Report courtesy of Mark FOSTER
Hello fellow gingerbread enthusiasts and welcome to this week’s run report. I think we can get stuck into this week’s run report without any further ado. At 9:00 am on April 14th at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, the temperature was 11 ̊C, feeling like 10 ̊C, with 77% cloud cover, 32% humidity and a 5 mph south-south-easterly wind. RD Peter was in charge of Ormskirk parkrun today as usual. Peter performed his usual pre-run tap dancing routine and then read out a poem which left most of our parkrunners scratching their heads and looking bewildered as they shuffled off to the start line. A very impressive turnout of 294 people [quite a large increase on last week] shuffled off to the start line this week. The usual 15 runners wished to remain anonymous, as they are very mysterious people. 16 runners were running at a parkrun event for the first time today. Please give some Bickerstaffe gingerbread and our usual exceptionally warm welcome into the parkrun family to:
- Fifon BROWN
- Shannen DABSON
- Paul FINCH
- James FISHWICK
- Anne FOSTER
- Freddie FROST
- Joanne FROST
- Grace JONES
- Jennifer JONES
- Jordan JONES
- Hayley MEADLEY
- Christopher MILLWARD
- Paul ROBINSON
- Christopher SILLETT
- Simon WELSBY
- Ben WHITTLE
Congratulations on completing your first parkrun today!! We hope your run with us today has encouraged you to continue your parkrunning career, either here at Ormskirk or at any of the other equally fantastic parkrun locations!! Well run by Simon WELSBY (SM20-24), who was the fastest parkrun newcomer today with a time 20:24. Well run also by Freddie FROST (JM10) and Grace JONES (JW11-14), who were the only two juniors beginning their parkrun careers with us this week, recording times of 39:47 and 34:25 respectively. There were 15 parkrun tourists from 9 different parkruns visiting us for the first time today. Please welcome the following people to Ormskirk:
- Tony FISHWICK from Croxteth Hall parkrun
- Stuart CANN from Cuerden Valley parkrun
- Jennifer HUGHES from Fareham parkrun
- Andy RICHARDSON and Vicky RICHARDSON from Fountains Abbey parkrun
- Wendy FOX from Haigh Woodland parkrun
- Paul GRACE and Daile SIPPLE from Perth parkrun
- Samantha EDWARDS, Vanessa HARWOOD, May MCGOWAN and Andrew WILLIAMS from Preston parkrun
- Susan J. BOWES from Shrewsbury parkrun
- Vernon YULE and Yvonne YULE from Southport parkrun
Thank you for visiting our parkrun today!! We hope you enjoyed running with us and that you will visit us again soon!!
The running clubs running with us this week were (in order of finishing):
- Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton Harriers & AC [x7 from this club]
- Newburgh Nomads RC [x3]
- Wigan & District Harriers & AC [x2]
- Red Rose Road Runners [x3]
- Perth Road Runners [x2]
- Kirkby Milers AC [x5]
- UK parkrun tourists [x2]
- CSSC Sports & Leisure [x3]
- St. Helens Tri [x4]
- Woodland Primary School RC [x2]
- Barnet & District AC [x1]
- Southport Waterloo AC [x1]
- Achilles AC [x1]
- Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers [x3]
- Liverpool RC [x1]
- Chorley Athletic & Triathlon Club [x1]
- Shropshire Shufflers [x1]
We had the pleasure of welcoming runners from Perth Road Runners to Ormskirk parkrun for the first time today. The most represented club this week was LPSH with 7 runners.
