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.