Event #261

We are already half way through May and it is lovely to hear the birdsong in a morning as we are setting up and waiting for our runners to arrive. We had a bit of added excitement this week too as there were two deer sighted in the park. They must have forgotten their barcodes though as they didn't come through the finish funnel ;P.

Usually the first people we see are our fabulous volunteers and it goes without saying that we really appreciate their help, our high viz heroes this week were Clive COOK  •  Dave MONAGHAN  •  Dominic ASHFORTH  •  Francine ASHFORTH  •  Glen HARTLEY  •  Helen PENN  •  Jacqueline M EDWARDS  •  Jamie PENN  •  Joanne EGAN  •  Kim HUNT  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Nick LARKE  •  Pete KIRK  •  Piper LARKE  •  Susan ELDER  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH  thank you everyone :D

A lovely morning saw a good turnout of 205 participants. We welcomed 38 first timers, including visitors from Sussex, Liverpool, Pontefract, Cleethorpes, Dublin, Bristol and Surrey. We hope you enjoyed your run with us, we'd love to have you back again soon.

We also welcomed 7 runners completing their first ever parkrun, well done to you, hopefully the first of many :)

There were milestone celebrations for: Daniel James BARRASS on his 100th parkrun while Christopher MOODY and Amanda GREENWOOD who both completed their 50th parkruns with us . Congratulations all, don't forget to show off your new t-shirts!

33 of you recorded new pb's: congratulations to..Matthew SNOWAndy KENDALLJake VAN NUILLaura EMMSChristopher SHAKESBYJames CLARKNicholas LEWISPhil JENNINGSRichard BERRYJohn ATKINCharles AUTYJez KAYEJohn LATUSSteve CRONANHarald LECHERJohn CARTMELLChris DZIALOWSKIRichard MARSHALLLily BARRPetia LINGOVA-MCCRACKENDorota PLAZASean MCLEANBarrie LOUWPeter JONESHelen O'GRADYVicki HONEValerie FARMERJulia PEPLOWChris WILLIAMSLeah NICHOLSONRachel LEWISDavid EDMISTON and Jessica BELLENIE. very well done everyone.

Don't forget it's our 5th anniversary on the 1st June. We'd love for you to join us as we celebrate another successful year. As always we plan to start the morning a little earlier so we can announce the award winners for this year and don't forget there will be cake at the finish..........

Have a great week everyone, see you next Saturday

Helen.

 

 

 

Event #260

Another week whizzes away and another Saturday morning finds us once again in the Humber bridge country park.
Luckily for us after the gloomy week we've had, Saturday was sunny and inviting - certainly puts a spring in your step and surely the temperature must improve soon?

We arrived to set up the course and were soon joined by some eager volunteers,who helped with the finishing touches as we awaited the starter's orders.

We say a big thank you to our volunteers this week, Dave MONAGHAN  •  Dominic ASHFORTH  •  Francine ASHFORTH  •  Helen PENN  •  Ian HAIRSINE  •  John LATUS  •  Kate DAVEY  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Mike EGAN  •  Neil HERON  •  Pete KIRK  •  Phil JENNINGS  •  Shelley DUNN  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH. 

We can't stress enough how much we appreciate your help in getting this fantastic parkrun moving every week - we do always need more folk to come forward though so please don't be shy :)

We had 152 finishers this week including 13 first timers,with visitors from Barnaby, Oldham and Halifax.. We also welcomed 6 participants taking part in their very first parkrun : )  .

We also had a 50th milestone to celebrate with Jo MARGINSON earning her red t-shirt. Congratulations Jo!

There were also celebrations for the 26 speedsters who recorded new pb's this week. Congratulations to Stephen LOGAN our first finisher this week , Tim SAVAGEWill HONESamuel DOWNINGVictor HONEPhilip DOWNINGTom EDMISTONHelen PHILLIPSEmma-Jane PARKINJohn DEVANEYChristina ADAMSDorota PLAZAPeter JONESCaroline TRIGGNick MCCOYVicki HONEMaureen WILKINSONSusan BEASLEYLeah NICHOLSONCarole MCCOYLouise SPALTONRachel LEWISMalcolm BURTONDebbie GRINDLEVanessa DONKIN and Caroline WRIDE. Awesome work everyone.

As we are nearing our 5th anniversary it is time to start crunching the stats to see who our annual trophy winners will be. This does of course mean that we will need our current trophy holders to return their silverware by the end of the month please :)

Great to see so many of you in action today at the Beverley 10k today, both running, supporting and for our Beverley ac members, hosting and marshalling the race. Thank you very much to them and well done to all who took part :)

A quick word of  congratulations to Simon and Rachael Getgood who are parkrun regulars that we've not seen for a few weeks, with good reason as it turns out as they were back this week with their gorgeous new baby boy. Very best wishes to you both on the arrival of our first parkrun baby :D

Have a great week everyone

see you soon.

