Heslington parkrun is cancelled on 2020-11-28 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Heslington parkrun the big 100

Saturday 8th February 2020 dawned, the sun was shinning, the wind was but a gentle breeze - the calm before the storm - & 478 runners, joggers and walkers assembled at the start line. It was an extra special day at Heslington as it was the 100th Parkrun. There was lots of excitement as everyone waited for Paul, the Run Director, to set us on our way. As usual there were pushchairs and prams and some very excited dogs, all eager to get going.
Of the 478, 45 were first timers, 117 recorded new Personal Bests and 36 different clubs were represented.

Today we also had a number of records set and dynamic duo Amy and Jen Bennison both ran their 100th parkrun. They are regulars at Heslington and it was great to see them both achieve this momentous event today; what is even more amazing is that Amy is just 8 years old & has already clocked up over 300 miles at parkruns - well done Amy

Also hitting milestones today were Jonathan Fox who ran his 100th, Chris Morris who ran his 50th and Melissa Adams and George Burt both ran their 10th parkruns; brilliant work all round.

First male home today was Heslington regular & fans favourite Jordan Howe who also set a new course record of 15mins and 30seconds. So many of us were thrilled that the course record now sits with a regular & local runner. Jordan was also the 7th fastest male in the UK on the 8th February.
First Female home today was Georgina Weston another regular at Heslington.
Of course none of us would have been able to get out there and strut our stuff today, whether that is running, jogging or walking, without the fabulous hi-viz heroes who give us their time for us. Todays 47 volunteers were:

Andrew MCMORRIS • Stephen WILSON • Ste ROBSON • Emma SIMMONS • Ruth ROBSON • John FOTHERGILL • Kevin HIND • Joseph ROBSON • Jane MORBY • Eleanor EASTWOOD • Rob HUNT • Chris COOPER • Matthew WILCOCK • James OLLERENSHAW • Paul EASTWOOD • Abbie EASTWOOD • Dan EASTWOOD • Josh MCMORRIS • Adrian GUNN • Graham ROBERTSON • William HARGREAVES • Stephen CLARKE • Kate BOYD • David SPILLETT • Nick SHIPLEY • Paul LISTER • Don GUNN • Jordan HOWE • Jake STEPHENS • Leigh SHIPLEY • Jonny WISE • Gareth BOWKER • Lucy HART • Claire WILSON • Dean STARKEY • Jack SLOCOMBE • Ashley SMITH • Jamie INCH • Olivia BOWLING • Emma GILMORE • Valda BARNETT • Daniel BUTCHER • Joseph DAVIES • Ceri WYBORN • Tasmin SARAI • Amy CARTON
And let’s not forget Woody who had a central role at the turn about point, barking us on
Also a huge thanks to Ruth Robson for the flapjack, it was absolutely delicious and also to Ste Robson for undertaking rigorous quality control checks.

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

The female record is held by Emma WAUDBY who recorded a time of 16:51 on 17th November 2018 (event number 40).

The male record is held by Jordan HOWE who recorded a time of 15:30 on 8th February 2020 (event number 100).

The Age Grade course record is held by Emma WAUDBY who recorded 91.99% (16:51) on 17th November 2018 (event number 40).

Heslington parkrun started on 13th January 2018. Since then 7,134 participants have completed 34,616 parkruns covering a total distance of 173,080 km, including 6,928 new Personal Bests. A total of 576 individuals have volunteered 2,994 times.

 

Run report #99

On a day only a sailor would look forward to 475 intrepid souls abandoned the warmth and comfort of the house to battle through 20mph winds (gusting up to 40mph at times) to take part in perhaps the best thing you can do on a Saturday morning with your clothes on.

However, these hardy folks are not the heroes of the day, that accolade goes to the even more intrepid 38 Volunteers who not only took on mother nature but for many were rooted to their posts for over an hour in the grips of the wind. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, he’s and she’s, them or they I give you our volunteers (pauses for rapturous but spontaneous applause).

Jeffrey WOOLHOUSE • Andrew MCMORRIS • Stephen WILSON • Luke HARBORD • Sharon LYNN • Tim GIBSON • Georgina WESTON • Andrew GREEN • Kevin HIND • Nicola CLEMENTS • Matt RYLATT • Celia MAUGHAN • William HARGREAVES • Nick BOYD • Kate BOYD • Nick SHIPLEY • Jordan HOWE • Teresa HUNTLEY • Jonny WISE • Amy IREDALE-MITCHELL • Clare STONES • Gareth BOWKER • Claire WILSON • Jen BENNISON • Amy BENNISON • Jim MCCAMBRIDGE • Dean STARKEY • Abbey DRIFFIELD • Jack SLOCOMBE • Sarah WHITEHOUSE • Jamie INCH • Olivia BOWLING • Emma GILMORE • Julie LINLEY • Lesley KNEVITT • Valda BARNETT • Daniel BUTCHER • Joseph DAVIES

Without volunteers every week parkrun would not happen, if you have not yet offered your services, I can heartily recommend it, not only do you get to get out of the house but you can help make someone’s day and wear a natty hi-viz jacket. Contact your local friendly run director to sign up, there are loads of roles, from pacer to tail walker, from photographer to report writer, on course marshal to bar code scanner, event set up to event close down or bar code sorting (you can do this one with a brew too). You will be made to feel welcome, taught what to do and you will be contributing to the fun and enjoyment for all those who run, jog or walk.

