King’s Lynn parkrun Event Number 288

Another fantastic King’s Lynn parkrun for event 288! 282 runners made their way around the park, 31 for the first time and 38 achieving personal bests for their run!

Particular congratulations to our milestone runners today. Shaun Davies and Claire Kelman have now completed 50 parkruns, a fantastic achievement! Well done, too, to Mick Ennis, running the unofficial milestone of 200 parkruns. A special day to remember our parkrun friend Julie Lyth, 100 parkruns after her last.

Multiple PB commendations for seven parkrunners this week. Allan Hilton, Rebecca Judge, Jody Rolfe and Julie Whiskens have now run two PBs in succession, Lorraine Hammond has a streak of three, and Dean Blackburn and Chris Williamson have a massive streak of seven PBs in a row!

Thank you to the first two contributors to my ‘Please add this to the run report…’ noticeboard. A fantastic quote from one anonymous runner “This is what slow looks like… but at least I’m running!” Very true indeed!

And our second comment is to praise Jack Bolderstone and Charlie Schrooder on their fantastic run, running together for the first time, both achieving PBs, and most importantly beating Jack’s Dad, John! Well done boys, a fantastic effort, better step it up John!

 

King’s Lynn parkrun Event Number 286

Well done to the 226 fantastic runners who completed King’s Lynn parkrun’s 286th run. A special mention has to go to our 13 first timers, an impressive effort to complete your first run on such a cold and miserable morning! A big welcome too to all of our visitors, Charles and Sabine Green and Ian J Berry-Bowes especially who are regular parkrun tourists but on their first visit to King’s Lynn, we hope to see you back with us in the future!

Despite the conditions, runners clocked up 35 new PBs this weekend! Too many to mention individually, but those who have now achieved 2 or more PBs in a row were Neil Bussey (2), Mary Cook (4), David Dimech (3), Dale Etheridge (3), Michelle Mountain (2), Karen Smith (5!), Jeanette Stapleton (2) and Chris Williamson (5!). Will any of them make it to the repeat PB list again next week?

Congratulations to our two runners celebrating milestone runs yesterday, Peter Bloom completing his 50th run and Alan Dix achieving 100 parkruns!

Thank you, as always, to the brilliant volunteers that make our event go ahead each week. It was not nice standing around in the cold yesterday so thank you for your dedication, I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say how grateful we are for your support.

Fingers crossed we’ll have the café back up and running next week, I hope to see you all there!

P.S. Each week I will have a noticeboard entitled ‘Please put this in the run report…’ stuck on to the outside of the café near to where we put the bags. This is for anyone who has anything for me to put in the report to write on (there are whiteboard pens attached) so that even if you can’t catch me to tell me in person (hopefully I’ll be back running again soon!) then I don’t miss anything important.

 

King’s Lynn parkrun Event Number 285

A cold one for the volunteers again at King’s Lynn parkrun number 285! A field of 264 runners made their way around our course today with a magnificent 49 of them achieving a personal best (PB) run! A special mention to those people who have now achieved two PBs or more in a row: Paul Bryan, Debbie Castellan, David Dimech, and Dale Etheridge have all had PBs two weeks running. Lauren Williams, Karen Pentney, and Mary Cook have had three PBs in a row, with Mary having taken off 2.5 minutes from her time in only 3 weeks! Chris Williamson and Robert Bartholomew have a PB streak of four weeks and Tricia Mandall tops the lot having achieved a PB at every single parkrun for the last 5 weeks (every single one she has run!) and taking 3 minutes off her time in the process!

Congratulations and welcome to all of our 15 first timers today, it was great to have you join us! And welcome too to our visitors, coming from other parkruns including Brandon Country Park, Boston, Peterborough, Fulham Palace, and March.

Finally, congratulations to Mark Collins who ran his 100th parkrun with us this morning!

Just to let you know that there will be a whiteboard on the café each week for you to write anything to add to the run report (that could be a milestone run, exciting news, an upcoming event, a birthday etc.) just in case I am on a volunteer job where I can’t chat and write bits down in my notebook!

 

King’s Lynn parkrun Event Number 284

Welcome to run report number 2, for event number 284! We had a fantastic turnout again this morning, with 243 runners making their way round our lovely course. Welcome especially to the 15 runners making their debut at King’s Lynn today, we hope to see you back next week for more of the same!

So many fantastic PBs today, 41 in total! For nine of those people, this was their second PB in a row! Congratulations to Robert Bartholomew, Dean Blackburn, Megan Brothwell, Neil Gayton, Victoria Howell, Tricia Mandall, Karen Pentney, Lauren Williams and Chris Williamson for achieving this feat, who will make it on to the list next week too?!

Milestone parkruns for 3 runners today, very well done to Cliff Gosling, Amber Merrett and Brian Cobbold for achieving their 50th parkruns!

Thank you to all of the runners who let me know about their contributions to the report this week. First of all, Happy Birthday to Ian Milburn who celebrated his birthday by running this morning! And Happy Birthday to run director Fabia, who brought along cake to celebrate her birthday on Monday.
Special congratulations to a fantastic group of runners who have taken on the challenge of running every day in January (RED January) in aid of Mind (the mental health charity). Hilary Snowdon, Salina Cumbridge, and Catherine Tipling all ran parkrun with us today, 28 days into their challenge, and despite this Catherine recorded a PB of 25 seconds! Fantastic work ladies!
A mention for Helen Reed too, she’s been a dedicated volunteer while injured, but great to see you back running today Helen!

