WIDNES PARKRUN REPORT #104 – 21ST JANUARY 2017

This week we welcome a guest report writer, Barry Shackleton from Darwen Dashers.

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We are at the time of the year when cancellations can happen at a
moment's notice. Traditionally, January is the worst month of the year,
with December not far behind, and when the sky was clear of clouds on
Friday night and the temperature plunged we started to see the usual
parkrun postings on Facebook of inspections on Saturday morning. But
there was nothing from this parkrun venue, and no suggestion that it was
ever going to be off as 226 runners gathered at the bandstand on a cold,
but very sunny morning to hear Run Director Jo give her address.

She gave the First Timers a mention (of which there were 44), and those
who were new to parkrun and venturing out for the first time ever (of
which there were 24), and the visitors from other parkruns, and the
dogs, and the kids, and the runner who was celebrating their birthday by
running with us. Happy birthday to you.

And then it was time to set us away; ahead of us, three and a half
almost totally flat clockwise laps around Victoria Park, taking in the
delightful fountain, made more interesting on the first lap when running
congestion meant avoiding squelching the large droppings from the ducks
(geese? whatever they are) was almost impossible, and passing also the
bandstand three times which was great for the spectators.

I was lapped on the final lap by the front three runners who were
battling it out to be first. They were within touching distance of each
other as they entered the final kilometre and I would love to have seen
the exciting finish (but of course, I was left way, way behind) so I had
to rely on the results to tell me that the first runner home was Gareth
Howell of Liverpool Harriers who was appearing at Widnes for the First
Time. He pipped Will Kozer of Widnes Running Club by just 2 seconds and
the competition inspired Will to register a time just 3 seconds outside
his own Personal Best. Colin Bishop of Helsby RC finished in 3rd place
just 4 more seconds back and even though he was behind the other two,
Colin can console himself with the highest Age Grading of the day with
his 87.42%, a full 11% more than anyone else. Colin is also 3rd in the
all-time Age Grading chart at Widnes having previously run 89.93%.

The first lady to finish was Catherine Howard (wasn't she once married
to King Henry VIII - bet she has never heard that before?!) of Knowsley
Harriers AC who ran a stunning time of 19:16 to finish in 7th position
overall. She also lapped me and went past so fast I thought I was
walking. This was Catherine's 11th run at Widnes and she is the current
Ladies course record holder following her incredible run of 17:51 which
was achieved in October last year, and she is one of only ten ladies
ever to have run under 20 minutes at Widnes.

There were an incredible 40 runners who managed to run a Personal Best
time today, so well done to them. All aboard the PB Express.

One of those with a PB to her name was 2nd Lady Bobbie Lomax of
Warrington Running Club who is closing in on her 50-run T-shirt having
run 48 times, 12 of them at Widnes. Today she ran a time of 20:41 which
chipped 4 seconds from her time set the week before Christmas.

At Widnes parkrun the average number of Personal Bests achieved per week
is 40 so we were bang on the average this week.

CATEGORY RECORDS: You would have thought that with 40 new PBs one of the
Age Category records might have fallen, but not so.

The last Age Category to change was 3 weeks ago when Jan Roscoe set a
new record in the VW70 category.

99 runners today were ladies and 142 were men, and there were 25
juniors. Don't forget that while we love the youngsters running with us,
if the junior is under the age of 11 they MUST be accompanied at all
times during the run by an adult. It doesn't have to be a parent, but it
must be an adult they know.

There were 21 runners who were shown as 'unknown'. It's terrible to have
a brilliant run, maybe get a Personal Best, and then fail to have it
recognised because you have no barcode. PLEASE …. Don't Forget Your
Barcode.

Need a new barcode? Or would you like your result as a text? Follow the
link to your profile from your latest results email.

And remember, please don't take home your finish tokens. They are not
souveniers …….. DON'T BE A TOKEN MAGPIE. This week, tokens #168 and
#169 have gone missing and we really would like them back. If you have
them, please return them.

51 runners today were attached to running clubs and there were 169
unattached runners who were simply doing it for themselves.

The running clubs providing the most runners were the Widnes running
club and Warrington Running Club with 9 runners each.

Since Widnes parkrun started the Warrington Running Club have been
represented by 127 different runners, which is the most from any one
club, with St Helens Striders and Widnes Running Club both seeing more
than 60 of their runners attending.

The Widnes Running Club though are a long way ahead with completed
parkruns having seen their runners finish 1,265 times - the only club to
have had more than 1,000 completions.

