Run Report for Fountains Abbey parkrun 282, 5th October 2019

The ruins in the mist

The ruins in the morning mist - perfect running conditions!

This week's run report is brought to you by guest report writer Richard Knowles, clocking up his 100th parkrun - thank you Richard!

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On October 2nd 2004, 13 intrepid joggers ran a 5km route around Bushy Park in South West London. As they finished, their results were jotted down on a scrap of paper and then they headed off to the local café… parkrun had been born. Fifteen years on, there are now 635 parkruns across the UK with the number growing every week.

Today saw me complete my 100th parkrun. My first was on 4th February 2017. I remember it well. I arrived at 8.58, jogged down to the start - only to see everyone else disappearing into the distance! (things seem to have evolved more these days with the ‘on course’ by 8.50 rule). From that day I was bitten by the parkrun bug and have attempted to run, jog, walk or volunteer every week. 78 of my parkruns have been at Fountains Abbey and I truly believe there is no better course in the UK. I have sampled the delights of parkrun as far away as Padua (Italy) where only 15 runners turned up... a far cry from the 400+ who regularly attend at Fountains! A national newspaper recently named Fountains Abbey in the top ten most scenic parkruns and most runners/visitors would definitely agree with this (perhaps not the Scottish lady mentioned by our run director!) So what’s the attraction of our parkrun? Firstly, the setting… where else would you have the chance to run around the dramatic ruins of a Cistercian abbey, past beautiful water gardens and finish at Robin Hoods well, a mysterious monument! Secondly, the magnificent team of volunteers, always so positive and supportive no matter what the weather. Last, but not least, the visitor-centre café with its buzzing atmosphere and amazing cherry and almond scones. If you haven’t yet sampled the delights of our wonderful parkrun, come and join us!

Today we welcomed “tourists” from all corners of Yorkshire and further afield, including Chester, Durham, Grantham, Newcastle, Nottingham, Stratford, Sweden and the USA. We hope that you all enjoyed your visit to Fountains.

On the fifteenth anniversary of parkrun, it was great to welcome 16 ‘new starters’ for whom today was the start of their parkrun journey. I can’t mention you all in this short report, but well done and we hope to see you again next week!

Notable milestone runs this morning were Eve Park clocking up her 10th run, while Emma Donnellan, Fred Pidgeon, Hilary Philpott and Valerie Langham all joined the 50 club. Sarah Jones and myself joined the 100 club – congratulations Sarah on your PB, quite an achievement! Special mention, too, to David Womersley who today completed his 550th parkrun!                                                                                                                                                                          Richard Knowles

Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun


For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful.

1 vacant volunteer slot on 12 October 2019

7 vacant volunteer slots on 19 October 2019

8 vacant volunteer slots on 26 October 2019

As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with volunteering in the future, and even if the list appears full, we never turn down volunteers.

Local Runs


If you would like to hand out any race literature at Fountains Abbey parkrun we would appreciate you seeking permission from the Run Directors as there are some specific rules that govern us here at Fountains Abbey.

10 Oct Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
12 Oct Round Ripon 35 mile Ultra https://www.riponrunners.org.uk/ripon-ultra/
13 Oct Richmond Castle 10k http://www.swaledalerunners.co.uk/richmond-castle-10k
20 Oct Yorkshire Marathon http://www.runforall.com
20 Oct Yorkshire 10 Mile http://www.runforall.com
23 Oct Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k

3 Nov Guy Fawkes 10k http://niddvalleyroadrunners.co.uk/guy-fawkes-10/
10 Nov Dalby Dash 10k http://www.dalbydash.com
14 Nov Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
17 Nov Tadcaster 10 miles http://www.tad10.com
27 Nov Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
30 Nov Croft Circuit 5k

Donating to Fountains Abbey parkrun

It’s now over five years since we set up Fountains Abbey parkrun and occasionally we need to replace some of our signage and kit.  Some of the kit gets provided by parkrun HQ.  Some of it doesn’t and on those occasions we do reach out to the community and ask for donations to help keep & our wonderful parkrun and improve its facilities and functioning.
  If you would like to make a donation to Fountains Abbey parkrun please simply click on the link below: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/fountainsabbey/aboutus/
  Thank you very much for your support. 100% of the funds raised are used directly for the benefit of Fountains Abbey parkrun.

If you love Fountains Abbey parkrun, why not join the National Trust (NT)?


If you’d like to join the NT, which for a family is only around £9 per month, the link below provides more information, or you can go to the Visitor Centre at Fountains Abbey: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us

Important notices concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun. 

Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us.  Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

The beautiful play area by the cafe is open from 10am on Saturdays; we politely welcome visitors down to the Abbey for the parkrun and if you’d like to stay and spend more time in the beautiful grounds please just head back through the Visitor Centre once the grounds open to the public [free to NT members].

A polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run.

Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the NT site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey start area before 9am or you will be denied access.  We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the NT by respecting the basis upon which we operate.  The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre café as soon as we possibly can.  Thank you for your support in this important matter.

All parkrun visitors must try to vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the NT site opens.

Visitors arriving at Fountains Abbey by bicycle are asked to leave their bikes in the racks at the Visitor Centre please.  Bikes are not allowed in the grounds beyond this point.

There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted.  There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the old start line by Fountains Hall.  Please use them - no exceptions; we need your fullest support with this.  Thank you.

Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability.  If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun.  Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run.  No slips and trips please

A reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun.  For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?


A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/  These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details.  They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

And Now The Official Bit:


Fountains Abbey parkrun, Event number 282, 5th October 2019

This week 390 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Stephen CONSTABLE • Fiona ALDER • Lindsey FALLOW • Mathew CHAPLIN • Phil CHATTERTON • Dave BINKS • Chris BROWN • Karen TULLEY • Hannah CONSTABLE • Andrew PARRY • Emily PARRY • Steve OATES • Graham CHILDS • Katie OATES • Richard KNOWLES • John GARRAWAY • Susan WILLIAMSON • Alan DOCHERTY • Tracey DOCHERTY • Shirley HILL • Alison GARRAWAY • Geoffrey HARRISON

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

The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who recorded a time of 17:36 on 25th July 2015 (event number 72).
The male record is held by Kris LECHER who recorded a time of 15:17 on 8th June 2019 (event number 265).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.76% (25:08) on 22nd July 2017 (event number 174).

Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 14,988 participants have completed 85,253 parkruns covering a total distance of 426,265 km, including 14,232 new Personal Bests. A total of 798 individuals have volunteered 5,548 times.

 

Run Report for Fountains Abbey parkrun #279, 14th September 2019

Ripon Runners Juniors pacing team in their new pacer bibs

Follow me for a PB!

It's the Fountains Abbey run report! This week it's written by guest run reporter Nicky Hawkes, who celebrated her 250th parkrun with us yesterday (164 at Fountains Abbey, and 44 volunteering credits too). Over to Nicky...

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After a chilly start we had perfect conditions for the 279th run at Fountains Abbey this morning. 

A grand total of 392 ran, jogged and walked round the course which was looking magnificent in the autumn sunshine. 

David Goadby was first man home in 17:55, his first run at Fountains Abbey and Emma Sorby finished first for the ladies in 19:59. Five runners achieved age grading scores over 80% with Andy Todd top of the list with 82.67%. 

Ripon Runners' Juniors supplied a fabulous team of volunteers who did a sterling job this morning. They provided 7 pacers, some of whom were juniors, helping many achieve PBs. There were 83 runners earning a new PB this morning, an above average number, and many I am sure down to the great job the pacers did - coaching as well as hitting their targets.

63 runners were at Fountains Abbey parkrun for the first time today, and of these 12 were doing their first ever run, welcome to the parkrun family! 

