Event #36 Oh My God, How Many???

The day dawned clear and bright for Event #36. The first Saturday of 2014, and the crowd was pumping at the start line.

Whether due to the Christmas hiatus' in kids sports, time off taken for the festive period, the initial determination of New Years' resolutions, or a combination of all three, a new attendance record was set.

A massive 183 parkrunners took part in the morning's run, almost setting off a small tsunami with the number of feet thundering along the path!

Click HERE for all of the morning's photos.

Men's placings:
Matt ELWELL (JM15-19) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:51 - 10th time in 13 appearances.
Steve PRYNNE (SM35-39) of WA Marathon Club, was second over the line in 18:05.
Ben VOGES (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:09 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robert GOODALL (Unattached) 2082 pts.
David VEHLOW (Unattached) 1952 pts.
Scot RUNDELL (Unattached) 1910 pts.

Women's placings:
Sarah SHAW (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (4th overall) over the line in 20:11 - first appearance.
Jemima CUMMINS (JW15-19) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 24:21 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Lisa LIMONAS (VW45-49) of Masters Athletics W.A. (Western Australia), was third (20th overall) over the line in 24:38.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Teresa CARRUTHERS (Unattached) 2724 pts.
Shirley REYNOLDS (Unattached) 2290 pts.
Misaki BAXTER (Unattached) 2180 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Matt ELWELL (JM15-19) was graded 76.75% for the time 17:51 (first overall).
Steve PRYNNE (SM35-39) was graded 74.38% for the time 18:05 (second overall).
Sarah SHAW (SW20-24) was graded 73.33% for the time 20:11 (4th overall).

This week there were 183 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

Rockingham parkrun started on 27th April 2013, and since then 1,011 different runners, including participants from 24 athletics clubs, have completed 4,456 runs covering a total distance of 22,280 km, and there have been 1,246 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.