Run Report #211: Saturday 14th April 2018

Report courtesy of Mark FOSTER

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And they’re off!!
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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:

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):

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.

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Paul closes in on his 16th PB today.
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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:

Run Director
Pre-event Set-up
First Timers Briefing
Marshals
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Tail Walker(s)
Timekeepers
Finish Tokens
Funnel Manager(s)
Number Checker(s)
Barcode Scanning Team
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Non-scan Log
Token Sorting
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Photographer
Volunteer Coordinator
Results Processing
Run Report Writer
Peter DOLAN
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
Carl WAINWRIGHT
Carol TIDGWELL
Peter RENNER
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
Dominic GRANT
Karen HULME
Peter DOLAN and Liz SPENSLEY
Mark FOSTER

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Thanks to all our volunteers today!! Well done to all the 294 parkrunners today!!

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First-finisher Tiff tap dances her way to a new PB today.
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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.”

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Josh on his way to his third parkrun gold medal today.
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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!!

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”Sub-20 here I come!!” exclaimed Se on his run today.
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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.

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”Sub-20 here I come!!” exclaimed Damien on his run today.
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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!!

parkrun Clubs
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.

Don’t forget to order something from the internet, folks!!

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.

Event Images
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!!

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Thanks for reading this week’s run report!!

Enjoy the rest of the week and we look forward to seeing you all next time!!
Mark


Volunteers
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 :-)


Photography
Are you are a budding photographer wishing to hone your skills? Then why not offer to be our official photographer for an upcoming event? All you need do is contact us at our office and you've got the job!

Please note that as we are a public event photographs may be taken at multiple places on the course by various people at any time. If you see any singular images of yourself/dependants appearing on our social media outlets, or on our flickr photo pool and you wish for them to be removed please contact our office.


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.


Important Information
Personal Barcodes
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.

JM10/JW10 Runners
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.

Finish Tokens
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.


History
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).

Our points champions are Emma-Jayne DOYLE (2017/2018), Hannah Rose DOYLE (2016/2017), Mark FOSTER (2015/2016, 2016/2017 & 2017/2018), Anne GIRDLER (2014/2015 & 2015/2016) and Mike PRICE (2014/2015).

Photographs and videos taken at our event appear on our official flickr photo pool here.

RESULTS HISTORY | AGE CATEGORY RECORDS | FASTEST 500


Special Events
Pacer Days
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.


The Team
The Event Director of Ormskirk parkrun is Robbie KIGER.
The Run Directors are Paul COTTERILL, Peter DOLAN, Anna HULME, Dominic GRANT, Darren MCMAHON, Steve HANLON and Alan HULME.

Other Core-Team members are Mark FOSTER and Karen HULME


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Donations
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

 

Run Report #210: Saturday 7th April 2018

Report courtesy of Mark FOSTER

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It may have been raining cats and dogs but that didn’t stop our parkrunners and volunteers from getting very wet at event #210 of Ormskirk parkrun, that’s for sure!!
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Hello fellow parkrun enthusiasts and welcome to this week’s run report. Before starting this week’s run report, I’d just like to ask RD Paul if he wouldn’t mind giving us a quick update on the 300m or so of the big lap which is currently quite stony and tough on the ankles, following work to make it usable by traffic to the temporary (weekday) car parking spaces up by the pond.

“It would be my pleasure, Mark, thank you.” says Paul. “As I wrote on Op’s Facebook page, Mark, Facilities Management at the university have confirmed that resurfacing of this stretch to make it more runnable again is in its programme of works; they can't give an exact date when it will be done, but 'by summer' has been indicated. In the meantime, please do feel free to use the grass on the side for this stretch. Some simple use of pi and circumference (1.4k for the big lap) indicates that even if you run a full 3m inside the line of the track for the full 300 metres (and assuming a circle for the whole lap for ease) you would only be shortening your course by about 4 metres, and in practice the fact that most run closer to the track, and have to zigzag in and out, means the difference is negligible. We'll update when we have more info.”

Thanks for that, Paul. At 9:00 am on April 7th at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, the temperature was 9 ̊C, feeling like 9 ̊C, with a persistent downpour of rain, 94% cloud cover, 90% humidity and a 1 mph north-westerly wind. RD Dominic was in charge of Ormskirk parkrun today and he actually did quite a good job. Dom delivered the usual pre-run briefing and then suggested that we might want to go to church on Sunday 8th April to attend the last service of The Reverend Ross MOUGHTIN (VM65-69), who has been the vicar of Christ Church, Aughton, since October 1992. Ross, a former England international 800m runner, has run 101 of his 107 parkruns here at Op and apparently his overwhelming ambition is to beat his great friend and rival Victor MAESSCHALCK (VM70-74). Now that he has retired, I’m sure Ross will have more time to train in order to achieve his ambition of beating Victor!! Everyone at Ormskirk parkrun wishes Ross all the best and a long and happy retirement!!

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At least 194 people [23.3% down on last week] made their way to the start line this week. 13 of these people [6.7% of the field] were unknown, although obviously some people will know who they are. 11 runners [5.6% of the field] were giving this parkrunning thing a go for the first time today. Please give some Ormskirk gingerbread and our usual exceptionally warm welcome into the parkrun family to:

  • Suzanne BANFORD
  • Eleanor CLARK
  • Linda CONNOR
  • David DRAPER
  • Linda HOPKINS
  • Sandra KIDD
  • Maria LEE
  • Marin MERTIXELL
  • Jayne MANN
  • Alison PIRON
  • Gilian WILLIAMS

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 David DRAPER (VM40-44), who was the fastest parkrun newcomer today with a time 29:10. There were no juniors beginning their parkrun careers with us this week. There were 9 parkrun tourists [4.6% of the field] from 4 different parkruns visiting us for the first time today. Please welcome the following people to Ormskirk:

Thank you for visiting our parkrun today!! We hope you enjoyed your change of parkrun scenery and that you will visit us again soon!!

The running clubs running with us this week were (in order of finishing):

We had the pleasure of welcoming runners Royston Runners and Stockton Striders AC to Edge Hill University for the first time today. The most represented club this week was LPSH with 4 runners.

The following 18 athletes [9.2% of the field] recorded new PBs today:

  • Sophie ELSDEN
  • Aaron JUTLA
  • Jonathan CONEY
  • Ivan SYCHEV
  • Paul COGGON
  • J. TAYLOR 94
  • Reuben ANDERSON
  • Paul BARKER
  • Bill RANKIN
  • Michelle LOUGHLIN
  • Isaac BROUGHTON
  • Michael BENNETT
  • Hannah LAWRENCE
  • Peter SIMPSON
  • David GRZELKA
  • Linda WEBSTER
  • Jeanne HALL
  • Megan BENSON

Congratulations to Paul COGGON (VM45-49) on finishing in his highest overall (20th) and gender (17th) positions thus far with a new PB of 22:51 (64.04%)!! Congratulations to 2017/2018 Spirit of parkrun Award Winner Jeanne HALL (VW60-64) on her new PB of 29:44 (65.25%)!! Congratulations to Linda WEBSTER (VW50-54) on her new PB of 29:42 (59.37%)!! Linda has run all of her 31 parkruns here at Op and she recorded her sixth PB today. Linda first ran at event #171 with a time of 34:25. Said Linda on Facebook: "I was lucky enough to experience the true spirit of Ormskirk parkrun yesterday - 3 amazing people helped me to achieve my goal of coming in under 30 mins so thank you so much to the wonderful parkrun Prizewinner Jeanne HALL, Amazing Athlete Steve HALL and the Prince of parkrun Paul COTTERILL....you are what parkrun is all about!" Congratulations to all the athletes who recorded new PBs today!! The pit bulls of most of the runners remained the same today.

It’s as sure as eggs are eggs that if the following very kind-hearted people hadn’t done the following things, event #210 of Ormskirk parkrun would not have happened today:

Run Director
Pre-event Set-up
First Timers Briefing
Marshals
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Tail Walker(s)
Timekeepers
Finish Tokens
Funnel Manager(s)
Number Checker(s)
Barcode Scanning Team
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Token Sorting
Photographer(s)
Volunteer Coordinator
Results Processing
Run Report Writer
Dominic GRANT
Mark FOSTER and Karen HULME
Karen HULME
Alfie CLAY, Keith FARRER,
Phil HOGAN and John ROCK
Peter ELLAMS and Janice SHEEL
Simon BEATTY and Peter JORDAN
Jenny JORDAN
Steve HANLON
Peter RENNER
Holly ANDERSON, Oliver FARRER,
Joel HANLON, Michael LAKE
and Lara WEBBER
Jo ROTHERAM
Graham BELL
Karen HULME
Steve HANLON
Mark FOSTER

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Thanks to all our magnificent volunteers today!! Thanks to our fabulous team of barcode scanners today!! Well done to all the 194 parkrunners today!! Don't forget to volunteer at event #211!! Ormskirk Battenberg!!

Congratulations to our world famous JW11-14 category record holder Gabrielle HODSON (JW11-14) of Chorley Athletic & Triathlon Club, who once again made light work of our 5k course and claimed her fifth parkrun gold medal with a time of 20:46!! This time earned Gabby the very high satellite-situated score of 76.89!! Gabby has run all of her elf parkruns here at Ormskirk and her current PB is 20:38 (78.92%). Gabby was also the first female to finish first at events #203, #206, #207 and #209. Gabby’s moon-landed score of 78.92% for her PB is the highest universe-expanded score by a female junior here at Op and she is currently the third fastest female junior to have run here. Gabby finished in her highest overall position so far of seventh today. Gabby overtook me about 300 metres from the start on today’s run and I was unable to keep up with her, despite my best endeavours. We saw another fantastic performance from Gabby today, and I’m sure it won’t be too long before she once again breaks her own JW11-14 category record, perhaps throwing a star-studded score of 80% or more into the mix as well!!

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Congratulations to internationally renowned parkrunner Sophie ELSDEN (SW18-19) of Wigan Harriers, who gave Gabby a very good run for her money and pocketed a silver medal with a new PB and FpT (fastest parkrun time) of 20:57 (71.44%)!! Sophie finished in her joint highest overall parkrun position of ninth today. Sophie first ran here at event #142 as a JW15-17 runner with a time of 21:19 (74.91%). This time is currently the fifth fastest time in the JW15-17 category here. Sophie’s time of 20:57 today is currently the third fastest time in the SW18-19 category. Sophie has run four times at Haigh Woodland parkrun and she was the first female to finish there at events #16 and #17. Sophie’s PB at Haigh Woodland of 21:13 is currently the second fastest time in the JW15-17 category. Sophie has run three times at Pennington Flash parkrun and she was the first female to finish there at event #239. Sophie has run twice at St. Helens parkrun, where her current PB of 21:08 (71.53%) tops the JW15-17 category at the moment. Sophie overtook me on the second ascent of Hairpin Hill today and I couldn’t keep up with her, despite my best endeavours.

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Sophie puts her foot down on her way to her new PB today.
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Congratulations to Sarah ELSDEN (JW15-17) of Wigan Harriers, who took home a bronze medal with a time of 22:15 (68.76%)!! Sarah has run 3 of her 11 kruparns here at Op. She first ran here at event #142 with a time of 21:57 (70.62%), which is her fastest parkrun time to date. Sarah was the second female to finish here at event #161 with a time of 22:16 (69.61%). Sarah has run four times at Haigh Woodland parkrun and she was the first female to finish there at event #36. Sarah has run twice at Pennington Flash parkrun, once at St. Helens parkrun and once at Lytham Hall parkrun.

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The fourth female to be handed a finish token by Jenny JORDAN today was Amelia HITCHMOUGH (JW15-17) of LPSH, who recorded a time of 23:31 (65.06%). Amelia has run 21 of her 24 urpkarns here at Op and her current PB here of 22:32 (67.90%) is her fastest parkrun time to date. Amelia finished in her highest overall position at Op of 26th today. Amelia has run three times at Hartlepool parkrun and she was the first female to finish there (16th overall) at event #132 as a JW11-14 runner. The next six females to cross the Lune today were Isobel ANDERSON (JW11-14) with a time of 24:09 (66.11%), Sophie PYE (SW18-19) with 24:23 (60.70%), Joy Adele MOUGHTIN-MUMBY (JW10) with 24:25 (71.88%), Sal EDGAR (VW40-44) with 24:42 (62.28%), first-timer at Op Amanda PARTINGTON (VW45-49) of Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners with 24:58 (64.22%) and Joanna JONES (VW50-54) with a time of 25:11 (67.37%). Well done to Joy on her very high age-graded score of 71.88%!!

