Event number 22, 1st July 2017

This week 271 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Simon YATES • Wendy YATES • Therina GILARDI • Carien BEUKES • Deo-More BEUKES • Trevor BRAND • Ilse FERREIRA • Sean BRAND • Mandy BROWN • Kylie CHANDLER • Yolanda SCOTT-WILSON • Gavin SCOTT-WILSON • Janneke HEYDENRYCH • Karika POTGIETER • Marietha ERASMUS • Natasha VAN GHENT

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

Male placings:
Wayne LABUSCHAGNE (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:19 - first time in 10 appearances.
Stefan OBERHOLZER (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:20.
Brett VAN STADEN (SM18-19) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:21 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Karen COOMBER (VW50-54) of Alpha Centurion Runners & Walkers, was first (13th overall) over the line in 23:30 - second time in 2 appearances.
Dieneke BEUKES (JW10) (Unattached) was second (15th overall) over the line in 23:43.
Marina LE ROUX (VW35-39) of Team Vitality, was third (37th overall) over the line in 26:51.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Stix DE JAGER (VM60-64) – 75.93% for the time 21:07 (7th overall).
Devon JACOBS (JM10) – 74.40% for the time 26:34 (32nd overall).
Dieneke BEUKES (JW10) – 74.00% for the time 23:43 (15th overall).

The female record is held by Liza MARITZ who recorded a time of 00:19:48 on 15th April 2017 (event number 11).
The male record is held by Brett VAN STADEN who recorded a time of 00:17:10 on 1st April 2017 (event number 9).
The Age Grade course record is held by Derick HEYDENRYCH who recorded 87.34% (19:29) on 18th March 2017 (event number 7).

Valhalla parkrun started on 4th February 2017. Since then 3,702 participants have completed 9,561 parkruns covering a total distance of 47,805 km, including 2,304 new Personal Bests.