International Women’s Day parkrun

Come and join us on 7th March at Carlisle parkrun to help us celebrate International Women's Day.

We'd like to celebrate by asking you all to try and bring an extra female friend or relative down to run, walk or volunteer at parkrun on this day.

We actively encourage walking - don't be put off by thinking it's a run. You can bring the kids, the dog (one per person), a buggy... Everyone is welcome!

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Carlisle parkrun 2019 Highlights Report

As 2019 draws to a close we thought it would be an appropriate time to reflect on the last year and some of the key highlights that have been part of the Carlisle parkrun journey in 2019.

This year has seen many firsts for Carlisle parkrun. From our first unofficial 300 club runner (Lindsay Graham) and our first 300 volunteer club member (Allan Campbell) to our first dinosaur running round Chances Park!

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Just before 2019 began, Kev Mulvey stepped down as Co-Event Director after nearly six years in the role. Kev was instrumental is establishing Carlisle parkrun as the sustainable, inclusive, community event that it is, alongside Andrew Graham, and for that we will be forever grateful. Thank you, Kev!

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This year we developed a total of 6 parkrun practice partnerships including Carlisle Healthcare, Dalston Surgery, Eden Medical Centre, Brampton, Caldbeck Surgery and Spencer St Surgery. parkrun practices are GP practices that sign up to promote parkrun to their staff and patients. We set up our parkrun buddy scheme and that saw Paula Harmon, our first buddy, meet a brand new parkrunner from a parkrun practice and help them to feel comfortable to take part in parkrun. Thank you, Paula!

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We have also supported many young people to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards!

We started the year with parkrun on New Years Day and many of our regulars then made the journey to our friends at Keswick parkrun to take on a parkrun double. Thank you to all the team at Keswick parkrun for managing the unexpectedly huge turnout!!!

January also saw Carlisle parkrun celebrate our sixth birthday. We were on the 5 lap course and it was a very wet event so not much fun celebrating! However we were given an amazing birthday present from parkrun HQ... our very own self frame unwrapped by Ollie Ramshaw, one of our regulars!

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In February, Matt Charlton, a member of our core volunteer team, joined Lindsay Graham as the new Co-Event Director. Although Matt was in disagreement, it was clear that he was the brains while Lindsay was the beauty in our partnership!

We also had the amazing experience of Rosie Holliday taking part in parkrun throughout her pregnancy with her final parkrun at 41 weeks pregnant! Rosie was a great advocate for exercise through pregnancy and we were really proud when she was featured in parkrun UK’s newsletter, it also didn't take her long to be back in the park accompanied by baby Alf! Well done Rosie.

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In June we took part in our second NHS parkrun where we celebrated our national institution that is the NHS. We had loads of NHS staff, volunteers and patients taking part and we were able to build our relationships with current and future parkrun practices.

Following an appearance in parkrun UK's newsletter, in July our very own regular parkrunner, Dave Campbell, was invited to the National parkrun Ambassador Conference to talk about the impact that regular exercise at parkrun has had on his diabetes. We were very proud to be put on the parkrun map in this way! Thank you Dave.

In September, we had our first ever dinosaur take part in Carlisle parkrun (Co-Event Director Matt on the morning of his stag do!). What a sight it was to see him waddling round in a very impressive time of 27.54!

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In November, Emma organised our second ever barkrun. It was a firm favourite amongst our canine friends and luckily their owners stuck to the parkrun rules of one dog in a short lead per participant. Thank you Emma for all the effort you put into the little goody bags for the dogs.

We also had a parkrun practice ‘Takeover’ where Dalston Medical Group and Carlisle Health Centre provided all the volunteers to help promote Self Care Week.

In December we had our annual collection for Carlisle Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who donated and to Sarah Hamilton for co-ordinating.

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We also saw our Christmas Day parkrun attendance record smashed by over 120 to set a new record of 376 participants! Only 5 away from our overall course record! We were also greeted by our first tourist 500 club runners on the same day! Amazing!

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We are really looking forward to the year ahead and we wouldn’t be Carlisle parkrun without the amazing volunteers who gift their time week in week out to make sure our event runs smoothly every Saturday and the days in between. A huge thank you to each and everyone of you who has volunteered this year, with a special mention to all of our core team of run directors and volunteer coordinators, we really appreciate all of your support! If you'd like to get involved in 2020, then have a read here - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carlisle/volunteer/

As you can tell it's been a very busy year, if we've forgotten anything we should have mentioned then please let us know!

