New Year’s Day parkrun

This coming New Year’s Day parkrun will be taking place at the Flash at 9am. For the more enthusiastic amongst you this should provide the opportunity to ‘do the double’ and head to the 10.30 St Helens parkrun event (or check out the compendium for other local times!). Looking forward to seeing you for the first run of the new year!

 

Pennington Flash parkrun Event Report 316

Well Saturday rained and rained and rained……..it was an absolute washout and the wet conditions seemed to put quite a few people off from turning-up to the 5km run, as we had a lot less runners this week compared to last. Thankfully, it gave those of us who did attend the excuse to just go ‘steady’ and to ‘soak-up’ the surrounds….

Team Taggart were fully in charge of the proceedings this week and young Isaac offered a very clear new runners’ briefing from under the ‘brolly. Isaac has already volunteered so many times that he has earned a purple T-shirt. One of these could be yours if you undertake any combination of 25 volunteer roles. Most of us are yet to earn one of those. So, after the new runners’ briefing, mum Katie, got the run swiftly underway and we were all wet up to the knees…..and down to the knees in no time at all. Very unusually there were no milestones this week. 134 runners took part and a huge 24 of those were first timers. We hope that you enjoyed it and hope that you come again. 11 people somehow managed to get a PB too. Well done everyone.

Podium positions:

Males:
1 Scott Sumer in 19.18 (PB)
2 Joseph Goodwin in 19.23 (First timer)
3 Stephen Makin (19:27)

Females:
1 Olivia Stones (J15 - 17) of Leigh Harriers in 20.28 (same position as last week)
2 Emma Owen of Astley & Tyldesley in 24.12
3 Louise Simpson of Astley & Tyldesley in 25.20 (same position as last week)

Just a word on barcodes, the first place runner this week did not have a barcode with her. Wouldn’t you be absolutely gutted if that happened?! It is helpful to have a spare one – maybe in the car, attached to your shoe or in your bag so that you can always log your run and get the credit you deserve. The plastic barcodes and bracelets are available to buy and are very durable – worth investing in if you regularly take part.

Thank you to our team of volunteers for making parkrun happen this week; Catherine Brides, Jonathan Crowe, Steve Eldridge, Trena Eldridge, Rachael Fairclough, John Gallimore, Terry Gardiner, Janet Geeson, Hannah Geeson, Sheila Halton, Stuart Livesey, Denise Mackowiak (how did she stay so dry though?!), Alison Makin, Matthew Perry, Nicola Scott, Isaac Taggart, Katie Taggart, Carmel Unsworth, Laney Williams and Andrew Yates.

Advance notice that there is no Pennington Flash parkrun on July 15th so you can start to make plans to tour if you fancy trying somewhere different. There are plenty of volunteer slots on the rota over the next few weeks so please take a look and help where you can.

Thank you and let’s do it all again on Saturday.

 

Pennington Flash parkrun Event Report 307

Pennington Flash SHOCKER!!!

Conditions were near perfect for Grand National Saturday with the going being 'good' to 'firm' in some places with the odd residue of a muddy puddle thrown in for good measure! It was certainly a beautiful day for a nice run round the top of the Flash!  There was clearly something funny in the air though, as Callan complained of unusual sightings of mythical creatures up on Sheila's Corner and the odd runner muttered something about passing a small unicorn on the course.  Maybe it was all down to a low blood sugar though, as a slice of Stephanie France's '21st' birthday cake seemed to get everyone back to normal! Happy birthday Stephanie!  We also celebrated a 50th Milestone for Andrew Skinner and Michael Thomas as well as Abi Savage's 100th and Andrew Beaumont's 200th.  Seventeen people enjoyed their first run with us this week, welcome to the Flash!  I'd love to tell you that it's always that glorious at the Flash but I suspect the puddles may be back in force by next week.

A really big thank you goes out to Alison & Terry who made their run director debut this week! Everyone had a great run and all went swimmingly!

James McGlynn was looking resplendent in his fine, green 250 t-shirt with many an envious glance cast in his direction, particularly from Gareth Llewellyn who is 19 runs away from his green!

