Fountains Abbey parkrun 201 Run Report

Fountains Abbey parkrun 201 – Run report

What a fantastic day for TeamGB at the Winter Olympics yesterday – three medals in one day! Closer to home at the Fountains Abbey parkrun despite the rather wet, soggy weather we had a staggering 72 medal winning PBs… runners and volunteers alike remained so cheerful in the pouring rain - there was certainly a big buzz in the café afterwards as everyone enjoyed a hot drink!

A big thank you to all our volunteers who clapped and cheered the runners around the abbey grounds – a special thank you to Julie Pratt who volunteered for the first time.

First home for the boys was Tom Calvert in 17.37 (with a WAVA grading of 73.6%), and for the ladies Emma Sorby in 19:59 (with a WAVA grading of 74.9%) and a new PB! Many congratulations to you both. In addition, a special mention to Jane Holmes in 23.19 with an outstanding WAVA grading of 86.92%.

Some Milestones and Mentions
It was a pleasure to mention Lee Stanley, a fellow run director, who recorded his 100th run at Fountains Abbey yesterday.

We also have two juniors who have reached their 10th milestone – Jacob and Isaac Zoing - well done boys reaching your 10th run on such a wet day!

Alan Harby, simply inspirational on your first parkrun.

Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun
For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful.

0 vacant volunteer slots on 24 February 2018 (adopted by Ripon Runners)
5 vacant volunteer slots on 3 March 2018
10 vacant volunteer slots on 10 March 2018

As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with volunteering in the future.

Donating to Fountains Abbey parkrun
It’s now nearly four years since we set up Fountains Abbey parkrun and its time we replaced some of our signage and kit and bought a fee new bits and pieces. Some of the kit gets provided by parkrun HQ. Some of it doesn’t and on those occasions, we do reach out to the community and ask for donations to help keep & our wonderful parkrun and improve its facilities and functioning.
If you would like to make a donation to Fountains Abbey parkrun please simply click on the link below: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/fountainsabbey/aboutus/
Thank you very much for your support. 100% of the funds raised are used directly for the benefit of Fountains Abbey parkrun.

If you love Fountains Abbey parkrun, why not join the National Trust (NT)?
If you’d like to join the NT, which for a family is only around £9 per month, the link below provides more information, or you can go to the Visitor Centre at Fountains Abbey: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us

Important notices concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun.
Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

The beautiful play area by the cafe is open from 10am on Saturdays; we politely welcome visitors down to the Abbey for the parkrun and if you’d like to stay and spend more time in the beautiful grounds please just head back through the Visitor Centre once the grounds open to the public [free to NT members].

A polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run.
Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the NT site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey before 9am or you will be denied access. We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the NT by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is now closed at 9am so anyone hoping to get in after this time will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre café as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter. All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the NT site opens.

Visitors arriving at Fountains Abbey by bicycle are asked to leave their bikes in the racks at the Visitor Centre please. Bikes are not allowed in the grounds beyond this point.

There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 meters behind the old start line by Fountains Hall. Please use them - no exceptions; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.

Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun.  Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please

A reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?
A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

Local races
If you would like to hand out any race literature at Fountains Abbey parkrun we would appreciate you seeking permission from the Run Directors as there are some specific rules that govern us here at Fountains Abbey.

And now the official bit...
Fountains Abbey parkrun: Event number 201 - 17th February 2018
This week 386 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Tim POCOCK • Matt PAXTON • Steve SILVER • Alison TURNER-PARRY • Emily PARRY • Oliver PARRY • Emma OATES • Niamh SHAW • Fiona HERNANDEZ • Sarah WOFFINDEN • Pamela BROWN • Sally HOUGHTON • Emily HOUGHTON • Anita OLDHAM • Oliver CHILDS • Graham CHILDS • Graham BOYD • Helen COX • Katie OATES • Kathy GARGAN • Julie PRATT • Lise SEIERSEN • Robert EAMES
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Fountains Abbey parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who recorded a time of 17:36 on 25th July 2015 (event number 72).
The male record is held by George MILLS who recorded a time of 15:44 on 22nd October 2016 (event number 136).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.76% (25:08) on 22nd July 2017 (event number 174).
Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 9,427 participants have completed 54,321 parkruns covering a total distance of 271,605 km, including 9,791 new Personal Bests.

