Christmas Calendar 2019

We will be holding an additional parkrun on Christmas day at 9am. There won't be an additional 5K parkrun on New Years Day. Our regular Saturday parkruns will take place as normal, so that's Saturday 21st and 28th of December. All events are subject to the normal rules around cancellations if the course is too icy or flooded etc.

 

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So our Christmas calendar is as follows.

Saturday 21st Dec - 9am
Wednesday 25th Dec - 9am
Saturday 28th Dec - 9am
Wednesday 1st Jan - no parkrun at Preston.

 

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Saturday 21st December will be fancy dress and cakes at the finish area. You never know, there even also be some carol singers :-)

 

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Merry Christmas everyone!!

 

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Christmas Calendar 2018

We will be holding an additional parkrun on Christmas day at 9am. There won't be an additional 5K parkrun on New Years Day. Our regular Saturday parkruns will take place as normal, so that's Saturday 22nd and 29th of December. All events are subject to the normal rules around cancellations if the course is too icy or flooded etc.

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So our Christmas calendar is as follows.

Saturday 22nd Dec - 9am
Tuesday 25th Dec - 9am
Saturday 29th Dec - 9am
Tuesday 1st Jan - no parkrun at Preston.

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Saturday 22nd December will be fancy dress and cakes at the finish area. You never know, there even also be some carol singers :-)

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Merry Christmas everyone!!

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Christmas Calendar 2017

We will be holding an additional parkrun on Christmas day at 9am. There won't be an additional 5K parkrun on New Years Day. Our regular Saturday parkruns will take place as normal, so that's Saturday 23rd and 30th of December. All events are subject to the normal rules around cancellations if the course is too icy or flooded etc.

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So our Christmas calendar is as follows.

Saturday 23rd Dec - 9am
Monday 25th Dec - 9am
Saturday 30th Dec - 9am
Monday 1st Jan - no parkrun at Preston.

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Saturday 23rd December will be fancy dress and cakes at the finish area. You never know, there even also be some carol singers :-)

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Merry Christmas everyone!!

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Christmas at Preston parkrun

Saturday 19th December

9am- our usual fancy dress Christmas run, dress up in a full outfit or just a hat and some tinsel, for our last run before Christmas.

 

Friday 25 December

9am- For the first time we are putting on a Christmas Day run, it will be simple and low key, a chance to share part of the special day with friends. The cafe will be closed but we will have access to the toilets near the children's play area as usual.

 

Saturday 26th December

9am- our usual run. Come and run off your Christmas Dinner with us!

 

Friday 1 January 2016

There is NO run at Preston. If you want to find a parkrun on this day please check the compendium of special events here -http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

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Saturday 2 January 2016

9am- this is a normal parkrun day.

 

As always in the winter period there may be cancellations due to ice or bad weather- please check our facebook group or twitter @prestonparkrun before you travel if there is a chance this may apply. We do try to give as much notice of cancellation as we can.

 

 

 

 

Our Christmas run

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The cancelled run last week meant that by the time parkrun day rolled round this week, we were really missing seeing you all. parkrun withdrawal symptoms set in mid week, and manifested itself in some over the top fancy dress costume building at your event director's house. No run report to write, leads to too much spare time! It's all part of the parkrun fun though. Once again the weather worried us a bit the night before, the wind was blowing strongly, but on the day although it was breezy, it was relatively mild and dry.

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Seeing everyone in their tinsel, santa hats, Christmas jumpers and full fancy dress made our Christmas Run really special, and was it just our imagination, or did even more of you join in this year?

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We also benefited from the PA system and Christmas music that was in the park for the Cheeky Santa Dash after us, so we got to run round the route to some great tunes.

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We had cakes at the finish area (thank you to all our bakers and people who contributed to this). And we got lots of hugs off our parkrunners too, it all combined to put us in a really Christmassy mood. Perfect!

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We had small prizes for best adult costume and best junior costume, picked by members of the Event team, well done to Helen Greenhalgh and Megan Gore.

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It may have been the darkest Saturday of the year, but it was full of really special moments, and you all helped create another great event and some wonderful memories. We had tourists from as far away as New Zealand, 16 first timers, and 17 PBs. We had pram runners (with the most gorgeous baby dressed in a Santa outfit).

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We had dog runners in costume too, thank you so much for all your hard work in making this run so special.

Kari Edwards from our Event team has been injured for what seems ages, it was so great to see her running again at parkrun, supported and encouraged by Helen Boyer. Kari said  "Helen was amazing she sang Christmas songs all the way round to keep me going." Top supporting Helen!
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There are so many friendships and bonds formed or strengthened at parkrun, it is great to see families, groups of friends, and workmates running together. We love getting to know you all, and seeing you return to run at Preston again and again. You are our parkrun family, and its always great to see you all!

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This is a group from All Hallows school choir, they all looked brilliant, well done to you all.

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And this is first timer Helen Tattersall, supported by Stephen Cowell. She had a great first run with us, well done Helen.

