All in a Volunteers Day

By Roger Whitehead

Today we had so many different aspects to our parkrun which illustrated how well our volunteers coped and worked as a great team.

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Thanks to the early morning inspection we were well prepared to tackle the slippery icy slope at the near hill. Mat Rees arrived with the grit and he, Simon Armitt and Neil McGowan set about gritting the surface. Sadly their efforts were in vain as the surface remained too slippery to run on so we launched Operation Grass Verge and diverted runners to the verges both up and down for this weeks run.

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At the start area the western side had also become a muddy sump and this was cordoned off to protect the surface by Tom Curran and Max Waterfield.

Today we were visited by our regional parkrun ambassador Ian Taylor who has the run the course 8 times in his 243 runs to date and who volunteers to visit the local parkruns and ensure all goes smoothly and appropriately.

He was therefore not obliged to listen to Bev Denby give the first timers briefing along with Tomos Rands!

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Tomos’s sister Erin turned up to volunteer on the results desk and Graham Duce turned up in place of his poorly daughter to take on her marshalling position. We also had Gillian Reynolds looking to volunteer her husband (!) but we were blessed with plenty of volunteers today to help monitor the icy patches with Olivia Flannagen and Louis Dunbar-Creasley all pitching in on the day.

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Helen Curran, marshalling on the first bridge was announced by Run Director Wayne Jaffe as having delayed her 100th run to next Saturday for her birthday celebration and the runners were asked to wish her well. This worked too well with Helen and a few of the other lady marshals being congratulated by the enthusiastic runners! Nonetheless a good dress rehearsal for next week when she will be 100! Helen has also announced she will celebrate her 100th parkrun (and not her 100th birthday) by bringing cakey treats next week!

Celebrating his 100th today was Kostas Yiasoumi who didn’t bring any cakes much to his embarrassment but did bring his son Panicos along for his first ever parkrun. That’s also good!

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We welcomed back Poppy Schneider and had Richard Pavey and James Eyre volunteer to to be her responsible adults as Simon who had agreed to do this role, had to withdraw due to an injury.

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Late on in the run were we kept busy helping other park users enjoy the walk without going headlong into the returning runners. One portly gentleman needing more encouragement than most to understand that we were really trying to protect him and his dog from the fast returning sprinters and a blind dog walker was similarly escorted across the near bridge by Mat and Simon along with his wife.

This just goes to show how having volunteers ensures a safe, injury and complaint free running of the event.

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Therefore as Wayne Jaffe suggested in his run briefing as we applauded the work of volunteers across the globe, that everyone clapping should sign up and volunteer in 2018!
So thanks to all the volunteers mentioned up till now plus in the lists below, come and join this great group!

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Andrew Whittingham led the runners home clear of the a strong finishing sprint group which had Daniel Bundred, Harry Bachofner and James Knockton fight out a really close finish with the last 2 both achieving PBs.

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For the ladies we saw Ann-Marie Jones take first finishers post with a PB but even more impressively, Ann-Marie set a new age groupers record of 91.09%. This is a very impressive statistic. So well done Ann-Marie!

From an experienced 60-64 year old we then had a J10 runner Poppy Schneider take second female and then Mici Oliver in her first female podium finish!

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Well done to all the podium position people!

Well done to everyone who started their first ever parkrun with Will Roberts, Neil Roberts, Erika Burwood, Paula Lockett, Cara Coffin, Panicos Yiasoumi, Joseph McMullin, Alexander Munro, Thomas Giblin and Jordan Clark. A very warm oarkrun welcome to you all.

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Of our 10 runs, Ellen Summers achieved a PB along with 21 others which considering it was a slower course today was pretty good running!

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Roger Whitehead was back taking great photos and posting them early on the facebook page, check them out via Flickr.

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Colin Davies paced at 28 and helped Karen Mclaughlin, returning from injury achieve an early return to work target of sub 28, by one second! Colin will be pacing 27 next week.

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Parkrun Uk in the weekly blog suggested we should send pictures of the token sorting so it was fitting that having arranged a picture of all the token being sorted in Nourish by Sarah Gleave, Steve and Louis Creasy, that Louis should then drop them all over the floor! Just a small blip in an otherwise faultless operation!

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Next week we have Helen celebrating her 100th run on her birthday and maybe more cake! Tom, her teenage son had asked for a mini beer keg as well but mum was not impressed!
We also have Helen Frank potentially turning up for her 50th run so even more cake, hopefully!

