New Years Day 5Km Sea Front Run


Thanks to all those who braved a wet (including hail!) morning to blow away the cobwebs in preparation for 2017. The 5km run along the sea front produced the performances shown below. It was nice to see an equal number of male and female runners and also to see the friendship shown in the retirement to "Wetherspoons" afterwards!

1 Phill Taylor 17' 37”

2 Josh Taylor 18' 51”

3 Simon Ellerker 19' 30”

4 Bill Pike 21' 49”

5 David Field 23' 20”

6 Martin Stack 23' 28”

7 Nick Brunton 23' 34”

8 Jon Purdy 23' 43”

9 Liz Sellers 24' 15”

10 Martin Wright 25' 16”

11 Jennifer Peacock 26' 03”

12 Tim Welbourne 26' 37”

13 Pete Royal 27' 03”

14 Kevin Sissons 27' 32”

15 Dave Pudsey 30' 11”

16 Shirley Field 30' 43”

17 Sheldon Kilroe 31' 03”

18 Libby Spencer -Coggin 31' 03”

19 Lisa Spencer 31' 03”

20 Rith Abel 31' 09”

21 Sandra Orlando 31' 33”

22 Catherine Peacock 33' 15”

23 Caroline Strathearn 34' 30”

24 Elizabeth Ingle 34' 52”

25 Janet Downes 35' 18”

26 Tina Calthorpe 36' 21”

27 Dian Crone 43' 26”

28 Gillian Halliwell 43' 26”








Holiday Period

As is usual the park is not open on Christmas day and New Year's Day. While there may be other parkruns taking place on those days Sewerby will not take place.

Saturday 24th December is a normal parkrun day and should be good fun as it is the closest to Christmas ever. So come along and celebrate the season in whatever way takes your fancy.

Equally Saturday 31st December (ie New Year's Eve) will be a normal parkrun day and serve as good preparation for one's hopes for the New Year.

The next morning Sunday January 1st (ie New Year's Day) there will, like in the recent years, be a 5km measured run along the sea front. As in previous years it will start outside the amusement arcades on The Esplanade. The course will follow the sea front onto the cliff top as far as the shelter above Sewerby steps from where it will return by the same route.There have been around 50 runners in the past  but it largely depends on the recovery time from the night before! Afterwards many runners went to Wetherspoons just around the corner for a post run breakfast or beverage. Again this is possible as they are open but the Leisure centre is NOT open on that day so their cafe will not be available.


Sewerby Hall Cafe

From this Saturday and for about 6 weeks the indoor area at the cafe will not be available as work has to be carried out on the actual clock tower.

A marquee has been erected in the stables courtyard area so there will be some seating if the weather turns very bad. Importantly though food and drinks will still be available. So please do stay behind as usual after the parkrun as I know for many Sewerby parkrun is both a run and a social event for Saturday mornings......and it beats shopping!!


5th Anniversary

Just a simple reminder that if you are able to stay for a short while after the run this Saturday there will an occasion to mark this milestone in the "Orangery". So rather than using the cafe come along to the "Orangery" by the start line where there will be refreshments available.


Sewerby parkrun Anniversary

Just a reminder that this Saturday marks the completion of 5 years of Sewerby parkruns. It will be event 257 so the mathematicians reading this will have calculated that in all that time there have only been three missed events. There will be a presentation in the 'Orangery' after the event on the 5th November which is the first event of next year.. Raffle tickets which were on sale last week have already raised quite a sum for Sewerby parkrun and they will still be available up to the event. So please support your weekly free event. There will be free tea and coffee available with bacon and or sausage buns to buy.

Everybody is welcome whether they have done many parkruns or just completed their first. Come along to gain inspiration for the next year.


Sewerby parkrun Anniversary

Sewerby parkrun began on 5th November 2011, so this date, this year 2016, marks five years of runs. As in previous years it also is the end of the yearly points competition to reward those who have consistently run well.

Directly after the run on 5th November there will be a celebration of another year completed and presentation of some awards. This will take place in the Orangery near the start line. Hopefully as many athletes and friends will be able to manage and stay for this event. There will be free tea and coffee available in the Orangery with also the usual bacon or sausage baps to purchase.

In addition there is to be a raffle with any proceeds going to the continuation of Sewerby parkrun and the replacement and or purchase of new equipment to continue enjoying Sewerby parkrun for the next 5 years. Very generous parkrunners have already donated several prizes and there are tickets available to purchase during the next two Saturday mornings. So please support Sewerby parkrun either with prizes or tickets in what is a possible free 52 events during the year.


