#Run 14 – 13th Jan 2018 by Liz Newton Event Director

Hello fellow parkrunners, So i've been asked to up load last weeks Run Report and thought i would hi jack next weeks.  Its currently Wednesday and i'm sat in what is only now known as parkrun room (it used to be the spare room, but we've had to clear out everything for parkrun equipment storage).  Here starts the weekly task of unloading all the equipment and beginning to sort... Folding hi viz, filing all the volunteer and unscannables (never know when we will get a query), charging the scanners, charging the amplifier and the laptop, sorting all the emergency laynards back into order (I have a very organised Volunteer Coordinator who has printed maps that give a description of the marshall positions, to which are all numbered, which is a great idea when we have new marshalls - Credit to Louise Greenwood). Obviously, uploading last weeks Run report from Sally Davies and having a sneaky peek at the rota for the next couple of weeks to see if we need a shout out for help.   I have an amazing set of volunteers, regulars and new to parkrun each week that do a great job in supporting everyone, so they certainly make my role as Event Director and Run Director very easy.  They think I don't really do anything, actually now i'm not sure what I do, Run 14 this week and i can't believe how much it has just become routine.   I dreaded the launch, how are we going to manage, with full time jobs, other running clubs, children and obviously social lives, but now its just part of the everyday routine, just like doing the washing.  Loving the whole parkrun experience and cannot wait to load this without Louise knowing :-)  Be back on Saturday with all the results....   So its now Saturday but i can't even start to discuss today without telling you about Thursday.  So after get everything sorted after Christmas and New Year I restarted communications with Hyndburn Council regarding our Muddy patch.  With minimal effort they agreed we could put down Bark Chippings providing parkrun where happy also.  It was agreed quickly on the basis that no money exchanged hands and that no one feels coerced into supporting... Facebook post sent on our Volunteer Group posting our paypal information if people wanted to donate.   This is what a parkrun does for the community... Within 2 hrs we have 3 volunteers turn up with chippings and spread half of the path and to our amazement had done this without our knowledge and posted this picture the picture of 'Non Muddy Corner'.

 

The generosity of Chris Sledge, Karen and Paul Jackson completely blew us away and we can't thank them enough.  We are planning on completing the 2nd half on the 21st Jan if anyone would like to help us.   The evening of Thursday saw us being spotlighted in The Accrington Observer.  Brilliant report run by Julie Molineux, highlighting her experience of Running over the past year and what running and parkrun has brought to the community.  This Event Directing really does make me feel like a proud mum.   Now for today... 2 hrs processing results, one of the those weeks as we are quite new to parkrun, that we will just put down to lessons learnt, but team effort we sorted it, to a fashion and was finally happy to click submit.   Muddy corner (now bark corner) went down brilliantly and i think contributed towards a number of PB's, can't wait until this is finished, but will the miss the little unique part of our route.   We are so excited that today we had our 1000th First Timer  - Spike Taylor 32:53.  Well done and hope we can celebrate another 1000 first timers very soon. Quite enjoyed writing this report...  The only thing I don't enjoy about parkrun is unloading the car, I dread it so much it tends to sit in my car for days (well the signs anyway)   Here are your official results:

This week 134 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Paul JACKSON • Karen JACKSON • Louise GREENWOOD • Jennifer HAWORTH • Lesley SMITH • Cobi DOYLE • Nadia HARGRAVES • Katy COE • Lindsey YATES • Liz NEWTON • Bernadette KNIGHT • Gail SMALLEY • Marie EASTWOOD • Melanie FINCH • Cara NELSON • Elizabeth ASHWORTH • Julie MOLINEUX • Carl ELLWOOD • John MCGUIGAN • Andrew ROBINSON • Tamara-Jane ROBINSON • Julie WRIGLEY • Gillian COOK • Chris SLEDGE • Benjamin ASHWORTH • Anne ELLWOOD • Jennifer WILKINSON • Bill WILKINSON • Shirley ELLIOTT • Isabella HAMILTON-CONBOY • Tyler KNIGHT

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 YULE who recorded a time of 18:40 on 2nd December 2017 (event number 7), and by Marc HARTLEY who also recorded a time of 18:40 on 1st January 2018 (event number 12). The Age Grade course record is held by Graham MORRIS who recorded 75.39% (20:03) on 21st October 2017 (event number 1).

Hyndburn parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 1,022 participants have completed 1,900 parkruns covering a total distance of 9,500 km, including 333 new Personal Bests.

