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Fleetwood Promenade parkrun 85, 7th March 2020 #IWD

It was fairly damp and miserable taking the cones to the turnaround point around 7:30am but by 8:30am it had cleared, stopped raining and although overcast, there was only a mild breeze for the 128 participants. Pretty much ideal conditions.

Several of the ladies present were wearing purple and it was great to see some of the men also doing so. Had the weather been a little warmer we may have seen more purple on show. Don't worry guys, your time will come in November when it will be International Men's Day! A mixed team sporting their IWD t-shirts took part too. There were a few first time participants, including a group of young ladies from Rossall School. Local and Fleetwood regular Dave Coventry was also taking part in his 50th parkrun.

The course record was under threat, Joseph Beech (Brackla Harriers) - his first run at Fleetwood, was very quickly across the finish line in a time of 15:35, with local Steve Littler (Wesham Road Runners) in second place, with a PB in a time of 16:16. Another regular local runner Paul Muller (Blackpool Freedom Runners) was 3rd across the line in a time of 18:18.

The first male junior to finish was George Denye JM11-14 (Preston Harriers) in a great time of 18:26. The first lady to cross the line was Gillian Pryor from Thornton Cleveleys RC in 21st position, in a time of 22:18. Congratulations also to Jemima Bradburn JW10 who crossed the finish line in a time of 24:22.

Altogether, there were 30 first timers to Fleetwood and 28 personal bests set. There were unfortunately a couple of issues with the stopwatches, complicating the results somewhat. The results were amended and reprocessed on Monday and hopefully all is now well.

Several members of the all female volunteer team retired to the New Boston Hotel, for a post run brew along with a few parkrunners. It is a lovely quiet small hotel with a nice quiet relaxing atmosphere for a post run cuppa and a natter. With luck, this may become our new regular venue, so watch this space for updates.

If you would like to volunteer in the future, please drop us a line a fleetwoodpromenadehelpers@parkrun.com or speak to the Run Director on the day.


#IWDparkrun 7th March 2020

This coming Saturday sees the International Women's Day parkrun at Fleetwood Promenade! An all female volunteer team will be hosting this event and we would love to see as many women as possible taking part - both new parkrunners and current ones. Research shows that, across the world, women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun. Despite the fact that females make up 54% of registrations, they are less likely than men to take part in parkrun and to continue participating. IWD parkrun is a fantastic opportunity to encourage more women and girls to participate in parkrun events all over the world.

Of course all men are still welcome at parkrun! If everyone that currently comes to parkrun, whether it's to walk, jog or run, on their own or with friends, to walk the dog or take the baby out for a stroll brings along a female friend or colleague that would be fabulous! Purple is the colour of the day too - so see what you can find in your wardrobes...

One of our volunteers this Saturday will be MP for Fleetwood and Lancaster Cat Smith, great to see her supporting our local parkrun!! Local football team Fleetwood Wrens have also been invited to take part too.

So, come along and celebrate taking part in International Women's Day - lots of photos will be taken on the morning. 9am prompt start behind the Marine Hall, all participants should bring along their barcode to get an official time and electronic result. Register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ - which is free and quick to do!

For some months now we haven't had a venue for a post run brew and results processing but this Saturday we will be heading to the New Boston Hotel on The Esplanade, just a short distance from the venue. Teas and coffees will be £1 per person and cold drinks are available in the reception area.
**If you intend to join us please speak to the Run Director first on the morning, so that potential numbers can be passed to the hotel.


News update

At some point during the week commencing 3rd February, Wyre Council erected some parkrun signs for us - namely Start & Finish signs, 1 & 4Km sign, 2 & 3 km sign and a turnaround point sign. The team became aware of this on Saturday 8th February but as the 'Start' sign and the 'turnaround' point sign were now in different places, the course was measured by wheel again to confirm accuracy before it was used on Saturday 15th February. For information purposes, the Start and Finish are now more or less at the same place (either side of a Fire Exit door) at the back of the Marine Hall. Courtesy of either Storm Ciara/Dennis or both, the km and the turnaround point signs blew away, leaving only stakes to show of their previous existence. The km signs have now been replaced but we still have the turnaround sign missing as of this week. The council are aware of this and hopefully it will be replaced soon.


