EVENT 122 – Run Report

After a spell of unseasonably warm weather in the week, it was a bit of a shock when Saturday morning came and the gauge said 4 degrees, but it didn’t’ deter 147 parkrunners or 15 volunteers from taking part in the 122nd Congleton parkun.
16 were visiting Congleton for the first time and 11 of those for their first parkrun ever! We hope you enjoyed your experience.
A fantastic percentage of runners recorded PBs this weekend, must have been those cool conditions! Among the 39 celebrating was Nigel POOLE again, he’s gone from 24:55 7 weeks ago to 24:03, can’t be far off breaking that 24 barrier now. Gill BAINBRIDGE also put in a great performance finishing in a new best time in 33:07.
In the men’s results. First was James BAILEY the Sale Harriers (Manchester) runner finished in 15:53 second was William NEILL from City of Stoke AC finishing in a new PB time of 15:57 and third in a time of 16:44 was another Stoke AC runner, Sebastian DUFFY.
In the women’s results the first place went to Lucy HOLT of City of Stoke AC in a PB time of 18:23. In second place was Sarah ROBERTS of Pensby Runners with a PB equalling time of 19:19 and third with a new PB was Katie LATHAM of South Cheshire Harriers finishing in 19:52
It was a strong performance by all 4 City of Stoke runners, taking positions 2, 3 & 4 in the mens event and Lucy taking top spot in the womens.
They were one of twenty different clubs being represented on Saturday, including Matt GUILDER and Matt HALL from Shrewsbury who finished an impressive 6th & 7th overall. Well done
Juniors
Nine juniors took part this week with Vale Royal’s Harper WHITEHEAD (JM11-14), making his parkrun debut and finished 13th overall in a time of 19:01 – great running. There was also a PB for Elliott DUBAJIC-HALL (JM11-14), well done Elliott

Volunteers/Announcements

A huge thank you to the volunteers who made this event possible, James ANDERTON, Jonathan BEAUMONT, Andy BILLINGSLEY, Sarah Joanne BULL, Graeme BURNS, Steve EVANS, Jordan HAYTER, Jo HAYTER, Kate HEATHCOCK, Ewan HOLTON, Eve ROBERTS, Geoff SANDERS, Amanda TRIVETT, Tom WALKER, Melanie WORTHINGTON
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.
This week sees the Congleton Harriers takeover the running of the event, the club will have a number of volunteers present including a couple of pacers, so if you’re chasing that elusive time, look out for them at the briefing.
Stats Corner

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
James BAILEY (SM30-34) was graded 81.64% for the time 15:53 (1st overall)
Lucy HOLT (SW18-19) was graded 81.41% for the time 18:23 (8th overall)
William NEILL (SM20-24) was graded 80.88% for the time 15:57 (2nd overall)

Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 3,053 different runners, including participants from 238 athletics clubs, have completed 16,302 runs covering a total distance of 81,510 km, and there have been 3,884 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/

Paul Birdsall

 

Event 119 – Run Report

161 athletes turned up last Saturday for the 119 running of the Congleon parkrun at Astbury Mere. 25 of which were taking part for the first time including Lisa SORBY of Ripon Runners who was visiting the Mere from her usual parkrun at Fountains Abbey, we hope you enjoyed your parkrun experience.
36 people recorded personal best’s times – well done everybody, that’s a great effort and well deserved. Three of those PBs went to Congleton Harriers runners, there was more success for father and daughter Nigel and Louise POOLE who finished in 24:13 and 26:36 respectively and for Michelle MATTHEWS who finished in 22:07 and was 3rd lady overall
In the men’s results. First was William NEILL the City of Stoke AC runner finished with a new PB time of 16:11. Second was Dave GILES on his first parkrun! Representing Newcastle (Staffs) Triathlon Club finishing in 16:50 and third in a new PB time of 17:36 was Jason BRUNNOCK.
In the women’s results the first place went to Victoria MCDARMAID with a new PB of 20:36, finishing one place higher this week was Lauren ROBINSON the Macclesfield Harrier with a time of 20:56 and Third was Congleton Harrier Michelle MATTHEWS in 22:07
Juniors
It was another good turnout of junior runners with 15 taking part and completing the full 5km course. 3 of them for the first time they were Cat CHILD (JW11-14), Joseph REYNOLDS (JM10), and Aidan REYNOLDS (JM10). Well done everyone.
There were 5 PBs being celebrated too, Jacob DROOGMANS (JM11-14) of Newcastle (Staffs) AC finished in 18:28 and 6th overall. Well run Jacob. The other 4 PBs went to Willem RUSHTON (JM15-17), Jerold STEVENSON (JM11-14), Emma FOSTER (JW10) and Isobel ASHCROFT (JW10)

