Run report: event #79, 15 July 2017

Happy anniversary this week to Morgan Pritchard, Neil Tate and Philip Johnson who ran their 50th parkrun!

This week 148 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Richard Harry STOREY • Stu WHARRIER • Clive John BERRY • Sharon COOPER • Martyn BURNETT • Hannah CONNELL • Matthew LARDNER • Nicola WISEMAN • Michelle COPELAND • Ruth SHEPARD • Darran AMES • Phil ATHERTON • Joyce BOND • Marion WILSON • Terri WOLSTENHOLME • Mark HUGHES • Gillian BRETT • Patrick HILLS • Kenneth COX

This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lytham Hall parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:

Chris MCCARTHY (SM30-34) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was first over the line in 17:44 - 10th time in 33 appearances.
Steve HALLAS (VM40-44) of Preston Harriers, was second over the line in 18:43.
Matt GRAY (SM25-29) of Jesmond Joggers, was third over the line in 18:47.

Female placings:

Catherine CARRDUS (VW45-49) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was first (4th overall) over the line in 18:48 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
Kellie IRWIN (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 21:32.
Sally LAINE (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 22:28.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

- Catherine CARRDUS (VW45-49) – 84.49% for the time 18:48 (4th overall).
- John Graeme BERTENSHAW (VM60-64) – 80.38% for the time 20:08 (7th overall).
- Graham WEBSTER (VM65-69) – 80.10% for the time 20:56 (12th overall).

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 3,227 participants have completed 14,521 parkruns covering a total distance of 72,605 km, including 3,685 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #78, 8 July 2017

This week 145 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

We recently announced the date when we'll be switching to a new course - 26 August. There is work to be done in preparation, such as a revised risk assessment, updating the website details and also clearing the path around the Lily pond, which has become very overgrown while it's been closed for the herons. Greg Oulton, a regular parkrunner and volunteer, has joined the Lytham Hall volunteer team, who meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As well as helping measure the new course (2 measuring wheels say it's the full 5k although your gps devices will no doubt tell you otherwise!), Greg's been working on weeding and clearing the area. If anyone is free during the day on the 2 days mentioned, and fancy mucking in, then this would be a fantastic opportunity for you!

Ballam Rd is currently having extensive roadworks which are scheduled to last for the next few weeks. We're told it won't affect weekend access, but please keep an eye out on social media in case there are any updates. Also, we suggest not parking on Ballam Rd, as the resurfacing work may mean your paintwork gets chipped. You can park in the Hall grounds, or by Park View park just off Ballam Rd, or on Forest Drive near the pedestrian entrance. If the latter, please do make sure you don't block access to anyone's driveway as we want to keep on good terms with the local residents!

Thanks to those of you who have been in touch to volunteer over the next few weeks, when lots of us are off on holidays. We'd love to see a Facebok post from you on our page if you're off doing some parkrun tourism! And when you're around, we still have spaces on the rosters that will need filling.

This week's event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Kath BRADY • Sharon COOPER • Kirsten BURNETT • Julie ROONEY • Roy STEVENS • Martyn BURNETT • Sheila STEVENS • Hannah CONNELL • Lauren BURNETT • Phil ATHERTON • Maisie COOPER • Gill DRAPER • Joyce BOND • Sarah BAGSHAW • Marion WILSON • Peter SOUTHERN • Patrick HILLS

This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lytham Hall parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
- Sam DALGLEISH (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:47 - first appearance.
- Paul VEEVERS (VM35-39) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was second over the line in 18:26 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
- Paul MULLER (VM60-64) of Horwich RMI Harriers, was third over the line in 18:33 - has been first to finish on 15 previous occasions.

Female placings:
- Michelle TICKLE (VW40-44) of Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC, was first (17th overall) over the line in 21:50 - third time in 43 appearances.
- Claire MORRIS (VW35-39) of Ealing Eagles Running Club, was second (29th overall) over the line in 22:41.
- Rachel ENGLAND (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (35th overall) over the line in 23:25.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
- Paul MULLER (VM60-64) – 86.43% for the time 18:33 (third overall).
- Graham WEBSTER (VM65-69) – 79.40% for the time 21:07 (10th overall).
- Rafael EATON (JM11-14) – 75.43% for the time 20:17 (7th overall).

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 00:17:58 on 10th September 2016 (event number 39).
The male record is held by Andy BENSON who recorded a time of 00:15:31 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 3,205 participants have completed 14,373 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,865 km, including 3,645 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #77, 1 July 2017

Another great parkrun this week. 155 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

Congratulations

Although we didn’t know at the time, or we’d have arranged a huge round of applause, Chris Brierley ran his 100th parkrun and qualifies for the coveted milestop top. 44 of these have been at Lytham Hall, which is now Chris’ regular stomping ground and home parkrun. Well done Chris!

Congratulations too this week to Nicola Wiseman. Nicola won an award from the British Heart Foundation for being inspirational! We completely agree. Having heart conditions hasn’t stopped Nicola from completing marathons and other events, raising impressive sums of money for BHF. Nicola is one of our volunteer co-ordinators and with her family, she’s embraced parkrun since it arrived at Lytham Hall and subsequently Park View for the juniors. She’s a valued part of the team and we’re very proud of her.

