Event Number 158 – 08th June 2019

Belton House parkrun
Event number 158
08th June 2019

Some may have described it more like dancing in the rain opposed to running, walking or jogging with the rain coming down and the kids enjoying a good splash in the puddles and 299 of you didn't disagree, after looking through Shaun's (regular photographer) photo album everyone was beaming even if wet through!
Well done to all who walked, ran, jogged and danced in the rain
There where also 26 volunteers who enabled parkrun to take place, we think you are all superstars past present and future volunteers but this week is parkrun UK volunteer week so a special shout out to all of you that support parkrun as you all know it couldn't happen without you. We do say parkrun is powered by cake but more so powered by volunteers!!
This week I took a slow plod round taking photo's and chatting to the volunteers and parkrunners, some I knew some I didn't but all where happy to chat and answer two particular questions
1, why do you parkrun and 2, why do you volunteer?
The answers to both where mostly because of the sense of well being completing parkrun and the community feel, the physical and mental health aspect was also raised. We even had two parkrunners that had been prescribed parkrun and come along to last weeks GP event and returned on Saturday. This is excellent to hear :-)
It was lovely to hear that all thought we where a most friendly parkrun, and that should be recognised as it is the parkeunners and volunteers that create that wonderful atmosphere.
Lots of volunteers said they felt they should give back and help as they are regular runners, some having a regime where they run 4 and volunteer 1 and lots of other variation and some of our volunteers only volunteer! We have a couple of people who do this David Crombie who is a regular timekeeper and always there ready to count everyone in and Elaine Worster who is normally on marshal point 1 as you go down the drive and turn left, however this week Elaine was on the last marshal point by the house, the reason for this is Elaine had had an operation on her foot but still turned out to volunteer the following day! Thank you Elaine and David you are both the best and we always look forward to Elaine's cowbells and cheering as we go round and Davids cheeky smile as you go through the funnel :) A couple of other mentions are Gordon Geach, Event Director and regular Run Director, Clare Lane and Richard Hall roster co-coordinators.
All three giving up many hours of their week, every week since Belton House parkrun started (November 2015) to ensure the event goes smoothly every week. Thank you all.
I would love to mention each and every volunteer but we maybe here all night! the next photo is of Simon Hartley who has been doing some volunteering due to injury recently and Dona Hall showing off the purple volunteer Tee shirt and so she should, Dona is another one of regular supporters and an ambassador for for certified parkrun practise scheme.
This weeks volunteers where:
Richard FAY • David FOSTER • Andrew PASK • Brendon BUCKLEY • Claire LANE • Dona HALL • David CROMBIE • Sarah CHERRY • Helen BREEN • Samuel JEPSON-RIVERS • Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS • Matt RANDS • Claire FRITZ • Kate MARSHALL • Jo PARKES • Roger WORSTER • Harry LEAMAN • Elaine WORSTER • Shaun PARKES • Nick MARSHALL • Sam DODWELL • Luci RYAN • Keith MUNRO • Harry HULSE • Tom ABLEWHITE-COLLINS • Harry WAKERLEY
A HUGE big Thank you to all our volunteers, we really do appreciate all of you for your support.

So what happen this week, we had 17 first timers, 38 tourists and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part :-)
We hope to see you first times back next week and our tourists will return again.
James Whitehouse from Birchfield Harriers choose to complete his 100th milestone at Belton House.
Three 50th milestones included Eric WHITTAKER, Ian CHARLES and Hannah SAN JOSE (pictured above) thanks for the Bananas Hannah!
Brilliant running and heres to the next milestones! and although not milestones we had two tourists Geoff NEW from Redway runners and Stephen DOUGLAS from Meridian Triathlon Club who have both completed 277 runs!!
Special shout out to Peter Bonner one of our regular volunteers and runners who has now completed 299 parkruns, looking forward to 300, again not a milestone he may treat the volunteers to CAKE :-)
Thats all for now folks.
See you next parkrunday Saturday 15th June
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 7,418 participants have completed 41,826 parkruns covering a total distance of 209,130 km, including 9,373 new Personal Bests. A total of 614 individuals have volunteered 3,363 times.