Saturday 4th August 2018

Cleethorpes parkrun 214

 

 

Volunteer milestone *** PBs *** Mums and sons *** Mountaineers *** Tourists ***

 

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A sea of colour snakes it's way around the lake

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Another beautiful morning greeted runners, joggers and walkers to the Country Park today for the 214th Cleethorpes parkrun.  Rather spookily, there were 214  runners in the 214th parkrun!  Regular reporter Colin Wright would probably have liked that fact and known if that coincidence has occurred before but he's away for the day so we'll never know.  As usual, among that 214,  there were lots of stories and achievements.  However there were also 28 volunteers and without those fantastic people there would have been no run.  Thank you to Fran ALLISON, Ellis BELL, Denise BELL, Barbara BELL, Liz BRODDLEY, Simon CHAPMAN, Barbara CLARK, Sean CLARK, Cynthia COMMONS, Lindsay CROWTHER, Mackenzie CROWTHER, Sarah EDWARDS, Steven GREEN, Jessica JEX, Rita LINFORD, Hayley PEARSON, Heather RICHES, Katrina ROBBINS, John ROBBINS, Helen ROWE, Joe SMITH, Matthew STOREY, Mark TREACHER, Edward TREACHER, William TREACHER, Sarah WATSON, Mike WELLS, Sarah WELLS.

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Just some of our fantastic volunteers. Thanks guys!

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Century volunteer stint!

 

There was one very notable volunteer stint today and Run Director Matthew Storey marked the occasion with a Queen themed speech for parkrun Queen, Fran Allison.  Fran ran the inaugural parkrun at Cleethorpes back in May 2014 and has notched up 86 parkruns since, running at 12 different events.  However, today saw her volunteer for the 100th time!  Over the years, Fran has done every volunteer position there is and she suggested the much valued Volunteer Co-ordinator role to assist the Run Director prior to the run.  I have memories of once being on finish tokens with Fran in the freezing cold, being unable to feel our fingers.  Probably not her favourite volunteering stint but it obviously didn't put her off as she continues to be a regular helper.  When not volunteering Fran can usually be seen in her tutu, leaping around.  However, when she decides to go for it she really can run and clocked up a PB of 25:20 just 2 weeks ago.  So thanks for all you do for Cleethorpes parkrun Fran, it wouldn't be the same without you!  And well done Matt for another amazing speech!  Look out for the video on Facebook if you missed it!

 

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Super volunteer Fran Allison!

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PB Corner

 

23 runners recorded PBs at Cleethorpes today!  First finisher, Spencer Higgins, achieved a parkrun PB in his 44th run, clocking 17:29.  In her 81st parkrun Natalie Justice ran her second PB in a row, knocking 47 seconds off her time from two weeks ago to clock 25:47 today!  Well done to you all!

 

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1 Spencer HIGGINS 17:29 SM30-34 74.64 % M 1 Cleethorpes & District AC New PB! 44
23 Matthew FURSEY 21:54 VM35-39 61.87 % M 21 Cleethorpes & District AC New PB! 24
30 Thomas HALL 22:13 JM11-14 66.92 % M 28 New PB! 7
44 Andrew WATERS 23:19 VM45-49 62.26 % M 40 New PB! 7
57 Lee CLARK 23:55 VM35-39 56.66 % M 50 New PB! 2
66 Alisha WOULFE-FLANAGAN 24:32 SW20-24 60.33 % F 11 New PB! 13
71 Gordon LAMMING 25:03 VM60-64 64.60 % M 58 New PB! 17
83 Robert PRITCHARD 25:42 VM40-44 54.73 % M 67 Cleethorpes & District AC New PB! 16 Strava logo
84 Natalie JUSTICE 25:47 VW35-39 58.69 % F 17 Cleethorpes & District AC New PB! 81 Member of the parkrun 50 ClubMember of the parkrun v25 Club
87 Graham COLBECK 25:51 VM40-44 53.19 % M 70 New PB! 5
98 Lewis BEIGHTON 26:36 SM30-34 48.75 % M 77 New PB! 6
109 Oliver BELL 27:24 JM11-14 55.84 % M 87 New PB! 3
112 Roz CORDY 27:34 VW55-59 68.44 % F 24 New PB! 6
122 Johanne CLARKE 28:24 VW50-54 61.33 % F 26 New PB! 76 Member of the parkrun 50 Club
124 Rob SMITH 28:31 SM30-34 45.35 % M 97 New PB! 2
130 Julie LAMMING 29:09 VW55-59 64.72 % F 31 New PB! 15
152 Emma BENDLE 32:13 SW25-29 45.94 % F 44 New PB! 12
178 Ashleigh TOCK 35:53 SW20-24 41.24 % F 63 New PB! 16 Strava logo
181 Lydia SMITH 36:06 SW20-24 41.00 % F 65 New PB! 6
202 Abbie KIRK 44:33 SW20-24 33.22 % F 82 New PB! 2
203 Dean MILES 44:33 SM25-29 28.96 % M 121 New PB! 2
209 Alice ROSE 50:53 JW10 35.60 % F 88 New PB! 2
213 Ruth ROSE 53:09 VW40-44 28.94 % F 92 New PB! 2

