Parkrun round up for 04/11/2017 and a new club record set.

Here is a round up of this weekend’s action from the various parkrun’s.

Brighton & Hove parkrun

Hove Park seemed to be the parkrun to head to for some fine results as three were no less than three new PB’s set here.

Coming home as first male was Craig Isaac in 19.04.

Coming home as first female was Rachael Barker in 21.44. This was also a new PB for Rachael as she beat her previous best of 22.06 set just 5 weeks ago. Excellent progress being made here and I’m sure that there will another one before the year is out.

Next on the PB train is Marc Steene who nabbed his new PB time of 19.39 which incredibly beat his previous best of 19.44 set way back before the wheel was invented in August 2014. The best things come to those who wait.

Completing the hat trick was Joannah Arias in 22.02 and beating her previous best of 23.03 set back in December 2016. It’s wonderful to see Joannah making a new bench mark for herself and she has found herself, in her words, a little off form as of late however she has had some great track sessions of late and nice to see them paying off now.

Hove Promenade parkrun

Plenty of Areneez took to the seaside here and the picks of the bunch went to

Michael Barker as first Arena man home in 18.22 and 3rd overall and 1st Arena lady home was Tara Shanahan in 20.37 and 2nd female overall.

Bevendean Down parkrun

The sole representation here came from Caroline wood who was 1st female home in 22.20.

Worthing parkrun

First male home for Arena came from Dan Vaughan in 19.08 with first female home for Arena coming from the Louise Payne in 23.12.

Preston Park parkrun

We’ve saved this one until last as this is a bit of a special one but before we get onto that we say well done to Luke Carter who bagged his new shiny PB badge with a time of 19.24 beating his previous 19.28 set just 3 weeks ago. Luke has now PB’d here three times in the last 7 weeks so hitting form presently.

The first Arena man home and 2nd overall was Al Silvester in 17.36 and good to see Al making solid progression from his recent injury problem.

We now get to the very special result of the day which came from Chris Naylor. Chris was first lady home for Arena and 4th lady overall in a time of 21.56 which is her fastest time here in a year. However with that time came a new club record for this course in the form of the age grading record.

Chris was previously in 2nd place sitting behind Caroline Hoyte but with her new age grading result of 91.03%, this now places her on top of the leader board. The 91.03% is also the highest age grading result ever as Chris also tops the all-time age grading table as well. Did you know that Arena ladies have 5 in the top 10 age grading results overall and they all come from our VET’s ladies.

Huge congratulations to Chris and here is the new ladies age grading table for Preston Park parkrun.

Age grading
1 Chris Naylor – 91.03%
2 Caroline Hoyte – 90.58%
3 Julie Briggs – 89.16%
4 Nicky Yeates – 87.96%
5 Caroline Wood – 87.78%

Looking around the country at the other parkruns going on;

Frimley Lodge parkrun

Emily Hutchinson was 1st female in a time of 19.36.


East Grinstead parkrun

Arena’s token here came from Tristan Sharp, who it seems is trying to bank every parkrun in the southeast. Tris was 4th with 22.50.

Chichester parkrun

Arena was represented by Michelle Saunders who came home as 27th lady in 30.00.

Hereford parkrun

Shawn Buck headed west and was 46th in 25.37.

Congratulations to all of those who PB’d this weekend and well done to everyone else on some fine running out there this weekend with many I know were very close to their previous best.