New email address

From tomorrow 11th February (Monday morning) the mailbox address is changing. Also any confusion about the address should be simplified. There will be just one address for anything you want to mention ie volunteer, problems generally or results and questions etc. This is:-

It will be the same for all parkruns just put the name of the parkrun before the @

It is a great help if always in emails you can include your relevant barcode number. This especially applies if the database has to be checked because of the many millions of names. Also if you are talking about a child make sure it is their number that is clear and not that of the adult.

Generally thanks to all those that volunteered on Saturday and emailed for some specific roles. There was a full compliment of volunteers in the emails before Saturday morning. That is the first time in seven years! A great help.




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
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