It's looking like Stephen Makin has let himself go a bit these days as he dragged himself in just behind the tail runner in a time of 49:32.  I suspect all the post run cake has finally got to him!

Our first three males this week were Anthony Taylor, Tim Campbell & Eric Ranson.  Our first three females were Rachel Culshaw, Susan Fletcher & Amanda Partington. Well done ladies and gents!  We were joined by 17 first timers and a whopping 57 of you celebrated a new PB!!!  Great running everyone!

PARKRUN SHOCKER!

As mentioned at the start of parkrun on Saturday morning, we are in the process of raising money for our own defibrillator, so that should the unthinkable happen we will have our own defib on the finish line ready to use.

The link to the donation page is as follows...
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/penningtonflash/aboutus/
There's a big rectangle in the middle which you click on and it will take you to PayPal to donate. If you could leave a note in the note box at the bottom of the Paypal page saying that it is for the Pennington Flash defib that would be marvellous!

The Volunteers
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen:Helen BARBER, Mike BENT, Yvonne BUCKLEY, Mia CARRIGHAR-KEARNS, Jonathan CROWE, Terry ERRINGTON, John GALLIMORE, Terry GARDINER, Alistair GILBERT-CROWE, Kathryn GRACE, Alison HEYWOOD, Lynn J SMITH, Amelie LIVESEY, Alison MAKIN, Paul ROBERTS, Callan ROWLAND, Steven SOAR, Katie TAGGART, Laney WILLIAMS

The FUTURE ROSTER can be found here if you’re curious about what you can do. Email our Volunteer Co-ordinator with any questions.
Thanks for your participation and support and in anticipation of fundraising shocker success!

Alison & Katie

The Pennington Flash parkrun Team

The Important Stuff
NO BARCODE = NO RESULT Do your paper barcodes get a bit soggy? You can order authorised barcode tags.
Headphones – please use only one earpiece so you can hear the marshals
Kids – children aged 11 and under must run with an adult
Dogs – please keep them on a lead and under control
Volunteers – please be at the start by 08:45 so we can brief you

Find us on:
Email: Alison Makin and Katie Taggart, Event Directors
Facebook
Twitter
flickr

 

 

 

Pennington Flash parkrun Event Report 284

Spooky goings on at the Flash...

So after spending the majority of Saturday's parkrun thinking my time was up, it turned out that 162 other Flashers could see the Grim Reaper lurking at Sheila's corner too! Whilst that was a relief to me, I'm sure he must have spent the rest of the week with a rather achy left arm.  I'm quite pleased that Dracula on the bridle path had enjoyed a hearty breakfast and wasn't overly thirsty during the run too!  We had a mighty fine turn out of fancy dress at the Flash on Saturday, with the McGlynns 'cleaning up' in the adult fancy dress competition and each taking home a bottle of his and hers Mr Matey, which turned out to be much needed given the on course conditions this week! Our winter quagmire is coming along nicely! Our junior runners were very well turned out with a selection of mini witches and even a pumpkin dog!

Our treat table needed reinforcing with the weight of edibles on it this week.  Frances celebrated her 200th parkrun with a beautiful cake, Lois celebrated her centenary and Stuart Livesey's 50th celebratory balls were the talk of the hut!

Big thanks to RD Jon for clearing the course on Saturday morning and getting us all running!

FOTB: Tom Mann is on the brink at 99, with Catherine Worsley excitedly anticipating her red t-shirt at 49.

The Results

Ian JOSLIN (AND WOODY) (VM40-44) of Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners, were first over the line in 19:52 - first time in 57 appearances.
Brian Peter HOLLINGSWORTH (VM50-54) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:56.
Mike COTTRILL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:00.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon WRIGHT (Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners) 2600 pts.
Alan SMITH (Leigh Harriers & AC) 2574 pts.
Steve ELDRIDGE (Halifax Harriers & AC) 2435 pts.

