Belton House parkrun
Event number 179
16th November 2019
It was an unexpected mild day, no rain and we are one of the fortunate parkruns that was not cancelled due to the heavy rain experienced recently.The parkland at Belton does drain exceptionally well, so the possible only cancellations we see due to the weather, are high winds when the safety of the parkland users is paramount due to the volume of trees and them possibly falling.
This week 299 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers, 17 tourists and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers and David seen above, behind the finish sign was celebrating his 100th volunteering stint, and being timekeeper 80 times! A face I am sure you will all recognise as you see the the funnel approaching. Thanks for supporting parkrun David.
Thanks to all the volunteers this week
Gordon GEACH • Brendon BUCKLEY • Claire LANE • Abigail DAVIS • David CROMBIE • Lisa PASK • Paul DAVIS • Adam WASIOŁKA • Jack PEMBERTON • Suzanne ELLIOTT • Samantha FRENCH • Poppy WAINWRIGHT • Claire FRITZ • Thomas WATSON • Amanda COWLING • Kyle COWLING • Edina BURNS • Fraser MARSHALL • Roger WORSTER • Elaine WORSTER • Shaun PARKES • John JONES • Michael INGHAM • Harry HULSE • P ABEY • Dale TOWNING • Margaret INGHAM • Amelia SHAW
Next up was a 4 legged furbabie belonging to his hooman Stuart Baty was Oscar.
Oscar doesn't have barcode due to having 4 legs, but as Stuart is an accountant he cannot resist a spreadsheet and Oscar has his very own for Stuart to record his parkruns and on Saturday Oscar celebrated his 50th parkrun. Well done Oscar Stuart wrote:
I didn't want to take Oscar to parkrun as I thought it would affect my times, stats, and chances of a pb, however, how things have changed....it feels strange now if I go without him, not to mention all the questions.....wheres Oscar?
Oscar has taught me this, is that parkrun is not about all those stats, and pbs etc. Its about running in the outdoors with strangers, acquaintances, friends and family (two or four legged)and enjoying it and not forgetting all those that volunteer to ensure we can.
Fantastic photo of Oscar taken by Shaun, our regular and brilliant photographer, all of Shaun's parkrun albums can be found here on his flickr site
On to your achievements and milestones, congratulations to the 19 people that choose Saturday to do their first ever parkrun! what a great step and we hope to see you 2nd parkrun next week.
Junior Oscar STANLEY completed his 10th parkrun
Joining the 50th milestone club where Oscar STANLEY, Harriet BACON from Sleaford Striders and Ian WILLIAMSON from Grantham running club
Well done everyone, keep on going and we look forward to all of you sporting your new milestone Tshirts.
That's all for now, thanks for coming and see you next parkrunday 23rd November.
There are still plenty of volunteering opportunity's available, if you can give up an hour of you time to support your local parkrun you can view the future rosters here, and email into parkrun with what you would like to do: email@example.com
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Belton House parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Thomas TRIMBLE who recorded a time of 14:54 on 16th February 2019 (event number 148).
The female record is held by Becky ROBERTS who recorded a time of 17:54 on 16th November 2019 (event number 179).
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 8,392 participants have completed 49,351 parkruns covering a total distance of 246,755 km, including 10,625 new Personal Bests. A total of 702 individuals have volunteered 3,985 times.