Golden sunlight, super volunteers and a very special bucket

A crisp autumn morning and a fab set of volunteers welcomed 101 parkrunners to Conyngham this Saturday. We had 4 new parkrunners (a huge welcome to Eimear Connell, Laura Wood, Angela Milner and Diane Maguire). We really hope we see you back next weekend for your parkrun number 2, and bring some friends, everyone is welcome at parkrun, whether you run jog or walk the course, or just come along to watch. We don't mind how long anyone takes, we're just glad you have come along and are experiencing with us the wonderful thing that is parkrun. We also welcomed 27 visitors for their first visit to Conyngham, including from Leeds, Durham, Teeside and Reading. We hope you enjoyed our scenic course and didn't curse too much at the event team as you went up the hill past the hall for the second time. We had one milestone achieved, congratulations to James Noble (U18) for the completion of this 10th parkrun. We hope to see you sporting your 10 t-shirt very soon.

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Unfortunately, we had a faller who tripped on the raised tree roots to be found on the tarmac path around the games field. Grazing and bruising but thankfully no serious injuries and the pain is fading, although the missed opportunity is not, apparently they were 'flying' and on course for a PB, not sure which they were more annoyed about. As we say in the briefing, please do all take care with your footing. Whether or not that parkrunner was checking their pace on their watch at the time of the incident remains unknown...[Note, in case you are wondering, the faller was this run report writer's husband]

Something else we say in the briefing (and is stated on our website) is that the course is not suitable for buggies. We did have someone try this week and it consolidated our view (and they concurred) that allowing parkrunners with buggies is not sensible on our course. You are very welcome to walk round carrying your little one(s) though, and we do have one or two families that do so together, which is lovely to see.

We had an amazing set of volunteers this week, both experienced and new, who will all have enjoyed hearing lots of 'thank you's along the way. There are always lots of stories around our volunteers too which you probably don't always hear about so are some for you.

Thank you so much to all our volunteers with special shout outs to our family marshalling group at Squirrel Corner (thanks Derek, Fraser and Ava), our 'first time volunteer' marshal at Muddy Bank (Anne), our 'trying a new role' Funnel Manager (Amy), our early alarm clock set up crew (Ruth, Dave, Shannon, Steve and Jackie), our quietly brilliant Cony Gate marshal (Nicola), our in-training future RD (Steve), our super helpful number checker (Sally), our super experienced scanner yet trying a new marshalling role (Emily), our 'do you need an extra hand' very welcome marshals (Martin, Pete), our new role tail walkers (Robyn and Matilda), and who could forget our irrepressible visiting token sorter (Christian) who brought his own special token sorting bucket along. Apparently it used to be a Halloween bucket but that fell foul of a 'tragic play related injury' so is now a marvellous purple swirly bucket instead.

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As usual, we headed for our post parkrun refreshments and results processing. If you haven't yet, why not come and join us. We have a good chat and are happy to show you how the results processing magic works and you might even get to see your time ahead of everyone else.

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We are still planning to be on next week (but keep an eye on on the website and on facebook in case anything changes). The paracycling events are passing through Knaresborough in the afternoon so the High St is closed from 1145 so you either need to finish your post parkrun chatting and be out of the carpark by then, or make a day of it and stay until the road reopens around 1700. (Of course if you have run/walked/cycled to us you can come and go at your leisure.) It should be a great day  with a party at the castle grounds (live music and children's entertainment) and an historic steam engine and classic car display in the market square.

With a photo of our stunningly clad tail walkers to end on, we hope to see you all next week!

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and now for the stats....

Conyngham Hall parkrun, Event number 15, 14th September 2019

This week 101 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Martin GABRIEL • Stephen MORLAND • Derek DOBINSON • Nicola CARTER • Linda DODSWORTH • Martin SUTCLIFFE • Amy NAYLOR • Mark TAYLOR • Sally HOUGHTON • Emily HOUGHTON • Fraser DOBINSON • Jackie KNIGHT • Ruth MANN • David SINTON • Shannon SINTON • Robyn WATTS • Christian SUTCLIFFE • Ava DOBINSON • Pete NOBLE • Matilda WATTS • Anne THICKETT

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 1,416 participants have completed 2,513 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,565 km, including 436 new Personal Bests. A total of 119 individuals have volunteered 305 times.

