Event #245, Saturday 23rd December, by Sarah Wilson

Christmas Running!

With Christmas just 2 days away there was an air of excitement as we gathered, many in Christmas fancy dress, for our 247th Peter Pan parkrun. It was good to welcome a visitor all the way from Stockholm, and looking at the results we also had visitor from Swindon. We hope you had a warm welcome and enjoyed our parkrun.

It was good to see Sarah ‘Christmas Pudding’ Tock’s costume, but how you run in that Sarah beats me, as well as lots of other festive gear and some runners (like me) in ‘plain clothes’ who had completely forgotten despite the numerous reminders!

Before starting we congratulated a few runners on their milestone achievements. Jean Allen and Jackie Long ran their 50th runs, as did Trevor Richardson (although he kept that quiet!) and another of our regulars, John Escritt, completed his 100th. We also noted that whilst not an official milestone, it was Peter Taylor’s 200th parkrun. Well done to all of you, it takes genuine commitment to reach these milestones and you should be proud to have achieved them.

We also took the time to remember a local running hero who died this week. Dave MacDonald was a stalwart of the local running community and the organiser of the Haltemprice 10k for many years. Our thoughts are with his family at this time, as we remember his contribution with gratitude.

And so 166 off us set off around the course to engage in some damage limitation as the festive season gets under way. We had plenty of encouragement this morning from marshals, spectators and a couple of photographers, and that support always helps. Our visitor from Swindon, Jack Latus, took first place in a time of 18.22 and our own Sophie Lee was again the first lady home, but well done to all, whatever your time.

As the year comes to a close, we should take time to thank David, Rob, Graeme, Linda and the many other regular and occasional volunteers who make parkrun possible for us. You are amazing and your efforts are very much appreciated. Our Saturday mornings would not be the same without your efforts.

Don’t forget the park running opportunities over Christmas and New Year; Christmas Day at East Park at 9 am, next Saturday (30th) at Peter Pan we will be having our special City of Culture celebratory run (what a year it’s been!) and as usual the New Years Day double, 9.00 at Peter Pan, then 10.30 at Humber Bridge.

If you’re looking for something a bit different, parkrunner Revd Peter Draper will be leading Midnight Mass at St Anne’s Church, Ellerker at 11.30pm tomorrow, Christmas Eve and all are welcome there.

Merry Christmas everyone and keep on running!

This week 166 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Sarah WILSON • David J BELL • Graham COOK • Roisin GORRY • Jo BUTCHER • Rht THOMSON • Lola GORRY • Ailis GORRY • Linda DODSWORTH • Rob NEWTON • Kim ESCRITT • Dave WISE • Andy GOY • Shirley GOY

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

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:00 on 16th August 2014 (event number 71).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:55 on 1st January 2017 (event number 198).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane Ruth MORLEY who recorded 91.24% (21:53) on 20th February 2016 (event number 152).

Peter Pan parkrun started on 13th April 2013. Since then 3,322 participants have completed 26,049 parkruns covering a total distance o


Race dates for 2016

28 Feb – Dalton Dash (10k)

6th March  - East Park Duathlon


20 March – East Hull 20


10 April – Hornsea Third Marathon (8.74 miles)

17 April – Burton Pidsea 10k

8 May – Beverley 10k

15 May – North Lincs Half

Friday - 10 June 2016 at 7.30pm
Driffield Striders. Sledmere Sunset Trail 10k & Fun  Run                                                  A scenic off road multi-terrain run in the grounds of Sledmere House Enter online at https://wwww.sportsentrysolutions.co.uk/new_race_page.php?recordID=871

26 June – Humber Bridge Half                                                                                            http://www.humber-half.org.uk

31 July - DONG Energy Great Grimsby 10k http://www.stuweb.co.uk/events/2016/07/31/2417/

New race in the region, now OPEN!

Gilberdyke 10 Mile - Sunday 28th August 2016


18 Sep – The RB Hull Marathon

Sep 25 College Canter (Bishop Burton)                                                                          No entries on the day.
Entries close on 15th September
Enter on line at www.sportsentrysolutions.com/allraces.php

Oct 02 Mablethorpe Half Marathon                                           www.mablethorpemarathon.org.uk


Oct 9 2016 9:00AM

Jim Dingwall 10k - Jim Dingwall 10k

A fast, 2-lap semi rural course through the villages of Elloughton and Brantingham


Oct 30 Scarborough

Sunday 30th October - Haltemprive RRC 10k



Running Club campaign

The great successes of the parkrunsuns across the Humber and in particular within Hull.  This campaign from England Athletics (Run Engand), Hull Culture and Leisure Limited are looking to  Get Hull Running Month in september.

 The purpose of the visit ( 5th september came to Peterpan parkrun) is part of a campaign that we are running in September across Hull. The campaign is for Hull clubs. The website gethullrunning.org is now live and provides details of the clubs on there. It encourages people interested to complete a registration form which comes to "Heidi*and then she contact them and provide direct them to a club that meets their needs. 


Peter Pan Park Event.

‘Evening of Music and Dancing’

It looks like summer has finally arrived. After the morning parkrun what about enjoying an evening in the park.

So thought you might be interested in the ‘Evening of Music and Dancing’ event in Peter Pan Park on Saturday 5th July. The event will take place between 6pm until 9.00pm, is open to all and completely free of charge!

The music and dancing evenings in Peter Pan Park are an annual event and are always great fun. This year the entertainment looks great with local band The Mean Eyed Cats and guest singer Bobby Penman playing.

The coffee shop will be open for hot and cold drinks and other refreshments, including beautiful home-made cakes! You can also bring a picnic, perhaps a bottle of wine, and a chair, and sit and enjoy an evening of good music in the park.



Two New events for 2014. The Dalton Dash – 23/03/14 and theThe Dales Duathlon – 20/04/14

The Dalton Dash - 23/03/14
10km road race on partially closed roads
Fees - £10 UKA, £13 NON-UKA
Location - Dalton Park, South Dalton, HU17 7PN
Description - The Dalton Dash is a challenging ten kilometre race set in the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds. Runners will  start and finish in the beautiful park of Dalton estate, home of lord and lady Hotham.
The event will offer water stations, partial road closures and kilometre markers to keep you on track with a grand finish outside of the stately home where you will be met by sports related stalls, massage tables and the staff of the Michelin starred Pipe and Glass with some tasty treats, the restaurant will also be opening up early for some post race refreshments.
We hope you can come along and be part of the first Dalton Dash and help make it an iconic race for years to come.

The Dales Duathlon - 20/04/14
Sprint distance duathlon - 5km run/20km bike/5km run
Fees - £30 BTF Members - £35 NON BTF - £45 Teams
Location - Brantingham Park, Elloughton, HU15 1HX
Description - The Dales Duathlon is set to be a fantastic event, based in the beautiful setting of the East Yorkshire Dales.
The race will be hosted at Brantingham park, East Yorkshire and will provide racers and supporters with a grandstand finish, live entertainment and sports specialist stalls.
the day will also include a family fun run and free kids scootathlon

More information can be found at;


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