Event 253

It was a wet one for event 253.  Full credit to the amazing volunteers who stood out in the rain to put on another flawless parkrun. Well done to all the hardcore runners who didn't let a bit of rain get in the way of a morning run.

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These people aren't fair-weather runners!
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Volunteers

The heroes/heroines of the morning
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The super heroes who braved the conditions this week were......
Ashraf M KAZEE • Robert Paul MILLNS • Lynn BROWN • Robert BROWN • Philip BENTON • Kari EDWARDS • Phill JAMES • Lauren JAMES • Rupert STOCKS • Caroline SIDERY • Howard SIDERY • Andrew John TRANTER • Robin WESTON • Matthew MCCOLL • Warren CROOK • John CARRUTHERS • Stephen ROBERTSON • Robert Ian CALDERBANK • Jenna STOUT • Andy WHALEY • Max CROFT • Eleanor WARD
 

Visitors

Martyn traveled from Watford to run at Preston, but didn't pick the best of mornings to experience our park. He said he'll return to see it in better conditions.
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100 club and Birthdays

Well done to Ben on running his 100th parkrun. Happy birthday to Susan and Asif! Thanks for the cakes!
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50 Club

Well done to David Lloyd on running his 50th parkrun, all 50 have been at Preston!

 

Cancelled next week

There will be no parkrun at Preston next week, Saturday 17th June, so it's a chance to visit another parkrun. However, Blackpool is also cancelled next Saturday, so not that one :-)

 

And don't forget...

- follow us on Twitter @PrestonParkrun
- like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/prestonparkrun

 

And now for the stats...

Preston parkrun
Event number 253
10th June 2017

This week 194 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Preston parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Joseph MONK (SM18-19) of Blackburn Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 16:40 - 12th time in 43 appearances.
Jack CAMPY (JM15-17) of Preston Harriers, was second over the line in 18:25.
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:29 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Erica BOOTH (VW35-39) of Horwich RMI Harriers, was first (21st overall) over the line in 21:35 - second time in 9 appearances.
Rebecca TAYLORSON (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (34th overall) over the line in 22:53.
Victoria DUCKETT (VW40-44) of Preston Harriers, was third (37th overall) over the line in 23:02 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 79.37% for the time 21:44 (22nd overall).
Joseph MONK (SM18-19) – 79.10% for the time 16:40 (first overall).
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) – 76.74% for the time 18:29 (third overall).

The female record is held by Becky RIGBY who recorded a time of 00:17:21 on 15th April 2017 (event number 245).
The male record is held by Andy BENSON who recorded a time of 00:15:35 on 6th August 2016 (event number 210).
The Age Grade course record is held by Marian HESKETH who recorded 92.30% (21:38) on 3rd December 2016 (event number 225).

Preston parkrun started on 12th May 2012. Since then 6,956 participants have completed 51,532 parkruns covering a total distance of 257,660 km, including 10,600 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 252

343 parkrunners enjoyed the good conditions at Preston parkrun for event 252.

Put your hands up for Detroit parkrun!
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Our beautiful park
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Volunteers

A big thank you to the superb team of volunteers and pacers who made it another enjoyable parkrun.
Volunteering is fun and rewarding.
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A great response as always for pacers.
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This weeks high viz heroes were .......

Ashraf M KAZEE • Lynn BROWN • Robert BROWN • Felicity CROSS • Andree Maria HELM • Sean SWEENEY • Paula BARROW • Tracey Ann HULME • Andrew BARROW • Stanley BARROW • Andrew John TRANTER • Warren CROOK • Jim MCLEAN • Gina BIGGS • Chris BROWN • Joseph GAUGHAN • Shane COLLINS • Garry LI • John FOSTER • Helen TATTERSALL • Robert Ian CALDERBANK • Gary JAMES • Jonathan FORD • Jenna STOUT • Amanda BERRY • Andy WHALEY • Susan DOUGLASS • Eleanor WARD • Adam OAKLEY • Jennie MILLER • Elle BANKS

If you would like to be a volunteer in the future head over to our volunteer page to find out how you can get involved.
 

Dabbing & mobots

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Car parking

Please could I ask all parkrunners who travel to Preston parkrun by car, to be mindful and considerate of their parking in residential areas.  Please park legally and in a manner that doesn't jeopardise the safety of the local residents.  So no parking on street corners :-).  Thank you.
 

Event cancellation

A reminder that we are cancelled on Saturday 17th June.
 

