Market Rasen Racecourse parkrun is cancelled on 30 May 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

International Women’s Day event at Market Rasen Racecourse parkrun – 07/03/2020

On Saturday March 7th, we'll be supporting International Women's Day and celebrating female participation at Market Rasen Racecourse parkrun.

There will be a special welcome flag to direct new participants to the First Timer's briefing and a #IWDparkrun selfie frame for you to use in photos on social media as part of the Sport England campaign, This Girl Can.

More information on #IWDparkrun events is available here:

https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2020/02/05/help-us-celebrate-female-participation-for-iwdparkrun/

We hope everyone will join us to celebrate IWD and to show how inclusive and supportive parkrun is, why not bring along a female friend, colleague or family member and walk, jog, run or volunteer together!

#TGC #IWD #IWDparkrun

 

Run Report – Event 58 – 01/02/2020

This week 239 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers at the Racecourse and 13 completed their very first parkrun. We hope to see you all again very soon.  There were a fantastic 46 new Personal Bests and representatives of 20 different clubs took part. Visitors from Maidstone and Conkers parkrun plus Hull and Lincoln were welcomed.

The weather for the 58th parkrun, like the team at Market Rasen Racecourse parkrun, was warm and welcoming: even on the first lap where the southwesterly was intent on blowing you back to Laura’s corner it soon switched to a positive force. 

The first three male finishers were:
Andrew Reynolds 17.33
Lee Leggett 18.14 (PB)
Raymond Clayton 18.20 (PB)

And the first three female finishers were:
Joanne Patch 22.37
Heather Allaway 22.42
Rebecca Hodson 24.27 

A big thank you to our amazing 25 volunteers: Mike WELLS • Sarah WELLS • Frankie THOMAS • Tina THOMAS • Andy WALTON • Laura SUTHERLAND • Lydia WALTON • Chris RAMSAY • Fran ALLISON • Alison DALE • Carolyn FRANCE • Robin HARRISON • Elizabeth WOOD • Ollie KIDD • Michael BRUCE • Mark KIDD • Moira WESTLEY • Derek COMMANDER • Jill COMMANDER • Isabelle FRANCE • Barbara HANCOCK • Phil MCNEIL • Amanda CURTIS • Kate HANCOCK • Julie TAYLOR -

At the helm this week was Run Director Chris Ramsay, who guided the event with the calm assurance we expect from someone completing his 50th volunteering voyage. 

Beatlemania took over with a memorable speech from parkrun Ambassador Matt Storey who revelled in the 60s theme on behalf of Lydia Walton, who ran her 60th parkrun on her 60th birthday. Her attempt to nail 60% Age Grading overshot the mark but, needless to say she was very pleased with a first in her age category for the first time ever. Post run entertainment by Frankie Thomas as Sir Paul McCartney was most appreciated as was the 60s buffet of cheese and pineapple on sticks and amazing pineapple upside down cakes. 

If you would like to volunteer for any future events please email : marketrasenracecourse@parkrun.com

You can see all the available roles here:
https://www.parkrun.org.uk/marketrasenracecourse/futureroster/

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found here:
https://www.parkrun.org.uk/marketrasenracecourse/results/latestresults/

The male record is held by Shane ROBINSON who set a time of 15:11 on 28th December 2019 (event number 54). The female record is held by Abbie DONNELLY who recorded a time of 16:31 also on 28th December 2019. The Age Grade course record is also held by Abbie DONNELLY who recorded 89.61% (16:31) on 28th December 2019 (event number 54). Market Rasen Racecourse parkrun started on 3rd November 2018. Since then 2,514 participants have completed 9,590 parkruns covering a total distance of 47,950 km, including 2,482 new Personal Bests. A total of 298 individuals have volunteered 1,275 times. 

 

Run Report – Event 57 – 25/01/2020

Event 57 took place a week later than expected, due to our first ever ice-related cancellation the previous week. Thanks for everyone's understanding about the need for us to cancel on 18th January, whilst we will always hold an event if we can, the safety of participants (and volunteers) is our top priority and it simply wouldn't have been safe to go ahead that day.

Thankfully by Saturday 25th January, the weather was far more temperate with only a moderate breeze, and no water hazards or ice / snow on the course.

Of the 165 parkrunners this week, 16 people completed their first ever parkrun. Well done to you and welcome to the parkrun family. We had a total of 24 first time visitors to our course this week and 36 people earned themselves a PB, congratulations to you all!

