Cancellation of 17th January

Todays Parkrun was cancelled due to the course having a number patches of ice making it dangerous to groups of runners running round the course. As well as the round being slippy there were patches of ice around the track that looked like water but were ice and were very slippy.

Thank you to all those you turned up to run or volunteer for being so understanding.

Steve

 

T-Shirt Update

If a runner has qualified and ordered a t-shirt before the ordering system was pulled at the beginning of December they will have made it on to the definitive back-order list. 
The back-order list has been passed to Tribe Sports. Once those 5,000+ Club t-shirts have been made they will be sent in bulk to parkrun and redistributed to event teams to hand out as before.

If they have not ordered a Tshirt but have qualified for a club then we ask that they be patient with us while we switch to a new system.

When we receive our new club t-shirts into stock we will enable the order process from their parkrun account.
We hope to take delivery of the first batch of club t-shirts in March and the minute these are entered into stock then we will open the order processes.

We will email them (assuming you are subscribed to receive emails), alerting them to the fact that they are now able to select and make your order.

Steve

 

Event 110 – Run Report

It was a cold one at Astbury Mere last Saturday for the 110th running of the Congleton parkrun and after the 200+ turnout the week before the start funnel was more manageable with 149 runners taking part.
We had 6 new comers this week, and a fantastic 28 new personal bests including John HUNTER on his 40th parkrun and Gill BAINBRIDGE well done all of you.
In the men’s results. first was Neil TAPP after his second place last week he went one better in a new PB time of 18:13 , In second place was Matthew BASNETT of Mow Cop Runners in 18:17 which was also a PB, and third was James SIMPSON of South Cheshire Harriers finishing with a time of 18:46. Well done guys.
In the women’s results the first place went to Sophie GOODFELLOW of Newcastle (Staffs) AC finishing in a new PB time of 21:01. Anne MOORE was second; also with a new PB time finishing in 23:35 and third was Amanda TRIVETT of Stockport Harriers & AC in a time of 23:37. Great running by everyone.
Fifteen different clubs were represented this weekend all fairly local to the North West region bit early for tourism yet!
Juniors
It was great to see 15 juniors take part especially Beth HOSEY and Archie VARLEY who were first timers and 6 of them recorded new personal bests including overall female winner Sophie
Volunteers/Announcements
We are particularly short on the 24th January so please consider raising a hand and volunteering that Saturday, spaces also available from February 7th onwards
Milestones
Congratulations to Edward PETTITT and Jack ALLAN who both reached the 10 run milestone in the junior section and to Karen MURPHY who celebrated her 50th parkrun on Saturday and are all now eligible their t-shirts – subject to the change in manufacturer and ordering process.
Stats Corner
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Edward PETTITT (JM11-14) was graded 77.40% for the time 19:46 (8th overall)
Mike WHITMORE (VM70-74) was graded 76.99% for the time 23:50 (38th overall)
Ivor TWISS (VM55-59) was graded 76.51% for the time 20:38 (11th overall)

Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 2,729 different runners, including participants from 214 athletics clubs, have completed 14,118 runs covering a total distance of 70,590 km, and there have been 3,398 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

Paul Birdsall

 

Event 109 – Run Report

So we came to the fourth parkrun in 10 days but no complaints of fixture congestion here, more a case of funnel congestion as 210 people turned up to the first Saturday parkrun of the year.
Thirty people tackling the loops of the pond for the first time of which 24 were genuine first time parkrunners, great way to start your year and keep coming back and run with us, volunteer with us and set quicker times with us, make new friends and enjoy all that running and community based events can offer.
In the men’s results. first was Roger GRAND of Staffordshire Moorlands AC who finished in 18:03, In second place with a new PB time of 18:27 was Neil TAPP and third was Toby MILLER from local club Boalloy RC in 18:35.
In the women’s results the first place went to Amanda TRIVETT of Stockport Harriers & AC finishing in 23:52. There was virtual podium finishes for two Sandbach Striders in a very close finish for second and third, with Johanna BULLEY in second just 3 seconds ahead of club mate Rachel GREEN in 24:15 & 24:18 respectively. Both Sandbach Striders claiming PBs – well done.
There was yet more success for Carolyn CHARLESWORTH with a magnificent 7th PB in a row and now sub 25 must be the next target!
There was an excellent young contingent on Saturday with 27 runners recorded in the junior categories (that’s age 10 to 17 in case you were wondering) a third of which were taking part for the first time, so a big well done goes to….. Kate OAKLEY, Ciara BERRAGAN, Alex BELL, Amelie PEPPER, Holly WHITESIDE, Sophie WHITESIDE, Abi COPE, Hannah COPE and Sophie DUCKMANTON.
Well done to George ALDINGTON for his massive PB of 28:51 and first time under 30 minutes and to James NEWHAM the Congleton Harrier reached his 10 parkrun milestone.

Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 2,723 different runners, including participants from 214 athletics clubs, have completed 13,969 runs covering a total distance of 69,845 km, and there have been 3,370 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

Paul Birdsall

 

Event 108 – New Years Day Run Report

Nine hours in to a new year and 95 people maintained their good intentions by taking part in the 108th Congleton parkrun. Ten were visiting Congleton for the first time and for four more it was their first parkrun ever – welcome to the parkrun community.
Seven people started the year the best way possible with a new fastest time including David BLACKEMORE of the Muddy Race Team finishing 5th overall in 20:08
In the men’s placings. first was Andrew WHITTINGHAM of Wilmslow RC who finished in 17:57, In second place was first time visitor Tom PERRY, in 19:30 and an extremely close third was Julian BROWN from Macclesfield Harriers in 19:31.
In the women’s results the first place went to Marie ATKINSON of South Cheshire Harriers finishing in 22:03. Joanna MILES was second on just her fourth parkrun with a new PB of 23:00 and third was Liz TURTON of Stockport Harriers & AC in a time of 23:42.

Paul Birdsall

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