There were 57 runners at West Coast Park parkrun this week, which just happened to be exactly the same as East Coast Park parkrun. The reason I happen to know this is that I helped out on Saturday at ECP parkrun. I was well behaved though and didn't tell them that "West is best" as part of my ECP run briefing, although I may have let this slip a few times at coffee afterwards. It is pleasing to see our young parkrun growing and still attracting newcomers; this week we had 21 first timers and 17 parkrunners recorded new Personal Bests.
As always we would like to thank the volunteers who made this event happen, without parkrunners giving up their time (and possibly their weekly parkrun), we would not be able to hold the event: Agnieszka BANAS, Andy BRUCKNER, John CHEAL, Caroline CHENARD, Jessica CLENDENNING, Celine CONJARD, Nigel DAWSON, Julie WATKINSON.
Another five records toppled this week. A shout out to Mark Dyson who has broken the record for VM50-54 for the third time with 21:06. The other records to fall were:
- VM35-39 Pablo DIAGO 18:09
- SW30-34 Charmaine CHAN 25:24
- SM18-19 Miles PARIS 21:52
- JM11-14 Taichi YAMASHITA 20:18
You can see the full list of age-category records at http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/results/agecategoryrecords/ .
Congratulations to the seventeen returning runners who achieved new West Coast Park parkrun Personal Bests:
- Pablo DIAGO 18:09
- Jin-Kai CHNG 19:17
- Simon WATKINSON 20:28
- Yuichi SUGA 21:01
- Mark DYSON 21:06
- Enola DE SMET 21:44
- Miles PARIS 21:52
- Geoff LAMBROU 21:57
- Harold OR 22:05
- Rich NEISH 23:57
- Faizal JUMADI 25:02
- Charmaine CHAN 25:24
- Patricia SANZ 25:47
- Xavier HAMONIC 26:13
- Peter YUNG-HOK 26:13
- Naomi DAWSON 29:11
- Rosie LAMBROU 30:47
See you all on Saturday for Event #11.
Five IMPORTANT things to tell potential first timers among your friends:
1. Register and print off a barcode a day or two before your first event. No barcode unfortunately means no time will be recorded.
2. Stick to the left of the path during the event and be mindful of other path users.
3. All parkrunners volunteer. Parkrun relies on volunteers to stage each event.
4. Have fun. You are only competing against yourself. Everyone's a winner at parkrun.
5. ... and don't forget to bring your PRINTED barcode !!
Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:09 - 4th time in 7 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Jin-Kai CHNG (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:17.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John CHEAL (Mount Sinai Striders) 889 pts.
Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 796 pts.
Geoff LAMBROU (Unattached) 722 pts.
Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 21:44 - first time in 2 appearances.
Cathy FRASER (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 24:08.
Tanja DE JONGHE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 24:52.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 781 pts.
Caroline CHENARD (Unattached) 643 pts.
Julie WATKINSON (Singapore Shufflers) 587 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Alan BLACK (VM60-64) was graded 80.52% for the time 20:27 (7th overall).
Conor DELAHUNTY (VM45-49) was graded 74.96% for the time 19:22 (4th overall).
Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) was graded 73.47% for the time 21:44 (14th overall).
West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 257 different runners, including participants from 23 athletics clubs, have completed 503 runs covering a total distance of 2,515 km, and there have been 108 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Indira PATEL who ran in a time of 00:18:15 on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Creighton CONNOLLY who ran in a time of 00:17:22 on 28th January 2017 (event number 9).
The Age Grade course record is held by Indira PATEL who recorded a 86.12% run (18:15) on 10th December 2016 (event number 2).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the West Coast Park parkrun Results Page.