Belton House parkrun
Event number 130
06th October 2018
Today’s event could only be described as wet, soggy and damp yet 240 runners, joggers and walkers still turned up despite the weather. We had 18 first timers who ventured out on the wettest day of the year to complete their first parkrun. Well done to you, we hope you enjoyed yourself and soon get the ‘addiction’ that every saturday becomes ‘parkrunday’ (formally known as Saturday)
I think some of us wished we had stayed in bed in the warm but who can resist a wet parkrun - especially on arrival we find out there is CAKE and of course the usual lovely atmosphere of people coming together whether running, jogging, walking or volunteering and enjoying the community spirit and support of parkrun.
Whether you are starting out with some physical activity or some first aid for mental health, parkrun always welcomes first timers right through to season runner's, joggers and walkers of any ability so come and give it a try.
Any worries?…..come and speak to the Run Director in the blue and white hivis or any of the volunteers, you can also message the core team on facebook messenger or drop an email to email@example.com.
Remember a 60 minute 5K is just as far as a 15 minute 5K
First timers Michaela Hamilton and Jenny Smeaton completing in 38:00 & 38:01
Great time ladies and well done on completing your first parkrun in the rain. Great results.
18 first timers attending the first timers brief with Gordon Geach, this weeks Run Director
Rachel Sheldrake who runs Mud and Miles bought along 15 Mud and Mile clients. The visit is part of the now monthly meet up at parkrun, bringing together a range of abilities of clients. All are keen trail runners from across the area and keen parkrunners too. Mud and Miles aim to visit a different trail-ish parkrun each month. After finishing they all enjoyed the social, warmth, hot drink and cake in the cafe. Thanks for coming, we loved having you and hope to see those red Tshirts back soon.
Congratulations to Stuart Baty regular parkrunner who completed his 100th parkrun at Belton House in a time of 23:23. Stuart has completed 125 parkruns in total.
Stuart provided the donuts and biscuits to fuel the volunteers, which we all certainly enjoyed.
Congratulations to Michael Jones regular parkrunner completing his 50th milestone in a time off 41:08. Well done Michael.
Damian Barker tourist from Daventry attended his first run at Belton House, seasoned parkrunner who completed his 224th run with us in a time off 20:31. Thanks for dropping in Damian we hope you enjoyed the two laps in the rain
Simon Hartley spotted he had been ‘papped’ on the the welcome board at the stables in the main courtyard at Belton House, describing itself as the ‘green lung’ of Grantham and home to parkrun and Belton park cricket club. We have to agree with our hosts, we couldn't ask for a more scenic parkrun and gracious host. Thank you Belton House National Trust.
Can you see yourself on the board? be sure to check when we are back on the 20th October.
Parkrun will not take place next week (13th October) due to the Autumn fare taking place where you can browse handmade arts, crafts and food that celebrates the best of regional produce, and enjoy seasonal activities and entertainment throughout the weekend.
Why not drop in for a visit with stalls selling locally produced food, drink and crafts to celebrate harvest season and the beauty of autumn. Gates open at 09:30 saturday & Sunday, four legged friends needn’t miss out on the fun of the autumn fare, why not take them along to the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trusts annual dog walk starting at 11:00 on both days.
As always parkrun cannot go ahead without the volunteers, so a huge thank you to those that made this week's event happen
Angela LONGLAND • Cameron MUIR • Claire FRITZ • Claire LANE • David CROMBIE • Elaine WORSTER • Emma WEIGHILL • Georgia COWLING • Gordon GEACH • Guy COWHIG • Ian MACARTHUR • Isabelle THORPE • Joaquim JERONIMO • Joseph THORPE • Kate MARSHALL • Keith MUNRO • Marc TREMAIN • Marie THORPE • Mark BROADLEY • Nelly MACARTHUR • Paul THORPE • Richard HALL • Roger WORSTER • Rosalind SADLER • Spencer EDWARDS • Theo HAWES • Thomas ROSS • Tracy WEBB
Six of our volunteers stepped up for the first time this week 3 are Angela Longland and Keith Munro and Joaquim Jeronimo the other three, Georgia Cowling, Theo Hawes and Cameron Muir who are completing their Duke of Edinburgh award. DoE is programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.
Big thank you to all
This week I volunteered to tail walk, this is walking the 5k checking all parkrunners are through the funnel before having your own barcode scanned ensuring no one is last on the results.
This week I had the company of Rosalind Sadler regular parkrunner and volunteer and Dotty (crazy) the dog. Rosalind was walking this week due to an injury which needs some rest and physio, we do hope you are back to full strength soon.
Everyone took the mickey out of my waterproof trousers today that just happen to match the Tail walkers hivis bib! You couldn’t miss me, but I was very pleased to be wearing them and kept me dry and warm in the rain.
Don’t forget to come along to Belton House’s 3rd birthday party taking place on the 03rd November 2018. Lots of organisation taking place, follow the facebook page for updates.
That’s all for now folks, and we will see you all again on the 20th October.
If you would like to volunteer please contact the lovely Richard and Claire volunteer coordinators on Belton House parkrun facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a milestone or celebration or would like to share your parkrun story with us please contact us on the Belton House parkrun facebook page or email
This week 241 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Belton House parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 18:14 on 24th December 2016 (event number 51).
The male record is held by Linton TAYLOR who recorded a time of 15:13 on 21st April 2018 (event number 110).
The Age Grade course record is held by Barbara EVELING who recorded 94.24% (25:44) on 21st April 2018 (event number 110).
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Belton House parkrun started on 7th November 2015. Since then 5,900 participants have completed 30,905 parkruns covering a total distance of 154,525 km, including 7,202 new Personal Bests.
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