Fountains Abbey parkrun
Event number 243
15th December 2018
The weather was very chilly indeed – sub- zero with the wind chill – but we had a fantastic team of volunteers who ensured all 227 runners made their way safely round the Abbey grounds. A huge thank you to all our volunteers; everyone was able to thaw out in the café afterwards with large cups of coffee/tea and some delicious National Trust mince pies!
Ben Wimpory came home first for the boys in 18.35 and Emma Sorby led the girls in at 20.15.
We had two milestones today – Emily Andrews and Alan Barrett both achieved their 50th parkrun - many congratulations to you both and hopefully red T shirts will arrive soon.
The top age-related scores were achieved by Morag McDowall and Andy Todd – very impressive!
We look forward to seeing you all next week for our Christmas themed parkrun.
Kathy and Graham (parkrun 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.
2 vacant volunteer slots on 22 December 2018
3 vacant volunteer slots on 29 December 2018
5 vacant volunteer slots on 5 January 2019
2 vacant volunteer slots on 12 January 2019
As always please drop us a line at email@example.com 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 back of the start area, 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.
Tue 1 Jan 2019 Double parkrun day! Not at Fountains unfortunately!
Sun 10 Feb 2019 Muddy Boots 10k, Ripon https://bookitzone.com/muddyboots/mR2FFX
The official part....
This week 227 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Andy TODD • Tony SHAW • David JELLEY • Douglas Andrew SCOTT • Elliot PALMER • Neil DRING • Samuel MADDISON • Lauren BINKS • Jon HANCOCK • Simon MCCUDDEN • Rod COOPER • Emma OATES • Steve OATES • John SKINNER • Michael HERNANDEZ • Matt COOPER • Fred COOPER • Helen SMITH • Graham BOYD • Katie OATES • Kathy GARGAN • Miles STANYARD • John SMITH • Susan WILLIAMSON
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 12,090 participants have completed 69,522 parkruns covering a total distance of 347,610 km, including 12,080 new Personal Bests. A total of 695 individuals have volunteered 4,507 times.