The following 43 athletes [14.6% of the field] recorded new PBs today:
- Tiffany PENFOLD
- Se LOUGHLIN
- James ESS
- Damien GILL
- Stephen DAW
- Ben SMITHERS
- Matthew HARWOOD
- Paul COGGON
- Paul ANDERSON
- Tom BARTHOLOMEW
- Danielle CARTER
- Gemma KELSO
- Sophie PYE
- Gwennan ANDERSON
- Callum SEALEY
- Bill RANKIN
- Gareth GREGORY
- Anthony DICKINSON
- Claire SHAW
- Bernice BLUNDELL
- Helen WOOD
- Anna YATES
- Alan TURNER
- John AVERY
- Stewart WYNNE
- John DURNEY
- Rebecca FARIDINI
- Harry TAYLOR
- Frank KENNEDY
- Gwen SAWYER
- Jacqueline SHARPLES
- Poly TOMLINSON
- Deborah FALLON
- Kathryn LEA
- Alison PIRON
- Imogen GREGG AURIAC
- Alison CAIN
- Victoria BRYCE
- Andrew ROSCOE
- Benjamin AURIAC
- Edward BARBEN
- Issy BARKER
- Katherine PARR
Congratulations to Paul COGGON (VM50-54) on his new PB of 22:33 (65.41%)!! Paul has run all of his 27 parkruns here at Op and he recorded his 16th PB today.
Congratulations to all the athletes who recorded new PBs today!! The porcupine bristles of most of the runners remained the same today.
The following people are very nice and they did the following things at event #211 of Ormskirk parkrun:
First Timers Briefing
Barcode Scanning Team
Run Report Writer
Mark FOSTER and Liz SPENSLEY
Annabelle CORLETT and Jo ROTHERAM
Tracy BERRY, Margaret ELLAMS
Thomas HARGAN, Phil HOGAN,
Andrea MARSH and Jo ROTHERAM
Dawn CORBETT and Peter ELLAMS
Annabelle CORLETT and Michael LAKE
Margaret ELLAMS, Jayne MANN,
Andrea MARSH, Paul MASON
and Hannah MOEN
Tracy BERRY and Mark FOSTER
Tracy BERRY, Annabelle CORLETT,
Mark FOSTER, Jeanne HALL
and Liz SPENSLEY
Peter DOLAN and Liz SPENSLEY
Thanks to all our volunteers today!! Well done to all the 294 parkrunners today!!
Congratulations to our world famous SW18-19 category record holder Tiffany PENFOLD (SW18-19), who today set another SW18-19 category record of 18:24!! This time earned Tiff the very high elastic-banded score of 81.34%, which was the third highest malt-related score of the run. Tiff has run 8 of her 46 parkruns here at the home of Ormskirk tiffin and she has been the first female to finish now seven times (once overall). Tiff today joined a very elite group of female athletes who have finished first overall here at Op, namely Amanda CROOK, Jenny MEADOWS, Tessa ROBINSON and our female record holder Jade WILLIAMS. Tiff has run 28 times at Workington parkrun and she has been the first female to finish there 13 times. Last week Tiff finished first overall at event #247 of Workington parkrun with a new FpT of 18:10 (82.39%)!! Congratulations to Tiff on her new FpT!! Tiff is one of only three females to have finished first overall at Workington parkrun. I’m not really an expert on running, but I do know that Tiff is a very fast runner, who I suspect is only going to get faster, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if one day Tiff sets a new female record here at Op!!
Congratulations to internationally renowned parkrunner Danielle CARTER (VW35-39) of CSSC Sports & Leisure, who took home a silver medal with her time of 23:11 (64.74%)!! Danielle has run drei of her 25 parkruns here at Op and she has been the second female to finish every time. Danielle has run 13 times at Crosby parkrun, where she has been the first female to finish on three occasions and where her PB and FpT at the moment is 22:32 (66.57%). Danielle has also run neuf times at Croxteth Hall parkrun.
Congratulations to first-timer at Op Samantha EDWARDS (SW30-34) of Red Rose Road Runners, who took home a bronze medal with a time of 23:22 (63.41%)!! Samantha has run in a total of 31 arpnurks. She has run 10 times at Preston urkparn, 8 times at Cuerden Valley prankur, and 12 times somewhere else. Samantha was the first female to finish at event #60 of Phoenix parkrun with her FpT to date of 22:54 (64.70%). Samantha is a keen supporter of Tatung FC and she never misses a home game.
