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Little by little the cold weather is approaching and with it the threat of a parkrun cancellation. Here at Wilmslow we have a great core team who actually check out the course on both Friday night and very early on Saturday morning to ensure all is well and reduce the risk of a weather related closure. We do this because we know how much your parkrun means to you. That is clear from the amazing atmosphere we find on The Carrs every Saturday morning. We also see this by the increasing attendances and the increasing number of milestone runners.

We would hate for you to turn up with the family for your 100th run and find it cancelled. Thankfully this has only happened once at Wilmslow in nearly 4 years. If we start asking for volunteers to help clear the course, please do answer the call as it is to our mutual benefit.

Today we had the Seymour family arrive en masse, laden with carrier bags of treats. Mum Laura, Dad, and the girls. And the reason for this trip out, it was Laura’s 100th milestone run and Laura was intent on sharing the moment with her family and of course the wider Wilmslow parkrun community.

popping open the prosecco for Laura!

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Laura had earlier in the week emailed in to Wilmslow HQ to tell us of her plans and more touchingly, she also explained how the girls have benefited from Wilmslow junior parkrun. She herself finds the community group running beneficial if not a little intimidating! At the end she thanked all the volunteers for all they do. Well thank you Laura for those kind words.

We love hearing such inspiring stories. We love receiving treats. And how did the 100th parkrun go for Laura? She came in proudly holding token….100. A great end to a memorable parkrun!

We also had other milestone achievers today. Neil McGowan also reached 100 and will bring in his treats next time! Roy Pownall also ran his 100th. Reaching the red T shirt milestone we had James Bell, Allan McCormick and Mike Olson. Congratulations to everyone one of you on your milestone day.

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Run Director Nicky Mowat welcomed everyone today including our visitors, she did highlight that the policy of carrying your barcode needs to be enforced for safety reasons, please don’t forget your barcode, #DFYB!

wristbands are a great way to remember your barcode, whatever the weather!

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Nicky also welcomed MC parkrunner, famous for producing the brilliant parkrun rap video, watch it here now by clicking on the link below and turning up the volume!

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MC parkrunner will be back and has promised a performance next time! We look forward to the live rendition!

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It is amazing to see the high attendance figures continue as we head deeper into Winter, today 279 of you completed the run, our 4th highest attendance ever, let's keep it up as temperatures start to fall next week!
Please help our volunteers, OPT in on your profile to the volunteer rota, it is looking rather empty for the next few weeks!

Well done to all the podium people, the first runner home was officially an unknown though I think a few of us did recognise him. Sadly no barcode. Second male was Jim Pendrill and third was Ashley Farrell.

Amongst the ladies, it was a battle of the Laura's, not Seymour, but Laura Keay, followed in by recently returned traveller, Laura Fairhurst. Tracy Bown, back from injury was third female. Well done all podium peeps!

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A big group hug to all the newbies today, welcome to Michelle Hough, completing the family involvement, Phillip Riley, Roman Chui, Oliver Hobson, Steve Moore, Samantha Holland, Graeme Gibb, Nadia Zegrour, Daniel Cooper, Jonathan Keefe, Matt Mason-Smith, Jordan Ellenthorpe, Tom Wilson, Jenny Clarke and Caroline Wilson. Keep it up, see you next week and maybe like these people below; you will get a PB on your second trip out!

Mollie at her first parkrun, a four legged Newbie!

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So well done to Pete Hopkins, Carwyn Williams, Ian Holland, Chris Dunn, Jeffrey Smith, Karen Foy and Steven Yates all of whom have a second visit PB!

Thanks to our three pacers, Graham Duce 22 mins, Colin Davies 27 and Ian Rankin 30. If you want to wear a pacing bib, let us know!
Please do opt in and help with the volunteer rota.

Next week we could have Nick Enser and Mark Allen completeing their 50th parkrun, Chris Hall is currently on 48 and Leigh Hughes is on 97 so future celebrations and treats!

I have been having some issues with the runreport site this weekend so will need to end now. Apologies to Laura Fairhurst for your Oz reports. Next week hopefully!

