Belton House parkrun is cancelled on 15 August 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Event Number 195 – 14th march 2020

Belton House parkun
Event Number 195
14th March 2020

Firstly apologies this report comes to you late, things got a little busy at work due to COVID-19 and we saw the way of life change rapidly! Photo courtesy of Richard Hall from a glorious day in the summer and a reminder of the beauty of Belton House.
Belton House parkrun #177
337 of you ran, jogged and walked the 5k course in the parkland of Belton House, 14 first timers to parkrun, 59 of you achieved new personal bests, 25 clubs where represented and we had 15 tourists visit us at Belton House.
An amazing turn out, thanks to all of you for coming, well done to the first timers, we do hope to see you back once parkrun returns.
We had no pictures on this Saturday due to resident photographer Shaun having underlying health issues, and who did the correct thing by self isolating. We hope you are well Shaun along with the family :-)
Big thank you to our volunteers for supporting parkrun, past, present and future.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: P ABEY, Brendon BUCKLEY, Alan CARLEY, Maria CARLEY, Angela CARR, David CROMBIE, Mary CROSS, Abigail DAVIS, Isobel DAVIS, Paul DAVIS, David ELDRIDGE, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Richard HALL, Emily HARDWICK, Harry HULSE, Tudor JONES, Jack PEMBERTON, Jonathan ROBERTS, Anna SERGEANT, Chris SPOWAGE, Dale TOWNING, Poppy WAINWRIGHT, Catherine WALLACE, Tracy WEBB, Elaine WORSTER, Roger WORSTER
Big shout out to Junior Sofia GUILD for completing her 10th parkun, Daniel Fay on completing his 50th milestone and Teresa SHEPHERD for completing her 100th milestone. Congratulations all and we are very much looking forward to seeing you all in your milestone T-shirts on our return.
Gary ROBINSON from East Hull Harriers & AC joined us who has completed 451 parkuns! not a milestone but what an achievement, well done Gary and thanks for visiting.
Pete Bonner regular at Belton House is still pipping Kim ULYSSES with 340 parkuns and Kim is at 334! We are looking forward to a 500th celebration at Belton House so keep watching these two and see who gets there first, it will be a long slog with Pete still having 160 parkuns to go, we are some years off yet, but we do enjoy watching those numbers creep upwards :-)
Belton House parkrun #177
A little reminder of our 4th birthday, the fun and community spirit of parkrun and so many of you missing the Rugby! haha

Currently we have no way of knowing when parkrun will be back but of course we will be the first to raise our hands in celebration and let you know. You can also keep an eye on the parkrun UK face book page for updates or the website.
I can assure you the core team miss it as much as you lovely parkrunners.
Please stay safe, limit your contact with others, WASH YOUR HANDS. Do keep up the running, walking and jogging, if you are able to.
Please post your pictures on the Belton House face book page, we love seeing the inventiveness of parkrunners, this week I saw a gentleman had run a marathon on his 3ft balcony!
Wherever you are carry happiness with you and stay safe, see you next parkrunday............................TBC
All the very best, The Belton House parkrun team.


Event Number 194 – 07th March 2020

Belton House parkrun
Event Number 194
07th March 2020

International Woman's day parkrun!

