run Report – Event number #208 – 8th December 2018

Despite the strong bitterly cold wind, a brave 196 participants walked jogged or ran the course at event #208 at Wakefield Thornes parkrun, enthusiastically cheered on by a priceless, awesome 24 Hi Viz heroes.

We welcomed a fantastic 14 First Timers, for 5 of whom it was their very first parkrun, so well done one and all, hope you enjoyed our challenging parkrun course, and hope to see you again soon. A wonderful 18 participants recorded a new Personal Best (PB) and representatives from 18 different clubs took part. We also welcomed quite a few tourists this week, from fairly local to far away, including, Bermuda, Gillingham, Rothwell, and Worksop.

We gave a massive shout out for 3 Rodillian Runners, including Beth GRIPTON on her 50th parkrun milestone, John WALSH on his 100th parkrun milestone, and Louise THOMPSON on her magnificent 250th parkrun milestone. We also gave special thanks to the Rodillian Runners Club which gave support to Wakefield Thornes parkrun during the initial set up back in September 2014. Well done one and all on your fantastic milestones.

We also gave a shout to Andrew NICHOLLS who was running in his 150th Wakefield Thornes parkrun.

Our first finisher this week was Adam PEERS, (18:09) followed by Ian HARRISON, (18:34) and Brendon WAIN (18:49).

First female finishers were Ami JACKSON (21:02), followed by Libby WATSON (21:44) and Katie PEERS (21:49).

Our highest age grade% male and female finishers were Andy FORSYTH (VM55-59) 80.24% and Angela BENSON (VW55-59) 74.69%

We appreciate that volunteering can feel a bit daunting, but would be grateful if you would please give it some serious consideration and either message our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wakefieldthornesparkrun/

OR email wakefieldthorneshelpers@parkrun.com

OR simply rock up to the Thornes Park Stadium Reception at 8:30am on a Saturday morning. We promise that we don’t bite, and we’ll definitely make you feel welcome to our wonderful parkrun community as well as provide you with a Hi Viz heroes cape.

This week’s 24 awesome Hi Viz heroes are listed below:-

Clare PECKETT • Steve CLARK • Kov BAHADORI • Mark PRESTON • Angela DALES • Andrew NICHOLLS • Deborah BRADBROOK • Tamsin COUGHTREY-SMITH • Andrew COUGHTREY-SMITH • Emma WICKS • Lisa VERCELLI • Phoebe VERCELLI • Shirley JONES • Deb NICHOLLS • Jennifer GILL • Richard LEE • Phil GIBSON • John WALKER • Lynn WESTCOTT • Jennifer ROBERTS • Paula APPLETON • Charlotte HALL • Philip HALL • Emma FITZPATRICK

Dates for your diaries include:

• Confirmation that there will be NO additional Wakefield Thornes parkrun events on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day – great opportunity to be a tourist though, either locally or further afield.
• 22nd December – Merry parkrun day, finest festive attire encouraged.
#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 7 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.

See you all again at our next parkrun event on Saturday, 15th December 2018, for another amazing event #209 when your RD will be Deb Nicholls.

Full results for event 208 and a complete event history can be found on the Wakefield Thornes parkrun Results Page. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/wakefieldthornes/results/latestresults/

 

run Report – Event number #207 – 1st December 2018

It was a tad wet for event #207 at Wakefield Thornes parkrun, but not wet enough to stop 245 awesome participants from walking jogging or running the course, including 6 year old Gethin, who was starting his Run Up To Christmas (RUTC) challenge. This challenge requires him to run as much as he can between 1st and 24th December, in aid of the MIND charity. As Gethin doesn’t exactly love his running at the moment we asked our wonderful marshals and parkrun community to cheer and encourage him round, and as a result he came storming across the finish line to thunderous cheers and applause. If you want more information about RUTC please have a look at the links below. By the way Gethin will get a lovely shiny medal for all his efforts.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/runup2christmas%E2%80%AC

https://www.facebook.com/runup2christmas

We welcomed a fantastic 15 First Timers, for 3 of whom it was their very first parkrun, so well done one and all, hope you enjoyed our challenging parkrun course, and hope to see you again soon. A wonderful 36 participants recorded a new Personal Best (PB) and representatives from 25 different clubs took part. We also welcomed quite a few tourists this week, from fairly local to far away, including, Barnsley, Keighley, Kettering, Manchester and Worthing (Sussex).

We gave a massive shout out for two regular participants on their 100th parkrun, Chris PEARSON and Helen RIGG. Congratulations and well done to you both.

We also gave a birthday shout to Tristan WRIGHT, who celebrates his 14th birthday on Monday.