 

 

Event 13 – The Run Report

Well, the dust has settled on another parkrun day. Event number 13 turned out not to be unlucky after all (except for one of our finish tokens, but more about that later...). The rain held off, and the sun could even be seen poking its head around the clouds on occasion. Our trusty team of volunteers all jumped into action, and 114 parkrunners “enjoyed” the delights (?!) of Conyngham Hall parkrun.

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We had a few milestones this week, including both Andy Bell and Martin Gabriel reaching their 50 parkruns! And Dan Dooley visited us from afar to make it a total of 50 different parkrun events that he’s done. Thanks to Dan, all the volunteers also had a few nibbles to eat afterwards too - cheers Dan, you can come again!

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As our focus now shifts to the rest of the weekends activities, our hearts go out to poor little barcode finishing token number 47. Poor little chap has lost his way, and seems to have gone on a little break away from the rest of the token pack. If anyone sees him please feel free to send him back to the rest of his family next Saturday morning. We're sure he's having a great little adventure out there, but it would be nice to have him back so he can do his duty between numbers 46 and 48 next week!

And finally, a little volunteer call out request. We're always looking for volunteers to join the crew each week. It's good fun, easy and a great way to start the weekend, so please do keep your eye on the future roster page of the website and drop us an email to let us know if you can help.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and look forward to doing it all again next Saturday!

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So here’s the stats:

Conyngham Hall parkrun
Event number 13
31st August 2019

This week 114 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Lizzie MEDWELL • Mhairi SELLAR • Stephen MORRIS • Caroline DICKSON • Stephen MORLAND • Catherine MORLAND • Julian CARR • Linda DODSWORTH • Sally HOUGHTON • Emily HOUGHTON • Ruth MANN • David SINTON • Andy EASTON • Helen EASTON • David FEARNE • Austin FEARNE • Hetty FEARNE

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 1,301 participants have completed 2,233 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,165 km, including 364 new Personal Bests. A total of 107 individuals have volunteered 261 times.

 

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.

 

Volunteer milestones galore

We had a fantastic new Run Director on Saturday. Many thanks Ruth Mann, you were brilliant, and a lovely run report too, thank you!

It was a beautiful morning for running on Saturday and brought exactly 200 enthusiastic parkrunners to Conyngham hall. We had many visitors, including Neil from Poland, Andy Darby from Temple Newsam and a contingent of Ripon Runners. Hope you all had a fabulous parkrun!

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Twelve runners totally new to parkrun joined us for the first event in their, soon to be,
latest obsession. Additionally, 78 runners joined us as parkrun tourists. From our repeat
runners, 31 PBs were celebrated. Congratulations to all of you!
We also celebrated a couple of milestones. Gaynor Downs celebrated her 50 th parkrun with an excellent PB with her support crew from Knaresborough Striders in attendance

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and Louise Buck volunteered for the 25 th time doing a marvellous First Timers Briefing.

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We hope to see you both proudly wearing your milestone t-shirts in the not too distant future.

We had a couple of unofficial but well worth mentioning milestones. Adrian Wilkinson clocked up his 200 th park run and our amazing super scanner Emily Houghton
celebrated her 75 th volunteering role, an amazing achievement!

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When all runners had finished and the flags, cones and signs were collected from the course and packed ready for storing, the very last thing our volunteers had to do was put away the Conyngham parkrun pop up sign. We think we should have some folding signs courses as it proved to be a Krypton factor test, providing much hilarity for all volunteers still present. We counted six attempts and much scratching of heads before the sign finally made it to the bag.

As usual, we visited the Ugly Duckling cafe for some coffee and cake to sustain us while we processed the results. It was great to see so many parkrunners join us and remember you get 10% off if you show your barcode.

Please note we are cancelled Sat 10th and Sat 17th August due to a segway event in the
park both those weekends using key areas of our route ie the farm area and Horseshoe
field. If you fancy trying a segway, you now know where to go, otherwise it might be time
for some tourism either visiting Harrogate which was the previous home parkrun for a lot of
us so we’ll get to catch up with friends there, or maybe going further afield.

The official bit...
Conyngham Hall parkrun - Event #11
This week 200 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 90 were first timers and
31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Louise BUCK, George CUNNINGHAM, Fiona CUNNINGHAM, Linda DODSWORTH, Andy
EASTON, Sam FOSTER, Alex GIBSON, Emma HALL, Mary HEATH, Sally HOUGHTON, Emily

HOUGHTON, Andy HULL, Richard KNOWLES, William KNOWLES, Ruth MANN, Linz
MCCOOKE, Kaelin MCCOOKE, David SINTON, James WRIGHT
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 1,206 participants have
completed 1,996 parkruns covering a total distance of 9,980 km, including 315 new Personal
Bests.

