Nobles parkrun Event #51 – 24th November 2018

Hands up who remembers our event this time last year???????

Well you would struggle, as we had our first of two quick cancellations in November 2017, remember the days of the route covering both fields, remember the slightly damp under foot conditions...…

Remembering our first cancellation 2017

Lucky, no such issues this week, and hopefully a course that's slightly more resilient

Yet again we saw a noticeable rise in the number of younger runners this week, and boy aint they quick!!!!!!!
It appears the word is spreading, possibly through school, and who are we to discourage it.
I say it during the pre-run brief, but worth repeating here...…..under 11's must stay with their nominated responsible person all the way round until they are on the last few hundred metres, where usually the adult is left behind ;-)
Pictured below is a few of this weekends cheeky faces....(ignore BFG at the back)

Youth Policy 1
Youth Policy 2

And I cannot go without mentioning our 'young at heart' volunteers. You applaud them at the start, thank them on the way round.....but may not know their names, well, lets start to put that right.
Starting with this lovely lady, Anne Rogers. Based at her favourite position at the Café - in hope that one day they may be open whilst we are their lol. Anne is approaching her magical 25th landmark......loving your work Anne.

Anne Rogers - Volunteer Gold

And this cool dude has just achieved his 25th volunteering session and earnt his 25 purple landmark t-shirt. Well done Charlie have won yourself a stint as Run Director in the near future.....

Charlie Elliott - 25 Purple on its way

You may not know that we now have access to some storage based at the Grandstand, this has proved a great addition as it speeds up set up and makes closing the event so much quicker. For those yet to experience life as a volunteer we politely ask marshals to bring posts and signage back from the areas they marshal (if safe to do so), now they can drop these off at the Grandstand rather than walk back to the finish area - brilliant! Anyone wishing to know more about volunteering options please ask or check out

By the way, we reached our 1000th registered runner during the week, we officially have 1 in every 8 residents signed up, what would happen if they all turned up to run....arrrggghhhhhhhhh


Well done to all our parkrunners who braved a fell run at the South Barrule trail event this weekend - you crazy lot.

Talking of crazy, please be aware that next Saturday may see an ageing tall person attempt to run the course......please treat him gently and ensure you are courteous as you pass him, hes slow for a reason.

See you Saturday

This week 75 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Sue ACKROYD • Ian BATES • Paraic O'DOWD • Ali KIRBY • Charlie ELLIOTT • Kerry THOMPSON • Geoff QUAYLE • Lynda QUAYLE • Paul COLLINS • Tara CAWTE • Dave LAWRIE • David MCCALLUM • Carole STAPLES • Anne ROGERS • Arnold John JACOBS • Corrine WILSON • Darren CORKILL
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).
The female record is held by Eleanor MIKLOS who recorded a time of 20:02 on 29th September 2018 (event number 43).
The male record is held by Kevin LOUNDES who recorded a time of 16:28 on 20th October 2018 (event number 46).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kevin LOUNDES who recorded 81.68% (16:28) on 20th October 2018 (event number 46).
Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 1,052 participants have completed 3,314 parkruns covering a total distance of 16,570 km, including 907 new Personal Bests. A total of 155 individuals have volunteered 901 times.