parkrun 260 4th August

Our 260th parkrun saw 282 runners and 21 amazing volunteers enjoy another sunny morning in Clumber Park.  First finisher today was parkrun tourist Lloyd CROSS in 18:16 who said he'd thoroughly enjoyed our lovely route on his first run at Clumber.  Of course we're biased, but we all think it's lovely too!


Bobbie TAYLOR is a regular volunteer, but today was the first time she'd been allocated the job of 'timekeeper'.  It only involves pressing a button - how hard can that be?  She looks pretty relaxed about it and did a great job too.


Also looking relaxed today were Helen EASTLAND, Karen BESTWICK and Julie BONSER who all became friends many years ago when they joined Worksop Harriers.  Today they enjoyed a steady run so they could have a chat and enjoy the friendly and supportive atmosphere of parkrun.


Unfortunately, not everyone enjoyed parkrun this morning - this poor chap was found exhausted and confused by a couple of our runners this morning, having clearly lost sight of his owner.  Fortunately, he was taken care of and after and a co-ordinated effort by Clumber Park rangers, the staff at Central Bark and the parkrun community, he was eventually reunited with his very grateful owner.


This morning we put out a plea for volunteers for the rest of August - it's the holiday season and a lot of our regular volunteers aren't available. Keeping the roster full on a weekly basis is a time consuming and laborious job at times for the core team. It was, therefore, wonderful that some of you entered into the true spirit of this weekly community event and happily put your names down.


Peter Fendley of Worksop Harriers has given us a recent update on how arrangements are progressing with establishing a Junior parkrun,  just down the road at Worksop College.  The event is formally lodged with parkrun and the process is underway. Pete now needs to build up the core volunteer team  and is looking for anyone interested in taking on the various volunteer roles required.  A few people have already expressed an interest, but more names are needed. In the first instance, an Event Director to work alongside Pete and Run Directors are needed plus about 10 names of those willing to take on the other weekly roles.  Remember, an expression of interest now doesn't mean you will need to give your time up every week as roles are shared and rotated (many hands make light work)!  If you would like to be involved with this fantastic initiative, please let us know at with your name and barcode number and these will be forwarded on.  

Junior parkrun is a 2km event specifically for 4 - 14 year olds, held on a Sunday morning at 9.00 a.m.  At Junior parkrun, children do not need to be accompanied by an adult.  As with 5km parkruns though, children must be aged 4 and over to register and obtain their own barcode and must be able to complete the course themselves to have their barcode scanned. Being carried or pushed around in a buggy or pushchair doesn’t count, and bikes and scooters are not allowed at parkrun events. 

Here's the rest of the data for this week:

Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 260
4th August 2018

This week 282 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Helen BURRELL • Shirley GASCOYNE • Sally STAVELEY • H Clare WEBSTER • Henri LYON • Nigel DAWBER • Slobodanka TAYLOR • Jane GOODCHILD • Jane GREEN • Lynda HAYES • Aleksandar TAYLOR • Sandra BREEDON • Sarah CHERRY • Lindsay JONES • Laura CARR • Carmen DOYLE • David THORPE • Carole VALENTINE • Jacob HILTON-LOOM • Christopher DUNCAN • Mark CROSSLEY

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

The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 91.86% (19:27) on 28th July 2018 (event number 259).

Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 8,566 participants have completed 52,028 parkruns covering a total distance of 260,140 km, including 9,866 new Personal Bests.