Event #68- 14th July 2018

Hello and Welcome to the Shipley Country Park Run run report Event number 68 !!

Another beautiful sunny and warm morning saw 133 people attend today; 132 people ran,jogged or walked the course 1 person wanted to be different and tried to swim round after their 4 legged friend decided they didn’t want to tackle the Famous Shipley “Hill” and went for a cooling dip in the nearby Lake taking their fully clothed owner with them still attached to the lead !!


Hope you’ve dried off Alan! ! If anyone has any photos or video footage I think You’ve been framed would love to hear from you! ! This morning we were joined by representatives from 17 different clubs our usual being Smalley Road Runners, Ilkeston and Long Eaton and some as far as Scotland and Rochdale and not forgetting a family from King’s Lynn who are also part of the parkrun family running their own Junior parkrun back home- hope you enjoyed your visit to Shipley Country parkrun! ! Today we saw 24 firstimers and 23 Personal bests broken. First finisher today was Rob Carmicheal for the guy’s in a time of 19.36 and first for the girls was Stacey Sangster from Long Eaton in a time of 23.24 Great running everyone! ! A special well done to 7 year old Jack who today completed his first 5k with his parents! Well done!


Of course as we all know today wouldn’t have been possible without our great core team and 22 amazing volunteers who turn up every week to help us make Shipley Country parkruun the great event it is!


Many thanks to Miranda Apps, Jessica Dobson, Rebecca Dickinson, Dennis Holmes, Christine Butler, Aaron Needham, Andrea Garlick, Lee Francis, Pamela Hamilton, Darren Lee Hayes, John Butler, Tara Leacey, Sarah Sisson, Karrina Michell, Nicola Carter, Jim Evans, Alexis Hutchinson, Vanessa Dobson, Helen Sutherland, Kev Driver, Susan Laceby and Caroline Fillingham

If you ever feel like volunteering anytime please contact Nicola Carter, our Volunteer Coordinator on our Facebook page or via our email shiplewe would love to hear from you! !
Hope to see you all next week !!
Happy Running, Jogging or Walking! !


Event 67 Phew what a scorcher!

Event 67 - Phew what a scorcher

The originally titled 67th Shipley Country Parkrun arrived just a week after the highly successful 66th event. Despite the crazy heat, 162 brave souls took on the challenge of the infamous Shipley hill and conquered it twice – a staggering 22 of whom achieved a PB despite a warning to take it steady from Run Director Becki.

It was lovely to welcome so many tourists again this week – with people travelling from Markeaton, Newport, Chester, Braunstone, Essex, Oldham and Newbury – however top prize of a free run next week, goes to UK Ex-Pat Iain Lyford who flew in last week from Pattaya in Thailand – we hope it wasn’t too hot for you here Iain. Our final tourists this week visited from Conkers Parkrun where they are members of the core volunteer team – mother in law, father and son made it a triple generation special.
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Our first lady back this week was Nicola Chamberlain from Kimberley & District Striders in 25:02, followed by Danielle Cripps in 25:54 and 3rd lady was Ros Johnson from Derwent Runners in 26:59.

For the men, Paul Frith won the day with 18:52, closely followed by Adam Biggs in 18:57 and David Petit from Derwent Valley Orienteers in 19:35. A special mention for Steve Hathaway from Smalley Road Runners who is determined to break the 20 minutes barrier, not this time though as Steve sprinted in at 20:03.

We can't forget one of our regular parkrunners Julia Hind who on Saturday celebrated her one year anniversary of coming along to parkrun. It's been wonderful to see her confidence grow over the last year.
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We again had a full complement of volunteers who encouraged, shouted, cheered and high fived everyone to the end – a massive thank-you to:


If you fancy seeing your name in lights (on the Run Report) and giving a little something back then give us a shout of the date/dates you'd like to volunteer.

See you all again soon, Mike (Run Director in training).


Event 66 A nice HOT one

This week 158 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.We also had tourists from Newquay, Sheffield and Marketon who unfortunately had no event this week.
It was a very hot morning and everyone did really well.


This was my first stint as Run Directer and I think that the team around me made it run very smoothly.

Event 66- 30th June

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers: Who as always were very encouraging to all our runners with lots of clapping cheering and encouraging so a massive THANK YOU.

