Roll Up Roll Up to the Biggest Show in Town!!! - Wythenshawe parkrun Number 333
Well I don't know about you but for me the biggest and best show in town happens every Saturday morning at 9am. Forget the Fun Fair, the social and community feel of our event is without doubt a highlight of the week.
And with the Commonwealth Games starting, we had our own version with tourists from Ottawa in Canada, I hoped you enjoyed our run today. Continuing the Commonwealth theme, we also had tourists from Troon (Scotland) and Ormeau (N. Ireland ) plus runners from Evesham, Maidenhead, Leigh On Sea, Daventry & Worcester, we hoped you enjoyed the delights of the Wythenshawe mud.
If you are a cricketer then 333 would be considered unlucky as it is a triple nelson, however for 26 of you, it was lucky as you recorded personal bests. There are too many to individually name however we must highlight Julia Reynolds, Duane Guant, Gordon Nicoll and Cyanne Holt who have all run more than 20 times at Wythenshawe and recorded PB's today. Well Done a Great Effort !!!
Our top 3 Males today were
- Matthew Beacock 17:19 First Timer at Wythenshawe
- Tom Jessop 18.06 First Timer at Wythenshawe
- Tim Stephens 18:23
And Top 3 Females were
- Beatrice Cordingley 22:50 20th First Time Finish
- Jackie Cordingley 22:58
- Julia Reynolds 23:01
And an amazing 28 of you were first timers to Wythenshawe with 8 of you running your first ever parkrun, you are all welcome and Saturday morning's will no longer be the same. At the other end of the spectrum we also congratulate Richard Evans for his 200th run, and Paul Shelley, Mark Ward and Richard Kennaugh on their 50th runs.
Dan Martell was your Run Director today and he was ably assisted by the following volunteers Amanda NAVIN • Andy HOLLOWAY • Ben CROUCH • Carole PARTINGTON • Ellie HOLLOWAY • Jeffrey Mark CRITCHLEY • Jonathan BUTCHER • Kate HOLLOWAY • Martin BANFIELD • Norma BURGESS • Sam MCGRATH • Thomas PAVEY.
You will often hear in the pre run briefing a request for volunteers and I can highly recommend this for a number of reasons. Firstly it is great to put something back into the event, we all enjoy running so by volunteering we are all ensuring that the event will continue. Another great reason is that when you run you may only see the same 10 or 20 runners who you are close to in terms of times, by volunteering you will see everybody who makes the event, and it is impossible not to smile after receiving a high 5 or thank you from any one of our runners.
Lastly, I am writing this on Saturday afternoon whilst cooking a large bowl of pasta, as I am one of today's volunteers running the Manchester Marathon, so depending on when this report is sent, I want to say good luck/well done to the other runners. Also a big thank you to Andy and those who have volunteered to help at the marathon tomorrow. You may not be aware but by volunteering at the marathon, our parkrun receives a donation per volunteer, and this helps to fund the PA system, gazebo, signs, hi viz jackets etc.
See you all next Saturday, don't forget your barcode !!!