Event Number 106 – 17th February 2018

Hi everyone,

a big welcome to our new Run Director, Mark Broadley who delivered his first parkrun today.
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This is Mark delivering the first timer briefing before moving onto the main briefing. He did say it's rather nerve racking standing in front of 300+ people talking, but I'm sure he'll get used to it.

Our new speed limit signs (2) were deployed this week, one just inside the park gates and the other halfway down the drive. Even still I had to slow down one driver who was bombing it along the driveway. Please allow time to get to the parkrun in plenty of time and observe the 5MPH speed limit. The National Trust do comment quite frequently on the speed some parkrunners get upto along the drive.
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We also deployed our new "No Barcode, No Time, No Exception" signs. If you have a problem remembering your barcode why not buy a set from
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You can buy a set of three barcode tokens for £4.26, place one on your keyring, thread one on your trainers and keep one in your cars glove box, then you'll never be without one. The scanner may ask you to lift your leg if you do have one on your trainer.

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You can add ICE details and any medication you take or medical condition.

Note: We will only accept 1.) Printed Barcodes 2.) Barcode Tokens and 3.) Barcode wrist bands. We are not allowed to scan/write down barcodes from mobile phones, watches etc, pease don't ask.

With the change of sponsorship for parkrun, we end up with vests that we cannot use anymore. Well thanks to Claire Fritz we've manage to recycle some of ours into dedicated hi-viz covers for the two wooden gate posts along the drive. Thanks you very much Claire. I believe she has another idea to use up a few more.
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Hope you all have a fantastic week and see you next Saturday, lets keep the attendance above 300, make it the norm!

Regards
Gordon

Belton House parkrun
Event number 106
17th February 2018

This week 303 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 91 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Richard FAY • Andrew FAY • Mark PAGE • Gordon GEACH • Geoff COLLIER • Brendon BUCKLEY • Lewis PAGE • Claire LANE • Joseph BIRCH • Rori RODELL • Paul DAVIS • Marie THORPE • Sue BREWIN • Jeff HALL • Joseph THORPE • Isabelle THORPE • Paul THORPE • Ruth FEATHERSTONE • Mark BROADLEY • Jo PARKES • Sue RODELL • Roger WORSTER • Elaine WORSTER • Helena ROBERTSHAW • Shaun PARKES

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

The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:33 on 8th October 2016 (event number 40).
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 18:14 on 24th December 2016 (event number 51).
The Age Grade course record is held by Barbara EVELING who recorded 93.34% (25:31) on 2nd December 2017 (event number 94).

Belton House parkrun started on 7th November 2015. Since then 4,797 participants have completed 23,763 parkruns covering a total distance of 118,815 km, including 5,775 new Personal Bests.

If you would like to donate to your home parkrun, it is easy via paypay...

 

Not a good day!

Dear parkrunner,

It saddens me to have to write this. Belton House National Trust is immensely supportive of parkrun and it is a beautiful parkrun – stately house, parkland, and deer to look at. They stumped up the initial £3,000 to get our parkrun off the ground. The outdoor and commercial managers make a point of coming and talking to me whenever they are on weekend duty. They are very proud of the success of our parkrun.

Over the two years+ our parkrun has been running we’ve had little problems now and again, I won’t go into them as between myself and the outdoor manager, we regularly email each other and meet every 6 months and discuss everything. We’ve both agreed to bring up things that maybe just be a niggle now, so they can be addressed before they become an issue and this has worked well.

Recently speeding has become an issue, with parkrunners not allowing enough time to get to Belton House, drive in and park before the start, so some are speeding along the entrance road. We have had to purchase two “speed limit” signs this week to try and curtail this, but even with two signs out today, I had to flag down one late driver who was bombing along the road.

However, after a successful parkrun today, with over 300 runners, I was deflated when advising the NT in the Visitors Reception about the number of parkrunners and volunteers, to be told that one of their staff had been abused and sworn at by a parkrunner(s) when opening the toilets. This has been an area of concern with the amount of mud being carried into the toilets, but is being managed.

The house and grounds do not open until 09:30 and the NT pay for staff to specifically come in early and open up for us. They have stipulated that this is around the 08:30 mark, volunteers do get their earlier. The toilets by the start are opened between 08:30 and 08:40, please do not use any others. I am not sure what occurred this morning and will be asking the outdoor manager to investigate and come back to me. However irrespective of what happened I and parkrun do not expect staff of our host organisation to be abused and sworn at.

I have raised this as an incident with parkrun, even though at the moment details are sparse. Luckily we do have a diligent photographer taking pictures and I will be asking the NT if they want to take this further and identify the parkrunner(s) involved.

Please respect our hosts, they do not have to facilitate our parkrun. If you have any issues/concerns bring them to the attention of the RD in charge on the day – they wear the blue and white hi-viz jacket, do not argue with NT staff please.

Thank you for your ongoing support.
Gordon Geach
Event Director.

