Lincoln parkrun is cancelled on 2021-05-22 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Not an Event #1

That Was the Week that Wasn't

Wow. This is hard. Last week we joked and laughed and ran and walked and stood on corners cheering each other. We had full fridges and celebrated milestones and waved to the ladies in the Care Home.

Oh how so much has changed.

Oh how so much HAS NOT CHANGED. Right, sad face - in the bin. We're better than that. We can distance ourselves physically, because that's what saves lives. But as a parkrun community, WE HELP EACH OTHER.

And some of us have been posting great reports of running to keep healthy, running to help mental well-being, and chatting on the phone to prevent strangers becoming lonely. We did this, and will continue, because we are parkrunners and we are awesome.

Just to quote one regular,

"we chose signs and lampposts to represent our favourite marshals and did virtual high 5's along the way" - brilliant!

Stay safe folks, stay inside, keep on social media to keep yourselves mentally active!

All the best,

Louisa, Jim, Andy, Pat

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Event 318 – 14/03/20

We're (NOT) All Doomed!

Well, good grief. A lovely event was enjoyed by everyone who came along! Some people ran, some walked, some jogged, and 24 volunteered their time and effort so it could happen. Health and safety was a concern, but quite simply, we took care, though we did make the shocking announcement that volunteers couldn't "high five" or hand out sweets! Your cooperation was most gratefully appreciated, so from the core team here's a big thanks to everyone who simply just used common sense! Our event will - as far as we know at the moment - continue, but obviously if the government or parkrun national headquarters decide to stop "mass gatherings" or other events that would include us, we'll have to pause our excitement on our favourite weekend mornings! Unusual as it may seem, I'd also ask people not to meet in large groups for "freedom" runs, as has been suggested on social media - you're welcome to run round the park when you like - but if 100 people decide to all run at once it'd not help the situation! Run when you can, however, we don't want everyone losing fitness! Health is the key, so don't compromise yours just for a short run! As soon as we know what's happening, we'll be in touch via our social media, so keep in touch! Next week we may well know more. Despite the apparent gloom, we do hope to continue our magical event, helping people gain and maintain fitness, both physically and mentally!! So I hope to see you then!!

Jim
Run Director

Lincoln parkrun:

Event number 318, 14th March 2020

Congratulations to our milestone runners:

10:  Cody COCKING, Jack PARKER, Charlie RICHARDSON

50: Kim O'CALLAGHAN,Joanne CLIFTON, Grant GIBSON, Tilly WILKINSON

100: William WILKINSON, Catherie WILKINSON, Pat SMITH-HOWELL

Birthdays: Louisa DENNETT, Julie TRUMAN

This week 366 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Jim ARAM • Shirley DEVLIN • Louisa DENNETT • Andy M JONES • Betty STRACEY • Sandra PURDY • Andrew GARBUTT • Pieter MOSTERT • Jane STRAW • Spencer CREEK • Lester CRAVEN • Debbie RICHARDS • Pat SMITH-HOWELL • Helen CREEK • Jack BALCHIN • June BRAMMER • Peter WARD • Jamie SWINDALE • Jonathan ASHTON • Craig BREWER • Tracey MORGAN • Katie TAYLOR • Samuel RUEDISUELI • Sam BRETT

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

The male record is held by Matthew BOWSER who recorded a time of 14:54 on 24th May 2014 (event number 26).
The female record is held by Abbie DONNELLY who recorded a time of 16:54 on 21st September 2019 (event number 292).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 95.13% (24:37) on 8th October 2016 (event number 144).

Lincoln parkrun started on 16th November 2013. Since then 12,388 participants have completed 107,764 parkruns covering a total distance of 538,820 km, including 18,980 new Personal Bests. A total of 890 individuals have volunteered 7,275 times.

 

Event 317 – 07/03/2020

This Girl Can (as can everyone at parkrun!)

