905 km, and there have been 2,843 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who ran in a time of 00:17:43 on 11th July 2015 (event number 18).
The male record is held by Haccalu HUNDEESSA who ran in a time of 00:15:48 on 31st October 2015 (event number 34).
The Age Grade course record is held by Colin BISHOP who recorded a 88.66% run (17:29) on 13th February 2016 (event number 47).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Croxteth Hall parkrun Results Page.