Event #34 The Last parkrun for 2013

It was the last parkrun for 2013, and a perfect morning at the beach for working off some Christmas excesses!  The locals were given a run for their money with several 'parkrun tourists' from across the globe, with the first finisher Matt Smith, a Junior from Portsmouth UK, edging out Rockingham Junior and regular first finisher Matt Elwell.

Matt Smith and Matt Elwell get off to a good start

Matt Smith and Matt Elwell get off to a good start.


All up it was a nearly equal attendance record, with 153 runners, 19 first timers and a massive 44 new PBs achieved.  Hopefully there is still lots of fuel in the tank for an explosion of new PBs at the New Year's Resolution Run coming up......how are you going to start 2014???

Check out the full line up of glamour shots HERE!

Men's placings:
Matthew SMITH (JM15-19)  of City of Portsmouth AC,  was first  over the line in 17:33 - first appearance.
Matt ELWELL (JM15-19)  (Unattached)  was second  over the line in 18:09 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.
Mark WALKEY (SM20-24)  (Unattached)  was third  over the line in 19:14.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robert GOODALL (Unattached) 1914 pts.
David VEHLOW (Unattached) 1783 pts.
Scot RUNDELL (Unattached) 1730 pts.

Women's placings:
Laura CONDRON (SW20-24)  (Unattached)  was first (4th overall) over the line in 19:22 - second time in 2 appearances.
Jules JENNINGS (SW30-34)  (Unattached)  was second (21st overall) over the line in 23:24 - was first to finish once before.
Eliza GRIFFIN (JW14)  (Unattached)  was third (29th overall) over the line in 24:42 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Teresa CARRUTHERS (Unattached) 2572 pts.
Shirley REYNOLDS (Unattached) 2202 pts.
Misaki BAXTER (Unattached) 1983 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Matthew SMITH (JM15-19) was graded 78.06% for the time 17:33 (first overall).
Laura CONDRON (SW20-24) was graded 76.42% for the time 19:22 (4th overall).
Matt ELWELL (JM15-19) was graded 75.48% for the time 18:09 (second overall).

This week there were 153 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Rockingham parkrun started on 27th April 2013, and since then 967 different runners, including participants from 22 athletics clubs, have completed 4,183 runs covering a total distance of 20,915 km, and there have been 1,177 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Kelly COSSOM who ran in a time of 00:19:17 on 2013-07-06 (event number 11). The men's record is held by Liam FUERY who ran in a time of 00:16:11 on 2013-05-04 (event number 2). The Age Grade course record is held by Matthew RAMSDEN who recorded a 82.53% run (16:36) on 19th October 2013 (event number 24).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the  Rockingham parkrun Results Page.