Centre Vale parkrun is cancelled on 25 May 2019: Due to moving traffic preparing for the carnival

More tourists than Nelson’s column!

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As someone who has volunteered every week since we started and since this friendly community had filled up all the slots this week, I took the opportunity to run this one.

On a lovely sunny but cold morning, I arrived to help mark out the course and was accosted by a member of Dewsbury road runners to take a photo of their 9 touring members. I soon realised they weren’t even the biggest group of tourists, as the 14 Red Rose runners made themselves known! There were also visitors from Dalby Forest, Didsbury, Roundhay, Bramley, Reading and erm… Australia! great to see!

After listening to run director Vicki’s pre-run briefing we set off on the first couple of gentle laps. I was chatting to one of the tourists from Preston briefly, well that all stopped when we hit the hill! Although it is a big struggle getting up into those woods I am proud of our scenic and varied course and we have had so many complimentary comments about it. The rest of the run was a wheezy blur and despite enjoying it I was ecstatic to see marshal Brenda at the top of that hill for the third time, knowing it was downhill all the way to the finish (pretty much). Then the finishing sprint and a couple of minutes trying to recover before heading back to cheer on the rest of the finishers.

Thanks to all the volunteers, you were all great and did brilliant dealing with a couple of challenging situations. Special mentions to the enthusiastic Paul Lister, who came from Pickering on the North Yorks moors with family members who were running and volunteered to marshal to cheer them on, that’s how to do it! Also to Lucy for doing a great job dealing with the irate council driver and to Keri, Dawn and Vicki for dealing with the incident at the bottom of the hill. Best wishes to the lady who fell, I hope you have recovered and that we will see you again very soon!

Don’t forget next week (11th May) there is no parkrun because of the Flower Scar fell race which is based in the park. I am looking forward to taking the opportunity to do a bit of tourism of my own and notch up my 99th parkrun somewhere!

(Will)

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This week 188 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 80 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

William WORBOYS • Sarah FARNELL • Laura PIKE • Richard OTTAWAY • Paula MACLACHLAN • Paul LISTER • Rebecca SCOTT • Karen EMMOTT • Vicki HONEYSETT • Daisy Clear CLEAR • Helen ENEVOLDSON • Dawn DOWDING • Keri SPARKES • Irene EAMES • Lucy YEATMAN • Louise SMITH • Brenda URQUHART

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Centre Vale parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Andrew WORSTER who recorded a time of 17:00 on 30th March 2019 (event number 4).
The female record is held by Holly PAGE who recorded a time of 18:39 on 30th March 2019 (event number 4).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue BECCONSALL who recorded 88.58% (21:18) on 20th April 2019 (event number 7).

Centre Vale parkrun started on 9th March 2019. Since then 970 participants have completed 1,663 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,315 km, including 306 new Personal Bests. A total of 45 individuals have volunteered 145 times.

 

 

Easter parkrun – event number 7

What an amazing Easter parkrun we had! The sunshine was glorious and really showed off our beautiful park.

156 people enjoyed the sunshine and ran, jogged and walked the course. We welcomed 72 first timers and 33 people recorded new Personal Bests.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

William WORBOYS • Sarah FARNELL • John WILLIAMS • Emma WEBB • Hannah-Louise HEALD • Pam BARMBY • Sandra VAN EMPEL • Karen EMMOTT • Francine WARREN • Vicki HONEYSETT • Daisy Clear CLEAR • Helen ENEVOLDSON • Anita PARROTT • Irene EAMES • Peter EHRHARDT • Catherine TAYLOR

If you haven't volunteered yet please do consider it. All roles are surprisingly simple and require no previous experience. We can't do it without you!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Centre Vale parkrun Results Page.

See you next week!

 

Run report 6/4/2019

 

Our 5th Todmorden parkrun was characterised for me by friendly folk travelling varying distances to see us. I was talking to a nice fella who had travelled from Australia the previous day. Originally from Cornholme, now in his 70’s, he spends 6 months a year down under, with his usual parkrun being the exotic sounding ‘Wimmera River parkrun’ in Victoria. Then seeing the happy bunch of parkrun tourists from Middlesbrough on the start line made me think about how lucky we are to have this growing community, so that anywhere we happen to find ourselves on a Saturday morning we are not too far from a little band of like-minded people where we can feel welcome, comfortable and at home!