Thanks for reaching this far, there is more to come when technical issues are resolved. As ever thanks for r r reading! WJ

 

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Wilmslow parkrun
Event number 201
19th January 2019
This week 279 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Don BULLOUGH • Beverley DENBY • Andy WATTS • Colin DAVIES • Nicky MOWAT • Anthony COLLIER • Tom CURRAN • David TUCKER • Jonathan FOX • Steven CREASEY • William POOLE • Mat REES • Michael THORLEY • Alexander MOSS • James KNOCKTON • Peter SANGWAY • Wayne JAFFE • Simon ARMITT • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Isabelle FLANNAGAN • Ian RANKIN • Graham DUCE • Andrew KEAY • Tony FLANNAGAN • Tom FISHER • Jean BERRISFORD • Lydia POWER • John YATES • Caitlin MUIR • Ethan POWER
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wilmslow parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Diane Elizabeth MCVEY who recorded a time of 18:08 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 125).
The male record is held by Daniel CLIFFE who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th December 2018 (event number 197).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann-Marie JONES who recorded 91.14% (22:35) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 195).

Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 5,553 participants have completed 29,865 parkruns covering a total distance of 149,325 km, including 5,684 new Personal Bests. A total of 404 individuals have volunteered 4,200 times.

 

You’ve Been Framed at our 200th event!

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Every single one of you I am sure who was partaking at today’s 200th Wilmslow parkrun celebration would have enjoyed the amazing atmosphere on The Carrs. Another huge (for us) crowd of 280 experienced what Wilmslow parkrun is famous for, the community spirit, the support, the socialising and off course the post run surprises!

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Today we had a new surprise, which was a surprise, that really got us excited, the new photo frames that Sarah Gleave had made! We had a special bespoke 200 sign, and milestone signs for those on 50, 100 and 250

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Thank you so much and to have seen the queue of runners wanting a picture with the frames shows what an instant hit these accessories have already become! Thanks again Sarah, have a glass of Prosecco!
Try this link to Facebook

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Talking of which, the other surprises included not just Prosecco, but home made ginger brownies by Colin Hill, bottles donated by Ian Rankin and Sarah Gleave and Mandy Winkworth, and others I didn’t catch, cakes from Caroline Constable who was not well but sent her emissary and thanks to Mat, a HUGE party cake which got devoured, and not all by Mat!

 

And again thanks to Mat, we had a second new Gazebo, one of the latest lightweight but not so flimsy ones, unlike Gloria who suffered terribly with wind! And Lofty, tough as nails but has a real weight problem!

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It was a windy dull morning but again the carpark had filled up early. There are plenty of parking spaces within walking distance however, the far end of the Carrs, Waitrose for 2 hours free, the Leisure centre. Just park legally as the carpark attendants know about us, that is for sure!

 

Olivia Flanagan gave the first timers briefing, again to a big crowd. Thankfully the PA system was on hand to enable a faultless performance to be heard by everyone present.

Then Rich Hirons stepped, his debut on mike to deliver the rundirectors briefing and introduce runners from all over the UK and Los Angeles.

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We had 4 pacers today, Tony Collier, Ian Rankin,

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John Tasker and Colin Davies, on his 100th run at Wilmslow, making a total of 381 overall. Colin now joins a small but expanding group of Centurions who have run 100 times or more at Wilmslow parkrun. Colin also had 6 runners ahead of him with a PB under 26 minutes, so that is awesome!

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Congratulations to Colin, the youngest member of the group, but also one of the oldest! The real youngest is Alice Beard who has run 162 times solely at Wilmslow. Klaus Dalgaard has similarly run all his parkruns at Wilmslow. The other 10 have all run in other parkrun locations. So, on the 200th running of Wilmslow parkrun, here are the other members whom have run at least half of them! Claire Northcote, John Fairhurst, Al Bremner, Patrick Murphy, Susan Harrison, Alan Turner, Peter Sangway, Ian Morton, David Tucker and Wayne Jaffe.