 

Fountains Abbey parkrun 200 – Run Report

Back in the not-so-distant past, when those luminaries whose vision conceived the idea of a parkrun within Studley Royal deer park, they and our wonderful friends from the National Trust could hardly have imagined that on a wet and icily cold February morning, we would be celebrating our 200th parkrun in the stunning surrounds of Fountains Abbey and the Water Gardens.  But yesterday, that’s exactly what we did and despite the conditions, some 382 people completed another amazing run.

So I will be the first to admit the conditions were not perfect with some slippery sections on the course, maybe appropriate as the Winter Olympics get under way, and I understand that some made a decision after the short lap that ‘there’s always next week’ (a favourite expression of mine) and retreated for the comfort of the café or the car, and there is nothing wrong with that at all.  Indeed, when the conditions approach marginal, it’s reassuring that individuals feel confident to make their own decision.  But yesterday was also testing for our brilliant team of volunteers, good to see all appropriately wrapped up for the weather and all smiling and encouraging our runners.  Special mention to the marshalling team, cautioning the runners on the slippery bits and especially to Steve Marks for covering off that one tricky section of black ice.  Also a special mention to Lise Seiersen making her volunteering debut yesterday and doing a fine job at the Rustic Bridge corner.  Well done!

First home for the boys was Reece Dalton in a stunning 16:16 (with a WAVA grading of 81.05%), and again appropriate as Reece was one of the runners for the very first Fountains Abbey parkrun back in March 2014.  Leading the ladies home was Donna Riddler in 19:58, thus recording her third best ever WAVA performance at Fountains Abbey.  Great running, both of you.

Junior Runners

As yesterday was start of half-term week, we expected to see a spike in the numbers, and despite the weather it was brilliant to see so many families running the course and enjoying a morning out.  The photo posted on our Facebook page after the run seemed to encapsulate so much of the wonderful spirit of children running parkrun.

We did highlight via the Run Report a couple of weeks ago the parkrun stipulation that children under 11 years old must run with a parent, guardian or other responsible person, and this stipulation really is non-negotiable for very good safeguarding reasons. Unfortunately, yesterday we had another occurrence where one of our younger runners became separated from his group, and we seem to have difficulty getting this stipulation through to a small number of our community.  parkrun take this rule extremely seriously, and as Run Directors, we are obliged to report such occurrences as an incident.  And just be aware, this then triggers the parkrun safeguarding team into action, which is probably not what most people imagine will happen to them at the start of the run.  So please do help us to help you.

Personal Bests

I mentioned in the run brief that the conditions were probably not suitable for personal bests, but some 52 of you chose to ignore my sage advice, shame on you.  Personal bests are a special thing, and for all a reason to celebrate.  They tend to fall in successive weeks as an individual embarks on a parkrunning career, familiarity with the course and improvements in levels of fitness and technique make it a natural progression.  But then they become harder to achieve, and one of the hard lessons in life is that you can’t PB every week!  Now we don’t normally single out individuals for PBs, unless it’s a milestone run, but this week we’re going to make an exception.  So step forward and take a bow, Beth Constantine.  One of our younger runners, 45 parkuns under her belt, ran yesterday in 25:15 taking a massive 15 seconds off her previous best recorded way back last April.  Lots of hard work and determination behind this one, and I suspect the times will soon get even faster.  So while I’m on it, maybe a mention for a few of our established (more than 40 runs at Fountains) and regular runners, so again congratulations to Annabel Hall, Amelie Kilford and Reuben Harford for taking home a shiny new PB and avoiding looking like bambi on ice!

Some Milestones and Mentions

It was a real pleasure to mentions some milestone runs yesterday, so:

On running their 50th parkrun, congratulations to Morag McDowall and Peter Kilford.

