New Year 2019 Sea Front

Thanks to all those taking part or helping in some way this morning.

As in the last few years it has turned out to be a good social start to the New Year 2019. Hope to see you all and more for the start of a normal (!) parkrun year on Saturday.

Here are the results from this morning.


  1. Phill Taylor 16' 56”

  2. Josh Taylor 17' 07”

  3. Oliver Brown 17' 26”

  4. Nick Jordan 19' 08”

  5. Ashley Parcell 19' 52”

  6. Simon Ellerker 20' 05”

  7. Lee Runton 20' 58”

  8. James Abel 21' 23”

  9. Alan Feldberg 22' 00”

  10. Graham Londsdale 22' 09”

  11. Mollie Holehouse 22' 12”

  12. Tony Hughes 22' 33”

  13. Steve Sharp 23' 02”

  14. Liz Sellers 23' 11”

  15. Martin Hutchinson 23' 44”

  16. Tom Cooper 23' 48”

  17. David Scriber 24' 05”

  18. Daniel Hill 24' 44”

  19. Jonathan Ogden 24' 47”

  20. Amy Fowler 24' 50”

  21. Jon Purdy 24' 58”

  22. Andrew Bielby 25' 14”

  23. Cooper England 25' 30”

  24. Craig England 25' 30”

  25. Stuart Gent 25' 49”

  26. Pete Royal 26' 05”

  27. Adam Dyas 26' 10”

  28. Heidi Baker 26' 31”

  29. Tim Welbourn 27' 16”

  30. Dean Hickingbottom 27' 29”

  31. Nick Rowntree 27' 36”

  32. Kara Mainprize 27' 46

  33. Tracy Holehouse 27' 54”

  34. David Turner 28' 20”

  35. Amanda Wright 28' 21

  36. Hannah Little 28' 23”

  37. Henry Ireland 28' 27”

  38. Miriam Ireland 28' 27”

  39. David Metcalfe 28' 39”

  40. Lynn Gent 28' 40”

  41. Trina Price 28' 40”

  42. David Pring 28' 52”

  43. Kevin Sissons 31' 00”

  44. Libby Spencer 31' 09”

  45. Lyndon Spivey 31' 29”

  46. Lizzy Abel 31' 34”

  47. Ruth Abel 31' 42”

  48. Sam Adams 31' 54”

  49. Janet Downes 32' 04”

  50. Nicola Fowler 32' 25”

  51. Mitchell England 32' 57”

  52. Val England 33' 12”

  53. David Pudsey 33' 18”

  54. Rob Calthorpe 34' 09”

  55. Ruth Newton 34' 11”

  56. Elaine Spencer 34' 12”

  57. Linda Hall 34' 44”

  58. Debbie Duffill 34' 56”

  59. Luke Duffill 34' 57”

  60. Rebecca Brown 36' 46”

  61. Elizabeth Ingle 36' 53”

  62. Sandra Orlando 37' 31”

  63. Di Crone 38' 04”

  64. Tina Calthorpe 38' 04”

  65. Sam Spencer 38' 52”

  66. Paul Spencer 38' 52”

  67. David Duffill 46' 52”



Christmas 2018

The parkruns at Sewerby this Christmas will take the same form as the previous few years.

On Saturday 22nd December there will be a normal parkrun and I am sure many will already be infused with the Christmas spirit(!) and possibly come dressed accordingly.

There will be no Christmas day run or New Years Day run due to the park amenities not being available to us.

However as in the past several years there will be a 5K measured and timed run starting in front of the amusement arcades on the Esplanade and following the sea front and land train route as far as Sewerby steps and back. This is not part of parkrun but will start at 9am. Again as in the past "Wetherspoons" is open for breakfast following the run or just to socialise and refill with lost liquids after the run!

Merry Christmas (Even though it's still just November!)


7 years and counting!

Sewerby parkrun started its incredible rise on 5th November 2011 with just 31 runners and 4 volunteers. In first place was John Broom (17' 35") and there are still several of the 31 plus 4 who took park on this day still taking part in 2018.

So far, this year (2018) there have been 39 weeks with over 150 participants, and of those 39 weeks there has been 21 weeks with over 200 participants. This includes the first time in a year in when there were 2 weeks with 305 and 307 participants respectively.

