October 2019

In October 23 athletes comleted all 4 runs. Two of these were juniors Ethan Jones JM11-14 and Micah Gibson JM11-14. Kevin Sissons had the most runs at 333.

The most PBs was 3 by Paul Robinson VM45-49 and the most improved athlete this month was Keith Turnbull VM55-59 with a 2 minute improvement.

There was also one age group record in October. Event 409 on 5th October saw the VW75-79 record broken by Joan Marion Farey with a time of 35' 19".

Well done to all.


8th Anniversary

Sewerby parkrun started on 5th November 2011. The event this week therefore marks eight completed years and will be the 412th event.

As a social event to mark this the Orangery has been booked for directly after this week's event on Saturday 2nd November.

Rather than use the cafe, if you come to the Orangery there will be free tea and coffee available. As normal you can also buy bacon butties and cakes etc in the Orangery.

We hope you can manage to attend to mark this global milestone in among all the personal milestones that you have achieved.


Age Record

In event 410, on a morning that was calm and good for running, Lyndon Spivey again lowered his own VM80-84 age record with a time of 35' 30".

Well done once more.


Recent Records

In the last two weeks there have been two age records broken at Sewerby.

In event 408 Lyndon Spivey broke his own VM80-84 record with a time of 36'06". Lyndon has 108 runs at Sewerby and has also participated at 7 other locations.

In event 409 last week Joan Marian Farey broke the VW75-79 record in a time of 35' 19". This was her second attempt at the Sewerby course but she has 154 runs mostly at Hull recorded plus many helpful volunteer roles to her name.

They both show that age is no barrier or excuse to achieving personal goals.







New Year

Sewerby Park facilities are not available on both Christmas and New Year's day, so as has been normal in recent years there will be no parkruns on these dates.

There should, weather depending, etc be parkruns on the Saturdays 29th December and Saturday 4th January.

On Wednesday 1st (New Year's day), like the previous last few years, there will be a measured 5k run along the sea front and cliff top. This year due to the possible works on the sea front it will start from outside the leisure centre and return to finish there. This will not be a parkrun but we can publish a result list here.


September 2019

There were 4 parkruns in September and 30 athletes completed these.

Terry O' Keefe (VM60-64) had 4 PBs for an improvement of 1' 28" this month.

Of the 30 competitors Linda Hall (VW70-74) with 314 events has completed the most events.

Deborah Church (VW40-44) of the 30 runners has the most PBs at 23.

The most improved time this month of 2' 58"  was achieved by Connor Adams (JM11-14).

Finally of the 30 Jay Gallagher (SM30-34) is the most improved over all time with an improvement of 18' 05".


August 2019

In August 24 athletes completed all 5 events at Sewerby and achieved the following results :-

Eduards Lurans (SM18-19) gained 5 PBs and was also the most improved in time at 3' 37"

David Duffill (VM60-64) added another 5 events to his total and has now completed 264 events.

William Lees (VM40-44) of all 24 athletes has the most PBs at 20.

Jay Gallagher (SM30-34) of the 24 athletes shows the greatest improvement in time at 16' 55"

Well done to all


Sewerby parkrun 399 Report


With weather highs and lows over the last couple of days it was nice that one thing would be consistent on a Saturday morning and that is parkrun and for me and 242 others that was Sewerby’s 399th parkrun.

After enjoying the last of the week’s sun in Bridlington on Friday, this morning was a drizzly start waiting for the bus to Sewerby Hall. The bus driver was spot on that I would indeed have an hour wait before the start but it was a good opportunity to start exploring. Having just worked out that given enough money next time’s stay could actually be in a cottage built into the entrance arch I was soon distracted by a curious tiny horse (the other tiny horse and more distant llama were more aloof). When the tiny horse became bored with me I spotted that the core team were already mid-progress setting up the course and went to say hello and was soon chatting with today’s run director Pete COLLINS and some of the other volunteers. It really wasn’t long before I felt like I was already part of Sewerby parkrun community, a really warm welcome.


