Event #229

We had an unseasonably warm parkrun this week, with temperatures of 18 degrees + at 9am it most definitely was not Hull fair weather!

We had a field of 132 participants and were joined by 14 first timers and visitors from : Immingham, Bury St Edmonds, South Shields, Manchester, Lytham and Dunfermline We hope you all enjoyed your run with us, and judging by the lovely feedback on our facebook page, it seems that you did!.

A big thank you as ever to our team of volunteers who make sure the event goes ahead . Andrew PENN  •  Dave MONAGHAN  •  Helen PENN  •  Ian HAIRSINE  •  Jane DOWNING  •  Ken BROWN  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Riva MANN  •  Shelley DUNN  •  Susan ELDER  •  Tony BARKER  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH  your efforts are much appreciated.

We have a very sparse looking roster for the next few weeks, please do help out if you can, details are on our volunteer page and we are happy to answer questions : )

We had milestone celebrations this week for Andrew HARTLEY and Josh DAVIES, on their 50th parkruns and Brian LONG on his 100th parkrun . Congratulations chaps - great work!.

We also had 18 people achieve new personal best times, congratulations to : Chris KNOWLESMark PHILLIPSSteve HODGSONAndy STEVENSDerek CARRVenika MOVERLEYAlice SIMMSMark CHATTERTONRobert BUTTERWICKNigel SOMERSETSimon STAPLEYRod TURNERCraig NELSONMatt TURNERFiona WALESCameron PROVENDebbie PROVEN and Jade CHAPMAN-SMITH.  Well done everyone, great running :)

There were a few of you involved in the Gruesome twosome yesterday and also today's York 10 mile and marathon, let us know how you got on  : )

As you may have seen our last parkrun before Halloween will be a spooky fancy dress theme, you don't have to get dressed up if you really don't want to, but it's always good fun to see everyone in their scary finery ( sometimes your early morning faces are frightening enough......)  so don't be scared, pop October 27th in your diary......

Have a great week everyone,







Event #228

This Saturday saw the 14th anniversary of the very first parkrun in Bushy park London, just 13 people took part in the time trial then. How things have progressed......this week saw the registration of runner A5000000!

Our own part of the parkrun universe was decidedly wet this week as the usual phenomena of Hull fair weather play it's part : ) but thankfully that didn't put too many of you off as we had a good size field of 136 hardy participants.

We welcomed 26 first timers including visitors from Grimsby, Leeds, Sheffield, London and Wiltshire. We hope you enjoyed your visit with us and come back soon.

We owe extra special thanks to our volunteers this week as they got rather cold and wet while we ran around nice and warm : )  thank you Dave MONAGHAN  •  Diana WALLIS  •  Graham NAYLOR  •  Helen PENN  •  Ian HAIRSINE  •  Jamie PENN  •  Jane DOWNING  •  Ken BROWN  •  Kim MCBIRNIE  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Peter WATKINS  •  Sophie PENN  •  Tim HENEGHAN  •  Tony BARKER  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH  you are much appreciated!

We had 17 runners achieve new pb's this week which is quite impressive! congratulations to : Lee DRAPERDan MCGOVERNChris FELLMatthew HORROCKSKevin PENNYMark COGGONSimon THOMPSONMatthew JOHNSONJohn BRENNANAndy STEVENSRob FEASBYGareth DIXONSimon FRAISJackie PHILLIPSJordan MILLERStewart LOWE and Kim HUNT. Very well done everyone.

There were milestone celebrations for Joe MCCOY on his 10th parkrun, Sarah HOLLIDAY on her 50th parkrun and Andy DAVEY on his 100th parkrun !  great work chaps!

Regular runner and volunteer stalwart Sue Elder celebrated her birthday with us too this week, thank you for the tasty treats at the finish Sue :D.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in any of the many local races held today - don't forget to tell us how you got on...

That's all for now, see you all next week






Event #227

A perfectly crisp and sunny autumn morning was the reward for those of us who were up and ready to run this week, although it is noticeably cooler , the changing colours of the trees in the park mean it's a beautiful as ever.

It was lovely to see some familiar faces again too as Ali returned from her Lands End to John o' Groats cycle ride in aid of the Yorkshire ambulance service ( if you'd like to make a contribution, Ali will have a donation tin with her next week). We also saw the welcome return of Tony Barker who although still not well enough to run, kindly stepped in to help with the marshalling duties. I'm sure it was as nice for him to be back with his parkrun friends as it was for us to have him back..

We had a good turnout of 173 participants including 25 first timers and visitors from Norwich, Peterborough, Scunthorpe and Melbourne! we hope you enjoyed your time with us and we'd love to see you back again soon.

The event was made possible thanks to the help of 15 wonderful volunteers, thank you: Christine HEMINGWAY  •  Claire Louise DOHERTY  •  Dave MONAGHAN  •  David BIRKIN  •  Helen PENN  •  Jacqueline M EDWARDS  •  John NICHOLLS  •  Ken BROWN  •  Kim MCBIRNIE  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Pete KIRK  •  Richard PARKIN  •  Tania CREAM  •  Tony BARKER  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH we couldn't do it without you!.

