Event number 228
3rd January 2015
Thank you to all those who braved the rain this morning to come and join us for the weekly parkrun. Congratulations to Billy CLARKE, Mark Anthony TRAVERS, Emily HATHAWAY, Mike BABB, Tonya BABB, Elisa TOMASO and John CHURCHILL who all achieved new PB's this morning - fantastic running and a great way to start 2015 !!
Also a special welcome to Lucy PASSMORE, Alessio FERRARI, John BYRNE, Giovanni FERRARI and Alison DEWHIRST who joined us for the first time today. We hope to see you again next Saturday.
Today our thoughts are with the family and friends of Graham Petrie who sadly passed away on New Years Day after collapsing whilst taking part in the Frimley Lodge parkrun. A minute silence was held before the race as a mark of respect.
The rain today proved quite tricky when it came to scanning barcodes as many paper ones were so soggy that they could not be scanned, which meant a lot of manual results entry after the race. All runners are able to purchase wristbands and plastic barcodes from the parkrun UK website which are waterproof should you wish to do so.
Thomas GRIMES (SM30-34) of East London Runners, was first over the line in 19:03 - 9th time in 13 appearances.
Ken FERGUSON (VM35-39) of Barnet and District AC, was second over the line in 19:04 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Melvin LEWIS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:30.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Giovanni IONTA (Unattached) 2048 pts.
Malcolm EDWARDS (Unattached) 1958 pts.
Neil KENNERLEY (Unattached) 1838 pts.
Jan HICKMAN (VW55-59) (Unattached) was first (27th overall) over the line in 23:59 - 36th time in 125 appearances.
Vanessa ANTHONY (SW30-34) of Trent Park Running Club, was second (30th overall) over the line in 24:20 - has been first to finish on 23 previous occasions.
Claire POWER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (36th overall) over the line in 24:55 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Elaine PITTER (Unattached) 2111 pts.
Siobhan Catherine GREEN (Unattached) 1691 pts.
Vanessa ANTHONY (Trent Park Running Club) 1685 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jan HICKMAN (VW55-59) was graded 75.47% for the time 23:59 (27th overall).
Sal OZSAKIN (VM45-49) was graded 73.32% for the time 19:48 (4th overall).
Ken FERGUSON (VM35-39) was graded 69.58% for the time 19:04 (second overall).
This week there were 79 runners, of whom 5 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.
Grovelands parkrun started on 24th July 2010, and since then 2,183 different runners, including participants from 170 athletics clubs, have completed 14,357 runs covering a total distance of 71,785 km, and there have been 2,729 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Andrea BRADSHAW who ran in a time of 00:17:29 on 2011-06-11 (event number 44).
The men's record is held by Richard WARD who ran in a time of 00:15:52 on 2010-11-06 (event number 16).
The Age Grade course record is held by Robert PICK who recorded a 85.27% run (18:20) on 4th June 2011 (event number 43).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Grovelands parkrun Results Page.