Noteable milestone runs this morning were Helen Pickard, Lenny Lennox and Pamela Munro joining the 50 club, and Paul Tattersall the 100 club. Richard Hall and Clare Childs completed their 150th run, and Martin Shaw and I both ran our 250th parkrun this morning. Congratulations everyone!

Two tourists, Rob Pullan and Dave Bayliff chose Fountains Abbey for their 100th different event, Rob even providing cake for hungry runners, well done both of you. 

164 of my runs have been at Fountains Abbey, one of 74 different events I have been to. Wherever we go when we mention we’re from Fountains Abbey, people invariably say it’s either on their to do list or it’s one of their favourites, I feel very lucky to call it my ‘home’ parkrun. 

Nicky

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Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun

For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful.
3 vacant volunteer slots on 21 September 2019
8 vacant volunteer slots on 28 September 2019
10 vacant volunteer slots on 5 October 2019

As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with volunteering in the future, and even if the list appears full, we never turn down volunteers.

Local Runs

If you would like to hand out any race literature at Fountains Abbey parkrun we would appreciate you seeking permission from the Run Directors as there are some specific rules that govern us here at Fountains Abbey.

22 Sep Hull Marathon https://www.hullmarathon.co.uk
22 Sep Asda Foundation Sheffield 10k https://www.runforall.com/events/10k/sheffield-10k/
22 Sep Sutton Park 10k http://www.sutton10k.org
25 Sep Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
29 Sep Pontefract Half-Marathon https://pontefracthalfmarathon.co.uk
29 Sep Kirkstall Abbey 7 https://kirkstallharriers.org.uk/new/socials/kirkstall-abbey-7/

6 Oct Grewelthorpe Multi-Terrain Race https://gmtr.co.uk
10 Oct Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
12 Oct Round Ripon 35 mile Ultra https://www.riponrunners.org.uk/ripon-ultra/
13 Oct Richmond Castle 10k http://www.swaledalerunners.co.uk/richmond-castle-10k
20 Oct Yorkshire Marathon https://www.runforall.com/events/marathon/yorkshire-marathon/
20 Oct Yorkshire 10 Mile https://www.runforall.com/events/10-mile/yorkshire-10-mile/
23 Oct Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
29 Oct Fountains Abbey Night Run https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/59ddf4f9-c2ea-4553-a4c1-103100d49a0b/pages/details

3 Nov Guy Fawkes 10k http://niddvalleyroadrunners.co.uk/guy-fawkes-10/
10 Nov Dalby Dash 10k http://www.dalbydash.com
14 Nov Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
17 Nov Tadcaster 10 miles http://www.tad10.com
27 Nov Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
30 Nov Croft Circuit 5k

Donating to Fountains Abbey parkrun


It’s now over five years since we set up Fountains Abbey parkrun and occasionally we need to replace some of our signage and kit. Some of the kit gets provided by parkrun HQ. Some of it doesn’t and on those occasions we do reach out to the community and ask for donations to help keep & our wonderful parkrun and improve its facilities and functioning.
If you would like to make a donation to Fountains Abbey parkrun please simply click on the link below: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/fountainsabbey/aboutus/
 Thank you very much for your support. 100% of the funds raised are used directly for the benefit of Fountains Abbey parkrun.

If you love Fountains Abbey parkrun, why not join the National Trust (NT)?


If you’d like to join the NT, which for a family is only around £10 per month, the link below provides more information, or you can go to the Visitor Centre at Fountains Abbey: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us

Important notices concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun.

Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

The beautiful play area by the cafe is open from 10am on Saturdays; we politely welcome visitors down to the Abbey for the parkrun and if you’d like to stay and spend more time in the beautiful grounds please just head back through the Visitor Centre once the grounds open to the public [free to NT members].

A polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run.

Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the NT site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey start area before 9am or you will be denied access. We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the NT by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is now closed at 08:50 so anyone hoping to get in after this time will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre café as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter.

All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the NT site opens.

Visitors arriving at Fountains Abbey by bicycle are asked to leave their bikes in the racks at the Visitor Centre please. Bikes are not allowed in the grounds beyond this point.

There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the old start line by Fountains Hall. Please use them - no exceptions; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.

Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun.  Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please.

A reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?


A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

 

Run Report for Fountains Abbey parkrun #278, 7th September 2019

It's easy to forget how privileged we are to have a parkrun at Fountains Abbey, so when a pal of tourist John Richardson, of Dereham Runners AC, asked me for a shout out as they had travelled all the way from Norfolk to celebrate his 300th, it was a lovely reminder that we - officially - have one of the most beautiful parkruns in the world.

353 runners and 25 volunteers enjoyed two laps around this gorgeous World Heritage site yesterday morning, in - as always - perfect running conditions. With the early autumn temperature and the humidity falling, 54 of you recorded new PBs. Andy Todd celebrated his 250th parkrun (215 of them round our Abbey) with a great age-grading of 82.16%, eclipsed only by Jane Holmes at a stonking 89.62%. I always remind our volunteer timekeepers that nobody is here to qualify for the olympics, but as a 90% age-grading is considered 'World Class', if there was a 'parkrun olympics' we'd have a qualifier as well as a good shot at hosting it! I truly believe there can't be a better combination of course, cafe and community at any other parkrun. Not that we're competitive - it's a run/walk not a race after all.

15 of our runners were virgin parkrunners yesterday and 17 under-11s completed the full 5k - with an especially impressive performance from Charley Catchpole (JM10, Ilkley Harriers AC) who whipped round his first ever parkrun in 22:56 - always, of course, within arms reach of his responsible adult. Watching runners and walkers aged 4-80 grimace and grin their way over the finish line is a brilliant way to start a Saturday.

We know you love parkrun and Fountains Abbey as much as we do, so you'll appreciate the need to leave both the site and the kit as we find it. Yesterday we had an intriguing incident in which the National Trust staff had to confiscate a huge log from a parkrunner at the exit. I'm impressed that anyone was willing to carry 20kg of wood up, as I affectionately think of it, 'Scone Hill', but obviously the Fountains Abbey ground staff put a lot of work in to managing the site and would appreciate it if you stuck to the 'leave it as you found it' rule, which I will illustrate for clarity...

Things we are delighted for you to take away from Fountains Abbey parkrun:

  • Shiny new conkers
  • Shiny new PBs
  • A sense of personal and collective achievement
  • Big smiles

Things we ask you to not take away from Fountains Abbey parkrun:

  • Your finish token
  • Logs, branches
  • Stones (especially bits of the monuments)
  • Swans

If you have found a parkrun token at the bottom of your wash basket, you can return it no-questions-asked under our token amnesty. A few of you will have noticed you were handed a slightly soggy bit of numbered paper yesterday instead instead of an official token.

We hope that those of you who are out on the Great North Run course today are having an excellent run. If you are itching for a race then we highly recommend the BeckBusters 10k next Sunday. Next week is a parkrun takeover by Ripon Runners Juniors, but if you would like to volunteer over the coming weeks, check out the roster and drop us an email.

Thanks, as always, to our team of volunteers. See you next Saturday, we run at 9, don't forget your barcode!

Cheers to all of you for making my first stint back in the RD role after a year off a very easy, enjoyable one,

Lindsey

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Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun

For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful.
0 vacant volunteer slots on 14 September 2019 (adopted by Ripon Runners’ Juniors)
6 vacant volunteer slots on 21 September 2019
9 vacant volunteer slots on 28 September 2019
As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with volunteering in the future, and even if the list appears full, we never turn down volunteers.

Local Runs

If you would like to hand out any race literature at Fountains Abbey parkrun we would appreciate you seeking permission from the Run Directors as there are some specific rules that govern us here at Fountains Abbey.

