Run report, Event #26, 5th September 2015

Karol Whettlock's 100th parkrun!

What an achievement! Karol has been a great supporter of Halifax parkrun since we started six months ago. (Yes, we've been going for 6 months already!) It was great to celebrate this parkrun milestone with Karol, Phillip and Emily.

A huge roar and shout out to Stainland Lions, who staged a takeover at Shroggs Park this morning.They were there to promote the Stainland Trail which takes place on 20th September 2015. More information and online entry can be found via this link

The new course at Halifax parkrun is going down a storm, with 43 PBs this week and the course record being blown out of the water by Matthew Pierson.

Welcome to the nine novice parkrunners who joined the fun, we hope to see you again soon.

For all the vital statistics, please see the facts and figures below or hop across to the results page for this weeks line up.

Male placings:
Matthew PIERSON (SM30-34) of Stainland Lions RC, was first over the line in 16:29 - first appearance.
Joseph CROSSFIELD (SM20-24) of Halifax Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 16:40 - was first to finish once before.
Jonny CARTWRIGHT (VM45-49) of Stadium Runners, was third over the line in 18:43.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew WIGGINS (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1698 pts.
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1616 pts.
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1604 pts.

Female placings:
Anna WALKER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (25th overall) over the line in 23:45 - first time in 19 appearances.
Nicki CARTWRIGHT (VW35-39) of Stadium Runners, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 25:09.
Joanne FORTUNE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (38th overall) over the line in 26:16.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1993 pts.
Zena WIGGINS (Unattached) 1848 pts.
Sharan LOUGHRAN (Queensbury RC) 1674 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Matthew PIERSON (SM30-34) was graded 78.46% for the time 16:29 (first overall).
Joseph CROSSFIELD (SM20-24) was graded 77.70% for the time 16:40 (second overall).
Jonny CARTWRIGHT (VM45-49) was graded 75.78% for the time 18:43 (third overall).

This week there were 114 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 1,063 different runners, including participants from 86 athletics clubs, have completed 2,817 runs covering a total distance of 14,085 km, and there have been 827 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 Matthew PIERSON who ran in a time of 00:16:29 on 2015-09-05 (event number 26).
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.