Run Report #26 – oh what a beautiful morning

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Manchester was blessed with a couple of days of Summer and it wasn't just the weather that was feeling hot, our parkrunners were on fire this week with 89 new Personal Bests - that's over a third of people beating their previous time, great work all.

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Our PB shout-outs: 

Kathryn PRAYLE • Rachael WARD • Gary MORAN • Paul THORNTON • Ian HOLLAND • Melanie BARBER • Colette HUMPHREY • Skye MACDONALD • Andrea LAW • Emma HOLLAND • Gary YOUNG • Chris CANNON • Mark TAYLOR • Stephen TAYLOR • Adrian BATES • Justin MORLEY • Emma LAW • Adam GREENDALE • Catherine DAVIES • Andrew ECCLES • Phil RICHARDSON • Jack PATCHETT • Ruth WILSON • Lesley SAXTON • David MOTTERSHEAD • Andrew CAMPBELL • Matt BROOMHEAD • Nick TELFORD • Kim WALSH • Lance BLAIR • Andrew WEBSTER • Claire SMITH • Anita MOTTERSHEAD • Peter HARRISON • Joanne HILL • Edyta BURGESS • Zarka KHAN • Richard COURTNEY • Nicola BROWNE • Cheryl LAW • Phil JACKSON • John WOODWARD • John BAXTER • Amanda GLOVER • Debbie MCEVOY • Mike A J BENNETT • Hafiz Abid QADEER • Benjamin WILSON • Freddy WHISTANCE • Andrew MACKAY • Richard MACMAHON • Leona BEAUMONT • Mark JOLLY • Oliver WEST • Alberto CHIVITE • Carolyn WEST • Jon SMALLEY • Amanda MACFARLANE • Robert COOK • Jonathan MORAN • Mark JONES • Peter BROCKLEHURST • Roger MARKENDALE • Simran KAUR • Isobel WEST • Ian KELSALL • Joseph CROWDER • Ginger BREADMAN • Helen WEST • David GLOVER • Colin HAMMOND • Jason WEST • Gareth PASHLEY • Claire KERMAN • James PATTESON • Bode ORUNGBEMI • Jared POTTER • Kaylea HAYNES • Gillian HUXFORD • Chris PEACHEY • Simon SHEARD • John CROWDER • Rosanna NAUGHTON • Laura Jane FORKER • Matt INNES • Amy ROGERS • Samma ROYLANCE • Kate WETENHALL • Daniel BESCOBYÈ

On Saturday we welcomed parkrun sponsors - Co-op Food - who were giving away water and tubs of fruit at the end, a welcome refreshment after a warm run - a big thanks to them.

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We celebrated a couple of milestones this week with Simon SHEARD become the latest member in the 50 club and Miran APRAHAMIAN from Sale Harriers the 100 club - well done both.

You may have seen our desperate plea for volunteers on social media this week.  parkrun is run and organised by volunteers and if we can't fill all of the volunteer positions then there is a risk that we will need to cancel.  If you have been joining us regularly then we ask that you consider giving back and volunteering one week to give our wonderful regular volunteers the chance to run.

A massive thank you to the following volunteers for stepping up this week to make sure we went ahead:

Val BRENNAN • Tim BLACKWELL • Fiona ROBERTS • Anthony PAYNE • Sepeedeh SALEH • Tony BECK • Emma SCHNEIDER • Rosemary MALLACE • Jonathan LANCASTER • Ann CARNEY • Roz WEBSTER • Edith BLACKWELL • Andrew COLLEY • Iain JEVONS • Thomas WEBSTER • Kaylea HAYNES • Adam SHEPPHARD • Robert MAIDSTONE • Nick O'LEARY • Cat HANSEN • Jemima BLACKWELL • Ian BARKER • Damian CROSS

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No volunteers, no parkrun! To get in touch you can email our Volunteer Coordinators, Emma and Val, on salewaterhelpers@parkrun.com, comment on our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, or tweet us over on Twitter.

Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you back down at Sale Water soon.

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Run Report #25 – names in lights

30704553_707434942980913_1447318006391635968_oIf Sale Water parkrun were a volunteer it would have achieved it's purple milestone t-shirt on Saturday.   We always give shout outs to our fabulous volunteers in the run reports but this week we are putting some of our wonderful runners names in "lights".

