Run Report Event #102

The second event of 2020 saw numbers return to more normal levels for us and we welcomes 141 people to run, jog or walk the course on Saturday. This time though the locals out weighted the first timers with 48 of the 141 being new to Whinlatter.

Dewsbury Road Runners

It was a mean and moody day with the cloud fairly low, but it was nice to see the views as the parkrunners moved around the course. The conditions however, proved to be ok as 22 of you gained a new PB. Whinlatter Forest volunteer David Wilson absolutely stormed through to a new PB knocking nearly 2 minutes off his previous best time. Rose Rowlands was most impressive with a new PB that was 10 minutes quicker than her previous time! Well done everyone.

David Wilson

Milestones were aplenty this week with Hedley Fletcher reaching 50 parkruns & Rachel Shaw completing her 100th! Definitely a parkrun to remember. This week 4 people joined the parkrun family by completing their first ever parkrun - welcome to: Colin Semple, Lausanne Jenkins, Sabrina Shaw & Darren Walker.

Rachel Shaw

The most fantastic milestone this week though belongs to Janet Knights who completed her 25th volunteer stint! Thank you for all your support Janet, it really is appreciated.

Janet Knights

Janet was surrounded by another fantastic volunteer team this week who were: Diana MITCHELL • John SCRIVENS • Jo GRUCHY • Rachel JONES • Sonia DRYDEN • Brendan CARLIN • Andrew KNIGHTS • David SANDERSON • Suzanna CRUICKSHANK • Janet KNIGHTS • Anna FERGUSON

We are looking forward to next Saturday when we will celebrate our second birthday! We'd love to see you there to run, jog walk or volunteer!





Run Report #93

This week's report is contributed by Jim Upton, one of our visitors

Signs of snow on the nearby mountain tops and grit on the cafe paths indicated that this was going to be a very cold 93rd Whinlatter parkrun. I have been visiting the area at this time of year for many years, and can’t remember it being as cold. However that did not stop the 142 parkrunners, including 23 who achieved a PB from taking part in a hilly and beautiful 5k.
This weekend we were joined by dozens of vintage cars taking part in the annual Lake District Hill Climb for cars from the 1920s and 30s. The drivers and passengers looked even colder than the runners! Fortunately they only went as far as the car park so the parkrun was not affected.  It was good to see them on the roads round the area.
Fifty-nine parkrunners were new to the course including Colin Christie and Lynda Carter, for whom this was their first ever parkrun. We welcome them to the parkrun community, all the other courses will seem flat in comparison!  Congratulations to Helen Birrell, from the Liverpool area, who ran her 50th parkrun, and Angharad Cooley, a local runner, who ran her 100th parkrun.  We hope to see you here again soon.
We also welcomed 16 “Mud and Miles” trail runners from the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire area who started their weekend with the Whinlatter, followed by runs up Causey Pikes later in the day and other local fells on the Sunday!
Mud & Miles
Our First Finisher was also a First Timer to Whinlatter, Chris Batman Lockhart from the Midlands, accompanied by his dog Ronin. They were followed by Robin Regan of Eden Runners and Matthew Atkinson of Keswick AC with a new PB.
Ronin dog
Rose Singleton running her 21st Whinlatter parkrun was the First Female, followed by Ellie Debenham in her first Whinlatter parkrun and Zhu Li McGurk, a JW 11-14 runner who has taken part in 68 parkruns in the Northern Lake District!.
Our most experienced parkrunner taking part was James Love (303 parkruns) from the Greater Manchester area.
Many congratulations to these and all the other parkrunners who enjoyed the beauty and challenge of Whinlatter.
Our team of hi-viz heroes were on great form as always, and were well wrapped up to fight the cold. Many thanks to Sonia DRYDEN  and her team of Andrew JONES  •  Andrew KNIGHTS  •  Anna FERGUSON  •  Brendan CARLIN  •  David SANDERSON  •  Janet KNIGHTS  •  Jim UPTON  •  Jo GRUCHY  •  Rachel JONES  •  Sonia DRYDEN  •  Tanya COATES.
Without our volunteers our Saturday mornings would not be anywhere near as enjoyable.  And the cafe is very good too.
Jim Upton
Occasional visitor from Uppermill, Greater Manchester

Here's the official stuff:

This week 142 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 59 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

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 4,414 participants have completed 8,548 parkruns covering a total distance of 42,740 km, including 1,328 new Personal Bests. A total of 199 individuals have volunteered 972 times.

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