Special thanks also went to Richard LEE who paced 32 minutes this week.
Our first finisher this week was Adam PEERS, (16:51) followed by Ian HARRISON, (18:10) and Stewart KNOWLES (18:50).

First female finishers were Treena JOHNSON and Jenny BUCK both with a time of (23:03) followed by Shirley JONES (23:43).

Our highest age grade% female and male finishers were Treena JOHNSON (VM55-59) 79.61% and Adam PEERS (SM30-34) 76.76%

We came close to a start line appeal for volunteers at event #207, but ultimately we had an awesome 26 Hi Viz Heroes who stepped up so we could go ahead with the event this weekend, and they’re all listed below with grateful thanks.

We appreciate that volunteering can feel a bit daunting, but would be grateful if you would please give it some serious consideration and either message our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wakefieldthornesparkrun/

OR email wakefieldthorneshelpers@parkrun.com

OR simply rock up to the Thornes Park Stadium Reception at 8:30am on a Saturday morning. We promise that we don’t bite, and we’ll definitely make you feel welcome to our wonderful parkrun community as well as provide you with a Hi Viz heroes cape.

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Clare PECKETT • Kov BAHADORI • Karen ORR • Charlotte ORR • Andrew NICHOLLS • Malcolm TAYLOR • Beth GRIPTON • Sharon ANDREWS • Tamsin COUGHTREY-SMITH • Andrew COUGHTREY-SMITH • Emma WICKS • Lisa VERCELLI • Richard LEE • Deb NICHOLLS • Richard LEE • Phil GIBSON • John WALKER • Ian GILDING • Clare WRIGHT • Tony WRIGHT • Tristan WRIGHT • Imogen WRIGHT • Chris BYRON • Maisy GLEDHILL • Lily HARDY

Dates for your diaries include:

• Confirmation that there will be NO additional Wakefield Thornes parkrun events on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day – great opportunity to be a tourist though, either locally or further afield.

#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 8 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.

See you all again at our next parkrun event on Saturday, 8th December 2018, for another amazing event #208 when your RD will be Deb Nicholls.

Full results for event 207 and a complete event history can be found on the Wakefield Thornes parkrun Results Page. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/wakefieldthornes/results/latestresults/

 

run Report – Event number #206 – 24th November 2018

Although it was a tad cold for event #206 at Wakefield Thornes parkrun, fortunately it wasn’t rainy, which was all the better for the hardy bunch from Wakefield together, including employees from Wakefield Council and West Yorkshire Police (including Inspector Helen Brear) who attended to raise awareness of the Domestic Abuse White Ribbon 16 Days of Action campaign. Lots of information sharing about the support available in the Wakefield District to anyone experiencing domestic abuse #freefromfear #16days’

Domestic Abuse website link - http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/health-care-and-advice/adults-and-older-people-services/domestic-abuse

Our wonderful parkrun community heartily encouraged 270 amazing participants to walk jog or run the course. We welcomed an awesome 36 First Timers, for 21 of whom it was their very first parkrun, so well done one and all, hope you enjoyed our challenging parkrun course, and hope to see you again soon. A wonderful 38 participants recorded a new Personal Best (PB) and representatives from 22 different clubs took part. We also welcomed quite a few tourists this week, from fairly local to far away, including, Barnsley, Hull, Ludlow, Newcastle and Telford.

Our first finisher this week was Adam PEERS, (16:52) followed by Ian HARRISON, (18:06) and Owen CHAPMAN (18:38).

First female finisher, (dog assisted) with a shiny new PB was Joanne BILTCLIFFE (20:16) followed by Katie PEERS (20:54) and Mollie SCARAMUZZA, a First Timer at Wakefield Thornes parkrun from Holmfirth Harriers AC (22:04).

Our highest age grade% male and female finishers were Daliso MWABA (JM10) 77.58% and Joanne BILTCLIFFE (VW40-44) 77.63%

We had a wonderful 26 Hi Viz Heroes (AKA volunteers) this weekend, all listed below.

We appreciate that volunteering can feel a bit daunting, but would be grateful if you would please give it some serious consideration and either message our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wakefieldthornesparkrun/

OR email wakefieldthorneshelpers@parkrun.com

OR simply rock up to the Thornes Park Stadium Reception at 8:30am on a Saturday morning. We promise that we don’t bite, and we’ll definitely make you feel welcome to our wonderful parkrun community as well as provide you with a Hi Viz heroes cape.

