The Poppy Run, Remembrance Weekend 2018

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The Carrs fell silent this morning in the soft autumn sunshine. Over 220 runners, volunteers and spectators stood together as the Last Post sounded across The Carrs. Wilmslow parkrun was commemorating an especially emotional remembrance weekend as it is 100 years since the end of the Great War. We were joined by Sergeants Clare Kearns and Katy Wilson from the Cheshire Regiment who were collecting on behalf of The Royal British Legion, and they thank you all for your generosity.

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A lot of notes” is how they summed up the collection. On behalf of everyone at Wilmslow parkrun and parkrun HQ, thank you all again for making this such a moving and memorable occasion. The feedback has been fantastic. Thanks to run director Nicky Mowat who led the tributes to all the milestones we had today.
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We hope the new PA system will make it easier to hear the pre run briefings with safety information as well as the celebratory mentions.

Alan Turner reached his 250th milestone today, a green milestone t-shirt to you shortly!

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A special thank you to Chris Best who along with his wife provided poppy themed cakes, flapjacks and other goodies including Poppy flags on Chris’s 50th parkrun.

Also on 50 was Emma Dewhurst who also provided homemade treats. Thank you everyone who has, or will, bring milestone treats to our parkrun.

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So a great big thank you everybody. It made for a lovely atmosphere and helped create that special friendly magic that Wilmslow parkrun is deservedly famous for. I also am aware that people who have missed their milestones are going to bring belated treats, fantastic, don’t be shy!

Congratulations to Finlay Greenwood who led a competitive run to become first finisher. Second male was Ashley Farrell. Daniels Kucerjavijs was third male finisher. Well done guys.

Emma Dewhurst celebrated her 50th run with a first female position, equalling her PB at the same time. Laura Keay whose dad has some treats to bring next week was second female. Susan Harrison was third female. Well done Girls.

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At the other end of the results column, there was no 8th consecutive PB for Beatrice Zuokumor despite a strong sprint for the final run-in, but a well deserved glass of Prosecco at the end.

Welcome to all our newrunners and tourists. There were 21 of you today. A warm welcome to all our newbies, a fantastic day to start your parkrun career and one that you will remember, for a long time. Here is a big shout out to our newbies.

Welcome today to Brittany Hopwood, Vicky Allman, Amelia Cameron, Danny Sutton, Robert Powell, Tom Powell, Bethan Powell, Pete Dewhurst and Andrew Slavin,

A big thank you to all our volunteers, some great cheering and flag waving going on along the course! Thanks to those who helped today, remember we always need more of you to sign ip to receive the volunteer rota request, especially with the busy end of year period coming up.

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Thanks to those who stayed to set down today. You would have seen Al Bremner and Peter Sangway doing some woodworking on our storage sheds. Others might have spotted the 2 dozen people running around the tennis court, half with Styal Running Club bibs on. These are the Couch to 5k beginners who were on a course recce today, next week the new runners and their mentors will be taking part in their first ever 5k event, and we love the special atmosphere that this creates. So come along next week, bring a friend who doesn’t yet get parkrun and be inspired.

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We would like to express condolences to one of the principle organisers of that event, Tony Collier, on the passing of his dear sister Fiona. Tony, we all feel your loss.

Thanks to Colin Davies who paced at 26m inutes today. Colin has written a run report from his visit to Fountains Abbey last week. See that article below.

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Some of you may have heard the shrill Yorkshire cries of the lesser spotted Green Bobble. Bev will be a regular marshal as she is currently grounded after fracturing her wrist last weekend whilst out cycling. She will, be in plaster for the rest of 2018 but is still smiling, except when she accidently knocked over a pepper pot in Nourish today!

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Finally another big thank you to our event director Mat Rees, who although wasn’t on the course today, did drop off the new portable PA system which he has organised and for which I personally am very grateful for. Karaoke nights will never be the same again in my house now!

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With the build up to the Christmas festivities starting, we will be formally announcing the date of this year’s Wilmslow parkrun Prosecco party shortly. We will also have news regarding our pacing weekend which will be happening soon. Spread the word, it’s all going down at Wilmslow parkrun!

