Ring in the New Year 2020 at Durham, NC parkrun

Durham, NC parkrun will again host an extra special parkrun on January first to help us get a year of fitness started off right. Besides more running in 2020, we could all use more sleep, so we will start running on this occasion at 10am, rather than the usual 8am start. Mark it on your calendars, get to bed right after the acorn drops, and we'll see you at 10am on January 1 at Southern Boundaries Park!

 

No Durham, NC parkrun for Thanksgiving 2019

Durham, NC parkrun will not be hosting a Thanksgiving event. Please refer to www.parkrun.us to see a list of events that will be participating, and consider doing some parkrun tourism or join in a local turkey trot to get some miles in before the feasting begins!

 

CANCELLED: Durham, NC parkrun on September 15

Due to Hurricane Florence and the forecasts for heavy rain, very strong winds, and downed trees and other storm debris, the safest plan seems to be cancelling this Saturday's parkrun. Please spread the word to parkrunners who you know are not on Facebook, and feel free to post this notification to any and all social media that you use.

Please check back before our September 22 event for updates on trail conditions. Be safe, friends!

 

Durham, NC parkrun Event #232: New Year’s Day 2018

This week 23 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 1 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 2 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 4 volunteers:

Julie Elizabeth MESSINA • Philip MOLLOY • Mark NICHOLS • Chris WALKER

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

The female record is held by Lindsey SCHERF who recorded a time of 17:04 on 26th December 2015 (event number 129).
The male record is held by Angus HOLFORD who recorded a time of 15:49 on 25th March 2017 (event number 192).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine WIDES who recorded 89.21% (22:43) on 5th October 2013 (event number 15).

Durham NC parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 1,131 participants have completed 5,665 parkruns covering a total distance of 28,325 km, including 816 new Personal Bests.

 

Durham, NC parkrun Event #231

This week 24 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 1 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 2 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 4 volunteers:

Julie Elizabeth MESSINA • Melinda BEAVER • Gordon KEELER • Rob CREIGHTON

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

The female record is held by Lindsey SCHERF who recorded a time of 17:04 on 26th December 2015 (event number 129).
The male record is held by Angus HOLFORD who recorded a time of 15:49 on 25th March 2017 (event number 192).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine WIDES who recorded 89.21% (22:43) on 5th October 2013 (event number 15).

Durham NC parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 1,125 participants have completed 5,642 parkruns covering a total distance of 28,210 km, including 815 new Personal Bests.

 

New Year’s Day parkrun

Start 2018 off with a bang and a 5k by joining us at our regular location at Southern Boundaries Park in Durham, NC, for a special New Year's Day event. We'll get started at 10am to allow for a little extra sleep. Come out and join us for a good time and a fun and healthy way to kick off 2018!

Just a note that it's going to be chilly on Monday, so please come appropriately dressed with extra layers for bundling up after the run. See you there, and Happy New Year!

 

Durham, NC parkrun Event #206

Durham NC parkrun
Event number 206
8th July 2017

This week 36 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 5 volunteers:

Julie Elizabeth MESSINA • Heiko RATH • Gordon KEELER • Jack VAIL • Bob WALLACE

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

Male placings:
Alan KELLY (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:57 - 15th time in 60 appearances.
Eric BISHOP (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 21:04.
Simon GAY (VM45-49) of Tailenders, was third over the line in 21:24.

Female placings:
Samone FRANZESE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (4th overall) over the line in 22:11 - first appearance.
Olivia GREGORY (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (5th overall) over the line in 22:48 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Catherine SLACK (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (7th overall) over the line in 23:38.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Alan KELLY (VM45-49) – 72.18% for the time 19:57 (first overall).
Richard WEINBERG (VM70-74) – 67.82% for the time 26:00 (10th overall).
Simon GAY (VM45-49) – 67.29% for the time 21:24 (third overall).

The female record is held by Lindsey SCHERF who recorded a time of 00:17:04 on 26th December 2015 (event number 129).
The male record is held by Angus HOLFORD who recorded a time of 00:15:49 on 25th March 2017 (event number 192).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine WIDES who recorded 89.21% (22:43) on 5th October 2013 (event number 15).

Durham NC parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 908 participants have completed 4,751 parkruns covering a total distance of 23,755 km, including 701 new Personal Bests.

 

Durham, NC parkrun Event #136 – February 20, 2016

It was a big day at parkrun today as we saw first-time Durham, NC parkrunner Gavin Finlay set a new course record of 16:33, just 2 seconds faster than the previous record held since 2014 by Fred Ward. Well done, Gavin!