Well done to our milestone peeps today. Tony Burton, 50, Anna Brown 100,

 

Thanks to David Clark and Wai Hong Shek who have taken photos, plus Sarah Gleave who took 36 framed pictures and which are all on Facebook.
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Congratulation to Paul Hawkins, a welcome return as first male finisher. Second male was Finley Greenwood. Third male was Robin Hall.

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Amongst the ladies, Emma Bentley, a keen runner, but who saved her parkrun debut till today at Wilmslow, Welcome to the parkrun family Emma! Second female was Clarissa Rigby and third was Phillipa Michell, with a PB! Well done ladies!

 

We had great feedback regarding the Marshals on course, your support is so well appreciated!

 

Next week, we have the beauty of the postrun Wilmslow Artisan market, which starts opposite Hoopers at 10am, so come and make a morning of it! Just make sure the car parking is covered!

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Please do opt in and help Volunteer, read what Pippa Price had to say today about Volunteering.

Just want to say a huge thank you to all the main team of volunteers who turn up week in week out, in all weathers to put on the Wilmslow parkrun and have made it such a friendly run with a real sense of community. I was at the 1st run in April 2015 as a runner and here today at the 200th as a marshal which is just as enjoyable as running (actually better!) Really glad parkrun is part of my life! Thanks

 

 

Welcome to all the newbies today, lovely to see you. Remember we don’t care how fast or slow you are, just turn up. Even better, volunteer every few weeks. Even betterer, bring a treat when you have a milestone or celebration!

But the bestest is, when, like 18 newbies before you who turned up today, that you get a PB, How cool is that! How many of you lot can do that next week?

So this is the challenge to today’s newbies, Emma Bentley, Pamela Robbins, Charly Cable, Reah Martin, Danielle Bushell, Caroline Ramsay, Daisy Swiss, Claire Swiss, Katheryn Cheetham, Catherine Naughton, Fiona Simkiss, Jocie Granie Naughton, Daniel Foster, Noah Martin, Ian Holland, Andrew Gadd, Carwyn Williams, Jon-Paul Sherlock, Chris Dunn, Josh Waterton Bailey, Steve Cable and Jeffrey Smith.

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Good luck to future milestones next week, the ever smiling Saeed Shakibai on 49, Laura Seymour and Neil McGowan on 99. Treats could be plentiful next week, perhaps?

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Have a great week everyone, see you at #201!

 

Thanks for reaching this far. More photos below. As ever, thanks for reading. WJ
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Wilmslow parkrun
Event number 200
12th January 2019

This week 280 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Don BULLOUGH • Colin DAVIES • Richard HIRONS

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Alison VESEY • Caroline CROSSWELL • Anthony COLLIER

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Tom CURRAN • Pippa PRICE • William POOLE

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Tracey COLLIER • Jessica BILLINGTON • Mat REES

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Alexander MOSS • James KNOCKTON • Peter SANGWAY

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Wayne JAFFE • Waihong SHEK • Simon ARMITT

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Olivia FLANNAGAN • John YATES • Alastair BREMNER

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Tomos RANDS • Ian RANKIN • Andrew KEAY

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Susan MICHELL • Tracy BOWN • Tom FISHER

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Maya DALGAARD • David CLARK • Rachel BURDEN

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Matt COWELL • John TASKER • Lola FISCHER

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

The female record is held by Diane Elizabeth MCVEY who recorded a time of 18:08 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 125).
The male record is held by Daniel CLIFFE who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th December 2018 (event number 197).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann-Marie JONES who recorded 91.14% (22:35) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 195).

Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 5,518 participants have completed 29,586 parkruns covering a total distance of 147,930 km, including 5,641 new Personal Bests. A total of 402 individuals have volunteered 4,170 times.

 

 

Records and Resolutions But #DFYB!

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We are only five days into the New Year and yet parkrun is already producing tales of joy and wonder and some amazing results.

National news, the ladies world parkrun record time was beaten by Charlotte Arter at Cardiff, running in at 15:50. And she came second!

