Run Report – Event #246 14th Sept 2019

What a gathering! A record smashing 447 people ran, walked, jogged, paced, strode and buggied their way around a sunshine drenched course. There was a celebration of a 50th run for Chris Sharp and a 100th run for Corrine Murthick. Supported by 46 wonderful volunteers we welcomed 56 first timers to Thornes of which half were doing their maiden parkrun. The 14 pacers and group leaders inspired 98 personal best times with a special mention to Robert Brailsford who ran under 20 minutes at his first ever parkrun.

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As always we couldn’t hold any event without our sparkling high vis heroes. Nothing can stop them, as Caroline McGrath demonstrated, timing from a sitting position after an ankle busting fall is perfectly doable. Even with our largest ever field of runners the volunteers were calmness and positivity personified. Being run director with such a crew is a very lovely experience.

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Rebecca Zserdicky, Gabriella Price and Angela Tamm led 198 women home whilst Adam Peers, Brendon Wain and Ian Harrison were the first of 249 men. Shaun Mollart not only bagged a new pb on his 201st parkrun but also set the best Age Grading of the day at 78.31%.

So thank you to everyone for a lovely morning in the park and hope to see you all next week where we will be celebrating our 5th birthday. Please note we will be starting by the duck pond and finishing at the top of the hill by the college

 

Run Report – Wakefield Thornes parkrun Event #245 7th September 2019

It was a lovely sunny morning for Wakefield Thornes parkrun this week. Chris and Jane-Marie Bracchi were Run Directors for the first time at Wakefield Thornes, supported by a huge team of awesome volunteers. A special mention to Amelia Lee, who was volunteering for the 25th time!

We had a few other milestones; Rick Pullan completed his 250th parkrun, Trish Nicholls' 100th, Martin Hickman's 50th and Connor Browett and Ruthvik Kothapalli completed their 10th parkruns.

18 people completed their first ever parkrun this week - we hope to see you all again soon!

We had visitors from Keighley, Pendle, Dewsbury, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Huddersfield, Storthes Hall and Barnsley.

A Happy Birthday to Melody Walters who joined us for parkrun (sorry if we missed this out of the pre-run brief)!

Don’t forget it is the Bring a Friend to parkrun event next week, 14th September. We have sign support from Bex and 10 various walk/run pacing groups – so definitely something for everyone, or even a nice spot to stand and spectate if a friend just wants to come along and see what parkrun is all about.

The 21st September is the 5th birthday of Wakefield Thornes parkrun and we will be celebrating with the usual tradition of running the course in reverse and optional ‘5’ themed fancy dress. Cakes can be left at the stadium before parkrun to enjoy later in the Harriers’ cabins on the track.

We are very grateful to our volunteers. If you would like to get involved by volunteering at Wakefield Thornes parkrun in the future, you can contact us by email wakefieldthornes@parkrun.com or via our Facebook page, or even just rock up to the stadium at 08:30.

This week 327 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Jennifer SHARP • Kov BAHADORI • Wesley Andrew WEAVER • Debbie BROWN • Steve BROWN • Beth GRIPTON • Julian BRIGGS • Tamsin COUGHTREY-SMITH • Andrew COUGHTREY-SMITH • Emma WICKS • Lisa VERCELLI • Phoebe VERCELLI • Jennifer GILL • Richard LEE • Daz HEWITT • Corinne MURTHICK • Sean BUTTERWORTH • Michael MCKINLAY-SMITH • Amelia LEE • Phil GIBSON • Chris BRACCHI • Jane-Marie BRACCHI • John WALKER • Viki Bee CLARKE • Charlotte MARTIN • Shaun FURZER • Matilda FURZER • Max FURZER • Gethin HARDY • Lily HARDY • Robert HARDY • Duncan PERKINS • Rob WILSON • Andrew LOXTON

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

The female record is held by Jenny BUCK who recorded a time of 18:09 on 21st April 2018 (event number 176).
The male record is held by Mark BOSTOCK who recorded a time of 15:36 on 29th June 2019 (event number 235).
The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 93.86% (19:33) on 20th October 2018 (event number 201).

Wakefield Thornes parkrun started on 20th September 2014. Since then 8,031 participants have completed 56,642 parkruns covering a total distance of 283,210 km, including 10,844 new Personal Bests. A total of 653 individuals have volunteered 6,016 times.

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Thank you to Viki Bee Clarke for the photo.

 

run Report – Event number #240 – 3rd August 2019

Another awesome Wakefield Thornes parkrun took place on a hot and humid Saturday morning in August. An early start for Run Director debutant John Osborne, ably assisted by co Run Director Sally Jane Fozzard, plus the team of fantastic hi-viz hero volunteers who operated as smoothly as expected.

