10th November Run Report

106 runners joined us in the park this week for a chilly parkrun. We had 11 first timers, and 25 PB’s were achieved. 11 clubs were represented with Ellesmere Port’s Steve Edwards finishing first with a time of 20:19. Well done!

A couple of milestones this week too, with Buckley Runners’ Marcus Reid completing his 100th parkrun as tailwalker, and David Colloby completing his 300th.                          

We had another good turnout from our volunteers with the rota filling up by mid-week, this always makes our job easier and we couldn’t put the event on each week without you. If you are a regular parkrunner and haven’t yet volunteered, please consider giving it a go one week. Thank you.

We had a team of photographers this week with Gavin Brown and his young apprentice Dylan Brown taking more than 350 photographs, these are available on the Wepre parkrun Facebook page.

The forecast for Saturday 17th November looks great, so come along to Wepre for a run, jog, or walk, bring a friend and stay for a cuppa. See you there 9am #DFYB.

Ann (RD)


Wepre parkrun #127 – 20/10/2018

A quiet one this week with only 96 runners joining us, likely down to the XC on Saturday afternoon and the Flintshire 10k on Sunday morning. A busy race weekend might mean fewer runners, but it does mean we get a full rota! This week was no exception and we’re always grateful – thanks to all that turned up to help.

Despite low numbers, 14 clubs were represented by 8 runners from Buckley RC, as well as runners from Chester, Ellesmere Port, Pensby, and Prestatyn, and further afield from Kings Heath and White Rock Runners.

First finisher was Oliver Williams from White Rock with a time of 20:10, he also recorded his run and you can see it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDpI_88LtUA  and on the Facebook page – the hills don’t look quite as big for some reason, and I’m sure plenty of us have wished it would fly by in 2 mins 51 secs when we’ve been running it.

We had 10 first timers come along, including the lovely Nikki who is severely sight impaired. She ran with David Lyth providing VI Support. Thank you David, and thanks to all the experienced Wepre runners who offered to run the course with her, she really enjoyed it and is hoping to become a regular – it’s great to see plenty of support being offered to her for future runs.

21 new PB’s were achieved this week, and there were milestones for Rhiannon Hunter (10) Arijus Kuzmicius (10), and David Dunbar (100).  Well done all.

See you Saturday – same time, same place.




#126 It was wet but we were there.

Wepre parkrun #126 13th October 2018

It was wet. But we were still there! That’s all that counts. Many Welsh parkruns had been cancelled for safety reasons especially in south Wales. The rule is “if there is any doubt about safety, cancel. There’s always next week”. So we always ask the question when there weather warnings around. Storm Callum had given us yellow and even amber weather warnings for wind and rain for the whole of North Wales, except Flintshire. It had rained steadily for most of Friday, it was windy but nothing worse. We checked with the rangers and they were not expecting any problems that would impact on the safe operation of parkrun. We were out early on Saturday, checking the course. It had steadily for most of the night, and continued throughout the morning. We had extra marshals who were able to walk the woodland sections of the course and remove some of the small branches and twigs that could cause trips. And there were special warnings about slippery surfaces and leaves blown off trees. Despite the weather we still had 109 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. It was good to see the group from Caldy Grammar School join us again.The newly upgraded sections of the path by the play area and at the top of the hill by the garden made things much better despite the wet conditions. The real heroes were the 25 volunteers who made it all possible. They stood in the rain for up to an hour, they found rain getting into places rain should not get into but were still smiling. A huge thank you to all of them.  


Wepre run report for Saturday 6th October

Saturday 6th October was a chilly morning and we were joined by a quieter field of 124 runners at Wepre. We had an amazing response from volunteers last week, due in part to some big races this weekend and the start of the cross country season. Thank you for all your offers of help, we are always grateful.

Well done to everyone who either stretched their legs or volunteered at Wepre before taking part in Chester Metric and full Marathon on Sunday morning.
We had 34 first timers come along including 8 tourists from St Theresa’s AC in East Leeds, well done to their runner John Robson who was first finisher in 20:08.
15 clubs were represented including 8 runners from Buckley RC, 4 from Chester Tri, and 5 from Deeside AAC. 16 PB’s were achieved.

Mouse was very disappointed to be marshalling with Donna instead of running, but managed to adopt a runner part way round :)

We are now working on the rota for Saturday 13th October, and are a little short at the moment – if you can help please get in touch.

Thanks to Gavin Brown for the photo's.

See you Saturday #DFYB



Wepre parkrun #121 8th September

A little less drama at parkrun this week, with all equipment present and correct and a full team of volunteers! A warm but drizzly morning saw 130 runners join us for Wepre's 121st event.

Rob Grantham was first finisher running his milestone 50th parkrun in 18:40, followed by Buckley Runners Jez Brown (18:56) and Elliot Cox (20:03). 18 first timers came to try us out and 10 clubs were represented including 16 runners from Buckley, 8 from Deeside AAC, 7 from Deestriders, and 5 from Penyffordd. Well done to Catherine Robinson who also ran her milestone 50th parkrun. A number of runners took it a little easier this week, stretching their legs before the Great North Run, and Wirral Half Marathon.

Thank you to the 26 volunteers that helped us with this event, including some new faces. You all did a great job!

Thanks also to the Lewtey's who very kindly brought cupcakes for us to go with our morning brew.

See you next week!

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