Across the whole of York today there were 84 phenomenal volunteers allowing 1140 people to run, walk or jog their way around the 3 parkrun events. Over 1200 people in our little town out on a Saturday morning in wind you wouldn’t turn your dog out in. Well done everyone.

Today at YO10 we said hello for the first time to 55 newbies, welcome to parkrun and before long you will wonder why you hadn’t done it years ago. Despite the wind 62 people set new personal best times, which, when you consider the out run along the bumpy brick road was headlong into the gale, is a great effort. Jordan Howe was the first male home (no real surprise there), Georgina Weston the first female home and William Chalk had the honour of being the first junior home in a smidge over 20 minutes.

Whether you came 1st or 475th the joy of parkrun is the taking part.

Bravo to you all and see you all again next week for the big one when Heslington hits 100. Bring a friend, bring two, bring cake spread the love and let everyone know how good Heslington parkrun is.

 

Heslington parkrun report #98 by Clare Stones

Friday night and the nerves were kicking in......

Tomorrow was parkrun !!! But no ordinary parkrun for me.

Saturday 25th January 2020 and the 98th Heslington parkrun.

Everything was ready and charged, weather checked, roster checked, volunteer instructions sent out, facebook message sent and the important vest ready to wear… tomorrow was my FIRST ever day as “Run Director” all by myself … gulp!

Double alarms set.. I didn’t want to lie in and let anyone down.

By 8.30am all was calm and set up with the help of Jordan Howe, and we were on the cycle track ready for the masses, course checked by the lovely Kate Boyd, Rob Hunt ready on car park duty and volunteers starting to arrive.

Do you know what … I didn’t need to be so nervous as the Heslington parkrun family were there to help and everyone down at Heslington is so supportive.

It was a bit on the cold side for volunteers but perfect running conditions and the adrenaline of the event kept me warm.

Then onto reading my run director report and setting off the runners, joggers and walkers… wow what a feeling, watching everyone on their merry way! Absolutely loved it.

Loved every minute of the being run director and looking forward to my next time, next week I will enjoy being one of the runners for a change.

This week 474 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 102 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

First male home was James McCall bagging himself a PB, first female home was course regular Georgina Weston and first junior home was Jack Slocombe.

A very happy 16th birthday to Ben Gilroy who celebrated by getting himself a PB.

Congratulations to David Galsworthy for his 100th parkrun and also to Glenn Atkinson and Amy Iredale-Mitchell on their 50th parkrun.

The event was made possible by 40 fabulous volunteers who helped make it possible for parkrun to go ahead, a huge thank you to you all for giving up your time and supporting me through the event. Each and every one of you play such an important role in giving the best parkrun experience and you are all awesome.

Andrew MCMORRIS • Ste ROBSON • Richard WALKER • John MIDDLETON • Sharon LYNN • Georgina WESTON • Sonia ENGLISH • Rob HUNT • David WATSON • Celia MAUGHAN • Maria Anne WATSON • Daniel ARCKLESS • Graham ROBERTSON • Rob WHITE • Russ CADDIE • William HARGREAVES • Nick BOYD • Kate BOYD • Nick SHIPLEY • Susan TAIT • Jordan HOWE • Kevern STAFFORD • Louise BARCLAY JOHNSON • Helen GRAINGER • Abigail BROOKS • Jane JACKSON • Amy IREDALE-MITCHELL • Clare STONES • Jim MCCAMBRIDGE • Abbey DRIFFIELD • Jack SLOCOMBE • Claire INCH • Jamie INCH • Olivia BOWLING • Noah JACKSON • Lesley KNEVITT • Dillon ALSTON • Sarah GALLAGHER • Valda BARNETT • Daniel BUTCHER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Heslington parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Matthew GRIEVE who recorded a time of 15:34 on 16th June 2018 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Emma WAUDBY who recorded a time of 16:51 on 17th November 2018 (event number 40).

The Age Grade course record is held by Emma WAUDBY who recorded 91.99% (16:51) on 17th November 2018 (event number 40).
Heslington parkrun started on 13th January 2018. Since then 7,034 participants have completed 33,663 parkruns covering a total distance of 168,315 km, including 6,750 new Personal Bests. A total of 569 individuals have volunteered 2,907 times.

