My favourite thing about today was meeting new people at Lancaster parkrun.
As we were setting up, Connor Block from Canada introduced himself, he was a complete parkrun newbie, so we explained the course and how parkrun works. Assured him that if he wasn’t a superfast 5km runner he would have someone to follow. Turns out he was superfast and my advice wasn’t especially sensible as he didn’t have anyone to follow. However, the marshals all pointed him in the right direction and completely aced the course finishing first in a very impressive time!
Then after the run I got chatting to Edwin and Lorraine Adlam who usually participate in parkrun at Goole. This was their first time at Lancaster parkrun and after a pretty tough first lap they were thinking about calling it a day. However, with encouragement from the Tail Walkers they were happy to have completed the entire course.
How amazing is it that people can come along and participate from wherever they come from, do it at any speed they can and start the weekend in such a positive way.
This can’t happen without volunteers. We had a great response to our midweek appeal and had a brilliant team who made the run run smoothly. A big cheer went out to David and Olivia Kilburn who have reached the volunteering milestone of volunteering at 25 separate events. They are brilliant volunteers who you will often see marshalling where the course changes for the second lap, however, they’re also happy to go wherever I need them and they’re always smiling. Thank-you for your continued support! If you would like to volunteer then we will always find something for you to do, please email us if you’re interested or have any questions email@example.com.
Two other milestones were reached at our parkrun today, junior runner Sumayya Yaseen ran her 10th and Anita Taylor ran her 50th parkrun. Congratulations to you both!
Thanks again to all of our volunteers:
Sara ATKIN, Fay BIRD, Bernie CHESHIRE, Peta-Jane CLAYTON, Joseph COTTAM, Paul COTTAM, Eileen DODWELL, Madeleine DORAN, Helen DRING, Andrew FIRKINS, Jim FLETCHER, David JACKMAN, Erwin KALIS, David KILBURN, Olivia KILBURN, Peter MCDONALD, Simon MCVEY, Christine PERRY, Stephen PERRY, Ian ROBERTS, Holly SATTERLY, Elaine SIMMILL, Steve SMITH, Thomas SOMERS, Emily STAPLETON, Andrea TOWSE, Russell WAREING, Maggie WILD, Emily YATES, Heidi YATES, Paul YATES
Congratulations to everybody who took part today! The next time it will be possible to do a parkrun on the 29th February will be in 2048!
The course was very wet and very muddy and it was pretty windy, but that didn’t stop the hardy volunteers from supporting 236 parkrunners.
Many thanks to all the volunteers for making it possible:
Phoebe ATKIN, Sara ATKIN, Stewart ATKIN, Ghyll BAKER, Stephen BAKER, James BATESON, Jack BAXTER, Leanne BELL, Fay BIRD, Keith CARMAN, Bernie CHESHIRE, Joseph COTTAM, Paul COTTAM, Andrew FIRKINS, Jim FLETCHER, Helen HELME, Andrew HOLME, Pam HOLME, Katharina JANKE, Erwin KALIS, David KILBURN, Olivia KILBURN, Derek LONGSTAFF, Ruth MEWIS, Ryan MEWIS, Christine PERRY, Stephen PERRY, Stephen RALSTON, Ian ROBERTS, Holly SATTERLY, Lester SMITH, Andrea TOWSE, Thea WESTAWAY
Storm Dennis was kinder than expected to us this morning, when 250 fearless runners showed up, including 21 first timers! Furthermore, 29 recorded new personal bests.
A special "well done!" to juniors Shaya Doyle and Ben Hylton who ran their 10th parkrun, and to Nigel Neil who ran his 100th - 96 of which at Lancaster!
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers today:
Myles HEYWOOD • Constanze VAGELER • Louise WAREING • Elaine SIMMILL • Christine PERRY • John HOWARTH • Grant GRIFFITHS • Pam HOLME • Matt YATES • Holly SATTERLY • Francesca CITRON • Anna HARRISON • Evan YATES • Rowan YATES • Heather HARRISON • Erwin KALIS • Paul YATES • Sonya HENDY-IBBS • Madeleine DORAN • Emily YATES • Jess GOODE • Jim FLETCHER • Alison HARPER • Carl SPEAK • Ellis BLAND • Angus MURRAY • Robert SIMMILL • Doug ORR • Elizabete CARMO-SILVA • Thea WESTAWAY
Do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to try out any of our volunteering roles, some of which are compatible with running.
The full results can be found here.
Well done everyone and see you next week!
Today saw runners make the most of a beautiful morning at Lancaster Parkrun before the impending threat of Storm Ciara made the rest of the weekend a wash out!
It was our first time running the event at Williamson Park and despite some prior knowledge we must admit that the 'undulations' came as quite a surprise after our relatively flat course at Edinburgh .
Apparently Ciara wasn’t the only threat this weekend though with 44 runners storming your way to some impressive PBs. My fellow Edinburgh tourist, Alan RISK took a risk too many and blew up after flying off at the start and was met with a flash flood of runners. Leading the flood was James BATESON who was first finisher today but we must not let this submerge the PB of second placed Tom DAVIES.
A huge welcome to the 9 runners who chose to do Lancaster as their first ever parkrun this morning and a massive thank you to all the volunteers for their time today, it might’ve been sunny but it was also very cold, so thank you for standing, cheering and being so wonderful.
This week 277 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:
Andrew HOLME • Andrea TOWSE • Elaine SIMMILL • Christine PERRY • Phil CORRIS • Tom MATTHEW • Catherine DOUGLAS • Jack BAXTER • Pam HOLME • Alison CALDWELL • David NICHOLS • Mark SIMMILL • Anne SOMERS • Ian ROBERTS • Tom PALMER • Simon MCVEY • Valerie GILL • Sonya HENDY-IBBS • Madeleine DORAN • Katharina JANKE • Mike WRIGHT • Jim FLETCHER • Nathan GILES • Thomas SOMERS • Faith FIRKINS • Chibuikem DIMGBA • Ellis BLAND • Franco YIM
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lancaster parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Michael KALLENBERG who recorded a time of 16:09 on 13th May 2017 (event number 71).
The female record is held by Clara EVANS who recorded a time of 17:41 on 23rd March 2019 (event number 167).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 89.07% (22:25) on 8th October 2016 (event number 39).
Lancaster parkrun started on 9th January 2016. Since then 7,982 participants have completed 53,943 parkruns covering a total distance of 269,715 km, including 9,729 new Personal Bests. A total of 561 individuals have volunteered 4,997 times.