What a brilliant morning, watching 424 runners, joggers and walkers going down the drive in a stream of purple!
Thanks for coming and supporting IWD, both male and females supported or celebrated with a splash of purple
The figures where:
Male parkrun attendees 43%, unknowns 5.6% without knowing if the unknowns where male or females (this means either barcodes where forgotten or park runners choose not to be scanned) this week the females tipped the balance with 50.94%
26 people attended their first park run with 21 females and 5 males, so again females tipped the scales.
Thanks for coming everyone and we look forward to seeing your 2nd parkrun :-)
It's been said and I have heard lots of story's why woman come to parkrun, some of the words mentioned are: friendly, comfortable, safe, inclusive, accepting, social.
and here is what some of our own Belton House females said when we asked 'why do you come to parkrun'
Gillian Newbould I park run because running with others motivates me. When I run on my own I find I stop a lot. Plus my husband son and daughter are avid park runners so it's nice for us to all do something together we enjoy. I don't get to exercise much in the week too so it's great to get out in the fresh air and burn away the wine calories I will consume on a Saturday night
Amy Clare Barnett I parkrun because I feel safe to run round the park with a group of people knowing there are people there to help if I fall or hurt myself instead of being out on the lanes on my own.
Susan J Copping I parkrun to feel part of a community, I mostly run alone, so parkrun allows me to run with other individuals that enjoy the fresh air views and have the same desire to improve their health and well-being. It’s a great way to join in a relaxed sport whilst still having a competitive element!
Jane Pearson I parkrun for the social aspect, everyone is welcome whatever their ability (I am a walker!). It is an amazing venue and I always feel good afterwards!
Vicky Honey It feels like an achievement, there are some beautiful parkruns, it's very sociable and supportive, it's great for physical & mental health and it means you can eat cake!!
Alexis Dolby Great encouragement for all abilities x
Sarah Pell I Parkrun because it does wonders for my mental health
Jenny James Such a friendly atmosphere and absolutely no pressure.
Katie Louise Limmer I parkrun because I love the social aspect of it and the fact I can aim for a pb or just walk 5k. And the cake after of course!

All amazing reasons to come to park run, whether its first aid for mental health, fitness, the social factor, and don't forget the awesome feeling volunteering gives us, to run, jog or walk ALL are welcome at parkrun and the cake is always an added bonus :-)
Please keep spreading the word and encouraging your friends and family to parkrun, male or female.

A huge thank you goes to our hivis heroes this week, and the wonderful pacers, an incredible 69 people achieved personal bests.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: P ABEY, Helen BREEN, Edina BURNS, Geoff COLLIER, Abigail DAVIS, Isobel DAVIS, Paul DAVIS, David ELDRIDGE, Amanda ELLIOTT, Suzanne ELLIOTT, Samantha FRENCH, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Dona HALL, Emily HARDWICK, Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS, Tudor JONES, Sadie KIDD, Christopher LIMMER, Russell MAKSYMIW, Fraser MARSHALL, Grace MARSHALL, Kate MARSHALL, Claire MARTIN, Lord Thomas Barclay NAYLOR, Shaun PARKES, Michael PATTINSON, Sarah PELL, Jonathan ROBERTS, Rosalind SADLER, Anna SERGEANT, Chris SPOWAGE, Dale TOWNING, Poppy WAINWRIGHT, Catherine WALLACE, Daniel WALLACE, Tracy WEBB, Vicky WILLAN, Elaine WORSTER, Roger WORSTER
A special mention to Tom Naylor and his pooch Tasha, 159 or so parkruns and a dog age of 19 (equivalent human age of 133) we think she has earned her Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and an Honorary Discharge to the Reserves.
Tasha will hopefully still decide to come to parkrun, but in a more sedentary role as a walker in future!

Well done to Alexander SAN JOSE JNR completing his 10th parkrun, while Michael COUZENS and Mark RICE joined the 50th milestone club.
Nice one and we look forward to seeing you show off those milestone t-shirts
We had two photographers this week, long standing residential photographer Shaun, to view this weeks album click here
Gordon, regular run director also took to the camera lens and you can view his album here
Some of you may have clocked we have now gone into the new parkrun hivis vests which are PINK! hard not to notice. The RD's hivis vest stays the same colour black and white along with the tail walking bibs being orange.
Thats all for folks as it says above, thanks for visiting and please call again!
See you next parkrunday 14th March 2020


