First proper Sunny parkrun 2018 #56

Hi Guys

Was a lovely lovely morning for a parkrun, no rain, no wind, no ice, bit of sunshine and blossom starting to appear on surrounding trees. Little bit of mud at the finish which proved a little to slippy for some to stay on their feet after the race.

Shipley Country parkrun #56

The park looked gorgeous, an ideal morning for a PB and 40 out of 147 runners obliged. Shipley Country parkrun #56

This week 147 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by the amazing 25 volunteers named below:

Ryan SMITH • Jessica DOBSON • Rebecca DICKINSON • Sophie VINCENT • Lisa KIRKLEY • Darren Lee HAYES • Carole MITCHELL • Michael ARMITAGE • Lisa SIMPSON • Karrina MITCHELL • Nicola CARTER • Jacqueline SAUNDERS • Chloe SAUNDERS • Priya AGHEDA • Jason HUGHES • Lorraine LOVERIDGE • Sharon COLEGATE • Adrian CALLADINE • Amber LOVERIDGE • Helen CHAMBERS • Chris CHAMBERS • Vanessa DOBSON • Clover ATTEWELL • Tansy HUGHES • Matilda ATTEWELL

Massive Thank you !

I probably say this overtime but I just love the family feel parkrun brings . Here are a couple of shots of a father and sun and regular brother and sister park runs Owen and Holly Lynas amazing children who run most weeks and Holly you got a New PB!

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Great Thumbs Up Pose for the camera Dad!

First finishers Male and Female were Luke Beresford and Joanne Howell. Well done guys, Luke you look like you managed to clean yourself up after that muddy slip.

Shipley Country parkrun #56

This weekend is set to see higher temperatures and I know some of you might think its just a short run but there is still a risk of dehydration and sun burn so with my Mummy Head On I say fuel before you run, Drink plenty and make sure you put on that sun cream. Its set to be a wonderful warm sunny parkrun day for event number 57.

See you at the start line !


Event #55- 7th April 2018

Event #55- 7th April 2018

Well what a fabulous event today, with 183 people running, jogging and walking around the beautiful Shipley Country Park.

Thank you to the 26 volunteers who made the event possible today- as always you are very much appreciated as demonstrated by the huge amount of feedback that was received today! Thank you to you all:
Hannah BAKER • Jessica DOBSON • Martin BELL • Rebecca DICKINSON • Sophie VINCENT • Lisa KIRKLEY • Elizabeth FOLLON • Harry FOLLON • Darren Lee HAYES • Lisa SIMPSON • Tara LEACEY • Raymond RANDALL • Karrina MITCHELL • Nicola CARTER • Jacqueline GRAHAM • Isobel MORLEY • Clair HUGHES • Amy LUCAS • Neil LUCAS • Chloe SAUNDERS • Drew CAMERON • Georgie-Ann CAMERON • Adrian CALLADINE • Heather RILEY • Vanessa DOBSON • Tansy HUGHES

We had 45 first timers so a massive Shipley Country parkrun welcome to you all. And apologies to Scott Upton who tweeted this morning to say he was at Shipley Country parkrun for his first ever parkrun- I thought I would say hi and welcome him to the event in the pre-run brief but may have embarrassed him!! First finisher today was Adam Biggs with his furry canine friend!


Well done to the 26 individuals who recorded new Personal Bests- great effort!! Special mention to Jason Hughes who knocked a minute off to get a sub 25min PB! Amazing, well done! Its great to see the progression and achievements of our parkrunners!!

We had some fabulous milestones today....

Harrison Morley- reached his 10 Milestone. Congratulations!


Louise Third, a Nordic Walker, reached her 100 today!! Fabulous, well done!


Another 100th milestone today- Sue Bates from Ilkseton Running Club- well done! Untitled

We also had the Couch to 5k graduates from Smalley Road Runners- massive congratulations to you all on your run today, a great achievement. The SRR Orange team were certainly out in force today- wowsers


Lastly, a big thank you to the parkrun HQ Team for a great evening last night. It was great to finally put faces to names and hear of all the brilliant work that goes on in the background to make parkrun such an amazing community organisation. Thank you


Event #54- 31st March 2018

Pinch punch 1st of the month (well a day early but close enough ) !!

Welcome to Shipley Country Park Run event number 54 on the 31st of March 2018

A MASSIVE Well Done to all 117 of you that walked jogged and ran the course in the terrible cold and wet conditions, 17 of which were first timers to Shipley ,14 of you recorded new Personal Bests and represented 17 different Clubs from as close as Derby and as far as Southampton.

Today was a very special day as we had our very first Female 1st Finisher Michelle Willcocks of Sutton in Ashfield Harriers and AC in a time of 19.57 and first Male finisher also of Sutton in Ashfield Harriers and AC was Chris Holmes in a time of 20.42 it was also Chris's 50th Park Run today Well Done both of you from everyone at Shipley Country parkun.


Being the Easter weekend lots of our regular parkrunner's took to dressing up for the occasion Egg-cellent stuff!