The fourth female to be handed a finish token by new 25 Club member Carl WAINWRIGHT today was none other than Gillian THOMAS (SW30-34), who recorded a time of 23:33 (62.85%). Gillian has run 4 of her 53 porkruns here at the home of Ormskirk pork scratchings and her highest gender position thus far is second. Gillian has run 11 times at Widnes parkrun, and she was the first female to finish there last week at event #166 with a time of 23:31. Congratulations on your first-finish last week, Gillian!! Gillian has also finished first at Crosby, Knowsley and Phoenix parkruns and her FpT to date of 22:19 (66.32%) was recorded on her way to finishing as first female at event #47 of Crosby parkrun. The next cinco females to finish porkrunning at Ormskirk porkrun this week were internationally renowned porkrunner Liz PEACOCK (VW40-44) with a time of 23:45 (65.26%), our 2016/2017 Female Points Champion and porkrun gold medallist Hannah Rose DOYLE (JW15-17) of LPSH with 23:47 (65.17%), Amelia HITCHMOUGH (JW15-17) of LPSH with 23:57 (63.88%), Flossie DICKINSON (JW15-17) of LPSH with 23:59 (63.03%), Gemma KELSO (SW30-34) with a new PB of 24:09 (61.70%) and Sophie PYE (SW25-29) with a new PB of 24:15 (61.03%). Congratulations to Gemma and Sophie on their new PBs.
Well run by all these athletic females!!
Is everyone still here? Good, because it’s now time to congratulate Josh MAKIN (JM15-17) on being the first male runner to cross the line today with a time of 19:19 (69.89%)!! Josh has run 118 of his 122 parkruns here at Op and he has now been the first male to finish on three occasions (twice overall). Josh’s current PB here of 18:38 (74.69%) is his fastest parkrun time to date. Said Josh to the milkman: “Yeah, you know, I gave it my best shot today, like, yeah, you know, and, like, yeah, you know, obviously I’m delighted with my third parkrun gold medal and that, like, yeah, you know, and, like, yeah, you know, congratulations to Tiff on, like, finishing first overall with a new PB, and that, like, yeah, you know.”
Congratulations to Tony HARVEY (VM55-59), who took home a silver medal this week, courtesy of his time of 19:23 (80.65%)!! This time earned Tony the fourth highest coat-hung score of the run. Tony has run 39 of his 46 parkruns here at Op and his current PB here of 18:55 (81.94%) tops the VM55-59 category at the moment. Tony has run six times at Southport parkrun, and he was the first male to finish there (second overall) at event #61 with his fastest parkrun time to date of 18:45 (82.67%).
Congratulations to Se LOUGHLIN (JM11-14), who joined the 10 Club and finished in his highest gender (third) and overall (fourth) positions this week with a new PB of 19:34 (72.49%)!! Se has worn all of his ten parkas here at Op and he recorded his first sub-20-minute time today. It’s surely only a matter of time before Se picks up his first parkrun gold medal!!
Congratulations to James ESS (SM20-24), who finished in his highest gender position (4th) and joint highest overall position (5th) and recorded a new PB of 19:44 (65.37%)!! James has run three of his 14 parkruns here at Op. James’s FpT to date of 19:02 (67.78%) was recorded at event #195 of Pomphrey Hill parkrun, where he has run eight times. James has run three times at Eastville parkrun, where his current PB is 19:24. Congratulations to Damien GILL (SM20-24), who finished in his highest gender position (5th) and joint highest overall position (6th) and recorded a new PB of 19:53 (65.63%)!! Damien has run all of his 30 parkruns here at Op and he recorded his first sub-20-minute time today.
The next four males to stop running today top quality parkrunner Daniel REES (VM55-59) with a time of 20:13 (78.65%), parkrun newcomer Simon WELSBY (VM35-39) with a time of 20:24 (65.93%), top quality parkrunner Tony Jackson (VM55-59) of Newburgh Nomads RC with 20:37 (77.12%), our reigning Junior Male Points Champion Daniel HOWELLS (JM11-14) with 20:46 (68.30%) and our reigning Male Cake Off Champion Paul MASON (VM40-44) of Wigan Harriers also with a time of 20:46 (66.21%). Well done to Daniel R. and Tony on their very high age-graded scores!!
Well run by all these athletic males!!
