Delamere parkrun, Event 284, November 17th 2018

It was a grey morning as 332 brightly coloured parkrunners and 21 invaluable hi-vis volunteers mustered in the forest for another Saturday at Delamere. We were rewarded by the sun breaking through and a beautiful view across the mere – for those that managed to look! We had 55 first timers including 12 graduating from Penyffordd Run Club c25k course – very well done!

For those who found it rather hilly (and those who found it too flat!), Delamere is the 268th hardest out of 519 parkruns in terms of elevation gain during the route - 90 feet, so there are plenty of hillier and flatter courses to suit all preferences, if you fancy a bit of parkrun tourism.

Special mention to our first parkrunner home today, only the second occasion we’ve had a female cross the finish line first - Holly Weedall of Vale Royal AC with a new PB of 17:53 and a massive age-grading of 89.3%!

We had just one shirt earned today – congratulations to Simon Keenan on his 100th.

Thank you as ever to our volunteers, without whom this event could not take place – remember, just volunteering once a year will help keep your parkrun alive.

This week 332 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 70 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by the following volunteers: Barry CHAMBERS • Benjamino GREGORY • Angela O'GRADY • Elizabeth Rachel TOOMBS • Mark FLANAGAN • Ian HILDITCH • Irene PIKE • Mike GEARY • Sheila SHAW • Rachel HOLLINS • Richard HARCOMBE • A J HALFORD • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Charles TWISS • Michael LEMMY • John CARRUTHERS • Michaela DALTON • Elaine LANGLEY • Keith BENNETT

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 11,846 participants have completed 70,629 parkruns covering a total distance of 353,145 km, including 12,863 new Personal Bests.

AJ

 

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Hi all, delighted to let you know that not only will be doing our usual Christmas Day parkrun at 9am but for the first time we will be holding another parkrun on New Year's Day, also at 9am!!

The mince pies will of course be lurking at the finish on Xmas Day, make sure you bring your Santa costume/Elf ears/Reindeer pants!!!

 

Delamere parkrun, Event 283, November 10th 2018

 

So, another Saturday, another parkrun. The overnight wind and rain had cleared to give a bright and relatively mild November morning.  Three hundred and five runners lined up at the start and ran, jogged or walked around the Delamere course.

A quick breakdown of the finishing times shows:

Time                      No. of finishers
15-20 mins          5      (1.6%)
20-25 mins          62    (20.3%)
25-30 mins          101  (33.1%)
30-35 mins          82    (26.9%)
35-40 mins          29    (9.5%)
40-45 mins          17    (5.6%)
45-50 mins          9      (3.0%)

Which goes to highlight, as you would expect, that our finish line volunteers are at their busiest between 9:20 and 9:35 each week.

This week’s milestone roll call includes Catherine Merity who reached 100 (and celebrated with a PB), Mike Mason with 50 and Violeta Brooks on 10.

 

This week 305 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Laurence RUDKIN • Angela O'GRADY • Mark FLANAGAN • Diana CALDWELL • Ellie ROBINSON • Henry ROBINSON • Karl GORDON • Nicola BOWMAN • Ellie KEENAN • Sam WASHINGTON • Niamh DOUGHERTY • Jeff BROADHURST • Joanna CASE • Shaun LIGHTFOOT • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Charles TWISS • Dawn APPLETON

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 11,791 participants have completed 70,297 parkruns covering a total distance of 351,485 km, including 12,792 new Personal Bests.

 

Delamere parkrun, Event 282, November 3rd 2018

 

What a perfect morning for a parkrun, dry and not too cold.

Not that the weather ever deters the hoards who turn up every Saturday morning (303 in this case), but it’s nice to be rewarded with good weather every now and then.

We had three seasoned tourists today all making their Delamere debuts.
Dominic Rice from Sheffield Hallam, plus Simon Tull and Barry Shackleton from Bolton (Barry was doing his 96th different parkrun!).

Congratulations to Paul Jones and Charlotte Mills both completing their 50th parkruns today.
Plus a special mention to junior Emma Lawrence who ran her 10th parkrun and celebrated by bringing cake for her fellow runners. Thank you – can’t wait until your 50th!

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Massive thanks to our team of volunteers.
This week in particular to Ali who spent most of the day manually entering everyone’s times after a couple of stopwatch malfunctions!
We’re always on the lookout for volunteers to fill the roster every week so if you fancy giving it a go please get in touch (click the volunteer tab above).
It’s not always this dramatic – honest – and even if you do it just once it’s a big help.

Thanks to everyone who turned up - see you all next week!

 

This week 303 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Helen WHITBY • Steve COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Jessica MESSENGER • Jonathan CARTER • Ian KING • Ellen PIERCY • Nicola BOWMAN • Katie EHLEN • Elizabeth CHANTLER • Emma CROWE • Wendy GALLIMORE • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Dawn APPLETON • Amy FARRINGTON • Stephen LAVERICK

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 11,745 participants have completed 69,992 parkruns covering a total distance of 349,960 km, including 12,754 new Personal Bests.

 

Delamere parkrun, Event 281, October 27th 2018

 

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!

* Assisted
(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.

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