Super tourist

We welcomed Scott, the super tourist from Milton Keynes, who has run 87 different parkruns.  Scott gave Gina a lift to Tring parkrun and Gina recommended Preston to him, so he dropped in on his way back up to Scotland. Scott remarked on how beautiful the park is :-)
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10 Club

Congratulations to Katherine SHAW on running her 10th parkrun!

 

50 Club

Well done to our new members of the 50 club!

Ben METCALF
Chantelle DUCKWORTH
Freda PEACOCK
Jayne PERRY (who ran her 50th in Lancaster)

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100 Club

Congratulation to Paul LIGHTFOOT on reaching the century!
 

Birthdays

Happy birthday to Nikki and Howard!
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PB Corner

Sinead sets a new PB of 26:35 beating her previous PB was set in September 2014.  Brilliant effort Sinead!
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A great way to start the weekend!
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And don't forget...

- follow us on Twitter @PrestonParkrun
- like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/prestonparkrun

 

And now for the stats...

Preston parkrun
Event number 252
3rd June 2017

This week 343 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Preston parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Karl LEE (SM30-34) of Altrincham and District AC, was second over the line in 17:50 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:17 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Catherine CARRDUS (VW45-49) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was first (8th overall) over the line in 19:15 - 9th time in 11 appearances.
Kate HARRISON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (39th overall) over the line in 21:54 - was first to finish once before.
Claire MORRIS (VW35-39) of Ealing Eagles Running Club, was third (45th overall) over the line in 22:15.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Davina BOWLING (VW65-69) – 83.48% for the time 26:14 (121st overall).
Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 82.54% for the time 20:54 (25th overall).
Catherine CARRDUS (VW45-49) – 82.51% for the time 19:15 (8th overall).

The female record is held by Becky RIGBY who recorded a time of 00:17:21 on 15th April 2017 (event number 245).
The male record is held by Andy BENSON who recorded a time of 00:15:35 on 6th August 2016 (event number 210).
The Age Grade course record is held by Marian HESKETH who recorded 92.30% (21:38) on 3rd December 2016 (event number 225).

Preston parkrun started on 12th May 2012. Since then 6,945 participants have completed 51,338 parkruns covering a total distance of 256,690 km, including 10,577 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 251

257 runners endured the muggy conditions for event 251 as the recent hot weather was breaking into a storm.  Despite the conditions 42 of you managed new PBs and we also welcomed visitors from Amsterdam & Dartford.

Thumbs up for parkrun!
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Safety first. Make sure those laces are nice and tight!
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Our beautiful park in spring bloom.
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On tour from Dartford
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50 Club

It was Vicki's 50th parkrun, well done Vicki!

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100 Club

Well done to John-Paul who ran his 100th parkrun!
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Voluncheers!

A big thank you to a great team of volunteers who made it all possible.
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Our high viz heroes this week were .....

Amanda BERRY  •  Andy WHALEY  •  Anne GOTT  •  Ashraf M KAZEE  •  Chris BROWN  •  Eleanor WARD  •  Fiona GUTTERIDGE  •  Garry LI  •  Helen BOYER  •  Jenna STOUT  •  Jim MCLEAN  •  Jo WORSWICK  •  Joe HOWARD  •  John Benedict ALLEN  •  Jonathan SQUIBBS  •  Lauren JAMES  •  Lynn BROWN  •  Philip BENTON  •  Phill JAMES  •  Robert BROWN  •  Robert Ian CALDERBANK  •  Sarah MALTBY  •  Sinead SWEENEY  •  Warren CROOK

Wearing the well earned volunteer's shirt with pride.
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You can see our future volunteer roster via the future roster page. To get in touch with us directly, just send an email to prestonhelpers@parkrun.com.

 

Reminders :

We're cancelled on June 17th. A chance to put the Preston apricot shirt on and visit another parkrun.
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Pacers next Saturday (3rd June).  Let us know if you'd like to set a pace.
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And don't forget...

- follow us on Twitter @PrestonParkrun
- like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/prestonparkrun

 

And now for the stats...

 

Preston parkrun
Event number 251
27th May 2017

This week 257 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Preston parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Matthew David LIVINGSTONE (VM40-44) of Preston Harriers, was first over the line in 16:53 - third time in 4 appearances.
James SIMON (SM25-29) of Red Rose Road Runners, was second over the line in 17:48.
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:20 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Amy FREEMAN (SW30-34) of Darwen Dashers RC, was first (18th overall) over the line in 21:00 - first time in 16 appearances.
Helen MORRIS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (21st overall) over the line in 21:09 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Emma WATSON (SW25-29) of London Heathside Runners AC, was third (25th overall) over the line in 21:19.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 81.69% for the time 21:07 (20th overall).
Matthew David LIVINGSTONE (VM40-44) – 80.85% for the time 16:53 (first overall).
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) – 77.36% for the time 18:20 (third overall).

