Belton House parkrun
Event number 188
11th January 2020
Another busy and blustery parkrun, with 557 of you taking part running, jogging and walking!
65 first timers choose a blustery cold day to complete their first parkrun, 34 tourists joined us, a fantastic 70 new personal bests achieved and 31 representatives of clubs joined us!
Well done to each and everyone of you, we hope you will all be back to visit again
33 special volunteers turned up to ensure the event happened and not just happened but went without a hitch.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen:
Jacqueline ANDERSON, David BRIGGS, Brendon BUCKLEY, David CROMBIE, Paul DAVIS, Abigail DAVIS, Joe-Ann DICKENSON, Tom EDMONDS, David ELDRIDGE, Stephen FAY, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Dona HALL, Harry HULSE, Paul JEPSON, Kathleen JEPSON, Samuel JEPSON-RIVERS, Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS, Russell MAKSYMIW, Gav MEADOWS, Shaun PARKES, Graham PEMBERTON, Jack PEMBERTON, Josh POCKLINGTON, Becky ROBERTS, Sam SHARP, Amelia SHAW, Chris SPOWAGE, Owen WAINWRIGHT, Poppy WAINWRIGHT, Thomas WATSON, Roger WORSTER, Elaine WORSTER.
Visually impaired volunteer Chris Spowage turned up for his 3rd volunteering stint as tail walker and Dona Hall guided.
Next week Chris will be guided by Elaine Worster, most of you will know Elaine as a marshal on position point one, as you turn left down the drive, normally ringing the cowbells and cheering everyone on.
I have well and truly been caught by the parkrun bug, I think this happened when I did my first parkrun early 2017, and have been called the parkrun queen due to my enthusiasm and passion for people joining the community, whether you run, jog or walk and Chris mentioned everyone's enthusiasm and warm welcome on Saturday when he was surprised how many people had shouted good morning or chatted to him on the way round.
I think Chris has gone and caught the parkrun bug, a difficult one to avoid!
This week, due to injury I walked the course, but my alarm was still set, as regardless of injury and not being able to run there was no way I was missing parkrun!
parkrun is not just for the physical exercise but a community that is there to support whether you come for first aid for mental health, to make friend's, some training or your chasing a new PB. Everyone is thrilled for all goals achieved whether you complete a 5k in an hour or 15 minutes.
So if you think your 'to slow' this is a myth! come and join us and the parkrun family the best things in life are free and this includes Belton House parkrun, every Saturday morning at 9am.
All you need to do is register on the parkrun UK site and print your barcode. This only has to be done once and you then have access to over 600 UK parkruns, but don't forget your barcode, no barcode, no time, no result.
This week joining the 50th milestone club and celebrating with a new PB was Andrew LEATES from Boston Community runners.
Well done Andrew, welcome to the club and heres to the next 50!
We saw tourist Jeremy David Fraser SMITH from Heaton Harriers & AC complete his 284th parkrun!
We did still have cars coming down the drive at 9am, but most did seem to be in by 9, but saw a lot of you taking a sprint to the start line and a few still running down after we had started.
A reminder that parkrun starts at 9am, not 09:05 or 09:10.....09:00 as always we ask you set off earlier to avoid congestion in the village and the drive, the speed limit on site is 5mph. If you can walk, jog, run or bike to parkrun, the lions gate entrance opens at 08:30
Please don't park in the village, this makes it very difficult for buses and if required emergency vehicles getting though.
Thanks to all those that have already taken this on board
Thanks for coming folks, and we will see you all next parkrun day 18th January