12 Sep Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
14 Sep Meanwood Valley Trail Race http://valleystriders.org.uk/new/
15 Sep Vale of York Half-Marathon http://www.evensplits.events/voyhm
15 Sep Bishop Monkton Beckbusters 10k https://racebest.com/races/awes8
15 Sep Filey Lions Beach 10k http://www.fileylionsclub.co.uk
22 Sep Hull Marathon https://www.hullmarathon.co.uk
22 Sep Asda Foundation Sheffield 10k
22 Sep Sutton Park 10k http://www.sutton10k.org
25 Sep Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
29 Sep Pontefract Half-Marathon https://pontefracthalfmarathon.co.uk
29 Sep Kirkstall Abbey 7 https://kirkstallharriers.org.uk/new/socials/kirkstall-abbey-7/

6 Oct Grewelthorpe Multi-Terrain Race https://gmtr.co.uk
10 Oct Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
12 Oct Round Ripon 35 mile Ultra https://www.riponrunners.org.uk/ripon-ultra/
13 Oct Richmond Castle 10k http://www.swaledalerunners.co.uk/richmond-castle-10k
20 Oct Yorkshire Marathon http://www.runforall.com
20 Oct Yorkshire 10 Mile http://www.runforall.com
23 Oct Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k

3 Nov Guy Fawkes 10k http://niddvalleyroadrunners.co.uk/guy-fawkes-10/
10 Nov Dalby Dash 10k http://www.dalbydash.com
14 Nov Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
17 Nov Tadcaster 10 miles http://www.tad10.com
27 Nov Even Splits York 5k Series http://www.evensplits.events/york-5k
30 Nov Croft Circuit 5k

Donating to Fountains Abbey parkrun


It’s now over five years since we set up Fountains Abbey parkrun and occasionally we need to replace some of our signage and kit. Some of the kit gets provided by parkrun HQ. Some of it doesn’t and on those occasions we do reach out to the community and ask for donations to help keep & our wonderful parkrun and improve its facilities and functioning.
If you would like to make a donation to Fountains Abbey parkrun please simply click on the link below: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/fountainsabbey/aboutus/
 Thank you very much for your support. 100% of the funds raised are used directly for the benefit of Fountains Abbey parkrun.

If you love Fountains Abbey parkrun, why not join the National Trust (NT)?


If you’d like to join the NT, which for a family is only around £10 per month, the link below provides more information, or you can go to the Visitor Centre at Fountains Abbey: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us

Important notices concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun.

Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

The beautiful play area by the cafe is open from 10am on Saturdays; we politely welcome visitors down to the Abbey for the parkrun and if you’d like to stay and spend more time in the beautiful grounds please just head back through the Visitor Centre once the grounds open to the public [free to NT members].

A polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run.

Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the NT site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey start area before 9am or you will be denied access. We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the NT by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is now closed at 08:50 so anyone hoping to get in after this time will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre café as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter.

All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the NT site opens.

Visitors arriving at Fountains Abbey by bicycle are asked to leave their bikes in the racks at the Visitor Centre please. Bikes are not allowed in the grounds beyond this point.

There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the old start line by Fountains Hall. Please use them - no exceptions; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.

Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun.  Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please.

A reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?


A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

 

Fountains Abbey parkrun # 231 Run Report

What’s that they say about delivering the good news before the bad….or is it the other way around? Anyway, firstly the good bit – the forecasted rain stayed away and it was a beautiful autumnal morning down at the Abbey as 364 runners made their way around the course.

There must have been something in the air, maybe it was the cooler temps, as 59 of you achieved new PBs – well done all. There were several people celebrating milestones - including George Prentis and Lisa Heely who combined their 50th runs with a new PB. Karen Lennox and Lisa Wild (50 runs) and Nicole Sutton (100 runs) also celebrated achieving their milestones in style.

Congratulations to our first finishers Emma Robinson (20:22) and Joshua Fothergill (17:47). Full results can be found here http://www.parkrun.org.uk/fountainsabbey/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=231

It was great to welcome 69 first timers – some no doubt visiting from other parkruns – we hope you enjoyed your run at Fountains Abbey and look forward to welcoming you back soon. It was especially good to welcome some of the event team and their friends from Catterick parkrun including the amazing Brian Kinnane who at 82 years old is a fantastic example to us all of what can be achieved into our more mature years – well done Brian on a fantastic run. Congratulations too to Gary Davison who chose Fountains Abbey to celebrate achieving his 250 milestone run.

As you know we do like to keep things nice and simple at parkrun with no unnecessary rules or red tape however there were a few issues on Saturday which we need to politely remind people about.

The National Trust remarked that a number of runners had parked in the Coaches Only car park. Please respect the National Trust signage and only park in the designated areas as not doing so causes problems for the Trust as coaches arrive.

We also had an incidence of two young children being left unaccompanied to wander the grounds. This is a massive no no and we cannot reiterate enough that all children under 11 must be accompanied by their responsible adult at all times. We’d also like to remind runners that due to the narrowness of the paths waist leads are not allowed for dogs - short hand held leads only please.

Another consequence of the great news that increased runners brings is that the course is now more congested. We would therefore respectfully ask that if you are not participating that you stay off course. This applies to both spectators and those who may just be running round on their own. We’d hate to see any collisions as runners are met with spectators/other non-participants travelling in the opposite direction!

So, now that’s out of the way – just a chance to say we look forward to welcoming you all at Fountains Abbey on Saturday. We have a couple of volunteer slots still available and if you’d like to try a new job just drop us a line.

We also heard the fantastic news that the inaugural running of the new local race the Beckbusters 10km sold out earlier this week. We know a lot of our regulars are involved in either organising or running in this event so thanks for supporting the event – we hope it’s a huge success.

 

Fountains Abbey parkrun #212 report

Run Report for Fountains Abbey parkrun 212

It's a hat-trick! For the third week in a row, a new course record was set at Fountain's Abbey. This time Lillian DE LACY reppin' for the VW80-84 category with an incredibly satisfying 39:59 to set a new age graded record of 70.03%.

As a regular volunteer in the finish funnel, I have to say I think I've never seen our runners look happier. From the speedy front end to the still-pretty-speedy tail, the smile count was exceptionally high, particularly among the 30-strong crop of Knaresborough Striders we hosted, who scooped up 6 of the first 10 places but were also supporting each other right through the pack.

First through the finish portal (just the once) was Tom CALVERT of Knaresborough Striders in 17:43, with first female going to Amelie AYLESBURY in 22:19, running in the JW11-14 category (and only 11!) Knocking everybody out of the park in the age gradings was Lenny LENNOX who clocked a new PB of 18:56 for 82.57 in the VM55-59 category.

Apart from smashing records, the other recent trend is Visitor Volunteers. It's a great thing to see so many of our regular runners now also regularly volunteering, but it really puts a smile on your face when an email lands to offer volunteering services from someone who is just coming for the day. Hopefully many of you met Kevin Anthony JONES who was bleeping away at Barcode Bench, going straight there from the finish line, recovering impressively quickly from his 21 minute run - in what was his 367th parkrun at 220 different courses. Scanning is a great way for those of you who are in our top 30 or so finishers to chip in as volunteers (if you don't need to lie on the floor gasping for very long after your run).

Some Milestones and Mentions

On running her 150th parkrun, congratulations to Annabel Hall.
Clocking up 50 parkruns, Helen Rowland, Mary Webber, Jake Greenwood, Willie Wilson and our 25 minute pacer Bruce Willoughby.
And well done on your 10th parkrun, Ed Leverett - all at Fountains - keep it up!

Congratulations to the 66 of you that recorded a PB.

Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun

For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful. We are still looking to fill...

2 vacant volunteer slots on 26 May 2018

8 vacant volunteer slots on 2 June 2018

7 vacant volunteer slots on 9 June 2018

There are still Tail Walking slots - one of our most popular volunteering roles - towards the end of June, snaffle them while you can!

