Run report: event #69, 22 April 2017

A lovely sunny Saturday morning greeted our 192 parkrunners this week, of whom 30 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

Please note that we have a couple of cancellations in June. On 3rd June there is a weekend arts and craft fair at the hall, meaning the stallholders need early access. Then on 24 June, it’s Lytham Club day! Together with our Park View junior parkrun pals, we’re planning to take part in the procession, so if you fancy swapping your Saturday morning 5k for a walk and some waving at the fine folk of Lytham, we’d love you to join us! It amused us last year to give out tickets entitling the bearer to a free parkrun. It would be great to know if that’s what brought any of you to us for the first time!

We should say a big well done to the many Lytham parkrunners who’ve completed marathons over recent weeks! It’s an amazing achievement. Those of you just starting out, be careful what you wish for – it could be you!

Saturday’s event was made possible by 23 volunteers and each deserves a very hearty pat on the back! If you can put your name down in the coming weeks, we’d love to have you on the team. Just email lythamhallhelpers@parkrun.com Thanks this week go to:

Alistair BROWN • Charlotte Laura COPELAND • Colette CLARKSON • David WOOD • Fiona MARTIN • Greg OULTON • Hannah CONNELL • Hannah HARGRAVE • Harry THOMPSON • Jonathan FORD • Karen KIDNER • Kevin CLARKSON • Kirsten BURNETT • Lauren BURNETT • Martyn BURNETT • Michelle COPELAND • Morgan RICHARDS • Neil TATE • Nicola WHARRIER • Oliver HEATON • Paul ROGERS • Sophie TATE • Terri WOLSTENHOLME

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

Male placings:

- Robert DANSON (SM25-29) of Wesham Road Runners AC, was first over the line in 15:48 - second time in 3 appearances.
- Robert FAULKNER (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 18:45.
- David CAIRNS (VM50-54) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:04.

Female placings:

- Tessa ROBINSON (VW35-39) of Salford Harriers and AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 18:28 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
- Amanda STERLING (VW45-49) of Keighley & Craven AC, was second (11th overall) over the line in 20:38.
- Lucy TICKLE (JW11-14) of Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC, was third (18th overall) over the line in 21:36.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

- Robert DANSON (SM25-29) – 81.65% for the time 15:48 (first overall).
- Tessa ROBINSON (VW35-39) – 81.50% for the time 18:28 (second overall).
- Amanda STERLING (VW45-49) – 79.32% for the time 20:38 (11th 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 2,954 participants have completed 12,839 parkruns covering a total distance of 64,195 km, including 3,323 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #68, 15 April 2017

Easter weekend sunshine greeted us this week and it was a busy parkrun, with 259 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. 55 were first timers, including several tourists, and 55 of you recorded new Personal Bests. Greg Tuson ran his 50th parkrun – congratulations, Greg!

Once again this week it was fabulous to welcome a group of new parkrunners, graduates of Wesham Road Runners’ latest couch to 5k programme, as well as many Wesham club members who showed such great teamwork by running alongside and supporting them. We really hope you will keep coming back and certainly keep running. It’s so inspirational to see people doing their first 5k event, with the new-found confidence that brings.

Leading on from this and on a personal note, I ran a marathon last week. It was really tough: my legs were tired from the previous week and it was really hot in Paris (yes, you can put the violins away). The last few miles saw me doing more walking than I’d planned. In shorter runs, the thought that there’s “just a parkrun left” is enough to keep me motivated but this time it wasn’t; I needed more. What sprang to mind was the group of ladies who’d joined us at parkrun the previous week with Jonas from the YMCA and my new mantra was, “If the couch to 5k runners can do it, I can”. I remembered those early runs I did. I needed the courage to keep going that we all dig deep for when we first start running: courage we didn’t know we possessed. So I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say a massive thanks to all our newer runners: you’re a hugely important part of what parkrun is all about.

Good luck to everyone running marathons in the coming weeks, including lots of first-timers!

