Potternewton parkun event 29. June 8th 2019

A big turn out at Potternewton this week, our third largest field to date and impressive given the weather forecast which was 90% chance of heavy rain.

Our numbers were boosted by the mini-mermaid runners who had clearly been in training as we noticed their accompanying adults often struggling to keep up ! We’re hoping some footage of the mini-mermaids at Potternewton will be featured on BBC Look North in the next couple of weeks !

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We also welcomed visitors from across the country including as far away as Brighton and many regulars from our big sister parkrun at Roundhay which was cancelled due to the World Triathlon Event.

This week there were 14 lucky people who completed their first ever parkrun plus more who’ve not yet registered, including a family all taking part. In total 203 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 recorded a new quickest time at Potternewton.

Huge thanks to the 16 volunteers who made this event possible, particularly in view of the changeable weather experienced. The team was: Alex BRADSHAW, Maureen COFFEY, Melvyn BURTON, Michael MANSFIELD, Lindsay LOWSON, Sean MULLANY, Emma JAQUES, Nick JAQUES, Maria ROBINSON, Victoria WOODWARD, Rhonda WARD, Eliza CAWSTON, Shoaib ALAM, Ben STRUTT, Sally MANSFIELD and Nick OLESKIW

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

Potternewton parkrun started on 17th November 2018. Since then 1,866 participants have completed 4,046 parkruns covering a total distance of 20,230 km, including 843 new Personal Bests. A total of 160 individuals have volunteered 483 times.

 

 

Potternewton parkrun event 28. 1st June 2019. Our warmest so far.

It was GP parkrun pledge day and we welcomed GPs and staff from Belbrooke surgery, some of who volunteered while others completed the 5k. There are so many good reasons to celebrate the developing links between local general practices and parkrun.

We also had visitors from as far away as Wales and as nearby as Temple Newsam parkrun.

This week 129 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were doing their first ever parkrun and a further 34 taking part at Potternewton for the first time. 31 finishers recorded a new personal quickest time.  It was also a record breaking 5km for David I’Anson who broke the age course record for speed with his time of 19:52 in the VM60-64 age group registering age grade of 81.46%. Congratulations to all the record breakers today.

As we say every week we are as proud of our slower finishers as we are of our quick athletes at Potternewton. Here is a photo of our tail-walker Mo with a group finishing in just under an hour.

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Today's parkrun was made possible by 19 volunteers: Alex BRADSHAW, Melvyn BURTON, Michael MANSFIELD, Lindsay LOWSON, Sean MULLANY, Bobak WALKER, Rose GEORGE, Neil WALLACE, Maria ROBINSON, Laura REID, Adam ELLIS, Elizabeth STEPHENSEN-PAYNE, Mohammed ASLAM, Simon BRETT, Rhonda WARD, Sally MANSFIELD, Joanna NEWELL, Alison TALBOYS and Nick OLESKIW.

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

 

Potternewton parkrun event number 26. 18th May 2019: We’re 6 months old !

Today marked 6 months of Potternewton parkrun and it was our turn to be the venue for the Leeds Race Series.

This week 127 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were taking part in their first ever parkrun and 29 for the first time at Potternewton. 36 recorded new personal quickest times. We had visitors from as nearby as Bramley and as far away as Tasmania !

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers: Maureen COFFEY, Melvyn BURTON, Daniella HEMBRA, Michael MANSFIELD, Lindsay LOWSON, Sean MULLANY, Rob GREENLAND, John IRVING, Rhonda WARD, Michelle WOOD, Sally MANSFIELD, Nick OLESKIW and Tom WALSH.

 

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We’re so proud of our walkers at Potternewton parkrun who get as big a cheer as all our finishers as they reach the line.

 

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

 

If you'd like to join the volunteer mailing list for Potternewton parkrun you can do so from your parkrun profile webpage; there's a link to this in your results email. Alternatively email us at potternewton@parkrun.com.

 

Potternewton parkrun event 24. 4th May 2019

We were back to standard bank holiday weekend weather with a brisk north wind, although no rain, luckily. The parkrun experience can surely only get warmer for those 5 who completed their first ever parkrun today. There were a further 27 experienced parkrunners at Potternewton for the first time. Given the conditions it is impressive that 26 finished with a new personal best. Congratulations all round.

This week we had a total of 104 finishers. It was great to see Sam Dooley back in action at Potternewton as our tail runner. Sam is our parkrun ambassador and has supported us at Potternewton over the last nearly 6 months and before that in getting the event established.

The full team of volunteers today was:
Alex BRADSHAW, Sam DOOLEY, Melvyn BURTON, Emily CASELEY, Michael MANSFIELD, John HAYES, Niamh JACKSON, Heidi KENNEDY, Maria ROBINSON, Adam ELLIS, Joan JEFFREY, Eliza CAWSTON, Sally MANSFIELD, Nick OLESKIW.

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Volunteers make parkrun what it is. Each week we get great feedback from our parkrun participants about just how friendly and supportive our volunteers are. It’s great fun volunteering and actually very easy. You can sign up to our volunteer list by visiting your parkrun profile page. Alternatively email us at potternewton@parkrun.com. There is no commitment to volunteer frequently, most people volunteer only occasionally. We’d certainly recommend you try out volunteering and we think you’ll leave with a smile on your face.

 

Potternewton parkrun event 23 on 27th April 2019

Three reports in one for you this week.
The short version:

It was raining.  The rain stopped.  The sun came out.

We did parkrun.  There was blossom on the wet path.

The sun went in.  The rain started again.

 

The very short version:

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The longer version:

Despite miserable conditions before 9am, and our nearby parkrun neighbour, Roundhay, celebrating their 8th birthday, still 72 completed Potternewton parkrun this morning and they were supported by 13 volunteers: Alex BRADSHAW, Maureen COFFEY, Emily Alice CASELEY, John HAYES, Heidi KENNEDY,• Cameron BROCKWAY, Adam ELLIS, Elizabeth STEPHENSEN-PAYNE, Chris PALFREEMAN, Rhonda WARD, Shoaib ALAM, Sally MANSFIELD, Nick OLESKIW.

Just as we started, the rain stopped and the sun shone and these conditions lasted until our tail walker Alex reached the finish line. The park really is stunning in all its colours in these conditions.

Two of our participants were completing their first ever parkrun today and a further 24 their first at Potternewton. One of those was Thomas Moulding who reached his milestone  50th parkrun with us today. Congratulations to Thomas. We had visitors from as far away as Norfolk. Today five people finished with no barcode to show to our scanners, lets hope they bring a barcode next time.

Walkers are always welcome at Potternewton parkrun, although we notice some get quicker over the weeks, and some start doing some jogging. First timers who walk are very welcome. This week was very unusual indeed, in that our tail walker Alex was over the finish line in under 42 minutes. We are pretty sure that is our tail walker record time !

Potternewton parkrun started on 17th November 2018. Since then 1,607 participants have completed 3,260 parkruns covering a total distance of 16,300 km, including 664 new Personal Bests. A total of 145 individuals have volunteered 396 times.

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