Run Report – Event No. 227 23rd September 2017

 

Autumn seems to be still hiding round the corner as 267 runners enjoyed balmy conditions in Delamere Forest this morning.
We were all keeping our eyes out for a springer spaniel who went missing in the forest last night. Don't think he was spotted this time but hopefully he'll turn up soon.

Double celebration for Chester Tri's Charlie Weaver this weekend as he joins the 100 Club today then celebrates his 17th birthday tomorrow.
Also congratulations to Ellie Keenan, our latest member of the 50 Club.
No shirt this time but much kudos to Anthony Dunn, completing his 200th parkrun.

And the tourists just keep on coming!
This time we welcomed runners from Chester, Congleton, Cuerden Valley, Enniskillen, South Manchester, Warrington, Widnes and Worsley Woods.
Also, tourist of the week must be Stephen Crockett: Not only doing his 82nd parkrun and Delamere debut today, but also his 66th different venue!

Huge thanks to our volunteers again. Please contact us via the website or Facebook if you fancy giving it a go.

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

 

This week 267 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

John KLEISER • Craig WILLIAMS • Laurence RUDKIN • Michael G WARING • Leon Henry MOORHOUSE • Steve COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Diana CALDWELL • Ian KING • Luke OAKES • Michael PARR • Wendy OAKES • Morgan SLINGER • Wendy MCDONNELL • Shaun LIGHTFOOT • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Charles TWISS • Rebecca BROADHURST

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Delamere parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
David PHILLIPS (SM30-34) of South Cheshire Harriers, was first over the line in 18:03 - 5th time in 16 appearances.
Gary RICHARDSON (VM40-44) of Vale Royal AC, was second over the line in 18:52 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Shaun JONES (JM11-14) of Crewe & Nantwich AC, was third over the line in 19:04.

Female placings:
Jenny NASH (VW55-59) of East Cornwall Harriers, was first (23rd overall) over the line in 22:02 - first appearance.
Louise CASEY (VW35-39) of Widnes Running Club, was second (45th overall) over the line in 23:12.
Claire HARRISON (VW40-44) of South Cheshire Harriers, was third (46th overall) over the line in 23:16.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jenny NASH (VW55-59) – 81.09% for the time 22:02 (23rd overall).
Shaun JONES (JM11-14) – 74.39% for the time 19:04 (third overall).
Gary RICHARDSON (VM40-44) – 74.03% for the time 18:52 (second 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 9,266 participants have completed 53,234 parkruns covering a total distance of 266,170 km, including 10,158 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report – Event No. 226 16th September 2017

 

Definitely getting cooler in the forest now - with some of us hankering after that balmy Mediterranean weather.
However back to reality, at least it stayed dry this morning - if not a little wet underfoot in places.

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We're ready for you!.....

No milestone shirts today, but looking at the numbers those t-shirt makers are going to be busy next week - watch this space!

Big welcome again to tourists, including Congleton, Conwy, Finsbury, Kingsbury Water, Perry Hall, Princes, Sheffield Hallam, St Andrews, Warrington, Wepre, Widnes & Wythenshawe....

...and especially Nicola Woods and Brian Black visiting from Australia. This is Nicola's 28th unique parkrun (she's never done the same one more than once!). Thank you for your kind comments and show of appreciation for our volunteers (seen here with serial volunteer Wendy Oakes):

Nicola and Wendy

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

 

This week 254 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Mark David BOWDEN • Steve COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Brad EHLEN • Diana CALDWELL • Mike PERCHARD • Tim APPLETON • David TWISS • Joanna CASE • Wendy OAKES • Keith FAIRCLOUGH • Ruth HOSKER • Morgan SLINGER • Joseph DAWSON • Shaun LIGHTFOOT • Neil SHELDRAKE • Charles TWISS • Rebecca BROADHURST • Aaron MANNING

