It's wonderful to think that in the next few weeks we'll welcome the 4000th individual parkrunner to our event. When we started, as well as bringing parkrun to Lytham, we really wanted to help show off the gorgeous grounds of Lytham Hall to more people and we've certainly achieved that! Your parking money and tea room spend all goes to help the Hall; in particular we all look forward to seeing it get the new lick of paint that will really restore it the former splendour it deserves. You can find out about the other events at the Hall on their website - from beekeeping info sessions to ghost tours to outdoor theatre and lots in between, plus it's a great location to hire for a celebration. Fundraising is the reason we're locking the Forest Drive gate after the run during February, as visitors come to see the beautiful snowdrops, paying a small entry charge at weekends.
This week 133 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part. Ronnie Cross ran his 50th - well done! As always, there wouldn't be an event if it weren't for our wonderful volunteers, some of whom have volunteered on over 100 occasions now! This coming week's tailrunner, Nicola, will be volunteering for the 100th time - and her 59th at Lytham Hall. With only 21 runs at the Hall, that's a pretty awesome run to volunteer ratio!
This week there were 25 high viz heroes:
Stephen DUNN • Clive John BERRY • Clive BARLEY • Sharon COOPER • Kirsten BURNETT • Roy STEVENS • Karen KIDNER • Martyn BURNETT • Matthew LARDNER • David WOOD • Derek HARRISON • Darran AMES • Louise LORD • Honey GRIFFITH • Jim HELLEWELL • Paul ROGERS • Neil FARRELLY • Phoebe HELLEWELL • Peter BAMFORD • Thomas HOWARTH • Stephen HOWARTH • Ellie SHAW • Kieran ELLISON • Max PENDRY • Martin PENDRY
Dates for your diary:
10 March - collection of unwanted running gear (any gender) for sale at UR Potential's International Women's Day event
23 June - cancellation for Lytham Club Day
This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lytham Hall parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 17:58 on 10th September 2016 (event number 39).
The male record is held by Andy BENSON who recorded a time of 15:31 on 11th February 2017 (event number 59).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 94.93% (21:02) on 21st January 2017 (event number 56).
Lytham Hall parkrun started on 28th November 2015. Since then 3,964 participants have completed 19,619 parkruns covering a total distance of 98,095 km, including 4,477 new Personal Bests.