New Year’s Day Parkrun at Burnley

Burnley Parkrun will be hosting a run on New Years Day at 10am so you can start the new year as you mean to go on.
We look forward to seeing you there

 

Run number 245 – 4th March 2017


Event number 245

 
Run 41 of 2016 / 2017
 
265 Runners
 
Welcome to 13 First Timers
 
Well done on 45 Personal Bests
 

 
 

Our visitor from Winchester

This week we have a report from Winchester parkrunner Ann Stanhope on her second Burnley parkrun.

Karen

This past Saturday saw my return to Towneley Park in Burnley for my second parkrun there. My previous one was on a beautiful day last April, with the last of the daffodils lining the paths.
This time the weather was cooler and rather unpredictable. Having seen the forecast, I had packed just about every piece of running gear I own (apart from shorts) and was pleased to find that my rain jacket was not going to be needed.

Like my home run of Winchester, wet winter weather combined with increasing numbers attending parkrun has led to the course at Burnley being revised in recent weeks. This means that runners now avoid the worst of the mud and also prevents the ground being churned up by 300 pairs of feet. With the changed start point, I could see when I arrived that runners were congregating in a different place than last time. I joined the crowd and chatted with a few people – you do get a really warm welcome at Burnley and I just hope that visitors to Winchester feel welcomed in the same way.

The new route is all on tarmac or gravel paths. This doesn’t mean that feet stay dry though, as there were some quite big puddles on the way round. The first wet foot was just cold, but after a while they were quite refreshing. The locals also said that the new course is a little faster than the regular one, and I would agree, as my time yesterday was faster than the one last year and over a minute faster than recent runs on our super-flat but part grass/mud course at Winchester.

Thanks and congratulations:
First, thanks to the Burnley core team who have designed and measured the new course. You have a fabulous park to run in and the new course is a great use of the space at the moment, until the grass dries out. Thanks also to the marshals, who encouraged everyone to keep going (especially at the top of the hill) and to Darren, one of the scanners yesterday, for looking after my rather bulky car key. I chatted with a lady at the start who was hoping to crack 30 minutes for the first time. I saw her afterwards and she managed it so well done to Kerry! Last but not least I briefly ran with a junior, Thomas Wyatt-Sugg and his Dad during the last lap and was told it was Thomas’s 10th run – congratulations Thomas and I hope you enjoy wearing your 10 tshirt when it arrives.

I hope to return again next time I’m in the area – in the meantime let us know if you’re coming to see us in Winchester.
Ann Stanhope, A506098

Burnley parkrun says
We are glad you could join us on Saturday Ann, thank you for writing a report and we hope to see you again.

 
 

Couch 2 5K group graduation

Burnley parkrun look forward to welcoming the local "Couch to 5K" group who will using Saturday's run as their graduation run. We hope you enjoy your run as you become one of the growing family of parkrunners in Burnley.

 
 

Car parking fees

The cost of car parking at Towneley is going up! The Riverside car park will be charged at £1.50 per visit. If you are a regular Burnley parkrunner it may be worth purchasing an annual permit which can be done at the Towneley Hall.

 
 


Don't get caught out.
 
Burnley Borough Council are increasing the parking fees.

 

Milestones


 

Congratulations to junior parkrunnersThomas Wyatt-Sugg and Jacob Saunders on completing up 10 runs and to Jim McGrath and Corinna Howorth on completing 50 runs and to our latest parkrun centurions Zahir Mohammed and Leanne Ashworth welcome to the 100 club.
 

Roll of honour

(Full results here)

Overall

  • 1st Matthew Lalor (Barlick Fell Runners) 16:58
  • 2nd Chris Barnes (Unattached) 18:14
  • 3rd Brian Shaw (Darwen Dashers) 17:52

 

Ladies

  • 1st Charlotte Corrigan (Hynburn) 20:47 PB
  • 2nd Ella Tinman (Rossendale Harriers) 21:56
  • 3rd Vanessa Hamlet (Rossendale Tri) 22:37

 
 

No more points table

parkrun has discontinued the ladies and men's points table.
The final standings are as follows

  • 1st Michelle Abbott
  • 2nd Nina Kewin
  • 3rd Annabel Wilcock (Leading junior)
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  • 1st Nicholas Hennessey(Leading junior)
  • 2nd Joanthan Pye
  • 3rd Reece Lawrence

 

 

Facebook Page

Burnley parkrun has an offical Facebook page why not take a look at https://www.facebook.com/burnleyparkrun
 

Keep up to date with all the latest news and photos with our new Facebook page

 
 

Latest photos

We now have photos on our official Facebook page as well as our Flickr album please see below for links to these pages

Flickr Photo Album (Here).

