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.