Big thanks to the 21 volunteers who made the run happen today as well as the and extra helpers who came across to the library to have a coffee and token-sort.
Congratulations to Pamela McCabe for her 100 last week and
big enormous congratulations to regular park runners and stalwart volunteers Gavin Harvie and Kirsty Grant who are getting married today ! - send us some pictures so we can check you are not wearing trainers.
I am meeting with the Friends of Victoria park this week and will hopefully agree a time to tidy up the overgrowth round Fossil Grove. Would some folk be willing to help, and if so, would people prefer before or after the run, or a different day altogether?
We had a complaint today. We welcome all runners/walkers/joggers/combinations of these, and people are welcome to run with dogs, children, and buggies, but we have to make sure we are safe. We need everyone to take care if they have a dog/child/buggy, only passing if safe, and trying not to be a trip hazard for anyone else. Earphones are not banned https://support.parkrun.com/…/ar…/200566383-Can-I-take-part- . But if you are wearing them, please make sure you stay left on the paths, and have them turned down low enough to hear if anyone is lapping you or trying to get past. Parkrun should be welcoming to everyone and co-operation between all makes for a great start to the weekend - it's a run, not a race, and it should be possible to do the 5K in a variety of ways and still have a good time.
if you fancy joining the future volunteer rota it's here
and Chris, photographer today will hopefully have some pics up later
any issues with results, email in - and thanks again to the stellar volunteers
Michael HEALY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:15 - first time in 37 appearances.
Mark RYAN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:27.
Ashley COX (SM25-29) of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC, was third over the line in 17:37.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gordon DAVIDSON (Unattached) 4594 pts.
Stephen BROWN (Unattached) 4338 pts.
Keith WALL (Unattached) 4174 pts.
Holly MACIVER (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (47th overall) over the line in 20:58 - first time in 7 appearances.
Kathy HENLY (VW45-49) of Carnethy Hill RC, was second (53rd overall) over the line in 21:20.
Emily MONTGOMERY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (59th overall) over the line in 21:41.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Fiona HAIGH (Sweatshop Running Community) 5319 pts.
Lyndsay BROWN (Sweatshop Running Community) 4047 pts.
Amelia PETRIE (Unattached) 3808 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Donald PETRIE (VM55-59) was graded 85.53% for the time 18:26 (8th overall).
Anthony QUINN (VM55-59) was graded 82.38% for the time 19:18 (23rd overall).
Gary Gray MCKENDRICK (VM50-54) was graded 82.14% for the time 18:06 (7th overall).
This week there were 280 runners, of whom 40 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different athletics clubs took part.
Victoria parkrun started on 12th October 2013, and since then 5,467 different runners, including participants from 318 athletics clubs, have completed 30,411 runs covering a total distance of 152,055 km, and there have been 6,315 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Lesley CHISHOLM who ran in a time of 00:17:21 on 2015-04-25 (event number 73), and by Jenny BANNERMAN who also ran 00:17:21 on 2016-06-11 (event number 131).
The male record is held by Robert GILROY who ran in a time of 00:15:09 on 2014-07-26 (event number 38).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul THOMPSON who recorded a 91.07% run (17:10) on 31st May 2014 (event number 30).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Victoria parkrun Results Page.