Belton House parkrun
Event number 144
12th January 2019
It now feels like the number 500 could become normal for Belton House parkrun!
505 of you ran walked and jogged the free 5k course situated in the beautiful surroundings of Belton House National Trust heritage site. Well done everyone!
For those that don’t know much about the National Trust, they have been protecting the natural environment, historic places and wildlife for over 100 years
I add this as some of you visiting or touring may not be aware that the National Trust are our graceful hosts allowing us to hold parkrun every week.
After a few weeks of high numbers the Event Director posted this after saturday's event on the Belton House parkrun site:
A plea from the organisers. Well we broke 500 again today, however it is worrying, because some people are leaving it to the last minute to arrive, queues are building up in both directions from the entrance. What is very concerning is the queue is stretching back onto the A607. Please if you are coming along the A607 and you cannot turn into Belton Lane,carry on and take the next turning into the village, that has more space for queues. Best of all, would be, if you could arrive earlier, so to spread out the traffic entering the site.
We had a fare few comments posted after this and we do thank you for all the suggestions that came in, however all is sometimes not as simple as it looks.
Belton House National Trust look after 1300 acres of land, 300 fallow deer an abundance of wildlife and vegetation, ‘we’ as parkrun have to consider the impact of 500 runners, joggers and walkers alone, this does not include the volunteers and how all that will impact on the site with the added foot fall and vehicles.
Please rest assured parkrun are in contact with the National Trust, and hold regular meetings, there is one this month and we will of course let you know the outcome of the discussions surrounding the Lion Gate entrance, in the meantime we would ask that you consider car sharing, cycling, running and walking - Obviously only if you are able to do so and safely.
So back to your amazing achievements, milestones and tourists
This week 506 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers, welcome to the parkrun family and see you next week for your 2nd, 20 first timers to Belton House and 108 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.
Jo Parkes celebrated her 40th birthday in style and it happened to be the same day as her 40th parkrun. Well done Jo and a happy 40th!
4 of you celebrated your 50th milestone, Philippe Leroy with a new PB of 25:57
William Bicknell with a new PB of 26:42, Clive Holden with a new PB of 30:11 and Mark Dove completing in 52:01, well done all. Heres to the next 50!
Two juniors completed their 10th parkrun both achieving PB’s Hannah Pocock in 26:51 and Thomas Littlecott in 28:43. Well done both of you and look forward to seeing you complete your next 10.
Thrilled to see 38 of you came back and completed your 2nd parkrun
Mandy Dallorzo can’t help but put a smile on our faces with yet another fancy dress outfit, e
Mandy is soon to have the all clear and will be running again soon.
Tourist James Aitken from Harlow in Essex was visiting, his first time to Belton House and completed in 23:39 but certainly not his first parkrun and has completed 128! Welcome and we hope you enjoyed the course.
Just some of the volunteers this week
The event was made possible by 27 volunteers, thank you all
Stephen SHANKS • Gordon GEACH • Brendon BUCKLEY • Tommy DICKSON • Jessica SHANKS • Claire LANE • David CROMBIE • Michelle LITTLE • Cameron MUIR • Paul DAVIS • Samuel JEPSON-RIVERS • Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS • Spencer EDWARDS • Casper CARLEY • Claire FRITZ • Tracy WEBB • Kate MARSHALL • Fraser MARSHALL • Grace MARSHALL • Olivia MARSHALL • Matthew RATCLIFFE • Roger WORSTER • Elaine WORSTER • Shaun PARKES • Theo HAWES • Harry HULSE • Ellis JACKSON
Thank you for your generosity donating to Grantham food bank the 2nd week was another success with a full container. This will run for a further two weeks and the container will be near the green hut. The food bank are grateful or all donations, however suggested donations are non perishables, tinned meat, fish, veg etc toiletries and ladies sanitary products.
Thank you for supporting Grantham Food Bank
We have some lovely volunteers who have stepped forward to pace on the 19th January:
We do have some gaps so if any of you want to pace please pm the facebook page or email in. If any of you are chasing a PB look out for this lot in the sapphire blue pacer bibs with their times on the back.
20 - Piers Pye-Watson
22 - Chris Down
24 - Panny Hodges
26 - Adam Wasiolka
28 - Jamie Andres Garcia Yavar
32 - Tracy Webb
34 - Kate Marshall
36 - Rosalind Sadler
To view Shaun’s photos click on the link below, he has albumed all pakruns in date, so they are all there to view.
If you can give back and do some hivis volunteering then please view the roster page for dates and positions available and email in or message the facebook page.
That's all for now, see you all on parkrunday
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).
Belton House parkrun started on 7th November 2015. Since then 6,700 participants have completed 36,260 parkruns covering a total distance of 181,300 km, including 8,109 new Personal Bests. A total of 572 individuals have volunteered 2,980 times.