Well done to all that participated at Chester parkrun this morning, 448 of you walked, ran or jogged the two laps of the Countess of Chester Country Park course making it our second highest ever attendance, only bettered by the New Year's Day 2019 parkrun! Well done to all of you!
We smashed another record today too, we lost 8 of our of finish tokens. Partly our fault, we were trialling a new funnel layout, we've learnt our lesson and will be back to the scanner queues next week! If you have mistakenly wandered off with finish token 74,126, 303, 304, 336 or 342 we'd love to have it back - thanks.
As for individual efforts we had the pleasure of welcoming 73 people to Chester who had not run the course before, for 51 of those runners it was their first ever parkrun. It's is really great to have so many new parkrunners join us, and we really hope you enjoyed it this morning and will be back again soon.
For those that were not first time runners, there were PB's galore as we had a 51 people achieve a course Personal Best today...Congratulations to you all on your PB's... hopefully more to come in the weeks and months ahead!
Our milestone runners this week were Rosemary ROGERS (100 parkruns), Peter ABBOTT, Dave WALLACE and Andy Thomas WHITE (50 parkruns),
Now that we are getting quite large numbers of you more regularly, can we just gently remind you all of a couple of things:
- keep left on the narrower parts of the course, particularly on the cross-country path so that passing runners can get by
- only cross the finish line once, stay in order and don't leave the funnel - this is important to keep the results in order for everyone
- give our tokens back, we need them again next week!
It would not be possible to have parkrun without our volunteers who selflessly give up part of their morning to ensure we all get around safely. Our volunteers this week were:
Charlie ELDRED • Derek HUGHES • Edward AUSTIN • Elinor JONES • Gwenda JONES • Hari BANSAL • Helen DOLBY • Ian WARRELL • James THOMAS • Jayne NOBLE • Julian EVITTS • Karen MURPHY • Kyla PARK • Louis CAMPBELL-RIDGWAY • Mark GALLAGHER • Michael G WARING • Nicola PERRINS • Ronnie SUMNER • Steve COLLYER • Steven HUGHES
If you would like to volunteer in the future, head over to out volunteer roster to see what roles are available. Volunteering isn't complicated, and we have plenty of experienced volunteers to let you know what to do on the day! You even get to loan one of our High Viz vests for the duration of your volunteering!
Finally, good luck to all our Chester parkrun regulars who are running in the North Wales Cross Country League in Northop, Flintshire later on today!
Our next parkrun at Chester is Saturday 19th January 2019 at 9.00am.
Please don't forget your barcode.
From all at Chester parkrun