It was noticeably colder this morning, but dry, so not bad conditions for running.
A fire engine from the Frodsham station was parked near the start today and a couple of the firemen did the run. They were there to highlight the need for more recruits at the Frodsham branch, so if anyone lives in Frodsham and is interested in a possible new career, please get in touch with them. You need to be over 18 and reasonably fit!
There were 297 participants and a few doing milestones :
Ben Gibson now qualifies for his 10 T-shirt
Jenny Evans completed her 50th parkrun
Martin Dick and Lucinda Goddard became eligible for their 100 shirt
It gets harder to get a PB over time, so to show that persistence pays here are a few inspirational stats.......
Huge congratulations to Eileen Griffiths for getting a massive PB, knocking a minute and a half of her previous best on her 194th parkrun – really well done.
Also congrats to Karen Boyd, getting a PB on her 168th run, to Paul McCord for getting a PB on his 89th and Tim Stanley with a new PB on his 165th.
David Twiss achieved a PB* on his 109th run and Sean Truett also got a PB on his 90th run.
Amy Farrington got an amazing PB last week on her 59th run, cutting almost one and a half minutes off her previous PB from only a couple of weeks earlier.
Persistence pays so it seems right to give a special mention to our most experienced parkrunner today – Adrian Leach – who was visiting the Delamere parkrun for the first time today. He has completed 398 parkruns at a staggering 167 different locations and volunteered 117 times.
Our volunteers are a great bunch, so once again a big thank you to them for giving up their time so we can have a parkrun.
See you again next week!
(Apparently McKenzie did most of the work!)
This week 297 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Benjamino GREGORY • Richard HAYES • Ann COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Kay HAYES • Irene PIKE • Mike GEARY • Grace HART • Ivor JOHNSTONE • Nicola RUDD • Ian KING • Sam WASHINGTON • Niamh DOUGHERTY • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Neil SHELDRAKE • Charles TWISS • Dawn APPLETON • Robert PARTON • Clare WADE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Delamere parkrun Results Page.
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 Ann-Marie JONES who recorded 90.81% (22:19) on 25th December 2017 (event number 240).
Delamere parkrun started on 2nd March 2013. Since then 11,700 participants have completed 69,689 parkruns covering a total distance of 348,445 km, including 12,701 new Personal Bests.