Thank you and happy parkrunning in 2020!

Matt and Lindsay

 

Carlisle parkrun #195 Run Report

At some point on Saturday the millionth person to complete a parkrun in 2016 crossed the finish line. I wonder if it was one of our 171 runners? I still find it amazing that before we start on a Saturday, parkrunners in Australia have long finished, and as we're thinking about dinner, Crissy Field in California is getting going. It really is a global community and one I'm very proud to be part of.

10 first timers and tourists from Temple Newsam, Tees Barrage, St Helens, Durham, Penrith and Workington parkruns were amongst Saturday's finishers. 24 runners recorded new PB's including Colin Nichol, David MacNaughton and Richard Hodgson (no junior PB's to report this week). Well done all.

 

 

Saturday's wonderful volunteers were: Alicia CARTER • Allan CAMPBELL • Andrew CARTER • Andy BAKER • Annika STUMPF • Anthony NICHOLSON • Carol THOMSON • Carole HOLDICH • Craig HOLLIDAY • Emma TAYLOR • Ivor NORMAN • Kathryn HOLLIDAY • Katie FRENCH • Kevin MULVEY • Lindsay GRAHAM • Lisa POSTLETHWAITE • Louisa WEEKS • Luke WESTMORLAND • Martin BURDER • Neil ERRINGTON • Niki IVESON • Sarah HAMILTON • Steve VINEY • Vicky VINEY • William CARTER

Huge thanks to you all and well done to first time Run Director Louisa - the run brief was excellent! Family Carter then teamed up with Louisa to process the results and did so perfectly - my volunteer and result text arrived before I sat down in Sainsbury's to eat my breakfast!

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Don't forget to let us know if you can help. As we move into winter we appreciate all our volunteers more and more. It's time for layers, hats and gloves! All our volunteer info can be found HERE .

 

 

Congratulations to Wayne Watson on (finally) joining the 50 Club. It's been a long time coming as Wayne works most Saturdays!

 

 

The Results:
Male placings:
Paul M GRAVES (VM35-39) of DH Runners, was first over the line in 17:08
James BUIS (VM35-39) of Border Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 17:26
David THOMPSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:50

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Paul M GRAVES (DH Runners) 3766 pts.
Robert HASTINGS (Unattached) 3362 pts.
Chris KNOX (Carlisle Sheepmount RC) 3126 pts.

Female placings:
Annika STUMPF (SW25-29) of DH Runners, was first (18th overall) over the line in 21:33
Julie DODD (VW45-49) of DH Runners, was second (24th overall) over the line in 22:25
Teresa MEDLEY (VW45-49) of Border Harriers & AC, was third (34th overall) over the line in 23:04

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Annika STUMPF (DH Runners) 3764 pts.
Julie DODD (DH Runners) 3560 pts.
Louise DUFFY (DH Runners) 3460 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul M GRAVES (VM35-39) was graded 78.50% for the time 17:08 (first overall).
James BUIS (VM35-39) was graded 77.72% for the time 17:26 (second overall).
Sue RAMAGE (VW60-64) was graded 75.95% for the time 25:55 (70th overall).

 

 

Have a great week,
Sarah
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Volunteering

Greetings Carlisle parkrunners!!

As you are all aware the recent & ongoing success of our event is based completely on YOU our volunteers.
Over the next couple of weeks & months we are going to have a bit of recruitment drive to attract some more (new faces) volunteers to our ranks. This is largely so we are not reliant on the same volunteers sharing the roles week in week out.

One role we are looking at increasing participation in is the Run Director. The run Director is responsible on the day for the proceedings. The tasks involved on the Saturday are:

*Confirm that course is safe and hazard free, that can be either by helping in set up - confirming with the set up team it was fine - or simply by walking the park before the volunteers turn up.

*Make sure the volunteers all know their roles for the day. These are on the volunteer roster but we also double check everyone is up to speed with what they are doing.

*Deliver the run brief to the runners before the run starts.

*The RD is the first point of call should anything arise during the run, such as arguments, lost children, the need to call an ambulance, equipment failure etc... All these things are about as serious as the role gets but they are also very very infrequent events.

*Afterwards there is also results processing but this role is not essential as part of the RD role on the day as it can be done by another volunteer, however full training is given.