 

Run Report Event #97 by Lucy Hart

Heslington parkrun

Saturday 18th January 2020 and the 97th Heslington parkrun and what a glorious day it was, if not a little nippy. The sun was shining bright and soon sorted out the frost that had arrived overnight. A huge thanks to the run directors for checking the route and ensuring it was safe for us to go out.

Today saw 513 of us running, jogging and walking the course along with the usual pushchairs and dogs, everyone seemed to enjoy it. Today there was 77 first timers at Heslington and 83 of you recorded personal bests, we also had representatives from 41 clubs.

First male home this morning was the course regular Jordan Howe, with Matt Poole coming in second and Mark Cage third.

First female was another course regular Georgina Weston, with Emily Baines coming in second and Claire Jones third.

First junior home was Dan Durkin.

Well done to Richard Wilson and Adrienne McCallum on their 100th parkrun and to Nick Jones and Helen Burton on their 50th parkrun. Congratulations to Luke Harbord for reaching his 25th milestone for volunteering.

As ever we wouldn’t be able to go out there and do our stuff without the wonderful volunteers, today 35 people gave their time, a huge thank-you to each of you who let this event happen:
Stephen WILSON • Mattthew SMITHSON • Ste ROBSON • Emma SIMMONS • Sara HARBORD • Ruth ROBSON • Luke HARBORD • Kevin HIND • Joseph ROBSON • Jane MORBY • Eleanor EASTWOOD • Rob HUNT • Celia MAUGHAN • Maria Anne WATSON • Abbie EASTWOOD • Dan EASTWOOD • William HARGREAVES • Don GUNN • Jordan HOWE • Clare STONES • Lucy HART • Claire WILSON • Jim MCCAMBRIDGE • Paul HARBORD • Abbey DRIFFIELD • Jack SLOCOMBE • Ashley SMITH • Jamie INCH • Olivia BOWLING • Cameron WOODS • Kevin THOMAS • Valda BARNETT • Daniel BUTCHER • Joseph DAVIES • Oliver GLEDHILL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Heslington parkrun results page.

The male record is held by Matthew GRIEVE who recorded a time of 15:34 on 16th June 2018 (event number 20).

The female record is held by Emma WAUDBY who recorded a time of 16:51 on 17th November 2018 (event number 40).

The Age Grade course record is held by Emma WAUDBY who recorded 91.99% (16:51) on 17th November 2018 (event number 40).

Heslington parkrun started on 13th January 2018. Since then 6,982 participants have completed 33,189 parkruns covering a total distance of 165,945 km, including 6,648 new Personal Bests. A total of 565 individuals have volunteered 2,867 times.

 

The one with all the cake for our 2nd birthday (by Dawn Broom)

Today Heslington celebrated its second birthday with 486 eager runners who ran, jogged or walked the course in rather blustery conditions. Although no blustery weather stands in the way of parkrunners! It was supported by 39 volunteers whobraved the windy weather, with their normal friendly demeanor. First to cross the finish in a of time of 16:44 was Jake Stephens of Vegan Runners. First female to finish was Emily Baines in a time of 18:38 from York Knavesmire Harriers. Top age grading todaywent to Tim Franklin V60-64 whose 20:16 earned him 81.99%.

As a tourist this was my second time at Heslington. It has plentiful parking and very good facilities. Today the course was a little different to the first time I did it, but still with some of the out and back section that makes it quite specialas you can cheer others along as you pass on opposite sides. A fast course for those looking for a PB or season's best time. Very friendly and as tourist some lovely areas to explore within close proximity to York.

This week 486 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 77 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 39 volunteers:

Dawn BROOM • John BROOM • Rowena LEARY • Andrew MCMORRIS • Ste ROBSON • Emma SIMMONS • Sara HARBORD • Steve SMOWTON • Sharon LYNN • Tim GIBSON • Georgina WESTON • David WATSON • Matthew WILCOCK • Celia MAUGHAN • Maria Anne WATSON • Paul EASTWOOD • Adrian GUNN • Rob WHITE • William HARGREAVES • Kate BOYD • Isaac WHITE • Harry LYNN • Don GUNN • Matt BROWN • Jordan HOWE • Emily BAINES • James CANN • Jack BRATLEY • Silvia BRATLEY • Jane WILCOCK • Edwina SUBRITZKY • Claire WILSON • Jim MCCAMBRIDGE • Dean STARKEY • Abbey DRIFFIELD • Jack SLOCOMBE • Richard POATE • Michael LONG • Valda BARNETT

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

The male record is held by Matthew GRIEVE who recorded a time of 15:34 on 16th June 2018 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Emma WAUDBY who recorded a time of 16:51 on 17th November 2018 (event number 40).
The Age Grade course record is held by Emma WAUDBY who recorded 91.99% (16:51) on 17th November 2018 (event number 40).

Heslington parkrun started on 13th January 2018. Since then 6,905 participants have completed 32,676 parkruns covering a total distance of 163,380 km, including 6,563 new Personal Bests. A total of 559 individuals have volunteered 2,832 times.