Here is this week’s tourist report, from our ace pacer, Colin Davies, 368 parkruns and still going strong!

 

FOUNTAINS ABBEY PARKRUN – SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER

"It was my 69th birthday on Friday 2nd November and I had a 2 hour drive up to Ripon for the weekend, staying at the White Horse pub which is close to the centre of the city.

On Saturday morning I made the 10 minute drive to the National Trust estate at Fountains Abbey for the beautiful Fountains Abbey parkrun which I have done on six previous occasions.

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It was quite mild with a few sunny spells. The scenery was magnificent, with plenty of wonderful autumn colours, as 368 of us wound our way around the undulating two lap course.

I finished 86th and 1st VM65-69 (out of 10) in 24:44, leaving a little bit to spare for the extremely tough Guy Fawkes 10 mile race at nearby Ripley the following day.

I could only manage 2nd V65 in the 10 mile race, with a time of 1:25:43 (1½ minutes faster than last year) but that earned me a £10 Up & Running voucher.

After a 2 hour drive home I was able to enjoy a relaxing birthday meal (beautifully prepared by my sister Julia) with my two sons Simon & Paul, their partners and my granddaughter Charly.

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On Saturday 2nd November 2019 I hope to be celebrating my 70th birthday at Wilmslow parkrun!"  Colin Davies

Thank you Colin for sending this in. We look forward to many more milestones, not just your 70th Birthday next year!

Thanks for reaching this far, there are more great photos below. I have now written 98 runreports, 98 too many I hear you say! If anyone would like to write the occasional one or two, then please contact us here at Wilmslow parkrun. As ever, thanks for reading.WJ
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Event number 189
10th November 2018

This week 200 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

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Don BULLOUGH • Beverley DENBY • Ian BRANTHWAITE • Colin DAVIES

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Nicky MOWAT • Laura FAIRHURST • Tom CURRAN • Thomas FISHER

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Mat REES • Peter SANGWAY • Wayne JAFFE • Simon ARMITT

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Olivia FLANNAGAN • Alastair BREMNER • Margaret HUYTON • Matt COWELL

 

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Tony FLANNAGAN • Andrew COWELL • Tom FISHER • Jean BERRISFORD

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Angus DICKSON • William DEVIC • Lydia POWER • Rachel BURDEN • Rose MENDHAM

 

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).

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Remember, Remember…………..

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Just remember how beautiful The Carrs was today. In fact how beautiful The Carrs have been almost all year. Now the clocks have gone back, the days shortening and the weather getting cooler and wetter, we need memories from today and all the other beautiful days we have shared on The Carrs at parkrun and other occasions. The forecast for the next few days is looking a little moist and dreary so read this runreport and enjoy the images of happy running in bright crisp colourful conditions. Next week is remembrance weekend and we will probably adopt a more sober reflective mood, just remember your barcode, and remember your poppy too!

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We were due quite a few milestones today but the expected happy runners were either absent or as in the case of Chris Best volunteering. What a dude!
Helen Lederer and Timothy Goodwin did clock up their 50th run, somewhat under the radar, Well done but please peeps, don't be shy!

So next week we will celebrate the milestones aplenty. Andrew Keay, our regular scanner has promised lots of treats and bubbles as his daughter Laura celebrates her 50th parkrun. Also Alan Turner is on 249, David Tucker will be on 150 and Chris Best on 49.

We also have Emma Dewhurst, today’s third female finisher, on 49. Plus the Family McCombe as described below with their double joint celebration!

Even more milestones will be reached for the graduation class of 2018 as the Styal Running Club, "Couch to 5k" students complete their course with a parkrun along with their mentors over the last 10 weeks, the runners from Styal Running Club. More reasons for our running community to celebrate as the 3rd instalment of this brilliant program reaches its climax.

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Young Olivia Flannagan was today’s run director and delivered a perfect run briefing. Sorry to those at the back who couldn’t hear her or her safety announcements but I am told, and here is an exclusive, the PA system has been ordered, apparently.