HALL OF FAME

Those celebrating parkrun milestones with us this week were:

Clare Firth (Warrington Running Club) with 50 runs. Clare has run 19
times at Widnes having made her debut at our 2nd event in January 2015,
when she set her initial time of 29:04. Since then she has broken her
Personal Best time on 5 occasions, the last time being in January last
year with her time of 22:42.

Paula Talbot also with 50 runs. Paula has run 49 times at Widnes and her
only time away (which prevents her from being labelled an official
parkrun Agoraphobic) was a trip to Fell Foot parkrun at Newby Bridge.
She made her debut at Widnes on run #32 in August 2015 when she ran
33:57, and since then she has broken her PB on 16 occasions, the last
time being in December 2016 when she ran 24:49.

Both Clare and Paula will be receiving their Cardinal Red 50-run
T-shirts to commemorate their achievement and our congratulations go to
them.

Those who are knocking on the celebration door include:

John Preece (Warrington Running Club) 49 runs - (Cardinal Red 50-run
T-shirt next run)

Edie McGuinness 9 runs - (Junior white 10-run T-shirt next run)

Number of Commemorative T-shirts on show today:

Junior White (10 runs) - 10 runners

Cardinal Red (50 runs) - 31 runners

Jet Black (100 runs) - 5 runners

Green (250 runs) - 1 runner

Blue (500) - 0 runners

The top 5 attendees this week were:

Barry Shackleton (Darwen Dashers) 292 runs

Chris Falls (Widnes Running Club) 206 runs

Peter Stunell 156 runs

Paul Griffiths (Formula One Circuit Crew) 141 runs

Michael Williams (Helsby RC) 116 runs

These five runners have completed 911 parkruns between them.

Keep in touch with the latest goings-on at Widnes parkrun using one of
the following media:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/widnesparkrun

Facebook: www.facebook.com/widnesparkrun

Flickr: www.flickr.com/groups/widnes-parkrun [1]

Want to give feedback? Are there any corrections needed to this report?
Please e-mail widnesoffice@parkrun.com

VOLUNTEERS - REMEMBER that parkrun can only take place weekly because of
the volunteers and marshalls who give up their time on a Saturday
morning. If you want to get involved, email widneshelpers@parkrun.com.
This week, we had 19 credited volunteers so thank you all for giving
your support and cheering on the runners, especially the marshall stood
on the bench at the first corner who was particularly supportive to us
all. If you would like to help to keep the magic flowing, please get in
touch.

And potential runners remember that to officially take part at Widnes
(or any other parkrun anywhere in the world) you need to be registered
at www.parkrun.org.uk [2] but you only need to register once and the
barcode they give you will be needed each week when you have finished
the run. DON'T FORGET YOUR BARCODE.

This week's UK Stats: There were 425 parkruns, 15 cancellations, and the
total UK senior parkrun population was 107,028 which is the 2nd highest
total ever

parkrun stat of the week: After this weekend, more than 2,000,000 people
around the world have now completed a parkrun.

Widnes parkrun started on the 17th January 2015 with 206 runners and 16
volunteers. The course record was set in August 20161 by Matthew
Wigelsworth in 16:03, and the female course record was set by Catherine
Howard in October 2016 at 17:51. There have been 3,230 different runners
on the course, representing 167 different running clubs, and they have
completed 18,701 runs. The average attendance is 179 every week and
there have been 4,247 Personal Bests. The attendance record was set in
January 2016 at 316 which is the only time so far that the 300 number
has been passed. Widnes parkrunners have completed over 93,500Km and
have been running for 1 year and 26 days.

LOOKING FORWARD, we should see a parkrunner complete the 20,000th
parkrun at Widnes in about 6 weeks time - it could be you!

And that's it for the report for run #104. If you fancy writing a run
report, and putting your slant on it, get in touch. We would love to
hear from you.

Barry Shackleton #lovewidnesparkrun

 

 

Run Report 12 November 2016

Widnes parkrun
Event number 93
12th November 2016

Well done to everyone who came today on a very wet Saturday morning and extra thanks to our wonderful volunteers. We seemed to acquire duck cheerleaders at the finish funnel today too!

Run highlights as follows:

Male placings:
James ALLEN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:13 - third time in 4 appearances.
Michael HEYES (SM30-34) of Mersey-Tri, was second over the line in 17:48.
Andrew SHELBOURNE (SM25-29) of Widnes Running Club, was third over the line in 17:48.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew DOWDESWELL (Widnes Running Club) 3031 pts.
Dave BUCKLEY (Unattached) 2707 pts.
Chris FALLS (Warrington Running Club) 2337 pts.

