Erddig parkrun takeover

Takeover 11/11/17 - Written by Warren

So this week Erddig Parkrun had its first takeover by my Fell Running Club in Llangollen Run Free Fell Runners and it seemed to be a resounding success.  Huge credit to all my club members who turned up and did their bit.
Everyone did amazing and most of the regular volunteers got to run or have a lie in.  Super big thanks to Alex for assisting me as the run director as it was my first time taking the reigns but definitely not the last.
249 runners was an amazing turnout considering the weather looked to be bad, but in the end it turned out a lovely morning, with guest runners from Portsmouth, Bognor Regis & more and also new local people to Erddig.
An impressive run from Matt Willis who clocked a very impressive time, but a massive well done to everyone who came and ran in the challenging muddy conditions.
Once again from me, an amazing effort from my Club Members and the few regulars who turned up to make sure this well oiled machine ran as it does every week and again to Alex.  Well done all the Runners.

This week 246 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Richard SHEARER • Karl GORDON • Alexandra EDWARDS • Huw JONES • Warren RENKEL • Alex RENKEL • Helen REILLY • Liz EVANS • Teresa DAVIES • Steve DAVIES • Karl MOORE • Heather JONES • Teague PRITCHARD • Ted PRITCHARD • Matt PRITCHARD • John TIPPING • Rachel SHERWEN • Lynn SHEARER • Jacquie BLAND-ROBERTS • Nick JONES • Deborah WINKS

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

The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 18:18 on 27th August 2016 (event number 16).
The male record is held by Matthew WILLIS who recorded a time of 16:19 on 11th November 2017 (event number 77).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 88.76% (22:50) on 29th October 2016 (event number 24).

Erddig parkrun started on 14th May 2016. Since then 3,932 participants have completed 16,586 parkruns covering a total distance of 82,930 km, including 4,092 new Personal Bests.

 

Erddig parkrun run report, Event #74, 21 October 2017

Wow! what a fantastic turnout for today's parkrun. I must admit to spending a few days on the run up to parkrunday, to constantly looking at the weather forecast and checking wind speeds as Storm Brian threatened to scupper any plans for a parkrun. Doom and gloom was forecast and reports of 50+mph were rumoured over the forums, but thankfully the wind speeds for Wrexham faded away. Bit of wind, bit of rain, a tiny bit of sunshine coupled with awesome parkrunners and volunteers made for a great parkrunday.

We had tourists from Wepre, Leicester, Farnham and Oxford. Thank you to all of you who came and said how much they enjoyed our course.

Congratulations to Elaine Sargent who ran her first parkrun exactly a year ago and has achieved so much in that time.  Here are her own words (reproduced with Elaine's permission.)  "I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Erddig parkrun. Today is a year exactly since I ran my first parkrun. I have gone from 41.28 to a PB of 24.37 in this time- also losing over 60lbs in the process! Today I managed to cross the line as first female (only as the fast folk weren't there today!) but I am so pleased with where I am now compared to where I was a year ago. I can't speak highly enough of parkrun- and Erddig in particular- you are changing lives!"  You are an inspiration Elaine, well done and here's to the next twelve months :)

This week 207 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers who were awesome today in challenging conditions. Thank you xx

Jane DURKIN • Gill WOLSTENCROFT • Barbara WARD • Jo WOODWARD • Joanna BIFFIN • Cerys WILLIAMS • Sarah BARKER • Rachel NICKERSON • Nicola VESTY • Lily ROBERTS • Sandra JONES • Jacqui LINCOLN • Paul HOLLAND • Victoria FORD • Martyn LINCOLN • Rowland BARKER • Mhairi MCLAREN

A special mention to our two tourist volunteers Gill and Jane, you were both fantastic, and thanks for all your help.

Please do get in touch if you can give up just one Saturday morning to help us - just drop us a line at erddighelpers@parkrun.com with your parkrun number and we can add you - it is great fun!!!!

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

Male placings:
James KIMBER (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:11 - first time in 2 appearances.
Vincent BARRATT (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:16.
David BARLOW (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:23.

Female placings:
Elaine SARGENT (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (27th overall) over the line in 24:47 - first time in 37 appearances.
Phoebe NORFOLK (JW11-14) of Wrexham AAC, was second (32nd overall) over the line in 25:28.
Claire JONES (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (45th overall) over the line in 26:40.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Paul HARRIS (VM60-64) – 69.14% for the time 23:49 (15th overall).
Vincent BARRATT (VM40-44) – 68.91% for the time 20:16 (second overall).
Les LEECH (VM70-74) – 66.67% for the time 26:27 (41st overall).

The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 18:18 on 27th August 2016 (event number 16).
The male record is held by Matthew WILLIS who recorded a time of 16:24 on 27th May 2017 (event number 53).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 88.76% (22:50) on 29th October 2016 (event number 24).

Erddig parkrun started on 14th May 2016. Since then 3,810 participants have completed 15,822 parkruns covering a total distance of 79,110 km, including 3,908 new Personal Bests.

