Report courtesy of Mark FOSTER
Hello fellow rub report enthusiasts and welcome to this week’s rug report. Before beginning this week’s run report, don’t forget there is still time to enter the Cystic Fibrosis 3k Family Fun Run event, which takes place at 10:30am here at Edge Hill University on October 14th.
At 9:00 am on September 29th at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, the temperature was 14 ̊C, feeling like 14 ̊C, with 13% cloud cover, 58% humidity, 1027 millibars of pressure and a 12 km/h west-south-westerly wind. Rookie RDs Louise and Keith were in charge of Op today. I’ve no idea who Louise is, but apparently Louise and some of her Southport Striders club-mates were getting some experience of organising a parkrun, in preparation for setting up a new parkrun in Southport somewhere soon. Many of my readers will already know who Keith is, but for those readers who don’t know who Keith is, Keith is a regular parkrunner and volunteer here at Op and at Skelmersdale junior parkrun, and he will be taking over the reins here again at our next event in two weeks’ time. Louise gave the pre-run briefing this week, at the start of which she reminded us all that Op will be cancelled next week (6th Oct) due to a University Open Day being held at Edge Hill University on this day. 251 runners ran today, of whom 7 remain unknown. 17 people chose Edge Hill University to be the location of their first ever parkrun today. Please give our usual exceptionally warm welcome into the parkrun family to:
- Nyssa ALEXANDER
- Andrew BRINDLEY
- Andrew BROWN
- Gary BURROW
- Stephen CARGILL
- Colette PERRY EDWARDS
- Jake GIBSON
- Gill CRASKE
- Joanne HOBDAY-BOTWIGHT
- Michaela LIV
- Ashley NOLAN
- Charlie NOLAN
- James O’LOAN
- Sharon ROBY
- Shereen SINJAB
- Danielle TIERNEY
- Diane Madrine WOKHUKUKWA
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 Edge Hill University or at any of the other equally fantastic parkrun locations! There were some parkrun tourists from some different parkruns visiting us for the first time today. Please welcome the following people to Ormskirk:
Susan CARGILL, Laura EVANS, Ken GIBBS, Vivien HANSON, Allan HARLE, Tony HIGGINS, Molly JACKMAN, Ava LLOYD, Ben MCLAUGHLIN, Ashley NEMITS, Barry SKELTON, Katie STRINGER, Rebecca WALKDEN, Georgia WALSH and Maisie WISEMAN
Thank you for visiting our parkrun today! We hope you enjoyed running with us and that you will enjoy running with us again soon!
The following 51 athletes recorded new PBs today:
- Mark WYNNE
- Chris MAHER
- Tiffany PENFOLD
- Andy LLOYD
- Thomas HARKIN
- Adam SIMPKIN
- Mark FOSTER
- Maisie BURNS
- Sarah ELSDEN
- David STODDERN
- Sarah YATES
- Rachel YATES
- Guy TURNBULL
- Laura GRACE
- Alan POWER
- Mike BIRD
- Andy BROWN
- Antony BELLAMY
- Thomas MCGEOUGH
- Gareth GREGORY
- Graham CONCANNON
- Alison PIRON
- George WATMOUGH
- Lis BURROW
- George BURNS
- Dan SULLIVAN
- Jerry LAMB
- Steve MARSTON-YIM
- Kyran DONALD
- Mark TRACEY
- Andy MCDOUGALL
- Andrew BIRKETT
- Paul WICKSTEAD
- Simon HARGREAVES
- Andrew FARNAN
- Matthew CARRINGTON
- Jayne MANN
- Beth O’CONNOR
- Claire WICKSTEAD
- Kathryn BURSLEM
- Tracy O’BRIEN
- Vincent O’CONNOR
- Bethan KING
- Nicola WALSH
- Millie BURROW
- Anita SIEQUIEN
- Jeanette KING
- Sarah HUGHES
- Diane CHAPMAN
- Susan BENNETT
- Lucy MAKIN
Congratulations to all the runners who recorded new PBs today!
The following very nice people did the following things today:
First Timers Briefing
Finish Token Support
Barcode Scanning Team
Run Report Writer
A team effort by numerous volunteers
Andy CULPIN, Valerie DENIEUL,
Michael T. DURKIN, Jane TAYLOR,
and Robert VAN
Thomas HEDDERICK, Gordon MCKINNON
and Peter STEELE
Rachel FINCH and Chris HEWITT
Sharon ROBERTS, Claire RODRIGUEZ
and Robert VAN
Robbie KIGER and Peter RENNER
Keith FARRER and Robbie KIGER
Thanks to all our very nice volunteers today! Well done to all the 251 parkrunners today!
