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.


Event Number 191 – 01st February 2020

Belton House parkrun
Event Number 191
01st February 2020

White stagparkrunday did not disappoint when we had the white stag grace our presence. Some think this is a mystical creature that brings good luck, and maybe some PB's for those that saw this glorious creature. What a fantastic way to start a Saturday morning, not only do we get to socialise within this amazing community, restore our mental health and run, jog or walk 5k in the fabulous parkland of Belton House, (not to mention for free!) we also get to see nature at it's best. I love Saturday mornings and cannot wait to see parkrun buddies and enjoy the community spirit and celebrate all that is parkrun, coffee and cake afterwards is also a good motivator! 20200201-DSC_8831
Ask why people come to parkrun and you will get a lot of different answers....training, friends, family, friendly, fitness, mental health, community, challenges, feeling safe, goals just some of many reasons and this is what makes parkrun so diverse and inclusive.

parkrun really is for EVERYONE!
20200201-DSC_8153So what happened on parkrunday (formally known as Saturday) it started with 437 of you getting out of bed and making your way to parkrun, sometimes getting out of bed can be the biggest challenge.

24 of you did it for the very first time and 22 of you came back and completed your 2nd parkrun!

77 of you achieved new personal bests - you all must have seen the white stag ;) and 21 representatives of clubs took part. While all this was going on Ruth TALL and Samantha ROBERTS completed their 50th run, which now makes them members of the 50th milestone club, while Michele EMERY completed his 100th parkrun, now joining the 100th milestone club. We look forward to you all showing off those T-Shirts. Well done to every runner, jogger and walker that participated :-)

VI Chris achieved a new PB, while being guided by Suzanne Elliot. Well done Chris :-) 20200201-DSC_8993
20200201-DSC_8219Please don't ever take parkrun for granted, it takes considerable effort and wonderful, generous soles to enable this to happen every week.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: P ABEY, Brendon BUCKLEY, Yvonne BUCKLEY, Amanda COWLING, Kyle COWLING, David CROMBIE, Paul DAVIS, Joe-Ann DICKENSON, Suzanne ELLIOTT, Richard FAY, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Stephen GOODIN, Corinne GRAYSTON, Richard HALL, Emily HARDWICK, Harry HULSE, Russell MAKSYMIW, Keith MUNRO, Shaun PARKES, Jack PEMBERTON, Amanda ROBERTS, Anna SERGEANT, Sarah SERGEANT, Chris SPOWAGE, Lindsay STUART, Elaine WORSTER, Roger WORSTER 20200201-DSC_8997
Whats on the horizon....
International Womans parkrun day! 07th March 2020
We will be joining in a female-focused parkrun celebration on the 07th March during our usual parkrun.
We love our male and female parkrunners equally but did you know woman are much less likely to participate in parkrun?
Please get in touch and share your stories on why you participate in parkrun, email into beltonhouse@parkrun.com we will be able to do a story board and celebrate International woman's day parkrun

That's all for now folks, see you next parkrunday 08th February 2020


Event Number 190 – 25th January 2020

Belton House parkrun
Event Number 190
25th January 2020

Photo above showing to very happy parkrunners :-)
475 of you got out of bed and ran, jogged and walked parkrun, well done to all of you, fantastic effort.
18 of you did parkrun for the very first time, and long may it continue.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: P ABEY, Anthony BOYLE, David CROMBIE, Abigail DAVIS, Paul DAVIS, Tom EDMONDS, David ELDRIDGE, Suzanne ELLIOTT, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Corinne GRAYSTON, Dona HALL, Harry HULSE, Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS, Tudor JONES, Isabel LYLE, Russell MAKSYMIW, Shaun PARKES, Graham PEMBERTON, Jack PEMBERTON, John RAISEN, Amelia SHAW, Emma SHAW, Chris SPOWAGE, Dale TOWNING, Thomas WATSON, Vicky WILLAN, Mark WILSON, Elaine WORSTER, Roger WORSTER
We can't give enough praise to our fabulous volunteers, as without them its simple.....parkrun would not take place.

