Looks like Chris Hayes was off to a flyer...perhaps it was the lovely conditions which prompted the desire to get moving quickly.
Congratulations to two of our younger runners who cracked their 50th run this weekend...well done to Violet Roberts and Emily Harcombe
And a huge thanks to the Vollies who braved the wet and windy conditions.
A big thanks to our Volunteers:
Amanda Elizabeth RYAN • Andrew NEIL • Catherine AYRE • Chris SMITH • Donna HARRIS • Elspeth REID • James Robert AYRE • Joanne GAMER • Luke ROBERTS • Malcolm BARLOW • Michael BLYTON • Nicola STAINTON • Paul MOODY • Ruth WHITE • Shelby READ • Simon KRISMER
Special mention to our Event Partners, including:
...as well as national sponsors adidas, Stockland & Suncorp Bank.
Run Report, Event number 113 - 26th July 2014
Sam PURCELL (SM30-34) of Newcastle Flyers, was first over the line in 17:31 - second time in 34 appearances.
Andrew LE BAS (SM25-29) of Newcastle Uni FC, was second over the line in 18:04 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Chris HAYES (VM50-54) of Wooters Runners, was third over the line in 18:34.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Newcastle Uni FC) 491 pts.
Elliot STEVENS (Unattached) 471 pts.
Chris HAYES (Wooters Runners) 467 pts.
Danielle Marie STREET (SW25-29) of Night Striders, was first (19th overall) over the line in 20:53 - second time in 24 appearances.
Amanda KEEVERS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 21:22.
Katie FRANKIEWICZ (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 22:06.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Simone DAGG (Unattached) 597 pts.
Priscilla COLMAN (Night Striders) 545 pts.
Patricia STEELE (Night Striders) 493 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Chris HAYES (VM50-54) was graded 82.05% for the time 18:34 (third overall).
Andrew DODD (VM50-54) was graded 76.58% for the time 19:34 (8th overall).
Peter COUGHLAN (VM50-54) was graded 76.10% for the time 20:01 (11th overall).
This week there were 171 runners, of whom 15 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.
Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 6,908 different runners, including participants from 92 athletics clubs, have completed 40,509 runs covering a total distance of 202,545 km, and there have been 10,312 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Celia SULLOHERN who ran in a time of 00:17:04 on 2012-11-17 (event number 24).
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.
Maryville Magic Mile - Monday 4th August
Newy's favourite free, timed mile will be on! Get along, bash out a mile. Stop. The end.
Just north of the 2km/3km parkun point (near "Drop in the Ocean"). The first Monday over each month.
For more info see the Facebook event page
Memory Walk & Jog - Sunday 24 August 2014
More than 332,000 Australians are living with dementia and thousands more are diagnosed each year. You can help raise funds to provide vital support services, such as counselling, support groups and education to help family and carers by participating in this year's Hunter Memory Walk & Jog at Speers Point, Lake Macquarie.
For more details www.givetoalzheimers.org.au
Lake Macquarie Running Festival - Sunday 31st August 2014
Half Marathon, 10.5km Fun Run (Run/Walk), 4km Kids Scamper. The Lake Macquarie Half Marathon commenced in 1984. This year will see the 30th consecutive running of the event. The event peaked with over 2800 competitors last year.
For details and online registration: www.lakehalf.com
Hunter Runners' Ball - Saturday 4th October 2014
The inaugural 2014 Hunter Runners Ball will celebrate the strong running community in our region and acknowledge athletes and mentors. Guest speaker Robert de Castella with entertainment by local band Love that Hat.
For details and tickets: runnersball.com.au or visit the Facebook page.
Fernleigh15 - Sunday 19th October 2014
The Fernleigh 15 enters it's third year firmly established as a 'must do' event for runners. The former railway line, now a top quality cycle/pedestrian path, is a jewel for the residents of the Hunter and Lake Macquarie. We invite locals to come and run 'their track' and runners from afar to come and participate in what will be the most memorable of running experiences.
For details and online registration: www.fernleigh15.com.au