As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with volunteering in the future.

Donating to Fountains Abbey parkrun

It’s now over four years since we set up Fountains Abbey parkrun and we have replaced some of our signage and kit and bought a few new bits and pieces, the latest being a complete new set of finish tokens at a cost of £140. Some of the kit gets provided by parkrun HQ. Some of it doesn’t and on those occasions we do reach out to the community and ask for donations to help keep & our wonderful parkrun and improve its facilities and functioning. If you would like to make a donation to Fountains Abbey parkrun please simply click on the link below: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/fountainsabbey/aboutus/ Thank you very much for your support. 100% of the funds raised are used directly for the benefit of Fountains Abbey parkrun.

If you love Fountains Abbey parkrun, why not join the National Trust (NT)?

If you’d like to join the NT, which for a family is only around £9 per month, the link below provides more information, or you can go to the Visitor Centre at Fountains Abbey: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us

Important notices concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun.

Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

The beautiful play area by the cafe is open from 10am on Saturdays; we politely welcome visitors down to the Abbey for the parkrun and if you’d like to stay and spend more time in the beautiful grounds please just head back through the Visitor Centre once the grounds open to the public [free to NT members].

A polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run.

Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the NT site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey before 9am or you will be denied access. We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the NT by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is now closed at 9am so anyone hoping to get in after this time will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre café as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter. All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the NT site opens.

Visitors arriving at Fountains Abbey by bicycle are asked to leave their bikes in the racks at the Visitor Centre please. Bikes are not allowed in the grounds beyond this point.

There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the old start line by Fountains Hall. Please use them - no exceptions; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.

Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun. Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please.

A reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?

A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

Local races

If you would like to hand out any race literature at Fountains Abbey parkrun we would appreciate you seeking permission from the Run Directors as there are some specific rules that govern us here at Fountains Abbey.

And now the official bit...

This week 384 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Wendy MARKS • Kevin Anthony JONES • Bruce WILLOUGHBY • Jennifer CARNE • Amelie AYLESBURY • Lindsey FALLOW • Chris BROWN • Sarah SWAN • Charlotte SWAN • Jon HANCOCK • Christine COOPER • Rod COOPER • Emma OATES • Steve OATES • John SKINNER • Marcos MONTANA • Ziva AYLESBURY • Oliver CHILDS • Graham CHILDS • Graham BOYD • John CREEDON • Katie OATES • Peter KILFORD • Amelie KILFORD • Richard KNOWLES

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

The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who recorded a time of 17:36 on 25th July 2015 (event number 72).
The male record is held by Kris LECHER who recorded a time of 15:19 on 28th April 2018 (event number 210).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.76% (25:08) on 22nd July 2017 (event number 174).

Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 10,077 participants have completed 58,528 parkruns covering a total distance of 292,640 km, including 10,435 new Personal Bests.

 

Fountains Abbey parkrun #211 Run Report

Run Report for Fountains Abbey parkrun 211

Saturday 5th May 2018, and the Abbey grounds laid on a proper Yorkshire summer's morning to start the bank holiday weekend for the parkrun that would see us click our 10,000th unique parkrunner over the finish line on the far side of the abbey.

22 volunteers gathered early at the porters' lodge, high-vis tabards glowing in the sunshine, brand new radios (thank you Ripon Runners for the loan!) crackling, timers and barcode scanners freshly charged. Volunteering is addictive: 20 of our team were returners, but we also had a new face in Andrew Dove, thanks Andy, excellent bleeping.

Smiles all round at the start (see if you can spot yourself in Jon's video on our facebook page) and many still smiling as you crossed the finish line... ok, perhaps the odd grimace but there were some great performances to justify those. Our very own run director Richard Hall landed a new PB in 20:02, just behind first female finisher Lisa Maria Mawer, also snapping up a PB in 20 minutes dead (for 82.83%). Among the first timers we also had a fantastic run from Hilda Coulsey, clocking 24:40 in the VW65-69 category for the morning's best age-grading of 83.45%.

First over the line was Reece Dalton, in 16:35, back with us after a stunning first-finisher run at Catterick last weekend, where he clocked his 100th parkrun. Another first was our first British Sign Language interpreted run brief - visitor Jess Heyworth generously doing the honours. Jess has offered to help us find local BSL interpreters if anyone would like to take that up. Just let us know.

So, that 10,000th parkrunner to cross our finish line? Fittingly it was Katie Robertson, a runner from the 'UK parkrun tourists' running club, visiting us from Edinburgh. If you really let that sink in, ten thousand different parkrunners have joined us at Fountains Abbey in 211 runs over 4 years, it's quite amazing.

Also amazing - this week we had 421 runners, and only one attempted to enter the finish portal twice! 26 under 11s made it round our 5k course without abandoning their adult - excellent work. Same again next week? Go on then!

 

Some Milestones and Mentions

On running their 150th parkrun, congratulations to William Metcalfe and Paul Adams.
Clocking up 100 parkruns, all but 3 of them at Fountains Abbey, was our 26 minute pacer Stuart Pender.
And thanks for joining us to celebrate your 50th run, Ruth Albaya.

Congratulations to the 68 of you that recorded a PB, which we hope was used to justify extra ice creams over the bank holiday weekend.

Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun

For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful.

0 vacant volunteer slots on 12 May 2018 - yay!

5 vacant volunteer slots on 19 May 2018

6 vacant volunteer slots on 26 May 2018

As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with volunteering in the future.

Donating to Fountains Abbey parkrun

It’s now over four years since we set up Fountains Abbey parkrun and we have replaced some of our signage and kit and bought a few new bits and pieces, the latest being a complete new set of finish tokens at a cost of £140. Some of the kit gets provided by parkrun HQ. Some of it doesn’t and on those occasions we do reach out to the community and ask for donations to help keep & our wonderful parkrun and improve its facilities and functioning. If you would like to make a donation to Fountains Abbey parkrun please simply click on the link below: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/fountainsabbey/aboutus/ Thank you very much for your support. 100% of the funds raised are used directly for the benefit of Fountains Abbey parkrun.

If you love Fountains Abbey parkrun, why not join the National Trust (NT)?

If you’d like to join the NT, which for a family is only around £9 per month, the link below provides more information, or you can go to the Visitor Centre at Fountains Abbey: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us

Important notices concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun.

Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

The beautiful play area by the cafe is open from 10am on Saturdays; we politely welcome visitors down to the Abbey for the parkrun and if you’d like to stay and spend more time in the beautiful grounds please just head back through the Visitor Centre once the grounds open to the public [free to NT members].

A polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run.

Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the NT site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey before 9am or you will be denied access. We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the NT by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is now closed at 9am so anyone hoping to get in after this time will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre café as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter. All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the NT site opens.

Visitors arriving at Fountains Abbey by bicycle are asked to leave their bikes in the racks at the Visitor Centre please. Bikes are not allowed in the grounds beyond this point.

There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the old start line by Fountains Hall. Please use them - no exceptions; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.

Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun. Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please.

A reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?

A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

Local races

If you would like to hand out any race literature at Fountains Abbey parkrun we would appreciate you seeking permission from the Run Directors as there are some specific rules that govern us here at Fountains Abbey.

And now the official bit...

This week 421 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 86 were first timers and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Stephen CONSTABLE • Lindsey FALLOW • Lee STANLEY • Phil CHATTERTON • Stuart PENDER • Jon HANCOCK • Christine COOPER • Rod COOPER • Alison TURNER-PARRY • Emily PARRY • Oliver PARRY • Geraldine GRIFFITHS • Emma OATES • Steve OATES • Marcos MONTANA • Tessa RICH • Jess HEYWORTH • Graham BOYD • Maggie WILSON • Katie OATES • Andrew DOVE • Robert EAMES

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

The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who recorded a time of 17:36 on 25th July 2015 (event number 72).
The male record is held by Kris LECHER who recorded a time of 15:19 on 28th April 2018 (event number 210).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.76% (25:08) on 22nd July 2017 (event number 174).

Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 10,015 participants have completed 58,144 parkruns covering a total distance of 290,720 km, including 10,369 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report for Fountains Abbey parkrun #157

Saturday 25th March 2017 was definitely a day to be sporting an apricot t-shirt with "Fountains Abbey (slightly smug)" emblazoned across the front of it. An absolutely beautiful morning and, except perhaps for the treacherously slippy wooden bridge, it genuinely was perfect running conditions! We had 318 happy runners, a wonderfully cheery team of volunteers, the ever-efficient and calm Phil Chatterton in charge, and a goodly group of spectators who provided great support to the two-way traffic of runners. Thanks to all for participating, volunteering and supporting. The cheering spectators were led by none other than Alex (I breathe so loudly it's amazing I can run so fast) Fawcett. Amongst those being cheered on were the Aylesburys ("50 parkruns in a calendar year is not an obsession, it's just a way of life") and Chris Brown (who last year clocked his 100th parkrun on his 70th birthday, and who I'm hereby challenging to clock his 250th on his 75th - or maybe 74th - birthday!). Their surnames are now in the Fountains Abbey parkrun lexicon.

At the front of the field for the boys it was Reece Dalton in 16:31 (also topping the age-gradings with 80.73%), and for the girls it was Olivia Mulligan in 20:44. Congratulations to both. Well done too to the amazing 62 people who clocked a PB yesterday - wow! A huge welcome to the 11 folk who dipped their toe in the parkrun water for the first time (this is the place to do it), and to all our parkrun tourists. Who hope you enjoyed it and that we'll see you again. We did actually have a couple of Funnel Duckers - but the volunteers in the funnel were very restrained and did not resort to any spoonerisms.

The challenge was to come up with a term to describe the person in front of you who can hear that are about to over-take them and who veers slightly into your path, just to make your manoeuvre that little bit harder. The answers, that are publishable, included a Shoulder Dipper and a Cold Shoulderer. But my favourite was Veerer - or should that just be a Vera?

See you next week at probably the most glorious parkrun in the world. And #dfyb - don't (under any circumstances) forget your barcode (you muppet).

Cheers,

Richard

Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun

For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful….

2 vacant volunteer slots on 1st April 2017
7 vacant volunteer slots on 8th April 2017
7 vacant volunteer slots on 15th April 2017

8 vacant volunteer slots on 22nd April 2017

As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with Volunteering in the future

Important notices concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun. Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

A polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run.

Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the National Trust site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey before 9am or you will be denied access. We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the National Trust by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is closed at 9am so anyone hoping to get in after this time, or anyone who leaves the Abbey grounds and wishes to re-enter before 10am, will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre cafe as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter.

All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the National Trust site opens. If you’d like to stay and spend more time in the beautiful grounds please just head back through the Visitor Centre once the grounds open to the public [free to National Trust members].

Visitors arriving at Fountains Abbey by bicycle are asked to leave their bikes in the racks at the Visitor Centre please. Bikes are not allowed in the grounds beyond this point.

There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the start line by Fountains Hall. Please use them - no exceptions; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.

Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun.

Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please :)

A reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?

A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

Local races

The road running season is firmly in full swing. There’s some great races below and they fill up fast so if you want to take part then you know what to do.

If you would like to hand out any race literature at Fountains Abbey parkrun we would appreciate you seeking permission from the Run Directors as there are some specific rules that govern us here at Fountains Abbey.

2017

Dales Trail Series 20k Reeth 1st April 2017: http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt20/
Fountains 10k 2nd April 2017: https://racebest.com/races/fountains-10k
Vale of York 10 Mile 9:30am 9th April 2017: https://racebest.com/races/vale-of-york-10
The Nidderdale 20 mile Run 7th May 2017: http://www.runnidderdale.com
Kirkbymoorside 10k TBC May 2017: http://www.kirkbymoorside10k.co.uk
Leeds Half Marathon 14 May 2017: http://www.runforall.com/half-marathon/leeds/
Ripon 10M May 2016: http://www.riponrunners.org.uk/ripon-10-mile
Melmerby 10k 28 May 2017 11.30am: http://www.melmerbyrun.org
Northallerton 10k 28 May 2017: www.pendragon-ct.org
Kirkby Malzeard 10k TBC
Otley 10 Mile: wednesday 7th June 2017: http://otleyac.org.uk/otley-10-mile-road-race/
Bolton Abbey Summer Solstace Saunter: 21 June 2017: https://www.sueryder.org/get-involved/events/event-registration-form?eventId=591f6044-258c-47e2-9347-fe52f2dde06d&eventSource=1
Ripon Triathlon 1st July 2017: http://www.ripontriathlon.co.uk
Eccup 10 Mile 9:30am 2nd July 2017: https://racebest.com/races/eccup-10
Harrogate 10k: 9am 2nd July 2017:
Darlington Pitstop 10k wednesday 6:30pm 5th July 2017: https://racebest.com/races/pitstop-10k
Burn Valley Half: 10am 9th July 2017: http://www.riponrunners.org.uk/burn-valley-half/
Kilburn Feast 7 mile: 9th July 2017:
Dales Trail Series 30k Muker: 15th July 2017: http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt30/
Burton Leonard 10k http://www.burtonleonard10k.co.uk/
James Herriot Country Trail Run 14k 30th July 2017
Burnsall Feast Fell Race August 2017: http://www.burnsallsports.co.uk
Burnsall Feast 10 mile August 2017: http://www.burnsallsports.co.uk
Tholthorpe 10k 11am 3rd September 2017: http://www.tholthorpe10k.co.uk
Harrogate Triathlon 8am 3rd September 2017: https://racebest.com/races/harrogate-triathlon
Wetherby 10k 2pm 3rd September 2017: https://racebest.com/races/wetherby-10k
Vale of York Half Marathon 9:30 10th September 2017: https://racebest.com/races/vale-of-york-half-marathon
The Great North Run 10th September 2017: http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run
Dales Trail Series 40k Semer Water 23rd September 2017: http://www.dalestrailseries.uk/dt40/
Redcar Half Marathon: TBC October 2017
‘Round Ripon’ Ultra 35 mile: 7th October 2017:
The Plusnet Yorkshire 10 mile: 8th October 2017: https://y10mile.eventdesq.com/org
The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon: 8th October 2017: https://yorkshiremarathon2017.eventdesq.com
The Panoramic Peaks 13k Multi-terrain Race [Grewelthorpe] TBC October 2017
Shaun Lee Johnstone 10 at Boroughbridge: TBC October 2017:
Guy Fawkes 10 mile TBC November 2017
Leeds Abbey Dash 10k TBC November 2017
The Percy Pud
The Chevin Chase: 26th December 2017

Of course if you know of another race that we should be shouting about then please just let us know.

So that’s it for another week. And now here’s the official results…

This week 318 people ran the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers.

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

Male placings:
Reece DALTON (SM18-19) of Ripon Runners, was first over the line in 16:31 - 20th time in 64 appearances.
Rob SCOTT (SM20-24) of Richmond & Zetland Harriers, was second over the line in 16:48 - was first to finish once before.
Tom CALVERT (SM30-34) of Knaresborough Striders, was third over the line in 18:30 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Olivia MULLIGAN (SW20-24) of Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers, was first (16th overall) over the line in 20:44 - third time in 7 appearances.
Emma SORBY (JW15-17) of Ripon Runners, was second (20th overall) over the line in 21:00 - has been first to finish on 27 previous occasions.
Naomi BRIGHT (SW25-29) of City of Hull AC, was third (25th overall) over the line in 21:11.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Reece DALTON (SM18-19) – 80.73% for the time 16:31 (first overall).
David JELLEY (VM60-64) – 79.11% for the time 20:16 (12th overall).
Caleb AYLESBURY (JM10) – 77.55% for the time 21:05 (22nd overall).

