Fleetwood Promenade parkrun is cancelled on 2021-05-15 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Fleetwood Promenade parkrun 7th September 2019 # 58

A bright, cold and sunny morning with only a slight breeze, awaited the 179 parkrunners on Saturday 7th September. The fact that parkrun at Stanley Park was cancelled due to rugby, brought extra numbers to Fleetwood. Several Blackpool Freedom Runners were present, Thornton Cleveleys RC and visitors from Lowley, Lowestoft, Hyde, Salford, Caistor and a good turnout from Derby AC. All in all, we had 42 first timers to Fleetwood (of which 9 were first time ever parkrunners) and 36 PB's were set.

First across the line was Simon Denye (Wesham RR) in a time of 17:45 and following in 2nd place was a first time ever parkrunner Chris Ashworth in a time of 18:35 - not bad for a first parkrun! In third place from BF&W AC was JM11-14 (and with a PB to boot!) was Rafael Eaton in a time of 18:42. Well done Rafael!
First lady home in 7th place was Christine Dover from Derby AC in a time of 19:47. Local Thornton Cleveleys RC runner Brian Cumpsty was 8th home in a time of 19:58, narrowly missing equalling his PB.
In 13th place was Jessica Robertson JW11-14 in a time of 21:07 and last Saturday's 'groom to be' Dave Barras zipped around the course - pending nuptuals obviously spurred him on to a PB!
It was also good to see Blackpool regulars Wendy and Les Robertson who also ran a time very close to their PB. There were a few scanning problems but luckily we were assisted by our visiting Ambassador Kirsten Burnett from LSA RR, who found herself at a loose end after her run.... Thanks Kirsten!

Many thanks also go to all the volunteers without whom we could not hold this weekly event. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer on a regular basis, or even when your time permits, please either speak to the Run Director or contact us via Facebook or at fleetwoodpromenadehelpers@parkrun.com.


Fleetwood Promenade parkrun 31st August 2019 # 58

On a typically blustery Fleetwood Saturday morning expectations were high for a good turnout due to the influx of runners from Thornton Cleveleys running club who were using the event as part of their championship and also to celebrate the impending marriage of 2 of their members, namely Kate Formstone and dave Barrass.

The wind was blowing offshore as opposed to the usual onshore and the forecast was for heavy showers at any time during the morning. Fortunately the rain held off for the start and duration of the run as the 122 runners headed out along the course. Soon after the last runners had returned the heavens opened and it could have been a different story had it been a 10 o’clock start. Also with very high tides the run would not have been able to proceed some 3 hours later with the waves crashing over the sea wall and depositing debris near to the look-out tower.

As well as welcoming our visitors from Thornton we had visitors from Bognor Regis, Bolton and Darwen to mention just a couple.

Our first 3 finishers were all first timers at Fleetwood with Paul Johnston leading the way in 18.20 with youngster Joshua Howlett in 2nd in 19.40. First lady finisher was Gillian Pryor of Thornton Cleveleys who recorded a PB of 22.30, her first time under 23 minutes.

Overall we had 23 first timers at Fleetwood including 1 first time park runner. 24 runners celebrated their PB which is a great achievement on a less than perfect morning.

Well done to all those who took part and our great team of volunteers who make it happen every Saturday.


Fleetwood Promenade parkrun 24th August 2019 # 56

A beautiful and reasonably still sunny day greeted the 141 parkrunners for the Bank Holiday weekend. Many of the visiting parkrunners had family in the Fleetwood area, so came along to join us. We had visitors from Lions Running Community, Blackburn Road Runners, Bolton, Newbury, Truro plus Darwen Dashers, Blackpool Freedom runners and Thornton Cleveleys Running Club. After a long absence, it was great to see the welcome return of Grandad John (minus Rosie) who was comparing post-run notes with Grandad Pete. There were 39 First Timers to Fleetwood, including 6 parkrun 'virgins' (although only one admitted to it in the brief!), and a total of 21 PB's. Completing her 50th parkrun was Amanda Burrows from Blackburn RR.

