Hyndburn parkrun Cancelled 14/04/2018

Due to another running event taking place at Wilson's Playing Fields 14th April, parkrun is cancelled.

We will be back as normal Saturday, 21st April.

 

Easter parkrun report – by Louise Greenwood

Hyndburn parkrun
Event number 24
31st March 2018

Under grey skies, it was good enough conditions for a large colony of Easter bunnies - 135 in fact (or 134 plus bananaman), to binky their way around the woodlands for our Eggstravaganza event.  25 different clubs were represented and there were 26 first timers to our course, of whom 10 decided that Easter weekend was an ideal opportunity to kick off their parkrun careers and be in with a chance of winning one of the many Easter eggs lined up at the finish!

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Male First Finishers

First through the funnel this week was Nick GASKELL 19:08, followed by James MCLEOD 20:40 ,Scott SUMNER wasn’t far behind in third place with a time of 20:49

Female First Finishers

First across the line was regular Sarah RIDEHALGH 21:45, Swindon tourist Anna FISHER came second in 24:00 and young Ella DORRINGTON-LEVY was not far behind in a time of 24:26 - impressive.

PB Corner

Congratulations to the 35 who all recorded Personal Bests this week:

Kevin FENTONCLOUGH Katie FOOTE David SMITH Anne CROMPTON Lucy CHISLETT Lisa ASPINALL Graham ROSTRON Gail BRIERLEY David TURNER Rebecca WOODWORTH Isobel WRIGHT Charlotte HAWORTH Carl CAREY Graham Arthur CUNLIFFE Nickie OHARA Helen HUTCHINSON Paul JACKSON Carol SUTTON Shane GREGSON Julie MARSDEN Seth FENTON-CLOUGH Eve HUTCHINSON Rachel HAYES Heather LAYCOCK Nicholas Mark HUTCHINSON Jez TURNER Sacha YOUDS Jeroen HIGGINS Joe CURRAN Jacob KNOWLES Clare STANWORTH Joanna RUTTER Sharron HARTLEY Adam GARDNER Viki WALSH

Milestones

Only one for the milestone list this week - well done to junior Tamzin Osborne of Trawden AC, who chose our parkrun to enter into the parkrun 10 Club, claiming her pristine white shirt.

parkrunners on tour

It must have been the Easter holidays that prompted a few tourists to drop by this week.  We had visits from Cornwall, Manchester, Durham, Swindon and even Basingstoke parkrun's own Event Director Avi Govind!  It was so lovely to meet you Avi and thank you for your kind comments on our Facebook page.  If any of our regulars find themselves in his neck of the woods sometime, please do give him a visit.

Cake

Hugh thank you must go to recent C25K graduate Susan who sent these delicious tray bakes down to us this weekend.  Susan made these on Friday night but due to a malfunction with her oven, had to run down to her neighbour to finish them off!  She couldn't even join us on Saturday as she was going away on holiday!  Such kindness, thank you for all your efforts Susan and stressy ones at that, I can imagine!

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Volunteers

Saturday marked the day I entered into the Volunteer 25 Club.  I now proudly have a purple tshirt next to my name on the parkrun website (these only appeared last week, did anybody else notice?).

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Hyndburn will run its 25th event next week so many more members of our dedicated core team will soon be joining the club over the coming weeks.

28 other volunteers joined me in making event 24 happen, they were:

Jennifer HAWORTH • Lesley SMITH • Cobi DOYLE • Michelle HAMER • Katy COE • Liz NEWTON • Bernadette KNIGHT • Andy ARMSTRONG • Gail SMALLEY • Marie EASTWOOD • Lindsay Jane WALSH • Melanie FINCH • Jon PALICH • Angela KAY • Carl ELLWOOD • Natalie COE • Andrew ROBINSON • Tamara-Jane ROBINSON • Nicola WILKINSON • Loraine ARMSTRONG • Stuart KAY • Anne ELLWOOD • Bill WILKINSON • Emily BEECH • Kristian KNIGHT • Kevin MCMURROUGH • Heather BARON • Diane REID

Well that's about all for this week, I'll leave you with some pictures from the day that made me smile.

Cheers

Lou

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

The female record is held by Sophie WOOD who recorded a time of 21:20 on 18th November 2017 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Ben COSTELLO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 17th February 2018 (event number 19).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded 81.85% (23:03) on 10th March 2018 (event number 21).

Hyndburn parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 1,420 participants have completed 3,239 parkruns covering a total distance of 16,195 km, including 739 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report 24/03/2018 by Kelly Reeves

Well I have been asked to do the run report - so thought I’d have a go.

Saturday was my 100th parkrun, and saw 95  runners at the start line ready for our weekly 5km run round Wilson Woods. With 24 high viz volunteers too this morning. Also 17 newcomers came too - hope they all enjoyed their 1st time.

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During the parkrun briefing, as soon as the word “dog” was mentioned that was Oddies cue to start his usual barking and howling to get going. These 4 legged runners love parkrun as much as us 2 legged runners.

To be honest I wasn’t feeling it on Saturday, but had a chat with a few runners on the way round, always nice to chat to other like minded people on the way round. It really is worth getting out of bed for on a Saturday morning.

