Event #238

What a chilly old morning we had this week! although there mercifully was no rain, we had a whole 1 degree and biting winds to contend with. So before anything else, we must say a huge thank you to our volunteers who were stood in the cold in order to allow us to enjoy our run. Cheers guys : )

our high viz heroes this wee were : Dave MONAGHAN  •  Gill WOODALL  •  Graham NAYLOR  •  Helen PENN  •  James THOMAS  •  Jamie PENN  •  John COOKE  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Pamela TARBET  •  Sophie PENN  •  Susan ELDER  •  Tania CREAM  •  Tony BARKER  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH

we do still need a few volunteers for the next few runs - please do help out when you can, we're really quite friendly : ) you can get in touch via email or facebook.

We had 121 participants this week, impressive given the cold weather :)  We were joined by 14 first timers and visitors from Buckinghamshire, Chester, Swindon, Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes. We hope you enjoyed your run with us, we'd love to welcome you back again soon.

We had a few milestones to celebrate this week: Stephen Logan, Justin Fielder, Clive Prady, Ken Brown and Tracey Smith all celebrated reaching their 50th parkrun . Tony Barker celebrated his 100th parkrun by tailwalking the course, the first time he's been able to actively take part since June because of illness.  Congratulations everyone and we look forward to seeing all those new tops soon.

Thank you all for th finish line treats too!

We had 21 people achieve new personal best times this week, Stephen LOGANStephen WALKERMark EDWARDSBarry EDWARDSLucy STAMFORDMark PHILLIPSWill PLATTSAnthony HILLJohn BRENNANAndy STEVENSBen FOULSTONMichael HEATONMartin ATKINSONRobin JENNINGSHelen GRAVESAmy BREWSTERJennifer ROSSSandra WRIGHTTerrie BIXBYHelen HEATON and Jordan MILLER.  Congratulations everyone, great work .

Don't forget next week is our Festive fancy dress / christmas jumper event, obviously, you don't have to join in if it's not your cup of tea, but it would be fun to fill the country park with as many Santa's, elves and tasteful jumpers as we can before the big day....there will of course be a little festive treat for everyone.....

Take care and have a great week.




Event #237


Humber Bridge parkrun
Event #237
8th December 2018
Run Report by Martin Greensill

It was a dry, sunny but very windy morning as 115 people ran, jogged and walked our scenic course, of whom 4 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part and we had two first-time visitors from Hornsea, Ian and Allison Coggan. We hope you all enjoyed the 'country park experience' and will visit us again soon.

Hi-viz Heroes
The event was made possible by 16 volunteers, so let's hear it for the following:

Mitch TRAINOR • Joanne EGAN • Helen PENN • Steve WRAY • Victoria RIDDIOUGH • John COOKE • Susan ELDER • Tony BARKER • Martin GREENSILL • Fiona WALES • Jane DOWNING • Dave MONAGHAN • Shelley DUNN • Andrew MOULD • Matthew FISHER-GILL • Mark A HUNT

If you'd like to get involved, please see our volunteer page for details. Please note that will need extra help on New Year's Day. This is always a very busy day for us as it forms part of the local double header with Peter Pan parkrun. Please note that we start on NYD at 9am with Peter Pan under way at 10.30.

Leading Lights
John RIDDIOUGH led the field home in a time of 18:53, closely followed by Matthew SNOW (18:57) and Stephen WALKER (19:01). The first female finisher was Sophie LEE (19:41), ahead of Tegan ROBERTS (22:47) and Allison COGGAN (25:46). The highest age-grade score was achieved by Jim ROGERS with 77.92 % for 19.33 (4th place overall).

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

Milestone Markers
Official milestones were reached by Sam BIXBY and Sam BODEN (both 50 runs) and Stephen WALKER (100). There was also an unofficial but still impressive milestone for Dave MONAGHAN, who completed his 150th run.

