Mansfield parkrun is cancelled on 2020-10-31 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Mansfield park run # 326 – 26/1/2019 by Oliver Harvie

102 runners rolled out of bed this morning to do their regular running activity at The Manor Sports Complex !!!!!!!!

As you will of noticed these past few weeks it has been pretty cold on the Saturday mornings but well done to everyone who turned up today. It definitely was a mild one apart from the back straight which was really really windy.

We were nicely met by the Run Director at the start who gave us our short run briefing to tell us what has happened and all the important information we need to know and if the course is ok.
So thank you run director for doing that especially in the cold mild weather

He also introduced us to the brilliant volunteers who did their job extraordinary well . For all their hard work we thank Jem Baxter, Racheal Chadwick, Garry Checklin, Scott,Collier, Clair Foulstone, Steve Garner, Vicki Hair, Lynn Hazelton, Caitlin Hazelton, Trevor Hiscox, Kerry Lucas, Aurther Nicol, Liam Probert, Chalkey White and myself Oliver Harvie. Without these volunteers Parkrun would not of happened this morning so thank you to the volunteers very much . Just remember if you would like to volunteer then please let one of the core team know via email or tell them on a Saturday that you would like to volunteer the next week. It would really help us out these next few weeks.

And best of all when you volunteer 25 times you get a free volunteer purple t - shirt!

As some of the runners today might know that today was our founder Rachel Chadwick had her birthday today so happy birthday and a massive thank you for getting the laptop so you could do the results.

Now for best of all ..... THE PERSONAL BESTS !!!!!!!!!

No. 22 - Aden Rowlett, No. 36 Joe Troman, No. 37 Craig Priestnall, No. 43 John Leigh, No. 44 Stewart Sharp, No. 46 Ben Melling, No. 48 Robert Brentnall, No. 51 Ashleigh Blount, No . 70 Mary Hind, No. 82 Paige Fisher, No . 84 Ian Wolley, No.92 Sam Bellamy, No. 93 Wendy Woolley, and No . 94 Sarah Roberts

Well Done to everyone who got a PB today !!!!! Great achievement!!!!!

Welcome to Mansfield Parkrun to the 19 New runners !!!!!

Well done to Paul Wright who came first in the run today, although remember it's not a race!!!

I don't think there were many visitors today but thank you for visiting, we hope to see you next week!

I hope we see you all next week at Parkrun at 09:00.

Just A Little Note:

I am a Scout at 4th Mansfield Woodhouse. I have noticed lots of litter dotted around The Park whilst running. And in order to complete one of my scout badges I have decided to pick up litter. This badge is called The Community Awareness Badge and I have been picking up litter since the new year around the Manor Park. Every day there is more and more litter and this needs to stop. Today before the briefing a runner took his jacket off and I could not help but notice he dropped some litter. This is very sad please stop. What is worse is that there was a bin right next to him so he could of easily put it in there and there are lots of bins dotted around the park. So if you can do your bit and put rubbish in the bin or come with me to collect it I will be doing an extra lap for the next two months. Thank you for your support.
Thank you.

Thank you for reading and see you next week.

Oliver Harvie

Age 11


Run Report #322 by John Kilcoyne

Its's all very familiar...

It's halfway between Christmas and New Year. Not a bad day- a bit of a breeze, but temperatures are mild for this time of year, and it's dry. What shall we do this Saturday morning? If you're reading this report, the chances are that your answer to this question may well be the same as mine. If it's a Saturday morning, it's parkrun.

Volunteers and runners gather at Manor Park Sports Complex as they do most Saturdays. The usual greetings appear- "How are you?" "How was your week?" This time they are interspersed with "How was your Christmas?" and "Have you had your baby yet?" Regular runners and visitors are included in the welcoming conversations. For Helen and myself, visiting today from Lincoln, and for tourists from other parkruns, the set-up is very familiar. We don't know the actual course, but we do know the procedures and what to expect. We talk with local runners about events in our home towns, and with other visitors about parkruns we have been to or would like to go to. For some tourists, Mansfield parkrun is a close enough option to go to while visiting family or friends. For Helen and I, it is the closest parkrun to our home that we haven't yet tried.

For three participants, this is the first time they will finish a parkrun and receive the email or text after scanning. Well done, Chris Asher, Laura Palmer and Rebecca Cox. You are at the start of your parkrun journey. Others are further on and have milestones to celebrate: Catherine Woodland gets a cheer at the briefing as today will be her 25th time to volunteer. Riley Richardson gets ready for his 50th run; his email will tell him later that he has a new PB. Volunteers and runners get personal mentions in the briefing for their support and participation throughout the year. The names are new to us visitors, but the sentiments and appreciation are familiar from all parkruns.