Female placings:
Caroline BARROW (VW40-44) of Widnes Running Club, was first (17th overall) over the line in 21:50 - 5th time in 38 appearances.
Julia SHUKER (VW40-44) of St Helens Sutton AC, was second (32nd overall) over the line in 24:19 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Lily Ellen BYRNE (JW10) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 25:13.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline BARROW (Widnes Running Club) 3658 pts.
Sarah POLHILL (Unattached) 3223 pts.
Paula TALBOT (Unattached) 2897 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jan ROSCOE (VW70-74) was graded 81.17% for the time 27:26 (66th overall).
Dave BUCKLEY (VM55-59) was graded 79.76% for the time 19:16 (7th overall).
John HALSON (VM55-59) was graded 79.62% for the time 19:18 (8th overall).

This week there were 156 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Widnes parkrun started on 17th January 2015, and since then 2,959 different runners, including participants from 148 athletics clubs, have completed 16,714 runs covering a total distance of 83,570 km, and there have been 3,951 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Catherine HOWARD who ran in a time of 00:17:51 on 8th October 2016 (event number 88).
The male record is held by Matthew WIGELSWORTH who ran in a time of 00:16:03 on 27th August 2016 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded a 90.69% run (22:01) on 9th July 2016 (event number 76).

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

 

Run Report 5 November 2016

Widnes parkrun
Event number 92
5th November 2016

Today's parkrun was taken over by members of Widnes Running Club, who provided marshals and pacers for the course. An amazing 34 people were new to parkrun today, and 64 personal bests were recorded, so lots of celebrations for everyone today.

Run highlights as follows:

Male placings:
Luke REDDY (SM30-34) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, was first over the line in 16:42 - 6th time in 7 appearances.
Steve ANDERS (VM35-39) of St Helens Sutton AC, was second over the line in 16:45 - was first to finish once before.
Simon BEADMAN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:07.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew DOWDESWELL (Widnes Running Club) 3031 pts.
Dave BUCKLEY (Unattached) 2613 pts.
Chris FALLS (Warrington Running Club) 2252 pts.

Female placings:
Rebecca SARGEANT (SW25-29) of Mossley Hill AC, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 22:18 - first time in 2 appearances.
Marina MAXWELL (VW40-44) of Widnes Running Club, was second (29th overall) over the line in 22:44.
Caroline BARROW (VW40-44) of Widnes Running Club, was third (30th overall) over the line in 22:52 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline BARROW (Widnes Running Club) 3558 pts.
Sarah POLHILL (Unattached) 3129 pts.
Paula TALBOT (Unattached) 2800 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Steve ANDERS (VM35-39) was graded 79.70% for the time 16:45 (second overall).
Luke REDDY (SM30-34) was graded 77.84% for the time 16:42 (first overall).
Simon BEADMAN (VM40-44) was graded 77.64% for the time 18:07 (third overall).

This week there were 234 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Widnes parkrun started on 17th January 2015, and since then 2,943 different runners, including participants from 148 athletics clubs, have completed 16,558 runs covering a total distance of 82,790 km, and there have been 3,926 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Catherine HOWARD who ran in a time of 00:17:51 on 8th October 2016 (event number 88).
The male record is held by Matthew WIGELSWORTH who ran in a time of 00:16:03 on 27th August 2016 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded a 90.69% run (22:01) on 9th July 2016 (event number 76).

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

 

 

Run Report 15 October 2016

Widnes parkrun
Event number 89
15th October 2016

A big hello to the Hough Green Scout and Guide group who joined us this week. Lovely to see different aspects of the community coming together.

Thanks to all of our volunteers for helping to make each week happen. We could not keep parkrun going without you.

Run highlights as follows:

Male placings:
Jon-Jo DOHERTY (SM30-34) of St Helens Striders, was first over the line in 17:28 - first appearance.
Phil RIDING (VM40-44) of Penny Lane Striders, was second over the line in 18:23.
Andrew DOWDESWELL (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:57.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew DOWDESWELL (Unattached) 2742 pts.
Dave BUCKLEY (Unattached) 2518 pts.
Chris FALLS (Warrington Running Club) 1998 pts.