 

#Run 13 – 6th Jan 2018 Report by Sally Davies

Hyndburn parkrun
Event number 13
6th January 2018
The number 13 is certainly not unlucky for some as today was the 13th Hyndburn parkrun (where do the weeks go?).
Despite the cold, we were delighted to extend a warm welcome to runners from our neighbouring Witton parkrun. We hope you enjoyed the course!
On the 1 year anniversary since starting my own running journey, it is a privilege to see so many people who share the same passion. The mutual support and encouragement runners show each other never ceases to amaze me and I am forever grateful for it and the new friends parkrun and running have given me.
This week 118 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part
Leaders
First through the funnel was Joshua Holgate, this was his first outing to Hyndburn, we look forward to seeing you again soon and hopefully you will smash the course record!
1st Female finisher was Sue Duckworth Darwen Dasher
1st Male finisher was Joshua Holgate Blackburn Harriers & AC
1st Junior Benjamin Livesey also from Blackburn Harries & AC
The event was made possible by our amazing 27 volunteers:
Sarah JOHNSON • Louise GREENWOOD • Sarah EASTWOOD • Lesley SMITH • Katy COE • Liz NEWTON • Bernadette KNIGHT • Andy ARMSTRONG • Sally DAVIES • Gail SMALLEY • Marie EASTWOOD • Lindsay Jane WALSH • Melanie FINCH • Angela KAY • Louise HODKINSON • Carl ELLWOOD • Andrew ROBINSON • Tamara-Jane ROBINSON • Julie WRIGLEY • Nicola WILKINSON • Loraine ARMSTRONG • Chris SLEDGE • Anne ELLWOOD • Jennifer WILKINSON • Bill WILKINSON • Kristian KNIGHT • Shirley ELLIOTT
If you fancy volunteering one week, drop us an email at: hyndburnhelpers@parkrun.com
See you next week
Sally Davies

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

he 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 YULE who recorded a time of 18:40 on 2nd December 2017 (event number 7), and by Marc HARTLEY who also recorded a time of 18:40 on 1st January 2018 (event number 12).
The Age Grade course record is held by Graham MORRIS who recorded 75.39% (20:03) on 21st October 2017 (event number 1).

Hyndburn parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 970 participants have completed 1,766 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,830 km, including 301 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #12 Run Report – New Year’s Day by Louise Greenwood

Hyndburn parkrun
Event number 12
1st January 2018

Under the watchful eye of Run Director debutant Melanie Finch, 2018 kicked off with 147 bleary eyed Hynburnians, eager to try to burn off the effects of the festive period.  New year resolutioners appeared to be out in force as this was our third highest attendance since we started.  An impressive number of runners, especially since many participated in the Ribble Valley 10k just the day before.

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ABOVE: Run Director Mel with some of the team and BELOW: the runners line up ready for the whistle

 

22 different clubs were represented and there were 47 first timers to our course, of whom 10 decided that January the first was an ideal opportunity to kick off their parkrun careers.

 

First finisher Marc Hartley seemingly was not nursing a New Year hangover as he managed to equal the course record of 18.40 - originally set by Ben Yule exactly one month earlier.  Congratulations Marc, hope we see you back soon to sort that pesky one second out!

first finisher

 

First female over the line was young Clayton Harrier Helana White with a time of 22.29. This was only Helena’s second outing at Hyndburn after attending our inaugural event back in October.

first female

 

PB Corner
Congratulations to the 22 who started the new year off with a bang recording personal bests, they were:

Jonathan ENGLISH, Scott SADLER, Kevin JOHNSTONE, Steve MAWBY, Chutima CHANTHAKANON, Jessica BURTON, Holly PETERS, Daniel BURTON, Mairi ENGLISH,
Bella GRIMSHAW, Philip SIMPSON, Wendy GAYNOR BARRETT, Rebecca BURTON, Karen JACKSON, Sharon SNAPE, Nick RAWCLIFFE, Helana WHITE, Christopher DONALD,
Lesley FOSTER, Helen BEECH, Adrienne OLSZEWSKA, Mark STRUTZ

 

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Karen Jackson completing her 26th parkrun with a Hyndburn course PB

 

Special Mentions

  • Congratulations to Barry Hall who chose Hyndburn to complete his 50th parkrun. He brought cake down to mark the occasion and was washed down well with a warm cuppa back at the pavilion, thanks Barry.
  • The most experienced parkrunner in attendance was Accrington Road Runner Peter Blackledge, who is now only 2 away from the big 200!
  • We had tourists who made trips from my old stomping ground London and Lancaster parkrun’s very own Event Director dropped in to experience the Hyndburn bonhomie.
  • New Year's Day gives the opportunity to do more than one parkrun event in a morning and that’s exactly what Burnley regular Simon Bains did, completing Watergrove in Rochdale before travelling the 13.2 miles to join us. Impressive, well done Simon!

bains

 

Aesthetically Pleasing Results

For want of nothing other than a bit of fun, below are this week’s set of results with an unusual ring to them for some reason or another. Take a look at the list and you should get the idea and perhaps you might even try an “aim” for one of the more interesting times one week.  Feel free to point out any that I may have missed.

