Market Rasen Racecourse parkrun is cancelled on 11 April 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Run Report – Event 64 – 14/03/2020

It turned out to be the last parkrun event we'll get to share together for some time, but event number 64 went ahead at Market Rasen Racecourse on 14th March with 123 parkrunners running, jogging or walking the course. 

Of the 123 parkrunners, 16 were first timers to Market Rasen Racecourse, we hope you enjoyed the venue and the hospitality and hope to see you back again soon.  We also had ladies with us completing their very first parkrun, anywhere. Welcome to the parkrun family Laura Smith, Kate Armstrong and Katie Searle. 23 parkrunners earned the right to ring the PB bell, many congratulations to you all! There were representatives from 13 different clubs including tourists from Norfolk. We hope you enjoyed our parkrun. 

Congratulations to Rebecca Clarke who earned a PB on her 50th parkrun! Congratulations also go to Natalie Outen who ran her 10th parkrun this week. We hope you receive your t-shirts soon. 


This week the top three finishing men were:

1. Andrew Reynolds- 17:32

2. George Wilson- 17:58

3. Joseph Monk- 18:27


Whilst the first three ladies through the finishing funnel were:

1. Sophie Darling- 18:29 (PB)

2. Helen Shillings- 20:42

3. Poppy Purbrick- 20:47

Full results can be seen here:

Our course records remain at 15:11 for the men and 16:31 for the ladies. The top age-graded ranking is held by Abbie Donnelly and stands at 89.61%. 

A big thank you to all our volunteers this week who did an amazing job. Thanks as always to our supporters too; Market Rasen Round Table, Duckworths, PK Construction, Brianplant, Smiffys, Nicholsons and of course, Market Rasen Racecourse.

We know it's going to be very tough for many of us to be without our beloved parkrun for an unknown amount of time. As soon as we can be, we'll be back, and until then we hope everyone stays as safe, healthy and happy as they can.

The Market Rasen Racecourse parkrun team.
#loveparkrun




 

Run Report – Event 63 – 07/03/2020

Event number 63 saw 193 parkrunners run, jog or walk the course on International Women’s Day. To mark the occasion, many runners turned out dressed in purple.

Of the 193 parkrunners who turned out for the occasion, 31 were first timers to Market Rasen Racecourse. We hope you enjoyed the venue and the hospitality and hope to see you back again soon.  The PB bell was put to good use with a fantastic 41 parkrunners recording a personal best. Many congratulations to you all! Twelve parkrunners ran their first ever parkrun with us today. Welcome to the parkrun family and we hope you come back and visit us soon. There were representatives from 16 different clubs with one tourist, Jiamen Xu coming all the way from Singapore where she is a run director at West Coast parkrun! 

Congratulations to Freddie Wakeling and Jack Pawson who completed their 10th parkruns this week. Huge congratulations to Evelynne Wilson who chose International Women’s Day to complete her 100th parkrun. We hope to see you all in your t-shirts soon!


This week the top three finishing men were:

1. Creighton Connelly- 17:46 (PB)

2. Gary Pawson- 18:15 (PB)

3. James Sharples- 18:57


Whilst the first three ladies through the finishing funnel were:

1. Paula Downing- 19:41 (first timer)

2. Helen Shillings- 20:38

3. Sophie Knapp- 22:02

Paula Downing also set a new age category record for the VW50-54 category and recorded the third highest age grade score ever seen at our event: a very impressive 88.48%, many congratulations Paula!

Full results

Our course records remain at 15:11 for the men and 16:31 for the ladies.

A big thank you to all our volunteers this week who did an amazing job. Without the volunteers, these events couldn’t go ahead so please get in touch if you think you can become a high vis hero. We'll give you full training on the morning and promise it will be lots of fun.

You can see the volunteer roster here:


Thanks as always to our supporters; Market Rasen Round Table, Duckworths, PK Construction, Brianplant, Smiffys, Nicholsons and of course, Market Rasen Racecourse.




 

Run Report – Week 62- 29/2/20

Event 62 offered the first opportunity to run a parkrun on February 29th!! This will not be possible again for another 28 years, in 2048, so it really was a special day. For myself and my daughter it was even more special as we both completed our 50th parkruns!! We had arrived at the Racecourse at 7:45 to help with setting the course up in the wind and rain, but even this didn't dampen our spirits. The mention we got in the briefing was also special as it was given by RD Richard Hallsworth aka Daddy/Husband. Thank you to everyone who made our day one to remember, you were all so supportive and cheery :) We love our parkrun family!! 

In total 95 people completed our course this week, merrily splashing through the water feature that had once again made a return. The cold, windy conditions were not ideal for running but despite this 14 people managed a PB, well done to you. We also welcomed 9 first timers to Market Rasen this week of which 5 completed their first ever parkrun!! 
 

