Event 263 – p p p parkrun

 

I...I...I...It was one of those Saturday mornings when the sun comes up, has a quick look round, thinks "Naaah, no chance" and goes back down again. The sky was murkier than the future of Brexit and the temperature was lower than the number of years on Prince Philip's no claims bonus. Even the squirrels in the park had rolled over and pulled up the duvet, as  a gaggle of cold-looking hardy parkrunners slowly congregated at the bottom of The Orangery steps.

The wind may have been chilly and the sky may have been grey, but that didn't stop an astonishing 557 people braving the elements and heading on down to Markeaton Park. Well done to everybody who is still keeping up their New Year's resolution to get out running. Great stuff! It's also impressive to see that 39 of the 61 people visiting Markeaton for the first time today were doing their first ever parkrun. Brilliant! If you can show up on a freezing cold morning like this, then most of the others will be a doddle (honest!) Welcome along and may it be the first of many.

As we huddled together for warmth, Tim gave the run briefing to the waiting masses. It was a brief briefing, kept short so nobody perished in the conditions before even starting the run. A serious point was made about keeping some dogs under control after a string of dog-related mishaps. It couldn't happen again this week could it! Could it?! Well, I'm afraid it could. More about that in a bit.

For one glorious moment we thought we had an exotic tourist from Italy! Only to discover, a few seconds later that it was indeed...Ripley, a place that I'm pretty sure has never been mistaken for Italy ever before in the history of anything ever. Although I suppose there are a few pizza shops and a fair few ruins. Anyway, there DEFINITELY were tourists from Penrhyn, Derry City and Kings Lynn, so that made up for the disappointment. I blame the cold.  "Welcome!" to everybody ( or "Benvenuto!" if you are from Ripley...)

In sad news this week, Sir Brian Silcock, our amazing photographer, is stepping down, probably until the Spring. Brian will be missed by everybody at Markeaton parkrun as he has been a permenant fixture at the side of the course ever since the Darley parkrun days and it won't be the same to not have him popping out of the bushes to snap us all in all our sweaty, rosy-cheeked 'glory'. Hope to see you back soon Brian!

Because of a Brian-shaped hole, this week we are going to have to rely on an 'artist's' impression of part of the course. I'm really sorry. Come back soon Brian...please...

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So, as we set off on the two laps of the course, Daniel Thompson was beginning his milestone 50th run and she finished it with a cheeky PB too! Now that is doing it in style! Also setting out was the amazing Jane Winter with an intrepid band of park jog/walkers. Jane paced them round perfectly and it's a great way of easing yourself in to starting parkruns or trying to get yourself fitter. So please follow Jane every week on the jog/walk path if that suits your style. (Please just keep it to parkruns though as Jane doesn't appreciate people following her round the shops etc.)

As seen from the scribble above, the Puddle of Doom was back! I don't know about you, but I've missed it. If you skirted round the edges of splashed through the middle, we hope you enjoyed this added obstacle for no extra cost. it just gives you something else to think about. As if the uphills, downhills, and all the other bits weren't enough.

A huge thank you to each and every volunteer. From the pacers to the scanners and everybody in-between, you were incredible and none of this could happen without you. Extra kudos for doing what you do whilst freezing your hi-viz's off. We salute you.

With Markeaton parkrun's explosion of popularity recently, there are obviously a lot more people out on the course. Until the council come up with a path-widening scheme like the M1, we have to share the same space with more bodies, both furry and non-furry ( and a bit of both..not mentioning any names) As previously mentioned, there have been a few incidents with dogs over the past few weeks so we all need to be a bit more aware of our surroundings and who is near us. With more parkrunners comes more responsibility!

Let's not forget that Markeaton parkrun is a free friendly fun run for EVERYBODY. if you have two legs, one leg or four. If you are pushing a buggy, being pushed in a buggy or being over-taken by a buggy. If you wear headphones, iPhones or saxophones. If you run, jog, walk or crawl. If it's your first parkrun, your 101st or you've done so many you can't remember. If you are from Ripley or Italy. If you run round round wearing a tutu, with a chicken on your head singing the greatest hits of New Kids on the Block, then EVERYBODY is welcome. (Well, perhaps not the last bloke, that's just too weird)

But you get the idea. Let's all just enjoy this beautiful and amazing hour or two in the park together. Like-minded people coming together with smiles on our faces and trainers on our feet. We're all here for the same reason so let's all chill out and play nice. HOORAH!

