Gunnersbury parkrun, Event number 127: 12th April 2014

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A marathon weekend, and our 5Kers played their part in the glorious weather.

Congratulations to these new clubbers ...

Anthony AUSTIN on your 50th

Isobel REA on your 100th

Kay LYDALL on your 100th

(fyi, this week we had 4x 10 clubbers, 50x 50 clubbers, 17x 100 clubbers and 1x Alan Anderson ... ) ...

Congratulations too, to the many first timers, 41 in fact ! ... and to one in particular, Gordon MESTRUM, who I know had a lot of pre run nerves, but a great run and some token sorting in the cafe after, seemed to calm those nerves.

Well done to those that were running or volunteering before taking part in the London marathon ... parkrun eagles  ... and well done to the Ealing Eagles team who did a great job of supporting the marathon at Mile 23 (just a parkrun to go) - marshaled well by Gunnersbury regular Andrea HENDY.

Andrea is 2nd in the current standings in the Women's annual points competition - its worth taking a look at the points tables to see how you are doing as we reach half way in the annual competition (October to October for Gunnersbury).

Here is the overall summary for the week ... see you next week, Andrew


Gunnersbury parkrun Event number 127 12th April 2014

Men's placings:

Tom CORBETT (VM35-39) of Ealing Eagles Running Club, was first over the line in 17:04 - 7th time in 44 appearances.

Steve WOOLLEY (SM30-34) of West 4 Harriers, was second over the line in 17:24 - was first to finish once before.

Scott MITCHELL (VM35-39) of West 4 Harriers, was third over the line in 17:33 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

Senshin MASUI (Unattached) 4091 pts.

Santosh RAI (Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC) 4002 pts.

Jonathan MARTIN (Ealing Eagles Running Club) 3965 pts.

Women's placings:

Isobel REA (VW35-39) of West 4 Harriers, was first (9th overall) over the line in 19:09 - 25th time in 42 appearances.

Sarah GRAHAM (SW25-29) of Morpeth Harriers & AC, was second (14th overall) over the line in 19:30.

Amy COPE-BALCHIN (VW35-39) of Ealing Eagles Running Club, was third (26th overall) over the line in 20:42 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Kerstin LUKSCH (British Airways AC) 4165 pts.

Andrea HENDY (Ealing Eagles Running Club) 3619 pts.

Elizabeth ADAMS (Ealing Eagles Running Club) 3530 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Louise HUTCHINSON (VW50-54) was graded 81.38% for the time 21:40 (47th overall).

Mark TAYLOR (VM55-59) was graded 80.52% for the time 19:15 (10th overall).

Isobel REA (VW35-39) was graded 79.03% for the time 19:09 (9th overall).

This week there were 311 runners, of whom 41 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.

Gunnersbury parkrun started on 29th October 2011, and since then 3,517 different runners, including participants from 209 athletics clubs, have completed 23,430 runs covering a total distance of 117,150 km, and there have been 4,820 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Sarah KEMSHALL who ran in a time of 00:17:49 on 2012-07-14 (event number 38).

The men's record is held by Dan GRANT who ran in a time of 00:15:46 on 2013-07-06 (event number 88).

The Age Grade course record is held by Fiona KENNEDY who recorded a 92.25% run (19:22) on 5th October 2013 (event number 100).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Gunnersbury parkrun Results Page.