Warwick parkrun #137, May 7th 2016

It's the start of May and we got the first glimpse of the cooler weather that we will be running in over the next couple of months. It was a foggy start, with a few runners considering windscreen wipers may have been useful accessories on their glasses!

We were happy to welcome visitors from the Gold Coast and Toowoomba, as well as five first timers. There were 78 runners this morning, 10 of whom recorded PBs so there were quite a few happy runners.

Next week will be a Pacer Week, with our pacers keeping us steady on times from 30 minutes and below. Our 30+ pacer week was well received last week and we are definitely looking to run another of these in the next couple of months. We are 14 days away from our biggest local running event, the Warwick Pentathrun. Due to the need for the half marathon to share our course that day, there will be no Warwick parkrun on Saturday 21 May.

Details for the run today are as follows:

Male placings:
Adam FOX (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:34 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
Darcy MEEK (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:52 - has been first to finish on 25 previous occasions.
Patrick SINNOTT (VM50-54) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:00 - has been first to finish on 20 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tom BROWNE (Unattached) 2983 pts.
Anthony RYE (five30runners) 2929 pts.
Justin NOLAN (Unattached) 2683 pts.

Female placings:
Vickie VIRGEN (VW55-59) (Unattached) was first (16th overall) over the line in 24:36 - second time in 51 appearances.
Eliana JONES (JW11-14) of five30runners, was second (18th overall) over the line in 25:25 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Kelly NIELSEN (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 25:33 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kelly NIELSEN (Unattached) 3228 pts.
Robyn RYE (Unattached) 2730 pts.
Eliana JONES (five30runners) 2628 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Patrick SINNOTT (VM50-54) was graded 73.75% for the time 20:00 (third overall).
Vickie VIRGEN (VW55-59) was graded 73.58% for the time 24:36 (16th overall).
Adam FOX (VM35-39) was graded 71.01% for the time 18:34 (first overall).

This week there were 78 runners, of whom 5 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different athletics clubs took part.

Warwick parkrun started on 7th September 2013, and since then 1,125 different runners, including participants from 38 athletics clubs, have completed 9,316 runs covering a total distance of 46,580 km, and there have been 1,647 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Soph FOLLETT who ran in a time of 00:19:29 on 2015-07-11 (event number 94).
The male record is held by Matt MACDONALD who ran in a time of 00:16:50 on 2015-02-21 (event number 76).
The Age Grade course record is held by Soph FOLLETT who recorded a 82.31% run (19:47) on 15th February 2014 (event number 24).

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