First up Daniel THORNTON who reached his junior 10th run milestone and Sarah CLARKE her 50th run milestone - congratulations to you both.

On Saturday we had 54 first timers, 19 of whom were brand new to parkrun - welcome to the parkrun family:

Danny CHAFFER Thomas MORAN Gary MORAN Melissa ROSE Olivia MORAN Tom CROSHER Tricia SOLOMON Dean SHAW Claire KERMAN Jessica PARISH Richard MACMAHON Skye MACDONALD Mark TAYLOR Ashlin THAMPY Paul COX Ethan COX Sharon CUMMINS Catrina WALKER-JONES Jack PATCHETT

We had a whopping 40 personal bests - well done to all of you:

Chris LOCKE Simon SHEARD Tim NAOR HILTON Colin HAMMOND Jason WEST Stephen TAYLOR Roger MARKENDALE Graeme MCCAIG David SAFRANAUSKAS Andy GOULD James PALMER Hafiz Abid QADEER Lucy ETCHELLS Morgan FROST David HINES Graham HARRISON Karl BESCOBY Anita MOTTERSHEAD Claire HARWOOD Tim CLEAR Tom MITCHELL Sharon JOHNSTONE Lauren BARR Heather COLLINS Rachael YARWOOD Ian KELSALL Leona BEAUMONT Jane FLETCHER David MOTTERSHEAD Phil DAVENPORT David SHORT Emma HOLLAND Nita ODEDRA Andrew CAMPBELL Paul W THOMPSON Simran KAUR Simon CLARKE Sophie WEINBERG Dave SHOESMITH David THOMPSON JONESÈ.

There are also a few people reaching big milestones - good luck in your next few weeks of running and let us know if you come down to celebrate your achievements at Sale Water parkrun:

Stuart YOUNG Mark ANDREWS Simon SHEARD Chris LOCKE. 

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sale Water parkrun Results Page. As RD this week I enjoyed talking to our wonderful volunteers, both regulars who have been joining us most weeks, volunteers and also new volunteers trying it out for the first time.  If you've never volunteered before come and join us, we are a friendly bunch and will welcome you with open arms.  We also go to the newly opened tree-top cafe after the run to process the results if you are interested in seeing how it all works behind the scenes!

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This week's hi-vis hereos:

Val BRENNAN • Tony BECK • Stephen PARNELL • Kate WETENHALL • Thomas WEBSTER • Kaylea HAYNES • Nick O'LEARY • Nadia DAHABIYEH • Anne KELLY • Nicolas WHEELER • Sam LEUTY-MILNER • Helen WEST • Sam WEST • Jonathan TOUT • Ian BARKER • Niamh MACFARLANE • Claire MEDLEY

There’s also a number of roles such as sorting the finish tokens after the run or writing the run report that you can do as well as running. No volunteers, no parkrun! To get in touch you can email our Volunteer Coordinators, Emma and Val, on salewaterhelpers@parkrun.com, comment on our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, or tweet us over on Twitter.

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To see more pictures from this week, and previous weeks's, take a look at our Flickr page, and see if you can spot yourself. Even better, if you've been taking pictures yourself at Sale Water parkrun, share them with us on Flickr too!

 

Run Report #24 The ‘M’ word

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As you finish your Saturday morning parkrun what is your plan for afterwards? Is it a brew in the newly opened Tree Top cafe? Is it home for a warm shower? Do you rush off to do weekend chores? Or do you have a desire to run parkrun again another 7.44 times?

Why another 7.44 times you ask?  Do the math and that would total 42.2 km which is equivalent to a marathon. There were talks of excitement/nerves and some maranoia at our finish funnel on Saturday as a few of our core team were preparing to run the Manchester marathon on Sunday.  Our congratulations go to Alice Doherty, James Kelly and Thomas Webster who all did themselves proud and smashed the marathon.

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The marathon also brought some tourists to the area.  We welcomed a couple of runners from the Dorset Doddlers and a large contingent of the core team from Hove Promenade parkrun in Brighton.  Thanks for visiting, we hope that you all enjoyed your visit and had a great run on Sunday.  Next week our co-ED Vicky Thompson is heading to Brighton Marathon and is planning to return the touristing with a trip to Hove Promenade parkrun.  All the best for your run Vicky!