Facebook Photo Album(Here)

Many thanks to those of you who contribute, please keep doing it as it really helps us keep the website going.
 

Keep up to date

 
Don't forget - as well as the website www.parkrun.org.uk/burnley you can keep up to date with the latest information about Burnley parkrun by following us on Twitter @Burnleyparkrun or visit our Facebook Page

 

Christmas and New Year at Burnley parkrun

 

Christmas Eve
On Christmas Eve we will be running at 9am as usual, this is our Santa run so please feel free to dress up in your festive gear, Santa hats etc. We also welcome mince pies and cakes if you want to bring some along.
 
Christmas Day
There will be no run on Christmas Day at Towneley but Pendle are hosting a run if anyone wants to join them.
 
New Years Eve
There will be the usual run on New Years Eve at 9am.
 
New Years Day
We will be hosting a run on New Years Day at the later time of 10.30am.

For all the runs we will need volunteers as usual so please get in touch if you can help burnleyoffice@parkrun.com

We look forward to seeing lots of you over the festive period and from all the team at Burnley parkrun we wish you a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year
 
 

 

Stables cafe to open at 9 am on Parkrun days

From Saturday the 11th April the Stables café will be open from 9am for parkrunners and volunteers. Please join us for a brew and a chat when you finish your run. They will open for a month initially to see if we are using it so please come and meet with your fellow runners
See you all next Saturday

 

iPod found this morning at Burnley Parkrun

Please get in touch if you lost your iPod at today's Burnley parkrun

Email burnleyoffice@parkrun.com
Or via twitter @burnleyparkrun

 

Results problem 28th June 2014

Unfortunately we have had another problem with one of our barcode scanners.

We are not sure exactly what the problem is yet but the data from one of the scanners disappeared. We therefore have missing names and times throughout the results.

If your time is missing and you know what it is please can you email it to us at burnleyoffice@parkrun.com so we can update the results.

Please accept our apologies if your times have been affected, please bear with us whilst we sort out the scanner issues. We are working really hard to get the problems sorted once and for all.

Best wishes

The parkrun team

 

Runner of the month – May 2014

We are pleased to announce that the award for parkrunner of the month for May 2014 goes to Louise Stevenson.

Louise ran all 5 parkruns in May and included a personal best time in one of them.

Well done Louise!

 

Problems with result processing 11th January

If you were one of todays unscannable runners or a volunteer at todays Burnley park run please be aware that we were unable to upload these additional runners. If you had your barcode scanned as usual your result should be up later today.
I have been in touch with Parkrun and I should be able to edit the data on Monday so your result will be available by Tuesday, apologies for the inconvenience but I have tried for the last two hours and it will not upload
Thanks for your patience, please do not email me as I have a full list and will ensure you are all added on Monday.
I am sure this will all be ok for next week
Karen and the Burnley Parkrun team

 

Burnley parkrun report for 10th August from a volunteers perspective

My name is Karen and I am one of the regular volunteers at Burnley Parkrun, I am the volunteer coordinator and results processor away from the event but my role on the day changes weekly.

Before each parkrun I send out a volunteer appeal to all the volunteers and then check the emails regularly to see what people are saying and who is offering to volunteer for the coming Saturday. I receive regular updates from Parkrun UK regarding risk assessments that need to be completed,  run reports weekly and on a monthly basis suggestions for the Sweatshop runner of the month. I also ensure that the timing and scanning devices are charged ready for Saturday morning. From the volunteers that email in I then set up the roster and decide whether I need to panic and if so we send a message to all our twitter followers (348 at last count) @Burnleyparkrun and we normally have enough people on the day.

