In lovely crisp weather, today's run went the two laps in an anti- clockwise direction, with the start/finish at what would normally be the first corner. Even though the course was slightly extended at the far end by a regular Evesham parkrunner and marshal, there were an amazing 34 PBs, including first over the line Richard Walsh by 20secs. Regular Evesham parkrunner, Adrian Barradell, manged to lower his PB by a stunning 2min 38sec.
Which way round do you prefer? Or should we alternate it each week?
Richard WALSH (SM30-34) of Black Pear Joggers, was first over the line in 18:03 - second time in 8 appearances.
Michael PETTA (SM25-29) of Evesham Vale Running Club, was second over the line in 19:23 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Karol KOZAR (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:35 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gary MILES (Evesham Vale Running Club) 847 pts.
Michael PETTA (Evesham Vale Running Club) 761 pts.
David NIBLETT (Unattached) 728 pts.
Jessica HATHAWAY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 22:56 - first appearance.
Wanda VEYHL (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 23:46.
Claire MATELET-ALLBERRY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 24:22 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kristin CARSBERG (Evesham Vale Running Club) 880 pts.
Mandy SOUTHERN (Unattached) 701 pts.
Harriet SAKER (Unattached) 628 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Dylan CHAPMAN (JM11-14) was graded 75.37% for the time 20:18 (5th overall).
Bob POPE (VM50-54) was graded 72.91% for the time 20:44 (7th overall).
Richard WALSH (SM30-34) was graded 72.02% for the time 18:03 (first overall).
This week there were 118 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
Evesham parkrun started on 21st March 2015, and since then 1,878 different runners, including participants from 205 athletics clubs, have completed 6,489 runs covering a total distance of 32,445 km, and there have been 1,345 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Annie CONWAY who ran in a time of 00:18:08 on 2015-04-04 (event number 3).
The male record is held by Mike WILESMITH who ran in a time of 00:16:30 on 2015-05-16 (event number 9).
The Age Grade course record is held by Carol COWLEY who recorded a 87.90% run (23:25) on 16th January 2016 (event number 42).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Evesham parkrun Results Page.