The female record is held by Becky RIGBY who recorded a time of 00:17:21 on 15th April 2017 (event number 245).
The male record is held by Andy BENSON who recorded a time of 00:15:35 on 6th August 2016 (event number 210).
The Age Grade course record is held by Marian HESKETH who recorded 92.30% (21:38) on 3rd December 2016 (event number 225).

Preston parkrun started on 12th May 2012. Since then 6,913 participants have completed 50,995 parkruns covering a total distance of 254,975 km, including 10,511 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Event 250

A bumper turnout for Preston parkrun at event 250. Our 2nd highest attendance of 429 runners were supported by a packed roster of great volunteers.

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100 Club

Well done to Helen on running her 100th parkrun!
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Happy birthday to Andrew, the voice of Preston parkrun, and well done to Elizabeth on running her 100th parkrun!
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50 Club

Well done to Julie HINCHCLIFFE on completing her 50th parkrun!

 

100 volunteers!

Well done and big thank you to Jim for his 100th volunteer, fantastic!!

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Good luck to Stuart who goes for a hip operation next week.

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Volunteer Hall of Fame

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Thanking the volunteers...

Adam FIELDER  •  Amanda BERRY  •  Andrew John HELM  •  Andrew John TRANTER  •  Andy WHALEY  •  Ashraf M KAZEE  •  Caroline SIDERY  •  Chris BROWN  •  Chris GREGORY  •  D W GASKELL  •  Darren LAMB  •  Gina BIGGS  •  Howard SIDERY  •  J M GASKELL  •  Jenna STOUT  •  Jim MCLEAN  •  Joseph GAUGHAN  •  Joshua CARTWRIGHT  •  Kari EDWARDS  •  Lynn BROWN  •  Matt CARTWRIGHT  •  Max CROFT  •  Robert Ian CALDERBANK  •  Sarah MALTBY  •  Sean SWEENEY  •  Shane COLLINS  •  Stuart HORROCKS  •  Susan Jane HEATLEY  •  Warren CROOK

 

Red Rose Couch to 5k

Well done to all the Red Rose Runners who completed their couch to 5k on Saturday.
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Cancellation

An early warning for Preston parkrunners.  We are cancelled on 17th June, so there's a chance for a spot of tourism for the Preston faithful.

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Course record under threat again.

Winner of Mad Dog 2017, Chris Livesey is just 15 seconds away from the course record

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And don't forget...

- follow us on Twitter @PrestonParkrun
- like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/prestonparkrun

 

And now for the stats...

 

Preston parkrun
Event number 250
20th May 2017

This week 429 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 69 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Preston parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Chris LIVESEY (VM35-39) of Salford Harriers and AC, was first over the line in 15:50 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
David RIGBY (SM25-29) of Salford Harriers and AC, was second over the line in 16:05 - has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.
Grant ORMEROD (VM35-39) of Tri Preston, was third over the line in 17:33 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Sarah RIDEHALGH (VW40-44) of Accrington Road Runners, was first (23rd overall) over the line in 20:33 - 6th time in 8 appearances.
Helen MORRIS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 20:59 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Kate HARRISON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (44th overall) over the line in 21:53 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Chris LIVESEY (VM35-39) – 83.79% for the time 15:50 (first overall).
Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 81.37% for the time 21:12 (31st overall).
David RIGBY (SM25-29) – 80.21% for the time 16:05 (second overall).

The female record is held by Becky RIGBY who recorded a time of 00:17:21 on 15th April 2017 (event number 245).
The male record is held by Andy BENSON who recorded a time of 00:15:35 on 6th August 2016 (event number 210).
The Age Grade course record is held by Marian HESKETH who recorded 92.30% (21:38) on 3rd December 2016 (event number 225).

Preston parkrun started on 12th May 2012. Since then 6,890 participants have completed 50,738 parkruns covering a total distance of 253,690 km, including 10,469 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 249

Happy birthday to us!!!! 374 parkrunners and a great team of volunteers helped us to celebrate in style this week. It was great to see so many magnificent costumes running around Avenham park and helping out in the finish area this morning. Well done to Louisa on running her 100th parkrun and Abigail on running her 50th! Happy birthday everyone!!