Event Number 193 – 29 February 2020

Belton House parkrun
Event Number 193
29th February 2020

First EVER leap day parkrun!
20200229-DSC_1460After a couple of weeks being battered by Ciara and Dennis and every weekend in February being overshadowed by high winds and a lot of rain dozens of parkruns across the UK cancelled for a third week in a row. Jorge let us down though and was a no show for the 09:00 start today. The parkrun weather fairies worked their magic and blessed us with a relatively dry run! A great show from all this morning with many of you in onesies, a selection of frogs for this leap day parkrun, the pink ladies made an appearance and a dashing young man Tom (pictured above) in top hat and tails, by the way any of you that know Tom and Tasha, his four legged pooch, Tasha is now 18 and hanging up her parkrun legs and her last parkrun will be on Saturday, be sure to give Tom and Tasha a shout out. Plus the usual array of smiling faces, speedy sprinters, four legged friends, buggies, jolly joggers and wonderful walkers. 20200229-DSC_0992
With Newark parkrun having been cancelled we thought we might have been in for a busy one, but a healthy 284 of you walked, jogged, ran and leapt round the parkland at Belton house. Despite it being our smallest parkrun of 2020 so far (by almost half!), we welcomed a massive 31 Belton first timers, and the clear, storm free morning allowed 19 of you to achieve a new PB! A massive 95 club runners represented this weekend at Belton, making up a large proportion of the field! Congratulations to all!
20200229-DSC_1404A special congratulations to those achieving milestones this week: Juniors: Harry Pattison and Harry Wardle for achieving 10 parkruns! Tiffany Davis for achieving her 50th parkrun! Kimberley Etherington-Bates, Wendy Spridgens, Carol Dudley, Ian Starbuck and Michael Robert Jones for achieving 100 parkruns! ... and to the newlyweds Carol & Ian who crossed the finish line through a guard of honor! 20200229-DSC_1210
Not an official milestone, however our very own Richard Hall - roster coordinator, pacer and all round good egg and a huge supporter of parkrun reached his 200th milestone while supporting another parkunner to a sub 30 5k :-) Thank you Richard for all you do for parkrun and the community on a Saturday morning
20200229-DSC_1504Thanks to the 32 hi vis heroes who made the event possible this morning, without them, parkrun would not be possible and a massive thanks to PGL at Caythorpe Court, who brought down 16 volunteers this morning and kept you all running with their PGL enthusiasm! 20200229-DSC_1501
This week's volunteers:
Anna SERGEANT • Annie HARRIS • Brendon BUCKLEY • Chloe GREGORY • Chris SPOWAGE • Claire SCOTT • David CROMBIE • David ELDRIDGE • David SHAW • Elaine WORSTER • Elliot CUFF • Emily HARDWICK • Emma OBRIEN • Fraser MARSHALL • Harry HULSE • Isabel LYLE • Jack PEMBERTON • Lidia RUBIO ROS • Mark SIMPSON • Mark WORSLEY • Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS • Nur Ahzlina LEATON • P ABEY • Paul DAVIS • Renni CAMERON • Roger WORSTER • Sam RAIKES • Shaun PARKES • Thomas ARMSTRONG • Thomas WATSON • Tom EDMONDS • Will LEADENHAM
On the Horizon
Next week - 07th March 2020 - event #194
07th March is International Woman's Day parkrun.
Promoted by parkrun Uk and supported by 'This girl can'
This Girl can is supported by Sports England and lottery funded.
Parkruns stats show although 54% of woman are registered with parkrun,  are under represented, therefore we would love you all to promote  IWD and let woman know how friendly parkrun is and that they can run, walk or jog (no pressure) and promote the day by wearing PURPLE.
Don't worry boys this is happening within a normal parkrunday and and hope to see as many of the boys as possible supporting also by wearing PURPLE
Belton's 200th event
Unfortunately due to a couple of cancelled weeks our 200th event will now hopefully be (if we don't have any more cancellations)
Saturday 25th April 2020
We had a wonderful leap day parkrunday and hope you all did too.
Shauns photos really capture the fun, smiles and community feel.
You can find the link to Shaun's parkrun album for this weeks event here.
Thats all for now folks, see you all next parkrunday, barring any storms! 07th March Don't forget to WEAR PURPLE


Event Number 192 – 08th February 2020

Belton House parkrun
Event Number 192
08th February 2020

Luckily we missed storm Ciara on Saturday and 454 of you ran, walked and jogged the course! Great turn out.

Unfortunately the Belton House grounds did sustain some damage, however the National Trust are already starting to address the clean up.
117 of you gained personal bests, 49 turned up and completed Belton House parkrun for the first time, and 31 representatives of different clubs.
Well done every one!

