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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.