Run report – Lancaster parkrun #1

We had 374 runners and 20 volunteers attend Lancaster's first parkrun. Over 212 were completely new to parkrun. Welcome to the parkrun family and we hope you enjoyed the experience!


We'd like to thank these local organisations who made it possible to bring parkrun to Lancaster: Galbraith TrustThe Lancaster Community FundLancashire county council Local member grants: Councillors Gina Dowding, Chris Henig, Susie Charles and Richard Newman-Thompson, The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent FundLancaster District CVS.


Volunteer hall of fame

Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who helped ensure the event had such a great start. They were so encouraging out on the course this week.

Abby Betts, Ailsa Gibson, Andrea Towse, Andrew Holme, Daren Chandisingh, David Walker, Emily Stapleton, Helen Kennedy, Holly Longton, Jenny Lowe, Jim Bacon, Kieran Cooke, Mark Houghton, Nicholas Barton, Patrick Corbett, Peter McDonald, Ronald Hummelink, Rose Welshman, Susan Harding

Special thanks to our photographer: Daniel Smith,
Further photos can be found in the photo album: Lancaster parkrun - 9 January 2016

If you fancy volunteering any time just drop us a line at Everything is easy to explain.

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The run brief

With so many runners new to parkrun, part of an even larger group, it is very hard to hear everything said during the run brief - especially if you end up at the back. Unfortunately this meant a few finish tokens didn't make it back to us, and we'd be very grateful if they are returned. Drop us a message, or see one of the volunteers next week.

Please also consider reading The parkrun code for 5k events. While we do mention some of these in the run brief, it helps if you have a look.



Local events

Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund Half Marathon and 10k, 31 January 2016.
All profits go to the Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund
More information and entry:

Lancaster Valentines 10km, 13 and 14 February 2016
Lancaster will be hosting two 10kms over the Valentines weekend and we hope you enjoy the flat traffic free route.
More information:




The Men

Michael Kallenberg (SM25-29) of Carmarthen & District Harriers AC, was first over the line in 17:44.
Leon Foster (SM30-34) of Leeds City AC, was second over the line in 18:44.
Alan Hume (VM35-39) of Central AC, was third over the line in 19:05.

The Ladies

Lauren Gowland (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (10th overall) over the line in 20:29.
Emma Pass (SW30-34) of Wesham Road Runners AC, was second (26th overall) over the line in 21:27.
Rebecca Harding (SW20-24) of Auld Reekie OS, was third (28th overall) over the line in 21:51.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores

Geoff Farmer (VM65-69) was graded 79.09% for the time 21:12 (23rd overall).
Quentin Harding (VM50-54) was graded 78.26% for the time 19:19 (5th overall).
Alex Rowe (VM55-59) was graded 76.48% for the time 20:37 (11th overall).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lancaster parkrun Results Page.

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