Event Number 179 – 16th November 2019

Belton House parkrun
Event number 179
16th November 2019


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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.
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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

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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.

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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: beltonhouse@parkrun.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.

 

Event Number 178 – 09th November 2019

Belton House parkrun
Event number 178
9th November 2019

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It was a beautiful crisp and sunny morning at Belton House, and a volunteer take over by the Belvoir Triathlon Club.
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This week 322 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 77 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part, including a great turn out from the BTC Club spurred on by Barry the Beaver.
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Congratulation to Jonathan Shirt, who along with his dog Diesel, celebrated his 100th parkrun at Belton
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Well done to Becky Roberts from Canicross Midlands for crossing the line first.

Abigail COLLINGE and Spencer EDWARDS Juniors completed their 10th parkrun, we look forward to you sporting your new tshirts and thanks to Spencer who has also reached his 25th volunteering milestone, thanks for supporting parkrun.
We welcome Catherine and Daniel Wallace to the 50th milestone club! Great work and here's to seeing your 100th :-)

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Mark ANGELONI, Amanda BISHOP, Geoff COLLIER, Louise COMFORT, Mark EDWARDS, Lorna FOX, Des FRIEL, Claire FRITZ, Roz GRINDEY, Rory GRINDEY, Richard HALL, Amelie JOINT, Maia JOINT, Claudette JOINT, Wallace MUIR, Shaun PARKES, Louise PERRY, David ROGERS, Dean SCOFFINS, Wayne SEARLE, Steve SQUIRES, Sophie STANLEY, Luke TURNER, Thomas WATSON, Mark WILSON, Julie WILSON, Naomi WORRALL, Elaine WORSTER, Roger WORSTER
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Belton House and the parkland looking very scenic after a visit from Jack frost
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Take note of the sign in this picture, please do not take our tokens home they are an integral part of parkrun results! and they miss their buddies!

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Barry and the volunteers certainly had fun, we hope you all did and we will see you all next parkrunday 16th November.
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 8,356 participants have completed 49,052 parkruns covering a total distance of 245,260 km, including 10,571 new Personal Bests. A total of 698 individuals have volunteered 3,957 times.

 

Event Number 177 – 02nd November 2019 (4th Birthday)

Belton House parkrun
Event number 177
02nd November 2019

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The 02nd November saw Belton House's 4th Birthday, and although we where probably around 300 runners short due to something else happening that day......the rugby world cup (we won't mention that result!)......315 of you still ran, walked, jogged, ate cake and had a lovely time despite the weather and as the photo say's 'lapped everyone watching the Rugby' :-)
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The dogs barked their excitement and the PA failed, yet Richard RUSTON-LITCHFIELD our RD on Saturday and parkrun's ambassador coped marvellously, thanks for joining us Richard.

You often don’t realise the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes of a ‘special event’ parkrun, from finding pacer volunteers, people to bring along some cake, we don’t really eat much cake at Belton House parkrun except on our birthday.
Richard did remark on how excellent a volunteering team we have, our regular volunteers just know what to do and get on with it, so it’s nice arriving and the course setup is already happening.

This year we also saw a great partnership with the National Trust our wonderful hosts so a big thank you to Claire (who unfortunately could not make it), Sam, Simon and all their team for getting involved, providing the tea and coffee, volunteers and the venue, the Ride cafe, and even better that our 4 legged furbabies could pop in and also enjoy the celebrations.

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Peter, Sam and Abigail, Abigail is the little one being a dinosaur! Great tail, tail walker
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As you all know none of it would happen without our fabulous hivis heroes and it took a huge 52 people this week to ensure the 4th birthday went with a bang! :) You are amazing people for giving up your time on a Saturday morning to help and support, please give yourself a pat on the back, you are certainly my heroes and am grateful every Saturday that parkrun can take place because of YOU :)

A special mention must go out to Grace, our second DofE Silver graduate, Grace has volunteered 26 times since January and covered most roles, she especially excelled at timekeeping, complimenting our steady David. Grace was quite happy to use the 'old' technology stopwatch or the new parkrun virtual app (mobile). Grace was not sure if she would be doing her Gold... but here's hoping :)
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We salute all volunteers, past present and future.
Thanks to this week's volunteers
Richard HALL • Peter BONNER • Christopher LIMMER • Hayley LIVESEY • Robert HOWBROOK • Yvonne BUCKLEY • Lucy NEWBURY (NT) • Holly DURHAM • Gordon GEACH • Geoff COLLIER • Sarah HIGH • Nicola RUSTON-LITCHFIELD • Brendon BUCKLEY • Rosalind SADLER • Sam LEWSEY (NT) • Sara PASK • Claire LANE • Abigail DAVIS • David CROMBIE • Paul SHAW • Paul DAVIS • Justyna GILL • Richard RUSTON-LITCHFIELD • Hannah SAN JOSE • Craig DRURY • Paul THORPE • Samantha FRENCH • Claire FRITZ • Grace JOHNSTON • Tracy WEBB • Kate MARSHALL • Amy HAZARD (NT) • Roger WORSTER • Elaine WORSTER • Abigail LEWSEY (NT) • Henrietta MCCABE • Anthony BOYLE • Sam DODWELL • Sylv HULL • Pete JOHNSON • Harry HULSE • Simon MUNNIS (NT) • P ABEY • Dale TOWNING • Sara BARTLETT (NT) • Lucy CHARD (NT) • Janet MCNEILL (NT) • Jean GLADSTON (NT)E • Stephen GOODIN (NT) • Charlotte BEAVER (NT) • Neville GARRAD (NT) • Leon MAPLETOFT (NT)