Today at Wilmslow we recorded our third highest attendance ever; the previous two were the recent big extra special days of New Year’s Day (355) and Xmas Day (350). The record “Beast from The East” of (271) is now consigned to history.

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It is also the highest total without any refreshments! But don’t worry, we had a lot on New Year’s Day and with your help, we will have a lot at the 200th Event next week!

We also had one of the highest numbers of complete Newbies ever! Run Director Ian Morton had a few last minute issues to attend to with sickness and absenteeism amongst the volunteers but as always, our amazing people stepped up to help and the event ran smoothly.

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Olivia Flanagan once again delivered the First Timers briefing and welcomed 63 first timers and tourists. Amongst them was Tim McEvoy, from County Antrim, who found himself stranded at Manchester Airport when his flight home was cancelled yesterday (Friday). Being a resourceful sort of chap, he discovered that Wilmslow parkrun is the local event to Manchester Airport. He managed to get a barcode printed off and turned up at The Carrs this morning before his rearranged trip home!

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However the CEO of parkrun, Nick Pearson, DID forget his barcode and so was not given a time or a position at his local event. No Barcode, No result, No exception! Please, if you want to avoid an “unknown” appearing instead of your name, get yourself a printed wristband. This is your New Year resolution, Don’t Forget your Barcode, #DFYB!

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Congratulations to the milestone people today, Adrian Feldman and David Farrington both ran their 50th parkrun. We did have someone claim his 100th run but either he was an unknown or he miscalculated his true number as the results don’t identify this guy. Please email in if that was you! Ken Hillier, (70-74) reached 150 runs, Well done Ken and good health to you! If you a landmark coming, please let us know and remember to celebrate with your parkrun family with some post run treats!

Well done to Jason Brunnock, a first time visitor from Buxton who was our first overall finisher. Second male was Andrew Cleal and Sam Bailey edged out Finley Greenwood to take 3rd male finisher position.

Amongst the women, congratulations to Melissa Dixon a first time visitor from Dockside Runners (Liverpool) who was first female. Lesley Sinclair, another tourist was second and third was regular Wilmslow runner Sue Harrison, with a time close to her PB, as third lady.

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We had loads of first timers today, 33 of you! How amazing is that? Just because I have to manually type in everyone’s name is no reason not to do what I do every week and give you all an official welcome and hug and mention! So here goes, A big warm parkrun hug to Ryan Cooper, Madelain Ford, Cait Ford, Lorraine Mathers, Carly Cousin, Richard Hough, Helen Murray, Alex George, Ashley Claxton, Helen Baxter, Danielle Brereton, Sophia Suleman, Sarah Tuson, Eliel Wallace, Lucy Brice, Susan Connelly, Claire Roberts, Dominic Hill, Andrew Ford, Helen Moffat-Adams, Sophie Yates, Tracey Billington-Bearsley, Scarlett Mcguire, Paul Mcguire, Hannah Mcguire, Lisa Jeskins, Lola Fischer, Matt Thomas, Mike Ellenthorpe, Bryn Roberts, David Houghton, Jack Handley and Ramesh Srirama!

Wow! Well done on taking the first steps on your journey, remember though the second parkrun is statistically the hardest, get that one nailed and the rest is easy!

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It was a welcome return to the Carrs to Antony Butcher. Antony was a first time runner one year ago, here on the Carrs. He had been encouraged by his cousin Helen Murray, an Ironman, who wanted to help Antony through some health issues. I will never forget the sight of Antony, wearing his Yorkshire flat cap, running along the Carrs. It put him in bed for over a week he recollected! Today I met him again on the Carrs, wearing his flat cap. However that was just to warm up and today he became one of the 35 of you who recorded a PB.

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Afterwards he explained he wears a flat cap because he lives in Bradford and works at the University of Leeds, originally though he is from Devon! He went to explain that he has become a regular parkrunner at Bradford where he has also volunteered on a number of occasions and not only did he get a PB today, we roped him in to volunteer at Wilmslow today as a token sorter!

a hat trick!

