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 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.


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”




Christmas and New Year

I think everybody is aware that there is a normal parkrun event at Sewerby on Saturday 23rd December.

Some parkruns occur on Christmas Day and New Year's Day but Sewerby Park facilities are closed on those days so no parkrun.

There will be the usual Saturday parkrun on 30th December at Sewerby Park.

As in the last few years there will be a measured 5km run on New Year's Day starting at the usual 9am parkrun time but from the Esplanade  in front of the amusement arcades. The route follows the sea front onto the cliff tops and heads to the shelter at the top of Sewerby steps before then returning to the Esplanade finish.

We shall time the event and although not included in the parkrun results we normally publish the results on this page.

It is a great way to start the New Year (even just to blow away a hangover!!) Afterwards Wetherspoons, just around the corner is open for refreshments and breakfast. Last year there were close to 50 runners and it was a great informal occasion, so give it a try.


Orangery Wedding.

On Saturday 15th April at 11.30am Luke Duffil is marrying Teeran in the Orangery at Sewerby Hall. This will be after the usual parkrun. Everyone is welcome to stay and be part of the celebrations. No doubt as it is Easter there will be many visitors but there are many regular runners who have taken part with Luke in the 70 runs he has completed at Sewerby.

Here's hoping for great weather and a good turnout.

Happy Running and Marrying.


Sewerby parkrun Anniversary

Sewerby parkrun began on 5th November 2011, so this date, this year 2016, marks five years of runs. As in previous years it also is the end of the yearly points competition to reward those who have consistently run well.

Directly after the run on 5th November there will be a celebration of another year completed and presentation of some awards. This will take place in the Orangery near the start line. Hopefully as many athletes and friends will be able to manage and stay for this event. There will be free tea and coffee available in the Orangery with also the usual bacon or sausage baps to purchase.

In addition there is to be a raffle with any proceeds going to the continuation of Sewerby parkrun and the replacement and or purchase of new equipment to continue enjoying Sewerby parkrun for the next 5 years. Very generous parkrunners have already donated several prizes and there are tickets available to purchase during the next two Saturday mornings. So please support Sewerby parkrun either with prizes or tickets in what is a possible free 52 events during the year.


Event 255 15th October 2016

This week's event is always difficult to judge in regards to the number of competitors and the level to which runners are pushing their performances. This is entirely due to the fact that the next day is the Bridlington half marathon. From this point of view it was nice to see several visitors from further afield who were here for that run and took part in our event as a warm up. This is what probably pushed the statistic of over 400 different athletic clubs taking part at Sewerby parkrun in very nearly 5 years and also puts us at just about 100 short of 4,000 different runners having taken part.

This also threw up a couple of strange coincidences in that 143 runners completed the course which was exactly the same number as the comparable week last year. In another twist Rachel Nealon a JW11-14 athlete in only her third run at Sewerby came home as second woman this week but in the same week last year was the the leading woman. This year Amy Hammersley a JW15-17 was the leading woman in her first parkrun anywhere. She completed the course in 10th position and a great time of 20' 13". Rachel followed in 15th position and an equally great time of 20' 34". For the first time in a few weeks this put the young ones at the top of the tree in regard to quality of performance based on the age and gender graded scores. Due to a younger age Rachel came out on top with 77.63%, closely followed by Amy with 75.68%.

The event overall was taken by Scott Hargreaves when after 48 parkruns he came home in 18' 47" for his first leading role.

Due to the nature of the particular circumstances this week there were only 16 PBs. Three of these flagged up after a number of Sewerby runs. James Briggs has 26 Sewerby runs and a new PB of 20' 52" for finishing in 16th position. That is nearly a 5' improvement in 2 years. Charlie Leighton JM11-14 has had a few PBs recently and this week after 58 Sewerby events pushed that PB out to 22' 18" finishing in 26th position and just as importantly raising his age graded score over 65%. There was also Simon Ellerker who since starting at Sewerby parkrun in April 2012 with 25'42" has now achieved a PB of 19' 18" after 64 Sewerby events.

Finally well done to Simon who then went on to complete the half marathon the next day and also Josh Taylor who completed the Sewerby event in third place and only 4" adrift of his PB, but who then finished the half marathon very strongly. It goes without saying well done to all those in the half marathon but especially to those who took the challenge after having started out with just being able to do the parkrun on Saturday morning. However you all felt at the finish  it is the inspiration that you may have given to many other locals to give running a try and what better way than at a social event like parkrun each Saturday morning.

Well done everybody

Happy running


New year’s Day Run 2016


New years Day Run 2016
Name Time
1 Phill taylor 17' 57”
2 Nick Jordan 18' 46”
3 Simon Ellerker 19' 41”
4 Josh Taylor 20' 10”
5 Mark Woodley 20' 24”
6 Justin Choat 21' 25”
7 Elish De-Alker 21' 31”
8 Martin Stack 21' 59”
9 Jon Purdy 23' 37”
10 Ben Marsh 24' 01”
11 Jason Pointez 24' 07”
12 Justine Sutcliffe 24' 10”
13 Kevin Sissons 24' 46”
14 Pete Royal 24' 59”
15 Chris Phelps 25' 07”
16 Dave Pudsey 25' 22”
17 Liz Sellers 25' 47”
18 Josh Purdy 26' 09”
19 Dave Pring 26' 13”
20 Craig Duffill 27' 21”
21 Dom Webster 28' 12”
22 Bob Eyre 28' 12”
23 David Field 28' 12”
24 Linda Hinchliffe 28' 35”
25 Wendy Marsh 28' 36”
26 Helen Rutter 28' 40”
27 Emma Choat 28' 42”
28 Leslie Bayes 28' 47”
29 Claire Scanlon 29' 17”
30 Lindsey Fleming 29' 36”
31 Shirley Field 29' 40”
32 Ruth Abel 29' 40”
33 Lyn Gent 29' 48”
34 Lisa Baker 29' 50”
35 Darren Walkington 30' 12”
36 Heidi Baker 30' 40”
37 Kay Walker 32' 26”
38 Tina Calthorpe 33' 15”
39 Robert Calthorpe 33' 17”
40 Selma Iqbal 33' 19”
41 Dave Duffill 33' 57”
42 Debbie Duffill 34' 29”
43 Linda Hall 34' 30”
44 Lisa Leck 36' 05”
45 Ros Purdy 37' 11”

Well done everybody and hopefully see you in the morning back at Sewerby Park

Happy Running



Christmas Update

For those who did not read the notice on Saturday this is just to clarify the parkrun timetable for Christmas an the New year.

There will be no runs this weekend ie. Friday (Christmas Day) or Saturday (Boxing Day). While access to the park may be possible there are no facilities open and therefore no safety measures available.

On the following Friday (New Years Day) there will be a timed 5k run from the Esplanade (outside Jerome's) starting at 9am. It is a straight course along the sea front and cliff top before rounding the shelter at the top of the Sewerby steps and returning by the same route. The route is visible all the way for spectators especially if you have binoculars! For after run coffee or breakfast 'Wetherspoons' just round the corner is open. Last year 49 braved a cold morning.......this year at the moment it looks like being unseasonably warm!

The following day, Saturday (January 2nd) there will be a parkrun at Sewerby Hall and Gardens as usual, and on the normal course.

Happy Christmas and Happy running to all.

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