Conyngham Hall parkrun #39 – A series of unfortunate incidents……

International Women's Day parkrun started off as normal as any other parkrun. We had lots of parkrunners wearing purple in support of #IWDparkrun and our selfie frame was a great attraction. Sarah Gore definitely was the purpliest of purple runners!

purpliest SG

After our briefing we tried to fit all 150 walkers/joggers and runners into our selfie frame. Once photographed, we moved up to our start line and parkrun started without incident.


That is were the 'normal' parkrun ended and the series of unfortunate incidents started. One of our barcode scanners struggled with scanning, leaving a few glitches in our results. Anyway, with our excellent funnel manager and chief rogue result sorter-outer, Linda Dodsworth, on the case, we knew it would all be fine. Therefore, we welcomed home our first lady on #IWDparkrun, Amelie Aylesbury; and this girl most definitely can!

1st lady

Just to prove these blokes can too, Stephen Morland, Tom Kilmurray and James Wright were the first three runners home this weekend.

1st men

And not to be outdone, we captured the first barkrunner home too. Fantastic result on four little legs.


As our parkrunners continued to come home, our expert finish token volunteer, Shannon Sinton, noticed a few tokens issued in the wrong order and quickly informed the funnel manager

At the same time, a young man slipped on the gravel and cut his knee. Break out the first aid kit! After a little clean up and plaster application, super trooper George Preece continued and finished parkrun perfectly.

With the few issues around scanning and token mix up, the run director and funnel manager went to a quiet room to check through all results manually to make sure they were all accurate. Once completed, results were sent and laptop clicked shut. However, when no results appeared, it became obvious something was amiss. On checking, it turned out the run director had sent the results to a test system and not the live one! Cue second round of sorting out the glitches in the results and final correct posting to the live system. Oh, what a morning!

The stats:

This week 150 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Lizzie MEDWELL • Thomas WATSON • Stephen MORRIS • Catherine MORLAND • Nicola CARTER • Linda DODSWORTH • Spike BROWNLEES • Jackie KNIGHT • Emma KILMURRAY • Ruth MANN • David SINTON • Shannon SINTON • Janet ECCLES • Sarah NOBLE • James NOBLE • Kathryn LARWOOD • Jackie REED • John DICKSON • Hilary WELLING

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 2,484 participants have completed 5,916 parkruns covering a total distance of 29,580 km, including 964 new Personal Bests. A total of 239 individuals have volunteered 814 times.

So you have got to the bottom of the stats then. After such as eventful parkrun, the run director thanks everyone for their patience in waiting for their results yesterday. At least we can be happy they are accurate!