The-best-thing-since-sliced-bread performances by all these athletic females!!

Well, if it isn’t time once again to congratulate first-timer at Op Gerry O’NEILL (VM45-49) of Salford Harriers & AC on finishing first overall with a time of 17:49 (82.13%)!! Gerry also recorded the highest capsule-encapsulated score of the run!! Gerry has run in a total of three parkruns so far and he has finished first overall in all of them. Gerry’s first parkrun was at event #159 of Pennington Flash parkrun, where he recorded a time of 16:57 (84.27%). This time is currently the second fastest time in the VM45-49 category at Pennington Flash, just one second behind Gerry’s Salford Harriers club-mate Roger ALSOP’s time of 16:56 (84.35%). Gerry recorded his FpT to date of 16:30 (87.27%) at event #274 of Heaton parkrun. This time is currently the second fastest time in the VM45-49 category at Heaton. In June 2014 Gerry recorded a time of 15:58 at the BMAF 5k Championships, and in April 2010 Gerry ran the Salford 10k in 32:22. In March 2011 Gerry ran the Wilmslow Half Marathon in 72:11. I think we can safely say that Gerry is a very good runner.

Congratulations to Unknown ATHLETE who finished second overall today with an unknown time!!

Congratulations to Tony HARVEY (VM55-59), who took home a bronze medal with a time of 19:30 (80.17%)!! This time earned Tony the second highest age-graded score of the run. Tony has run 38 of his 45 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%).

The next seven males to put their feet up at the finish line this week were Peter HUTCHEON (SM20-24) with a time of 20:00 (64.50%), elite junior runner Jake DICKINSON (JM11-14) of LPSH with 20:25 (69.47%), first-timer at Op Michael HOPKINS (SM25-29) with 20:37 (62.57%), our 2017/2018 Junior Male Points Champion Daniel HOWELLS (JM11-14) with 20:53 (67.92%), Lee HAYWARD (VM40-44) with 20:59 (66.00%), Mark HUDSON (VM55-59) with 21:02 (74.96%) and our 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Male Points Champion Mark FOSTER (VM40-44) with a time of 21:20 (65.47%). Well done to Mark H. on his very high age-graded score!! “Thanks, Mark,” says Mark. You’re welcome, Mark, replies Mark.

Keeping-us-all-on-the-edge-of-our-seats performances by all these athletic males!!

There were as usual some outstanding performances by our juniors today. Well done to all the juniors who finished in the top ten!! Other juniors putting in excellent performances this week were Aaron JUTLA (JM15-17), who finished in his highest overall (16th) and gender (13th) positions thus far with a new PB of 22:34 (61.67%), Zac DICKINSON (JM10), who finished in his highest overall (24th) and gender (21st) positions thus far with a time of 23:29 (67.21%), Toby FARRER (JM10) with a time of 24:03 (65.63%) and Tom HENDERSON (JM10) with a time of 25:33 (65.74%). Congratulations to Aaron on his new PB!!

Well run by all our juniors today!!

Today's full results can be found here.

Asafoetida Pondered Scores
Congratulations once again to Gerry, Tony and Gabby on their very high pyramid-sold scores!! Also recording high futtock-fitted scores this week were Op stalwart Victor MAESSCHALCK (VM70-74) with a score of 72.32% for his time of 24:23, Op stalwart Margaret ELLAMS (VW70-74) with 71.59% for 31:37, Op stalwart Jo ROTHERAM (VW65-69) with 71.29% for 29:19, Op stalwart Miss MARPLE (VW65-69) with 71.25% for 29:20 and 2015/2016 Spirit of parkrun Award Winner Ruth BELL (VW70-74) with a score of 70.45% for her time of 29:40.

Icing-on-the-bun performances by all these athletic athletes!!

The latest Age Grade League table can be found here.

Average Run Times
The average run time for today’s event are as yet unknown.

Miscellaneous Run Statistics
The runner with the most parkruns to her name this week was our very own Karen HULME (VW45-49), who has run in a total of 234 parkruns, 122 of which have been run at Ormskirk. 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 128 parkruns, 125 of which have been run at Ormskirk.

Miscellaneous parkrun Facts and Statistics
Congratulations to Karl DARCY (SM30-34) of Bolton United Harriers & AC, who finished first overall and set a new male and overall course record of 15:35 (84.17%) at event #319 of Worsley Woods parkrun!! Congratulations to Tessa ROBINSON (VW35-39) of Salford Harriers & AC, who was the first female to cross the line at event #114 of Lytham Hall parkrun with a time of 19:10 (78.96%)!! Tessa has now finished first at Lytham Hall on 19 occasions (once overall). Congratulations to Mabel BECKETT (SW20-24) of City of Norwich AC, who finished first overall at event #236 of Catton parkrun with a new PB of 18:07 (81.69%)!! Mabel this week became one of only three females to have finished first overall at Catton parkrun. Mabel has run 106 of her 198 parkruns at Norwich parkrun, and she tops the first-finishes count there with a total of 53 first-finishes so far. Congratulations to our SW18-19 category record holder Tiffany PENFOLD (SW18-19), who finished first overall at event #247 of Workington parkrun with a new PB and FpT of 18:10 (82.39%)!! Tiff this week became one of only three females to have finished first overall at Workington parkrun and she is now the second fastest runner in the SW18-19 category there. Congratulations to Katie FRANCIS (JW11-14) of Birtley AC, who finished first overall at event #181 of Cambridge junior parkrun with a female record-equalling time of 7:36 (76.09%)!! Katie equalled Helena DYCE’s record, which has stood since event #4. Congratulations to Alfy BIRKLEY (SM30-34), who finished third overall at event #124 of Witton parkrun with a new PB and FpT of 20:31 (63.61%)!! Alfy currently tops the first-finishes count at Black Combe parkrun with a total of 16 first-finishes. Congratulations to Alan HULME (VM45-49) of My Legs Ache, who recorded his fastest parkrun time to date of 34:43 at event #42 of Worcester Pitchcroft parkrun this week!!

In her last five runs here at Ormskirk parkrun Op stalwart Jo ROTHERAM (VW65-69) has recorded times of 29:21, 29:20, 29:43, 29:15 and 29:19. Jo has run 61 of her 68 parkruns here at Op and her current PB here of 28:45 (71.59%) is her fastest parkrun time to date.

2017/2018 Spirit of parkrun Award Winner Chris PYE (VM60-64) has run 110 of his 133 parkruns here at Op and his current PB is 23:10 (69.21%). Chris came first in his age category today with a year’s best time of 24:46 (65.88%). Chris recorded a time of 24:47 (65.84%) last week at event #209.

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Chris remembers a funny joke on his run today.
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There was an attendance of 79 at the inaugural Fort William parkrun event today (last Saturday).

Thetford parkrun also had an attendance of 194 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.

Skelmersdale junior parkrun Update
We were once again treated to some exhilarating performances at event #61 of Skelmersdale junior parkrun!!

Congratulations to multiple junior parkrun gold medallist Oliver FARRER (JM11-14), who was this week’s first-finisher overall with a time of 8:36!! Oliver has run 51 of his 52 junior parkruns over there at the home of Skelmersdale gingerbread and his current PB is 7:59. Oliver tops the first-finishes count at Skem at the moment with 23 first-finishes to his name so far. Congratulations to Denis KOZEVNIKOVS (JM10) of Woodland Primary School RC, who took home a silver medal with his time of 8:44!! Denis has run 25 of his 28 junior parkruns at Skem juniors and his current PB is 8:36. Denis was the first to finish at event #58. Congratulations to four-time first-finisher Toby FARRER (JM10), who bagged himself a bronze medal with his time of 8:54!! Toby has run 53 of his 54 junior parkruns at Skem and his current PB is 8:11. Thanks to Toby for funnel-managing and number-checking after his run!! Congratulations to multiple first-finisher Bella-Rae HOLDEN (JW11-14) of WPSRC, who took home her 19th junior parkrun gold medal (18 at Skem and 1 at Warrington) with a time of 8:45!! Bell has run 88.8888889% of her 63 junior purnkars at Skem and her current PB there is 8:39. Bella has run 11.1111111% of her junior karnpurs at Warrington juniors, where her current PB is 8:44. 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 8:55 (71.25%)!! Sarah also recorded the highest carrot-counted score of the run!! Sarah has run 29 of her 31 junior parkruns at Skem and her current PB there is 8:47. Congratulations to Holly HIRST (JW11-14) of St. Helens Tri, who this week finished in her highest gender (3rd) and overall (7th) positions with a new PB of 10:03!! Holly has run 14 of her 15 junior parkruns at Skem and she recorded her sixth PB today. Congratulations to Tobias ATKINSON (JM11-14), who joined the half-marathon club (11 runs) this week!! Tobias has run all of his 11 parkruns at Skem juniors and his current PB is 14:33. Congratulations to Harry CANNON (JM10) of WPSRC, who joined the ultra-marathon club (50 runs) this week!! Harry has run all of his 50 junior parkruns at Skem and his current PB is 9:55. Congratulations to all the runners who recorded new PBs this week and well done to all the 37 runners!!

parkrun Clubs
Congratulations to Jo ROTHERAM (VW60-64), who joined the Volunteers 25 Club this week!! Jo has volunteered at parkrun 27 times on 25 occasions, 13 times as a Marshal, 13 times as a Token Sorter and once as a Funnel Manager. As far as I know, Jo has done all of her parkrun volunteering here at Ormskirk, although actually, come to think of it, I do remember volunteering with Jo at Skelmersdale junior parkrun once. Jo has always volunteered and run at parkrun with infectious enthusiasm and we are all indebted to her for her invaluable contributions to the parkrun cause!!

Congratulations to Loretta DAVIES (SW20-24), who joined the 50 Club this week!! Loretta has very considerately notched up all of her 50 parkruns here at the home of Ormskirk nettle soup and her current PB is 25:50.

Congratulations to Andrew MAXWELL (VM35-39), who also joined the 50 Club this week!! Andrew has run 88% of his 50 parkruns here at the home of Ormskirk hernekeitto and his PB here of 21:32 is his fastest parkrun time to date. Andrew has run three times at St. Helens parkrun, once at Haigh Woodland parkrun, once at Keswick parkrun and once at Seaton parkrun.

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Andrew looks like he is very much enjoying his 50th parkrun today.
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Congratulations to Sian THOMAS (VW35-39), who also joined the 50 Club this week!! Sian has run 45 of her 50 parkruns here at the home of Ormskirk barmbrack and her current PB here of 26:05 is her fastest parkrun time to date. Sian has recorded 18 PBs here at Op so far. Sian has run three times at St. Helens parkrun, once at Keswick parkrun and once at Seaton parkrun.

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Sian (right) hops to the shops today.
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Many thanks to Andrew and Sian for their delicious home-made milestone celebratory cakes!!

Don’t forget to revise for your G.C.S.E.s, folks!!

To claim your free beginner’s guide to plastering, just sign into your parkrun profiles and click on Club Progress. The Germolene is free, but you will have to pay a small amount for pots and pans.

Don’t forget, everyone can purchase one of our special, tourist “Never Mind the Hillocks”/ “Edge Pistols” T-shirts by visiting this website.

Event Images
Thanks to Graham BELL for today’s fabulous photos!!

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Thanks for reading this week’s run report!!

Enjoy the rest of the week and we look forward to seeing you all next time!!
Mark


Volunteers
Following this event our current participant to volunteer ratio stands at 11.7% 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 :-)


Photography
Are you are a budding photographer wishing to hone your skills? Then why not offer to be our official photographer for an upcoming event? All you need do is contact us at our office and you've got the job!