Record breakers
Well done to the 10 of you who overcame the windy conditions to record new Personal Bests. Here are some details:

Mark EDWARDS (21:24) took nearly a minute off his previous best (22:23) with his second PB in a row, while Tegan ROBERTS (22:47) achieved her first PB at Humber Bridge since 2014 and Andy STEVENS (24;19) continued his fine run of form with his fifth PB in seven outings.

Neil COOPER and Samuel COOPER (JM 11-14), presumably father and son, both gained PBs with the same time (26:00), and there was a big course PB for another junior, Sophie PENN (JW 11-14), who crashed through the sub-40 barrier (39:18) to chop over two minutes off her previous best here (41:49).

Robert BUTTERWICK (27:03) recorded his second consecutive course PB, while Martin ATKINSON (27.24) chalked up the first PB of his embryonic parkrun career (three runs so far).

Kate DAVEY (27:45) collected a course PB on her 39th run at Humber Bridge (68th in total), whilst there was also a course PB for Pam WORRALL (28:11), who improved by 41 seconds from her debut run here only a week ago (28:52).

Festive Fun
Finally, a reminder that our annual Christmas fancy dress run will take place on December 22nd. Fancy dress is of course optional but it's a fun way to celebrate both parkrun and the festive season.

That's all for this week. Mind how you go with your walking, jogging or running.



Event #236

Wow, December is here and although the weather seems to be very mild - we cannot escape the fact that it's nearly Christmas and another year is drawing to a close.
What a fun year for parkrun too - given that we rarely if ever need an excuse to dress up, let's celebrate the upcoming festivities with our annual Christmas fancy dress run on Dec 22nd..... there's no obligation of course but it's always great fun : )

As always I'd like to give a big shoutout to our fantastic volunteers who made this week's parkrun happen, We do always rely on your kindness to help stage the run every week - the more volunteers the merrier!. If you'd like to get involved please see our volunteer page for details. We will need extra help on New year's day please as this is always a very busy day for us!.

This week we thank Dave MONAGHAN  •  David BIRKIN  •  Gillian HALLIWELL  •  Helen PENN  •  Jacqueline M EDWARDS  •  Jamie PENN  •  Jane GIBSON  •  Karen GREEN  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Pete KIRK  •  Richard PARKIN  •  Sadie SPENCER  •  Sean ROUSE  •  Shelley HINDLEY  •  Sophie PENN  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH for getting the show on the road : )

We had a field of 139 participants this week including 13 first timers and visitors from Birmingham, Nottingham, North London, Richmond Park and St Helens. We hope you enjoyed your run with us, even though it was a little on the damp side.....

16 of you recorded new pb times, congratulations to : Stephen LOGANRichard Christopher HARRISONBarry EDWARDSTony CHAPMANJason COPPAndy NAYLORGeorge MURPHYFiona CHILDSGavin STUARTRiley PENNINGTONBella YOUNGKerry YOUNGPhil JENNINGSKatherine SOMERSETCaleb DEVANEY and Simon KIMPTON.  Great work everyone.

We had a couple of milestones to celebrate this week, Jonathan HUNTER reached 100 parkruns and your's truly reached 250!. I would just like to extend my thanks to all of you who came to join me, it really meant a lot. A big thank you to Jamie too for the lovely surprise shoutout in the prerun brief :)   all in all, a lovely way to mark 5 years of parkrunning : )

That's all for this week,

take care






Event #235

Our last parkrun of November and we had a lovely morning for it, dry, not to cold and most importantly, lots of friends to share it with.
As our thoughts turn to all things festive, please remember to check out our arrangements for the christmas and New Year period..... we will be in need of a few more volunteers than usual for our nyd run so please do get in touch. As we saw last year (this year!) thus is a very popular run and with numbers over 500 taking part, we'll struggle to cope without enough volunteers.....

