International Women’s Day comes to Castle Howard for event No 23 on 7th March 2020

On International Women's Day, this weeks run report was very kindly written by Sian Salter.

Since first hearing that Castle Howard had a parkrun back in September it was firmly on my to do list.
7th March would be the day as we were travelling down to Cheshire and stopped in our campervan nearby on the Friday night.
This was a personal celebration as it was my 100th parkrun and 50th different venue so great to do it at such a stunning location and the only Milestone of the day.
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Sorry to anyone who got bopped in the face by my balloon.
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It was a dry sunny morning (remember those) which was a welcome relief after the storms of the last few weeks. Of course I brought treats in the form of home made iced biscuits for the volunteers although the cake selection in the cafe afterwards did not disappoint and breakfast buns/hot drinks on offer too.
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The venue was beautiful with the stunning Castle Howard as the backdrop to the run. The course was a mixture of tarmac and dirt tracks with a few out and backs round the house and lake. A cheeky hill up towards the finish which was back at the start line.
156 people took part with 49 first timers to this venue including 6 people finishing their first ever parkrun so a big welcome to you. There were 49 PB’s. The Volunteers were very friendly and enthusiastic with a very cheery welcome from the car park marshalls who couldn’t fail to put a huge smile on your face. 15 volunteers made it possible for us to run today.
So thanks for having me Castle Howard, I will definitely be back.
7th March was also International Women’s Day and we should never take it for granted that we are free to run each week or any time we like, free to drive ourselves unchaperoned in our own cars to these events. There are women round the world who are not allowed to run, drive or go out alone and need a man’s permission to travel. There are also women round the world who wouldn’t be able to read this report as they are denied education.
71 women ran at Castle Howard on International Women’s day, (3 for their first ever parkrun) 72 men and 12 unknowns so almost 50% of the field were women, great to see.
Stay strong women and celebrate the freedom to run, read and travel.
Sian Salter
Now the facts:

This week 156 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Sian SALTER • Ruth Anne RUTT • Jill WASS • Peter WINTER • Mandy NEWLOVE • Azara STORM CHITTOCK • John RYAN • Roger COWDY • Liz WATSON • Colin CHARLES • Jane ASHWORTH • David LAKE • Julie COWDY • David SKINNER • Poppy WASS

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 2,305 participants have completed 4,392 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,960 km, including 772 new Personal Bests. A total of 135 individuals have volunteered 423 times.

 

Castle Howard parkrun Event 22 – 29th February 2020 : Hats , Haribos and a Happy Birthday!

This weeks report is kindly written for us by Sara Harbord

The day dawned, and the one every dedicated parkrunner had been eagerly awaiting since the whole event first began back in 2004! it was to be a first for all of us, young and old, seasoned parkrunner and 1st Timer – it was of course the inaugural Leap Day parkrun.Dave

In years to come (probably 28 of them, to be precise), people will be lining up, saying to one another “So, where were you last time around?” And 245 of us (if we can still remember this far back!) will proudly be reminiscing over that windy wet morning we crazily adorned ourselves with silly hats and headed off to that little known gem of a parkrun that is Castle Howard. For most of us all we wanted to beat was Storm Jorge, the uninvited Spanish name that was threatening to spoil the event (like it’s predecessors had on the last two Saturdays). However, on this occasion, and at this location at least, it was the parkrunner community that was triumphant, even the tailwalkers finishing well ahead of Jorge without too much trouble today.

Julie hat

And what else was there to celebrate on this momentous occasion, besides Christmas puddings, St Patrick’s Day, pirates and jesters? Well of course there was the large tourist contingent from Parkrunners on Tour (POT) who seemed to come from all over the UK and I’m sure, accounted for quite a large proportion of the 84 First Timers here today. Then there were the 13 First Timers who braved the mud, puddles and that long uphill on the return leg to record their very first parkrun. Well done to them - and do come back next week!

We then had some special milestones to applaud – Richard Barnes running his 250th parkrun, and Maria Craven & Linda-Claire Smith both joining the Cowell Club by jointly choosing to run here as their 100th different venue. The cake that was produced in honour of these achievements both looked and tasted amazing, as did the Haribo’s!

