Run Report – Event 193 – 5th May 2018

This week 238 of you ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Christopher TAYLOR • Georgi NEWTON • Pat WOOD • Stephen BERRY • Janet BARR • Amanda WILSON • Paul DAVIDSON • Elly ROBERTS • Jacqueline RICHARDSON • Ellie DAUDET • Leyla BROOKE • Evelyn BROOKE • Julie BAKER • Andy BARR • Annie BAMFORD • Tracy HYLAND • Alan HOPE • Tamsin BROOKE • Emma GALLAGHER • Michael ALEXANDER • Micheal HEWITT • Amanda VICKERS • Jacob WILSON • Janet LOFTUS

Congratulations to one of our RDs and founder members of The Nostell parkrun Core Team, Georgi NEWTON who ran her 250th parkrun today. Leyla BROOKE (another of our RDs) and Bev FLOCKTON ran their 50th runs and Evelyn BROOKE her 10th. Well done all.

Leyla BROOKE is RD next week. She'll need plenty of volunteers so shout up if you can help.

A polite request. Please don't leave jackets etc on the railings outside the Courtyard or in front of any door under the arch. You're welcome to leave them anywhere else under the arch, but not there. Thanks.

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

Steve - RD


Run Report #191

Run Report #191 - The one Pre-London and Terry Still Finished on Under 17 minutes!
Hi there, this week 249 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Pat WOOD • James ROBERTS • Emma BIRD • Cary BERNARD • Ellie DAUDET • Sarah SMITH • Andy BARR • Annie BAMFORD • John BAILEY • Emma GALLAGHER • James FLEMING • Michael ALEXANDER • Charlotte PILLING • Ryan MOORHOUSE • Amanda MOORHOUSE

Terry Forrest ran an amazing 16:51 then ran back to Normy then got the train to London then ran 2:38 in VLM. Super mn doesn't ome near and we are proud to have Terry as one of our regular runners. Awesome.

we had a few milestones - Simon Bennet nd Jacqueline Richardson, Angela Hannon all completing 100 runs, and junior adam Bernrdo completing his 50th in great style, making his dad eat dut all the way round ! Mark Gawlyk junior sompleted his 10th run.

The weather was kinder to us than the London Marathoners had to cope with - thinking they should move it to up here and let the runners enjoy nicer weather  :-)

Emma Bird is you RD next week so let's get on nd fill her volunteer roster up PDQ.!!

Bye folks !!


1st Jan 2018

705!!!!! Unbelievable... So many of you and not one bad word about this unique course.

Many thanks to all who made this morning so fantastic...

Bad news though - Sorry to report that the main watch with 495 times on accidentally got cleared. So, all 705 of you will have a time of 59:59. I feel I can assure you nobody will have a PB. Apologies to everyone though. It would be impossible to ;load 705 times so please do not let me know what your watch/garmin etc said.

A fuller report is not really available, your positions are more or less ok - those after 495 may be slightly adrift, again, apologies.

Next year we will ensure A) the watches do not get wiped, B) we have sufficient finish tokens for you all.

Happy new year to all 705 runners and all the huge army of volunteers xxx


bye bye 2017

So long, farewell, auf weidesein, au revoir to 2017.

Nostell parkrun unfortunately could not celebrate our last run due to Jack Frost leaving his horrid mark yesterday. But quick stats up to the end of run #176 - The female record is held by Jennifer WALSH who recorded a time of 17:42 on 27th September 2014 (event number 10).
The male record is held by Adam PEERS who recorded a time of 15:57 on 30th July 2016 (event number 105).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jenny WAKEMAN who recorded 88.37% (21:21) on 1st January 2016 (event number 74).

Nostell parkrun started on 26th July 2014. Since then 5,001 participants have completed 30,187 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,935 km, including 5,687 new Personal Bests.

But at this time of year it is a reflection on more than stats. It is a reflection of the people who make Nostell the best parkrun. It is the 5001 runners who have crossed our finish line, it is the army of volunteers who stand on cold, windy, wet corners and cheer those 5001 runners on, it is the volunteers who click the stop watches 5001 times, it is the volunteers who scan 5001 barcodes and then 5001 finish tokens, it is the funnel managers, it is the token givers, it is the little children who make sure you all put your finish tokens in the bucket, it is the people who stay and cheer in our very last participant each week, it is the people who help set up the course and then take it down again. It is the National Trust staff who are always there to help - from car park sorting to first aid when it was necessary. In short, each and everyone of you make Nostell happen.

Our core team of run directors has grown and strengthened. We now have 2 event directors when we welcomed Steve Berry to that role. Steve has proived invaluable and was instrumental in devising the new course when it becme necessary to change the old route. he is far more tecky than I am and will shortly be posting details of our route for tomorrow.

So for now, thank you to each and every one of you, you are truly my parkrun family and make Saturday morning an absolute pleasure.

See you tomorrow.
#DFYB x 2 please
Please park where directed by Nostell staff
Please arrive on time for the run brief at 10.15

And finally, if you have not already volunteered in 2017, why not start 2018 on a high and help out? We still need a couple more marshals, 2 timekeepers and a funnel manager. Please help out, please make sure our unique event takes place.

Cheers everyone, thank you for your support in 2017 and thank you going forward to 2018. Pat, co ED


Cancellations of Saturday runs

It is always with deep regret when we have to cancel an event. Three times recently - including today - we walked the course and found several pockets of deep ice.

Our course is not suitable for spikes and we have to consider the safety of approximately 200 runners. Some of you are experienced and could place your feet in safe places and run correctly on icy surfaces, but many parkrunners are starting their running careers. We cannot subject any of you to any form of danger when that danger is avoidable.

I hope you all appreciate the need to cancel and that the decision to do so is NOT taken lightly but as a safety issue.

New Year's day should avoid the ice issue. The weather is set to warm up considerably over next couple of days plus we set off at 10.30am and that would give the ice a chance to go away! Don't forget we are running a completely UNIQUE route that day so it is really important for you to attend the run brief at 10.15. This will be held in front of the house - not by the courtyard as usual. So:-

Please be there early enough to attend the briefing.
Please park where directed by Nostell staff
Please #DFYB x 2 - 1 for free parking on the day for 1.5 hours and the all important one for you
Please bring pennies for post run drinks in the Courtyard cafe

many thanks


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