Run Report – 8th February 2020

Phoenix Parkrun No 154 Run Report Date 08/02/20

A chilly but sunny February Saturday morning, led to the commencement of run no 154 at Phoenix parkrun.

The Run Director Christopher Burgess and his 19 other volunteers made way for a great February morning parkrun consisting of 104 parkrunners (54 male and 45 females, with 5 unknowns).

Special milestone mentions to
1. Joshua Walton (first timer at Phoenix) making his 50th parkrun
2. Ashley Lewis also his 50th parkrun
3. Sharon Owen making her 100th parkrun

First home today was the current male course record holder James Westlake (25-29), from Crawley AC, This being his 3rd appearance at Phoenix he didn’t quite beat his PB but still shot round in a fantastic 16.42 – the third fastest ever at Phoenix (he ran the 1st and 2nd fastest too!). He was also the highest age grade male today (77.25%)

Making her first appearance at Phoenix and first female home was Aleena Quick (25-29), of Heath RC, in position 24. with a time of 25.40
Christine Peers, (60-64), was the top female age related runner (65.03%)

Congratulations to the 5 first time parkrunners and the 6, first time at Phoenix, tourists.

Despite the cold conditions were ideal for running and there were 24 PB’s achieved today (9 male, 15 female)

Personal bests (PBs):
21:26 - m - Lee Martin
22:26 - m - Dean Farrington
27:05 - m - Brian Griffiths
27:08 - m - Andrew Bratt
32:51 - m - Seamus King-Haughey
33:06 - m - Paul Thompson
34:19 - m - Ian Carney
37:32 - m - Phil Williams
46:23 - m - Eugene King-Haughey
26:17 -  f  - Joanna Sparkman
27:26 -  f  - Amy Mossop
28:52 -  f  - Natalia Shvarts
29:05 -  f  - Nina Hesketh
29:09 -  f  - Jenny Doyle
31:31 -  f  - Karen Horsley
31:38 -  f  - Gemma Poland
32:32 -  f  - Gwen Harrison
33:02 -  f  - Alison Hughes
34:03 -  f  - Theresa Hillon
34:09 -  f  - Rachel Collins
34:43 -  f  - Hayley Quinn
41:50 -  f  - Julie Abbott
45:12 -  f  - Janet Cook
48:32 -  f  - Karen Perrett-Stone

The ages of the parkrunners ranged from 10 or under (1 runner) to 75-79 (1 runner), with the average age of 46 for men and 44 for women.

A great morning with no problems. Well Done to all participants

Report by Marcus Reid

Thanks to the volunteers
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Mo BALL, Val BELLINGHAM, Christopher BURGESS, Paula DAVIES, Cindy DONNELLY, Jannette EVANS, Gayle HANSON-JONES, Karen JOHNSON, Graham LANCASTER, Sue LANCASTER, Amelia MASZOREK, Adam MCCLOREY, Derek MERCER, Joe MERCER, Kerry MERCER, Marc MYERS, Nina MYERS, Marcus REID, Brian ROBSON