All this and the threatened MEGA TRIPLE FINISH FUNNEL, lay dormant, waiting to be unleashed  but shunned like Marcelo Biielsa on a day trip to Derby. Oh well, maybe next week..

Here come the stats...

Markeaton parkrun

Event number 263

19th January 2019

This week 557 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 90 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Samantha JAMES • Tony EVANS • Tim SPATE • Russell HUBBER • Gerry WHITE •

Kenneth MALTON • Chris WHITE • Tony SMITH • Neil BARNES • Rob SEYMOUR •

Rachel FARROW • Catherine SEYMOUR • Jerry EVANS • David KEEGAN • Richard

TISSINGTON • Shane WALKER • Matthew WEST • Tim BENTLEY • Jane WINTER •

John WINTER • Richard WINTER • Paul BROCKLEHURST • Helen BROCKLEHURST •

Neve BROCKLEHURST • Alan WILLIAMS • Gary WATERFALL • Jasper ROBINSON •

Viv MOXHAM • Mike KNOWLES • Nick POTTER • Alison NUNN • Dave NUNN • Rolf

CUMBERLIDGE • Sarah WHITEHOUSE • Sue KINROSS • Lucy STONE • Oliver

COUSINS

 

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

 

The male record is held by Alex PILCHER who recorded a time of 15:20 on

29th October 2016 (event number 164).

The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of

18:21 on 27th October 2018 (event number 250).

The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 96.36%

(25:10) on 1st September 2018 (event number 242).

 

Markeaton parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 11,329

participants have completed 70,247 parkruns covering a total distance of

351,235 km, including 14,048 new Personal Bests. A total of 803

individuals have volunteered 5,551 times.

Cheers!

Chris

 

Event 262 – Oops! We Did it Again

 

It's early Saturday morning. Still dark. Still cold. The only things moving in Markeaton Park are a few sleepy squirrels and a drowsy Run Director, Tim, slowly starting to set up the course before anybody arrives. No runners are here yet. It's quiet. Too quiet. Wait. What's that? A rustling in the bushes. Who is there? Who could it be? Nobody notices the man from Leeds parkrun slip away into the early morning mist. His notebook full of ideas on how to run an awesome parkrun...

 

Anyway, welcome along to to the 262nd Markeaton parkrun. This week's edition was always in danger of being, y'know, a bit flat. No, I don't mean the course, that's always going to have the majestic Cardiac Hill to conquer twice, I mean, after the incredible events of last week, things could seem a bit dull. How do you follow a record attendance, an army of green and white hooped runners, a fantastic first-time run report from Sonia, cakes, balloons and a massive tent? Well, let's give it a go shall we..?

For starters we had an incredible 86 Markeaton first-timers join us this morning including parkrunners fron Exeter, Guilford and even all the way from Honduras. Wow! 54 of those fine people had never run a parkrun before and had chosen today to begin their parkrun journey. We hope it's a long and happy one. Welcome along everybody!

It was a big morning for several people who were completing milestone runs. Tom Blythe and Freddie Beale ran their 10th runs, and Elly Phillimore, Liz Cook, Joanne Boddy and David Foulkes clocked up their 50th parkruns. Liz even made it a double celebration by getting a cheeky PB too. Huge congratulations to you all! If only there was some sponge-based icing-covered way to celebrate. More of that later...

After last week's incredible record-breaking attendance of 642 parkrunners, the conversation buzzing around as people began to arrive was, "It can't happen again can it?" "Surely this dismal weather will put people off won't it?" and "Who was that man in that Leeds United hat speeding out of the car park?" Well...it NEARLY happened again, with an amazing 626 people showing up in the park. Incredible scenes! Which also leads to the question of "Where did the other 16 people get to?"

With this many runners out on the course doing their thang it's days like this that the volunteers really come into their own. Thank you to everybody that helped out on Saturday morning. It really couldn't happen without you all. 30 volunteers proudly donned the hi-viz and clicked, cheered, timed, yelled and generally helped out to make sure everybody got round the 2 laps of loveliness in one piece.