Finally, thank you to all of the volunteers today, you did a fantastic job. Special recognition to Malcolm Hunt, named as most uplifting marshal and therefore deserving of a mention! Your contribution was noted by a number of runners, so thank you! Everyone is welcome to volunteer, and the team are always grateful to hear from you if you want to get involved. Let the office know be email, talk to the run director at the event or message the Facebook page.

 

New course record

At event number 184 on 14th March 2015

Men's placings:

James BELLWARD (SM30-34) of RAF AC, was first over the line in 15:37 - setting a new course record. James has been first over the line here once before.
Matt PYATT (VM35-39) of Ryston Runners AC, was second over the line in 16:03 - has been first to finish on 70 previous occasions.
Martin JENNINGS (VM40-44) of Fenland Running Club, was third over the line in 17:44.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Warren ARMSTRONG (Unattached) 2438 pts.
Kenny ADDIS (Unattached) 2363 pts.
Ian MILBURN (Ryston Runners AC) 2278 pts.

Women's placings:

Sally Lynn HURST (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (35th overall) over the line in 21:25 - first time in 13 appearances.
Claudia MILBURN (SW30-34) of Fenland Running Club, was second (38th overall) over the line in 21:48 - was first to finish once before.
Wis WK (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 21:58.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jillian DAVIS (Ryston Runners AC) 2392 pts.
Jane ASHBY (Ryston Runners AC) 2330 pts.
Stephanie GRAY (Unattached) 2170 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jane ASHBY (VW65-69) was graded 85.90% for the time 24:42 (77th overall).
Matt PYATT (VM35-39) was graded 83.18% for the time 16:03 (second overall).
James BELLWARD (SM30-34) was graded 82.82% for the time 15:37 (first overall).

There were 193 runners, of whom 12 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Kings Lynn parkrun started on 10th September 2011, and since then 2,487 different runners, including participants from 200 athletics clubs, have completed 20,651 runs covering a total distance of 103,255 km, and there have been 4,390 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Marie Louise FRENCH who ran in a time of 00:17:57 on 8 June 2013 (event number 90).
The men's record is held by James BELLWARD who ran in a time of 00:15:37 on 14 March 2015 (event number 184).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane CLARKE who recorded a 90.20% run (19:33) on 1 November 2014 (event number 164).

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Results Page.

 

Event number 121 – 4th January 2014

A NEW COURSE RECORD!

Men's placings:
Ben F RUSSELL (SM20-24) of Norwich Road Runners, was first over the line in 15:42 - first appearance.
Matt PYATT (SM35-39) of Huntingdonshire AC, was second over the line in 17:12 - has been first to finish on 41 previous occasions.
Paul NICHOLSON (VM40-44) of West Norfolk AC, was third over the line in 17:58 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew MERRETT (RAF AC) 1480 pts.
Ian MILBURN (Ryston Runners AC) 1440 pts.
Warren ARMSTRONG (Unattached) 1371 pts.

Women's placings:
Claire SUTTON (SW25-29) of Beckenham RC, was first (29th overall) over the line in 23:50 - first appearance.
Jane ASHBY (VW65-69) of Ryston Runners AC, was second (43rd overall) over the line in 24:54 - was first to finish once before.
Jillian DAVIS (VW55-59) (Unattached) was third (46th overall) over the line in 25:22.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jane ASHBY (Ryston Runners AC) 1694 pts.
Julie ALLUM (Ryston Runners AC) 1574 pts.
Claire EMERY (Unattached) 1459 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jane ASHBY (VW65-69) was graded 83.94% for the time 24:54 (43rd overall).
Ben F RUSSELL (SM20-24) was graded 82.17% for the time 15:42 (first overall).
Matt PYATT (SM35-39) was graded 77.13% for the time 17:12 (second overall).

This week there were 130 runners, of whom 22 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Kings Lynn parkrun started on 10th September 2011, and since then 1,459 different runners, including participants from 129 athletics clubs, have completed 10,077 runs covering a total distance of 50,385 km, and there have been 2,388 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Marie Louise FRENCH who ran in a time of 00:17:57 on 2013-06-08 (event number 90).
The men's record is now held by Ben F RUSSELL who ran in a time of 00:15:42 on 2014-01-04 (event number 121).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine WRIGHT who recorded a 86.71% run (21:27) on 5th January 2013 (event number 70).

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kings Lynn parkrun Results Page.

 

10th September – our first event

Kings Lynn parkrun had a very successful start last weekend. 61 folks rolled up for the first event and we welcomed 51 brand new runners to the parkrun family.

Thankyou to everyone who came along to make it a great morning. We were really pleased to see Eileen Adlam who came up specially from her home run in Brighton to join us for our first event. Eileen has been doing parkrun for over 2 years and sported her parkrun 50 club t-shirt. She's now completed over 75 parkruns and gives us all something to aim for.

We had representatives of 9 different athletics clubs as well as unattached runners. We will add links to our web page so let us know if your running club has a webpage and wants a mention. First over the line was a junior, Jack Trow from Fenland Runners who completed the course in 17:30. Well done Jack. Also a little bird told us that Bev Harrod  has only recently started running, this was her first 5k and she managed a very respectable 41:26.

We were pleased that we've already had offers from people who want to take a turn at volunteering. We really appreciate it. We ask every parkrunner to volunteer at least 3 times a year. When you volunteer you receive the maximum number of points towards the yearly competition. More on that at www.parkrun.com.

We have over 100 people registered with King's Lynn as their home run and we hope to see you all soon. Come and have a coffee after and say hello.

 

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