New Year’s Day 2020

We will be holding an extra parkrun at Ferry Meadows on New Year's Day 2020.

The run will start at 9.00 am.

It is possible to run two parkruns on New Year's Day, as parkruns can have a start time between 8.30 and 10.30.

We will keep you informed if there is a local one with a later start time that could be the second half of a 'New Year Double'.

It is very important to note if we do not have enough volunteers coming forward this run will be cancelled.

 

Christmas Day 2019

Santa has decided to bring you an extra parkrun at Ferry Meadows on Christmas Day.

The run will start at the normal time of 9.00 am.

Normal Elf and safety rules apply and yule need to have your barcode as car park charges still apply.

Please note, the cafe will not be open, however you are welcome to bring your own festive refreshments.

You would be crackers to miss it!

 

Peterborough parkrun #327

I didn’t really know where to start with writing a run report, not having actually run the event. I didn’t run but enjoyed watching everyone set off - I always think running events look so lovely with all of the various brightly coloured tops. However, I was still in Ferry Meadows on Saturday morning, as I was part of a team from the Cardiology department at Peterborough City Hospital who were involved with organising our first Cardiology themed health awareness/education/fundraising event.

I read this weeks run report from Manor Field parkrun and thought I should definitely cover just a few statistics as part of my run report. So, a big well done to all 571 of you who ran, jogged, or walked this week’s parkrun! Well done again to those who achieved a PB this week (and it looks like there was a fair few of you) and to all of you whose first time it was, either at Peterborough or parkrun altogether then welcome - we hope to see you back! I said I’d mention statistics so here is one I was particularly impressed with - between us all at Peterborough parkrun we have run (according to the parkrun website) for 8Years 109Days 3Hrs 3Min 8Sec which is some seriously healthy heart activity!

Finally, a huge thank you as always to the volunteers who make this event happen every week. This is both to the core team who work so hard to make sure that this event happens and to the volunteers on the day. This week I ‘encouraged’ a few of my friends/fellow Cardiac Physiologists to volunteer for the first time - which for many of them was their introduction to parkrun - and I feel that this leads to a double thank you. Firstly, thanks to the volunteers. But also, thank you to you parkrunners. I’ve been banging on for ages to anyone who will listen about how wonderful and friendly parkrun is, and the comments afterwards from my friends about how much they enjoyed volunteering and how friendly you all were left me feeling really energised about parkrun!

See you soon.

Laura Wilkinson

 

Peterborough parkrun #326 – Yaxley Takeover

On Saturday 21 st September 2019, Yaxley Runners and Joggers took over parkrun event number 326.

Yaxley Runners and Joggers is a friendly local club, established in 1986, catering for all abilities. Our club evenings are Mondays and Thursdays, meeting at 6:30pm, to run at 6:45pm. On Mondays we meet at Hampton Sports Centre, Beaumont Way and new runners are welcomed and thoroughly supported.

This week 588 people ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 76 recorded new personal bests!

Congratulations to Shaun WALTON who was the first male in a time of 16:37. The first female was Louisa HARRISON in a speedy 20:32. First junior male was first timer Aedan LYDON in 18:43 and the first junior female was another first timer, Ellen ASTLEY in 21:46.

Another congratulations goes to Rachel MINETT who not only got a new personal best of 32:18, but went on to get married Saturday afternoon.

Milestones to recognise from Peterborough parkrun #326
25 Volunteer Club
Freya HAWKSWELL
10 Club - juniors (aged 17 and under) 
Donnie CARPENTER
James MARSHALL
50 Club 
Chris YATES - New PB!
100 Club
Ruth JONES - 2nd Female

This weeks event was made possible by the following volunteers:
Abigail BRANSTON  •  Amanda BRITTON  •  Amy MAXWELL  •  Amy RICKARDS  •  Andy SAVAGE  •  Anne COLES  •  Barbara JOHNSON  •  Claire PIERCY  •  David TOWNS  •  Dawn FRIEND  •  Deborah COOK  •  Freya HAWKSWELL  •  Gemma TOOGOOD  •  Geoff BROWN  •  Gina CRANE  •  Harry FRIEND  •  Helen JOYCE  •  Hugh Richard BURTON  •  Ian VALLANCE  •  Jason CORDEN  •  Jean MAGGS  •  Karen FREEMAN  •  Kathryn HAWKSWELL  •  Kay GIBSON  •  Lee JONES  •  Martin SHELBOURNE  •  Michael BARKER  •  Nina WRIGHT  •  Noah BRITTON  •  Paul MCCARTHY  •  Raeanne ELLIOTT  •  Roslyn LOUTIT  •  Sarah HAZELTINE  •  Sean O'DRISCOLL  •  Simon HAWKSWELL  •  Steve MEGSON  •  Stuart BOOTH  •  Sue HARLOW

The full results from event number 326 can be found of the Peterborough parkrun results page.

Thank you to everybody who participated in event number 326! Happy running and we look forward to seeing you in future events!

Abigail BRANSTON

 

Peterborough parkrun #322 – parkrun Tourism & Bank Holiday Running

Many people choose to go away for the August bank holiday, and this year is no different, with the encouragement of great weather to add to it, us runners also think about where we can include parkrun on Saturday morning.

We had a total of 585 people who ran, jogged and walked the course and representatives of 42 different clubs took part. Whilst several of our regulars, ran elsewhere in a bid to soak up some glorious sunshine on tourist runs, we had 60 shiney new first timers at Peterborough, a massive welcome to parkrun from all of us! Equally, if you are not new to parkrun, but your home run is elsewhere, it may have been your first time to Peterborough so welcome also, we hope to see many of you again in our midst.

As Peterborough parkrun is rapidly growing into one of the biggest in the country, this has seen more smaller parkruns spring up around the local area to allow for more tourism runs, without the need to travel too far. Those of us that are regulars at Peterborough, and have it as our "home run", have noticed the expanse but are so thankful every week that we have such a glorious place, such as Ferry Meadows to run in, and we know it can't go ahead without the park being open, and of course, all the lovely volunteers, of whom we have 34 to thank this week:
Steve MEGSON • Andrew CHILCRAFT • Carol COOK • Charlene ELLIOTT • Michael BARKER • Michaela PARR • Gary PARR • Sean O'DRISCOLL • Caroline CHAN • Phil SAVAGE • James CURT • Paul NICHOLLS • Peggy STARR • Roy YOUNG • Mark GIDDINGS • Michael STEWART • Billy SLAVEN • Lorna YOUNG • Dianne BOOTH • James SELLS • Sarah-Jane GILL • Hannah CHAPMAN • Kayleigh DRAPER • Joan SAVAGE • Joe HALL • Lee JONES • Hannah STEWART • Robert STONE • Pam CRANE • Sarah ROSELLA • Daniel NUNZIATA • Anna FLETCHER • Karen WILLIAMS • Michelle GARD
- queue round of applause!

A huge well done to the wealth of PBs out there, 63 recorded new Personal Bests - do share your best tactics!

I often think a change of course can help with a new time (several of my own tourist runs over the years have helped toward this theory) however, running on home turf often enough can allow for familiarity to take over and you know where you can be your best! Well done to all.

Tourism means different things to different people, whether they want a new route, a specific letter in the alphabet, or simply fitting in a parkrun when seeing friends and family at the weekend! And Peterborough, like all other parkruns, has all these things and more to offer and I'm so proud to be part of this ever growing running family and knowing that no matter how far we may want to venture elsewhere, the grass will always be green at Ferry Meadows.

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

Michelle G (ECR)

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