It was a lovely day for a run on Saturday. Mind you, any day is a lovely day for a run. There were slightly less of us out there, but we recorded 40 new PBs, that's almost 20% of you running faster than ever before. If you did very well, congratulations, you know who you are. Make sure you tell your friends because it's something to be proud of. I'll put some names at the bottom from the report we get sent.
There was a delay in getting results across the parkrun world this weekend. Thank you all for not inundating us with impatient emails looking for your results. They are usually dependent on two things:
1) How quickly the RD can get on with the all-important task of uploading our various devices and muddling through the data. When everything works well we only have to click a few buttons and the results are done. Usually there are missing barcodes in the scanner files and checking them out/deleting them can slow us down. Sometimes we really have to do less important things with our loved ones before we can process the results and both of these factors can cause minor delays. It usually means your results come an hour or so later than they might have done.
2) There is a problem with parkrun HQ computers. That is what happened this weekend. We can't do anything about it, just be patient and keep trying. The results system is all online and if it isn't working we can't even tell you your result if you buy us wine. Although it might be worth a try.
Is there a better way to start your Christmas or New Year than running? I know that Buck's Fizz and smoked salmon come high on lots of people's lists but just think how much better they taste after a run!
- There is a free Four Mile Race in St Nicholas Park on Christmas Day. Lots of us will be there so come and join us. They are opening the New Bowling Green pub especially for us. Details will be in the next run report.
- New Year's Day parkrun is the best possible way to burn off your hangover and start the year as you mean to go on. Are you up to it? We're giving you a break and starting it at 10:00. Come on, you know you want to.
This weeks fastest runners:
For the men:
Peter HAWKINS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:12
Richard SHEPHARD (SM30-34) of Spa Striders RC, was second over the line in 17:44
Lewis FAGGE (JM15-19) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:25
For the Ladies:
Jo KIRBY (SW30-34) of Spa Striders RC, was first (20th overall) over the line in 20:28
Jennie SPILLANE (VW35-39) of Spa Striders RC, was second (30th overall) over the line in 20:56.
Susie TAWNEY (VW50-54) of Leamington C and AC, was third (37th overall) over the line in 21:39
And in terms of effort applied the following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Susie TAWNEY (VW50-54) was graded 81.45% for the time 21:39 (37th overall).
Peter HAWKINS (SM30-34) was graded 76.26% for the time 17:12 (first overall).
Nick LAWRENCE (VM45-49) was graded 74.60% for the time 19:37 (12th overall)