The very first Phoenix parkrun

Phoenix parkrun
Event number 1
28th January 2017

On a very wet morning, 202 runners joined the Phoenix volunteers for the very first Phoenix parkrun. The hill took some by surprise, but the feedback was really positive and the photos show that we had loads of fun in the rain!

Male placings:
Colin THOMPSON (VM35-39) of Helsby RC, was first over the line in 18:05 - first appearance.
Robert FAIRBANKS (VM35-39) of Royton Road Runners, was second over the line in 18:33.
David BROCKWAY (SM20-24) of Wirral AC, was third over the line in 19:15.

Female placings:
Selina MAKIN (SW30-34) of Wigan Phoenix, was first (32nd overall) over the line in 23:19 - first appearance.
Lisa HIGHFIELD (SW25-29) of Sandbach Striders, was second (42nd overall) over the line in 24:15.
Michelle MORTIMER (VW35-39) of Witham Runners, was third (48th overall) over the line in 24:44.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Selina MAKIN (Wigan Phoenix) 100 pts.
Tricia STEADMAN (Unattached) 100 pts.
Gayle HANSON-JONES (Unattached) 100 pts.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Paul FREYNE (Unattached) 100 pts.
Colin THOMPSON (Helsby RC) 100 pts.
Paul COTTERILL (Unattached) 100 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Colin THOMPSON (VM35-39) was graded 73.82% for the time 18:05 (first overall).
Robert FAIRBANKS (VM35-39) was graded 72.51% for the time 18:33 (second overall).
David Duncan WILLIAMS (VM50-54) was graded 71.41% for the time 21:20 (13th overall).

This week there were 202 runners, of whom 192 were first timers and 0 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different athletics clubs took part.

Phoenix parkrun started on 28th January 2017, and since then 193 different runners, including participants from 41 athletics clubs, have completed 202 runs covering a total distance of 1,010 km, and there have been 0 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Selina MAKIN who ran in a time of 00:23:19 on 28th January 2017 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Colin THOMPSON who ran in a time of 00:18:05 on 28th January 2017 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Colin THOMPSON who recorded a 73.82% run (18:05) on 28th January 2017 (event number 1).

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