Sixmilewater parkrun -Event #19 – 7th Dec ’19

This week 112 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Vivien DAVIDSON • Michael COLVILLE • Gareth PRESTON • Allan DONNELLY • Jonathan KITSON • Chris DICKEY • Kristy ROBINSON • Iain BELL • Stephen MCCULLOUGH

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

The male record is held by Mark MCKINSTRY who recorded a time of 15:40 on 27th July 2019 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Jana ROSS who recorded a time of 19:29 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 3).
The Age Grade course record is held by William D SIMPSON who recorded 87.01% (16:10) on 27th July 2019 (event number 2).

Sixmilewater parkrun started on 20th July 2019. Since then 1,273 participants have completed 3,166 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,830 km, including 746 new Personal Bests. A total of 72 individuals have volunteered 204 times.

 

Sixmilewater parkrun – Event #18 – 23rd Nov ’19

Singing,Dancing and Running in the Rain !!!!

That is what the 77 participants - 10 Volunteers, the ducks on the pond, the dogs on leads and the pram pushers were doing today.

What makes us do it ? and why is it so satisfying to reflect in the comfort of a warm room with a cup of tea in our hands when its all over and the results come through ?

So well done again to all who have that smug feeling when its all over, the muscles have recovered , and another one has been chalked up !!!!

A huge thank you to our excellent and dedicated volunteers who make it all possible even on those days when it rains for the entire parkrun, there is no cover and the equipment is being subjected to monsoon conditions.

This week 77 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Vivien DAVIDSON • Michael COLVILLE • Ruth MORRISON • Andy GREGG • Hannah MORRISON • Raymond HILMAN • Nicole FINLAY • Suzanne DICKEY • Iain BELL • Stuart ALEXANDER • Stephen MCCULLOUGH

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

The male record is held by Mark MCKINSTRY who recorded a time of 15:40 on 27th July 2019 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Jana ROSS who recorded a time of 19:29 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 3).
The Age Grade course record is held by William D SIMPSON who recorded 87.01% (16:10) on 27th July 2019 (event number 2).

Sixmilewater parkrun started on 20th July 2019. Since then 1,236 participants have completed 3,054 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,270 km, including 719 new Personal Bests. A total of 70 individuals have volunteered 195 times.

 

Volunteering at parkrun makes you happy!

Not just a run in the park

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Independent survey commissioned by UK-based charity parkrun gets more than 60,000 responses and shows that volunteering has a bigger impact on health and wellbeing than just running or walking. The first weekend of October 2019 was the 15th anniversary of parkrun. To mark the occasion, parkrun UK have released results from an independent survey, proving that participation in parkrun really does make people healthier and happier, and not just from running or walking.

The survey showed that more people who volunteer at parkrun feel an improved sense of happiness compared to those who just walk or run.

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parkrun is the world’s biggest physical activity movement, and the research was commissioned to quantify the health and wellbeing benefits of participating in the free, weekly, timed 5k events.

Conducted independently by Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), the survey was sent to all registered parkrunners over the age of 16 during October 2018, resulting in 60,694 survey returns and 11 million answers to 47 questions.

After participating at parkrun;

  • 91% of all respondents reported a sense of personal achievement
  • 89% reported improvements to their fitness
  • 85% reported improvements to their physical health
  • 69% reported improvements to their mental health
  • 79% reported improvements to their happiness

48102349193_644699ed79_kThose who also volunteer reported an 84% improvement to their happiness, compared to 79% for all respondents. 

This supports parkrun’s long-held belief that volunteering improves health and wellbeing equally as much as walking or running.

Improvements from parkrunners who identified themselves as previously inactive upon registration for parkrun were also greater -  with 81% reporting improvements to their happiness compared to 79% for all respondents.

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Global Head of Health and Wellbeing, Chrissie Wellington, said “The results of this extensive survey are extremely exciting. The findings validate our assumptions regarding the wide-ranging physical, emotional and social health benefits of parkrun.