Representatives of 23 different clubs took part. There’s a myth that you have to be fast to join a club. That’s rubbish, so if you’re interested just ask one of the team at the finish line and we’ll point you in the direction of your local club and introduce you to a club member.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers. If you’re willing to volunteer for us one week, please email lythamhallhelpers@parkrun.com with the date, any preference as to role and your parkrun ID, or grab us in the tea rooms after the run. It’s great fun and very much appreciated. Some of our core team have volunteered at over 50 events and you can help give them a chance to run. We usually start people off in a marshal role and we’ll never ask people to do something they’re not comfortable with. Massive thanks to this week’s heroes:

Charlotte STOREY • Chris MCCARTHY • Clive BARLEY • Darran AMES • Dexter SPARROW • Emma BURROWS • Harry THOMPSON • Karen KIDNER • Keith RHEAD • Kirsten BURNETT • Lohan SPARROW • Marian RHEAD • Marion WILSON • Matthew LARDNER • Morgan RICHARDS • Nicola WHARRIER • Nigel KIDNER • Oliver HEATON • Paul ROGERS • Paul SPARROW • Richard Harry STOREY • Roy STEVENS • Sheila STEVENS • David WISEMAN

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

Happy Easter and see you all next week!

Kirsten
Event Director

P.S. Here are the stats.

Male placings:

- John MCILWHAM (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:11 - third time in 9 appearances.
- Matt GREENHILL (VM40-44) of Royal Navy Triathlon, was second over the line in 18:34.
- Ralph PAWLING (SM30-34) of Pensby Runners, was third over the line in 19:06.

Female placings:

- Joanna GOORNEY (VW45-49) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was first (5th overall) over the line in 19:33 - 23rd time in 30 appearances.
- Ann BRENNAN (VW40-44) of Clapham Chasers RC, was second (13th overall) over the line in 20:14.
- Michelle HOOK (SW25-29) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was third (19th overall) over the line in 20:33 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

- Barbara HOLMES (VW55-59) – 87.73% for the time 20:55 (24th overall).
- Joanna GOORNEY (VW45-49) – 83.72% for the time 19:33 (5th overall).
- John MCILWHAM (VM45-49) – 78.00% for the time 18:11 (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 2,924 participants have completed 12,647 parkruns covering a total distance of 63,235 km, including 3,275 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event #67, 8 April 2017

Spring was in the air and in your running shoes this week! It was a great week for personal bests with 57 out of our 169 runners running their fastest times - that's a third of you! We were joined by a number of first-timers and tourists as usual and some of our regulars were being tourists elsewhere. Neil Bayntun-Roberts ran his 50th parkrun down at Ally-Pally parkrun, while ED Kirsten tailran at Bois de Boulogne in Paris, proudly sporting her Lytham Hall parkrun apricot top. We had a great Tate family performance, with Neil and Alex taking the top 2 spots, followed by first female Tessa Robinson, just 1 second behind Alex and keeping the guys on their toes.

There's no news yet on the path which is due to be resurfaced but we're still keen to move to a revised course with fewer laps as soon as we can.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers, so a massive round of applause for the following:

Alistair BROWN • Clive BARLEY • Dave NIXON • David WOOD • Hannah CONNELL • Harry THOMPSON • Jonas BARTLE • Joyce BOND • Karl HAY • Marion WILSON • Martyn BURNETT • Matthew LARDNER • Neil SMITH • Neil TATE • Nigel KIDNER • Oliver HEATON • Patricia RIMMER • Pauline TAYLOR • Sarah BAGSHAW • Sharon COOPER

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

This week 169 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

Male placings:

- Neil TATE (VM35-39) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was first over the line in 18:05 - second time in 35 appearances.
- Alex TATE (SM30-34) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was second over the line in 18:20.
- Robert FAULKNER (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 18:48.

Female placings:

- Tessa ROBINSON (VW35-39) of Salford Harriers and AC, was first (third overall) over the line in 18:21 - 5th time in 5 appearances.
- Jessica MCINTYRE (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (46th overall) over the line in 23:50.
- Yolanda STARKIE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (48th overall) over the line in 23:53.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

- Graham WEBSTER (VM65-69) – 83.55% for the time 20:04 (10th overall).
- Tessa ROBINSON (VW35-39) – 82.02% for the time 18:21 (third overall).
- George DENYE (JM10) – 78.39% for the time 20:08 (11th 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 2,869 participants have completed 12,388 parkruns covering a total distance of 61,940 km, including 3,220 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event # 66, 1 April 2017

This week 175 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part, with Lytham St.Annes Road Runners making their mark at the front of the field, taking 4 of the first 5 finish spots.