Whether you run, jog, walk or volunteer for the physical benefit, for mental health or the social aspect is parkrun the purest fun possible?
Everyone coming together all over the country on a Saturday morning regardless of age or ability is like a religion, a mobile church that once you have a barcode gives you the freedom to join any parkrun mobile church anywhere in the country OR world with more and more parkruns starting every week!
Alice GRIEVE junior completed her 10th parkrun, well done Alice!
Samantha ROBERTS and David HIBBERT joined the 50th milestone club and Michele EMERY joined the 100 milestone club.
Brilliant work all, looking forward to seeing those T-shirts :-)
Thanks to Shaun, resident photographer for the photos every week, and how promptly he process's them!
To view this weeks photos, click here
Thank you to all that have taken on arriving earlier to avoid the queuing and congestion into Belton House, this all seems to be flowing much better.

We are always on the lookout for volunteers, so please take a look at the future roster and email into beltonhouse@parkrun.com with what you would like to do and the date you would like to do it.
Photo above shows Dona, Chris and Claire's 200 metre sprint finish!
We have regular VI tail walker Chris who needs a guide every week so if you would like to support please let us know. This week Chris decided to sprint finish to the funnel! Still didn't quite get a pb but there is always next week! Well done Chris :-)
That's all for now folks, thanks for coming and see you all next parkrunday 01st February 2020


Event Number 189 – 18th Januray 2020

Belton House parkrun
Event Number 189
18th January 2020

The picture above shows the pooches start!
We where greeted with a cold, crispy morning at Belton House on Saturday but it didn't stop 560 of you getting out of bed, putting
your trainers on and attending you free weekly 5k event!
Good job everyone
44 people choose Saturday to come and attend parkrun for the first time, we hope you enjoyed it and will see you on Saturdays results being your 2nd parkrun of the year :-) well done everyone.
Jack TITTERTON from Newark Striders Running Club, Ann MANLEY from Notfast RC and Liane JOHNSON all joined the 50th milestone club :-) and Michael PAIGE joins the 100th milestone club
Welcome all, looking forward to seeing you all showing off those milestone T-shirts.
We had 28 people logged as unknown, this is where you have either forgotten your barcode or have not registered and printed one off.
A reminder, that if you do not have a printed barcode, no time, no result!

Obviously none of this could happen without the amazing volunteers that come forward every week to ensure Belton House parkrun can take place.
Photo above shows, Emily, Chris, Elaine and Roger tail walking. Chris is visually impaired (VI) and Elaine was Chris's VI guide this week. If you have any interest in guiding VI's please get in touch beltonhouse@parkrun.com or would like to volunteer in any capacity please email in. See the volunteer opportunity's and rosters here
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Brendon BUCKLEY, Amanda COWLING, Kyle COWLING, David CROMBIE, Abigail DAVIS, Paul DAVIS, Joe-Ann DICKENSON, Tom EDMONDS, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Dona HALL, Richard HALL, Harry HULSE, Russell MAKSYMIW, Shaun PARKES, Graham PEMBERTON, Jack PEMBERTON, Emily RATCLIFFE, Emma ROBERTS, Sam SHARP, Amelia SHAW, Chris SPOWAGE, Dale TOWNING, Poppy WAINWRIGHT, Elaine WORSTER, Roger WORSTER

Thanks to all those that have taken on-board the communications in the last few weeks about arriving early, with an average of 500 people currently attending it is really important to set out early avoiding congestion through the village, thanks everyone.
If you walk, run, jog or bike to parkrun Lions gate entrance is open at 08:30.
Parkrun is for everyone, so if you think you are 'to slow' think again, come and give it a go, no pressure to run, come and enjoy a walk around the stunning parkland of Belton House :)
If you would like to view this weeks parkrun photo's by resident photographer Shaun Parkes click here
That's all for now folks, thanks for coming and see you next parkrunday 25th January 2020

Belton House parkrun event statistics

Problem with results? please contact beltonhouse@parkrun.com
Number of events: 189 Number of runners: 8,956
Number of runs: 53,342 Number of first finishers: 113
Number of clubs: 536 Number of PBs: 11,214
Average number of runners per week: 282.2
Average number of runs per runner: 6.0
Biggest Attendance: 591
Average run time: 00:30:25
Total hours run: 3Years 32Days 4Hrs 34Min 21Secs
Total distance run: 266,710km
Female record holder: Naomi COLLIER - 18:14 - Event 51 (24/12/16)
Male record holder: Thomas TRIMBLE - 14:54 - Event 148 (16/02/19)
Age graded record holder: Barbara EVELING - 94.24 % - 25:44 - Event 110 (21/04/18)

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