South Bank parkrun
Gerry is a South Bank pacemaker!
Event number 77 – 26th April 2014
It’s been a few weeks since we've written a run report. But We thought, what better reason for a return to run reporting than to celebrate the day Gerry Docherty joins the 100 Club? Gerry is the first South Bank parkrunner to reach 100 runs and has run most of these on the Town Moor in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. But in May 2013 Gerry began running with us in Brisbane where he finds the weather a whole lot more pleasant… but harder to run PBs in the humidity Always the underspoken one, for a moment we thought Gerry wouldn’t turn up to run his 100th this week. But at the last minute he appeared, much to the disappointment of those to whom Gareth had just promised a piece of the superb ‘100’ cake, baked by the fabulous and ever present member of the event team Deb Khan.
This parkrunday, we were joined by 294 parkrunners, 124 of whom were female (42% of our total attendance), 126 (43%) were male, 183 (39%) were male and 44 (15%) forgot their barcode. A whopping 58 people (19.7%) achieved PBs! Great work folks!
South Bank parkrun now has 5901 registered parkrunners, which makes us 39th largest parkrun in terms of registrations out of 408 parkruns across the globe!
New members of the 10 Club
Congratulations to Meg Henderson who ran her 10th parkrun. Please look out for the 10 Club certificate which will be coming your way!
No new members of the 50 club this week, but they’re lining up and will be coming thick and fast over the coming weeks.
Big thanks to our fantastic volunteers on the day, who were
Brook ANDERSON • Elisa CAO • Emily RAINBIRD • Emma JACKSON • Guy CARPENTER • Jake CAO • Jane CHAPPELL • Moray SKILLING • Nicola SMITH • Peter D'ABBS • Reece ANDERSON • Sara MESSAGE • Sarah BAKER • Stormy BAKER • Thanh CAO
Special mention goes to Guy Carpenter who did a fantastic job on the camera!
If you’d like to volunteer, please get in touch with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a full volunteer roster for next week (3 May), but need a few people on 10 May, and quite few on the weeks that follow. Rest assured all the volunteering positions are easy and you even get 100 points towards your annual points total (up to a maximum of 3000 points in the year).
After reviewing the photos taken by Guy this week, I couldn't help but include this one of our regular junior Polly. I think you'll agree that it's an absolutely super photo, capturing the moment perfectly.
An unknown runner was first.
Greg BEERLING (VM35-39) of The Run Inn Brisbane, was second over the line in 18:02.
Andrew JENKINSON (VM40-44) was third over the line in 18:45 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew JENKINSON 2222 pts.
Chris HILL 1874 pts.
Mitchell TESCH 1394 pts.
Sam JONES (VW35-39) was first (43rd overall) over the line in 22:47 - second time in 34 appearances.
Jet KENTER (SW25-29) was second (46th overall) over the line in 23:00.
Megan BARKER (SW25-29) was third (52nd overall) over the line in 23:27.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sam JONES 1960 pts.
Saffron FIRKINS 1546 pts.
Katelyn Nicole JOZEPS 1485 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Greg BEERLING (VM35-39) was graded 74.58% for the time 18:02 (second overall).
Andrew JENKINSON (VM40-44) was graded 73.33% for the time 18:45 (third overall).
Wayne ANDREWS (VM50-54) was graded 70.29% for the time 20:59 (26th overall).
This week there were 294 runners, of whom 44 were first timers. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.
South Bank parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 5,121 different runners, including participants from 131 athletics clubs, have completed 23,395 runs covering a total distance of 116,975 km, and there have been 5,257 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Felicity ABRAM who ran in a time of 00:17:26 on 2013-03-02 (event number 17).
The men's record is held by Liam WOOLLETT who ran in a time of 00:15:25 on 2013-11-02 (event number 51).
The Age Grade course record is held by Louisa ABRAM who recorded a 92.81% run (18:46) on 26th October 2013 (event number 50).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the South Bank parkrun Results Page.