Female placings:
Caroline BARROW (VW40-44) of Widnes Running Club, was first (21st overall) over the line in 21:59 - third time in 34 appearances.
Katherine LAWRINSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (43rd overall) over the line in 24:47.
Julia SHUKER (VW40-44) of St Helens Sutton AC, was third (44th overall) over the line in 24:50 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline BARROW (Widnes Running Club) 3259 pts.
Sarah POLHILL (Unattached) 2854 pts.
Paula TALBOT (Unattached) 2613 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jan ROSCOE (VW70-74) was graded 79.90% for the time 27:52 (80th overall).
Robert WOOD (VM55-59) was graded 79.04% for the time 20:07 (11th overall).
Joe MCGRATH (VM55-59) was graded 77.62% for the time 20:29 (13th overall).

This week there were 176 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Widnes parkrun started on 17th January 2015, and since then 2,873 different runners, including participants from 148 athletics clubs, have completed 15,967 runs covering a total distance of 79,835 km, and there have been 3,796 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Catherine HOWARD who ran in a time of 00:17:51 on 8th October 2016 (event number 88).
The male record is held by Matthew WIGELSWORTH who ran in a time of 00:16:03 on 27th August 2016 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded a 90.69% run (22:01) on 9th July 2016 (event number 76).

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

 

Run Report 1 October 2016

Widnes parkrun
Event number 87
1st October 2016

A bit of a different parkrun today! During the event in the park last weekend, all of our signs and finish funnel had been moved into the cafe building. We could see them but couldn't reach them! With no access, and no one available to open early, the parkrun team did a fantastic job of carrying on regardless, with extra loud marshals and a human funnel at the finish. Thanks for being patient and working with us, and well done to all the volunteers for keeping it going.

Today's run highlights as follows:

Male placings:
Martin FILLINGHAM (VM45-49) of Saltaire Striders, was first over the line in 17:37 - second time in 5 appearances.
Andrew DUNNING (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:55.
Simon BEADMAN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:04.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew DOWDESWELL (Unattached) 2567 pts.
Dave BUCKLEY (Unattached) 2326 pts.
Chris FALLS (Warrington Running Club) 1876 pts.

Female placings:
Chloe READ (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 21:58 - first appearance.
Caroline BARROW (VW40-44) of Widnes Running Club, was second (20th overall) over the line in 22:12 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Michelle MEADOWS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (50th overall) over the line in 24:54.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline BARROW (Widnes Running Club) 3159 pts.
Sarah POLHILL (Unattached) 2675 pts.
Paula TALBOT (Unattached) 2520 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin FILLINGHAM (VM45-49) was graded 80.51% for the time 17:37 (first overall).
Jan ROSCOE (VW70-74) was graded 78.91% for the time 28:13 (91st overall).
Simon BEADMAN (VM40-44) was graded 77.86% for the time 18:04 (third overall).

This week there were 165 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Widnes parkrun started on 17th January 2015, and since then 2,839 different runners, including participants from 148 athletics clubs, have completed 15,613 runs covering a total distance of 78,065 km, and there have been 3,707 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Angie BLICK who ran in a time of 00:18:02 on 12th March 2016 (event number 59).
The male record is held by Matthew WIGELSWORTH who ran in a time of 00:16:03 on 27th August 2016 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded a 90.69% run (22:01) on 9th July 2016 (event number 76).

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

 

Run Report 17 September 2016

Widnes parkrun
Event number 86
17th September 2016

Well done to everyone who ran, walked and volunteered today.

Don't forget, there is no Widnes parkrun next Saturday due to an event in the park.

Run highlights as follows:

Male placings:
Thomas O'DOWD (SM25-29) of Knowsley Harriers AC, was first over the line in 17:30 - second time in 4 appearances.
Chris FITZPATRICK (VM35-39) of Helsby RC, was second over the line in 17:37.
Liam KEENAN (JM11-14) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:55 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew DOWDESWELL (Unattached) 2470 pts.
Dave BUCKLEY (Unattached) 2234 pts.
Chris FALLS (Warrington Running Club) 1791 pts.

Female placings:
Harriet BAIN (JW10) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, was first (11th overall) over the line in 21:29 - 7th time in 28 appearances.
Caroline BARROW (VW40-44) of Widnes Running Club, was second (14th overall) over the line in 21:33 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Sarah FRANKLIN (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (17th overall) over the line in 21:41 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline BARROW (Widnes Running Club) 3060 pts.
Sarah POLHILL (Unattached) 2581 pts.
Paula TALBOT (Unattached) 2424 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Harriet BAIN (JW10) was graded 79.44% for the time 21:29 (11th overall).
Liam KEENAN (JM11-14) was graded 79.16% for the time 17:55 (third overall).
Dave BUCKLEY (VM55-59) was graded 77.94% for the time 19:43 (8th overall).

