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.


King’s Lynn parkrun Event Number 285

A cold one for the volunteers again at King’s Lynn parkrun number 285! A field of 264 runners made their way around our course today with a magnificent 49 of them achieving a personal best (PB) run! A special mention to those people who have now achieved two PBs or more in a row: Paul Bryan, Debbie Castellan, David Dimech, and Dale Etheridge have all had PBs two weeks running. Lauren Williams, Karen Pentney, and Mary Cook have had three PBs in a row, with Mary having taken off 2.5 minutes from her time in only 3 weeks! Chris Williamson and Robert Bartholomew have a PB streak of four weeks and Tricia Mandall tops the lot having achieved a PB at every single parkrun for the last 5 weeks (every single one she has run!) and taking 3 minutes off her time in the process!

Congratulations and welcome to all of our 15 first timers today, it was great to have you join us! And welcome too to our visitors, coming from other parkruns including Brandon Country Park, Boston, Peterborough, Fulham Palace, and March.

Finally, congratulations to Mark Collins who ran his 100th parkrun with us this morning!

Just to let you know that there will be a whiteboard on the café each week for you to write anything to add to the run report (that could be a milestone run, exciting news, an upcoming event, a birthday etc.) just in case I am on a volunteer job where I can’t chat and write bits down in my notebook!


King’s Lynn parkrun Event Number 284

Welcome to run report number 2, for event number 284! We had a fantastic turnout again this morning, with 243 runners making their way round our lovely course. Welcome especially to the 15 runners making their debut at King’s Lynn today, we hope to see you back next week for more of the same!

So many fantastic PBs today, 41 in total! For nine of those people, this was their second PB in a row! Congratulations to Robert Bartholomew, Dean Blackburn, Megan Brothwell, Neil Gayton, Victoria Howell, Tricia Mandall, Karen Pentney, Lauren Williams and Chris Williamson for achieving this feat, who will make it on to the list next week too?!

Milestone parkruns for 3 runners today, very well done to Cliff Gosling, Amber Merrett and Brian Cobbold for achieving their 50th parkruns!

Thank you to all of the runners who let me know about their contributions to the report this week. First of all, Happy Birthday to Ian Milburn who celebrated his birthday by running this morning! And Happy Birthday to run director Fabia, who brought along cake to celebrate her birthday on Monday.
Special congratulations to a fantastic group of runners who have taken on the challenge of running every day in January (RED January) in aid of Mind (the mental health charity). Hilary Snowdon, Salina Cumbridge, and Catherine Tipling all ran parkrun with us today, 28 days into their challenge, and despite this Catherine recorded a PB of 25 seconds! Fantastic work ladies!
A mention for Helen Reed too, she’s been a dedicated volunteer while injured, but great to see you back running today Helen!

Finally, thank you to all of the volunteers today, you did a fantastic job. Special recognition to Malcolm Hunt, named as most uplifting marshal and therefore deserving of a mention! Your contribution was noted by a number of runners, so thank you! Everyone is welcome to volunteer, and the team are always grateful to hear from you if you want to get involved. Let the office know be email, talk to the run director at the event or message the Facebook page.


King’s Lynn parkrun event No.283

Welcome to King’s Lynn parkrun’s first run report by Hannah Fisher, our official Run Report Writer!

Another fantastic, if very chilly, King’s Lynn parkrun for event 283! Brilliant to see 265 runners enjoying their run around The Walks with the usual bunch of happy volunteers to make it all run smoothly. Welcome to our 16 first timers to King’s Lynn, we hope you all enjoyed your first run with us, and that we’ll see you back for lots more in the future.

Congratulations are in order for our 38 runners who achieved new PBs despite the slippery conditions, a fantastic effort from Martin Milward, Ben Foxwell, Pete Balmforth, Victoria Howell, Jonathon Cockerill, Robert Bartholomew, Stephen Eke, Alec Balmforth, Charlie Pyatt, Steven Middleton, Sarah Hardy, Chris Williamson, Neil Gayton, Sophie Caudwell, Dean Blackburn, Hayley Hissett, Lauren Williams, Tricia Mandall, Steve Burgess, Zac Brown, Jeanette Stapleton, Jackie Grimes, Kerrie Page, Emma Henry, Anthony Blanchfield, Eva-Rose Henry, Richard Evans, Karen Pentney, Megan Brothwell, Jackie Sugden, Sarah Rowland, Kiera Pentney, Catherine Sugden, Emily Blanchfield, Ben Gage, James Kite, Duncan Garrick and Candie Heys!

Congratulations also to Abby Watson on her 10th parkrun!

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