If you feel that you would like to become more involved with the team & would also like to train up as Run Director please do not hesitate to contact us via email, in person on Saturday mornings or via social media.

Thank you very Much

Andrew
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New Years Day Special

We will be holding an extra parkrun on New Years Day.

9am Chances Park

We may even be doubling up with Keswick parkrun (9am in Carlisle - 10.30am In Keswick) as you can officially register 2 parkrun results on New Years Day.
We will confirm if this is going to happen ASAP

Sadly we had to cancel last year due to the weather conditions but fingers crossed we will be good to start 2017 the best way possible.

See You There

 

Christmas Special

Once again we be holding our Christmas day extra parkrun.

9am Chances Park

It is now the only acceptable way to start Christmas Day

See You There

 

Carlisle parkrun #189 Run Report

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Saturday was a gorgeous day for parkrunning and 203 of you agreed. We welcomed 4 first timers, tourists from Brighton & Hove, Woodhouse Moor, Barrow, Reading, Harrogate and Worsley Woods parkruns and bride Caz Millican and friends. I saw Caz on Monday and they had a lovely day - congratulations from all of us - and are now sunning themselves in Abu Dhabi. I love that people decide to start their wedding day with a parkrun!

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35 runners recorded new PB's on Saturday. A huge well done to all of you including Paula Harmon, Colin Mackenzie, Jp Whalen and juniors Holly Currie, Kaitlyn Hope Cook and Sophie Emmerson. There have now been 6002 PB's since we started. By my reckoning (which may or may not be accurate!) Shaun Burton was our 6000th PB to cross the line!

 

 

David MacGillivray joined the 100 Club on Saturday and John Murphy the 50 Club. Congratulations both of you.

 

 

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Huge thanks as always to our volunteers. Please do let us know if you'd like to help out. Kieron in the photo above is volunteering as part of his Duke Of Edinburgh Award. If you know of any teenagers who'd be interested, we'd love to have them. You can use the links at the bottom of this run report to get in touch or visit our volunteer page on the website.

 

 

The Results:
Male placings:
Kevin BELL (SM25-29) of Border Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 16:35
Paul M GRAVES (VM35-39) of DH Runners, was second over the line in 17:22
Kieran REYNOLDS (JM15-17) of Border Harriers & AC, was third over the line in 18:49

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Paul M GRAVES (DH Runners) 3166 pts.
Robert HASTINGS (Unattached) 2922 pts.
Chris KNOX (Carlisle Sheepmount RC) 2715 pts.

Female placings:
Annika STUMPF (SW25-29) of DH Runners, was first (14th overall) over the line in 20:46
Caroline WOOD (VW50-54) of Arena 80 AC, was second (19th overall) over the line in 21:24
Julie DODD (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 22:24

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Annika STUMPF (DH Runners) 3169 pts.
Julie DODD (Unattached) 2976 pts.
Louise DUFFY (DH Runners) 2948 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Caroline WOOD (VW50-54) was graded 81.39% for the time 21:24 (19th overall).
Kevin BELL (SM25-29) was graded 77.79% for the time 16:35 (first overall).
Paul M GRAVES (VM35-39) was graded 77.45% for the time 17:22 (second overall).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Carlisle parkrun results page.

 

Enjoy the rest of your week and we'll see you on Saturday,
Sarah
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Carlisle parkrun #188 Run Report

When I did the run brief on Saturday I didn't think there were many runners at the startline. Then when I stood on the first corner watching you all come around to start your second lap I thought it looked like way more! The final number of finishers - 174 - was somewhere in between my initial thoughts! 5 of you were first timers and this week's tourists came from Horsham, Alice Holt, Sheffield Hallam and Blackhill parkruns.

 

31 of you ran a new PB. Well done to all of you, including Adele Mitchell, Numan Yusuf, Keith Atkinson and juniors Niamh Campbell, Bradley Dillon and Grady Harrow.

 

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Congratulations to Dennis Tanner on his 50th run (apologies for not giving you a shout out!) and to Ivor Norman on joining the 100 Club. Was great to see his family out to cheer him on and help eat the cake!

If you, or someone you know, has a milestone coming up, do let the run director know. We try to catch them all ahead of time but it isn't always possible!