Olivia, our senior Duke of Edinburgh student also announced the timings of the Xmas and the New Year’s Day runs, 9am and 10:30am respectively.

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We do need more volunteers to help run these events plus all the other regular Saturday runs. If you haven’t signed up, please do OPT-IN on your profile or email us and start earning those volunteer credits towards the coveted purple T-Shirt. A special thank you to Rosemary Seddon who marshalled for the very first time, much appreciated Rosemary!

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Well done to our podium peeps today. First male was Andrew Cleal. He was followed by Ashley Farrell as second male finisher. Gareth Read was third.

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Claire Clancy

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Amongst the ladies, Claire Clancy was first female. Tracy Bown was second lady and Emma Dewhurst was third.

 

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Ian "Grim Reaper" Rankin

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Once again I can report that the last 3 finishers, apart from the Grim Reaper, sorry, that was his role last week, the tail walker Ian Rankin, they all got a PBs again. Well done to Miranda Phillips, Beatrice Zuokumor and Fiona Hartig. Beatrice has now 6 consecutive official PBs, actually should be 7 as she never registered her first run. This, and the Styal Couch to 5k athletes show how small increments lead to massive gains. (I won’t claim any originality for that concept)

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Just one ahead of this group, Ali McCombe is now on her 99th run! Her other half, Duncan is on his 199th run. Should be lots of celebrations coming up in their household! Treat alert to Neil McGowan 98 and Karen Mclaughlin 48.

It was wonderful to welcome Roger Whitehead back and his photographs from today’s event are now on Flickr. For those who don’t want their pictures taken by Roger, a polite shake of the head will suffice, anyone using colourful language will be spoken to and the errors of their ways will be explained in black and white.

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Welcome to our 22 tourists and newbies. A big welcoming hug to you all, especially those 12 doing their first parkrun. A big shout out to Gemma Beeston, Victoria Stenhouse, Mike Stenhouse, Anita Rosebury, Elaine Evans, Monica Krawczyk, Hannah Seymour, Neo Lee, Douglas Perry, Joe Murray, Tom Marley-Shaw and all the way from Norway, Martin Nederberg. This is the start of an incredible journey and we wish you all success!

Norwegien Contingent

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Our regular roving runner, Pippa Price, has sent in another report, this time from our big neighbour, Bramhall parkrun.

 

 

November parkrun of the Month - Bramhall Park

Postcode SK7 3NX   Driving time from Wilmslow (The Carrs) 13 min
Average field 330  Average finish time 27.20
Ascen:t 183 ft (Wilmslow has ascent of 86 ft)
Facilities: ample parking on side streets surrounding park, post run coffee at tea room

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Course: A 2 lap course (2nd lap slightly longer) on mixture of tarmac, grass and mud, some narrow sections (if you want to move up the field after the start, overtake on the ‘archery field’ before the route follows a narrow path down to the river)

Summary: The first Parkrun established in the Northwest and always popular, watch out for fallers at the start when up to 600 runners squeeze along a narrow lane. Great variety of scenery, where else can you get a Tudor Manor House, a ha-ha bridge and Duck Poo corner ? With all it’s twists and turns and the fact you never see too far ahead along the course always make it seem less than 5K. One of my favourite parkruns
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Thanks Pippa, we will always welcome extra content if any one else would like to contribute.

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For those who haven’t seen it, have a peek at the newest media presentation from the gang at Wilmslow parkrun, a video from our Horrible Halloween celebrations. Click the link below.
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David Shoesmith today has issued an apology to all the team of volunteers at Wilmslow parkrun. David very publicily stated he couldnt understand why he wasn't given a token as he went through the finish funnel. Despite his protestations that he couldn't have possibly forgotten receiving his token, he did go back to his car where his gear was, and indeed, there in his shorts was the missing token! David has promised to wear sackcloth and ashes for the next 7 days, remember, remember!

What, no sackcloth?

