Aside from our routine statistics that we report each week, we have a couple to add today the most interesting of which was the ambient temperature for this time of year. it was a balmy 65F at 1100 or for the Celcius- minded, over 18C. Shorts and singlet weather. Closely related to this statistic, and another interesting number for the middle of January was our turnout i.e., the number of participants for today’s run/walk which totalled 151. We had 35 first timers, 22 PBs and a bunch of visitors. Adding to the list of statistics, today was our 98th run at JP, which means in 2 weeks we have our 100th run so get ready to celebrate that!
It was a bit drizzly at the start but nobody minded too much as starting orders were issued and the gang took off down the hill.
A little over 18 minutes later, the first runner was seen in the person of Anthony Kariuki (SM25-29) who crossed the finish line in 18.13. He was closely followed by Chris Meehan (VM45-49) who gave it all he had got to cross the line in 18.38, a new PB for him! Very close behind in third overall place we had Bryan Petersen (SM20-25) a first timer in 18.40. Second masters after Chris Meehan, we saw Paul Davies (BAA) (VM50-54) also in an excellent time of 19.04, not far off his PB. Third masters was Lance Doherty (SRR) (VM40-44) in 19.45.
Our first lady was Gabriel Zak (SW20-24) a first timer, crossing the line in a speedy 19.34. Second place was Zoe Bern (VW35-39) in 20.57. Deena Abramson (SW25-29) came third lady in 21.05. Both Zoe and Deena also had PBs today - well done! First masters lady was Heather Barackman (VW45-49) in a great time of 23.37 and very close behind were Jeannette Robinson (VW45-49) in 23.46 ( another new PB!) and Letitia Meenan (VW50-54) in 23.48 for second and third place masters respectively
Our volunteer list included: Arnost LOBEL • Cherie TURNER • Chris MEENAN • Chrissie CONNORS • Claire MC MANUS • Dan FORWARD • Elisabeth KNUDSEN • James SMITH • Jarlath MEENAN • Jennifer SHIH • Karen ATKINSON • Kent HIRSHBERG • Lance DOHERTY • Letitia MEENAN • Liza NEUSTAETTER • Nelson KNUDSEN • Robert STEEVES • Sarah-Jo SINNOTT • Sharon TOUW • Stephan SMITH • Summer HARVEY • Wali SABUHI • Will PETERS
Thanks everyone for volunteering and participating. See everyone next week for the 99th running