This is a brief Run Report this week, lots of you may know we had a runner who was taken ill in the funnel. Firstly, please may I reassure you all that the runner is absolutely fine. A huge thank you to those who assisted in this situation, thank you also to the runners who finished around this time for their patience and concern. Our volunteer team was simply amazing - the event carried on as normal around this challenging situation. As Run Director - thank you so much, it's definitely proof that our plans and procedures work and that we have a truly precious community that pulls together in times of need. Thank you also to the Paramedic from EMAS and one of our parkrunners who also happens to work on the ambulance control, who happened to be on duty and assisted in the dispatch of the ambulance car.

We were pleased to be supporting International Women's Day this week, alongside the #thisgirlcan campaign, and after lots of Facebook promotion, were delighted to see lots of women and girls taking part on Saturday. The Bandstand was prettied up with some purple bunting, lots of runners donned the purple dress code, plenty of female volunteers around the course and the new selfie board was extremely popular indeed. Photos can be seen on our Lincoln parkrun official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lincolnparkrun/

It was mentioned in the briefing, that although we were supporting the campaign, we were actually not doing anything differently to what we normally do at parkrun, but it was indeed a fabulous opportunity to encourage lots of new faces to join us and see just how friendly and inclusive we are. We hope to see you all again soon.

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We did celebrate some milestones again this week along with a birthday. Congratulations to you all! Wishing you all many more happy parkuns!

It was a pleasure to host the parkrun in calm conditions and we hope this continues! Of course we do have a global issue to contend with at the moment. Please always check the Facebook page and parkrun websites for any updates, but as it stands at the moment, I will leave you with this:

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Jim will be taking care of you this coming week and the Lincoln Half Marathon team will be visiting! See you then!

Lincoln parkrun
Event number 317
7th March 2020

This week 477 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 92 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Mark WILLIAMS • Judith WILLIAMS • Andy FURNELL • Jim ARAM • Louisa DENNETT • Ellie DENNETT • Andy M JONES • Heather BUTCHER • Mike STEELE • Rachel HOCKNEY • David COOPER • Sue J JONES • Herm BUTCHER • Lester CRAVEN • Alice CARTER • Sophie CARTER • John KILCOYNE • Pat SMITH-HOWELL • Rita FORTUNE • Jack BALCHIN • June BRAMMER • Craig THOMAS • Tania HELLOWELL • Jamie SWINDALE • Jonathan ASHTON • Amanda MUMBY-CROFT • Ella MUMBY-CROFT • Tracey MORGAN • Sarah FLOWERS • Freya MUMBY-CROFT • Nigel ROBERTSON • Harrison EDWARDS • Barbara MCBRIDE

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

The male record is held by Matthew BOWSER who recorded a time of 14:54 on 24th May 2014 (event number 26).
The female record is held by Abbie DONNELLY who recorded a time of 16:54 on 21st September 2019 (event number 292).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 95.13% (24:37) on 8th October 2016 (event number 144).

Lincoln parkrun started on 16th November 2013. Since then 12,366 participants have completed 107,398 parkruns covering a total distance of 536,990 km, including 18,932 new Personal Bests. A total of 889 individuals have volunteered 7,251 times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event 316 – 29/02/2020

Leaping Across the Puddles!

At a very comfortable 349 runners with 22 first timers and visitors from Sheffield, Leeds, Braintree, Hull and Singapore.  We ambled around our very naked looking lake with bits of tree missing here and there, wondering what it’ll actually look like when the park is revitalised. In my mind I have an image of boats on the water, an ice cream stand to work off some of the fitness that we’ve accumulated and hopefully a decent bit of path laid between the U-Bend and the beacon.

Obviously huge thanks to our volunteers and congratulations to all our runner but especially to those achieving their milestones: Claire (250), Edward, Paul (100) & Theo (50) on their milestones.

I asked Paul who achieved his 100th run today if he would put a few words down about his experience with us, he said yes and wrote us the piece that follows.

Thank you, Andy

 

Half way round my first parkrun, in May 2017, one hundred parkruns seemed a very long way off, but now I have completed my 100th I’m glad to have the opportunity to thank the volunteers and organizing team for sustaining such an uplifting event, so this week, the Run Report takes the form of a love-letter to the event

Lincoln parkrun – 10 things I love about you!

