Event 503

The sun decided to shine on parkrun for run #503 and we had 273 people run, jog and walk the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests including Alex Fletcher who picked up token 1 on his 1st ever parkrun – well done everyone.

Congratulations to people achieving milestones this week.
James Smith, Kim Hepworth & Jacob Gilson who have all achieved 25 runs this week.

And although not an official milestone but Oilver Rutson completed his 100th run at Pontefract today

Representatives of 30 different clubs took part, welcome to you all and I hope you enjoyed our course.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers, including Mother & Daughter Joanne & Liberty Ash who joined us to volunteer from Long Eaton before going to watch the Triathlon this afternoon – Liberty is doing her Duke of Edinburgh awards and even made sure that she got a volunteer credit while she was away from home.

John KEES • Jodi HAYWARD • Rosemary ELLIS • Marian STANLEY • Merv DAVISON • Pam GREEN • Timothy STANLEY • Liberty ASH • Joanne ASH • Andy EVANS • Marie EVANS • Caroline EAMES • Adam FEATHERSTONE • Ciaran REEVES • Jane MAXFIELD • Lynn SPENCE • John SPENCE • Lauren WOOD

That’s all from me and I now hand the baton over to Joanne for next Saturday’s instalment
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Pontefract parkrun Results Page.

 

Event Number 501

Run report for Pontefract parkrun number 501, AKA The Levi Jeans Run (other brands are available) - The one where a crumpet turned up.

So, not only was the sun shining, the runners in good spirits and the volunteers on top form, but we had a crumpet turn up to run the course. Richard Barmby, who normally runs at Temple Newsam turned up to try out his new costume with a view to being the fastest crumpet at the London Marathon. Strangely, the topic of conversation was not the fact that he was dressed as a crumpet, but should you have Golden Syrup or Marmite on yours? Anyway, good luck to Richard in his quest and if you would like to support him then click on the QR code on the back of his outfit.

As for my team of volunteers, a massive thankyou to each and every one of them for making my role especially easy today, namely:

Joanne CONROY • John KEES • Ruth EVERITT • Andrew DONNELLY • Ian WILKS • Pam GREEN • Kim SUTTON • Jackie MOXON • Gary MOXON • Ash MCARDLE • Caroline EAMES • Dean PLAYFORTH • Richard PURCHON • Rachel SAUL • Gemma FARNSWORTH • Adam FEATHERSTONE • Stanley SKELTON

If you would like to help out at a future event then please get in touch, it would be greatly appreciated.

As for the stats: 233 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of which 32 were first timers to Pontefract with 13 of them running at parkrun for the very first time, welcome. There were also 27 new Personal Bests recorded, along with a number of tourists. Many were local or thereabouts but we did have visitors from Darlington, Sutton-on-Sea and Exmouth, welcome to you all and we hope you enjoyed your time with us.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Pontefract parkrun Results Page.

We had one official milestone today completing his 50th parkrun, so many congratulations from all of us to:

Alexander Fraser

Plus one unofficial milestone, but worthy of note, to one of our regular runners and volunteers. Congratulations to Martin Place on his 300th parkrun.

Next week is a double header of RD’s with Pam and Hannah taking charge of the Jubilee weekend run. They’ll be shouting “GO” at 09-00 hrs – See you there.

Merv – RD.

 

Event Number 497

The sun decided to shine on parkrun for run #497 and we had 270people run, jog and walk the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests including Adam Bell who picked up token 1 along with a new PB – well done everyone.
Congratulations to people achieving unofficial but none the less impressive milestones this week.
Cathy Keetly – 200 runs
Roy Young – 350 runs
Representatives of 35 different clubs took part, welcome to you all and I hope you enjoyed our course.
The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

John Richard BELL • John KEES • Andrew DONNELLY • Martin PLACE • Rosemary ELLIS • Marian STANLEY • Pam GREEN • Chris SHARP • Clare WOOD • Iain WOOD • Caroline EAMES • Peter COLLIER • Keira-Marie JEFFS • Richard PURCHON • Jane MAXFIELD • Lauren WOOD

A special mention to Richard Purchon who not only volunteered to marshal and scan he also nipped home to get a box of bolts to repair our trolly’s axle – thanks for helping us with this one.

