Start and Finish Changes

From this week there will be a change to the start and finish lines.

Seven years ago there were fields, regularly, of fewer than 100 participants. Now, with fields often closer to 250, it is not enough to just warn athletes to be careful on the first narrow bottleneck of a bend without addressing the issue.

For this reason, and for the simplicity in setting up, the actual course will not change. However, the start line will now be directly outside the park gate on the cliff top. The start line here can be much wider which will be better for all athletes of different paces and others with dogs and pushchairs etc. Also, any public will not be met on this narrow early path. This will be much better for the event to settle down in the wide open spaces down to the coastguard station without any bottlenecks.

This means a distance of just over 200m will not have been run/walked at the start. Some of this will be made up by moving the finish line 70m further along the the current path where the finish is. The remainder of the distance will be made up by a further 69.5m added to the loop beyond the the red flag turning point on the cliff top.

Varying the distance on the loop to the turn is the simplest solution as it can take into account any one off cricket ground activity that may encroach onto the line of the run. It is also the simplest solution for the volunteers setting up the course each week.

Recently there has been just a few people doing this necessary setting up job and it has been made more difficult when things have not been put away properly at the end of the previous event. Quite a few of the runners/walkers now do help to bring equipment back from around the course (especially necessary on a one lap course) but there is little help to put it away properly in readiness for the next week. This makes it more difficult and time consuming to set up the following week. With extra signage for the new start line it is even more important to look after the equipment that we have got and this entails storing it properly for the following week's course set up team.

 

10th March. parkrun back to normal.

Just a quick note to confirm that after the cold blast parkrun is back to normal this week.

The weather today Friday is nice and sunny. Unfortunately tomorrow morning at the moment is forecast to be wet, but having said that on the coast there are only a handful of wet ones each year.

Good luck to everybody in the morning.

 

Cancelled

Sewerby parkrun has had to be cancelled this week due the adverse weather forecast.

While the runners/walkers all know their own abilities, talent and fitness levels and can make a reasoned decision to take part accordingly it is not fair to expect the volunteers to set the course up and freeze for another hour while the event takes place.

The toilets and cafe at Sewerby are open but the car park has been closed since Tuesday and this might represent another problem.

Hopefully better conditions will prevail by the time next week's event comes around and a decision will again be made by Friday morning.

This should in no way reflect on the cross country league race at Sewerby on Sunday as they will take their own decisions.

 

Event 322 Timings

At the event today we had two watches recording the times. After about 30 times recorded one watch carried on running but would not record any more lap times. The other watch behaved as normal and at the end of the event had 128 times which matched the number of tokens handed out. However, on reaching the cafe to enter the results the watch screen was blank and the watch had suffered a power failure so the times were lost.

We could still enter a result which has the runners in the correct order but all runners are given the same time of 59:59.

This is the first time in 322 occasions when both watches have failed at the same time and neither was human error!

Recently Jayne (not here this week) who has been timekeeper on about 300 occasions has used the app on her phone. It would seem like a moment to highlight that anybody may download the app for free on an Apple iphone  and the Android version should be available shortly. Unfortunately this morning there was nobody who recorded the times on their phone. The app is very simple to use and practice with so we would encourage spectators to do this. It may never need to be used but if a situation like this morning happened it is a simple matter to email the file to the Sewerby office email address from the phone. We do not need the actual phone.

Sorry for the inconvenience but a first failure in six years is not that bad.

 

New Year 2018

Thanks to everybody who ran or supported and made it a very sociable start to 2018.

The Results

 

1 Phil Taylor 17' 05” 44 Dean Hickingbottom 27' 42”
2 Hywell Jones 17' 24” 45 David Turner 27' 43”
3 Josh Taylor 17' 28” 46 Tracy Holehouse 27' 46”
4 Oliver Brown 18' 09” 47 Amy Fowler 28' 01”
5 Nick Jordan 18' 59” 48 N. Kitching 28' 33”
6 Christian Mummert 19' 22” 49 Stuart Gent 28' 56”
7 James Briggs 19' 31” 50 Samantha Spencer 29' 45”
8 Adam Anderson 20' 09” 51 Lyn Gent 29' 48”
9 Paul Carey 20' 28” 52 ? Morrison 29' 50”
10 Michael Dowson 20' 52” 53 T. J. Choat 29' 57”
11 Simon Ellerker 21' 39” 54 Justin Choat 29' 57”
12 Anthony Hughes 21' 59” 55 Edward Rands 30' 01”
13 Steve Barnett 22' 08” 56 Ruth Abel 30' 07”
14 Matt Pilling 22' 25” 57 Paul Knaggs 30' 16”
15 Mollie Holehouse 22' 29” 58 Kevin Sissons 30' 44”
16 Jon Purdy 22' 30” 59 Linda Hinchliffe 31' 07”
17 Ian Warton-Woods 22' 35” 60 Sandra Orlando 31' 20”
18 Martin Stack 22' 36” 61 Shirley Field 31' 25”
19 Joseph Leggatt 22' 37” 62 Martin Gillespie 32' 00”
20 William Leggatt 22' 37” 63 Philip Green 32' 10”
21 Steven Shara 22' 57” 64 Janet Downes 33' 11”
22 Tom Cooper 23' 15” 65 Steve Wardley 33' 21”
23 David Field 23' 30” 66 Libby Spencer Coggin 33' 33”
24 Grant Sayer 24' 09” 67 Lisa Spencer 33' 35”
25 Jeremy Harrison 24' 13” 68 Ashleigh Strauther 34' 05”
26 Liz Sellers 24' 17” 69 Paul Georghiou 34' 16”
27 Oliver Gibson 24' 20” 70 Linda Hall 34' 24”
28 Jim Abel 24' 25” 71 Debbie Duffill 35' 10”
29 Rich Seabrook 24' 28” 72 Elizabeth Ingle 35' 54”
30 Diane Palmer 24' 29” 73 Wendy Pattison 37' 00”
31 Alistair Sayer 24' 30” 74 Melanie Day 37' 01”
32 Ian Midgley 24' 37” 75 Emma Choat 37' 22”
33 Jennifer Peacock 24' 52” 76 David Duffill 37' 38”
34 Andrea Sayer 25' 12” 77 Robert Calthorpe 37' 45”
35 Andrew Bielby 25' 16” 78 Tina Calthorpe 37' 45”
36 Heidi Baker 25' 20” 79 Elaine Spencer 38' 28”
37 Rebecca Gaines 25' 37” 80 Lizzy Abel 39' 26”
38 Luke Duffill 25' 39” 81 Sam Adams 39' 36”
39 Craig bennett 26' 13 82 Paul Spencer 40' 31
40 Pete Royal 26' 28” 83 Caroline Strathearn 40' 41”
41 Zoe Ellis 26' 49” 84 Dian Crone 40' 42”
42 Hiede Coates 27' 19” 85 Tim Welbourne 40' 44”
43 Nik Rowntree 27' 37”

 

 

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