Lanhydrock parkrun # 275 – 18/05/2019

Thanks to Sophie Olejnik for this weeks fantastic run report and to all our amazing volunteers

I came across Lanhydrock parkrun, a while back on that parkrun elevation website. I’d sort by elevation to see where my local runs in Northamptonshire compared to the ‘hardest’ in the country - which at the time was Lanhydrock. I was in awe of a 5k with 452 ft of elevation gain; compared with with the 31 ft at my local run. Imagine how slow I’d be with those hills.

We happened to be coming down to cycle the camel trail, staying nearby. As parkruns have become part of our Saturday routine. We had to run it.
Thanks to Sophie Olejnik for this weeks run report

It was a lovely morning - perfect running conditions. The setting is on point. Well signposted and easy to find, easy parking and toilets with no queues.

A parkrun start is always easy to find - follow the fellow lycra clad folk. The walk down to the start is beautiful. And sets the scene for what is to come. The welcome was friendly with a great OS map of the route - handy if you were planning on running a sub 17 minute 5k.

3... 2... 1 and we’re off. Hurtling down hill at breakneck speed. We continued up and down. Through pretty scenery, woods with bluebells all the way down to the river then back up. The hills were brutal. The encouragement of the marshals just about kept me going. The savvier runners ahead of me, walking up the inclines and then sprinting off, maybe they were onto something as running didn’t seem to be getting me very far.

The finish is a welcome downhill sprint outside the house. Don’t think I’ve ever been so grateful to see the finish sign and end the hardest 5k I’ve ever done. It was enjoyable once it was over, the house and the grounds are so pretty. There was a good looking cafe. But we were headed for the camel trail. When the results came through, it was a pleasant surprise that the hills only robbed about 2 minutes off my normal times.

It’s a wonderful parkrun in a breathtakingly beautiful place. Don’t let the elevation gain put you off.

1st back by almost a minute was James Trubridge with a superb time of 19:29.

Congratulations on the 8 people who completed their 1st ever parkrun - I hope the hills didn’t put them off coming back.

The perfect conditions led to 17 runners getting PBs - well done all.

This event was only possible thanks to the volunteers. Thank you to: Dave ANDERSON, Nicky BRENTON, Tom COLLINS, Darrell FULLER, Helen GAMLEN, Holly GARBETT, Carolyn GARLAND, Lawrence HARRISON, Jackie HASKINS, Ann HORTON, Alan JEFFREY, Monique JEFFREY-JONES, Jake LOEWENDAHL, Tim MCEVOY, Rachel MCEVOY, Calvin MUDD, Ian RINGER, Jenna ROBERTS, Poppy ROBERTS, Lesley TAPHOUSE, John TILLEY

See you all soon, happy running

 

Bluebell bank holiday.

Lanhydrock parkrun
Event number 273
4th May 2019

The course was looking superb this weekend, with the bluebells in fine bloom, a dry course and cattle free ! Many thanks to the volunteers who helped out today and do so on a regular basis.

This week 187 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Mary MULLARKEY • Matthew BISCO • Cass BISCO • Emily ELLEN • Eldred HICKS • Jane STEDMAN • Lesley TAPHOUSE • John STEDMAN • Fran VOSPER • Ian GRONWALT • Ginine GRONWALT • Nicola VOSPER • Oliver RICHES • Pippa RICHES • Lucas RICHES • Hugh RICHARDSON • Jake LOEWENDAHL • Daryll WARE • Emma SEVERN • Barn HATWELL

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

The male record is held by Dan RODGERS who recorded a time of 16:23 on 11th April 2015 (event number 64).
The female record is held by Sarah HILL who recorded a time of 19:34 on 25th August 2018 (event number 239).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 85.83% (22:56) on 6th August 2016 (event number 133).

Lanhydrock parkrun started on 18th January 2014. Since then 10,751 participants have completed 41,452 parkruns covering a total distance of 207,260 km, including 7,301 new Personal Bests. A total of 619 individuals have volunteered 4,227 times.

 

Lanhydrock parkrun Event number 270 13th April 2019

This week 186 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 fantastic volunteers:

Helen GAMLEN • Ian RINGER • Eldred HICKS • Dominic BATEMAN • Jen ROBERTSON • Lawrence HARRISON • Ian GRONWALT • Ginine GRONWALT • Tim MCEVOY • Rachel MCEVOY • Steve ALLSOP • Kerry ADDISON • Barn HATWELL • Colin O'DONNELL • Rebecca ALLEN

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

The male record is held by Dan RODGERS who recorded a time of 16:23 on 11th April 2015 (event number 64).
The female record is held by Sarah HILL who recorded a time of 19:34 on 25th August 2018 (event number 239).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 85.83% (22:56) on 6th August 2016 (event number 133).

Lanhydrock parkrun started on 18th January 2014. Since then 10,555 participants have completed 40,793 parkruns covering a total distance of 203,965 km, including 7,204 new Personal Bests. A total of 614 individuals have volunteered 4,180 times.

 

Lanhydrock parkrun
Event number 269
6th April 2019

This week 137 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Mary MULLARKEY • Phil DAWBER • Chris HORNE • Dave SAUNTER • Eldred HICKS • Lesley TAPHOUSE • John HORTON • Mandy SMITH • Lawrence HARRISON • Paul SMITH • Shaun SCRACE • Oliver RICHES • Pippa RICHES • Lucas RICHES • Daisy ROBERTS • Adam ROBERTS • Luke DAWBER • Nicholas CAREY • Edward CAREY • Florence CAREY • Barn HATWELL

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

The male record is held by Dan RODGERS who recorded a time of 16:23 on 11th April 2015 (event number 64).
The female record is held by Sarah HILL who recorded a time of 19:34 on 25th August 2018 (event number 239).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 85.83% (22:56) on 6th August 2016 (event number 133).

Lanhydrock parkrun started on 18th January 2014. Since then 10,513 participants have completed 40,607 parkruns covering a total distance of 203,035 km, including 7,170 new Personal Bests. A total of 613 individuals have volunteered 4,164 times.

 

Lanhydrock parkrun
Event number 267
23rd March 2019

This week 131 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Ian RINGER • Dee SMITH • Dave SAUNTER • Eldred HICKS • Lesley TAPHOUSE • Emma MUNDY • Poppy ROBERTS • Fran VOSPER • Shaun SCRACE • Tia SCRACE • Jed SCRACE • Tim MCEVOY • Abigail HUDSON • Helen STEVENSON • Claire BARLOW • Lynn ANDREW • Corey BARLOW • Holly GARBETT

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

The male record is held by Dan RODGERS who recorded a time of 16:23 on 11th April 2015 (event number 64).
The female record is held by Sarah HILL who recorded a time of 19:34 on 25th August 2018 (event number 239).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 85.83% (22:56) on 6th August 2016 (event number 133).

Lanhydrock parkrun started on 18th January 2014. Since then 10,462 participants have completed 40,336 parkruns covering a total distance of 201,680 km, including 7,137 new Personal Bests. A total of 611 individuals have volunteered 4,126 times.

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