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Antony has also just started his 17 week training program for the London Marathon in April. Very impressive! Next year though he is going to cycle from New York to San Francisco, raising money for the MS Society and raising awareness for Mental Health issues. Follow him on twitter @antonybutcher

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Thank you to today’s pacers Tony Collier and James Bell. Next week we have veteran pacer Colin Davies back pacing on what will be his 100th Wilmslow parkrun . He will join 12 other illustrious runners who have reached that landmark.

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Next week is also our 200th event and we will have a few special things to mark the occasion. We do try and look after you here at Wilmslow but with increasing numbers we need some more support! On a more practical level, please bring some treats to share with us next week, We like cake, chocolates, water, juice, flapjacks and a wee taste of something bubbly perhaps?

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Other milestones are amongst our runners, James Bell, pacing today, is currently on 49 as is Mike Mcormick, Anna Brown is on 99 as is Roy Pownall. Treat alerts milestone achievers? Who remembers James’s awesome treats from the Styal Running Club weekend, I do!

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We had two photographers today, Roger Whitehead and Wai Hong Shek taking pictures today. Check out Flickr throughout the week.

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Thanks again to all the volunteers especially those who stepped in at short notice. A special mention to Olivia Flanagan, who as funnel manager dealt with a token issue rapidly and efficiently. Sorry if the funnel was a little slower than normal as a result but all was quickly resolved. Please do volunteer, OPT In on your profile, we can’t run the event without people sharing the roles. So as a second New Year resolution, not only #DFYB, can I suggest, please become a volunteer!

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Finally last Tuesday was the New Year double, thanks to Rich for this link, it shows that 96 of the runners at Wilmslow had run a double, that’s over a quarter of you!

New Year's Day 2019 parkrun doubles - Google My Maps.

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Thanks for reaching this far. More photos below. We look forward to celebrating our 200th event with you next week. 2019 is up and running! As ever, thanks for reading! WJ

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Wilmslow parkrun

Event number 199

5th January 2019

 

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This week 278 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 63 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

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The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Don BULLOUGH • Roger WHITEHEAD • Beverley DENBY

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Thomas David LONGDEN • Tom CURRAN • Pippa PRICE

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Steven CREASEY • Mat REES • Alexander MOSS

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Peter SANGWAY • Wayne JAFFE • Ian MORTON

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Sara HARRIS • Waihong SHEK • Simon ARMITT

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Oliver BRODIE • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Isabelle FLANNAGAN

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Linda MORTON • John YATES • Tomos RANDS

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Andrew POWERS • Tony FLANNAGAN • Antony BUTCHER

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Maya DALGAARD • Angus DICKSON • Lola FISCHER • Hannah LOWNDES

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

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The female record is held by Diane Elizabeth MCVEY who recorded a time of 18:08 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 125).
The male record is held by Daniel CLIFFE who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th December 2018 (event number 197).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann-Marie JONES who recorded 91.14% (22:35) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 195).

Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 5,476 participants have completed 29,306 parkruns covering a total distance of 146,530 km, including 5,596 new Personal Bests. A total of 398 individuals have volunteered 4,137 times.

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Happy New Year Records!

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The sun was shining, the Carrs carpark was full to overflowing and the atmosphere was building! We knew it would be a special day as there were two gazebos erected, the additional one specifically for refreshments.

 

Feet on the ground, not 35,000 feet!

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The table was full of treats from parkrunners with milestones. We even had a professional airline steward manning the post, a safe pair of hands for what could have been a bumpy ride given the potential surge of runners wanting to toast the completion of the first parkrun of the year, or the second one for those mad enough to have run an earlier one at 9:00am.

 

Start of Congleton parkrun for a parkrun double!

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Last week we smashed the attendance record on Xmas day, last Saturday the course record was smashed, and what would happen today? We only just went and broke the attendance record yet again, didn’t we!

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Thankfully the mild weather meant that delaying the start to allow for the late arrivals didn’t impact too much on everybody, the broken PA mike was replaced by its understudy and Olivia gave the first timers briefing.