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So remember, have safe Bonfire Night celebrations, remember the lovely weather today and see you all next week for our Remembrance Weekend parkrun . Don’t Forget Your Barcode, Don’t Forget Your Poppy: and Andrew Keay, remember, remember!

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Thanks for reaching this far. If anyone else wants to share the report writing, please do let us know. As ever, thanks for reading! WJ
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Wilmslow parkrun
Event number 188
3rd November 2018

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This week 176 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

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Don BULLOUGH • Roger WHITEHEAD • Beverley DENBY

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Rosemary DAVENPORT • Tom CURRAN • Steven CREASEY

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Mat REES • Wayne JAFFE • Simon ARMITT • Rebecca DUFF

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Olivia FLANNAGAN • Margaret HUYTON • Ian RANKIN

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Andrew KEAY • Chris BEST • Gary TAIT • Andrew COWELL

 

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• William DEVIC • Lydia POWER • Matt COWELL

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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 Ann-Marie JONES who recorded 91.09% (22:15) on 20th January 2018 (event number 147).

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Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 5,040 participants have completed 26,768 parkruns covering a total distance of 133,840 km, including 5,263 new Personal Bests.
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Running Scared at Wilmslow Halloween!

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What a frighteningly great turnout today at the Carrs with Zombies, Pumpkins and Skeletons running amok! This was the second episode of our now famous Halloween parkrun and thanks to everyone who helped create a shocking horrible atmosphere; it was just what the doctor (Frankenstein) ordered!

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The weather was a bit cooler than of late, but no snow here, yet. As always though, the welcome was as warm as ever!

Today 219 finishers crossed the timing line, that is nearly 100 more than the same event last year and the 4th highest total in our history. So well done to every one of you who has helped make our parkrun such a fun and welcoming event. I was surprised as I thought that the terrifying costumes on display might have put some of you off, but on the contrary, you seem to love the ghosties and ghoulies!

For those who like the fancy dress, we will have the Santa run on December 22nd.

Once again special thanks go to our high-viz heroes who set up the course, decorated the gazebo with spiders, severed digits, and lots of treats for post run energy!

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Run Director Bev The Bobble was in Bobble mode today and set the tone with a spooky briefing delivery!

 

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Well done Damian Nicholls as first male finisher. Peter Speake was second male finisher and Terry Greenwood, third.

 

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Amongst the ladies, Rebecca Jackson was first female as last week, and the week before! A hat trick for Rebecca, well done! Katie Thompson was second female and Tracy Bown was third.

 

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At the other end of the timings, the last 3 ladies, excluding The Pumpkin, all achieved PBs including Beatrice yet again! Beatrice is fast becoming the latest Tracy Bown with her record of consecutive PBs. This is the real success story of parkrun!

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Another success to report, Wilmslow parkrun registered its 5,000 different participant since we started in April 2015. We also had various milestones today. Despite her dad promising to bring treats, Laura Keay completed her 50th parkrun with a fine fifth female position, and enjoyed some of the Halloween sweets on offer. Barun Chatterjee also completed his 50th parkrun so a red T-shirt should be on its way to you too. Lucy Bowden has now completed her 100th parkrun and the Black T-shirt target has been reached. Jan Wyles, reached her 150th parkrun, 1 second off equalling her PB. Congratulations everybody!

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A big hug and hello to our 32 First timers including 11 Newbies. Today’s roll of honour to the first runners include Isaac Lees, James Lees, Jonathan Lomas, Andrea Littler, Cheryl Rose, Jignesh Sheth, Louis Hirst, Adam Whittle, Paul Farrell, George Hobson and Colin Caisley. Hope you weren't too frightened!

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In terms of future milestones, lots are coming up. Please do give us the heads up and why not bring some treats to share with your fellow athletes and spread the joy that is experienced here at Wilmslow. Approaching 250 we have Alan Turner on 249. Michael Wymer is on 248. David Tucker is on 149, Stuart McCombe is on 198 whilst Ali McCombe is on 98! Roger Moss is also on 98. On 49 we have Chris Best. Emma Dewhurst, Jo Orr and Timothy Frank are all on 48. Don’t forget to bring your families and friends to celebrate whenever you reach your next milestone.

