Wepre parkrun Event number 114 21st July 2018

The weather this week was much cooler and better for running! We had several tourists joining us for event 114, including a young lady from Leeds who was celebrating her 11th birthday!This week 133 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The RD team would like to thank our 20 volunteers, including 3 who were volunteering for the first time:

Nicole VAN DEN WITTENBOER • Nicola KAY • Rob MACKEY • Ann BROUGHTON • Stephen BELLIS • Roxanna WOODWARD • Marcus REID • Steve DAVIES • Sam LANGFORD • John LANGFORD • Owain Tomos JONES • Karl FORMSTONE • Ralph ROWLANDS • Tiffany DUERDEN • Scott FORMSTONE • Jen BOWDEN • Angela NOCK • Tracy ROGERS • Gemma DOUGHTY • Paige DOUGHTY

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

The male record is held by Ricky CHALLINOR who recorded a time of 16:49 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 50).
The female record is held by Laura RICHES who recorded a time of 19:03 on 15th July 2017 (event number 62).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 83.23% (24:21) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 24).

Wepre parkrun started on 14th May 2016. Since then 3,286 participants have completed 14,669 parkruns covering a total distance of 73,345 km, including 3,451 new Personal Bests.


Wepre parkrun #113 14th July 2018

After Fridays long awaited rain it was yet another 'scorchio' parkrun this morning, we saw not only an abundance of runners (172) but also a fantastic turnout of volunteers so thanks to everyone who came to help out!

33 first timers joined us, and 26 new PB’s were achieved. Buckley Runner Phil Pumford was the first finisher, ahead of 4 of our younger parkrunners who almost all achieved PBs.

A big thanks to the park rangers who helped retrieve an injured runner on the far side of the course in their buggy.

Wepre parkrun is run entirely by volunteers, and we are always looking for more! If you are interested in finding out more about helping, please contact us on Facebook, or email us at weprehelpers@parkrun.com.

See you Saturday, don’t forget your barcode!

Becks (RD)


Wepre parkrun Run Report – Saturday 7th July

Another hot one this week! Following another week of beautiful weather the course was drier than we’ve seen it for some time (what slippy corner…?!). The sunshine brought 140 runners to Wepre for our 112th parkrun. 16 clubs were represented including tourists from Worth Way (West Sussex), Ogmore Phoenix (South Wales), Caerphilly, and Red Rose Road Runners (Preston). There was another good turn out from Buckley Runners and Team Jenson this week, with Buckley’s Phil Pumford coming in second behind first finisher Steve Hayes from Deestriders, who achieved a new PB of 18:52. Well done Steve!

24 first timers joined us, and 29 new PB’s were achieved. Wepre regular Dave Roderick ran his 51st parkrun, well done on achieving your 50 milestone Dave.

We struggled to fill the rota this week, so huge thanks to those who came along to help – a last minute plea meant we had all bases covered. Thank you to Allison HUNT, Charles POVEY, Daniel HUGHES, David LYTH, Lisa MACPHERSON, Jennifer CAIRNS, Len WHITNEY, Marcus REID, Mia BROUGHTON, Owain Tomos JONES, Philip TUGWELL, Rob MACKEY, Steve DAVIES, Stu JONES, Tracy A JONES, and Trudi PARRY. We really couldn’t do it without you.

Wepre parkrun is run entirely by volunteers, and we are always looking for more! If you are interested in finding out more about helping, please contact us on Facebook, or email us at weprehelpers@parkrun.com.

It looks to be another warm one on Saturday, so don’t forget your water and sun cream, and your barcode!

See you there.

Ann (RD)


Wepre parkrun #110 23rd June 2018

Another lovely day down at Wepre this week, where we were joined by 146 runners and walkers for our 110th parkrun. 1st finisher was Bryn Woodall of Colwyn Bay AAC who also achieved a PB on what was his 51st parkrun. 36 new PB’s were achieved, and 9 first timers came to run.

14 different clubs were represented with another good turn out from Buckley Runners with 15 runners taking part. Well done to Sue Formstone and Evelyn Aindow, both from Buckley RC, who ran even after taking part in Tattenhall Tough Team Race on Friday evening. As well as our local runners we had 2 tourists from Tyne Bridge Harriers, and runners from Liverpool, Pembroke & Sefton Harriers, and Pensby Runners. Sarah Pitt and David Roderick both achieved their 50th parkrun.

Huge thanks to all our volunteers, and special mentions to our stalwart volunteers Karl Formstone (who you’ll usually see timekeeping), and Ralph Rowlands (Mr Rosie Pool!) for reaching their 50th volunteer milestones. Thank you also to Scott Formstone for taking photographs, all of which are in album #110 on the Facebook page, feel free to share and tag.

We are currently filling the rota for the 30th June, so please contact us if you’d like to lend a hand – we really can’t do it without you.

It looks to be another beautiful day this coming Saturday, so don’t forget the sunscreen and water – and of course your barcode!

See you there.

Ann (RD)


Wepre parkrun #109 16th June 2018

It was a pleasant morning, drier and cooler than previous weeks for our 109th parkrun. Rob Grantham was our first finisher from the 128 runners that joined us from 15 different clubs. There were 14 runners from Buckley RC, and we welcomed runners from Lymm, and Bushfield, as well as a runner from Quakers RC in Darlington, Co. Durham. There were 16 first timers who hopefully enjoyed themselves and will come back again. 22 new PB’s were achieved, including from our very own Run Director Phil Tugwell (who also remembered his barcode) – well done Phil. Whilst our resident photographer was chasing a PB the very lovely Claire Kitchen stepped in to take our photographs, all of which are available on the FB page. Thanks again Claire!
Other milestones were achieved by Laura Beever running her 50th parkrun, along with Kenny Hughes. Steve Colloby running his 250th parkrun, and David Colloby who achieved a new PB on what was his 279th parkrun. Well done all.

The RD team are always grateful of the opportunity to run, which is only made possible by having a full rota of volunteers. Thank you to everyone who came along to help. We have a great team of volunteers that we rely on, and we are always looking for more. So please spread the word, and if you’d like to help out come and speak to us.

See you Saturday, don’t forget your barcode!

Run Director

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