142 runners took part in the latest parkrun held at Astbury Mere which meant yours truly went away with the golden bear after guessing, 153 – what do you mean -fix?
Twenty people tried Congleton parkrun for the first time including nine lovely people completely new to parkrun and twenty different running clubs were being represented. The following sentence is brought to you by the letter ‘R’. We had first time visitors from Red Rose Road Runners and Runnymede Runners!
Cool, clear conditions and a smaller field made for some great performances and 32 of you claimed new PBs including Rebecca FOSTER and Peter RUSHTON well done both of you and everybody else – great running.
Big congratulations to Bill YALE (VM70-74) who ran his 100th parkrun on Saturday – top effort.
In the men’s results Nicholas HACKETT was first, the South Cheshire Harriers runner finished in 17:47. Second place Buxton & District AC runner Jason BRUNNOCK in 17:54 and Allen BUNYAN of Macclesfield Harriers & AC was third in 18:49.
In the women’s results first place and eighth overall in a new PB time of 20:54 was Jo MOSS of Congleton Harriers, Harriet PICKUP of Boalloy was second in 21:42 and Jo LAWRENCE was third on just her second parkrun in 22:37.
Fifteen juniors took part this week of which three were first timers, well done to George SANKEY (JM11-14), Ben LAWRENCE (JM11-14) and Sebastian JENSEN (JM10)
Six new PBs for Josh BRINDLEY (JM11-14),Jamie JENSEN (JM11-14), Rebecca FOSTER (JW10), Jerold STEVENSON (JM15-17), Ted HUBBARD (JM11-14) and Edith MUNRO (JW10) – Well done.
Many thanks for all the volunteers for their efforts for putting on the event, A large round of applause to; Sarah Joanne BULL, Graeme BURNS, Nick CARTER, Colin DAVIS, Steve DUNN, Steve EVANS, Paul FORRESTER, Quinton HAYTER, Jordan HAYTER, Jo HAYTER, Krystyna MEREDITH, Jonathan OAKLEY, Louise POOLE, Richard STUDZINSKI
We are always looking for 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:
Tony HULME (VM65-69) was graded 76.50% for the time 22:33 (17th overall)
Jo MOSS (VW40-44) was graded 75.28% for the time 20:54 (8th overall)
Nicholas HACKETT (VM35-39) was graded 74.60% for the time 17:47 (1st overall)
Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 3,683 different runners, including participants from 274 athletics clubs, have completed 20,565 runs covering a total distance of 102,825km, and there have been 4,780 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/