First across the line was Mark Collier from Salford Harriers and AC in a time of 18:27
In 10th position was first lady Debbie Kirkman, from the Lions Running Community in a time of 22:08
16th across the line was Roman Holden JM11-14 in a time 23:26 and Amanda Burrows on her 50th parkrun a PB in a time of 28:41

Many thanks to all the volunteers; John AGNEW, Susan ASHTON, Karen BOYLAN, Paul BURROWS, Ian CAMERON, James CARTMELL, Jenny CLARK, Katie CLARK, Megan CLARK, Natalie COVENTRY, Stephen DUNSTAN, Tracey LOVELL, Paul TOMLINSON, and Kerrie WILKIE. If you are able to help out with our friendly team of volunteers, please drop us a line at fleetwoodpromenadehelpers@parkrun.com


Fleetwood Promenade parkrun 3rd August 2019 # 53

Pretty much ideal conditions; a bright, breezy and sunny morning greeted the 155 parkrunners for Week 53 - Fleetwood Promenade parkrun's 1st Anniversary! One of the more regular ways of celebrating an anniversary run is to run the course in reverse but this doesn't really apply to our straight out and back course, so we started at the finish and finished at the start instead!

There were 32 first timers to Fleetwood Promenade, which included 10 people taking part in their first ever parkrun. 32 people recorded PB’s and several different clubs were represented. There was a strong turnout from Thornton Cleveleys RC, Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC, Cybele, Wesham and Blackpool Freedom Runners. From a little further afield we had runners from Redhill RR, Lancaster & Morecambe AC, Kings Lynn, Colchester, Redway and UK parkrun tourist Paul Bliss!

Some runners wore fancy dress; Minnie Mouse, a returning Hawaiian tourist (?) and Brian with Octavia emu (with Octavia getting a PB!). Despite a last minute change which left us with only one timekeeper, once again there were lots of positive comments and good feedback. Maybe the balloons, banners, sweets and cake helped? Our Birthday cake definitely seemed to go down well! Our main aim for the day was to get as many donations for Fleetwood Food Bank as possible, which was definitely a success! Huge thanks to all those whom donated foodstuffs, household goods and toiletries. The representative from the Food Bank, Mr Colin Brown, attended to collect everything for distribution to local families in need.

First home was Paul Freary (VM50-54) from Belgrave Harriers in a time of 17:18 and in 11th place was Garrick Coventry (JM15-17) in 21:06. First lady across the 'finish' line was Kim Holmes (SW30-34) in a time of 23:38 and Ella May Leonard (JW11-14) with a time of 25:12.

A big thank you to all our volunteers without whom the event would not go ahead, Catherine ANDERTON, John AGNEW, Susan ASHTON, Kate BAIRD, Paul BURROWS, Steve CARTMELL, James CARTMELL, Susan CARTMELL, Natalie COVENTRY, Stephen DUNSTAN, David GORE, Tracey LOVELL, David MOSS and Paul TOMLINSON.
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 13th July 2019 # 50

122 runners took to the promenade this week, on our 50th Parkrun. Only a few weeks until our anniversary parkrun. Hope everyone likes cake!

There were 38 runners running their first parkrun at Fleetwood this week, and for Sam Todd, Luke Platts, Charley Beavers, Melissa Gellatly, Liam Preston, Charlie Gellatly, Stephen Mason, Roman Holden, Ginny Evans, Steven Mcguirk, Harry Morris, Kevin Mcguirk, Josh Leach, Frankie Preston, Harrison Mcleod and Katie Ramsbottom, it was her their first parkrun ever! Congratulations as well to William Xavier Walker on his 10 th Parkrun as a Junior.

The fastest recorded time was 18:33 from Kevin Fryer, and the fastest female was Joasia Zakrzewski with a time of 19:06.
This week we had runners from: Blackpool Freedom Runners, British Army, Cybele, Darwen Dashers RC, Dumfries RC, Erme Valley Harriers, Fylde Coast Runners, Jolly Joggers, Redway Runners, Rock Runners, Rossall Triathlon Club, Royton Road Runners, Sale Harriers Manchester, Thornton Cleveleys RC, Wesham Road Runners and York Triathlon Club.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: John AGNEW, Catherine ANDERTON, Susan ASHTON, Paul BURROWS, Steven CARTMELL, James CARTMELL, Jacob LOVELL, Tracey LOVELL, David MOSS, Anna PIPERIDES, Howard PIPERIDES, Joasia ZAKRZEWSKI.

Why not get involved and volunteer?
If you would like to volunteer, and help out Fleetwood Parkrun, E-mail fleetwoodpromenadehelpers@parkrun.com and you’ll be added to the future roster.
Thank you all, and see you next week!