Just a couple of things to remember -
1. Please take a finish token when you cross the line even if you don't have your barcode with your.
2. No barcode - no time on the results.
3. Dogs should be on a short HAND HELD NON-EXTENDABLE Lead - I noticed a couple of people with extendable lead and on gentleman with the dog on a waist harness - sorry this is no longer allowed as per parkrun's rules.

That’s all from me and I now hand the baton over to Greg for next week’s birthday special.

 

Event Number 496

Run Report for Pontefract parkrun number 496 – my first time as RD after 95 volunteer stints (and almost matching my run count!)

Apparently, the results processing was the quickest seen by the Co-ED, that could be beginner’s luck on my part, but more likely the amazing team of volunteers and because you athletes were brilliant - taking your token, and dropping it in the bucket, only going through the finish once, no funnel ducking and best of all the first aid kit and defibrillator stayed in the bag! Thank you!!

And talking of volunteers a huge thank you to the 17 volunteers today, specifically

John Richard BELL • John KEES • Karen COOK • Billy COOK • Thomas MCMASTER • Claire BARBER • Colin WHITE • Merv DAVISON • Pam GREEN • Jackie MOXON • Gary MOXON • Richard PURCHON • Adam FEATHERSTONE • Ciaran REEVES • Jane MAXFIELD • Amelia BEANE • Lauren WOOD

If you can, and would like to, help at any future event, then please get in touch – it would be greatly appreciated. This event cannot run without volunteers.

As for the stats: 259 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of which 48 were first timers to Pontefract, and 11 running parkrun for the very first time, welcome and see you next week. There were 24 PBs recorded and 33 clubs were represented.

We had a number of tourists, with those that made themselves known coming from Huddersfield, Humber Bridge and Southampton. Hopefully we’ll see you again soon.

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

There were 3 official milestones today:
Conor Harrison and Michael Gomersall both ran their 50th parkrun and Xander Delsaint ran his 10th parkrun. Well done all!

Next week, your RD is Marian who will shout GO at 0900hrs. See you there.

Pam (with able assistance from John) - RDs

 

Event Number 495

Run report for Pontefract parkrun number 495 - The one where Gemma was RD for the first time.

So, today was the day that Gemma took her first steps to being a fully-fledged RD and she rocked it. It helped of course that we had an awesome team of volunteers but also because you guys were fantastic too and didn’t give us any problems. We love days like this and the fact that the sun was shining was an added bonus.

Speaking of the volunteers, a massive thankyou to them, namely:

John Richard BELL • Rosemary ELLIS • Ian WILKS • Pam GREEN • Debbie CREWE • Andrew CLARKE • Stephanie RAMSKILL • Keira-Marie JEFFS • Abi BONNETT • Richard PURCHON • Rachel SAUL • John VALENTINE • Adam FEATHERSTONE • Lynn SPENCE • Laura WELDON • Michelle POOLE • Lauren WOOD • Joanne JOHNSON-BOLDY

If you can and would like to help out at a future event then please get in touch, it would be a greatly appreciated.

As for the stats: 274 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of which 47 were first timers to Pontefract with 18 of them running at parkrun for the very first time, welcome. There were also 40 new Personal Bests recorded, must have been the lovely spring air.

We also had a number of tourists today, mainly local or thereabouts but we did have visitors all the way from Germany (Guten Tag), welcome to you all and we hope you enjoyed your time with us.

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

We had three official milestone today all of who were running their 50th parkrun so many congratulations from all of us to:

Elise ‘Breezy’ Breeze
Craig Thomson
Ruth Ryan

It’s another new RD next week when Pam takes control, ably assisted (or more than likely hindered) by John. They’ll be shouting “GO” at 09-00 hrs – See you there.

Gemma & Merv – RD’s.

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