Belton House parkrun is cancelled on 15 August 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Event Number 191 – 01st February 2020

Belton House parkrun
Event Number 191
01st February 2020

White stagparkrunday did not disappoint when we had the white stag grace our presence. Some think this is a mystical creature that brings good luck, and maybe some PB's for those that saw this glorious creature. What a fantastic way to start a Saturday morning, not only do we get to socialise within this amazing community, restore our mental health and run, jog or walk 5k in the fabulous parkland of Belton House, (not to mention for free!) we also get to see nature at it's best. I love Saturday mornings and cannot wait to see parkrun buddies and enjoy the community spirit and celebrate all that is parkrun, coffee and cake afterwards is also a good motivator! 20200201-DSC_8831
Ask why people come to parkrun and you will get a lot of different answers....training, friends, family, friendly, fitness, mental health, community, challenges, feeling safe, goals just some of many reasons and this is what makes parkrun so diverse and inclusive.

parkrun really is for EVERYONE!
20200201-DSC_8153So what happened on parkrunday (formally known as Saturday) it started with 437 of you getting out of bed and making your way to parkrun, sometimes getting out of bed can be the biggest challenge.

24 of you did it for the very first time and 22 of you came back and completed your 2nd parkrun!

77 of you achieved new personal bests - you all must have seen the white stag ;) and 21 representatives of clubs took part. While all this was going on Ruth TALL and Samantha ROBERTS completed their 50th run, which now makes them members of the 50th milestone club, while Michele EMERY completed his 100th parkrun, now joining the 100th milestone club. We look forward to you all showing off those T-Shirts. Well done to every runner, jogger and walker that participated :-)

VI Chris achieved a new PB, while being guided by Suzanne Elliot. Well done Chris :-) 20200201-DSC_8993
20200201-DSC_8219Please don't ever take parkrun for granted, it takes considerable effort and wonderful, generous soles to enable this to happen every week.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: P ABEY, Brendon BUCKLEY, Yvonne BUCKLEY, Amanda COWLING, Kyle COWLING, David CROMBIE, Paul DAVIS, Joe-Ann DICKENSON, Suzanne ELLIOTT, Richard FAY, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Stephen GOODIN, Corinne GRAYSTON, Richard HALL, Emily HARDWICK, Harry HULSE, Russell MAKSYMIW, Keith MUNRO, Shaun PARKES, Jack PEMBERTON, Amanda ROBERTS, Anna SERGEANT, Sarah SERGEANT, Chris SPOWAGE, Lindsay STUART, Elaine WORSTER, Roger WORSTER 20200201-DSC_8997
Whats on the horizon....
International Womans parkrun day! 07th March 2020
We will be joining in a female-focused parkrun celebration on the 07th March during our usual parkrun.
We love our male and female parkrunners equally but did you know woman are much less likely to participate in parkrun?
Please get in touch and share your stories on why you participate in parkrun, email into beltonhouse@parkrun.com we will be able to do a story board and celebrate International woman's day parkrun

That's all for now folks, see you next parkrunday 08th February 2020

 

Event Number 190 – 25th January 2020

Belton House parkrun
Event Number 190
25th January 2020

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Photo above showing to very happy parkrunners :-)
475 of you got out of bed and ran, jogged and walked parkrun, well done to all of you, fantastic effort.
18 of you did parkrun for the very first time, and long may it continue.
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We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: P ABEY, Anthony BOYLE, David CROMBIE, Abigail DAVIS, Paul DAVIS, Tom EDMONDS, David ELDRIDGE, Suzanne ELLIOTT, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Corinne GRAYSTON, Dona HALL, Harry HULSE, Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS, Tudor JONES, Isabel LYLE, Russell MAKSYMIW, Shaun PARKES, Graham PEMBERTON, Jack PEMBERTON, John RAISEN, Amelia SHAW, Emma SHAW, Chris SPOWAGE, Dale TOWNING, Thomas WATSON, Vicky WILLAN, Mark WILSON, Elaine WORSTER, Roger WORSTER
We can't give enough praise to our fabulous volunteers, as without them its simple.....parkrun would not take place.
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Whether you run, jog, walk or volunteer for the physical benefit, for mental health or the social aspect is parkrun the purest fun possible?
Everyone coming together all over the country on a Saturday morning regardless of age or ability is like a religion, a mobile church that once you have a barcode gives you the freedom to join any parkrun mobile church anywhere in the country OR world with more and more parkruns starting every week!
Alice GRIEVE junior completed her 10th parkrun, well done Alice!
Samantha ROBERTS and David HIBBERT joined the 50th milestone club and Michele EMERY joined the 100 milestone club.
Brilliant work all, looking forward to seeing those T-shirts :-)
Thanks to Shaun, resident photographer for the photos every week, and how promptly he process's them!
To view this weeks photos, click here
Thank you to all that have taken on arriving earlier to avoid the queuing and congestion into Belton House, this all seems to be flowing much better.

