Rising Sun parkrun Event number 181 21st December 2019

Ho ho ho !!!!!!!

What a lovely festive morning here at Rising Sun parkrun. This morning we welcomed elves, reindeers and even a number of Santa's (some of whom were clear imposters lol)

We welcomed Rory Linton who travelled from Hamburg and ran with us and, although she missed the run (train delays) Margi Eccles travelled from Qatar and managed to get here in time to help us process the results.

Special thanks to all of our awesome volunteers who responded really quickly to our early appeal this week, we really do appreciate your help. If you are able to help out next week please let us know.

Our star of the day is the amazing Thomas Checkley who completed his 250th parkrun with us this morning. The lovely Checkley family are regular runners here and we are delighted to have shared this milestone with Thomas, who by the way, is only 13 years old - what an amazing milestone to achieve at such a young age.

If you are planning on running at a parkrun on Christmas Day, we hope you have a great run, otherwise we look forward to seeing you here next Saturday.

On behalf of our Core Team, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas


This week 212 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Janette KILGOUR • David PACE • Lyndsey LEITCH • Sheila PORRITT • Sean HODGSON • Margaret ECCLES • Karen RICHARDSON • Jessica WALTON • Marie FONTANA • Alison LENNOX • Susan WALTON • Alison HARRIS • Xena MARSHALL • Jackson Joseph BENNETT • Michael DAY • Claire DADSWELL • Kay BLACK • Brian ROBSON • Linda MCENTEE • Karen BAILEY • Imogen BENNETT • Cheryl PALLISER-BOSOMWORTH • Hilary HARTLEY • Sue THOMPSON • Jimmy BARTON • Michelle LINCOLN • Andrew STEVENSON • Karen THIRLWELL • Zoe LINCOLN • Eloise LINCOLN • Duncan LINCOLN • Isabel PHELAN • Ashley EVANS • Alice TOWNEND

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the results page