The one with milestones, cake and a visit from a very important Mum

The weather was mild and the ground slightly drier than recent weeks as 153 parkrunners joined us on Saturday and helped celebrate milestones aplenty: Rod Wilson completed his 50th parkrun, Shane Corcoran joined the Cowell club by making Conyngham Hall the 100th different parkrun he had completed and Mark Taylor (Co ED) completed his 100th parkrun. (Amanda Schofield also achieved her 100th parkrun, we’ll give you a shout out next week Amanda!) The conditions lead to a fair few PBs and the celebrations meant we got to eat cake afterwards which is always a nice treat.

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Briefing done, we headed to the start, where checking of watches and positioning for PBs took place, and then 3..2..1.. parkrun! Great marshalling and encouraging from our fantastic marshals around the course as always.

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Just before 10, the tail walker was in and we were packing up heading for the cafe

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, where we were joined by two miscreants who had run at Wetherby before heading back to be with their nearest and dearest (I'm sure the Black Mulberry sausage and egg sandwiches had nothing to do with it).

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Results processing didn't go as smoothly as usual this week, due to gremlins hiding in the scanning file, so it took some extra sorting out and a re-publishing of results but we got there. The kit is now packed away, having a snooze in full readiness for doing it all again next Saturday.

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And now for the stats

Conyngham Hall parkrun, Event number 35, 25th January 2020

This week 154 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Thomas WATSON • Stephen MORRIS • Claire BURTON • Phillip HARRISON • Linda DODSWORTH • James STRUTT • Mark TAYLOR • Joanne WELLING • Ian POWELL • Ruth MANN • Shannon SINTON • Kathryn LARWOOD • Paul REED • Jackie REED • Spike BROWNLEES

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

The male record is held by Reece DALTON who recorded a time of 17:18 on 29th June 2019 (event number 6).
The female record is held by Sophie WOOD who recorded a time of 19:42 on 1st January 2020 (event number 31).
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 2,329 participants have completed 5,278 parkruns covering a total distance of 26,390 km, including 853 new Personal Bests. A total of 232 individuals have volunteered 736 times.

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Final note, congratulations if you've made it this far. A big shout out to all our visitors this week including those from Oxford, Nottingham, London, Ireland, Leeds, Barnsley and my Mum visiting from Lytham (Mum started parkrun at the youthful age of 70 having never run in her life before. 18 months on and she's done 59 parkruns and volunteered over 10 times. Can you tell I'm proud?

Linda

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(My Mum)