As the safety of our parkrunners and other park users is our main responsibility I wanted to start this run report with a word of caution. This week we had a collision between a parkrunner and a bicycle, unfortunately this is our second similar incident. Neither party was at fault or seriously injured, but a word of caution to please be very aware of other people in the park especially bicycles. Please note that all under 11s must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or other designated adult of the parents' choice. This is an insurance requirement and is unfortunately a non-negotiable rule.
Now onto the brighter highlights. We had an excellent turnout of 81 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and an incredible 34 recorded new Personal Bests. I was lucky to be marshalling on the course this week so thank you to all the high fives and thanks I got from all the parkrunners, the appreciation shown to myself as a volunteer puts a spring in your step for the rest of the day. Thanks to the rest of the Agnieszka Banas, Jerome Besnaud, Naomi Dawson, Pablo Diago, Sebastian Lambert, Kate Rees-McIntyre, Anand Thiagarajan.
Four records toppled this week. Well done to:
- VW50-54 Lorena FERREIRA 26:47
- VM65-69 George FLANAGAN 34:39
- SW30-34 Charmaine CHAN 24:56
- JM10 Tom CUNNING 22:00
You can see the full list of age-category records at http://www.parkrun.sg/westcoastpark/results/agecategoryrecords/ .
Congratulations to the 31 returning runners who achieved new West Coast Park parkrun Personal Bests:
- Vincent CASANOVA 17:54
- Yoshio SETO 18:48
- Stephane OUCHOUCHE 19:13
- Alan BLACK 20:04
- Matthew SINGER 20:38
- Benjamin HANCOCK 20:41
- Enola DE SMET 20:55
- Robert AYLIFFE 21:36
- Geoff LAMBROU 21:44
- Tanja DE JONGHE 22:49
- Mark BUSSELL 23:17
- Jason HIRONS 23:19
- Santiago RUIZ-CABRERO 23:28
- Ohad ZAMIR 24:02
- Yotam ZAMIR 24:06
- Kristi LEMM 24:32
- Charmaine CHAN 24:56
- Jaime RUIZ-CABRERO 25:00
- Neil DAUGHERTY 25:05
- Dominique MEIER 25:12
- Patricia SANZ 25:19
- Will SINGER 26:36
- Lorena FERREIRA 26:47
- Graeme REID 26:50
- Miriam DAUGHERTY 28:26
- Krzysztof BANAS 28:29
- Marc MEIER 29:04
- Linda HANCOCK 29:08
- Andrew CHURCH 29:35
- Hudson ROBERTS 30:31
- Kai Loong LEE 32:28
- Laurent LEE 32:28
- Mitesh PATEL 33:36
- Hilla ZAMIR 33:52
See you all next week for Event #13.
Volunteering is part of parkrun. We would love to see new faces helping out. We still need more volunteers to step forward for our next events so please consider helping us out in order to make West Coast Park parkrun a success. Everyone who volunteers gets a terrific buzz from being part of an instant team working like clockwork to bring a parkrun to life. Volunteering is a great way to meet fellow parkrunners. There are two ways to indicate your intention to volunteer in coming weeks. First, you can approach any of our volunteers with orange bibs at the start/finish area and we will write down your details in our register. Alternatively, you can check out the http://www.parkrun.sg/Westcoastpark/futureroster/ on the West Coast Park parkrun website and then send an email to Westcoastparkoffice@parkrun.com with the dates you can help out and any preference you have for a volunteering role.
You can view a selection of photos from this event on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/westcoastparkrun.
Vincent CASANOVA (VM35-39) of Singapore Shufflers, was first over the line in 17:54 - second time in 2 appearances.
Yoshio SETO (SM30-34) of Singapore Shufflers, was second over the line in 18:48.
An unknown runner was third.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John CHEAL (Mount Sinai Striders) 1083 pts.
Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 996 pts.
Mark DYSON (MacRitchie 25) 824 pts.
Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 20:55 - second time in 3 appearances.
Eve SINGER (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 21:42 - was first to finish once before.
Tanja DE JONGHE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 22:49.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 781 pts.
Caroline CHENARD (Unattached) 720 pts.
Julie WATKINSON (Singapore Shufflers) 681 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Alan BLACK (VM60-64) was graded 82.06% for the time 20:04 (7th overall).
Tom CUNNING (JM10) was graded 77.35% for the time 22:00 (18th overall).
Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) was graded 76.33% for the time 20:55 (12th overall).
West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 296 different runners, including participants from 27 athletics clubs, have completed 638 runs covering a total distance of 3,190 km, and there have been 163 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.