Event 271

It was a great turnout for event 271 at Preston parkrun as a whopping 349 of us took part. We were bolstered by the graduation of the Red Rose Runners who completed their couch to 5k program. A big well done to everyone who ran their first 5k on Saturday and everyone else who enjoyed another run around our lovely park. The park looked lovely in its autumn colours and morning fog and it was great to welcome visitors from Australia, Birkenhead and Altrincham.

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Volunteers

We say it every week, but it's really important. prarkrun wouldn't run without volunteers and the volunteers we get at Preston are amazing. Well done to all that volunteered on Saturday, you're the best!!!

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Duke of Edinburgh

We're a great supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme at Preston parkrun. We have candidates who do their physical awards like Charlie and Jenna and also candidates who get to complete the volunteering part of the scheme like Joel and Eleanor (and previously Jenna). It's great to see these youngsters developing their skills. Charlie even got a new PB this weekend, well done Charlie!!

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Food Bank

A reminder that Jeanette is organising a food bank collection at Preston parkrun for Saturday 2nd December.

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Happy birthday!!

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Milestones

50 - Hemant Sonwalkar

100 - Stuart Horrocks

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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 271
11th November 2017

This week 348 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Ashraf M KAZEE • John Benedict ALLEN • Lynn BROWN • Robert BROWN • Philip DAVIDSON • Andree Maria HELM • Kelly DAY • Sean SWEENEY • Dawn MCLEAN • Janette Clair COVELL • Andrew John TRANTER • Helen ORSON • Warren CROOK • Jim MCLEAN • Stephen ROBERTSON • Robert Ian CALDERBANK • Cath MILLS • Jennifer BRADLEY • Kate CLIPSTON • Amanda BERRY • Andy WHALEY • Max CROFT • Samantha EDWARDS • Joel HIGHAM • Eleanor WARD • Lisa BARON • Victoria TURNER • Alex PROFFITT • Amanda CUTLER

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

The female record is held by Becky RIGBY who recorded a time of 17:21 on 15th April 2017 (event number 245).
The male record is held by Robert DANSON who recorded a time of 15:31 on 26th August 2017 (event number 261).
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 7,596 participants have completed 57,082 parkruns covering a total distance of 285,410 km, including 11,525 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Event 270

314 parkrunners took part in Event 270 at Preston parkrun. We welcomed visitors from far and wide including Australia, Jersey, Liverpool and St Helens.

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Volunteers

Well done to our fab volunteers who put on another flawless parkrun.  We had 9 people volunteering for pacing which helped a lot of you to new PBs!

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Family affair

3 Generations of the Dewhirst family ran together including the 50th parkrun for mum Kerry and PBs for the girls.

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Milestones

10 (Juniors) - Oliver Briggs
50 - Kerry Dewhirst, Andy McAllister, David Crawshaw, Rod Pearce, Adam, Kelsall and Adam Malloy.

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PBs

We had an amazing 66 PBs!

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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 270
4th November 2017

This week 314 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Ashraf M KAZEE • Carole HEATON • Paul BARNETT • John Benedict ALLEN • Lynn BROWN • Robert BROWN • Caroline SIDERY • Andrew Graeme CHRISTIE • Howard SIDERY • Andrew John TRANTER • Warren CROOK • Rick MAY • Jim MCLEAN • Jason SPEAR • Joseph GAUGHAN • Shane COLLINS • Andy BOYNE • Stephen ROBERTSON • Davina BOWLING • John FOSTER • Robert Ian CALDERBANK • Cath MILLS • Jonathan FORD • Andy WHALEY • Max CROFT • Joel HIGHAM • Faisal ALI • Chris BARRY

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

The female record is held by Becky RIGBY who recorded a time of 17:21 on 15th April 2017 (event number 245).
The male record is held by Robert DANSON who recorded a time of 15:31 on 26th August 2017 (event number 261).
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 7,565 participants have completed 56,734 parkruns covering a total distance of 283,670 km, including 11,459 new Personal Bests.

 

Christmas Calendar 2017

We will be holding an additional parkrun on Christmas day at 9am. There won't be an additional 5K parkrun on New Years Day. Our regular Saturday parkruns will take place as normal, so that's Saturday 23rd and 30th of December. All events are subject to the normal rules around cancellations if the course is too icy or flooded etc.

