For the first time in 4 weeks there was less than 200 parkrunners at Astbury Mere, 168 did turn up which made Rachael JACKSON the golden bear winner this week with her guess of 157
Twenty eight first timers ran the 3 laps of the pond including 12 very first timers, well done to them, we welcomed visitors from Thetford AC in the form of Cameron and Aiden TRY, from Yaxley Runners & Joggers (Peterborough) we said hello to Sue HARLOW and from London we met Simon WILSON from Mornington Chasers – we hope you enjoyed your visit and will return one day.
Did we have any PBs this week, we most certainly did, 39 in fact, 2 Vale Royal runners were celebrating. Chris GRIFFITHS finished in a new PB time of 24:57 and Eileen GRIFFITHS set a new best mark of 30:34 well done both of you and to the 37 others.
In the men’s results and with a new PB was Simon BAILEY of Mercia Fell RC who finished in 16:06. Second was Ryan HOLROYD of Staffordshire Moorlands AC in a time of 16:12 and third was William NEILL of City of Stoke AC with a time of 16:42.
In the women’s results; was Lucy HOLT from City of Stoke AC in 18:40, second was Sophie SMITH of Vale Royal AC in 19:37 and third in a new PB time was Louisa WHITTINGHAM of Macclesfield Harriers & AC in a time of 19:52
There were 27 juniors on Saturday completing the full course, with ten making their debut, great runs from new comers – Aiden David TRY (JM11-14), Lauren MCNEIL (JW15-17), Wiliam BROOK (JM15-17), Ryan SMITH (JM11-14), Jamie SMITH (JM10), Abigail BROOK (JW11-14), Ewan DARLINGTON (JM15-17), Matthew DARLINGTON (JM11-14), George WILDMAN (JM11-14) and Cameron TRY (JM11-14)
Five PBs were recorded by our junior runners, congratulations to; – Louisa WHITTINGHAM (JW15-17), Holly SMITH (JW11-14), Alexander MOSS (JM11-14), Lucas DARLINGTON (JM10) and Josh LEWIS (JM11-14) - Great running.
Many thanks for all the volunteers for their efforts for putting on the event, A large round of applause to; Gill BAINBRIDGE, Jonathan BEAUMONT, Paul FORRESTER, Gill FORRESTER, Jordan HAYTER, David HAYTON, Derek LUCAS, Ian MOORE, Steve RICHARDS, Geoff SANDERS, Laura SCOTT-BURNS
We are always welcoming to new victims sorry volunteers so if you always turn up and expect to run, why not volunteer instead and give something back!
Do it enough times and you’ll qualify for a t-shirt!
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tom MCGAFF (VM60-64) was graded 87.06% for the time 18:25 (7th overall)
Simon BAILEY (VM35-39) was graded 81.88% for the time 16:06 (1st overall)
Ann-Marie JONES (VW60-64) was graded 81.68% for the time 23:45 (47th overall)
Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 3,529 different runners, including participants from 261 athletics clubs, have completed 19,449 runs covering a total distance of 97,245 km, and there have been 4,544 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 jointly held by Chris DAVIES & Alex BRECKER who ran in a time of 00:15:20 on 20/04/2013 (event number 17) & 02/05/2015 (event number 125)
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/