Event 257

Cancellation

We're cancelled next week (Saturday 22nd July) owing to the Lancashire Festival in the park.
 

Event 257

311 parkrunners took part in event 257 and we were spared from the forecasted showers.

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We had visitors from Milton Keynes

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Ramona wears the cheeky santa dash shorts in honour of Ben Ashworth whose service was at Blackburn Cathedral on Saturday night.

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Volunteers

We had a great team of volunteers as usual who supported the event.  Howard was flying solo for the first time as run director and did a great job.  parkrun is a free event which is organised and run by the people who take part.  By volunteering instead of running once in a while, we can share the support required.  It's also good fun, rewarding and sociable :-).  Please visit the volunteer roster, pick a weekend where you'd like to volunteer instead of running and email the team at prestonhelpers@parkrun.com.  Thanks.

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This week's high viz heroes were ......

Ashraf M KAZEE • Colin DAVIES • Lynn BROWN • Robert BROWN • Steve MYERSCOUGH • Tina Jane CARR • Caroline SIDERY • Howard SIDERY • Andrew John TRANTER • Elizabeth Helen TRANTER • Warren CROOK • Ian FLINTOFF • Garry LI • Ben CLIFF • Chris GREGORY • Andy WHALEY • Max CROFT • Anne GOTT • Calum LEITH
 

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to run correspondent Chris, our faithful news hound, one of his last few parkruns at Preston before emigrating to Oz.

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10 Club

Well done to Megan Atkinson and Thomas Parker who both ran their 10th parkrun on Saturday!
 

50 Club

Well done to Andree who ran her 50th parkrun.
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Pacer

We had a mid-month pacer on Saturday as Colin was preparing for a race and wanted to pace at 30 mins in preparation.

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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 257
15th July 2017

This week 311 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

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

Male placings:
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:57 - 13th time in 145 appearances.
Luigi LEROSE (VM40-44) of SROC Red Rose Orienteering Club, was second over the line in 18:42.
Dominic MOON (SM25-29) of Preston Harriers, was third over the line in 18:53.

Female placings:
Katie MATHISON (JW11-14) of Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club, was first (46th overall) over the line in 22:19 - second time in 19 appearances.
Kate HARRISON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (47th overall) over the line in 22:21 - was first to finish once before.
Sue DUCKWORTH (VW50-54) of Darwen Dashers RC, was third (74th overall) over the line in 23:58.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) – 79.02% for the time 17:57 (first overall).
Dave NUTTALL (VM50-54) – 76.37% for the time 19:28 (7th overall).
Alan LITTLER (VM70-74) – 75.49% for the time 24:41 (93rd 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 7,106 participants have completed 52,656 parkruns covering a total distance of 263,280 km, including 10,802 new Personal Bests.

 

 

 

Event 256

266 runners completed the 3 lap course bathed in sunshine for event 256.  Some lovely words from Andrew in the pre-run brief in honour of Ben Ashworth who sadly passed away last Sunday after a long fight against Cancer. Ben did a lot to raise awareness of bowel cancer and was a popular member of the local running community. He'll be sadly missed.

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Bums out for bowel cancer!!

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It was a morning of celebration for Bobs.

Congratulations to Bob Calderbank on running your 100th parkrun

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Happy birthday to Bob Brown!

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Volunteers

We had a great team of volunteers who enjoyed volunteering in the sunshine!

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This week's high viz hereos were ....

Ashraf M KAZEE • Robert BROWN • Philip BENTON • Lee MATHISON • Sean SWEENEY • Caroline SIDERY • Angela Elizabeth TRANTER • Andrew John TRANTER • Elizabeth Helen TRANTER • Warren CROOK • Jim MCLEAN • John CARRUTHERS • Shane COLLINS • Liz MOUNSEY • Davina BOWLING • Robert Ian CALDERBANK • Jenna STOUT • Andy WHALEY • Victoria BERRY • Max CROFT • Eleanor WARD • Elsa FAIRCLOUGH • Elizabeth JOHNSON • Calum LEITH

First Past The Post

First lady home was youngster Katie Mathison.  The prodigious talent from the Chorley Athletic and Triathlon club has been receiving some coaching from Warren Crook which is evidently paying dividends!

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Martin first home for the men for the 2nd week in a row.

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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 256
8th July 2017

This week 266 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

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

Male placings:
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:51 - 12th time in 144 appearances.
Ryan Jacob CARTWRIGHT (SM18-19) of Vegan Runners, was second over the line in 17:54.
David WATSON (VM45-49) of Preston Harriers, was third over the line in 18:25.

Female placings:
Katie MATHISON (JW11-14) of Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club, was first (29th overall) over the line in 22:19 - first time in 18 appearances.
Lisa BOLTON (VW35-39) of Red Rose Road Runners, was second (37th overall) over the line in 23:03 - was first to finish once before.
Faron Beth JONES (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (47th overall) over the line in 23:46.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 82.73% for the time 20:51 (17th overall).
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) – 79.46% for the time 17:51 (first overall).
David WATSON (VM45-49) – 79.46% for the time 18:25 (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 7,057 participants have completed 52,345 parkruns covering a total distance of 261,725 km, including 10,757 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 255

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A round of applause for the volunteers

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We love parkrun, oh yes we do!! We welcomed Joanna and John from Cross Flatts in Leeds and we also had visitors form Norwich and Ipswich.

