EVENT 115 – Run Report

155 parkrunners turned up at Astbury Mere on numbers a little down on recent weeks, possibly because of the Knype Pool 5 mile race the next day, but there was still plenty of quality running on display with 15 new comers and a great 31 PBs recorded on the day.
Eighteen different athletics clubs were being represented and we had a couple of tourists including our first finisher Clark SCHOFIELD from Hillingdon Triathletes and Caroline PARTNER returning to Congleton from Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC who was last at the Mere in Feb 2014 and this time ran an impressive 54 seconds quicker to finish 21st overall and 5th woman.
In the men’s results. First was Clark SCHOFIELD of Hillingdon Triathletes finishing in 18.38. In second place was Matt LUNT finishing in 19:35 and third was Mark DREW who finished with a time of 19.40.
In the women’s results the first place went to City of Stoke AC runner Lucy HOLT finishing in 19:39. Congleton Harrier Jo Moss was second in 21:19 and third was Macclesfield Harrier Lauren ROBINSON in 21:20 a great run from Lauren who is in the JW11-14 category!
A couple of notable PBs for father and daughter Francis and Louise POOLE, the fact that they ran with the Congleton Harriers for the first time on Tuesday night surely can’t be coincidence!
Juniors

Sixteen under 18s took part with three taking part at Congleton for the first time, congratulations to Joshu LALLY, Sam NUTTY and Sarah ABRAHAMSE and three new PBs for Sophie MULLINS, Thea GARFIELD and Alexander MOSS – Well done all of you.

Volunteers/Announcements

A huge thank you to the volunteers who made this event possible, David ALCOCK, James ANDERTON, Nina BENNETT, Amanda BLEACKLEY, Hannah BLEACKLEY, Steve EVANS, Dominic EVANS, Cameron FERN, Quinton HAYTER, Jordan HAYTER, Karen MURPHY
Please consider being part of the fabulous volunteer family and make yourself known to one of the volunteers one weekend and they will roster you in. Do it enough times and you’ll qualify for a t-shirt.

Stats Corner

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lauren ROBINSON (JW11-14) was graded 76.33% for the time 21:20 (18th overall)
Lucy HOLT (SW18-19) was graded 76.17% for the time 19:39 (3rd overall)
Colin ARDRON (VM70-74) was graded 75.95% for the time 23:13 (35th overall)

Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 2,829 different runners, including participants from 221 athletics clubs, have completed 14,871 runs covering a total distance of 74,355 km, and there have been 3,567 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Olivia WALWYN who ran in a time of 00:16:58 on 2013-02-09 (event number 7).
The men's record is held by Chris DAVIES who ran in a time of 00:15:20 on 2013-04-20 (event number 17).
The Age Grade course record is held by Victoria Ann PERRY who recorded an 89.86% run (19:53) on 16th November 2013 (event number 47).

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Congleton parkrun Results Page
The parkrun takes places every Saturday, 9am at Astbury Mere and is free timed 5k event more details can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/congleton/

Paul Birdsall

 

EVENT 114 – Run Report

172 parkrunners turned up at Astbury Mere on Valentine’s day to continue their love affair with parkrun. Now I know the idea is for admirers to remain secret but some of you have taken that too far, 16 runners in the results were ‘Unknown’ so please register on the parkrun website and once you’ve done that, bring your barcode!
Twenty one of you graced the Mere for the first time and a further 39 athletes went home with in love with their new PB time including Christopher DODD who on his 95th parkrun finished in his best time of 24:10 and Tracey HALE of Sandbach Striders who recorded a time of 30:47 well done both of you and the other 37 – great running.
In the men’s results. First was James BAILEY of Sale Harriers Manchester finishing in 16.20. In second place for the third week running with another PB was Neil TAPP finishing in 17:45 and third was South Cheshire Harriers David MORRIS who finished with a time of 17.58.
In the women’s results the first place and a new PB went to Lucinda STONE of Staffordshire Moorlands AC finishing in a time of 22:57. Harriet PICKUP was second the local Boalloy RC runner finished in 23:13 and third was Rachel PRICE with a new PB time of 24:07.
Juniors

Eleven under 18s took part with three taking part at Congleton for the first time, congratulations to Matthew BLOUNT, Jared DICKINSON and Arran RICE and three new PBs for Leo FOSTER, Kos PARFITT and Thomas TAYLOR – Well done all of you.