  1. Our Volunteers – whether they be one-offs, occasionals or regulars, they come, rain, or (latterly) more rain they are there setting up, organising welcoming with such good cheer and reassurance. Many of us really need their encouragement and congratulations and we get them at every turn – and even a much-needed sugar burst after June’s Bridge.
  2. The Mingle – I’m lucky enough to be able to get to the park fairly early each week and see people meet and greet. There’s a warmth of human community and connection that is increasingly rare in our frenetic times. Andy regularly encourages us to talk to people we don’t know at the start and it’s lovely to connect with people on a weekly basis and share a nod, a greeting and a chat.
  3. The Briefing – Never unnecessarily wordy or pompous, never draconian and always welcoming. I have good friends who’ve traveled who really appreciated the mention at the briefing and it is still, after all this time, lovely that we find time to recognise people’s milestones.
  4. The Fan Club – I really hope the lovely ladies who wave to us from the residential care home each Saturday morning get as nice a feeling from the moment as I do. I know they love to see the park being used in such a positive way
  5. The Start  - Once you’ve done a few tourist runs yourself, you can start to appreciate quite how cooperative and downright sensible we are as a bunch. No elbows, no moaning, folk just slot in where it makes sense and let the later sections of the course sort us out. I’m grateful to our faster runners that they aren’t precious about exactly where they get to stand and to those who plod slightly quicker than me that they don’t mind if I edge ahead of them for half a lap or so by accident.
  6. June’s Bridge – he bottleneck pinch point at June’s bridge might be enough to deter many runners but we seem to accept it and deal with it without complaint – and on busy weeks you get a chance to get your initial breath back before getting a lovely word from June. Excellent!
  7. Sandra’s Corner – I can’t thank Sandra enough for the ‘See you next week’ calls over the last few years – I’m usually hurting a bit by the third lap and I take great heart from her encouragement every time.
  8. Mark and Judith: Past Half-way – for us sluggards the best thing about the Boultham Park course is how sectioned and compartmentalised it feels. Every volunteer post is a staging point – I can always just about keep myself going with the thought of reaching the next one, and Mark and Judith always mark a point that in my mind tells me I’m pasty halfway on that lap. (And have you ever noticed quite what a beautiful spot that turn is on? That view alone is worth getting up for.)
  9. The Finish – I’m sure it’s a lot more frantic in the big clusters of 22 – 28 minute finishers but I am always struck by the calm efficiency of our finish team. They’ll wait and wait and wait and congratulate the slowest of us as heartily as the fastest. It’s a great moment and it’s available to me every week.
  10. The Bowls Club – Good neighbours make life easier on all of us and the good folk of the Bowls club have been brilliant the whole time I’ve been involved – an event like this must inconvenience them on occasion but they have been excellent partners in keeping the parkrun going and growing and their breakfasts are fantastic.

Right. Now to set my sights on 25 Volunteer and 250 run shirts.

Cheers

Paul Rees A3439420

Lincoln parkrun:

Event number 316, 29th February 2020

This week 349 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Ann STORR • Consuela SACKFIELD • Mark WILLIAMS • Judith WILLIAMS • Jim ARAM • Andy M JONES • Ged FORSTER • Betty STRACEY • Neil DICKINSON • Sandra PURDY • Lester CRAVEN • Adrian TOYNE • Debbie RICHARDS • Pat SMITH-HOWELL • Stuart ECCLES • Lynn GARNER • Jack BALCHIN • Molly LIDDELL • Caroline HARRISON • June BRAMMER • Mervyn WELLS • Jamie SWINDALE • Jonathan ASHTON • Paul REES • Tracey MORGAN • Stacey SKEPPER • Harrison EDWARDS • Annie TAYLOR • Phil MILLAR • Samuel RUEDISUELI • Edward CAPES • Samuel CAPES

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

The male record is held by Matthew BOWSER who recorded a time of 14:54 on 24th May 2014 (event number 26).
The female record is held by Abbie DONNELLY who recorded a time of 16:54 on 21st September 2019 (event number 292).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 95.13% (24:37) on 8th October 2016 (event number 144).

