Mild weather and a light breeze saw another massive field of 570+ happy campers at Newy parkrun this week. We were privileged to have three local running legends lead the field. Scott Westcott, David Bradney and Guy Walters ensured a fast start and even faster finish.
But parkrun isn't about elite runners or who crosses the line first. In fact there were very few PBs in the top end of the field, yet a whopping 171 recorded a personal best time this week *the crowd applauds vigorously*. Well done Newy parkrunners! Whether you run, jog or walk (or a bit of all 3) we're proud of you getting out and having a go.
We hate to bang on about it, but with such a large field, self-seeding is really important. Unless you plan to cross the finish line in less than 30 minutes you should be planted at least half way back from the start line.
A double-barrel high five to those who have volunteered at Newy parkrun or nominated for the coming weeks. We're still short on volunteers each week. It would be such a shame to cancel an event due to insufficient volunteers.
Is it your turn? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big thanks to this weeks volunteers:
Ben FULLER • Bruce ALDRICH • Cassandra SHAY • Craig SIMPSON • Jennifer ARCHER • Jessica Elizabeth FOYSTER • Jo KENT-BIGGS • Karen MCGAW • Kerry RENKEMA • Luke FULLER • Matthew BURTON • Meg BAILEY • Mel MARRIOTT • Mike BEISTY • Nathan DANNOCK • Peter BURTON • Simon ASHTON • Simon REDHEAD • Stuart TODD
Special mention to our Event Partners, including:
...as well as national sponsors adidas, Stockland & Suncorp Bank.
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* RUN BETTER - Running technique sessions:
- Sat 28th Sept 0930-1130. Fingal Bay.
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* Fernleigh15 - Sun 21st October. 15K run/walk along the Fernleigh Track from Adamstown to Belmont. Enter here. Check out the Facebook Page.
* Run Newcastle - Sun 10th November. 12K run, 6K run or walk. Raising funds for the John Hunter Hospital Children's Ward.
/// RESULTS WRAP-UP - 14th SEP 2013 ///
Scott WESTCOTT (SM35-39) of The Naked Runners, was first over the line in 15:04 - 5th time in 8 appearances.
David BRADNEY (SM20-24) of The Naked Runners, was second over the line in 15:25 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Guy WALTERS (JM15-19) (Unattached) was third over the line in 15:51 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew LE BAS (Unattached) 1331 pts.
Robert BROADHURST (The Naked Runners) 1223 pts.
Alex MASSEY (Newcastle Orienteering Club) 1068 pts.
Colleen WEST (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (20th overall) over the line in 19:46 - 6th time in 16 appearances.
Simone DAGG (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (25th overall) over the line in 20:03 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Oenone WOOD (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 20:11.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Maddy HERBERT (Wooters Runners) 1181 pts.
Colleen WEST (Unattached) 1089 pts.
Ally LOGATCHOVA (Unattached) 1065 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Scott WESTCOTT (SM35-39) was graded 88.61% for the time 15:04 (first overall).
Alan MCCLOSKEY (VM60-64) was graded 84.98% for the time 18:52 (17th overall).
David BRADNEY (SM20-24) was graded 83.68% for the time 15:25 (second overall).
This week there were 573 runners, of whom 90 were first timers and 171 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.
Newy parkrun started on 9th June 2012, and since then 4,144 different runners, including participants from 55 athletics clubs, have completed 19,570 runs covering a total distance of 97,850 km, and there have been 5,583 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 00:14:51 on 2012-10-06 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Scott WESTCOTT who recorded a 89.90% run (14:51) on 6th October 2012 (event number 18).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the
Newy parkrun Results Page.