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Then Sarah Gleave and Olivia Flanagan gave a duet for the runbriefing. We welcomed all those who were on their second run of the day, quite a lot of you it appears. We also congratulated Ian Rankin on reaching his 100th parkrun and Graham Duce on his 50th. Thanks to you two guys for your generous treats!

Congratulations also to Margaret Huyton and Phil Benton, also completing 50 runs. David Walker completed his 100th parkrun today. Dani Kirwan and Lawrence Cockburn both have reached 150 runs. Well done on all those with milestones!

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Wilmslow parkrun will be celebrating its own Milestone on January 12th, which will be our 200th parkrun. Can you feel the antici……..pation?

Then the run was off and Wilmslow parkrun 2019 was underway.

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Well done to our first finisher of the New Year, Richarde Coen who also gained a PB! Second male was Arron McClosky, also with a PB, there must have been something in that midnight champagne? Third male was Martyn James, a first time visitor.

 

Two centurions!

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Amongst the women, all the three podium positions went to first time visitors, surely a record in itself, certainly for 2019! Well done to Jemima Elgood who clocked 18:36, followed by Claire Clancy and then Samantha Thomas. Great running ladies and welcome everyone to Wilmlsow.

 

Record breaking positions 354 and 355!

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We had over a dozen of you starting off their parkrun journey for the first time today, perhaps the New Year’s Resolution that Sarah described in her briefing? A wonderful warm parkrun hug to Claire Clancy, Emma Sharples, Chloe Macdonald, Lily Brown, Leanne Peasnall, Bola Akintoye, James Smith, Magnus Whittle, Roy Featherstone, Thomas Pearson, Oisin Keenan, Steven Brewer and Jonny Brown. Well done and enjoy the journey!

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We had two pacers today, both of whom had run at Congleton earlier in the day. Veteran Colin Davies paced at 30 minutes and rookie Rankin, Ian to his friends, pacing at 32, on his 100th parkrun!

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Thanks to Roger Whitehead for taking the photos as well as event direct Mat with his photos and video. Coming up for potential milestones we have Adrian Feldman and Alan McCormick on 49 at present, and Mike Hill on 149. There are quite a few visitors close to milestones too, so if you are joining us at Wilmslow for a significant event, please do give us the heads up and maybe bring a treat or two for your fellow community members?

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Thanks again to all our amazing volunteers and to Simon Armitt, volunteer coordinator extraordinaire. Learning from experience gained last week, the funnel was again extended and the scanners pushed back.

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This time we had five scanners lined up to handle the influx. We also had extra marshals out on the course and running as well with Marshal Morton offering support as he ran amongst the throng!

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Thank you all everyone who helped today and in fact all over the festive period, 4 events in 11 days, all done for free, for no reward, save the enjoyment in helping others enjoy this amazing event. Please do opt in and help spread the burden, no pun intended!

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In four days’ time, January 5th we run again, event 199.  Then on the January 12th we have our 200th Wilmslow parkrun, more celebrations!

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It’s great to start off the New Year with another runreport from Pippa Price, our travelling parkrun tourist. This time she has visited Woodbank parkrun, though today she ran at Lyme Park before coming to The Carrs.

 

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January Parkrun of the Month - Woodbank

Post code SK1 4JR  

Driving time from Wilmslow (The Carrs) 21 mins

Average no of runners 123, average finish time 28.11

Ascent 180 ft (Wilmslow 86 ft)

Facilities: small car park at Woodbank park entrance and large car park off Turncroft Lane (narrow entrance), post run coffee at Vernon museum cafe

Course : 2 and a half laps on mostly tarmac paths with short sections on woodland trail and cobbles, it consists of loops around Woodbank park and Vernon park

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Summary: Woodbank Parkrun has been run over a variety of courses over the years. In icy weather it is the most likely nearby Parkrun to be on. The dedicated team of volunteers, supported by Davenport Runners, come up with inventive ways to run it. One frosty morning a few years ago I turned up to find we were running 5 laps of just Woodbank park as Vernon was too icy (5 laps ! I find any Parkrun with more than 2 laps mentally challenging).