It is clear that volunteering is an incredibly positive activity in its own right, with the greatest health and wellbeing gains being seen by the thousands of people who volunteer at parkrun.

People may be motivated by altruistic factors, but this research supports our belief that volunteering at parkrun benefits the individual in a range of ways, as well as the community they are part of.”

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parkrun is a UK based charity supporting in excess of 350,000 people to take part in free, socially-focused, 5k events every weekend in public areas of open space. There are currently more than 650 parkrun locations across the UK. You can find your nearest parkrun here.

For press and media enquiries, please email ukmedia@parkrun.com.

 

Sixmilewater parkrun – Event # 17 – 16th Nov ’19

Another beautiful morning at Sixmilewater parkrun with near perfect conditions, a little wind,dry underfoot and only a wee puddle or two.

We welcomed Michael Peirce from Cabinteeley in Dublin who has now completed all the parkruns in Ireland after finishing the Sixmilewater Ballyclare parkrun. Also congratulations to Ian Clelland who finished his 200th parkrun today and milestone celebrations for Dean McBride completing his 50th parkrun.

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Ian Cleland completing his 200th parkrun at Sixmilewater 16th Nov '19

We had a local Ballyclare man completing his first ever parkrun today and another local man who lives and works in London enjoying the joys of the Ballyclare Sixmilewater parkrun

Well done to all our participants and volunteers and we hope to see you all again next week.

The 17th parkrun event at Sixmilewater was made possible by 8 volunteers:

Jeanette BURTON • Vivien DAVIDSON • Michael COLVILLE • Karen NELSON • Andrew BOYD • Nicole FINLAY • Stephen MCCULLOUGH • Jacob SIMPSON

This week 90 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

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

The male record is held by Mark MCKINSTRY who recorded a time of 15:40 on 27th July 2019 (event number 2).

The female record is held by Jana ROSS who recorded a time of 19:29 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 3).
The Age Grade course record is held by William D SIMPSON who recorded 87.01% (16:10) on 27th July 2019 (event number 2).

Sixmilewater parkrun started on 20th July 2019. Since then 1,219 participants have completed 2,977 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,885 km, including 701 new Personal Bests. A total of 69 individuals have volunteered 184 times.

 

Sixmilewater parkrun – Event #16 – 2nd Nov ’19

 

 

 

 

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VI Guide Derek Kyle with Oliver Harding

Another bright sunny morning at Sixmilewater parkrun welcomed 85 people  who ran, jogged and walked the course including 14 first timers. Roll of honour to all 14 of you who recorded new Personal Bests. Well done and also to representatives of 9 different clubs who took part.

The Autumn colours made a wonderful tapestry for Raymond's photographs this week capturing all the smiles, waves and thumbs up from parkrunners. Thank you Raymond and thanks to all 14 today's Volunteers.

 

Jeanette BURTON • Vivien DAVIDSON • Michael COLVILLE • Ruth MORRISON • Hannah MORRISON • Raymond HILMAN • Graeme O'HARA • Nicole FINLAY • Derek KYLE • Iain BELL • Alexandra MCLAUGHLIN • Stephen MCCULLOUGH • Ellie MCLAUGHLIN • Jacob SIMPSON

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Well done to our youngest Volunteer Ellie who won this week's Freddo Frog award for guessing the number of parkrunners.

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Walk in the autumn park today - Michael and Iain

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

The male record is held by Mark MCKINSTRY who recorded a time of 15:40 on 27th July 2019 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Jana ROSS who recorded a time of 19:29 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 3).
The Age Grade course record is held by William D SIMPSON who recorded 87.01% (16:10) on 27th July 2019 (event number 2).

Sixmilewater parkrun started on 20th July 2019. Since then 1,201 participants have completed 2,887 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,435 km, including 674 new Personal Bests. A total of 69 individuals have volunteered 176 times.

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