Christmas Day

Thank you to all those you turn up to run in the usual Christmas day weather. To see 96 runners was brilliant and that many runners makes it all worth while putting the event on. There were 6 first time congleton runners, welcome. But where were the under 11's today, not a single runner, perhaps they had other things to be doing ?

Big thank you to all the volunteers.

See you all same time on Boxing Day and New years Days.

Steve

 

Holiday Period Congleton Park Runs

There will be two extra opportunities for parkunning at Congleton parkrun over the festive season (volunteer numbers permitting):

Christmas Day (25th December 2015): 9am start
New Year's Day (1st January 2016): 0am start

We hope you can join us to run or volunteer. If you've got friends and family visiting, why not bring them along. If you're away, you may still be able to get your parkrun fix. Check out the list of extra seasonal events Christmas Compendium on the parkrun website. The information is being regularly updated as more parkruns make plans, so do check back nearer to Christmas/New Year.
We'll also be running as usual on the 19th December 2015 (our 3rd Anniversary Christmas fancy dress run), the 26th December 2015 (Boxing Day) and 2nd January 2016. All will be 9am starts as usual.

Please note, The car park and toilets will be closed on Christmas Day, please park near the watersports centre / Nobano car park or park responsible in the estate roads.The car park and toilets will be open as usual on all the other days.
Remember, Congleton parkrun relies completely on volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer at any of the runs, you can get in touch via email congletonoffice@parkrun.com or by having a chat after your run.

 

Christmas Day and New Years Day is ON again

Hi all,

You will be please to hear that we are on again for Christmas and New years day. Both events will start at 09:00 as usual, the normal saturday park run will happen the following days as usual.

Last Christmas we had 62 brave soles who fronted up to the the sleet, snow and driving rain to run of enough calories to be able to overindulge for the rest of the day. It can not be that bad again, can it ?

On New Years Day why not go for the double, by running Congleton and 09:00 and driving to Hanley for their event starting at 10:00

See you there

steve

 

EVENT 145 – Run Report

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.

Juniors
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.
Volunteers/Announcements
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!
Stats Corner
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/

Paul Birdsall

 

Event 144 – Run Report

Sometimes you don’t feel like a run went well but you still do a good time and sometimes you don’t predict anywhere close to the number of runners but you still end up winning the golden bear – so despite being 16 out Geoff SANDERS was closest with 152
In among the 136 runners that did take part we had 19 new visitors to Astbury Mere and 8 brand new members of the parkrun family.
Twenty one new PBs were recorded on the day including one for Jamie MOYNIHAN in 18:52 and recording her fourth in a row Rachel CHALONER in 25:32. But possibly my favourite PB of the morning went to Luke TUNNICLIFFE (JM10) on just his second parkrun he took over 3 minutes off his previous time finishing in 40:23 – Brilliant stuff.
In the men’s results Stuart FISHER was first through the funnel the Newcastle (Staffs) AC runner finished in 17:23. Second place South Cheshire Harrier Nicholas HACKETT in 17:59 and Lee HUGHES of Lymm Runners was third in 18:14.
In the women’s results Wilmslow RC runner Sharon JOHNSTONE was first in 18:57, in second place was Sandbach Strider Heather CARTER in 20:47 and first time visitor to Congleton parkrun Sally KAILL was third in 22:50.
Juniors
Sixteen juniors took part this week of which four were first timers, well done to Toby COLLEY (JM10), Nathan MANLEY (JM11-14), Daniel MAIN (JM11-14) and Ted HUBBARD (JM11-14).
Two new PBs for Alex O'REILLY (JM10) and Luke TUNNICLIFFE (JM10) - great running from everyone.
Volunteers/Announcements
Many thanks for all the volunteers for their efforts for putting on the event, A large round of applause to; James ANDERTON, Gill BAINBRIDGE, Andy BILLINGSLEY, Graeme BURNS, Steve EVANS, Claire HARRISON, Emma HARVEY, Quinton HAYTER, Jordan HAYTER, Kate HEATHCOCK, Steve RICHARDS, Amy SELBY, David Antony SMITH, Carol UPTON, Kevin WORTHINGTON, Eve WORTHINGTON
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!
Stats Corner
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mick FAIRS (VM65-69) was graded 81.87% for the time 20:52 (16th overall)
Sharon JOHNSTONE (VW40-44) was graded 81.79% for the time 18:57 (8th overall)
Lee HUGHES (VM40-44) was graded 74.86% for the time 18:14 (3rd overall)

Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 3,662 different runners, including participants from 272 athletics clubs, have completed 20,423 runs covering a total distance of 102,115km, and there have been 4,748 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/

Paul Birdsall

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