As if that wasn’t enough to celebrate, 51 of us also managed to rise to the challenge of the Leap Day to record new PB’s which, given the conditions, was no mean feat indeed! And of course, all credit must go to Aiden Mayles, a First Timer himself, on being the first male to cross the finish line, and also to Laura Schofield for being the first female finisher. Other notable finishers I just have to mention include Michael Hetherton, in the VM 70-74 age category, who achieved the Best Age-graded result of the day (74.85%) and Steve Riley who came the closest to achieving a memorable Leap Day double of a 29-minute finish in what was also his 29th parkrun!

So, that accounts for the hats and the Haribo’s, but what about the Happy Birthday, I hear you cry?

Well, it was a another first for me today as I finally got to meet someone who was actually born on the 29th of February. Yes, Castle Howard parkrun’s own John Ryan was not only celebrating his 13th Birthday today, but proving just how youthful he still is ran his first event after major surgery. The Quality Street and special Leap Day badges were very much appreciated by many. Thanks John, and well done!John Hat

Finally, this event would never have happened if it hadn’t been for all those amazing volunteers, who stood out in the cold and wet (some even in their shorts), high-fiving, encouraging and generally being awesome all around the course this morning. I always love coming to Castle Howard parkrun and the energy the volunteers put into making it such an awesome experience is second to none. Hopefully it was as epic an experience for them as it was for us, and one which none of us that were here will forget over the coming 28 years. Personally, I can’t wait for 29th February 2048 to come around! See you then!!

                       Vols

Now for the facts:

This week 245 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 97 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Sara HARBORD • Luke HARBORD • Matthew Robert BARNES • Angela BARNES • Dawn JACQUES • Matt JOHNSON • Julie DOBSON • Peter WINTER • Michael HILL • Mandy NEWLOVE • Azara STORM CHITTOCK • Julie RYAN • John RYAN • Roger COWDY • David SIMPSON • Adam WATSON • Sandra POPLIN ROBSON • Liz WATSON • David LAKE • Pip JOHNSON • David SKINNER • David LAMBARD • Veronica HUNT

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 2,256 participants have completed 4,236 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,180 km, including 723 new Personal Bests. A total of 130 individuals have volunteered 408 times.

 

Run Report Event No 19 – 1st February 2020

This weeks report is kindly written for us by a visitor to our parkrun Susan Burford:

Castle Howard Parkrun Report: 1st February 2020

This is my third visit to Castle Howard, but my first parkrun here. My first visit was when my husband did a triathlon here about ten years ago, my second was last summer whilst visiting our daughter who is studying at York University. We all thought then what a lovely venue for a parkrun, so were delighted to learn that one has started here and it didn’t disappoint. 

Run 19 sign

The dry but breezy conditions were great for admiring the views both of the house itself, the formal gardens and the amazing views of the lake and of going down the hill (ok slight incline, we are in Yorkshire after all!).

Our (slightly mad) Golden Retriever also loved the course as well as all the attention she got from greeting the marshals en route. Run 19 Dog 

Thank you to the marshal who went above and beyond by disposing of her poo bag!

It was lovely to see so many dogs today, parents pushing buggies and those running with their children.

Today was Castle Howard’s 19th parkrun, with 184 people completing the course. For 80 people, it was their first time here. Well done to both Jack Mudd-Bowes who was first home in 18:36 and Rowena Leary, the first lady home in 21:11. Congratulations to the 35 people who recorded a PB today. And also a special well done to the 14 people who completed their first ever parkrun today, Saturday mornings will never be the same again!

A big thank you to the Run Director and to all the volunteers who made this morning’s event possible.

If you are reading this thinking about coming to Castle Howard parkrun, I can thoroughly recommend it. The course is fantastic, definitely one of the best I’ve done, a mix of trail and tarmac with those gorgeous views and you will get a very warm welcome from the parkrun volunteer team.

