Event Number 173 – 28th September 2019

Belton House Parkrun
Event number 173
28th September 2019

The 173rd Belton parkrun was a sunny, slightly blustery day and perfect for running, jogging or walking the course at Belton house; no wonder 315 of us turned up to enjoy the autumn sunshine. We would like to say a big welcome to the 26 of you for whom this was your first ever visit to Belton Parkrun, especially if you were one of the 16 for whom it was your first parkrun ever. Well done, we hope that you come back soon. 42 parkrunners today achieved new personal bests, what a lovely way to start your weekend, congratulations.
Congratulations are also heartily deserved by Becky Rice who not only ran her 50th parkrun today but also got a new PB. She also wore a beautiful new t-shirt just to make sure that we all knew that she had got something to celebrate.

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Lorna Fox was also celebrating today as she ran her hundredth parkrun; what a fantastic achievement. Also celebrating was Alex McConnell, one of our junior parkrunners who today ran his 10th parkrun. Well done to the three of you, we hope that you all enjoyed the rest of the day.

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As we know, none of this would be possible without the amazing Hi-Viz heroes, thank you so much to each and every one of you, as without your hard work none of this would be possible. Today’s volunteers were P ABEY, Yvonne BUCKLEY, Edina BURNS, Amanda COWLING, Kyle COWLING, Paul DAVIS, Sam DODWELL, Stephanie DUNCAN, Gordon GEACH, Corin Megan Alice PROCTER, Rosalind SADLER, Amelia SHAW, ne GRAYSTON, Richard HALL, Harry HULSE, Ellis JACKSON, Michelle PARCZUK, Steve SKEATES, Harry WAKERLEY, Jane WINTER, Elaine WORSTER, Roger WORSTER, Kate YATES.
Today I was trying out a new volunteering role and got to put on the tail-walker vest. One of the things that I was looking forward to doing was properly thanking some of the marshals because usually I am too puffed to do more than give them a thumbs up as I whiz plod past. At the first post there was a very familiar face who gives us a cheery wave from that position nearly every week. Today I stopped long enough to find out that it was Elaine Worster, a name that I am already familiar with from seeing it on the volunteer roster. I also found out that she was extra proud this week as she is Becky Rice’s mum (who I mentioned earlier, running her 50th today). It was Elaine's 70th volunteering occasion today as well.

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I was also delighted to make the acquaintance of Ros Sadler, who had brought a friend along to shake tambourines at us all as we went past. Isn’t that a lovely thing to do?

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I was then able to put a face to another name who I recognised from the volunteer page. Paul Davis was there with his dog Amber, and is currently taking a break from running while his knees recover. I think that Amber would rather have been running!

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By the time I had stopped to talk to everyone I had to run for a bit to catch up with the last people, fortunately they were easy to spot due two of the youngsters in the group wearing their white 10 t-shirts. However, a little while after I caught up with them you can imagine my surprise when I realised that I had accidentally run past a pair of parkrunners who I had not realised had been overtaken by the family I was chasing; oh dear, that was definitely a tail-walker fail! Fortunately, things got a lot easier on the second lap as once the faster runners were out of the way it was possible to see where everybody was and I managed to behave like a proper tail-walker. Sadly, when I got to the end I realised that, because I was not wearing my usual parkrun clothes I had forgotten my barcode; what a clot, everyone knows that the first rule of parkrun is that you always bring your barcode!

What a good job Greg Southern didn’t forget his barcode as today he was first finisher with a time of 18:02 and an age graded score of 82:44%, which was today’s highest age graded score. First female home was Sue Morris with a time of 20:48.
There have now been 173 parkruns at Belton since it started on the 7th November 2015. The female record is held by Naomi Collier who recorded a time of 18:14 on 24th December 2016 (event number 51). The male record is held by Thomas Trimble who ran the course in a time of 14:54 on 16th February 2019 (event number 148). The Age Grade course record is held by Barbara Eveling who recorded 94.24% (25:44) on 21st April 2018 (event number 110). Since it started 8174 participants have completed 47,271 parkruns covering a total distance of 236,355 km, including 10,257 new Personal Bests.