And of course today wouldn't have been possible without our loyal and dedicated team of volunteers who make Shipley Country Park Run happen every week regardless of the weather BIG THANKS TO Harrison Beardall, Victoria Beardall, Eve Beardall, Nicola Carter, Helen Chambers, Janita Dawes, Jessica Dobson, Vanessa Dobson, Keilly Goddard Libby Harper, Darren Lee Hayes, Claire Hughes, Alexis Hutchinson, Lisa Kirkley, Tara Leacey, Amber Loveridge, Lorraine Loveridge, Isobel Morley. Ian Morley, Lottie Naylor, Colin Northedge, Jo Rhodes, Lisa Simpson, Millie Simpson, Mark Taylor and Samantha Webb .


A Fantastic morning see you again soon! !


Shipley Country parkrun – Event #53

This week saw a slightly more springlike start to our parkrunday - no ice, no snow and no torrential rain! This made for a much more pleasant course check, and made the unloading of signs/cones/general parkrun gubbins from the boots of cars a lot easier :D

Shipley Country parkrun - 24/03/18

These milder climes saw 114 of you come across the finish line, with a happy sprinkling of first timers to our parkrun (over half of which chose Shipley Country as your first ever parkrun!) and tourists from far and wide. There was also an impressive turn out from Smalley Road Runners - 17 runners and 9 marshals, so big thank you to the guys and girls in orange!!

Shipley Country parkrun - 24/03/18

First over the line for the men was Dean Cross, from Sutton-in-Ashfield Harriers & AC, in an impressive 20:15. Closely followed by Richard Hobson, from Ilkeston RC, in 20:43 (who also reached his big 100 parkrun milestone - double well done Richard!) and third to cross the line was Sam Baconm from Belper Ten Twenty Triathlon Club, in 21:22. Well done guys!

Shipley Country parkrun - 24/03/18

For the ladies we saw Priya Agheda, from Smalley Road Runners, come over the line first in 25:47 - also a PB, so big well done Priya. Not far behind was Sue Smith, from Ilkeston RC, in 26:05 and then Karen Stanaway in 27:27 (sorry I missed you for the picture Karen). Well done ladies!

Shipley Country parkrun - 24/03/18

Today also saw a couple of big parkrun milestones. I've already mentioned Richard Hobson reaching his 100. Another of our regular parkrunners, Gavin Elliot, reached his 50th and treated us volunteers to tea and cake afterwards to celebrate - thank you Gavin, and we are already looking forward to you reaching your 100th!!

Shipley Country parkrun - 24/03/18

And it goes without saying that this amazing bunch of people also deserve a massive thank you. Not just for coming out early on Saturday morning in several layers, helping unload the cars and set the course up, cheering you guys on and then packing everything away - but for letting me christen the new parkrun selfie stick! Thank you, you lovely lot :D

That's all from me, and with only one more sleep until the fun starts again, I hope to see you all tomorrow morning!


Event 52, Saturday 17th March 2018

Shipley Country parkrun, Event 52, Saturday 17th March 2018

The snow did fall and the wind did blow, but the sun appeared to say hello! (For a little bit).


Unfortunately the sun didn’t bring any warmth with it so it was possibly the coldest parkrun we’ve had. But in true hardcore style there were 114 of you that made your way to Shipley and completed the course. Some even dressed in shorts! Double Hardcore (or crazy)!


Lots of tourists today from near and far. Watford, Cannock Chase, Lincoln, Colwick, Long Eaton, Markeaton Park, Clumber Park and Sherwood Pines. Thank you for coming to Shipley and joining our lovely bunch of regulars, we all hope you enjoyed it. I’ll try and order some warmer weather for your next visit!

A very close first and second through the finish funnel this week...
First Male - Philip Nind 18:29 (first time tourist from Clumber Park. This dude has done over 200 parkruns and even ran on the morning of his wedding)!
Second Male - Luke Beresford 18:33 of Ripley RC, fab!


First Female - Kelly Butler 22:51 with a new PB, Well done! Second Female - Denise Lambert 23:56 and her first ever parkrun, brilliant!

Volunteers, experienced and new, all dressed in thermals plus 20 additional layers and in position to cheer you all on. The special people that stood in the cold this morning were: Priya AGHEDA, Nicola CARTER, Chris CHAMBERS, Helen CHAMBERS, Rebecca DICKINSON, Jessica DOBSON, Vanessa DOBSON, Jessica DOUGHTY, Thomas DOUGHTY, Jacqueline GRAHAM, Suzanne HARPER, Darren Lee HAYES, Lisa KIRKLEY, Lorraine LOVERIDGE, Amber LOVERIDGE, Hannah PETRIE, Ross POYZER, Raymond RANDALL, Chloe SAUNDERS, Julie SMITH, Ryan SMITH, Amanda STRICKSON, Benjamin WATERALL, Tara LEACEY


Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
(And well done Jess for staying on your feet this week and not face planting the mud)!

And finally, a big congratulations to Christine Butler for her milestone 50th parkrun event- amazing, well done!!

Event 52- 17/3/18

I hope the next time I’m writing the run report I can make reference to sunshine and temperatures up in double figures. Until then I’ll leave you in the capable hands of the other amazing Run Directors.

Have a great week everyone,
Much love, Becki.

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