What a sight it was to see 626 happy, smiling people running, jogging and walking around the park. 86 people claimed a PB and many many more claimed they had started the weekend in the best way possible. At the end of the run everybody was greeted with the new 'Double Funnel Finish' (think of it like a smart motorway but with plastic tape and Tony hurtling in front of you to guide you down the right bit). It seemed to work well and there were no dramas at all.

OR WERE THERE???

Well, yes, there were. What's a parkrun without a little drama eh!? There were major issues with the stopwatches. Even Gremlins want to get in on the parkrun action it seems. So Tim and Gill spent most of Saturday trying to piece the results together from Strava, emails, facebook posts, people's star-signs, favourite colours and randomly picking numbers out of a hat. Rumour has it that Gill was even seen trying to speak to a family of squirrels who live in a tree near the finish line to see if they saw anything.

I think you'll all agree that that was above and beyond the parkrun call of duty. A whopping great THANK YOU from everybody for sorting the results out. You the bestest.

So there was an incredible turn out again, some dramas, some debuts and lots of great running, jogging and walking. We did it again! It turns out that this week didn't fall flat at all. It was just as awesome as last week and as every week. But, the burning question is. What of the cake? Was there cake???

Well...was there???

OH...WAS THERE!!!!

 

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Forget the running, jogging and walking. Bow down to THE BAKING! Awesome stuff Liz. Just awesome. Thank you from us all.

 

 

 

Here are the stats...

Markeaton parkrun

Event number 262

12th January 2019

This week 626 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 86 were first timers and 86 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Faye SIMONS • Samantha JAMES • Matt GRIFFITHS • Tony EVANS • Tim SPATE • Brian WARNER • Kenneth MALTON • Paddy CONNALLY • Chris WHITE • Fran CLARKSON • Rachel FARROW • Jerry EVANS • Matthew WEST • Tim BENTLEY • John WINTER • Richard WINTER • Corey ROSE • Paul BROCKLEHURST • Neve BROCKLEHURST • Tim STANDLEY • Sarah HUSKINSON • Jasper ROBINSON • Brian SILCOCK • Gillian RICHARDSON • Michael HRYNCZYN • Nick POTTER • Sue KINROSS • Lucy STONE • Oliver COUSINS • Maisie HOLLICK

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

The male record is held by Alex PILCHER who recorded a time of 15:20 on 29th October 2016 (event number 164).

The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 18:21 on 27th October 2018 (event number 250).

The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 96.36% (25:10) on 1st September 2018 (event number 242).

Markeaton parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 11,268 participants have completed 69,690 parkruns covering a total distance of 348,450 km, including 13,958 new Personal Bests. A total of 800 individuals have volunteered 5,514 times.

Cheers!

Chris

 

Event 261 – The Hoops Takeover!

The first Saturday of January dawns, cold, bleak and gray, with nary a vestige of the festive cheer of a week or so ago. At least I’m not hungover, thank goodness for small mercies. I stumble from my pit and brush the last few remaining Quality Street wrappers and cheese crumbs from my person before donning my green and white ‘Hoops’ Derwent Runners vest.

Hurrying up Kedleston Road, my extremities tingle and I wonder why I’m not wearing gloves…oh yes, that’s right, I’ve got to write the run report for the first time this week so I will be carrying a pen and paper with me at all times, obvs, even whilst pacing…NO PRESSURE, RIGHT? Not like Chris is a hard act to follow At. All.

I shuffle into Markeaton park, readying myself for punishment, oops, I mean exercise…when, what’s this? I suddenly start to see flashes of bright colour everywhere and wonder whether the homemade Vermouth I sampled over Christmas has had a lasting effect on my eyesight. With relief I realise it is running attire I am seeing, jolly and eye wateringly fluorescent, sported by runners of all shapes and sizes who are appearing from all directions. They come from as far afield as Leicester, Cheltenham, Singapore! There are balloons. There is CAKE! Didn’t anyone tell these people that it’s January? This is starting to look suspiciously like fun!!!

The runners kept appearing and in the end 642 runners and their new years resolutions absolutely smashed the Markeaton attendance record. Representatives of 46 different running clubs took part. With this huge turn out it seems that the Derwent Runners / Hoops takeover was impeccably timed. With pacers from 20 to 40 minutes (with yours truly pacing 35) the 104 first timers were in good hands.