Anyway, back to this week. 211 parkrunners got themselves round our sunny course. There were 115 first-timers and 51 people managed to get PB’s. There were participants from 34 different clubs, including 16 from Todmorden Harriers and 2 runners from London clubs joining us. Everyone seemed happy at the finish, especially the dog who relieved himself without warning causing a slight adjustment to the funnel to save finishers running shoes, apologies for that but that’s parklife!

Finally, a big thankyou to our 17 volunteers. We have had loads of comments about how friendly and supportive you all are! If anyone wants to join our happy group of marshals and help out at one of our events please get in touch, it’s easy and fun!

See you next week!

(Will)

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What a turnout!

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No, it's not an April Fool....we really did see our biggest turnout yet this weekend, with 261 people taking on our course! Not one, but three, woodpeckers also joined us this week and tapped out their support! There was an incredible number of shiny new parkrunners as well, and 163 people new to Centre Vale. Male and female course records were shattered and we were really impressed with the buggy runners and pregnant runners who came too!

We are, however, still missing token number 31-please can you check your pockets for this as we'd love for someone to be able to finish 31st this coming week!

Our volunteers were superb yet again, providing cheery support - thank you to all of you. And thank you to the visiting parkrunner who left us some chocolates-we could get used to that! A round of applause for:

William WORBOYS • Jude FAULKNER • John WILLIAMS • Amanda BROWN • Beverley WRIGHT • Paula MACLACHLAN • Ian MACLACHLAN • Vicki HONEYSETT • Daisy Clear CLEAR • Anita PARROTT • Irene EAMES • Lucy YEATMAN • Louise SMITH • Brenda URQUHART • Catherine TAYLOR

See you next week!

The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Centre Vale parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Holly PAGE who recorded a time of 18:39 on 30th March 2019 (event number 4).
The male record is held by Andrew WORSTER who recorded a time of 17:00 on 30th March 2019 (event number 4).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sheila JONES who recorded 82.62% (24:10) on 30th March 2019 (event number 4).

Centre Vale parkrun started on 9th March 2019. Since then 582 participants have completed 817 parkruns covering a total distance of 4,085 km, including 110 new Personal Bests. A total of 30 individuals have volunteered 64 times.

 

 

A dry and sunny”ish” parkrun

Our 3rd parkrun was actually a dry one.....finally! And our biggest, we welcomed 226 of you, who ran, walked and jogged around this lovely park. 162 were first timers, which is great! 40 PB’s were set and 33 different clubs were represented.  A massive thank you to all the vol7nteers who cheered everyone around.  If you haven’t tried volunteering before, please give it a go....you’ll have a great time, being part of our friendly team and you’ll get your name in print.  See you all next week for another dry parkrun, fingers crossed!

#loveparkrun #volunteersarethebest #DFYB

William WORBOYS • Sarah FARNELL • Jude FAULKNER • Hannah-Louise HEALD • Paula MACLACHLAN • Rebecca SCOTT • Alan HOLLINGS • Karen EMMOTT • Francine WARREN • Vicki HONEYSETT • Daisy Clear CLEAR • Helen ENEVOLDSON • Dawn DOWDING • Anita PARROTT • Irene EAMES • Brenda URQUHART

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Centre Vale parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by James LOGUE who recorded a time of 17:55 on 23rd March 2019 (event number 3).
The female record is held by Fiona WILLIAMS who recorded a time of 21:33 on 23rd March 2019 (event number 3).
The Age Grade course record is held by James LOGUE who recorded 82.33% (17:55) on 23rd March 2019 (event number 3).

Centre Vale parkrun started on 9th March 2019. Since then 446 participants have completed 556 parkruns covering a total distance of 2,780 km, including 47 new Personal Bests. A total of 24 individuals have volunteered 47 times.

 

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