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Charlotte ORR • Andrew NICHOLLS • Paul KETTLEWELL • Caroline MCGRATH • Heather THOMAS • Emma WICKS • Lisa VERCELLI • Holly BROOK • Emily BROOK • Shirley JONES • Deb NICHOLLS • Jennifer GILL • Nigel BROWN • Viv CROSSLEY • Sarah MINCHIN • Wendy INGHAM • Kathryn THORPE • Phil GIBSON • Jennifer ROBERTS • Chris BYRON • Maisy GLEDHILL • Gethin HARDY • Lily HARDY • Emma FITZPATRICK • Paul KETTLEWELL

Dates for your diaries include:

• Confirmation that there will be NO additional Wakefield Thornes parkrun events on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day – great opportunity to be a tourist though, either locally or further afield.

#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 16 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.

See you all again at our next parkrun event on Saturday, 1st December 2018, for another amazing event #207 when your RD will be Deb Nicholls.

Full results for event 206 and a complete event history can be found on the Wakefield Thornes parkrun Results Page. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/wakefieldthornes/results/latestresults/

The male record is held by Adam PEERS who recorded a time of 15:37 on 12th August 2017 (event number 145).

The female record is held by Jenny BUCK who recorded a time of 18:09 on 21st April 2018 (event number 176).

The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 93.86% (19:33) on 20th October 2018 (event number 201).

Wakefield Thornes parkrun started on 20th September 2014. Since then 6,556 participants have completed 44,563 parkruns covering a total distance of 222,815 km, including 8,891 new Personal Bests. A total of 531 individuals have volunteered 4,881 times.

 

run Report – Event number #203 – 3rd November 2018

Normal service resumed this weekend with yet another beautiful parkrunday morning in Wakefield's Thornes Park

Our wonderful parkrun community enthusiastically encouraged and cheered 283 awesome participants to walk jog or run the course. We welcomed a wonderful 34 First Timers, for 22 of whom it was their very first parkrun, so well done one and all, hope you enjoyed our challenging parkrun course, and hope to see you again soon. A wonderful 51 participants recorded a new Personal Best (PB) and representatives from 27 different clubs took part. We also welcomed quite a few tourists this week, from fairly local to far away, including, Bishops Stortford, Clayton West, Epsom, Leicester, Nostell, Pontefract, and Southampton.

Our first finisher this week was Mark HOLDEN, with a shiny new PB (17:31) followed by Ian HARRISON, also with a shiny new PB (17:44) and Owen CHAPMAN (18:15).

First female finisher, and First Timer at Wakefield Thornes parkrun, was Sarah FRASER (19:43) followed by Katie SHARP of Denby Dale Athletics Club (22:19) and Delaney DAWSON, another First Timer at Wakefield Thornes parkrun from Epsom Allsorts (22:53).

Our highest age grade% male and female finishers were First Timer David I’ANSON, from T3 Tadcaster Triathlon Team (VM60-64) 80.98% and Sandra EDWARDS from Rothwell Harriers & AC (VW55-59) 76.99%

We gave a very special shout to Alex Barr, from his bride to be, Rachel, to whom he was getting married at 2:00pm the same afternoon. Congratulations to you both, and don’t be late Alex.

Massive shout outs went to Jayne TURNER, Steve LAWS, and Jacqui ALDERSON on their 100th parkrun. Congratulations and massive well done to you all.

Thanks also went to Kov BAHADORI who paced 28 minutes.

We had a fantastic response to our continual appeal for volunteers this weekend, with a wonderful 35 awesome Hi Viz heroes turning up on Saturday morning, and we found jobs for all those listed below.

We appreciate that volunteering can feel a bit daunting, but please give it some serious thought and either message our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wakefieldthornesparkrun/ or email wakefieldthorneshelpers@parkrun.com OR simply rock up to the Thornes Park Stadium Reception at 8:30am on a Saturday morning. We promise that we don’t bite, and we’ll definitely make you feel welcome to our wonderful parkrun community as well as provide you with a Hi Viz heroes cape.

Louise THOMPSON • Clare PECKETT • Craig ORR • Shaun TUNSTALL • Kov BAHADORI • Karen ORR • Andrew NICHOLLS • Joanne BROOK • Deborah BRADBROOK • Lisa VERCELLI • Holly BROOK • Emily BROOK • Deb NICHOLLS • Viv CROSSLEY • Corinne MURTHICK • Michael MCKINLAY-SMITH • Kathryn THORPE • Jacqueline WALKER • Phil GIBSON • Mair TUNSTALL • John WALKER • Lynn WESTCOTT • Shirley HARDY • Tony WRIGHT • Paul GILLINGS • Alison BRUNT • Alison BENNETT • Susan BAINES • Adam BELL • Jane MCGRATH • Garry BELL • Francesca BERRY • Mark BERRY • Thomas SELLERS • Jonathan VAILE

Dates for your diaries include:

• 24th November – we’ll be joined by Wakefield Council Officers raising awareness of the White Ribbon Campaign and Domestic Abuse.
• Confirmation that there will be NO additional Wakefield Thornes parkrun events on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day – great opportunity to be a tourist though, either locally or further afield.

