Event #128 – A Neat 500

500 people turned out on a beautiful spring day at Newy. Not a parkrunner more. Not a parkrunner less.

Red seemed to be the colour for the day. There were free red shirts and free red headbands - to get us excited about the upcoming Run Newcastle events. And there were people dressed in red talking up the Red Dress day coming up soon for Aids Awareness Week.

There was even a Red-head as our Run Director for the day.  And of course a few people were inducted into the Club 50 brigade where 'Red Shirts’ are the order of the day - Jane Hamson, Megan Bennett and Karen MacDougal (pictured above with butterfly and flags, alongside other FLASH ladies).  And unbeknown to us - parkrun tourist Dave Mitchell from the UK - who runs at the spiritual home of parkrun in Bushy and also at - would you believe it Nonsuch parkrun (we reckon there’s no such event!!) completed his 200th parkrun. Sorry no shirt for that Dave but a great achievement and thanks for coming all the way to Newy for the occasion.

Thank you to this week's volunteers from ACON who stepped up to help ahead of The Red Dress Run on 22nd November for AIDS awareness week. All parkrunners are encourage to wear, you guessed it, a red dress... or something red at Newy parkrun on the 22nd November.

Thank you to our volunteers this week:

Volunteers from ACON, along with:
Bruce ALDRICH  •  Felicity WARDHAUGH  •  Ian OWEN  •  Monique REED  •  Nathan CAMPBELL  •  Newyvol VOLUNTEER  •  Penny REDHEAD  •  Rebecca FAUCHON  •  Ruth WHITE  •  Scott WHITE  •  Simon REDHEAD  •  Susan WALTON  •  Troy SULLIVAN  •  Virginia HARDYMAN


Event number 128 - 8th November 2014

Men's placings:
Ben FULLER (VM35-39) of Runlab, was first over the line in 17:30 - third time in 33 appearances.
Andrew LE BAS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Uni FC, was second over the line in 17:35 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Mitchell TURNER (SM25-29) of Runlab, was third over the line in 17:41.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 1749 pts.
Chris HAYES (Wooters Runners) 1337 pts.
Mark CONNORS (Wooters Runners) 1308 pts.

Women's placings:
Regina JENSEN (SW30-34) of The Naked Runners, was first (10th overall) over the line in 18:54 - 11th time in 28 appearances.
Camilla WHISHAW (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (26th overall) over the line in 19:37.
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (28th overall) over the line in 19:39 - has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 1979 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 1638 pts.
Lauretta MELLOWS (Night Striders) 1411 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) was graded 82.44% for the time 19:39 (28th overall).
Alan MCCLOSKEY (VM60-64) was graded 82.43% for the time 19:38 (27th overall).
Regina JENSEN (SW30-34) was graded 78.84% for the time 18:54 (10th overall).

This week there were 500 runners, of whom 54 were first timers and 105 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different athletics clubs took part.

Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 7,633 different runners, including participants from 96 athletics clubs, have completed 47,170 runs covering a total distance of 235,850 km, and there have been 11,415 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.