Another lovely event at Wepre. After weeks of of warm Saturdays, it was a bit cooler. It was threatening to rain, but apart from a few spots, it stayed dry. Good conditions for running! 22 new PB’s! And lots of people very close to PBs too.
We had 135 people who ran, jogged and walked the course including our youngest ever tail-walker (who actually made it up to 136!)
Great to see 27 first timers at this week. 11 were completely new to parkrun including a lovely group of “Couch to 5K” runners doing their first ever parkrun. Well done all of you. And the others were tourists from a range of places; Alnwick, South Wales, Shrewsbury that I know of. Very positive feedback from them afterwards and very appreciative of the support from volunteers and other parkrunners alike that helps make Wepre parkrun a fantastic event..
Great turn-out from Buckley Runners, West Cheshire AC, Deestriders and Team Jensen. It is fantastic the support that we get from local clubs; Pensby, Chester Road Runners, Prestatyn, Denbigh, Shropshire and Deeside AC all appearing in the results as well. It is so much part of the spirit of parkrun to see club athletes enjoying the challenge of Wepre parkrun and the opportunity to train and run against the clock alongside less experienced parkrunners. Everyone is working just as hard, everyone of achieving and everyone gets the same level of support. And it is also so pleasing to see people who have started at parkrun and have now joined running clubs and are starting to compete in races.
Again, we thank the 17 volunteers who made parkrun possible. They do a marvellous job, making sure that parkrun is safe, and that runners get their results. We needs an absolute minimum of 15 volunteers each week to be able to put Wepre parkrun on; 17 if you count the number checker (who helps us to get the results accurate) and the photographer. It is quite challenging at this time of year with so many of our regular volunteers not available (seven that I know of next week!) so we really need extra help. Don’t worry if you are not sure what to do, we make sure that we provide instruction and training. Besides, its's fun!
Please contact us via Facebook or via the website (see the link to weprehelpers). And it helps if you can opt into volunteer email from Wepre. (see link on website)
Rob (Run director)