Please note that as we are a public event photographs may be taken at multiple places on the course by various people at any time. If you see any singular images of yourself/dependants appearing on our social media outlets, or on our flickr photo pool and you wish for them to be removed please contact our office.


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.


Important Information
Personal Barcodes
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.

JM10/JW10 Runners
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.

Finish Tokens
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.


History
Ormskirk parkrun started on 29th March 2014, and since then 5,289 different runners, including participants from 356 athletics clubs , have completed 36,380 runs covering a total distance of 181, 900km taking 1 year, 364 days, 14 hours, 44 minutes and 25 seconds and there have been 7,427 new Personal Bests.

We've had 149 first finishers, an average number of runners per week of 173.2 and an average number of runs per runner of 6.9. The average time to run our 5K course, taking all 210 events into consideration, is 28:52. 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 109 events (events #101 to #148 and events #150 to #210).

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).

Our points champions are Emma-Jayne DOYLE (2017/2018), Hannah Rose DOYLE (2016/2017), Mark FOSTER (2015/2016, 2016/2017 & 2017/2018), Anne GIRDLER (2014/2015 & 2015/2016) and Mike PRICE (2014/2015).

Photographs and videos taken at our event appear on our official flickr photo pool here.

RESULTS HISTORY | AGE CATEGORY RECORDS | FASTEST 500


Special Events
Pacer Days
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.


The Team
The Event Director of Ormskirk parkrun is Robbie KIGER.
The Run Directors are Paul COTTERILL, Peter DOLAN, Anna HULME, Dominic GRANT, Darren MCMAHON, Steve HANLON and Alan HULME.

Other Core-Team members are Mark FOSTER and Karen HULME


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Donations
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

 

Run Report #209: Saturday 31st March 2018 – A Birthday Event Special

Report courtesy of our 2017/2018 Run Reporter of the Year Mark FOSTER

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Some of our parkrunners in action at event #209.
©Peter DOLAN

Hello fellow run report enthusiasts and welcome to this week’s run report. I hope everyone enjoyed the Easter Bank Holiday weekend!! The highlight of the weekend was, of course, Ormskirk parkrun’s 4th birthday event!! It was very cold but I think everyone had a good time. Thanks to everyone who brought refreshments, and thanks to everyone who stayed behind to watch some of our parkrunners and volunteers receive their well-deserved awards in what were very cold conditions!! Thanks to all of today’s volunteers for enabling today’s event to take place!! Thanks to RD Paul for arranging everything to do with the awards!! Well done to all the award winners!! Here is the list of award winners, which has been copied and pasted from a post on Op’s Facebook page:

AWARDS LIST
Here is the list of all the awards from Saturday’s chilly ceremony. A few people will get their awards when they are with us again. Thanks to our top guest Melanie Young, from all the way past St Helens, for doing the honours!!

Male points
First: Mark Foster
Second: Victor Maesschalck
Third: Paul Mason
Junior Male Points
First: Daniel Howells
Second: Josh Makin
Third: Toby Farrer
Female points
First: Emma-Jayne Doyle
Second: Elaine Farrer
Third: Liz Ord
Junior Female Points
First: Emma-Jayne Doyle
Second: Phoebe Hayward
Third: Nikki Schofield

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Male cake-off champion (9.23/10 score): Paul Mason

Female cake-off champion (8.6/10 score): Elaine Farrer

Most consistent parkrunner (coeffecient of variation (standard deviaton on all run times/mean average of run times) = 1.56%): Andrea Concannon

Most totally average parkrunner (median of coeffecient of variation on calculation above): Phil Makin

Mingliest parkrunner (smallest mean average of seconds to next runner at finish line = 1.56 seconds): Anthony Shorrock

Run reporter of the year: Mark Foster

Worst Volunteer: Peter Dolan (really, utterly hopeless)

Volunteer of the year: Rachael Frackelton

Most focused volunteer again: Peter Renner

Darren McMahon Award for not breaking parkrun: Phil Hogan

poags of the year for unwavering commitment to taking Darren McMahon off our hands: Melanie Young (poags)

Spirit of parkrun awards: Liz Spensley (integration of local classical music scene into parkrun), Rikki Abernethy (top commitment to going under 30 mins), Jeanne Hall (transition from top timekeeper to top parkrunner), Chris Pye (unwavering commitment to wearing fancy dress and being smiley), Daniel Rathbone (totally giving of his best at all time parkrun), Helen Parry (really big parkrun effortage).

Pictured below are some of our award winners.Thanks to Darren MCMAHON for taking these photos!! (More photographs of award winners appear below.)

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Our 2017/2018 Female Points Champion Emma holds both her certificates the wrong way round, thus necessitating a caption here for the benefit of any run report readers who don’t know who she is.

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Our 2017/2018 Male Cake Off Champion Paul holds his certificate the wrong way round, thus necessitating a caption here for the benefit of any run report readers who don’t know who he is.

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Very many congratulations to all our award winners!! Congratulations to our points champions Emma-Jayne DOYLE (JW15-17) and Mark FOSTER (VM40-44)!! Emma has run all of her 107 parkruns here at Op and her current PB is 25:53. Like her sister Hannah Rose DOYLE (JW11-14), who was our 2016/2017 Female Points Champion, Emma has always tried her hardest on her runs and she is a very worthy champion. Mark has run all of his 162 parkruns here at Op and his current PB is 19:46. Mark is now a three-time points champion, having already claimed the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 titles. Congratulations to our Junior Male Points Champion Daniel HOWELLS (JM11-14) on another fantastic season of parkrunning!! Daniel has run 89 of his 93 parkruns here at Op and his current PB is 19:35. Congratulations once again to all our award winners!!

At 9:00 am on March 31st at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, the temperature was 7 ̊C, feeling like 3 ̊C, with 72% cloud cover, 100% humidity and a 15 mph north-north-easterly wind. In other words, it was just a bit on the chilly side, especially if one was outdoors and standing still. RD Steve took charge of our birthday event today and he did a thoroughly splendid job as usual. Steve gave a totally unprompted shout out to our 2017/2018 Run Reporter of the Year Mark FOSTER, as today was Mark’s 100th separate parkrun volunteering occasion!! Mark has voluntarily done something at a parkrun event 110 times on 100 separate occasions, 63 times as a Marshal, according to his profile, that is, which, as in most cases, tells only half the story. We thank Mark for his invaluable contributions to the parkrun cause!! Mark has, of course, written somewhere in the region of 130 run reports here at Op, but he has only received one official run reporting credit, which means he has volunteered at parkrun considerably more than 110 times. I suppose Mark will want thanking for all the hard work he puts into writing his run reports, won’t you, Mark? No, it’s okay, Mark, don’t mention it. You just get on with writing this week’s run report, Mark. Okay, Mark, will do. Where was I, Mark? You were just talking about what RD Steve said during his pre-run briefing at event #209, Mark. Ah, yes, I remember now, thanks, Mark. Yeah, Steve said something else and then all the runners and start line volunteers made their way to the start line.

At least 253 people made their way to the start line this week. We will probably never know who 17 of these people [6.7% of the field] were, although some people will know who they are obviously. 9 runners [3.6% of the field] were taking their first tentative steps at a parkrun event today. Please give another one of Paul MASON’s cream cakes and our usual exceptionally warm welcome into the parkrun family to:

  • Paul BARKER
  • Issy BARKER
  • William BARKER
  • Bob CONLIN
  • Philippa CONLIN
  • Sarah COOPER
  • Frank KENNEDY
  • Michelle PARKER
  • Andrew ROSCOE

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 Philippa CONLIN (SW20-24), who was the fastest parkrun newcomer today with a time 24:48. Well run also by William BARKER (JM11-14), who was the fastest junior newcomer with a time of 37:19. There were 15 parkrun tourists [5.9% of the field] from 11 different parkruns visiting us for the first time today. Please welcome the following people to Ormskirk:

Thanks for visiting our parkrun today and helping to make our 4th birthday such an enjoyable event!! We hope you enjoyed visiting your Great Aunt Freda and Great Uncle Tom after your runs and that you will visit them again soon!!

The hot air ballooning clubs running with us this week were (in order of finishing):

We had the pleasure of welcoming runners from Keighley & Craven AC to the home of Ormskirk gingerbread for the first time today. The most represented club this week was LPSH with 4 runners.

The following 34 athletes [13.4% of the field] recorded new PBs today:

  • Mark ASHCROFT
  • Jake DICKINSON
  • Peter HUTCHEON
  • Neil WHITTLE
  • Adam DIXON
  • John WILLIAMS
  • Joshua JOHNSON
  • Keith FERGUSON
  • Jonathan CONEY
  • J TAYLOR 94
  • Sarah YATES
  • Chris DUTTON
  • Bill RANKIN
  • Sam BROOKFIELD
  • Sam BROCKLEHURST
  • Tony MCVEY
  • Stephen LANGE
  • John DURNEY
  • Joseph GUIDI
  • Stewart WYNNE
  • Harry TAYLOR
  • Michelle DURNEY
  • Linda WEBSTER
  • Charlotte BROOKFIELD
  • Molly ENEVER
  • Judith GREENWOOD
  • Rachel Karen LATHAM
  • Megan BENSON
  • Katie NAYLOR
  • Theresa BENNETT
  • Derek BOWEY
  • Stephanie HILTON
  • Benjamin AURIAC
  • Katherine PARR

Congratulations to all the athletes who recorded new PBs today!! The PBs of 178 runners [70.4% of the field] remained the same today.

Please remember that if the following very kind-hearted people hadn’t done the following things, our 4th birthday event would not have happened today:

Diretorre di corsa
Ansvarig för att sätta upp banan
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Briefing des nouveaux participants
Маршал
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Tail Walker(s)
Responsable chrono
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Distribution des jetons
Funnel Manager(s)
Number Checker(s)
Scan des codes-barres
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Token Sorting
Photographer(s)
Other
Volunteer Coordinator
Results Processing
Przygotowując(a)y raport z biegu

Steve HANLON
Mark FOSTER, Darren MCMAHON
and Melanie YOUNG
Peter DOLAN and Mark FOSTER
Mark FOSTER, Phil HOGAN,
Robbie KIGER, Andrea MARSH
and Thomas WAUGH
Peter ELLAMS
Annabelle CORLETT, Peter DOLAN
and Jude HANLON
Rachael FRACKELTON
Jo ROTHERAM
Oliver DOUGHERTY and Rossi FORRESTER
Joel HANLON, Lilian HANLON,
Robbie KIGER and Andrea MARSH
Jenny JORDAN
Peter DOLAN and Darren MCMAHON
Robbie KIGER and Peter RENNER
Karen HULME
Steve HANLON
Mark FOSTER

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Thanks to all our volunteers today!! Thanks to Joel and Lilian for scanning today!! Congratulations to Mark, Peter D., Peter R., Phil and Rachael on winning their very prestigious awards!! Well done to all the 253 parkrunners today!! Assorted jam tarts!!

Congratulations to our JW11-14 category record holder Gabrielle HODSON (JW11-14) of Chorley Athletic & Triathlon Club, who joined the 10 Club and claimed her fourth parkrun gold medal with a time of 20:59!! This time earned Gabby the very high age-graded score of 76.09!! Gabby has run all of her 10 arkpruns here at Ormy and she recorded her current PB of 20:38 (78.92%) at event #208 last week. Gabby was also the first female to finish first at events #203, #206 and #207. Gabby’s age-graded score of 78.92% for her PB is the highest score by a female junior here at Ormsy she is currently the third fastest female junior to have run here. Like I said in last week’s report, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time, and not much time at that, before Gabby records her first sub-20-minute time and/or her first age-graded score of 80% or more!!

Congratulations to first-timer at Op Amanda STERLING (VW45-49) of Keighley & Craven AC, who pocketed a silver medal with a time of 22:33 (73.21%)!! Amanda has run in a total of 149 urkparns and her fastest parkrun time to date of 19:52 (82.38%) was recorded at event #7 of Sale Water parkrun in November last year. Amanda has run 35 times at Bradford parkrun, where she has been the first female to finish 13 times. Amanda has run 28 times at Pendle parkrun, where she has been the first female to finish 12 times. Amanda has run 25 times at Skipton parkrun, where she has been the first female to finish 9 times. Amanda has run 11 times at Burnley parkrun, where she has been the first female to finish 3 times. Amanda has run at lots of other parkruns and she has been the first female to finish at some of them. Please see Amanda’s parkrun profile for more details.

