St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day

It is St. Patrick's Day on Saturday 17th March, Why don't you wear a green t-shirt for the Peterpan parkrun event this week.

Runners wrap up warm for another cold parkrun

Volunteers also wrap up warm for the event.


Event # 259, Saturday 10th March, by Rob Newton

A bit on the wet side

Whilst last weekend was dominated by the late winter snow, this Saturday our intrepid parkrunners coped with rain and a squelchy and muddy course possibly as a result of the sodden ground from melted snow and rain showers. I think it's fair to say that the gloomy conditions deterred some of our regulars, however 111 embarked on their 5K with much encouragement from our hardy bunch of volunteers.

Pre-run announcements included news that one of our Peter Pan parkrunners, Jan Draper of the West Hull Ladies running club, features on promotional literature for the Hull Marathon 2018. This year's date being Sunday 23rd September. The marathon route will once again pass through Peter Pan park at around Mile 24. As well as the full distance, there will be 2 person and 4 person relays. Details can be found at

Today we welcomed vistors from Huddersfield, Selby, Sewerby, Nottingham and Newent (Gloucestershire). We hoped they enjoyed their visit and return in the future, which we hope will be a drier day.

Despite the heavy going on the field, 5 PBs were recorded. Congratulations go to Matthew WALLIS (improving by 9 seconds), Jack BROWN (improving by 19 seconds), Tina WRIGHT (with a 26 seconds improvement), Sammie BUCKTON on her second visit to the park, and Amy ABETHELL also on her second run with us.

As well as the field suffering from the volume of water and mud, we encountered soggy and slippery conditions at the finish line. Some of our earlier, fast finishers were seen sliding through the finish funnel. A hasty decision by today's Run Director, Paul HARBY, to move the finish funnel during a gap between runners proved to be a good idea. We hope that the Spring warmer weather will dry the ground out before next week.On completion of the event and clearance of the kit, we enjoyed a welcome cuppa in the Peleton Cafe.

Incidentally, takes participants including Paul MUDD and Joe, Dean & Roseanne FIELD !.

Thank you to our volunteers for standing out in the rain and making the event go to plan :-  David J BELL • Graham COOK • Jayne BETTS • Paul HARBY • Tony ARNOLD • Olivia BETTS • Rht THOMSON • Linda DODSWORTH • Rob NEWTON • John ESCRITT • Dinah ASHBRIDGE • Andy GOY • Shirley GOY • Leon CANTWELL • Jasmine THOMPSON.

Hope to see you all again next Saturday.



Event #258 – 3rd March 2018 by Kay Farrow

Err nerr, we’ve got snerr!

The weather has been the main talking point all week with the Beast from the East and Storm Emma bringing bitterly cold weather, snow, ice and strong winds to most of the British Isles. Lots of running events have been postponed this weekend and almost 400 parkruns were cancelled today but thanks to the sterling efforts of a small team of superheroes Peterpan parkrun went ahead as usual.

David Bell, Rob Newton, Andy Moore, Dinah Ashbridge and John Eskritt all turned out on Friday morning to clear the paths on the parkrun route and a team from the council scattered salt to help melt any remaining snow and ice. They all did a fantastic job and David has the blisters on his hands to prove it!

So with the course declared safe we welcomed 130 runners to event 258 at Peter Pan Park, some of them joining us because their home parkrun was cancelled due to the weather and including 13 people who were running at Peterpan parkrun for the first time. Well done to all runners for braving the cold – after the efforts made to make the course safe and let everyone know the run was going ahead it was great to see you all.

Special mention for Helen Wilson who wasn’t deterred by the weather and ran her first ever parkrun today. We hope you enjoyed it and that you’ll be back again soon.

Congratulations to Suzie Hilton-Bell who reached the milestone of 100 parkruns today. Suzie has run 98 times at Peter Pan Park and twice at the Humber Bridge. She completed her first parkrun in December 2015 in 28:03 and now has a PB of 23:18.

Congratulation also to the 14 runners who recorded new PBs for our course today: Jon Wilson, Rob Waugh, Richard Usher, Timothy Hammond, Simon Adcock, Kathryn Hammond, David Monaghan, John Cooke, Graham Annan, Richard Hanson, Simon Blacknell, Ali Carter, Sian Bennett and Joanne Ramsay.

Despite the efforts to make the course safe one runner was unlucky enough to fall twice today. After slipping and falling running round Ziggy’s Corner on the first lap he walked round the corner on the second lap and fell again. He was determined not to fall a third time and gave the corner a wide berth on his final lap. We hope his knees heal up quickly.

Last but not least many thanks to today’s volunteers who needed to wrap up extra warm to combat the cold. We’re very fortunate at Peter Pan to have several volunteers who don’t run but who give up their time most Saturdays to enable the rest of us to run. That still leaves a few roles to fill so why not check out the roster for future events and sign up to be a hi-viz hero soon.:-



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IF you are volunteering Please Wrap up warm. Thank you.

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Solid graft this morning from 9:30, with Andy more, Rob Newton, Dinah Ashbridge and   John ESCRITT. Fingers crossed for clear skies

A decision will be made tomorrow morning before 7am if Peter Pan parkrun goes ahead. Keep checking our Face-book page and website for further detail..

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