This week the top three finishing men were;

1. Andrew Reynolds 18:12

2. Mark Lee 18:22

3. Raymond Clayton 18:44

Whilst the first three ladies through the finishing funnel were;

1. Emma Bell 24:12

2. Donna Adlard  25:27

3. Jane Oxby 25:59


Our course records remain at 15:11 for the men and 16:31 for the ladies.

Incredibly there was also one new age category record set this week, very well done to Philip Marsland.

I think everyone who was there on Saturday would agree that the volunteers did an amazing job and deserved the biggest round of applause of the day. It was cold, it was wet and it was windy but they never stopped smiling and offering encouragement. Without such amazing people parkrun could not happen so if you haven't volunteered before then please consider giving it a go. Everyone will tell you its a lot of fun and you get to see parkrun from a very different point of view.

Next week, March 7th, sees parkrun helping to celebrate International Women's Day so if you know anyone who has been thinking of trying parkrun, and hasn't yet taken the plunge, then encourage them to come this week!! Whether it be to run, walk or volunteer we would love to see them.


Thanks as always to our supporters; Market Rasen Round Table, Duckworths, PK Construction, Brianplant, Smiffys, Nicholsons and of course, Market Rasen Racecourse.

 

Run Report – Event 60 – 15/02/2020

Fortunately, Storm Dennis stayed away long enough to allow event #60 to go ahead, albeit with some wind and rain, especially on the back straight! This week's Run Director, Michael Bruce, did a sterling job on his first time at the helm!

Of the 126 parkrunners who braved the less-than-perfect conditions, 11 were first timers to Market Rasen Racecourse. We hope you enjoyed the venue and the hospitality and hope to see you back again soon. 15 parkrunners recorded a PB and earned the right to ring the bell. Many congratulations to you all! One runner ran their first ever parkrun with us today. Welcome to the parkrun family and we hope come back and visit us soon. There were representatives from 13 different clubs and tourists hailed from Peterborough and Newark. 

There were no running milestones reached this week but 126 people are one step closer to earning their next t-shirt! 


This week the top three finishing men were:

1. Vincent Riviere- 17:17

2. Simon Daniel- 17:40

3. Raymond Clayton- also 18:39


Whilst the first three ladies through the finishing funnel were:

1. Janine Stones- 20:13

2. Helen Shillings- 21:02

3. Rosie Earndon- 21:52 PB


Our course records remain at 15:11 for the men and 16:31 for the ladies.

Full results can be seen here:

A big thank you to all our volunteers this week who did an amazing job as always. For one volunteer, Robin Harrison, event 60 marked his 25th time of volunteering. Many thanks, Robin and we hope to see you in your new t-shirt soon. Without the volunteers, these events couldn’t go ahead so please get in touch if you think you can become a high vis hero. We'll give you full training on the morning and promise it will be lots of fun.

You can see the future volunteer roster here: please get in touch if you'd like to join the volunteering fun.

Thanks as always to our supporters; Market Rasen Round Table, Duckworths, PK Construction, Brianplant, Smiffys, Nicholsons and of course, Market Rasen Racecourse.




 

Run Report – Event 59 – 08/02/2020

Event 59 began with a special guard of honour for one of our Event Directors. Mike Wells was celebrating the 3000th day of his run streak as well as his 350th parkrun. It was fantastic to see everyone clap Mike through as we headed for the start line, he then went on to celebrate as the 30 min pacer, coming in at exactly 30.00 minutes, well done Mike!!!

Of the 204 parkrunners this week, 6 people completed their first ever parkrun. Well done to you and welcome to the parkrun family. We had a total of 31 first time visitors to our course this week and a superb 64 people earned themselves a PB!!! We hope our team of pacers helped many of you achieve the times you were aiming for. 

Milestones this week were reached by Isabelle France, who ran her 10th parkrun, and Tim Warner, who ran his 50th parkrun. Well done to you both!!! 

This week the top three finishing men were;

1. Andrew Reynolds 17:22

2. Richard Conway 18:50

3. Dave Wilson 18:57

Whilst the first three ladies through the finishing funnel were;

1. Claire Cooney 18:27

2. Nicola Wilson  22:38

3. Sophie Knapp 22:49


Our course records remain at 15:11 for the men and 16:31 for the ladies.

Special mention to Claire Cooney who was not only first lady but also second overall!! she set a new PB and age category record in the process, amazing!!

A big thank you to all our volunteers this week who did an amazing job. If you fancy becoming a high vis hero then please get in touch. We'll give you full training on the morning and promise it will be lots of fun.


Thanks as always to our supporters; Market Rasen Round Table, Duckworths, PK Construction, Brianplant, Smiffys, Nicholsons and of course, Market Rasen Racecourse.

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