Congratulations to Mika MIHELL (VW45-49), who was this week’s female bronze medallist with a time of 23:33 (67.45%)!! Mika has run 3 of her 16 purknars here at Ormsky and her current PB here of 23:05 (68.16%) is her fastest parkrun time to date. Mika has run 13 times at Braunstone parkrun, where her current PB is 25:04 and where her highest gender position thus far is second.

Congratulations to multiple junior parkrun gold medallist Sarah YATES (JW10) of Southport Waterloo AC, who finished in her highest senior parkrun gender (4th) and overall (40th) positions today with a new PB of 23:48!! This time earned Sarah the very high age-graded score of 73.74%, which is her highest score thus far from her 69 parkrun events in total. Sarah has run 35 of her 39 senior parkruns here at Ormskirk. She first ran here at event #99 and she recorded her 15th PB today. Sarah is now the second fastest runner in the JW10 category at the moment, just three seconds behind Amy MCDONALD’s PB of 23:45. Sarah has run twice at Arrow Valley parkrun and twice at Worcester parkrun, where her current PBs are 23:56 and 24:39 respectively. Sarah has run 28 of her 30 junior parkruns at Skelmersdale junior parkrun and she has been the first female to finish there on seven occasions (once overall). Sarah’s current PB at Skem juniors is 8:47 (72.33%).

Sarah was followed over the line by her mum and this month’s Loveliest parkrunner of the Month, Rachel YATES (VW40-44), who recorded a time of 23:53 (64.47%). Rachel has run 62 of her 70 urknarps here at Ormskirky and her current PB here of 22:52 (66.47%) is her fastest parkrun time to date. Rachel was the loveliest female to finish here at event #191, if you remember. Rachel was followed over the line by first-timer at Op and prolific parkrun tourist Camille ASKINS (VW45-49) of Keighley & Craven AC, who recorded a time of 24:10 (68.55%). Camille has run in a total of 133 parkruns, 55 of which have been run at Skipton parkrun, where she has been the first female to finish five times. Camille has also been the first female to finish at one or two other parkruns and her current FpT of 21:48 (74.31%) was recorded at event #150 of Fountains Abbey parkrun. The next four females to be handed a finish token by our newly crowned 2017/2018 Volunteer of the Year Rachael FRACKELTON were top quality parkrunner Emily Beth ROSCOE (SW20-24) of Dockside Runners with a time of 24:33 (60.29%), parkrun newcomer Philippa CONLIN (SW20-24) with 24:48 (59.68%), Op stalwart Sal EDGAR (VW40-44) with 24:54 (61.78%) and new 50 Club member Joanna JONES (VW55-59) with a time of 24:56 (68.05%).

Goldfish-distracting performances by all these athletic females!!

Congratulations to Mark ASHCROFT (VM35-39) of Orpington Road Runners, who finished first overall today with a new PB of 18:12 (72.89)!! Mark has run 9 of his 89 parkruns here at Op and he recorded his fastest parkrun time to date today (last Saturday). Believe it or not, Mark has run 77 times at Orpington parkrun, which is just a mile or two down the road from here. Mark has finished first at Orpington parkrun four times and his PB there at t’ moment is 18:28 (71.71%). Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to find out anything more about Mark’s parkrunning career, though I think that covers most of it.

Congratulations to Mike GALL (VM35-39) of LPSH, who, despite his very best efforts to finish first overall with a new PB today, finished second overall with a PB-equalling time of 18:33 (71.07%)!! Mike has run 12 of his 19 parkruns here at the home of Ormskirk parkrun and he finished first overall here at event #98. Mike first recorded a time of 18:33 (70.08%) at event #99. Mike isn’t one for hanging about on his parkruns and he has run three times at Princes parkrun, once at Knowsley parkrun, once at Beckton parkrun, once at Crosby parkrun and once at Croxteth Hall parkrun, and his current PBs at these parkruns are 19:06, 19:14, 18:45, 18:54 and 18:46 respectively. Mike has never finished outside the top ten here at Op.

It was another day at the parkrun office for our 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 Junior Male Points Champion and two-time first-finisher Josh MAKIN (JM15-17), who took home a bronze medal with another very impressive time of 19:36 (68.88%). Josh has run 117 of his 121 parkruns here at the home of Ormskirk School and his current PB is 18:38 (74.69%). Josh finished first overall here at events #157 and #159. Congratulations to Josh on his bronze medal!!

Congratulations to Jake DICKINSON (JM11-14) of LPSH, who finished in his highest gender and overall positions of fourth [snap!!] and recorded a new PB of 19:38 (72.24%)!! Jake has run 21 of his 31 parkruns here at Ormskirk and he knocked 26 seconds off his old PB today. Jake recorded an age-graded score of 75.56% at event #82 for his time of 20:15. Jake recorded a time of 19:58 (74.46%) at event #53 of Southport parkrun.

The next six males to stop running today were Unknown ATHLETE with an unknown time, Peter HUTCHEON (SM20-24), with a new PB of 19:46 [snap!!] (65.26%), occasional runner at Op Paul KINSELLA (VM50-54) with a time of 19:54 (76.55%), Callum BISHOP (SM20-24) of St. Helens Tri with a time of 20:00 (64.52%), Daniel REES (VM55-59), who recorded the second highest age-graded score of the run (79.04%) for his time of 20:02, and Damien GILL (SM30-34) with a time of 20:19 (64.23%). Congratulations to Peter on his new PB and well done to Paul and Daniel on their very high elasmosaurus-tasted scores!!

Camel-confusing performances by all these male athletes!!

There were as usual some exceptional performances by our juniors today. Well done to all the juniors who finished in the top ten!! Other juniors putting in impressive performances this week were John KINSELLA (JM15-17) with a time of 21:41, Joshua JOHNSON (JM15-17) with a time of 22:20 and Thomas HARGAN (JM15-17) of LPSH with a time of 22:46.

The-world’s-your-oyster performances by all our juniors today!!

Today's full results can be found here.

Sardine Sandwiched Scores
Congratulations to Jean MITCHELL (VW70-74) of Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers, who recorded the highest potato-potted score of the run and recorded a new VW70-74 record of 27:11 (81.91%)!! Jean has run 77 of her 90 parkruns here at Op and her current PB and FpT to date of 24:04 (87.49%) tops the VW65-69 category here. Jean also holds the VW65-69 and VW70-74 category records at Southport parkrun with times of 24:35 (87.66%) and 25:25 (87.61%) respectively. Jean also holds the VW65-69 category record at Croxteth Hall parkrun with her PB there of 24:49 (86.84%).

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Jean tackles the lower slopes of Hairpin Hill with Victor today.
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Congratulations once again to Daniel REES (VM55-59), who recorded an oven-heated score of 79.04% for his time of 20:07 today!! Daniel has run 43 of his 46 parkruns here at Op and his average allotment-allotted score at the moment is 76.35%. Daniel is a very consistent runner. In his last six runs, for example, Daniel has recorded times of 20:01, 20:12, 20:06, 20:27, 20:28 and 20:07, and in his last seven runs he has finished in 9th, 9th, 8th, 9th, 7th, 8th and 9th positions overall. Daniel’s current PB here of 19:46 [snap!!] (79.76%) is his fastest parkrun time to date. Also recording high daffodil-dotted scores this week were Mark HUDSON (VM55-59) with a score of 74.66% for his time of 21:07, Op stalwart Margaret ELLAMS (VW70-74) with 72.08% for 31:24, first-timer at Op Jeremy MADDOCKS (VM50-54) with 71.81% for 20:52, Michael SMITH (VM50-54) of Lymm Runners with 70.91% for 21:19, parkrun newcomer Humpty DUMPTY with 70.29% for 21:56, Op stalwart Victor MAESSCHALCK (VM70-74) with 70.02% for 25:11 and Jim SINES (VM60-64) with 69.61% for his time of 23:02.

Crème de la creme egg performances by all these athletes!!

The latest Age Grade League table can be found here.

Average Run Times
The average run time for today’s event was 29:23. The first 3 runners averaged 18:47. The first 10 runners averaged 19:34. The first 20 averaged 20:19, the first 50 averaged 22:12, the first 100 averaged 24:13 and the first 200 averaged 27:14.

Miscellaneous Run Statistics
The runner with the most parkruns to his name this week was our very own Darren MCMAHON (VM45-49) of ParkrunnerPB, who has run in a total of 171 parkruns, 121 of which have been run at Ormskirk. The junior runner with the most parkruns to his name this week was Josh MAKIN (JM15-17) with a total of 121 parkruns, 117 of which have been run at Ormskirk.

All ages were represented in today’s run. A breakdown of the age categories in today’s run is as follows: J10 with 8 runners, J11-14 with 16 runners, J15-17 with 12, S18-19 with 5, S20-24 with 12, S25-29 with 5, S30-34 with 18, V35-39 with 23, V40-44 with 28, V45-49 with 39, V50-54 with 25, V55-59 with 14, V60-64 with 16, V65-69 with 6 and V70-79 with 9 runners.

The most represented age group this week was V45-49 with 39 runners. There were 23 VW45-49 runners and 16 VM45-49 runners. There were 4 JM10 runners, 4 JW10 runners, 12 JM11-14 runners, 4 JW11-14 runners, 7 JM15-17 runners and 5 JW15-17 runners. The most represented gender/age group this week was VW45-49 with 23 runners. The field this week was 54.2% male, 39.1% female and 6.7% unknown.

Miscellaneous parkrun Facts and Statistics
Congratulations to Daniel JONES (SM18-19) of LPSH, who finished first overall and set a new SM18-19 category record of 16:26 (81.14%) at event #123 of Crosby parkrun this week!! Congratulations to Faye O’HARA (JW11-14) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, who was the first female to finish at event #154 of Croxteth Hall parkrun with a time of 18:39 (85.61%)!! Congratulations to Alice JONES (JW11-14) of Wharfedale Harriers, who was the first female to finish at event #243 of Skipton parkrun with a time of 19:41 (79.85%)!! Congratulations to Sam SMITH (JM11-14) of Wharfedale Harriers, who recorded a new PB of 17:33 (82.62%) and finished fourth overall at event #243 of Skipton parkrun!! Congratulations to Matt ATKINS (VM40-44) of Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers, who finished first overall at event #138 of Birkenhead parkrun with a new PB of 15:55 (87.75%)!!

There was a record attendance of 467 at event #122 of Swansea Bay parkrun today (last Saturday).

Waterworks parkrun also had an attendance of 253 today.

More Miscellaneous Matters
The blue zone is for the immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no parking in the blue zone.

As well as having the responsibility for educating more than 13,000 school pupils, Moray Council is also responsible for the maintenance of 1,000 miles of road, 450 miles of footpath, 468 bridges, 16,000 street lights and 10,500 road signs.

Anne GIRDLER Update
In her last nine runs at Southport parkrun our 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 Female Points Champion Anne GIRDLER (VW60-64) has recorded times of 25:12, 25:05, 25:08, 25:25, 25:13, 25:05, 25:09, 24:51 and 24:49. Anne’s PB at Southport at the moment is 23:39 (79.77%).

Skelmersdale junior parkrun Update
We were once again treated to some effervescent performances at event #60 of Skelmersdale junior parkrun!!