On Saturday the 10th August we had plenty of volunteers and I had the opportunity to be a tail runner, running round with two of our junior parkrunners on their second ever run; Imogen and Jude. The weather was perfect for PB's and both were confident they would beat their previous times of 45:25 and 44:10 as they completed their first little lap, before long we started to be lapped by the faster runners. Joe Johnston who was first over the line with a fantastic time of 16:39 on his first appearance sped past us on the long stretch out past the football fields and it was quite a while before the rest of the pack followed. We carried on undeterred and we kept going to the fantastic support of the marshalls and other runners for the first thirty minutes and well in to the last lap and both Imogen and Jude looked like they were going to beat their PB's by at least 3 minutes then disaster struck. We had to make an unscheduled toilet stop (not me I must add) which took at least 5 minutes putting the chances of a PB out of reach, this did not deter either runner and following this little detour the final lap continued without incident and Jude stretched out his legs on the final straight and beat his sister by 49 seconds. Imogen despite having stitch in three places managed a sprint finish to amazing support as she crossed the finish line. No PB for either of them but this is parkrun so there is always next week.

For me it was a fantastic experience and I thoroughly enjoyed my tail runner volunteer role and I would highly recommend it to any one who is injured or just feels like experiencing parkrun from a different perspective, I know Parkrun is encouraging people to give volunteering a try and I do think there is a role for everyone.

Please email burnleyoffice@parkrun if you are interested in volunteering or if you are a regular runner and fancy writing the run report one week, or if you have any news you want us to share any Saturday let us know

Please take a minute to read the full run report statistics below, there are some amazing facts about what we the Burnley Parkrun family have achieved in the short time we have been up and running, pun absolutely intended.

Thanks for reading and see you all on Saturday, not sure what I will be doing but I will be there, if we have enough volunteers I might try and run it myself

Karen

Burnley parkrun Event number 61 10th August 2013

Men's placings: Joe JOHNSTON (SM20-24)  of Rossendale Harriers & AC,  was first  over the line in 16:39 - first appearance. Wayne THORPE (VM50-54)  (Unattached)  was second  over the line in 19:00. Sean CLARE (VM45-49)  of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers,  was third  over the line in 19:03.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: John HARTLEY (Clayton-le-Moors Harriers) 937 pts. Stuart Anthony REEVE (Clayton-le-Moors Harriers) 822 pts. Jonathan PYE (Unattached) 791 pts.

Women's placings: Fionnuala SWANN (VW40-44)  of Trawden AC,  was first (41st overall) over the line in 22:40 - first time in 5 appearances. Jackie PORTER (VW55-59)  (Unattached)  was second (42nd overall) over the line in 22:43. Christina LEWIS (VW50-54)  of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers,  was third (53rd overall) over the line in 23:16.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Jennifer ADAMS (Northern Veterans AC) 986 pts. Louise Victoria STEVENSON (Unattached) 907 pts. Jean BAISTOW (Trawden AC) 830 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Jackie PORTER (VW55-59) was graded 80.78% for the time 22:43 (42nd overall). John HARTLEY (VM55-59) was graded 80.31% for the time 19:18 (6th overall). Dave KELLY (VM55-59) was graded 78.31% for the time 20:08 (16th overall).

This week there were 156 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Burnley parkrun started on 2nd June 2012, and since then 1,646 different runners, including participants from 106 athletics clubs, have completed 7,198 runs covering a total distance of 35,990 km, and there have been 2,147 new Personal Bests.

The Women's course record is held by Elizabeth GREENWOOD who ran in a time of 18:52 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 38). The Men's course record is held by Christopher FELL who ran in a time of 16:02 on 13th July 2013 (event number 57). The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded a 87.87% run (20:20) on 13th July 2013 (event number 57).