Jo RHODES • Jessica DOBSON • Lucy MORRIS • Lisa KIRKLEY • Ross POYZER • Darren Lee HAYES • Claire DUROSE • Tara LEACEY • Karrina MITCHELL • Nicola CARTER • Jacqueline SAUNDERS • Katie CALLADINE • Chloe SAUNDERS • Priya AGHEDA • Carol GERRING • Alan GERRING ATHENA • Rachel GREGG-BOOT • Vanessa DOBSON • Esther LOCKHART • Steve MCDONAL


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As always we had a brilliant community feel to the event with lots of runs staying around the finish to cheer on fellow runners which is always lovely for the runners finishing.

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Event #65 – 16/06/18

This week was the week for tourists at Shipley Country parkrun. With Long Eaton parkrun cancelled, we had a flurry of parkrunners coming to try our course out for the first time. Aside from a hefty troop from Long Eaton we had tourists from Bedfont Lakes, Norfolk and a little group from Shropshire Shufflers running club - which is great so thank you and hope to see you again soon.

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This week saw 193 cross our finish line and there were great efforts, with a splendid 8 of you getting yourselves a PB, and plenty of digging in to pip the person in front to the post - which we love, so well done all of you!!

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First over the line for the chaps was Andrew Scholes, in 19:21. Paul Wass, from Balanced Performance, was second over the line in 19:54, and third was Steve Hathaway, from Smalley Road Runners, in 20:26 - and only a few seconds shy of a PB. For the ladies Emma Bennett, from Ilkeston RC, and her canine friend crossed first in 24:47 with. Fiona Hawkins, from Sinfin RC, came through in 25:24. With Elizabeth Robson crossing the line in 26:18. Great running from all of you - well done!!

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As ever, a massive thank you to our trusty hoard of volunteers! These guys are the ones that make parkrun possible and cheer you on whilst your on the course, so thanks guys :D

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If you fancy joining us for a stint of volunteering, whether you're recovering from injury, tapering for an event or just fancy a couple of hours in the fresh air whilst doing something amazing then just email shipleycountryoffice@parkrun.com. And remember that each time you volunteer you are one parkrun point closer to the much coveted purple t-shirt!

Shipley Country parkrun 19/05/18

There is no Shipley Country parkrun this weekend - much as it pains me to say this! A few of us from our core volunteer team are trooping over to Sherwood Pines for a bit of parkrun tourism, so if you would like to see a few familiar faces then come join us. Either way have a great weekend and see you all you soon :D


Event #64 – 09/06/18 NHS70 Celebration & a resounding success!

Last Saturday was our NHS70 event, celebrating 70 years of our NHS, and it proved to be a resounding success! With one of our highest number of finishers, absolutely loads of lovely volunteers, over 20 of you trying parkrun for the first time, a stack load of PBs for those that have run Shipley Country parkrun before and of course, the cakes!!

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A few of us on the Shipley Country core team work for the NHS so it was great to see so many people getting into the spirit of the day, with costumes and uniforms being worn with pride.

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There was also the chance for you to thank the NHS and there were some lovely messages left on our notice board, with one of regular runners Alan donning his own giant post-it message on the run round!

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So, to the results! There were 226 of you that ran, jogged and walked across the finish line. First up for the men was Lee Purdy, in 18:30. Very closely followed by Adam Biggs who bagged himself a new PB in 18:34. Third for the chaps was Andrew Scholes in 19:03. For the ladies, Joanne Howitt, from Ripley RC, finished in 22:16. Beverley Smith, from Cumberland AC, wasn't too far behind in 22:39. Sarah Holmes, from Belper Harriers, was third over the line in 25:01. Great running and well done all of you!

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Local running club, Smalley Road Runners, had their Grand Day Out at Shipley Country and there was a sea of orange on the start line! Several of our volunteers on the day are also club members which just added to the atmosphere, so big thank you to Smalley Road Runners!

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A special mention has to be made as well for a fabulous lady, Alice Randall, who completed her first ever parkrun with us on Saturday. I hope Alice wont mind me saying that she is our most senior parkrunner at the age of 83, which just goes to show that age is just a number and that parkrun really is for everybody! Really hope to see Alice again :D

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And a final massive thank you to all of this weeks volunteers! We all know that without them parkrun wouldn't be possible and we were falling over ourselves with them. We had some amazing feedback from people taking part today, with two of our tourists (with over 100 different parkruns under their belts) saying that this was the friendliest parkruns they've ever been too. This is something that really makes our core team beam with pride, so thank you!! And of course if any of you fancy volunteering and being part of the friendliest parkrun then we would to hear from you. Just drop us an email shipleycountryoffice@parkrun.com

That is all for this week, thanks again and hope to see you all soon :D

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