 

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Rob Pritchard leading the pack on the way to his PB.

 

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First timers

 

Even after over 4 years we continue to have new parkrunners to Cleethorpes and today was no exception with 37 first timers.  Some of these new runners are coming from groups such as Fitmums and Friends and Wolds Wannabies.  Welcome to Cleethorpes parkrun.  Hope to see you all again soon.

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Wolds Wannabies and friends.

 

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214 Joe SMITH 53:10 JM11-14 26.68 % M 122 First Timer! 1
211 Ebony CLAYDEN 50:54 JW10 38.38 % F 90 First Timer! 1
210 Elise HAGERUP 50:54 JW10 35.59 % F 89 First Timer! 1
208 Tracey CLAYDEN 49:47 VW45-49 32.88 % F 87 First Timer! 1
206 Katrina CARVER-MILL 46:50 VW40-44 33.59 % F 85 First Timer! 1
204 Sue CASTLE 46:10 VW50-54 37.22 % F 83 First Timer! 1
199 Romilly PIRIE 41:21 JW10 45.38 % F 79 First Timer! 1
198 Donna PIRIE 41:18 VW40-44 37.53 % F 78 First Timer! 1
195 Mylie HARRISON 39:50 JW10 47.11 % F 76 First Timer! 1
193 Karen JONES 39:47 VW55-59 47.42 % F 74 First Timer! 1
192 Sophie CASTLE 39:31 SW18-19 37.58 % F 73 First Timer! 1
190 Joanna RUTLEDGE 37:27 VW40-44 41.70 % F 71 First Timer! 17
187 Samantha GOWING 37:05 SW25-29 39.91 % F 69 Fitmums and Friends First Timer! 1
184 Rhonnda CHALLINOR 36:35 SW30-34 40.55 % F 68 First Timer! 1
183 Amy CLARKE 36:32 SW20-24 40.51 % F 67 First Timer! 7
182 Ann LIESSE 36:24 SW25-29 40.66 % F 66 First Timer! 1
171 Penny MARSDEN 34:43 VW55-59 52.86 % F 57 Hermitage Harriers RC First Timer! 93 Member of the parkrun 50 Club
157 Helen LYDIATT 32:33 SW30-34 45.57 % F 47 First Timer! 1
156 Gary BOLTON 32:32 VM35-39 41.03 % M 110 First Timer! 43
155 Simone ROSS 32:28 VW45-49 48.92 % F 46 First Timer! 1
150 Jeff MOSFORTH 32:05 VM60-64 50.86 % M 107 First Timer! 122 Member of the parkrun 100 ClubMember of the parkrun v25 ClubStrava logo
145 Iris PEEL 31:17 VW50-54 55.67 % F 40 Woodthorpe Huffers and Puffers First Timer! 136 Member of the parkrun 100 Club
118 Simon RUTLEDGE 28:03 VM45-49 51.75 % M 94 First Timer! 28
103 Sarah SHACKLETON 26:54 VW40-44 58.49 % F 22 First Timer! 44
102 Fergus SHACKLETON 26:51 JM11-14 55.37 % M 81 First Timer! 45 Member of the parkrun 10 Club
101 Brian STEELE 26:47 VM60-64 62.04 % M 80 First Timer! 260 Member of the parkrun 250 ClubMember of the parkrun v25 Club
81 Russell DAKER 25:29 VM55-59 61.87 % M 66 Dulwich Runners AC First Timer! 6
68 Dean JOHNSON 24:36 SM20-24 52.98 % M 57 First Timer! 1
56 Andy SHACKLETON 23:53 VM45-49 59.80 % M 49 First Timer! 45
55 Ewan SHACKLETON 23:51 JM10 66.18 % M 48 First Timer! 43 Member of the parkrun 10 Club
49 Mark HUDSON 23:28 VM45-49 61.86 % M 43 Danum Harriers First Timer! 112 Member of the parkrun 100 ClubMember of the parkrun v25 ClubStrava logo
41 Lauren FARMERY 23:05 SW25-29 64.12 % F 4 First Timer! 3
21 Sarah Louise COOTE 21:52 VW35-39 68.83 % F 2 Parc Bryn Bach Running Club First Timer! 13
16 Stephen WILLIAMS 21:12 VM60-64 76.97 % M 15 Dulwich Runners AC First Timer! 3
15 Aidan GASCOIGNE 21:11 SM18-19 62.94 % M 14 First Timer! 1
12 David SCULLY 20:43 VM50-54 72.33 % M 11 Danum Harriers First Timer! 60 Member of the parkrun 50 Club
4 Adam COFFEY 18:40 SM30-34 70.27 % M 4 City of Hull AC First Timer! 2 Strava logo

