R-L, Al Bremner, Simon Armitt, Olivia Flannagan and Colette McGrath all under the brollie!
The third official storm of autumn, Storm Callum, blew in and caused the cancellation of one of our neighbour parkrun’s at Lyme Park today. However despite the wind and the rain it was really warm which was a pleasant surprise!
No surprise was the fact that our excellent setup crew, namely Al Bremner and Simon Armitt had everything under control and even Gloria the Gazebo looked relatively untroubled by the conditions. So a big thank you at the start of this week’s runreport to all our amazing volunteers, not just Al and Simon but everyone one of you who helped make this a fun and safe event. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so by opting in on your run profile and email the office to be added for a particular event.
For the regular readers of the news section, that’s the three of you plus my mum, you will have seen the announcement that we are again holding our Christmas Day parkrun at 9am so a great way to start the big day. Because we all like a glass of Prosecco or similar, we are holding the New Year’s Day parkrun at the later time of 10:30 am. It is also to allow some of the crazies out there to run two registered parkruns on the one day in the year that it is permitted. Watch out for further announcements as we collate information about our neighbouring parkrun’s intentions. Again, we do need volunteers so please remember to opt in.
Andrew Keay and Rebecca Duff scanned today
It was great to see Tomos Rands, our recently enobled Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award holder return from his new Uni for the weekend and he was back at Wilmslow parkrun volunteering again at 9am! Thanks for doing the new runners briefing Tomos, lovely to see you again!
Today we had two pacers again, veteran Colin Davies pacing at 28:00 minutes and Ian Rankin at 32:00, great to have you guys, watch out for details of forthcoming pacing weekends coming up.
Another volunteer deserving a special mention was Gordon McKinnon, normally from Southport parkrun who as he was visiting, wanted to help out here today,. Thank you again Gordon. Gordon has now volunteered 25 times and therefore will be receiving his special purple volunteers t-shirt and purple results icon very soon,
So a big thank you to all the volunteers.
And a big warm welcome to the newbies and tourists today. There were 24 of you in total of whom 8 were first timers. We hope you enjoyed the run and good luck on what promises to be an amazing journey for you. Today’s Newbies are Ravi Mohindra, Sunil Mohindra, Phillip Dawson, Oliver Cork, Charlie McCartney, Ruby Munday, Hannah Lomas and Robert Kinsey. We look forward to seeing you all again soon, especially for the difficult second run.
Isla and Poppy discuss tactics pre race
Run Director Nicky Mowat got the show underway though the wind did mean it wasn’t easy for most people to hear her voice. We are looking still at a portable PA system so the safety announcements can be heard, especially as conditions make it even more important heading further into autumn.
But after a delayed start, due to an accident in the airport tunnels which delayed a few runners arriving, we were off!
The course was somewhat covered in branches and leaves but fortunately they were not the wrong sort and there were no incidents to report.
In the male section Mark Collier, (Davenport Runners) returned to take first male finisher with a PB. He was followed closely by tourist and first timer here, Aiden Moyles. Welcome Aiden and well done. Finley Greenwood was third male finisher.
Another PB, this time to our first female Rebecca Jackson, (Ealing Eagles), brilliant run Rebecca, sub 21 beckons! Poppy Schneider was next female and also on the podium were Sue Harrison and Jane Abushal. Well done everybody!
A special mention to another Big Al, Alan Sartorious-Jones who was visiting from Runcorn and Run Sandymoor. Al, who is a visually disabled runner has now been to 18 different locations and attended today with colleagues Steve Williams and Clive Smallwood. Awesome work, Big Al and friends, good luck going forward in getting your Cow Cow buff, received when a parkrunner has been to 25 different locations.
Our penultimate runner, Beatrice Zuokumor, on her 3rd official run, gained another PB, Beatrice has knocked off 4 minutes since she started with us, in the sunshine, on her phone, as she walked the course in September. Today she seemed to be running most of the way which is a great achievement. Keep it up, Beatrice!
Amongst the 16 tourists, welcome to the gang who joined us in Nourish for some breakfast. Here we have Phil and Maria (with Cow Cow buff) Craven, Paul Simpson, Lisa Pullen, John Blease and our second fastest finisher Aiden Moyles. Great to have met you guys and glad you enjoyed your spot of parkrun tourism here at Wilmslow.
We also met Phillip Dawson doing his first parkrun with friends, Richard Lamb and Tariq Bourdoune , all 3 posted times under 23:00 so great running guys.
A big hug to Bev the Bobble for holding the fort last week with her runreport whilst I was away completing an Ironman event in Spain, raising funds for Team Lewis. There is still time to donate, thanks to Wilmslow parkrunners who have done so already. Click on this link to read the story about Lewis Crossley.
Good luck to everyone who has events this weekend. Tracy Bown in her first ever cross country event, Colin Davies in the Tatton 10k and the many of you entered into the Manchester Half Marathon, what a cool medal it looks! Send us your pictures to either our Facebook or Twitter feeds and we can have them in next week’s runreport. Good luck, it looks like it might be a wet morning!
Thanks as always to Cafe Azul for providing hot drinks before and after, and also some paper cups to serve the liquid refreshments as we forgot the champagne flutes!
Next week we have Tim Hurrell on potentially his 100th parkrun, treats at the ready Tim! Neil McGowan is on 96, (treat alert Neil)
We also have Barun Chatterjee on 49 so about to join the red T-shirt brigade.What a great excuse for more treats and celebrtations with your parkrun family! If you have a milestone approaching, please give us the heads up, and celebrate in style with your new extended family!
Thanks for reaching this far. In 2 weeks we have our famous and scary Halloween Fancy Dress parkrun, time to get those costumes and cobwebs ready. More piccies below. As ever, thanks for reading. WJ
Event number 185
13th October 2018
This week 161 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Roy POWNALL • Don BULLOUGH • Andy WATTS • Colin DAVIES • Nicky MOWAT • Caroline CROSSWELL • Mat REES • Colette MCGRATH
Tomos RANDS • Andrew KEAY • Gordon MCKINNON • Rachael TAIT • Tony FLANNAGAN • Tracy BOWN • Nic BOWN • William DEVIC • Matt COWELL
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wilmslow parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who recorded a time of 15:50 on 17th June 2017 (event number 114).
The female record is held by Diane Elizabeth MCVEY who recorded a time of 18:08 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 125).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann-Marie JONES who recorded 91.09% (22:15) on 20th January 2018 (event number 147).
Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 4,961 participants have completed 26,189 parkruns covering a total distance of 130,945 km, including 5,160 new Personal Bests.