Croxteth Hall parkrun is cancelled on 11 April 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

29th Dec 2019 – Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!!

We hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas. It was fantastic to see so many parkrunners on Saturday, many wearing their new running gear that Santa brought them. It was quite a busy week as we had 352 people who ran, jogged and walked the course.

There were 29 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. We also had representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Jennie PLATT • Carol PLATT • Judie KO • Lesley NEARY • Shirley CHUNG • Sue TAYLOR • Tony BEYGA • Christine BEYGA • Julie DINWOODIE • Steven KELLY • Lisa PLATT • Graham PRICE • Tanya HORNE • Samantha HORNE • Mark HORNE • Sharon HARRISON • Kirstin FARRAR • Brian FORD • Aaron WILSON • Emma ROBERTSON • Henry JARMAN

If you would like to be a Hi-Vis Hero, please contact us via Facebook or Twitter or email us croxtethhallhelpers@parkrun.com

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This week was full of amazing milestones achieved by our runners. A massive well done to the following:

50 parkruns

  • Stephen Walker (VM50-54)

100 parkruns

  • Ian KING (VM60-64)
  • Phil MOODY (VM40-44) and of course the lovely Cooper!

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Absolutely incredible, well done everyone. We are honoured that you have chosen Crocky to celebrate your milestone!

Weekly stats:

Male first finishers:

  • Charlie DEAKIN (JM15-17) of Kirkby Milers AC, was first over the line in 18.15.
  • John GILBERT (SM30-34) of Knowsley Harriers AC, was second over the line in 19.05 and a new PB for John!
  • Gary FISHER (VM35-39) of Kirkby Milers AC, was third over the line in 19.33.
Flying feet by Charlie Deakin who finished first.

Flying feet by Charlie Deakin who finished first.

Female first finishers:

  • Kersha DWYER (VW40-44) of Kent AC, was first (8th overall) over the line in 20.21 and a new PB for Kersha!
  • Rebecca BURKE (SW20-24) of Liverpool RC, was second (12th overall) over the line in 21.07.
  • Sarah WEALLEANS (SW30-34) of Kirkby Milers AC, was third (24th overall) over the line in 22.04.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  • Fred SHILLETO (VM80-84) – 82.41% for the time 26.09 (90th overall).
  • Jackie CHEN (VW55-59) – 80.97% for the time 22.04 (23rd overall and 4th female) and a new PB for Jackie!
  • Paul SCHUMANN (VM55-59) – 77.50% for the time 20.00 (7th overall).

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

The male record is held by David DEVINE who recorded a time of 14:59 on 2nd December 2017 (event number 139).

The female record is held by Kirsty LONGLEY who recorded a time of 16:46 on 14th September 2019 (event number 225).

The Age Grade course record is held by Kirsty LONGLEY who recorded 93.14% (16:46) on 14th September 2019 (event number 225).

Croxteth Hall parkrun started on 14th March 2015. Since then 9,013 participants have completed 70,104 parkruns covering a total distance of 350,520 km, including 11,373 new Personal Bests. A total of 562 individuals have volunteered 5,235 times.

 

 

14th Dec 2019 – Milestones!

Thanks to some heavy rainfall last week, the course on Saturday was a very muddy one to say the least! Still it didn’t put anyone off and a total of 240 parkrunners gave Peppa Pig a run for her money!

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Our Run Director this week was the wonderful Jennie, who after making sure all of the volunteers were briefed on their role, gave a first timers briefing and got the run underway. We had 6 Crocky newbies, 4 of those were brand new to parkrun, welcome to the parkun family Kenneth, Julia, Sean and Justine, what a fantastic decision you have made. We had 2 tourists visiting Crocky parkrun for the first time, Benjamin and Trevor (Trevor has wracked up an impressive 339 parkruns!).

I think it’s only right that this weeks run report focuses on the amazing milestones that were reached today from both runners and volunteers.

We had FIVE runners reach their 50 parkruns milestone, a huge well done to:

  • Thomas DEMPSEY (SM30-34)
  • Shaun RILEY (SM30-34)
  • Ian COCKBURN (VM55-59)
  • Daniel POPE (VM35-39)
  • Shirley O’BRIEN (VW55-59)

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We also had TWO runners reach their 100 parkruns milestone, another huge well done to:

  • F Debra DONNELLY (VW55-59)
  • Andrew SNELSON (VM50-54) – Andrew also got himself a PB!