We are always on the lookout for volunteers, so please take a look at the future roster and email into beltonhouse@parkrun.com with what you would like to do and the date you would like to do it.
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Photo above shows Dona, Chris and Claire's 200 metre sprint finish!
We have regular VI tail walker Chris who needs a guide every week so if you would like to support please let us know. This week Chris decided to sprint finish to the funnel! Still didn't quite get a pb but there is always next week! Well done Chris :-)
That's all for now folks, thanks for coming and see you all next parkrunday 01st February 2020

 

Event Number 189 – 18th Januray 2020

Belton House parkrun
Event Number 189
18th January 2020

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The picture above shows the pooches start!
We where greeted with a cold, crispy morning at Belton House on Saturday but it didn't stop 560 of you getting out of bed, putting
your trainers on and attending you free weekly 5k event!
Good job everyone
44 people choose Saturday to come and attend parkrun for the first time, we hope you enjoyed it and will see you on Saturdays results being your 2nd parkrun of the year :-) well done everyone.
Milestones
Jack TITTERTON from Newark Striders Running Club, Ann MANLEY from Notfast RC and Liane JOHNSON all joined the 50th milestone club :-) and Michael PAIGE joins the 100th milestone club
Welcome all, looking forward to seeing you all showing off those milestone T-shirts.
We had 28 people logged as unknown, this is where you have either forgotten your barcode or have not registered and printed one off.
A reminder, that if you do not have a printed barcode, no time, no result!

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Obviously none of this could happen without the amazing volunteers that come forward every week to ensure Belton House parkrun can take place.
Photo above shows, Emily, Chris, Elaine and Roger tail walking. Chris is visually impaired (VI) and Elaine was Chris's VI guide this week. If you have any interest in guiding VI's please get in touch beltonhouse@parkrun.com or would like to volunteer in any capacity please email in. See the volunteer opportunity's and rosters here
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Brendon BUCKLEY, Amanda COWLING, Kyle COWLING, David CROMBIE, Abigail DAVIS, Paul DAVIS, Joe-Ann DICKENSON, Tom EDMONDS, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Dona HALL, Richard HALL, Harry HULSE, Russell MAKSYMIW, Shaun PARKES, Graham PEMBERTON, Jack PEMBERTON, Emily RATCLIFFE, Emma ROBERTS, Sam SHARP, Amelia SHAW, Chris SPOWAGE, Dale TOWNING, Poppy WAINWRIGHT, Elaine WORSTER, Roger WORSTER

Thanks to all those that have taken on-board the communications in the last few weeks about arriving early, with an average of 500 people currently attending it is really important to set out early avoiding congestion through the village, thanks everyone.
If you walk, run, jog or bike to parkrun Lions gate entrance is open at 08:30.
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Parkrun is for everyone, so if you think you are 'to slow' think again, come and give it a go, no pressure to run, come and enjoy a walk around the stunning parkland of Belton House :)
If you would like to view this weeks parkrun photo's by resident photographer Shaun Parkes click here
That's all for now folks, thanks for coming and see you next parkrunday 25th January 2020

Belton House parkrun event statistics

Problem with results? please contact beltonhouse@parkrun.com
Number of events: 189 Number of runners: 8,956
Number of runs: 53,342 Number of first finishers: 113
Number of clubs: 536 Number of PBs: 11,214
Average number of runners per week: 282.2
Average number of runs per runner: 6.0
Biggest Attendance: 591
Average run time: 00:30:25
Total hours run: 3Years 32Days 4Hrs 34Min 21Secs
Total distance run: 266,710km
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 188 – 11th January 2020