There were milestone celebrations this week for Zak Thompson, who ran his 10th parkrun, and Jonathan Kerry, who ran his 50th. Congratulations to you both and we hope your new t-shirts will be with you very soon. 

This week the top three finishing men were;

1. Sean Sackfield 18:11
2. Barcode 'forgetter' 
3. Gareth Bartlett 18:40 (PB)

Whilst the first three ladies through the finishing funnel were;

1. Christine Revill 22:50 (PB)
2. Alex Frick 23:33
3. Jayne Smith 24:39

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

Big thanks to our amazing 24 volunteers for standing out in the chilly conditions this week. If you'd like to join the hi-vis fun this coming Saturday, or any future week, you can see the roles available here: please email: marketrasenracecourse@parkrun.com if you'd like to help out, thanks!

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday for event #58, which we're sure is going to be another memorable parkrun morning!


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 56 – 11/01/2020

Well, Event 56 was certainly a windy one!!! Super strong winds meant conditions for running around the Racecourse were tough going but we still welcomed 213 runners and walkers, which is an amazing attendance!! Clearly those New Years resolutions are working. 

Of the 213 parkrunners this week, 18 people completed their first ever parkrun. Well done to you and welcome to the parkrun family. We had a total of 36 first time visitors to our course this week and, unbelievably, 37 people earned themselves a PB!!!

There were milestone celebrations this week for Martha Bates, who ran her 10th parkrun, and Clare Wakeman, who ran her 50th. Congratulations to you both and we hope your new t shirts will be with you very soon. 

This week the top three finishing men were;

1. Jack Johnson 17:10
2. Paul Snowden 18:55
3. Adam Foster 18:57

Whilst the first three ladies through the finishing funnel were;

1. Lucy Thornton 19:26
2. Kerry Stainton 21:47
3. Sophie Knapp 22:30

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

Lucy Thornton also set a new age category record as well as being first lady, well done.

Big thanks to our amazing volunteers for standing out in the windy conditions this week. If you haven't volunteered before then please consider helping out one week, without people giving up their time on a Saturday morning there would be no parkrun. If everyone could volunteer once every few months we would have a lovely full rota each week.

Look forward to seeing you all next Saturday when, hopefully, the wind won't be as strong.


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 55 – 04/01/2020

The first Market Rasen Racecourse parkrun event of the 2020s sure was another cracker!

Car park marshal Frankie welcomed throngs of new parkrunners, returning regulars and tourists from far and wide to the Racecourse, and before the run briefing had started, it was clear we were in for one of our busiest events so far!

There were a fantastic 46 first timers in attendance, with tourists including Lottie Wilson and Robyn Wilson from Minippi parkrun in Australia: with Lottie running and Robyn volunteering as a marshal. Amongst the first timers at the Racecourse were 18 people who completed their very first parkrun, anywhere, we hope it will be the first of many!

We also had several runners completing milestone runs, with juniors Rosie Griffiths and William Ryland completing their 10th parkruns and regular pacing volunteer Sean Ashton his 50th. We look forward to seeing you all in your milestone t-shirts soon!

In total, there were 226 finishers at Event 55, that's the biggest ever winter attendance at Market Rasen Racecourse parkrun and the fourth biggest total we've yet had at any time of the year, it's great to see our event continuing to grow.

First of the 226 parkrunners across the line at event 55 was MRR parkrun core team member Andrew Reynolds in a time of 17:11, his 8th first finish so far at our course. There was a very close battle to be first female finisher, with former course record holder Sophie Wallis smashing her previous best with a big PB (17:40) and new F25-29 age grade record, just ahead of well-known local runner Natalie Farrow (17:42), who also set a new F35-39 age category record on her first visit to the event.

Second male across the line was Will Cooper in a new PB of 17:39, with third male finisher Adam Foster also setting a new PB of 18:42. The good conditions on the morning, with no water jump and a moderate crosswind helped no fewer than 36 participants to set new PBs, well done to everyone who set a new best time!

In the 'level playing field' age graded league, Natalie Farrow was top with 84.46%, followed by Sophie Wallis (83.77%) and Richard Conway (77.23%)

Full results can browsed, sorted and searched here:

In total, 23 hi-viz heroes made this week's parkrun event possible, if you'd like to lend a hand at a future event, please email: marketrasenracecourse@parkrun.com it's loads of fun and full training is given. You can see the current state of the roster for future weeks here.

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