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Thanks for reaching this far and as ever thanks for reading. WJ

 

Wilmslow parkrun Event number 147 20th January 2018

This week 170 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests.

Representatives of 18 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

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Claire NORTHCOTE • Helen CURRAN • Neil MCGOWAN •

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Anthony COLLIER • Andrew DOOLEY • Tom CURRAN •

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Pippa PRICE • Steven CREASEY • Mark WARD •

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Lee SHAUL • Mat REES • Wayne JAFFE • Simon ARMITT •

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Sarah GLEAVE • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Tomos RANDS •

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Max WATERFIELD • Andrew POWERS • Aidan STOTT •

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Graham DUCE • Andrew KEAY • Elin RANDS • Louis DUNBAR-CREASEY

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

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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).

By Roger Whitehead
Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 3,975 participants have completed 19,640 parkruns covering a total distance of 98,200 km, including 4,097 new Personal Bests.

By Roger Whitehead

 

Winter Blues? Not in Wilmslow!

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How is it that on a cold winters morning we suddenly have such a warm glow? Clearly we are witnessing the power of parkrun to inspire those who aspire to enjoy life and improve all aspects of their wellbeing, both physical and mental. This creates moments like today when over 200 of you turn up for a regular parkrun. This was not a pre Xmas or New Year special, it was Wilmslow parkrun #146 and the largest crowd outside these special periods we have experienced! Thank you everybody who turned up, from the 211 finishers to the dozens of volunteers and all the supporters.

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For the record, this was the largest January attendance, the two previous equivalent weekends had 122 and 110.  It was the third highest attendance ever. Thankfully we are geared up to handle up to 400 of you so we have more capacity, even if the car park does get full to bursting!

Another interesting point for fellow parkrun nerds are the new iphone scanners and timer app which allows us to roster extra volunteers into these roles as required without any extra expense to the group in providing expensive kit, thanks to the Australian parkrun designed app, available for free at the iPhone store. Today we had three scanners and the funnel moved along smoothly. Click below to see all 146 runs so far at Wilmslow.

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I knew it was going to be a good day when I saw a stranger bearing gifts. Obviously my mum always taught me never to take chocolates off a strange man, but this guy had a parkrun tee shirt and a cow-cow buff around his neck indicating he was a well-travelled parkrun tourist. He also 4 boxes of Heroes which I gladly accepted on everyone’s behalf!

So a big thank you to Paul Chapman from Long Eaton, Leicestershire who was completing his 250th parkrun here at Wilmslow and very kindly celebrated with the entire field, thank you to Paul and partner Katie, who went on to complete her 268th parkrun as the first female finisher.

Thanks to Wayne Jaffe who stepped in a short notice to deliver the First timers briefing along with Tom Curran, who as a Duke of Edinburgh volunteer is learning more and more volunteer roles that help Parkrun happen.

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Run Director today was Nicky Mowat who we are delighted to see back on the RD step ladder. She wasted little time in delivering the welcome messages and safety briefings, it's like riding a bike, you never forget!

 

One man and his dog about to experience the joy of Wilmslow parkrun, head on!

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Today we had 18 first timers all of whom had registered, well done everybody! Welcome to Adelle Holt who along with her pram has kick started her running career, hope you and the family enjoyed yourselves?

And the Newbies today are, drum roll please…..

Julie Jordan, Andrew Jordan, Emily Gibson, Susan Pegg, Sarah Postlewhite, Anthony Eyre, Mark Williams, Christel Lyell, Adelle Holt, Carolyn Purcell, Emma Mould, Kate Bryant, Rebecca Wiltshire, Kate Hughes, Gareth Hughes, Alexander Lyell, Nick Lamb and Ashley Farrell. Fantastic to see you and good luck on your new journey.

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Also I want to highlight some of last week’s newbies who returned for a second consecutive parkrun, well done! This is statistically the hardest run to complete and 8 of you who attended last week for the first time did come back and smash your PBs in the process so well done. Heidi Dowie, Alice Roberts, Minna Wilke, Mark Jordan, Lara Jordan, Katy Wardle, Alex Pegg, and Ben Gray, Also big congrats to Helen Chatin-Wray and Mandy Winckworth who are closing in a new PBs during their formative weeks! Keep on running!

