Shipley Country parkrun – Event 81 – 13/10/2018

Shipley Country parkrun 1st Pacer Event

Storm Callum decided to visit us today which made the morning a little tricky but that didn`t stop an excellent turn out to Shipley for our pacer event.


Thanks, lovely peeps

Shipley parkrun was brought to you by a super dooooper team of 33 excellent volunteers who continuously turn out and deploy themselves stupendously. We really are spoilt with our volunteers. Thanks muchly....

In addition to this mad bunch, we have our pacers.

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Excellent work there pacers.....well done. How did you find the pacers event...??

A mahooooosive welcome to our first timers and tourists to Shipley. We had tourists from London, Cambridge, Leeds, Hull and Reigate Priory.

Congratulations go to Amanda Strickson who celebrated her 49th birthday on Saturday, hope you were spoilt rotten, and Carol Gerring who completed her 50th parkrun in an impressive time of 37.31, well done Carol.

So, we had 141 participants on Saturday with 18 personal best times, 13 first timers and representatives of 28 different run clubs happily park running.



First three finishers were Luke Beresford - blue shorts (19.22), Jack Mcguire - grey shorts (20.46) and Cameron Nightingale (20.49)

We had a few issues with participants not running through the finish funnel or accepting finish tokens. This makes it a lot harder for us to process results afterwards, it would help immensely if, regardless if you have your barcode or not or if you do not want to register your run, pllleeeease go through the finish funnel, collect a finish token and hand it to the barcode scanners. Thanks peoples.....!!!

And finally, after some great work by Shipley Country parkrun core team, the kind generosity of Smalley road runners and Erewash borough council, there is now a defibrillator permanently located at Shipley Country park.


Well done everyone involved with this. Hopefully, this will not be needed but if it is then it is well worth the effort for which all parties should be proud. ( I didn`t actually do anything, bit of a glory seeker... lol).

Thanks everyone,

Bye, love ya, bye





Christmas 2018 and New Years Day 2019

Summer is now a distant memory as autumn sets in. The nights are getting longer, the days are fast disappearing. The temperature is dropping and we all search for our winter coats in preparation of what is to come.

But never fear, it is not all dreary news as we can announce our Christmas and New Year plans!! Yes, I know that we are still in October, but best to be prepared, right?!

Christmas 2018

We will once again be bringing the Christmas spirit to Shipley Country parkrun from the beginning of December with all volunteers wearing their elf hats again this year!! Tinsel, Christmas t-shirts, jumpers, hats and fancy dress are all welcome and encouraged!!

Saturday 22nd December we will be celebrating the arrival of Christmas and will be going to town on our fancy dress and decorations (no pressure!!). Join us at the normal time of 9:00am

We are NOT offering a Christmas Day parkrun this year- we will all be spending precious time with our families. However, if you fancy a Christmas Day parkrun, check out the parkrun compendium for our local events and what is on offer across the country.


New Years Day 2019 

New Years Day is always a special day in parkrun land as it is the only day of the year that you can legitimately run two events in one day and get not one, but two results!!

Last year was an amazing success and I am hoping we can make our event even better this year (hopefully mminus the last minute course change this year!)

Our New Years Day event will start at 09:00am: giving you the opportunity to then travel on to other local events to complete the infamous parkrun New Years Day Double- what a way to celebrate the new year!

Saturday 5th January 2019- Normal service resumes; event will start at 09:00am.

Clearly all of the above can only happen if we have willing volunteers, so if you are wanting to join our crazy team, please do get in touch by emailing



Event Director


Shipley Country parkrun Event 80 – 06/10/2018

Hiya everyone,

Eeeee by eck luv, It wa cewd on Satdeee.

The weather wasn`t great but that didn`t stop 110 of you marvellous parkrunners, joggers and walkers getting out there and strutting your stuff. Superb...!!

The day started well for me. Got up there early for pre-run course check, bollards covered, signs all out in order ready for marshals, clipboard ready to tick off arrivals - waahooo, i am ready....!!!!  Then proceeded to make a bit of a hash of things, but here is the thing.........because we have the BEST volunteers EVER things were put right, problems sorted and progress was made towards the start of parkrun 80 around Shipley Country park.

Thanks everyone

I forgot the obligatory volunteer selfie ( sorry Jess) but did manage to get a few photeees before my fingers set solid.