From the results, I can see couple of people will be reaching big milestones next week. If this is you and you want to shout it from the rooftops, send us a message on Facebook, Twitter or via email and we’ll be sure to give you a big Crocky shout-out before your run.

So, this moves us onto the Volunteer milestones. Unlike runners, the Volunteers official milestone is 25. However, it's only fair that we celebrate the incredible milestones of TWO of our amazing team - Samathana Horne and Carol Platt.

If you’ve been coming to Croxteth Hall parkrun for a while, you will have seen the delightful Samantha Horne out on the course volunteering with her amazing Mum and Dad, Tanya and Mark.

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Sam is only 10 years old and has wracked up an incredible 100 volunteer stints - ye you read that right, 100! How mind-blowing is that? From speaking to Mark (Sam’s dad), he informed me that Sam started her volunteer journey when she was just 6 years old, wow! What’s remarkable about Sam is that she is always smiling, never complaining and is out there in all weathers with her family showing you all lots of support and encouragement. I very much doubt, there is anyone who comes close to Sam’s achievement across the parkrun family and this is certainly one that we should celebrate.

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Sam’s family kindly brought a delicious cake to help mark the occasion. Here’s to another 100 Sam, thank you for giving up your Saturday mornings, be assured that you bring so much joy to both our runners and volunteers just by being you.

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Another volunteer milestone we celebrated was Carol Platt who has reached a remarkable 200 volunteer stints. Carol started off her volunteer journey back in 2015 and if my math’s serves me right, Carol would have needed to volunteer pretty much every Saturday for the past 4 years to reach her 200, now that is commitment! I mean who doesn’t wish they could have a lie in on a Saturday!

Carol is a very much loved and valued member of the Core Team who splits her time between Run Director and various other on the ground roles. Carol brings such a happy, fun spirit with her and it’s a pleasure to spend a Saturday morning with her. There truly is never a dull moment, when Carol is around!

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Weekly stats:

This week 240 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

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The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Jennie PLATT • Carol PLATT • Natalie WILSON • Nathan CUBBINS • Tony BEYGA • Elaine CARDEN • Christine BEYGA • Julie DINWOODIE • Steven KELLY • Amy CUBBINS • Christopher DOWRICK • Lisa PLATT • Margaret ROBERTS • Grace SCULLIN • Claire NEEDHAM • Samantha HORNE • Mark HORNE • Sharon HARRISON • Kirstin FARRAR • Xander HEATON • Kevin O'BRIEN • Mim EATON • Emma ROBERTSON • Heidi CORKISH • Henry JARMAN

If you would like to be a Hi-Vis Hero, please contact us via Facebook or Twitter or email us croxtethhallhelpers@parkrun.com

Male first finishers:

  • Thomas DEMPSEY (SM30-34) of Kirkby Milers AC, was first over the line in 18.08. It was also Tom’s 50th parkrun!
  • Andrew FEARNS (VM40-44) of Knowsley Harriers AC, was second over the line in 18.40.
  • Gary WILTON (VM40-44) of Kirkby Milers AC, was fourth over the line in 19.43.

Female first finishers:

  • Elizabeth GEMMELL (SW30-34) of Knowsley Harriers AC, was first (13th overall) over the line in 21.12.
  • Vicky UNSWORTH (VW35-39) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, was second (25th overall) over the line in 22.04.
  • Ginny JOHNSON (VW40-44) of Penny Lane Striders, was third (33rd overall) over the line in 22.56.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  • Fred SHILLETO (VM80-84) – 79.91% for the time 26.58 (93rd overall).
  • Nigel GRANT (VM55-59) – 77.27% for the time 20.14 (9th overall).
  • Gary ENGLISH (VM55-59) – 77.24% for the time 20.04 (6th overall).

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

The male record is held by David DEVINE who recorded a time of 14:59 on 2nd December 2017 (event number 139).
The female record is held by Kirsty LONGLEY who recorded a time of 16:46 on 14th September 2019 (event number 225).

The Age Grade course record is held by Kirsty LONGLEY who recorded 93.14% (16:46) on 14th September 2019 (event number 225).

Croxteth Hall parkrun started on 14th March 2015. Since then 9,013 participants have completed 70,104 parkruns covering a total distance of 350,520 km, including 11,373 new Personal Bests. A total of 562 individuals have volunteered 5,235 times.

