Event #144, 2nd July 2016

What a wonderful morning for a parkrun....a brisk 0 degrees (or -1, I've heard both reports), frost, NO wind....perfect!

Our volunteers were all rugged up for the morning. Thankyou to Jayne keeping the times, Kelly handing out the finish tokens, Autumn scanning the barcodes, Caitlyn (and her beautiful puppy) filled the tailrunner spot. A special thankyou to Joseph who braved the cold lonely conditions at the weir to cheer you on and dispense high 5s. And when you check out our fantastic photos today, they are from the fabulous Annie.

We always love having new parkrunners and visitors, but when they come on a frosty winter morning we feel truly honoured. We welcomed two new parkrunners, Rachel and Stella, and David visited from Chermside parkrun.

We celebrated two milestones.....one of our Run Directors, Karen, ran her 100th parkrun. One of our volunteers extra-ordinaire Ross was joined by a tribe of superheroes to run his 50th parkrun. Congratulations to both of you.

Ellena MacDonald (and beautiful Gypsy) is our parkrunner of the month for June, receiving a lovely parkrun keyring. Our volunteer of the month for June is Imelda Bacon, the recipient of a coffee and cake voucher from Urban Mist Speciality Coffees.



We had some great PBs this week. If you are chasing a faster parkrun time, next week is for you....it's pacer week! We are seeking someone to pace at 22.5 min, 25 min, 27.5 min and 30 min. We have a 20 min pacer locked and loaded. If you are keen to pace some runners to a PB please let us know.

Enjoy your weekend. Linda (your Run Director)

Male placings:
Darcy MEEK (JM15-17) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:58 - 29th time in 70 appearances.
Patrick SINNOTT (VM50-54) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:10 - has been first to finish on 20 previous occasions.
Wayne SCHNITZERLING (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 21:37.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Tom BROWNE (Unattached) 3643 pts.
Anthony RYE (five30runners) 3453 pts.
Justin NOLAN (Unattached) 3129 pts.

Female placings:
Brianna MULLALY (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 22:39 - 20th time in 31 appearances.
Karen WELSH (VW45-49) of five30runners, was second (7th overall) over the line in 24:36 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.
Avril BROWN (VW40-44) of five30runners, was third (14th overall) over the line in 26:03 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kelly NIELSEN (Unattached) 3706 pts.
Robyn RYE (Unattached) 3226 pts.
Jill YEAMAN (Unattached) 3135 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Patrick SINNOTT (VM50-54) was graded 73.14% for the time 20:10 (second overall).
Darcy MEEK (JM15-17) was graded 71.18% for the time 18:58 (first overall).
Brianna MULLALY (JW11-14) was graded 69.39% for the time 22:39 (5th overall).

This week there were 50 runners, of whom 1 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different athletics clubs took part.

Warwick parkrun started on 7th September 2013, and since then 1,148 different runners, including participants from 41 athletics clubs, have completed 9,715 runs covering a total distance of 48,575 km, and there have been 1,706 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Soph FOLLETT who ran in a time of 00:19:25 on 2016-05-14 (event number 138).
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.