This week we supported Breast cancer awareness, along with our Castlegate and Derwent GP takeover, with a huge range of pink clothing and accessories sported by our volunteers, runners and dogs!
North Cumbria Breast care team
The event was proposed by Sue Black, who ran Whinlatter as her first Parkrun after completing her radiotherapy and is now two years post treatment.
We were joined by a number of people from the local breast cancer unit, including Sue's surgeon Ludger Barthelmes who spoke to the crowd at the start to explain that all money raised will go to our local breast cancer unit who are raising funds for radio frequency seeds. These are little pellets introduced into the target lesion well before surgery so that there is no need for a guide wire procedure on the day of surgery. ( a difficult procedure when you are already feeling anxious and vulnerable).
The weather was kind and a huge contingent of 152 runners and walkers, plus dogs and buggies headed off into the forest. After the finish they were greeted by cakes, biscuits and hydration provided by Sue, Ludger and friends where there was a lovely supportive atmosphere.
Phoebe HAYASHI was the first female home and a first timer at Whinlatter. Shortly behind her was Rachel KANE, who has just completed her treatment this month, and her first ever Whinlatter ParkRun. Hazel DAVIES was our third lady, representing Castlegate and Derwent GP surgery.
For the men, both our first two ran PBs, well done to Ian DOUGLAS and Nick BRIMACOMBE with Luke HAYASHI, also a first timer finishing 3rd.
The event here raised a storming £347.61, which combined with online fundraising means that currently Sue has raised almost £700.
Thanks to everyone who came along to run, walk, volunteer or support. We hope you will come back soon!
This week 152 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 71 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
John SCRIVENS • Hazel DAVIES • Jo GRUCHY • Tanya COATES • Andrew KNIGHTS • Christopher CRANE • Sue BLACK • Laura CRANE • Janet KNIGHTS • Imogen CRANE-PARR • Elspeth JOHNSON • Matilda CRANE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Whinlatter Forest parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Chris ARTHUR who recorded a time of 17:48 on 31st March 2018 (event number 11).
The female record is held by Emma GOULD who recorded a time of 19:56 on 28th April 2018 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lyn THOMPSON who recorded 77.19% (25:52) on 5th October 2019 (event number 88).
Whinlatter Forest parkrun started on 13th January 2018. Since then 4,274 participants have completed 8,198 parkruns covering a total distance of 40,990 km, including 1,278 new Personal Bests. A total of 197 individuals have volunteered 937 times.