Event 246

There were 341 runners at Event 246 on a crisp sunny spring morning with 31 first timers. The magnolia was out in the Japanese Garden as everyone ran past. Avenham really is a lovely park to be in on a Saturday morning. We can probably expect a good turnout next week after everyone has seen the London Marathon on TV.

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10 Club

Jessica Parry and Toby Glover joined the 10 club – well done and Jessica Watson celebrated her 10th with a new PB.

 

50 Club

Gareth Booth came in 3rd today on his 50th parkrun, 25 of which have been at Preston.

 

100 Club

Well done to Stan Barrow who joined the 100 club today. Stan has run 99 at Preston and his other one in San Francisco with all the family. This means 3 black 100 t-shirts in the Barrow family now as he joins his Mum, Paula, who has run 112 parkruns and his Dad, Andrew, who has run 103 parkruns. We will need a picture of them all when Stan’s t-shirt arrives! Stan’s older brother ran with him and Grandma and Grandad came along with balloons to support him.

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Tourists

We only seemed to have one tourist today – a lady from Poland who has run with us before. We didn’t have a photographer today so not many pics – fancy volunteering?

 

PB Corner

That bell is getting lots of wear and tear as 82 people got PBs this week! – we didn’t get many photos of the PB bell ringing this week so please upload them to our facebook page or to Flickr if you managed to get pics!

Aysha Desai got another new PB and was very happy about it!

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Davina got 26 minutes exactly with her new PB – sub 26 soon Davina? Excellent running
Angela Tranter got another PB – Fantastic!

 

Parkrun does not happen without its volunteers!

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Congratulations to Sean Sweeney on his inaugural outing as Run Director. The plan is to have more trained Run Directors then the role can be shared out. If you would be interested in becoming involved, please ask!

Thank you to: Rachel BALLARD, Lynn BROWN, Robert BROWN, Chris BROWN, Robert Ian CALDERBANK, Max CROFT, Warren CROOK, D W GASKELL, Joseph GAUGHAN, Lindsay GAUGHAN, Carole HEATON, Stuart HORROCKS, Ashraf M KAZEE, Jim MCLEAN, Dawn MCLEAN, Jenna STOUT, Sue STOUT, Emma SWEENEY, Sean SWEENEY, Andrew John TRANTER, Andy WHALEY and Sue WICKHAM.

 
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.

 

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 246
22nd April 2017

 

This week 341 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 82 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers.

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 16:20 - second time in 3 appearances.
Christopher TULLY (VM35-39) of Salford Harriers and AC, was second over the line in 16:41 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Gareth BOOTH (VM45-49) of Horwich RMI Harriers, was third over the line in 18:03 - has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Michelle HOOK (SW25-29) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was first (30th overall) over the line in 20:56 - first time in 4 appearances.
Sarah BALL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (39th overall) over the line in 21:54.
Alison THOMSON (SW25-29) of Riversway Roadrunners, was third (41st overall) over the line in 21:55.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Robert AFFLECK (VM45-49) – 86.84% for the time 16:20 (first overall).
Davina BOWLING (VW65-69) – 84.23% for the time 26:00 (133rd overall).
Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 81.75% for the time 21:06 (31st 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 6,721 participants have completed 49,238 parkruns covering a total distance of 246,190 km, including 10,175 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 245

A great Easter special parkrun at Preston this week with 325 runners completing the 5k course. Well done to Spike and Josh who ran their 100th and 50th parkruns respectively and thanks for the cake! We welcomed visitors from Poland, Croydon and Mansfield and it was nice to meet Rosemary and Nicola who were on tour, both have completed more than 250 parkruns each! It was also a record breaking day, Becky Rigby smashed the female course record which had stood for two and a half years with a magnificent time of 17:21! We had a great full team of volunteers that were well fed on cakes.

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Super Tourists

Visiting us this week was Rosemary Egbe and Nicola Tarrant. Rosemary and Nicola have run at 223 and 220 different locations worldwide!
 