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All the newbies today, big hugs and thanks to those posted nice things on Twitter about you experience. Even Paul Sinton-Hewitt, the founder of parkrun was moved to like Julie Jordan’s tweet.

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Well done to first male finisher Paul Cockshott. Davis Burgess was second and Daniels Kucerjavijs third. Good running gentlemen!

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Amongst the women we had Katie Cotton, visiting from Long Eaton with her Heroes followed by Sue Harrison and Phillipa Whittingham in third finisher position.

 

Colin Davies was asked to pace 26 minutes by Tony Collier today, Colin did what Colin always does, paced 26:00 on the nose! Tony was ahead so a happy bunny, Wayne was 4 seconds behind with a new PB, also a happy bunny. Thanks again Colin for your help!

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Manchester Vegan runners had a meet here today, many of you will have seen pink haired Mici dashing through the field during one of her 52 runs but today she was joined by 10 of fellow dietary group, hope you all enjoyed yourselves?

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Roger Whitehead was quick to finish his run and then snap away some of the finishers and volunteers, checkout his brilliant pictures on Flick. Thanks for downloading them so quickly Roger! Roger has also posted heaps of photos from last week's run, during the week. So keep checking back regularly!

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To all the other volunteers a big thank you. It would be great if everyone volunteered at least once, hopefully once every few months. There are quite a few regular runners who never have volunteered for any parkrun, please make it your New Years resolution to change that in 2018. Check out the future rota by clicking this link below.

future roster | Wilmslow parkrun.

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We must also acknowledge the help from the fledgling Macclesfield parkrun organising group who are learning their trade based here in Wilmslow and who between them are covering all the individual volunteering roles. The latest news I hear is that Macclesfield parkrun will start up in the late spring.

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Lookng forward to next week, Costas Yiasoumi and Helen Curran are both on 99, will either of them reach the magic 100 next week? Tune in or even better turn up and see for yourselves, live!
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Thanks for reaching this far, more pics to follow. Thanks as ever for reading. WJ

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Wilmslow parkrun
Event number 146
13th January 2018

This week 211 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

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Roger WHITEHEAD • Colin DAVIES • Nicky MOWAT • Paul REYNOLDS1 •

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Caroline CROSSWELL • Tim MARSH • Andrew DOOLEY • Tom CURRAN •

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Lee SHAUL • Mat REES • Ruth SHERCLIFF • Colette MCGRATH •

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Wayne JAFFE • Simon ARMITT • Sarah WILLIAMSON • Linda MORTON •

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Alastair BREMNER • Max WATERFIELD • Klaus DALGAARD • Aidan STOTT •

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William ANDERSON • Mike UPJOHN • Andrew KEAY • Helen LEDERER • Tony BURTON • Finlay GREENWOOD

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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 Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.41% (22:25) on 10th December 2016 (event number 87).

Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 3,957 participants have completed 19,470 parkruns covering a total distance of 97,350 km, including 4,075 new Personal Bests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up and Running in 2018!

2018 is up and running!

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This was the first sunny Wilmslow parkrun of 2018 and another bumper turnout arrived at the Carrs as the new year regular parkrun running season got underway. Today, unlike on Monday, there would no excuses such as "I’ve not been to bed" or "I’m completely intoxicated still" which were heard on the New Years Day run.

That didn’t stop the "OMG I’ve got a bad chest-bad hip-sore toe" but that’s life in the fast lane I guess!

It is worth just noting that was the 5th Wilmslow parkrun since December 23rd and we have had over 1000 athletes and volunteers completing one or more runs in the last 2 weeks so a huge well done to everyone who has participated at a parkrun or 5 at Wilmslow.

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None of this is possible without the volunteers so many many thanks for everyone who helped out over the holiday period, especially Holly Holliday who has been the official holiday volunteer thanks to her festive name and nature! Today she was on timing along with Tom Curran.

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Al Bremner also continues to help out setting up every week assisted by Simon Armitt and many of you will also have noticed Sarah Gleave who has quickly become one of the regulars who also put in a full shift over the last 5 events. To you and all the other volunteers, Mat the Coffee Man, well done and our heartfelt thanks. Also we are delighted to welcome Mandy Winckworth and Nina Mowforth to our volunteer ranks. Please contact the office to volunteer, opt in and receive the volunteer emails so we can ask keep you informed where we need additional support.
Just click the following link to see the forthcoming rota and contact details:

future roster | Wilmslow parkrun.

