Lancaster parkrun event #132 14th July 2018

It had been a while since I’d last been Run Director so was feeling a bit nervous Saturday morning. I was sure I was going to forget something essential, but I think that with the help of a superb set of volunteers everything went mostly to plan and we had another lovely morning in Williamson Park.

It was great to see everyone out getting their weekend off to a good start with a decent run. There must have been good conditions too - the first three finishers were amongst 60 who ran to a new PB. Well done to you all!

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There were three people running their 50th parkruns this week! Not just Paul Fox (who I’d noticed had notched up 49 the week before so got a shout out) but also Keith Carmen and George Ravenhall. Ryan Mewis was also running his 50th Lancaster parkrun, but he’s notched up 161 parkruns in total at 44 different locations. It was good to see Marian De Silver running her 200th parkrun too. Lancaster is only 132 events old and Marian has managed to run at 111 of them! Congratulations to you all!

We had tourists from all over the world this week! A group of friendly Australians tackled our hilly course as did super-tourist Micky Wheeler who has notched up an impressive 379 parkruns on 68 different courses. We hope you all had fun and keep enjoying your parkrun tourism!

Thank-you for listening to the marshals as our volunteers dealt with the traffic. We don’t think it was a parkrunner parked on the drive, but it was a good reminder about how great it would be if everyone parked in sensible places.

All of the finish tokens were returned again – that’s three weeks in a row! Thank-you.

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer over the next few weeks, it’s sometimes a bit slower to fill the roster when people are on holiday. This week’s fab team were:

Stephen PERRY • Andrew HOLME • Ryan MEWIS • Jim BACON • Andrea TOWSE • Debra BUNTING • Imelda HATTON • Kelly SEWARD • Christine PERRY • John HOWARTH • Hannah STEVENSON • Pam HOLME • Kathryn HOYLE • Angela SINGLETON • Francesca CITRON • Paul COTTAM • Eleanor LEVIN • Bob LOCHRIE • Paul JAMES • Carly SPARKS • Sara ATKIN

Full restuls here: Lancaster parkrun Results Page.

Did you know that you can donate to Lancaster parkrun? Find out more here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/lancaster/aboutus/

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Lancaster parkrun event #131 7th July 2018

Yet another beautiful day in the park. I did put an order in for some rain to cool us down but it was not to be. I was glad to be simply standing around today in the shade! Well done to the 277 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. An amazing 39 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. We hope you enjoyed the course and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

A few milestones were reached today. Congratulations to the following:

  • Freya MAUN, 10 parkruns, all completed at Lancaster
  • Bob LOCHRIE, 50 parkruns, 43 completed at Lancaster, and after the first 1.5km today had completed an impressive 1000km this year
  • Jia HUANG, 50 parkruns, all completed at Lancaster
  • Calvin ROUTLEDGE, 50 parkruns, 47 completed at Lancaster
  • Elaine SIMMILL, 100 parkruns, 96 completed at Lancaster
  • Philip BOYLE, 100 completed parkruns all at Lancaster! A real regular.

Well done to everyone who took part today. If you are completing a milestone, do let us know so we can give you a shout out (cake/sweets/balloons optional!).

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers, who as usual made the running of the event look seamless:

Ruth MEWIS • Linda STAPLETON • Emily STAPLETON • Stephen PERRY • Aimee BRETT • Andrew HOLME • Patrick CORBETT • Rebecca WILLMOTT • Helena LEWIS • Andrea TOWSE • Debra BUNTING • Imelda HATTON • Christine PERRY • Karen WALLBANK • Tara CHAPMAN • Amanda CHAPMAN • Pam HOLME • Kathryn HOYLE • Angela SINGLETON • Sarah WRIGHT • Alice WRIGHT • Alice DAVIES • Tom PALMER • Beckie WAINE • Stephanie LARKIN • David JACKMAN • Emily WAINE

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

 

Lancaster parkrun event #130 30th June 2018

On a hot and sunny summer day, and despite various obstructions to the path, 283 runners made it! We had 32 first timers and 15 runners recording their personal bests. Paul Mackie ran his 100th parkrun, 97 of which were in Lancaster, and Paula Vanannen ran her 50th.

We had brand new tokens, thanks to generous donations to Lancaster parkrun, and… guess what? None were lost! Well done runners on remembering to return our precious tokens!

Also, many thanks to the cheerful and helpful volunteers:

Linda STAPLETON • Emily STAPLETON • Stephen PERRY • Ronald HUMMELINK • Holly BAMBURY • Jim BACON • David DOWNES • Debra BUNTING • Stella BIRCHALL • Christine PERRY • Phil CORRIS • Martin WILSON • Cefn HOILE • Hannah STEVENSON • Andrew HOLME • Pam HOLME • Lester SMITH • Francesca CITRON • Joshua MORRIS • Anna HARRISON • Lucy HARRISON • Heather HARRISON • Oliver BEAUMONT • Olga NAKALOVA • Paul JAMES • Yura ROTAR • Stephanie LARKIN • Carly SPARKS

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

The male record is held by Michael KALLENBERG who recorded a time of 16:09 on 13th May 2017 (event number 71).
The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 18:25 on 3rd February 2018 (event number 111).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 89.07% (22:25) on 8th October 2016 (event number 39).