Volunteers/Announcements

A huge thank you to the volunteers who made this event possible, James ANDERTON, Nina BENNETT, Graeme BURNS, Nick CARTER, Denis CULLOTY, Steve EVANS, Cameron FERN, Margaret GREENWAY, Quinton HAYTER, Jordan HAYTER, Ewan HOLTON, Sharon JOHNSTONE, Eve ROBERTS, Stella STILWELL, Amanda TRIVETT
Please consider being part of the fabulous volunteer family and make yourself known to one of the volunteers one weekend and they will roster you in. Do it enough times and you’ll qualify for a t-shirt.

Stats Corner

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Edward PETTITT (JM11-14) was graded 80.03% for the time 19:07 (8th overall)
James BAILEY (SM30-34) was graded 79.39% for the time 16:20 (1st overall)
Mike WHITMORE (VM70-74) was graded 78.70% for the time 23:19 (41st overall)

The women's record is held by Olivia WALWYN who ran in a time of 00:16:58 on 2013-02-09 (event number 7).
The men's record is held by Chris DAVIES who ran in a time of 00:15:20 on 2013-04-20 (event number 17).
The Age Grade course record is held by Victoria Ann PERRY who recorded an 89.86% run (19:53) on 16th November 2013 (event number 47).

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Congleton parkrun Results Page
The parkrun takes places every Saturday, 9am at Astbury Mere and is free timed 5k event more details can be found at h

Paul Birdsall

 

EVENT 113 – Run Report

225 parkrunners turned up at Astbury Mere on Saturday setting another new attendance record, on a chilly day but with little wind, conditions were ideal and this was proved with the top 3 men all setting new personal bests. 224 of them tried but failed to beat the speed of LIGHT.

In the men’s results. First was Ben LIGHT of Buxton & District AC finishing in 17.36. In second place for the second week running but unlike last week beat his time was Neil TAPP finishing in 18:04 and third was Sandbach Strider Darren VARLEY who finished with a time of 18.23

In the women’s results the first place went to Kerry MARCHANT of Staffordshire Moorlands AC finishing in a time of 18:49. Sophie SMITH was second the Vale Royal AC runner finished in 19:30 and third was Sian Louise HESLOP in her first appearance at Congleton parkrun and a new PB time of 20:41 That’s two juniors in the top 3 women finishers – fantastic running.

Thirty four newbies took part including Ellie POWNEY from Hungerford Hares and David CROWTHER from University of Wales (Cardiff) we hope you enjoyed the experience.

These were two of the twenty four different running clubs represented this weekend. It was good to see a larger than normal turnout from the Congleton Harriers too, being the first Saturday of the month, they were on hand to support and encourage the juniors. Among the 13 seniors there was a PB for Felicity DOYLE taking a full minute of her previous best.

Juniors

There was a great turn out from the juniors this week as well with 27 completing the full 3 laps. First of all a big welcome to four new runners, Sian who was 3rd overall lady and to James DOORBAR, Alexander MOSS and Izzy MOORE.

There would have been a very satisfied Smith household on Saturday with all 3 siblings recording new PBs a very impressive performance from Hope, Holly and Sophie With Sophie finishing 2nd lady and 7th overall.

Eight more PBs for Jack ALLAN, Alex CAPPER, Nancy CUBBON, Rebecca FOSTER, Stephanie MOSS, Lottie POTTINGER, Lauren ROBINSON and Jack STAFFORD. – Well done all of you.

