King’s Lynn parkrun 24 Hour Marathon

A massive well done to everybody who took part in the KL parkrun 24 Hour Marathon.
A total of 117 runners took part, running 1057 miles and making a fantastic £1049 towards the Walks Café improvement project.
It has been a hugely memorable event, with all those who ran putting their absolute heart in to achieving their run goals or more by, in most cases a significant distance.A really superb effort and thank you all, including, of course, all those who were unable to take part but donated.
I also cannot thank enough those who worked with me to enable this to happen, with a particular thanks to Martin Blackburn, who helped throughout and who kept upping the distance run each hour, pushing me to do yet another lap to keep up, eventually reaching 35 miles. All who stayed with us through the day and especially the cold night, Amanda, Sue, Simon, Barry, Darren, Jani, I could go on and on, keeping everything going and making it such a fun event,if you can call flogging around the Walks fun.
I must also pay a special thanks to Amelia who kept the café going for us and then came back to keep us company and to the Walks staff who helped us whenever we needed it. You are all legends! Thank you all.


KL parkrun 4th Anniversary Birthday and 24 Hour Marathon Event

The KL parkrun 4th Birthday run will take place on Saturday 12th Sep 15 and all takingn part are invited to wear fancy dress and to bring cakes.
The Birthday run will be immediately followed by the KL parkrun 24 hour Marathon, with runners signing up to run for a hour each through to 9 AM Sun 13th Sep.
The purpose of the event is to raise funds towards the new canopies that BCKLWN are planning to install at the Walks cafe and which will provide protection for all the runners gear on those rainy days and wintery days we suffer from, from time to time.
The Marathon Support Stand will be set up at the Walks cafe and will be manned by Volunteers throughout. All are welcome to take part and if any runner doesn't have time to sign up in advance they can still turn up and take part.
Those who are unable to take part are still encouraged to donate to this cause which will benefit all who take part in parkrun at KL.
Check the KL parkrun facebook page for further details:


New course record

At event number 184 on 14th March 2015

Men's placings:

James BELLWARD (SM30-34) of RAF AC, was first over the line in 15:37 - setting a new course record. James has been first over the line here once before.
Matt PYATT (VM35-39) of Ryston Runners AC, was second over the line in 16:03 - has been first to finish on 70 previous occasions.
Martin JENNINGS (VM40-44) of Fenland Running Club, was third over the line in 17:44.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Warren ARMSTRONG (Unattached) 2438 pts.
Kenny ADDIS (Unattached) 2363 pts.
Ian MILBURN (Ryston Runners AC) 2278 pts.

Women's placings:

Sally Lynn HURST (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (35th overall) over the line in 21:25 - first time in 13 appearances.
Claudia MILBURN (SW30-34) of Fenland Running Club, was second (38th overall) over the line in 21:48 - was first to finish once before.
Wis WK (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 21:58.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jillian DAVIS (Ryston Runners AC) 2392 pts.
Jane ASHBY (Ryston Runners AC) 2330 pts.
Stephanie GRAY (Unattached) 2170 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jane ASHBY (VW65-69) was graded 85.90% for the time 24:42 (77th overall).
Matt PYATT (VM35-39) was graded 83.18% for the time 16:03 (second overall).
James BELLWARD (SM30-34) was graded 82.82% for the time 15:37 (first overall).

There were 193 runners, of whom 12 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Kings Lynn parkrun started on 10th September 2011, and since then 2,487 different runners, including participants from 200 athletics clubs, have completed 20,651 runs covering a total distance of 103,255 km, and there have been 4,390 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Marie Louise FRENCH who ran in a time of 00:17:57 on 8 June 2013 (event number 90).
The men's record is held by James BELLWARD who ran in a time of 00:15:37 on 14 March 2015 (event number 184).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane CLARKE who recorded a 90.20% run (19:33) on 1 November 2014 (event number 164).

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Results Page.


GET INTO GEAR – Free training

The popular GEAR training evenings are running again this year

From Wednesday 4 March 2015. Run by fully qualified UKA coaches from Ryston Runners AC at the Lynnsport running track.

Dates: Wednesdays, 4th – 25th March

Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: Alive Lynnsport, Greenpark Avenue, King’s Lynn, PE30 2NB

(Meet in Lynnsport’s reception; changing rooms and toilets available at Lynnsport)

There will be four fun and friendly sessions aimed at beginners and improvers wanting to enter the GEAR. The sessions will take place on the track and around the pathways of Lynnsport with indoor facilities for briefings.

There will be practical help to get you through the GEAR and beyond and advice on all aspects including training, what to wear and what to expect on your race day and all free of charge.

Please note, those running the GEAR 10K must be 15 years and above on race day.

Just turn up, no need to register. Further information is available from

Andy Smith on 07955 760325 or


New Year

King's Lynn will be holding its usual 'New Years Day' parkrun event starting at the usual time of 9 am. Come along and shake off the Christmas and New Years Eve blues with a refreshing run around the Walks. We are calling this the 'Detox' run so do bring along any healthy (or maybe not so healthy) leftovers that you wish to share with your running mates. See you on the 1st Jan.

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