If you wish to make donations to Lancaster parkrun, please visit our site here. The money will go towards new equipment such as signs, cones and tokens.

 

Lancaster parkrun event #129 23rd June 2018

 

P is for parkrun

P is for pretty

P is for PERRY

 

Today our Lancaster parkrun was a very memorable occasion for several volunteers and runners.  One volunteer in particular – now we wouldn’t say he’s very “Pretty” – in fact he can be very Grumpy (as shown on his t-shirt), but he’s a “Perry” and he loves and supports parkrun in a massive way, alongside his lovely wife Christine.  Stephen got his 100th volunteer credit today.  Unfortunately there’s no 100th volunteer t-shirt to go with it, but, he did get a Peppa Pig “Let’s get Muddy” helium balloon which he ran with too. Hopefully he’ll share it with one of his grandchildren when he’s finished playing with it.  It's okay Stephen, we’ll let you keep the wine for yourself.  He’ll never catch up with Christine though as she’s done 123 volunteer days.

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Another memorable occasion today is for Mary O’Grady who managed to escape Ireland and did her 50th run with us in Lancaster (having done the first 49 all at home).  Mary thought she’d get away with a no fuss parkrun – however, what Mary didn’t realise was that the Run Director of her home parkrun (Lough Key) had messaged Lancaster to say she’d be joining us.  Mary used to work in Lancaster and was visiting friends.   mary

 

Another 50th run today was achieved by David Harrison.  Hopefully everyone managed to celebrate David’s achievement with the massive box of Celebrations.  Anna Harrison (David’s daughter) is a regular volunteer at Lancaster as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award.   Other runners kept quiet about their 50th ………..didn’t you BEN RANSOME……and DAVID WILKINSON.  It’s a good way to get out of bringing chocolates though tut tut.   Happy birthday to Hannah Bentele, who chose to run parkrun today.

 

A huge shout out too to the four fantastic ladies (Chelsey, Helen, Natalie, Kealey) who did their first ever parkrun today and they all finished together just ahead of the tail walker (3 of them holding hands and getting the exact same time).  Well done ladies.  Hope you will all be back next week to get a PB. 4 ladies

 

Today we say goodbye to our original parkrun finish tokens as they have become a bit battered and bruised, and some have gone AWOL. However, next week, we can say a big HELLO to a brand new set – nice shiny new finish tokens.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not take these tokens home with you after you have been given one.  They are needed again for the following week.  They have been paid for by a donation from one of our regular runners/volunteers. At the end of the run, please hand your token in to a barcode scanner.

 

Up coming event:- On the 1st July at Ryelands Parks Lancaster, St. Johns Hospice are holding a Bubble Rush 5k fun run.  The event will start at 12.00.  Please see the St. Johns Hospice website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week in short summary.

 

This week 335 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 59 were first timers and 86 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Linda STAPLETON • Emily STAPLETON • Stephen PERRY • David WALKER • Christine SHANNON • Jim BACON • Jenny LOWE • Andrea TOWSE • Debra BUNTING • Linda WALKER • Christine PERRY • Pam HOLME • Angela SINGLETON • Heather YATES • John RODGERS • Alice DAVIES • Ian ROBERTS • Paul YATES • Nigel KELSALL • David JACKMAN • Seonaid DUGDILL • Vicky BOOTH • Sara ATKIN

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

The male record is held by Michael KALLENBERG who recorded a time of 16:09 on 13th May 2017 (event number 71).
The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 18:25 on 3rd February 2018 (event number 111).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 89.07% (22:25) on 8th October 2016 (event number 39).

Lancaster parkrun started on 9th January 2016. Since then 5,254 participants have completed 31,527 parkruns covering a total distance of 157,635 km, including 6,619 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Lancaster parkrun event #128 16th June 2018

This week 275 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Linda STAPLETON • Stephen PERRY • David WALKER • Maggie WILD • Andrea TOWSE • Debra BUNTING • Imelda HATTON • Kieran COOKE • Christine PERRY • Phil CORRIS • Martin WILSON • Milly HIRST • Jo MATTHEW • Claire CORRIS • Kathryn HOYLE • Terry WAIN • Holly SATTERLY • Anna HARRISON • David CHEUNG • Oliver BEAUMONT • Bob LOCHRIE • Aston KIESWETTER • Paul JAMES • Beckie WAINE • Nicky MEER • Emily WAINE

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

The male record is held by Michael KALLENBERG who recorded a time of 16:09 on 13th May 2017 (event number 71).
The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 18:25 on 3rd February 2018 (event number 111).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 89.07% (22:25) on 8th October 2016 (event number 39).

Lancaster parkrun started on 9th January 2016. Since then 5,195 participants have completed 31,192 parkruns covering a total distance of 155,960 km, including 6,533 new Personal Bests.

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