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!
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.
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.
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/