Congratulations to Mark WYNNE (VM40-44) of LPSH, who finished first overall today and broke his own VM40-44 category record with a sensational new PB of 16:24 (85.16%)! This time earned Mark the highest age-graded score of the run and it is the sixth fastest time to be recorded here at Op. Mark has run 22 of his 31 parkruns here at Op and he has now been the first to finish on ten occasions. Mark has run nine times at Princes parkrun, where his current PB is 17:11 and where he has been the first to finish on two occasions.
Congratulations to three-time first-finisher at Op Chris MAHER (SM30-34), who wasn’t too far away from recording a new category record himself, with his spectacular new PB of 16:37 (78.23%)! Chris is now the joint second fastest runner in the SM30-34 category, along with Jonathan HILEY. Chris has run 12 of his 17 parkruns here at Op, and, it has to be said, he is in particularly good form at the moment, having just last week recorded his fastest parkrun time to date of 16:33 (78.55%) on his way to finishing first overall at event #268 of Ormeau parkrun. Chris also finished first at event #39 of Erddig parkrun.
Congratulations to three-time first-finisher at Op, Tim HARTLEY (SM18-19) of Wigan Harriers, who took home a bronze medal, courtesy of his time of 17:08 (77.82%)! Tim also joined the 50 Club today! Tim has run 7 of his 50 parkruns here at Op and his current PB here of 17:07 (78.87%) is his fastest parkrun time to date. Tim has run 34 times at Pennington Flash parkrun, where he has been the first person to stop running twice.
Congratulations to Andy LLOYD (VM45-49) of Horwich RMI Harriers, who recorded the very high avenue-explicated score of 83.03% for his phenomenal new PB of 17:29! Andy has run twice here at Op and ten times at Haigh Woodland, where he has been the first to finish on three occasions. Well done to Anthony O’BRIEN (VM45-49) of Mersey Tri, who recorded the very high grass-hopped score of 81.13% for his time of 17:45 today! Did you all manage to keep up with Anthony today? Congratulations to multiple first-finisher and new 100 Club member Thomas HARKIN (VM45-49) on his new PB of 17:55 (79.72%)! Well done to first-timer at Op Ben MCLAUGHLIN (JM15-17) of Wigan Harriers, whose time of 18:16 today earned him the very high locket-locked score of 75% exactly! Ben was the first to finish at event #298 of Pennington Flash parkrun and his current FpT to date of 17:44 (78.48%) was recorded at event #179 of St. Helens parkrun. Also putting in excellent performances and finishing in the top ten male positions this week were former professional parkrunner Adam SIMPKIN (SM30-34) with a new PB and FpT of 18:27 (70.73%), six-time first-finisher Colin WESTHEAD (SM30-34) with a time of 19:06 (68.32%) and our reigning Male Points Champion Mark FOSTER (VM40-44) with a new PB of 19:23 (72.06%). Congratulations to Adam on Mark on their new PBs!
www.excellentparkrunningbyallthesemaleparkrunners.com performances by all these male parkrunners!
Congratulations to Tiffany PENFOLD (SW18-19) of Copeland AC, who was the first female to finish and who broke her own SW18-19 category record with another sensational new PB of 17:27! This time earned Tiff the very high head-turned score of 85.10%, which was the second highest score of the run. Tiff has run 11 of her 59 parkruns here at Op and she has now finished first here on ten occasions (once overall). Tiff is now the third fastest female runner here at Op, with only Olympic athlete Jenny MEADOWS and our current female record holder Jade WILLIAMS having recorded faster female times – 17:23 and 17:15 respectively. Tiff has made 36 appearances at Workington parkrun and she is the current female record holder there with her fastest parkrun time to date of 17:25 (85.93%). Tiff has finished first at Workington parkrun on 21 occasions, placing her third in the first-finishes count at Workington, just behind Susan CAIN and Lucy STOBBART, who have finished first at Workington parkrun on 22 and 24 occasions respectively. Tiff has also finished first at Haigh Woodland, Homewood, Keswick and Whitehaven parkruns.