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So our Christmas calendar is as follows.

Saturday 23rd Dec - 9am
Monday 25th Dec - 9am
Saturday 30th Dec - 9am
Monday 1st Jan - no parkrun at Preston.

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Saturday 23rd December will be fancy dress and cakes at the finish area. You never know, there even also be some carol singers :-)

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Merry Christmas everyone!!

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Event 269 – Halloween Run

The 269th parkrun at Preston was a spooktastic event! Avenham park was awash with ghosts, ghouls, witches and skeletons as parkrunners dressed up for halloween.  We had some brilliant costumes including Pacman who chased one of the ghosts away!  Well done to Spike who won the best costume as a very scary clown under the bridge!  We welcomed visitors from Newcastle, Birmingham, Reading and Stretford.   We hope you enjoyed your visit and the bridge section wasn't too traumatic!

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Volunteers

Our volunteers were frighteningly good!   Thank you to all the volunteers.

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Birthday Greetings

Happy birthday to Ramona and thanks for the cakes and bubbly.  Thank you to everyone who baked a cake for Halloween.

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Milestone runs

We had plenty of milestone parkrun celebrations at Preston on Saturday.  Congratulations to everyone who ran a milestone parkrun.

100 - Helen Tattersall

50 - Richard Holding, Chrissie Oakley, Victoria Duckett, Adam Oakley, Robert Lea, Susan Jane Heatley, Annie Williams and Kevin Doran.

10 (Juniors) - Leo Neville and Sarah Guo

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Food Bank

We are holding a food-bank collection at Preston Parkrun on 2 December 2017 and will be providing the donations to local charities, so that they can be distributed in time for Christmas. The following is a list of the most needed items:

Food
Tinned meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, beans, spaghetti, soup, pies and puddings
Packet potato
Curry, chilli, pasta sauces
Super noodles and pot noodles
Dried pasta, rice, spaghetti or microwave rice
Breakfast cereals
Long life milk or juice
Packets of biscuits and crisps
Baby food
Non-food
Toothpaste & brushes
Shower gel & soap
Shampoo & conditioner
Toilet roll/tissues
Washing up liquid & washing powder
Nappies & baby wipes
You will be able to drop off any donations before you start the run, so if you can support or help with donations in any small way, that would be fantastic.

 

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 269
28th October 2017

This week 380 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Ashraf M KAZEE • Peter O'GRADY • Carole HEATON • Marion O'GRADY • Robert BROWN • Felicity CROSS • Lee MATHISON • Nigel SHEPHERD • Sean SWEENEY • Michael FEE • Warren CROOK • Jim MCLEAN • Gina BIGGS • Ben SMITHERS • Shane COLLINS • Fiona GUTTERIDGE • Robert Ian CALDERBANK • Ian SCOTT • Andy WHALEY • Max CROFT • Amanda GOODE • Pam WOOD • Ella EASTHAM-WOOD • Victoria TURNER

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

Male placings:
Robert AFFLECK (VM45-49) of Preston Harriers, was first over the line in 16:37 - third time in 4 appearances.
Chris SMITH (SM25-29) of Wirral AC, was second over the line in 16:47.
Benjamin PREDDY (JM15-17) of Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC, was third over the line in 17:04.

Female placings:
Sara TREACY (SW25-29) of Birchfield Harriers, was first (10th overall) over the line in 18:29 - first appearance.
Nicola ARCHER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 19:59 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Katie MATHISON (JW11-14) of Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club, was third (31st overall) over the line in 20:55 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Marian HESKETH (VW60-64) – 89.94% for the time 22:12 (50th overall).
Robert AFFLECK (VM45-49) – 85.96% for the time 16:37 (first overall).
Benjamin PREDDY (JM15-17) – 81.54% for the time 17:04 (third overall).

The female record is held by Becky RIGBY who recorded a time of 17:21 on 15th April 2017 (event number 245).
The male record is held by Robert DANSON who recorded a time of 15:31 on 26th August 2017 (event number 261).
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 7,536 participants have completed 56,420 parkruns covering a total distance of 282,100 km, including 11,393 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 268

Well done to the Wesham Road Runners who put on an excellent parkrun for us on Saturday.  The local club turned out en mass to provide the friendly volunteers and plenty of runners wearing their club vests.  It was windy conditions with a lot of autumn leaves fallen on the route, but we still had a magnificent turnout of 373 runners. We also welcomed visitors from Surrey, Ipswich, Pontefract & Jersey.