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In other news, we need to SOUND THE COURSE RECORD KLAXON, we have a new female course record.  Congratulations goes to Sophie WOOD who has recorded a time of 18:26, 25 seconds quicker than the previous female course record, and not only that but this was a parkrun PB for Sophie, huge congratulations! Do you fancy coming down and challenging this course record?

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

The male record is held by Andy NORMAN who recorded a time of 16:14 on 1st January 2018 (event number 11).The female record is held by Sophie WOOD who recorded a time of 18:26 on 7th April 2018 (event number 24). The Age Grade course record is held by Gary ROWLINSON who recorded 84.63% (18:00) on 21st October 2017 (event number 3).

As always we couldn't go ahead every week without our amazing volunteers.

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This week's shining stars:

Philippa BULL • Val BRENNAN • Catherine ELLIOTT • Emma BRISTOW • Nick EASTON • Tony BECK • Georgia STEERS • Emma SCHNEIDER • Helen BLOCK • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Stephen PARNELL • Samantha PEARSON • Andrew COLLEY • Kaylea HAYNES • Alice DOHERTY • Victoria THOMPSON • James KELLY • Sam LEUTY-MILNER • Ian BARKER • Lisa WORMLEIGHTON • Max STACKHOUSE • Claire MEDLEY

There’s also a number of roles such as sorting the finish tokens after the run or writing the run report that you can do as well as running. No volunteers, no parkrun! To get in touch you can email our Volunteer Coordinators, Emma and Val, on salewaterhelpers@parkrun.com, comment on our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, or tweet us over on Twitter.

To see more pictures from this week, and previous weeks's, take a look at our Flickr page, and see if you can spot yourself. Even better, if you've been taking pictures yourself at Sale Water parkrun, share them with us on Flickr too!

 

Run Report #23 Have barcode, will travel!

sale run report #23This week's run report was kindly written by Emma Lougheed who visited us from Portobello parkrun in Edinburgh. 

Hi, my name is Emma, also known as A506063, and I’m a parkrun addict.

It’s becoming increasingly common that on weekends away to visit family and friends I find myself in a new park, whatever the weather, with my parkrun barcode in hand. I’m gradually converting my friends and family to barcode ownership but I used to have some friends who once organised a weekend away where there wasn’t a parkrun…..

Hence, after a long drive down from Edinburgh on Friday I found myself at Sale Water parkrun on Easter Saturday. Before you ask, even I’m not that mad about parkrun that I’d drive over 200 miles just to run 5k! My folks live in South Manchester and I spent many evenings in my youth kayaking at Sale Water Park so a visit has been on my radar ever since I heard a parkrun had started up. I hoped to visit over Christmas but failed to pack my trail shoes and it sounded rather muddy so I’m afraid I went elsewhere in search of tarmac.

Although the temperature on Easter Saturday was colder than it was on Christmas Day, a warm welcome awaited me at Sale Water with very friendly volunteers and a lot of fellow tourists, and I even bumped into two guys who I’d met a while ago at my home run Portobello.

With events all over the UK and overseas taking your barcode on holiday is a great way to explore a new area and meet local people. No two parkrun courses are the same, you'll encounter paths, trail, woods, fields, river banks, hills, single lap courses, multi-lap courses, out n back routes....what you can guarantee though is that your barcode will work anywhere in the world, the set up and system will be familiar, and you'll receive a warm welcome from your fellow parkrunners. If you’ve got an apricot parkrun top then wearing it will inevitably spark up a conversation with someone who’s run at your course, or if you’re a member of a running club wearing your club kit also helps to identify you as a tourist and I find there’s usually someone else there who knows someone in your club – this Saturday I found our club secretary’s best friend at Sale Water!   20180324_090326

If you want to take your parkrun tourism more seriously there are people who set
themselves challenges such as completing all the parkruns in a region, or a parkrun
beginning with every letter of the alphabet - if you fancy this there's no X or Z in the UK and the only 'J' is Jersey. If you want to start small then all the parkruns within the M60 is a fairly easy target to aim for.

