The Carrs looked splendid in the late summer sunshine today! The shadows were looking longer than of recent times, the temperature was fresher than of recent times but the number of runners were up on recent times. The course was also back to normal with the tree stumps that blocked the far incline last week now chopped into firewood and no longer an obstruction.
Run director Rich Hirons got everyone assembled on time and reminded the throng that just getting up to run 5k on a Saturday morning was a milestone. But special congratulations to young Marcus Cann who was about to notch up his 50th run. Also running his 50th was Scott Kitteridge. Congratulations to you both but shame no treats to share with your fellow community! The red T shirts should be on the way to you both soon.
And so on to the run and well done to first finisher Robert Simpson, visiting Wilmslow for the second time and smashing his PB. He also posted one of the fastest times seen at Wilmslow of 16:15. Come back soon Robert and see if you can threaten the course record.
Terry Greenwood was second male finisher and Andrew Magro was third. Great running everybody.
Amongst the ladies Sharon Johnstone took first finisher position followed by Nicola Hemminger, a first timer and complete newbie. Laura Fairhurst, wearing her Ironman finishers T shirt was third, with a PB.
Laura’s father, John Fairhurst ran his 247th run today but even John was not the quickest 70-74 runner, nor John Handley or even to Jim Kelly who posted a very impressive 26:22, that honour goes to Graham Nicholson who ran an amazing time of 25:05. Margaret Huyton, in the 65-69 group posted 25:32, our senior lady. Well done to our senior runners and what an inspiration to us all. Our youngest runners, who this week were in the 11-14 group, can look forward to 60 years of parkrun to reach John, Jim and Graham. Who knows how many souvenir milestone shirts these young folk will have by then!
Welcome to all our first timers and tourists. As always the newbies get a special mention, so here is a great big hug to Martin Haynes, Finn Ferguson-White, Samantha Mowlah, Claire Brinsmead, Emma Batterbury, Victoria Nichols, Phil Davidson, Nick McIntosh, Adam Rucklidge, Lexie McIntosh, Joe Lomas, Kevin Clark and Nicola Hemminger, our second placed lady. We wish you all lots of love and hope you have a great parkrun future ahead of you.
We also welcome our 14 tourists today with South Africa being the most exotic place that they have visited from. Please let us know how you enjoyed yourselves via our social media feeds.
Next week we have quite a few potential milestones, with Tracey Collier on 49, Simone Tondelloni on 49, Rachel Ainsworth on 49 and Susan Harrison on 99. I feel some amazing treats so should we get the cake table and Prosecco glasses ready?
Thanks to Colin Davies our regular pacer, this week he ran 32 minutes finishing in an official time of 31:59 with Rachel Tait getting a PB of 31:55.
Here is a big thank you to all our volunteers, thank you everybody. We do need more of you to sign up for the last few weeks of the summer holidays when it is difficult to fill the rotas. Thanks again to Simon Armitt for arranging everything over the busy holiday period with so many of the regulars away.
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Event number 176
11th August 2018
This week 192 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Don BULLOUGH • Colin DAVIES • Chris CANNON • Richard HIRONS
Andrew DOOLEY • Sarah BAKER • Mat REES • Ian BAILLIE
Wayne JAFFE • Simon ARMITT • Sarah GLEAVE • Rebecca DUFF
Tomos RANDS • Max WATERFIELD • Jessica TAPSTER
Tracy BOWN • Nic BOWN • Tom FISHER • Maya DALGAARD
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 4,730 participants have completed 24,569 parkruns covering a total distance of 122,845 km, including 4,878 new Personal Bests.