Steven Mercer 23:23

Sharon Snape 25:26

Ian Hydes 26:25

David Metcalfe 28:00

Daniel Burton 29:30

Sharon Cocker 32:00

Helen Dickson 32:33

Justin Birtwistle 33:00

Steve Mawby 33:44

Helen Harrison 34:00

Karen Figiel 39:00

Beth Yewlett 39:38

What about the rest of the results?

I suspect you know about those already, but if not, then take a look here

Volunteers

The roster this week consisted of 25 high vis heroes, we really appreciate them for giving up their Saturday mornings but I know I speak on behalf of them when I say that we love every minute!

Andrew ROBINSON • Andy ARMSTRONG • Anne CARROLL • Anne ELLWOOD • Caitlin ARMSTRONG • Carl ELLWOOD • Chris SLEDGE • Elliott CAROL • Gail SMALLEY • Graham WALSH • Jennifer WILKINSON • Katy COE • Kristian KNIGHT • Lesley SMITH • Liz NEWTON • Loraine ARMSTRONG • Louise GREENWOOD • Marie EASTWOOD • Marise ARMSTRONG • Melanie FINCH • Natalie COE • Ryan ARMSTRONG • Shirley ELLIOTT • Tamara-Jane ROBINSON • Toni ASHTON

VOLUNTEERS

Happy new year to all of our Hyndburn parkrun family, and we look forward to many more enjoyable mornings over the next year.

Hyndburn parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 930 participants have completed 1,648 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,240 km, including 282 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Event #11 Run Report 30/12/2017 – By Natalie Coe

Hyndburn parkrun
Event number 11
30th December 2017

I’m not going to lie...when my alarm went off, I went straight to look out of the window in the hope that a thick snow storm or hurricane had hit Hyndburn. Alas, there was no such freak weather event, which meant I had to leave my cosy bed and get ready for Hyndburn parkrun-waterproof jacket and all.

For anybody that knows me, running at 9am is my least favourite thing to do (I’m more of a night owl). With volunteering though, I find it’s a much gentler start to the day (plus I’m a lot less grumpy!).

Well, it was a drizzly and cold morning for our 11th event but 127 people still dragged themselves out of bed to run, jog or walk the course, 51 of whom were first timers. We had plenty of canine companions too.

For event 11, I took part as tail walker and that allowed me to do two of my favourite things: walk my dog and chat to people. I’ve only marshalled with my dog before but will often join the tail walker on the 2nd lap so that I can have a catch up with my fellow parkrun family member whilst stretching our legs, which is good after you’ve been standing in the same spot for a while.

I think one of the best things about volunteering is being around like-minded people who appreciate the outdoors, like having a laugh and-most importantly-like having a brew and some cake afterwards! With parkrun, there really is something for everyone.

I also particularly like it when some participants go past and say “thank you, marshal” even though they might be out of breath or feeling tired. Thanks, guys, it means a lot!

We had 7 that recorded new Personal Bests and representatives from 24 different clubs took. The event was made possible by our amazing 29 volunteers:

Paul JACKSON • Karen JACKSON • Louise GREENWOOD • Jennifer HAWORTH • Lesley SMITH • Katy COE • Paul NEWTON • Sam NEWTON • Liz NEWTON • Bernadette KNIGHT • Andy ARMSTRONG • Gail SMALLEY • Lindsay Jane WALSH • Melanie FINCH • Elizabeth ASHWORTH • Stephanie BARON • Natalie COE • Andrew ROBINSON • Julie WRIGLEY • Gillian COOK • Nicola WILKINSON • Loraine ARMSTRONG • Nicola CLAPHAM • Melanie THOM • Chris SLEDGE • Benjamin ASHWORTH • Anne ELLWOOD • Jennifer WILKINSON • Bill WILKINSON

I’d also like to give a special mention to the birthday boy, Benjamin Ashworth, who was promoted to RD for the day.

If you fancy volunteering one week, drop us an email at: hyndburnhelpers@parkrun.com

See you next week (if I can drag my carcass out of bed!).

Natalie Coe

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 YULE who recorded a time of 18:40 on 2nd December 2017 (event number 7).
The Age Grade course record is held by Graham MORRIS who recorded 75.39% (20:03) on 21st October 2017 (event number 1).