 

The kit has just about dried out

Our 10th event at Conyngham Hall was marked by also being our first ‘wet’ event and it was very wet. It did manage to be fairly dry for most of the time event time but our hardy volunteers got thoroughly soaked setting up the course beforehand and bringing everything in afterwards. The house was strewn with wet/mud splashed gear and the volunteer bibs were kindly taken home by Sally Houghton for a clean up. All part of the fun.

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Due to the rain, we had a smaller field of 120 hardy parkrunners, but this did include 3 first timers: huge congratulations to Sharon Webster, Andy Welch and Sam Sharp; we’d love to see you again next Saturday!

Tourist Vicky Cortvriend came along to complete her 133rd parkrun and 100th different parkrun event. In doing so she joins the ‘Cowell club’ and we were very pleased she chose Conyngham Hall to complete this marker. We also like Vicky a lot since she said we were in her top 10 of those 100 different events with a great course and brilliant volunteers. thank you Vicky!

We had 64 first time visitors this week ie people who have done plenty of parkruns and for whom this was their first visit to Conyngham Hall. This is keeping up our regular pattern of having about half the field being first timers visiting us from elsewhere.

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David Collins was either very shy or missed the run brief since it would appear he completed his 50th parkrun on Saturday but kept quiet when we asked if anyone was celebrating any milestones. Congratulations David and we hope you enjoy your 50 t-shirt when you get it.

After the run we warmed up in the Ugly Duckling cafe with coffee and cake while we processed the results. We took up most of the cafe and it was great to chat with the other parkrunners. A reminder you get 10% off if you show your barcode.

In other news, you can now order an apricot t-shirt customised with ‘Conyngham Hall’, we have now appeared on the list!

Please note we are cancelled Sat 10th and Sat 17th August due to a segway event in the park both those weekends using key areas of our route ie the farm area and Horseshoe field. If you fancy trying a segway, you now know where to go, otherwise it might be time for some tourism either visiting Harrogate which was the previous home parkrun for a lot of us so we’ll get to catch up with friends there, or maybe going further afield.

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And now for the stats:
Conyngham Hall parkrun, Event number 10, 27th July 2019

This week 120 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 67 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Bryn JONES • Stephen MORLAND • Nicola CARTER • Andy HULL • Dan WILSON • Linda DODSWORTH • Steve DODSWORTH • Mark SHELTON • Sally HOUGHTON • Emily HOUGHTON • Laura WILMSHURST • Emma HALL • Lily WILSON • Ruth MANN • David SINTON • Shannon SINTON • Margaret MANN • Richard BRYANT

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 1,116 participants have completed 1,796 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,980 km, including 284 new Personal Bests. A total of 85 individuals have volunteered 203 times.

 
 

Visitors, visitors and more visitors!

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What a fabulous morning we had on Saturday.  The weather was great and the support even greater.  We had visitors from Ireland, Moscow, York (well done Abbie on your 50th run milestone - definitely a thing!) and Cheltenham.  We even had a voluntourist from London too (thanks Jenny - you were a star!); I hope you all enjoyed exploring Knaresborough later as much as you enjoyed the parkrun itself.  In fact, of the 179 fabulous finishers, 97 of them were first timers at Conyngham Hall.  We feel truly awed that so many want to experience the Conyngham love... and even managed to find us with our somewhat unusual name.

 

And now for the official stuff..

Event Number 8 - 13th July 2019

This week 179 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 97 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Lizzie MEDWELL • Jennifer Mary HODSON • Stephen MORRIS • Andy BELL • Paul BAKER • James WRIGHT • Nicola CARTER • Dan WILSON • Donna MITCHELL • Mark TAYLOR • Richard BRACEY • Lily WILSON • Ian POWELL • Paul BROCKETT • Fiona SLIGHT

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 974 participants have completed 1,500 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,500 km, including 249 new Personal Bests. A total of 74 individuals have volunteered 166 times.

 

Far flung tourists, noisy beepy things, and have you started your parkrun journey because of us?

A cloudy but surprisingly warm morning for parkrun #7. We welcomed visitors from Otley, Darlington, Leeds and more, and the lady from Moscow must have thought she held the trump visiting card, but no, we were also visited by 2 people from Ecuador! A country that does not even have parkrun (as yet?). As always, it was great to have you all with us and we’d love to see you again some time.

