Aveley parkrun #52 – Happy Birthday

Aveley parkrun
Event number 52
5th July 2014



It was event 52, the birthday event,
The cake was organised, the invitations sent,
A dress-up was the order, super heroes were the idea,
Would we scare the kiddies with villains? Not a tear…

Batman was there, the Joker too, many a superman n’ super woman too
Dr Who was about, The Green Lantern too, Cat woman in that costume.. pheeew!
The Hulk smashed it up! But it has to be said, Dr Evil with mini me, deserves some cred.


So 33 PB’s were to be had, and we really don’t know how,
The course was not short, was it from Batman’s POW!
But the big news to tell, to come from the Dark Lord,
129 runners! A new attendance record!
From the Aveley parkrun team, we hope you enjoyed the day,
We hope to see you again and again to come and run your 5k


Men's placings:

Matthew SMITH (JM15-17) of Trinity AC, was first over the line in 16:42 - 15th time in 17 appearances.
Simon JOHNSON (SM25-29) of Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good, was second over the line in 19:45.
Harley WEBB (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 21:17.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Matthew SMITH (Trinity AC) 100 pts.
Jason ARIAS (Unattached) 100 pts.
Dave ALLMARK (Unattached) 100 pts.

Women's placings:
Emily LAIDLEY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (4th overall) over the line in 21:25 - third time in 4 appearances.
Kim FERNIE (VW40-44) of The Running Group, was second (12th overall) over the line in 22:40.
Kim SMITH (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 24:35.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Katryna DOUGLAS (Unattached) 100 pts.
Emily LAIDLEY (Unattached) 100 pts.
Margaret HADLEY (Unattached) 100 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Matthew SMITH (JM15-17) was graded 80.84% for the time 16:42 (first overall).
Emily LAIDLEY (VW35-39) was graded 69.81% for the time 21:25 (4th overall).
Cian BURKE (JM10) was graded 69.68% for the time 22:39 (11th overall).

This week there were 129 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Aveley parkrun started on 6th July 2013, and since then 769 different runners, including participants from 28 athletics clubs, have completed 3,171 runs covering a total distance of 15,855 km, and there have been 992 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Rachel MUEGGENBORG who ran in a time of 00:19:18 on 2014-06-28 (event number 51).
The men's record is held by Dean MENZIES who ran in a time of 00:15:46 on 2014-03-15 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Matthew RAMSDEN who recorded a 82.95% run (16:31) on 26th April 2014 (event number 42).

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