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Maybe it was New Year’s resolutions, maybe coincidence but we had a good turnout of new runners today, the record number of parkrun tourists seen on New Year’s Day have gone back to their regular parkruns and today 17 complete newbies turned up. A big warm sunny hug to you all from your parkrun family and here is to your future long and healthy running journey ahead.

Today we welcomed Heidi Dowie, Mile Pilkington, Emma Blamey, Alice Roberts, Anthony Butcher, Minna Wilke, Mark Jordan, Lara Jordan, Ruth Bently, Jason Cotterrell, Katy Wardle, Helen Whitehead, Alex Pegg, Kieran Sawford, Nic Brown, Tracy Brown and Ben Gray,

And it was Wayne Jaffe who gave the briefing to our first timers. Thanks a ton you might say!

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Run director Ian Morton then stepped up to give a short run briefing, conscious that the cold temperatures were not conducive to a long monologue, take note certain other RDs please!

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However he was able to congratulate Janine Talley on her 50th parkrun, well done! We also had Andy Light complete his 100th with a PB so double well done Andy.

Our first finisher today was James Wilson followed by Paul Cockshott and James Perry. Well done gentlemen.

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In the ladies section it was a hard fought run. Antonia Gonzales Bailey achieved her 5th first female position just ahead by 1 second with a PB to Emma Dewhurst and then Katie Thompson. Good running Antonia, and well done on your PB. Great effort Emma!

Colin Davies paced to 29 minutes today, well done Colin and thanks again for encouraging everyone around you. Roger Whitehead ran with us again and has kindly posted his photos taken after he completed his run, viewable on Flickr.

Thank for reaching this far, and as ever, thanks for reading. WJ

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Wilmslow parkrun
Event number 145
6th January 2018

This week 183 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Roger WHITEHEAD • Colin DAVIES • Janet SLATER • Anthony COLLIER • Tom CURRAN • Mat REES • Timothy FRANK • Ian BAILLIE • Peter SANGWAY • Wayne JAFFE • Helen FRANK • Ian MORTON • Simon ARMITT • Sarah GLEAVE • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Linda MORTON • Markus DALGAARD • Alastair BREMNER • Tomos RANDS • Leigh HUGHES • William ANDERSON • Andrew KEAY • Holly HOLLIDAY • Nina MOWFORTH • Mandy WINCKWORTH

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

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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).

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The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.41% (22:25) on 10th December 2016 (event number 87).

Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 3,911 participants have completed 19,259 parkruns covering a total distance of 96,295 km, including 4,051 new Personal Bests.

 

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On the eighth day of Xmas my true love gave to me……..

New Year’s Day, 2018

......a fourth parkrun in 10 days! Which also means a fourth runreport in 10 days! Fortunately I haven’t suffered from writers block, probably due to the extra lubrication imbibed over the last week or so!

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For the second time in a week, Lofty the Prosecco tent was erected with lashings of Prosecco, beer and cakes.

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This was the first time we have held a #hairofthedogwilmslowparkrun and being New Year's Day, we had a delayed 10:30am start. This allowed quite a few to join us after completing an earlier run elsewhere with Congleton and Stretford being two of the commonest parkrun locations.

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We were grateful to Paul Checkett for opening up Café Azul early and a special thank you to Paul for loaning us some tables as Wilmslow juniorparkrun had amazingly not put away all the kit for us from the previous day, probably as a result of early over indulgence!

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Ian Morton led the first timers briefing to essentially a big group of visiting tourists with only two completely new newbies at today’s event. We actually had 49 new visitors today, roughly a quarter of the athletes taking part so we hope you all enjoyed your trip out to Wilmslow, and if we include those tourists coming back for a second festive run then clearly we were the holiday destination of the year, so far!

Welcome to complete Newbies Hannah Skillen and Flynn Murphy, what a great way to start 2018 and warm hugs from everyone in the parkrun community.

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Up stepped Simon Armitt as run director to deliver the first run briefing of the year, and deliver a nicely paced briefing, finding out who had already run a 9:00 am event and thanking our amazing volunteers for organising a fourth event in 10 days. He also included a generous tribute to one of the run directors, Wayne Jaffe, completing his 100th parkrun.

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Today's volunteers, hungover or not, nearly all had been up till the wee small hours celebrating the New Year and then attended the Carrs earlier than most of the runners to prepare the course for everyone.

