The one where we had an awesome party to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday, and there was lots of delicious cakes baked by our amazing volunteers and parkrunners. The sun didn’t shine but it was nice and bright and just the right amount of cool to be near perfect conditions for our 343 participants to ran, jog, or walk across the finish line, with massive encouragement and cheering from spectators and our volunteers. We welcomed 41 First Timers, and for 22 of these first timers it was their very first parkrun, so hope to see you all again soon, and hope you all enjoyed our wonderful course and park; but please note we don’t have cake every week. Don’t know if it was the wonderful atmosphere but we saw an incredible 81 (23%) new Personal Bests (PBs) recorded, and welcomed Representatives from 24 different clubs, as well as tourists from Barnsley, Featherstone, Roundhay, Sheffield and Teesside.
Unfortunately our First Finisher was an unknown (#DFYB) followed by Nick GOODLIFFE (17:42) and Alexander WOLLERTON (17:53), both recording a new PB.
First female finisher was Katie McHALE (20:12) followed by Paige WATSON (21:36) with a new PB and Hayley NEWBOUND (21:51).
We gave a massive shout out to an awesome 4 50th milestones this week for Olivia Barlow, Jo Brook, Paul Riva and Sharon Riva, as well as a wonderful 25th volunteer milestone for Tristan WRIGHT (sorry we didn’t give you a shout Tristan but we’ll make sure you get a shout on 23rd June at our next 5k parkrun).
We consistently deliver our successful weekly events with our amazing volunteers, but they really stepped up to the mark this week with the addition of some truly delicious cakes and buns, and it demonstrates that with awesome collaboration you can achieve the incredible. This week’s event at Wakefield Thornes parkrun was made possible by 34 awesome Hi Viz heroes (AKA volunteers), all listed below.
Mark HOLDSWORTH • Sally Jane FOZZARD • Helen BECK • John WALSH • Kov BAHADORI • Andrew NICHOLLS • Amy GUMBRELL • Tamsin COUGHTREY-SMITH • Andrew COUGHTREY-SMITH • Emma WICKS • Lisa VERCELLI • Holly BROOK • Emily BROOK • Phoebe VERCELLI • Deb NICHOLLS • Sarah MCEWAN • Jennifer GILL • Shaun MOLLART • Evie MOLLART • Chris BOXALL • Jayne TURNER • Phil GIBSON • Martin WAKELAM • Steven LAWS • John WALKER • Shirley HARDY • Paul LISTER • Harry BECK • Lewis JAQUES • Clare WRIGHT • Tony WRIGHT • Tristan WRIGHT • Imogen WRIGHT • Lynda J ROBINSON
If you fancy volunteering at our next parkrun event #184 on 23rd June you can either contact us on our Facebook page using the link below or just rock up to the stadium Reception at 8:30 am on Saturday morning, for your very own Hi Viz heroes’ cape
Our parkrun this week celebrated the 70th birthday of the NHS with a great atmosphere including lots of fancy dress with people dressing up as doctors, nurses, and injured patients, cheering, a very robust rendition of happy birthday and lots of cake, did I mention this previously. We also had a fantastic finish funnel with awesome bunting depicting the NHS timeline, a competition (answers below), posters based on the effective use of the NHS (see below), with a few funnies thrown in based on real questions asked of the NHS, and a lovely message board of post-it thanks to the NHS (photo to follow).
1. On average, how many patients does the NHS treat every day? A – £1.4 million.
2. How many GPs did the NHS employ in 1948? A – 16,864.
3. How many GPs do they have today? A – 41,817.
4. What is the cost of the day to day running of the NHS for 2017/18? A - £110 billion.
5. What was the budget for this in 1948? A - £438 million. (Roughly £15 billion in today’s money)
6. Approximately how many women us the contraceptive pill? A – 7.38 million.
7. How many hip operations are performed every year? A – 77,000.
8. How many abnormalities has cervical screening found since it was introduced? A – 3 million.
9. How many babies were born as a result of IVF treatment provided by the NHS in 2016? A – 20,028.
10. How much longer do people live, on average, compared to 1948? A – 12 years.
EFFECTIVE USE OF THE NHS - POSTERS.
1. “Who you gonna call”? Ghostbusters? NHS? Or someone else?
2. Summer cold, bites or stings? Contact a Pharmacist
3. Stomach ache? See your GP
4. Need help deciding on appropriate healthcare? Call 111
5. Cuts, sprains, itches, strains? Urgent Treatment Centre
6. Sunburn? Self-care at home
7. Toothache? Dentist
8. Choking? Chest pain? Blood loss? 999 / A&E
And now our funnies (or not so funny)
9. Pigeon stuck under your trampoline - Contact RSPCA
10. Chipped a nail - Contact Beautician
11. Need a lift home – Call a taxi
12. How long should a chicken be put in the oven for Christmas - Cook book, Google
13. ECTOPLASM DRIPPING FROM THE CEILING - Call GHOSTBUSTERS
Dates for your diaries include:-
16th June - No parkrun this weekend due to Race For life Events in Wakefield Park.
#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 23 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.
See you all again at our next parkrun event on Saturday, 23rd June, for another amazing event #184 when your RD will be Deb Nicholls. Please remember no parkrun in Wakefield Thornes on 16th June
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wakefield Thornes parkrun Results Page. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/wakefieldthornes/results/latestresults/