The normal route has one sharp incline (done twice) and a downhill section into Vernon park but otherwise the course is flat. With wide paths and never too big a field there is plenty of room to run at your own pace

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Thanks Pippa, if anyone else wants to send in material for inclusion, or even better, join me in producing regular or irregular runreports, then please do!

 

Thanks for reaching this far. Once again, happy new year and see you in 2019, volunteering or running! As ever thanks for reading! WJ
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Wilmslow parkrun
Event number 198

1st January 2019

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This week 355 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 93 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests.
Representatives of 45 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

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Colin DAVIES • Nicky MOWAT • Claire NORTHCOTE

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Andrew DOOLEY • Tom CURRAN • Tracey COLLIER

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Mat REES • Gillian HOLLAND-JONES • Alexander MOSS

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James KNOCKTON • Amanda JACKSON • Wayne JAFFE

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Ian MORTON • Simon ARMITT • John KAVANAGH

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Sarah GLEAVE • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Isabelle FLANNAGAN

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Susan HARRISON • Louisa JOYCE • Tony FLANNAGAN

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Mandy WINCKWORTH • Diane ATKINSON • Caroline CONSTABLE

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Martin CONSTABLE • Lola FISCHER • Avi SASSON

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

The female record is held by Diane Elizabeth MCVEY who recorded a time of 18:08 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 125).
The male record is held by Daniel CLIFFE who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th December 2018 (event number 197).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann-Marie JONES who recorded 91.14% (22:35) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 195).

Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 5,413 participants have completed 29,028 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,140 km, including 5,561 new Personal Bests. A total of 395 individuals have volunteered 4,107 times.

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2018: A Year of Records!

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This has been a phenomenal year for us here at Wilmslow parkrun. We have grown significantly, we have achieved a wonderful reputation in the parkrun community and to cap it all we have ended the year on a high. Not only did we smash our attendance record last Tuesday on Xmas Day, we ended the year with a new course record! So where to begin?

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A new course record of course! Huge respect to Daniel Cliffe, a first time visitor to Wilmslow, on his 5th ever parkrun, who posted a time of 15:46 and is now the proud holder of the course record, last held by Phil Waite, set on 17th June 2017 of 15:50. This record had stood for 18 months and we now have a 4th record time in the books! But can anyone do better than in 2019?

Peter Speake, a previous course record holder was second male. In third position was another first time visitor, Tom Livermore.

Amongst the ladies, it was some familiar names with Kate Hamilton Ryan first lady, after a second place on Xmas Day. Frankie Bale also went one better than the Xmas day run and finished second. Laura Keay, who was mentioned in the Xmas Day runreport as she was surprised to be in position 95, returned back to the podium at third position and 35th overall.

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We had ten complete Newbies today so a big parkrun hug to Lorna Bloom, Liz Livermore, Olivia Budd, Samantha Muldoon, Daisy Dutton, Steve Settle, Phil Gardener, Mark Bingley, Matthew Fildes and Ian Kennedy.

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We also had 2 pacers today, Julian Stott on 25 minutes and Colin Davies on 26 mins, thank you gentleman. Colin also completed a clean sweep with 55 parkruns out of a possible 55 parkruns in 2018, a true Gold Obsessive!

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Thank you to Tomos Rands who gave the first timers briefing. Nicky Mowat was the run director and mentioned the Foodbank Appeal. She also mentioned the podcast regarding parkrun with our regular runner Dr Rangan Chatterjee and the CEO of parkrun, Nick Pearson. She highlighted the positive effects parkrun has had on the communities it is active in. She pointed out that it improves both physical and mental health, especially amongst the volunteers. So do listen, here is the link......

Parkrun – A Celebration of Community with Nick Pearson - Dr Rangan Chatterjee.

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This leads nicely to thanking the volunteers, thank you again, we really appreciate it as it is a very busy period. Here are the wonderful crew from today. Please sign up, OPT IN on your profile.