There was chaos at the finish - the 1st placed runner “lost” his barcode. Luckily Julie Molineux one of our regular volunteers, found it and saved the day, so our unknown 1st place was now known as Dave Motley. He got round in a fab time of 19.48, well done.

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40 runners smashed a personal best this week, unfortunately I wasn’t one of them - doh!

Also 2 of our regular volunteers, Liz Newton and Lesley Smith hit 25 volunteer parkruns. Well done ladies - with you we wouldn’t be running every week.

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Thanks to every single one of these 24 high viz heroes for making today happen:

Paul JACKSON • Karen JACKSON • Vicky BOLTON • Louise GREENWOOD • Jennifer HAWORTH • Lesley SMITH • Cobi DOYLE • Katy COE • Liz NEWTON • Bernadette KNIGHT • Andy ARMSTRONG • Lindsay Jane WALSH • Melanie FINCH • James DOWNIE • Louise HODKINSON • Carl ELLWOOD • Tamara-Jane ROBINSON • Nicola WILKINSON • Chris SLEDGE • Anne ELLWOOD • Jennifer WILKINSON • Kristian KNIGHT • Graham WALSH • Tyler KNIGHT

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

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

Join us this Satuday when we'll be injecting a little Easter fun into our parkrun.  Various finishing positions will be randomly selected to receive Easter prizes.  Of course, this is the perfect opportunity to come in fancy dress too so bring out the bunny ears!!

It's sure to be an eggsellent morning ;)

 

Run Report 18/03/2018 By Carl Ellwood

Hyndburn parkrun
Event number 22
17th March 2018

 

Many years ago Noel Coward sang about "Mad Dogs and Englishmen going out in the Mid Day Sun" and how they were considered crazy, clearly this was pre parkrun as the song lyrics today would surely reflect the madness of parkrun. How uniquely British was the sight this morning of 120 runner and volunteers undertaking a 5K run at Hyndburn parkrun. Nothing unusual seeing the parkrun community running round Woodlands  on a Saturday morning but lets add into the mix a bracing  wind that would have had a brass monkey worried and oh yes 30 plus parkrunners wearing their PJ's (don't think it was intentional in some cases as they had been out on the booze last Night and kept hitting the snooze button on Saturday morning)
The weather was changeable to say the least from horizontal snow propelled by a strong wind which howled (apologies to our doggy lovers) through the trees like something out of a horror movie to the next minute a lovely blue sky and even a bit of Spring sun.
Although numbers were down to fewer than 100 this week the parkrun spirit prevailed  although marshalling at Bell End Lane become something of a challenge recognising some of our regular runners as they wrapped up against the cold or else they decided to do a Dick Turpin impression instead of wearing PJ's.
Although I would rather be running (slight exaggeration there re pace) I've really enjoyed marshalling in my spot at Bell Lane and trying to offer a little encouragement  to the runners and it's funny how the runners acknowledge your support in a variety of ways. It's a bit like being at an auction or the Masons with the subtle ways that some people acknowledge your support. We have the verbal *thanks marshal"  I have to resist the temptation to say " I'm not called Marshal" to others who offer a thumbs up or a nod of the head or a sly wink or those that look at you to say "what on earth are we doing here at this time on a Saturday morning"
This morning I managed to cover 3 roles as a volunteer who says men can't multitask (all the women that's who) I helped with the set up, marshalled at "Bell End Lane" and then at the finish Katy Coe passed me one of the stopwatches as she had to dash off. Having never even seen the aforesaid stopwatch it was now draped around my neck like a Mayoral Chain and following an intense training session of 15 seconds I efficiently managed to press the A button 4 times as the final 4 runners came over the finish line - another thing to add to my CV.
Seriously well done to all the participants and volunteers on a bitterly cold day when to be honest stopping in your PJ's under a duvet was the sensible thing to do but as we know all our parkrun community is just a little bit crazy.
So mission accomplished parkrun 22 assigned to history along with an opportunity to share in peoples success stories but Hyndburn parkrun you are amazing. Roll on Hyndburn parkrun 23
Carl

This week 95 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Sarah JOHNSON • Louise GREENWOOD • Jennifer HAWORTH • Lesley SMITH • Cobi DOYLE • Katy COE • Liz NEWTON • Bernadette KNIGHT • Andy ARMSTRONG • Gail SMALLEY • Marie EASTWOOD • Lindsay Jane WALSH • Melanie FINCH • Elizabeth ASHWORTH • Anne CARROLL • Louise HODKINSON • Wendy BILLINGTON • Carl ELLWOOD • Andrew ROBINSON • Tamara-Jane ROBINSON • Dawn POOLE • Tracy LAFFY • Benjamin ASHWORTH • Anne ELLWOOD • Jennifer WILKINSON • Bill WILKINSON • Emily BEECH

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

The female record is held by Sophie WOOD who recorded a time of 21:20 on 18th November 2017 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Ben COSTELLO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 17th February 2018 (event number 19).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded 81.85% (23:03) on 10th March 2018 (event number 21).

Hyndburn parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 1,377 participants have completed 3,009 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,045 km, including 664 new Personal Bests.

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