This week we had what is now a regular event on the first Saturday in the month – the Kirkby Miler Pacers – David, Mark, James, Emma, Ian, Matthew, Chris, Bhav, Linda & Claire. This helped 68 of you to overcome their PB barriers and smash their times.
We’d also like to tell you a little about Matthew who was helping out at the introduction of the pacers who has clearly overcome some barriers of his own. His dad Darren posted on facebook a little video of Matthew with the post which we wanted to share with you... “Just a little post to outline some of the benefits of parkrun, that perhaps some people don't appreciate come from these fantastic events. My son is severely autistic and for the past couple of months has been attending Croxteth Park parkrun. parkrun has helped so much to develop his spacial and social awareness and as you can see from the video he has lots of confidence to walk around and do his own thing. The organisers and runners at Croxteth are unbelievable with him and the amount of people that say "hello" to him is humbling. A massive thank you to parkrun organisers up and down the country especially at Croxteth and also to the runners there for taking the time to make Matthew feel welcome.”
We all love seeing Matthew (he's in the orange t-shirt in the middle of the pic) at our parkrun and one week we hope he will do his special introduction for you all “Ladies & Gentleman, Boys & Girls, Dogs & Squirrels - Welcome to Croxteth Hall parkrun”
James TOOHEY (SM25-29) of Liverpool RC, was first over the line in 16:05 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
Thomasjoseph WILSON (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:59 - was first to finish once before.
Gary ENGLISH (VM50-54) of Liverpool RC, was third over the line in 18:45.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Mark THOMPSON (Unattached) 602 pts.
Ian JOINSON (Unattached) 556 pts.
Rob JOHNSON (Mersey-Tri) 504 pts.
Cathy GRIERSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (35th overall) over the line in 22:22 - first time in 10 appearances.
Anna HOWLIN (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (65th overall) over the line in 24:28.
Eleanor OWEN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (67th overall) over the line in 24:34.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Dawn REARDON (Unattached) 825 pts.
Berni JACKSON (Unattached) 698 pts.
Linda GREENGRASS (Kirkby Milers AC) 686 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Christopher SLAVIN (VM70-74) was graded 82.89% for the time 21:32 (25th overall).
Gary ENGLISH (VM50-54) was graded 80.62% for the time 18:45 (third overall).
James TOOHEY (SM25-29) was graded 80.21% for the time 16:05 (first overall).
This week there were 273 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
See you all on Saturday #dfyb