Hyndburn parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 883 participants have completed 1,501 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,505 km, including 260 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report Event #10 Christmas Special by Sarah Johnson

Hyndburn parkrun
Event number 10
23rd December 2017

Twelve days of parkrun Christmas

On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me

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A fancy dress Christmas tree

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me

turkeys

Two huge turkeys and
A fancy dress Christmas tree

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me

SNOWMEN

3 snowmen
Two huge turkeys and
A fancy dress Christmas tree

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me

NAT

4 legged friends
3 snowmen
2 huge turkeys and a
A fancy dress Christmas tree

On the 5th day of Christmas my true gave to me

FAMILIES

5 fam-il-ies
4 legged friends
3 snowmen
2 huge turkeys
A fancy dress Christmas tree

On the 6th day of Christmas my true gave to me

TRAINERS

6 trainers running
5 fam-il-ies
4 legged friends
3 snow men
2 huge turkeys
A fancy dress Christmas tree

On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me

SANTAS

7 Santa’s listening
6 trainers running
5 fam-il-ies
4 legged friends
3 snowmen
2 huge turkeys
A fancy dress Christmas tree

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me

RUNNERS

8 runners smiling
7 santa’s listening
6 trainers running
5 fam-il-ies
4 legged friends
3 snowmen
2 huge turkeys and
A fancy dress Christmas tree

On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me

LADIES

9 ladies jogging
8 runners smiling
7 Santa’s listening
6 trainers running
5 fam-il-ies
4 legged friends
3 snowmen
2 huge turkeys and
A fancy dress Christmas tree

On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me

ELVES

10 elves working
9 ladies jogging
8 runners smiling
7 Santa’s listening
6 trainers running
5 fam-il-ies
4 legged friends
3 snowmen
2 huge turkeys and
A fancy dress Christmas tree

On the11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me

LORDS

11 lords sprinting
10 elves working
9 ladies jogging
8 runners smiling
7 Santa’s listening
6 trainers running
5 fam-il-ies
4 legged friends
3 snowmen
2 huge turkeys and
A fancy dress Christmas tree

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me

CHARGERS

12 chargers charging
11 lords sprinting
10 elves working
9 ladies jogging
8 runners smiling
7 Santa’s listening
6 trainers running
5 fam-il-ies
4 legged friends
3 snowmen
2 huge turkeys and
A fancy dress Christmas tree

 

What a fabulous day Saturday was down at Hyndburn parkrun. It was fun and full of festive frivolities. So many people made a huge effort with their outfits.

PAVILION

KISSING


Participants

This week 144 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part. 12 runners chose Hyndburn as their first ever parkrun, including my seven year old, Libby (proud mum alert).

LIBBY

Leaders
The first person back to the funnel didn’t have their barcode, and so the first barcoded runner was James McLeod, who narrowly missed out on his PB, well done James.
Emma Wood came 8th and was the first female to enter the funnel, fantastic run Emma.

PB Corner
Well done to these 24 people who earnt themselves a PB.
Jon RICHARDSON, Mark NUTTER, Jamie OSBORNE, Stephen BURTON, Julian BOOTH, Nick RAWCLIFFE, Susan RODWELL, Sharon SINKINSON, Jack JACKSON, Jeanette BARON, Andrew BIDDLE, Janet LORD, Sharon COCKER, Anna BARCROFT, Amanda BURROWS, Shirley Xuejun YUAN, Fred MALLETT, Helen MILROY, Karen COOPER, Gillian RUSHWORTH, Wendy FOSTER, Benjamin ASHWORTH, Rory SWINDELLS, Toni ASHTON

Special Mentions

It was a pleasure to welcome a few tourists this week, from St Helen’s, Jason Kay from Cornwall and even from the other side of the world, we welcomed Sam Feeley from Sydney.
Mark Nutter earnt himself the best age grade percentage with 70.45% and he is in VM55-59.
Huge congratulations to Fred Mallett who joined the 100 club this week at Hyndburn.

Volunteers

VOLUNTEERS

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers, including elves, Olaf, Santa, Rudolf and this crazy bunch below…

Sarah JOHNSON • Louise GREENWOOD • Jennifer HAWORTH • Lesley SMITH • Katy COE • Liz NEWTON • Julie FISHWICK • Bernadette KNIGHT • Andy ARMSTRONG • Toni ASHTON • Gail SMALLEY • Marie EASTWOOD • Lindsay Jane WALSH • Melanie FINCH • Julie MOLINEUX • Louise HODKINSON • Natalie COE • Andrew ROBINSON • Tamara-Jane ROBINSON • Julie WRIGLEY • Gillian COOK • Nicola WILKINSON • Lyndsey SIMPSON • Dawn POOLE • Jackie ESSERY • Chris SLEDGE • Anne ELLWOOD • Jennifer WILKINSON • Kristian KNIGHT • Shirley ELLIOTT • Gabrielle FINCH
A huge thank you to all of you. If you would like to Volunteer at Hyndburn parkrun please email hyndburnoffice@parkrun.com
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 YULE who recorded a time of 18:40 on 2nd December 2017 (event number 7).
The Age Grade course record is held by Graham MORRIS who recorded 75.39% (20:03) on 21st October 2017 (event number 1).
Hyndburn parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 832 participants have completed 1,374 parkruns covering a total distance of 6,870 km, including 253 new Personal Bests.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
Sarah, Clayton Chargers.

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