This week there were 190 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Widnes parkrun started on 17th January 2015, and since then 2,815 different runners, including participants from 146 athletics clubs, have completed 15,448 runs covering a total distance of 77,240 km, and there have been 3,676 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Angie BLICK who ran in a time of 00:18:02 on 12th March 2016 (event number 59).
The male record is held by Matthew WIGELSWORTH who ran in a time of 00:16:03 on 27th August 2016 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded a 90.69% run (22:01) on 9th July 2016 (event number 76).

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

 

Run Report 3 September 2016

Widnes parkrun
Event number 84
3rd September 2016

It was a wet and windy start to September so well done to everyone who came to run today, and to our volunteers for standing in the rain.

Congratulations to Agata Rutkowska on her 50th parkrun.

Run highlights as follows:

Male placings:
Liam KEENAN (JM11-14) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:11 - first time in 3 appearances.
Simon BEADMAN (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:18.
Phil RIDING (VM40-44) of Penny Lane Striders, was third over the line in 18:46.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew DOWDESWELL (Unattached) 2470 pts.
Dave BUCKLEY (Unattached) 2052 pts.
Carl PRATT (Helsby RC) 1787 pts.

Female placings:
Lisa CLAYTON (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (23rd overall) over the line in 22:25 - 9th time in 30 appearances.
Caroline BARROW (VW40-44) of Widnes Running Club, was second (26th overall) over the line in 22:38 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Joanne Carol HANSEN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 22:53.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline BARROW (Widnes Running Club) 2864 pts.
Sarah POLHILL (Unattached) 2412 pts.
Paula TALBOT (Unattached) 2242 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Liam KEENAN (JM11-14) was graded 78.00% for the time 18:11 (first overall).
Simon BEADMAN (VM40-44) was graded 76.87% for the time 18:18 (second overall).
Phil RIDING (VM40-44) was graded 73.80% for the time 18:46 (third overall).

This week there were 165 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.

Widnes parkrun started on 17th January 2015, and since then 2,766 different runners, including participants from 143 athletics clubs, have completed 15,068 runs covering a total distance of 75,340 km, and there have been 3,602 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Angie BLICK who ran in a time of 00:18:02 on 12th March 2016 (event number 59).
The male record is held by Matthew WIGELSWORTH who ran in a time of 00:16:03 on 27th August 2016 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded a 90.69% run (22:01) on 9th July 2016 (event number 76).

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

 

Run Report 27 August 2016

Widnes parkrun
Event number 83
27th August 2016

A dedicated 167 runners decided to start their bank holiday weekend the best possible way with a parkrun. Thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their time to make the event happen.

The course record was beaten again this week! Personal records were also set for 35 of you, congratulations.

Run highlights as follows:

Male placings:
Matthew WIGELSWORTH (SM18-19) of Warrington AC, was first over the line in 16:03 - second time in 2 appearances.
Andrew DUNNING (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:32.
Chris FITZPATRICK (VM35-39) of Helsby RC, was third over the line in 17:41.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew DOWDESWELL (Unattached) 2382 pts.
Dave BUCKLEY (Unattached) 2052 pts.
Carl PRATT (Helsby RC) 1701 pts.

Female placings:
Elizabeth WRIGHT (JW15-17) of Warrington AC, was first (9th overall) over the line in 19:45 - first appearance.
Caroline BARROW (VW40-44) of Widnes Running Club, was second (16th overall) over the line in 21:54 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Fiona HALL (VW35-39) of Widnes Running Club, was third (27th overall) over the line in 23:07.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline BARROW (Widnes Running Club) 2765 pts.
Sarah POLHILL (Unattached) 2412 pts.
Paula TALBOT (Unattached) 2151 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jan ROSCOE (VW70-74) was graded 82.47% for the time 27:00 (72nd overall).
Matthew WIGELSWORTH (SM18-19) was graded 82.14% for the time 16:03 (first overall).
Elizabeth WRIGHT (JW15-17) was graded 78.48% for the time 19:45 (9th overall).