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Next we get to the pacers, how do you think they did? Did you reach a personal best by chasing a blue bib? 38 of you did achieve new personal bests, well done all.
A quote from Geoff Collier who paced at 22 minutes "Thanks for the opportunity to pace today, it was a privilege to help other runners and give something back. Enjoyable too"
Its fantastic that the volunteers get some much from it too. Thanks Geoff :-)
16 of you choose the birthday event to complete your first parkrun, great morning for all, completing a 5k and cake! I was asked in the cafe is this is how it was done every week.....if only ;)
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Big congratulations to those joining the milestone clubs
Julie BRAKER (pictured above in the grey hoodie, warning up!) and Jonathan ROBERTS join the 100th milestone club and Vicky WILLAN (Pictured above)joined the 50th milestone club, what an achievement, long may it continue and we look forward to you sporting our new Tshirts.

A huge thank you to all that bought in cake whether baked or bought we enjoyed it all and a special thanks to Dona Hall for creating the centre piece and has done for the last 4 years :-) Thanks Dona
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HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY BELTON HOUSE PARKRUN, long may it continue and we will see you all the same time next year :-)

 

Event Number 176 – 26th October 2019

Belton House parkrun
Event number 176
26th October 2019


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It was a wet one, at one point I wasn't sure whether we should have ordered the Ark!
This week 164 people ran, jogged and walked the course, unbelievably we had 5 first timers, well done for completing your first parkrun on the what felt like the wettest day of the year! 15 tourists joined us, we hope you enjoyed the course, 18 different clubs took part and 22 of you recorded new personal bests!
Well done all for not waking up, looking out the window and rolling over again! You did it, put your trainers on and walked out the door :-)

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Special thanks to our 24 volunteers this week who not only turned up and encouraged 164 people to complete 5k, handed out tokens, scanned everyone in, packed up the course and processed the results while the whole time maintaining a smile while cold, wet and soggy, we salute you!
Thanks to:
Richard HALL • Hayley LIVESEY • Yvonne BUCKLEY • Linda ALLEN • Gordon GEACH • Brendon BUCKLEY • David ELDRIDGE • Abigail DAVIS • David CROMBIE • Lorraine VINCE • Helen BREEN • John RAISEN • Suzanne ELLIOTT • Corinne GRAYSTON • Claire FRITZ • Grace JOHNSTON • Tracy WEBB • Amanda COWLING • Kyle COWLING • Roger WORSTER • Elaine WORSTER • Anthony BOYLE • Sam DODWELL • Amelia SHAW

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Last week parkrun Uk teamed up with Milbrook beds for parkunners to win a mattress, all you had to do was
1, Wear yourPJ's to parkrun today
2, Share your picture of you in your PJ's on the parkrun UK post
3, use the hashtag #parkruninpjs
and despite the weather some of you did run in your PJ's, including Sammy French in the bear onsie, with RD Gordon Geach, Rebecca Townhill & Luke Pearson in their dressing gowns and Susan Coping in the pink headband.
Good luck with the competition and be sure to let us know if you are the winner!

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A few milestones this week including Karen SOUTHERN and Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS joining the the 50th milestone club, Naomi pictured above with husband Sam and son Elijah. Well done both, looking forward to seeing you in your red tshirts.

A reminder next Saturday we are celebrating our 4th birthday! Much excitement :-)
We will be celebrating in the Ride Cafe and ask that you all drop in to mark the 4 years Belton House parkrun has been running, celebrating its success and all that parkrun means to everyone.
The Ride Cafe will be open from 8am to take in donations of cake (thank you) and the National Trust are providing tea and coffee.
Please be at parkrun no later than 08:30, and please congregate on the steps of the house ready for the group photo, and for one time only, we are starting from the house!
We can't wait to see you all next week :-)

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 17:18 on 26th October 2019 (event number 176).
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 8,303 participants have completed 48,411 parkruns covering a total distance of 242,055 km, including 10,456 new Personal Bests. A total of 678 individuals have volunteered 3,876 times.