Volunteers/Announcements

A huge thank you to the volunteers who made this event possible, ames ANDERTON, Paul BIRDSALL, Graeme BURNS, Andrew COTTON, Cameron FERN, Gill FORRESTER, Jordan HAYTER, Quinton HAYTER, Andrew PEEL, David Antony SMITH, Stephen WEBB
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.

Stats Corner

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
William NEILL (SM20-24) was graded 79.71% for the time 16:11 (1st overall)
Jacob DROOGMANS (JM11-14) was graded 76.81% for the time 18:28 (6th overall)
Peter LLOYD (VM45-49) was graded 76.19% for the time 18:37 (8th overall)

Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 2,950 different runners, including participants from 230 athletics clubs, have completed 15,740 runs covering a total distance of 78,700 km, and there have been 3,763 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/

Paul Birdsall

 

Event 117 – Run Report

Following on from the success of the previous week of South Cheshire Harriers running Congleton parkrun, this week it was the turn of Sandbach Striders to pick up the reins and harness the spirit of a volunteer led community based running event and they all did a fantastic job.
We had 19 different clubs represented on Saturday including an excellent turnout from local club Congleton Harriers who were supporting the junior runners as they do every first Saturday of the month.
Amongst the 185 strong field there was 27 new runners to the Mere on Saturday and a further 42 new personal bests recorded including Chris MCGARRIGLE who went under 28 minutes for the first time with 27:45 and Melanie WORTHINGTON finishing in 23:25 – Congratulations to them and the other 40 runners, great effort.
In the men’s results. First was Darren WASHINGTON the City of Stoke AC runner finished in 19:06. Second was Steven BARTON of British Military Fitness finishing in 19:14 and third from Biddulph RC was Nigel LINDOP in a new PB of 19:25
In the women’s results the first place went to Jennifer SZCZEPANIAK SLOANE a great new PB time of 21:13, Also with a new PB was second placed Rachael WOOD of Michelin AC finishing in 22:12 just a few seconds ahead of 3rd place Harriet PICKUP of Boalloy RC in 22:19

Juniors
We had 18 under 18s this week taking part in the full 5k with 6 making their debut at Congleton, congratulations to Thomas ROBERTS, Lewis JOHNSTONE, Isla JOHNSTONE, Alex CAPON, Jessica MCCANDLESS and Jack TATHAM,
Four performances were personal bests, well done to James ‘Jeff’ NEWHAM, Mia DONATHY, Sophie MULLINS and Jessica TAYLER.
Special mention must go to James ‘Jeff’ NEWHAM for his performance, not only was it his best time so far, he recorded the highest age graded score amongst all 185 runners.
Volunteers/Announcements

A huge thank you to the volunteers who made this event possible, Lindsay BEESTON, Andy BILLINGSLEY, Paul BIRDSALL, Graeme BURNS, Heather CARTER, Craig EDWARDS, Steve EVANS, Francis GILCHRIST, Jordan HAYTER, Louise HAYWARD, Karen Jane LOVATT, Amy NORMAN, Elizabeth O'KEEFFE, David William PARR, Stella STILWELL, Tony TAYLOR, Philip TRUMAN
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.