This week there were 167 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Widnes parkrun started on 17th January 2015, and since then 2,741 different runners, including participants from 143 athletics clubs, have completed 14,903 runs covering a total distance of 74,515 km, and there have been 3,564 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Angie BLICK who ran in a time of 00:18:02 on 12th March 2016 (event number 59).
The male record is held by Matthew WIGELSWORTH who ran in a time of 00:16:03 on 27th August 2016 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded a 90.69% run (22:01) on 9th July 2016 (event number 76).

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

 

Run Report 20 August 2016

Widnes parkrun
Event number 82
20th August 2016

A very mixed bag weather-wise this morning, so well done to everyone who braved the wet start and thank you to our volunteers for keeping everything going.

We were happy to meet a parkrun tourist all the way from Melbourne. We hope he had fun!

This week's run highlights as follows:

Male placings:
David TAYLOR (SM25-29) of Wesham Road Runners AC, was first over the line in 17:47 - first appearance.
Jack ANTROBUS (SM30-34) of Spectrum Striders RC, was second over the line in 18:37.
Liam KEENAN (JM11-14) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:55.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew DOWDESWELL (Unattached) 2288 pts.
Dave BUCKLEY (Unattached) 2052 pts.
Carl PRATT (Helsby RC) 1612 pts.

Female placings:
Sarah FRANKLIN (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:27 - first appearance.
Caroline BARROW (VW40-44) of Widnes Running Club, was second (20th overall) over the line in 22:29 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Michelle MEADOWS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 25:21.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline BARROW (Widnes Running Club) 2666 pts.
Sarah POLHILL (Unattached) 2412 pts.
Paula TALBOT (Unattached) 2061 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Robert WOOD (VM55-59) was graded 78.00% for the time 20:23 (10th overall).
Peter FOALE (VM60-64) was graded 75.76% for the time 21:56 (16th overall).
Liam KEENAN (JM11-14) was graded 74.98% for the time 18:55 (third overall).

This week there were 144 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Widnes parkrun started on 17th January 2015, and since then 2,714 different runners, including participants from 142 athletics clubs, have completed 14,736 runs covering a total distance of 73,680 km, and there have been 3,529 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Angie BLICK who ran in a time of 00:18:02 on 12th March 2016 (event number 59).
The male record is held by Matthew WIGELSWORTH who ran in a time of 00:16:08 on 13th August 2016 (event number 81).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded a 90.69% run (22:01) on 9th July 2016 (event number 76).

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

 

Run Report 13 August 2016

Widnes parkrun
Event number 81
13th August 2016

A new course best was set today, which is fantastic. Congratulations too to the 27 new personal bests set today, and to those who joined us for the very first time. Lots of reasons to be proud.

As always thanks to our volunteers for making everything happen behind the scenes. Without them, parkrun wouldn't happen each week.

Run highlights as follows:

Male placings:
Matthew WIGELSWORTH (SM18-19) of Warrington AC, was first over the line in 16:08 - first appearance.
Jack ANTROBUS (SM30-34) of Spectrum Striders RC, was second over the line in 18:16.
Greg WILLIAMS (SM30-34) of St Helens Sutton AC, was third over the line in 18:40.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew DOWDESWELL (Unattached) 2191 pts.
Dave BUCKLEY (Unattached) 2052 pts.
Carl PRATT (Helsby RC) 1612 pts.

Female placings:
Jenny ILLIDGE (SW20-24) of Helsby RC, was first (14th overall) over the line in 20:48 - first appearance.
Bobbie LOMAX (VW40-44) of Warrington Running Club, was second (16th overall) over the line in 21:11 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Caroline BARROW (VW40-44) of Widnes Running Club, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 22:16 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline BARROW (Widnes Running Club) 2567 pts.
Sarah POLHILL (Unattached) 2412 pts.
Paula TALBOT (Unattached) 1968 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Matthew WIGELSWORTH (SM18-19) was graded 81.71% for the time 16:08 (first overall).
Martin CORTVRIEND (VM60-64) was graded 79.82% for the time 20:49 (15th overall).
Stephen MCNICHOLAS (VM50-54) was graded 77.50% for the time 19:20 (6th overall).

This week there were 187 runners, of whom 18 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Widnes parkrun started on 17th January 2015, and since then 2,694 different runners, including participants from 141 athletics clubs, have completed 14,592 runs covering a total distance of 72,960 km, and there have been 3,504 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Angie BLICK who ran in a time of 00:18:02 on 12th March 2016 (event number 59).
The male record is held by Matthew WIGELSWORTH who ran in a time of 00:16:08 on 13th August 2016 (event number 81).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded a 90.69% run (22:01) on 9th July 2016 (event number 76).

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

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