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Next week lots of PBs are expected as you will all be powered by Christmas puddings and mince pies.
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Be proud of yourselves that you have kept up your fitness in the busiest month of the year, and renew your commitment to a healthier lifestyle with parkrun in 2015- it's going to be even better at Preston parkrun next year as we continue to grow and bond as a community. We love our parkrun!

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Merry Christmas everyone, have a great day whatever you have planned, and see you all again next week!

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The Results

 

Martin Gaughan was first over the line in 18:40
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Steve Myerscough was second over the line in 19:02.
Simon Collins was third over the line in 19:04. A new PB for Simon, and well done on your first place in the Santa Dash later on the same day too!

The ladies

Ella Moulding was first lady over the line in 20:45
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Jayne Perry was second lady over the line in 21:01
Claire Melbourne was third lady over the line in 21:11

 

Volunteering at parkrun

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Thank you so much to all our volunteers. The lovely people who brought you parkrun this week are Gina Biggs, Diane Brown, Jonathan Brown, Tina Carr, Angela Clarke, Kate Clarke, Felicity Cross, Carole Heaton, Louisa McNair, Freda Peacock, Samantha Ruscoe, and Andrew Tranter.

parkrun could not happen without our volunteers. If you would like to help out at a future parkrun get in touch at prestonhelpers@parkrun.com. There are a number of roles you could try, all of them easy to do. We have to find 14 volunteers every week of the year, and we would encourage all our runners to try volunteering, it really is great fun. You can see where we need help by looking at our volunteer roster here

Go on, give it a go, its fun, and a great way for us to get to know you better!
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PB Corner

David Taylor improved from 19:47 to 19:12, well done David!

A big improvement for Stuart Topping, from 23:19 to 21:42

Nearly a minute faster for Euan Christie, his new best time is 22:04

Peter O'Grady ran his first Preston parkrun in June 2012, has now run with us 19 times and never beaten that first time, but he did it this week with a new best of 22:28, congratulations Peter!

Mike Crowther improves from 24:12 to 23:37

Leonard Webb gets another PB with a new best time of 24:19

Lisa Bolton ran well with a new PB of 24:34

Angela Brooks goes sub 30 for the first time with 29:50, well done!

Davina Bowling improves from 31:10 to 30:48

Marion O'Grady had a storming run and gets a new PB of 31:24, 1:34 faster. Brilliant running Marion!

Theo May ran well and finished in 35:43, down from 36:23

Rosemary Doran ran in at 36:34, a good performance and a new PB, well done.

 

Many congratulations to all our PB runners this week. To the rest of you, the beauty of parkrun is that you all get to try again next week!

 

 

And now for the stats.....

 

Preston parkrun
Event number 130
20th December 2014

Men's placings:
Martin GAUGHAN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:40 - second time in 34 appearances.
Steve MYERSCOUGH (VM40-44) of Wesham Road Runners AC, was second over the line in 19:02.
Simon COLLINS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:04.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Martin GAUGHAN (Unattached) 2628 pts.
Kenneth BEEZLEY (Unattached) 2598 pts.
David TAYLOR (Wesham Road Runners AC) 1999 pts.

Women's placings:
Ella MOULDING (JW11-14) of Lytham St. Annes RRC, was first (14th overall) over the line in 20:45 - second time in 2 appearances.
Jayne PERRY (SW30-34) of Lancaster & Morecambe AC, was second (18th overall) over the line in 21:01 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Claire MELBOURNE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 21:11 - has been first to finish on 19 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Claire MELBOURNE (Unattached) 2580 pts.
Suzanne GREGORY (Unattached) 2217 pts.
Sinead SWEENEY (Red Rose Road Runners) 2208 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Ella MOULDING (JW11-14) was graded 76.95% for the time 20:45 (14th overall).
Kenneth BEEZLEY (VM55-59) was graded 76.80% for the time 20:11 (11th overall).
Martin GAUGHAN (VM40-44) was graded 74.82% for the time 18:40 (first overall).

This week there were 162 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Preston parkrun started on 12th May 2012, and since then 3,045 different runners, including participants from 245 athletics clubs, have completed 17,961 runs covering a total distance of 89,805 km, and there have been 4,316 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Alison LEONARD who ran in a time of 00:18:16 on 2014-11-29 (event number 128).
The men's record is held by Craig RUDDY who ran in a time of 00:15:38 on 2014-06-21 (event number 106).
The Age Grade course record is held by Marian HESKETH who recorded a 88.58% run (21:36) on 21st December 2013 (event number 80).

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

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas and New Years Day

Preston parkrun is not putting on extra events on Christmas Day or on New Years Day. You can check which parkruns are doing extra runs at this link - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

 

Run Report Event 72

Preston parkun welcomed 123 runners with 16 first timers,  it was a fun week with Halloween fancy dress, what could be better, and the rain stayed away for us.

We are already planning our costumes for our next fancy dress run - this will be at our Christmas run on 21 December. We are giving you all plenty of time to think of something Christmassy to wear, it can be as simple as a santa hat or some tinsel, or something completely over the top. Guess which end of the spectrum I am going for! It’s going to be another great event, so put it in your diaries now.

