Event #265

After a somewhat rainy week ( actually it was pretty miserable) it came as a lovely surprise that apart from a few puddles, our course was in pretty good condition. With a big thank you to Jamie, Dave and Glen for clearing all the debris beforehand.

Even though the weather has been less than amazing thus far, it didn't dampen the spirits of the 171 participants who joined us this week to run, jog or walk the course.

We had a whopping 41 first timers including visitors from South Manchester, Rodin Valley, Haywards Heath, Crystal Palace, Rothwell and Stretford! We hope you all enjoyed your visit with us and you'll come back again soon :)

16 of you took part in your first ever parkrun, congratulations and welcome to the parkrun family :)

This event is made possible by our amazing volunteers, this week's high viz heroes were :  Chris POWNEY  •  Dave MONAGHAN  •  Dominic ASHFORTH  •  Fiona WALES  •  Francine ASHFORTH  •  Glen HARTLEY  •  Helen CATTERMOLE  •  Helen PENN  •  Jamie PENN  •  Kay FARROW  •  Ken BROWN  •  Louise BARRETT  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Robin CATTERMOLE  •  Sally FISHER

Thank you very much for you efforts :)

19 of you recorded new pb's - well done to Stephen WALKERJack DOCKERILLJames CLARKTom EDMISTONSam BIXBYSimon DOCKERILLBethany DAVIESAlex DOWNINGPeter ENGLISHStanley BEANEYGlen HARTLEYMichael HEATONZaki TYASLaura ELLIOTTJade CHAPMAN-SMITHAngela HUNTERHelen HEATON and  David EDMISTON. Congratulations everyone, great work.

Well done to all of you in action this weekend at the Sledmere Sunset trail race, Pontefract 10k or any other events, don't forget to tell us your stories, I particulary enjoyed the tails of Sledmere's Hills and mud :D

I hope a few of you took advantage of our Physio Nick Kirton this week who was kindly giving out free massages after the run. I wanted to get one myself but as usual was too busy talking and missed my chance....... Nick will be back with us in two weeks so do take advantage of this, who doesn't love a freebie?  :)

As you may or may not know, we are away on the 29th June, we could use a couple more volunteers for this week to help out with marshalling etc, please get in touch asap if you'd like to help out, we'd really appreciate it.

That's all for now, have a great week.





Event #264

After a very bust week last week, things have once again settled down to their usual leisurely pace and we take time to pause and look ahead to what's in store for our 6th year.  We were blessed with a lot of volunteer help this week and it really made a big difference to our morning. Thank you to each and every one of you who came forward, I know I'm always going on about it, but.. without you guys, the event just wouldn't happen.

With that in mind, if any of you would like to get a bit more involved with the behind the scenes work and event day routine please do come and have a word with me, we've always got room for more core team members :)

We had a good field of 174 participants this week including a few familiar faces from just down the road at peterpan parkrun. Their event was cancelled this week so it was lovely to share our course with some of their regulars.

We welcomed 22 first timers to our course including visitors from Doncaster, Sedgefield and Felixstowe, we hope you enjoyed your visit with us :)

We had 7 people join us to complete their first ever parkrun, very well done to you all and welcome to the parkrun family!.

Our High viz heroes this week were :

Amelia MARTIN  •  Daniel James BARRASS  •  David BIRKIN  •  David CARBERT  •  Dominic ASHFORTH  •  Francine ASHFORTH  •  Garry BURNETT  •  Helen PENN  •  Jamie GOULD  •  Jessica GOULD  •  Kay FARROW  •  Ken BROWN  •  Louise BURNETT  •  Martin O'NEILL  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Mike EGAN  •  Neil HERON  •  Nick FRERE  •  Sally FISHER  •  Sarah TOCK  •  Shelley DUNN  •  Tania CREAM  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH

Thank you as always folks, you're amazing :D

We had a few milestones to celebrate this week, which is always fab :)  Congratulations to Venika Moverley on 50 parkruns and Jess Gould on 100 parkruns . They were joined by Sally Fisher and Neil Heron  who both reached their 25th volunteer milestone. Amazing work everyone :)

28 of you achieved new personal best times this week, well done to : Lee FLETCHERPaul HOULDERMichael GREENWOODOliver HANNONVenika MOVERLEYRich CARTERPaul WILLIAMSAndrew MARSHALLThomas GRAYSONHarald LECHERGeorgia ATKINPeter ENGLISHAaron ENGLANDMartin STEADMartin WILSONHelene ELLIOTT-BUTTONPaul ADAMSONStephen BELLSteve EARLETrish PRADYAndrew TULLOCHSimon LONGLucy ACKROYDCheryl ELSWORTHYKate ARGYLEClaire TIGHEPaul HARBY and Sarah MILNER. Congratulations everyone, great to see your hard work paying off.

Well done to all of you in action today at the Goole riverbank challenge, Doncaster half marathon or anywhere else, it's great to see so many of you getting involved with local races.

Enjoy what's left of the weekend, we'll see you again on Saturday for another fun 5k....






Event #263

Happy 5th birthday to us !!
Time certainly flies when you're having fun - it hardly seems two minutes ago that we were given the go ahead from parkrun HQ and here we are, celebrating our first half decade!.

