And 2013 comes to a close!

Just a quick one - just a reminder fancy dress festive style is welcomed at this weekends parkrun (21st) - if anyone wants to bring a shot of the mulled stuff for the volunteers (it looks due to be pretty windy!) I'm sure it would be much appreciated.

We could do with an idea of numbers interested in doing a parkrun on New Years Day before we commit to doing it, so if you are up for it please drop us an email workingtonhelpers@parkrun.com or let us know on Saturday or put it on the facebook page. We would be looking at a 9.30am start.

Well done this week to Camilla McKnespiey who got a new female course record (don't know how in that wind!) and to Ricky who got a new make course record on the 7th December.

Sheila McVeigh was our November sweatshop winner, excellent job Sheila well done!

That's all for now, see you Sat! And don't forget the run is on as normal on the 28th December.

 

Christmas 2013

We wont be having a Christmas Day parkrun this year, the Cumberland Athletics Club who make up a number of our volunteers, already have the PICA 4.6 miles run planned for Boxing day so if you fancy a run then head out on Boxing day for that one, it's a great run to burn off some of that Turkey!

She Sheila, Keith or Shaun on Saturday for more details.

New Years Day is yet to be decided. If we do one it will start at 9.30am but just need to confirm we have enough volunteers so watch this space!

 

Who knows where we’re at! The weeks are flying by!

The weeks are going too fast to keep up with every run updates!

So we are now into our winter run, all tarmac and virtually the same route but it starts in the carpark, goes out along the cycle path, past the firestation then back and finishing just before the path ends. No more grass! So the course is a bit faster, there are a few runners bent over - and coughing up all kinds of stuff - at the end of the run, so just means that people are working hard to shave a few seconds off!

Since the last update we've had another sweatshop trainer winner, well done to Lynn Trussel who ran 4 runs in October and got 2 pb's and improved by 2.17 minutes in that month alone and has knocked 6.22 minutes off her time overall!

Lots of people reaching their 10th run milestones over the last few weeks, Tony Holliday, Peter Little, Dave Prescott, Gary Lynch (I am sure to have missed some!) fab effort from all.

We had a new female course record on the 30th from Camilla MCKNESPIEY in 18.35 minutes, great stuff Camilla.

For the 1st time we had no new runners taking part on our 24th event, overall so far there have been over 400 runners taken part which is amazing. We need to encourage some of these back, especially now we have a grass, mud free route there's nothing to put anyone off - oh except the 5km obviously! All fellow parkrunners please spread the word that parkrun isn't about how fast you go, it's about giving it a go, whether it takes you 18 minutes or 48 minutes, all runners and parkrun friends are there to encourage and support right to the bitter end, and it's always great to share a coffee afterwards - and don't forget it's nearly Xmas so a tasty Xmas treat to wash down would be more that welcome if anyone is especially good in the kitchen!

Most improved times for runs in November are:
Suzanne Penfold (4.17)
Aimee Little (2.40)
Craig Hatch (2.36)
Fran Gray (2.12)
David Gardiner (2.09)

I know you can see the results on the results page but just a quick update on the most recent parkrun details -

Men's placings:
1. Andrew HENDERSON
2. Patrick MALKINSON
3. Andrew BRADLEY

Women's placings:
1. Camilla MCKNESPIEY
2. Emma MCKNESPIEY
3. Tiffany PENFOLD .

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Camilla MCKNESPIEY (JW14) was graded 85.92% for the time 18:35 (third overall).
Sheila MCVEIGH (VW55-59) was graded 83.35% for the time 22:19 (15th overall).
Andrew HENDERSON (SM35-39) was graded 78.04% for the time 17:00 (first overall).

Until next time!

Bex

 

is this where we start to see the die hards over the fair weather parkrunners?

It's starting to get nippy out there on a Saturday morning but we're continuing to be lucky in Workington with nice bright mornings. I love a crisp morning to get out there and do some exercise though, so hopefully, this weather might be what people have been waiting for.

Over the last couple of parkruns, we had a couple reach their 10 Workington parkrun milestones - well done to Stephen Watson and Joanne Coyle, Stephen could show us all a thing or two, hitting the mid 70's and still doing the parkrun.

Shaun Cavanagh was the winner of the September Sweatshop trainers, I hope you'll agree it was well deserved, Shaun hasn't missed a parkrun yet!

We had two new leaders over the last two events, Steve Garner and Mark Walsh leading the pack but it's not all about those at the front, it's about those who have been inspired by Workington parkrun and have taken the steps to get into running and are motivated by the support around them and the improvement week on week, so well done to  those 1st timers on the 12th October Gary Thwaite, Liam Campbell, Gillian Baxter, Peter Vaughan and Aiden Little and hopefully we'll see you back again.

Lots of people stepping forward to help out which is great, it's not that hard is it! The roles are easy once you get used to them so as usual, let us know in advance if you want to volunteer either by email or the facebook page and we'll stick you in the roster (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/workington/futureroster/) so you can see what you'll be doing.

Results for event 17 were:

Mark WALSH (SM30-34) was first over the line in 17:04
Sam STEAD (SM20-24) was second over the line in 18:18
Stephen HACKLEY (SM35-39) was third over the line in 19:05.

Lucy STOBBART (SW25-29) was first female over the line in 20:47
Kelly BARRATT (SW30-34) was second over the line in 22:12
Gillian BAXTER (VW50-54)  was third over the line in 23:49

Keep up the good work guys!