Christmas Day parkrun at Newy!

For the first time we will be holding a parkrun event on Christmas Day (Friday, 25th Dec 2015). Normal start time 8am, and normal course. Please get in contact if you're keen to help out with Volunteering. It will be a skeleton Volunteer crew this day.

 

Happy NewYears!

As is the tradition, Newy parkrun will host a special parkrun event on New Years Day, 1st Jan, 2016.

Start time 9am.

 

Event #146 – Run Report, 7th March 2015

Men's placings:
Shane ILGEN (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 16:24 - third time in 5 appearances.
Rob HUNGERFORD (SM30-34) of Wooters Runners, was second over the line in 17:37.
Andrew LE BAS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Uni FC, was third over the line in 17:45 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 3167 pts.
Mark CONNORS (Wooters Runners) 2448 pts.
Chris COLMAN (Newcastle Flyers) 2344 pts.

Women's placings:
Amy WALKER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 19:18 - 29th time in 34 appearances.
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) of Macca's Mob, was second (19th overall) over the line in 19:40 - has been first to finish on 15 previous occasions.
Colleen WEST (VW35-39) of Runlab, was third (21st overall) over the line in 19:49 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Macca's Mob) 3157 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 3117 pts.
Elisabeth MEPHAM (Unattached) 2804 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Chris HAYES (VM50-54) was graded 84.63% for the time 18:00 (5th overall).
Craig SIMPSON (VM50-54) was graded 84.02% for the time 17:50 (4th overall).
Alan MCCLOSKEY (VM60-64) was graded 82.85% for the time 19:32 (15th overall).

This week there were 562 runners, of whom 69 were first timers and 92 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 8,578 different runners, including participants from 111 athletics clubs, have completed 55,821 runs covering a total distance of 279,105 km, and there have been 12,735 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Bridey DELANEY who ran in a time of 00:16:37 on 2014-10-11 (event number 124).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

 

Event #131 – Gold Shirt Spotted!

PIC: The Cochrane family, visiting from Bushy parkrun UK with run directors Maddy Herbert and Nic Marriage.

It was a big weekend of running in the Region of Runners this weekend and consequently numbers were down to 380 (still the largest in the land of 101 parkruns) but Newy lost none of its swagger.  The Beaches parkrun was launched and lots of folk were resting up for Sunday’s 6k and 12k Run Newcastle event.

Several runners achieved red shirt 50 status - our lead runner Benny Fuller in a PB (thanks in no small part to that pacing we were just talking about), Jill Condon - a smiling Strider, Haley Deacon and Trent Bonar (sorry we missed you Trent - we’ll make it up next week!!).

Meg Bailey became our first runner to complete 100 (of her 101 parkruns) at Newy and in honour of our new Lord Major became the first person to achieve Newy-tali status.

And one more first …. Steve Cochrane, who hails from the spiritual home of parkrunning at Bushy in the UK, became the first person ever to show up at Newy in the rare 250 shirt … this was his 272nd barcoded outing. He runs with the Stragglers but that he is not … in the VM50-54 age category clocking up a smart 20:39.

It was great to see lots of our parkrunnners extending themselves by stepping up to longer distances at Run Newcastle on Sundy. It was also nice that some of those who ended up on the podium on Sunday - took the opportunity to pace friends to PBs (I’m talking about Vlad Shatrov, Celia Sullohern and Nick Marriage).

PIC RIGHT: Congrats Jill on your 50 club membership!

See you all in Summer - and remember keep hydrated and put your hand up for volunteering one week soon.

PIC: Ben Fuller: starting with a red 50 shirt and finishing first with a PB!

 

Thank you to our volunteers this week:

Alison WRIGHT  •  Andrew DODD  •  Andrew LE BAS  •  Chanley COCHRANE  •  Graeme PRITCHARD  •  Lily WILKS  •  Lucy WITHERDIN  •  Lynette PRITCHARD  •  Lynette SWIFT  •  Maddy HERBERT  •  Michael MCGREADY  •  Mitchell TURNER  •  Nathaniel SKLIROS  •  Nick MARRIAGE  •  Nicole FRANCES  •  Sophie RAY  •  Tracy EDWARDS

 

Event number 131 - 29th November 2014

Men's placings:
Ben FULLER (VM35-39) of Runlab, was first over the line in 16:44 - 4th time in 34 appearances.
Sam PURCELL (SM30-34) of Newcastle Flyers, was second over the line in 17:39 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Mike BEISTY (VM55-59) of Newcastle Veterans AC, was third over the line in 18:05 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 2047 pts.
Mark CONNORS (Wooters Runners) 1506 pts.
Chris HAYES (Wooters Runners) 1494 pts.

