A bumper New Year turnout
A mere 2 days since our last parkrun and here we are again, but on a Monday !. This can only mean one thing - our New Year's Day parkrun. The option of being able to complete 2 parkruns in one morning attracted by some huge amount our greatest ever attendance, beating the previous record of 265 participants on 1st January 2017. The second run available being at our sister parkrun at the Humber Bridge just a few miles up the road at 10.30. Some of those who completed our parkrun chose to run to their second parkrun - environmentally friendly !. Incidentally a record attendance at the aforementioned too.
Visitors today outnumbered the Peter Pan regulars with a healthy contingent from both Hull and Humber Bridge parkruns, plus many visitors from Lincoln, Caistor, Cleethorpes, York, Bridlington, Selby, Barton, Wetherby, Chapel Allerton and many other areas. The apricot parkrun shirts certainly allow you to identify parkrun tourists.
Some of our regular volunteers were taking part in the Cleethorpes 10K whilst others were at Beverley. So no Oliver and Linda Dodsworth at 'Oliver's Corner', however Keith Baldry kindly monitored the area. Special thanks indeed to all our volunteers today who had to work really hard to cope with such a large number of finishers. We're only a small parkrun at Peter Pan, typically attracting around 170 finishers, so to cope with 400+ is quite a feat for us. Ailis and Lola Gorry worked very hard handing out finish tokens helped by their dad, whilst Liz Phillips, Dave Wise and Dave Underwood were non-stop scanning. Special thanks to Dave U who came from Goole to support his wife and kindly helped out. Also to those who helped manage the finish funnel when the runners never seemed to stop !.
Apologies for the queues at the finish. A few lessons for us for next January 1st but we will admit we did not expect such a bumper turnout.
Thank you for visiting us, and we hoped you enjoyed your dash around Peter Pan park enough to return again one day.
For the record, first across the line was Wayne Lathwell visiting from Lincoln, followed by visitor Callum Milner on his 11th run at our park, and third was Andrew Reynolds of Caistor Running Club. Our first lady finisher was Peter Pan regular, Sophie Lee, followed by Saturday's winner Ruth Davey, and Emily Richardson from Barton AC.
With such a large field, the olive green 250 t shirt was proudly worn by many runners. Congratulations on his 300th parkrun to David Cracknell of East Hull Harriers. However the record for greatest number of parkruns goes to Simon Kimpton from Lincoln on run number 392 !.
Finally many thanks again to the volunteers - remember no volunteers = no parkrun. Also to The Peleton Cafe for opening up today, providing toilet facilities and a welcom cuppa whilst the results were processed.
Here's today's stats
This week 443 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 152 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 55 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
David J BELL • Peter TAYLOR • Derek BROWN • Rht THOMSON • Lola GORRY • Ailis GORRY • Rob NEWTON • Liz PHILLIPS • David UNDERWOOD • Dave WISE • Sarah DUNN • Lynda MOXON • Shirley GOY • Keith BALDRY
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Peter Pan parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:00 on 16th August 2014 (event number 71).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:55 on 1st January 2017 (event number 198).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane Ruth MORLEY who recorded 91.24% (21:53) on 20th February 2016 (event number 152).
Peter Pan parkrun started on 13th April 2013. Since then 3,492 participants have completed 26,665 parkruns covering a total distance of 133,325 km, including 4,206 new Personal Bests.