Keswick parkrun Event number 258 11th May 2019

I'll start this week's run report by saying many congratulations to Keswick's own Ryan Sibley, who was enjoying his last parkrun as a single man, before heading off to get married. I know he'll be even faster as a happily married man!

It wasn't the only celebration, though, and we were able to enjoy the company of a hen party from Durham parkrun. When I went over to say hello, Jill Young offered to write the report, and it's great to get a visitor's perspective on our run. I'll hand over to Jill...


Is there a better way to clear a hangover and start a Saturday than a jog around the beautiful parkrun that is Keswick.

Our rather fragile hens and their bride to be were warmly welcomed this morning with a special shout out for the bride.

A first for Keswick this morning we were told, both a bride and groom in attendance at parkrun. Now let’s get this straight they were not marrying each other. Jane (our hen) incorporating some tourism on her hen weekend. Ryan Sibley (the groom) was actually getting married this afternoon.

So after some start line selfies we lined up with the other 241 parkrunners and we were off. The beautiful course is out and back with views of the surrounding mountains, river crossings and high bridges. We loved the warm and friendly atmosphere from both the volunteers and the other runners.

Ok now the stats... 241 participants run, jogged and walked at Keswick this morning. There were 76 first timers or which 5 were completely new to parkrun.

Thomas Whyte joined the junior 10 club.
Emily Heron-Southward joined the 50 club.

First Lady this morning was Hayley Reed in 21.01. First male was Jarlath McKenna in 16:22.

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers. parkrun cannot happen without you all.

Thank you for welcoming us. We loved your parkrun and would welcome you to our Durham parkrun anytime.

The Wee Hen Do Ladies.

Thank you, Jill - we'll take you up on that!

Here are the standard statistics for this week. See you all again soon, and remember, if you would like to help out, please contact me on

This week 241 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 76 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Peter John BATTRICK • Gill MASON • Adam CAMPION • Peggy CAMPION • Maria QUIGLEY • Kathryn CLARKE • Petra SHEARD • Tom CHAPMAN • Robert ROYALL • Jake BLACK

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 Janet KENYON who recorded 89.24% (20:17) on 25th July 2015 (event number 69).

Keswick parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 11,693 participants have completed 37,430 parkruns covering a total distance of 187,150 km, including 5,773 new Personal Bests. A total of 372 individuals have volunteered 2,742 times.