Fleetwood Promenade parkrun #69 23rd November 2019

Fleetwood Promenade parkrun # 69– 23/11/2019

Luckily, the rain held off for the volunteers and 67 parkrunners who turned up on a cold, dull and breezy morning until after the finish. The cold wind picked up considerably and made things tough and unpleasant for those out on the course (and finish funnel), the times reflecting it.
We had a first timer from Manchester, runners from Southport, regulars from Darwen (the Taylors) and Blackpool Freedom Runners, Red Rose Runners and also from Glossopdale and Redway. Great to see visitors at this time of year! We nearly had a parkrunner from Australia who unfortunately got the start time wrong (7am in Oz) thinking we started at 8am - hopefully we will see him next week!
First runner across the line was James Greenaway from TCRC in a time of 19:33, second being Steve Waterhouse from Wesham in a time of 19:47.
Garrick Coventry was our first J15-17 across the line in 6th place with a time of 20:45
First lady in 17th place was Andrea Smith from BW&FAC in 24:34

Unfortunately, the Fleetwood YMCA cafe has decided to close until March 2020. At the moment we do not have a regular designated cafe for post run drinks/coffee etc. Please let us know if you would like to have a chat afterwards for a brew - we could be able to find somewhere. Due to our location though, a lot of places are closed now for the winter. Please watch this space....

A big thank you to all our volunteers without whom the event would not go ahead, Catherine ANDERTON, ,Susan ASHTON, Karen BOYLAN, Paul BURROWS, Ian CAMERON, Susan CARTMELL, Steve CARTMELL, , Susan CARTMELL, Natalie COVENTRY, Helen MEEHAN, Michael VARLEY, Mike WARRINER and Wendy WOOD
Please consider getting involved in volunteering ask the Run Director who will be happy to get you started or contact us at: fleetwoodpromenadehelpers@parkrun.com or alternatively via our Facebook group


Fleetwood Promenade parkrun # 61 – 28th September 2019

A very blustery, wet autumn morning was in store for both volunteers and 44 participants on Saturday 28th September. The promenade was fairly deserted and the wind was a little too strong for the signage, so our marshals became human signage! The chances of the regular 'sand peel' were reduced by the fact that the sand was wet due to the heavy rain too. The hardy volunteers sheltered behind a wall, whilst the parkrunners wisely stayed in their vehicles or sheltered until they had to venture out. Philip Davidson from Red Rose Runners had kindly gave the Run Brief and many thanks to him for this, everyone sheltering as much as possible during the brief.
There were visitors from Oxford, Glossopdale and a good turnout from Darwen Dashers. Alex Spencer decided that the best way to start off his 30th birthday and 50th parkrun was to be on a wet windy promenade at Fleetwood. One of our stalwart volunteers Ian Cameron, also celebrated his 50th volunteering with parkrun before setting off with the others.

1st across the line was local runner Brian Cumpsty (minus emu!) from Thornton Cleveleys RC in a time of 20:54
2nd was Bruce Elliott from Darwen Dashers in a time of 22:05.
3rd place was Peter Boardman in a time of 22:15
4th place was Steve Wilson from Cybele in a time of 22:39
5th place was Philip Davidson of Red Rose in a time of 22:42
6th place was John Hickman from Thornton Cleveleys in a time of 22:49
7th was first lady Caroline Mclaughlan from Thornton Cleveleys in a time of 23:11 (a PB!)
8th was first JM15-17 Elliot Gray-Medd in a time of 23:24
9th was first JM11-14 Jacob Lovell in a time of 24:05

Despite the inclement conditions, there were 6 PB's and and Bruce Gray had his first Fleetwood parkrun! Well done and huge thanks to all who turned out, runners and volunteers. If you would like to volunteer on a Saturday, please speak to the Run Director on the day or contact us through Facebook or at fleetwoodpromenadehelpers@parkrun.com

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