Now, every volunteer is shamazing but, I would like to give a special mention to Uncle Lee. An example of commitment, you are asked to look after your nephew at short notice but have said you would volunteer. It`s raining and cold, but you said you would volunteer, what do you do....? You still volunteer of course....!!!!


Awesome Lee, we start them early at Shipley. Trying his hand at barcode scanning...

So, out of the 110 participants, there were 24 personal best times, representatives of 13 different run clubs and 20 first timers. Out of these 20 first timers were 10 trying parkrun for the first time. Welcome to parkrun and thanks for choosing Shipley

1st across the line was Richard Havill with a time of 20:30, 2nd was Jordan Charlesworth ( 20:52) with 3rd being Steve Hathaway in a time of 21:03. Well done.

First back for the ladies was Skye Kelsey in 24:51, 2nd was Ashleigh Pomeroy in 26:53 and third was Simone Boon with a time of 27:12.

Awesome ladies and gents.....


There were some excellent efforts considering the conditions, thanks all. Sorry, there aren`t any more photos but I was verrry cold.

Hope to see you next week as we have our first pacer week...!!!

Many thanks,




Saturday 29th September Event #79

WOW we have had that many events.
The conditions were perfect, the 22 marshals were set (wait, what who is Marshal and why is there so many) sorry bad joke Ryan strikes again. 159 parkrunners rocked up on this most hallowed of days, plenty of tourists from near and afar. Glasgow been the furthest. We had 35 first timers as Shipley this week which is unbelievable, also 34 new pb’s set.

1st male to cross the line this week was Dan CATION 19:47 from RAF AC with a new PB!

1st female to cross the line this week was Lesley CRANE 22:55 and only 6 seconds outside her PB.

Every week it amazes me that our volunteers get out of bed on a Saturday morning to put this amazing event on for free. The time they spend getting there at 8am (9am if it’s me and I am not RD must seriously set my alarm clock earlier) setting up the course, guiding you around, getting you across the line, clearing away and processing the results all normally before 11am. Is pretty amazing and I know the core team are blinking grateful for all our wonderful HI-VIS HEROES, we are so blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers. If you have never given it ago then, you really must. We have a role for everyone and I promise it is proper fun. Even if you can only do a couple o times through the year it makes a world of difference.

So I just want to finish on a final few things, next week is our event #80, which is pretty amazing but on top of that it’s something extra special. Paul Sinton-Hewitt, the parkrun founder started this parkrun at 8.45am on October 2nd, 2004, 13 amateur runners congregated in Bushy Park in South-West London to start a revolution. So this weekend is parkruns 14th birthday why not join in your local parkrun, or even better join us at Shipley to celebrate this marvellous achievement. Since the begging of time (parkrun that is) Number of events: 119,821 Number of runners: 1,783,500 Number of runs: 23,534,564 Number of locations: 569 Number of clubs: 5,512 Number of PBs: 4,242,344 Average runs per event: 196.4 Average number of runs per runner: 13.2 Average run time: 00:28:27 Total hours run: 1,274Years 82Days 21Hrs 2Min 6Secs Total distancerun: 117,672,820km


So my closing though for this run report
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having stayed bed 10 more minutes, watching tv or thinking ill start it tomorrow. You will regret time not spent doing what you really want to do, been with friends, been with family or running parkrun.
This is your Run Director Ryan signing off


Event #78- 22/09/18

Following a wet and blustery week of weather, we were blessed with perfect conditions for a parkrun in Shipley Country Park.

It was Lisa K's second outing as Run Director and although she says she was very nervous, the nerves certainly didn't get the best of her as she delivered a near perfect pre-run brief with a canine providing the perfect timing for a laughter filled brief! Are there any dogs? Woof!!

Event #78- 22/09/18

Thank you to all the volunteers who made the event a success....and a welcome return for Jess and her selfie stick!!

This week 125 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to Emily C who joined us at Shipley for the 2nd time to celebrate her 200th parkrun.....what an achievement!! Well done!!

Big congratulations also to Core Team Member Jacqui S who finally broke the sub 30 mark at parkrun. Having achieved this feat in many other races the sub 30 parkrun has alluded Jacqui for some time. But with the support of her club Smalley Road Runners she absolutely smashed it!! Well done Jacqui!!


First finishers for the males:
Ben, Dan and Sam

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And first finishers for the Ilkeston Running Club affair:
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Next week sees the return of Ryan S to Run Director so if you are celebrating a milestone, anniversary, birthday etc be sure to let him know so you can get your shout out at the run brief!

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