106 runners enjoyed the glorious sunshine at Halifax's 20th parkrun this morning. Yes, really, 20 parkruns already - how time flies when we're having fun....
31 runners came along to Halifax parkrun for the first time today, 17 of them taking their first parkrun steps. Colette did her first parkrun as part of her 18th birthday celebrations! Happy Birthday Colette!
A massive welcome to our visitors from near and far, especially runners from Hong Kong and Melbourne. We're so glad you came along and made parkrun part of your trip to the UK. Welcome one and all, hope we see you all again.
Lots to celebrate too for the 36 people who achieved new personal best times this morning. Amazing achievements everyone, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hope you are all chuffed to bits with yourselves, you've earned it.
Don't forget, next week is Yorkshire Day parkrun.
Here are today's vital statistics....
Matthew SUTTON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:03 - first time in 6 appearances.
Andrew DOVERNOR (VM45-49) of Wakefield Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 19:20.
Rick HARWOOD (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 20:59.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Marc ROCHETEAU (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1430 pts.
John GREENWOOD (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1365 pts.
Andrew WIGGINS (Halifax Harriers & AC) 1181 pts.
Lucy COLLINS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (third overall) over the line in 19:21 - first appearance.
Nicola BLAY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 24:25.
Anna WALKER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 25:01.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anna WALKER (Unattached) 1504 pts.
Julie HEPWORTH (Unattached) 1406 pts.
Sharan LOUGHRAN (Queensbury RC) 1330 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lucy COLLINS (SW30-34) was graded 76.57% for the time 19:21 (third overall).
Andrew DOVERNOR (VM45-49) was graded 73.88% for the time 19:20 (second overall).
Matthew SUTTON (VM35-39) was graded 69.64% for the time 19:03 (first overall).
This week there were 106 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.
Halifax parkrun started on 7th March 2015, and since then 884 different runners, including participants from 78 athletics clubs, have completed 2,163 runs covering a total distance of 10,815 km, and there have been 639 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Lucy COLLINS who ran in a time of 00:19:21 on 2015-07-25 (event number 20).
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 Nick BARBER who recorded a 79.90% run (17:05) on 11th April 2015 (event number 6).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Halifax parkrun Results Page.