A fantastic number of marshals supported the course, cheering and clapping our intrepid runners, walkers and joggers round and supporting 92 runners to get new personal bests. The event was made possible by 46 volunteers in total.

The finishing funnel did get a bit chaotic but this was admirably managed by the Hoops: an especially big shout out to Run Director Gill Richardson.

Hungry runners left their January diet intentions behind the tennis courts and ploughed through the generously supplied mountain of cakes, pastries and homemade flapjacks on offer at the finish line.

Several runners started the year by achieving superb milestones, Mark Richardson ran his 100th parkrun, pushing mini Hoops mascot Danny in his buggy, David Palfreyman running his 150th parkrun, whilst Leigh Johnson smashed her 50th parkrun and 25th volunteering!

The event was only marred by a dodgy looking character in a Hoops vest, ushering other runners into a green and white striped tent, and relieving them of cash. It was initially unclear what kind of unsavoury wares he was peddling. Turns out it was a bumper collection of Hoops mugs which he had ordered online whilst under the influence of one too many craft beers. Thanks for the mug, Steve Hand!

Here are your stats in full:

Markeaton parkrun

Event number 261

5th January 2019

This week 642 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 104 were

first timers and 92 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46

different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 46 volunteers:

Zoe JONES • Katrina HALLETT • Thomas DIXON • Alison JESNEY • Matt

CARTWRIGHT • Leigh JOHNSTON • Martin BARRADELL • Simon FIELD • Susan

CARTWRIGHT • Pete RAVENSCROFT • David BENTLEY • Jessica COLLIER • Sonia

BURNS • Jake WARWICK • Emma LEEMING •  Claire HART-OAKES

Samuel KNIBBS • Shaun EDWARDS • Nicola GIBBINS • Andrew POLLITT •

Andrew CURTIS • Ann-Marie CASELEY • Monica MONTICELLI • Caroline MURPHY

Seren SENIOR • Elisa ZAMORA • Ruth WILLOTT • Brian SILCOCK • Richard

ERRINGTON • Hannah LATHAM • Amanda HACKETT • Gillian RICHARDSON • Ruth

VARLEY • Zoe TOMLINSON • Mark LOCK • Rachael WHEWAY • Matt PULHAM •

Russel TURNER • Raymond EVANS • Emily JANUSZEWSKI • Clare HARVEY •

Jennifer MARCHANT • Alison BUSH • Heather DUNBAR • Michael STEER • Louise JAMES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the

Markeaton parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Alex PILCHER who recorded a time of 15:20 on

29th October 2016 (event number 164).

The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of

18:21 on 27th October 2018 (event number 250).

The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 96.36%

(25:10) on 1st September 2018 (event number 242).

Markeaton parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 11,182

participants have completed 69,064 parkruns covering a total distance of

345,320 km, including 13,871 new Personal Bests. A total of 797

individuals have volunteered 5,483 times.

 

 

Event 260 – parkrunner 2019

 

Well, well, well...welcome to 2019.

2019. It sounds like we are living in the future. Blade Runner was set in 2019. It predicted a future of flying cars, fake humans, urban-neon nightmares, pollution-heavy cities and a grim prediction of what was to come. It never mentioned a bunch of amazing human beings flying round a park breathing the crisp January air starting the New Year with optimism in their hearts and trainers on their feet. Got that one pretty wrong didn't ya, Ridley Scott, eh? Look at these fine folks! Nothing android about them!

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Yes, a huge 457 of us gathered together in the park with the strains of Auld Lang Syne still hanging in the air and the whiff of fireworks lingering on the Markeaton breeze. Some looked like they had made their way straight from a New Year's Eve do (we won't mention any names) and most of us just looked bewildered as to what day it was and were sure we only met here 5 minutes ago on Saturday. All very confusing...

People visited all the way from London, Colchester, Leeds, Clapham, amongst other places, and a lot of parkrunners were here to do the first of the now legendary 'New Year's Day Double', a run around Markeaton followed by a second run at Long Eaton, Beeston or another farther-afield parkrun. The absolute best way to usher in the brand spanking New Year.

