A sunny start to a sunny weekend

Our volunteers really are a fabulous lot. We say it a lot but they are and your Saturday morning parkrun only takes place because of them, and each week it’s lovely to hear our visitors and regulars praise the encouragement and smiles they get from everyone, making us the very welcoming place we want our parkrun to be for everyone. This Saturday was no different.

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This week, we had the brilliant Isaac as our (U18) Funnel Manager. He did a great job keeping finishers in order and recording the synchronicity of the Timekeepers and the Finish Token hand-outer-er. If you’ve not volunteered yet, why not have a go. It really is enjoyable and you’ll be amazed (and likely delighted) at how many people say thank you to you. A lot of our volunteers are different people each week and you can volunteer as a pair with someone if you’d like. Parent/child marshal combinations are always good, there is Finish Tokens/Finish Token Support, or you could be our Timekeeper pairing. U18s need to volunteer with an adult unless they have a role in the finish area.

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Saturday was a really nice parkrun day. The set up squad arrived to misty views but the mist soon burned off and it was hot work on the top field. We had over 40 visiting parkrunners including Harpenden, Derbyshire/Leicestershire, Norwich, York, Durham, Hull and more. Comment on this post if we’ve missed you off, it’s always good to know who was with us and from where.

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Demonstrating that we are creatures of habit, the two week break meant that some forgot to come along for their 9am parkrun fix and we had the smaller but perfectly formed field size of 123 parkrunners. 2 people came along for their very first parkrun. Congratulations to Rebecca Smithson and Pauline Ward, we do hope you enjoyed it and we’ll see you again next week. We had 5 people recording their second ever parkrun so they are well on the way to this becoming an enjoyable obsession.

Congratulations to Jamie who completed his 10th parkrun and since he’s a junior that means he has now qualified to receive his free ’10’ milestone T-shirt. Our new and newish adult parkrunners, don’t get too excited, us adults need to get to ’50’ before we get a milestone t-shirt, but start coming regularly and you’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll get there. Volunteers have a milestone T-shirt too, eligible to claim once you’ve volunteered on 25 occasions.

The kit was packed away, our 'post event close down' course sweeper volunteer found nothing trying to stay longer in the sunshine, the results processing went smoothly and we enjoyed a good chat in the cafe afterwards. See you all to do it all again next week :-)

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And now for the stats:

Conyngham Hall parkrun, Event number 12, 24th August 2019

This week 123 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Stephen MORLAND • Catherine MORLAND • Libby BRENNAN • Nicola CARTER • Kevin LEWIS • Wendy LEWIS • Andy HULL • Frances HULL • Ian BOAM • Fiona CUNNINGHAM • Alan CARTER • Linda DODSWORTH • Steve DODSWORTH • Pam ANDERSON • Mark TAYLOR • Sally HOUGHTON • Emily HOUGHTON • Emma HALL • Ian POWELL • Ruth BOAM • Ellie DURKIN • Isaac MORLAND

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

The female record is held by Sarah MAILE who recorded a time of 20:47 on 18th May 2019 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Reece DALTON who recorded a time of 17:18 on 29th June 2019 (event number 6).
The Age Grade course record is held by Geoffrey HOWARD who recorded 80.81% (23:27) on 18th May 2019 (event number 1).

Conyngham Hall parkrun started on 18th May 2019. Since then 1,251 participants have completed 2,119 parkruns covering a total distance of 10,595 km, including 341 new Personal Bests. A total of 102 individuals have volunteered 244 times.