 

Run report 236 – Pacer Week (7th Dec 2019)

We love Saturdays as it can only mean one thing….. parkrun!!

This week 312 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Jennie PLATT • Carol PLATT • Emma WALDRON • Leanne RIMMER • Lesley NEARY • Tony BEYGA • Elaine CARDEN • Christine BEYGA • Julie DINWOODIE • Gary WILTON • Steven KELLY • Ian RIVERS • Natalie O'BRIEN • Gary JONES • Graham PRICE • Grace SCULLIN • Claire NEEDHAM • Tanya HORNE • Samantha HORNE • Mark HORNE • Sean LOUGHRAN • Sharon HARRISON • Kirstin FARRAR • Cameron OLIVER • Kevin O'BRIEN • Kevin HARRISON • Emma ROBERTSON

If you would like to be a Hi-Vis Hero, please contact us via Facebook or Twitter or email us croxtethhallhelpers@parkrun.com

Weekly Stats:

  • Number of male runners – 193
  • Number of female runners - 119

Male first finishers:

  • Ben LEWINGTON (SM25-29) was first over the line in 17.13.
  • Colin TAYLOR-POTTS (VM45-49) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 17.29. It was also Colin’s first time at Croxteth Hall parkrun.
  • Andrew FEARNS (VM40-44) of Knowsley Harriers AC, was third over the line in 18.03.

Female first finishers:

  • Alex O’Brien (VW35-39) of Liverpool RC, was first (6th overall) over the line in 18.36. It was also Alex’s first time at Croxteth.
  • Vicky UNSWORTH (VW35-39) of Liverpool Harriers & AC was second (10th overall) over the line in 19.28.
  • Carly JACKSON (VW35-39) was third (36th overall) over the line in 21.57 (and a new PB!).

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  • Colin TAYLOR-POTTS (VM45-49) – 83.70% for the time 17.29 (2nd overall) – also Colin’s first time at Croxteth.
  • Fred SHILLETO (VM80-84) – 82.57% for the time 26.06 (112th overall.
  • Gordon BROWN (VM85-89) – 82.21% for the time 30.38 (198th overall)

Saturday’s results and a complete event history can be found on the Croxteth Hall parkrun Results Page.

Milestones:

We had FOUR runners reach the 50 parkrun milestone this week. A huge well done to:

  • Colin YATES (VM50-54)
  • Denise GARRIGAN (VW40-44)
  • Stephanie MARSHALL (VW50-54)
  • Donna SCOTT (VW45-49)

Don’t you just love Croxteth Hall parkrun, set in the most stunning grounds with the most magnificent hall. Where else can you run through a mixture of tarmac and trail paths through woodland areas enjoying the fresh air. You even get to run alongside horses, cattle and sometimes even birds of prey circling above, this truly is the best way to start your Saturday morning – plus the biggest bonus is it’s a 1 lap course (yay!). If you were a tourist today at our parkrun, please tell your friends just how wonderful we are and encourage them to come and pay us a visit, we’d love to give them a big Crocky welcome.

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I’m sure you’ll all agree, we have such a wonderful parkrun community here at Croxteth. It’s such a lovely sight to see friendships develop because of parkrun whether you are a runner or a volunteer. If you are new to parkrun and have never been before, don’t be put off. There is always a first timers briefing by one of our amazing Run Directors who will explain the course, what you can expect to experience and what you do once you pass the finish line. I can assure you, once you run your first one, you'll never look back. As normal within the running community, everyone is so supportive of each otherwith plenty of encouragement. We also have a wonderful tail walker, therefore no-one comes last. If it’s your first time, please come and say hi.

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This week was pacer week (normally the first Saturday of the month). We had the fabulous Kirkby Milers AC pacing our runners and I am sure you’ll agree they done a fantastic job, well done guys!! Today we had 55 new PB’s, wonder how many were due to our pacers?

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We also had a few runners reach their 50 parkrun milestone – Colin, Denise, Stephanie and Donna. Well done everyone, hope you enjoyed your celebrations. If you have a milestone coming up, drop us a message on facebook, twitter or even via croxtethhall@parkrun.com as we’d love to give you a huge shout-out.

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Put the date in your diary – Team Crocky’s Festive parkrun Saturday 21st Dec. So, dig out that Santa costume, dust off your elf ears and come with your biggest smile as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!!!

See you all next week!

 

Run Report – 30 Nov 19 – A Kirkby Milers Takeover

It’s safe to say that was a cold one…..