It goes without saying that this parkrun would be nothing without the people who turn up each week to run and walk with us and of course, our most valuable assets, our volunteers :) we really do appreciate all the support you guys offer and we hope you enjoy your Saturday mornings as much as we do :)

We had a field of 154 participants this week, we welcomed 18 first timers to our course including visitors from Dalby Forest, Sewerby, Sittingbourne, Southampton and Hampshire. We hope you enjoyed your visit with us and had plenty of cake :)

We welcomed 3 people taking part in their first ever parkrun, well done to you, we hope to see you back soon.

our high viz heros this week were : Chris POWNEY  •  Clive COOK  •  Garry BURNETT  •  Glen HARTLEY  •  Helen PENN  •  Ian HAIRSINE  •  Jamie PENN  •  Ken BROWN  •  Lisa HINCHLIFFE  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Mike EGAN  •  Neil HERON  •  Riva MANN  •  Sally FISHER  •  Sean MCLEAN  •  Sharon ROGERSON  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH

As is tradition with our anniversary events, we had a short prize giving ceremony where the winners of this year's parkrun trophies were announced.


Congratulations to John Riddiough, our Male runner of the year.


Congratulations to Pamela Tarbet, our Female runner of the year.


Congratulations to Victoria Riddiough, our Volunteer of the year.


Congratulations to Stephen Walker, our most improved runner of the year.

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Great work all of you, have fun showing off your silverware this year :D

There were no official milestones to celebrate this week but 22 of you did achieve new pb's, well done to : Lee DRAPERKeith FAWCETTLeo FRANCISHarald LECHERStewart FEATHERGeorgia ATKINDave HOLTBYJohn DEVANEYRichard MARSHALLMartin WILSONDave BRAITHWAITEAndy FIELDDaisy SIMMSStephen BELLSteve EARLEKerry-Ann TAYLORNick MCCOYLeah NICHOLSONMaureen WILKINSONJoshua LONGRachel LEWIS and Edward EVANS. Congratulations everyone, great work.

A big thank you to Nick Kirton who came down this week to offer post run massages, we hope to have Nick back in a couple of weeks so don't be shy, go and get a free massage and let us know what you think!

Well Done to all our runners taking part in several local events today, Hull 10k, Hull Half marathon, top of the wolds 10k to name a few. Let us know how you got on and if you enjoyed the humidity as much as I did ......

We were also joined by Lucas Meagor from the Hull marathon who came to promote this great local marathon which is happening in September. Entries are open for full marathon, 2 person relay and 4 person relay. If you don't fancy running you can put your name down to volunteer from tomorrow :)

Have a great week folks, see you Saturday




Event #262

Our last parkrun of our parkrun year, and the last parkrun of spring saw a good turnout on a very warm morning in the country park.

We had a field of 201 parkrunners which was great to see : )  we welcomed 42!! first timers to our course, including visitors from Leeds, Bristol, Broxbourne, Scunthorpe, York, Leicester and Cannock Chase. We hope you all enjoyed our parkrun and we'd love to have you visit us again. We had 11 people join us for their first parkrun ever, including our first placed finisher... Ted MUNSON we're looking at you ! :D

A huge thank you to our high viz heroes who step up to make the parkrun happen every week, your help is much appreciated: Clive COOK  •  Dave MONAGHAN  •  Dominic ASHFORTH  •  Francine ASHFORTH  •  Helen PENN  •  John RIDDIOUGH  •  Ken BROWN  •  Lee DRAPER  •  Matthew FISHER-GILL  •  Neil HERON  •  Sally FISHER  •  Susan ELDER  •  Terry SELLERS  •  Victoria RIDDIOUGH.

Don't forget (how could you?) that next Saturday, being the first Saturday in June is our 5th anniversary, as is tradition, we will be presenting our parkrun awards before the run so please make the effort to turn up early if you can as you might have won something!!  We are asking for people to turn up for 8:30am so we can get the presentation done and hopefully still get away on time at 9 :D

It's a lovely chance to celebrate the hard work and achievements of you all over the year so we would appreciate your support please :).

An amazing 40 of you recorded new pb's this week, congratulations to Chun Keat YEWMark PHILLIPSLaura EMMSDaniel HOTTENDave GOODJohn ATKINPhil JENNINGSTom EDMISTONElliott OLSENMark DOYLEVenika MOVERLEYKevin WALKERPaul WILLIAMSAndy KIDDYRich JEFFERSONHarald LECHERHolly ROSSAdam TYASPeter ENGLISHAlex KEENRichard GERHARDTJohn DEVANEYEmma-Jane PARKINEmily WHEALSarah LOGANMatt CAPES , Daniel SPARKSDorota PLAZABen MORTIMERRuth PRATTJanet LOUWJodi ABBOTT,Isobel JONES,  Nicola SCOTTJulia PEPLOWLiz KENWORTHYTracy CHAPLINRachel LEWISLouise SPALTON and  Malcolm BURTON. Fantastic work everyone.

There were a lot of you in action today in races of various distances spread out all over the country!  Well done to all of you as I know it was wet and windy in most places this morning, that makes all of you who got pb's today extra hardcore!.

We didn't have any official milestones that I'm aware of this week but Congratulations to Joanne Egan who completed her 200th Humber bridge parkrun this week - very impressive indeed!

Does anyone have a milestone to celebrate next week?

That's all for now, Have a great week and we'll see you next Saturday for fun, awards and cake .....




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




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