18 February 2017 – News Report and Photos

Photos from this weeks have been posted on Flickr.  It was a lovely morning on the links this week - almost felt like Spring!   This week's run report is also provided.

Event number 236
18th February 2017

Male placings:
Martin BARWOOD (VM35-39) of Chichester Runners & AC, was first over the line in 18:59 - second time in 8 appearances.
Colin EBERHARDT (VM40-44) of North Shields Polytechnic AC, was second over the line in 19:23.
An unknown runner was third.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
James PARKINSON (North Shields Polytechnic AC) 5080 pts.
Alan HESLINGTON (Wallsend Harriers & AC) 4515 pts.
Ivan THORN (North Shields Polytechnic AC) 4365 pts.

Female placings:
Lucie CUSTANCE (VW35-39) of Clapham Chasers RC, was first (4th overall) over the line in 19:48 - second time in 3 appearances.
Jenny SIMPSON (SW30-34) of North Shields Polytechnic AC, was second (37th overall) over the line in 22:34.
Lexie PETTITT (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (46th overall) over the line in 23:05.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Daisy Helen MARTIN (Claremont Road Runners) 5204 pts.
Meg ROBINSON (Monkey Runners) 5194 pts.
Laura EMMERSON (Unattached) 5183 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lucie CUSTANCE (VW35-39) was graded 76.01% for the time 19:48 (4th overall).
John PEACOCK (JM10) was graded 73.03% for the time 23:18 (55th overall).
David CLARK (VM55-59) was graded 72.43% for the time 21:24 (18th overall).

This week there were 291 runners, of whom 25 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.

Whitley Bay parkrun started on 16th June 2012, and since then 7,151 different runners, including participants from 402 athletics clubs, have completed 58,457 runs covering a total distance of 292,285 km, and there have been 10,646 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Jacqueline PENN who ran in a time of 00:17:53 on 11th June 2016 (event number 204).
The male record is held by Ian HARDING who ran in a time of 00:15:40 on 13th October 2012 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Guy BRACKEN who recorded a 91.45% run (16:23) on 1st November 2014 (event number 122).

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