There were as usual some incredible performances by our juniors today. Well done to all the juniors who finished in the top ten!! Other juniors putting in noteworthy performances this week were Zac DICKINSON (JM10) with a time of 22:38 (69.73%), Reuben ANDERSON (JM10) with a new PB of 22:45 (69.38%), Tom BARTHOLOMEW (JM11-14) with a new PB of 22:52 (65.01%), Joseph DUFFY (JM10) of St. Helens Tri with a time of 23:39 (66.74%) and Chloe BOUSFIELD (JW11-14) of LPSH with a time of 25:06 (66.27%). Congratulations to Reuben and Tom on their new PBs!!
Well run by all our juniors today!!
Today's full results can be found here.
Well Run Scores
Congratulations to Karen FALOON (VW70-74) of Barnet & District AC, who set a new VW70-74 category record of 26:10 (85.10%) and recorded the highest flea-flown score of the run!! I was going to write an essay on Karen’s parkrun record but I changed my mind at the last minute in order to save myself a bit of time. For more information on Karen’s very impressive parkrun record, please take a look at her parkrun profile.
Jean MITCHELL (VW70-74) of Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers did very well again today, as far as age-graded scores are concerned, recording as she did an age-graded score of 82.06% for her time of 27:08!! Only two weeks ago at event #209, I think it was, Jean set a new VW70-74 record of 27:11, a record which was broken by Karen today of course. Jean is still our VW65-69 category record holder with her PB and FpT of 24:04 (86.84%). Jean’s highest age-graded score of 87.66% was recorded at event #5 of Southport parkrun for her PB there of 24:35. Congratulations once again to Tiff and Tony on their very high tiff-toned scores!! Also recording high drum-rolled scores this week were Op stalwart Victor MAESSCHALCK (VM70-74) with a score of 73.52% for his time of 23:59, first-timer at Op Stuart CANN (VM50-54) of Red Rose Road Runners with 72.71% for 20:57, Stephen DAW (VM50-54) with 70.74% for his new PB of 20:51, first-timer at Op Paul GRACE (VM50-54) of Perth Road Runners with 69.85% for 21:17, Bernice BLUNDELL (VW55-59) with 69.52% for her new PB of 25:42 and Joanna JONES (VW50-54) with a score of 69.06% for her time of 24:34. Congratulations to Stephen and Bernice on their new PBs!!
Well run by all these athletes!!
The latest Age Grade League table can be found here.
Average Run Times
The average run times for today’s event are as yet unknown.
Miscellaneous Run Statistics
The runner with the most parkruns to his name this week was first-timer at Op Andy RICHARDSON (VM40-44) of parkrun tourists UK, who has run in a total of 225 parkruns. The junior runner with the most parkruns to his name this week was our youngest 100 Club member and 2017/2018 Spirit of parkrun Award Winner Daniel RATHBONE (JM11-14) with a total of 129 parkruns, 126 of which have been run at Ormskirk.
Ian DOYLE (VM40-44), Toby FARRER (JM10) and Gary FRIDAY (VM50-54) all ran their 99th parkruns at Op today.