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Susan Burford-Home parkrun: Portsmouth Lakeside

And now the facts:
This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 79 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Dawn JACQUES • Matt JOHNSON • Michael HILL • Mandy NEWLOVE • Azara STORM CHITTOCK • Julie RYAN • John RYAN • Roger COWDY • David SIMPSON • Jackie SIMPSON • Adam WATSON • Sandra POPLIN ROBSON • Liz WATSON • Danielle HUTCHINSON • Colin CHARLES • Susan BURFORD • Julie COWDY • 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 2,038 participants have completed 3,658 parkruns covering a total distance of 18,290 km, including 595 new Personal Bests. A total of 122 individuals have volunteered 354 times.


 

 

Run Report Event No 18 – 25th January 2020

This weeks run report is kindly written for us by a visitor to our parkrun - Sue Martin.

Castle Howard – a parkrun like no other!

We were in North Yorkshire for the weekend and chose Castle Howard as our parkrun for this week. We weren’t disappointed!

The weather forecast for Saturday had looked promising all week with it due to be mild with no rain. However, I do find that looking out of the window can be a better guide to the weather and there was definitely water in the air! In fairness to the weather forecasters the water was hanging in the air rather than falling in drops, so technically it probably wasn’t rain. Any water that there was certainly didn’t dampen our spirits.

Our journey to the parkrun took us along some very impressive long straight roads, past obelisks and through arches, with wonderful countryside views all around – we were already impressed even before we arrived at the venue and saw Castle Howard itself!

The briefing was good humoured and informative, and there were some milestones of note with one runner doing their 50th parkrun, one doing their 150thcongratulations to you and to anyone who got a result for their stopwatch bingo!

The run was an out and back route which took in parts of the gardens as well as taking us past the front and back of the very impressive house. To be honest, I probably spent too long admiring the views of the house and grounds to be concentrating on getting a good time. The course was well marshalled by friendly and encouraging marshals – thank you marshal!

Castle Howard’s strapline is “a place like no other” and it is certainly the venue for a parkrun like no other!

I like to find out a little bit about where I am visiting. Castle Howard is a private residence, open to the public, which has been the home of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for over 300 years. Building started in 1699 and took over 100 years to complete. The building is not a castle in the conventional sense and is perhaps better described as a stately home. The title of castle is also used for English Country Houses that were built on the site of former military castles, in this case Henderskelfe Castle. The estate once had its own railway station!

Many people will know Castle Howard as Brideshead in the TV and film versions of Brideshead Revisited. It has also featured in many other films, including Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, an Arctic Monkeys video, and even as the Kremlin in the 1966 film The Spy with a Cold Nose.

On to a few parkrun stats, which is probably what I should be writing about - this week was run number 18. Of the 185 parkrunners 26 people were running their first ever parkrun and a further 82 did their first Castle Howard parkrun. 37 people achieved a PB – bravo!

20 volunteers made this week’s parkrun possible, so a massive thank you to all of you.

We really enjoyed our trip to North Yorkshire, which is a beautiful part of the world, and especially our visit to Castle Howard parkrun. For us, this is certainly one that will be “revisited”.

Thank you for a great parkrun and see you again!

The facts: 

This week 185 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 82 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Julia GAVIN • Dawn JACQUES • Jennifer ROBERTS • Matt JOHNSON • Sue MARTIN • Martyn WARWICK • Julie DOBSON • Julia CAMPBELL • Mandy NEWLOVE • Julie RYAN • John RYAN • Roger COWDY • Adam WATSON • Simon HUNTER • Liz WATSON • Colin CHARLES • Sarah HUNTER • Julie COWDY • David SKINNER • Richard JACKSON

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 1,959 participants have completed 3,474 parkruns covering a total distance of 17,370 km, including 560 new Personal Bests. A total of 120 individuals have volunteered 336 times.

 

Run Report Event No 16 – 28th December 2019

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.

regards

Mick Anglim

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.