Special welcome to the 23 people running their first ever parkrun, including the latest batch of couch to 5k graduates. Congratulations to Debbie BELL, Paul SPARROW and Penny MORRISON who did their 50th this week and earn a coveted 50 t shirt. 6 of our runners this week have done over 100! Quite a few of you have milestone runs in the next few weeks: if you let us know in advance we can give you a cheer on the day.

The event was made possible by 20 wonderful volunteers and here they are:
Clive BARLEY • David WOOD • Janet MERCER • Jonas BARTLE • Julie WISEMAN • Keith RHEAD • Kirsten BURNETT • Lauren BURNETT • Marian RHEAD • Matthew LARDNER • Michael PRITCHARD • Morgan RICHARDS • Neil TATE • Nicola WHARRIER • Paul CROSS • Paul FISHER • Paul ROGERS • Roy STEVENS • Sharon COOPER • Sheila STEVENS

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 16:52 - 8th time in 30 appearances.
- Andrew DRAPER (VM35-39) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was second over the line in 17:47 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
- Ross MCKELVIE (SM25-29) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was third over the line in 17:59.

Female placings:

- Tessa ROBINSON (VW35-39) of Salford Harriers and AC, was first (6th overall) over the line in 18:31 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
- Rachel ENGLAND (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (37th overall) over the line in 23:09.
- Katie HOLDER (SW25-29) of Oxford University AC, was third (41st overall) over the line in 23:22.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

- Tessa ROBINSON (VW35-39) – 81.28% for the time 18:31 (6th overall).
- John MCILWHAM (VM45-49) – 78.65% for the time 18:02 (4th overall).
- Trevor RAYNER (VM50-54) – 78.25% for the time 19:28 (8th 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 2,844 participants have completed 12,219 parkruns covering a total distance of 61,095 km, including 3,163 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report: event # 65, 25 March 2017

Spring was in the air this week as glorious sunshine greeted the 258 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 75 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part. We were delighted to welcome a big crowd from Rossall School, including many pupils as well as parents and teachers, all running to raise money for Christian Aid. We hope you’ll be back to join us!

Jennifer Walsh ran her 10th parkrun, meaning as a junior she can get her club t-shirt. Well done!

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers, so huge thanks to those listed below. April is a busy month with many of our regulars off running marathons. If you’re available to volunteer, then we would really appreciate this. Just email lythamhallhelpers@parkrun.com, message us on Facebook or Twitter, or grab one of the team at parkrun.

Here are this week’s stars:

Chris TAYLOR • Clive BARLEY • Greg OULTON • Hannah CONNELL • Janet MERCER • Jeremy MCCANDLESS • Karen KIDNER • Kevin CLARKSON • Kirsten BURNETT • Marion WILSON • Martyn BURNETT • Matthew LARDNER • Morgan RICHARDS • Nicola WHARRIER • Nicola WISEMAN • Nigel KIDNER • Paula MCCANDLESS • Robert PARKER • Morgan RICHARDS • Roy STEVENS • Terri WOLSTENHOLME

This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lytham Hall parkrun Results Page. Meanwhile, here are the stats:

Male placings:

- John MCILWHAM (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:21 - second time in 7 appearances.
- David CAIRNS (VM50-54) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:34.
- Matthew PEILL (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:51.

Female placings:

- Michelle TICKLE (VW40-44) of Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC, was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:38 - second time in 39 appearances.
- Sophie BOHANNON (JW11-14) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was second (17th overall) over the line in 21:32.
- Lauren BROOK (JW15-17) of Rossall Triathlon Club, was third (34th overall) over the line in 22:23 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

- Robert WOOD (VM55-59) – 79.37% for the time 20:02 (5th overall).
- John MCILWHAM (VM45-49) – 77.29% for the time 18:21 (first overall).
- Sophie BOHANNON (JW11-14) – 77.24% for the time 21:32 (17th 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 2,808 participants have completed 12,044 parkruns covering a total distance of 60,220 km, including 3,131 new Personal Bests.

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