Lincoln parkrun started on 16th November 2013. Since then 12,329 participants have completed 106,921 parkruns covering a total distance of 534,605 km, including 18,840 new Personal Bests. A total of 888 individuals have volunteered 7,218 times.

 

Event 315 – 22/02/20

THE RAIN DIDN’T SPOIL IT

After storms Ciara and Dennis over the past 2 weekends I was anxious to see the weather forecast for this week. As always, the forecast kept changing daily and by Friday, I was pleased to see that it would by gusty with some drizzle. During the event day course check, the weather conditions were perfect for running and I was very happy going to meet this week’s awesome hi-viz heroes. We arrived at the bandstand to set up and during the volunteer brief, the heavens opened, and the rain was horrendous. Would it last very long and make the conditions very uncomfortable for everyone or would the forecast be correct and slow down to drizzle. Fortunately, just before the first timers and tourists brief the rain stopped and the weather settled down.

As I have already said I was ably supported by a great bunch of volunteers with varying levels of experience, but I would like to express the Lincoln core team thanks to SANDRA PURDY for reaching 250 weeks of volunteering, all of which have been carried out at Lincoln and as a marshal at point 2, which is now known as ‘Sandra’s Corner”. If you would like to volunteer in the future, please look at the roster on the Lincoln parkrun website and e-mail the core team or speak to the RD of the day. We will provide you with a full briefing and training if required for all of the roles and we will not ask you to do something that you are not comfortable with.

This week we had 360 runners, joggers and walkers of which 48 were first timers and they were joined by lots of visitors from: Manchester, Dereham, Rothwell, Kent, Aberystwyth, Ashbourne, Braintree, Tonbridge Wells, Leamington, Maidstone, Ripon and Haverford West.

The milestone achievers this week are as follows:

50 – Susan TINKER and Peter HUMPHREY

100 – Joe CAMPION

Birthdays – Elaine ELVIDGE and our own Jim ARAM

Well done to you all and I hope that your T-Shirts arrive soon.

This week 360 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Creighton CONNOLLY • Jim ARAM • Kate SIVITER • Simon MACHIN • Andy M JONES • Ged FORSTER • Dave SMITH • Michelle FOSTER • Keith FOSTER • Sandra PURDY • Lester CRAVEN • Alice CARTER • Pat SMITH-HOWELL • Jim DIAMOND • Andy PEARSON • Louise EARNSHAW • Jiamin XU • Jack BALCHIN • June BRAMMER • Andrea FLINT • Jamie SWINDALE • Fiona SWINDALE • Harry COWLING • Stacey SKEPPER • Harrison EDWARDS • David MANN • Tony BELLIS • Ian CALLAGHAN • Angela CALLAGHAN • Paul BARNARD • Blake KEAL • Olivia WHITTLE

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

The male record is held by Matthew BOWSER who recorded a time of 14:54 on 24th May 2014 (event number 26).
The female record is held by Abbie DONNELLY who recorded a time of 16:54 on 21st September 2019 (event number 292).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 95.13% (24:37) on 8th October 2016 (event number 144).

Lincoln parkrun started on 16th November 2013. Since then 12,307 participants have completed 106,572 parkruns covering a total distance of 532,860 km, including 18,798 new Personal Bests. A total of 884 individuals have volunteered 7,186 times.

Please ensure that if you bring a car then park in a considerate manner. Furthermore, only park in the bowls club car park if you are intending to use Wendy’s Kitchen after the event. This will ensure that there is enough parking for the bowls club members to use.

Please note that on Sat 7th Mar Wendy’s Kitchen will not be available to use as it will be closed and participants for that week will have to make other arrangements for a post run breakfast. The 7th Mar is also International Women’s Day parkrun where, as many women and girls as possible are encouraged to participate in a parkrun event on that day and Louisa will be the Run Director.

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Stay safe everyone and I will hopefully see you next week where Andy will be your Run Director.

Pat

Run Director

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