25 volunteers made the event happen - Big shout out to you all, as we know without you parkrun would not take place.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: P ABEY, Brendon BUCKLEY, Yvonne BUCKLEY, David CROMBIE, Paul DAVIS, Ian DUNCAN, Stephanie DUNCAN, David ELDRIDGE, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Emily HARDWICK, Penny HODGES, Harry HULSE, Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS, Samuel JEPSON-RIVERS, Russell MAKSYMIW, Shaun PARKES, Anna SERGEANT, James SERGEANT, Chris SPOWAGE, Angela TOOTH, Dale TOWNING, Thomas WATSON, Elaine WORSTER, Roger WORSTER

Junior Millie ROBINSON and Elizabeth COOLEY completed their 10th parkrun
Myles SADLER, Sara MATHIESON and Kathy BELL joined the 50th milestone club
Well done all, we look forward to seeing you showing off your milestone T-shirts :-)

On the Horizon
29th February 2020
There are 5 Saturdays in February this year, this is the 7th time it has occurred dating back to 1772!
This only happens in a leap year and the last one being 2004, so with that in mind we thought we should celebrate being able to complete 5 parkruns in February 2020 with a RUNSIE, now i can hear you all say "whats a RUNSIE" it's a onsie being worn for a run :) so dig out your winter comfy onsie PJ's and come and celebrate the 29th February with us.

07th March 2020
07th March is International Woman's Day parkrun.

Promoted by parkrun Uk and supported by 'This girl can'
This Girl can is supported by Sports England and lottery funded.
Parkruns stats show although 54% of woman are registered with parkrun, however are under represented, therefore we would love you all to promote the IWD and let woman know how friendly parkrun is and that they can run, walk or jog (no pressure) and promote the day by wearing PURPLE.

Don't worry boys this is happening within a normal parkrunday and and hope to see as many of the boys as possible supporting also by wearing PURPLE :)

28th March 2020
Belton House parkrun's 200th event!
Can you believe Belton House parkrun will be reaching it's 200th event!
Watch this space on how we will be celebrating the day.................
That's all for now folks, see you next parkrunday 15th February 2020


International Woman’s Day parkrun – #IWD – 07th March 2020

Belton House parkrun are delighted to be one of many parkruns around the world celebrating International Woman's Day parkrun 
In England, #IWDparkrun will be supported by This Girl Can, a campaign created by Sport England.

These days there are many barriers that hold people back from participating in social events like parkrun.
For some reason women are less likely than men to take part and to continue participating in parkrun, this is despite women making up 54% of overall registrations.

parkrun are taking the opportunity that International Women’s Day (#IWD) presents to encourage more women and girls to participate.
We invite you all to Belton House parkrun on 7th March 2020 to a parkrun dedicated to female participation.

Don't panic boys, everyone is welcome at parkrun on International Women’s Day :) please come along and support the ladies.
Boy's and girls please support this fantastic day by wearing PURPLE!

Everyone, please talk to the girls and women that you know and support them to overcome any concerns that they might have. Encourage them to come along to enjoy a fun, healthy and fantastically supportive experience.

If anyone is new to parkrun, then please ask them to register at parkrun UK
and print off their barcode, ready for the day.

No barcode, no time, no result!

First timers brief commences at 08:50, general brief at 08:55 and we all set off at 09:00 prompt.
Parkrun is free (including parking at Belton House, however if you are not a member of the National Trust they ask you have left the grounds by 11am) and is supported entirely by volunteers, so be sure to thank all the hivis heroes whether on the 07th March at Belton or partaking in any parkrun across the world on any given Saturday :-)
If you are new to Belton house parkrun and are driving, we also ask you to arrive early, the village can become congested due to the volumes of parkrunners approx 500. If you are running, jogging or walking to parkrun then the Lions gate entrance opens at 08:30 as do the toilets.

We cannot wait to support this fabulous day and see you all in PURPLE!
Afterwards join us in the Stables cafe to chat and share experiences of the morning over tea/coffee and cake.

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