And huge cheers for three runners on their 100th parkrun:

Martin Sutcliffe, who selflessly volunteered to be Tailwalker for the event.  Thank you.

Sheila McCudden, and all 100 ran at Fountains Abbey. If only we had loyalty cards…

Dewi Winkle, simply inspirational.

Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun

For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful.

3 vacant volunteer slots on17 February 2018
0 vacant volunteer slots on 24 February 2018 (adopted by Ripon Runners)
7 vacant volunteer slots on 3 March 2018

As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with volunteering in the future.

Donating to Fountains Abbey parkrun

It’s now nearly four years since we set up Fountains Abbey parkrun and its time we replaced some of our signage and kit and bought a fee new bits and pieces. Some of the kit gets provided by parkrun HQ. Some of it doesn’t and on those occasions we do reach out to the community and ask for donations to help keep & our wonderful parkrun and improve its facilities and functioning.

If you would like to make a donation to Fountains Abbey parkrun please simply click on the link below: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/fountainsabbey/aboutus/

Thank you very much for your support. 100% of the funds raised are used directly for the benefit of Fountains Abbey parkrun.

If you love Fountains Abbey parkrun, why not join the National Trust (NT)?

If you’d like to join the NT, which for a family is only around £9 per month, the link below provides more information, or you can go to the Visitor Centre at Fountains Abbey: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us

Important notices concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun.

Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

The beautiful play area by the cafe is open from 10am on Saturdays; we politely welcome visitors down to the Abbey for the parkrun and if you’d like to stay and spend more time in the beautiful grounds please just head back through the Visitor Centre once the grounds open to the public [free to NT members].

A polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run.

Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the NT site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey before 9am or you will be denied access. We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the NT by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is now closed at 9am so anyone hoping to get in after this time will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre café as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter.

All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the NT site opens.

Visitors arriving at Fountains Abbey by bicycle are asked to leave their bikes in the racks at the Visitor Centre please. Bikes are not allowed in the grounds beyond this point.

There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the old start line by Fountains Hall. Please use them - no exceptions; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.

Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun.  Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please

A reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?

A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

Local races

If you would like to hand out any race literature at Fountains Abbey parkrun we would appreciate you seeking permission from the Run Directors as there are some specific rules that govern us here at Fountains Abbey.

And now the official bit...

Fountains Abbey parkrun, Event number 200, 10 February 2018

This week 382 people ran the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Wendy MARKS • Steve MARKS • Elizabeth SANDELL • Lindsey FALLOW • Jon HANCOCK • Mary HEATH • Alison TURNER-PARRY • Emily PARRY • Oliver PARRY • Martin SUTCLIFFE • Emma OATES • Steve OATES • Niamh SHAW • Fiona HERNANDEZ • Will IANSON • Graham CHILDS • Graham BOYD • Katie OATES • Lise SEIERSEN • Tracey DOCHERTY

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

The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who recorded a time of 17:36 on 25th July 2015 (event number 72).

The male record is held by George MILLS who recorded a time of 15:44 on 22nd October 2016 (event number 136).

The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.76% (25:08) on 22nd July 2017 (event number 174).

Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 9,373 participants have completed 53,935 parkruns covering a total distance of 269,675 km, including 9,719 new Personal Bests.

 

Fountains Abbey Run Report #199

Run Report for Fountains Abbey parkrun #199

It was very kind of that tremendously humble and stable genius, Donald Trump, to help us out with a State of the parkrun Union Address - in what must be a busy schedule in between the rounds of golf. (NB parkrun is an apolitical organisation.) Grateful thanks to the fantastic team of volunteers who ran a very slick show on a rather cold and drizzly morning. Particular thanks to those volunteering for the first time - among them the pacers who did a superb job. Thanks also to Mr Run Director Steve Silver for processing the results - with no smoke or mirrors necessary - but with assistance from Jon Hancock who not only manned the top gate but also helped out at the scanning point. And well done to my fellow 305 American parkrunners who braved the elements, one or two coming from as far afield as Harrogate. Despite Donald's somewhat aggressive tone towards Harrogate, we at Fountains are deeply aware of our heritage - and know that without Harrogate parkrun there would have been no Fountains parkrun - so thank you one and all. We will try to prevent the building of a wall at Ripley - it would not add beauty to parkrun's soul.

