They say all good things come to an end and today, one of the most amazing running streaks finally ended. Our first female finisher, Tracy Bown, failed to beat her personal best for the first time in 17 runs, only by 8 seconds, but her run of 16 consecutive PBs is now a glorious historical statistic! Thankfully, she was not only faster than husband Nic but also outran his streak, he managed 15 consecutive PBs All in all an amazing husband and wife effort and unlikely to be matched any time soon in parkrun history.
For the record the other female podium places were Catherine Mellor with a PB and Kate McCullough.
The male podium places went to Terry Greenwood, also with a PB ahead of Daniel Bundred and Ashley Farrell. Well done to you all!
Today Run Director Rich Hirons was back in charge and welcomed runners from all over the world, including Woodbank in Sockport! However top tourist journey must go to Hoi Yan Tsang, all the way from Hong Kong! Hoi Yan is the neice of Wai Hong Shek, who often takes photographs used by Wilmslow runreport and who was proudly wearing her Liverpool Rock and Roll Half Marathon T shirt. Well done Wai.
There were 31 first timers today including 12 complete newbies. Spotted amongst the shy and nervous First Time Runners Briefing was local restaurateur Heddy Ghazizadeh, founder of the eponymous local popular restaurant. Also a really warm welcome to Francesca Horton, Kerri Reece, Hoi Yan Tsang, Hannah Cornwall, Andrew Jerdin, Roberta Quadrelli, Fiona Illingworth, Catherine Wheeler, Eve OConnor and Steven Birchenough. A great big parkrun hug to you all, well done and hope you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you all chasing a PB on your next and subsequent visits!
There were no milestones today so no treats to be had. Next week however we have a couple of potential cake and Prosecco providers, not that I am hinting or anything. Daniel Bundred, a keen and regular podium placer is on 49, one short of the red t shirt. Not sure he can legally drink so cake it is then! Penny Mercer is definitely drink legal and also on 49! Whatever you both bring will be most welcome by all your fellow parkrunners!
Next week will also be a special day as it is Cinema on the Carrs, last year we had weeks of torrential rain meaning the event was rescheduled to September, this year, whilst we might have a risk of a shower as always, the ground conditions are perfect. So, prepare your picnics for the two films, Toy Story as the matinee and The Greatest Showman in the evening, with a Take That concert in between, on the big screen. So get your picnics ready.
As in previous years, due to the Event set up, the course might need to be foreshortened to accommodate the preparations next week. (So a sneaky PB potentially!)
Next week we will also be celebrating NHS 70 Day with local medic Graham Duce leading the celebrations. There is no need to go on to a waiting list just turn up and bring your barcode!
Just like the NHS, parkrun relies on the goodwill of lots of people so please do opt in on your profile to receive emails regarding volunteering roles. With the summer holiday season starting up we will need more people to help so come and join the really lovely and welcoming community that is your Wilmslow parkrun volunteers group!
Good luck to the sizable contingent taking part in next week’s Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 and anyone competing in tomorrow’s Blenheim Palace Triathlon. As always send us your photos.
Thanks again to Colin Davies, pacing at 24 and achieving a season best, prior to his Morecombe 10k in the morning, good luck Colin.
Finally, thanks to Pippa Price for submitting her runreport from an event she ran in last month.
"Tiree Half Marathon Sat 5th May, 2018"
"Tiree is known as the windiest place in the UK and as we ran the first mile along a white sand beach into a 40mph headwind, I realised why. Tiree is a small island in the Inner Hebrides and every May, the island's running club, Tiree Fitness, hold a 10K and Half Marathon. The race limit is 300 and is approx 70% tourists and 30% locals. The course loops around the island giving great views, it is run on single track roads with lots of cattle grids. The drink stations only provide water, no electrolyte drinks and there are no bananas/flapjacks etc at the finish. We only passed one spectator handing out jelly babies (but luckily I had pocketed a small bag of Haribo from the goodie bag for a sugar boost at 11 miles). There are also plenty of cakes available before and after the race at the island's community hall. The entry fee is only 18 pounds and included a decent t-shirt so good value. But Tiree is not the easiest place to get to, either ferry from Oban or fly in from Glasgow on a turboprop (like we did) but it was a unique and unforgettable experience"
It’s a great idea and please, anyone else, do think about submitting a runreport or even write this one!
Thanks for reaching this far. Three reports published in one day, that’s a record and a streak that begins and ends tonight! Thanks as ever for reading. WJ
Event number 166
2nd June 2018
This week 187 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:
Don BULLOUGH • Beverley DENBY • Colin DAVIES • Richard HIRONS • Caroline CROSSWELL
Adrian FELDMAN • David TUCKER • Steven CREASEY • Michael HARTIG • Mat REES
Colette MCGRATH • Alexander MOSS • Peter SANGWAY • Wayne JAFFE • Simon ARMITT
Olivia FLANNAGAN • Isabelle FLANNAGAN • Paul RANDS • Alastair BREMNER
Tomos RANDS • Aidan STOTT • William ANDERSON • Tony FLANNAGAN
Tom FISHER • Maya DALGAARD • Jean BERRISFORD • Angus DICKSON
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 4,491 participants have completed 22,904 parkruns covering a total distance of 114,520 km, including 4,620 new Personal Bests.