Run Report, Event #12 – 23rd May 2015

A lovely morning for 12th Halifax parkrun with the sun even coming through the clouds at one stage. We had 13 first timers, and congratulations to Watson who completed his first parkrun in a time of 18.36, not to mention a massive 37 new PBs! We also had visitors Paula and Peter - a couple from Nottingham who are hoping to complete 100 parkrun visits by October, I believe they're on 92 so far - Good luck to them.

Here are all the facts and figures for this week's event.

Male placings:

Nathaniel STOCK (JM15-17) of Longwood Harriers AC, was first over the line in 18:03 Calum Hattersley (20-24) (unattached) was second in a time of 18:34
Watson Peel (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:36

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 830 pts.
James O’Rourke (Unattached) 714 pts.
Graham HELLIWELL (Unattached) 712 pts.

Female placings:
Melanie West (SW40-44) of Baildon Runners, was first (24th overall) over the line in 23:45. This is Melanie's 3rd first finish here at Halifax.
Janine Thompson (SW35-39) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was second (26th
overall) over the line in 23:51.
Paula Speechley (VW55-59) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the
line in 24:13.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1013 pts.
Melanie WEST (Baildon Runners) 889 pts.
Heather Smith (Unattached) 756 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paula Speechley (VM55-59) was graded 75.77% for the time 24:13 (29th overall)      Watson Peel (JM 15-17) was graded 74.82% for the time 18:36 (Third overall).
Nathaniel STOCK (JM15-17) was graded 74.79% for the time 18:03 (First overall).

This week there were 85 runners, of whom 22 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax Parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 699 different runners, including participants from 66 athletics clubs, have completed 1,487 runs covering a total distance of 7,435 km, and there have been 439 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Rebecca MILNE who ran in a time of 00:21:47 on 2015-04-25 (event 8).
The male record is held by Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nick BARBER who recorded a 79.90% run (17:05) on 11th April 2015 (event 6).

Thanks to all the volunteers from this week's parkrun:

Richard CROMBIE, Jude FAULKNER, John GREENWOOD, Stephanie HULL, Mark JACKSON, Alex JEFFREY, Suzanne JONES, Lesley LUPTON, Kevin Andrew MARTIN, Julie RICHARDSON, Kezia ROO, Janine TEAL, Anna WALKER, Phillip WHETTLOCK, Karol WHETTLOCK, Helen WHITWORTH.

Don't forget your barcode when you go on your travels, then you can try out other courses too. Remember, no barcode no time. Barcodes on phones do not scan, so please always print a hard copy or treat yourself to a key fob or wrist band from http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/

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