 

Event Number 175 – 19th October 2019

Belton House Parkrun
Event number 175
19th October 2019


We had a week off on the 12th October due to the National Trust Autumn Fare but we were all back in force yesterday when 317 of you ran, walked and jogged, 61 of you achieved new personal bests and 17 different clubs took part.
Well done to all of you and special shout out to the 16 first timers this week that completed parkrun, we hope to see your name up on the results board next week :-)

The event could not have taken place without the wonderful volunteers that come forward every week to ensure a successful parkrun, so please join me in giving a big cheers to the 25 volunteers that made this weeks event possible:
Hayley LIVESEY • Yvonne BUCKLEY • Gordon GEACH • Brendon BUCKLEY • Claire LANE • David ELDRIDGE • David CROMBIE • Lisa PASK • Paul DAVIS • Alison SHARPE • Aidan SHARPE • Gillian CARDUS • Poppy WAINWRIGHT • Claire FRITZ • Amanda COWLING • Kyle COWLING • Susan COPPING • Roger WORSTER • Elaine WORSTER • Anthony BOYLE • Harry HULSE • Kirsten CRUTCHLEY • P ABEY • Dale TOWNING • Amelia SHAW

We had one parkrunner join the 50th milestone club, congratulations to Carol MCMAIN.
5 parkrunners joined the 100th milestone club, regular volunteer and runner Rosalind Sadler (pictured below) Lucie Bell, John Morrissey, Michael Bright and Mark Salkild. Well done all.
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Ros celebrated in style with balloons and party hats with friends and family, this is certainly the way I want to celebrate when I join the 100 club! If you are celebrating be sure to let us know, be loud and proud of your achievements as we want to make a fuss of you all.

Kim ULYSSES continues on her parkrun journey with 319 runs closely followed by Peter Bonner with 316 parkruns. We are very much looking forward to celebrating when they reach the 500th milestone club!! and become owners of that blue T-shirt.

Don't forget we will be celebrating our 4th birthday on the Saturday 02nd November.
If you can help with donations of cake be sure to comment on the face book page or drop an email into us.

That's all for now folks and we will see you next parkrunday 26th October 2014
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 17:37 on 19th October 2019 (event number 175).
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 8,282 participants have completed 48,247 parkruns covering a total distance of 241,235 km, including 10,434 new Personal Bests. A total of 678 individuals have volunteered 3,851 times.

 

Event Number 174 – 05th October 2019

Belton House Parkrun
Event number 174
5th October 2019


The 174rd Belton parkrun was a very special day as it was parkrun’s 15th birthday. Fifteen years in which it has changed from being an exclusive event enjoyed by a small number of athletes, to an institution making a real difference to people from all walks of life from around the world! Every year, as more and more people realise that parkrun is for them, the average times get slower and slower and the number of people whose lives are transformed get bigger and bigger. So, a massive Happy Birthday to the wonderful phenomenon which is parkrun!

344 of us celebrated parkrun’s birthday by walking, jogging or running around the grounds of Belton House which were beautiful on this fine autumn morning with a fine dew catching the golden light and even a balloon taking off over the park as we puffed and panted our way around. For 13 people it was their first ever parkrun; I wonder how many of them will still be joining us at parkruns in 15 years’ time? For another 34 people it was their first trip to Belton parkrun; I hope that they were impressed as we are very proud of our home parkrun and want visitors to take good memories away with them.

An incredible 74 (SEVENTY FOUR!) people celebrated parkrun’s birthday by achieving a new PB; a massive well done to them. One of those achieving a PB was Nathan Martin who now has the right to wear a white t-shirt as today was also his tenth parkrun. Well done Nathan. Congratulations are also due to the three people who earned their black 100 t-shirts; they are Barbara Smith, Harry Ratcliffe and Matthew Ratcliffe. Harry and Matthew also decided to mark the occasion by volunteering as tail walkers.

Talking of volunteering, as usual there were a dedicated band of Hi-Viz heroes making sure that all of this could happen. This week massive thanks are due to P ABEY, Jayne BAVIN, Maria CARLEY, Alan CARLEY, David CROMBIE, Lesley DIX, Travis FEATHERSTONE, Ruth FEATHERSTONE, Harry HULSE, Ellis JACKSON, Grace JOHNSTON, Laura KETTLE, Claire LANE, Russell MAKSYMIW, Grace MARSHALL, Olivia MARSHALL, Kate MARSHALL, Fraser MARSHALL, Emily RATCLIFFE, Matthew RATCLIFFE, Harry RATCLIFFE, Amelia SHAW, Harry WAKERLEY, Jane WINTER, Roger WORSTER and Elaine WORSTER. We really couldn’t run this wonderful event without your support and are incredibly grateful for everything that you do.

Today’s highest age grading went to Jonathon Roberts with a creditable 86.21%. The first finisher was William Parkin who came home in a very nifty 16:29 which was also a new PB for him. First female finisher was Becky Roberts with a time of 18:27. Well done to all of you; what a fabulous way to celebrate parkrun’s 15th birthday celebrations.

There have now been 174 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

 

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


Flying feet!
Event 170 07Sep
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.

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