Some days are just golden. And Saturday was one of those days. The weather was just perfect for a lap around Walka. 332 locals turned up for an enjoyable morning and weren't disappointed.
We celebrated Crystal Walker's 50th parkrun. Crystal is the first parkrunner to complete all of her 50 parkruns at Maitland. Now we all know that Maitland is the best parkrun in Australia (world?), and Crystal has not disappointed by sticking to her local parkrun. We congratulate Crystal on her achievement!!
The results are in:
Greg WILSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:50 - 13th time in 15 appearances.
Gerrod MURPHY (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:41 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Ryan KUSZELYK (JM15-17) of Healthy Active Lifestyle Centre, was third over the line in 19:51.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Clint PHILIP (Unattached) 476 pts.
Michael BARRY (Unattached) 471 pts.
Travis HOWARD (Maitland Senior and Little AC) 452 pts.
Kim FLETCHER (VW35-39) of Maitland Senior and Little AC, was first (7th overall) over the line in 21:00 - 36th time in 45 appearances.
Cindilee THOMPSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (17th overall) over the line in 22:13.
Renae COBLEY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 22:47 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jody MORRISSEY (Unattached) 472 pts.
Bronwyn GUY (five30runners) 430 pts.
Kristy WIGGINS (Running Mums Australia) 419 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Toy MARTIN (VW65-69) was graded 81.39% for the time 26:04 (72nd overall).
Greg WILSON (VM35-39) was graded 74.39% for the time 17:50 (first overall).
Kim FLETCHER (VW35-39) was graded 71.19% for the time 21:00 (7th overall).
This week there were 332 runners, of whom 32 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.
Maitland parkrun started on 2nd November 2013, and since then 2,915 different runners, including participants from 50 athletics clubs, have completed 16,435 runs covering a total distance of 82,175 km, and there have been 4,319 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Steph AUSTON who ran in a time of 00:18:12 on 2014-10-18 (event number 51).
The men's record is held by Greg WILSON who ran in a time of 00:16:59 on 2014-08-23 (event number 43).
The Age Grade course record is held by Annette O'SHEA who recorded a 90.46% run (19:45) on 28th December 2013 (event number 9).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maitland parkrun Results Page.