Well done to everyone who visited our 235th event where 367 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 64 were first timers, a big welcome to Croxteth Hall parkrun! We had 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

This event was made possible by the following 50 amazing volunteers:

Jennie PLATT • Carol PLATT • Natalie WILSON • Gary FISHER • Colette O'HALLERON • Ian ROBERTS • Linda GREENGRASS • Ann GREEN • Lesley NEARY • Susan EVANS • Sue TAYLOR • Tony BEYGA • Elaine CARDEN • Christine BEYGA • Jayne RUSSELL • Julie DINWOODIE • Amanda LEE • Steven KELLY • Patricia HELSBY • Amy CUBBINS • Ian RIVERS • Bex FIELDMOUSE • Lisa BENSON • Jean HANDS • Hayley SMALLMAN • Claire NEEDHAM • Tanya HORNE • Samantha HORNE • Mark HORNE • Charlotte SMITH • Sharon HARRISON • Annmaria MILLER • Kirstin FARRAR • Brian FORD • Helen RICHARDSON • Paula HEATON • Xander HEATON • Kevin O'BRIEN • Kevin HARRISON • Margaret KELLY • Deb CRAWLEY • Gill INGARFIELD • Sharon MCGOUGH • Rachel FISHER • William ROTHWELL • Emma ROBERTSON • Kirsty GILLER • Chris ALEXANDER • Daisy FISHER • Poppy FISHER

If you would like to be a Hi-Vis Hero, please contact us via Facebook or Twitter or email us croxtethhallhelpers@parkrun.com

Weekly Stats:

Male first finishers:

  • Ryan WHISTON (SM20-24) was first over the line in 17.42
  • Graham DOUGLAS (VM35-39) of Penny Lane Striders, was second over the line in 18.06. It was also Graham’s first time at Croxteth Hall parkrun.
  • Paul MARTIN (SM30-34) of North Endurance, was third over the line in 18.14.

Female first finishers:

  • Kersha DWYER (VW40-44) of Kent AC, was first (29th overall) over the line in 21.06. It was also Kersha’s first time at Croxteth.
  • Selina MAKIN (VW35-39) of Wigan Phoenix was second (42nd overall) over the line in 21.54 (and a new PB!).
  • Andrea BOND (VW40-44) of Penny Lane Striders was third (46th overall) over the line in 22.04. It was also Andrea’s first time at Croxteth.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  • Tony HARVEY (VM55-59) – 82.19% for the time 19.11 (8th overall) – also Tony’s first time at Croxteth.
  • Fred SHILLETO (VM80-84) – 81.07% for the time 26.35 (157th overall)
  • Ian ROCHE (VM55-59) – 79.83% for the time 19.25 (13th overall)

Saturday's results and a complete event history can be found on the Croxteth Hall parkrun Results Page.

Milestones:

We had FIVE runners reach milestones this week. A huge well done to:

  • Will BATCHELOR (VM40-44) – 50 parkruns
  • Eddie WHITTAKER (VM65-69) – 50 parkruns
  • Alan LOWRY (VM50-54) – 100 parkruns
  • David SMALL (VM50-54) – 250 parkruns
  • Jayne HAMILTON (VW50-54) - 250 parkruns
Eddie Whittaker 50 parkruns

Eddie Whittaker 50 parkruns

Alan Lowry 100 parkruns

Alan Lowry 100 parkruns

Jayne Hamilton 250 parkruns

Jayne Hamilton 250 parkruns

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This week saw a parkrun takeover by the Kirkby Milers Athletics Club. I think you will all agree that the atmosphere around the park was electric, bet you’ve never seen so many instruments at a parkrun. Our volunteers loved being part of your day!

As part of the Kirkby Milers takeover, we had a guest Run Director – Hayley Smallman.

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Hayley has given us a few words to sum up the day:

‘'Well what a fabulous morning I have had!! I was lucky enough to be Run Director at Croxteth Hall parkrun today and I loved every minute. I started preparing for my role through the week being guided by the very wonderful Chris Beyga. Chris is resident RD and an integral part of the core team of hardy volunteers that turn up week in week out.

The call out to get my team together for the day and trying to make sure every role was filled went quite successful as I had promised homemade cakes for anyone that turned up. I was very happy that on the day we had an influx of helpers and maybe not enough cakes to go round.