 

 

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Saturday's brilliant volunteers were: Allan CAMPBELL • Andy BAKER • Andy SWEETMAN • Chris WRIGHT • Daisy GRAHAM • Emma RICHARDSON • Frances BRAITHWAITE • Gordon BEATTIE • Helen CUPAC • Jack MCMANUS • Kath SAUNDERS • Kathryn HOLLIDAY • Kieron CARRUTHERS • Lindsay GRAHAM • Michelle MACKAY • Nicola EDWARDS • Nicola JACKSON • Paul DELANEY • Paula HARMON • Sarah HAMILTON • Sheila RONALDSON • Stephen BOYD • Tony MILLS

Huge thanks as always to everyone. Get in touch if you'd like to help one Saturday, we'd love to have you. use the links below to get in touch or visit our volunteer page on the website for more details.

 

The Results:
Male placings:
Richard ANDERSON (SM25-29) of Holmfirth Harriers AC, was first over the line in 17:18
Paul M GRAVES (VM35-39) of DH Runners, was second over the line in 17:24
Liam MEDLEY (SM20-24) of Border Harriers & AC, was third over the line in 18:01

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Paul M GRAVES (DH Runners) 3067 pts.
Robert HASTINGS (Unattached) 2835 pts.
Chris KNOX (Carlisle Sheepmount RC) 2633 pts.

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Female placings:
Annika STUMPF (SW25-29) of DH Runners, was first (18th overall) over the line in 21:30
Teresa MEDLEY (VW45-49) of Border Harriers & AC, was second (21st overall) over the line in 21:51
Julie DODD (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 22:23

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Annika STUMPF (DH Runners) 3069 pts.
Julie DODD (Unattached) 2878 pts.
Louise DUFFY (DH Runners) 2858 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul M GRAVES (VM35-39) was graded 77.30% for the time 17:24 (second overall).
Richard ANDERSON (SM25-29) was graded 74.57% for the time 17:18 (first overall).
Teresa MEDLEY (VW45-49) was graded 74.14% for the time 21:51 (21st overall).

 

A quick word about this Saturday - there are a couple of events on at the Manor and parking is going to be EXTREMELY limited. If you can, please consider car sharing, walking or cycling to the park. If you do drive, please please park with consideration for those living around the park.

 

Finally, Barry's photos from Saturday can be found HERE

Sarah
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Carlisle parkrun #187 Run Report

Autumn race season is rapidly approaching and I know many of Saturday's 185 runners are heading to various races over the coming weeks and months. Good luck to all of you!

We welcomed 6 first timers (Adele Mitchell, Kellie Ann Fitzgerald, Rob McPhillips, Mairi Welsh, Darren Haney and Sue Hodgson) and tourists from Croxteth Hall, Darlington South, Shorne Woods, Newcastle, Bolton, Warrington, Worsley Woods and Penrith parkruns.

 

 

4 runners joined the 50 Club on Saturday. 3 of them - Jill Glencross, Callum Plunkett and Leslie Nixon are Carlisle runners and the 4th, Geoffrey Pennington, was one of our tourists from Warrington. Congratulations to all of you.

 

 

Saturday's heroes in high-viz were: Allan CAMPBELL • Andrew Stephen GRAHAM • Andy BAKER • Bethany DUFFY • Dave THOMPSON • George SHADWICK • Gordon BEATTIE • Kevin MULVEY • Kieron CARRUTHERS • Liam O'NEIL • Lindsay GRAHAM • Lisa POSTLETHWAITE • Louisa WEEKS • Morag THOMPSON • Neil ERRINGTON • Simon DOLMAN • Steven BOYD • Tony MILLS • Tracy KENNY

(I'd also like to thank our brilliant core team for stepping in at short notice on Saturday when I couldn't be Run Director as planned)

Our website has all the volunteering info you could ask for. Please get in touch if you'd like to help out. It's really very straightforward (even timekeeping!) and we'd love to have some new people give it a go.

 

 

32 runners recorded new PB's. Congratulations to all of you including Gail Robson, Irena Tomankova, Kate Little and juniors Sally Warwick, James Whellans and Charlie Burfield.

 

 
The Results:
Male placings:
Kevin BELL (SM25-29) of Border Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 17:01
Ross LANDON (SM20-24) of Border Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 17:33
Callam PLUNKETT (SM20-24) of Border Harriers & AC, was third over the line in 18:03

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Paul M GRAVES (DH Runners) 2968 pts.
Robert HASTINGS (Unattached) 2747 pts.
Chris KNOX (Carlisle Sheepmount RC) 2550 pts.