To mark the anniversary occasion there will be a gathering in the Orangery directly after the event on 3rd November. EYRC are kindly providing free tea and coffee and there will be bacon butties and cakes to buy.

Whether you are an "old timer" or just having your first parkrun or an occasional one at Sewerby please feel free to come along and have a chat for the time you normally spend in the cafe.


Sewerby Parkrun – Saturday 20 October 2018

After a storm named Callum brought some miserable weather to these shores last weekend, we would be forgiven for thinking that we'd had seen the last of the fine weather that we had been accustomed to in 2018. However the 190 runners that turned up on Saturday were to be treated to a glorious morning, with near perfect conditions for running. 

This was my second visit to Sewerby, the first back in May made me appreciate the joys of Parkrun tourism: discovering new places, meeting new people, and sampling the offerings in the local recommended eatery, which in Sewerby's case is perfectly located on site and offers a generous 20% discount to Parkrunners! It is also great to compare the way different events are organised and ran. 

The efficiency of the pre-race brief was excellent, being concise yet all-encompassing with the information runners needed to know, and on cue, all set off, haring away from the start and down along the cliff-top path. A downhill first kilometre certainly loosened people up, but the challenge of the climb back up to the cricket pavilion definitely works out the quads and calves! 

Sewerby really is a run of two halves - after spending the first few kilometres spent by the sea, with what was in this case a refreshing breeze keeping all the participants cool, the course took a turn back inland, past the historic country house bearing the Sewerby name, through the gardens and along the woodland trail which provided a different type of challenge, navigating the steps and swerving around trees. Good underfoot conditions on the trail path once again proved great running, before the tarmac returned with 400m to go. 

A more picturesque finish for a parkrun will be hard to find anywhere, in the shadow of the house and the North Sea the view to the left, runners were cheered over by the excellent support from volunteers, well-wishing locals and supporters. I must compliment this attitude the whole way around the course. The marshals were excellent, the supporters vociferous, and the kids cheering on runners hopefully inspired by what they were seeing! 

As with any good Parkrun, the tea room was extremely well attended, the hot drinks and breakfast sandwiches going down a treat and most very welcome after a challenging but oh so wonderful 5k! 

A big well done to all 190 runners who were out, the 31 who set new PBs, a whopping 50 who came and discovered what Sewerby was all about for the first time, 14 of which also enjoying Parkrun for the first time. I hope you are back again soon, I certainly will! 

Thomas Hodgson
Home run: Kingsbury Water

Timekeeping, Scanning, Equipment Storage


We have been very lucky at Sewerby parkrun that for nearly seven years Jayne Sissons has been a timekeeper to rely on, covering a multitude of different mistakes attempted by athletes!

In addition over the last 6 months she has introduced timing using the app on an iphone. This is a much better system than using a watch. Firstly the times can be seen recorded on the screen and secondly they can at the completion of the last athlete be emailed directly, to be accessed for inputting the results in the cafe.

The app also allows scanning to be done simply using the camera and again the resulting file can be emailed directly after the finish. Ultimately this would be best for processing the results.

Alongside Jayne, Steve Wardley has recently done a fine job as backup timer, again using the app and Andrew Vaughan has for many weeks done scanner duties using one of our two opticon scanners.

parkrun have now developed the app for Android model phones and like the iphone app can be downloaded for free. Anybody can do this and just have a play to practice what scanning or timekeeping entails

Everybody who takes part or helps in any way is a volunteer so it would be good for Sewerby parkrun not to rely on a few who feel able to do the jobs without which parkrun would not happen.


The equipment for setting up the course is stored in a shed behind the offices a few yards from the cafe.

It is stored in bins so that it can be more easily set up the following week. One bin for the cliff top, one for the park area and one for the finish etc. While people are returning equipment from the course, the actual tidying and putting away is left to a very few. The only way to learn this job is to take a few minutes doing it before joining the queue in the cafe.

Equipment is also starting to get damaged just because it is dumped in a hurry rather than being put away properly in readiness for the following week.

David Duffill apart from the few regulars who set up the course has been the only one left doing this job in recent weeks. In the volunteers' roles there is one for "Equipment Storage and Delivery", so parkrun realise the importance of this role. To marshal is the easiest job to do but there are several other jobs without which parkrun would not take place on some weeks.


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