Chester parkrun #117

Storm Callum did a very nice job of bringing rain, wind and debris to much of the country, especially to parts of Wales and the north west.  In the lead up to Saturday morning we were concerned that flooding would mean that we had to revert to our reserve course or, if in extreme circumstances actually cancel.  In the end we did not have to do either an the parkrun went ahead as normal.

Despite the poor weather and the persistent rain, we were delighted to welcome 238 parkrunners to Chester, including a group from South Manchester who have given up their “Ditch of Doom” in favour of a tour of north west parkruns.

The hardy volunteers this week were:

Charlie ELDRED • Nicola PERRINS • Ian WARRELL • Matthew DOWSETT • Mark ROBERTS • Carol WILLIAMS • Ronnie SUMNER • Will SCOTT • Gill SCOTT • Helen DOLBY • Edward AUSTIN • Steven HUGHES • Jackie HUGHES • Helen HUGHES • Jayne NOBLE • Lindsey ASHWORTH • Seren HUGHES • Susan BRETT • Michael BRETT • Hari BANSAL

Congratulations to Sam Weir for reaching the 10 run milestone.

We would like to thank everyone for coming along on a day of poor weather - parkrunner or volunteer or supporter.  We would also like to thank The Little Owl for amazing support.

See you all again soon, hopefully in nicer weather, and DFYB.

 

Chester parkrun #116

A pre-Chester Marathon Saturday dawned chilly with a touch of frost and having seen overnight rain.  That did not deter the 303 parkrunners from turning out to enjoy a 5k jaunt around the paths and tracks of the Countess of Chester Country Park.

As Event Director I would personally like to apologise for the confusion that followed, particularly those 100+ parkrunners who ended up with their time in the wrong position.  For unknown reasons our token sorting last week failed us.  I hope this is now sorted out by the fine team of volunteers but if anyone feels like a rant then please aim it at me - Mat Dowsett.  Mistakes happen and ultimately the responsibility sits with me.  I hope the confusion did not negatively affect your parkrun experience.

We are happy to congratulate Thomas Leitch on achieving the 10 run junior milestone.  Isaac Tait, Will Scott, Samuel Ghebrehewet and Tracy Waters all achieved the 50 run milestone.

We would like to thank your team of volunteers:

Ian AINSCOUGH, Lindsey ASHWORTH, Alannah BOLTON, Joy CARSON, Noah CURTIS, Sarah CURTIS, Helen DOLBY, Matthew DOWSETT, Charlie ELDRED, Sarah HUGHES, Neil KILCULLEN, Karen MURPHY, Nicola PERRINS, Ronnie SUMNER, Patrick TAIT, Michael G WARING, Ian WARRELL.

Additionaly The Little Owl for their unwavering support.

See you all again soon and DFYB.

 

Chester parkrun #115

It was a cold and crisp morning with a bit of a slight hint of a touch of frost on the grass.  Yet it soon warmed up and the sky was a clear and luscious blue. All of those parkrunners who turned out to the Countess of Chester Country Park were rewarded with fantastic running conditions - including the bizarre amount of late starters (double figures by my reckoning).

Of the 296 parkrunners we had a contingent of Malaysian students who are studying at Chester for a year. This included identical twins but fortunately didn’t lead to any barcode confusion.  We also had a group from over in Marple - very welcome too.

Your willing volunteers this week were:

Neil KILCULLEN • Matthew DOWSETT • Carol WILLIAMS • Ronnie SUMNER • Helen DOLBY • Edward AUSTIN • Steven HUGHES • Jackie HUGHES • Gail HARGREAVES • Lindsey ASHWORTH • Elinor JONES • Hayley PRINCE • Karen MURPHY • Kyla PARK • Jess HITCHCOCK

Congratulations to James Cooper for hitting the 10 run junior milestone.  Also to Ewan Griffiths, Chris Mills, Holly Ambrose, Elisabeth Shannon and Morag Scargill for achieving the 50 run milestone.

There were an impressive 74 PBs today - proof that conditions were excellent.

We would like to extend our continued thanks to The Little Owl for their support and hospitality.

See you all again and DFYB.

 

Chester parkrun #114

Despite the recent heavy rain and the worries about flooding on the course (parts of the path were under a significant amount of water as late as Thursday evening) there was just a mere splash left on Saturday morning and the normal route was still in play for the weekly run, jog or walk around the 5km of the scenic and peaceful Countess of Chester Country Park.  Obviously plenty of others thought so too as we had a magnificent turnout of 314 parkrunners.

In keeping with our popularity to newcomers, we had 46 first timers, and 69 of the parkrunners recorded a new PB.  22 of the parkrunners were taking part in their very first parkrun - congratulations to you all.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers:

Neil KILCULLEN • Nathalie REES • Patrick TAIT • Ian WARRELL • Ian AINSCOUGH • Matthew DOWSETT • Carol WILLIAMS • Ronnie SUMNER • Emma BLAIR • Helen DOLBY • Jude SRIVALSAN • Edward AUSTIN • Malcolm ROBERTS • Gwenda JONES • Lindsey ASHWORTH • Jacob ASHWORTH • Dave CROSS • Hari BANSAL

We would also like to congratulate the following milestone achievers:

William Blanchard - 10 junior runs.

David Hartley - 50 runs.

Joanne Whitehead - 50 runs.

We would like to extend a warm thank you to our friends in the Little Owl.  Come rain or shine they always open for us and do so with a friendly welcome and a warm smile.  Thanks guys!

See you all again soon and DFYB.

 

Chester parkrun #113

Our 113th issue of Chester parkrun saw us go past 6000 unique runners and past 28000 trips around the 5km of the Countess of Chester Country Park.  A fine turnout included members of 21 different clubs and there were 47 first timers.  Thank you all for choosing Chester for your Saturday morning dash.

Your volunteers this week were:

Charlie ELDRED • Nicola PERRINS • Michael G WARING • Patrick TAIT • Ian WARRELL • Matthew DOWSETT • Ronnie SUMNER • Helen DOLBY • Alex BELL • Karen WAUGH • Keith IVENS • Rory MILLER • Noel SHEARER • Gail HARGREAVES • Mark GALLAGHER • Karen MURPHY • Kyla PARK • Hari BANSAL

Congratulations to the 55 parkrunners who gained a PB. Also to Zachary Evans for achieving the 10 run junior milestone. Mark Gallagher celebrated his volunteering by getting his 50th so well done.

Thank you to The Little Owl for continued support.

See you all soon and DFYB.

⇐ Newer Posts