Roundhay parkrun Event # 90 - 12 January 2013
We were promised cold weather at the weekend and we got it, but luckily we had brilliant sunshine. This contributed to a brilliant parkrun aided by fantastic team of Volunteers who recorded our results, marshalled our course, acted as out pacers and cheered us on. Tom Williams from parkrun UK joined us too.
We did have a problem with the timer and this meant that we had to adjust some of the times. We apologise for this and if you feel that you result is incorrect, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Not only did we have a record number of runners – 250 , but also over 50 runners achieved a PB! Well done: a fantastic start to the New Year!
We welcomed over 30 new runners together with a few visitors to Roundhay. Hope you enjoyed the run.
Now for the highlights:
First home was Mohamed Abshir with a new PB of 18.16, followed by Ben Butler. The first lady was Jenni Muston with a time of 21.43 followed by Sharon Woodruff with a PB of 22.02.
There is a full list of results on the webpage.
For a couple of runners, Jeremy Richardson and Adam Parton this was their 49th parkrun. Will it be 50 next week? There are a few others creeping up to the 50 club too.
After the run there was a committee meeting at Napa and Graham Pawley stepped forward as the Volunteer Coordinator. Hurrah! The fact parkrun is a community event that is run entirely by volunteers is what makes it special.
Mohamed ABSHIR (JM15-19) of Leeds City AC, was first over the line in 18:16 - first time in 3 appearances.
Ben BUTLER (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:57 - Was first to finish once before.
An unknown runner was third.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Graham PAWLEY (Unattached) 3015 pts.
Adam PARTON (Valley Striders AC) 2754 pts.
Jeremy RICHARDSON (Unattached) 2110 pts.
Jenni MUSTON (VW35-39) of Charnwood AC, was first (37th overall) over the line in 21:43 - 4th time in 6 appearances.
Sharon WOODRUFF (VW35-39) of Abbey Runners Leeds, was second (43rd overall) over the line in 22:02.
Jean SHOTTER (VW50-54) of Holmfirth Harriers AC, was third (63rd overall) over the line in 23:38.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Bekki WHEATLEY (Chapel Allerton Road Runners) 2381 pts.
Lindsay SHORT (Unattached) 2334 pts.
Patricia Ann NOLAN (Unattached) 2284 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andy HAUSER (VM55-59) was graded 75.65 % for the time 20:40 (23rd overall).
Mohamed ABSHIR (JM15-19) was graded 75.00 % for the time 18:16 (first overall).
Tim STRAUGHAN (VM45-49) was graded 73.85 % for the time 19:30 (4th overall).
This week there were 250 runners, of whom 39 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.
Roundhay parkrun started on 23rd April 2011, and since then 2,324 different runners, including participants from 131 athletics clubs, have completed 11,091 runs covering a total distance of 55,455 km, and there have been 2,561 new Personal Bests.
The Women's course record is held by Charlotte WILLS who ran in a time of 18:35 on 15th October 2011 (event number 24).
The Men's course record is held by James SMITH who ran in a time of 15:34 on 19th November 2011 (event number 29).
The Age Grade course record is held by James SMITH who recorded a 83.30 % run (15:34) on 19th November 2011 (event number 29).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Roundhay parkrun Results Page.
Report completed by Committee Member Julie Oldfield