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

 

Event Number 187 – 04th January 2020

Belton House parkrun
Event number 187
04th January 2020

Our biggest events are normally News years day and parkruns birthday in November, however you went and surprised us all on Saturday when 580 of you turned up to run, jog and walk!
86 of you where first timers, an incredible 90 new Personal bests and representatives of 27 different clubs took part!
We hope you enjoyed yourselves whether a first timer an old hand or a tourist, we had fun, thanks for coming and well done all of you!

Thanks to this week's volunteers, who you know without them, this fantastic free 5k event would not take place every week.
Abigail DAVIS • Amelia SHAW • Andrew RICHLEY • Brendon BUCKLEY • Chris SPOWAGE • Claire FRITZ • Dale TOWNING • David ELDRIDGE • Dona HALL • Elaine WORSTER • Gordon GEACH • Graham PEMBERTON • Harry HULSE • Jack PEMBERTON • Joe-Ann DICKENSON • Maria CARLEY • Mark WILSON • P ABEY • Paul DAVIS • Rachel DEANE • Richard HALL • Roger WORSTER • Russell MAKSYMIW • Shaun PARKES • Sian REVITT • Stewart PICK • Suzanne ELLIOTT.

Some of you may or may not have not noticed we had to have a 'quick' funnel change on Saturday to accommodate everyone, when we realised cars where still coming down the drive at 08:55....09:00 the RD on this occasion held the event start time back.
This is not normal and will not become the norm, and ask you leave earlier, to avoid congestion in the village and the queues into the grounds.
There was some mention on our face book site about cars (people attending parkrun) parking in the village, this is legal, however we do ask you to think carefully about the impact of this on the small village of Belton, buses and emergency vehicles having to access the area could, and have struggled to get through. Please also consider parkruns reputation, we do have to maintain 'good will' with the village and the National Trust and would certainly not want to spoil this due to 'a few' parking inconsiderately.
Lions Gate entrance can be used if running, jogging, walking or cycling to parkrun then this entrance is open at 08:30, and if not then the last word on this is please car share where you can :-)

Good news VI (visually impaired) Chris Spowage was tail walker again this week and I was his VI guide, this is the first time I have guided and will admit to some nerves Saturday morning!
Paul Davidson who is a regular VI guide whether running or walking offered me some hints and tips and sent me some YouTube videos to watch, these where invaluable, as a guide I think I had mostly thought about FEET! eyes down looking for pot holes etc. but when watching the videos, there is more to it, you need think about all your surroundings and LOOK UP! This was the best tip of the day and I am so glad I had watched those videos, as we have low overhanging tree branches at Belton and I was able to guide Chris safely through these without him having a face full of tree branch!
Chris was great and gave me the added confidence to do it again, any VI is in control, they are the ones that will tell you which side they want to be on or how they want to link, i.e. elbow, shoulder etc.
Anyway its safe to say (maybe not for Chris...HaHa) that I will happily VI guide again, it was a pleasure.
Chris is going to be a regular to parkrun, so welcome Chris and thanks for supporting parkrun.
The core team have created a roster for VI guides to support Chris, if you have interest in doing this or are already a VI guide and would like to get involved please contact us at beltonhouse@parkrun.com
Milestones We welcome this week Claire Giles, Lindsay STUART,Amanda HETHERINGTON, Lynette GOODIN and Julia STEVENS to the 50th milestone club, well done all, we look forward to you sporting your new milestone T-shirts.
That's all for now folks, see you all next parkrunday 11th January 2020

Belton House parkrun event statistics
Number of events: 187 Number of runners: 8,790
Number of runs: 52,225 Number of first finishers: 113
Number of clubs: 532 Number of PBs: 11,024
Average number of runners per week: 279.3
Average number of runs per runner: 5.9
Biggest Attendance: 591
Average run time: 00:30:23
Total hours run: 3Years 7Days 11Hrs 21Min 18Secs
Total distance run: 261,125km
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)