This morning parkrun cancelled parkrun in several more countries including the UK. These are the words.

“All parkrun events in the United Kingdom have been suspended with immediate effect due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. At this stage we have cancelled events up to the end of March. Please follow our communications channels for ongoing updates. parkrun’s global position is published and will be updated here.”

One day previously ERYCC cancelled all events at Sewerby Park until the 31st May2020. Obviously the two dates do not match and even if parkrun issued a restart in April the closure of Sewerby Park to events may overide this. The timing situation is very much open to speculation and we can only hope that parkrun resumes as soon as is possible.

Keep informed by using the global parkrun website. (There is a link on this page above)

Please all look after yourselves and family especially in regard to many of our older athletes and try to stay fit. We are lucky in that we have acres of beach and much open countryside on our doorstep where we do not have to diectly contact each other. Stay safe.



New Year’s Day

The website correctly shows that there is no Sewerby parkrun on Christmas Day or New Year's Day due to the park closure. There will be parkruns on the Saturdays as normal. ie. 21st, 28th December and 4th January.

However as we have done in the previous 5 or so years there will be a timed 5K event on the sea front on New Year's Day starting at the usual parkrun time of 9am.

Due to the current works on the sea front the start and finish will be slightly different to previous years and just below the Leisure centre on the promenade, very near to the half marathon finish for those who know this event. The route is measured and very simple in that it follows the sea front and onto the land train path on the cliff top. After turning at the land train station in front of Sewerby park gates the return is the same as the outward route.

I believe Wetherspoons to be open again at this time and as in previous years it is possible to adjurn there for breakfast etc. All the better with the Wetherspoons building expansion this year!

This event started with just about 20 athletes but depending on the weather (and the hangover from the night before!) we now seem to get between 80 and 100.

A great way to start 2020 and the next decade.


November 2019

In November there were 21 athletes who completed all 5 events. Once more two of these were juniors in Ethan Jones JM11-14 and Connor Adams JM11-14. Connor was also the most improved athlete over a period of 35 events showing 12' 04" improvement.

Of the 21 athletes Kevin Sissons VM50-54 was again the most experienced with 338 events to his credit. The most improved athlete over the month of November was Sasha Wiles Robinson SW25-29 who bettered her best by 3' 26".

Finally in event 415 on 16th November Lyndon Spivey bettered his VM80-84 age record by another 10" with a time of 35' 20"

Well Run


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.


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.




New Year 2019 Sea Front

Thanks to all those taking part or helping in some way this morning.

As in the last few years it has turned out to be a good social start to the New Year 2019. Hope to see you all and more for the start of a normal (!) parkrun year on Saturday.

Here are the results from this morning.


  1. Phill Taylor 16' 56”

  2. Josh Taylor 17' 07”

  3. Oliver Brown 17' 26”

  4. Nick Jordan 19' 08”

  5. Ashley Parcell 19' 52”

  6. Simon Ellerker 20' 05”

  7. Lee Runton 20' 58”

  8. James Abel 21' 23”

  9. Alan Feldberg 22' 00”

  10. Graham Londsdale 22' 09”

  11. Mollie Holehouse 22' 12”

  12. Tony Hughes 22' 33”

  13. Steve Sharp 23' 02”

  14. Liz Sellers 23' 11”

  15. Martin Hutchinson 23' 44”

  16. Tom Cooper 23' 48”

  17. David Scriber 24' 05”

  18. Daniel Hill 24' 44”

  19. Jonathan Ogden 24' 47”

  20. Amy Fowler 24' 50”

  21. Jon Purdy 24' 58”

  22. Andrew Bielby 25' 14”

  23. Cooper England 25' 30”

  24. Craig England 25' 30”

  25. Stuart Gent 25' 49”

  26. Pete Royal 26' 05”

  27. Adam Dyas 26' 10”

  28. Heidi Baker 26' 31”

  29. Tim Welbourn 27' 16”

  30. Dean Hickingbottom 27' 29”

  31. Nick Rowntree 27' 36”

  32. Kara Mainprize 27' 46

  33. Tracy Holehouse 27' 54”

  34. David Turner 28' 20”

  35. Amanda Wright 28' 21

  36. Hannah Little 28' 23”

  37. Henry Ireland 28' 27”

  38. Miriam Ireland 28' 27”

  39. David Metcalfe 28' 39”

  40. Lynn Gent 28' 40”

  41. Trina Price 28' 40”

  42. David Pring 28' 52”

  43. Kevin Sissons 31' 00”

  44. Libby Spencer 31' 09”

  45. Lyndon Spivey 31' 29”

  46. Lizzy Abel 31' 34”

  47. Ruth Abel 31' 42”

  48. Sam Adams 31' 54”

  49. Janet Downes 32' 04”

  50. Nicola Fowler 32' 25”

  51. Mitchell England 32' 57”

  52. Val England 33' 12”

  53. David Pudsey 33' 18”

  54. Rob Calthorpe 34' 09”

  55. Ruth Newton 34' 11”

  56. Elaine Spencer 34' 12”

  57. Linda Hall 34' 44”

  58. Debbie Duffill 34' 56”

  59. Luke Duffill 34' 57”

  60. Rebecca Brown 36' 46”

  61. Elizabeth Ingle 36' 53”

  62. Sandra Orlando 37' 31”

  63. Di Crone 38' 04”

  64. Tina Calthorpe 38' 04”

  65. Sam Spencer 38' 52”

  66. Paul Spencer 38' 52”

  67. David Duffill 46' 52”


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