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