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As ever, your parkrun can only take place because each week people volunteer to help out, either by setting up the course (we have step by step instructions and photos), manning the stopwatches or the barcode scanners or looking out for the safety of our runners and cheering you around the course as marshals. This is rarely the exact same group of people every week, and volunteering is a great way to see a different side of your parkrun. We welcome new people who have never volunteered before, those that try it always say how much they enjoyed it, so please give it a try, again email us at Conynghamhall@parkrun.com. You can also opt in to receiving the weekly volunteer opportunity emails, for this see ‘Manage your profile’ in one of your parkrun results emails. With the holiday season coming upon us, all offers of volunteering will be even more warmly received.

This week, we had some fun with the walkie talkies, as our marshal volunteers either practised with them beforehand, finding the ‘sound a loud alarm to everyone’ button, or found out that if you try to marshal, cheer people on and take photos all at the same time, you may also experience the unintended consequence of pressing the ‘talk’ button on your radio. It gave us some good practise trying to find out if we did have something being flagged but rightly put it down to someone pressing the button by mistake, and then keeping very quiet ;-)

There were some tired legs out on the course, possibly due to the effects of Endure 24 (the 24hr trail race quite a few of our regulars and runners from the surrounding area were at last weekend). We welcomed 13 brand new parkrunners, we hope you all enjoyed it and we very much hope we will see you again next Saturday. We also had around 50 or so parkrunners who have done 6 or less parkruns. Is this you? Have you become a parkrunner because of your shiny new parkrun in Knaresborough? If so, please let us know, we’d love to hear about your parkrun early steps. Either comment on this article on Facebook, or drop us an email at ConynghamHall@parkrun.com, don’t be shy.

A reminder of our weekly invite to come and join us for coffee afterwards at the Ugly Duckling, where you'll get 10% off your bill if you show your barcode. We do the results processing there, come over and say hi, we always love to chat, especially about all things parkrun. You can nosy at how we process the results, help sort the tokens back into order for next week's run and you may even get an early peek at your result.

Now for the stats...

Conyngham Hall parkrun, Event number 7, 6th July 2019

This week 161 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 72 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Sean BRENNAN • Darren BURTON • Stephen MORRIS • Claire BURTON • Anna GLAZIER • Sarah GORE • Richard FENNELL • Linda DODSWORTH • Steve DODSWORTH • Mark TAYLOR • Joanne WELLING • Emma HALL • Jackie KNIGHT • Louise BUCK • Ruth MANN • David SINTON • Shannon SINTON

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 877 participants have completed 1,321 parkruns covering a total distance of 6,605 km, including 213 new Personal Bests. A total of 66 individuals have volunteered 151 times.

 

How much can you Endure?

Many thanks to roving reporter Fi for this week's run report.

Despite a scorching forecast, parkrun day morning was looking slightly misty, however that didn’t put off the 167 people who came to walk, jog or run the beautiful Conyngham Hall course.

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As this was the first time I had personally run the course, having only volunteered previously, I now fully understand the ‘undulating’ (wink wink) comments from previous run reports!

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Overall the conditions were good: the ground was firm, the morning warm but not too warm and the volunteers were smiling. A perfect parkrun day! This is especially true for Reece Dalton, who broke the male course record this morning with an incredible 17minutes 18 seconds! The female record however still stands at 20 minutes and 47 seconds and is held by Sarah Maile.

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Whilst the sun was shining this weekend and many of us reached for a well earned, post parkrun refreshment, some of our parkrunners and volunteers weren't quite done yet, as parkrun wasn't to be the only bit of running they did. Instead, they journeyed on to Endure 24, running either as part of a relay, or running solo, for 24 hours. We wished them all the best and can’t wait to hear how they got on next week!

There were two items added to the lost property this morning. If you think you left something behind, please get in touch and we will reunite you with your belongings next week.

A big thank you to all who volunteered this week; if you would like to volunteer at Conyngham Hall parkrun, please sign up to the volunteer emails or email conynghamhallhelpers@parkrun.com.– We would love to have you!

See you at the ruins next parkrunday at 08.55 for the briefing!

