Nobles parkrun Event #184 – 21st May 2022

Two weeks in to our temporary home and its staying dry - small mercies eh!

After a hectic week the day flew by, to such an extent that we forgot to check for any milestones.

So apologies go out to Belindie Ferreira and Nikki Salmon who both reached their RED '50' milestones - t-shirts await you both.


A huge thanks to our new 'car park' marshals who patiently and most importantly, afely - squeeze  cars neatly into the car park area (then head of to run!)

A  quick note to ALL marshals, the posts and arrow signs remain in-situ for the period of our stay at Conrhenny so you dont have to bring them back with you.

Events up and coming - TT Social on the 4th at Nobles for a thankyou drink, we will also do a Dan Kneen fundraiser at the event that day. We also hope to run the Conrhenny route in reverse for the 18th - who is up for that challenge.

See you Saturday and dont forget your barcodes.


This week 85 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Sue ACKROYD • Ian BATES • Terry BATES • Ali KIRBY • Ray SHOOTER • Eileen CLARKE • Lynda QUAYLE • Carole STAPLES • Lisa WHORRALL • Arnold John JACOBS • Trish WHYLEY • Ian COPLEY • Caroline CROSSLEY • David PARSONS • Michelle OLDHAM • Hollie DEVLIN • Orla GODDARD

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

The male record is held by Adam SCIACCA who recorded a time of 16:28 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31), and by Kevin LOUNDES who also recorded a time of 16:28 on 20th October 2018 (event number 46).
The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 19:13 on 20th April 2019 (event number 72).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 97.12% (23:42) on 20th July 2019 (event number 85).

Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 3,124 participants have completed 18,097 parkruns covering a total distance of 90,485 km, including 3,277 new Personal Bests. A total of 364 individuals have volunteered 3,746 times.


Temp Course for TT and Manx GP

During the two biggest motorcycling events on the Isle of Man (TT and Manx Festival of Motorcycling) Nobles Park is handed over to the Motorsport team and we lose access to our course.

But fear not, we the assistance of DEFA we have access to use Conrhenny Community Woodland, just by the Creg Ny Baa back road. This is a 100% trail route that offers the same gradients but in a stunning plantation.


The course is as challenging as its Nobles counterpart in many ways. Access is easy - if cycling or driving you can park in the entrance car park, or at the Creg pub and use the approx 1 mile as a warm up. We ask that those driving car share - it keeps our carbon footprint down and helps if we can collect those that can only get as far as Nobles ie visitors.


The course is a similar two and a bit laps of a large rectangle route.

Conrhenny 1


Marshals are positioned at each corner or change of direction, and arrow signs keep you on the undulating 'straight and narrow'.

We hope you like the change for the 6 weeks over TT and the 4 weeks late August for the Manx GP

Please take your litter with you and dress for the weather


Nobles parkrun Event #182 – 7th May 2022

Jeez, two weeks away seems like an age - despite the draw of sunny Sardinia, we did miss you all!

But wow! Is it me or has TT come round really quick - and we find the event being the last for the next six weeks as we hand over Nobles Park to the boys on two wheels.

So its off we go to Conrhenny for our summer break.


For those who havent experienced Conrhenny Woodland yet, its 100% a trail run in one of the Islands most beautiful plantations. Much like Nobles its two and a bit laps in a slightly simpler large rectangle - but retains the gradient that you are used too. On sunny days the views are stunning, when the weather comes in its very.........'northern!'.

Conrhenny 2

We will be posting course detail over the next 24hrs - the course is well sign posted

Conrhenny arrow

There are several differences in the location - not good for public transport, no Hailwoods and less parking. So, please please please car share where you can - this clearly maximises the use of the car park and reduces parking on the road. We also ask those passing Nobles on their way in to offer lifts to those visitors who may not have transport - we publicise this via social media.

A big benefit for those chasing their milestones are the extra credits in volunteering as we offer lead bike and car park marshals, the latter enabling you to run as well. With fewer marshals required it offers more opportunities to run.

So lets get ready for our summer break

See you Saturday



Parkrun Event 181 – Pacers Week

Parkrun Report 30th April 2022
Pacer’s week this week – and I think it’s fair to say that our runners delivered! The course was in great condition, and the weather was kind to us too. Special thanks goes out to our pacers. All lined up here in order you can see Michael Devereau (23 minutes), Pete Callin (26), Dave Godwin (27), Paul Sayle (28), Greg Nation (30), Mike Devereau (31) and Simon Cox (32).

Our fabulous pacers

Our fabulous pacers

On checking the results we had a total of 29 PB’s! On top of that there 10 newbies who made Noble’s their first ever parkrun. I reckon 29 has to be the most PB’s that we have seen at Noble’s since our first ever event on 21st October 2017!

Everyone can rightly be proud of their runs, though I have to give a special mention to Lisa Whorrall, a key member of the parkrun set up team,  helping the event run smoothly each week. She was able to shadow Paul Sayle as pacer number 28 and get round in a new personal best of 27.43. Well done Lisa!

Lisa and Paul

We also had lots of visitors to our beautiful island this week, including parkrunners from Northampton, Nottingham, Kent, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newport and Dublin. Here is a photo featuring Damien “missing token no. 15” Rafferty!

Damien Rafferty

At some point in the next few weeks the TT festival will be upon us and we will have to move from Noble’s. Please keep an eye on social media for further updates.
Next week sees the return of our usual leaders Ian and Ali from a well earned holiday. We look forward to seeing you and everyone else back at Noble’s parkrun on Saturday!





Nobles Parkrun Event #180

Nobles parkrun Run Report – Saturday 23rd April 2022

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Another beautiful sunny day on the Isle of Man brought out 117 parkrunners for Nobles parkrun #180!!!

The set-up team had the ‘arrows’ out in ‘double’ quick time, so there was no need to ‘dart’ around at the last minute or take it to the ‘wire’. Once the marshal team were despatched to their posts and the timekeepers gave the ‘oche’, it was the best of 242 ‘legs’ and we were ready to throw go before anyone got ‘board’!

This week we welcomed visitors from as far afield as Slough, Camberwell, Stourbridge and Peel. Hopefully we’ll see many more parkrun tourists as the summer arrives.

A bit like buses, (sorry Ian) where you wait 5 years for one, then 2 come along at once, we have another parkrun wedding to celebrate! Joanne Hollows and her ‘husband to be’ Elliot Moore decided to spend their last weekend of freedom at Nobles parkrun. Best wishes from everyone for their big day next weekend.

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Pacers Week!

This coming Saturday sees the return of our rescheduled pacers week. For those new to this event, some of our parkrun family have volunteered to be pacers, where they aim to run as close as possible to a particular finish time i.e., 24 minutes, 26 minutes, 30 minutes etc. Each pacer will be wearing a blue bib with the target time printed on the back, as expertly modelled here….

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We have several highly trained pacers at various minute intervals, so if you have a time target in mind, listen up at next week’s briefing to find your pacer and hang on for dear life for that PB!

As ever, it was great to welcome another 18 first timers to Nobles, 5 of whom were taking part in their first ever parkrun, ever, anywhere, ever. Hopefully more of the same again next week please.

This week’s event was made possible by 22 volunteers. There are many roles available each week, from barcode scanner to crumpet toaster, so if there’s anything you fancy a go at, please let us know. Training will be provided, and you can rack up those volunteer credits alongside your participation ones for access to an additional range of t-shirts!

See you next week and DFYB!!

Cheers, Pete.

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