Normanby Hall parkrun – #98 – 12 October 2019

I always like a a parkrun where a local running club uses our PR as a goal for a few of their new club members to achieve 5K. Today was such a day. Walk Jog Run prepared for and sent into the arena of Normanby Hall parkrun these brave souls. I sensed the achievement not only of the runners completing the event but The Club for helping the runners to achieve. Why do I like such a parkrun? - They gave me a piece of cake of course!

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Walk Jog Run Club runners pose before their first 5K

It was a perfect running day - No significant wind, dry and overcast. As the Autumnal mornings get darker and it becomes more difficult to fight off the duvet a good running morning makes it all so worthwhile.

This week we had a family from the proposed pr at Barton volunteering and checking our procedures out ready for when they get underway some time in the future. We welcome them back at any time with their gang of volunteers to learn and take away as we did, when Normanby Hall pr were preparing to set up, two years ago learning from Scunthorpe pr.

It was nice to be greeted this week by one runner who latched onto myself who was acting as a pacer last week. She greeted me in friendship this week, much to my relief, as I am sure a case for verbal bullying could have been suggested for my pacing technique. It would be wrong for me not to say well done to Laura Fielding for achieving a PB this week - keep it up  as all of you 41 who achieved a PB this week.

  This week 240 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Sue ZERGI • Brian WEAVER • Debbie FRARY • Mark BAINES • Elizabeth HACKNEY • Helen DRAYTON • Megan DRAYTON • Emma BUSBY • Mark LONERGAN • Helen STANNARD • Derek LONGDEN • Lesley NICOL • Aaron CHEESEMAN • Amaya MIAH • Jackie MCMAHON • John MCMAHON • Christine FOWLER • Ben LONERGAN • Susan V COULT • Paul STANNARD • Andrew HAYWOOD • Emma HAYWOOD • Jacob HAYWOOD • Tobias HAYWOOD

Please, please volunteer once in a while so our regular volunteers get the opportunity to take part and also make the event even easier to keep alive. Volunteering is so easy, as I can do it, and it is so rewarding. Please e-mail in the first instance normanbyhallhelpers@parkrun.com.

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

The male record is held by William STRANGEWAY who recorded a time of 15:45 on 12th January 2019 (event number 62).
The female record is held by Beth TAYLOR who recorded a time of 19:48 on 23rd March 2019 (event number 72).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline WHEELHOUSE who recorded 93.64% (20:26) on 7th July 2018 (event number 34).

Normanby Hall parkrun started on 4th November 2017. Since then 4,464 participants have completed 24,032 parkruns covering a total distance of 120,160 km, including 5,453 new Personal Bests. A total of 327 individuals have volunteered 2,207 times.