Female placings:
Kelly Anne TOWNS (VW35-39) of Wigan & District Harriers & AC, was first (31st overall) over the line in 23:21 - second time in 6 appearances.
Louise SIMPSON (VW35-39) of Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners, was second (36th overall) over the line in 24:15 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Amanda PARTINGTON (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (43rd overall) over the line in 24:40 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Joanne CARRIGHAR-KEARNS (Unattached) 2528 pts.
Nicola SCOTT (Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners) 2427 pts.
Amanda PARTINGTON (Unattached) 2423 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Stephen MORRAN (VM60-64) was graded 81.11% for the time 20:07 (4th overall).
Alan SMITH (VM55-59) was graded 74.62% for the time 20:57 (11th overall).
Brian Peter HOLLINGSWORTH (VM50-54) was graded 74.00% for the time 19:56 (second overall).

This week there were 163 runners, of whom 22 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.

The Volunteers
The amazing volunteers this week were: Sam ADDISON, Mike 'Grim Reaper' AMBERRY, Helen BARBER, Paul BASNETT, Vicki BELLINGHAM, Yvonne BUCKLEY, Francesca BURY, Jeanette BURY, Mia CARRIGHAR-KEARNS, Jonathan 'Death' DOBSON, Terry GARDINER, Kathryn GRACE, Sheila 'Ghoul'  HALTON, Tammy HARRISON-ROUND, Sandy HILL, Alison 'Wazowski' MAKIN, Paul 'Dracula' ROBERTS, Katie TAGGART, Laney WILLIAMS

The FUTURE ROSTER can be found here if you’re curious about what you can do. Email our Volunteer Co-ordinator with any questions.

Thanks for your participation and support!

The Pennington Flash parkrun Team

The Important Stuff
NO BARCODE = NO RESULT Do your paper barcodes get a bit soggy? You can order authorised barcode tags.
Headphones – please use only one earpiece so you can hear the marshals
Kids – children aged 11 and under must run with an adult
Dogs – please keep them on a lead and under control
Volunteers – please be at the start by 08:45 so we can brief you

Find us on:
Email: Alison Makin and Katie Taggart, Event Directors
Facebook
Twitter
flickr

 

Pennington Flash parkrun Event Report 278

Beans Means Heinz! (Other Brands are Available)

If only you could pre-order the weather for the following day! Pennington Flash parkrun 278 was held on a glorious late summer / early autumn morning. Two hundred and two enthusiastic souls graced the start line and it was left to young Amelie Livesey to count the runners down from 321, and a great job Amelie did (Definitely a future run director in the Making!).

Pennington Flash Stalwart Dominic Howarth joined us for his final visit (Keeper turned Poacher this time!) before he heads off to study Mathematics & Chemistry at Bath University. Dominic has been a regular volunteer at the Flash whilst carrying out his Duke of Edinburgh Award and will be greatly missed. We wish him all the very best in his studies and hope when the opportunity arises he will be back down at the Flash. Katie thanked Dominic for all his efforts and we hope the Tin of Beans and Can Opener make it to Bath! (Andy – Dominic’s Dad wanted to take all the credit for getting him out of bed every Saturday Morning!)

We were also joined by Carolyn Daykin from Horsham who called off whilst heading home from holidaying in Scotland. It was a milestone day for Caroline as she celebrated her 100th parkrun with us. Caroline we hope you enjoyed your morning with us & Yes! We do order the Weather at Pennington Flash!

William Rawson (PB) was our first runner home followed by Anthony Taylor and Alex Urmston.
Jackie Price led the Ladies home with Louise Simpson & Rachel Pollitt hot on her heels.

I’m 99.999% certain that one of our top ten finishers brought there other halves barcode in error.
These run directors are Eagle Eyed I will have you know!!

Twenty Nine athletes celebrated Personal Bests & we welcomed lots of new faces. We hope you want Seconds!

As we approach half way Nicola Scott & Alan Smith are our current leaders in the respective points table.

Observations.

We had a double digit number of people who forgot there Barcodes. Please remember without your Barcode we can’t allocate a time to you. Please check down the side/back of the sofa & the washing machine before you attend next time!