Some regulars are very familiar with the course; congratulations and thanks go to Paul Wright who has completed 94 parkruns, all of them in Mansfield. Today he was first finisher as he has been on 39 previous occasions, 24 in 2018 alone. Having got to the end of his own run, he then went on to help scan the other finishers. Again, this is a familiar situation. So many of us get so much out of parkrun, but also like to give back when we can.

Conversations continue after the run. "Did you parkrun on Christmas Day?" gets a positive response and smile from many runners. 67 runners came to Mansfield on that day. Helen and I went to Doncaster. Thank you so much to the volunteers that allowed these and so many other parkruns to take place. It is great to get the chance to have an extra run between Saturdays.

New Year's Day also gives chance for more parkruns. This is the one day of the year that a double is possible. Some of us will get to one run; some will aim to complete two. Some will be happy to wait until next Saturday to continue with what is so familiar and so important. Thank you for your company at Mansfield today. However you choose to spend New Year's Day, I wish you well for 2019.

This week 111 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Trevor HISCOX • Rachael CHADWICK • Paul WRIGHT • Liam PROBERT • Mick HANCOCK • Chalky WHITE • John KILCOYNE • Catherine WOODLAND • Neil MELTON • Scott COLLIER • Vicki HAIR • Arthur NICOL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Mansfield parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:15 on 2nd May 2015 (event number 135).
The female record is held by Libby COLEMAN who recorded a time of 17:56 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 218).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 100.45% (22:10) on 5th October 2013 (event number 53).
Mansfield parkrun started on 29th September 2012. Since then 4,423 participants have completed 30,029 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,145 km, including 6,096 new Personal Bests. A total of 475 individuals have volunteered 4,589 times.


Christmas Day run!

Thanks to some lovely volunteers Mansfield Parkrun will be hosting a Christmas Day run starting at 10am on Christmas Day. As usual please arrive 30 mins before the start time for the briefing.

Please note that although the car park will be open, the leisure centre will not be so there won’t be any toilet or shower access.

Scott and the volunteers look forward to welcoming everyone.


Run report #313 by Alex Hoggard

Event #313 got underway as the sun rose over Manor Park with conditions looking ideal for running. However, the 105 runners who took to the course this morning were soon greeted by a strong headwind as the route turned away from The Fairways and back towards the finish area for the first of three laps. Of the 105 finishers, 26 were first time runners at Mansfield, including; myself, Rich, and Sara who had made the 80 mile trip from Hull. The field also included 5 first time parkrunners, who I hope had an enjoyable experience and will become regulars to the event.

Despite the strong headwinds, 12 runners managed to record a PB. Congratulations to; Chris KILBURN, Paul ROBERTS, John BUTLER, Richard ADAMS, Joel ROBINSON, William TALBOT, Michael MORRIS, Lucy GILBERT, Amy GILBERT, Paul DAVIES, Melissa KIRK, and Carol WHYKE who all recorded their fastest times at Mansfield.

There were also two runners hitting milestones this week; with William TALBOT completing his 10th run, and Beata WOLOSZYN finishing her 50th run by volunteering as Tail Walker - congratulations to both!

Male Placings:
Chris Kilburn (SM30-34) of Absolute Tri, was first over the line in 17:02.
Alex HOGGARD (SM25-29) of Selby Striders, finished second in 17:47.
Jim BROOMHEAD (VM35-39) (Unattached) finished third in 18:52.

Female Placings:
Joanne KENT (VW50-54) of Barnet & District AC was first (10th overall) in 21:00.
Sara MORROW (VW45-49) of Selby Striders was second (15th overall) in 22:39.
Laura BOULTBY (VW35-39) of Notts AC was third (24th overall) in 24:37.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Joanne KENT (SW50-54) was graded 80.79% for the time 21:00 (10th overall).
Chris KILBURN (SM30-34) was graded 77.01% for the time 17:02 (1st overall).
Richard Christopher HARRISON (SM45-49) was graded 73.29% for the time 19:58 (7th overall).

A big thank you to the volunteers who enabled the event to go ahead;

With a special mention to Scott COLLIER who did a brilliant job on his first time as Run Director. If you fancy a go at volunteering, the roster for the next few weeks is on the website; or you can email

Finally I'd like to thank everyone who welcomed us to the event this morning, and for allowing me to write this Run Report! We hope to see you sometime in the future (hopefully on a day when there isn't the headwind), when we return to attempt to beat the times we set today!


Where to start in a week / weekend where so much has happened and so many things to celebrate!

This week's report has to say a big thank you to the amazing heroes of the NHS, which celebrated it's 70th birthday on Thursday. Let's all hope it's there in another 70 years

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