Tuesday, 11 December 2012

parkrun stats of the week - 8th December 2012

The parkrun statistics of note for this week are:
181 parkrun events run
18,504 runners (up 180 on last week)

The average number of runners per parkrun event run was: 102 (down 3 on last week).
Just 3 events recorded a new record attendance this week, as follows:
Event  Record Attendance  
Cornwall Park76

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 696 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 6 at Pymmes parkrun.

5 new male course records set this week (1 more than last week):
Athlete  Time  
AberystwythEdward DONOVAN17:10:00
Little StokeScott CAMPBELL16:45:00
SouthendDanny NORMAN16:28:00
TorrensDaniel HARTWIG16:52:00
WynnumWerner BOTHA16:56:00

6 new female course records set this week (4 less than last week, but again, the women won this week!):
Event  Athlete  Time  
SandgateLisa DINEEN21:48:00
South BankBritney MCMULLEN18:09:00
KawanaTayla CLEGG20:24:00
PortrushGemma TURLEY20:36:00
Albert MelbourneSusan KUIJKEN16:47:00
EbotseRobyn Claire KALTENBRUNN20:08:00

A total of 53 runners (up 3 on last week) ran times under 17 minutes this week.
Just 4 of these (down 2 on last week) run under 16 minutes!
Event  Athlete  Time  
RushcliffeAlastair WATSON15:07:00
St AlbansKevin SKINNER15:12:00
CityparkConnor MAGILL15:53:00
AlbertWondiye Fikre INDELBU15:53:00

The fastest parkrunner in the World this week was by Alastair Watson running 15:07 at Rushcliffe parkrun.

The top age grade performance this week was by Jane Davies who ran 21:06 in the VW60-64 category at Bushy Park parkrun, recording a 96.05% Age Grade in the process. Not that is an amazing age grading!

36 parkrun freedom runs were recorded this week. The fastest freedom run recorded the week was a ridiculous 16:56 by Werner Botha at Wynnum parkrun on 8th December 2012.

Other facts and figures:
- Last weekend saw the 15,000th parkrun event run, taking the total up to 15,077.
- 11 new clubs were represented at parkrun for the first time this week.
- 248,958 different people have now completed at least one parkrun. We should pass through the 250,000 mark this coming weekend!

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