A historic day at Newport parkrun. Carl "Einstein" Elliot made his 100th appearance. A popular regular, Carl is always helping others to get round & to improve their times at Newport parkrun. Carl was unusually short of words when he gave a short speech this morning "Thanks for coming.....".
Also completing their 100th appearances were Rob Davies & Ian Mcrory. Well done guys! It's fitting that the T shirt system is now back on. So these and any others owed a T shirt should go into their parkrun profile and order the new snazzy Tribesport 10, 50, 100 & even volunteers T shirts (if you have volunteered 25 times or more).
We also welcomed parkrun tourists from Holland as well as from neighbouring Llyn Lech Owain parkrun.
We look forward to seeing more tourists in the coming weeks.
Here's the analysis of today's run:
Daniel CHESWORTH (SM20-24) of Newport Harriers AC, was first over the line in 17:18 - 5th time in 14 appearances.
Stuart John WADLOW (VM35-39) of Les Croupiers RC, was second over the line in 17:56 - was first to finish once before.
Ioan WILLIAMS (SM30-34) of Vegan Runners, was third over the line in 17:59.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Matthew GRANTHAM (Lliswerry Runners) 1261 pts.
Kevin SEVILLE (Unattached) 1211 pts.
Phil BOORMAN (Lliswerry Runners) 1069 pts.
Louise HOWELLS (VW35-39) of Lliswerry Runners, was first (31st overall) over the line in 20:23 - 4th time in 14 appearances.
Claire HOTCHKISS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (54th overall) over the line in 21:47.
Julia ABBOTT (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (62nd overall) over the line in 22:08 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Julia ABBOTT (Unattached) 1453 pts.
Sarah WILLIAMS (Unattached) 1109 pts.
Angela POTTER-COLLINS (Lliswerry Runners) 1089 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
David CUNDY (VM65-69) was graded 77.26% for the time 21:55 (57th overall).
Martin DAVIES (VM55-59) was graded 75.76% for the time 20:17 (27th overall).
Stuart John WADLOW (VM35-39) was graded 75.56% for the time 17:56 (second overall).
This week there were 439 runners, of whom 39 were first timers and 84 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different athletics clubs took part.
Newport parkrun started on 26th March 2011, and since then 7,058 different runners, including participants from 306 athletics clubs, have completed 58,713 runs covering a total distance of 293,565 km, and there have been 12,446 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Emma WOOKEY who ran in a time of 00:17:59 on 2015-05-30 (event number 219).
The male record is held by Christopher CARPANINI who ran in a time of 00:15:40 on 2012-10-13 (event number 82).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded a 86.79% run (22:35) on 30th April 2011 (event number 6).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newport parkrun Results Page.