New 2 lap route coming soon!

This week we measured our new course. This wouldn’t be possible without the work of Lytham Hall’s fabulous volunteer team. Some of us had the pleasure of joining them to help with laying the top surface of the path. The materials were funded by the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, so thanks also to those who voted for the project earlier in the year. The new course is 2 and a bit laps, starting in roughly the same place and finishing where it does now. It goes round parts of the grounds you may not have visited before, and will include both Curtains Pond (the one you run round 4 times now) as well as the Lily Pond. There will be a variation – the “Heron route”, which will avoid the Lily pond next spring / early summer when the herons return to nest. That Heron route will still be 2 and bit laps, just with a longer bit! The Lily pond path is very overgrown so needs some work and we also need to risk assess the route, prepare the new map for the website and well as lanyards for our marshals, who will be more spread out than now. The new route will also take longer to set up. Because many of the team are having holidays in the coming weeks, we’re going for 26 August as our launch date for the new route.

We hope you’ll love the new route and agree that it was worth the wait!

Call for volunteers

The coming weeks mean some gaps on the roster as regular volunteers take holidays, so if you’ve been thinking about giving volunteering a go, now would be a great time! Jobs include marshalling, tailwalker, as well as the funnel roles. If you would like to come down early fairly regularly and help with setting up the route, that’s a great way of volunteering while still running: we would welcome a couple of extras for this when the new route starts. Huge thanks to those who have already come forward.

Local events

Don’t forget that this week is St.Annes carnival, which means that on Sunday there is a 1.5k fun run followed by a 5k. This event is organised by Lytham St.Annes Road Running club and part of the entry fee goes to the carnival charities. More information at http://www.runlythamstannes.co.uk/

This week’s event was made possible by 23 wonderful volunteers:

Richard Harry STOREY • Alex ROWE • Stu WHARRIER • Paul CROSS • Clive BARLEY • Kirsten BURNETT • Martyn BURNETT • Neil TATE • Nigel KIDNER • Nicola WISEMAN • Greg OULTON • David WOOD • Keith RHEAD • Marian RHEAD • Trinny WHARRIER • Phil ATHERTON • Joan CARLSSON • Matthew HILL • Joyce BOND • Harry THOMPSON • Terri WOLSTENHOLME • Paul ROGERS • Patrick HILLS

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

Male placings:

- Philip LEYBOURNE (VM50-54) of Salford Harriers and AC, was first over the line in 17:14 - first appearance.
- Neil TATE (VM35-39) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was second over the line in 18:00 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
- Andy ZEAL (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:26.

Female placings:

- Catherine CARRDUS (VW45-49) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was first (4th overall) over the line in 18:37 - third time in 4 appearances.
- Tessa ROBINSON (VW35-39) of Salford Harriers and AC, was second (7th overall) over the line in 18:48 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
- Michelle TICKLE (VW40-44) of Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC, was third (18th overall) over the line in 21:15 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

- Philip LEYBOURNE (VM50-54) – 85.59% for the time 17:14 (first overall).
- Catherine CARRDUS (VW45-49) – 85.32% for the time 18:37 (4th overall).
- Tessa ROBINSON (VW35-39) – 80.05% for the time 18:48 (7th overall).

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 00:17:58 on 10th September 2016 (event number 39).
The male record is held by Andy BENSON who recorded a time of 00:15:31 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 3,167 participants have completed 14,228 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,140 km, including 3,627 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #76, 17 June 2017

This week 257 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 78 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part. Many of this week's participants were regulars from Preston and Blackpool, which were both cancelled. It was lovely to have you all join us! It meant the course was busy. Please do remember that parkrun is for everyone. If you're a super speedy runner, please do take care not to bump into others. If you're less speedy, you can help by keeping to the left once people start overtaking. It's not a race but people of all abilities do challenge themselves to beat their own pb's.

We're cancelled this week, as the Hall is hosting events for Lytham Club Day. We're going to be walking in the procession, so if you would like to join us please come to Cleveland Rd (the fire station end) before 9.15. Look out for the parkrun flag!

As you may know, we have been using our B route since one of the paths (Old Ballam Rd) has had an unsuitable running surface, meaning we have had a 4 lap B route. Final work is now scheduled for the path, which will mean us soon returning to the 3 lap A route, or, as we hope, a new 2 lap route. Work is taking place on the following dates in June: Thurs 22, Tues 27 and Thurs 29. There may be further dates. The team usually works between 915am and 1pm, then 2-4pm. It would be great if we as a parkrun community could boost team numbers by a couple so if you are able and willing to help, even if just for one of these shifts, please go along to the Hall. You would need gloves and sturdy footwear and would be helping to rake the loose stone level, as it is dropped on the path. It is pretty physical on the arms.