Congratulations to all the parkrun dreamers who ran for the first time (14 of you) and to those who got a PB (an amazing 53 folk - despite not exactly perfect running conditions). And to the two who were incomparably fearless, daring and determined and came in as front-runners (Toby Osman in 16.08 and with the best age-grading of 83.68%, and Emma Sorby in 20.03 - and a new PB) - treat yourselves to an honorary Congressional Medal of Honour. Well done too to loyalists Jonah Wild, on his 10th parkrun, and Sarah Hurchinson, who ran her 50th parkrun, - all of them achieved at Fountains Abbey - no running round the Stray for them!

And once again (it came from Donald so it bears repeating) to to every parkrunner – no matter where you have been, or where you come from, (even Harrogate) this is your time. If you believe in yourself, if you believe in parkrun, if you're prepared to put on lycra and get a bit sweaty then you can dream anything. And so together we will make our parkrun safe and strong and proud and mighty and free. Thank you, and God bless you, and God bless Fountains Abbey parkrun.
This week 305 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Lucy PREECE • Tony SHAW • Simon CAVE • Paul STOCKBURN • Louise MCLEMAN • Lesley WILLOUGHBY • Richard HALL • Paul RICHARDSON • Lindsey FALLOW • Mark RYDER • Dave BINKS • Steve SILVER • Jon HANCOCK • Alison TURNER-PARRY • Emily PARRY • Oliver PARRY • Emma OATES • Steve OATES • Rob KINGSTON • Graham CHILDS • Katie OATES • Karen LENNOX • Robert EAMES

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

The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who recorded a time of 17:36 on 25th July 2015 (event number 72).
The male record is held by George MILLS who recorded a time of 15:44 on 22nd October 2016 (event number 136).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.76% (25:08) on 22nd July 2017 (event number 174).

Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 9,321 participants have completed 53,553 parkruns covering a total distance of 267,765 km, including 9,667 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report – Fountains Abbey parkrun Event number 198 27th January 2018

After what seemed like ages (well only one missed week due to ice) we found ourselves back at Fountains at 7:50 on a chilly, dry morning admiring a beautiful red sunrise across the Dales. New Run Director Lindz FALLOW arrived bang on time to help set up the run along with the more established Graham BOYD, and they were able to welcome the super crowd of volunteers to their roles. This included Mark OWEN, who fulfilled his first volunteering role with aplomb down at the important marshalling station at the Wooden Bridge – thanks a million Mark! Apologies for the lack of a functioning megaphone at the briefing this morning; I think its batteries had died abruptly, even though I tested it at home on Thursday (much to the annoyance of my cat, Mr Parker!).

356 runners turned out in force, and were led home by habitual first finishers Tom CALVERT (17:21) and Donna RIDDLER (20:20 and 15th overall) – great running both! Tom was having a good tussle with an unknown runner after the first lap, but managed to build quite a gap on lap 2 to finish well ahead of him. 44 PBs were achieved, a stat I look upon with envy as my own PB fades into the distant memory. In fact, it’s so old, I see it in black & white!

As I stood at the finish line cheering everybody home, I got the familiar satisfaction from seeing people laying it all out there, grimacing through the pain and overcoming their own goals – heroes, each and every one. A special mention should go to the RED (Run Every Day) January crew, many of whom have topped 100 miles and it’s not even the end of January.

Particularly good to see is the younger end of the age range, enjoying the final few metres, possibly spurred on by the prospect of an edible treat in the café afterwards. The under-11s are an integral part of parkrun, and we love to see them here with their families. However, two marshals witnessed something a little distressing, where a young girl was apparently abandoned by the adult supposedly in charge of her. Parkrun is not an organisation that likes to make rules up for rules’ sake or to employ petty bureaucracy to make runners’ lives inconvenient. So the rule about an adult sticking with the under-11 runners is absolutely non-negotiable, folks. To abandon a child on the course and run on, that is really not okay. Aside from the feelings of the young girl, it was a distressing experience for the marshals concerned. Steps are being taken to contact the family to hear their side of the story and to emphasise the message. In the words of our former Event Director, Adam Prentis, whilst referring to our youngest runners, “…if they’ve been brought along to a parkrun, it’s their run and not yours”. So, if you start it with them, you finish together or you retire together. Thanks to everyone for their co-operation on this.

