Event #37 A Real Scorcher

The morning was off to a warm start for Event #37 on the 11th January, but there were many parkrunners undeterred by the scorching weather predicted for the day.  With smiles all round, 133 parkrunners and 13 volunteers still made it to the park on what turned out to be Perth's hottest day in 23 years.  The mercury peaked at 43.3 later in the day, but by then Event #37 was well and truly done and dusted for the day.

Event number 37
11th January 2014

Men's placings:
Jesse RODGERS (JM15-19) of Baldivis Runners Club, was first over the line in 18:13 - second time in 4 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Josh ELLIS (JM15-19) of Baldivis Runners Club, was third over the line in 18:49 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robert GOODALL (Unattached) 2082 pts.
David VEHLOW (Unattached) 2033 pts.
Scot RUNDELL (Unattached) 1910 pts.

Women's placings:
Jemima CUMMINS (JW15-19) (Unattached) was first (6th overall) over the line in 19:59 - 11th time in 13 appearances.
Sarah SHAW (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (7th overall) over the line in 20:11 - was first to finish once before.
Roberta SIBRAA (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (12th overall) over the line in 22:09.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Teresa CARRUTHERS (Unattached) 2724 pts.
Shirley REYNOLDS (Unattached) 2373 pts.
Misaki BAXTER (Unattached) 2276 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jesse RODGERS (JM15-19) was graded 76.40% for the time 18:13 (first overall).
Jemima CUMMINS (JW15-19) was graded 75.65% for the time 19:59 (6th overall).
Josh ELLIS (JM15-19) was graded 73.96% for the time 18:49 (third overall).

This week there were 133 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different athletics clubs took part.

Rockingham parkrun started on 27th April 2013, and since then 1,035 different runners, including participants from 24 athletics clubs, have completed 4,589 runs covering a total distance of 22,945 km, and there have been 1,260 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.