Miscellaneous parkrun Facts and Statistics
Congratulations to Bev WRIGHT (VW55-59) of Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC, who was the first female to finish at event #62 of Blackpool parkrun with a new PB and new VW55-59 category record of 20:33 (89.29%)!! Congratulations to Phoebe BOWEN (JW11-14) of Herne Hill Harriers, who joined the 10 Club and recorded a new PB of 19:48 (82.24%) on her way to finishing as first female at event #91 of Chester parkrun. Phoebe recorded her FpT to date of 18:54 (86.16%) on her way to finishing as first female at event #308 of Dulwich parkrun. Congratulations to Ella MCMUTRIE (JW11-14) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, who was the fourth female to finish at event #365 of Princes parkrun with a new PB of 20:53 (79.65%)!! Congratulations to Joe NIVEN (JM15-17), who finished first overall at event #125 of Crosby parkrun with a new PB of 18:46 (73.00%)!! Congratulations to Anna HULME (SW18-19) of LPSH, who was the first female to finish at event #125 of Crosby parkrun with a time of 24:06 (62.10%)!! Anna has run 10 of her 155 parkruns at Crosby and her current PB there of 21:20 (70.16%) tops the SW18-19 category at the moment. Anna has now finished first at Crosby six times. Anna recorded her fastest parkrun time to date of 19:38 (76.99%) as a JW15-17 at event #1 of Southport parkrun. This time currently tops the JW15-17 category at Southport and it is the longest standing category record there at the moment. Anna also tops the JW15-17 category here at Op with her PB here of 19:45 (77.47%). Congratulations to Jessica COOK (JW15-17) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, who set a new JW15-17 category record of 19:35 (78.13%) on her way to finishing as first female at event #167 of Widnes parkrun!! Jessica’s PB at Widnes of 19:25 (80.94%) is her fastest parkrun time to date. Congratulations to Callum DUCK (SM18-19), who finished first overall at event #167 of Widnes parkrun with a new PB and FpT of 17:25 (75.69%)!! Congratulations to Anna GAUGHAN (JW11-14), who finished first overall at event #75 of Avenham Park junior parkrun with a time of 8:16 (69.95%)!! Anna has run all of her 54 junior parkruns at Avenham Park and she tops the first-finishes count there at the moment with 29 first-finishes to her name so far.
Annabelle CORLETT (JW11-14) tops the JW11-14 category record at Crosby parkrun at the moment with her fastest parkrun time to date of 21:30 (73.10%). The longest standing category record here at Op is Amanda CROOK’s SW25-29 record of 17:32 (84.41%), which Amanda set on her way to finishing first overall at event #18.
Please give at least 250 congratulations and a big slice of milestone cake to Stephen MAKIN (VM35-39) of Wigan Phoenix, who ran his 250th parkrun at event #353 of Pennington Flash parkrun this week!! Stephen has run 169 of his 250 parkruns at the Flash and he has finished first there on 33 occasions. Stephen has run at Ormskirk parkrun 20 times and he finished first overall here at events #1 and #2. Stephen has run at 35 other parkrun locations and he has finished first at some of them. Stephen’s fastest parkrun time to date of 16:50 (77.92%) was recorded on his way to finishing first at event #1 of Widnes parkrun. Stephen has also done lots of volunteering at parkrun and the odd bit of slipping and falling over as well.
There was a record attendance of 517 at event #208 of Fountains Abbey parkrun today (last Saturday).
No other parkrun in the UK had an attendance of 294 today.
More Miscellaneous Matters
Our Edge Pistols On Tour (EPOTs) will be running at Hasenheide parkrun - ein wöchentlicher kostenloser Lauf über 5 km mit Zeitmessung - in Berlin on April 21st. Wir wünschen ihnen einen schönen Urlaub!!
Congratulations to Jeanne and Stavros HALL on their 40th wedding anniversary today!!
Skelmersdale junior parkrun Update
We were once again treated to some phenomenal performances at event #62 of Skelmersdale junior parkrun!!
Congratulations to Scarlett PARKINSON (JW11-14) of Wigan Harriers, who finished first overall and set a sensational new female record of 7:27!! Scarlett also set a new age graded score record of 79.12%!! Scarlett has run all of her four parkruns at Skem juniors and she has finished first overall every time. Scarlett today broke her own female record of 7:33, which she recorded at event #38. Congratulations to 7-time junior parkrun gold medallist Sarah YATES (JW10) of Southport Waterloo AC, who was this week’s female silver medallist with a time of 8:57 (70.99%)!! Sarah has run 30 of her 32 junior parkruns at Skem and her current PB there is 8:47. Congratulations to multiple first-finisher Chloe GREGORY MOSS (JW11-14) of WPSRC, who took home a bronze medal this week with a time of 9:49!! Chloe has run 23 of her 27 junior parkruns over there at the home of Skelmersdale Rice Krispie cakes and her current PB there is 8:13. Congratulations to Stuart ORD (JM11-14), who claimed his fifth junior parkrun gold medal with a time of 8:16!! Stuart, a two-time Spirit of parkrun Award Winner, has run all of his 30 junior parkruns at Skem and his current PB is 7:50. Stuart has run 90 of his 92 senior parkruns here at Op, where his current PB and FpT is 22:16. Congratulations to Luke CAMPBELL (JM11-14) of Woodland Primary School RC, who took home a silver medal with his time of 8:37!! Luke has run 17 of his 22 junior parkruns at Skem juniors and his current PB is 8:26. Congratulations to multiple first-finisher Oliver FARRER (JM11-14), who bagged himself a bronze medal with his time of 8:51!! Oliver, who currently tops the first-finishes count at Skem juniors with 23 first-finishes, has run 52 of his 53 junior parkruns at Skem and his current PB is 7:59. Congratulations to Tobias ATKINSON (JM11-14) on his new PB of 13:30!! Congratulations to Nathan FLETCHER (JM10) on his new PB of 9:43!! Congratulations to Isobelle LIVESEY (JW10) on her new PB of 11:23!! Thanks to Toby FARRER (JM10) for barcode scanning!! Congratulations to all the runners who recorded new PBs this week and well done to all the 52 runners!!
