Run Report – Event No. 248 17th February 2018

 

Dare I say it but it was almost starting to feel spring-like in Delamere this morning after several weeks of decidedly wintery weather.

The Forestry Commission had been at it again during the week – upgrading more of the paths to be super-smooth and puddle-free (although I did hear one voice behind me saying he preferred the mud and the potholes! – Gareth?).

Junior Eli Bradley earned the only Delamere t-shirt today for completing his 10th parkrun – well done!

And welcome again to our many tourists.
Tourists of the week must be Gillian and Michael Cook from Poole who chose Delamere to complete their 300th and 150th parkruns today!
It was also great to see visitors from Bolton, Chester, Haigh Woodland, Hatfield Forest, Horsham, Newcastle, Ormskirk, St Helens, Stretford & Wycombe Rye.

Thanks to everyone who turned up – especially our awesome volunteers – and see you all next week!

 

This week 319 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Benjamino GREGORY • Mark David BOWDEN • Nicola PERRINS • Elizabeth Rachel TOOMBS • Steve COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Robert Joseph TOOMBS • Mike GEARY • Nicola RUDD • Jill BOOTH • Ian MAYHEW • Neil SHELDRAKE • Charles TWISS • Rebecca BROADHURST • William MILLS • Daisy BOLTON

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 10,138 participants have completed 59,804 parkruns covering a total distance of 299,020 km, including 11,045 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report – Event No. 247 10th February 2018

 

Was it cold and soggy? – Yes!

Did we care? – No!

289 happy faces assembled in Delamere forest this morning for another parkrun, along with a team of 18 cheerful volunteers who made it all happen.

Despite the weather we still had 22 doing their first ever parkrun, plus another healthy array of tourists including a contingent from the #MileShyClub (15 in total), more often seen at the Sale Water, Stretford, and Wythenshawe parkruns (and who generously donated a box of gel packs for the finishing runners!).
Also another visit from Wimbledon Common veterans Nick and Sophie McKay (who also claimed the male and female top spots this week!), plus visitors from Bramhall, Bournemouth, Chester, Erddig, Hanley, Kingsway (Gloucester), Pennington Flash & St Helens.
Welcome to you all.

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#MileShyClub!

Just one milestone award this week – John Casson celebrates earning his 50 shirt with a Delamere PB.

Huge thanks to this week’s volunteers – amazing as ever!
Including a special mention to our ‘stealth’ 27 minute pacer Ray O’Grady who timed his run to near perfection with a 26:55 finish. It must be more than just coincidence that 3 runners got their first sub-27 PBs this morning!!

A reminder of some points of detail:
- The speed limit on the access road is 15mph, please remember this when you enter and leave the forest.
- Pay and display parking applies to all Car Parks, unless:
---You purchase a Discovery Pass from the Forestry Commission for £30 a year.
---You volunteer for the parkrun, which gives you free VIP parking right next to the start/finish.

Good luck to our friends at Crewe hosting their first parkrun next week in Queens Park, plus any Delamere regulars lending their support.

As for the rest of you – see you all next week!

 

This week 289 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Laurence RUDKIN • Raymond O'GRADY • Elizabeth Rachel TOOMBS • Steve COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Diana CALDWELL • Robert Joseph TOOMBS • Nicola RUDD • Luke OAKES • Adrian BELLWOOD • Zack SHARP • Holly FISHER • Wendy OAKES • Sam BELLWOOD • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Charles TWISS • Jill HOWE • Daisy BOLTON

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 10,099 participants have completed 59,485 parkruns covering a total distance of 297,425 km, including 11,006 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Run Report – Event No. 246 3rd February 2018

 

January may have finally finished but there was still a decidedly wintery feel to this week's Delamere parkrun.

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Extremely dank and gloomy conditions greeted the 340 runners who made the effort to attend this morning but despite the weather there was still an enjoyable run to be had. Conditions on the ground were wet and muddy in parts.
The Forestry commission have done more work re-laying paths around the first part of the lake circuit and the path is now much more even, if somewhat narrower, than before.

This week marked a significant milestone for us. Delamere parkrun began in 2013 and today we clocked up the 10,000th different athlete to complete the course.
This special honour went to Ian Atkinson from Wrexham AAC who came over the line in 21 minutes and is more usually found at Errdig.
To have achieved this number of individuals running in less than five years goes to show how successful the forest setting is in attracting parkrun tourists.
A rough calculation gives an average of around 40 first timers every week.

