Chester parkrun #104

Another gloriously sunny day not only in Chester but right across the country. The heatwave has played havoc with gardens, but has dried out the course. Warm running conditions, but this did not deter the 288 parkrunners who turned out to enjoy the weekly 5k jaunt around the Countess of Chester Country Park.

We had 36 first timers and 10 runners doing their first ever parkrun. Thank you for choosing Chester for the first time.

Congratulations to the following milestone runners:

Benjamin Jeremy - 10 Runs

Faye Wilkinson - 10 Runs

Victoria McGarrell - 50 Runs

We would like to thank our dedicated team of volunteers for their continued support and also The Little Owl for continued support.

See you all again soon and DFYB.

 

Chester parkrun #103

126,685km

That is the total run around the paths and trails of the Countess of Chester Country Park by our 5,585 unique runners who have covered 25,337 tours of our A and B courses in the 2 years since we started.

More glorious weather in stark contrast to the monsoon conditions of 2016.  We were delighted to welcome 328 of you to Chester - 33 of you for the first time around this course, and 10 doing your very first parkrun. A great choice - our anniversary run being a time of celebration and to look back with pride.

Thank you to all who marked the occasion by dressing up and getting into the spirit of the day.  We are very proud of our parkrun and delighted that it has been such a success and now an established part of the running scene.

Over our 2 years our volunteers have collectively contributed well in excess of 4,000 hours of their time to parkrun. Thank you all, not only those who volunteered on the day but who have volunteered for us during our 2 years. We can’t do it without you.

Thank you also to The Little Owl for 2 years of wonderful support and sausage sandwiches. Our sanctuary and our friends - you guys rock.

So now we start a 3rd year and no doubt more milestones to follow.  We will be there with you every step of the way.

See you all again soon and DFYB.

 

Chester parkrun #102

The recent heatwave is an ironic twist given the lengthy period we had using our B-course, and all because the cross country was too wet.  Not a lot of wet ground to be found at all now!

Despite the heat 264 parkrunners turned out to get their weekly fix and 33 of them were first timers with 15 doing their very first parkrun!  The sun may have been stifling but there were a fabulous 55 PBs. Well done to you all.

No milestone runs this week.

We would like to remind you all of the need to take a token on the way through the finish.  If you do not, for whatever reason, and this is not noticed then the results will be incorrect for all runners after you and we will have to do extensive correction work to put them right.  A lot of organisation goes in to making parkrun a success - please do your little bit to help us.

We would like to thank our outstanding volunteers and The Little Owl.

See you again soon and DFYB.

 

Chester parkrun #101

A gloriously sunny morning to start our next century of parkruns in the Countess of Chester Country Park. The normal course fully up and running... it’s like nothing ever changed.

We were joined by 283 parkrunners this morning who all enjoyed the run, though it was a little warm.

Congratulations to the following:

The 28 runners doing their first ever parkrun.

The 48 first timers to Chester.

Andrew Connolly for the 50 milestone.

James Smith for the 100 milestone.

A huge thanks to our volunteers for making it all happen and The Little Owl for being there for us.

See you all again soon and DFYB.

 

Chester parkrun #100

So we have made it to 100 runs at Chester and we are very proud to have been there for all of the parkrunners over nearly 2 years. We hope we have supported and inspired you all and we will continue to do so in the future.

Thankfully the rain held off and 308 parkrunners joined us, some in fancy dress, for our celebration of a century of trips around the CoCCP.  Not only that but we celebrate return to our A Course at last.

We would like to congratulate the following milestone runners:

Emma Edwards (10)

Owain Wilkinson (50)

Wayne Connor-Scahill (50)

We would like to extend a warm thankyou to our volunteers, not only for our 100th but for the other 99 runs too.  We simply can’t exist without you.

Thank you also to The Little Owl for the continued support - we can’t do it without you either!

Next stop - our 2nd anniversary in a few weeks. Before than, back to business as usual so see you soon and DFYB.

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