Watch out for Fishermen on bikes! A near crisis was narrowly averted when two fishermen with endless amounts of fishing gear + Rods where heading in the runners direction on push bikes, some balancing act! (Britain’s Got Talent 2017??)

As always a huge thanks to this week’s Flash Makers who made it happen,

Alison, Amelie, Andy, Caroline, Harvey, John, Kathryn, Katie, Laney, Leslie, Michelle, Mike, Rhys, Shelia, Stuart & Tom. Thank You for your help.

Think that just about wraps it up for another week.

Till next time
Phil

Thank you to Phil for a great spot of RDing and a brilliant run report! If you know of anyone who would like to have a go at volunteering in any capacity please drop us an email or give us a shout via the FB or Twitter account, new faces always welcomed!

The FUTURE ROSTER can be found here if you’re curious about what you can do. Email our Volunteer Co-ordinator with any questions.

A quick shout out too to th'Ambassador who's been a bit under the weather this week - get well soon! (Before we get too out of control ;0) )

Thanks for your participation and support!

The Pennington Flash parkrun Team

The Important Stuff
NO BARCODE = NO RESULT Do your paper barcodes get a bit soggy? You can orderauthorised barcode tags. 
Headphones – please use only one earpiece so you can hear the marshals
Kids – children aged 11 and under must run with an adult
Dogs – please keep them on a lead and under control
Volunteers – please be at the start by 08:45 so we can brief you

Find us on:
Email: Alison Makin and Katie Taggart, Event Directors 
Facebook
Twitter
flickr

 

Pennington Flash parkrun Event Report 266

Oh Crumbs!

Pennington Flash Park Run 266 Greeted us in all its finest Greenery for our Pre Summer Solstice Park Run. One Hundred & Eighty One Participants (Not forgetting Buggy & Canine Friends) made the eagerly awaited walk down to start area on what was a dry but rather muggy day. Going conditions out on the course where good to soft!

It was good to see Cameron Nichol back at the Flash and Celebrating his 50th Park Run (must have forgot about his ventures to South Wales one Saturday morning, don’t worry your Secret is safe with us!). Cameron has also just completed his first year and Warwick University, this Warwickshire air must be pretty decent as he well and truly put his previous personal best firmly in its place. Good to have you back with us. Also celebrating and joining an illustrious list on a 150 Park Runs was Carmel Unsworth + Cake (missed out again!). Well done Carmel on reaching that Milestone.

Amanda Partington was our first lady home followed closely by Gayle Taylor and Carly Raines.

Anthony Taylor led home the gents, hot on Anthony’s heels were William Rawson (New PB) and Kristian Wade also with a New PB.

It appears that thirty six people were in something of a hurry on Saturday Morning and in turn went home very happy with a new Personal Best. Good Work Athletes!

If my adding up is correct (not one of my strongest points!) we welcomed seventeen first time visitors. We do hope you enjoyed your morning with us & look forward to seeing you in the very near future.

Excellent Work also by Alex Roe & Gail Maxfield leading the way with the Age Grade Results.

It’s all to play for on the Current Points table with Trena Eldridge & Eric Ransom leading the way.

As always we couldn’t stage the event without the support of our Volunteers. Including Michael Partington who stood in at the eleventh minute to become a Barcode Scanner. Michael is unfortunately on the side lines at present with an injury, but as he showed it’s always good to have a contingency plan. Thanks Michael.

Big thanks to Helen, Laney, Robin, Mike, Terry, Brenda, Michaela, Andrea, Thomas, Shelia, Sandra, Tim, Anna, David, John, Rhys, Mike P, Alison, Katie & Not forgetting George.

See you all down at the flash next time for our Post Summer Solstice, Current Glastonbury & Pre Wimbledon Park Run.

Wellington Boots / Strawberries & Cream are Optional!

Till next time
Phil.