The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who recorded a time of 00:17:36 on 25th July 2015 (event number 72).
The male record is held by George MILLS who recorded a time of 00:15:44 on 22nd October 2016 (event number 136).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 91.10% (21:55) on 5th November 2016 (event number 138).

Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 6,777 participants have completed 38,859 parkruns covering a total distance of 194,295 km, including 7,455 new Personal Bests.

 

Fountains Abbey parkrun #118 run report

They say a change is as good as a rest! Changing the direction of our course for the special ‘midsummer madness reverse run’ certainly shook things up. 38 of our fabulous 287 runners pb’d on this arguably hillier course – fantastic running.

There are advantages and disadvantages of running this way round and we thoroughly appreciated your support in considering others at the narrower than usual start – huge shout out to our buggy and dog runners, thank you for ensuring we had a safe and swift start!

The great advantage is obviously the finish area. I don’t think I’ve stopped grinning yet! With a spectacular view of the Abbey it makes it ‘probably’ (I have to include that for legal reasons ;-) !!!!!) the best finish line in parkrunland! The joy of using the near side of the Abbey is we got to appreciate the sun when it finally popped out! The setting is only part of the story – the atmosphere at the finish was one of the best I have ever experienced. Fantastic support from friends and family for those finishing and a chance for groups of friends to congregate at the end (afterall as Adam our ED has said “it’s just an excuse to hang out with your mates”)

Of course none of this would be possible without our fabulous volunteering team – who all ensured that even though we’d changed direction the whole event went off without a hitch - Thank you so much!

This week’s superstars…
Our first runners home (if we are going backwards could this be our tail runners Kathryn and Sam Smith?) Ben Pease and Emma Sorby – well done to you both!

Many congratulations to Samantha Smith and Jake Rickard on joining the 10 junior club. Tom Oates, Laurence Griffin and Stephen Lambert on joining the 50 parkrun club and Charles Casey on his 100th run – sterling work! And whilst not an official club well done to Wendy Marks on her 150th parkrun!

Important announcement concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun course:
Planned footpath work near the parkrun finish area means we will be introducing a new but temporary alternative course at the end of the summer. Details of this will be announced shortly

The trees at Fountains Abbey parkrun start line….
Just a polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run. Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun
For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful….

6 vacant volunteer slots on 25th June 2016
11 vacant volunteer slots on 2nd July 2016
11 vacant volunteer slots on 9th July 2016
11 vacant volunteer slots on 16th July 2016
12 vacant volunteer slots on 23rd July 2016
As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with Volunteering in the future

Local races
The 2016 calendar is in mid season - some cracking local races across the distances so take your pick, but get your places secured; the popularity of running means these races are now selling out faster than ever.
Please note if you would like to hand out any race literature at Fountains Abbey parkrun we would appreciate you seeking permission from the Run Directors as there are some specific rules that govern us here at Fountains Abbey.

The Staveley Stampede 10k 11am 26th June 2106: https://bookitzone.com/Staveley_Stampede/yx2FFX
Darlington Pitstop 10k Wednesday 6 July 2016: http://www.darlingtonharriers.co.uk/events.aspx
Kilburn Feast 7 mile road race: 10th July 2016: http://www.kilburnfeast.uk/roadrace.html
Dales Trail Series 30k Muker: 16th July 2016: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=2303
Burton Leonard 10k: 11am 17th July 2016: http://burtonleonardrun.org.uk
James Herriot Country Trail Run 14k 11am 31st July 2016: https://bookitzone.com/barrie_whitfield/g22FFX
Burnsall Feast Fell Race 20th August 2016: http://www.burnsallsports.co.uk
Burnsall Feast 10 mile 20th August 2016: http://www.burnsallsports.co.uk
Tholthorpe 10k September 2016: http://www.tholthorpe10k.co.uk
Wetherby 10k 2pm 4th September 2016: http://www.wetherbyrunnersac.co.uk/showscreen.php?site_id=117&screentype=folder&screenid=2538
Vale of York Half Marathon 9:30am 11th September 2016: https://racebest.com/races/vale-of-york-half-marathon/enter
The Great North Run September 2016: http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run
Dales Trail Series 40k Semer Water 24th September 2016: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=2304
Redcar Half Marathon: September 2016:
‘Round Ripon’ Ultra 35 mile: October 2016:
The Plusnet Yorkshire 10 mile: October 2016:
The Panoramic Peaks 13k Multi-terrain Race [Grewelthorpe] October 2015: http://gmtr.co.uk
Shaun Lee Johnstone 10 at Boroughbridge: October 2016:
Guy Fawkes 10 mile 6 November 2016 10:30am: http://niddvalleyroadrunners.co.uk/guy-fawkes-10/
Dalby Dash 10k xx November 2016 http://dalbydash.com
Leeds Abbey Dash 10k 6 November 2016: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/events-and-challenges/leeds-abbey-dash/
The Percy Pud 10k: December 2016 Sheffield
The Chevin Chase: 26th December 2016
Jolly Holly Jog: December 2016: http://www.riponrunners.org.uk/jolly-holly-jog-10k/28th-jolly-holly-jog
Of course if you know of another race that we should be shouting about then please just let us know.

Fountains Abbey parkrun agreement with the National Trust specific to this site: IMPORTANT NOTICE
Please note the Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the National Trust site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey before 9am or you will be denied access.
All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the National Trust site opens.
We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the National Trust by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is now closed at 9am so anyone hoping to get in after this time will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre cafe as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter.

Two polite requests
- Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun.
- Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please

Toilet facilities at Fountains Abbey
There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the start line by Fountains Hall.
Please use them - no exceptions.; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?

A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

Children under 11

A regular reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun under UKA rules. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Thank you

So that’s it for another week. And now here’s the official results…

Fountains Abbey parkrun
Event number 118
18th June 2016
Male placings:
Ben PEASE (SM18-19) of Ripon Runners, was first over the line in 16:51 - 15th time in 58 appearances.
Reece DALTON (JM15-17) of Ripon Runners, was second over the line in 17:23 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.
Laurence GRIFFIN (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:37.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Peter Andrew CROWDER (Otley AC) 1369 pts.
Andy TODD (Nidd Valley Road Runners) 1331 pts.
Lucas FAWCETT (Ripon Runners) 1285 pts.
Female placings:
Emma SORBY (JW15-17) of Ripon Runners, was first (21st overall) over the line in 20:58 - 16th time in 82 appearances.
Mena SCATCHARD (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (28th overall) over the line in 21:11 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Laura SCHOFIELD (SW25-29) of York Knavesmire Harriers, was third (39th overall) over the line in 21:53.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Amelie AYLESBURY (Unattached) 1397 pts.
Phoebe HALL (Ripon Runners) 1239 pts.
Anne CHEESEMAN (Ripon Runners) 1192 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jane HOLMES (VW60-64) was graded 86.58% for the time 22:44 (49th overall).
Gordon BAIRD (VM55-59) was graded 80.52% for the time 19:15 (8th overall).
Caleb AYLESBURY (JM10) was graded 79.70% for the time 21:21 (33rd overall).
This week there were 287 runners, of whom 33 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different athletics clubs took part.
Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014, and since then 5,093 different runners, including participants from 412 athletics clubs, have completed 26,778 runs covering a total distance of 133,890 km, and there have been 5,651 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who ran in a time of 00:17:36 on 2015-07-25 (event number 72).
The male record is held by Jason CHERRIMAN who ran in a time of 00:15:51 on 2014-03-29 (event number 5).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ben GRANT who recorded a 89.05% run (19:11) on 19th September 2015 (event number 80).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Fountains Abbey parkrun Results Page.

