Tuesday, 8 January 2013

parkrun stats of the week...5th January 2013

The parkrun statistics of note for this week are:

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:

Event  Record Attendance  
Black Park412
Bushy Park1051
Finsbury Park154
Frimley Lodge329
Mile End83
St Albans240

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):
Athlete  Time  
Albert MelbourneThomas DO CANTO15:32
BarnstapleDan MAPP17:29
FallsEoin MULLAN17:26
MalahideDavy BYRNE16:15
RedcarShaun O'GRADY16:04
Sunrise-on-SeaSteve ANDERSON22:27
TorrensJacob COCKS15:33
WynnumWerner BOTHA16:52

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:
Event  Athlete  Time  
BarnstapleSamantha STEVENSON23:29
RedcarKath ASPIN20:04
Sunrise-on-SeaCarly LOUW03:21
TorrensTasmin MCMAHON17:02
CongletonSharon JOHNSTONE19:27
SandgateJenny CONLON20:12
Alice HoltSarah HILL19:17
Frimley LodgeMona JAPPINEN18:02
ConkersElaine SHERWIN16:43
WhitleyBayAlison DARGIE18:42
DewsburyHannah OLDROYD19:50
BrabrandKatrine Louise SVANE19:25

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.

Event  Athlete  Time  
AlbertWondiye Fikre INDELBU15:24
NewyScott WESTCOTT15:29
Albert MelbourneThomas DO CANTO15:32
TorrensJacob COCKS15:33
Brighton & HoveDimosthenis EVANGELIDIS15:42
Bushy ParkRichard KOWENICKI15:48
CardiffStephen PATERSON15:54
GinninderraMatthew FENECH15:56
CardiffJerome EDWARDS15:58
AberdeenBarney PHILLIPS15:59

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  
BurgessBrian MAILLARDET18:02VM60-6492.14%
ConkersElaine SHERWIN16:43VW40-4492.02%
SwindonPeter MOLLOY17:56VM60-6491.82%
TorrensMaureen MOYLE20:01VW55-5991.67%
HullGavin DALTON17:33VM55-5990.60%
AberdeenCarolyn MILNE19:19VW50-5490.16%

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!

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