Lots of congratulations to hand out this week:
Congratulations to Michael Parr celebrating his 43rd birthday. He ran the course with a birthday balloon in tow and handed out home-baked flapjacks at the end – thanks Michael and Happy Birthday!
Congratulations to Sally Brough who joins the 50 Club, all 50 runs done at Delamere.
Belated congratulations to another Delamere regular Geoff Fawkes who joined the 100 Club last week whilst doing a bit of parkrun tourism at Chippenham. This is the next milestone in his bid to earn his 250 shirt before his 50th birthday – with 3 and a bit years to go he can’t afford to miss many!
Congratulations to the members of Delamere Outdoor Fitness doing their Couch-to-5K graduation today – well done all, it’s a fantastic achievement!
This week we were honoured by the presence of serial tourists Chris & Liz Jones from Woodhouse Moor Leeds, plus Stuart and William Gordon from Blackhill Co Durham. Between them they have clocked up an awesome total of 1,240 parkruns!!
Also welcome to the Wynn family, visiting Delamere for the first time from their usual run at Maribyrnong, Melbourne Australia!
Plus great to see tourists from Birkenhead, Bramhall, Chester, Croxteth Hall, Ellesmere Port, Lyme Park, Princes Park and Widnes all adding to the mix.
Huge thanks again to this week’s volunteers who make it all happen.
See you all next week!!
This week 292 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
Barry CHAMBERS • Jake TRAN • Laurence RUDKIN • Mark David BOWDEN • Nicola PERRINS • Michael G WARING • Jill BOWDEN • Steve COLLIER • Kay HAYES • Ellie ROBINSON • Rosemary SYMMS • Morgan SLINGER • Wendy MCDONNELL • Shaun LIGHTFOOT • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Charles TWISS • Aaron MANNING
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Delamere parkrun Results Page.
Charlie WEAVER (JM15-17) of Chester Triathlon Club, was first over the line in 19:02 - first time in 92 appearances.
Adrian BELLWOOD (SM30-34) of Chester Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 19:04 - was first to finish once before.
Steven EDWARDS (SM30-34) of Ellesmere Port RC, was third over the line in 19:07.
Grace ROBERTS (JW11-14) of Vale Royal AC, was first (7th overall) over the line in 19:38 - third time in 11 appearances.
Gemma Louise BARNETT (VW35-39) of Vale Royal AC, was second (12th overall) over the line in 20:18 - has been first to finish on 25 previous occasions.
Sam BELLWOOD (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (47th overall) over the line in 22:51 - was first to finish once before.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Grace ROBERTS (JW11-14) – 82.94% for the time 19:38 (7th overall).
Robert TAYLOR (VM65-69) – 82.07% for the time 20:49 (18th overall).
Paul SHANNON (VM55-59) – 79.50% for the time 19:50 (9th overall).
The female record is held by Tessa MCCORMICK who recorded a time of 17:31 on 22nd November 2014 (event number 86).
The male record is held by Elliot BOWKER who recorded a time of 15:20 on 25th April 2015 (event number 108).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kate WILLIAMSON who recorded 90.47% (25:01) on 6th May 2017 (event number 208).
Delamere parkrun started on 2nd March 2013. Since then 8,903 participants have completed 50,750 parkruns covering a total distance of 253,750 km, including 9,738 new Personal Bests.