Keswick parkrun Event number 263 15th June 2019

Last week, the beer festival, with its usual eccentricities. This week we welcomed a slightly different crowd to parkrun, as the Lakesman Ironman Triathletes are in town. It still brought with it its share of eccentricities. An ironman is eccentric in itself of course, but the guy's in the speedos were with us, in increased number I thought (or do I just notice them more!?), and with ladies in swimming gear, too, now. It was impressive to see so many runners ready to take on our parkrun course, the day before a 4km swim in the lake, 180km on the bike and a marathon. If you are able to turn out and support tomorrow, I am sure it will be really appreciated. Good luck to all involved, and thanks for joining us today.

It was nice to check out the course in dry conditions today, before declaring the run ready to go. The tranquility of the route at 7:30 is shown below.


This contrasted nicely to an hour or so later as 300 people gathered on the platform ready to enjoy the run!


Results are all online, and I'll finish by saying a big thank you as always to the efficient volunteer team who helped the event happen. If you would like to be involved next week, please email me at and I'll add you to the roster.

This week 302 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 124 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 78 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Sian SALTER • Matt CHARLTON • Andrew Stephen GRAHAM • Adam CAMPION • Peggy CAMPION • Paul TITLEY • Fiona SOUTHERN • Kathryn CLARKE • Duncan BOOTH • John E MERRITT • Christopher SMITH • Perry CAMPION

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 12,168 participants have completed 38,710 parkruns covering a total distance of 193,550 km, including 5,929 new Personal Bests. A total of 384 individuals have volunteered 2,800 times.