I'll start with a big thank you to this week's team of volunteers, who help make parkrun happen each week, and results processing was quick and easy as usual, thanks to their efforts.
As I explain from time to time, we don't single out visitors at Keswick parkrun for a shout out at the run briefing, and this week seemed to illustrate why, particularly well. It looked like well over half the field were tourists at Keswick parkrun. The visitors were well rewarded, too, enjoying some great running, with 33 new PB's from among the runners. I wanted to list them, but there are way too many to do that, which is a great problem to have.
Tom Day of Keswick AC was first, in 17:19, followed by Julian Hood of Skipton AC in 17:29, and Gary Grounds of Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers and AC in 17:32.
Among the ladies, Amelia PETTITT of Vale Royal AC came through the finish in 18:57, with Kate MOULDS also of Vale Royal AC in 20:00, and Gillian MANFORD of Gateshead Harriers & AC in 20:19.
Well done to everyone who completed the course though - it was a great run out in the sunshine.
Lance saxby will be organising parkrun this coming Saturday. In fact, he was on barcode scanning duty this week. Lance generally runs. before helping out around the finish area, but there was no running for Lance this week, following a fairly serious accident at the Lakeland Trails 50k race the previous weekend.
In Lance's own words:
"Having set off on the 50k run on Sunday and ended up in Carlisle hospital after taking a fall on the way down to Ashness Bridge, I wanted to say thank you to the event organisers, crew, and participants . Whilst I was unconscious, the marshals and event paramedics, along with fellow runners took care of me until Keswick Mountain Rescue arrived and scooped me into an ambulance. Because of their timely actions I was able to return to my family with only a cracked cheek bone, some stitches, and a few staples. So thank you very much."
In fact, two of the first rescuers at the scene were Adrian Holme, and Donald Ferguson. Both are regular Keswick parkrunner, and were able to put their parkrun training to good use to help an injured friend. I understand that Adrian asked Lance his parkrun PB time to establish his level of consciousness, but I have not been told whether Lance was truthful and / or lucid! Joking aside, it was great to see members of the community supporting Lance, who in turn, has done a lot for parkrun. We wish him a speedy recovery, and would like to pass on our thanks to the excellent Lake District Mountain Rescue teams, and of course, Keswick Team in particular on this occasion.
This week's statistics are as follows, and if you would like to help next week, please get in touch.
This week 238 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 77 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 57 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:
Lance SAXBY • Adam CAMPION • Peggy CAMPION • Anna CAMPION • Donald FERGUSON • Gail FOSTER • Sarah BLUNDELL • Kathryn CLARKE • Alice MELVILLE • Jane MCGREGOR • Duncan BOOTH
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 11,869 participants have completed 37,942 parkruns covering a total distance of 189,710 km, including 5,849 new Personal Bests. A total of 375 individuals have volunteered 2,764 times.