 

Event Number 172 – 21st September 2019

Belton House parkrun
Event Number 171
21st September 2019

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Summer is still here and 389 of you enjoyed a walk, jog or run in the stunning parkland of Belton House and basked (a'hem got a bit sweaty) in the sunshine! While 31 volunteers did actually bask in the sunshine and ensured another smooth running event :-)
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Its a proven fact by seeing all those smiley faces on a Saturday morning and backed up by Shaun Parkes photo's (our regular resident photographer) how much you all enjoy your Saturday mornings, regardless of whether you are volunteering, running, walking, jogging or supporting you can feel the good vibes in the air as a community comes together supporting each other regardless of age, ability, speed or pace.
Big round of applause to all and lets celebrate the diversity of parkrun and all the good things it brings, sociability, community, friends, family, first aid for mental health and fitness.

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This weekend we where expecting more tourists than normal due to a 'little' event called Equinox 24 held at Belviour Castle, and we where not disappointed, we had 62 first timers to Belton House. Some of the clubs that toured are: Lonely Goat RC, Parklands Jog and Run, GoodGym, Wrekin Road Runners,Wigston Phoenix R C, Marple Runners, Owls AC, Burnham Joggers, Fleckney and Kibworth Running Club, Ivanhoe Runners, Bramhall Runners, Lawley Runnin Club, BRJ Run and Tri, Long Eaton RC, Skegness & District Running Club, Wigston Phoenix R C, Birmingham Running Athletics and Triathlon Club, Kingston upon Hull AC and Hyde Park Runners.
Now we are not 100% sure if you where there to warm up for Equinox 24 or just on your travels touring but big well done for attending Equinox 24, completing THAT HILL and just 'one more lap'
We hope whether you where touring or attending Equinox you enjoyed the course and we see you all again soon.
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Big shout out to those becoming part of a milestone club, this includes Gina Woodward joining the 50th Club and Adam WASIOŁKA joining the 100th milestone Club.(Pictured above with his girlfriend Kamilla, also a keen runner) Congratulations on your achievements and looking forward to seeing you in your T-shirts and here's to the next milestone.

While looking at the results this week I noticed junior James JENKINSON running for the first time at the age of 10,and Helena CLARK (VW75-79) taking part for the first time at Belton House but has completed 12 parkruns. This just further shows the diversity of parkrun and absolutely anyone can do it, so if you are reading this and have any doubt, then but those doubts in the bin and come and get involved :-)

That's all for now folks and we will see you all next parkrunday Saturday 05th October
Don't forget we are closed Saturday 12th October! and return Saturday 19th October

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)

 

