Event number 12
19th March 2016
Great start again for a Sat morning. We were very privileged this morning to have 2 Dave's volunteering - David Price Lydney event director and Dave Lucas who bought parkrun to the Forest of Dean. We are very grateful to them both for all the hard work they have put into Lydney parkrun to make it possible and was great to see them both together at Lydney parkrun for the first time.
Thanks to everyone for being patient with the slightly delayed start to make sure everyone who wanted to run arrived due to the different car parking arrangements because of the fair this week.
It has to be said that it felt this week to be the smoothest Lydney parkrun so far. We have to thank Claire Morgan and Walter Leach mainly for this as they turn up week in week out to do set up. No doubt the benefit and experience of run director Dave Lucas also helped. After the run Dave said "it was a very relaxed and pleasant atmosphere this morning". He was also delighted to hear from Chris Rees that it was because we copied what he set up at the Forest. I am sure we will pinch Dave to be run director again soon.
On to the run now and a massive congratulations has to go to Victoria Baker who was first overall with a new PB which means a new female course record. Fantastic achievement. Second back was first timer to Lydney Julian Boon followed by another first timer Mark Bell.
Congratulations this week go to the juniors Kieran Jones for his 50th parkrun and Cory Sherwin on his 10th. It is fantastic to see juniors reaching these milestones and they are both running well.
Welcome to all tourists and 1st timers to Lydney parkrun, especially my brother on his 1st ever parkrun surrounded by supporting family crew (the perks of writing the run report!!).
There were a number of PBs this week. The biggest shout out must go to David Price who was able to run today and achieved a new PB. Well done to everyone that had a PB. There are too many to mention you all sorry so I have randomly selected a few PB stars - Cherry Fowler, Emma Bartlett, Naomi Berry, Helen Sherwin, Tess Tremlett, Joshua Nash, Nicola Snook, Julie Farr and Karen Devine.
We are very grateful to all the volunteers who made today possible - Dave Lucas, Tracey Hayes, Anne Kirk, Walter Leach, Pip Lockhart, Simon Lockhart, Daniel Millin, Claire Morgan, David Price, Mary Stubbs, Brian Price, Debbie White, Andrew Lavender, Finley Lavender and Claire Lavender.
Reminder that next week is Easter parkrun so we will be holding an Easter bonnet competition.
Julian Michael BOON (VM45-49) of Forest of Dean AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 19:55 - first appearance.
Mark BELL (VM40-44) of Ely Runners, was second (third overall) over the line in 20:16.
Cory SHERWIN (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 21:05.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Walter LEACH (Forest of Dean AC) 1060 pts.
Ross HOWELLS (Unattached) 883 pts.
Cory SHERWIN (Unattached) 882 pts.
Victoria BAKER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (first overall) over the line in 19:29 - second time in 3 appearances.
Cherry FOWLER (VW45-49) of Forest of Dean AC, was second (11th overall) over the line in 21:28.
Sarah ROGERSON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (17th overall) over the line in 22:47.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Mooch WILLIAMS (Chepstow Harriers) 973 pts.
Naomi BERRY (Unattached) 856 pts.
Rebecca WARREN (Unattached) 838 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Victoria BAKER (SW30-34) was graded 76.13% for the time 19:29 (first overall).
Cherry FOWLER (VW45-49) was graded 74.69% for the time 21:28 (11th overall).
Sue ASHTON (VW60-64) was graded 72.41% for the time 27:11 (38th overall).
This week there were 81 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.
Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016, and since then 508 different runners, including participants from 42 athletics clubs, have completed 1,152 runs covering a total distance of 5,760 km, and there have been 344 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Victoria BAKER who ran in a time of 00:19:29 on 2016-03-19 (event number 12).
The male record is held by Andy YOUNG who ran in a time of 00:17:50 on 2016-01-02 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded a 82.78% run (24:29) on 12th March 2016 (event number 11).