Event 252 24th September 2016

While being a nice autumnal day the windy conditions proved to be a leveler in performance on Saturday. 170 runners took to the course and there has now not been a field of fewer than 100 runners since last December. Conditions probably meant that there were no 80% runners this week with the best being Neil Scruton in 24th position and a time of 22' 12". This was rewarded with an age graded score of 78.53%.

There was a fresh event leader in the shape of Colin Reilly who came home first in 18' 00" exactly. In context there have in the last 5 years only been 41 runners complete the course in under 18'. Colin appears to have completed most of his 35 parkruns in Glasgow so quite a journey. The women's event by contrast  had Deborah Church finish in 22nd position for a 59th occasion and time of 21' 51" leading the women.

The very best juniors were in 15th position, Harvey Roberts JM11-14, who lowered his PB by 5" to 20' 38". For the women previous leader Georgina Bingham JW15-17 came home in 43rd position and a time of 23' 38".

Two PB performances from a total of 27 recorded stand out. They have both hit a purple patch in the very recent weeks. Luke Duffill set his PB only two weeks ago but this week after 55 Sewerby runs bettered it by a whopping 42", finishing in 34th position with the time of 22' 50". This means that he has gone over 55% in age related performance for the first time. Dian Crone only improved her best last week and has now completed 77 Sewerby runs This week she has taken another 1' 3" from that time with a new best of 35' 27". All her running has come in the last two years and this performance was 5' better than her average time over that period and 10' better than her weakest time. Well done to both athletes.


With only about one month left to go the points competition for this year looks to be fairly settled and it should baring accidents etc be a victory for the Palmers! Adam leads the men with 4112 points and Diane leads the women with 4062 points. With 5 runs still to go it is possible mathematically that things could change but at the moment Adam is followed by James Wilson 3881 points and Duncan Smart 3749 points, while Diane is followed by Zoe Ruston 3659 points and Liz Sellers 3418 points.

Happy running


Points Competition

Yet another month passes and now there are only two months left before this year's presentation. The order in the points competition is becoming set and unless an athlete misses some of the weeks left it will be difficult to an advantage.

The women's competition scores are as follows:-

1) Diane Palmer 3769 points, 2) Zoe Ruston 3399 points, 3) Liz Sellers 3221 points. The leading junior Abbie Wilson is in 9th place with 2538 points.

The men's competition scores are as follows:-

1) Adam Palmer 3830 points, 2) James Wilson 3685 points, 3) Duncan Smart 3482 points. The leading junior is Ashley Porter in 13th place with 2291 points.




Each week we appear to get enough volunteer marshals as shown in the results. However this can lead to a complacency in thinking that everything is alright and we can carry on each week. Sometimes this appears to be good luck rather than planning. In order to accept results parkrun need a volunteer list that includes a Race Director, Time Keeper, Finish Token , and Barcde Reader.   Without these no event!

In addition to this the course does need some preparation before the event and this has been learned by only a few volunteers. Post event collection also relies a commitment from a few as this makes the following week's setting up much easier and ensures expensive to replace equipment is not lost. This all does not include the few volunteers who can input the results onto the website.

At Sewerby we have been lucky in that a few volunteers take on necessary roles each week but if these few cannot attend in the same week a perfect storm of a problem arises. This appears to be arising on 18th June when at least 5 regular members of the volunteer team with essential jobs will be absent. While there is a run director, he cannot do everything.

Please remember Sewerby parkrun takes place because certain things get done and the expectation is that each runner performs 3 volunteer duties per year for which they are credited. Preferably the volunteer roster should be complete before 8.50 on Saturday morning and more rightly by Friday pm. The event will not take place with 20+ marshals and none of the other jobs being done.


Points Competition

We are now past the mid point in the competition for consistency and performance. The results are showing likely leaders at the end in November but there have been changes and with injuries and holidays there is still room for change.

The men are still led by Adam Palmer, now on 2660 points. Ominously Nick Jordan has moved into second place and is on 2587 points. Having won for the previous two years Nick is looking for the hat-trick. Duncan Smart has been pushed down to third place but is still in the running(!) with a very close 2583 points. The best juniors are still Cameron Sissons and Ashley Porter in 11th and 12th places respectively with 1801 and 1752 points.

The women are led by Diane Palmer with a good lead on 2636 points. Zoe Ruston and Emma Choat on 2462 and 2358 points remain her closest rivals. The best juniors in 6th place and 11th place remain Jennifer Peacock and Kirsten Porter with 2192 and 1720 points. as long as so few girls take part regularly as shown this week their position looks unattainable.

Well done to all and here's looking forward to the final 5 months competition.