The year may only have been a few hours old but we didn't have long to wait for the first miracle of the year. RUN DIRECTOR TIM STARTED THE RUN ON TIME!!! Yes, you read that correctly. It really happened. Was he keen to get the parkrun started so people could shoot off to do 'The Double' or was it that he wanted to get us all out of the way and be left alone with a table full of cakes and chocolate? I know which one I'm going with...

Talking of cakes and chocolate...they were provided today by the incredible Kimberley Jowitt who ran her 50th parkrun. HOORAY! Also completing milestone runs on Saturday were Ewan Carson running his 10th parkrun, David Beighton and Jane Winter clocking up their 50th runs, and Rob Ogelsby and Keely Allen racking up their 100th runs. Then there were Samantha James and Lynne Chapman completing their 150ths and the amazing David Reed ran his 200th parkrun. Phew! Congratulations folks. Not a bad way to start the year. You all get the official Tim Stokes Thumbs-Up...

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So, off we all trundled into the first Markeaton parkrun of the New Year. Of course, for 76 of us, it was the first Markeaton parkrun of ANY year and for 14 fine folks it was their first EVER parkrun anywhere. Welcome along everybody. We hope you continue the year as you started it... slogging up a hill twice in Lycra. WHOOP!!

What a mighty fine morning it was for a run. Not too warm, not too cold. Perfect hangover-beating weather. We legged it alongside the lake, hurried up the hill, dashed down the other side and if we ran, jogged or walked we were all absolutely ruddy amazing. Think about it for a moment. Nearly 500 people, up early on New Year's Day, smiling, sweating and seizing the moment. Beautiful stuff.

it was great to see Brian at the side of the course snapping away. Search for 'Brian at parkrun' under the 'Photos' bit on the Markeaton website to see more fantastic photos from the Markeaton Maestro.

None of this could have happened though without the awesome volunteers. Thank you from all the runners to everybody that gave up their time so we could do this. You the best. Every one of you. Especially you though. With so many people turning up in the park on Saturday there was an awful lot of clicking, scanning, timing, cheering and organising to be done but it was done by the best bunch of people to be seen in hi-viz since the Paris riots. I think that's a compliment? We'll move on...

As we entered the finish funnel 65 people discoverd they had bagged a brand new PB and 457 people were astounded to find they had run their best time of the year. Surely some kind of record? As one run finished, another one started, as the dash for the car park began. To Long Eaton! To Beeston!  Back to bed, what was I thinking?!

So, here's to another great year of running. To the volunteers, to the runners, to the joggers, to the walkers, to the pushed around in a buggy-ers. To beating your times, to not beating yourself up when you're disappointed in those times. To enjoying, to enduring it, to achieving your goals, to just getting out there and doing it, and most importantly to the parkrun friends made along the way and the friends yet to be made.

parkrun. It's free, it's fun, it's the future...

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Happy New Year everybody. Have some stats...

Markeaton parkrun

Event number 260

1st January 2019

This week 457 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 76 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 53 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Samantha JAMES • Tim SPATE • Kathryn POUND • Chris WHITE • Leigh JOHNSTON • Sarah Jane BARTLEY • Amy BIRD • Becky MALLEY • Bob HEWINS • Robert HUMBER • Jerry EVANS • Richard TISSINGTON • Tim BENTLEY • William MATTHEWS • Gillian MCNAUGHTON • Neil BYFORD • Corey ROSE • Tim STANDLEY • Jamie ATKINSON • Brian SILCOCK • Steve COOKE • Gillian RICHARDSON • Nick POTTER • Mary CHEETHAM • Janet BATHURST • Rolf CUMBERLIDGE • Peter ROBERTS • Maisie HOLLICK • Nigel BATHURST • Della HAMMERSLEY

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

The male record is held by Alex PILCHER who recorded a time of 15:20 on 29th October 2016 (event number 164).

The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 18:21 on 27th October 2018 (event number 250).

The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 96.36% (25:10) on 1st September 2018 (event number 242).

Markeaton parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 11,078 participants have completed 68,422 parkruns covering a total distance of 342,110 km, including 13,779 new Personal Bests. A total of 785 individuals have volunteered 5,437 times.

Cheers!