Congratulations to Reuben ANDERSON (JM10), who ran his 50th parkrun kilometre today!! Reuben has run all of his 10 parkruns here at the home of Ormskirk peanut butter and he recorded his current PB of 22:45 today!! Congratulations to Se LOUGHLIN (JM11-14) of LPSH, who also joined the 10 Club today!! Like Reuben, Se has run all of his 10 parkruns here at Op and he recorded his current PB of 19:34 today!!
Congratulations to top caker Paul MASON (VW40-44) of Wigan Harriers, who joined the Volunteers 25 Club this week!! Paul has volunteered at parkrun 25 times on 25 occasions, and I think most, if not all, of these occasions have been here at Op. Paul has volunteered 13 times as a Pacer, 11 times as a Barcode Scanner and once as a Number Checker. We thank Paul for all his delicious cakes, not to mention his invaluable contributions to the parkrun cause!! Congratulations to Carl WAINWRIGHT (JM11-14), who also joined the Volunteers 25 Club today!! Carl has volunteered at Ormskirk parkrun 26 times on 25 occasions, in a variety of roles. We are all extremely grateful to Carl for his invaluable contributions to the parkrun cause!!
Congratulations to Charlotte CHAPPELL (VW40-44), who ran her 250th parkrun kilometre today!! Charlotte has run all of her 50 parkruns here at the home of Ormskirk pea and ham soup and her current PB is 25:50. Congratulations to Julie DAVIES (VW44-49), who also joined the 50 Club this week!! Like Charlotte, Julie has very thoughtfully run all of her 50 parkruns here at the home of Ormskirk lentil soup and her current PB is 30:25.
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To claim your free milestone T-shirts, just sign into your parkrun profiles and click on Club Progress. The T-shirt is free, but you will have to pay a small amount for postage and packaging.
Don’t forget, everyone can purchase one of our special, tourist “Never Mind the Hillocks”/ “Edge Pistols” T-shirts by visiting this website.
Thanks to Dominic GRANT for taking today’s photos and then posting them on Op’s Facebook page and thanks once again to Run Reporter Mark for uploading these photos on to Op’s Flickr page!!
Thanks for reading this week’s run report!!
Enjoy the rest of the week and we look forward to seeing you all next time!!
Following this event our current participant to volunteer ratio stands at 9.9% for the previous four weeks. This gives us a red rating. As all parkrun events rely on non-runners and runners giving up some of their time in order for them to take place, for our parkrun we'd like our rating to be in the green ▲ i.e. be above 15%.
If you could volunteer at any of our future events please let us know by contacting our awesome Volunteer Co-ordinator who will fit you in on the roster. The majority of our roles are very easy to do so please don't worry about being thrown in at the deep end
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Duke Of Edinburgh's Awards [D of E]
parkrun is no longer an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, but we still welcome those wishing to do their D of E physical/volunteering requirement with us. Please note our available places are limited, so prospective candidates may have to join a waiting list.
Currently there are twelve D of E candidates registered with us. If you'd like to volunteer your time as part of your Bronze/Silver/Gold award requirements please contact our office.
