World mile beer record (participants must drink a pint before each lap of the mile!)
Women's world record Chris Kimbrough 44 year old mother of two. 6' 28.6".
"Carbonation is the challenge during the event and not the alcohol" (!)
This week the run preceded the the presentation of the anniversary awards in the Orangery at Sewerby. The early mist had cleared by the time of the start and the conditions were calm. The field of 94 saw a good week to introduce 5 more people to the parkrun experience and there were 19 PBs recorded and some close shaves just short of the mark. After 3 years there has now been 48,015 Km run in total. The honour without knowing it for completing the 48,000 Km went to Yvonne Woodhouse in 91st place and completing her second parkrun.
At the front of the run Keith Littlewood returned to Sewerby for the first time in over 2 years. It was a successful return, after finishing third previously, he now has a PB of 18' 19". Let's hope his return is not so long. Second with his best position yet was Connor Bingham. He went 12" better than before to record a PB of 18' 30" and this was only after a battle with twice previous leader Shaun Hobson who came home close behind in 18' 42".
In the women's event Deborah Church clocked up her record equaling 27th first place and was excruciatingly only 2" outside her PB with 21' 59". Georgia Bingham completed a brace of seconds for the Bingham family when she ran in behind Deborah in a time of 23.29". In third place Sharon Puleston was only another 7" outside her PB with a close battle and time of 23' 33".
Other PBs further down the field were noted because of their continued performances. Zoe Ellis after 19 runs now has a PB of 25' 28" and is her fifth PB. Interestingly Zoe's record shows her doing events 1, 2, and 3 before returning at event 131!. Joe Ellis has now completed 21 runs and gained a sixth PB of 26' 35". His best time since June. Lynda Gent is back to form after a lengthy injury with a time of 32' 10" and that is her best time since November 2013. Finally mention goes to Cameron Sissons who doesn't like messing about but knocks chunks of his time every so often. This week the mood took him to knock 47" from his PB with a time of 24' 08". The next 24' barrier is in sight and probably a stinging of his dad's tail! Well done everybody, including those achieving and those just so close.
In the battle for best runner it was between two 80% athletes. John Potter in 6th place, 19' 27" and 81.73% just managed to outshine Martin Booth in 9th place with 20' 02" and a score of 80.03%. They in turn were followed by the event leader Keith Littlewood with a score of 77.98%
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This week saw two runners gain a milestone in terms of the number of runs completed. Anthony Hughes completed his 50th run of which 48 have been at Sewerby. In another step up Pete Royal completed his 100th run with 95 of these being at Sewerby. Well done to both for ploughing up the miles!
The bare bones of the awards reads as follows:-
Sewerby Parkrun Points Competition 2013-2014
1st Nick Jordan 4468 points
2nd Jon Purdy 4145 points
3rd Jason Merrick 4050 points
1st Kathryn Hammond 4730 points
2nd Deborah Church 4300 points
3rd Catherine Thornton 3712 points
Special Award Simon Porter
This is a reward for constant participation as opposed to athletic ability, and thanks go to all those taking part each Saturday. You are all just part of over 50,000 runners crossing the line each Saturday morning at 9am. This, however, only scratches the surface. Thanks must go to Sewerby Hall for hosting our little awards and all the support from East Riding Council over the 3 years. Thanks to everybody who stayed behind to help make it a social event and all those volunteers who cleared up and made it possible. We now average 60 runners per week over the 3 years and recently the average must be closer to 80+. With the comments left in the diary book about the beauty of the course, the next year can only be a credit to all those runners and volunteers who make it such a fun and sociable event each Saturday regardless of their own athletic ability.
There are two dates in the near future to note. On 14th December there is to be a parkrun Christmas dinner at the "Ship Inn", Sewerby at 7.30pm. If anybody would like to go they can either contact Gillian Halliwell who is sorting numbers etc or you could email the Sewerby office or helpers box and the details will be passed on. In addition after the parkrun on 20th December, the last before Christmas there will be refreshments in the Orangery thanks to the compliments of Sewerby Park.