Even though Sewerby was heading towards its 8th birthday it didn’t stop 50 people coming to experience the course for the first time including 7 brand new to parkrun. Tourists visited from all over the country, perhaps not surprising considering the location and the time of year. There was also an obvious sea of yellow T-shirts representing Bridlington Road Runners who I understand were incorporating today’s parkrun into one of their annual club challenges.


Due to early setup for the Sewerby Gala a few late adjustments were needed to the normal course but with some strong winds mostly felt running up the coastal path it wasn’t feeling like a quick day but it didn’t seem to stop 18 people setting new personal bests. First male finisher was Scott HARGREAVES in a time of 17:44, a great time considering there were steps, yes steps, actual steps, to contend with towards the end of the course! First female finisher was April-Marie EXLEY in 22:49 and first junior finisher was Stephen NOBLE. Top age grade performance was Patricia BIELBY with an impressive 85.72% from a fantastic time of 24:45 in the VW65-69 category.

Congratulations to all of the above but also to everyone who came along today and completed the course, whether running, jogging or walking or a mix of everything.

Full results can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sewerby/results/latestresults/.


The event would not however have been possible though a relatively small but amazing and friendly group of volunteers: Damian BAKER, Pete COLLINS, Wendy FOSTER, Steve MARTIN, David NEWTON, Ros PUDSEY, David James PUDSEY, Jon PURDY, Pete ROYAL, Jayne SISSONS, Stephen SMALL, Martin STACK, Andrew VAUGHAN and Syd WARLEY.

Thank-you to you all and if you are reading this and want to get involved in future weeks then all details can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sewerby/futureroster/. There are many different roles to choose from.


Today there were 3 milestones achieved. Regulars Vickie ELLERKER and Scott HARGREAVES (aforementioned first place finisher) completed their 50th and 100th parkruns respectively and Stephen Gerard HARGREAVES, more often seen at Albert parkrun in Middlesborough, also completed his 100th parkrun. Congratulations to you all and hopefully you will be able to receive your T-shirts in the not too distant future.


Finally after a delicious cake and coffee at the Clock Tower Tea Rooms (taking full advantage of my parkrun discount) I said my farewells to Sewerby parkrun (a scenic mixed terrain gem of a parkrun) and those I had a chance to chat too throughout what had been a very pleasant morning and departed, by mini train of course, back down the parkrun start to the hotel. Thank-you Sewerby parkrun!!

Damian BAKER, a tourist from Daventry, signing off.

 Many thanks to Damian for a very clear report on the morning. Hopefully if you have read this and never been to Sewerby or Bridlington give us a try while the weather is good!

Thanks again

The Sewerby Team


Announcements at the start of parkrun

Increasingly there have been at the start each week requests to announce certain milestone and notices etc. While these are to be encouraged it has become difficult because many people arrive in the final ten minutes before the start and bombard the announcer with information.

The announcer at the start is just like any other volunteer role. He/she may or may not run afterwards and like several other roles it is rarely volunteered for by name, most just naming marshal as a role. After nearly 8 years of Sewerby parkrun many people know the nature of the roles which need to be filled each Saturday and could be volunteering for specific roles.

For these reasons we would like future announcements to be previously emailed in so that they can be compiled, and therefore, and give the announcer time to digest the material.

This is especially true for athletes wanting to announce milestones such as completing a certain number of runs etc. This is because while we can look at records and see who is approaching a memorable point there is no guarantee that they will do the deed at the next Sewerby parkrun!

Many thanks for something that takes an individual very little time but would help the announcer greatly.



New email address

From tomorrow 11th February (Monday morning) the mailbox address is changing. Also any confusion about the address should be simplified. There will be just one address for anything you want to mention ie volunteer, problems generally or results and questions etc. This is:-


It will be the same for all parkruns just put the name of the parkrun before the @

It is a great help if always in emails you can include your relevant barcode number. This especially applies if the database has to be checked because of the many millions of names. Also if you are talking about a child make sure it is their number that is clear and not that of the adult.

Generally thanks to all those that volunteered on Saturday and emailed for some specific roles. There was a full compliment of volunteers in the emails before Saturday morning. That is the first time in seven years! A great help.



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