A tonne of love

Temple Newsam parkrun
Event number 126
4th July 2015

Gillian made it to her 100th parkrun this weekend. You may recall that she was due to run her 100th on the same day as Junior but fell during a cross country race and badly injured herself :-(

But she is a determined person and managed to complete the feat this past weekend at another terrific parkrun - in fancy dress, always one of our favourite types of event! Before we go on I'll let Gill have a few words first:-

Heartfelt thank you to everyone who came to celebrate my 100th run on Saturday (finally!)l. It really was one of the best mornings ever and one I'll remember for a long time. Like most of us I couldn't imagine what Saturday mornings would be like without seeing my parkrun family. We have shared so much over the last 30 months and seen what true friendship and support really is all about, for free, and in our beautiful Temple Newsam, how lucky are we?!! Thank you just isn't enough for our amazing volunteers who make the magic happen, every week, in all weathers. If you've not volunteered before please give it a go, it's really easy and you get to say hello to everyone! Thank you to everyone who donated to our Take Heart collection, the team at the LGI quite literally saved my Dad, my Step Dad and Juniors Dad, Ronnie (you may have heard of him). We raised over £300 through your kindness and we're so very grateful. My Dad walking the last few metres of parkrun on Saturday was one of the best moments of my life. Thank you everyone for making Saturdays at TN the very best xxx
Gillian Lambert

Speaking of 100 club shirts Gill was not the only runner bringing up thier 100th parkrun at Temple Newsam this weekend. Massive well done to Duncan Chambers who this weekend crossed the line to bring up his tonne on his 10th visit to TN (88 at York & 2 at Abingdon).

This weekend we had 148 runners and 24 managed to get a new personal best. With York being cancelled we had plenty of visitors from our neighbours, we hope they enjoyed the 'undulations'!

First up for the highlight this week is Jo Derry returning after nearly a year away! He managed to sneak in under 21 minutes for a brand new PB 20:59 - so it was worth the wait! Theo Johnson with a 22:53 broke 24 minutes which is a super time for his new best for the JM11-14 runner.

Ian Guy continues his steady upward (or downward in terms of time!) progress a new PB of 31:38 for him.

St Theresas Jo butler broke 22 minutes this week, a new best of 21:46 for him taking 20 seconds off his PB.

Jasmine Trott finished with her highest ever placing (finishing 3rd lady) and a new PB of 24:33

A terrific run from Andrew Vigrass who had his best time on his debut, but its taken another 8 runs for him to better it, which he did in style by 50 seconds bring him a new PB of 25:45.

Finally Jonathan Colley managed to shave off a few seconds to continue his improvement and heading towards a sub 20 minute run.

My run of the week goes to Sara Hunter who took 2 minutes 20 seconds from her previous best and has gone from running 39 minutes in January to being just a second above 30 minutes with a new PB this weekend. She has PB'd every week she has run and now is on the edge of a sub 30 parkrun - very well done Sara!

A very special mention however to 'Minion Hewitt' who finished the run on a few seconds over 40 minutes and stole the show - especially for the kids, it was great fun and thanks Martyn.


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This weeks vital stats:-

Temple Newsam parkrun
Event number 126
4th July 2015

Male placings:
Dave PARKER (VM50-54) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:14 - first time in 5 appearances.
Matt BURTON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:32.
Adrian GUNN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:02.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian MAUDSLEY (Unattached) 1937 pts.
Fraser CORRY (Leeds City AC) 1637 pts.
Graham SHOOTER (St Theresa's AC) 1594 pts.

Female placings:
Sophie TURNER (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (36th overall) over the line in 23:47 - 7th time in 44 appearances.
Ruth DORRINGTON (VW45-49) of Abbey Runners Leeds, was second (40th overall) over the line in 24:13.
Jasmine TROTT (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (44th overall) over the line in 24:33.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sophie TURNER (Unattached) 1851 pts.
Alison TAYLOR (St Theresa's AC) 1521 pts.
Jasmine TROTT (Unattached) 1389 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Dave PARKER (VM50-54) was graded 77.30% for the time 19:14 (first overall).
Jonathan COLLEY (VM45-49) was graded 70.51% for the time 20:07 (4th overall).
Nathan VAUGHAN (VM45-49) was graded 69.67% for the time 20:30 (7th overall).

This week there were 148 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Temple Newsam parkrun started on 2nd February 2013, and since then 3,154 different runners, including participants from 196 athletics clubs, have completed 17,518 runs covering a total distance of 87,590 km, and there have been 3,484 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:18:58 on 2015-02-07 (event number 106).
The male record is held by Daniel JENKIN who ran in a time of 00:16:11 on 2014-08-16 (event number 80).
The Age Grade course record is held by Moira LENAGHAN who recorded a 85.67% run (27:20) on 18th May 2013 (event number 16).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Temple Newsam parkrun Results Page.