I wasn’t able to do much for this one, but a huge thank you to Keswick Fire and Rescue Team for coming down to support parkrun, and promote the #thisgirlcan campaign, as part of International Women’s Day at parkrun. A friendly, smart and professional bunch who I think we can be proud to call part of our community. I’ve told them that they would be very welcome to join us at parkrun, and that you don’t need to be able to run like fellow firefighter Ricky Lightfoot to enjoy the experience! Thanks again, we appreciated the support.
Many thanks too, for your understanding regarding a slightly different approach to using the finish tokens. It’s important that we work together on this one, so I’ll be asking you to hold your hand out flat to receive the finish token as you come through the funnel. Please then present it this way to the scanners, in order that they can scan without taking your token, before please putting it in the bucket yourself. If you’re kind enough to be the person that gives out tokens, please try not to touch your face during the run, and wash your hands immediately after the run. I do not expect that careful use of our finish tokens will eradicate a pandemic...but it seems like the right thing to do!
Can I say a thank you to our volunteer team once again. For yet another Saturday, it was cold and damp, which is fine for running, but less so for volunteering. Mike and Maureen were down in the park very early this morning to put up the tent, which is so useful for leaving all our kit in during the run.
I can see work is progressing on our railway line, and will post any updates when we have them. I realise that the five laps of the park is nowhere near as popular as the railway, and of course, we’ll be moving back as soon as we can. In the meantime, please do what I’ve done, which is to help keep parkrun going until we can go “home”.
Well done to everyone who ran, and can I apologise for our absent water feature, which actually proved rather popular over the last couple of weeks. I’m sure that a developing relationship with the fire station means we can reinstate a few inches of cold water for your to run through five times!
We have a couple of volunteers on the roster for next week already, but if you would like to come and enjoy helping us to make it happen, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week 123 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:
Adam CAMPION • Peggy CAMPION • Anna CAMPION • Jane BOND • Mike HIRST • Roy WATKINS • Duncan BOOTH • Dave PIERCY • Kathy MORRIS • Katy HOPE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Keswick parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Sam STEVENS who recorded a time of 15:29 on 27th August 2016 (event number 117).
The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 17:22 on 1st September 2018 (event number 221).
The Age Grade course record is held by Anna CRITCHLOW who recorded 90.60% (18:58) on 28th December 2019 (event number 291).
Keswick parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 14,023 participants have completed 44,935 parkruns covering a total distance of 224,675 km, including 6,791 new Personal Bests. A total of 443 individuals have volunteered 3,268 times.