Event Number 171 – 14th September 2019

Belton House parkrun
Event Number 171
14th September 2019

What a lot of parkrun achievements there were on this glorious sunny day. There were a truly amazing 90 new PB’s. Just think about it, ninety people ran, jogged or walked around the Belton course faster than they have ever run, jogged or walked around it before; well done to them! Another amazing achievement was the 13 people who have never run a parkrun before and turned up for the very first time, we all remember how intimidating that first parkrun can be so hats off to them too! I hope that they enjoyed it and will be back again soon. We also welcomed 27 tourists making their first ever trip to Belton.
Another amazing achievement was the fact that a massive event involving 403 people walking, jogging and running around Belton was organised entirely by volunteers.
So thank you to P ABEY, Rebecca ANGEL, Brendon BUCKLEY, Yvonne BUCKLEY, Edina BURNS, Kyle COWLING, David CROMBIE, Paul DAVIS, Mark EDWARDS, David ELDRIDGE, Stephen FAY, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Corinne GRAYSTON, Richard HALL, Harry HULSE, Jim MILLAR, Erin PASK, Freya PASK, Sara PASK, Mollie RICE, Becky RICE, Thomas RICE, Phil ROBERTS, Amelia SHAW, Jamie SHAW, Dale TOWNING, Harry WAKERLEY and Jane WINTER.
If you haven’t volunteered yet I can assure you will be given all of the help that you need to do what you need to and it gives you a completely different perspective on parkrun. Remember, without the volunteers parkrun couldn’t happen, so do consider doing your bit.
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Talking of achievements, this week two more people joined the 50 club and will soon be sporting their fetching new T-shirts. They were Angela Harrison and Trevor Hammond(pictured above). Trevor also capped of his 50th with a new PB; a very creditable 23:41. Oliver Carrington is no doubt feeling very pleased with himself as he celebrated his first visit to Belton by being first finisher with a time of 16:26. This wasn’t Naomi Collier’s first visit as she already has the accolade of being the female record holder for Belton house. This week she didn’t quite equal her record breaking speed, but was nevertheless first female over the line with a time of 18:38.
All of these amazing achievement have got me thinking about all of my own parkrun achievements, and trying to decide which of them I am proudest of. Was it screwing up the courage to turn up for my first visit? Or maybe my fastest PB (which I have never been able to equal in the nearly two years since I set it). Or maybe some of my volunteering roles, all of which I have enjoyed very much indeed? On balance, however, I do not think that it is any of these things. Rather, I think that the thing that I am proudest of is introducing a member of my extended family to parkrun. From the moment I bullied persuaded them to come to their first run in March I have seen them set a series of faster and faster times, lose almost two stone in weight and become much fitter in general as they have made the most of the inspiration that parkrun provides. I would love to hear about which parkrun achievement you are proudest of.
There have now been 171 parkruns at Belton since it started on the 7th November 2015. The female record is held by Naomi Collier who recorded a time of 18:14 on 24th December 2016 (event number 51). The male record is held by Thomas Trimble who ran the course in a time of 14:54 on 16th February 2019 (event number 148). The Age Grade course record is held by Barbara Eveling who recorded 94.24% (25:44) on 21st April 2018 (event number 110). Since it started 8058 participants have completed 46,478 parkruns covering a total distance of 232,390 km, including 10.094 new Personal Bests.

 

Event Number 170 – 07th September 2019

Belton House parkrun
Event number 170
07th September 2019


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This week 382 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers to parkrun and 19 first timers to Belton House, we hope you enjoyed your first time whether touring or new to parkrun, welcome to the family :-)
An incredible 92 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part to mention a few, Walking at parkrun, East End Road Runners, Thornton Cleveleys and On the run Aylsbury.
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Thanks to Mark Wilson (pictured above) this week's musical RD with the awesome playlist!
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The event was made possible by 31 volunteers and pictured above is Hannah who found a very useful job for that box....which is normally for collecting scanned tokens, however her daughter thought it better used as a hat, sadly I missed the photo opportunity, whatever keeps the little legs happy :)
Linda ALLEN • Gordon GEACH • Brendon BUCKLEY • Sara PASK • Mark WILSON • Claire LANE • Jim LANE • Joshua LANE • Alan CARLEY • Nick ROSSINGTON • David CROMBIE • Charlie COLLIN • Martin RODELL • Stephen FAY • Richard RUSTON-LITCHFIELD • Hannah SAN JOSE • Noah LANE • Claire FRITZ • Tracy WEBB • Edina BURNS • Kate MARSHALL • Fraser MARSHALL • Roger WORSTER • Tracey FORMAN • Elaine WORSTER • Shaun PARKES • Paula EBBINS • Catherine WALLACE • Ellis JACKSON • P ABEY • Harry WAKERLEY
Milestones
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Joining the 50th milestone club this week is Yvonne Buckley (pictured above) and Anna Wright, thanks Yvonne for the lovely cakes, they where delicious!
Joining the 100th milestone club is Matthew Kingston-Lee
Well done all and we look forward to seeing you in your milestone T-shirts very soon.
Not a milestone, however a huge achievement I spotted Diane MAWER on the results who had joined Belton House parkrun for the first time although certainly not a stranger to parkrun, Diane has completed 455 parkuns and is a member of UK parkrun tourists. Well done Diane and thanks for joining us.
Donations
We have had a huge response to the shout out for help to purchase new tokens, a massive thank you to all who have donated and due to one generous donation from Robert Darrow we do now have some extra funds in the bank. Thank you Robert. We will of course let you know what this will go towards.....watch this space for further news
If you would like to make a donation follow the link

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Belton House parkrun Results page.