So here they are, Beverley DENBY • Ian BRANTHWAITE • Colin DAVIES • Claire NORTHCOTE • Andrew DOOLEY • Tom CURRAN • Mat REES • Alexander MOSS • Peter SANGWAY • Wayne JAFFE • Ian MORTON • Simon ARMITT • Sarah GLEAVE • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Susan HARRISON • Alastair BREMNER • Tomos RANDS • Mike UPJOHN • Andrew KEAY • Clare MCGOVERN • Holly HOLLIDAY • Elin RANDS • Diane ATKINSON

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Thank you all, and especially Diane Atkinson, who has volunteered twice, Xmas Day and News Years Day, and who thinks we serve Prosecco every week! Sssh, don’t tell her it’s just these two times ever! See you again soon Diane!

Then we were off and thankfully the large puddles had mostly drained leaving a pretty dry course with just some damp patches to navigate.

Congratulations to our first male finisher Richard Coen, in his first Wilmslow appearance followed by Diane Mcvey, our current female course record holder as first female finisher and second overall followed by John Williams and Mark Slade.

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Ashleigh Barron was second female finisher, all the way from sunny Sheffield and Janine Ellis was third female finisher. Well done to all the podium position holders, especially those who were on their second run of the day.

Colin Davies paced his second 27minute parkrun of the day which is pretty awesome, so well done Colin.

Checkout the video footage of today’s run here.

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Lofty the Prosecco tent was back with us and today he was pleased to offer, lemonade, Coca Cola, Mince pies, Wilmslow beer (6% Winter Warmer craft ale no less), and of course Prosecco.

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We also have special Hogmany thanks to Sarah Gleave for producing an absolutely awesome Chocolate Brownie Concoction complete with bespoke signage celebrating Wayne’s 100th parkrun. Being ecologically sound, the decorations can be reused for anyone else celebrating their 100th parkrun, and called Wayne!

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I would also like to thank my daughter Alex for her gorgeous chocolate cake slabs and my mother for her grandma cookies. Sadly neither of these ladies could join us, the latter ‘cos it was too cold, the former ‘cos it was too early!

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Next week we are back to the regular Saturday parkruns at 9:00 am but I am sure everyone who partook in these 4 festive runs in 10 day will have fond memories of record crowds and brilliant atmosphere, thanks to the all the volunteers and of course the runners themselves.

An interesting statistic to end on, more people took part in parkrun Jan 1, 2018 in one day than ran in the first 6 years of parkrun! We are showing exponential growth and long may it continue!
We therefore need exponential growth amongst our volunteers so if we are to repeat this amazing feat of parkrun dedication, we need more people to offer their services for the good of the event. Please sign up on the website, make it your New Years Day resolution!

Thanks for reaching so far and as ever, thanks for reading, WJ (100parkruns, not out)

Wilmslow parkrun
Event number 144
1st January 2018
This week 191 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Beverley DENBY • Ian BRANTHWAITE • Colin DAVIES • Claire NORTHCOTE • Andrew DOOLEY • Tom CURRAN • Mat REES • Alexander MOSS • Peter SANGWAY • Wayne JAFFE • Ian MORTON • Simon ARMITT • Sarah GLEAVE • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Susan HARRISON • Alastair BREMNER • Tomos RANDS • Mike UPJOHN • Andrew KEAY • Clare MCGOVERN • Holly HOLLIDAY • Elin RANDS • Diane ATKINSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wilmslow parkrun Results Page.

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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 Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.41% (22:25) on 10th December 2016 (event number 87).
Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 3,878 participants have completed 19,076 parkruns covering a total distance of 95,380 km, including 4,030 new Personal Bests.

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Dry Run Before New Year? Hardly!

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The Carrs was looking a bit water logged today. Heavy rain and sleet had fallen in the previous 24 hours but thankfully had stopped by the time people gathered for parkrun #143. The grassy assembly areas were too muddy for Gloria so she was pitched in the all-weather exercise area and everyone stuck to the paths rather than get stuck in the soft ground. There were still a few runners in festive gear as we approached the New Year finale and contemplate the start of 2018 and the atmosphere was fun and expectant.

Fantastic way to finish the 2017 parkrun season with 155 runners and 24 volunteers creating quite a splash and embracing the puddles!

