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.