Morecambe Prom parkrun is cancelled on 4 April 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Morecambe Prom parkrun #49: 7 March 2020

Dallam Runners takeover

Parkrun being taken over by a running club! What’s that all about? Well Dallam Running Club is a bit different it that respect! While a lot of members do race and compete in all different events from Ironman and Ultra Marathons to Cycle Sportives and Parkruns, the club is about people getting out and enjoying running, whatever your ability. Exactly the same as Parkrun. Morecambe Parkrun was an opportunity to showcase the club and encourage people to sign up and maybe try something a little bit different.

So with the majority of volunteer roles filled by Dallam Members a blustery Parkrun was all set to commence. 2 Pacers, Dave Nichols aiming for 26mins and Eve Briffet (A Dallam Junior) trying to drag her dad Colin along to keep up with 30minutes! (He made it, just!).

281 runners on the start line, and we’re off! A lovely day for a run along the prom, not to cold, and the wind helping us along on the outward stretch. Morecambe is a great parkrun to chat with others as you run along, the big wide open prom leaves plenty of space for faster runners to pass if needed and for people with buggies (Yep, people push buggies along!). Good to chat to loads of people and help them along to try and beat PB times, or just get close to them. The breeze was worse along the Stone Jetty where at the end was “The Grand Fromage” (Or Big Cheese) of Dallam Running Club, Jon Wallbank guiding people at the turn.

Along to Tyrone, and his assistant Sam the Labrador, who gave a cheery wave and a shout of encouragement as everybody passed and along to the turning point where the wind was expected!!

As it happens it wasn’t that bad, and a steady return to the start line. It’s always good to look at the expressions on people’s faces who are having breakfast in the Midland hotel as you run past the window!! A cheery wave usually gets a smile or a wave back!! The return leg also gives you the opportunity to wave at friends, and shout encouragement to people faster and slower than you. The 1st person over the line today was back in an impressive 15mins 14secs, only 7 seconds short of a course record!

So hopefully you all enjoyed your run, and if you have time take a look at Dallam Running Club, come and join us on a Wednesday night, there’s usually a pub at the end of the run for a well-deserved drink afterwards!!

This week 281 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Marian DE SILVER • Emma MCCOLM • Helena LEWIS • Debra BUNTING • Imelda HATTON • Andy WILBY • George WILBY • Paul SEWELL • Alan HATTON-YEO • Helen WHITEHOUSE • David NICHOLS • Tyron LEWIS • David CHEUNG • Colin BRIFFETT • Eve BRIFFETT • Maureen ROBERTS • Vicky KIRKWOOD • Mandy WANER • Graham BEAUMONT • Gillian HALHEAD • Emma PROCTOR • Caroline NUSSEY • Andrew CRAVEN • Shelley WATSON • Jon WALLBANK • Dorcas DOOLAN • Steven JEFFS • Nick GANNICLIFFE • Jim DOMINY

This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Morecambe Prom parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Rebecca ROBINSON who recorded a time of 17:03 on 13th July 2019 (event number 14).
The male record is held by Joseph MONK who recorded a time of 15:07 on 7th September 2019 (event number 22).
The Age Grade course record is held by Pamela IANNELLA who recorded 89.27% (21:26) on 25th May 2019 (event number 7).

Morecambe Prom parkrun started on 13th April 2019. Since then 3,840 participants have completed 12,009 parkruns covering a total distance of 60,045 km, including 2,256 new Personal Bests. A total of 233 individuals have volunteered 1,168 times.

 

Morecambe Prom parkrun #46 : 15th Feb 2020

first timers briefing briefing begins getting ready vounteers assembling!