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Next week we will be in November which means our thoughts turn towards Bonfire Night and then the end of year celebrations. We have already announced the Christmas Day and New Year Day events, see last week’s amazing award winning runreport for details. Now is the time to OPT IN to the volunteer updates on your run profile so we help run the volunteer roster as we start to get really busy.

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Once again Colin Davies paced brilliantly. A special thank you to Wai Hong Chek and Simon Fester Armitt who took loads of photos which are on Flickr to peruse.

 

Thanks for reaching this far. There are lots more photos below. As ever, thanks for reading. WJ

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Wilmslow parkrun Event number 187 27th October 2018

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This week 219 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

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Beverley DENBY • Colin DAVIES • Nicky MOWAT • Paul REYNOLDS1

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Tom CURRAN • Mat REES • Wayne JAFFE • Simon ARMITT

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Sarah GLEAVE • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Isabelle FLANNAGAN

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Susan HARRISON • Leigh HUGHES • Ian RANKIN • Andrew KEAY

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Tony FLANNAGAN • Gary TAIT • Andrew COWELL

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Tom FISHER • Maya DALGAARD • William DEVIC • Matt COWELL

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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).

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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 5,018 participants have completed 26,592 parkruns covering a total distance of 132,960 km, including 5,238 new Personal Bests.

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Sunshine Galore, Multiple Pacers, Multiple PBs!

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Today we had the most gorgeous autumnal running conditions, as Craig Revel Hall would say, it was Fab-u-lous! And it was our ladies who set the pace on the day we had three pacers with the three ladies who podiumed posting a PB each. In fact we has 46 PBs (25%) today so take a bow everybody, runners and of course the volunteers who cheered and supported throughout.

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First female, Rebecca Jackson was very gracious in thanking our volunteers especially the two senior men on the first bridge, for those not sure who she is referring to, Ian Branthwaite and Tony Flanagan are the marshals in question who are always quick to shout out encouragement to almost everybody, for some reason they take a different stance when I crawl past but hey ho! So a big thank you to all our marshals and volunteers who help create such a great atmosphere here at Wilmslow. Welcome also Son and Dad team Frazer and Simon Atkins who marshalled at the far bridge. Thanks also to those who commented on Twitter on the amazing community atmosphere they enjoyed at The Carrs today.

So after last week’s runreport complimenting the volunteers, it is a pleasure to be able to repeat the sentiments expressed by many of the runners and visitors about the atmosphere. We mustn’t take our volunteers for granted; it is something we must all share in contributing. Please do sign up and remember with the busy Christmas holiday schedule coming up we need a big pool to draw on.

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Thanks to Adrian Feldman for the first timers briefing. We had 25 newbies and visitors from Windsor, Darwen and Cape Town.

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Ian Morton was rundirector and he had a few important announcements to make. For those who couldn’t hear him or weren’t paying full attention the take home messages are that we have the Halloween Fancy Dress parkrun next week. We also have the Christmas and New Year timings confirmed. That means normal Saturday parkruns on the Saturday before Xmas and New Year, with a repeat of the very popular Christmas Day parkrun also at 9am. On New Years Day we will have a later start at 10:30am, to allow the volunteers’ time to set up after a few cups of strong black coffee! It will also be possible to run an earlier parkrun on the one day a year when you can register two separate parkruns! Further details when we know our neighbours intentions. Ian also announced that we will be having a series of pacer weekends with multiple pacers. The first is likely to be in December, confirmation to follow.

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Today though we had 3 pacers from within our own ranks. Colin Davies, with 75 pacings here at Wilmslow was joined again by Ian Rankin, again on 32 and for the first time, Laura Fairhurst. It is great to have our pacers and it really helps the runners.

