Keswick parkrun Event number 262 8th June 2019

The parkrun always seems to reflect what's going on in town to some degree or another, and there were hints of the beer festival at parkrun this weekend...


There has been a great relationship between the organisers of the Beer festival and Keswick parkrun over the years, with the festival being active fund raisers for us in the past, in part due to the excellent work of my late friend David Robinson. David's family made the journey North for the festival, and of course, included Keswick parkrun in their travels. Good to see you all.

It doesn't explain Scooby Doo, though.


Scooby's partner is a runner firstly, but also a multiple sclerosis sufferer, and Scooby does lots of fund raising. Thanks for coming to visit us in Keswick, and I hope you enjoyed it.

As is often the case, there was some very speedy running going on at the front, with Salford Harriers' Chris Livesey completing the course in 16'11, Nathan Lawson on Dark Peak Fell Runners just behind in 16'17, and Keswick's Angus Wightman in 18'47. Good work all.

Wolverhampton's Hannah Pearson was first female in 19'46, followed by Nichola Jackson of Ribble Valley Harriers in 19'59, and Kenilworth's Esther Illman in 21'19 giving a complete podium for the tourists. Obviously worth the journey.

I have no idea what to expect next weekend, except that we have an Ironman triathlete on the volunteer roster, and hopefully a few more amongst the runners. I seem to remember a pair turning up in Speedos last year to run the course. Or was that a dream!? We'll see.

Triathlon or 5km, we'll look forward to welcoming you all one Saturday.

Here are some of the statistics from this week's run. See you soon.

This week 205 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 70 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 53 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Lance SAXBY • Dawn SAXBY • Adam CAMPION • Jane BOND • Mike KOLODYNSKI • Kathryn CLARKE • John WILLIAMS • Chris SMITH • Duncan BOOTH • John E MERRITT • Maggie COOPER

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 12,044 participants have completed 38,408 parkruns covering a total distance of 192,040 km, including 5,901 new Personal Bests. A total of 381 individuals have volunteered 2,788 times.