It was a beautiful morning at Croxteth, the temperature was freezing but that made the setting even more beautiful and such a joy to run around. The first job of the day was already underway by the time I arrived by the very wonderful Tony Beyga who was on his bike setting up all the signs and checking the course for any areas that we needed to be mindful of and also to prepare our marshals and runners. I was starting to feel very nervous at this point as I knew time was ticking down and the parkrun crowd were starting to arrive.

We headed to the stunning steps of the Hall to have a group pic and hand out all the tambourines as our marshals headed out to their points.

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Next came the most nerve-wracking bit addressing the crowd and doing the welcome. I was really fortunate that we had 2 x 250 milestones, a 100 and 2 x 50s which I always think is a great part of the morning as people can look at these guys celebrating and aspire to be like them and get that much anticipated milestone t shirt. I don’t know why I was so nervous, I loved talking to everyone. I think because I was surrounded by my running family, the Kirkby Milers, that certainly helped. I loved seeing everyone cross the line with a massive grin and that sense of achievement that you only get from parkrun. For me, the best bit of the day was when a little disabled boy named Louis crossed the finish line surrounded by his family in his brand-new running buggy that had been donated to him that morning.

All in all, I loved every minute of being RD for the day and it gave me a greater appreciation for my parkrun team who are there every week to make sure I can start my Saturday in the best possible way. I truly appreciate all of the time these selfless heroes give up every week so we can enjoy our run.

My toes have just about thawed out but my smile is still beaming as I reflect on my fabulous morning xx’ - Hayley Smallman – Run Director

See you all next week!

 

 

 

 

Run Report – 23rd November 2019

Well done to everyone who visited our 234th event where 383 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 67 were first timers, a big welcome to Croxteth Hall parkrun! We had 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part. This event was made possible by the following 19 amazing volunteers:

Carol PLATT • Cat TREBLE • Oliver APPLEBY • Sue TAYLOR • Tony BEYGA • Christine BEYGA • Bex FIELDMOUSE • Lisa PLATT • Graham PRICE • Margaret ROBERTS • Grace SCULLIN • Samantha HORNE • Mark HORNE • Sharon HARRISON • Kirstin FARRAR • Brian FORD • Kevin O'BRIEN • Hollie GRICE • Emma ROBERTSON

If you would like to be a Hi-Vis Hero, please contact us via Facebook or Twitter or email us croxtethhallhelpers@parkrun.com

Weekly Stats:

Male first finishers:

  • Ben LEWINGTON (SM25-29) was first over the line in 17.28
  • Jonathan PONTIN (SM25-29) of Ravens, was second over the line in 18.00. It was also Jonathan’s first time at Croxteth Hall parkrun.
  • Andrew FEARNS (VM40-44) of Knowsley Harriers AC, was fourth over the line in 18.18.

Female first finishers:

  • Louise BARRATT (VW40-44) of John Lewis Partnership RC, was first (21st overall) over the line in 21.40. It was also Louise’s first time at Croxteth Hall parkrun.
  • Amelia REARDON (JW15-17) was second (46th overall) over the line in 23.34.
  • Carly JACKSON (VW35-39) was third (48th overall) over the line in 23.39.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  • Fred SHILLETO (VM80-84) – 81.02% for the time 26.36 (104th overall)
  • Andrew FEARNS (VM40-44) – 76.87% for the time 18.18 (4th overall)
  • Robert PARKER (VM60-64) – 76.05% for the time 21.05 (16th overall)

Saturday’s results and a complete event history can be found on the Croxteth Hall parkrun Results Page.

Milestones:

We had two runners reach milestones this week. A huge well done to:

  • Josh PETERS (JM15-17) who reached 50 parkruns
  • Charlotte SMITH (VW35-39) who reached 100 parkruns

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This week we were joined by staff from South Wirral High School who have formed a running group called South Wirral Striders. The group run for charity (mainly for Claire House), however for the month of November some of the group are running 60k for the Movember charity. We had some of the group join us at Croxteth Hall to add another 5k onto their running total. Well done everyone!

This week we were also hosts to the Croxteth Park Get Going Couch to 5k graduation. A huge congratulations to all of the graduates. We think it was possibly the biggest cohort ever as the start line was awash with orange hi-vis vests, such a lovely sight to see! Well done to everyone involved, runners, coaches and all supporters you have all done amazing. We hope to see you all at Croxteth Hall parkrun next week.

See you all next week!

 

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