 

 

Run Report Event No 15 – 21st December 2019

This week 150 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 64 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests, Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Richard HARRISON • Dawn JACQUES • Peter WINTER • Andrew BATES • Christine BATES • Mandy NEWLOVE • Julie RYAN • John RYAN • Roger COWDY • Charlotte HANDLEY • Colin CHARLES • Lynn HEMPSALL • David LAKE • Suzanne HARLAND • 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 1,643 participants have completed 2,809 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,045 km, including 447 new Personal Bests. A total of 112 individuals have volunteered 279 times.

 

Run Report Event No 13 – 7th December 2019

This week 132 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Philip JACKSON • Terry GREENE • Rosie RILEY • Dawn JACQUES • Peter WINTER • Martin ORGAN • Julie RYAN • John RYAN • Judi WATSON • David LAKE • Susie WILDEY • Mark KNAPP • Alison WILSON • 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 Myra JONES who recorded a time of 20:31 on 23rd November 2019 (event number 11).
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 1,525 participants have completed 2,517 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,585 km, including 390 new Personal Bests. A total of 102 individuals have volunteered 249 times.

 

Run Report Event No 11 – 23rd November 2019

This weeks run report was kindly written by Julie Cowdy.

Question: What would make us get out of bed in the dark, when it’s cold and rainy outside?

Answer: Castle Howard parkrun! 

There were less runners than usual today, however, those who made the effort were rewarded with twinkling Christmas trees lining the drive and equally sparkling smiles from the stalwart volunteers, who turned out in good numbers despite the conditions. 

It was a first parkrun ever for one runner, whilst others have completed their 250th parkrun, choosing to do it at Castle Howard. It was good to see John back as Run Director, after his recent surgery, and the strong turn out by volunteers allowed both Julie Ryan and David Lake the chance to run.

What makes parkrun special is the comradeship between all participants. It’s not a race; although some will reach the finish sooner, but nobody gets left behind. Everybody has the opportunity to do what they are able, with lots of encouragement and support if needed.

My little dog was not impressed with being brought along to help me Marshall. She hates the rain, and crouched whimpering and shivering (despite her rather smart waterproof coat). We both got a boost to our spirits when out of the undergrowth by the Boathouse Cafe sprung a young deer. Scruffy’s excited barks sent it galloping off towards the lake, just before we spotted the first runner charging down the hill towards us. A big, red, foam, pointing hand helped steer the majority in the right direction. 

Our repositioned volunteers’ tent was a welcome, if temporary, shelter for those nearby. A tub of chocolates were on hand there at the end of the run in celebration of Rog’s birthday. He had 98 shout-outs of ‘Happy Birthday, Roger’ (or was it ‘you Old Codger’?)

Finally, quite a collection of items have been either dropped or forgotten in recent weeks, so do ask at the tent if you have mislaid anything.

This week 98 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
Dawn JACQUES • Matt JOHNSON • Julie DOBSON • Peter WINTER • Michael HILL • Mandy NEWLOVE • Julie RYAN • John RYAN • Roger COWDY • Colin CHARLES • Judi WATSON • David LAKE • Emma GILMORE • Pip JOHNSON • Julie COWDY • David SKINNER • Sophie ALLANBY

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 Myra JONES who recorded a time of 20:31 on 23rd November 2019 (event number 11).
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 1,400 participants have completed 2,211 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,055 km, including 347 new Personal Bests. A total of 93 individuals have volunteered 219 times.

 

Run Report Event No 7 – 26th October 2019

This weeks run report was kindly written by Jennifer Roberts:

That was a wet one! Event number 7 saw the heavens open to bring another Saturday morning of rain. Whilst many stayed in the dry to watch the rugby, a hardy group of 114 parkrunners ran, jogged and walked their way around Castle Howard’s scenic course.

There were 47 first timers at Castle Howard today some of whom had never been to parkrun before. I hope you enjoyed the route and come back to parkrun very soon. 27 personal bests were also recorded, probably the extra efforts were made to get out of the rain! Gary Blaber was first home for the men and Rowena Leary first for the ladies, setting a new female course record 20.35!! Fantastic running.

