Run report: event #127, 14 July 2018

Blue skies and sunshine have become the normal conditions for Saturday mornings this summer. This hotter weather makes shade desirable so the trees on our Lytham Hall parkrun route are much appreciated (as they are when it is rainy or windy). We really are so lucky to have such a beautiful and weather resilient course.

We were back on the non-Heron two lap route for the 3rd week with the Run Directors’ pre-event briefing in front of the main entrance to the hall. In addition to music corner, there were cowbells to be heard near the finish line, brought to encourage by the partner of one of our visitors (usually a fell runner).

Funnel duckers

Results were delayed this week and took longer to process because we had a funnel ducker. This is someone who crosses the line - getting a stopwatch click - but ducks out before taking a finish token. The numbers then don't match and it takes some figuring out to try and make sure people have the right time. If you don't want a time, or have forgotten your barcode, please either run to the side of the finish line but not through it or take a token and put it straight in the bucket.

This week 201 people ran, jogged and walked the course. There were 24 first timers, amongst whom were 5 people completing their first ever parkrun. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part. Some of the members of our local club, Lytham St Annes Road Runners may have had sore heads following the green tie ball the previous night (and a lot stayed in bed).

There were some notable achievements. Congratulations to Georgia Rodwell and Peter Gibson who completed their 50th parkrun. Well done also to all those participants who achieved new personal bests. There were an impressive 38 improvers this week.

High viz (and mini high viz) heroes

The event was made possible by 21 brilliant volunteers. Thank you to Alex ROWE • G BROWNE • Clive John BERRY • Sharon COOPER • Roy STEVENS • Martyn BURNETT • Sheila STEVENS • Matthew LARDNER • Stephen TATE • Greg OULTON • Darran AMES • Malcolm GLEN-BOTT • Paul ROGERS • Neil COLERIDGE-SMITH • Nicholas HOLTON • Louise COX • Peter BAMFORD • Mandy PRICE • Caleb PRICE • Mark HOLTON • Kevin REID

Photographs were taken from the perspective of a six-year old - thank you Caleb. The young volunteer has made a wonderful contribution. Check out the Lytham Hall parkrun FaceBook page to view the album. In addition one of our younger runners, Lewis, had a significant day. He decided to complete parkrun with his Dad rather than play football. It’s so good that regulars from the junior parkrun also enjoy running the longer 5k full event (he has also volunteered 34 times).

Be a record breaker!

Next week (21st July 2018) there is the opportunity to support a Guinness World Record attempt after parkrun. Fylde coast NHS are looking to help break the record for the most people exercising to a fitness video at a single location as part of #NHS70 birthday celebrations and Fitter Fylde Coast initiative. The current record stands at 4,814 people. The attempt will take place at Lytham Festival from 10am. For full details and to sign up, visit www.fitterfyldecoast.nhs.uk/sign-up

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 4,590 participants have completed 23,717 parkruns covering a total distance of 118,585 km, including 5,181 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #126, 7 July 2018

Graduations were the order of the day again this week as some new couch to 5k successes came to experience the joys of parkrun, enthusiastically supported by fellow runners from Freckleton and Warton running club. Laura Byrne ran her 50th parkrun and can soon apply for the red 50 top! Laura has also volunteered on 4 occasions - fantastic! Kirsten Burnett volunteered at her 150th event. No wonder she's usually quite cheery - that's what high viz duty does for the soul :-)

The #FitterFyldeCoast event is fast approaching. This takes place on 21 July and is part of the NHS birthday celebrations. You will be able to head down after parkrun in time for the record-breaking attempt at having the most people exercising to a fitness video!

Here's this week's stats:

This week 193 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 super volunteers:

Alex ROWE • Clive BARLEY • Sharon COOPER • Kirsten BURNETT • Julie ROONEY • Roy STEVENS • Martyn BURNETT • Matthew LARDNER • Neil TATE • Nicola WISEMAN • Darran AMES • Sara BYRNE • Jen TROHEAR • Karl HAY • Jo HAY • Paul ROGERS • Peter ROONEY • Roger MUSSON • Neil COLERIDGE-SMITH • Paul BROGDEN • Peter BAMFORD • Trevor ROBERTS

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 4,566 participants have completed 23,516 parkruns covering a total distance of 117,580 km, including 5,143 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #125, 30 June 2018

There was a fantastic celebratory feel to this week's event as we saw several couch to 5k groups come to Lytham Hall parkrun for their official graduation! Well done to the groups from Y-Women Can, Lytham St.Annes Road Runners and Park View 4U and huge high fives for the fabulous run leaders who help take people through the programme and make such a difference. One of the graduates, Lisa Devey, said of the experience, "It was very hot, but felt great to pass the finish line! Fantastic atmosphere with lots of encouraging volunteers. So grateful for the support of the coaches." We hope that this marks a milestone on a journey that will see you stick with running. It's such a fantastic sport where you can meet loads of lovely people, keep your body and mind healthy and of course be part of the parkrun family.