Congratulations to world famous Southport Waterloo AC athlete Amanda CROOK (SW30-34), who couldn’t quite keep up with Tiff today, but who did manage to record the phenomenally fast time of 17:49, which earned her a silver medal and the very high age-graded score of 83.26%! Amanda is no stranger to Edge Hill University, having run 6 of her 17 parkruns there and having been the first female to finish on four occasions (twice overall). Amanda, who currently tops the SW25-29 category here at Op with her current PB of 17:32 (84.41%), is the only female to have finished first overall here on more than one occasion, and her SW25-29 category record is the longest standing record here at Anne’s former home parkrun, having stood since event #18. Amanda has made history at every parkrun event she has run at. For example, Amanda has run 9 times at Anne’s new home parkrun, and she has been the first female to finish there in all of her runs there (seven times overall). Not only that, but Amanda is also the current female record holder at Southport with her current FpT to date of 16:36 (89.26%). Amanda is so far the only female runner to have finished first overall at Southport parkrun. Amanda was also the first female to finish at event #49 of Clumber Park parkrun with a time of 18:15 (81.10%), which is currently the fastest female time there. Amanda is so far the only female runner to have finished first overall at Clumber Park parkrun. Amanda was the first female to finish at event #18 of Croxteth Hall parkrun with what is still the SW18-19 category-topping time of 17:43 (83.54%). “Amanda’s a very good runner, isn’t she, Mark?” observes Stavros exuberantly. She certainly is, Stavros, yes.
Congratulations to first-timer at Op Ava LLOYD (JW11-14), who took home a bronze medal and recorded a sensational new JW11-14 record of 20:08! This time earned Ava the very high age-graded score of 79.30%, which is the highest age-graded score ever recorded by a female junior here at Op! Ava has run twice at Haigh Woodland parkrun, where her current PB is 21:24 (78.34%) and where her highest gender position to date is second.
A stunning performance from first-timer at Op Katie STRINGER (JW11-14) of Sale Harriers Manchester saw her recording the very high age-graded score of 79.11% for her new FpT to date of 20:11! Katie is now the second fastest runner in the JW11-14 category and she recorded the second highest age-graded score by a female junior here at Op, just behind today’s bronze medallist Ava on both counts. Katie has run three times at Bramhall parkrun, where her current PB is 21:02 (77.42%). Congratulations to Maisie BURNS (JW11-14) of Chorley Athletic & Triathlon Club, who moved up to fourth in the JW11-14 rankings with a spectacular new PB of 20:56 (76.27%)! Maisie has run 16 of her 19 parkruns here at Op and she has been the first to finish here on four occasions. Maisie has run three times at Haigh Woodland parkrun, where her current PB is 21:30 (75.74%). Well done to first-timer at Op Ashley NEMITS (JW11-14) of Warrington AC, who was the sixth female runner to stop running at Ormskirk parkrun today with a new FpT to date of 21:21 (73.69%)! Ashley has run eight of her ten parkruns at Warrington parkrun, where her current PB is 21:56 (72.80%) and where her highest gender position thus far is second. Congratulations to Sarah ELSDEN (JW15-17) of Wigan Harriers, who also stopped running at Ormskirk parkrun today, and her reward for doing so was a super new PB of 21:29 (71.22%)! Sarah has run exactly one third of her 12 parkruns here at the home of Ormskirk marshmallows and her highest gender position thus far is second. Coincidentally, Sarah has also run exactly one third of her 12 parkruns over there at Haigh Woodland parkrun, where she was the first female to stop running at event #36. A very impressive performance by first-timer at Op Molly JACKMAN (SW18-19) of Wrekin College Triathlon Club saw her finishing in eighth female place with a time of 21:37 (SW18-19). Molly is now the fifth fastest runner in the SW18-19 category here at Op. Molly has run 88 of her 93 parkruns at Telford parkrun, where she has been the first female to finish on four occasions and where her current PB and FpT to date is 21:07 (70.68%). First-timer at Op Maisie WISEMAN (JW15-17) of Sale Harriers Manchester certainly gave us all a good run for our money this week by recording a time of 21:41 (71.48%). Maisie has run 80% of her five parkruns at Pennington Flash parkrun, where her current PB is 23:05 and where her highest gender position thus far is second. Congratulations to Sarah YATES (JW10) of Southport Waterloo AC, who recorded another new sensational JW10 category record of 21:43 (78.59%)! Sarah has run 41 of her 45 senior parkruns here at Op and her highest gender position thus far is second. Sarah has been the first female to finish at Skelmersdale junior parkrun on 14 occasions (once overall), where her current PB is 8:29.
www.lovelyparkrunningbyalltheselovelyfemaleparkrunners.com performances by all these lovely female parkrunners!
Well run by all our juniors today!
Today's full results can be found here.
Floweret Endangered Scores
Well done to Daniel REES (VM55-59), who recorded the very high age-graded score of 80.17% for his time of 19:50!