#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 14 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.

See you all again at our next parkrun event on Saturday, 10th November, for another amazing event #204

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/

The male record is held by Adam PEERS who recorded a time of 15:37 on 12th August 2017 (event number 145).

The female record is held by Jenny BUCK who recorded a time of 18:09 on 21st April 2018 (event number 176).

The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 93.86% (19:33) on 20th October 2018 (event number 201).

Wakefield Thornes parkrun started on 20th September 2014. Since then
6,457 participants have completed 43,708 parkruns covering a total distance of 218,540 km, including 8,763 new Personal Bests.

 

run Report – Event number #202 – 27th October 2018

WOW. After weeks of sunny Saturday mornings from late spring, through summer and into mild autumn, Saturday morning came as a sharp reminder of how bitterly cold it can be. Massive thank you to all our volunteers this week who withstood standing around in the cold to make sure our wonderful event took place. Note to self for next week; hat, gloves and must invest in thermals!!

We had a takeover this week from Wakefield Council’s Fostering Team. They provided information and were happy to answer any questions. If you’re interested in making a difference to a child from Wakefield, head over to their website at www.wakefield.gov.uk/fostering for more information.

We had 258 awesome participants turn up to walk, jog or run the course, and we welcomed a wonderful 27 First Timers, for 11 of whom it was their very first parkrun, so well done one and all, hope you enjoyed our challenging parkrun course, and hope to see you again soon. A wonderful 49 participants recorded a new Personal Best (PB) and representatives from 23 different clubs took part. We also welcomed tourists from Hertfordshire and Dewsbury.

Our first finisher this week, was also a First Timer at Wakefield Thornes parkrun, Mark HOLDEN (17:59) followed by Owen CHAPMAN (18:15) and Simon KENDALL with a shiny new PB (18:27).

First female finisher, who is also a Junior Woman (JW10), and with a shiny new PB, was Jessica WATSON from Wakefield District Harries (23:05) followed by Sandy GEORGE of Ackworth Road Runners, again with a shiny new PB (23:21) and Shirley JONES (23:35).

Our highest age grade% male and female finishers were Andrew DU FEU (VW45-49) 75.92% and Jessica WATSON (JW10) 73.94%

Massive shout outs went to Martin WHITEHEAD on his 100th parkrun, and Imogen Wright for volunteering 25 times, at the age of 7. Congratulations and well done to you both.

This week’s event at Wakefield Thornes parkrun was made possible by 33 awesome Hi Viz heroes (AKA volunteers), all listed below.

We appreciate that volunteering can feel a bit daunting, but please give it some serious thought and either message our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wakefieldthornesparkrun/ or email wakefieldthorneshelpers@parkrun.com OR simply rock up to the Thornes Park Stadium Reception at 8:30am on a Saturday morning. We promise that we don’t bite, and we’ll definitely make you feel welcome to our wonderful parkrun community as well as provide you with a Hi Viz heroes cape.

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Julie PEARSON • Jacqui WEST • Clare PECKETT • Kov BAHADORI • Andrew NICHOLLS • Paul KETTLEWELL • Caroline MCGRATH • Lisa VERCELLI • Holly BROOK • Emily BROOK • Stewart KNOWLES • Deb NICHOLLS • Chris PEARSON • Phil GIBSON • John WALKER • Sara L JONES • John OSBORNE • Susan DOHERTY • Shirley HARDY • Olga and Master GARCIA • Paul RIVA • Patricia EATON • Clare WRIGHT • Tony WRIGHT • Imogen WRIGHT • Steve REAPE • Francesca BERRY • Mark BERRY • Jonathan VAILE • Laura and Emme Royston

Dates for your diaries include:

• Confirmation that there will be NO additional Wakefield Thornes parkrun events on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day – great opportunity to be a tourist though, either locally or further afield.

#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 8 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.

See you all again at our next parkrun event on Saturday, 3rd November, for another amazing event #203 when your RD will be Deb Nicholls.

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/

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

The male record is held by Adam PEERS who recorded a time of 15:37 on 12th August 2017 (event number 145).

The female record is held by Jenny BUCK who recorded a time of 18:09 on 21st April 2018 (event number 176).

The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 93.86% (19:33) on 20th October 2018 (event number 201).

Wakefield Thornes parkrun started on 20th September 2014. Since then
6,423 participants have completed 43,425 parkruns covering a total distance of 217,125 km, including 8,712 new Personal Bests.

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