Run report #14 West Coast Park parkrun

This week was cool and calm and the only incident was the squirrel that missed its footing in the tree and fell from a large tree onto a parkrunner; we are still trying to establish who was the more shocked.  Thankfully no injuries to either party and an incident free West Coast Park parkrun is the way we like them.

Two milestones this week with Creighton Connolly running his 50th parkrun and Will Singer running his 10th junior parkrun.  Will also topped this off with a PB, while Creighton missed his and the West Coast Park parkrun record by 1 second, we know he will get it next time.

17 first timers joined us this week, they were just a bit shy at the race briefing, but welcome again.  We also had visitors from Cardiff, Wales this week.  The cool weather with rain threatening did not put off the parkrunners and a nice field of 65 turned up, they must have seen it as ideal running weather as we had 21 new Personal Bests.  Well done to:

  • Conor DELAHUNTY 18:54
  • Mark BUSSELL 22:40
  • Charmaine CHAN 24:16
  • Vincent HO 24:58
  • David PARIS 25:05
  • Will SINGER 25:11
  • Patricia SANZ 25:13
  • Ethan DAUGHERTY 25:58
  • Lupita DE SMET 26:52
  • Krzysztof BANAS 27:11
  • Miriam DAUGHERTY 27:13
  • Ali CHAVE 27:16
  • Wee Lin GAN 28:08
  • Stephen BEGLEY 28:24
  • Laurent LEE 31:48
  • Kai Loong LEE 31:48
  • Fiena ANASTASIA 33:14
  • Ryan SIM 35:50
  • Archana BEKAL 41:54
  • Aaryan BEKAL 43:12
  • Amit BEKAL 43:13

Two age grading records also toppled this week.  Congrats to:

  • SW30-34 Charmaine CHAN 24:16
  • SW20-24 Jarin TAN 25:32

See you next week at Event #15.

Male placings:

  • Creighton CONNOLLY (SM25-29) of Singapore Shufflers, was first over the line in 17:23 - second time in 2 appearances.
  • Marcus GILES (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:48.
  • Pablo DIAGO (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:50 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
John CHEAL (Mount Sinai Striders) 1179 pts.
Pablo DIAGO (Unattached) 1094 pts.
Mark DYSON (MacRitchie 25) 1018 pts.

Female placings:

  • Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 21:21 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
  • Tanja DE JONGHE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (12th overall) over the line in 23:01.
  • Charmaine CHAN (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (16th overall) over the line in 24:16.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Julie WATKINSON (Singapore Shufflers) 861 pts.
Caroline CHENARD (Unattached) 820 pts.
Sharon COLFER (Unattached) 781 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

  • Marcus GILES (VM45-49) was graded 77.22% for the time 18:48 (second overall).
  • Conor DELAHUNTY (VM45-49) was graded 76.81% for the time 18:54 (4th overall).
  • Enola DE SMET (JW11-14) was graded 74.79% for the time 21:21 (8th overall).

West Coast Park parkrun started on 3rd December 2016, and since then 329 different runners, including participants from 30 athletics clubs, have completed 761 runs covering a total distance of 3,805 km, and there have been 207 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.