 

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Parkrun on Tour

 

We had tourists from far and wide again today.  The Fields family, who now live in Saudi Arabia, are back in the UK on their holidays and made sure that parkrun was on their itinerary.  

 

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Mark, Hayden and Aimee Fields visiting from Saudi Arabia!

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Seaton Stephens is a regular at Cleethorpes parkrun, despite coming from South Wales!  Today he had his niece Sarah Coote with him for her first time at the Country Park.  They are members of Parc Bryn Bach running club and usually run at Bryn Bach parkrun.  Sarah was second lady in her debut at Cleethorpes today.

 

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Seaton Stephens and Sarah Coote visiting Cleethorpes from South Wales

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Andy and Helena Shelton are a little closer to home but still a good hour's drive away.  They visited Cleethorpes from Lincolnshire's second best coastal town, Skegness, with their four legged friend Totty who also joined in the run.

 

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Helena, Andy and Totty Shelton.

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Mountaineering parkrunners!

 

For some, even the thought of getting out of bed and to the Country Park for 9am on a Saturday is a bit much - but for Cleethorpes parkrun regulars Andrew Reynolds, Mike Wells and Chris Ramsey it's not!  In fact it seems that isn't enough for them as last night they drove to Wales, climbed Snowdon, drove home and got back in time to run Cleethorpes parkrun!  Amazing achievement or madness?!  The jury's still out on that one!

 

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Mike Wells, Andrew Reynolds and Chris Ramsey on the nearest thing to a mountain I could find at the Country Park!

 

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Female placings

 

First back for the females today was the Cleethorpes parkrun age grade record holder Lynne Higgins.  Running in 20:00, Lynne equalled the time she ran in June which placed her at the top of the overall VW60 parkrun rankings.  Lynne also achieved the highest age grade score across all parkruns in the UK today with an amazing 99.83%.  She recently managed to run under 20:00 at Doncaster 5k where she clocked 19:46 putting her at the top of the 5k UK rankings for this year and 4th on the all time list!

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Leading lady Lynne Higgins.

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8 Lynne HIGGINS 20:00 VW60-64 99.83 % F 1 Wolds Veteran RC PB stays at 00:20:00 16
21 Sarah Louise COOTE 21:52 VW35-39 68.83 % F 2 Parc Bryn Bach Running Club First Timer! 13
33 Nicola BURKITT 22:19 SW25-29 66.32 % F 3 PB stays at 00:20:57 66 Member of the parkrun 50 Club
41 Lauren FARMERY 23:05 SW25-29 64.12 % F 4 First Timer! 3
45 Sammy NEEDHAM 23:20 SW25-29 63.43 % F 5 Fitmums and Friends PB stays at 00:22:40 96 Member of the parkrun 50 ClubStrava logo
47 Jane HILL 23:24 VW50-54 73.43 % F 6 Cleethorpes & District AC PB stays at 00:22:17 37
52 Hannah SIMPSON 23:44 VW35-39 63.20 % F 7 PB stays at 00:22:38 3
58 Yasmin BURNETT 24:01 SW25-29 61.62 % F 8 PB stays at 00:23:04 36
59 Fiona JEX 24:02 VW45-49 68.93 % F 9 Cleethorpes & District AC PB stays at 00:23:44 103 Member of the parkrun 100 Club
61 Lindsay CROWTHER 24:19 VW40-44 64.22 % F 10 Wolds Veteran RC PB stays at 00:23:58 91 Member of the parkrun 50 Club

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Male placings

 

Not wanting to be outdone by his mum, Spencer Higgins had a great run today, getting a shiny new parkrun PB.  Mike MacDougall also had a good run, his fastest since early April this year.