We have more graduates this week from the Fylde Coast's newest running club, Freckleton and Warton. Let's make sure they get the warmest of welcomes so they can't help but want to come back week after week!

As usual we had some tourists join us too, including Mo, an event director from Stretford parkrun and Audrey and Robert Brookes from South Africa. We introduced Forest, our new mascot bear, who's already off on his parkrun tourist travels with Richard, one of our core team. Richard's gone to New Zealand so will take Forest to see parkrun down under. If you'd like to take Forest to another parkrun, please speak to Kirsten or one of the team. We'll make sure he spends some time with us at Lytham Hall too.

This week 223 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 wonderful volunteers. A few of you answered our call for assistance over July and August as we know there'll be weeks when a number of regular volunteers are away. Volunteering isn't compulsory by any means, but parkrun wouldn't function without it so if you haven't given it a go yet, we'd really appreciate your help. This could include being a regular member of our set up crew, which would mean arriving by 745 but would mean you could volunteer and still run. Ideally over the Summer months we would have at least 4 or 5 people, meaning someone could nip around the ponds and the old Ballam Rd path to trim back nettles and brambles.

Richard Harry STOREY • Clive John BERRY • Sharon COOPER • Kirsten BURNETT • Julie ROONEY • Roy STEVENS • Karen KIDNER • Martyn BURNETT • Sheila STEVENS • Nigel KIDNER • Roy GLENDINNING • Alan BROCKLEBANK • Joan CARLSSON • Sara BYRNE • Trevor REMNANT • Jo HAY • Paul ROGERS • Peter ROONEY • Dominic ASHTON • Neil COLERIDGE-SMITH • Sue HENRY • Rachel HAY

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 4,543 participants have completed 23,323 parkruns covering a total distance of 116,615 km, including 5,117 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #124, 16 June 2018

This week 172 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Alex ROWE • Rebecca WILLETTS • Clive John BERRY • Philip LEAVER • Clive BARLEY • Michelle TICKLE • Kirsten BURNETT • James BUCKLEY • Roy STEVENS • Karen KIDNER • Martyn BURNETT • Neil TATE • Nigel KIDNER • David WOOD • Craig MCINTYRE • June BROCKLEBANK • Laura BUCKLEY • Susie BUCKLEY • Dominic ASHTON • Peter BAMFORD

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 4,503 participants have completed 23,100 parkruns covering a total distance of 115,500 km, including 5,102 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #122, 2 June 2018

This week we join parkruns around the UK in celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS. We're keeping it simple - there'll be hopefully an extra big round of applause for the hard-working NHS staff and we hope a few will join us. Whether running, walking or volunteering - all three are great for health and wellbeing! parkrun's focus on getting inactive people running or walking will help reduce the burden on an overstretched NHS, so everytime you encourage a newcomer you are contributing to something bigger.

Nigel Kidner, one of the core volunteer team, who is an A & E specialist at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, will be our run director and Michelle Sheridan who also works in the NHS (and may have delivered some of your babies) is our guest pre-run briefer!

We're also going to help promote the fantastic world-record attempt during Lytham Festival to have the most people exercising to a video - this is something you can go along to after parkrun!

Don't forget that there is no event on 23 June as it's Lytham Club Day.

This week 177 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Richard Harry STOREY • Clive John BERRY • Stuart Leigh TOPPING • Kirsten BURNETT • Julie ROONEY • Roy STEVENS • Karen KIDNER • Martyn BURNETT • Nigel KIDNER • David WOOD • Craig MCINTYRE • June BROCKLEBANK • Joan CARLSSON • Joyce BOND • Peter ROONEY • Peter BAMFORD • Mandy PRICE • Andy VICKERS • Caleb PRICE

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 4,442 participants have completed 22,701 parkruns covering a total distance of 113,505 km, including 5,024 new Personal Bests.

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