Normanby Hall parkrun, #113, 25th January 2020

The going could have been classed as 'good to soft' this morning, perfect running conditions, with only one faller, we hope young Isaac has recovered after his ankle twist.  This week 312 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.  Results were posted in double quick time this morning which is always great for the volunteers carrying out that task as it means they get more time to sit and chat with parkrunners and eat cake!  But, the speed of results processing is thanks to both you the parkrunners and the volunteers.  Runners for ensuring that they follow finishing protocol by staying in order, always taking a finish token, and only crossing the line once.  The volunteers for recording a time for every runner crossing the line once and ensuring that everyone takes a finish token and have their tokens scanned.  Well done everyone!.  Only one minor blip today, our finish token #158 has taken a vacation!  If you're the one who inadvertently released it to the world, please reign it in and bring it home next week, it's needed every week, no rest days allowed unfortunately!

It was a bit of 'doggy' themed day today with a first at Normanby Hall parkrun, a couch to 5k graduation day for Cannicross doggies and their handlers from the The Dog and Running Company....


Here we see coach Sarah (centre) with 'graduates' Claire & Cedar, Mel & Rowan, Liz & Winnie and Emma & Dudley.  Well done everyone, we hope you loved the day, and so did your handlers.

A milestone today was achieved by Nicole Williams who celebrated her 50th parkrun at Normanby Hall with friends....


Here's Nicole (2nd right) with other Normanby Hall regulars Jacky, Bev, Helen and Helen.  Well done Nicole, next one 100!

Today we had some international tourists at Normanby Hall, Burca and Yigit from Istanbul, Turkey, both completing their very first parkrun at Normanby Hall...


Bravo, fantastik koşmak Burca ve Yigit!

As per usual todays event, and all future events, wouldn't have been possible without volunteers.  Todays 'high-viz heroes' were:

Phil JACKSON • Rob MARSHALL • Karen WICKENS • Patricia WEBSTER • Mark BAINES • Caroline BAINES • Marina GOOCH • Graham SIMPKIN • Susan SIMPKIN • Rory LONGCAKE • Anthony MORRIS • Sarah JACKSON • Kate YOUDALE • Charlie YOUDALE • Dillon JACKSON • Pippa GREENWOOD • Lesley NICOL • John MCMAHON • Martin DRINKWATER • Ben LONERGAN • Susan V COULT • Paul STANNARD • Barry JACKSON • Emma PEARCE

Thankyou to you all for giving up your parkrun so that others can still parkrun.  Can everyone reading please consider whether you've given enough back to parkrun for all the free events that you've taken part in.  We need volunteers every week and it shouldn't be the same core of volunteers who turn up week in week out to make your parkrun possible.  Please give a little back, just drop us an e-mail at with your barcode number to be included on the volunteer roster.  We promise you you'll love it just as much as taking part in the run.

Have a great weekend everyone, see you all next week at Normanby Hall parkrun.

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 Abigail SCALES who recorded a time of 19:16 on 2nd November 2019 (event number 101).
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 5,076 participants have completed 28,058 parkruns covering a total distance of 140,290 km, including 5,947 new Personal Bests. A total of 359 individuals have volunteered 2,599 times.