Event Number 157 – 01st June 2019

Belton House parkrun
Event number 157
01st June 2019

Today 415 of us came together to celebrate parkrun pledge day on the 1st birthday of the ground breaking health initiative that is parkrun practice. This partnership launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners encourages GPs across the UK to link with their local parkruns to raise awareness of the health and social benefits of an active lifestyle, and to ‘prescribe’ physical activity as an alternative to medication. Not only is regular exercise good for keeping fit but it can contribute to reducing blood pressure, managing our weight and even reduce diabetes. You even get a workout when volunteering – tail walkers get to do the whole 5k and the marshals enjoy a fabulous walk to their marshalling points and then get to exercise their lungs with all that cheering! parkrun is also great for mental wellbeing, just being involved makes you feel part of the community.
The parkrun pledge asked for 1,000 GPs and their staff to sign up to attend parkruns across the UK today. The target was smashed with nearly 2,000 attending nationally. We were delighted to welcome GPs and staff from some of our local parkrun practices: Sleaford Medical Group, Colstwerworth Medical Practice and Caythorpe & Ancaster Medical Practice pictured below. Thank you for attending it was great to see you and keep prescribing parkrun!
For any GPs reading this who would be interested in becoming a parkrun practice there is a link on the RCGPs website.
Celebrating joining the milestone club's this week are:
Craig Drury, Stephen Fay and Helen Breen (Stephen and Helen pictured above) - 100
Sonia Dove, Linda Bourne and Matthew Willamson pictured above - 50 and for the juniors Jodie Martin - 10
Well done to everybody, we look forward to seeing you sporting your milestone tee shirts when they arrive.
Out of the 415 of you who ran, walked and jogged 40 were first timers and 27 of you choose to tour at Belton House, one of those was Carol Yusef who is pictured above in her new Roding Valley apricot Tee shirt, this is in Loughton, Essex, thanks for joining us Carol hope you enjoyed the course.
45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:
Thank you to all our hivis heros past, present and future.
Richard HALL • Gordon GEACH • Brendon BUCKLEY • Dona HALL • David CROMBIE • Emma WEIGHILL • Paul SHAW • Lorraine VINCE • Amanda ROBERTS • Simon HARTLEY • Maureen RUNACRES • Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS • Sophie WALKER • Matt RANDS • Claire FRITZ • Grace JOHNSTON • Tracy WEBB • Kate MARSHALL • Fraser MARSHALL • Jo PARKES • Roger WORSTER • Harry LEAMAN • Elaine WORSTER • Shaun PARKES • Sara MATHIESON • Harry HULSE • Ellis JACKSON • Tom ABLEWHITE-COLLINS • Harry WAKERLEY

That's all for now folks, see you next parkrunday 08th June 2019
Plenty of opportunity to volunteer over the coming weeks, if you are available to come and join in please drop an email to beltonhouse@parkrun.com or contact the face book page.

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 7,363 participants have completed 41,525 parkruns covering a total distance of 207,625 km, including 9,326 new Personal Bests. A total of 610 individuals have volunteered 3,337 times.