An Ode to Pendle parkrun
To the tune of Old Pendle...
Pendle oh Pendle our parkrun is gold
Twixt Burnley and Clitheroe, Skipton and Colne
Saturday mornings the runners do meet
With trail shoes or road shoes good for your feet.
When we set off in Alkincoates park
Some have dogs that usually bark
Instructions are given by Chell, Paul and Anne
And they're at the end to give your barcode a scan.
Pendle oh Pendle the course is laid out
Charis is there to give you a shout
Tailrunners Paul or sometimes Ed Lee
Then back to the clubhouse for Gillian's tea.
(Anyone I've left out I'm sorry it just didn't rhyme - David)
Run Report #219: Couch to 5K graduation, visit by Barlick Fell Runners, PB Bonanza
We had 114 people turned up to run walk or jog the course, the numbers swelled by some of the Couch to 5K graduates attempting their very first parkrun and a visit by ten Barlick Fell Runners, and it certainly turned into a PB bonanza with 33 personal bests recorded.
Four runners were doing their first parkrun - welcome to Susan Hartley, Sarah Harrison, Alex Collett and Kate Hartley - with a further nine first timers to Pendle.
First male home was Jack Villiers of Brlick in 18:46 a new PB for him. First female home was April Thorpe in 21:16 also a new PB.
Special mentions go to Lucille Pickles (JW10) of Barlick, a new age category record of 22:23. And a double special mention for Susan Burns, not only another age category record for the (W60-64) but the all time record age grading % at Pendle parkrun with 88.92%.
Congratulations to the following who achieved milestones too: Lesley Brooks 50 parkruns; Julie Carman 100 parkruns; Ashley Eastwood 100 parkruns.
Run Report #220: A visit by Bertie Bee
Burnley FC's Bertie bee paid us a visit and was among 84 people who ran walked or jogged the course.
Two people doing their very first parkrun - welcome to Juliette Hartley and Leon Browne - and a further five people participated at Pendle for the very first time including visiting run director Sharon Cadell and Donovan, Sharon was the runner with the most runs under her belt today at Pendle with 246 parkruns.
There were 11 new Personal Bests. Adam Holda was the first male home; April Thorpe was the first female home following on from last week in another new personal best of 21:15
A special mention goes out to Tristan Fitzpatrick JM10 with a new PB of 20:33 and also the highest age grade % of the day with 76.8% a fantastic achievement.
Congratulations to the following who achieved milestone's
Paul Roberts 50 parkruns
Thanks again to all the volunteers your time is much appreciated.