Thanks to Phil for his Run Directing and for his Guest Run Report writing!  I should also probably say thank you to him for remaining calm when I thought I'd wiped the times of both timers prior to results processing! Fortunately we can just blame it on baby-brain and all was well ;0)  Congratulations to all those who completed the Flash in the Park 10k on Sunday, you all seemed in fine form and it looked like a great time was had by all, fantastic to see so many Flashers on the loose! Alison x

The Pennington Flash parkrun Team

The Important Stuff
NO BARCODE = NO RESULT Do your paper barcodes get a bit soggy? You can order authorised barcode tags. 
Headphones – please use only one earpiece so you can hear the marshals
Kids – children aged 11 and under must run with an adult
Dogs – please keep them on a lead and under control
Volunteers – please be at the start by 08:45 so we can brief you

Find us on:
Email: Alison Makin and Katie Taggart, Event Directors 
Facebook
Twitter
flickr

 

Sweatshop monthly prize winner for September 2015

We are pleased to announce that Mike Bent has been selected as the parkrunner of the month for September 2015.

Mike has been nominated for his improvement in the month, achieving a new personal best of 22:51 on his 93rd parkrun. Mike is now only 5 runs off his centenary, so we look forward to sharing this with him!

We'd like to thank Sweatshop for their generosity. To congratulate Mike on his achievements, his prize is a new pair of running shoes fitted at the local Sweatshop.

The winner is generally chosen by the event directors. The successful candidates are often chosen for their perseverance, number of PBs in one month, total number of runs and improvement overall as well as volunteering excellence and embracing the spirit of parkrun.

However, we can award the prize for other reasons at our discretion. If you know someone who has overcome adversity, personal illness or is deserving in any other way, please let us know by emailing pennington-flashoffice@parkrun.com and we promise to consider your nomination.

 

Defibrillators and Emergency responses

Dear parkrun friends.
There has been a lot of discussion both at our parkrun and online in various groups and social media pages about the need for Pennington Flash parkrun to obtain a portable defibrillator unit [unit]. This has grown out of recent tragic events both at our neighbour parkrun and elsewhere.
On Saturday [18/10/14] I expressed the view that PF parkrun would not be looking to acquire a unit for our use as I, and members of the core team, felt it was not appropriate for us to do so. I am aware that some of you are not happy with this decision so I’m writing to explain our stance in the hope that you will see that we have the best intentions.
Whilst under the right circumstances having a unit available at parkrun may help to make the difference between life and death I feel that it would be more beneficial for us to work with other stakeholders at the park and to try to have a unit installed that would be available for all users of the park and not just parkrunners. I believe that having a unit just for us would mean that for the majority of the time the unit would not be available for the rest of the users of the park.
I also believe that if we had our own unit this would lead to undue pressure and expectations on our volunteer teams going forward:
If we don’t have a unit and an incident occurs we would behave as we do now.
If we had a unit and an incident occurs there could be a few outcomes:
• The unit is used and the person recovers – everyone is happy
• The unit is used and the person does not recover – neither the volunteers nor the relatives/friends or the casualty are happy
• The unit is not used and the person does not recover - neither the volunteers nor the relatives/friends or the casualty are happy
In the last 2 scenarios above we could find our volunteers and our parkrun itself being sued by grieving relatives for the loss of their loved one. This is a potential burden on our volunteers and would tend to lead to them refusing to take the risk of using the unit, which would lead to a potential decrease in the survivability of such an incident.
At present the run directors have a set list of actions that they must follow in the event of any incident and they will continue to follow these steps, we constantly review our procedures to ensure they are the best they can be and I can reassure you that all of our volunteers strive to make sure that all incidents have positive outcomes within their abilities.
Our decision to adopt park wide provision is further evidence of this, by having a unit permanently available within the park to all park users we can hopefully ensure that any incident is given the best possible change of a positive outcome.
We will be pushing to have a unit installed on the outside of the ranges building where it is easy to use.
There is also the need to look at maintenance/upkeep and safe keeping & replacement of a unit. If we took this on ourselves that would be a burden we could potentially be passing on to future volunteers/parkrunners. Whereas if we can join with other groups the loading would be less on all of us going forward.
Looking at our parkrun’s needs we recognise that we may benefit from some more general support and training and to this end we are looking at acquiring a set of CPR training equipment from the BHF, we would then look to offering basic CPR training sessions both to our own members and then to other local parkrun & community groups in our area. It is our firm belief that this would be a far more positive step for us to take and that this would raise the ability of any casualty to have a positive outcome. Given that this is similar to the outcome we would be looking at from a unit I can already hear the questions of why this and not a unit per say. It’s a simple equation; people are more likely to use a ‘skill’ in an emergency than to use an unfamiliar piece of technology.
I know that some of you have indicated that you have contacts that could help in acquiring a unit either directly or through funding, can I ask you to keep those contacts ready for now and as soon as I have a way forward from the other stake holders I’ll advise on the path to take to bring this about.
Bill
Event Director
Pennington Flash parkrun

