A farewell to Jocelyn – run report #342, 5 April 2014

We said a fond farewell to one of our stalwarts this week. Jocelyn Payne, who's taking her run-winning ways north of the border to Edinburgh. Jocelyn has run 114 parkruns, 102 of them at Leeds and in 38 of those she was first lady to finish, she's also volunteered 80 times. We'll miss you, Jocelyn!

Once again, thanks to our volunteers, parkrun couldn't happen without you. And thanks for your patience to all of you who have reached your 10th, 50th, 100th and 250th runs but not yet had your tee-shirts. There is a backlog on deliveries, we'll let you know when yours arrive.

Here's this week's results:

Men's placings:

Jonny MCKENNA (SM25-29) of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers, was first over the line in 16:53 - 7th time in 17 appearances.
Gwilym THOMAS (VM35-39) of Valley Striders AC, was second over the line in 17:20 - has been first to finish on 17 previous occasions.
Matthew AKPAN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:29 - has been first to finish on 24 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Rashaad JORDEN (Unattached) 2529 pts.
Roy HUGGINS (Valley Striders AC) 2265 pts.
Simon GILBODY (Hyde Park Harriers) 2071 pts.

Women's placings:
Elizabeth DAVIES (VW35-39) of Springfield Striders RC, was first (4th overall) over the line in 17:46 - first time in 3 appearances.
Nicky GREEN (VW40-44) of Barnsley AC, was second (18th overall) over the line in 19:04.
Jocelyn PAYNE (SW20-24) of Hyde Park Harriers, was third (33rd overall) over the line in 20:16 - has been first to finish on 38 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Ai Lyn TAN (Unattached) 2737 pts.
Sue SUNDERLAND (Valley Striders AC) 1921 pts.
Alison BOYLE (Hyde Park Harriers) 1830 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Elizabeth DAVIES (VW35-39) was graded 84.15% for the time 17:46 (4th overall).
Malcolm COLES (VM70-74) was graded 82.29% for the time 22:18 (87th overall).
Nicky GREEN (VW40-44) was graded 80.68% for the time 19:04 (18th overall).

This week there were 366 runners, of whom 41 were first timers and 87 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different athletics clubs took part.

Leeds parkrun started on 6th October 2007, and since then 10,253 different runners, including participants from 440 athletics clubs, have completed 74,000 runs covering a total distance of 370,000 km, and there have been 15,051 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Lizzie ADAMS who ran in a time of 00:16:25 on 2011-07-23 (event number 196).
The men's record is held by Dan GARBUTT who ran in a time of 00:14:58 on 2012-02-25 (event number 229).
The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded a 91.00% run (18:53) on 8th March 2014 (event number 338).

Results and a complete event history can be found on the Leeds parkrun Results Page.