Please remember to bring your personal barcode with you to every parkrun event - if you do not you will not get your finishing time recorded. Laminate them if possible to protect them from rain, better still why not purchase a more durable barcode by visiting The ID Band Company, who are official suppliers of barcodes to parkrun.
parkrun/UKA insurance stipulates ALL juniors listed in the JM10 or JW10 categories (i.e. all children 10 or under) MUST run with a PARENT, GUARDIAN or other DESIGNATED ADULT at all times around the course. Failure to do so may result in the child's time being withheld. Note - if there'll be no nearby legitimate matching surname in the results please let the barcode scanning team know on the day, or contact us as soon as possible later, to avoid this happening.
Please do not take the finish tokens home with you as we need them again for the next event. If you do find one in the washing later even if the event was a while ago, please let our office know. We'll be pleased to have it back again to join its friends. Thanks.
Where's My Result?
We want you to enjoy our parkrun and to go home after the event with a result. If, following your run, you do not appear in the results, it's most likely due to your not having presented your athlete barcode (see Personal Barcode above) to the Barcode Scanning Team. If you did but you still do not appear, it could be because of an infringement ranging from but not limited to:
- not completing the full course
- failing to keep to the course path at all times
- being a junior in the U11 category appearing to be running alone
- being inconsiderate to another parkrunner, volunteer or other third-party
Sorry, but fair play is a parkrun participation course requirement.
Ormskirk parkrun started on 29th March 2014, and since then 5,320 different runners, including participants from 359 athletics clubs , have completed 36,674 runs covering a total distance of 183, 370km taking 2 years, 5 days, 19 hours, 5 minutes and 27 seconds and there have been 7,470 new Personal Bests.
We've had 149 first finishers, an average number of runners per week of 173.8 and an average number of runs per runner of 6.9. The average time to run our 5K course, taking all 211 events into consideration, is 28:53. Our largest attendance is 400 (event number 158), whilst our lowest is 42 (event number 95).
Ormskirk parkrun has been run over five courses. C1, our original course, was in use for six events (events #1 to #6), C2 was used for 93 events (events #7 to #99), C3 was used for one event (event #100), C5 was used for one event (event #149) and our current course, C4, has been in use for 110 events (events #101 to #148 and events #150 to #211).
The female record is held by Jade WILLIAMS who ran in a time of 00:17:15 on 2015-12-19 (event number 93).
The male record is held by Stuart ROBINSON who ran in a time of 00:15:34 on 2016-05-14 (event number 115).
The Age Grade course record is held by Matthew THOMPSON who recorded a score of 87.63% (16:34) on 4th July 2015 (event number 69).
Photographs and videos taken at our event appear on our official flickr photo pool here.
Our special pacer days take place on the third Saturday of the month, the next one being on April 21st. If you'd like to help our parkrunners by pacing during one of these events please see the required times below and get in touch with us.
January, March, May, July, September and November - odd times: 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35
February, April, June, August, October and December - even times: 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36
Christmas Day/New Year's Day Special parkruns
Following the success of our previous festive runs, there is every possibility that Ormskirk parkrun will be staging extra events on Christmas Day 2018 and New Year's Day 2019.
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We are always grateful to receive donations and these will go towards the replacement of equipment, the purchase of medals/certificates for our anniversary awards and for other essential gear which will make our parkrun run go safely and smoothly. If you would like to donate please see this page, however before doing so please make sure your home run is set to Ormskirk in your parkrun profile as this is what will be used to link your donation to us. We thank you for your gift.
Purchases made using the donation fund appear below:
Quad Set of Motorola Walkie-Talkies [May 2015 - Safety]
Set of Free-Standing Posts [June 2015 - Funnel]
PA System Ancillaries [March 2016 - Briefings]
Set of New Finish Tokens [May 2016 - Essential Equipment]
Set of New Finish Tokens [December 2016 - Essential Equipment]
Half a Set of New Finish Tokens [May 2017 - Essential Equipment]
Trophies [May 2017 - Annual Prize Ceremony]
Defibrillator [October 2017 - Safety]
Looking forward to seeing you all again with your barcodes at our next event!
Robbie, Paul, Peter, Steve, Anna, Dominic, Darren, Alan, Mark and Karen