Women's placings:
Danielle Marie STREET (SW25-29) of Night Striders, was first (27th overall) over the line in 21:00 - third time in 36 appearances.
Ally LOGATCHOVA (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (29th overall) over the line in 21:18 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Jessica STABLERQ (SW25-29) of Wooters Runners, was third (37th overall) over the line in 21:41 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 2077 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 1920 pts.
Lauretta MELLOWS (Night Striders) 1679 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mike BEISTY (VM55-59) was graded 84.98% for the time 18:05 (third overall).
Ben FULLER (VM35-39) was graded 79.78% for the time 16:44 (first overall).
Angus ANSON-SMITH (JM10) was graded 77.62% for the time 22:56 (50th overall).

This week there were 380 runners, of whom 36 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 7,765 different runners, including participants from 98 athletics clubs, have completed 48,584 runs covering a total distance of 242,920 km, and there have been 11,641 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Bridey DELANEY who ran in a time of 00:16:37 on 2014-10-11 (event number 124).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

 

Event #130 – AD 100 not out!

^ Doddy and Meg Bailey all smiles after completing their century!

Once again the colour ‘red' was the order of the day - though this time there were a few blokes wearing red dresses! It was “The Red Dress Run” - to raise awareness of the efforts to end HIV transmission in NSW by the end of decade.

A great festive atmosphere prevailed with some very enthusiastic volunteers and participants. There were even visitors from Holland!

Virginia Hardyman was acknowledged for her recent 50th (there we go … red again) though she was actually volunteer time-keeper for the day ….. how we love our volunteers (Hint! Hint! Please volunteer soon - it's easy and fun!! newyhelpers@parkrun.com).

Meg Bailey and Andrew Dodd clocked up their 100th parkrun each and were both there for the very first parkrun at Newy way back when. Just for the heck of it Doddy wore 11 different shirts over the 5km course represent various running clubs and events in and around “The Region of Runners”.

Talking of centuries last week the 100th parkrun in Australia was launched at Calamvale in Brisbane.  Start planning your parkrun tourism itinerary now by checking out the sensational video that showcases them all.

Thank you to our volunteers this week:

Andrew DODD  •  Chris SEALBY  •  Darren POLLOCK  •  David MCGAW  •  Heath RAFTERY  •  Hugh BONNEY  •  Jasper REDHEAD  •  Johanna DEAN  •  Leanna PUGLIESE  •  Lisa BURKE  •  Penny REDHEAD  •  Ruth WHITE  •  Scott WHITE  •  Simon REDHEAD  •  Stassi KYPRI  •  Tanja SEALBY  •  Troy SULLIVAN  •  Virginia HARDYMAN  •  Wyn JONES

 

Event number 130 - 22nd November 2014

Men's placings:
Andrew LE BAS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Uni FC, was first over the line in 17:21 - 8th time in 94 appearances.
Alex MASSEY (SM20-24) of Newcastle Orienteering Club, was second over the line in 17:27 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Bryn HOSKINS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:38.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 1947 pts.
Mark CONNORS (Wooters Runners) 1433 pts.
Chris HAYES (Wooters Runners) 1428 pts.

Women's placings:
Jessica STABLERQ (SW25-29) of Wooters Runners, was first (17th overall) over the line in 19:33 - first time in 61 appearances.
Camilla WHISHAW (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 19:51.
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 20:12 - has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 2077 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 1824 pts.
Lauretta MELLOWS (Night Striders) 1586 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) was graded 80.20% for the time 20:12 (30th overall).
Chris HAYES (VM50-54) was graded 80.18% for the time 19:00 (10th overall).
Craig SIMPSON (VM50-54) was graded 79.77% for the time 18:47 (7th overall).

This week there were 487 runners, of whom 44 were first timers and 90 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 7,729 different runners, including participants from 96 athletics clubs, have completed 48,204 runs covering a total distance of 241,020 km, and there have been 11,590 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Bridey DELANEY who ran in a time of 00:16:37 on 2014-10-11 (event number 124).
The men's record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who ran in a time of 00:14:23 on 2013-10-05 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 93.51% run (14:23) on 5th October 2013 (event number 70).

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

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