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As usual we had a plethora of visitors today including a large contingent from Kirkby Milers many of whom were amongst the fastest finishers.

Others making their first trip to Mid Cheshire included runners from Errdig, Pendle, Liverpool, Hanley, Warrington, Manchester, Arrow Valley, Croydon and Ludlow amongst others. 

Finally, a mention to four runners reaching their 50 milestone. Matt Jessop, Julie Grey, Sarah Larkin, all Delamere regulars, and James Ellis from Kirkby.
Plus
another junior Delamere regular Ben Petrie earned his 10 shirt today.

 

This week 340 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 47 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Charlotte CASSON • Mark FLANAGAN • Diana CALDWELL • Mike GEARY • Andrew CALDWELL • Sally POWELL • Chris GRIFFITHS • Eileen GRIFFITHS • Tiegan SMITH • Zack SHARP • Jeff BROADHURST • Wendy OAKES • A J HALFORD • Matt JESSOP • Joseph DAWSON • Charles TWISS • Rebecca BROADHURST

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 10,042 participants have completed 59,196 parkruns covering a total distance of 295,980 km, including 10,962 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report – Event No. 245 27th January 2018

 

A last minute change to the weather forecast meant we all had another dry parkrun today.
The threatened cold torrential rain failed to materialise, and thanks to those nice people at the Forestry Commission we were also treated to a shiny new surface over the hilly section of the course.

Another spread of milestone achievers today with Andrew Thomas, Simon Domingo and Elise Bacchus becoming the latest members of the 100, 50 and 10 Clubs respectively – congratulations!

Big thanks to this week’s volunteers who make the event happen – and special congratulations to Rebecca Broadhurst who was scanning your barcodes and completing her 50th volunteering stint!
We are particularly grateful to our long-term volunteers, but we are always happy to welcome new faces. So please let us know if you fancy giving it a go – even if you do it only once it makes a big difference.

Some speedy tourists visiting today including first finisher Robert Deller from Ashton Court (Bristol), and second lady Sophie McKay from Wimbledon Common – welcome!
Also welcome to tourists from Chester, Congleton, Conwy, Ellesmere Port, Erddig, Fell Foot (Cumbria), Marple, Southport & Wepre.

A special mention to our first-timers at Delamere. We regularly get between 30 and 60 every week.
Today Delamere saw its 9,995th cross the finish line.
This means the 5th first-timer to finish next week will be the 10,000th!
Watch this space and see you all then!!

 

 

This week 282 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Barry CHAMBERS • Mark David BOWDEN • Steve COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Diana CALDWELL • Claire MORTON • Luke OAKES • Tiegan SMITH • Zack SHARP • Joanna CASE • Wendy OAKES • Matt JESSOP • Kate THATCHER • Rebecca BROADHURST • Jill HOWE • Ian JACKSON • Daisy BOLTON

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 9,995 participants have completed 58,856 parkruns covering a total distance of 294,280 km, including 10,919 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Run Report – Event No. 244 20th January 2018

 

Bit soggy underfoot this morning, but at least the rain stayed away for the duration of the run.

Another great turnout despite the cold damp weather – we are regularly seeing well over 300 runners turning up in recent weeks.

Amongst us we had Grace Hart completing her 100th run, John Egan doing his 50th and Ella Jones earning her 10 shirt – congratulations to all of you.

Also congratulations to Charles Twiss, our regular ‘2nd marshal’ who has now completed 50 volunteering stints!
Huge shout to all todays volunteers – we couldn’t do it without you, thank you!!

Great to welcome tourists from far and wide today including  Bolton, Bushey, Cambridge, Druridge Bay (Morpeth), Leicester Victoria and Woodhouse Moor (Leeds).
Plus many from closer to home including a contingent from Knowsley, plus Birkenhead, Chester, Congleton, Phoenix, Princes, South Manchester, Warrington and Worsley Woods.

Good luck to those parkrunners taking part in the Essar Four Villages Half Marathon tomorrow, which at the time of writing is still going ahead despite the weather.

Look forward to seeing lots of you next week!

 

 

This week 369 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Raymond O'GRADY • Angela O'GRADY • Steve COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Mike PERCHARD • Mike GEARY • Nicola RUDD • Paul SHANNON • Tiegan SMITH • Zack SHARP • David TWISS • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Charles TWISS • Rebecca BROADHURST • Mr CARRUTHERS • Daisy BOLTON

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 9,962 participants have completed 58,574 parkruns covering a total distance of 292,870 km, including 10,878 new Personal Bests.

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