A funfair was taking place near the children’s play area which meant an unexpected minor route change, but this was communicated to the runners at the start and the marshals in the area affected. Anyone interested, please consider volunteering at Wakefield Thornes parkrun in the future. 8.30am at the stadium or contact details on the website or Facebook page.

Runners from many different running groups attended this event, including a group from Eccleshill Road Runners and a group from Wellgate Running Club in Ossett who included this parkrun as part of long run marathon training. Good luck with that.

Tourists attending today came from Sheffield, York, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, Barnsley and just down the road, Australia! The Australian attendee was Fred Smart who was running his 100th parkrun. Well done Fred. Safe journey home and hope you enjoyed your visit today.

Happy 40th birthday to Clare Holl who celebrated with a new pb. We may have missed this out in the pre run briefing so apologies for that.

This week 323 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Clare PECKETT • Vicky CLEMENTS • Andrew NICHOLLS • Paul KETTLEWELL • Alex MCGRATH • Edward BRIGGS • Emma WICKS • Catriona FURNESS • Sonia JAMIESON • Leigh JAMIESON • Deb NICHOLLS • Deanne WHITEHEAD • Sarah MINCHIN • Wendy INGHAM • Chris PEARSON • Phil GIBSON • Sophie PEARSON • Grace PEARSON • John WALKER • John OSBORNE • Anna HARVEY • Imogen WRIGHT • Paul JAQUES • Libby JAQUES • James NEALE • Adam BLYTHE • Charlotte HALL • Philip HALL • Shaun FURZER • Lyndsay BELL • Matilda FURZER • Holly MCCREADY • Kian MAHON • Chris OLDROYD

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

The female record is held by Jenny BUCK who recorded a time of 18:09 on 21st April 2018 (event number 176).

The male record is held by Mark BOSTOCK who recorded a time of 15:36 on 29th June 2019 (event number 235).

The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 93.86% (19:33) on 20th October 2018 (event number 201).

Wakefield Thornes parkrun started on 20th September 2014. Since then 7,822 participants have completed 55,105 parkruns covering a total distance of 275,525 km, including 10,612 new Personal Bests. A total of 637 individuals have volunteered 5,857 times.

 

run Report – Event number #238 – 20th July 2019

The one where a lot of the people who you usually see around were off enjoying running the Conti Thunder Run at Cattan Park, so new awesome Run Directors stepped up to make sure event #238 went ahead without a hitch. There were 338 participants with 25 fantastic volunteers. We had 39 new PBs created (well done everyone), 40 first timers (including 17 people for whom it was their very first parkrun – we hope you all enjoyed it and we will see you again soon) and 16 unknowns. Remember if you want to get a time, register (it’s really easy) and bring along a printed copy of your barcode next time.

Jane McGrath completed her 50th parkrun today and we had tourists from Leeds, Essex, France and Thailand.

Our first finisher was Adam PEERS (16:52), followed by Chris SNOWBALL, with a new PB (17:42) and Ian HARRISON (18:09).

First female finisher was Jenny BUCK (21:01), followed by Gabriella PRICE (22:50), and Vicky PENNY (24:11).

If you haven’t volunteered for a while, or indeed never volunteered, please give volunteering serious consideration and either message our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wakefieldthornesparkrun/

OR email wakefieldthorneshelpers@parkrun.com

OR simply rock up to the Stadium Reception in Thornes Park at 8:30am. We’ll be more than happy to provide you with your own Hi Viz heroes’ cape; well what else did you expect a parkrun super hero to wear!

This week’s 25 priceless, awesome Hi Viz heroes are listed below:-

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Vicky CLEMENTS • Simon BRASS • Kov BAHADORI • Wesley Andrew WEAVER • Paul KETTLEWELL • James MCGRATH • Edward BRIGGS • Lisa VERCELLI • Chris SNOWBALL • Sean BUTTERWORTH • Jacqueline WALKER • Phil GIBSON • John WALKER • Sara L JONES • Paul PAY • Andrew H JONES • Caroline SHELTON • Charlotte HALL • Philip HALL • Linda HOLMES • Lily HARDY • Robert HARDY • Duncan PERKINS • Kian MAHON

#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 16 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.

• Update: Sean Mc – Has completed 76 of his 80 half marathons for 80in8 – Running for Dementia Revolution, so just 4 more to go before the end of July, to complete his challenge. Running the Titus Trot on Saturday. Don’t forget you can find the link to his schedule of official events to which he’d be more than happy to see anyone who wants to join him. https://80in8.com/official-events/

• Please also remember that he’s running to raise money for an awesome cause so all donations would be gratefully received. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/80in8

• Notes for your diaries

14th September – Bring a friend to parkrun event – for all those family and friends who believe that parkrun is all about running and running fast. There’ll be a range of groups available from just walking to run walking at different paces. So start those conversations to encourage all our reluctant friends to come and join parkrun, including getting them here to volunteer or spectate at the finish line just to see what a great all-inclusive community we have here at Wakefield Thornes parkrun. If you want to get involved leading a group then just let us know, and many thanks to Rich Lee for coming up with such a great idea.