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super tourists Rosemary and Nicola with their 250 t-shirts

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rolling their Easter eggs before heading back home

 

Run Rabbit Run

Plenty of bunny ears on display this week...
 
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not sure this one counts

 

Volunteer Hall of Fame

Another egg-cellent turn out by the volunteers this week who hopped to it with a spring in their step.

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Easter Volunteers

 
Thank you to: Amanda BERRY, Lynn BROWN, Robert BROWN, Robert Ian CALDERBANK, Mary CONWAY, Max CROFT, Warren CROOK, Alison DICK, Gail DUNLOP, Ella EASTHAM-WOOD, Kari EDWARDS, Joseph GAUGHAN, Fiona GUTTERIDGE, Carl HOGARTH, Stuart HORROCKS, Joe HOWARD, Ashraf M KAZEE, Matthew LANG, William LANG, Rick MAY, Jim MCLEAN, Dawn MCLEAN, Lynn MELVIN, Andrew John TRANTER, Andy WHALEY and Sue WICKHAM

 
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.

 

50 Club

We had two parkruners completing their 50 this week at Preston. Joshua Cartwright started back in January 2013 and has finished 42 Preston parkruns as well as 2 junior parkuns. Starting way back in September 2012 George Brennand has also completed 42 Preston parkruns.
 
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Joshua Cartwright enjoying his 50th parkrun

 

100 Club

Well done to Shane "Spike" Collins who reached 100 parkruns this week. Spike has run 96 of his parkruns at Preston starting back in July 2014 as well as regularly volunteering.
 
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joining the 100 club

 

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 245
15th April 2017

 

This week 325 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 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.
Alex PARSONS (JM11-14) of Team Bath AC, was second (third overall) over the line in 17:37.
Kevin HUNT (VM45-49) of Preston Harriers, was third (4th overall) over the line in 18:10.

Female placings:
Becky RIGBY (SW25-29) of Preston Harriers, was first (second overall) over the line in 17:21 - 5th time in 5 appearances.
Catherine CARRDUS (VW45-49) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was second (21st overall) over the line in 20:01 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Victoria DUCKETT (VW40-44) of Preston Harriers, was third (68th overall) over the line in 22:57 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Becky RIGBY (SW25-29) – 85.30% for the time 17:21 (second overall).
Joe SWARBRICK (VM60-64) – 83.49% for the time 19:23 (14th overall).
Davina BOWLING (VW65-69) – 83.01% for the time 26:23 (139th 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 6,690 participants have completed 48,897 parkruns covering a total distance of 244,485 km, including 10,093 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 244

Another beautiful day at Preston parkrun this week, great for running and then catching up with friends afterwards. This week 289 people completed parkrun, of whom 23 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests.

Big thanks to our volunteers, and congratulations to Fiona Gutteridge on her 25th volunteer, today she was our timekeeper and she earns her special purple volunteer t-shirt (and a hug from Jim).

Spike is on 99 runs and was our marshal on the hill today, next week he is going for his 100 club status! A special mention to Sue who marshalled for us today with one arm in a plaster cast, she still managed to direct you on the correct route, thanks Sue.

Anna Cawley ran her 10th parkrun as a junior and earns her white t-shirt. Loads to smile about this week, well done everyone, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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sunshine and parkrun, the perfect combination

 
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all smiles

 
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a Preston Harrier enjoying the sunshine

 
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chasing shadows

 

Quite a few parkrun tourist t-shirts on display this week...

 
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the unstoppable Nicola Hughes on her way to a PB

 

Volunteer Hall of Fame

As always a big thank you to this week's volunteers.

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turning up late has it's advantages - Ashraf Khazee makes it into the volunteer photo

 
Thank you to: Lynn BROWN, Robert BROWN, Chris BROWN, Shane COLLINS, Max CROFT, Warren CROOK, Louise DAVITT, Ian FLINTOFF, Fiona GUTTERIDGE, Stuart HORROCKS, Ashraf M KAZEE, Matthew LANG, William LANG, Colin MANNING, Jim MCLEAN, Nigel SHEPHERD, Caroline SIDERY, Howard SIDERY, Geoff STOUT, Jenna STOUT, Sean SWEENEY, Andy WHALEY and Sue WICKHAM

 
A special mention to Sue Wickham who has a broken arm but has put herself down to volunteer for the next four weeks. Thanks Sue, it just goes to show that even if you can't run you can still be part of parkrun!

