This weeks run report is kindly written for us by a visiting event director Mick Anglim from Brokenhurst parkrun:
It was a perfect morning for the 233 runners as the overnight drizzle had stopped and the gentle southerly breeze made it less cold than the grey outlook appeared. Underfoot conditions were greasy rather than muddy for the 23 who ran their first ever parkrun.
Even with the festive season and the very special location it was still amazing to have more half of the field as first time tourists from across the UK. We welcomed seven members of the 250 Club with M60 Jerry Barnes of York Acorn AC deserving special mention. Jerry has run 289 parkruns but today ran his hugely impressive 250th different parkrun! That’s a lot of parkrun tourism.
Well done to the 34 who recorded new PBs and to first time visitor M25 Adam Hill who led the field home in 18:52 just 35 seconds from his outright parkrun PB.
Special congratulations go to 13 year old Amy Kennedy who led the ladies home for the second week running in a new PB of 20:45. That’s only 53 seconds slower than her parkrun PB set on the pan flat tarmac course in York.
Amy also set the highest Age Grade score of 76.95% almost 1% ahead of your Run Reporter M70 Mick Anglim, the Event Director for Brockenhurst parkrun in the New Forest. Mick broke the only Age Category Record today chipping just 26 seconds from the M70 Record.
The first Junior male was Sam Degazon who celebrated joining the Junior 10 Club with a 21:29 PB.
Sam wasn’t the only Milestone runner who set a new PB:
W35 Sonia English joined the 100 Club with a new PB as did M40 Craig England who ran his 50th parkrun.
First time visitors to set Milestones were:
Regular Tourist W40 Katherine Milner joined the 100 Club.
M50 Chris Bannister of Steel City Strider RC ran his 50th.
W10 Maya Cox joined the Junior 10 Club.
Many thanks go to RD Philip Jackson and all of the Volunteer team who made this morning’s event possible.
There were many family groups enjoying a festive season run together including three generations of the Anglim family. Grandparents Mick and Jan were first time visitors from the New Forest with the younger generations from Oswaldkirk. Irish wolfhound Aoife also completed the course.
Apologies for the temporary blip in the scanning process and we would like to encourage regular runners to download the ‘parkrun Virtual Volunteer’ App so that you can step in and help in the future.
Please also consider volunteering at least 3 times a year and remember that there are several roles that still allow you to run. There is a free Volunteer T shirt when you’ve completed 25 volunteer events.
This week 233 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 115 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Philip JACKSON • Terry GREENE • Dawn JACQUES • Matt JOHNSON • Phil JOHNSON • Julie DOBSON • Peter WINTER • Julie RYAN • John RYAN • Roger COWDY • Pauline VALLON • Judi WATSON • David LAKE • Richard HALLSWORTH • Julie COWDY • Susie WILDEY • Alison DALBY • David SKINNER
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castle Howard parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Rob BYERS who recorded a time of 16:50 on 14th September 2019 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Rowena LEARY who recorded a time of 20:18 on 7th December 2019 (event number 13).
The Age Grade course record is held by Patricia BIELBY who recorded 85.15% (24:55) on 19th October 2019 (event number 6).
Castle Howard parkrun started on 14th September 2019. Since then 1,758 participants have completed 3,042 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,210 km, including 481 new Personal Bests. A total of 114 individuals have volunteered 297 times.