We do always need help so please don't be shy, get in touch and help out when you can.


There were milestone celebrations too as Jade CHAPMAN-SMITH completed his 10th parkrun, Shaun SCAIFE completed his 50th parkrun and Ian HAIRSINE completed his 100th parkrun congratulations chaps, look forward to seeing those new t-shirts!

That's all for this week folks, take care and let's do it all again next Saturday.....









Event #225 and #226

A very big thank you to the lovely folk who looked after the parkrun set up for us this week while we enjoyed a long and busy weekend in Berlin - it was much appreciated.

This weeks volunteers were : Mike EGAN • Helen PENN • John RIDDIOUGH • Victoria RIDDIOUGH • Kim MCBIRNIE • Stephanie HARTER • Stephen WALKER • Dave MONAGHAN • Shelley DUNN • Alex MCBIRNIE • Sharon ROGERSON • Matthew FISHER-GILL

There were 160 participants including 19 first timers and visitors from York, Leeds, Leicester, London and Cleethorpes.

32 of you achieved new personal bests, Jack KIRKUP reached his 10 parkrun milestone too  - congratulations all  : )

On to this week and ahead of the Hull marathon we had a slightly smaller than normal field of 123 participants, 16 of whom were first timers, including visitors from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Liverpool. We hope you enjoyed your visit with us in the surprisingly mild conditions .

The event was made possible by the following fantastic folk : Andrew PENN  •  Anthony WHITLEY  •  Dave MONAGHAN  •  David CARBERT  •  Helen PENN  •  Jamie PENN  •  Karen GREEN  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Pete KIRK  •  Sharon ROGERSON  •  Susan ELDER  •  Tania CREAM  •  Tim HENEGHAN  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH.

We have plenty of vacancies for the next few weeks so please check out the volunteer page and help out if you can : )

There were celebrations this week for Katy Falkingham as she reached her 50 parkrun milestone to earn her red t-shirt, and an unofficial milestone of 200 parkruns for Jo Egan - congratulations both : D

13 of you recorded new personal best times this week, well done to : Peter WATKINSRose GREENFIELDJohn HARDYJonathan BURTONVenika MOVERLEYJames GRANTRob FEASBYJanet AINLEYLouise MACPHEEDebbie MCWILLIAMDawn MADDICKBrian JOHNSON and Kim HUNT. Great work everyone

Well done to everyone who has taken part in the Hull marathon and relays today, it was great to see so many of you taking part and supporting  : )

Regular parkrunner Ali Carter has been busy this past couple of weeks cycling from Lands end to John O'groats to raise money for the Yorkshire Air ambulance, it's been a tough journey as she's had some terrible weather to deal with, but she completed her journey this Saturday and we are so proud of her. If you'd like to sponsor her for completing this mammoth ride please follow this link :


That's all for now, have a great week.










Event #224

This week is the last week of #team parkrun, from what we can see, the event has been a huge success once again. Our visitor from last week, Chris Skelley was in action today in Kazakhstan picking up a silver medal in the Judo world championships. Congratulations Chris!.

Whilst we had a bit of a damp morning ( who would have though we would miss the muddy puddles?) we still had a great turnout of 162 participants including a contingent from Driffield striders, 22 first timers and visitors from Heathrow and Whitley Bay. We hope you all enjoyed your run with us, we'd love to have you visit again :D

Of course, we wouldn't have a parkrun without the volunteers, please be upstanding for : Andrew PENN  •  Claire Louise DOHERTY  •  Dave MONAGHAN  •  David GIBSON  •  Helen PENN  •  Jamie PENN  •  John RIDDIOUGH  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Rachel LEWIS  •  Sally FISHER  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH  you're superstars!

Please do check the future roster and offer to help out when you can, it's good fun and much appreciated :D

We had 3 milestones to celebrate this week, Barry Maddison reached 100 parkruns, whilst Karen Green and Riva Mann both completed their 50th parkruns - congratulations all of you, fantastic achievements.

36 of you recorded new personal best times, well done to : Darren Robert EDGEDavid FLETCHERThomas MAWERDominic MCPHERSONMatthew WILKINSONPaul OSBORNEChristopher GRUBBRobin CATTERMOLEPaul MUDDSimon THOMPSONDavid GIBSONAnthony HILLSteve RICHMONDIan COOPLANDHelen LILLEYHelen CATTERMOLEDavid YOUNGSue FOSTERKate DAVEYTony NICHOLSONKarel NEWLOVERob FEASBYKathryn BOOTYMAN-YATESPhilip OSBORNEGavin STUARTFiona WALESAlison EYREJoanne OSBORNESam BODENDebbie MCWILLIAMFrancine ASHFORTHGeoffrey COOPLANDLesley NICHOLSONPatricia OSBORNEJordan MILLER, and Stewart LOWE. Congratulations everyone  :D

Well done to all of you who took part in the Great North run, Vale of York half marathon, Broughton Burn and any other event which may have escaped me... some amazing performances on what looked like a very warm day!.

We won't be with you next week as I have an appointment in Berlin.......... so please try and enjoy yourselves in our absence  :P

See you soon, have a great week.


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