Event number 183 – 14th December 2019

Belton House parkrun
Event number 183
14th December 2019

It was feels like tempratures of -1 but that didn't put off 263 of you who came out and braved the weather.
Well done all of you!
It took 24 wonderful volunteers to ensure parkrun took place and this week no funnel duckers enabling RD Fraser to process the results with no hick ups and the Lane family token sorting confirmed no missing tokens :)
Huge thank you to our volunteers this week:
P Abby, B Buckley, F Marshal, M Carley, K Cowling, R Featherstone, C Fritz, D Crombie, A Davis, P Davis, D Eldridge, S Goodin, KJ Hollie, H Hulse, C Lane, N Lane, J Lane, Jim Lane, S Parkes, J Pemberton, A Shaw, P Wainwright, E Worster, R Worster.

A huge well done to Josh Pocklington achieving another PB with 4 legged furbabie Mozi 14:36.
Although Josh came through the funnel first, due to being canicross and assisted he does not take the course record, however a brilliant achievment and was fantastic to watch. Well done Josh and Mozi.

Well done to our 8 first timers that braved the weather and completed their first ever parkrun. See you all next week for your 2nd....be warned its addictive!
10 tourists joined us and from as far away as Australia! Thanks for coming, we hope you enjoyed the course and see you again soon.
Alexander CORBOULD junior completed his 10th parkrun and was able to celebrate with a new PB. Great work Alexander.
Big shout out to Roger Smith joining the 50th milestone club and to Owen Wainwright and John Pocock joining the 100th milestone club.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the new t-shirts :)

Next week we see the last parkrun before Christmas - 21st December so be sure to deck yourselfs out in something festive, fancy dress encouarged, we may even have some cake!
Don't forget the National Trust do not open Christmas day, therfore no parkrun, but plenty of others who have declared on the Chrismas and new year compendium.

Shauns photos can be viewed on his Flickr site at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sparx_tog/albums/72157712200406081

Thanks for coming folks and see you next parkrun day.

 

Event Number 182 – 07th December 2019

Belton House Parkrun
Event number 182
7th December 2019

Today was a lot warmer than last week’s frosty and foggy start; however, there were slightly fewer parkrunners than then; 269 of you turned up to walk, jog or run around Belton House's beautiful grounds.
Those who didn’t turn up missed a lovely morning!

Julie Steward ran her 100th parkrun this week; what an achievement! I noticed that she celebrated in style by running the course in a magnificent 26:23 (her PB is more than 3 minutes faster than that; all of that running had clearly paid off in the speed stakes!)

At the other end of the scale 16 people turned out for their first parkrun ever (perhaps starting their New’s Year’s Resolutions a month early?). Welcome to the parkrun family folks; be warned, you may find that it is addictive. There were two members of the 250 club running today (there are not as many around here as in other areas of the country where parkrun has been around for longer). They were Kim Ulysses and Peter Bonner who both ran their 323rd parkrun today; only another 177 parkruns and they will be eligible for a blue 500 t-shirt!

This week’s highest age grade goes to Jonathon Roberts with a magnificent 86.61%.
Both first finishers this week are members of Canicross Midlands. Paul Chandler finished in a time of 15:43 and Becky Roberts in a time of 17:48 both classed as 'assisted' due to running with their 4 legged furbabies so the course records still stand as they are.
Well done both!

Paul and his dog charged past me when I was only just starting on the path in front of the house for the first time. I think that he would have been even faster, but runners on their first lap were not expecting people to be coming past so early in the race so Paul had a lot of dodging to do! I wouldn’t be surprised if Becky faced similar problems although I think I had started my second lap by the time she finished. Perhaps that is something that all of us slower runners need to be more aware of each week.
As always, we need to remember that none of this would be possible without all of the people who give up their time to make this possible. Some of them hardly, if ever, run but still turn up week after week and long ago won their purple volunteer t-shirt.
This week’s volunteers were P ABEY, Yvonne BUCKLEY, Brendon BUCKLEY, Alan CARLEY, Guy COWHIG, Abigail DAVIS, Paul DAVIS, Tracey FORMAN, Claire FRITZ, Stephen GOODIN, Corinne GRAYSTON, Richard HALL, Fran HANSFORD, Harry HULSE, Naomi JEPSON-RIVERS, Samuel JEPSON-RIVERS, Claudette JOINT, Tudor JONES, Kate MARSHALL, Shaun PARKES, Jack PEMBERTON, Graham PEMBERTON, John RAISEN, Rob SHORROCK, Ashlee TAYLOR, Tracy WEBB and Jane WINTER A big thank you to them all.
There have now been 182 parkruns at Belton since it started on the 7th November 2015.
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 8,462 participants have completed 50,165 parkruns covering a total distance of 250,825 km, including 10,766 new Personal Bests.

 

Event number 181- 30th November 2019

Belton House Parkrun
Event number 181
30th November 2019

Hands up who considered staying in bed on Saturday morning when they saw how cold and foggy it was? I certainly did. However, a magnificent 296 parkrunners braved the weather to run, jog or walk around Belton. We got to admire some beautiful scenery which had been transformed by a beautiful hoar frost. However, as we ran the fog seemed to get thicker and thicker and one could only see the runners that were nearby. At one point I forgot which part of the course I was running and it wasn’t until I got to a corner that I was able to see that I was (sadly) further back than I thought!

I am sorry to say that there was a disappointing aspect to Saturday’s run. Apparently, some people, known as ‘funnel duckers’, did not take their finish tokens and this affected the results of people who came in later on during the race. This means that some people will be celebrating PBs that they will never be able to replicate as they will be getting on for 20 seconds faster than they actually ran! I cannot imagine why people would do such a mean thing as to disrupt the hard work of all of the volunteers or the parkrunners; I can only think that they have not even thought about the disruption that their actions will have caused. As well as making sure that we never funnel duck, I think that the only other thing that we can do is to look out for these people. We can then either politely ask them to take a token (they don’t even need to get it scanned, just hand it in to a barcode scanner). Failing that, let the organisers know what you have seen so they can do their best to unravel the results at the end.

Anyway, back to happier things. This week Kate Summerfield ran her 50th parkrun; well done Kate, we are looking forward to seeing you in your t-shirt (although you may want to wear something a bit warmer underneath for the next few weeks). Junior parkrunners Jack Pemberton and Christian Oakden were also celebrating this week as they joined the 10 club; congratulations to both of you; I hope that we will be seeing lots more of you at future parkruns.

Now, if you thought running and walking around parkrun was cold spare a thought for this week’s hi-vis heroes who were stood still waiting for us to do our thing; they must have been absolutely FROZEN! Some of them turn up week after week and hardly, if ever, run, jog or walk around the course. They make it all possible for the rest of us and we are incredibly grateful for what they do. Thank you.
This week’s volunteers were: P ABEY, Brendon BUCKLEY, Yvonne BUCKLEY, Alan CARLEY, David CROMBIE, Paul DAVIS, Abigail DAVIS, Sam DODWELL, Claire FRITZ, Gordon GEACH, Harry HULSE, Claire LANE, Hayley LIVESEY, Shaun PARKES, Jack PEMBERTON, Amelia SHAW, Joseph THORPE, Marie THORPE, Dale TOWNING, Poppy WAINWRIGHT, Thomas WATSON, Jane WINTER, Roger WORSTER and Elaine WORSTER

There have now been 181 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 8, 436 participants have completed 49,896 parkruns covering a total distance of 249,480 km, including 10,724 new Personal Bests.

 

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

Belvoir Tri Club Takeover
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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.