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Milestone parkruns

A big thank you to Kelly Day who ran her 50th parkrun and treated us all to cakes to mark the occasion!  Well done to Jane Joyce who ran her 100th parkrun!  There were 10th parkruns for juniors Sophie Mitchell and Oliver and Henry Cookson.  Max Croft, Katrin Elbag and Patrick Grant also joined Kelly on 50 parkruns.

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Spooky parkrun

It's the Halloween special this Saturday, a lot of people's favourite parkrun of the year!  Last year there were lots of fantastic costumes which made quite a sight for a Saturday morning in the park!  There will also be a cake table at the finish line for if you'd like to bake a cake for your fellow runners.   Here are some of the great costumes on show from last year.  Happy Halloween everyone!  ;-)

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Congestion and respect for other runners

The rise in popularity of parkrun over the years has seen the attendance figures grow at Preston parkrun from less than 100 runners to regular figures in excess of 300.  This is great news for meeting new friends and catching up with old ones.  It also means that the route on which we run is more populated than ever.  The paths are only so wide and when we get over 300 hundred runners, there is less room for runners to pass one another.  We know the majority of runners are respectful to other runners and would not intentionally cause offence or startle runners when passing, but please could we ask runners to be mindful of this and consider others (including other park users).  parkrun is intended as a social run and although it is timed and we would all like to get a new PB, leaving the park with everyone enjoying a morning run with friends is the perfect way to start the weekend :-).

 

Food Bank Collection

Following the recent superb efforts of other parkruns, we are going to hold a food-bank collection at Preston parkrun on 2 December 2017.  We hope to support local charities by providing the donations to them, so that they can be distributed in time for Christmas.  Details of the most needed items to donate will be provided, so that we can give help where it is most needed.  We will be putting boxes out on the day, so that you can drop off any donations before you start the run.  If anyone is able to support or help with donations in any small way, your generosity will be very gratefully received.  Jeanette Whitham has kindly offered to lead this initiative and will be making the necessary arrangements.

 

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 268
21st October 2017

This week 373 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Lynn BROWN • Robert BROWN • Nigel SHEPHERD • Sean SWEENEY • Clive John BERRY • Helen LAWRENSON • Steven GORE • Stuart Leigh TOPPING • Gemma OWEN • Warren CROOK • Jim MCLEAN • Megan GORE • Vicky GORE • David TAYLOR • David YOUNG • Alyssia OWEN • Ella OWEN • Julie ROONEY • Lee BARLOW • Kerry ECCLES • Andy WHALEY • Keith RHEAD • Marian RHEAD • Eleanor WARD • Ryan AZZOPARDI • Carl GROOME • Anne BERRY • James Robert DANSON • Maureen DANSON • Grace ROBINSON

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

Male placings:
David RIGBY (SM25-29) of Salford Harriers and AC, was first over the line in 16:18 - 13th time in 17 appearances.
Charles Henry KERSHAW (JM15-17) of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, was second over the line in 17:35.
Gary PENNINGTON (VM45-49) of CSSC Sports & Leisure, was third over the line in 17:39 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Victoria DUCKETT (VW40-44) of Preston Harriers, was first (71st overall) over the line in 23:33 - third time in 39 appearances.
Emily KNELL (JW11-14) of Preston Harriers, was second (86th overall) over the line in 23:57.
Joanna SMITH (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (87th overall) over the line in 24:01.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Gary PENNINGTON (VM45-49) – 81.59% for the time 17:39 (third overall).
D Jane ANTHONY (VW60-64) – 79.84% for the time 24:18 (98th overall).
David RIGBY (SM25-29) – 79.24% for the time 16:18 (first overall).

The female record is held by Becky RIGBY who recorded a time of 17:21 on 15th April 2017 (event number 245).
The male record is held by Robert DANSON who recorded a time of 15:31 on 26th August 2017 (event number 261).
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 7,490 participants have completed 56,040 parkruns covering a total distance of 280,200 km, including 11,334 new Personal Bests.

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