Congratulations to Ben NOLAN (JM11-14) of Wigan Harriers, who finished first overall with a time of 7:44 (68.48%)!! Ben has finished first in all of his eight parkruns at Skem (7 times overall) and his current PB is 7:44 (70.36%). Ben has run all of his 11 senior parkruns here at Op and his current PB here is 21:43 (68.46%). Congratulations to WPSRC athlete Maikls VELIKS (JM10), who took home a silver medal with his time of 9:04!! Maikls has run all of his 29 parkruns at Skem juniors and his current PB is 8:23 (71.40%). Maikls finished in his joint highest overall and gender positions of second this week. Congratulations to Henry DUNNE (JM11-14), who was this week’s male bronze medallist with a time of 9:11!! Henry has run all of his 12 parkruns at Skem and his current PB is 8:38. Henry was the first male to finish at event #36 in his first run. Congratulations to Joni DUNNE (JW10), who claimed her second parkrun gold medal with a time of 9:13 (68.93%)!! Joni also recorded the highest jelly-juggled score of the run!! Joni has run all of her 16 parkruns at Skem juniors and her current PB is 9:00 (72.86%). Joni was also the first female to finish at event #50. Congratulations to Woodland Whippet Adele ARBIDANE (JW11-14), whose time of 9:39 earned her a silver medal!! Adele has run 27 of her 34 junior nurkpars at Skem and her current PB there is 9:12. Adele was the first female to finish at Skem at events #32 and #40. Adele has run seven times at Warrington junior parkrun, where her current PB is 8:50 (71.92%). Congratulations to first-timer at Skem juniors Jennifer APPLEYARD (JW11-14), who joined the half-marathon club (11 runs) and took home a bronze medal with her fastest junior parkrun time to date of 9:50!! Jennifer has run seven times at Roundhay junior parkrun and three times at Bodington junior parkrun, where her PBs are 9:56 and 9:52 respectively. Congratulations to Maddison CANNON (JW10) of Woodland Primary School RC, who joined the ultra-marathon club (50 runs) this week!! Maddison has run all of her 50 junior parkruns at Skem juniors and she recorded her current PB of 9:49 at event #59 last week. Congratulations to Blake CROMPTON (JM10) and Albie HAYES (JM10) on their new PBs of 14:52 and 9:41 respectively!! Congratulations to all the runners who recorded new PBs this week and well done to all the 33 runners!! Thanks to Woodland Whippet Nikki S. for very kindly sharing her truly scrumptious home-made chocolate Rice Krispie cakes!! Thanks to everyone who very generously brought chocolates and other types of refreshments to Skem’s fantastic Easter Day event!!

parkrun Clubs
Congratulations to Gabrielle HODSON (JW10) of Chorley Athletic & Triathlon Club, who joined the 10 Club this week!! Gabby has run all of her 10 runs here at Op and her current PB is 20:38.

Congratulations to Adam STAINES (VM50-54), who joined the 50 Club this week!! Adam has run 31 of his 50 parkruns here at Op and his current PB here is 28:27. Adam’s FpT to date of 27:18 was recorded at event #114 of Croxteth Hall parkrun, where he has run on ten occasions.

Congratulations to Noah BROUGHTON (JM11-14), who also joined the 50 Club this week!! Noah has run 7 of his 50 parkruns here at Op, and his current PB here of 28:57 is his fastest parkrun time to date. Noah has run 31 times at Wimpole Estate parkrun and 12 times somewhere else. Noah has run in a total of 59 junior parkruns, 43 of which have been run at Wimpole Estate junior parkrun.

Very many congratulations to Andrew HUDSON (VM55-59) who ran his 500th parkrun kilometre at event #97 of Southport parkrun this week!! Andrew has run 37 times at Ormskirk and his PB here is 19:54. He has run 61 times at Southport parkrun, where he has recorded his current PB and FpT to date of 19:18 on four occasions. Andrew was our 2015/2016 Most Consistent Runner and he has so far been a very consistent runner at Anne's new home parkrun. Andrew has run once at Hampstead Heath parkrun, once at Waterworks parkrun, Belfast and once at parkrun Warszawa-Praga.

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-shirts are 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.

Event Images
Thanks to Peter DOLAN and Darren MCMAHON 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!!

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Thanks for reading this week’s run report!!

Enjoy the rest of the week and we look forward to seeing you all next time!!
Mark


Volunteers
Following this event our current participant to volunteer ratio stands at 11.4% 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 :-)


Photography
Are you are a budding photographer wishing to hone your skills? Then why not offer to be our official photographer for an upcoming event? All you need do is contact us at our office and you've got the job!

Please note that as we are a public event photographs may be taken at multiple places on the course by various people at any time. If you see any singular images of yourself/dependants appearing on our social media outlets, or on our flickr photo pool and you wish for them to be removed please contact our office.


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.


Important Information
Personal Barcodes
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.

JM10/JW10 Runners
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.

Finish Tokens
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.


History
Ormskirk parkrun started on 29th March 2014, and since then 5,268 different runners, including participants from 354 athletics clubs , have completed 36,186 runs covering a total distance of 180, 930km taking 1 year, 360 days, 14 hours, 22 minutes and 10 seconds and there have been 7,409 new Personal Bests.

We've had 148 first finishers, an average number of runners per week of 173.1 and an average number of runs per runner of 6.9. The average time to run our 5K course, taking all 209 events into consideration, is 28:52. 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 108 events (events #101 to #148 and events #150 to #209).

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).

Our points champions are Emma-Jayne DOYLE (2017/2018), Hannah Rose DOYLE (2016/2017), Mark FOSTER (2015/2016, 2016/2017 & 2017/2018), Anne GIRDLER (2014/2015 & 2015/2016) and Mike PRICE (2014/2015).

Photographs and videos taken at our event appear on our official flickr photo pool here.

RESULTS HISTORY | AGE CATEGORY RECORDS | FASTEST 500


Special Events
Pacer Days
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.


The Team
The Event Director of Ormskirk parkrun is Robbie KIGER.
The Run Directors are Paul COTTERILL, Peter DOLAN, Anna HULME, Dominic GRANT, Darren MCMAHON, Steve HANLON and Alan HULME.

Other Core-Team members are Mark FOSTER and Karen HULME


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Donations
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

 

Run Report #208: Saturday 24th March 2018

Report courtesy of Mark FOSTER

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Some of our parkrunners in action at event #133.
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Hello fellow run report enthusiasts and welcome to this week’s run report. This week’s run report is brought to you in association with Knowsley parkrun’s run reports and Ormskirk gingerbread. Don’t forget, Ormskirk parkrun will be celebrating its fourth birthday at event #209 on April 31st. There’s sure to be lots of cake and other types of refreshment to enjoy and there will also be an awards ceremony after the run. You are all cordially invited to the party!!

At 9:00 am on March 24th at Edge Hill University, Ormsdurk, the temperature was 7 ̊C, feeling like 6 ̊C, with 100% cloud cover, 81% humidity and a 4 mph north-north-easterly wind. In other words, it was considerably warmer and considerably less windy than last week. RD Paul was in charge of proceedings today and once more he was very methodical and professional in his approach to his run directing duties. Paul said the usual pre-run briefing things and mentioned our birthday event next week before sending us packing to the start line without so much as a Shakespearean sonnet.

223 runners ran today. 10 of these runners were unknown. 11 runners were running at a parkrun event for the first time today. Please give one of Paul MASON’s cream cakes and our usual exceptionally warm welcome into the parkrun family to:

  • Adam DIXON
  • Joanne KENNEDY
  • Stephen KENNEDY
  • Kathryn LEA
  • Stephen LLOYD
  • Helen MAGUIRE
  • Kevin RATCLIFFE
  • Alison RIMMER
  • Ruth SLATER
  • Ivan SYCHEV
  • J. TAYLOR 94

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 Kevin RATCLIFFE (SM30-34), who was the fastest parkrun newcomer today with a time 21:22. There were no juniors beginning their parkrun careers with us today. There were 12 parkrun tourists from six different parkruns visiting us for the first time today. Please welcome the following people to Ormskirk:

Thank you for visiting our parkrun today!! We hope you enjoyed your new parkrunning experience and that you will run with us again soon!! Please welcome home Stephen DOYLE and R MASON, who are both registered at Ormskirk, but ran their first parkruns somewhere else.

The running clubs running with us this week were (in order of finishing):

It was a pleasure to welcome runners from Edinburgh Running Network and Willowfield Harriers to Ormskirk parkrun for the first time today. The most represented club this week was LPSH with 4 runners.

The following 41 athletes recorded new PBs today:

  • Tiffany PENFOLD
  • Joel POLLARD
  • Gabrielle HODSON
  • Nicholas USHER
  • Corinne AINSCOUGH
  • Jason SWAPP
  • Jim SINES
  • Paul COGGON
  • Daniel MAKIN
  • Stephen COLLINS
  • Jonathan CONEY
  • Harriet GILSON
  • Paul STEVENSON
  • Victoria BEELEY
  • Julian POLLARD
  • Lesley JACKSON
  • Dion AURIAC
  • Laura MORTON
  • Danny KING
  • Graham TRAFFORD
  • Daniel PALIN
  • John HUGHES
  • Robin BYRNE
  • Susan HODSON
  • Lydia RIMMER
  • John DURNEY
  • Harry TAYLOR
  • Christelle LE DALLIC SIVYER
  • Bethan GABRIEL
  • Gwen SAWYER
  • Denise HALLIWELL
  • Helen REID
  • Andrew MCGOWAN
  • Lauren BRISCOE
  • Vicky CLARKE
  • Theresa BENNETT
  • Stephanie HILTON
  • Helen PARRY
  • Maia BUSHELL
  • Benjamin AURIAC
  • Judy BROOKFIELD

Congratulations to Paul COGGON (VM45-49) on his new PB of 23:10!! Paul has run all of his 24 parkruns here at Op and he recorded his 14th PB today. Paul first ran at event #183 with a time of 30:39 and he has made steady but dramatic progress, as a glance at his parkrun profile will reveal.

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Paul in action at event #191.
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Congratulations to all the athletes who recorded new PBs today!!

Ladies and gentlemen, will you please put your hands together and show your appreciation for the following very kind-hearted people, who gave up some of their spare time today for no other reason than to enable event #208 of Ormskirk parkrun to take place:

Holly ANDERSON, Paul COTTERILL, Les DAVIES, Rossi FORRESTER, Mark FOSTER, Rachael FRACKELTON, Jeanne HALL, Steve HALL, Steve HANLON, Matthew HARGAN, Thomas HARGAN, Phil HOGAN, Anna HULME, Karen HULME, Jenny JORDAN, Peter JORDAN, Val PARRY, Jemima PUDDLE-DUCK, Peter RENNER, Chloe SINER, Carl WAINWRIGHT, Thomas WAUGH and Andrew YUZGIN

Thanks to all our volunteers today!! Well done to all the 224 parkrunners!! Cake Off cake!!

Congratulations to world famous Edge Hill University student Tiffany PENFOLD (SW18-19), who led the female field home this week with a sensational new PB and new SW18-19 category record of 18:29!! This time earned Tiff the very high hedge-hogged score of 80.97%, which was the highest hog-hedged score of today’s run!! Tiff knocked 55 seconds off her old PB, which she recorded in her last run at event #205. Tiff has run 7 of her 43 parkruns here at Op and she has now finished first here six times. Tiff’s time today makes her the sixth fastest female to have run here at Op. Tiff finished in her highest overall position here thus far of third today. Tiff has run 26 times at Workington parkrun, where she has been the first female to finish 11 times, and where her highest overall position is third. Tiff has also finished first at Haigh Woodland, Homewood and Keswick parkruns. I have now abandoned all hope of being able to keep up with Tiff, at least for the immediate future, though I suspect Tiff is only going to get faster, so even if I do improve a bit, she will still be quite a bit faster than me, but I’ll do my best to keep the gaps between our respective PBs and finishing times respectable.

Congratulations to internationally renowned Chorley Athletic & Triathlon Club athlete Gabrielle HODSON (JW11-14), who took home a silver medal and recorded a sensational jet-propelled new PB of 20:38 (78.92%)!! This time earned Gabby the second highest kangaroo-cornered score of the run and the highest score-scored score scored by a female junior here!! Gabby today broke her own JW11-14 category record of 20:41 (78.73%), a record she set just a week ago on her way to finishing first at event #207. Gabby was also the first female to finish at events #203 and #206. Gabby has run all of her neuf parkruns here at Ormskirk and she is currently the third fastest female junior to have run here. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time, and not much time at that, before Gabby records her first sub-20-minute time and/or her first age-graded score of 80% or more!!