Helen.

 

Event #259

May the fourth be with you...... This week was a great opportunity to embrace our inner geeks and celebrate Star Wars day. Few things could be better than celebrating the key movie franchise of our misspent youth with a parkrun : )

The force was strong with you all as 200 of you joined us in all manner of amazing costumes to ensure this was the run we were looking for ; )

We welcomed 27 first timers to our course and visitors from Durham, Manchester, Rushmore, Stevenage, London, Nottingham, Tatooine and Jakku....we hope you enjoyed your run- we'd love to have you back again soon.

We had 12 people taking part in their first ever parkrun! well done all and welcome to the family!

As always we say a big thank you to the real stars of the show, the volunteers :)  this week's high viz heroes were: Dave MONAGHAN  •  Dominic ASHFORTH  •  Francine ASHFORTH  •  Glen HARTLEY  •  Helen PENN  •  Jamie PENN  •  Joanne BELSHAW  •  Ken BROWN  •  Kim MCBIRNIE  •  Mark WATERSON  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Nick FRERE  •  Pete KIRK  •  Rozz BOSHELL  •  Tony BARKER  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH. Thank you very much :D

39 of you recorded new pb's - must have been the icy cold showers spurring you on!

Congratulations to : first finisher Oliver MATHARU , David MEILHANAlistair ORRChun Keat YEWJames LUNDYDallas JOPLINGSimon BLACKNELLVictor HONEAndy SPAFFORDRoderick RUIZIan REGESTEROliver WIGLEYThomas ATKINSONPaul SCOTTMichelle Jayne HILLABYFiona BENNETTBen SANDERSONRichard NUTTALLMark WILKINKathy CUCKOODaniel SPARKSSandra WRIGHTMary WILLIAMSChristina ADAMSShireen WALKERAnita HULTUMJanet LOUWKaren THOMPSONKatie WILKINBarrie LOUWBarbara WESSONLucy ACKROYDJennifer BENSONSusan BEASLEYLeah NICHOLSONHannah BROADLEYRachel LEWISElsie OWEN and Allie ADDEY. Fantastic work everyone :D

Congratulations to junior runner Jack DOCKERILL who completed his 10th parkrun this week , look out for the important t-shirt email : ).

Well done to all of you who were running today, I know there were a lot of you at the North Lincs half producing some fantastic times!  Don't forget to share your stories with us, we enjoy hearing about your race experiences and it really encourages our newer runners that they could be capable of this too.

That's all for now, don't forget to keep June 1st free as it's our 5th anniversary and there will be awards up for grabs..........

Have a great week

Helen.

 

 

 

Event #258

To Storm or not to storm? That was the question this Saturday morning as the threat of storm Hannah loomed and a lot of the parkruns in the west of the country had already fallen foul of high winds and torrential rain.

Luckily for us, the rain held off until we were all packed up and just about back in our cars!  As it happened, most of the run was blessed with glorious sunshine which, if anything made us all a bit too warm :)

We had a good turnout of 171 participants, which was a lovely surprise as a lot of our regulars were away in London for some run or something....

We welcomed 17 first timers at our course, including visitors from Texas, Newcastle upon Tyne, Lincoln, Heaton Park and Horsham. While 7 people were taking park in their first ever parkrun!  We hope you all enjoyed your run with us and we'd love to welcome you back again another week.

As always we doff our caps to our high viz heroes who helped the run take place safely and efficiently - cheers to

Alex MCBIRNIE  •  Andrew MOULD  •  Andrew PENN  •  Dave MONAGHAN  •  Dominic ASHFORTH  •  Francine ASHFORTH  •  Glen HARTLEY  •  Helen PENN  •  Justin FIELDER  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Paul WALTHAM  •  Rozz BOSHELL  •  Sally FISHER  •  Susan ELDER  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH  we really appreciate your efforts :)

Now would seem like a good time to celebrate our volunteers achievements as Alex McBirnie reached his 25th volunteer milestone before going back to uni and regular helper Matthew Fisher-Gill reached his 100th volunteer milestone on his birthday weekend. On behalf of Humber bridge parkrun, we'd like to thank you both very much for all your hard work and dedication, you've both put a lot of effort in and it's really appreciated : )

We had a few runners celebrate milestones too, Jamie GOULD and Robert WILKINSON reached 100 parkruns and Mark A HUNT reached 50 . Congratulation all and thanks for the cake Jamie!.

