A very successful parkrun this week brought to you by Mow Cop Runners; they even arranged pretty good weather for the 220 people that took part which meant with a guess of 216 Michelle MATTHEWS won the golden bear.
We had 38 newcomers to Congleton parkrun this week including 16 brand new members of the parkrun family. We had Collette and Roger POLAND visiting from Springwell RC Northern Ireland, we hope you enjoyed your trip.
A magnificent 47 people recorded PBs at the weekend, well done to Paul SPARE who celebrated his 50th parkrun by getting under 21 minutes with 20:55, and to Emma STYNE who took a full 30 seconds off her previous best with 28:15
As well as Paul celebrating a milestone, we also had Rachel GREEN marking her 50th parkrun and two juniors reaching their 10 parkrun landmark, well done to Joe STANIER and Thomas FARRALL.
In the men’s results first and on his 99th parkrun was Mark INCE from Birmingham Running & Triathlon Club finished in 16:46. Second was Robert HASLER of Macclesfield Harriers & AC in a time of 18:00 and third was Peter HOPLEY with a new PB of 18:06..
In the women’s results; For second week running first place went to Heather CARTER of Sandbach Striders in 20:19, second was Daisy PICKLES of Macclesfield Harriers in a new PB time of 21:00 and third also with a new PB was Biddulph RC runner Carol BIRD in 21:18.
There were 35 juniors on Saturday completing the full course, with eight making their debut, great runs from new comers – Toby PICKUP (JM15-17), Zack BOBROWSKI (JM11-14), Harry BEHRENS (JM10), Sophia THORNING-JENSEN (JW11-14), Jack BEHRENS (JM11-14), Grace HUMPHREYS (JW10), Lucas DARLINGTON (JM10) and Josh LEWIS (JM11-14)
A big 10 PBs were to be found amongst our younger runners, congratulations to; – Tom ELKINS (JM15-17), Kyle KNOWLES (JM11-14), Kos PARFITT (JM10), Jacob HUMPHREYS (JM10), Joseph THORNING-JENSEN (JM10), Sam NUTTY (JM10), Thomas FARRALL (JM10), Alex TRPESKI (JM10), Josh PETTENGELL (JM11-14) and Freya GOODFELLOW (JW11-14) - Great running.
Many thanks for all the volunteers for their efforts for putting on the event, A large round of applause to; Maria BAILEY, Kirsty-Jane BIRCH, Paul BIRDSALL, Hannah BLEACKLEY, Amanda BLEACKLEY, Russ COOPER, Gail HILL, Dianne LAPWORTH, Jane MARTIN, Nigel MOULT, Geoff PETTENGELL, Sarah J PLATT, Philip POINTON, Steve RICHARDS, Stephen WEBB and Jennifer WEBBER
The future roster looks a very bare in August as we hit holiday season, 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!
A reminder about running with dogs at parkrun the official advice from parkrun is; - Only 1 dog per runner and we ask that at all times your dogs are under firm control, kept on a short lead or harness, and that you take extreme care to avoid tripping other runners
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Carol BIRD (VW50-54) was graded 81.77% for the time 21:18 (26th overall)
Paul SPARE (VM65-69) was graded 81.67% for the time 20:55 (19th overall)
Mark INCE (VM40-44) was graded 81.41% for the time 16:46 (1st overall)
Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 3,475 different runners, including participants from 257 athletics clubs, have completed 19,056 runs covering a total distance of 95,280 km, and there have been 4,470 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/