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Don BULLOUGH • Roger WHITEHEAD • Beverley DENBY • Ian BRANTHWAITE • Colin DAVIES • Nicky MOWAT • Jonathan FOX • Steven CREASEY • Andy BAKER • Tracey COLLIER • Mat REES • Gillian HOLLAND-JONES • Alexander MOSS • James KNOCKTON • Wayne JAFFE • Simon ARMITT • Sarah GLEAVE • Rebecca DUFF • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Alastair BREMNER • Tomos RANDS • Andrew KEAY • Jessica TAPSTER • Tony FLANNAGAN • Mandy WINCKWORTH • Caroline CONSTABLE • Maya DALGAARD • Pippa MANCIER • Hannah LOWNDES

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And age is no barrier as 5 year old Pippa shows, helping sort out the tokens this morning.

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Thanks to Roger Whitehead for some amazing photos, catch them regularly on Flickr. Be aware that Flickr and parkrun might be parting company in the new year so keep tuned for the latest!

We meet again in 3 days, the other side of New Year’s Eve, for our amazing New Year’s Day parkrun at 10:30. Remember you can run two events on New Year’s Day, so check out Congleton, South Manchester or Lyme Park all at 9am. For those wanting more of a challenge try Dewsbury or Blackpool at 8:30 but make sure you have a driver on standby!

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Big congratulations to Klaus Dalgaard, the man in the red T-shirt, on his 100th parkrun, Unfortunately due to a bathroom leak, the planned celebration, and Prosecco is on hold till his next run! However a black T-shirt should be on the way in due course.

Also celebrating a milestone we had Peter Lyons and David Allan on their 50th runs, red T-shirts to you!

We welcomed some special young men today. Hi to Samuel Dentith, who age 10, has now completed 10 parkruns at 10 different venues. Here he is with his brother Thomas and Rachel Burden.

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Also on 10, we say hello to young Myburgh du Toit, visiting from South Africa with his parents, Carel and mum, Cecile-Rene.

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Future milestones, veteran runner Ken Hillier is on 149, as is Lawrence Cockburn. Ian Rankin is on 98, but hoping to a do a New Year's Day double and reach 100 at Wilmslow on Tuesday. Currently on 49, Graham Duce and Peter Williams. Treats hopefully to celebrate Hair of The Dog Day.

So that just about wraps up 2018. Event 198 is next, our 200th event will be on on January 12th. We had our first New Years Day run, we increased our average attendance to 145. We had a team of volunteers clearing the paths when the ice from the Beast from the East caused 80% of all UK parkruns to be cancelled. We stayed open and attracted a record 271 visitors. That total stayed our record till only 4 days ago when the Xmas Day parkrun had 350 registered finishers. Can we beat it in 3 days time……?

Thanks for reaching this far. May I, on behalf of the core team, Mat, Simon, Ian, Nicky, Rich, Bev, Sarah and Olivia wish you all a happy and healthy New Year and see you all in 2019, at 10:30! As ever, thanks for reading. WJ

Wilmslow parkrun
Event number 197
29th December 2018

This week 224 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Don BULLOUGH • Roger WHITEHEAD • Beverley DENBY

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Ian BRANTHWAITE • Colin DAVIES • Nicky MOWAT

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Jonathan FOX • Steven CREASEY • Andy BAKER

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Tracey COLLIER • Mat REES • Gillian HOLLAND-JONES

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Alexander MOSS • James KNOCKTON • Wayne JAFFE • Simon ARMITT

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Sarah GLEAVE • Rebecca DUFF • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Alastair BREMNER

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Tomos RANDS • Andrew KEAY • Jessica TAPSTER

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Tony FLANNAGAN • Mandy WINCKWORTH • Caroline CONSTABLE

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Maya DALGAARD • Pippa MANCIER • Hannah LOWNDES

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Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wilmslow parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Diane Elizabeth MCVEY who recorded a time of 18:08 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 125).
The male record is held by Daniel CLIFFE who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th December 2018 (event number 197).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ann-Marie JONES who recorded 91.14% (22:35) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 195).
Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 5,320 participants have completed 28,673 parkruns covering a total distance of 143,365 km, including 5,514 new Personal Bests. A total of 393 individuals have volunteered 4,080 times.

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