Sorry folks we've had to cancle due to ice
York parkrun started on 14th January 2012. Since then a six-sational 14,106 participants have completed 91,203 parkruns covering a total distance of, 456,015 km ( that's more than 11 times around the Earth and would take you to the moon ( but not quite back)) .
This week 551 people came along to help use celebrate our 6th birthday, . An amazing 75 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 40 six-tastic volunteers:
Jane LAWSON • Clare MOFFATT • David MUCKERSIE • Chris POULTON • Flora BANNISTER • Janet CORDINGLEY • Nick GRIFFIN • Helen BANKS • John REEVELL • Adrian STIPETIC • Madeleine VERNON-SMITH • Graham TODD • Andy HEPPELL • David CHRYSSIDES • Stuart LESLIE • Barbara GRIFFIN • Liz PIPER • Linda GREWER • Caroline WATSON • Anya SMITH • Pauline REEVELL • Michael LEADBETTER • Adam RAFFELL • Poppy LYNN • David WATSON • Nathan WATSON • Caitlin WATSON • Jess GREEN • Lynette BANKS • Maria WATSON • Claire ANTROBUS • Alan WILKINSON • Elliot HARRISON • Adrian GUNN • Eleanor PAGE • Tristan WATSON • Oliver LEADBETTER • Mervyn LEWIS • María MURADÁS-TAYLOR • Sarah LEE
By Anya and Madeleine.
On a cold and wet Saturday morning,
Whilst half the world were snoring,
39 volunteers were ready to go,
and do their duty come rain, wind but thankfully not snow!
613 people were ready to run,
Most of them looked like they were having fun!
Some were running the parkrun alphabet,
others were running with their favourite pet!
For lots, parkrun was a New Years resolution,
for others parkrun has become an institution.
For the 69 first timers...we hope to see you again,
....maybe next time, it won’t rain!
We salute the 33 people who got a PB,
It that wind and rain it certainly didn’t include me!
As for the volunteers a big thank you,
It this weather we would rather it was you!!!
Next week is York parkrun’s 6th birthday,
To celebrate Heslington parkrun will start the same day!
So whether you are here or whether you are there,
Feel free to bring cake and run like you are being chased by a bear!
And for the stats!!!!
This week 619 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 69 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 39 volunteers: Neil LAWSON • Jane NODDER • Ed MEZZETTI • Robert WARD • Flora BANNISTER • Janet CORDINGLEY • Stephen ROBSON • Nick GRIFFIN • John REEVELL • Madeleine VERNON-SMITH • Graham TODD • Ruth ROBSON • David CHRYSSIDES • Stuart LESLIE • Liz PIPER • Tim SELVES • Tim GIBSON • Andrew GREEN • Anya SMITH • Joseph ROBSON • Pauline REEVELL • Simon MIDDLETON • Janet TODD • Heidi FOTHERGILL • Karin FOTHERGILL • Anna MARSHALL • Amanda COOPER • Claire ANTROBUS • Eleanor PAGE • Gez PEGRAM • John NODDER • Katy SHARP • Anna SHARP • Natalie TAYLOR • Laura DICKSON • Sarah LEE • Yvonne ORTON • Marcella PROUD • Eva-Maria SCHOLZ • Tristan WATSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the York parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Laura WEIGHTMAN who recorded a time of 16:12 on 12th March 2016 (event number 190). The male record is held by Graham RUSH who recorded a time of 14:37 on 19th August 2017 (event number 253). The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 92.75% (22:32) on 2nd July 2016 (event number 202).
York parkrun started on 14th January 2012. Since then 14,031 participants have completed 90,652 parkruns covering a total distance of 453,260 km, including 16,232 new Personal Bests.
Report by Liz Piper.
Tempted out by the warmer weather, 343 people crawled out of their warm beds (or crawled out of their workplaces) to run, jog, push buggies or walk around the course on York Knavesmire. However, this week the Knavesmire really lived up to its name with mud and puddles that warmed the heart and muddied the feet of those present and a biting little breeze just to add some excitement.
Amongst those taking part in the 269th edition of York parkrun were 36 first timers and several tourists. Well done for coming and we hope to see you again!
Thanks are due also to all those who volunteered to help in a wide variety of capacities. They include (in no particular order):
Clare Moffatt, Jane Nodder, Chris Poutlon, Nick Griffin, Helen Banks, John Reevell, Laurence Griffin, David Chryssides, Kirsty Henderson, Barbara Griffin, Camilla Grayley, Ellie Griffin, Liz Piper, Linda Grewer, Graham Walton, Pauline Reevell, Karin Fothergill, Jess Green, Alex Lewry, Peter Grayley, Ewan Kirk, Tristan Watson, Terence Bromfield, John Nodder, Mikayla Esteves, Janine Esteves and Emma Fothergill.
