Numbers were down on previous weeks, obviously due to a few too many people recovering from the previous night's celebrations. Despite this, 90 parkrunners and 13 volunteers still congregated for a special New Year's Day production of Rockingham parkrun. Tania Hollis thoughtfully provided a bucket, just in case there were any parkrunners still suffering, but willing it a go anyway!
Those who made it to the start line to welcome 2014.
2014 off and running!
A little bit chillier than it has been over the past few events, many people obviously wanted to start 2014 with style (and maybe get an early start on those NY resolutions) with 15 PBs achieved. Maybe this was because, as luck would have it, despite the community celebrations at the venue the previous night, everybody made it home so there were no cross country hurdles to overcome. For one family, the weather was still perfect, being on a visit to Perth from their home of Manchester, and rocking their club shirts from their UK parkruns.
UK visitors proudly rocking their club shirts
For all of the mornings photos, go HERE.
Mark WILLETT (SM35-39) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was first over the line in 19:54 - first time in 3 appearances.
Samuel EAVES (JM15-19) (Unattached) was second over the line in 23:19.
James EAVES (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third (5th overall) over the line in 23:57.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robert GOODALL (Unattached) 2009 pts.
David VEHLOW (Unattached) 1876 pts.
Scot RUNDELL (Unattached) 1826 pts.
Jody MCGILL (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (third overall) over the line in 23:30 - first time in 2 appearances.
Alicia KILMINSTER (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (4th overall) over the line in 23:55 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Katrina MORRIS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (9th overall) over the line in 25:26.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Teresa CARRUTHERS (Unattached) 2666 pts.
Shirley REYNOLDS (Unattached) 2290 pts.
Misaki BAXTER (Unattached) 2080 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Roy BECKETT (VM75-79) was graded 68.93% for the time 28:32 (25th overall).
Mark WILLETT (SM35-39) was graded 68.09% for the time 19:54 (first overall).
Alicia KILMINSTER (VW45-49) was graded 67.04% for the time 23:55 (4th overall).
This week there were 90 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different athletics clubs took part.
Rockingham parkrun started on 27th April 2013, and since then 987 different runners, including participants from 22 athletics clubs, have completed 4,273 runs covering a total distance of 21,365 km, and there have been 1,192 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.