32 of you achieved new pb's , great work Jamie GOULDDanny LONGHORNMark PHILLIPSJon SAMUELJoe SKIPSEYVenika MOVERLEYRoderick RUIZJessica GOULDShaun SCAIFEStewart FEATHERRobert BUTTERWICKFiona BENNETT,Brook JONES,  Philip OSBORNEAmy BLINKHORNHelen GREENScarlet JONESValerie SPRAGUEKathy CUCKOODaisy SIMMSDaniel SPARKSJo PAGEJanet LOUWMandy SIMMSBernard SPRAGUEBarrie LOUWKaren THOMPSONKaren MULLINSAngela KHUDONAZAROVAHannah BROADLEYPatricia OSBORNE and Jessica BELLENIE. congratulations everyone  - hard work paying off :)

Don't forget that next week we're paying homage to all things star wars as Saturday is May 4th and it would be rude not to : )  let's fill the country park with wookies, ewoks, driods and all manner of strange creatures ........

Have a great week everyone, see you soon.

Helen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event #257

Saturday morning was one of those mornings where getting up early to go for a run is absolutely the right thing to do :)
It seems a fair few of you agreed too as 206 participants were raring to go at 9am.....

We welcomed 39 first timers, including visitors from Marple, Bingley, Cambridge, Leeds, Halifax,Hackney, Kettering,Bishop Stortford, Sheffield, Peterborough, Chesterfield and London. 18 of you were also taking part in your first ever parkrun!  We hope you all enjoyed your morning with us and we'd love to see you again : )

As always I'd like to thank the volunteers who came forward to make the event happen, we wouldn't be able to run a safe event without you, so thank you to :

Alex MCBIRNIE  •  Anya WHINCUP  •  Daniel James BARRASS  •  Dominic ASHFORTH  •  Francine ASHFORTH  •  Gabbie PATTISON  •  Helen PENN  •  Jackie PHILLIPS  •  Jamie PENN  •  Kim MCBIRNIE  •  Mark PHILLIPS  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Paul CARTWRIGHT  •  Richard PEARSON  •  Rozz BOSHELL  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH     you are very much appreciated :D

We are very short of helpers for the next few weeks so please do come forward and have a go at making the parkrun magic happen - all jobs are listed on our volunteer page so do let us know what you'd like to try :).

You may have noticed that we had a special guest this week, The Bishop of parkrun was in attendance offering blessings for a donation towards a bench that our friends at Hull parkrun are wanting to install in memory of founder Gill Tremere.  We felt very strongly that we wanted to help with this and decided that this would be a fun way to go about it. Thanks to your generosity we raised an impressive £60 ! I shall bring the donation bucket ( but sadly not the Bishop) again next week as a few people have said they would like to donate this coming week too. There is absolutelyno obligation to get involved, but if you would like to, please give me a shout : ).

There were 47!! new personal best's set this week, it's amazing the effect a bit of sunshine can have!  Congratulations to Matthew SNOWKatie ROWLANDStephen NICHOLLSAlex ROBERTSJohn BRENNANAndrew BOULTONMark DOYLEPhil JENNINGSShirley OGLESBYPaul DEARINGRichard ANDERSENNia STEADNick FREREMegan CHOWN Simon STAPLEYEllie HEXTALLThomas ATKINSONJohn WILSONKate DAVEYKatie TWEDDLEFiona BENNETTDave HOLTBYAnne WAGSTAFFKirsty GREENValerie SPRAGUEHelen GREENSarah ROWANAmy PEARSONBella YOUNGKerry YOUNGRiley PENNINGTONDaisy SIMMSTristan LAWTEYChristina ADAMSDaniel SPARKSJanet LOUWMary PRATTSarah FAWCETTClare BESSANT-NICHOLLSBarrie LOUWNicola SCOTTRebecca GIBSONBernard SPRAGUEAlison NETTLETONMartin O'NEILLHannah BROADLEY and Natalie KILLICK. Great work everyone : ).

We also had some milestones to celebrate this week -  Clare BESSANT-NICHOLLS  celebrated reaching her 50th parkrun with a pb  while one of our younger runners Samuel ROWAN, completed his 10th parkrun. Congratulations both of you, we look forward to seeing those new t-shirts : )

Don't forget our next events coming up in the country park, May the 4th is our Star wars dress up event, while 1st June will be our 5th Anniversary celebrations - we do hope you can join us.

Have a great week everyone, see you Saturday : )

Helen.

 

 

 

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