Kingston Parkrun Grand Prix 12: 16th April 2011

Third chance of five, with a bumper turn out. Marcus and Joe continue to go more quickly each week, with Marcus’ sprint finish again seeing Joe off near the finish. Ed Brunskill prompted us all to want some of whatever he was having with a 5k pb the week after a marathon, closely followed by the boy wonder Steve Watkins, with Jon Neal improving on his previous week’s time just behind.

Maggie Stacey made a return to racing with an unofficial time of 20:48 – having registered 4 years ago, this was Maggie’s first parkrun, so the barcode is a newfangled development. Jane Calderbank was beaten by her sister to the victory but still inspired to take over 30 seconds off her best.

David Pimm was another to improve his time despite having a marathon in his legs, while Kevin Stone, Grant Davison and Kevin Furlong all set 5k pbs. Congratulations to Kevin Stone for finally besting the 60% mark on the age-graded score, too.

26.2 runners finished in clusters. I was able to keep Jon and Steve just about in sight to keep our sweep of positions 3-8, while Mark, Jane and Don, Kevin and Grant and Greg, Neil and Kevin all finished in groups – Neil and Kevin inseparable in time, too.

Matthew Pritchard ran well with buggy and baby, hampered also by the t-shirt I’d foisted on him at the start thanks to a just-in-time arrival. A thought from the football highlights later – has anyone ever seen him and ‘Frank Lampard’ in the same room?

The only change in the tables is my nipping ahead of Steve into third in the past the post table. Updated versions in the downloads section.

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Marcus DINARDO 18:19 72.43% 3 New PB!
4 Joseph CHANG 18:25 70.59% 4 New PB!
5 Edward BRUNSKILL 18:35 71.39% 5 New PB!
6 Steve WATKINS 18:39 72.12% 6 First Timer!
7 Jonathan NEAL 18:51 71.88% 7 New PB!
8 John MATTHEWS 19:00 70.79% 8 PB stays at 00:18:34
11 David PIMM 20:08 73.84% 11 New PB!
16 Maggie STACEY 20:48      
18 Mark SMITHSON 21:07 62.83% 17 New PB!
19 Jane CALDERBANK 21:32 68.81% 2 New PB!
20 Don ESSLEMONT 21:46 68.30% 18 PB stays at 00:21:21
25 Kevin STONE 23:09 60.33% 23 New PB!
26 Grant DAVISON 23:22 56.78% 24 New PB!
32 Greg WHITEMAN 23:59 58.23% 29 First Timer!
33 Neil SUNDERLAND 24:00:00 66.25% 30 PB stays at 00:23:53
34 Kevin FURLONG 24:00:00 58.61% 31 New PB!
36 Matthew PRITCHARD 24:50:00 53.09% 33 First Timer!
50 Lizzie Ruth WILSON 29:53:00 57.33% 9 New PB!
57 Jacqueline CHANG 37:40:00 39.38% 13

PB stays at 00:23:49

Top of the tables

 

PTP  
Dominic Collier 175
Joe Chang 164
John Matthews 151
Steve Watkins 145
David Pimm 124
   
AG  
Dominic Collier 173
David Pimm 173
Joe Chang 145
Steve Watkins 142
John Matthews 138
   
PTP  
Zoe Ashcroft 173
Aimee Billington 158
Sarah Pettefer 151
Jacqueline Chang 134
Ann Bath 133
   
AG  
Ann Bath 175
Zoe Ashcroft 160
Aimee Billington 151
Sarah Pettefer 147
Jacqueline Chang 119