Hunstanton Promenade parkrun number 70

We welcomed 61 runners, joggers and walkers to our parkrun on this sunny albeit breezy morning on the clifftops! The view across the Wash to Lincolnshire was clear this morning so an outline of Skegness was visible!

Parkrunners came from a variety of places including Bath in the West Country and the somewhat nearer Milton Keynes. We were very pleased to welcome some parkrun tourists from Croydon who visit a different parkrun most weeks. In fact together the 4 runners, Nicola, Stephen, Dave and Neil have a combined parkrun total of approximately 1700 parkruns, most of which have taken place outside of Croydon. Wow, what an achievement. Furthermore, Nicola is soon to fly out to Canada to take part in parkrun!

Additionally, it was great to meet the Event Director from North Walsham parkrun who visited us today. North Walsham parkrun started up earlier this year and sounds like a very friendly parkrun to visit!

Taking part today were 28 first timers to our parkrun and 16 running clubs were represented. Well done to Joely Apps and Claudia Martin who both achieved Personal Bests!

First across the line was local Renegade Runner Matthew Thrower  in 19:34 who was running our parkrun for the first time and the first woman runner was  Rachel Lister in exactly 28 minutes. Well done to both of you!

A big thank you goes to all of today's volunteers and all of the encouragement they gave to our parkrunners today.

We look forward to welcoming some of you back back next week and anyone else who fancies taking part in our smaller parkrun looking directly across the Wash!



Hunstanton Promenade parkrun Event no 69 run report

The weather may have been a little bit grey and gloomy this morning but we enjoyed a great atmosphere with so many visitors to our friendly parkrun including 37 first timers.First runner in was a first timer Ben Jacobs in a great time of 18:39, the first female runner in was another first timer Emma Bibby in 20:44.First junior runner was yet another first timer, Adam Scrimshaw with a fast time of 20:05. Adam was with his father Lewis who volunteered with us for the first time, they are with friends from the Nottingham area, some are running the Sandringham 5K tomorrow and some are running the half marathon, good luck to you all tomorrow.

parkrun first timers

There were four runners enjoying their first ever parkrun 

Niall Murphy, couch to 5K runner John Avery, Daisy Brand and Alison Medd, well done to all of you, hope you enjoyed doing your first parkrun with us at Hunstanton.

Personal Best times

Three runners recorded new PB times

Mark McMillan, Diane Redman and Claudia Martin. Congratulations.

First Octagenarian runner at our parkrun

Great to meet yet another first timer Robert Smith completing parkrun no 275 in a great time of 31:01

Hen party group of runners

Thanks to Emily Rivers who is getting married in August who was running with her mates as part of their hen party weekend, all suitably dressed for a hen party group run! They all contributed to create great atmosphere at our parkrun this morning,Good luck Emily with your wedding and enjoy the rest of your weekend with your friends and thanks for coming to see us.

Hi-Viz Heroes

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Bridget Linda PLOWRIGHT • John CROWLEY • Lewis SCRIMSHAW • Jacqui SCOTT • Samantha STRINGER • Carol WALKER • Michael SHAW • Jill BRAKES • Prudence FOX • Garry LANGHAM • Matt PRICE • Kim PRICE

We are a small intimate parkrun where every runner will receive a warm welcome whatever the weather!

Thanks to every single runner today for bringing your barcode, first time for me as run director to achieve 100% on results page!

Enjoy rest of the weekend and we hope to see you again soon.




Sunny Saturday mornings

It was a beautiful morning at Hunstanton promenade parkrun although the forecast was right about the ‘fresh breeze’…
51 runners made their way around the course with 16 first timers to Hunstanton and 2 PBs being achieved. It is lovely to hear the stories about how people end up on the start line with Claudia being an example of finding parkrun after a running break of over 3 years… we think she now has the parkrun bug! Whatever your reason for joining the parkrun community on a Saturday morning, thank you for choosing Hunstanton.
It wouldn’t be possible without our amazing volunteers who make our event happen so the biggest thank you to our 13 volunteers who supported us this morning!


Platinum Jubilee parkrun #67

A huge thank you to Ryan Forwood for being our Run Reporter for today's event and for creating suc a fab write up.

Hello everyone, my name is Ryan and I am a regular volunteer at Soham Village College’s parkrun (Come see us if you are ever in the area on a Saturday morning!). It is a pleasure to be writing the run report for you this week from the perspective of a visiting tourist!

Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday was a fantastic excuse for me and my fiancé to stay with our friends down the road from Hunstanton beach; after a quick google search, I was ecstatic to see that the Hunstanton Promenade parkrun was a mere 10 minute drive away! Perfect excuse for some parkrun tourisim! What a beautiful venue with amazing scenery all around. After parking, it was a pleasure to walk towards Salad Bowl café to meet the volunteers before the event.

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we were invited to wear regal attire and there was a gentleman who could easily win the most patriotic running attire for the day with a Union Jack vest and shorts! I decided against running with my flag as a cape out of fear of flying off due to the head wind.

The Run Director’s welcome established there was an array of tourists visiting today, with participants coming from Bristol, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Soham and more! 09:00 and we were ready to go! 68 participants set off for their weekly free 5k timed event! People ran, jogged and walked the 3 and a bit lap course. We were joined by some bark-runners who were keeping their hoomans company along the way, including one doggo who was cheering me on for the first kilometre. People from all walks of life took part, with young children and their amazing role model adults showing great team work, people pushing buggies along the way and people enjoying the walking challenge!

I don’t know about other people, but I found the headwind tough today! The lap closest to the sea front was significantly stronger than the lap running down towards the finish line. It made for a good challenge, which I always enjoy!

Today’s first man over the finish line was James Titmas, representing Reading AC, with a time if 18:31 and our first lady over the line was Isabelle Struchfield, representing Stockport Harriers & AC, with a time of 22:13! Well done to those two. 30 people visited Hunstanton Promenade parkrun for the first time today, with some people taking part in their first ever parkrun! With myself being one of them, I’m certain these people will be returning at some point in the future! 7 people recorded their parkrun and/or course personal bests today also! Well done everyone!

As always, the amazing volunteer team cheered us on from start to finish today. We always appreciate the support of our High Vis Heroes and I would certainly recommend more people consider joining the volunteer team every now and then. It is so rewarding and it is awesome to give something back to the community!

Well done to everyone who took part and volunteered today. Keep going, you are all awesome and you never know who you are inspiring!

Fun Fact: park run is a weekly timed event, which takes place over 5k, 5000m, 500,000cm or 20,000 average sized pieces of spaghetti! (Today I found out a Chihuahua and a standard piece of spaghetti are the same length!)


Number 66!

‘Your Park Run has the most happiest volunteers’ was quoted to us today!  How lovely to receive such a comment?  Well said though, as our volunteers are truly fabulous people!

Thank you to the 53 runners that ran!  There as a ‘bit’ of a northerly wind, but that didn’t seem to put anyone off.  Well done to Jackie, who has told us it was her 99th Park Run today and came in with her old girl at the end!  See you all next week!


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