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Volunteers

We had a great team of volunteers who put together a flawless parkrun.

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Scanners at the ready!
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We had pacers at 34, 30, 28, 27, 25 and 24 minutes.

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The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Ashraf M KAZEE • Colin DAVIES • Joanna CASSELLS • John CASSELLS • John Benedict ALLEN • Robert BROWN • Felicity CROSS • Philip BENTON • Andrew John HELM • Freda PEACOCK • Sinead SWEENEY • Sean SWEENEY • Matt CARTWRIGHT • Andrew John TRANTER • Warren CROOK • Emma SWEENEY • Jim MCLEAN • Shane COLLINS • Davina BOWLING • Robert Ian CALDERBANK • Jenna STOUT • Amanda BERRY • Rebecca HELM • Andy WHALEY • Ella EASTHAM-WOOD • Calum LEITH

 

First lady home was Ambi with a new PB
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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 255
1st July 2017

This week 261 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

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

Male placings:
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:53 - 11th time in 143 appearances.
Ryan Jacob CARTWRIGHT (SM18-19) of Vegan Runners, was second over the line in 18:16.
Dominic MOON (SM25-29) of Preston Harriers, was third over the line in 18:42.

Female placings:
Ambi Louise TIPPING (SW30-34) of Preston Harriers, was first (9th overall) over the line in 20:11 - 12th time in 30 appearances.
Gemma PRESTON (VW35-39) of Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club, was second (18th overall) over the line in 20:56 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Angela OLDHAM (VW60-64) of East Cheshire Harriers & Tameside AC, was third (36th overall) over the line in 22:17.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Angela OLDHAM (VW60-64) – 90.95% for the time 22:17 (36th overall).
Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 81.95% for the time 21:03 (21st overall).
Carl HOGARTH (VM60-64) – 79.70% for the time 20:51 (16th 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 7,018 participants have completed 52,079 parkruns covering a total distance of 260,395 km, including 10,713 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 254

It was good to be back home at Preston parkrun after a week's tourism last Saturday.  We had a great turnout of 286 runners who completed the 3 lap course.

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Great course side support!
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We gave a hearty welcome to visitors from London and a group of 17 pupils from Broughton High School who completed their couch to parkrun programme this morning.
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Happy birthday to Emily and a new PB to celebrate!
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100 Club

Congratulations to James on running your 100th parkrun!
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PB Corner

Well done to all those who kept the PB bell ringing throughout the morning.
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Good to see members of the core team getting a run in and PBs as well!!
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Volunteers

A big thank you to the superb team of volunteers who put on another flawless parkrun and well done to Sean who directed the run for the first time in sole charge.
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Sinead gets the important role of calibrating the finish line video
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Ramona enjoying being our musical tree marshall. Ramona is the parkrun U.K. Champion for diabetes and is raising awareness for runners with various conditions such as diabetes.
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This week's high viz heroes were ....

Ashraf M KAZEE • Robert BROWN • Philip BENTON • Steve MYERSCOUGH • Ally CHESNEY • Sinead SWEENEY • Sean SWEENEY • Rupert STOCKS • Andrew John TRANTER • Warren CROOK • Ramona MULLIGAN • Emma SWEENEY • Jim MCLEAN • Samantha RUSCOE • Davina BOWLING • Robert Ian CALDERBANK • Gary JAMES • Andy WHALEY • Max CROFT • Elsa FAIRCLOUGH

 

Charity fund raising

Preston parkrun regular Andrew Barrow is organising a charity run with his local school next Saturday at Preston docks. If you fancy running another 5K after parkrun next Saturday, the details can be found here ....
http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/events/2017-07-01-docks-to-disney

 

Front runners

First home for the ladies was Emma.
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Chris makes a return to Preston parkrun
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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 254
24th June 2017

This week 286 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

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 16:17 - 7th time in 7 appearances.
Matthew David LIVINGSTONE (VM40-44) of Preston Harriers, was second over the line in 16:56 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Ciaron RODDY (SM30-34) of Red Rose Road Runners, was third over the line in 17:32 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Emma DODD (SW25-29) of Wharfedale Harriers, was first (20th overall) over the line in 21:04 - first time in 4 appearances.
Katie MATHISON (JW11-14) of Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club, was second (47th overall) over the line in 22:32.
Bethany REID (JW11-14) of Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club, was third (50th overall) over the line in 22:57.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Joe SWARBRICK (VM60-64) – 82.64% for the time 19:35 (8th overall).
Chris LIVESEY (VM35-39) – 81.47% for the time 16:17 (first overall).
Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 81.11% for the time 21:16 (24th 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 7,005 participants have completed 51,818 parkruns covering a total distance of 259,090 km, including 10,647 new Personal Bests.

 

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.

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