21st September – 5th birthday of Wakefield Thornes parkrun – In time honoured fashion the course will be run in reverse for this event and optional fancy dress to relate to the number 5, so get your thinking caps on.

See you all again at our next parkrun event #239 on Saturday, 27th July 2019.

Full results for event 238, together with a complete event history can be found on the Wakefield Thornes parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Jenny BUCK who recorded a time of 18:09 on 21st April 2018 (event number 176).

The male record is held by Mark BOSTOCK who recorded a time of 15:36 on 29th June 2019 (event number 235).

The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 93.86% (19:33) on 20th October 2018 (event number 201).

Wakefield Thornes parkrun started on 20th September 2014. Since then

• 7,748 participants have completed • 54,534 parkruns covering a total distance of • 272,670 km, including • 10,520 new Personal Bests. A total of • 627 individuals have volunteered • 5,789 times.

 

run Report – Event number #237 – 13th July 2019

Another fantastic parkrun morning in Wakefield Thornes Park, and a 25% increase in participants from the previous week’s event, with 375 participants being cheered around the course and over the finish line by our wonderful parkrun community including our awesome volunteers. We had an incredible 68 sparkly new Personal Bests, including a hat-trick of PBs for our first three lady finishers, and a fantastic 57 first timers, 25 of whom were taking part in their very first parkrun so well done one and all, and please come back soon. Representatives from 37 different clubs took part, as well as tourists from Barnsley, Leeds, Kent, London, Northampton and Bangkok.

Our first finisher was Adam PEERS (16:48), followed by Ian RICHARDSON (17:41) and Owen CHAPMAN (17:56).

First female finisher, with a shiny new PB, was Jessica D’ARCY (21:02), followed by Gabriella PRICE (22:28), and Ava WALSH (23:33), both with shiny new PBs.

If you haven’t volunteered for a while, or indeed never volunteered, please give volunteering serious consideration and either message our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wakefieldthornesparkrun/

OR email wakefieldthorneshelpers@parkrun.com

OR simply rock up to the Stadium Reception in Thornes Park at 8:30am. We’ll be more than happy to provide you with your own Hi Viz heroes’ cape; well what else did you expect a parkrun super hero to wear!

This week’s 24 priceless, awesome Hi Viz heroes are listed below:-

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Vicky CLEMENTS • Kov BAHADORI • Andrew NICHOLLS • Paul KETTLEWELL • Emma WICKS • Lisa VERCELLI • Holly BROOK • Phoebe VERCELLI • Laura CASTILLO • Teresa FITZGERALD • Deb NICHOLLS • Jennifer GILL • Richard LEE • Corinne MURTHICK • Phil GIBSON • John WALKER • John OSBORNE • Charlotte HALL • Philip HALL • Holly MCCREADY • Erin FITZGERALD • Gethin HARDY • Robert HARDY

#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 25 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.

• Update for Sean Mc – he has now completed 73 of his 80 half marathons in 8 months, so just 7 more to go by the end of July to finish his challenge for Running for Dementia Revolution. Don’t forget you can find the link to his schedule of official events to which he’d be more than happy to see anyone who wants to join him. https://80in8.com/official-events/

• Please also remember that he’s running to raise money for an awesome cause so all donations would be gratefully received. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/80in8

Notes for your diaries

14th September – Bring a friend to parkrun event – for all those family and friends who believe that parkrun is all about running and running fast. There’ll be a range of groups available from just walking to run walking at different paces. So start those conversations to encourage all our reluctant friends to come and join parkrun, including getting them here to volunteer or spectate at the finish line just to see what a great all-inclusive community we have here at Wakefield Thornes parkrun. If you want to get involved leading a group then just let us know, and many thanks to Rich Lee for coming up with such a great idea.

21st September – 5th birthday of Wakefield Thornes parkrun – In time honoured fashion the course will be run in reverse for this event and optional fancy dress to relate to the number 5, so get your thinking caps on.

See you all again at our next parkrun event #238 on Saturday, 20th July 2019.

Full results for event 237, together with a complete event history can be found on the Wakefield Thornes parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Jenny BUCK who recorded a time of 18:09 on 21st April 2018 (event number 176).

The male record is held by Mark BOSTOCK who recorded a time of 15:36 on 29th June 2019 (event number 235).

The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 93.86% (19:33) on 20th October 2018 (event number 201).

Wakefield Thornes parkrun started on 20th September 2014. Since then

• 7,708 participants have completed • 54,196 parkruns covering a total distance of • 270,980 km, including • 10,481 new Personal Bests. A total of • 623 individuals have volunteered • 5,764 times.

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