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three laps of the park

 
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enough for everyone

 

Celebrating in Style

Plenty of people turned out to mark Preston parkrun's 5th birthday...

 
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Volunteer Hall of Fame

Thanking the volunteers...

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the volunters - and Jaba

 
Thank you to: Philip BENTON, Lynn BROWN, Robert BROWN, Chris BROWN, Robert Ian CALDERBANK, Shane COLLINS, Max CROFT, Alicia CROFT, Warren CROOK, Ella EASTHAM-WOOD, Elsa FAIRCLOUGH, Stuart HORROCKS, Ashraf M KAZEE, Matthew LANG, William LANG, Jim MCLEAN, Liz MOUNSEY, Michelle SEARBY, Jenna STOUT, Sue STOUT, Emma SWEENEY, Sinead SWEENEY, Sean SWEENEY, Andrew John TRANTER, Elaine TURNER, Ella TURNER, Alan VERNON, Eleanor WARD and Andy WHALEY.

 
If you would like to be a volunteer in the future head over to our volunteer page to find out how you can get involved.

 

Birthday Stats

Well it's been a full 5 years of Preston parkrun so it's about time for some stats...

Over the five years Preston parkrun has staged 249 events which have turned out 182 first finishers and the average number of runners per week currently stands at 202. The average time taken to complete the three laps is 28 minutes. 6821 runners have taken 2 years 248 days 14 hours 24 minutes and 15 seconds to cover 251,545 km.

The fastest ever runs currently stand at 17:21 by Becky Rigby at event 245 and 15:35 by Andy Benson at event 210.

No one has run at all 5 birthday runs and the inaugural run but we do have three who have ran at 5 out of the 6 - Bob Brown, Philip Atkinson and Nigel Britton.

Total runners that ran at both our first run and our fifth birthday run are nine:
Ryan Cartwright (year 0, 3 and 5)
Nigel Britton (years 0, 1,2,4 and 5)
Andrew Cooper (years 0, 4 and 5)
Robert Wilson (year 0 and 5)
Philip Atkinson (years 0,1, 2, 3 and 5)
Felicity Cross (years 0, 1, 3 and 5)
Jo Worswick (years 0, 4 and 5)
Diana Xu (year 0 and 5)
Bob Brown (year 0, 1, 2, 3 and 5, he volunteered at 4)

A special mention to Lynn Brown who volunteered at the first ever event and all 5 birthday runs!

 

50 Club

Congratulations to the amazing Abigail Brown who this week ran her 50th parkrun. Abi run 43 of her half century at Preston starting in December 2013 and taking a break when her beautiful daughter Hattie arrived.
 
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100 Club

Well done Louisa Bolleurs for completing 100 parkruns this weekend. Louisa has run 99 of her 100 at Preston starting at event number 7 back in June 2012.
 
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Louisa Bolleurs on her 100th parkrun

 

And don't forget...

- follow us on Twitter @PrestonParkrun
- like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/prestonparkrun

 

And now for the stats...

 

Preston parkrun
Event number 249
13th May 2017

 

This week 374 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Preston parkrun results page.

Male placings:
Gethin James BUTLER (VM45-49) of Preston Harriers, was first over the line in 17:38 - 5th time in 28 appearances.
David TAYLOR (SM30-34) of Wesham Road Runners AC, was second over the line in 17:52 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Ryan Jacob CARTWRIGHT (SM18-19) of Vegan Runners, was third over the line in 18:11.

Female placings:
Erica BOOTH (VW35-39) of Horwich RMI Harriers, was first (32nd overall) over the line in 21:14 - first time in 8 appearances.
Alison THOMSON (SW25-29) of Riversway Roadrunners, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 21:16.
Sophie ROTHERAM (JW15-17) of Preston Harriers, was third (46th overall) over the line in 22:01 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Gethin James BUTLER (VM45-49) – 82.33% for the time 17:38 (first overall).
Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 81.75% for the time 21:06 (30th overall).
Alan DURNEY (VM50-54) – 79.15% for the time 18:47 (5th overall).

The female record is held by Becky RIGBY who recorded a time of 00:17:21 on 15th April 2017 (event number 245).
The male record is held by Andy BENSON who recorded a time of 00:15:35 on 6th August 2016 (event number 210).
The Age Grade course record is held by Marian HESKETH who recorded 92.30% (21:38) on 3rd December 2016 (event number 225).

Preston parkrun started on 12th May 2012. Since then 6,821 participants have completed 50,309 parkruns covering a total distance of 251,545 km, including 10,393 new Personal Bests.

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