It was great to see the following milestones recorded too:

Alex AYLESBURY - 250th parkrun

Francesca PEASE - 50th parkrun – and a new PB!

See you next week folks!

Phil & Lindz (Run Directors)

Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun

For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful.

0 vacant volunteer slot on 3 February 2018 – thanks all!

5 vacant volunteer slots on 10 February 2018

8 vacant volunteer slots on 17 February 2018

0 vacant volunteer slots on 24 February 2018 (Ripon Runners adopting the run and providing volunteers and lots of pacers)

As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with volunteering in the future.

Donating to Fountains Abbey parkrun

It’s now almost four years since we set up Fountains Abbey parkrun and its time we replaced some of our signage and kit and bought a fee new bits and pieces. Some of the kit gets provided by parkrun HQ. Some of it doesn’t and on those occasions we do reach out to the community and ask for donations to help keep & our wonderful parkrun and improve its facilities and functioning.

If you would like to make a donation to Fountains Abbey parkrun please simply click on the link below: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/fountainsabbey/aboutus/

Thank you very much for your support. 100% of the funds raised are used directly for the benefit of Fountains Abbey parkrun.

If you love Fountains Abbey parkrun, why not join the National Trust (NT)?

If you’d like to join the NT, which for a family is only around £9 per month, the link below provides more information, or you can go to the Visitor Centre at Fountains Abbey: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us

Important notices concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun.

Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

The beautiful play area by the cafe is open from 10am on Saturdays; we politely welcome visitors down to the Abbey for the parkrun and if you’d like to stay and spend more time in the beautiful grounds please just head back through the Visitor Centre once the grounds open to the public [free to NT members].

A polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run.

Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the NT site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey before 9am or you will be denied access. We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the NT by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is now closed at 9am so anyone hoping to get in after this time will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre café as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter.

All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the NT site opens.

Visitors arriving at Fountains Abbey by bicycle are asked to leave their bikes in the racks at the Visitor Centre please. Bikes are not allowed in the grounds beyond this point.

There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the old start line by Fountains Hall. Please use them - no exceptions; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.

Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun. Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please.

A reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times (see notes above).

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?

A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

And now the official bit…

This week 355 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Vikki FRENCH • Fiona ALDER • Lindsey FALLOW • Phil CHATTERTON • Dave BINKS • Sara CHATTERTON • Karen TULLEY • Alison TURNER-PARRY • Oliver PARRY • Emma OATES • Steve OATES • Sally HOUGHTON • Emily HOUGHTON • Graham CHILDS • Graham BOYD • Maggie WILSON • Jill BARNFATHER • Katie OATES • Peter BARNFATHER • Mark OWEN • Alan DOCHERTY

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

The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who recorded a time of 17:36 on 25th July 2015 (event number 72).

The male record is held by George MILLS who recorded a time of 15:44 on 22nd October 2016 (event number 136).

The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.76% (25:08) on 22nd July 2017 (event number 174).

Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 9,267 participants have completed 53,248 parkruns covering a total distance of 266,240 km, including 9,616 new Personal Bests.

 

Fountains Abbey park run event 197 13th January 2018

This week 380 people ran, jogged and walked the course. Our volunteers were just brilliant – a huge thank you to you all.