Volunteers/Announcements

A huge thank you to the volunteers who made this event possible, James ANDERTON, Graeme BURNS, Heather CARTER, Rachel CHALONER, Carolyn CHARLESWORTH, Rose CLARKE, Richard CLARKE, Steve EVANS, Jo HAYTER, Quinton HAYTER, Jordan HAYTER, Justin LEESE, Elizabeth O'KEEFFE, Sandra Jane POOLE
Please consider being part of the fabulous volunteer family and make yourself known to one of the volunteers one weekend and they will roster you in. Do it enough times and you’ll qualify for a t-shirt.

Stats Corner

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Kerry MARCHANT (VW40-44) was graded 81.75% for the time 18:49 (4th overall)
Edward PETTITT (JM11-14) was graded 80.17% for the time 19:05 (5th overall)
Sophie SMITH (JW15-17) was graded 79.49% for the time 19:30 (7th overall)

Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 2,808 different runners, including participants from 220 athletics clubs, have completed 14,699 runs covering a total distance of 73,495 km, and there have been 3,528 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Olivia WALWYN who ran in a time of 00:16:58 on 2013-02-09 (event number 7).
The men's record is held by Chris DAVIES who ran in a time of 00:15:20 on 2013-04-20 (event number 17).
The Age Grade course record is held by Victoria Ann PERRY who recorded an 89.86% run (19:53) on 16th November 2013 (event number 47).

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Congleton parkrun Results Page
The parkrun takes places every Saturday, 9am at Astbury Mere and is free timed 5k event more details can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/congleton/

Paul Birdsall

 

EVENT 111 – Run Report

Record numbers at Congleton parkrun!
Absence makes the heart grow fonder so after our icy postponement last week you couldn’t keep away and set a new attendance record of 214 runners. With a whopping 27 new comers to Astbury Mere including our event winner!
We had 24 different clubs represented on the day and a couple of visitors from the south west in the shape of Marcus ENGLAND from Crewkerne RC and Robert JENKINS from Great Western Runners (Bristol). Thanks for visiting, and well done to Marcus who recorded his fastest time for a parkrun and having looked at his times for his home parkrun, Yeovil is not the place to visit for a PB!
There was some great running on display and over a fifth of the field recorded personal best times, my report writing is very easy as I just need to copy & paste Carolyn CHARLESWORTH name in each time, 8 PBs in a row now!! - Fabulous effort knocking 26 seconds off and now under 25 minutes. There was also a PB for a big fan of parkrun, Shaun CONWAY it was great to see him get under 22 and half minutes, well done Shaun.
In the men’s results. First was Carl MOULTON taking part in his first parkrun, the local Boalloy runner finishing in 16:23. In second place was Gavin TOMLINSON of Trafford RC in 16:27 which was also a PB, and third was Andrew WHITTINGHAM of Wilmslow RC finishing with a time of 17:53.
In the women’s results the first place went to Sharon JOHNSTONE of Wilmslow RC finishing in a time of 18:58. Louisa WHITTINGHAM was second the Macclesfield Harrier finished in 20:42 and third was another Wilmslow RC runner and first timer Nicky MOWAT in a time of 22:19. Great running by everyone.
Juniors
It was great to see 21 juniors take part three of which were new comers, well done to Victoria MOWAT, Amelia O’CONNOR and Ethan GRIFFIN on completing their first Congleton parkruns. Completing his 10th parkrun was Lucas YATES well done on reaching this milestone.
Volunteers/Announcements
Please consider being part of the fabulous volunteer family and make yourself known to one of the volunteers one weekend and they will roster you in. Do it enough times and you’ll qualify for a t-shirt
Milestones
It certainly was a week of high numbers and no less than five people were taking part in their 50th parkrun and so will now be eligible for a milestone t-shirt when they become available. Congratulations to Amanda TRIVETT, Robert RABY, Tony TAYLOR, Jessica SMITH and Andrew SIMPSON
Stats Corner
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Sharon JOHNSTONE (VW40-44) was graded 81.11% for the time 18:58 (9th overall)
Nicky MOWAT (VW55-59) was graded 81.11% for the time 22:19 (37th overall)
Carl MOULTON (VM35-39) was graded 80.47% for the time 16:23 (1st overall)

Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 2,756 different runners, including participants from 216 athletics clubs, have completed 14,332 runs covering a total distance of 71,660 km, and there have been 3,444 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Olivia WALWYN who ran in a time of 00:16:58 on 2013-02-09 (event number 7).
The men's record is held by Chris DAVIES who ran in a time of 00:15:20 on 2013-04-20 (event number 17).
The Age Grade course record is held by Victoria Ann PERRY who recorded an 89.86% run (19:53) on 16th November 2013 (event number 47).

