Ackworth Road Runners
47 have now completed a 10k, 10m and half marathon to qualify for an award. This is 3 more than last year with 2 months yet for others to claim theirs. Martyn Stearn has the highest average of 77.34 and at prtesent is the sole recipient of the highest Platinum Award. Janet Davis, Paul Danby, Stewart Haigh and Pat Wood are 'Gold' awardees.
Thanks to her recent pbs, Helen Wainwright still heads the race for the most improved followed by Richard Smart.
269 event entries last month - highest of the year - with a record 160 parkruns completed. Total mileage of 1191m reflected the preponderance of 5k/10ks. Richard Smart claimed top spot for the most events and miles (8 / 36,4m). 20 pbs were recorded - 3 each for Helen Wainwright, Maggie Hawksworth and 2 each for Paul Law, Sandy George and Jim Spencer. 12 year best times - 2 each for Lynne Sedgwick and Guy Leech.
Pontefract parkrun #130 
Doncaster parkrun #10 
Cannon Hill parkrun 
Edwinstowe 10k 
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Weekly 5k timed run in Pontefract racecourse - 9am start. Pacer event this week
WINTERSETT: 9:00am start - 8m easy run - prelude to Marathon training plans
3rd Jonathan Routledge
10th Rob Ward
14th Gail Wrangles
18th Lynne Sedgwick
24th John Cairns
28th Mick Chapman
30th Jenny Dews
Meet at the Pavillion at Carr Bridge Playing Fields
Saturdays at Parkrun
Diary date for next year - Friday 21st February - same venue as last year - Burntwood
Our Chairman, Chris Taylor, presented a cheque for £500 to representatives of the Hospice before Saturday's parkrun. The money was raised from the proceeds from the Priory 10k.
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A real close result in the Open League with Mark Mills jumping to the top following his 6th spot overall at Edwinstowe. A good event for the Holts also with Neil's first sub 40 10k lifting him 1 point clear of Craig Daniels, and Vicky moving up to 2nd in the Ladies Open League. Check out the full tables here
A massive entry for race 1 - luckily the venue coped well, as did the organisation. We had an excellent turnout (23 men, 15 ladies) - with hopefully even more in two weeks time. Quite a few photos posted on the Club's Facebook page - check them out. From the sidelines it looked as though Charlie Lines was well up as our first finisher and Liz Burrows our first lady. Both received excellent support from the rest of the team. Should be an exciting event this year.
Report available here.
Last Update: 6/12/13 - 20:30
Ian Hill, our Thursday coach was the Regional Winner of the England Athletics Serivices to Coaching Award 2013. Ian is a Level 4 high jump coach and has been coaching athletics for over 27 years. He is currently part of the National Coach Development Programme at England Athletics for High Jump and has played an active role in his commitment to, not only his own personal professional development but also in sharing his vast experiences and thoughts with his co-mentees and contributing to the continued development of them and the High Jump programme both nationally and regionally.
Ian also holds a Level 3 performance coach license in the LJ, TJ and S&C confirming the depth of his knowledge and expertise.
He has coached junior and senior International athletes, including Steve Linsell to World & European Vets medals and was also the coach to Martin Bernard (GB senior International and European Indoor Bronze medallist).
Ian has given a tremendous amount of commitment and support to the development of athletes and coaches in the Yorkshire & Humberside region and remains a key lead deliver in the majority of the coach education programmes that are currently being run by EA.
Don't miss this Thursday's training session - it could include jumping over the car park gate as part of a new warm up routine! This week its 'downhill' training - makes a change!
Numbers were down somewhat this week at PONTEFRACT PARKRUN but we still had a strong presence. Aden Ball, one of our 2nd claim runners ran well to finish 4th overall in a time of 18:34. Joe Leach again put in a strong run, (just 2 secs outside his pb), "coached' round this week by 'uncle' Craig Tipton. Newly joined member, John Booth recorded a time of 22:04. Helen Wainwright recorded yet another pb - this time knocking 13 secs off (24:43).
Parkrun tourists this week were Guy Leech at CANNON HILL (Birmingham) and Lee Hopkins at DONCASTER
EDWINSTOWE 10k had one of the largest club turnouts of recent years with 47 runners enjoying the superb late Autumn sunshine with good conditions underfoot. Its not really a pb course but several members had great results. We had 2 top 10 finishers with Mark Mills in 6th place (38:47) and Neil Holt 8th in a new pb of 39:12. 15 year old Eddie Neale showed his immense promise finishing in a superb pb time of 43:50. Year best times went to Rob Ward, Adrian Leach and Liane Warren. Diane Widdowson ran her best 10k for over 3 years, Amanda McKinnell was 2 secs outside a pb and Vic Adams may have got a pb??? Several members ran their first 10k of the year, with several, as a result, qualifying for Awards. Becci Winter was our first lady finisher. Great to see Brian Dodd turning out for the second week running. Good runs in all the age categories enabled us to win the first awarding of a new Team Shield plus a couple of boxes of choccies. Well done to everyone.
Post race, 38 went to the Forest Lodge Hotel to enjoy Xmas lunch and a drink. all in all a superb day. We've already booked in for next year. Paul Law got the award for the best placed male - as he sat at a table of ladies.
Many thanks to Clare Hill and Karen Youel for organing the meal and coach.
Thanks to everyone who turned up on Tuesday for the meeting. More info will be added asap.
TUESDAY: 7pm start
THURSDAY: 7pm start
Nicky Henshaw and Helen Wanwright had great times running this night time half marathon in Vegas - lucky ladies.
Loads of photos on our Facebook Page
Adrian Leach is still amassing mileage with a staggering 829 miles completed in 124 events. Will Richard Smart and Martyn Stearn pass the finish line to join our other 4 finishers? Richard needs just another 6 miles while Martyn needs 34. Latest positions