Brian ALKER (A343237), Graham BOYD (A2213965), Christine COOPER (A1009492), Rod COOPER (A1009500), Alan DOCHERTY (A3971292), Kathy GARGAN (A2719552), Sally HOUGHTON (A1660087), Emily HOUGHTON (A1679908), Archie K (A1969111), Suzy K (A2183296), Simon MCCUDDEN (A924177), Emma OATES (A1212410), Steve OATES (A1214505), Katie OATES (A2543222), Emily PARRY (A1100042), Oliver PARRY (A1110847), Tim POCOCK (A220863),
Karen TULLEY (A1031281), Alison TURNER-PARRY (A1073300)

We are delighted to have lots of supporters come and cheer everyone on each week, however, we do need to reiterate the guidelines that we have for spectators:

We fully understand that for families and friends accompanying parkrunners, the opportunity to walk the grounds and paths, often with a dog or two, can be very hard or even impossible to resist. However, with several hundred runners progressing along what in places can be quite narrow paths, the combination of spectators walking along line abreast and dogs navigating from side to side on long leads can cause an obstruction that prevents the run from progressing smoothly and certainly increases the risk of injury to runner and spectator.  Runners, we would really appreciate it if you could encourage your family and friends to keep the route clear for runners, and watch from the West Lawn or the ruins by the Abbey. It really would help in the smooth running of the course and reduce the risk of an injury. Spectators are more than welcome to enjoy the wonderful grounds after parkrun, but must ensure they return to and enter through the Visitors' Centre or the West Gate past Fountains Hall, once the site is open to the public at 10:00. A final brief word on spectators with dogs; they must be on a lead. Again, for runners with friends and family with dogs, we really do need your support on this so please help us the spread the message, thank you!

And what of the run? There were 63 people who made their parkrun debut with us - well done, hope to see you again soon. Congratulations to the 36 of you who made it a new PB. First home for the women in 20.27 was Charlotte Van Zelst and for the men, Tom Calvert in 17:54; and Norman Bush with the best age-grading of 83.33%.

It was great to see the following milestones recorded too – particularly the juniors:

David Craven – 50
Simon Horne – 200
Peter Shaw – 50
Sarah Townsend – 50
Ian Colding – 50
Kit Milbank – 10
Lulu Bromley - 10
Isabel Smith – 10
Elliot Lamb – 10

Donating to Fountains Abbey parkrun

It’s now over three years since we set up Fountains Abbey parkrun and its time we replaced some of our signage and kit and bought a fee new bits and pieces. Some of the kit gets provided by parkrun HQ. Some of it doesn’t and on those occasions, we do reach out to the community and ask for donations to help keep & our wonderful parkrun and improve its facilities and functioning.

If you would like to make a donation to Fountains Abbey parkrun please simply click on the link below: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/fountainsabbey/aboutus/
Thank you very much for your support. 100% of the funds raised are used directly for the benefit of Fountains Abbey parkrun.

If you love Fountains Abbey parkrun, why not join the National Trust (NT)?

If you’d like to join the NT, which for a family is only around £9 per month, the link below provides more information, or you can go to the Visitor Centre at Fountains Abbey: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us

Important notices concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun.

Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation and support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

The beautiful play area by the cafe is open from 10am on Saturdays; we politely welcome visitors down to the Abbey for the parkrun and if you’d like to stay and spend more time in the beautiful grounds please just head back through the Visitor Centre once the grounds open to the public [free to NT members].

A polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run.

Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the NT site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers and spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey before 9am or you will be denied access. We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the NT by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is now closed at 9am so anyone hoping to get in after this time will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre café as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter.

All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the NT site opens.

Visitors arriving at Fountains Abbey by bicycle are asked to leave their bikes in the racks at the Visitor Centre please. Bikes are not allowed in the grounds beyond this point.

There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the old start line by Fountains Hall. Please use them - no exceptions; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.

Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun.  Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please

A reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?

A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

And now the official bit…….
This week 380 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 63 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 19 volunteers.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Fountains Abbey parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who recorded a time of 17:36 on 25th July 2015 (event number 72).
The male record is held by George MILLS who recorded a time of 15:44 on 22nd October 2016 (event number 136).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.76% (25:08) on 22nd July 2017 (event number 174).
Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 9,225 participants have completed 52,893 parkruns covering a total distance of 264,465 km, including 9,572 new Personal Bests.

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