Congratulations to Corinne AINSCOUGH (VW40-44) who was this week’s female bronze medallist with a new PB of 22:12 (69.29%)!! Corinne has run 23 of her 27 parkruns here at the home of Ormskirk gingerbread and she recorded her ninth PB today, assuming you count that PB she recorded at event #148. Corinne first ran here at event #120 with a time of 25:45. Corinne has run three times at Haigh Woodland parkrun and once at Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge. Corinne is a keen supporter of Zweigen Kanazawa and she never misses a home game.

Finishing outside the medal positions but still appearing in this week’s run report nevertheless were our JW15-17 category topper and multiple first-finisher Anna HULME (SW18-19) of LPSH with a time of 23:38 (63.33%), Carole JAMES (VW50-54) of Southport Waterloo AC with 23:41 (73.54%), Amelia HITCHMOUGH (JW15-17) of LPSH with 24:09 (63.35%), Harriet GILSON (SW25-29) with a new PB of 24:22 (60.74%), new 50 Club member Joanna JONES (VW50-54) with 24:37 (68.92%), multiple junior parkrun gold medallist Chloe GREGORY MOSS (JW11-14) of WPSRC with 24:39 (67.48%) and Victoria BEELEY (SW30-34) of WPSRC, who finished in her highest gender position thus far of tenth with a new PB of 24:45 (59.93%). Congratulations to Harriet and Vicky on their new PBs and well done to Carole on her very high age-graded score of 73.54%!! Congratulations to Joanna on joining the 50 Club today!!

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Woodland Whippet Vicky in action at event #198.
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Fantastic performances by all these female athletes!!

Congratulations to very good runner Glenn HUGHES (VM35-39) of Serpentine RC, who, cheered on from the sidelines by his girlfriend and multiple first-finisher Natasha SHEEL (SW30-34), finished first overall today with a time of 17:46 (74.20)!! Glenn was running in the VM35-39 category at a parkrun event for the first time today. Glenn was running for the first time today after taking eight months out due to an injury. Glenn has run two of his 17 parkruns here at Op. He first ran here at event #146 with a time of 17:38 (74.39%). Glenn has run five times at Upton Court parkrun and he has finished first overall there every time. Glenn holds the course record at Upton Court with his PB there of 15:28 (84.05%). Glenn’s FpT to date of 15:27 (84.90%) was recorded on his way to finishing first at event #41 of Crosby parkrun. Glenn tops the SM30-34 category at Crosby with this time, and it is the second fastest time over there at Jan’s. Glenn has also finished first at Black Park, Finsbury and Southwark parkruns. Glenn has done a lot of running and he is very good at it. We hope Glenn has now fully recovered from his injury and, if he hasn't, we wish him a speedy full recovery!!

Congratulations to first-timer at Op Tony PFAFF (SM30-34) of Willowfield Harriers, who pocketed a silver medal today with a time of 18:18 (70.86%)!! Tony has run in a total of 131 parkruns. He has run 35 times at Ormeau parkrun, where he has finished first five times. He has run 13 times at Pennington Flash parkrun, where he has finished first three times. Tony has also finished first at Belfast, Colin Glen, Cuerden Valley, Delamere, Dundalk, Knowsley, Lancaster, Queen’s parkrun (Belfast) and Widnes parkruns. Tony hasn’t finished first at Brueton parkrun yet, but he did record his fastest parkrun time to date of 17:14 (74.95%) there at event #274. In October last year, Tony recorded a time of 3:05:30 at Chester Marathon. In September 2015 Tony ran the Belfast City Half Marathon in 79:37.

Congratulations to Colin WESTHEAD (SM30-34), who was this week’s male and overall bronze medallist with a time of 18:50 (69.29%)!! Colin has run all of his 37 parkruns here at Op and he has finished first overall here six times. Colin’s current PB is 18:04 (71.77%). Colin finished first overall in his first parkrun at event #37 with a time of 18:48 and he is a very consistent runner.

The next seven males to stop running today were our reigning Junior Male Points Champion and two-time first-finisher Josh MAKIN (JM15-17) with a time of 19:18 (69.95%), parkrun specialist Hugh MILLER (VM40-44) with a time of 19:35 (69.04%), last month’s European prankurner of the Month Callum BISHOP (SM20-24) of St. Helens Tri with 20:04 (64.29%), former professional parkrunner Andrew FOSTER (VM45-49) of LPSH with 20:13 (71.23%), Phil “The Familiar Face” MACDONALD (VM35-39) with 20:15 (65.93%), top parkrunner Damien GILL (SM30-34) with 20:20 (64.18%) and top parkrunner Joel POLLARD (JM11-14) of Wigan Triathlon Club with a time of 20:24 (71.08%). Joel has run 2 of his 119 parkruns at Op. He first ran here at event #148 with a time of 22:17 (66.72%), if you remember. Joel has run 46 times at St. Helens and 32 times at Pennington Flash parkrun and he recorded his fastest parkrun time to date here today. Congratulations on your new FpT, Joel!! Joel’s highest age-graded score thus far of 74.33% was recorded at event #69 of Penrose parkrun for his time of 20:35.

Exceptional performances by all these male athletes!!

There were as usual some incredible performances by our juniors today. Well done to all the juniors who finished in the top ten today!! Other juniors putting in excellent performances today were Nicholas USHER (JM11-14) with a new PB of 21:23, Joshua JOHNSON (JM15-17) with a new PB of 22:51, Daniel MAKIN (JM11-14) with a new PB of 23:26, James MCMANUS (JM10) with a time of 24:00, Daniel DEWHURST (JM11-14) with 24:18, our JW10 category record holder Amy MACDONALD (JW10) with 26:02, Daniel PALIN (JM10) with a new PB of 26:42 and Anna YATES (JW11-14) of Southport Waterloo AC with a time of 27:16. Congratulations to all the junior runners who recorded new PBs today!!

Super performances by all our juniors today!!

Today's full results can be found here.

Park Run Scores
Congratulations once again to Tiff and Gabby on their very high paper-thrown scores!! Congratulations to Alan JOYCE (VM60-64) of Knowsley Harriers AC, whose time of 21:13 (77.61%) earned him the third highest gobbledygook-gobbled score of the run!! Alan has run 32 of his 121 parkruns here at Op and his current PB here of 19:48 (80.98%) is currently the second fastest time in the VM60-64 category and one of only two sub-20-minute times in the V60 category here at Op. Alan first ran here at our inaugural event and he is a very consistent runner. In his last three runs here, for example, he has recorded times of 21:13, 21:15 and 21:13. At event #31 of Op Alan finished in his highest overall and gender positions of second. Alan has run 53 times at Crosby parkrun, and his current PB there of 19:01 (85.10%) is his fastest parkrun time to date. Alan is currently the fastest runner in the VM60-64 category at Crosby. Alan has also run at some other parkruns.

Also recording high hobbledehoy-hobbled scores this week were Jonathan LOCK (VM60-64) with a score of 74.73% for his time of 21:50, Op stalwart Jo ROTHERAM (VW65-69) with 71.45% for 29:15, Op stalwart Victor MAESSCHALCK (VM70-74) with 71.39% for 24:42, Philip BIRD (VM50-54) of Wallasey AC with 70.42% for 21:38, Charlie STIRRUP (VM45-49) of St. Helens Tri with 70.36% for 20:28 and Jim SINES (VM60-64) with 69.71% for his new PB of 23:00. Congratulations to Jim on his new PB!!

Excellent parkrunning by all these athletes!!

The latest Age Grade League table can be found here.

Average Run Times
The average run time for today’s event was 28:42. The first 3 runners averaged 18:11. The first 10 runners averaged 19:21. The first 20 averaged 20:07, the first 50 averaged 21:55 and the first 100 averaged 23:21.

Miscellaneous Run Statistics
The runner with the most parkruns to his name this week was Robin FOSTER (VM50-54), who has run in a total of 167 parkruns, 20 of which have been run at Ormskirk. The junior runner with the most parkruns to his name this week was Josh MAKIN (JM15-17) with a total of 120 parkruns, 116 of which have been run at Ormskirk.

Miscellaneous parkrun Facts and Statistics
Congratulations to Matthew CREHAN (SM25-29) of St. Helens Sutton AC, who finished first overall and set a new SM25-29 category record of 15:20 (84.15%) at event #196 of St. Helens parkrun!! Matthew is now the second fastest runner at St. Helens parkrun. Congratulations to Isabel LEYLAND (JW11-14) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, who was the first female to finish at event #152 of Croxteth Hall parkrun with a time of 22:18 (70.48%)!! Congratulations to Eva JHA (JW10), who finished first overall at event #112 of Warrington junior parkrun with a new PB of 8:15 (74.87%)!! Eva has run all of her 56 parkruns at Warrington juniors and she tops the first-finishes count there with 23 first-finishes to her name so far. Congratulations to Hayley GUSTARD (SW18-19) of Macca's Mob, who finished first overall at event #277 of Lake Mac parkrun with a time of 17:16 (86.68%)!! Hayley holds the current female record at Lake Mac parkrun with her PB there of 16:48 (89.09%). Hayley also holds the JW15-17 record there with her time of 17:45 (85.16%) and she also tops the first-finishes count there with a total of 57 first-finishes (10 overall) so far. Congratulations to Tommy CROMPTON (JM10), who recorded a new PB of 11:22 at event #59 of Skelmersdale junior parkrun!! Tommy has run all of his 22 parkruns at Skem juniors and he recorded his sixth PB this week. Congratulations to Alan HULME (VM45-49), who recorded his fastest parkrun time to date of 36:33 at event #17 of Troon parkrun!!

There was a record attendance of 410 at event #274 of Upton House parkrun today (last Saturday).

No other parkrun in the UK had an attendance of 223 today.

More Miscellaneous Matters
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Skelmersdale junior parkrun Update
We were once again treated to some sparkling performances at event #59 of Skelmersdale junior parkrun!!

Congratulations to Lewis BRYERS (JM11-14) of Wigan Harriers, who recorded a stunning new course record of 7:14 (73.37%) on his way to claiming his first parkrun gold medal!! Lewis also recorded the highest lapwing-lapped score of the run!! Lewis has run all three of his junior parkruns over there at Skem. He first ran at event #18 with a time of 8:43 and he then ran at event #19 and finished second overall with a time of 7:51. Lewis has run in a total of 23 senior parkruns and his fastest senior parkrun time to date of 20:18 (71.43%) was recorded at event #179 of St. Helens parkrun. This is currently the sixth fastest time in the JM11-14 category at St. Helens. Congratulations to four-time junior parkrun gold medallist Toby FARRER (JM10), who took home a silver medal today with his time of 8:37!! Toby has run 52 of his 53 junior parkruns at Skem and his PB at the moment is 8:11. Toby has run 80 of his 97 senior parkruns here at Op, and his current PB here of 21:47 (75.06%) is currently the fifth fastest time in the JM10 category. Toby’s fastest senior parkrun time to date of 21:15 (76.94%) was recorded at event #76 of Southport parkrun. Congratulations to Denis KOZEVNIKOVS (JM10) of Woodland Primary School RC, who earned himself a bronze medal this week with a time of 8:46!! Denis has run 24 of his 27 junior parkruns at Skem and he claimed his first parkrun gold medal at event #58. Denis is a very consistent runner and in his last three runs he has recorded times of 8:48, 8:45 and 8:46. Congratulations to Bella-Rae HOLDEN (JW10) of WPSRC, who claimed her 17th junior parkrun title with a time of 9:12!! Bella has run 55 of her 62 junior parkruns at Skem juniors and her current PB there is 8:39. Congratulations to Joni DUNNE (JW10), whose time of 9:30 earned her a silver medal!! Joni has run all of her 15 parkruns at Skem and her current PB is 9:00. Joni was the first female to finish at event #50 and she finished in her highest overall position of fifth this week. Congratulations to Maddison CANNON (JW10) of WPSRC, who was this week’s female bronze medallist with a new PB of 9:49!! Maddison has run all of her 49 junior parkruns at Skem and she recorded her seventh PB this week. Maddison finished in her highest overall position of sixth this week. Congratulations to all the runners who recorded new PBs this week and well done to all the 30 runners!!

parkrun Clubs
Congratulations to Daniel CARSON (SM30-34) of Beacon Church Runners, who decided to run his 50th parkrun with us this week!! Daniel has run four of his 50 parkruns here at Op and his current PB here is 26:16. Daniel’s FpT to date of 24:39 was recorded at event #61 of Croxteth Hall parkrun, where he has run seven times. Daniel has run 39 times at some other parkruns, all but one in North West England.

