Durham, NC parkrun Event #132 – January 16, 2016

Welcome to first-time runners and finishers Cynthia Lin, Marilyn MessineoPatrick Wang, and Stephanie Wilson.

Congratulations to those who earned new PRs today: Don Bryson, Crystal Burton, Annaliese Gresham, Aaron Mandel, and Deborah Springer.

A huge round of applause goes to Jack Vail on achieving his 50th parkrun finish, the first under-19 runner to do that in Durham, NC. Congratulations, Jack, and welcome to the 50 club!

Thanks to volunteers Tom Griffin, Gordon Keeler, Julie Messina, William Schmitz, and Anne Vail!

Temperature of 44°F and a dew point of 42°F for parkrun #132 in Durham, NC. (Thanks, William, for compiling the weather data for us this week and every week!)

Male placings:
Will ERICSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:48 - 9th time in 13 appearances.
Alan KELLY (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 22:02.
Patrick WANG (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 22:34.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gordon KEELER (Carolina Godiva Track Club) 2376 pts.
David CROMER (Carolina Godiva Track Club) 2040 pts.
Jason MCMAINS (Carolina Godiva Track Club) 1749 pts.

Female placings:
Deborah SPRINGER (VW40-44) of Carolina Godiva Track Club, was first (6th overall) over the line in 23:59 - first time in 8 appearances.
Annaliese GRESHAM (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (8th overall) over the line in 25:43.
Cynthia LIN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (10th overall) over the line in 26:12.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Melinda BEAVER (Unattached) 2122 pts.
Anne VAIL (Unattached) 2040 pts.
Janet CROMER (Carolina Godiva Track Club) 2017 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Chris GOULD (VM70-74) was graded 76.88% for the time 23:13 (4th overall).
David CROMER (VM65-69) was graded 71.79% for the time 24:17 (7th overall).
Denise LARSON (VW55-59) was graded 67.51% for the time 26:28 (12th overall).

This week there were 28 runners, of whom 4 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 1 athletics club took part.

Durham NC parkrun started on 29th June 2013, and since then 552 different runners, including participants from 41 athletics clubs, have completed 2,390 runs covering a total distance of 11,950 km, and there have been 465 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lindsey SCHERF who ran in a time of 00:17:04 on 2015-12-26 (event number 129).
The male record is held by Fred WARD who ran in a time of 00:16:35 on 2014-05-24 (event number 48).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine WIDES who recorded a 89.21% run (22:43) on 5th October 2013 (event number 15).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Durham NC parkrun Results Page.