Skipton parkrun #287, 19 January 2019

They Start 'em Young in Skipton

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Thank you for having us tourists at your wonderful, welcoming event. I love volunteering at my home event, but I was recently inspired by some of our own tourists to try and volunteer whilst on our travels. Subsequently, this might be a slightly different report but it's written with huge appreciation for all the volunteers and really friendly participants. I am also in awe of all you juniors who ran, sprinted, walked and persevered to complete the course. All of you are championing the spirit of parkrun - it's not how you do it....it's the fact you are out doing it!

My little parkrun-team-on-tour have come from Sheffield and Edinburgh but were outdistanced by our friends from Sweden visiting God's Own County. In fact, there were fifteen of us attending Skipton for the first time as tourists:
Alec RIGBY, Andrew HUNT, Christine HARRIS, Daniel ALSTON, Dave BARBER, Gill BARBER, Judith HUNT, Laura ALSTON, Laura TOWNEND, Lesley AITKEN, Linda CARROLL, Mark ROCHFORD, Samuel BARBER, Sophie BARBER, Toby WHITE.

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Even more impressive were the 25 first timers stepping out for their first parkrun experience on this slightly soggy Saturday. I hope you are all really proud of yourselves and keep with it. parkrun has definitely changed my life for the better and I hope it does yours.
Alison GAYNOR, Andrew WILKINS, Angela BROCK, Anne ANTHONY, Anne DAVEY, Archie WILLIAMS, Becki COATES, Caitlin CARROLL, Caspar BEAN, Elaine BREAR, George JACKSON, Gina BAZ, Hannah COLLINGS, Helen DAWSON, Jemima SPENCE, Joe HOWARD, Kathryn WOOLMER, Lilly DODGSON, Naomi DODGSON, Rebecca HAYES, Robert BRADLEY, Samantha PICKARD, Ste BROCK, Stuart BREAR, Tom JENNINGS.

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A particular shout out to the first timer couple (plus a 3 month old) I met on the start line who joined my troop as pram pushers around the park. It was lovely to meet you family Brear! (Huge kudos to baby Daisy's mum too!)

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I've never done a four lap course before and although I was a little nervous, the incredibly friendly Run Director Phil Davies gave us a quick and clear briefing on the start line from the top of his step ladder and with clear overtaking instructions we were off, feeling confident and excited.

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It clearly inspired my pram pushing partner because I desperately tried to keep up with him as we ran up the hill past the finish funnel to a very musical marshal at the start of the lovely wooded track. We greeted all the enthusiastic marshals who were braving the cold and hopping on the spot to keep warm. Another reminder that the events couldn't work without them so please make an effort to chose a few dates in the year to help out. Here's the list of Saturday heroes:
Laura ALSTON, James ASHLEY, Molly BOND, Rachel BOND, Phil DAVIES, Benjamin FANSHAWE, Emma FANSHAWE, Michelle FANSHAWE, David FERGUSON, Chris HOULDEN, Sara HUGHES-GABRI, Triss KENNY, Michael MCINNES, Laura MEALIN, Harvey MERRALL, Paul NORMAN, David OSELTON, Sheila PEPPER, Nigel PEPPER, John STEVENS, Liz TENNANT

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We nearly skied down the hill to the bottom of the park to the turn around point where another friendly marshal encouraged us back up the hill. The really great thing about a multi-lap course is that you are always in the thick of it and running/walking/pushing/guiding with lots of other people.

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The whole way around the course I was inspired by the 29 juniors who were making tracks around the course with a smile, or with concerted effort and resilience but all of them leading the way in the move more revolution. In fact the only milestones this week were two of the juniors getting their 10th run shirt! Huge congratulations!
Alexander WOLFENDEN
Rachel FARRIER

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It is a run, not a race but on this speedy track, its hard not to acknowledge the fastest times. A big well done to the following and honourable mention to Alexander Wolfenden (4th male overall and Junior 10 milestone) and Hannah Cowlings (first female junior and her first Parkrun).

Male Female
Position Name Time Position Name Time
1 Jake RIDDING 18:31 1 Catherine WHITE 22:04
2 Patrick WARDLE 19:16 2 Ann-Marie BULCOCK 23:10
3 Adam WORRALLO * 19:22 3 Gill PETRUCCI 23:45
* New PB
Huge congratulations to our best age graded result. (Remember that the higher your percentage, the better your time in comparison to the World Record for your gender and age category).
Lynn WHITTAKER (VW55-59) with 23:51 (76.94%)

It looks like the Skipton course records haven't been affected this weekend, but a great event by the 214 participants.
I ran my socks off today at your event but the thing that will stay with me is the friendliness of you all. Thank you! A special thanks to the ladies who chatted to me about their own RED January commitments...it definitely inspires me to keep going.
Have a great week parkrunners and thanks for having us,

Laura (from Graves parkrun in Sheffield)

Parkrun 1.1.19

 

Skipton parkrun #286 12th January 2019

Well done to everybody who ran at Skipton on 12th Jan. There was a strong headwind as you ran up the park or tailwind if you were volunteering and trying to stand upright at the finish funnel! There were lots of faces which had a, 'that was a bit harder than usual' look and all the volunteers legged it to the cafe afterwards to be 'Revived'! The thermometer may not have been close to freezing ... but it felt like it!!! Wind chill?!