And now for the results.
1st male runner was Chris Poulton from Acorn running club who ran the course in 18:06. 2nd male runner was Robbie Brown, from City of York AC, who took 18:15 and in third place was George Rigal who ran it in 18:26.
The first female home was a first timer, Lindsey Clegg from Horsforth Harriers, in a time of 20:37. In second place was Evie Higton in 22:12 from Aldershot, Farnham and District AC and Sharon Lynn from York Acorn RC came third in 23:35.
Well done all of you.
Saturday’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the York parkrun Results Page.
By Marianna Wilde.
The first sunrise of 2018 was accompanied by 351 runners bouncing joyfully towards the Knavesmire, with fresh heads and hearts, ready to embrace the promise of the new year. Or in some (many?) cases, dragging heavy legs and dodgy stomachs towards the start line, with heads and hearts full of regret re: last night (naming no runners [or report writers]). Nonetheless, whatever physical condition we were in, we made it! Success Number One for 2018; well done everyone for making it out of bed. Extra praise here for volunteers who not only made it out of bed, but made it to the racecourse a full half hour earlier than the runners.
A massive cheer here for the 43 first timers who were, by and large, too shy to wave at the start – we're glad you came and we hope you come back! If "Try parkrun" was a 2018 goal, congratulations, you've smashed it – see you next week for your new goal of "Beat my time at parkrun", "Get my parkrun 50 tshirt", "Justify my outrageously beautiful trainers", or whatever gets you out of the door.
I rarely run parkrun on my own but I did today, or more accurately I started parkrun on my own. This never lasts for long, between arbitrarily deciding who to try to keep up with (thank you lady in the Beer Runners top who unknowingly paced me around the first section), recognising parkrun "friends" (people I have seen or spoken to on other weeks, whose names I have forgotten or never knew – well done chap who does intervals and was wearing a very green jacket) and best of all, falling into a little group of people running at about your own pace. I didn't have enough breath today to start any conversations, but I enjoyed running near you!
And now a comment on seeing children at parkrun – I absolutely love it! I wish it hadn't taken me 10 years to recover from secondary school PE and start running for pleasure, and it makes me deeply happy to see children getting a better start with running than I did. Not only this, but they really cheer the place up. I have previously had my run accompanied by excellent singing from children in buggies, I have been overtaken by children literally shouting "wheeeeee!" as they go past me, and today I enjoyed running near Will, who was crushing his first Parkrun and doing his best to drag his dad James around too. No whinging, no whining, some excellent positive thinking ("Well if we stop running we'd have to walk to the end anyway so we might as well run.") and a bit of encouragement from dad (I hope you followed through with the pancake promise) and he made it all the way round, cheering us all up as he did – great work Will, hope to see you again!
Every time I run at parkrun I feel extremely fortunate to be surrounded by like-minded people, in the fresh air, at a free event put on purely for the love of running together. This is amplified on days like today, when run directors and volunteers go above and beyond to put on parkrun when it's not even a Saturday. For me there is no better start to a year than going for a run with a big group of stranger-friends who all know, like I do, that every run is a brilliant thing to do. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all the volunteers who make it happen every week!
Well done to the 32 people who started the year with a real bang and set a new PB – and well done to all of us, because we just set our best parkrun time of 2018. Full respect to those heading off to do a double – hope you smashed it! And congratulations to those hitting milestones and earning those coveted tshirts – think back on yourself at your first parkrun and take a minute to appreciate your achievements since then.
The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:
Chris POULTON • Jane Victoria MARSHALL • Mark HARNEY • Stephen WILSON •
Mikey ROYCE • Jennifer DAVIS • Don FORMHALS • Nick GRIFFIN • John
REEVELL • Graham TODD • Ewan COCHRANE • David CHRYSSIDES • James TARGETT
• Kirsty HENDERSON • Barbara GRIFFIN • Ellie GRIFFIN • Liz PIPER • Linda
GREWER • Fiona SEFTON • Adam SEFTON • Rob SEFTON • Pauline REEVELL •
Michael LEADBETTER • Karin FOTHERGILL • Jane MORBY • Ian FAIRLAMB •
Lynsey BURRELL • Marianna WILDE • Lynette BANKS • Claire ANTROBUS • Ewan
KIRK • Helen DAVIS • Jugita ANCANE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the
York parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Laura WEIGHTMAN who recorded a time of
16:12 on 12th March 2016 (event number 190).
The male record is held by Graham RUSH who recorded a time of 14:37 on
19th August 2017 (event number 253).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 92.75%
(22:32) on 2nd July 2016 (event number 202).
York parkrun started on 14th January 2012. Since then 13,962
participants have completed 90,033 parkruns covering a total distance of
450,165 km, including 16,199 new Personal Bests.