 

Pennington Flash parkrun run report event 175

Take me home Muddy Roads!

A torrential downpour during the half an hour before this weeks run meant that we had a fair dose of mud to play in and boy did some of the runners take advantage of it, if you managed to get around without getting mud up your legs and back all I can say is !what’s wrong with you! :- )

Fortunately in true parkrun style the heavy rain passed before we set off and although a light shower came back later on it was a good day for a run.

Just after all the runners had set off a few of us volunteers were stood at the finish area waiting for their return and it was noted that it was very quiet and that you wouldn’t know we had a couple of hundred people in the park, that definitely wasn’t the case on the actual loop as the sound of all those muddy feet slapping the group was like a foot round of applause :- )

Ken Thomson & Robin Foster both reached their 50th run this week whilst Katie & Chloe Galloway and Hannah Geeson all reached their 10th. Well done everyone, and I’m sorry I didn’t mention you in the pre-run message :- ( I forgot even though I was told be at least 3 people!!

Gazebo unveiling.
This coming Saturday is our great Gazebo unveiling event, please come along and help us celebrate. We will be having a raffle as well.

The Results.
Some 159 runners completed the course this week, included another 23 first timers at Pennington Flash parkrun, We always welcome new faces to our parkrun especially those that have travelled a long way to be with us and hope you enjoyed your run and will be back to see us again soon.

The PB’s continue to grow and this week we had another 36 PB’s set, which brings our total to 4,587.

Our 1st Male this week was Lawrence Avery of Kent AC who scored his 1st win with us coming in at 17:14. He was followed home by Owen Lee of Warrington AC in 2nd place with a time of 17:46 and Howard Avery in 3rd with a time of 18:22.

Our 1st Female was Laura Buckley who scored her 1st win with us coming in at 23:06. She came in ahead of Kylie Maguire in 2nd with the time of 23:17 and Natalie Thompson of Wigan & District Harriers & AC at 24:08, in 3rd place.

Points Table
Current standing in the Men's table:
Brian DAVIES 2289 pts.
Eric RANSON 2223 pts.
Alan SMITH 1848 pts.

Current standing in the Women's table:
Laura BUCKLEY 1928 pts.
Yvonne NEARY 1827 pts.
Lucinda MILLS 1604 pts

Age Graded Scores
Rosemary Rogers maintains her place at the top of the Age Graded Table with a score of 86.56%
This week’s best Age Graded Scores were:
Brian Davies [VM50-54] – 79.00%
Owen Lee [JM15-17] – 78.33%
James McGlynn [VM60-64] - 76.93%

Volunteering.
A really big thank you to all of the volunteers today Denise, Dominic, Helen, John, Michael, Paolo, Phillip and Sheila.

Volunteers make our parkruns possible and without them no parkrun can take place and we would not want to have to cancel an event due to lack of volunteers, so please get in touch at PenningtonFlashHelpers@parkrun.com and help us make sure we can be here every week.

Refreshments.
We offer refreshments after every run and we welcome everyone, runners and friends, to join us. You will find us in the cabin next to the rangers hut and picnic tables straight after the run. Please come along and join us, the drinks & biscuits are free (although you can always donate if you wish to).

Massive thank you to everyone that brought cakes and other goodies today.