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Congleton parkrun Results Page
The parkrun takes places every Saturday, 9am at Astbury Mere and is free timed 5k event more details can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/congleton/

Paul Birdsall

 

Event 112- Run Report

Despite the Alsager 5 taking place on the Sunday, there was still a cracking turnout of 142 runners at the 112th Congleton parkrun all fantastically assisted by 17 volunteers.
We had 18 first timers including overall winner Mark INCE he was representing Birmingham Running Athletics and Triathlon Club which was one of 18 different clubs on show this weekend including parkrun tourists Henry and Alan GRIFFITHS from Wellingborough & District AC.
In the men’s results. First was Mark INCE finishing in 16:58. In second place was Neil TAPP frustratingly one second outside his PB finishing in 18:10 and third was Robert FAIRBANKS of Sweatshop Running Community also a first timer and finished with a time of 19:12.
In the women’s results the first place went to Heather CARTER of Sandbach Striders finishing in a time of 20:25. Amanda TRIVETT was second Stockport Harriers & AC runner finished in 23:00 and third was Claire HARRISON in a new PB time of 23:24. Great running by everyone.
Twenty two runners went home with new personal bests times for their 3 laps of the mere, Taking 8 seconds of his previous time Gary BURFORD had a great result finishing in 21:14 and 17th overall and Nicola STEWART took over half a minute off her best time finishing in 31:14 well done both of you of your great effort.
Juniors
We had just 8 juniors this weekend with 50% first timers which is brilliant, So, a warm welcome to Henry GRIFFITHS, Alex CAPPER, Joseph THOMPSON and Jack STAFFORD be great to see you every week. Well done to Charlie STEWART, Thomas MARSH and Nathan REYNOLDS for achieving new fastest times.
Remember the Congleton Harriers are at there to support and encourage juniors every 1st Saturday of the month, which means this week they will be there, so look out for their flag and they will run with you.
Volunteers/Announcements
A huge thank you to the volunteers who made this event possible, Jenny AIREY, James ANDERTON, Pauline AUSTIN, Tracey BAXTER, Graeme BURNS, Colin DAVIS, Dawn Jacqueline DEVINE, Rippon ENGLAND, Steve EVANS, Lindsey EVANS, Janice GELDARD, Alison GUNN, Neil GUNN, Jordan HAYTER, Peter LLOYD, Savitri MCASEY, Harry NEWTON
Please consider being part of the fabulous volunteer family and make yourself known to one of the volunteers one weekend and they will roster you in. Do it enough times and you’ll qualify for a t-shirt.
Stats Corner
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mark INCE (VM35-39) was graded 79.86% for the time 16:58 (1st overall)
Heather CARTER (VW40-44) was graded 75.92% for the time 20:25 (11th overall)
Tony HULME (VM65-69) was graded 74.44% for the time 22:57 (29th overall)

Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 2,774 different runners, including participants from 219 athletics clubs, have completed 14,474 runs covering a total distance of 72,370 km, and there have been 3,466 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Olivia WALWYN who ran in a time of 00:16:58 on 2013-02-09 (event number 7).
The men's record is held by Chris DAVIES who ran in a time of 00:15:20 on 2013-04-20 (event number 17).
The Age Grade course record is held by Victoria Ann PERRY who recorded an 89.86% run (19:53) on 16th November 2013 (event number 47).

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Congleton parkrun Results Page
The parkrun takes places every Saturday, 9am at Astbury Mere and is free timed 5k event more details can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/congleton/

Paul Birdsall

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