 

Fountains Abbey parkrun #113 Run Report

Sometimes we take some time for reflection after a parkrun to truly appreciate how utterly fantastic a morning it has been!
I was smiling from the minute I turned into the Visitor Centre entrance and don’t think I’ve stopped yet! It truly was the ‘perfect running conditions’ we wish for each week, sun shining, still air, but with the Spring coolness that takes the edge off all that hard work whilst running!
Greeted by the incredible Ian Swinscoe my fellow run director for the day, we just knew it was going to be a good one! The volunteering team all merrily arrived down the hill, instinct just telling us they were going to be awesome – and they were, thank you all so much!
All that was needed was some cheery runners, and in they came – all 301 of you! Fountains was flooded with blue and white (very ‘in’ colours this season, I believe!) as a large group of Ackworth Runners joined us, great to see you all!
Standing on the ruins giving the run brief it is always breath taking to see how many new parkrunner we have, an amazing statistic came out this week – the one millionth new parkrunner in the UK started last week – so to all those completing their first parkrun, welcome, you have just joined a very large family and thank you for joining the number towards our second millionth runner!
That last fact is even more impressive when you consider parkrun started just over 11 years ago with just 13 runners! We were delighted to welcome Karen Weir and her husband Peter to Fountains this week – Karen is more than one in a million, she’s one of ‘the thirteen’ and holds a very special gold pioneer barcode! Great to meet you Karen and Peter, we hope you visit again soon!

And talking of barcodes…
It was noted by those scanning that many paper barcodes are looking a little worn, you are of course free to print yourself some new ones – or perhaps consider a plastic barcode these are quite inexpensive (and unofficially, from experience, can survive a wash or two!!) and can also contain useful ICE information.
Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?
A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

This week’s superstars…
Well done to our first finishers home, Simon Newton and Isabella Da Costa – fabulous running!
Congratulations to Joe Worthington, Sheila McCudden and Gary Wilson on joining the 50 club – fantastic achievement!

Important announcements concerning the Fountains Abbey parkrun course:
- As we all saw yesterday, over next few weeks the National Trust are conducting dredging works just beyond the Rustic Bridge. Thank you yesterday to the wonderful Sally and Emily who all offered to volunteer as additional marshals down by the works to help everyone get around safely - really appreciated.
- Planned footpath work near the parkrun finish area means we will be introducing a new but temporary alternative course at the end of the summer. Details of this will be announced shortly.
- Midsummer madness; as last year we will be holding a ‘reverse run’ on Saturday 18th June. Mark your diaries.
The trees at Fountains Abbey parkrun start line….
Just a polite reminder to all parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run. Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.
Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun
For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful….                                                                                                                                             3 vacant volunteer slots on 21st May 2016

4 vacant volunteer slots on 28th May 2016

11 vacant volunteer slots on 4th June 2016

11 vacant volunteer slots on 11th June 2016
As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with Volunteering in the future

Local races
The 2016 calendar is in full swing - some cracking local races across the distances so take your pick, but get your places secured; the popularity of running means these races are now selling out faster than ever.
Please note if you would like to hand out any race literature at Fountains Abbey parkrun we would appreciate you seeking permission from the Run Directors as there are some specific rules that govern us here at Fountains Abbey

Melmerby 10k 29th May 2016 11.30am: https://bookitzone.com/melmerby10k/s32FFX
Otley 10 Mile: Wednesday 8 June 2016: https://bookitzone.com/andrew_robertshaw_1/KT2FFX
Darlington Pitstop 10k Wednesday xx July 2016: http://www.darlingtonharriers.co.uk/events.aspx
Kilburn Feast 7 mile: July 2016:
Dales Trail Series 30k Muker: 16th July 2016: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=2303
Burton Leonard 10k: 11am 17th July 2016: http://burtonleonardrun.org.uk
James Herriot Country Trail Run 14k July 2016
Burnsall Feast Fell Race August 2016: http://www.burnsallsports.co.uk
Burnsall Feast 10 mile August 2016: http://www.burnsallsports.co.uk
Tholthorpe 10k September 2016: http://www.tholthorpe10k.co.uk
Wetherby 10k September 2016:
Vale of York Half Marathon September 2016:
The Great North Run September 2016: http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run
Dales Trail Series 40k Semer Water 24th September 2016: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=2304
Redcar Half Marathon: September 2016:
‘Round Ripon’ Ultra 35 mile: October 2016:
The Plusnet Yorkshire 10 mile: October 2016:
The Panoramic Peaks 13k Multi-terrain Race [Grewelthorpe] October 2015: http://gmtr.co.uk
Shaun Lee Johnstone 10 at Boroughbridge: October 2016:
Guy Fawkes 10 mile xx November 2016
Dalby Dash 10k xx November 2016 http://dalbydash.com
Leeds Abbey Dash 10k November 2016: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/events-and-challenges/leeds-abbey-dash/
The Percy Pud 10k: December 2016 Sheffield
The Chevin Chase: 26th December 2016
Jolly Holly Jog: December 2016: http://www.riponrunners.org.uk/jolly-holly-jog-10k/28th-jolly-holly-jog
Of course if you know of another race that we should be shouting about then please just let us know.

Fountains Abbey parkrun agreement with the National Trust specific to this site: IMPORTANT NOTICE
- Please note the Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the National Trust site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey before 9am or you will be denied access.
- All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the National Trust site opens.
We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the National Trust by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is now closed at 9am so anyone hoping to get in after this time will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre cafe as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter.

Two polite requests
- Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun.
- Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please
Toilet facilities at Fountains Abbey
There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the start line by Fountains Hall.
Please use them - no exceptions.; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.

Children under 11

A regular reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun under UKA rules. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Thank you

So that’s it for another week. And now here’s the official results…
Fountains Abbey parkrun
Event number 113
14th May 2016
Male placings:
Simon NEWTON (VM35-39) of Ackworth Road Runners, was first over the line in 17:17 - first appearance.
Ben HOLMES (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:34.
Reece DALTON (JM15-17) of Ripon Runners, was third over the line in 17:40 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy TODD (Nidd Valley Road Runners) 976 pts.
Peter Andrew CROWDER (Otley AC) 957 pts.
Alex FAWCETT (Ripon Runners) 873 pts.
Female placings:
Isabella DA COSTA (JW15-17) (Unattached) was first (20th overall) over the line in 20:33 - second time in 7 appearances.
Emma SORBY (JW15-17) of Ripon Runners, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 20:39 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.
Rosalyn MOORE (VW35-39) of Harrogate Harriers & AC, was third (34th overall) over the line in 21:21 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Amelie AYLESBURY (Unattached) 940 pts.
Phoebe HALL (Ripon Runners) 857 pts.
Anne CHEESEMAN (Ripon Runners) 838 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Alex FAWCETT (VM50-54) was graded 81.57% for the time 18:05 (4th overall).
Caleb AYLESBURY (JM10) was graded 78.30% for the time 21:44 (41st overall).
Elizabeth Margaret BRADBURY (VW70-74) was graded 77.54% for the time 30:43 (232nd overall).
This week there were 301 runners, of whom 65 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different athletics clubs took part.
Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014, and since then 4,916 different runners, including participants from 395 athletics clubs, have completed 25,494 runs covering a total distance of 127,470 km, and there have been 5,420 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who ran in a time of 00:17:36 on 2015-07-25 (event number 72).
The male record is held by Jason CHERRIMAN who ran in a time of 00:15:51 on 2014-03-29 (event number 5).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ben GRANT who recorded a 89.05% run (19:11) on 19th September 2015 (event number 80).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Fountains Abbey parkrun Results

 

Fountains Abbey parkrun #108 Run Report

Pulling up to Visitor’s Centre yesterday morning, I had no idea how wonderful the morning’s weather would turn out! In fact I even debated taking an umbrella just in case!!
As we approached parkrun o’clock the stream of fabulous volunteers seemed to bring the sunshine with them!
By the time the 319 amazing runners had finished and we headed back up the hill, it was a sure sign of warmer things to come to see people sitting outside the café – it’s been a while!

