330 runners completed parkrun 230 today. 11 degrees and cloudy must have been perfect running conditions as we had 41 pbs!
Well done to Toby Osman who was first male home in a time of 16.22 and Emma Sorby who was First Lady in a time of 20.29.
A huge welcome and congratulations to our 10 first timers today who we hope enjoyed their morning and we look forward to seeing you all back here again soon.
Kate Rosie, Joshua Bell-Walker and Paul Tohor all completed 50 runs today and Samuel Currass completed 100.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered this week, it wouldn’t happen without you.
We still have plenty of spaces for volunteers over the next few weeks so just send us an email if you would like to have a go.
Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun
For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are very grateful.
1 vacant volunteer slot on 22 September 2018
7 vacant volunteer slots on 29 September 2018
6 vacant volunteer slots on 6th October 2018
As always please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist with volunteering in the future.
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; we can’t run without volunteer support. 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; not doing so may risk the NT staff removing the item from the tree.
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. We can’t allow kids’ scooters during parkrun, sorry.
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.
All dogs must be on a short, hand-held lead (no cani-cross leads) to minimise trip hazards. One dog per runner maximum. We also ask that dog runners occupy the edge of the start area, with the dog on the outside, to minimise the chance of the dog’s lead tripping somebody up. An adult should be running solo, accompanying a child under-11 or in charge of a dog or a buggy but never both please. Dog walkers who are supporting runners are asked to keep off the paths that the runners use during the run 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 (i.e. at arm’s length) 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.
Sun 23 Sep Sutton Park 10k http://www.sutton10k.org
Sun 23 Sep Kirkstall Abbey 7 https://kirkstallharriers.org.uk/new/socials/kirkstall-abbey-7/
Sun 23 Sep Knaresborough Crag Rat run http://knaresborough-striders.org.uk/club-championship/knaresborough-crag-rat-run/
Sun 23 Sep York Turpin Challenge https://www.seeyorkrunyork.co.uk/events
Sun 30 Sep Kelda Run for Water Aid 5/10k https://www.wateraid.org/uk/get-involved/events/kelda-10k
Sun 30 Sep Bishop Monkton Beck Busters https://racebest.com/races/awes8
Sun 30 Sep Redcar Running Festival http://redcarrunningfest.org.uk
Sun 30 Sep Pontefract Half Marathon http://pontefracthalfmarathon.co.uk
Sat 6 Oct Round Ripon Ultra http://www.riponrunners.org.uk/events/
Sun 7 Oct Grewelthorpe MTR https://gmtr.co.uk
Sun 14 Oct York Marathon http://www.runforall.com
Sun 14 Oct Richmond Castle 10k http://www.swaledaleroadrunners.co.uk
Sun 21 Oct St Aidan’s Trail Half Marathon https://racebest.com/races/6ygrz
Sun 21 Oct Shaun Lee Johnstone MTR https://shaunleejohnstonefund.co.uk/10-mile-multi-terrain-race/
Sun 28 Oct Whixley 10k https://bookitzone.com/jill_watkins/lX2FFX
Sun 4 Nov Gunpowderplot 10k https://www.seeyorkrunyork.co.uk/events
Sun 4 Nov Leeds Abbey Dash https://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/events-challenges/running/leeds-abbey-dash/?utm_medium=offline&utm_campaign=LAD2018&utm_source=flyer
Sun 4 Nov Up & Running Guy Fawkes 10m http://niddvalleyroadrunners.co.uk/guy-fawkes-10/
Sun 25 Nov Great Santa Skipton Fun Run http://skiptonsantafunrun.com
Sat 1 Dec York Yuletide Trail https://www.seeyorkrunyork.co.uk/events
Sun 9 Dec South Leeds Bah Humbug 10k https://racebest.com/races/rasxh
Sun 30 Dec Jolly Holly Jog http://www.riponrunners.org.uk/jolly-holly-jog-10k/
Tue 1 Jan 2019 Double parkrun day! Not at Fountains unfortunately!
And now the official bit.
Event number 230
15th September 2018
This week 330 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:
Simon CAVE • Mel DUTKA • Andy ROSIE • Dave BINKS • Steve SILVER • Lisa QUINN • Chris BROWN • Jon HANCOCK • Simon MCCUDDEN • Rod COOPER • Alison TURNER-PARRY • Emily PARRY • Oliver PARRY • Emma OATES • Steve OATES • Anna ROSIE • Kamilla GORDON • Graham BOYD • Helen BOWLES • Lisa HEELY • Miles STANYARD • Nicola PULLAN • Matthew PULLAN • Lise SEIERSEN • Anna GISBOURNE
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 Kris LECHER who recorded a time of 15:19 on 28th April 2018 (event number 210).
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 11,411 participants have completed 65,245 parkruns covering a total distance of 326,225 km, including 11,476 new Personal Bests.