185 parkrun events run
21,882 runners (813 less than last week)
The average number of runners per parkrun event run was: 118 (down 2 on last week).
10 events recorded a new record attendance, as follows:
Sandgate parkrun there showing an impressive 119 runners for its inaugural event.
The longest standing parkrun attandance record is:
Amager Faelled 146 28/08/2010
And in the UK its:
Old Deer Park 83 15/01/2011
The highest attandance this week was 816at Bushy Park. No surprise there. Bushy parkrun still holds the global attendance record for a single event of 1000.
The lowest attandance this week was 6 at Roodeport.
12 new male course records set this week:
6 new female course records set this week:
A total of 62 runners (down 4 on last week) ran times under 17 minutes this week.
8 of these (down 4 on last week) run under 16 minutes!
The fastest parkrunner in the World this week was James P E Poole (I suspect this may be a pseudonym) running 15:03 at Braunstone parkrun.
The top age grade performance this week was by Sandra Bowers who ran 15:48 in the VW35-39 category at Newbury parkrun, recording a 95.78% age grade in the process. This is an increblie age-grade and time, but I must add that Sandra did take this last chance to run for the last parkrun permitted time assissted by two dogs (her amazing huskies). Nonetheless, you can't run that kind of time without being a pretty darn good runner.
14 parkrunners joined the 100 club this week (including Louise Ayling who has previously contributed to the parkrunfans blog).
The fastest freedom run recorded the week was:
21:43 by Ian Wilkinson (that's me!) at Coventry parkrun on 20/11/12 (I also had the second fastest, just 12 seconds slower, run back-to-back with the fastest one - get me!).