Event # 94 16 February 2013

It was another cracking morning in Roundhay, a bit chilly but no ice. Amongst the 160 runners taking part there were over 20 new runners to parkrun and 7 visitors to Roundhay. We always welcome new runners and hope you enjoyed the event.
48 runners achieved a PB this week – a great achievement for all concerned. The winning male was Ian Furlong with a PB of 18:10. The winning lady was a Roundhay first timer, Jessica Learmonth, with a time of 20.02. Darren Duckworth celebrated his fiftieth Parkrun at Roundhay with a new PB of 27:41. Congratulations. Sean Sexton and Ella Maffey earned their 10 run tee shirts today too.
The first three male runners ran the course in under 19 minutes:
Ian Furlong (Roundhay Runners) 18:10
Simon Anderson (Otley AC) 18:50
Tim Straughan 18:54
The first ladies were:
Jessica Learmonth 20:02
Sarah Graham ( Morpeth Harriers) 20:28
Alexandra Watson- Usher (Valley Striders) 23:20
There was a full complement of volunteers and they gave lots of welcome support and encouragement to the runners. Becky Fishburn was a brilliant Director on her first event. Thanks to all involved. Parkrun simply can’t happen without volunteers. If you can volunteer in the next three months please drop an email to roundhayhelpers@parkrun.com or sign up after the next Parkrun.
We will be celebrating Roundhay Parkrun’s second birthday on 20 April so put this date in your diary. We will have an update soon on post run coffee.