The event was made possible by 22 wonderful volunteers:

Richard Harry STOREY • Paul CROSS • Clive John BERRY • Clive BARLEY • Sharon COOPER • Kirsten BURNETT • David YOUNG • Martyn BURNETT • Matthew LARDNER • Neil TATE • Nicola WISEMAN • Greg OULTON • David WOOD • Michelle COPELAND • Keith RHEAD • Marian RHEAD • Trinny WHARRIER • Joyce BOND • Marion WILSON • Harry THOMPSON • Jo HAY • Patrick HILLS

This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lytham Hall parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:

- Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:44 - first appearance.
- Neil TATE (VM35-39) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was second over the line in 18:44 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
- Robert FAULKNER (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:58.

Female placings:

- Helen LAWRENSON (VW45-49) of Wesham Road Runners AC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 20:34 - third time in 12 appearances.
- Michelle TICKLE (VW40-44) of Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC, was second (31st overall) over the line in 21:53 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
- Rachel ENGLAND (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (50th overall) over the line in 23:49.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

- Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 83.07% for the time 20:46 (14th overall).
- David LANCASTER (VM60-64) – 81.18% for the time 19:45 (6th overall).
- Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) – 79.98% for the time 17:44 (first overall).

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 00:17:58 on 10th September 2016 (event number 39).
The male record is held by Andy BENSON who recorded a time of 00:15:31 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 3,152 participants have completed 14,073 parkruns covering a total distance of 70,365 km, including 3,596 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #75, 10 June 2017

The heavy rain meant a smaller turnout than usual today but that didn’t dampen our spirit. The marshals provided cheers and music to spur everyone along and 11 out of 103 of you achieved personal bests. It was great to welcome a group from Blackburn Road Runners. This club is fantastic at supporting, whether it’s their fellow club members or anyone else. They are often to be spotted at races and they stand out for their friendliness – and the volume of their encouragement! We hope you had a fun visit and that you come and visit us again soon!

Juniors Caleb GRIFFITH and Maddy MARKHAM clocked up their 10th parkrun. Meanwhile Dave NIXON, Howard HENSHAW and Richard HAZELDINE ran their 50th. Dave has also made time to volunteer a couple of times this year. Congratulations to all of you and we hope you get your t-shirts soon!

Also joining us this week were 22 first-time Lytham Hall runners, including 13 people doing their first ever parkrun! Among the group were several couch to 5k graduates along with coaches Jonas and Amanda. Well done to you all, it was brilliant to have you with us!

Future cancellations

We are on next week (17 June) but cancelled on 24 June, when Lytham Club Day sees lots going on at the Hall. We’ll be walking in the procession, so you’re welcome to come and join us.

Blackpool and Preston parkruns are both cancelled next week so it could be a bumper week

Local events

There are some great local running events coming up to make you aware of.

On 18 June, the PTFA from Lytham St.Annes Technology and Performing Arts College (Ansdell High to the oldies amongst us) is holding a Fun Run. There’s a 1k starting at 10.30 and then a 5k at 11.15. Both start and finish in the school grounds. You may have seen that our local schools are receiving cuts to per pupil funding, so the PTFA, pupils and parents will be grateful for your support. For more details, go online at http://www.lythamhigh.lancs.sch.uk/parents/PTFA/forthcoming-events

Also on 18 June, in the afternoon, it’s Freckleton half marathon. Good luck if you’re running it, and if you live on the route, why not come and cheer everyone along?

On Sunday 9 July, Lytham St.Annes Road Running Club will be holding their popular St.Annes carnival 5k (11am start) and 1500m fun run (10am). These are accurately measured and certified events along St.Annes prom, with half the profits going to the carnival charity. More details at http://www.runlythamstannes.co.uk/

Let’s finish with the stats:

The event was made possible by 23 amazing volunteers:

G BROWNE • Clive John BERRY • Sharon COOPER • James MULHOLLAND • Kirsten BURNETT • Martyn BURNETT • Sheila STEVENS • Matthew LARDNER • Nigel KIDNER • Michelle SHERIDAN • Nicola WISEMAN • Debbie BELL • Sara BYRNE • Phil WRIGHT • Joyce BOND • Paula JAMES • Marion WILSON • David WISEMAN • Harry THOMPSON • Terri WOLSTENHOLME • Paul ROGERS • Mark HUGHES • Patrick HILLS
This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lytham Hall parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:

Paul VEEVERS (VM35-39) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was first over the line in 17:56 - second time in 6 appearances.
Matt SIMPSON (VM35-39) of Blackburn Road Runners, was second over the line in 18:42.
David CAIRNS (VM50-54) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:16.

Female placings:

- Sara ROWLEY (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (23rd overall) over the line in 23:41 - first time in 2 appearances.
- Rachel ENGLAND (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 24:20.
- Louise COX (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 24:39.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

- David CAIRNS (VM50-54) – 77.16% for the time 19:16 (third overall).
- Simon SHAW (VM55-59) – 75.70% for the time 20:18 (8th overall).
- Paul VEEVERS (VM35-39) – 75.00% for the time 17:56 (first overall).

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 00:17:58 on 10th September 2016 (event number 39).
The male record is held by Andy BENSON who recorded a time of 00:15:31 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 3,074 participants have completed 13,816 parkruns covering a total distance of 69,080 km, including 3,559 new Personal Bests.

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