Yet another attendance record was set at Lochiel today - 255 parkrunners! A touch of humidity in the air made it a pretty hot run, and it was great to see people rising to the occasion nevertheless. If you've never volunteered on the finish line, it is strongly recommended - wonderful to see so many people achieving their best, helping others and just enjoying their mornings!
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers Catriona Downing, Thomas Downing, Grace Downing, Samuel Downing, Phil Downing, Murray Head, Antonietta Livolsi and Teresa Nilsson. Thanks also to Event Director Alicia Hopper, and for technical assistance today, Michelle Nourse and John Lawrie.
Paul GREENWOOD (VM45-49) of South Australian Masters Athletics Inc, was first over the line in 18:18 - 16th time in 30 appearances.
Justin BEARD (SM25-29) of RunningWorks, was second over the line in 18:43 - has been first to finish on 16 previous occasions.
Simon MULVIHILL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:53 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Lu BOSH (SARRC - South Australian Road Runners Club) 1828 pts.
Justin BEARD (RunningWorks) 1776 pts.
Eric LOVE (Unattached) 1655 pts.
Katrina O'DEA (JW15-17) (Unattached) was first (19th overall) over the line in 22:00 - third time in 8 appearances.
Michelle NOURSE (VW35-39) of SARRC - South Australian Road Runners Club, was second (25th overall) over the line in 22:43 - has been first to finish on 27 previous occasions.
Jenelle DZIANO (SW30-34) of The Runner's Pod, was third (27th overall) over the line in 22:45.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jo PORTER (Unattached) 1722 pts.
Sharmaine BEARD (RunningWorks) 1592 pts.
Michelle NOURSE (SARRC - South Australian Road Runners Club) 1463 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul GREENWOOD (VM45-49) was graded 77.50% for the time 18:18 (first overall).
Sue SEYMOUR (VW55-59) was graded 75.67% for the time 24:15 (38th overall).
Uli KUERFGEN (VM60-64) was graded 75.63% for the time 21:12 (13th overall).
This week there were 255 runners, of whom 33 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.
Lochiel parkrun started on 5th September 2015, and since then 1,541 different runners, including participants from 64 athletics clubs, have completed 10,828 runs covering a total distance of 54,140 km, and there have been 2,225 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Brooke LOGAN who ran in a time of 00:20:03 on 26th November 2016 (event number 63).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who ran in a time of 00:14:56 on 14th January 2017 (event number 70).
The Age Grade course record is held by Benjamin PATTISON who recorded a 96.39% run (19:24) on 23rd July 2016 (event number 47).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lochiel parkrun Results Page.