Congratulations are also in order for Cameron Kelly on the occasion of his 10th run - that's a big deal for these young parkrunners - and his 5th PR, which he earned by besting his last PR by more than a minute! Cameron worked really hard to get here, and we look forward to many more runs with him.

There was something in the air this morning that made many run a bit faster. It could be the hint of spring, or it could be that it was a full 18°F warmer than it was last Saturday and felt positively balmy at 47°F. Besides Cameron Kelly's PR, others with new personal records were Rebeca Cabrera, Kim Cerillo (and on her second ever parkrun!), Pete Rubinas, Anne Vail (a PR after so many runs - 58 in total - is something to cherish), Chris Walker, and Richard Weinberg. Congratulations to these 7 brilliant runners and to all those who may not have set a personal record but still achieved what they set out to this morning.

Record-setter Gavin Finlay was one of our newbies. Also running with us for the first time was Jim Cunningham. Welcome, guys, and we hope you'll both be back!

Thank you to our volunteers Gordon Keeler, Julie Messina, William Schmitz, Kendra Stumpf, Jack VailMartin Warters, and Carlos Webb. Y'all make this thing happen!

Male placings:
Gavin FINLAY (VM35-39) of Sportsworld, was first over the line in 16:33 - first appearance.
Will ERICSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:57 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Brian TAJLILI (SM30-34) of Carolina Godiva Track Club, was third over the line in 19:24 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gordon KEELER (Carolina Godiva Track Club) 2737 pts.
David CROMER (Carolina Godiva Track Club) 2409 pts.
Eric WARD (Unattached) 2000 pts.

Female placings:
Denise LARSON (VW55-59) of Carolina Godiva Track Club, was first (16th overall) over the line in 26:46 - 5th time in 26 appearances.
Melinda BEAVER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (18th overall) over the line in 28:17 - has been first to finish on 13 previous occasions.
Karyn KELLY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 28:52.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Melinda BEAVER (Unattached) 2514 pts.
Anne VAIL (Unattached) 2415 pts.
Janet CROMER (Carolina Godiva Track Club) 2401 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Gavin FINLAY (VM35-39) was graded 79.66% for the time 16:33 (first overall).
Alan KELLY (VM45-49) was graded 72.08% for the time 19:49 (4th overall).
David CROMER (VM65-69) was graded 72.04% for the time 24:12 (11th overall).

This week there were 32 runners, of whom 2 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different athletics clubs took part.

Durham NC parkrun started on 29th June 2013, and since then 569 different runners, including participants from 43 athletics clubs, have completed 2,519 runs covering a total distance of 12,595 km, and there have been 478 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 Gavin FINLAY who ran in a time of 00:16:33 on 2016-02-20 (event number 136).
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.

 

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.

 

Durham, NC parkrun Event #127 – December 12, 2015

Highlights from today's parkrun are below. Thanks to volunteers Gordon Keeler, Julie Messina, Martin Warters, and William Schmitz for helping today!

Congratulations to Cameron Kelly, Luca Schira, and Richard Weinberg on your PRs today! And a big Durham, NC welcome to brand new parkrun finishers Jacob Sternfeld and Stephanie Susann, along with parkrun tourist Hunter Dodds. Thanks for making us a part of your Saturday morning.

Male placings:
Will ERICSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:44 - 7th time in 11 appearances.
Robert FITAK (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:50 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Hunter DODDS (VM35-39) of Secret Rocky Runners, was third over the line in 19:44.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gordon KEELER (Carolina Godiva Track Club) 1916 pts.
David CROMER (Carolina Godiva Track Club) 1666 pts.
Kirk BAKER (Unattached) 1507 pts.

Female placings:
Kendra STUMPF (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 23:37 - second time in 12 appearances.
Denise LARSON (VW55-59) of Carolina Godiva Track Club, was second (13th overall) over the line in 27:27 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Kim DONICA (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (15th overall) over the line in 28:02.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Melinda BEAVER (Unattached) 1833 pts.
Anne VAIL (Unattached) 1654 pts.
Janet CROMER (Carolina Godiva Track Club) 1634 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
David CROMER (VM65-69) was graded 70.60% for the time 24:26 (8th overall).
Kendra STUMPF (VW45-49) was graded 69.30% for the time 23:37 (7th overall).
Robert FITAK (SM30-34) was graded 69.03% for the time 18:50 (second overall).

This week there were 27 runners, of whom 3 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 2 different athletics clubs took part.

Durham NC parkrun started on 29th June 2013, and since then 536 different runners, including participants from 40 athletics clubs, have completed 2,274 runs covering a total distance of 11,370 km, and there have been 456 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Amanda LOPICCOLO who ran in a time of 00:17:57 on 2014-06-28 (event number 53).
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.

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