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Delamere parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Alistair RUTHERFORD (SM20-24) of Mossley Hill AC, was first over the line in 17:12 - first appearance.
Peter TAYLOR (VM40-44) of Tattenhall Runners, was second over the line in 18:25 - was first to finish once before.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Jane ASHBROOK (VW40-44) of Helsby RC, was first (18th overall) over the line in 21:30 - second time in 49 appearances.
Claire THOMPSON (VW35-39) of Vale Royal AC, was second (24th overall) over the line in 21:55 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Ella DAYTON (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (32nd overall) over the line in 22:45.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Rosemary SYMMS (VW60-64) – 82.91% for the time 24:05 (51st overall).
Paul SHANNON (VM55-59) – 78.38% for the time 20:07 (9th overall).
Peter TAYLOR (VM40-44) – 75.84% for the time 18:25 (second 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 9,224 participants have completed 52,967 parkruns covering a total distance of 264,835 km, including 10,109 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Run Report – Event No. 225 9th September 2017

 

It doesn't happen very often at Delamere fortunately, but today was another of those very wet ones - rain falling for the duration of the run and plenty of puddles to dodge on the way round.

This did nothing to deter the 208 hardy souls who made it round the course, including 7 doing their first ever parkrun. At least you can console yourselves that it will only get better from now on - look forward to seeing you back again soon.

A big cheer went up for our volunteers at the pre-run announcements, and quite right too!
We are so grateful to those of you who give your time rain or shine to ensure this event can happen - thank you!!

Congratulations to Eve Lakin who joins the 50 Club today, and to Oscar Walton our latest member of the 10 Club.
Also a special shout to Geoff Fawkes making his 100th appearance at Delamere today.

Great to see another eclectic mix of tourists - this week including runners from Bushy, Cambridge, Congleton, Erddig, Ormskirk, Poole, Princes, Warrington, Wimpole Estate and Wormwood Scrubs. Welcome to you all.

Good luck to all parkrunners taking part in the North West Road Relays in Blackpool today, the Montane Trail Races here on Sunday, and any other events over the coming days.
See you all next week!

 

This week 208 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

John KLEISER • Steve COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Caroline WEEKS • Ian KING • Luke OAKES • Wendy OAKES • A J HALFORD • Morgan SLINGER • Shaun LIGHTFOOT • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Neil SHELDRAKE • Charles TWISS • Rebecca BROADHURST • Roz HEALEY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Delamere parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Duncan HARRIS (VM50-54) of Deeside Orienteering Club, was first over the line in 19:09 - third time in 6 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Matthew LARKIN (VM45-49) of Halton & Frodsham Harriers, was third over the line in 19:39.

Female placings:
Rachael LEAH (VW35-39) of Cambridge and Coleridge AC, was first (7th overall) over the line in 20:21 - first appearance.
Gemma Louise BARNETT (VW35-39) of Vale Royal AC, was second (9th overall) over the line in 20:35 - has been first to finish on 27 previous occasions.
Laura BAYNHAM-HUGHES (VW40-44) of Helsby RC, was third (21st overall) over the line in 22:37 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Debbie READ (VW60-64) – 79.39% for the time 24:06 (37th overall).
Rosemary SYMMS (VW60-64) – 79.23% for the time 25:12 (49th overall).
Paul SHANNON (VM55-59) – 77.92% for the time 20:14 (6th 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 9,184 participants have completed 52,713 parkruns covering a total distance of 263,565 km, including 10,068 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Run Report – Event No. 224 2nd September 2017

 

Hundreds of parkrunners were enjoying beautiful sunshine this morning - including those who ran at Delamere!

No milestone t-shirts awarded this week, but congratulations to Olivia Fallows who did her first big parkrun today. She has done the junior parkrun 17 times, but completed her first 5K in an amazing 37:42, resulting in a super proud mummy!

Also congratulations to Alex Staniforth, a regular at Delamere who is a finalist in the Just Giving Awards, having been nominated for Edurance Fundraiser of the Year.
You can read his story and vote for him via the Just Giving website.

Some other Delamere regulars were absent today:
Gareth Boyd completed the Anglesey Firelighter 35.7 mile Ultra Marathon yesterday - awesome!
Also Ann & Steve Collier were doing a spot of parkrun tourism at the Marecchia parkrun in Rimini - what an early start that was!

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Big welcome to a huge bunch of visiting tourists this week who included the Barber family and others from Wythenshawe, plus runners from Bedford, Birkenhead, Bolton, Bramhall, Burnage Chester, Congleton, Croxteth Hall, Hull, Huntingdon, Macclesfield, Marple, Roundhay, Stretford, Widnes, Woodhouse Moor and Worsley Woods.