Well done also to Liz SPENSLEY (VW70-74) of St. Helens Tri, Victor MAESSCHALCK (VM70-74) and Andy CLARK (VM50-54) of Great Yarmouth Road Runners, who recorded the very high age-graded scores of 78.06% (30.00), 76.23% (23:25) and 75.00% (19:40) respectively! Also chipping in with high age-graded scores this week were Jo ROTHERAM (VW65-69) of Edge Pistols with a score of 72.36% for her time of 28:53, Alan POWER (VM60-64) of Team Pie with 71.40% for his new PB of 22:40, Margaret ELLAMS (VW70-74) with 70.88% for 31:56, Anne SEPHTON (VW50-54) with 70.80% for 23:41, Rachel YATES (VW40-44) with the incredibly lovely score of 70.45% for her lovely new PB of 22:00, Carol TIDGWELL (VW60-64) of Edge Pistols with 70.21% for her new PB of 28:02, Laura GRACE (VW40-44) with 70.08% for her new PB of 22:07 and Guy TURNBULL (VM50-54) with a score of 69.19% for his new PB of 22:01. Congratulations to Alan, Rachel, Carol, Laura and Guy on their new PBs today!
Well run by all these athletes!
The latest Age Grade League table can be found here.
Miscellaneous Run Statistics
The runner with the most parkruns to his name this week was our very first first-finisher Stephen MAKIN (VM35-39) of Wigan Phoenix, who has run in a total of 268 parkruns, 23 of which have been run here at Op.
The junior runner with the most number of runs to his name this week was three-time first-finisher Josh MAKIN (JM15-17), who has run in a total of 134 parkruns, 130 of which have been run here at Op.
James CONNOR (VM40-44), Oliver FARRER (JM11-14) of LPSH and Nicola HAYES (VW40-44) of SBH all ran their 96th (senior) parkruns today. Daniel DEWHURST (JM11-14) and Oliver FARRER (JM11-14) of LPSH both recorded times of 23:11 and age-graded scores of 64.17% today.
Ormskirk parkrun’s Most Satisfied Customers of the Week
Op’s most satisfied customers of the week this week were first-timers at Op Vivien HANSON (VW35-39) and Allan HARLE (VM45-49) of Darwen Dashers RC. Said Vivien in an interview with Stone World Magazine: “First time at Ormskirk parkrun today - what a fab event, thanks to all the amazing volunteers!” Said Allan to Food and Travel magazine: “A quick thank you after my first visit today - a great course and well marshalled. I really enjoyed it and will definitely be back!”
Miscellaneous parkrun Facts and Statistics
Congratulations to Lucy POOLE (JW11-14) of Chorley Athletic & Triathlon Club, who was the first female to finish at event #148 of Haigh Woodland parkrun with a new PB of 20:44 (78.54%)! Congratulations to Hilary HONEYBALL (VW40-44), who was the first female to finish at event #123 of Southport parkrun with a time of 19:25 (78.80%)! Congratulations to Ellen May KEARNEY (JW11-14) of Wirral AC, who was the first female to finish at event #164 of Birkenhead parkrun with a time of 19:24 (81.01%)! Congratulations to Alistair RUTHERFORD (SM20-24) of Mossley Hill AC, who finished first overall at event #389 of Princes parkrun with a new PB of 15:59 (80.71%)! Congratulations to Martin SVENSSON (VM40-44) of Penny Lane Striders, who finished second overall at event #389 of Princes parkrun with a new PB of 16:10 (86.39%)! Congratulations to Sophie BOHANNON (JW11-14) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, who was the first female to finish at event #137 of Lytham Hall parkrun with a new PB of 20:02 (79.70%)! Congratulations to Katherine COUSINS (SW30-34), who was the first female to finish at event #9 of Fleetwood Promenade parkrun with a new female course record of 19:12 (77.17%)! Congratulations to Bianca PEDERSON (SW20-24) of Vegan Runners, who was the second female to finish at event #9 of Fleetwood Promenade parkrun with a new PB of 19:21 (76.49%)! Congratulations to Sebastian POWER (JM10), who set a new age-graded score record of 87.67% (9:02) at event #51 of Bold Forest junior parkrun!