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 18:14 on 24th December 2016 (event number 51).
The male record is held by Thomas TRIMBLE who recorded a time of 14:54 on 16th February 2019 (event number 148).
The Age Grade course record is held by Barbara EVELING who recorded 94.24% (25:44) on 21st April 2018 (event number 110).

Belton House parkrun started on 7th November 2015. Since then 8,058 participants have completed 46,478 parkruns covering a total distance of 232,390 km, including 10,094 new Personal Bests. A total of 663 individuals have volunteered 3,713 times.

 

Event Number 169 – 31st August 2019

Belton House parkrun
Event number 169
31st August 2019


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We had a bumper week this week with 401 people running, jogging and walking the course. 62 were running at Belton for the first time and we look forward to seeing you again soon. 73 of you achieved new personal bests, which is fabulous! Do make sure that you ring the PB bell which is kept on the table next to the green hut at the finish line and let everyone know your achievement. This means that of the entire field, a third were either running parkrun for the first time ever or achieving their best-ever time! Well done everyone!
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Our congratulations go to Angela Carr (pictured above) and Jeff Bolton, who joined the 50 Club this week. Well done to you both and we look forward to seeing you in those red T-shirts very soon.
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Meanwhile, 10-year-old Oliver Atter was awarded his first milestone t-shirt for completing 10 parkruns – here’s to the next 10, Oliver!
Kate Marshall was the Run Director for the second week in a row. She updated runners that fundraising to commence a junior parkrun event for Grantham’s Wyndham Park has been successful, a team of Run Directors has been recruited and a group of volunteers are working hard behind the scenes on the start-up process. The Run Director team have been gaining lots of experience in volunteer roles at Belton and we hope to have the event up and running later in the year.
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Our marvellous hi-viz heroes, without whom none of us could run, have our grateful thanks, as always. This week’s event was made possible by: Jayne BAVIN, Brendon BUCKLEY, Maria CARLEY, Susan COPPING, David CROMBIE, Kevin DIX, Paula EBBINS, Gordon GEACH, Julie GILBERT, Dona HALL, Richard HALL, Fran HANSFORD, Grace JOHNSTON, Laura KETTLE, Christopher LIMMER, Kate MARSHALL, Fraser MARSHALL, Shaun PARKES, Lisa PASK, Rori RODELL, Rosalind SADLER, Laurence STAFF, Tracy WEBB, Roger WORSTER, Elaine WORSTER

If you’d like to join the hallowed ranks of the volunteers, we’d be delighted to welcome you – full training is given and there are even roles that allow you to get your volunteer credit and still run (writing the race report is one)! Please contact us on Belton House parkrun Facebook page or Messenger, or email parkrun@beltonhouse.com

Thank you for joining us at parkrun. parkrun is for everyone, regardless of age or ability. You can run, jog or walk, and you’ll never come last because that’s someone’s actual job! So if you haven’t made it yet, come down and discover why parkrun changes people’s lives for the better. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Belton House parkrun Results Page, and Shaun Parkes’ event photographs can be found here

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 18:14 on 24th December 2016 (event number 51).

The male record is held by Thomas TRIMBLE who recorded a time of 14:54 on 16th February 2019 (event number 148).

The Age Grade course record is held by Barbara EVELING who recorded 94.24% (25:44) on 21st April 2018 (event number 110).

Belton House parkrun started on 7th November 2015. Since then 8,026 participants have completed 46,096 parkruns covering a total distance of 230,480 km, including 10,002 Personal Bests. A total of 713 individuals have volunteered 3,678 times.

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