This week 230 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Paul NORMAN • Gary MCKINNEY • Roy MOORES • John STEVENS • Joel DALBY • Chris ROSE • Wendy ASHLEY • James ASHLEY • Emma YIU • Benjamin FANSHAWE • Michael MCINNES • Stuart BOND • Nigel PEPPER • David OSELTON • Harvey MERRALL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Skipton parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Tom ADAMS who recorded a time of 15:51 on 22nd February 2014 (event number 27).
The female record is held by Rebecca MURRAY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 4th August 2018 (event number 261).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.48% (22:24) on 15th July 2017 (event number 207).

Skipton parkrun started on 7th September 2013. Since then 6,975 participants have completed 41,006 parkruns covering a total distance of 205,030 km, including 7,876 new Personal Bests. A total of 433 individuals have volunteered 3,935 times.

 

Skipton parkrun event number 285 – 5 January 2019

Happy 2019 everyone and I hope you are all looking forward to the next 52 parkrun days ahead. It was great to see so many of you  with new faces and lots of regulars. 30 people walked, jogged or ran around the park 4 and a bit times for the very first time ever at a parkrun. I hope you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you again soon, be aware though parkrun becomes addictive and as one of my fellow parkrun directors likes to say “it doesn’t get easier you just get faster”.

We also had a great turn out of volunteers. Parkrun  couldn’t go ahead without you so you really are the most important people on the day. If you haven’t had a go at volunteering before why not give it a try, some roles allow you to run as well such  as pre and post run set up so you get the best of both worlds, what’s not to love? Get in touch with us via facebook or website/e-mail we usually post a shout out on the Facebook page a couple of days before.

This week 236 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Triss KENNY • Roy MOORES • Victoria NEWLANDS • John STEVENS • Gillian MAYFIELD • Bob WILLETT • Peter WOOD • Benjamin FANSHAWE • Michael MCINNES • James ROBERTSON • Rachel BOND • Kirsty TUDOR • Liz TENNANT • Janet COUTTS • Nigel PEPPER • David OSELTON • Andrew SUMNALL • Aziz KARSLI • Susan LEE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Skipton parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Tom ADAMS who recorded a time of 15:51 on 22nd February 2014 (event number 27).
The female record is held by Rebecca MURRAY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 4th August 2018 (event number 261).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.48% (22:24) on 15th July 2017 (event number 207).

Skipton parkrun started on 7th September 2013. Since then 6,946 participants have completed 40,776 parkruns covering a total distance of 203,880 km, including 7,848 new Personal Bests. A total of 432 individuals have volunteered 3,920 times.

 

Skipton parkrun #284 1st January 2019

Happy New Year!

On New Years Day we started at 9:00, and, knowing that both Pendle and Cliffe Castle parkruns were starting at 10:30, many people participated (volunteered &/or ran) at two parkruns.

This week at Skipton 215 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Paul NORMAN • Geoffrey HOWARD • John STEVENS • Joel DALBY • Chris ROSE • Michael FOTHERGILL • Wendy ASHLEY • James ASHLEY • Helen WHITE • Michael MCINNES • Jayne BUTTERWORTH • Lee HAMBLIN • Sheila PEPPER • Nigel PEPPER • David OSELTON • Aziz KARSLI • Nigel MORRISON • Gill TAYLOR • Isabelle MACDOUGALL • Brenda BOGTSTRA

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Skipton parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Tom ADAMS who recorded a time of 15:51 on 22nd February 2014 (event number 27).
The female record is held by Rebecca MURRAY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 4th August 2018 (event number 261).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.48% (22:24) on 15th July 2017 (event number 207).

Skipton parkrun started on 7th September 2013. Since then 6,900 participants have completed 40,540 parkruns covering a total distance of 202,700 km, including 7,815 new Personal Bests. A total of 430 individuals have volunteered 3,901 times.

 

Skipton parkrun #283 29th December 2018

The last parkrun of 2018 in 'slightly' windy conditions gave us our 4th biggest turnout ever with 230 people blowing away some Christmas cobwebs in Aireville Park. We're back again on NYD with a 9am start. Some stats below...

This week 230 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Paul NORMAN • Triss KENNY • Roy MOORES • John STEVENS • Gillian MAYFIELD • Ann-Marie BULCOCK • Joel DALBY • Wendy ASHLEY • James ASHLEY • Emma YIU • Fiona PROTHEROE • Beverley LOGAN • Benjamin FANSHAWE • Michael MCINNES • Jules SWAIN • Stuart BOND • Antony RADLEY • Rachel BOND • Lee HAMBLIN • Janet COUTTS • Nigel PEPPER • David OSELTON • Claire WILLIS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Skipton parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Tom ADAMS who recorded a time of 15:51 on 22nd February 2014 (event number 27).
The female record is held by Rebecca MURRAY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 4th August 2018 (event number 261).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.48% (22:24) on 15th July 2017 (event number 207).

Skipton parkrun started on 7th September 2013. Since then 6,858 participants have completed 40,325 parkruns covering a total distance of 201,625 km, including 7,786 new Personal Bests. A total of 425 individuals have volunteered 3,881 times.

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