Run report: event #107, 10 February 2018

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.

 

Run report: event # 106, 3 February 2018

This week 136 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

Junior Wil Smethurst earned his 10 tshirt this week, running at our neighbour Blackpool's 1st anniversary run - well done, Wil!

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Richard Harry STOREY • Alex ROWE • Sharon COOPER • Kirsten BURNETT • Roy STEVENS • Karen KIDNER • Martyn BURNETT • Matthew LARDNER • Neil TATE • Nigel KIDNER • Nicola WISEMAN • Greg OULTON • Patrick DONOVAN • Michael HAMILTON • Michael KEARNEY • Phil WRIGHT • Nathan GRIFFITH • Honey GRIFFITH • Rob KIPLING • Paul ROGERS • Neil FARRELLY • Thomas HOWARTH • Stephen HOWARTH • Ellie SHAW • Kieran ELLISON • Max PENDRY • Martin PENDRY

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 3,939 participants have completed 19,486 parkruns covering a total distance of 97,430 km, including 4,461 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #105, 27 January 2018

Despite the rainy forecast, 161 people ran, jogged and walked the course this week, of whom 8 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

Snowdrops

For anyone that didn't see our Facebook post, please note that Lytham Hall's snowdrop weekends will be taking place during February, when there is a small entry charge. parkrunners don't have to pay but we'll be locking the Forest Drive gate shortly after parkrun throughout the month. If you want to use the tea rooms, one of the team will open it to let you out around 1030. Please be careful not to tread on any snowdrops.

Children at parkrun

It was fabulous to see so many junior runners this week, including some first-timers! If you bring any children, please take a moment to remind yourself of parkrun's rules. Some key ones are:

- children shouldn't be carried (they can be in a buggy although don't get a time);
- under 11s must be within arm's length of their responsible adult; and
- the guidance refers to happy children so while we know there may be grumbles, adults should not pressure them to go faster than the child is comfortable with.

You can read more here: https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200566273-Can-children-take-part-

We will deal with any concerns and any runners who are not comfortable with what they witness are asked to speak privately to the run director.

Volunteers

We couldn't put the event on every week without volunteers and it's always great to see people giving high-viz duty a go. If you have a number of parkruns under your belt, please consider giving something back by volunteering one week. No training is required before the day. Most weeks now we're celebrating people getting their 50th parkrun and many will be heading to 100. In many cases people have also volunteered but not always. It's not compulsory at all but if every parkrunner volunteered after every 10 or so runs, as some of you do, we'd fill the roster no problem without having to rely on the same people. We're very lucky to be so well supported by Duke of Edinburgh students too. Not many teenagers would be happy to get up early every Saturday, rain or shine, so please give them a wave as you run past!

This week we had 29 fabulous volunteers:

Alex ROWE • Paul CROSS • Clive John BERRY • Kirsten BURNETT • Roy STEVENS • Karen KIDNER • Martyn BURNETT • Neil TATE • Nigel KIDNER • Michelle SHERIDAN • Nicola WISEMAN • David WOOD • Michelle COPELAND • Paula JAMES • Sarah BAGSHAW • Honey GRIFFITH • Jacqui MURRAY • Kathryn NEILSON • Peter BAMFORD • Carl NICHOLAS • James NICHOLAS • Thomas HOWARTH • Stephen HOWARTH • Alan SHAW • Ellie SHAW • Kieran ELLISON • Max PENDRY • Martin PENDRY • Tom LEIVERS

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 3,924 participants have completed 19,350 parkruns covering a total distance of 96,750 km, including 4,448 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #104, 20 January 2018

Another great (if wet) event this week. Carolyn CRAIGEN and Terry HELLINGS ran their 50th parkrun -well done both! Terry has also volunteered 7 times with us and often accompanies junior LSA road runners.

Coming up on 4 February is the 1st birthday of Park View junior parkrun. Held just across the road from the Lytham Hall main entrance, at 9am on Sunday mornings, junior parkrun is for 4-14 year olds and covers 2k. It works in the same way - same barcode, same system. Children do not need to be accompanied although parents may run or walk with them; they just don't cross the finish line. The event has proved really popular and the birthday event will have a superhero theme! If you know any interested youngsters, please encourage them to give it a go. Like the 5k event, there's no pressure to run the whole thing or be fast - it's just great to see everyone taking part and being active.

On 10 March, we're going to have a collection of unwanted running gear. This will be taken up to the International Women's day event that day at Blackpool's Winter Gardens and will be donated / sold to help local causes. We're doing this in partnership with UR Potential, a not for profit organisation that actively works with local communities, organisations and individuals across the North West and beyond. They deliver training, undertake research and consultancy, directly deliver youth work and support people to engage with youth and adult volunteering. We'll collect men's running gear too - this just happens to tie in with the IWD event. So please consider having a clear out - as long as it's clean and in good condition, we'll take it along :-) We hope this will encourage people to come and give parkrun a go.

This week 186 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 wonderful volunteers:

Richard Harry STOREY • Clive John BERRY • Clive BARLEY • Roy STEVENS • Karen KIDNER • Martyn BURNETT • Nigel KIDNER • David WOOD • Sarah COOK • Darran AMES • Paula WHIPP • Grahame WHIPP • Maisie COOPER • Honey GRIFFITH • Jim HELLEWELL • Phoebe HELLEWELL • Zoë ARMSTRONG • Maximus FAIRHURST • Carl NICHOLAS • James NICHOLAS • Thomas HOWARTH • Stephen HOWARTH • Kieran ELLISON • Max PENDRY • Joanne PENDRY • Tom LEIVERS

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 3,916 participants have completed 19,189 parkruns covering a total distance of 95,945 km, including 4,419 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #103, 13 January 2018

This week 208 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

Well done to Joan Carlsson on her 50th run! Joan has also made time to volunteer a brilliant 17 times, meaning she's well on her way to the purple volunteer top too! Thanks for all your support, Joan.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers. Huge thanks go to:

Richard Harry STOREY • Clive John BERRY • Clive BARLEY • Sharon COOPER • Kirsten BURNETT • Roy STEVENS • Martyn BURNETT • Sheila STEVENS • Matthew LARDNER • Nicola WISEMAN • Greg OULTON • Bob CLOUGH • Honey GRIFFITH • Robert PARKER • Neil FARRELLY • Kathryn NEILSON • Zoë ARMSTRONG • Johnpaul CLANCY • Maximus FAIRHURST • Peter BAMFORD • Thomas HOWARTH • Stephen HOWARTH • Alan SHAW • Ellie SHAW • Kieran ELLISON • Max PENDRY • Tom LEIVERS

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 3,897 participants have completed 19,003 parkruns covering a total distance of 95,015 km, including 4,394 new Personal Bests.

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