Today's random spotlight falls on Richard Stevenson who did his 27th parkrun with another personal best.
Well done, but what Richard probably doesn't realise is that this is the 10,000th PB recorded at Delamere since the event started over 4 years ago!!

Big thanks again to this week's volunteers - you're all heroes!

See you all next week!!

 

 

This week 320 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Laurence RUDKIN • Steve COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Christopher John WOLSTENHOLME • Alison REINBOLD • Nicola RUDD • Gareth WILLIAMS • Zoe DIXON • Joanna CASE • Holly FISHER • Martin HILTON • Morgan SLINGER • Shaun LIGHTFOOT • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Charles TWISS • Rebecca BROADHURST • Roz HEALEY • Aaron MANNING

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Delamere parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Stephen HONIGHT (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:26 - first appearance.
An unknown runner was second.
David MORRIS (SM30-34) of South Cheshire Harriers, was third (4th overall) over the line in 18:58.

Female placings:
Amelia PETTITT (SW20-24) of Vale Royal AC, was first (third overall) over the line in 18:40 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Gemma Louise BARNETT (VW35-39) of Vale Royal AC, was second (10th overall) over the line in 20:08 - has been first to finish on 27 previous occasions.
Claire THOMPSON (VW35-39) of Vale Royal AC, was third (30th overall) over the line in 21:54 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Amelia PETTITT (SW20-24) – 79.29% for the time 18:40 (third overall).
Tracey BROWN (VW50-54) – 78.28% for the time 22:15 (35th overall).
Tony ARCHER (VM60-64) – 76.25% for the time 21:24 (23rd 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 9,163 participants have completed 52,505 parkruns covering a total distance of 262,525 km, including 10,042 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report – Event No. 223 26th August 2017

 

Firstly, the inevitable Bank Holiday rain was nowhere to be seen - all 329 runners enjoyed a gorgeous sunny morning.

Secondly we had probably the most experienced field ever seen at Delamere with 3 members of the 250 Club, 36 from the 100 Club and 50 over 50s.

Among these you may have noticed serial runner Paul Smith visiting from Durham parkrun and acting as 30-minute pacer.
As well as having completed 338 parkruns, Paul has run at least 5k every day since January 2007, clocking up thousands of miles whilst raising money for charity.
Today he was celebrating his 3891st consecutive run - amazing!!

Also thanks to Ray O'Grady who was our 27-minute pacer today.

2 more t-shirts were won this week with Elizabeth Toombs and Keith Craig both joining the 100 club. Congratulations!

Thanks again to the rest of the volunteers for making it all possible and so enjoyable!

OK I'll come clean - this report is almost an exact copy of report #153 from March last year (click HERE if you're interested - lots of spooky similarities!).

Thanks to all who turned up, especially all first timers and tourists, and see you all next week!

 

This week 329 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Benjamino GREGORY • Paul William SMITH • Mark David BOWDEN • Raymond O'GRADY • Gareth BOYD • Anthony Martin FAIRHURST • Steve COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Diana CALDWELL • Luke OAKES • Andy HAVER • Wendy OAKES • Morgan SLINGER • Wendy MCDONNELL • Shaun LIGHTFOOT • Finlay MCDONNELL • Charles TWISS • Norma MANNING • Aaron MANNING

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Delamere parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Nathan WILLIAMS (SM18-19) of Vale Royal AC, was first over the line in 17:32 - 5th time in 45 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Sophie WOOD (SW20-24) of Royton Road Runners, was first (18th overall) over the line in 19:54 - first appearance.
Alicia KENWRIGHT (JW15-17) (Unattached) was second (25th overall) over the line in 21:05 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
Jessica BREAREY (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 21:53.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Gareth WILLIAMS (VM45-49) – 80.48% for the time 18:11 (4th overall).
Tony ARCHER (VM60-64) – 76.84% for the time 21:14 (27th overall).
Ivor TWISS (VM60-64) – 76.34% for the time 21:12 (26th 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 9,110 participants have completed 52,185 parkruns covering a total distance of 260,925 km, including 9,980 new Personal Bests.

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