Chris

 

 

 

 

Event 259 – The 12 Days of parkrun

 

Well, there goes 2018. We gathered together for the last Markeaton parkrun of the year under a dark sky that didn't get much brighter as the run began. Most of us were glad of parkrun happening today as it reminded us of exactly what day it was whilst being stuck in the baffling no-mans land of between Christmas and New Year. But, as Tony lifted the mince pie encrusted mouth piece of the loudhailer to his lips to welcome us all along, there were a few questions in the air.

Can I use this last run to finish the year on that decent time I've been threatening to do for the last 12 months?

Will the new leggings I got for Christmas fit?

Can a human being run 5k on nothing but a diet of Christmas cake, cheese and Baileys?

Why does my running top not feel as baggy as it did a week ago?

Still, as we began to trot round the two laps of loveliness, whether running, jogging or walking, a strange sound began to float up into the dull Derby sky. Was it heavy breathing as we wobbled up the hill?  Was it gasps of wonder as we thundered down the other side? Nope, it was one of those hastily-thrown together songs intended to make a run report seem a little bit more exciting...

Altogether now...

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On the 12th day of parkrun, my true love sent to me...478 parkrunners drumming their fingers raring to get going...

On the 11th day of parkrun my true love sent to me...83 first timers at Markeaton piping up about how far they had travelled (some from London, Leeds and Poole -welcome along folks!)

On the 10th day of parkrun my true love sent to me...32 runners doing their first parkrun anywhere EVER, leaping for sheer joy!

On the 9th day of parkrun my true love sent to me...28 absolutely awesome volunteers who were fantastically incredible and scanned, timed, marshalled so effortlessly it looked like they were dancing...

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love sent to me...60 parkrunners who got a PB and were milking it all the way home...

On the 7th day of parkrun, my true love sent to me...7 swans a-swimming (yep, I counted 'em and there were exactly 7 on that stretch of water next to the start line...honest...)

On the 6th day of parkrun, my true love sent to me...plenty of runners a-laying down on the grass after crossing the finish line...

On the 5th day of parkrun, my true love sent to me... 2 MILESTONE KIIIIINGS!!! (Congratulations Danielle Booth & Holly Lynas on your 50th runs...)

On the 4th day of parkrun, my true love sent to me...4 people calling in at Birds (cheers for the cakes, chocolates and biscuits left on the table everbody!)

On the 3rd day of parkrun, my true love sent to me...4 'French' Hens (well, David Fowler, Sarah Fowler, Janet Peck and Amy Perch ran today, who may or may not have visited France recently, and that's as good as it's going to get...)

On the 2nd day of parkrun, my true love sent to me...222 runners turtley wearing gloves*

(*may not actually be true but we're getting near the end now and I'm desperate...)

AND

on the 1st day of parkrun my true love sent to meeeeee...Sandra Parsons with a PB.........

 

(I must admit this whole run report was relying on somebody running on Saturday with a surname that vaguely sounded like 'partridge' and also getting a PB. I salute you Sandra. Thank you so much.)

Happy New Year everybody and well done to everybody during the last year who came together to volunteer or run and make Markeaton parkrun such a wonderful occasion. Here's to another year of parkrunning. See you on Tuesday for a special New Year's Day Event at 9am.

Here come the stats...

 

Markeaton parkrun

Event number 259

29th December 2018

This week 478 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 83 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 53 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Paula Jane HUBBER • Samantha JAMES • Tony EVANS • Tim SPATE • Brian WARNER • Martin KERR • Chris WHITE • Leigh JOHNSTON • Tracey GRIFFITHS • David KEEGAN • Liz WILLIAMS • Richard BURKE • Alan MARTIN • Matthew WEST • John MOXHAM • Corey ROSE • Caroline MURPHY • Tim STANDLEY • Alan WILLIAMS • Sarah HUSKINSON • Steve COOKE • Ernest GOSS • Viv MOXHAM • Zoe TOMLINSON • Tim STOKES • Michael LILLIE • Nick POTTER • Vicky BULLIVANT

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

The male record is held by Alex PILCHER who recorded a time of 15:20 on 29th October 2016 (event number 164). The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 18:21 on 27th October 2018 (event number 250).

The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 96.36% (25:10) on 1st September 2018 (event number 242).

Markeaton parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 11,002 participants have completed 67,965 parkruns covering a total distance of 339,825 km, including 13,714 new Personal Bests. A total of 780 individuals have volunteered 5,407 times.

Cheers!

Chris

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