Event #17 saw a glorious morning down at the beach, not a cloud in sight, perfect, almost-springtime sunshine bringing a hint of what to expect over the coming months. There were 95 parkrunners out this morning, including 14 first-timers, with 26 new PBs being recorded. For the first time, the first finisher was a female, GOOD JOB Ingrid Cleland!
Also a BIG SHOUT OUT to young Harrison Maude - eight years old and he came in as 7th finisher overall with a time of 24:42, which is a minute outside of his best time. He is definitely chasing hot on the heels of his big brother Alex, who is regularly our first-finishing junior and who came in as 4th finisher over all.
As always, BIG THANKS to the volunteers that make it happen each week, and to all participants that get out and give it a go.
But where has everybody gone?? Since launching we have consistently seen over 100 parkrunners, (except for Event #2), usually between 120-130 each week. Could a little event called the City to Surf have anything to do with the drop in numbers this week??
By all accounts, Rockingham parkrun will be fielding many C2S entrants. Whether you are taking part in the 4km, the 12km or the half marathon, the cheers and well wishes of ALL of the Rockingham parkun community are with you, to take you over the finish line. Please keep safe and uninjured, although if you should happen to sprain or strain anything, the volunteer roster would love to hear from you!
Oh, and by the way? We've now covered a total distance of more than 10,000km!!! So I think I might go and have a rest now!
Nathan SCOTFORD (SM35-39) (Unattached) was first (second overall) over the line in 21:01 - first time in 4 appearances.
Brayden CONNOR (JM15-19) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 21:03.
Alexander MAUDE (JM14) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 22:53.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Scot RUNDELL (Unattached) 1125 pts.
Graham GRIFFIN (Unattached) 1027 pts.
Jamie SAUNDERS (Unattached) 1002 pts.
Ingrid CLELAND (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (first overall) over the line in 20:31 - third time in 5 appearances.
Alicia KILMINSTER (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (5th overall) over the line in 23:36 - was first to finish once before.
Teresa CARRUTHERS (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (10th overall) over the line in 24:58 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Barbara WILSON (Unattached) 1175 pts.
Teresa CARRUTHERS (Unattached) 1126 pts.
Tania HOLLIS (Unattached) 983 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lawrie NEVIN (VM70-74) was graded 73.16% for the time 25:05 (11th overall).
Ingrid CLELAND (SW30-34) was graded 72.62% for the time 20:31 (first overall).
Harrison MAUDE (JM14) was graded 68.89% for the time 24:42 (7th overall).
This week there were 95 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 2 different athletics clubs took part.
Rockingham parkrun started on 27th April 2013, and since then 622 different runners, including participants from 10 athletics clubs, have completed 2,029 runs covering a total distance of 10,145 km, and there have been 652 new Personal Bests.