We have a tie at the top of the men’s points tables this week with Joe Donoghue and George Green both on 1753 points, who will be on top next week? They are both junior runners too, and that is real commitment, getting out of bed early on your weekend when you are a teenager.

Our first male this week was Peter Mackrell in 16:59, 2nd was Karl Lee (18:32) and 3rd was Paul Lightfoot (18:34).

Our first female was Alisha Johnson with 21:05, 2nd was Carmel Sullivan (21:27), and 3rd is  Charlottte Rawcliffe (23:24)

 

PB Corner

There were 19 PBs in total this week.

Craig Thomson knocked 50 seconds off his previous best with 22:50, well done Craig.

Kate Bosman smashed her goal of sub 30 minutes with a time of 29:35, and while running in a tutu! Impressive running Kate.

Albert Taylor took over 2 minutes off his fastest time, his new PB is 30:16. He finished one second ahead of Nicholas Taylor, who also got a PB, and Susan Taylor with 30:17 - she took 2:41 off her previous best! What a good parkrun for the Taylors, congratulations to all of you.

Well done to all our runners this week.

 

50 Club

Member of the parkrun 50 club

Dirk Wilson ran his 50th parkrun and earned his new parkrun 50 tshirt.

Gary Daley also achieved his 50th run. Well done both of you!

 

Halloween Run

The Halloween run was a success and we all had fun (and chocolate!)  Many thanks to everyone who dressed up, we saw some very scary costumes in the park.  Also thanks to our photographer this week, Dave Edwards who got some great photos. It was very dark getting up for parkrun this weekend, and the low light makes photography difficult, but he did really well, and he joined in the dressing up too! If anyone else has some photos from the event, please add them to our flickr parkrun group, we would love to see them. The link for our photos is on the menu above.

More photos can be found on our photo page on flickr, see if you can find yourself.

 

Christmas and New Year Events

We had the option to put on extra events over the holiday season,  but after deliberation have decided that Preston parkrun will not be staging extra runs on Christmas Day and New Years Day. Our volunteers work hard to bring you parkrun every week and we felt we would rather keep the holidays as a time for our families,. However, if any of you want to run on those dates, remember you can always do a freedom run and log your time on the website, although freedom runs do not count towards your 10 or 50 tshirts.

 

London Marathon places- Chase the Place

At the end of week one of this competition, there are still 35,442 determined parkrunners in with a chance. Remember, if you miss a run, you lose your chance, so come along to the park this weekend. You don’t have to run if you don’t want to, if you volunteer you will still counted.  You have to run or volunteer in each of the eight runs to qualify for the draw.

 

Barcodes

Remember we operate a no barcode, no result policy.  If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time. Parkrun  now offer a service of printed plastic barcodes and here is the link to the official supplier.

 

Volunteering

A really big thank you to the stars of our show today: Andrew, Cliff, Dave, Dirk, Gethin, Helen, Kari, Michael,  Lydia, Sue and Steve. Volunteers make our parkruns possible and without them no parkrun can take place. We would not want to have to cancel an event due to lack of volunteers, so please get in touch at Prestonhelpers@parkrun.com and help us make sure we can be here every week.

And here are the full stats….

 

Preston parkrun
Event number 72
26th October 2013

Men's placings:
Peter MACKRELL (SM30-34) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was first over the line in 16:59 - first appearance.
Karl LEE (SM25-29) of Wesham Road Runners & AC, was second over the line in 18:32 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Paul LIGHTFOOT (SM30-34) of Preston Harriers, was third over the line in 18:34 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Joe DONOGHUE (Red Rose Road Runners) 1753 pts.
George Brade GREEN (Preston Harriers) 1753 pts.
Andrew Graeme CHRISTIE (Unattached) 1498 pts.

Women's placings:
Alisha JOHNSON (JW15-19) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:05 - third time in 5 appearances.
Carmel SULLIVAN (VW45-49) of Wesham Road Runners & AC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 21:27.
Charlotte RAWCLIFFE (SW30-34) of Preston Harriers, was third (33rd overall) over the line in 23:24 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Tina Jane CARR (Unattached) 1818 pts.
Suzanne GREGORY (Unattached) 1543 pts.
Victoria ECCLES (Unattached) 1248 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Joe SWARBRICK (VM55-59) was graded 81.07% for the time 19:17 (5th overall).
Alan METCALF (VM50-54) was graded 76.64% for the time 19:33 (7th overall).
Peter MACKRELL (SM30-34) was graded 76.35% for the time 16:59 (first overall).

This week there were 123 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Preston parkrun started on 12th May 2012, and since then 1,628 different runners, including participants from 150 athletics clubs, have completed 7,812 runs covering a total distance of 39,060 km, and there have been 2,117 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Louise WIKER who ran in a time of 00:18:51 on 2012-11-24 (event number 26).
The men's record is held by Craig RUDDY who ran in a time of 00:15:44 on 2013-04-13 (event number 45).
The Age Grade course record is held by Marian HESKETH who recorded a 88.29% run (21:04) on 9th June 2012 (event number 5).

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

 

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