Donations are used to replenish tea/coffee/sugar and biscuits et-cetera. And are always welcome :- )

The Pennington Flash parkrun team.

Don't forget folks NO BARCODE = NO RESULT

Don't forget you can follow Pennington Flash parkrun in many places:
Here, of course
facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pennington-Flash-parkrun/169627397761
Twitter - follow us https://twitter.com/#!/PenFlashparkrun

 

Pennington Flash parkrun run report event 174

The Italians are coming …..

Our usual editor (praise be to Katie) is away on holiday at the moment so it’s down to me to do this weeks report, which is why it’s running a tad late! Bill

Whe had a good turn out this week with a contingent coming over from Italy to join us, it was also my 1st time back as RD for some time and I managed to leave the error reports for the scanners at the park! Anyone would think I’d never done it before :- (

We managed to reach a massive milestone this week with Nicola Young becoming our 20,000 runner bringing us to 100,000k at the same time. Well done to her and to everyone that have helped us reach such a massive number of kilometres run.

Fundraising news.
As you all know we have been raising funds recently to help us to purchase a gazebo to keep us dry at the scanning area during some of our more liquid sunny days, we have had a fantastic response from everyone and thanks to massive donations from a couple of local councillors we have now purchased the gazebo and we will be having a special event on Saturday 30th for the official unveiling. We’d like to invite you all along to this event. We are still working on the fundraising so that we can use this opportunity to get some equipment to make life easier, watch this space.

The Results.
Some 201 runners completed the course this week, included another 23 first timers at Pennington Flash parkrun, We always welcome new faces to our parkrun especially those that have travelled a long way to be with us and hope you enjoyed your run and will be back to see us again soon.

The PB’s continue to grow and this week we had another 42 PB’s set, which brings our total to 4,551. A massive well done to you all, with a special mention to Lesley Smith!

Our 1st Male this week was Paul Johnson of Barnsley Harriers who scored his 1st win with us coming in at 17:58. He was followed home by Brian Davies in 2nd place with a time of 18:42 and Chris Millington of Spectrum Striders in 3rd with a time of 18:43.

Our 1st Female was Kylie Maquire who scored her 2nd win with us coming in at 22:44. She came in ahead of Linda Leyland in 2nd with the time of 24:08 and Kirsty Collin at 24:40, in 3rd place.

Points Table
Current standing in the Men's table:
Eric RANSON 2223 pts.
Brian DAVIES 2192 pts.
Alan SMITH 1848 pts.

Current standing in the Women's table:
Laura BUCKLEY 1828 pts.
Yvonne NEARY 1738 pts.
Lucinda MILLS 1604 pts

Age Graded Scores
Rosemary Rogers maintains her place at the top of the Age Graded Table with a score of 86.56%
This week’s best Age Graded Scores were:
Brian Davies [VM50-54] – 80.12%
Mark Riches [VM50-54] – 79.98%
Gino Pannoccmia [VM55-59] - 75.18%

Volunteering.
A really big thank you to all of the volunteers today Alison, Chris, Emily, Joanne, John, Mark, Michael, Phil and Sheila.

Volunteers make our parkruns possible and without them no parkrun can take place and we would not want to have to cancel an event due to lack of volunteers, so please get in touch at PenningtonFlashHelpers@parkrun.com and help us make sure we can be here every week.

Refreshments.
We offer refreshments after every run and we welcome everyone, runners and friends, to join us. You will find us in the cabin next to the rangers hut and picnic tables straight after the run. Please come along and join us, the drinks & biscuits are free (although you can always donate if you wish to).

Massive thank you to everyone that brought cakes and other goodies today.

Donations are used to replenish tea/coffee/sugar and biscuits et-cetera. And are always welcome :- )

The Pennington Flash parkrun team.

Don't forget folks NO BARCODE = NO RESULT

Don't forget you can follow Pennington Flash parkrun in many places:
Here, of course
facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pennington-Flash-parkrun/169627397761
Twitter - follow us https://twitter.com/#!/PenFlashparkrun

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