191 parkrun events run (up 4 on last week)
27,783 runners (up 9,817 on last week) NEW parkrun weekly record attendance!
I think the combination of New Year's resolutions and slightly warmer and drier weather in the UK played it's part in this incredible new record attendance.
The average number of runners per parkrun event run was: 145.5 (up 50 on last week).
An amazing 29 events recorded a new record attendance this week, as follows:
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 (a timer's RSI inducing) 1051 at Bushy Park, setting a new attendance record for a single parkrun event in the process. This eclipsed the previous record attendance of 1000, which was also held by Bushy parkrun.
The lowest attendance this week was 2 at Hillerod parkrun.
8 new male course records set this week (2 more than last week):
|Albert Melbourne||Thomas DO CANTO||15:32|
12 new female course records set this week (2 more than last week) After letting the men get the upper-hand last week, the women certainly had the better of it on the course record front again this week:
53 runners (down 18 on last week) ran times under 17 minutes this week. Cardiff parkrun providing the most, with 5 in the sub 17 club this week. 10 of these 53 runners (down 1 on last week) run under 16 minutes!
The fastest parkrunner in the World this week was Wondiye Fikre INDELBU running 15:24 at Albert parkrun.
The top age grade performance this week was by Brian MAILLARDET who ran 18:02 in the VM60-64 category at Burgess parkrun, recording a 92.14% Age Grade in the process. Very impressive!
|Event||Athlete||Time||Age Group||Age Grade|
59 parkrun freedom runs were recorded last week. The fastest freedom run recorded was 20:35 by Jamie Wilson at Gateshead parkrun on 2nd January 2013.
Other facts and figures...
With the incredible record turnout at the weekend, jointly all parkrunners broke through 3 significant milestones, as follows:
- Between us all, over 2 million runs have now been completed!
- That means that we have collectively run over 10 million kilometres!
- And coincidentally, the total time that it has taken us to run that distance, has now passed through the 100 years mark!