Ormskirk parkrun Event number 305 15th February 2020

Roses are red

Violets are blue

I love Ormskirk parkrun

And so do you


Ah romance, what a wonderful thing. Love makes the world go round, as they say, and there was plenty of love in the air at Edge Hill this morning. It may have been love of running, love of jogging, love of walking, love of fresh air, love of meeting friends, love of trying something new, love of chatting, love of our community, love of volunteering but it was love all the same.

And how we love our volunteers – all 35 of them. A huge sloppy emotional thank you to the 35 wonderful people who made today’s parkrun possible

Paul MASON • Karen HULME • Adam HULME • Gary EALES • Linda WEBSTER • Steve HALL • Jeanne HALL • Michael DURKIN • Phil HOGAN • Peter DOLAN • Liz SPENSLEY • Matt COCHRANE • Jill COCHRANE • Michael LAKE • Vincent CREAMER • Val PARRY • Andy BROWN • Peter RENNER • Jo ROTHERAM • Peter HUTCHEON • Steven BOWER • Beth O'CONNOR • Jane TAYLOR • Anna WILLIAMS • Alex MCKEEVER • Grant THAIN • Erin THAIN • Pauline BICKNELL • Thomas LUNN • Kate ATKINS • Benjamin LEITCH • Ethan KUMARAJEEWA • Daniel HASTINGS • Oliver FEARNS • Natasha HASTINGS

Thank you all!

Undeterred by the imminent arrival of Storm Dennis, this week at Ormskirk 299 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests – a huge well done to all of you!

As we gathered from far and wide before the start, our esteemed Run Director Peter Dolan welcomed parkrun tourists from far and wide – if you joined us here at Ormskirk this morning we hope you enjoyed your visit and will pop over and see us again soon!

Here at Ormskirk parkrun we like our run reports to be educational so here is today’s information to digest as you recover from your morning exertions.

On this date in 1943 the famous wartime propaganda poster “We Can Do It” was posted on the walls of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company plants in the Midwest of the USA.


This brings to mind a very special event taking place on 7th March here at Ormskirk Parkrun. We are joining with parkruns all over the country to celebrate  International Women’s Day. We are hoping to encourage as many ladies as possible to come along and celebrate with us and hope that all our parkrunners  will bring someone with them on that day who is new to parkrun. So please ask your mum, sister, daughter, neighbour, colleague, friend to come along and give it a go - let’s see if we can break the attendance record here at Edge Hill!


This run reporter always likes to nominate a Random Runner for a mention in the report and this week’s lucky “victim” is Vincent O’Connor in position 182 – well done on another great run and we hope to see you again soon!

And so we come full circle back to the subject of love and leave you with this thought from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2:

Doubt that the stars are fire,

Doubt that the son doth move,

Doubt truth to be a liar,

But never doubt I love

We look forward to seeing you again soon at Ormskirk parkrun and meanwhile please remember that today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ormskirk parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Jade WILLIAMS who recorded a time of 17:15 on 19th December 2015 (event number 93).
The male record is held by Jonathan HILEY who recorded a time of 15:28 on 1st January 2020 (event number 298).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jean MITCHELL who recorded 89.70% (25:14) on 23rd March 2019 (event number 258).

Ormskirk parkrun started on 29th March 2014. Since then 8,597 participants have completed 62,090 parkruns covering a total distance of 310,450 km, including 11,738 new Personal Bests. A total of 629 individuals have volunteered 5,799 times.