Congratulations to Joanna JONES (VW50-54), who also joined the 50 Club this week!! Joanna has very sensibly run 47 of her 50 parkruns here at Op and her current PB here of 23:47 is also her fastest parkrun time to date. Joanna has run twice at Southport parkrun and once at Lytham Hall parkrun.

Congratulations to Jan MARSH (VW60-64) who also joined the 50 Club at event #338 of Highbury Fields parkrun!!

“Did she really, Mark?” asks Stavros as he pores over the latest Highbury Fields parkrun results page to see if he can spot any other parkrunners who may have joined some parkrun clubs there recently.

She did indeed, Stavros, yes. Jan has run 27 of her 50 parkruns here at Op and her current PB here is 35:34. Jan has run 17 times at Anne and Jan’s new home parkrun, where her current PB of 33:36 is her fastest parkrun time to date. Jan has run five times at Clermont Waterfront parkrun, and she sure makes a mean apple crumble.

Why not help yourselves to a milestone T-shirt or three, folks?

To claim your milestone T-shirts, just sign into your parkrun profiles and click on Club Progress. The T-shirts are 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.

Event Images
No photographs were taken at today's event. Here are some images from previous events, courtesy of various photographers.

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Ormskirk parkrun #183 16th September 2017

Ormskirk parkrun #158 25th March 2017 (Awards)

Ormskirk parkrun #155 4th March 2017 (Emma's Photos)

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Ormskirk parkrun #153 18th February 2017

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Ormskirk parkrun #153 18th February 2017

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Thanks for reading this week’s run report!!

Enjoy the rest of the week and we look forward to seeing you all next time!!
Mark


Volunteers
Following this event our current participant to volunteer ratio stands at 13.3% 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 :-)


Photography
Are you are a budding photographer wishing to hone your skills? Then why not offer to be our official photographer for an upcoming event? All you need do is contact us at our office and you've got the job!

Please note that as we are a public event photographs may be taken at multiple places on the course by various people at any time. If you see any singular images of yourself/dependants appearing on our social media outlets, or on our flickr photo pool and you wish for them to be removed please contact our office.


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.


Important Information
Personal Barcodes
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.

JM10/JW10 Runners
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.

Finish Tokens
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.


History
Ormskirk parkrun started on 29th March 2014, and since then 5,244 different runners, including participants from 352 athletics clubs , have completed 35,933 runs covering a total distance of 179, 665km taking 1 year, 355 days, 10 hours, 28 minutes and 29 seconds and there have been 7,375 new Personal Bests.

We've had 147 first finishers, an average number of runners per week of 172.8 and an average number of runs per runner of 6.9. The average time to run our 5K course, taking all 208 events into consideration, is 28:52. 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 107 events (events #101 to #148 and events #150 to #208).

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).

Our points champions are Hannah Rose DOYLE (2016/2017), Mark FOSTER (2015/2016 & 2016/2017), Anne GIRDLER (2014/2015 & 2015/2016) and Mike PRICE (2014/2015).

Photographs and videos taken at our event appear on our official flickr photo pool here.

RESULTS HISTORY | AGE CATEGORY RECORDS | FASTEST 500


Special Events
Pacer Days
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.


The Team
The Event Director of Ormskirk parkrun is Robbie KIGER.
The Run Directors are Paul COTTERILL, Peter DOLAN, Anna HULME, Dominic GRANT, Darren MCMAHON, Steve HANLON and Alan HULME.

Other Core-Team members are Mark FOSTER and Karen HULME


Connect With Us
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Donations
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

 

Run Report #207: Saturday 17th March 2018 – A Cake Off Special

Report courtesy of Mark FOSTER

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Some of our parkrunners braving the icy 22 mph easterly wind today.
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Hello fellow cake off enthusiasts and welcome to this week’s run report. Before starting this week’s run report, can I just take this opportunity to reiterate that, although I very often mess about in the reports, no offence is ever intended. As I’ve said before, I am just an ordinary, humble parkrunner/volunteer who enjoys promoting parkrun and celebrating the achievements of my fellow parkrunners and volunteers. Nobody's said anything, or anything, but I just thought I'd begin the report with this proviso.

Before starting this week’s run report, can I just take this opportunity to thank last week’s anonymous Run Report Writer!! Our mystery Reporter wrote an excellent report and hopefully she has inspired other parkrunners and volunteers to try their hand at run reporting. I have always said I don’t have a monopoly on run reporting here at Op and it was very refreshing to read about Ormskirk parkrun from another parkrun participant’s point of view last week.

Before starting this week’s run report, can I just take this opportunity to copy and paste something I wrote on Facebook about the Cake Off competition, which is as follows: “Can I just take this opportunity to thank and congratulate all our Cake Off contestants for their delicious Cake Off offerings!! Cake off was only intended to be a bit of fun, of course, but, judging by the standard of caking we have seen over the last few weeks, it is evident that all of our Cake Off contestants have put a lot of effort into their caking and we really have been spoiled by their top quality fare!!”

At 9:00 am on March 17th at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, the temperature was 1 ̊C, feeling like -5 ̊C, with 52% cloud cover, 33% humidity and a 22 mph easterly wind. RD Peter was in was in charge of Ormskirk parkrun and he did an all right job, I suppose. Thankfully, Peter didn’t keep us standing around in the cold too long. He delivered what you might call a standard pre-run briefing, read a short poem which no one listened to, and then sent us on our merry (but very cold) 5k way.

214 runners [5.9% up on last week] made their merry way to Edge Hill University today to enjoy a slice or two of Elaine FARRER’s delicious cake off cake. 9 of these runners [4.2% of the field] were running anonymously for some mysterious reason, which Detective Sherlock HOLMES is working on as I type.(He isn't really, as he is a fictional character, but I'm sure he would have taken the case had he actually existed and been alive today.) 6 runners [2.8% of the field] were running at a parkrun event for the first time today. Please give some furtive admiring glances and our usual exceptionally warm welcome into the parkrun family to:

  • Rhiannon DARBYSHIRE
  • Paula DOXEY
  • Carl GREGSON
  • John HAWORTH
  • Andrew MAGGS
  • Jane SINER

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 John HAWORTH (VM45-49), who was the fastest parkrun newcomer today with a time of… er, sorry, I’ve forgotten what John’s time was today…oh, hang on, I’ve just remembered, it was 23:36. There were no juniors beginning their parkrun careers at Edge Hill today. There were 6 parkrun tourists [2.8% of the field] from six different parkruns visiting us for the first time today. Please welcome the following people to Ormskirk:

Thank you for visiting our parkrun today!! We hope you enjoyed visiting us and that you will visit us again soon!!

The running clubs running with us this week were (in order of finishing):

Ormskirk parkrun had the pleasure of welcoming a runner from Run Sandymoor for the first time today. The most represented clubs this week were Kirkby Milers AC, Wigan Harriers and Woodland Primary School RC, each with 3 runners.

The following 28 athletes [13.1% of the field] did extremely well to record new PBs today:

  • James ELLIS
  • Dominic COOKE
  • Gabrielle HODSON
  • Stuart JACKSON
  • Aaron JUTLA
  • Emily HAWORTH
  • Jim SINES
  • Paul STEVENSON
  • Daniel PALIN
  • Robin BYRNE
  • Paula CARROLL
  • Susan HODSON
  • Anthony ORLEDGE
  • Tracey YATES
  • Charlotte LE DALLIC-SIVYER
  • Harry TAYLOR
  • Andrew ARNOLD
  • Paul DICKINSON
  • Bethan GABRIEL
  • Steven BOWER
  • Denise HALLIWELL
  • Deborah FALLON
  • Debbie HUNTER
  • Helen REID
  • Charlotte HOPKINS
  • Daniel REEVES
  • Victoria BRYCE
  • Katherine PARR

Congratulations to Daniel PALIN (JM10) on his new PB of 27:10!! Daniel has run 53 of his 60 parkruns here at Op and he recorded his tenth PB today. Daniel first ran here at event #131 with a time of 33:48.

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Daniel synchronises his running perfectly with dad Ian today.
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Congratulations to all the runners who recorded new PBs today!! The pizza boxes of 165 runners [77.1% of the field] remained the same today.

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Op’s elite team of finish line volunteers get ready to spring into action.
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The following very nice people got very cold fingers and feet while doing things at Edge Hill University today in order to enable event #207 to take place:

Event Director
Pre-event Set-up
First-Timers Briefing
Marshals
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Tail Walker(s)
Timekeepers
Finish Tokens
Funnel Manager(s)
Number Checker(s)
Barcode Scanning Team
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Non-scan Log
Token Sorting
Other
Equipment Storage & Delivery
Volunteer Coordinator
Results Processing
Run Report Writer
Pacer 21
Pacer 23
Pacer 25
Pacer 27
Pacer 29
Pacer 35
Peter DOLAN
Peter DOLAN and Mark FOSTER
Annabelle CORLETT
Phil HOGAN, Andrew MAXWELL,
Chloe SINER and Carl WAINWRIGHT
Ruth BELL and Peter ELLAMS
Annabelle CORLETT and Darren MCMAHON
Daniel MITCHELL
Lara WEBBER
Peter RENNER
Oliver DOUGHERTY, Rachael FRACKELTON,
Eva MCMAHON and Lewis MCMAHON
Andrea MARSH
Andrea MARSH
Robbie KIGER and Hannah MOEN
Karen HULME
Karen HULME
Peter DOLAN
Mark FOSTER
Tony HARVEY
David CURRIE
Anna HULME
Nicola HAYES
Gary EALES
Christine DONNELLY

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Marshal Phil poses for a photo and helpfully directs an imaginary parkrunner at the same time.
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To celebrate International Take a Photograph of a parkrun Volunteer Day today, Dominic GRANT took a photograph of today’s Hairpin Hill Marshal Phil HOGAN (VM45-49). As well as starring in the Crocodile Dundee movies with his brother Paul, Phil has volunteered at Ormskirk parkrun on 50 separate occasions, 46 times as a Marshal!! Coincidentally, Phil, who is now more commonly known as Harry "The Hairpin" MARSHAL (he isn’t really), has run all of his 46 parkruns here at Op. Phil has volunteered as a Backup Timer three times and as a Tail Walker once, and he is one of our 2016/2017 Spirit of parkrun Award Winners. Everyone at Ormskirk parkrun is immensely grateful to Phil for his invaluable and selfless contributions to the parkrun cause!!

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Pacer Anna makes a strong bid for the Happiest Pacer of the Month Award on her run today.
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Many thanks to all our volunteers for braving the chilly conditions today!! Thanks to all our perfect pacers!! Thanks to Eva and Lewis for scanning today!! Well done to all the 214 parkrunners today!! Lemon Drizzle!!

Congratulations to internationally renowned Chorley Athletic & Triathlon Club athlete Gabrielle HODSON (JW11-14), who took home her third parkrun gold medal and recorded a new scintillatingly sensational PB and new JW11-14 category record of 20:41 (78.73%)!! Gabby’s pun-pardoned score of 78.73% was the highest score of today’s run and it is also the highest hotel-inspected score by a female junior here at Op, just edging past Grace TOBIN’s (JW11-14) postbox-postponed score of 78.58%. Gabby finished in her highest overall position of tenth today. Gabby was the first female to finish last week at event #206 with a time of 21:09 (76.99%) and she also finished first at event #203 with a time of 21:25 (76.03%). Gabby today broke her own JW11-14 record of 20:53 (77.97%), a record she set just two weeks ago at event #205. Gabby has worn all of her eight parkas here at Op and she is currently the third fastest female junior to have run here. As I said in last week’s run report, Gabby is a very good runner, and we are sure to be seeing her finishing first on many more occasions!!