A milestone that many people aim for is to run 20 different 5k parkruns and which gets you a position on the parkrun  “most events table” and runners can often be spotted wearing the “cow cowl” yellow, black and white buffs. This also gets you access to the UK parkrun tourists facebook group where you can order your cowl and swap notes on courses with fellow tourists. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/results/mostevents/

Sale Water was my 25th parkrun course and 70th run, and you’re one of my favourites! I love a bit of off road running and whilst I’ve spent many hours on the water, I’ve never run round the park so seeing it from a different angle was both a blast from the past and a new experience. It’s not often I run parkrun courses that aren’t multiple laps so the out n back route at Sale Water made for a refreshing change.

As a member of the core team at my home run Portobello I’m always very appreciative of the volunteers who enable me to just turn up and run. It’s a rare treat for me so thank you very much! Please support your parkrun by volunteering, all roles are very simple and you will be fully briefed on the day.

A huge thank you this week goes to:

Val BRENNAN • Lisa WEBSTER • Tony BECK • Emma LOUGHEED • Jonathan LANCASTER • Joanne MCDONALD • Colette HUMPHREY • Andrew COLLEY • Oliver BERNSTEIN • Sarah THOMAS • Rebecca SHEPHERD • Chris PEACHEY • Christine J JACKSON • Nathan RAE • Nadia DAHABIYEH • Nicolas WHEELER • Dawn PATTERSON • Ian BARKER • Lisa WORMLEIGHTON • Isobel WEST

There’s also a number of roles such as sorting the finish tokens after the run or writing the run report that you can do as well as running. No volunteers, no parkrun! To get in touch you can email our Volunteer Coordinators, Emma and Val, on salewaterhelpers@parkrun.com, comment on our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, or tweet us over on Twitter.

If you're off on your travels you can check for local parkruns on the global website
http://www.parkrun.com/  All parkruns have a course page on the parkrun website while
you’ll find key information about local facilities such as parking, and the facebook pages are a great way to find out more details and check for any cancellations or course changes due to weather or other events. You’re spoilt for choice of parkruns around the South Manchester area so if you’ve not explored some of them yet, go and explore, just don’t forget your barcode!! Hopefully I might see some of you on my travels soon, or if you’re ever in Edinburgh come and pay us a visit at Portobello!

 

Run Report #22 – A Spring in our step

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The sun was shining on Saturday and it felt like our first Spring parkrun at Sale Water park is finally here.  We are also very happy to announce that the new Tree Tops Cafe has now opened by the picnic benches where we do our pre run briefing.  This gets a huge thumbs up from us as we now have somewhere to go for a post run brew and a natter with our parkrun buddies.  We would love for you to come and join us for breakfast after parkrun, to meet the core team, and see how we publish the results, and to help support our new local business.

This week we were joined by 182 athletes. 13 of whom are brand new to parkrun - hello to you all!  A shout out to the #MileShyClub who were out in force on Saturday with at least 16 runners joining us.  Congratulations goes to Fynn Hyman who is the newest junior member to the 10 club.  Finally a huge well done to the 65 of your who achieved a new personal best.

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We really couldn't go ahead with the help of some fantastic volunteers.  This week our shiny stars were:

Tony BECK • Russell PRICE • Emma SCHNEIDER • Andrew COLLEY • Nigel HEAFORD • Graham WHISTANCE • Joanne CALDWELL • Nick O'LEARY • Nadia DAHABIYEH • Victoria THOMPSON • Nicolas WHEELER • James KELLY • Jonathan TOUT • Florence WHISTANCE • Niamh MACFARLANE

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Our rota is looking pretty bare for the next few weeks. If you haven't helped us out before or it's been a while since you've volunteered then perhaps you'd consider helping us out over the next couple of weeks.  To get in touch you can email our Volunteer Coordinators, Emma and Val, on salewaterhelpers@parkrun.com, comment on our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, or tweet us over on Twitter.

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

The male record is held by Andy NORMAN who recorded a time of 16:14 on 1st January 2018 (event number 11).
The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 18:51 on 13th January 2018 (event number 13).
The Age Grade course record is held by Gary ROWLINSON who recorded 84.63% (18:00) on 21st October 2017 (event number 3).

Sale Water parkrun started on 7th October 2017. Since then 2,360 participants have completed 4,464 parkruns covering a total distance of 22,320 km, including 833 new Personal Bests.

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