Euan LAWTON (JM10) has run all of his 129 junior parkruns at Warrington junior parkrun and his current PB there is 8:17 (78.60%). Darren WOOD (VM35-39) of Hart Road Runners has run in a total of 686 parkruns. Darren first ran at event #2 of Bushy parkrun, where he has run 257 times and where his current PB and FpT to date is 17:58. Darren has run 361 times at Frimley Lodge parkrun and 68 times at some other parkruns. Emma ANDERSON (VW35-39) has run 143 of her 145 parkruns here at Op and her current PB here of 24:26 is her fastest parkrun time to date. Emma has run once at Southport parkrun and once at York parkrun. Catherine HOLME (VW45-49) has run 70 of her 157 parkruns here at Op and her current PB here of 27:34 is her fastest parkrun time to date. Catherine has run 51 times at Haigh Woodland parkrun, 25 times at Pennington Flash parkrun, 8 times at Cuerden Valley parkrun, once at Forest Rec parkrun, once at Felixstowe parkrun and once at Penrith parkrun.
No other parkrun in the UK had an attendance of 251 today.
More Miscellaneous Matters
Ormskirk parkrun will be cancelled October 6th and November 24th due to University Open Days being held on these dates.
Skelmersdale junior parkrun Update
There were once again some outstanding performances at event #86 of Skelmersdale junior parkrun!
Congratulations to multiple junior parkrun gold medallists Bradley MABOTE (JM11-14), Oliver FARRER (JM11-14) of LPSH and Toby FARRER (JM10) of LPSH, who were this week’s male medallists with times of 8:07, 8:11 and 8:29 respectively! Congratulations to Ava BUCKLEY (JW10) of Knowsley Harriers AC, Lucy BODEN (JW10) and Rhea BERRY (JW10), who were this week’s female medallists with times of 9:40 (70.29%), 10:21 and 10:28 respectively! Well done to Ava on recording the highest age-graded score of the run! Congratulations to Abdul ANWAR (JM10) of Woodland Primary School RC and Alexander RILEY (JM10), who both joined the junior parkrun half-marathon club (11 runs) with Alexander throwing in a new PB of 18:01! Congratulations to Richard BERRY (JM10), William HENRY (JM10) and Edith MARSHALL (JW10), who all joined the junior parkrun marathon club (21 runs) this week! Congratulations to all the runners who recorded new PBs this week and well done to all the 42 runners!
Congratulations to Ashley NEMITS (JW11-14) of Warrington AC, who joined the 10 Club here at Op today! Ashley has run eight times at Warrington parkrun, once at St. Helens parkrun and once at Ormskirk parkrun and she recorded her fastest parkrun time to date of 21:21 here at Op today.
Congratulations to Kirstie CROOTE (VW45-49), who very wisely chose to run her 250th parkrun kilometre here at Op today! Kirstie has run 70 of her 250 parkrun kilometres here at Op and her current PB here is 30:31. Kirstie has run 36 times at Rutland Water parkrun, where her current PB and FpT to date is 29:38. Kirstie is famous for her Ronald REAGAN impressions. Congratulations to Tim HARTLEY (SM18-19) of Wigan Harriers, who also ran his 50th parkrun here at Op today! Tim, who reputedly owns a very large shoe factory somewhere in the United States of America, has run 14% of his 50 parkruns here at Op and his current PB here of 17:07 is his fastest parkrun time to date. Tim has run 34 times at Pennington Flash parkrun and 9 times at some other parkruns somewhere in the United Kingdom.
Having gone to all the trouble of earning them, don’t forget to claim your milestone T-shirts, folks!
To claim your 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.
No photographs were taken at this week’s event. Here is a selection of photos from previous events, courtesy of various photographers.
Thanks for reading this week’s run report!
Enjoy all of next week and the remainder of this week and we look forward to seeing you all next time!
Following this event our current participant to volunteer ratio stands at 12.2% for the previous four weeks. This gives us a yellow 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 no 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.
Our 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 5,930 different runners, including participants from 36 athletics clubs , have completed 41,822 runs covering a total distance of 209, 110km taking 2 years, 110 days, 12 hours, 18 minutes and 59 seconds and there have been 8,418 new Personal Bests.
We've had 163 first finishers, an average number of runners per week of 180.3 and an average number of runs per runner of 7.1. The average time to run our 5K course, taking all 232 events into consideration, is 28:56. 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 131 events (events #101 to #148 and events #150 to #232).
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 female record is held by Jade WILLIAMS who ran in a time of 00:17:15 on 2015-12-19 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Karen FALOON who recorded a score of 88.42% (24:36) on 14th July 2018 (event number 224).
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 October 20th. 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.
The Event Director of Ormskirk parkrun is Robbie KIGER.
The regular team of Run Directors are Paul COTTERILL, Peter DOLAN, Anna HULME, Dominic GRANT, Darren MCMAHON, Steve HANLON and Margaret ELLAMS.
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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, Mark and Karen