The Beck Busters have been! I’m not sure about any becks, but my eardrums were busted by being in the funnel for this run. The cheering and support for all the runners was outstanding, and the parents and children of Bishop Monkton school did a brilliant job volunteering. Why not pay back their enthusiasm by entering their event (scroll down for details). Rest your legs the day before with a steady parkrun or even volunteer, we’d love to hear from you.
Well done to our first finishers Tom CALVERT (17:09) and Emma SORBY (19:58, 25th overall). Some great PBs as well (65 in all), including two new age-graded records; these were Kathleen ROBERTSHAW (VW75-79, 78.14%) and Lenny LENNOX (VM55-59, 82.94%). Magnificent stuff!
Also to Mat CHAPLIN and Simon DALTON for their 100th parkruns – well done all.
A word to all runners please. A female runner was accidentally tripped in the start melee and ended up being taken to A&E to be checked over. It struck me that the person who clipped her foot just ran on, having watched her tumble and receive wounds to elbow and knee. I think a more charitable thing to do would have been to stop and offer assistance. If you trip someone, of course nobody will blame you, so please stop to help. Thank you.
See you all next week - don't forget the Visitor Centre is being refurbished so the access will be a bit different. Allow plenty of time.
Phil & Lindsey (Run Directors)
Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun
For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are very grateful.
4 vacant volunteer slots on 23 June 2018
3 vacant volunteer slots on 30 June 2018
9 vacant volunteer slots on 7 July 2018
12 vacant volunteer slots on 14 July 2018
As always please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist with volunteering in the future.
Donating to Fountains Abbey parkrun
It’s now over 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 call 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; 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. 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 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.
Date Event More Information
Sun-24-Jun Staveley Stampede 10khttps://bookitzone.com/staveleystampede/Ie2FFX
Sun-8-Jul Burn Valley Half Marathon, Masham http://www.riponrunners.org.uk/burn-valley-half/
Sun-15-Jul Burton Leonard 10k http://www.burtonleonard10k.co.uk/
Sun-29-Jul 14k James Herriott Country Trail Run, Leyburn http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=248055&ClubID=254
Wed-22-Aug Sessay Swift 6k, Thirsk http://www.thirskandsowerbyharriers.co.uk/sessay-swift
Sun-2-Sep Tholthorpe 10khttp://www.tholthorpe10k.co.uk/
Sun-2-Sep Wetherby 10k https://racebest.com/races/ff2y2
Sun-23-Sep Sutton Park 10k, Sutton-in-the-Forest near York http://northernrunningguide.com/race/the-sutton-park-10k
Sun-30-Sep Beck Busters 10k and 2k, Bishop Monkton http://www.bishopmonkton.n-yorks.sch.uk/news/detail/beck-busters-10k-and-2k-races/
Sun-28-Oct Whixley 5k and 10k
Sun-4-Nov Guy Fawkes 10 mile http://niddvalleyroadrunners.co.uk/guy-fawkes-10/
And now the official bit:
This week 343 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 66 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:
Donna RIDDLER • Lindsey FALLOW • Phil CHATTERTON • Steve SILVER • Jon HANCOCK • Karen TULLEY • Karen HOBSON • Andrew PARRY • Emma OATES • Steve OATES • Rebecca OWEN • Paul HEAP • Graham BOYD • Katie OATES • Sarah NELSON • Sally COWLING • Michael COWLING • Karen LENNOX • Yasmin LENNOX • Sarah NEWBY • Sara ROE • Ashlea COSTELLOE • Helen GILES
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 10,399 participants have completed 60,420 parkruns covering a total distance of 302,100 km, including 10,758 new Personal Bests.