Very much looking forward to running a flat out and back parkrun on a tarmac path – a total contrast to my ‘normal’ parkrun! I was a little worried about the wind – it is Morecambe in February after all (I lived there when I was a student in the 80’s and my memories were mostly of wet and windy days! My reason for being in the area was indeed a reunion!). However, I figured it would only be a problem in one direction and helpful in the other! I was also excited when I saw there would be pacers on the run – not having these at my local and having been unable to run at all for nearly 3 weeks, I thought this would really help me get around the course in a reasonable time!

waiting to start

28 pacer (Mark) front 30 and 32

30 and 32 pacers

 

On arrival at the start, I found out this was the pacers inaugural run – think they weren’t sure how it would go but they were great! I managed to run the whole of the run with their encouragement and although I didn’t get under 30 mins as I would have liked on such a course – I did manage under 31 for the first time in ages!!! I know others also found having pacers helpful – so keep up the good work!!! I’ll be back to get that time another week!

Colin and daughter Eve pacing

Having a lovely bacon bap and pot of tea afterwards, (Bellas Bistro with wifi!) I asked how it had been compared to ‘normal’ weather and was told it was normal or possibly even better than normal! Wow Storm Dennis – you kindly held off the worst of the winds and all of the rain until pack down was starting – thank you!

Uploading the results

So grateful to the core team for volunteering in what could have been much worse conditions – some spots would be very windy – you all did a great job – enjoyed chatting to several as well as to a few other tourists who had mainly come across from Yorkshire!

A great parkrun to be recommended and such a contrast to the other local parkrun in Lancaster!

Happy running!

Fiona Boyce A2447025 Erddig

This week 220 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Tracey GLOVER • Jennifer TURNER • Bernie CHESHIRE • Helena LEWIS • Andrea TOWSE • Debra BUNTING • Imelda HATTON • Nigel BARNES • Angela SINGLETON • Anna HAYWOOD • David CHEUNG • Fiona BOYCE • Sally BRASSINGTON • Colin BRIFFETT • Eve BRIFFETT • Maureen ROBERTS • Paul JAMES • Peter HOWARTH • Emma PROCTOR • Tom GENT • Maria GENT • John SHARP • Emma CAFFERTY • David ARMSTRONG • Mark BISPHAM • Shelley WATSON • Paula WHARMBY

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

The female record is held by Rebecca ROBINSON who recorded a time of 17:03 on 13th July 2019 (event number 14).
The male record is held by Joseph MONK who recorded a time of 15:07 on 7th September 2019 (event number 22).
The Age Grade course record is held by Pamela IANNELLA who recorded 89.27% (21:26) on 25th May 2019 (event number 7).

Morecambe Prom parkrun started on 13th April 2019. Since then 3,705 participants have completed 11,195 parkruns covering a total distance of 55,975 km, including 2,133 new Personal Bests. A total of 211 individuals have volunteered 1,094 times.

 

Morecambe Prom parkrun #41 : Jan 11th 2020

Well another parkrun done & dusted and although we had somewhat blustery conditions, we thankfully escaped the worst of the storm initially forecast. This week 212 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

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We are aware that adverse weather & the exposed nature of the prom, may mean that we have to cancel runs, if conditions are unsafe for runners & our volunteers (who are out on the course for around 1.5 hours). If we do need to cancel, we will endeavour to let you know via Facebook/Twitter as soon as possible.

Thanks as always to our fantastic volunteers.

John HODGSON • David WALKER • James BLAYLOCK • Linda WALKER • Christopher MCANDREW • Nigel BARNES • Rachel BODENHAM • Maureen ROBERTS • Sonya HENDY-IBBS • Paul JAMES • Andrew SMITH • Lucy MORRIS • Tom GENT • Maria GENT • Angela RICHARDS • Joanne CARRADICE • John SHARP • Julie ASHTON • Trevor PARR • Andrew CRAVEN • Mark BISPHAM • Ruby BLAYLOCK • Shelley WATSON • Andrew CREER • Lynn SPROAT • Kate FIELD


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end volunteers

 

We need a minimum number of individuals to be able to safely stage the run each week, so would ask if you do run with us, to consider volunteering every couple of months or so. Just drop us an email: morecambeprom@parkrun.com if you can help in the future or you'd like any more information on any of the roles.