Female placings:
Annika STUMPF (SW25-29) of DH Runners, was first (23rd overall) over the line in 21:26
Vanessa STRICKLAND (VW45-49) of Runmum, was second (27th overall) over the line in 21:44
Julie DODD (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 22:28

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Annika STUMPF (DH Runners) 2969 pts.
Julie DODD (Unattached) 2780 pts.
Louise DUFFY (DH Runners) 2765 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Gordon CHISHOLM (VM45-49) was graded 77.70% for the time 18:32 (5th overall).
Kevin BELL (SM25-29) was graded 75.81% for the time 17:01 (first overall).
Lindsay MECHIE (VM45-49) was graded 74.53% for the time 19:38 (10th overall).

 

Enjoy the rest of the week. It's nearly parkrun time again!
Sarah
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#IAmTeamGB Event #186

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I think it's fair to say the post-parkrun fun as part of the #IAmTeamGB Olympic celebrations were a huge hit. Lindsay did an amazing job organising it all, and the 3-legged and egg & spoon races were enjoyed by young and old alike.

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But before we got to the games, there was the usual Saturday morning business of parkrun itself. We had 217 finishers of which 17 were first timers and we welcomed tourists from Princes, Mt Clarence (Australia), Croxteth Hall, Oakwell Hall, Cuerden Valley, Lancaster, Bolton, Workington, Cambridge, Wolverhampton, Bangor, Bramhall and Milton Keynes parkruns. Phew!

 

The following 16 people recorded new PB's...........Shaun Greenup, Emma Byers, Mark Harkness, Lucy Jane Cook, Lee Doswell, Thomas Carroll, Paul McKnespiey, Sophie Bell, Tony Hartley, Terri Rea, Deborah Harrison, Helen Gardner, Kate Little, Chris Radcliffe, Lisa Smith and Wayne Laird. Congratulations to all of you.

 

 

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A huge thank you to members of Carlisle Tri for being a part of the #IAmTeamGB celebrations - I hope you all enjoyed the chance to give the turbo trainers a go either before or after your run. They also filled the majority of our volunteer roster on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who donned the high-viz:

Allan CAMPBELL • Andrew Stephen GRAHAM • Audrey Ellen O'KELLY • Carmel Anne BONES • Claire ALLEN • David FIRTH • David POSTILL • Francesca BEE • Jen MOODY • Jo GRUCHY • Judith BRADSHAW • Kathryn OSBORNE • Kelly CROSBIE • Kevin MULVEY • Mark MOODY • Neil ERRINGTON • Nicola JACKSON • Peter STOCKDALE • Sarah HENDERSON • Scott NICHOL • Simon DOLMAN • Steven BRAGG • Susan REYNOLDS • Tanya COATES

Please do get in touch if you want to help one Saturday. We especially love it when people volunteer for the first time! All the relevant info is available HERE

 

 

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Congratulations to John McGibbon on his 100th run, Glenda Howson on her 50th and junior Leah McManus on joining the 10 Club.

 

The Results:
Male placings:
David THOMPSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:49
Liam MEDLEY (SM20-24) of Border Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 18:25
Craig HOLLIDAY (SM30-34) of Carlisle Tri Club, was third over the line in 18:30

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Paul M GRAVES (DH Runners) 2873 pts.
Robert HASTINGS (Unattached) 2663 pts.
Chris KNOX (Carlisle Sheepmount RC) 2474 pts.

Female placings:
Annika STUMPF (SW25-29) of DH Runners, was first (17th overall) over the line in 21:15
Camilla MCKNESPIEY (JW15-17) of Carlisle Aspatria AC, was second (19th overall) over the line in 21:22
Emma MCKNESPIEY (VW40-44) of Border Harriers & AC, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 21:52

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Annika STUMPF (DH Runners) 2869 pts.
Julie DODD (Unattached) 2682 pts.
Louise DUFFY (DH Runners) 2675 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
David THOMPSON (VM35-39) was graded 74.93% for the time 17:49 (first overall).
Paul MCKNESPIEY (VM40-44) was graded 74.82% for the time 18:48 (4th overall).
Lindsay MECHIE (VM45-49) was graded 72.86% for the time 20:05 (9th overall).

 

Have a great week,
Sarah
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