 

Event Number 105 – 10th February 2018

Hi,

Hope you enjoyed our cold parkrun on Saturday.

well already posted by think this picture sums up the enthusiasm shown by some of our runners at the start
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No reason required to wear a tutu..
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and some were clearly no pulling their weight at stages..
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and some people are very pleased to reach the finish
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Belton House parkrun
Event number 105
10th February 2018

This week 334 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 89 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Richard HALL • Kate J. HOLLEY • Brendon BUCKLEY • Rosalind SADLER • Gay HATTON • Joseph BIRCH • David CROMBIE • Paul SHAW • Jacqueline JACOBS • Gav MEADOWS • Paul DAVIS • Sue BREWIN • Spencer EDWARDS • Nicola COTTAM • Sam SHARP • Barbara SMITH • Mark BROADLEY • Roger WORSTER • Elaine WORSTER • Shaun PARKES

 

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

The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:33 on 8th October 2016 (event number 40).
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 18:14 on 24th December 2016 (event number 51).
The Age Grade course record is held by Barbara EVELING who recorded 93.34% (25:31) on 2nd December 2017 (event number 94).

Belton House parkrun started on 7th November 2015. Since then 4,768 participants have completed 23,460 parkruns covering a total distance of 117,300 km, including 5,684 new Personal Bests.

If you would like to donate to your home parkrun, it is easy via paypay...

 

Event Number 104 – 3rd February 2018

It was a pleasure to welcome 282 parkrunners to Belton House on Saturday - a great turnout considering the cool wet weather and another local running event taking place.
Although not a race, Ben Livesley completed the moist course in the shortest time this week - 16:46, just over a minute slower than his best time at Belton.
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Ben Livesley

Susanna Kemp was the female runner covering our lovely 5km course in the shortest amount of time - 23:19, bagging herself a new PB in the process. Susanna Kemp
Susanna Kemp

Simon Hartley came along to celebrate his 100th parkrun with us. You could say Simon enjoys his parkrunning as he didn't miss a Saturday last year and managed to squeeze 53 runs in ! As a token of thanks Simon brought in some yummy cakes for the volunteers - thank you Simon.
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We welcomed runners from as far away as Wiltshire and a group of lovely Notts Women Runners doing a bit of touring. Notts womenNotts Women Runners on tour

It was a tad damp this week at Belton but it didn't dampen spirits.40082911251_06d4f30071_o 40082912131_134a01126a_oNotts women2

Just a reminder that parkrun isn't just for runners - walkers are always welcomed and encouraged. Walker

We always welcome a sprint for the finish line. Finish line sprintNot boring

Interesting head wear too ! :-)

Children under 11 always welcome within short reach of their guardian. 26209066228_88c1a5a4a1_o

We love our 4 legged visitors at Belton House too, especially when they are on a short lead.

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Just a reminder that if you would prefer your photo not to be published just give us a 'thumbs down' signal and we'll endeavor to remove it from our Flickr stream. On the other hand if you want to get noticed and your photograph published give us a thumbs up or wave :-)

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Finally a big thank you to all our volunteers.
Dave Crombie
David Crombie - timekeeper today

Paul Davidson - Run Director 3/2/2018

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Belton House parkrun Results Page.
This week 282 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Geoff COLLIER • Paul DAVIDSON • Claire LANE • Joseph BIRCH • David CROMBIE • Emma WEIGHILL • Jacob ALLEN • Paul DAVIS • Sue BREWIN • Spencer EDWARDS • Guy COWHIG • Sam SHARP • Ruth FEATHERSTONE • Claire FRITZ • Mark BROADLEY • Natasha DOVE • Roger WORSTER • Sonia PERKINS • Elaine WORSTER • Shaun PARKES

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

The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:33 on 8th October 2016 (event number 40).
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 18:14 on 24th December 2016 (event number 51).
The Age Grade course record is held by Barbara EVELING who recorded 93.34% (25:31) on 2nd December 2017 (event number 94).

Belton House parkrun started on 7th November 2015. Since then 4,713 participants have completed 23,126 parkruns covering a total distance of 115,630 km, including 5,595 new Personal Bests.

If you would like to donate to your home parkrun, it is easy via paypay...

 

Event Number 103 – 27th January 2018

Belton House parkrun
Event number 103
27th January 2018

This week 347 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Richard HALL • Mark David PROCTER • Thomas Mark PROCTER • Gordon GEACH • John ELLERBY • Joseph BIRCH • David CROMBIE • Jacob ALLEN • Paul DAVIS • Lord Thomas Barclay NAYLOR • Hannah SAN JOSE • Spencer EDWARDS • Lucinda Michelle GAMBLE • Sam SHARP • Sarah HUDSON • Stuart CRESSWELL • Alexander SAN JOSE • Lily HUDSON • Isabelle HUDSON • Annaliese SAN JOSE • Natasha DOVE • Jo PARKES • Roger WORSTER • Elaine WORSTER • Shaun PARKES

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

The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:33 on 8th October 2016 (event number 40).
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 18:14 on 24th December 2016 (event number 51).
The Age Grade course record is held by Barbara EVELING who recorded 93.34% (25:31) on 2nd December 2017 (event number 94).

Belton House parkrun started on 7th November 2015. Since then 4,676 participants have completed 22,844 parkruns covering a total distance of 114,220 km, including 5,519 new Personal Bests.

If you would like to donate to your home parkrun, it is easy via paypay...

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