Stats Corner

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
James ‘Jeff’ NEWHAM (JM10) was graded 75.69% for the time 21:36 (17th overall)
Jamie SMITH (VM65-69) was graded 75.60% for the time 22:49 (31st overall)
Darren WASHINGTON (VM45-49) was graded 75.39% for the time 19:06 (1st overall)

Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 2,898 different runners, including participants from 227 athletics clubs, have completed 15,396 runs covering a total distance of 76,980 km, and there have been 3,681 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/

Paul Birdsall

 

Event 116 – Run Report

It was takeover time again at Astbury Mere as most of our wonderful volunteers were from South Cheshire Harriers no doubt saving their legs for the Cloud 9 race the following day. 185 parkrunners took part on Saturday under light cloudy conditions that were good for running as 41 of them proved with new PBs. We were also joined by 27 new comers to Congleton parkrun including Richard NASH, Mark SLADE and Paul WATERS from Burton-upon-Trent based club Hatton Darts. This was one of 21 different running clubs being represented at the Mere

In the men’s results. First was Damian NICHOLLS of Wilmslow RC in a PB equalling time of 16:09. Second was Matt Smith of South Cheshire Harriers finishing in 16:43 and third from Stoke AC was Callum McQUEEN in his first parkrun with a time of 17:10
In the women’s results the first place went to Sarah ROBERTS of Pensby Runners with a new PB of 19:19, second was Heather CARTER the Sandbach Strider crossed the line in 20:27 just in front of 3rd place Louisa WHITTINGHAM of Macclesfield Harriers who also recorded a new PB of 20:30. Great running all of you.
Martyn BALL continued his good start to his parkrun career with second PB in four outings clocking a time of 22:00. Lucinda STONE of Staffordshire Moorlands also had her fastest time at Congleton with a new personal best of 22:53 well done Martyn and Lucinda and the other 39 runners with new best times.

Juniors
There was a good proportion of juniors this week with 24 under 18s running the full event. Callum McQUEEN (JM15-17) and Jordan NIXON (JM11-14) were running it for the first time as mentioned Callum was 3rd overall and Jordan was an impressive 10th overall in a time of 19:01.
Eight of the juniors had best times to date, with another good run by Holly SMITH (JW11-14) finishing in 21:51 the other seven celebrating were: Robbie PEAL, Finley PROFFITT, Louisa WHITTINGHAM, Holly SMITH, Ruby SPENCER, Arran RICE. Amy Elizabeth MARSH and Nathan REYNOLDS.
The first Saturday of every month the Congleton Harriers are on site meeting at their flag at 08:45 and are there to help, support and pace our junior runners - so why not come down and have a run this coming Saturday!

Volunteers/Announcements

A huge thank you to the volunteers who made this event possible, James ANDERTON, Cathy ATHERTON, Steve ATHERTON, David BETTELEY, Andy BILLINGSLEY, Tracey BROWN, Rachel CHALONER, Phil CLIFF, Steve EVANS, Peter LLOYD, Pete MALLISON, Diane SMITH, Lucy SMITH
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.

Stats Corner

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Matthew SMITH (VM40-44) was graded 82.85% for the time 16:43 (2nd overall)
Damian NICHOLLS (SM30-34) was graded 80.80% for the time 16:09 (1st overall)
Finley PROFFITT (JM11-14) was graded 80.53% for the time 19:00 (9th overall)

Congleton parkrun started on 15th December 2012, and since then 2,871 different runners, including participants from 225 athletics clubs, have completed 15,211 runs covering a total distance of 76,055 km, and there have been 3,639 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/

Paul Birdsall

 

EVENT 115 – Run Report

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!
Juniors

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.

Volunteers/Announcements

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.

Stats Corner

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/

Paul Birdsall

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