Event Number 155 – 11th May 2019

Belton House parkrun
Event number 155
11th May 2019

Parkrun fun on a spring morning, where we thought rain coats would be needed but the sun shone on us and it turned out to be an unexpectedly beautiful morning, rather than the predicted rain!
332 of you ran, jogged and walked the course at Belton House in glorious sunshine.
25 of you were first timers and and we hope the conditions helped 65 of you to achieve new personal bests. Representatives from 19 different clubs.
16 of you visited Belton House for the first time from Kimberley & District St riders, Broxtowe Triathlon Club, Selby Striders, Redhill Road Runners, Rushcliffe AC and Newark Striders AC, well done all, we hope you enjoyed the course and we will see you all back soon.

There were a few milestones this week, Juniors first with Benjamin LEROY, Michael GRACE and Owen ENGLAND, all completing their 10th parkrun and Benjamin managing to secure a PB, Isabel WRIGHT choose Belton House to complete her 10th parkrun. Great achievement, keep it up!
Two more milestones were Simon ADEY who completed his 50th parkrun and Gav Meadows (pictured above) who ran his 100th. Well done both, onto the next milestones!

This week we had Paul and Will (pictured above) raising awareness for Diabetes UK. Both Paul and Will have done numerous events raising money for Diabetes UK. Will has diabetes type 1 and to run a 5k has to go through rigorous blood testing pre, during and post run. Despite this Will is a determined young man and has gone from strength to strength, starting out only 8 runs ago with a time of 35:10 to this weeks result being 26:41, another PB.... Will you are an amazing young man!

A HUGE thank you to all the HIVIS heroes this week, as you all know parkrun could not happen without them.
If you would like to join the community of volunteers please email beltonhousehelpers@parkrun.com
The event was made possible today by 23 volunteers:
Barbara SMITH • Brendon BUCKLEY • Claire FRITZ • Clare SMITH • Elaine HERD • Elaine WORSTER • Ellis JACKSON • Emma WEIGHILL • Fraser MARSHALL • Grace JOHNSTON • Jonathan ROBERTS • Kate MARSHALL • Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS • Paul SHAW • Richard HALL • Roger WORSTER • Russell MAKSYMIW • Ruth FEATHERSTONE • Samuel TATE • Shaun PARKES • Simon HARTLEY • Spencer EDWARDS • Stuart BATY • Tracy WEBB

Help us welcome 1,000 GPs on parkrun GP Pledge Day
Some of you may remember parkrun UK have initiated certified Doctors surgerys to team up with parkruns through out the country to promote parkrun for all sorts of mental and physical conditions where the outdoors and physical activity will help improve lives.
To celebrate the first anniversary of the parkrun practice initiative launched by parkrun and the Royal College of General Practitioners in June last year, the two organisations have teamed up to hold a national GP parkrun pledge day. The aim is to get as many general practice staff as possible to pledge in advance, to join thousands of walkers, runners and volunteers at parkrun events across the UK on the same day
Our certified parkrun practises are are Sleaford Medical Group and Colsterworth Medical Practise and we hope to see as many of you at parkrun as possible, this includes all employees of practises whether you run, walk jog or volunteer we would love to see you at Belton parkrun on the 01st June, this does not exclude any GP practises, we welcome all and hope to see the pledge signed by many.
Full article and pledge link.

Thats all for now.
See you next parkrunday (formally known as Saturday) on the 18th May 2019!

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, 7,230 participants have completed 40,724 parkruns covering a total distance of 203,620 km, including 9203 new Personal Bests. A total of 607 individuals have volunteered 3,280 times.