 

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Jack (no barcode) Johnson, Mike MacDougall and Dean Thomas all made the male top ten.

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1 Spencer HIGGINS 17:29 SM30-34 74.64 % M 1 Cleethorpes & District AC New PB! 44
2 Stephen DRING 18:21 VM50-54 81.02 % M 2 Wolds Veteran RC PB stays at 00:17:36 142 Member of the parkrun 100 Club
3 Mike MACDOUGALL 18:33 VM45-49 78.89 % M 3 Wolds Veteran RC PB stays at 00:17:28 116 Member of the parkrun 100 ClubMember of the parkrun v25 ClubStrava logo
4 Adam COFFEY 18:40 SM30-34 70.27 % M 4 City of Hull AC First Timer! 2 Strava logo
5 Dean THOMAS 19:04 SM30-34 68.44 % M 5 Cleethorpes & District AC PB stays at 00:18:35 17
7 Marc JOHNSON 19:52 SM30-34 65.10 % M 7 PB stays at 00:19:19 13
9 Gary FULTON 20:11 SM30-34 64.41 % M 8 PB stays at 00:19:33 135 Member of the parkrun 100 Club
10 Ben SIMPSON 20:24 SM30-34 63.56 % M 9 PB stays at 00:20:14 3
11 James SMITH 20:37 VM35-39 65.24 % M 10 Steel City Striders RC PB stays at 00:19:09 33 Strava logo
12 David SCULLY 20:43 VM50-54 72.33 % M 11 Danum Harriers First Timer! 60 Member of the parkrun 50 Club

 

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Reverse top ten

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205 Pam BENDLE 46:11 VW50-54 36.74 % F 84 Fitmums and Friends PB stays at 00:43:29 57 Member of the parkrun 50 ClubMember of the parkrun v25 ClubStrava logo
206 Katrina CARVER-MILL 46:50 VW40-44 33.59 % F 85 First Timer! 1
207 Angela HACKNEY 46:50 VW45-49 33.91 % F 86 PB stays at 00:32:31 11
208 Tracey CLAYDEN 49:47 VW45-49 32.88 % F 87 First Timer! 1
209 Alice ROSE 50:53 JW10 35.60 % F 88 New PB! 2
210 Elise HAGERUP 50:54 JW10 35.59 % F 89 First Timer! 1
211 Ebony CLAYDEN 50:54 JW10 38.38 % F 90 First Timer! 1
212 Rita LINFORD 50:56 VW70-74 45.19 % F 91 PB stays at 00:36:18 41 Member of the parkrun v25 Club
213 Ruth ROSE 53:09 VW40-44 28.94 % F 92 New PB! 2
214 Joe SMITH 53:10 JM11-14 26.68 % M 122 First Timer! 1

 

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Mums and sons

 

Was it just me, or did anyone else notice a mums and sons theme this morning?!  First female and male finishers, Lynne and Spencer Higgins are mum and son.  We also had Cleethorpes parkrun regular, Sean Clark, volunteering with his mum Babs.  Finally we had Lindsey Crowther running and son Mackenzie volunteering as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award.  That's only 3 mums and sons I spotted and I suspect there were more.  parkrun really is for all the family!

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Mum and son 1 - First male and female, Lynne and Spencer.

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Mum and son 2 - Sean Clark volunteering with mum Babs.

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Mum and son 3 - Lindsey Crowther and son Mackenzie.

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The male record is held by Tom ADAMS who recorded a time of 15:07 on 6th February 2016 (event number 86).

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L-R: Katie Pursglove, Sam Gowing, Debbie (Don't forget your barcode) Iwanczuk, Shane North and Ronnda Challinor (1st parkrun).

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The female record is held by Grace SULLIVAN who recorded a time of 17:29 on 17th December 2016 (event number 131).

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parkrun buddies!

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The Age Grade course record is held by Lynne HIGGINS who recorded 99.83% (20:00) on 2nd June 2018 (event number 205).

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Smiling volunteers greeting weary runners.

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Cleethorpes parkrun started on 24th May 2014. Since then 4,789 participants have completed 32,015 parkruns covering a total distance of 160,075 km, including 6,355 new Personal Bests.

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Run Director Matthew Storey delivering his Killer Queen speech for Fran Allison!

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All my photos from this morning are on Flickr.  Here's a link: https://www.flickr.com/gp/127748881@N04/94H4T4

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And they're off...

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Colin Wright will be back with you next week.

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 Run report and pictures by Sarah Edwards.