Run report, Event #24, 22nd August 2015

First run on our new course

We arrived to find a huge branch had fallen across the route near the monument. Fortunately, our very own Gadget Graham saved the day by nipping home for his tree surgery gadgets and cleared the course with the help of other volunteers. Our volunteers go to amazing lengths to make parkrun happen each week... Many thanks to the "Tree Fellers".

Today was the first run on our new course. Did I mention our amazing volunteers? They can move mountains too! Well maybe not, but certainly removed one hilly bit of the course. Your feedback has been great, with lots of runners telling us how much they liked the new start. What did you think? We'd love to hear.

Another first today - the first time a female runner has been the first across the finish line at Halifax parkrun. Congratulations Tanya Seager.

Lorraine Broadhurst visited Shroggs Park to complete her 90th parkrun today. Congratulations Lorraine.

Forget Me Not Children's Hospice came along and ran the cake stall. Great to see so many purple tops, with runners and volunteers showing their support for this wonderful local charity.

And now, the facts and figures....

Male placings:
Gary CHAPMAN (VM45-49) of Keighley & Craven AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 18:47 - first time in 3 appearances.
Andrew DOVERNOR (VM45-49) of Wakefield Triathlon Club, was second (third overall) over the line in 19:00.
Lee RIDLEY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:24.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1616 pts.
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1519 pts.
Andrew WIGGINS (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1514 pts.

Female placings:
Tanya SEAGER (VW40-44) of Stainland Lions RC, was first (first overall) over the line in 18:12 - first appearance.
Rachel CULLEN (VW35-39) of Stainland Lions RC, was second (6th overall) over the line in 21:05 - was first to finish once before.
Elise HORNER (JW10) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 23:58.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1795 pts.
Zena WIGGINS (Unattached) 1663 pts.
Julie HEPWORTH (Queensbury RC) 1499 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tanya SEAGER (VW40-44) was graded 85.16% for the time 18:12 (first overall).
Gary CHAPMAN (VM45-49) was graded 76.66% for the time 18:47 (second overall).
Andrew DOVERNOR (VM45-49) was graded 75.79% for the time 19:00 (third overall).

This week there were 96 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 1,010 different runners, including participants from 83 athletics clubs, have completed 2,605 runs covering a total distance of 13,025 km, and there have been 754 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Tanya SEAGER who ran in a time of 00:18:12 on 2015-08-22 (event number 24).
The male record is held by Gregan CLARKSON who ran in a time of 00:17:00 on 2015-03-07 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tanya SEAGER who recorded a 85.16% run (18:12) on 22nd August 2015 (event number 24).

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