Back to this week's event and we had a field of 148 participants including 15 first timers and visitors from Solihull, Norwich and Beverley - we hope you all enjoyed you run and thank you for the lovely feedback :)

This week's event was made possible by 15 lovely volunteers, thank you to : Andrew PENN  •  Dave MONAGHAN  •  David CARBERT  •  Graham NAYLOR  •  Helen PENN  •  Ian HAIRSINE  •  John RIDDIOUGH  •  Joshua BURGIN  •  Lee DRAPER  •  Marcus PAPE  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Sean ROUSE  •  Sophie PENN  •  Tony BARKER  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH. We couldn't do it without you!

our roster is looking very empty for the next few weeks, please do consider helping out for the odd one or two, we do rely on our wonderful helpers to get this event on every week - don't forget that some roles mean you can run as well ;)

There were celebrations this week for junior parkrunner William KENNEDY who completed his 10th parkrun, and Graham Naylor, a parkrun regular who joined us to volunteer on his birthday : )

18 runners recorded new personal best times today, congratulations to : Oliver SOMERSETDavid MANNIONJake VAN NUILBrad FREEMANHelen PENN ( woo hoo!) , Lee FLETCHERDave PENSONVenika MOVERLEYSamuel COOPERNeil COOPERJohn LATUSMarc KENNEDYNatalie Corinne FEESandra WRIGHTKatherine SOMERSETElizabeth KENNEDYGeoffrey COOPLAND and Rozz BOSHELL. Great work everyone.

I know there are a lot of you taking part in the Doncaster 10k today, don't forget to tell us how it went - and huge congratulations to all of you who took part in the Hardwolds 80 yesterday - you were quite a sight to behold as we drove down the foreshore road yesterday!

Have a great week everyone - see you next week for celebrations and cake!!




Event #234

Another week nearer to Christmas ( shhh!) and time for our festive arrangements to be announced, if you missed the post on facebook and the general chatter yesterday, then there is an announcement post in between this post and last week's. : )

On another beautiful Autumnal morning we had a field of 161 participants, including 25 first timers and visitors from Scunthorpe, Cleethorpes, Ally Pally (London) Barton, Cheshire, Cardiff, Leeds and Nostell Priory. We hope you all enjoyed your run with us  - we'd love to see you again soon : )

Once again we owe a great deal to our wonderful volunteers without whom there wouldn't be an event.....

Dave MONAGHAN  •  Graham NAYLOR  •  Helen PENN  •  Jamie PENN  •  Joanne EGAN  •  Kim HUNT  •  Lucas MEAGOR  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Pete KIRK  •  Peter BROADBENT  •  Sean ROUSE  •  Tony BARKER  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH

We really do rely on your help, please do consider experiencing parkrun from the other side of the funnel as it were from time to time ....
See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Humber Bridge parkrun happen.

Celebrations were in order as Christopher Shakesby and Jayne Storey both completed their 100th parkruns - well done both of you.

28 of you recorded new personal bests this week, congratulations to : Rob WAUGHLee ELLERINGTONRobert SMITHRobin CATTERMOLEChristopher SHAKESBYDavid WAUGHAllison ENGLISHSteve HODGSONCatherine SNOWBALLAnushka MCCANNMatt BRAITHWAITEClaire WESTVicky HOUGHTONJohn LEGARDRob FEASBYMartin WILSONJohn DEVANEYDebbie MCWILLIAMAdeline BRACKJanet LEGARDGarry SMITHSally Anne NEEDHAMJennifer ROSSMandy SIMMSOzz COOKNicola HENSHAWMatthew BAINBRIDGE and Olivia KUC. Great work everyone !.

For anyone who fancies a challenge...The female record is held by Charlotte WARD who recorded a time of 18:49 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 187).
The male record is held by Kris LECHER who recorded a time of 15:40 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 210).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane Ruth MORLEY who recorded 87.19% (22:54) on 19th December 2015 (event number 80).  Who will be the next one to topple these records?

Don't forget to keep us updated with any runs / races you're taking part in at any time - it's always great to see what you're all up to :)

Have a great week everyone.



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