 
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.

 

Volunteer 25 Club

A massive thank you to Fiona Gutteridge this week who volunteered for the 25th time. Fiona is now eligible for the purple volunteer t-shirt!
 
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the ever smiling Fiona Gutteridge

 

10 Club

Well done to Anna Cawley on reaching her 10th parkrun. Anna has completed all of her parkruns at Preston only starting in the January of this year.

 

Easter Run

Next week is our Easter themed parkrun. Dust off your Easter bonnet and strap on your bunny ears and come and join in the egg-cellent fun at 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 244
8th April 2017

 

This week 289 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers.

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 16:23 - first time in 2 appearances.
Matt JIGGINS (SM30-34) of Running with Matt (RWM), was second over the line in 17:54.
Daniel HUGHES (SM30-34) of Red Rose Road Runners, was third over the line in 17:55.

Female placings:
Jayne PERRY (VW35-39) of Lancaster & Morecambe AC, was first (25th overall) over the line in 20:50 - 9th time in 25 appearances.
Helen MORRIS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (26th overall) over the line in 20:52 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Anna WADE (SW30-34) of Riversway Roadrunners, was third (27th overall) over the line in 21:00 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Robert AFFLECK (VM45-49) – 86.57% for the time 16:23 (first overall).
Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 81.05% for the time 21:17 (33rd overall).
David WATSON (VM45-49) – 79.96% for the time 18:18 (5th overall).

The female record is held by Alison LEONARD who recorded a time of 00:18:16 on 29th November 2014 (event number 128).
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 6,654 participants have completed 48,572 parkruns covering a total distance of 242,860 km, including 10,033 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 243

Event 243 started off dry but we soon had April showers. It didn't dampen our spirits though, we had 284 finishers and 72 new PBs! It was our pacer week as its the first parkrun of the month- always popular and thank you to all of our volunteer pacers for helping out. We got a email this week with some lovely feedback; "As always with parkrun, everyone so lovely, welcoming, friendly and supportive." So anyone wondering if parkrun is for them, yes, come down, join in with the fun! Just don't forget to register and print out your barcode before the run.

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A short delay to let a cyclist through and then we were off.

 
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We had pacers from 21 minutes with Dougie in the yellow vest....

 
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.... at different intervals right though to 37 minutes- thanks Helen

 
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It is great to see so many smiley faces!

 
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Thumbs up for parkrun day!

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Running makes you feel good!

 

Volunteer Hall of Fame

Thanking the volunteers...

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Warren helps set up and take down the course every week

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It was our tail runners 30th Birthday - Happy Birthday Ben!

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Some of our volunteers this week, the marshals were out on the course doing a great job.

 
Thank you to: Lisa BOLTON, Helen BORKING, Helen BOYER, Lynn BROWN, Robert BROWN, Robert Ian CALDERBANK, Max CROFT, Warren CROOK, Joseph GAUGHAN, Fiona GUTTERIDGE, Susan Jane HEATLEY, Carole HEATON, Stuart HORROCKS, Ashraf M KAZEE, Matthew LANG, William LANG, Jim MCLEAN, James MULHOLLAND, Dougie POTTER, Nigel SHEPHERD, Ben SMITHERS, Jenna STOUT, Sean SWEENEY and Andrew John TRANTER

 
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.

 

10 Club

Sameera Desai has completed 10 parkruns at Preston since May 2015- well done Sameera!
 

 

50 Club

Asif Mamun reaches 50 runs, 48 of which were Preston since August 2015, well done.
Gary James achieves 50 club status, well done Gary.
James Darkin has now completed 50 runs, all of them at Preston, brilliant.
Michael Joyce has also completed 50 runs at Preston since April 2014, well done.
Simon Shaw reaches his 50th parkrun (along with his dog). Congratulations Simon.
 