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And now for the stats:

This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 80 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Lizzie MEDWELL • Caroline DICKSON • Katie COTTON • Derek DOBINSON • Paul ANDERSON • Paul CHAPMAN • Dan WILSON • Michael DOBSON • Sarah GORE • Fiona KITCHINGMAN • Julian CARR • Linda DODSWORTH • Mark TAYLOR • Sally HOUGHTON • Emily HOUGHTON • Lily WILSON • Fraser DOBINSON • John GARRAWAY • Louise BUCK • Shannon SINTON • Alan POUNDER • Louise DAWTRY • Justine MOONEY • Claire COLLEY

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 805 participants have completed 1,160 parkruns covering a total distance of 5,800 km, including 181 new Personal Bests. A total of 61 individuals have volunteered 134 times.

 

Volunteering visitor views

We had lots of volunteering visitors this week. Thank you all. We enjoyed having you as part of our team and making it another great parkrunday for everyone. That included Katy Dowdall who brings us this week's run report (thanks Katy :-) ).

A pleasant 15 degrees this morning, welcome June!

At the beginning of the week Conyngham wasn’t my original plan, I was going to go to Peter Pan, Hull to get a P for my alphabet. Then on Thursday of this week I was setting up my new laptop with all of the exciting parkrun unofficial additions and saw there was one in Knaresborough, so I looked up Conyngham and saw that it would be event number 3 for my Wilson’s index and it is a C for my pirate’s challenge so that was my decision changed. I wanted to volunteer as well as run so sent an e-mail to the team offering my help and here I am writing the run report. I knew from the reply e-mail from Mark that it was going to be a friendly parkrun and it certainly was.

My morning started with chatting to two lovely ladies from north Leeds in the car park, we walked to the start together in time to hear the thorough run brief. Mark covered everything, thanking the volunteers including ones who have travelled from Selby, Fountains Abbey and Barrow – that is me, I feel a bit cheeky as although that is classed as my home parkrun where I first started parkrun in 2011. I move around a bit and currently live near Malton but moving to York. The visitors were mentioned next, a group from York goodgym one of which who’s birthday it was and someone who travelled from Newcastle using public transport to make it to Conyngham. The course itself is 2 laps on a mixture of tarmac path, woodland path and crossing over the bridge onto horseshoe field grass section. Next were the quick warnings ‘watch out for tree roots and rabbit holes, be mindful of other park users as it is a bit of a shock for them as they are used to having it all to themselves, keep left and keep dogs on a short lead as some parts are quite narrow.’

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Once the brief was completed the many runners some with dogs and some with children walked to the start under the shady trees and we were off. I thoroughly enjoyed the course with the mixed paths, few small hills and beautiful scenery, I don’t mind a bit of trail. I particularly enjoyed going over the bridge over the river Nidd the water glistening in the sunlight. As I was running a few things stood out for me, a lovely gentleman who was running with his small son at the start were taking it in turns playing some kind of game on the way round, the number of jazzy running leggings there were and how wonderful and supportive all of the volunteers were – Thank you so much.

The finish funnel was well set up with no hold up and plenty of scanners on hand. Thank you for welcoming me to your wonderful parkrun and well done on being so organised on week 3, even down to the personal thank you for volunteering e-mail. You are going to have great success and I hope to come back again.

A reminder to everyone reading this that Conyngham Hall is not on next week because of the Bed Race.

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And now for the stats.

Conyngham Hall parkrun Event number 3,1st June 2019

This week 252 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 174 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Katy DOWDALL • Karen WILLIAMS • James WRIGHT • Andy HULL • Michael DOBSON • Sarah GORE • Julian CARR • Linda DODSWORTH • Steve DODSWORTH • Amy NAYLOR • Mark SHELTON • Mark TAYLOR • Sally HOUGHTON • Emily HOUGHTON • Fyn LEES • Emma HALL • Louise BUCK • Ruth MANN • Shannon SINTON • Jane EDGAR • Lyndsey VYSE • Ethan MCLEAN

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

3 parkrunners joined the '50' club: Lizzie Medwell, Euan Shaw and Jayne Edgar - congratulations to you!

The male record is held by Rob SCOTT who recorded a time of 17:43 on 18th May 2019 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Sarah MAILE who recorded a time of 20:47 on 18th May 2019 (event number 1).
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 493 participants have completed 616 parkruns covering a total distance of 3,080 km, including 57 new Personal Bests. A total of 38 individuals have volunteered 64 times.

Note - There are still spots available in the top 500 times at our parkrun and we have 6 people who have taken part in each of our 3 events so far. Can they keep the streak going?

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