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So well done to Rebecca Jackson (Ealing Eagles) with a PB and first female, smashing her PB and going sub 21 for the first time. Laura Keay, 11-14, also a PB was second female. Third female, with yet another PB was Tracy Bown, (Wilmslow RC) Brilliant running ladies! Laura, next week is your 50th run too, get Dad to turn early and bring treats for the children, and for the adults!

Amongst the males, Finley Greenwood was first male, brilliant running and a second first male finisher. Next was tourist Michael Cunliffe from Fulham RC, and Gareth Read was third also with a PB.

Our favourite late finisher, Beatrice Zuokomor, achieved her 4th consecutive PB and managed to avoid being the penultimate finisher for the first time, At the same time, partner Preya Zuokomor also got a PB! Congratulations you two, hope your are celebrating responsibly!

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A special welcome to all our newbies, welcome and hope you really enjoyed a lovely morning on the Carrs.

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Welcome to Karen Firth, Sophia Hall, Rachel McCumiskey, Laura Rooney, Vanessa Crispin, Francis Troup, Maddie Troup, Lorenzo Brown, Emily Berrett, Monika Krawczyk and Olivia Brown. Welcome to parkrun and good luck on your journey!

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Congratulations to everyone running in events last week. We had a few at the very wet Manchester Half Marathon. There was also a good turnout at the Tatton 10K. Finally Tony Collier also had difficult weather conditions, too hot, rather than to wet and cold at the running festival in Mallorca!

Well done to Graham Duce, Tim Billington,

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Caroline Croswell, Steve Creasey

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Ian Morton, Klaus Dalgaard, Linda Morton and Wayne Jaffe.

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Colin Davies,

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Gary Tait,

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Rachael Tait,

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and Richard Lee.

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None of the milestone people turned up this week so Baron Chatterjee 49, Tim Hurrell 99 are clearly saving it for the Halloween special next week, Laura Keay is also on 49, as is Timothy Goodwin. Klaus Dalgaard is on 96 (treat warning) David Tucker is on 148, Chris Best 48, Jo Orr 47, Bill Yale 197, and Alan Turner on 248. Start planning those menus folks!

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Remember to get your fancy dress ready for next week, the Halloween parkrun is a special fun day in the calendar.

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Thanks for reaching this far. If you would like to volunteer and even more so, write a runreport, then please let us know. More pictures below. As ever thanks for reading! WJ

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Wilmslow parkrun Event number 186 20th October 2018

This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests.

Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Ian BRANTHWAITE • Colin DAVIES • Laura FAIRHURST • Adrian FELDMAN

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Tom CURRAN • Steven CREASEY • Mat REES • Peter SANGWAY

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Wayne JAFFE • Ian MORTON • Simon ARMITT • Sarah GLEAVE

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Rebecca DUFF • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Alastair BREMNER • Brian JACKSON

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Ian RANKIN • Aidan STOTT • Andrew KEAY • Simon ATKINS

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Frazer ATKINS • Rachael TAIT • Tony FLANNAGAN • Andrew COWELL

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Tom FISHER • Angus DICKSON • William DEVIC • Matt COWELL

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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 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 4,986 participants have completed 26,373 parkruns covering a total distance of 131,865 km, including 5,206 new Personal Bests.

here's looking at moo, kid!

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Big Al Sets Up against Storm Callum!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.
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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.

Wayne Jaffe is fundraising for Team Lewis Trust.

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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

 Just the two of us.....results processing and tokens drying/sorting
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Wilmslow parkrun
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:

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Roy POWNALL • Don BULLOUGH • Andy WATTS • Colin DAVIES • Nicky MOWAT • Caroline CROSSWELL • Mat REES • Colette MCGRATH 

wilmslow parkrun 185Peter SANGWAY • Wayne JAFFE • Laura SEYMOUR • Simon ARMITT • Rebecca DUFF • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Alastair BREMNER wilmslow parkrun 185

Tomos RANDS • Andrew KEAY • Gordon MCKINNON • Rachael TAIT • Tony FLANNAGAN • Tracy BOWN • Nic BOWN • William DEVIC • Matt COWELL

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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 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.

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