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Simon on his way to his 50th 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 243
1st April 2017

 

This week 284 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 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:
An unknown runner was first.
An unknown runner was second.
Mike HAMMER (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:00.

Female placings:
Sophie ROTHERAM (JW15-17) of Preston Harriers, was first (31st overall) over the line in 21:29 - second time in 16 appearances.
Helen MOUNTFORT (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (61st overall) over the line in 23:08.
Jeanette WHITHAM (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (70th overall) over the line in 23:43.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Joe SWARBRICK (VM60-64) – 82.78% for the time 19:33 (12th overall).
Davina BOWLING (VW65-69) – 81.46% for the time 26:53 (124th overall).
Keith LITTLEWOOD (VM45-49) – 79.54% for the time 18:15 (5th overall).

The female record is held by Alison LEONARD who recorded a time of 00:18:16 on 29th November 2014 (event number 128).
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 6,631 participants have completed 48,283 parkruns covering a total distance of 241,415 km, including 9,985 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 242

A big round of parkrun applause to our 349 finishers today, well done everyone. We achieved 88 PBs between us, and welcomed 26 first timers to the parkrun family. Thanks also to our fabulous team of 21 volunteers. Did you know there has now been 47,999 parkruns completed at Preston in total, that is a lot of running, wow!

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sunny start line

 
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the early leading pack

 
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"bring me sunshine..."

 
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sunglasses weather

 
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wooly hat weather?

 

Volunteer Hall of Fame

At last, after many cold and wet Saturday mornings over the winter our fantastic volunteers can enjoy some sunshine.

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Thank you to: Simon AINSWORTH, Philip BENTON, Victoria BERRY, Gina BIGGS, Lynn BROWN, Chris BROWN, Robert Ian CALDERBANK, Max CROFT, Warren CROOK, Philip DAVIDSON, Joseph GAUGHAN, Paul Alexander GIBSON, Fiona GUTTERIDGE, Ashraf M KAZEE, William LANG, Jim MCLEAN, Des MONK, Sean SWEENEY, Andrew John TRANTER, 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.

 

50 Club

Well done to Claire Neville on reaching the half century this week. Claire has run 44 of her 50 with us at Preston dating back to October 2014.

 

100 Club

Andrew Barrow reached the big one hundred this week. Andrew has completed 99 of his century ar Preston starting back in April 2013. Also reaching triple figures this week was Dianne Flath who has run 77 of her parkruns at Preston reaching back to August 2014. Congratulations to you both.
 
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A Polite Message

As the continued success of Preston parkrun results in regular high numbers of participants, can we please remember to be polite and courteous to our fellow runners. It is very important that parkrun remains a safe and friendly environment. After all, being respectful is more important than a fast time. Parkrun is for everyone, fast and slow, and that it is the responsibility of the runner overtaking to do so safely and carefully, even if it means slowing down a bit.

 

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 242
25th March 2017

 

This week 349 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 88 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers.

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

Male placings:
Chris NICOLL (VM45-49) of Derby Triathlon Club, was first over the line in 17:01 - first time in 3 appearances.
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:22 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Simon ROBINSON (SM25-29) of Red Rose Road Runners, was third over the line in 18:59.

Female placings:
Victoria DUCKETT (VW40-44) of Preston Harriers, was first (51st overall) over the line in 23:13 - first time in 26 appearances.
Laura CONN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (65th overall) over the line in 24:02.
Faron Beth JONES (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (72nd overall) over the line in 24:05.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Chris NICOLL (VM45-49) – 84.62% for the time 17:01 (first overall).
Robert Ian CALDERBANK (VM65-69) – 80.42% for the time 21:27 (24th overall).
Martin GAUGHAN (VM45-49) – 77.22% for the time 18:22 (second overall).

The female record is held by Alison LEONARD who recorded a time of 00:18:16 on 29th November 2014 (event number 128).
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 6,605 participants have completed 47,999 parkruns covering a total distance of 239,995 km, including 9,913 new Personal Bests.

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