Gunpowder parkrun event number 302 #teamparkrun

19th August 2017

This week 178 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part. We welcomed Team GB athlete Mallory Franklin as a tailwalker as part of the #teamparkrun national event to encourage more people who would not normally think about running to try parkrun.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Rick OLIVER • Bethany GREEN • Becky GREEN • Esther GREEN • John R GREEN • Barry HOOPER • Emma RIVERS • Alison RICHMOND • David RICHMOND • Louise DOUGLAS • Mark SLOAN • Mallory FRANKLIN

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

Male placings:
Gareth ALLEN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:27 - 6th time in 17 appearances.
Giles HOPKINSON (VM45-49) of Orion Harriers, was second over the line in 18:50 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Jonny NICHOLLS (SM30-34) of Stevenage Striders, was third over the line in 19:04.

Female placings:
Rebecca METIN (SW20-24) of Newcastle University Cross Country Club, was first (5th overall) over the line in 19:19 - first appearance.
Jan HAZIRCI (VW50-54) of Edmonton RC, was second (29th overall) over the line in 22:32 - was first to finish once before.
Gemma THOMPSON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (32nd overall) over the line in 22:52.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Giles HOPKINSON (VM45-49) – 77.08% for the time 18:50 (second overall).
Rebecca METIN (SW20-24) – 76.62% for the time 19:19 (5th overall).
James NUGENT (VM50-54) – 76.29% for the time 19:20 (7th overall).

The male record is held by Shaun COLLINS who recorded a time of 15:24 on 27th April 2013 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Tessa MCCORMICK who recorded a time of 17:34 on 6th December 2014 (event number 161).
The Age Grade course record is held by Roger MAIDMENT who recorded 87.20% (16:01) on 15th April 2017 (event number 284).

Gunpowder parkrun started on 22nd October 2011. Since then 4,048 participants have completed 30,125 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,625 km, including 5,516 new Personal Bests.