 

Burnley Parkrun report for 3rd August by Kenan Eeti

This week our run report is written by Kenan Eti

Firstly I asked Kenan to tell us all a little bit about himself and his running history

Thank you for taking your time to read about my park run. Here is a bit about my self.
Hi I am Kenan I'm 14 years old. I first got in to running by competing in a Burnley cross-country championship at Towneley park in October. I came 5th in my age category. This really inspired me to run more so I rang up a few running clubs and clayton was by far the best. When I joined Clayton Le Moors Harriers I was 13 I first started training at spirit of sport on a Thursday night at 6pm, this was hard and tiring because I had never done anything like this before. When they thought I was capable to race they put me into running competitions. My first ever race was a cross-country run at Clayton, I felt really good about my self because I beat so of the more experienced runners from my club. I have run at Liverpool ,Bury, Witton park and Bolton. After Christmas the fell running season started my first ever fell races was on Saturday 20th January at Stan bury splash quarry. I won 2 medals in fell running competitions these were at Hebden bridge where I came 3rd boy and at Calder valley where I came 3rd boy again, because its fell season Andy Armstrong and Jason Pier do a fell based training session on a Tuesday night. Every month he changes it to somewhere different. I also do Marion's circuit training on a Wednesday at St Peters centre, and on Thursday nights I do speed and agility training at sprit of sport, on Saturdays I do Towneley park run this is really good I have done it 8 times now. I have done 11 competitive races. This is a mix between fell and cross-country.
Kenan then reported his experience at Parkrun last Saturday, it is good to hear a different perspective

On Saturday at Towneley park run I was stood on the start line getting ready to run. The  adrenalin rushed through my body. The sun was shining the air was fresh and everyone was ready to go as Marion blew the whistle everyone set of. I set of too quick and by the time I was going up the hill to Towneley hall I was tired but I kept on going. This middle aged man ran past me and I kept up with him he started to slow down so I pasted him this gave me a good feeling and kept me going. As I was going past the changing rooms the marshals cheered me on so this encouraged me to keep on going. As I was going down the path to the far field this man over took me he started sprinting. I soon over took him on the little hill next to the field. It felt really good so I started upping my pace to catch up to this man who was tired. I kept with him for a little while then I over took him. As I was going straight up to the finish line the marshals was cheering and my mum was cheering this made me push on and I started sprinting, by now the sweat was dripping down my face. I caught up to this man in front of me and I over took him. I didn't get my personal best but I was close my pb is 20:24 and I finished 20:33 I am a bit disappointed in this but there is always room for improvement. Today was good because I ran in really hot weather before and it was hard, but today was just fine. So I really recommend park run to everyone.

Here are last weeks stats

Burnley parkrun Event number 60 3rd August 2013

Men's placings: Jonny MCKENNA (SM25-29)  of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers,  was first  over the line in 17:16 - first appearance. James MARCHANT (JM15-19)  of Pendle AC,  was second  over the line in 17:41. Matthew James William BARNES (JM14)  (Unattached)  was third  over the line in 17:41.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: John HARTLEY (Clayton-le-Moors Harriers) 842 pts. Jonathan PYE (Unattached) 791 pts. Colin CAVANAGH (Unattached) 765 pts.

Women's placings: Autumn HOWARD (SW25-29)  of Trawden AC,  was first (28th overall) over the line in 21:44 - second time in 13 appearances. Donna RILEY (VW45-49)  of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers,  was second (32nd overall) over the line in 22:11 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions. Megan CLARKSON (JW14)  of Blackburn Harriers & AC,  was third (39th overall) over the line in 22:51.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Jennifer ADAMS (Northern Veterans AC) 899 pts. Louise Victoria STEVENSON (Unattached) 821 pts. Jean BAISTOW (Trawden AC) 747 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: John HARTLEY (VM55-59) was graded 80.94% for the time 19:09 (7th overall). Matthew James William BARNES (JM14) was graded 80.21% for the time 17:41 (third overall). James MARCHANT (JM15-19) was graded 78.70% for the time 17:41 (second overall).

This week there were 148 runners, of whom 30 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Burnley parkrun started on 2nd June 2012, and since then 1,630 different runners, including participants from 106 athletics clubs, have completed 7,042 runs covering a total distance of 35,210 km, and there have been 2,088 new Personal Bests.

The Women's course record is held by Elizabeth GREENWOOD who ran in a time of 18:52 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 38). The Men's course record is held by Christopher FELL who ran in a time of 16:02 on 13th July 2013 (event number 57). The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded a 87.87% run (20:20) on 13th July 2013 (event number 57).

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