Workington parkrun is cancelled on 2021-04-17 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Workington parkrun event 5

Week 5 came and went without too many hitches, thank goodness for the secondary timer! :-) 
Lets this week look at the points rankings so it doesn't matter what time  you cross the line or whether you volunteer (up to 3 times per year) you still get points for getting involved! And we can't confirm absolutely what it is but we are pretty sure that points mean prizes!

So for the women:
Sheila MCVEIGH (Cumberland AC) 498 pts.
Bev FAULDER (Seaton AC) 387 pts.
Joanne COYLE (Unattached) 372 pts.

And for the men:
Shaun CAVANAGH (Cumberland AC) 389 pts.
Gary BYERS (Unattached) 374 pts.
Richard WILLIAMS (Unattached) 350 pts

We have been asked this a couple of times, and just want to be clear that parkrun is for anyone, we do have some quick times on here, it's a good route, and some of the visitors and locals too have asked whether that can come as it's pretty quick when they compare to other parkruns - and of course the answer is yes! It is for anyone who wants to have a go at conqurering this 5km route in what ever time suits, we just want more people to have a go and this is a great way to start running with the support of others who share their passion for it.

Workington parkrun

 

Workington parkrun event 4

Another warm Saturday morning came and with it a group from the Carlisle event due to theirs been cancelled helping us to overcome the 50 landmark! This week there were 51 runners, of whom 24 were first timers which is fantastic and 12 recorded new Personal Bests.

We had a new front runner setting the course record - mens placings:
Russell MADDAMS (SM35-39) of Keswick AC, was first over the line in 16:48 - first appearance.
Stephen Paul WESTON (SM35-39) of DH Runners, was second over the line in 18:46.
Patrick MALKINSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:56.

Women's placings:
Rebecca BUCHANAN (JW15-19) of Carlisle Aspatria AC, was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:45 - second time in 2 appearances and still holding the female course record.
Rachel Anne MELLOR (SW30-34) of Keswick AC, was second (16th overall) over the line in 22:22.
Faye MALKINSON (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 23:26.

Well done to all for making it to a 4th week, so far we've not had too many hiccups with times/positions but if you do have any just drop us an email and we'll do our best to sort it!

We had 2 new volunteers today which were much appreciated so anyone who maybe doesn't feel like running one week - (you still get your points!) - then please come down, there'll always be a job for you!

Workington parkrun

 

Workington parkrun event 3

Well here we are again, we've survived 3 weeks!
Saturdays top spots went to:
Brian TAYLOR of Ellenborough AC, was first over the line in 17:44 - first appearance.
Robert MORRIS of Derwent AC Cockermouth, was second over the line in 18:50 - Has been first to finish on 2 previous occassions.
Patrick MALKINSON (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:23.

Susan CAIN of Penny Lane Striders, was first (15th overall) over the line in 22:17 - first time in 2 appearances.
Faye MALKINSON (Unattached) was second (21st overall) over the line in 24:05.
Caroline Sarah EVANS (Unattached) was third (22nd overall) over the line in 24:09.

We had 21 first timers which is great, and 9 runners recording their PB, so well done everyone for spreading the word!

Everyday's a School day and on Saturday we learned the scanner isn't a fan of the sunshine - so we'll get some shade out there on Saturday as we think it's going to be another sunny one! Thank you for bearing with us though, we got through it!

Good to see more joined us for refreshments afterwards this week too - we may consider bringing some goodies this week as a mark of reaching our 100th new runner (fingers crossed!), we only need 8 more!

Any feedback just let us know.
See you Saturday!

 

Workington parkrun event 2

So we survived the 1st week, and the second week went equally as good, we had a few tweaks to the setting out of the run, hopefully it made it a bit easier so when your tired on that return route and you want to just run straight to the finish line it's clear that one last lap of the field is the way!
The grass area seems to be holding up well, we have had two wet weeks leading up to the 1st two events but we will monitor it each week.

Well done to all those who improved on their time from week one, (Robert, Bev, Antony, Dawn and Stuart to name just a few) clearly the lack of wind helps!

We are pretty confident that this weekend we will actually be able to see the views across the Solway, which will make that return run all the more worthwhile and will be a bonus for any visiting parkrunners with us on Saturday.

Again thank you to our volunteers, much smoother on the finishline this week, it's all a learning curve but think we've just about nailed it! (She says!)

See you Saturday!

 

Workington parkrun event report 1

Well done to everyone who attended the first Workington parkrun, the spectacular seaviews promised, were unfortunately hidden behind some murky clouds, however 55 runners turned out to support the inaugural event including parkrun veterans from across the North including Liverpool, Lancs and Bolton!

Thank you to the support from our Carlisle comrades, volunteers Andrew and Kev and those who ran it Barbara, Michelle, Paul, Garry and Rebecca.

The first Workington parkrun top spots went to:
Men's placings:
Robert MORRIS (SM20-24) of Derwent AC Cockermouth, was first over the line in 17:50 - first appearance.
Patrick MALKINSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:45.
Stephen HACKLEY (SM35-39) of Derwent AC Cockermouth, was third over the line in 20:07.

Women's placings:
Rebecca BUCHANAN (JW15-19) of Carlisle Aspatria AC, was first (9th overall) over the line in 21:40 - first appearance.
Rachel Anne MELLOR (SW30-34) of Keswick AC, was second (13th overall) over the line in 22:27.
Susan CAIN (VW55-59) of Penny Lane Striders, was third (14th overall) over the line in 23:26.

This was the first parkrun for many people and hopefully the start of a beautiful running relationship but for Brian Smith it was his whooping 114th run! So, something to aspire to for us all!

So cogratulations once again to all, hope to see you again this Saturday, same time, same place! And don't forget to catch up afterwards with a cuppa across at the leisure centre.
Bex

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