There were a good dozen or so tourists visiting for the first time plus two running their first ever parkrun but were experienced club runners who attended Wayne Jaffe’s first timers briefing. Visitors from Gatwick and Conwy said hello.

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Then it was the green bobble hat herself, Bev Denby who stepped up, minus the step ladder to deliver her second run briefing, warning every one of the 2 large puddles which had formed and were basically unavoidable hence the repeat of Rich’s favourite phrase, to “embrace the puddles”.

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Then we were off and the puddles were quickly upon us, more a steeplechase type of hazard than a lake and no-one sank so all was good!

Despite the large field, there were only 7 PBs and just 2 in the first 59 finishers. Either everyone was running off their Xmas lunch, else conditions were not helpful today to fast times. I'm claiming the latter though the first was probably closer to the truth!

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Congratulations to Paul Hawkins who was first finisher, Andrew Magro was second and James Wilson third finisher.

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Kate Hamilton-Ryan was first female finisher, the second time in a week, Clara Pettitt second and Vikki Murphy was third female finisher.

Well done to all the podium peeps and of course to all our visitors. A special well done to Ian Robinson who completed his 50th parkrun.

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The complete newbies today were Helen Chatwin-Wray, Andrew Langdon, Danielle Lawson, James Carroll and Will Truefitt. Welcome to parkrun and what a great way to kickstart your new year! See you in 48 hours!
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After last Monday’s record breaking first ever Xmas day parkrun featuring 243 athletes as well as Lofty the Mince Pie and Prosecco tent, we are pleased to announce another fantastic morning out on the Carrs as we invite you to join us for our first ever New Year’s Day parkrun on January 1st, starting at the a special lie in bed time of 10:30am. and yes, Lofty will be there along with some leftover Mince Pies plus some guaranteed bottles of Prosecco to toast in the New Year! So join us at the #hairof thedogwilmslow parkrun and begin the New Year with miles, smiles and treats!
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I am also pleased to announce that following on from this, my 52nd runreport, Monday will be my 100th run and so I will be bringing in some extra special treats to share with everone else as we celebrate 2018.

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Remember that New Year’s Day is the one time you can complete and be credited for two separate parkruns in one day, either running or volunteering. As we start at 10:30 then there is the opportunity to run at Lyme Park, Stretford or Congleton beforehand at 9:00am.

 

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Café Azul are again opening up especially for us so black coffee will be available for those in urgent need of resus!

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Please do add your name to the volunteers list, these guys and girls give up a lot to help run the events, the more of you who help out, 3-4 times a year will help ensure that the event takes place in a safe environment.

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Thanks again to Colin Davies for pacing this week, this time at 27 minutes. Roger Whitehead came and ran, then took some photos, check out the Flickr pages. A Thank you to both of gentlemen for supporting us again .

Thanks for reaching this far and thanks, as ever, for reading.

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So, as the clock ticks down 2017 and we gear up to celebrate the chimes of Big Ben bringing in the New Year, can I, on behalf of the Core Team, wish everyone of you, young and old, regular or sporadic runner, a happy, healthy, injury free and peaceful 2018. WJ

 

Wilmslow parkrun Event number 143 30th December 2017 Parkrun #143

This week 155 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

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Don BULLOUGH • Beverley DENBY • Ian BRANTHWAITE

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Colin DAVIES • Jonathan CLARKE • Andrew DOOLEY

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Tom CURRAN • Mat REES • Peter SANGWAY

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Wayne JAFFE • Simon ARMITT • Sarah GLEAVE

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Olivia FLANNAGAN • Alastair BREMNER • Tomos RANDS

Wilmslow parkrun #143 by Roger Whitehead

Brian JACKSON • Josh WHEELER • Mike UPJOHN

Wilmslow parkrun #143 by Roger Whitehead

Miriam WILKIE • Tony FLANNAGAN • Holly HOLLIDAY

Wilmslow parkrun #143 by Roger Whitehead

Elin RANDS • Emily DUCE • Louis DUNBAR-CREASEY • Roger WHITEHEAD

Wilmslow parkrun #143 by Roger Whitehead

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 Angela OLDHAM who recorded 90.41% (22:25) on 10th December 2016 (event number 87).

Wilmslow parkrun #143 by Roger Whitehead

Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 3,827 participants have completed 18,885 parkruns covering a total distance of 94,425 km, including 4,008 new Personal Bests.

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