This weeks superstars..
A huge well done to this week’s first finishers Nathan Smith and Chloe Dalton – superb running!
Many congratulations to Suzanne Rickard and Simon Williams on joining the 100 club and to Matthew Jones and Gillian Crane on their 50th parkruns.

Can you help…
A parkrunner found their car damaged when returning to the car park after the run today – did you see anything? If so, please contact us so we can put you in touch with the runner concerned.

Please note the following – this applies to spectators as well as runners.
Fountains Abbey parkrun agreement with the National Trust specific to this site: IMPORTANT NOTICE
Please note the Fountains Abbey parkrun takes place before the National Trust site opens to the public, therefore parkrunners, volunteers & spectators are kindly requested to be through the Visitor Centre gate and down by the Abbey before 9am or you will be denied access.
All parkrun visitors must vacate the Abbey grounds before 10am when the National Trust site opens.
We politely ask that all visitors to Fountains Abbey parkrun help us and our special relationship with the National Trust by respecting the basis upon which we operate. The gate at the top by the Visitor Centre is now closed at 9am so anyone hoping to get in after this time will be disappointed. The good news is that we look forward to joining you for a coffee in the Visitor Centre cafe as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your support in this important matter

Volunteering at Fountains Abbey parkrun
For everyone that has already put themselves forward to help out in the coming weeks we are supremely grateful….
3 vacant volunteer slots on 16th April 2016
5 vacant volunteer slots on 23rd April 2016
11 vacant volunteer slots on 30th April 2016
13 vacant volunteer slots on 7th May 2016
As always please drop us a line at fountainsabbeyhelpers@parkrun.com if you can assist with Volunteering in the future

Local races
The 2016 calendar is in full swing - some cracking local races across the distances so take your pick, but get your places secured; the popularity of running means these races are now selling out faster than ever.
Please note if you would like to hand out any race literature at Fountains Abbey parkrun we would appreciate you seeking permission from the Run Directors as there are some specific rules that govern us here at Fountains Abbey.
Vale of York 10 mile 9.30am 17th April 2016: https://racebest.com/races/vale-of-york-10
Fountains 10k 11am 24th April 2016: http://www.fountains10k.co.uk
Kirkbymoorside 10k 1st May 2016: https://www.sportsentrysolutions.co.uk/new_race_page.php?recordID=756
Leeds Half Marathon 8th May 2016: http://www.runforall.com/half-marathon/leeds/
Ripon 10 mile race: 10am 15th May 2016: http://www.riponrunners.org.uk/ripon-10-mile
Melmerby 10k 29th May 2016 11.30am: https://bookitzone.com/melmerby10k/s32FFX
Otley 10 Mile: Wednesday 8 June 2016: https://bookitzone.com/andrew_robertshaw_1/KT2FFX
Darlington Pitstop 10k Wednesday xx July 2016: http://www.darlingtonharriers.co.uk/events.aspx
Kilburn Feast 7 mile: July 2016:
Dales Trail Series 30k Muker: 16th July 2016: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=2303
Burton Leonard 10k: 11am 17th July 2016: http://burtonleonardrun.org.uk
James Herriot Country Trail Run 14k July 2016
Burnsall Feast Fell Race August 2016: http://www.burnsallsports.co.uk
Burnsall Feast 10 mile August 2016: http://www.burnsallsports.co.uk
Tholthorpe 10k September 2016: http://www.tholthorpe10k.co.uk
Wetherby 10k September 2016:
Vale of York Half Marathon September 2016:
The Great North Run September 2016: http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run
Dales Trail Series 40k Semer Water 24th September 2016: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=2304
Redcar Half Marathon: September 2016:
‘Round Ripon’ Ultra 35 mile: October 2016:
The Plusnet Yorkshire 10 mile: October 2016:
The Panoramic Peaks 13k Multi-terrain Race [Grewelthorpe] October 2015: http://gmtr.co.uk
Shaun Lee Johnstone 10 at Boroughbridge: October 2016:
Guy Fawkes 10 mile xx November 2016
Dalby Dash 10k xx November 2016 http://dalbydash.com
Leeds Abbey Dash 10k November 2016: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/events-and-challenges/leeds-abbey-dash/
The Percy Pud 10k: December 2016 Sheffield
The Chevin Chase: 26th December 2016
Jolly Holly Jog: December 2016: http://www.riponrunners.org.uk/jolly-holly-jog-10k/28th-jolly-holly-jog
Of course if you know of another race that we should be shouting about then please just let us know.

Two polite requests
Please stand in the correct place at the start of the run according to your ability. If you are slower than the runners behind you this will cause a bottleneck at the start of the parkrun.
Please mind your feet particularly at the start of the run. No slips and trips please
Toilet facilities at Fountains Abbey
There are toilets by the Visitor Centre and these are well signposted. There are additional toilets around 50 metres behind the start line by Fountains Hall.
Please use them - no exceptions; we need your fullest support with this. Thank you.
The trees at Fountains Abbey parkrun start line….
We have been asked to remind parkrunners that the trees at the start area are not clothes pegs. Please would runners leave their kit on the ground during the run and please do not be offended if we ask you to help us. Many thanks for your co-operation & support in looking after the beautiful environment in which we run each week.

Why not order yourself a printed plastic barcode?

A range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags are available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.
Children under 11

A regular reminder about one of the key rules that govern parkrun under UKA rules. For your, our and your children's protection could parents please help us by making sure that any children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Thank you

So that’s it for another week. And now here’s the official results…

Fountains Abbey parkrun
Event number 108
9th April 2016
Male placings:
Nathan SMITH (JM15-17) of City of York AC, was first over the line in 16:52 - second time in 8 appearances.
Ben PEASE (JM15-17) of Ripon Runners, was second over the line in 17:03 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Reece DALTON (JM15-17) of Ripon Runners, was third over the line in 18:13 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy TODD (Nidd Valley Road Runners) 562 pts.
Alex FAWCETT (Ripon Runners) 489 pts.
Peter Andrew CROWDER (Otley AC) 485 pts.
Female placings:
Chloe DALTON (JW11-14) of Ripon Runners, was first (18th overall) over the line in 20:46 - 7th time in 38 appearances.
Isabella DA COSTA (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 20:56.
Karen HOPWOOD (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (36th overall) over the line in 21:58.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Amelie AYLESBURY (Unattached) 502 pts.
Anne CHEESEMAN (Ripon Runners) 479 pts.
Phoebe HALL (Ripon Runners) 474 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jane HOLMES (VW60-64) was graded 86.02% for the time 22:53 (54th overall).
Norman BUSH (VM75-79) was graded 83.42% for the time 23:07 (60th overall).
Nathan SMITH (JM15-17) was graded 82.51% for the time 16:52 (first overall).
This week there were 319 runners, of whom 54 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different athletics clubs took part.
Fountains Abbey parkrun started on 1st March 2014, and since then 4,690 different runners, including participants from 379 athletics clubs, have completed 24,056 runs covering a total distance of 120,280 km, and there have been 5,111 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Sharon BARLOW who ran in a time of 00:17:36 on 2015-07-25 (event number 72).
The male record is held by Jason CHERRIMAN who ran in a time of 00:15:51 on 2014-03-29 (event number 5).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ben GRANT who recorded a 89.05% run (19:11) on 19th September 2015 (event number 80).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Fountains Abbey parkrun Results Page.

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