Visitors from far and wide came to try the course and there was a special welcome to a group from Methley Striders who were celebrating some fabulous miles stones. Congratulations to Mark and Stephanie Ramskill who reached 150 runs, also to Andrea Ballance now on 100 runs and Mel Blackburn on 50 runs. I hope the balloons made you run faster!

There was a small change in part of the course to compensate for the very large puddle that had formed on the out and back trail route but with our heroic marshals on hand to guide us round, this did not cause any issues. The marshals were part of the 18 volunteers that also braved the rain today to make it possible for the event to go ahead. They were:

Philip JACKSON • Jennifer ROBERTS • Barbara ROBERTS • Paula KASBERGER • Julie DOBSON • Wendy MARSH • Peter WINTER • Mandy NEWLOVE • Azara STORM CHITTOCK • Julie RYAN • John RYAN • Roger COWDY • Colin CHARLES • Gail DENNEY • David LAKE • Sarah HUNTER • Julie COWDY • David SKINNER

If anyone wishes to volunteer, please do get in touch. As one marshal said to me today ‘I wrapped up in my waterproof clothes and stood in the rain. The sound of the rain on the trees was wonderful. It was just perfect. I was warm and amazingly dry whilst I got to encourage the parkrunners round. It was lovely to receive so many ‘thank yous’. I would recommend it so please give it a try!” There are many roles available and no experience is necessary so please try your hand at volunteering. You might just enjoy it!

Thanks for a great event and let’s hope for some sunshine next week.

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 20:35 on 26th October 2019 (event number 7).
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 1,155 participants have completed 1,666 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,330 km, including 234 new Personal Bests. A total of 74 individuals have volunteered 148 times.

 

Run Report Event No 6 – 19th October 2019

This weeks report has been kindly written by Jennifer Roberts:

It was a wet morning for parkrun number 6 at Castle Howard. It wasn’t supposed to rain but on the approach through the beautiful autumnal tree lined avenue, the sky became grey and misty and the heavens opened. Not that this deterred the 253 people that ran, jogged and walked through the muddy puddles today with 41 personal bests recorded.

I was one of the 151 first time visitors to this relatively new parkrun. Its not surprising that it is attracting so much interest from tourists as it gives you the unique opportunity to run in the grounds of one of Yorkshire’s most famous houses.

A large gathering of ‘Good Gym’ members came along to try out this scenic and sometimes challenging, course. There were also some great milestones; Gini Knight and Margaret Hartley were both celebrating 50 runs whilst Elliot Hartley was running his 100th. Not only that, he will be running his 100th junior parkrun tomorrow and then celebrating his 10th birthday. Congratulations Elliot and I hope you enjoy more running in the future.

Event 6 - Hartley

 

I also saw Emmerdale’s Tony Audenshaw taking part before he, and probably many others, take part in the Yorkshire marathon and 10 miler on sunday 20th Oct  – good luck to you all.

Event 6 - Horsforth

The rain did ease as the run progressed and it was great to see so many people, children, buggy pushers and dogs taking part. The volunteers were as supportive as usual and the encouragement was needed to get up the hill to reach the finish. Thank you to the volunteers who make this possible, I hope you have dried out:

Madeleine VERNON-SMITH • Dawn JACQUES • Jennifer ROBERTS • Robin JACKSON • Eden CROSS • Julie DOBSON • Julie RYAN • John RYAN • Simon BROCKLESS • Roger COWDY • Alex CLARK • Joanne STOREY • David LAKE • Emily GARNER • Marie SNARR • Emma GILMORE • Julie COWDY • David SKINNER

The joy of parkrun for me is the opportunity to run in a variety of locations. Castle Howard has grandeur, stunning vistas and a great trail course to really get stuck into. I shall be back. I also need to sample many more of the sweet treats available in the café afterwards.

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 Isobel NICHOLLS who recorded a time of 20:37 on 14th September 2019 (event number 1).
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 1,108 participants have completed 1,552 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,760 km, including 207 new Personal Bests. A total of 68 individuals have volunteered 130 times.

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