King’s Lynn parkrun 24 Hour Marathon

King's Lynn parkrun celebrates it's 6th Birthday on Sat 2nd Sep 17 and to coincide with this will again be holding a 24 hour Marathon event starting at 9 am of Sat 2nd and finishing at 9 am on Sun 3rd Sep 17.

The purpose of this year's event is to raise funds to enable the purchase our very own King's Lynn parkrun defibrillator. Those who take part will be asked to run the parkrun route for 1 hour each (or more if you feel that way inclined) for any hour period of their choosing from 9 am Sat to 9 am Sun, when the event will finish with tea and cakes.

The event will start from completion of the normal parkrun registration, with runners signing up to run for just an hour, at any speed, around the parkrun circuit, while making a donation towards the fund raising target of £1000. Details of how to donate have already be promulgated on the 24 Hour Marathon flyer and will be briefed again prior to the event.

The cafe will be open for extended hours and the support team will be there throughout serving refreshments. More details will follow and be briefed at parkrun but those who recall last years event will no doubt remember what a great time everybody had, in joining together to put something back into our parkrun.


King’s Lynn parkrun Event Number 299

Number 299 proved to be a fantastic event in much the same way as the 298 before it. There were PBs, records, milestone runs and visitors too!

A big welcome to all of our first timers and visitors to King's Lynn parkrun, we hope all 38 of you enjoyed your run and that we'll see you back soon! Huge congratulations to the 50 people who recorded a new PB and also to Matt Pyatt for his great run to establish a new VM40-44 course record after his recent birthday!

Regular parkrunners will have been very proud to see our amazing Sue Smith running her 200th parkrun on Saturday, no mean feat for any of us, let alone after battling cancer and coming out the other side, astounding everyone with her positivity and strength. I, for one, am proud to be a member of this running community full of amazing people who are there to support each other and celebrate each others' triumphs (usually with cake!!) Congratulations Sue, only another 50 until the next t-shirt!

Thank you, as always, to the fantastic volunteers who step up to make the event happen each week. If you would like to volunteer, get in contact via the office email address and someone will be in touch to find you a job! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to have a go, it's great fun!


King’s Lynn parkrun Event Number 298

Welcome back to the run report! I'm very sorry they have been missing for so long!

It was another fantastic parkrun for all of us at King's Lynn (me included, making my running come back!). A massive 56 new PBs were recorded, and 36 first time parkrunners set a PB to beat when they return next Saturday. 8 parkrunners celebrated milestones too. Congratulations to Lara Hindmarsh on her 10th run, achieving a personal best. Ryan Middleton ran his 50th parkrun, also recording a PB. This week also saw Heidi McWade, Jo Sedgley and Jenny Atkins achieving their 50th runs, earning them the fantastic red t-shirt. Matching 100 tops are on the way to Mark and Marie Doughty (not too long until Sam makes it the whole family!). And congratulations too to Lucy Green, clocking up the unofficial milestone of 150 runs, awesome!

Well done to all of the runners, and thank you to all of the volunteers that made it happen!

If you have any information to add to our report each week please let me know with a message on Facebook (the parkrun page can pass it on) or find me at parkrun (Hannah Fisher).

Have a great week, and see you on Saturday!


King’s Lynn parkrun Event Number 288

Another fantastic King’s Lynn parkrun for event 288! 282 runners made their way around the park, 31 for the first time and 38 achieving personal bests for their run!

Particular congratulations to our milestone runners today. Shaun Davies and Claire Kelman have now completed 50 parkruns, a fantastic achievement! Well done, too, to Mick Ennis, running the unofficial milestone of 200 parkruns. A special day to remember our parkrun friend Julie Lyth, 100 parkruns after her last.

Multiple PB commendations for seven parkrunners this week. Allan Hilton, Rebecca Judge, Jody Rolfe and Julie Whiskens have now run two PBs in succession, Lorraine Hammond has a streak of three, and Dean Blackburn and Chris Williamson have a massive streak of seven PBs in a row!

Thank you to the first two contributors to my ‘Please add this to the run report…’ noticeboard. A fantastic quote from one anonymous runner “This is what slow looks like… but at least I’m running!” Very true indeed!

And our second comment is to praise Jack Bolderstone and Charlie Schrooder on their fantastic run, running together for the first time, both achieving PBs, and most importantly beating Jack’s Dad, John! Well done boys, a fantastic effort, better step it up John!


King’s Lynn parkrun Event Number 286

Well done to the 226 fantastic runners who completed King’s Lynn parkrun’s 286th run. A special mention has to go to our 13 first timers, an impressive effort to complete your first run on such a cold and miserable morning! A big welcome too to all of our visitors, Charles and Sabine Green and Ian J Berry-Bowes especially who are regular parkrun tourists but on their first visit to King’s Lynn, we hope to see you back with us in the future!

Despite the conditions, runners clocked up 35 new PBs this weekend! Too many to mention individually, but those who have now achieved 2 or more PBs in a row were Neil Bussey (2), Mary Cook (4), David Dimech (3), Dale Etheridge (3), Michelle Mountain (2), Karen Smith (5!), Jeanette Stapleton (2) and Chris Williamson (5!). Will any of them make it to the repeat PB list again next week?

Congratulations to our two runners celebrating milestone runs yesterday, Peter Bloom completing his 50th run and Alan Dix achieving 100 parkruns!

Thank you, as always, to the brilliant volunteers that make our event go ahead each week. It was not nice standing around in the cold yesterday so thank you for your dedication, I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say how grateful we are for your support.

Fingers crossed we’ll have the café back up and running next week, I hope to see you all there!

P.S. Each week I will have a noticeboard entitled ‘Please put this in the run report…’ stuck on to the outside of the café near to where we put the bags. This is for anyone who has anything for me to put in the report to write on (there are whiteboard pens attached) so that even if you can’t catch me to tell me in person (hopefully I’ll be back running again soon!) then I don’t miss anything important.

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