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”Wind? What wind?” says Gabby as she sprints her way to her new PB today.
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Congratulations to Emily HAWORTH (SW18-19), who finished in her highest gender position of second and recorded a new PB of 23:11 (64.56%)!! Emily has run all of her three parkruns here at Op. Emily first ran at event #68 with a tin of spam and she then ran at event #93 with a tin of spinach.

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Emily on her way to a silver medal today.
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You’re reading this week’s run report. Still to come: the rest of this week’s run report.

Welcome back!! Thanks for reading this week’s run report!!

Congratulations to our reigning Female Points Champion Hannah Rose DOYLE (JW11-14) of LPSH, whose very strong performance in the wind saw her taking home a bronze medal with a time of 23:26 (67.07%)!! Hannah has run all of her 91 parkruns here at Op and she was the first female to finish at event #185. Hannah is also a very good cross country runner.

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Hannah (front) battles her way to a bronze medal today.
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The next sieben females to be handed a finish token by Daniel MITCHELL today were our JW15-17 category topper and multiple first-finisher Anna HULME (SW18-19) of LPSH with a time of 25:01 (59.83%), Isobel ANDERSON (JW11-14) with 25:15 (63.23%), Karen JONES (VW35-39) with 25:22 (59.66%), multiple junior parkrun gold medallist Chloe GREGORY MOSS (JW11-14) of WPSRC with 25:38 (64.89%), Shona TAYLOR (VW50-54) of Wigan Harriers with 25:40 (67.88%), Op stalwart Dawn CORBETT (VW45-49) with 26:10 (62.55%) and Bernice BLUNDELL (VW55-59), who finished in her highest gender position so far of tenth with her second fastest parkrun time thus far of 26:16 (68.02%). Thanks to Anna for pacing at 25 minutes today!!

Dizzying performances by all these female athletes!!

Congratulations to world famous Southport Waterloo AC athlete Francois RAFFERTY (VM45-49), who finished first overall today with a time of 18:42 (78.25%)!! This time earned Francois the second highest Eiffel-towered score of the run. Francois has run 38 of his 80 parkruns here at Op and he has now finished first here 17 times, putting him joint top of the first-finishes count here with Tessa ROBINSON (VW35-39) and Natasha SHEEL (SW30-34). Francois’s current PB here of 17:27 (83.86%) is currently the second fastest time in the VM45-49 category. Francois has finished first 14 times at Crosby parkrun, and he tops the VM45-49 category there with his PB and fastest parkrun time to date of 16:32 (88.51%). Francois has finished first nine times so far at Anne’s new home parkrun and his current PB there of 16:56 (85.73%) currently occupies second place in the VM45-49 category. Francois has also finished first at Cuerden Valley parkrun. Francois is also a very fast 10k runner.

Congratulations to James ELLIS (SM30-34) of Kirkby Milers AC, who finished in his highest overall and gender positions of second today with a new PB of 18:54 (69.40%)!! James has run 16 of his 51 parkruns here at Op and he recorded his seventh PB today. James has run 12 times at Croxteth Hall parkrun, where his PB and FpT to date is 18:48 (69.77%). As his name suggests, James has run at some other parkruns, all but one in North West England. Great running by James in the wind today!!

Congratulations to Thomas HARKIN (VM45-49), who was this week’s male and overall bronze medallist with a time of 19:06 (74.26%)!! As well as being the third male to finish and finishing third overall, Thomas also recorded the third highest mountain-topped score of the run. Thomas has run 42 of his 87 parkruns here at Op and he has been the first to finish here three times. Thomas’s PB here is 18:04 (77.86%), which is a fairly slow time when you compare it with his current FpT to date of 16:59 (82.24%), which he recorded at event #9 of Crosby parkrun.

A quick look at today’s results page reveals the next seven males to finish were our reigning junior Male Points Champion and two-time first-finisher Josh MAKIN (JM15-17) with a time of 19:43 (68.47%), last month’s European karprunner of the Month Martin WOODS (SM30-34) with 19:49 (65.85%), ex-professional parkrunner Dominic COOKE (SM25-29) with a new PB of 19:52 (64.93%), prospective parkrun first-finisher Se LOUGHLIN (JM11-14) with 20:21 (69.70%), top parkrunner Peter HUTCHEON (SM20-24) with 20:32 (62.82%), top parkrunner Chris WEBBER (SM20-24) with 20:38 (63.17%) and unknown ATHLETE with an unknown time. Congratulations to Dominic on his new PB!!

Professional parkrunning performances by all these male athletes!!

There were as usual some outstanding performances by our juniors today. Well done to all the juniors who finished in the top ten today!! Other juniors putting in very good performances today were Op stalwart and household name in Lappeenranta Daniel HOWELLS (JM11-14) with a time of 21:42, Aaron JUTLA (JM15-17) with a new PB of 22:52, and two-time Spirit of parkrun Award Winner and 4-time junior parkrun gold medallist Stuart ORD (JM11-14) with a time of 23:00. Congratulations to Aaron on his new PB!!

Balloon-popping performances by all our juniors today!!

Today's full results can be found here.

Spillikin Spilt Scores
Congratulations once again to Gabrielle, Francois and Thomas on their very high flannel-affiliated scores!! Also recording high parting-parted scores today were our VM55-59 category record holder and today’s 21-minute Pacer Tony HARVEY (VM55-59) with a score of 73.99% for his time of 20:57 (great pacing, Tony!!), Mark HUDSON (VM55-59) with 73.22% for 21:32, Margaret ELLAMS (VW70-74) with 71.93% for 31:28, Jo ROTHERAM (VW65-69) with 70.25% for 29:45, Orville the DUCK with 70.21% for his new PB of 21:24, and Op stalwart Victor MAESSCHALCK (VM70-74) with a score of 69.11% for his time of 25:31. Thanks to Tony for pacing today and congratulations to Orville on his new PB!!

Feather-dusting performances by all these athletes!!

The latest Age Grade League table can be found here.

Average Run Times
The average run time for today’s event was 30:29. The first 3 runners averaged 18:54. The first 10 runners averaged 19:50. The first 20 averaged 20:48, the first 50 averaged 22:56 and the first 100 averaged 25:20.

Miscellaneous Run Statistics
The runner with the most parkruns to his name this week was our very own 29-minute Pacer Gary EALES (VM40-44), who has run in a total of 167 parkruns, 113 of which have been run at Ormskirk.

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Pacer Gary goes head-to-head with Pacer Anna in this month’s Happiest Pacer of the Month competition.
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The junior runner with the most parkruns to his name this week was Josh MAKIN (JM15-17) with a total of 119 parkruns, 115 of which have been run at Ormskirk.

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Josh (front) puts in another very impressive performance today.
©Dominic GRANT

All ages were represented in today’s run. A breakdown of the age categories in today’s run is as follows: J10 with 9 runners, J11-14 with 21 runners, J15-17 with 7, S18-19 with 5, S20-24 with 4, S25-29 with 7, S30-34 with 15, V35-39 with 11, V40-44 with 27, V45-49 with 37, V50-54 with 23, V55-59 with 17, V60-64 with 9, V65-69 with 8 and V70-79 with 5 runners.

The most represented age group this week was V45-49 with 37 runners. There were 19 VW45-49 runners and 18 VM45-49 runners. There were 7 JM10 runners, 2 JW10 runners, 12 JM11-14 runners, 9 JW11-14 runners, 4 JM15-17 runners and 3 JW15-17 runners. The most represented gender/age group this week was VW45-49 with 19 runners. The field this week was 53.7% male, 42.1% female and 4.2% unknown.

Miscellaneous parkrun Facts and Statistics
Congratulations to Isabel LIVESEY (JW15-17) of St. Mary's Richmond AC, who was the first female to finish at event #726 of Bushy parkrun for the third week in a row!! Isabel has run 151 of her 156 parkruns at Bushy and her current PB there of 19:26 (79.76%) is her fastest parkrun time to date. Isabel recorded a time of 20:03 (77.31%) this week. Congratulations to Jean MITCHELL (VW70-74) of Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers, who recorded the highest age-graded score of the run and set a new VW70-74 category record with a time of 25:25 (87.61%) at event #95 of Southport parkrun!!

In her last eight runs at Southport parkrun our 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 Female Points Champion Anne GIRDLER (VW60-64) has recorded times of 25:12, 25:05, 25:08, 25:25, 25:13, 25:05, 25:09 and 24:51. Anne’s PB at Southport at the moment is 23:39 (79.77%).

Dave GAUGHAN (VM50-54) has run all of his 84 parkruns here at Op and his current PB is 26:25. Dave first ran at event #87 with a time of 29:06.

Upton House parkrun also had an attendance of 214 today.

More Miscellaneous Matters
Ormskirk parkrun will be celebrating its 4th birthday on 31st March.

parkrun Clubs
Congratulations to Val PARRY (VW60-64) who ran her 250th parkrun kilometre today!! Val has run 47 of her 50 parkruns here at Op and her current PB here of 35:39 is her fastest parkrun time to date. Val has run twice at Conwy parkrun and once at Plymvalley parkrun.

Congratulations also to Stephen LANGE (VW40-44), who also joined the 50 club today!! Stephen has run 6 of his…sorry, I’ve totally forgotten what I was going to say…oh, yeah, I remember now…50 parkruns here at Op and his current PB here is 27:48. Stephen has run 13 times at Camp Bastion parkrun (now cancelled) where his PB and FpT to date is 23:24. Stephen has run 31 times at some other parkruns.

Two milestone T-shirts await dispatch!!

To claim your milestone T-shirts, just sign into your parkrun profiles and click on Club Progress. The T-shirts are free, but you will have to pay a small amount for postage and packaging.

Thanks for reading this week’s run report!!

Don’t forget, everyone can purchase one of our special, tourist “Never Mind the Hillocks”/ “Edge Pistols” T-shirts by visiting this website.

Event Images
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!!

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Thanks for reading this week’s run report!!

Enjoy the rest of the week and we look forward to seeing you all next time!!
Mark


Volunteers
Following this event our current participant to volunteer ratio stands at 12.7% 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 :-)


Photography
Are you are a budding photographer wishing to hone your skills? Then why not offer to be our official photographer for an upcoming event? All you need do is contact us at our office and you've got the job!

Please note that as we are a public event photographs may be taken at multiple places on the course by various people at any time. If you see any singular images of yourself/dependants appearing on our social media outlets, or on our flickr photo pool and you wish for them to be removed please contact our office.


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.


Important Information
Personal Barcodes
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.

JM10/JW10 Runners
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.

Finish Tokens
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.


History
Ormskirk parkrun started on 29th March 2014, and since then 5,219 different runners, including participants from 350 athletics clubs , have completed 35,710 runs covering a total distance of 178, 550km taking 1 year, 350 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes and 25 seconds and there have been 7,333 new Personal Bests.

We've had 146 first finishers, an average number of runners per week of 172.5 and an average number of runs per runner of 6.8. The average time to run our 5K course, taking all 207 events into consideration, is 28:52. 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 106 events (events #101 to #148 and events #150 to #207).

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).

Our points champions are Hannah Rose DOYLE (2016/2017), Mark FOSTER (2015/2016 & 2016/2017), Anne GIRDLER (2014/2015 & 2015/2016) and Mike PRICE (2014/2015).

Photographs and videos taken at our event appear on our official flickr photo pool here.

RESULTS HISTORY | AGE CATEGORY RECORDS | FASTEST 500


Special Events
Pacer Days
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.


The Team
The Event Director of Ormskirk parkrun is Robbie KIGER.
The Run Directors are Paul COTTERILL, Peter DOLAN, Anna HULME, Dominic GRANT, Darren MCMAHON, Steve HANLON and Alan HULME.

Other Core-Team members are Mark FOSTER and Karen HULME


Connect With Us
To keep up to date with the latest goings on here at Ormskirk parkrun including event cancellation notices, course changes and other notices you can:

Follow us on Twitter for short quick updates;

Like us on Facebook for more in-depth posts, or;

Reach us at our office via e-mail for one on one private communications.

Join us on Strava to log and compare your activities with those of our other Strava Club parkrunners.

Own a ©Garmin device? Download our official Connect course preset to our average run time.


Donations
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

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