 

Christmas Day 2017 and New Year’s Day 2018

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know that Erddig parkrun will not be holding a parkrun on Christmas Day 2017 or New Year's Day 2018.

We will, of course, be holding the normal Saturday parkruns on 23rd December and 30th December.

Our first parkrun of 2018 will be Saturday 6 January  2018

In the meantime, see you all this Saturday 21 October :)

Erddig parkrun team

 

Erddig parkrun Event number 72 7th October 2017

Wow mixed weather again this week - but it dried up just after the start,  we had tourist from far and wide today, including France, Bury St Edmunds, London, Surrey, Shrewsbury, Penarth (Cardiff) and a work colleague from Buckingham, who is also 21 weeks pregnant - well done Nat!!

This week 245 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

A massive congratulations to Meinir EDMUNDS on reaching the 50 club!  Well done.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Richard Stuart WESTWOOD • Thomas BROWN • Laura Jayne WESTWOOD • Yricka GARDNER • Alexandra EDWARDS • Shaun BREEZE • Philip WALKER • Gillian BREEZE • Rachel NICKERSON • Michael EDWARDS • Katie TAYLOR • Gill MORRIS • Karl MOORE • Gwenda LYNCH • John TIPPING • Karon STACE-ROBERTS • Neil BULL • Lynn SHEARER • Joan WALKER

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

Male placings:
Warren RENKEL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:46 - second time in 3 appearances.
Keith MACINTOSH (VM40-44) of Wimbledon Windmilers, was second over the line in 19:02.
Isaac WALLEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:05.

Female placings:
Janet OWENS (VW40-44) of Knowsley Harriers AC, was first (20th overall) over the line in 23:14 - 4th time in 8 appearances.
Ellie WILLIAMS (JW15-17) of Wrexham AAC, was second (24th overall) over the line in 23:41.
Ruth SHAW (JW15-17) of SYtri, was third (31st overall) over the line in 24:16.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jane WALL (VW60-64) – 77.26% for the time 26:14 (56th overall).
Keith MACINTOSH (VM40-44) – 73.38% for the time 19:02 (second overall).
Paul HARRIS (VM60-64) – 71.13% for the time 23:09 (19th overall).

The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 18:18 on 27th August 2016 (event number 16).
The male record is held by Matthew WILLIS who recorded a time of 16:24 on 27th May 2017 (event number 53).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 88.76% (22:50) on 29th October 2016 (event number 24).

Erddig parkrun started on 14th May 2016. Since then 3,746 participants have completed 15,378 parkruns covering a total distance of 76,890 km, including 3,824 new Personal Bests.

We now have 3188 people registered with Erddig and 32 of those are new this week so welcome to you all!

 

Erddig parkrun Event number 7130th September 2017

Wow, yet another fantastic day....  Thanks to all the fantastic volunteers who helped make this go smoothly.  It was a little damp but we had our lovely new flag and popup which helped us to see the finish area better, I hope you agree.

We had Tourists from Telford, London, Rugby, Weymouth, Goole and Chelmsford - thanks all for coming and really hope you enjoyed the course!

This week 227 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Richard Stuart WESTWOOD • Alexandra EDWARDS • Angharad JETLEY • Philip WALKER • Fynn NOBLE • Helen RICHARDSON • Cerys WILLIAMS • Sarah BARKER • Lily ROBERTS • Sandra JONES • Pete CREWE • Alison EDWARDS • Philippa CAPSTICK • Karon STACE-ROBERTS • Lara ELLWOOD • Ben BATEMAN • Rhian WILLIAMS • Tomos WILLIAMS • Lucy EDWARDS • Rowland BARKER • James EDWARDS

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

Male placings:
Richard SHEARER (VM45-49) of Wrexham AAC, was first over the line in 18:37 - 6th time in 10 appearances.
Hamish PEGG (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:44.
Stuart ROBERTS (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:13.

Female placings:
Emilia PAWLICKA (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (34th overall) over the line in 24:12 - first time in 2 appearances.
Claire ROBERTS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (39th overall) over the line in 24:38.
Yvonne HILL (VW50-54) of Oswestry Olympians, was third (43rd overall) over the line in 25:05.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Richard SHEARER (VM45-49) – 77.35% for the time 18:37 (first overall).
Nicholas HOLMES (VM60-64) – 75.10% for the time 21:21 (11th overall).
Yvonne HILL (VW50-54) – 70.30% for the time 25:05 (43rd overall).

The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 18:18 on 27th August 2016 (event number 16).
The male record is held by Matthew WILLIS who recorded a time of 16:24 on 27th May 2017 (event number 53).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 88.76% (22:50) on 29th October 2016 (event number 24).

Erddig parkrun started on 14th May 2016. Since then 3,698 participants have completed 15,133 parkruns covering a total distance of 75,665 km, including 3,762 new Personal Bests.

If you feel you can help us we would be very grateful, please find the future rota here http://www.parkrun.org.uk/erddig/futureroster/ or just get in touch via email erddighelpers@parkrun.com

See you all again next week

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