Wepre parkrun run report for 16th February 2019

This week was the 144th parkrun at Wepre park and we were joined by 156 runners taking the total number of runners to have completed the course to 4,007 since we first began. Buckley Runners Sean Truett was first finisher achieving a new PB of 18:50. Well done Sean. 15 different clubs were represented, and 32 New PB’s achieved. 17 first timers ran with us.

The 50 parkrun Milestone was achieved by William Brooks, Stephen Jones and Michael Round – well done to you all.

23 volunteers helped the event run smoothly, and we couldn’t run the event without people giving up their time to make it happen. We are always looking for additional support, so if you enjoy helping please enlist a friend. And if you’ve never helped before we are a friendly bunch and we’ll show you the ropes. Email us at wepre@parkrun.com for more info.

The weather for Saturday 23rd looks glorious with bright sunshine forecast all day, so join us in the park to run, walk, or volunteer.

See you Saturday, don’t forget your barcode.

Ann (RD)


Happy New Year from Wepre parkrun!

What a start to 2019! New Year’s Day at Wepre parkrun saw a record turnout of 304 runners come along to celebrate the New Year with us. We were thrilled that so many of you came along! Among those who ran 96 were first timers, 42 different running clubs were represented, and 35 new PB’s were achieved. Wepre first timer Ryan Davis from Wrexham AAC was first finisher in 17:40, well done Ryan.The NYD International Double event with Chester parkrun was a popular choice, with an incredible 226 runners completing Wepre before heading to Chester, along with 9 of our volunteers. We were supported by 30 of our loyal helpers who gave up their time (and their lie in) to help make our first parkrun of the year a success – thank you all!

Today was quieter in the park with 159 runners joining us, 22 of those were first timers. Daniel Paddock was first finisher in 20:10 on his 100th parkrun – well done Daniel. The 100 milestone was also achieved by Donna Culff and Lynne Crocombe – well done both! 36 runners achieved new PB’s today and 14 clubs were represented. Thanks to the 24 volunteers that came to help us. If your New Years Resolution involves running more or volunteering more, we would love to see you at Wepre parkrun. You can run, jog, or walk, and you will never be last (our tailwalkers make sure of that). We welcome new volunteers, full training is given and your role can be as technical or non-technical as you like. Please contact us if you’d like to help.

Happy New Year to all our runners and volunteers, and all the best for 2019.

See you in the park, Saturday morning for a 9am start. Don’t forget your barcode.

Ann (RD) and the Wepre Team.


Run Report Event number 133 1st December 2018

Wepre parkrun
Event number 133
1st December 2018

This week 103 people ran, jogged and walked the muddy course, of whom 6 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Nicola KAY • Owain MORRIS • Vincent EDWARDS • Rob MACKEY • David LYTH • Len WHITNEY • Elouise ROBINSON • Catherine ROBINSON • Karl FORMSTONE • Sheila BARBER • Ralph ROWLANDS • Isobel WITTY • Jenny BOWES • Jen BOWDEN • Stu JONES • Sarah BROWN • Stuart BROWN • Lydia BROWN • Jude ROBINSON
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 3,697 participants have completed 17,162 parkruns covering a total distance of 85,810 km, including 3,965 new Personal Bests. A total of 342 individuals have volunteered 2,719 times.


Wepre parkrun #132 Black Friday offer extended!

On a lovely November morning 38 people took up our generous offer of free entry for next week’s Wepre parkrun by achieving a new personal best. Congratulations to you all. See you next week.

The offer was so successful that run director team agreed that it should be extended to include the 22 first timers as it seemed unfair that they were unable to claim this benefit.

It was pointed out to us that even this improved offer discriminated against the other 99 people who ran, jogged and walked the course today, and all of the millions of parkrunners around the world.

As such it has been agreed that Wepre parkrun will be free to everyone next week (and every other week). All you have to do to claim your free parkrun is to turn up at Wepre Park at 9.00 on Saturday, with your barcode and run, jog or walk around the scenic 5 km course. At the end we scan your barcode and your finish token and soon after you get your results sent to you be email or text. It's magic!

But it’s only possible because of our wonderful volunteers, 22 of them this week who give up their time to make parkrun happen. Huge thanks to them. Why not come and join them! It's fun.

Wepre parkrun #132 on Saturday 24th November was excellent, weather was dry and fairly warm. We had a wonderful 149 finishers, really pleased with that. And Colette ran her 50th parkrun. Congratulations to her and thanks to Penyffordd Run Club for coming along to support her.

See you all next week to claim your free run!

Rob (Run Director)


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)

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