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 email@example.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.
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.
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.