Tuesday, 18 December 2012

parkrun stats of the week - 15th December 2012

The parkrun statistics of note for this week are:
191 parkrun events run (up 10 on last week)
17,966 runners (down 538 on last week)
The colder weather in the UK is certainly having an effect on attendance fugures.

The average number of runners per parkrun event run was: 94 (down 8 on last week).
7 events recorded a new record attendance this week, as follows:

Event  Record Attendance  
Cornwall Park82
Darlington South Park137
North Beach81
Richmond Park451

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 attendance this week was 714 at Bushy Park. No surprise there. Bushy parkrun still holds the global attendance record for a single event of 1000.

The lowest attendance this week was 4 at Nibe parkrun.

6 new male course records set this week (1 more than last week):
Athlete  Time  
Ashton CourtDan RODGERS16:37
CongletonRoger ALSOP17:13
CoomeraJason GERAGHTY15:48
Cornwall ParkHayden Lloyd SHEARMAN17:09
Darlington South ParkDean NEWTON16:47
North LakesGreg WEBSTER16:57

10 new female course records set this week (4 more than last week, the women won yet again this week!):
Event  Athlete  Time  
CongletonKatie SAMUELSON21:03
Cornwall ParkKatrin GOTTSCHALK20:39
Darlington South ParkKatie NOBLE20:32
North LakesHelen STANTON18:39
SandgateLucy CARVALHO21:39
South BankBritney MCMULLEN18:07
MalahideAngela MCCANN18:17
RushcliffeLou COLLINS19:16
BexleyHolly PAGE19:53
GuildfordJoanna KLAPTOCZ19:28

An impressive 71 runners (up 18 on last week) ran times under 17 minutes this week.
11 of these (up 7 on last week) run under 16 minutes! 5 of those fastest 11 coming at Poole parkrun.

Event  Athlete  Time  
PooleChris POWNER14:58
PooleMatthew FAYERS15:03
EdinburghAndrew DOUGLAS15:25
Bushy ParkBradley GOATER15:29
AlbertWondiye Fikre INDELBU15:33
Bushy ParkNathan WHITE15:40
PooleMatthew BENNETT15:44
PooleAlan MURCHISON15:46
CoomeraJason GERAGHTY15:48
HuddersfieldRichard ANDERSON15:54
PooleJacek CIELUSZECKI15:56

The fastest parkrunner in the World this week was by Chris Powner running 14:58 at Poole parkrun.

The top age grade performance this week was by Lucy Elliott who ran 17:30 in the VW45-49 category at Poole parkrun, recording a 91.62% Age Grade in the process. Very impressive!

42 parkrun freedom runs were recorded this week. The fastest freedom run recorded the week was 18:38 by Ian Wilkinson (that's me!) at Coventry parkrun on 13th December 2012.

Other facts and figures:
- 10 new clubs were represented at parkrun for the first time this week.
- 250,393 different people have now completed at least one parkrun. Breaking through the 250,000 mark at the weekend!
- 195 different parkrun venues have been run. The 200th should happen early in the new year.

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