See you next week!

Caroline (RD 11th Jan)

 

 

Morecambe Prom parkrun #40: January 4th, 2020

Thanks to Trevor Fear for the run report!

Morecambe Prom parkrun #40: January 4th, 2020

It was the chance for a third parkrun in three days, following the epic double header of New Year’s, and I confess to being a little stiff and sore as I headed down to Morecambe Prom last Saturday. After the record breaking heights of 506 parkrunners for the New Year event, numbers as you might expect went down a little, but there were still a highly respectable 276 finishers, and there was certainly no shortage of enthusiasm and true parkrunning spirit.

52 runners were taking part at Morecambe for the first time (it is a great parkrun to visit) and exactly half of them were taking part in their very first parkrun. A special well done to you all. I hope it is the start of a long parkrunning adventure for you all. I saw quite a few parent-child combinations – what a great thing to do together on a Saturday morning! Congratulations to those who achieved pbs, 19 in all (myself included though my threshold was quite low).

Finally, a big thank you to all the volunteers who made everything possible – it has been a busy parkrun holiday season and your efforts are greatly appreciated.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Caroline MURPHY • Bernie CHESHIRE • Andrea TOWSE • Peter LLOYD • Trevor FEAR • Maureen ROBERTS • Ed RIDLEY • Honey PININGTON MCLEAN • Jane SMITH • Andrew SMITH • Emma PROCTOR • Tom GENT • Maria GENT • Michael CHILDS • Audra SMITH • Malcolm SINGLETON • Claire CHILDS • Mark BISPHAM • Shelley WATSON • James SOMMERVILLE • Andrew CREER • Valentine SOMMERVILLE

 

Morecambe Prom report Event 39 New Year’s Day 1st Jan 2020

Parkrun photo 1 jan 202001Firstly, Wow! I've never taken part in such a large parkrun - 506 of us! It was great to see so many of you out on the first day of the year - a special thumbs up to everyone who did the double. What an epic second parkrun of the decade (thanks Lancaster for the first) and first parkrun of the decade at Morecambe Promenade. Here's hoping the next ten years of parkrun as good as the last! Thank you to our amazing hi-vis heros who gave up their NYD morning to make parkrun happen. Remember that you too can be a hero - check out the future volunteer roster for more information on how you can get involved.
Parkrun photo 1 jan 2020
Lots of PBs and milestones today. Well done everyone, what a great set of results.
Finally, happy birthday to the person celebrating their 71st milestone tomorrow - hope you have a great day.
See you in three days time.
Alice Clarkson A774335 (Wimpole Estate)

This week 506 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 177 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 75 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Derek Gerald WOOLLEY • Ruth MEWIS • Patrick CORBETT • Alice Mary CLARKSON • Ryan MEWIS • James BLAYLOCK • Debra BUNTING • Imelda HATTON • Christine PERRY • Angela SINGLETON • David CHEUNG • Olga NAKALOVA • Paul JAMES • Jane SMITH • Andrew SMITH • Nathan GILES • Audra SMITH • Malcolm SINGLETON • Kay MORRALL • David ARMSTRONG • Claire CHILDS • Gareth TURNER • Mark BISPHAM • Gail STATON • Shelley WATSON • Sophie JONES • Lorraine WOOLLEY • Matthew SCOTT • Andrew CREER

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

The female record is held by Rebecca ROBINSON who recorded a time of 17:03 on 13th July 2019 (event number 14).
The male record is held by Joseph MONK who recorded a time of 15:07 on 7th September 2019 (event number 22).
The Age Grade course record is held by Pamela IANNELLA who recorded 89.27% (21:26) on 25th May 2019 (event number 7).

Morecambe Prom parkrun started on 13th April 2019. Since then 3,371 participants have completed 9,403 parkruns covering a total distance of 47,015 km, including 1,836 new Personal Bests. A total of 187 individuals have volunteered 925 times.

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