20th November 2021 Event # 45

So..parkrun 381 and my 214th different one…decided to travel a bit farther form home(100 minutes to be precise) and take in Alderford, which Id heard was interesting
As a seasoned tourist, I immediately felt at home when I saw the bespoke tourist welcoming post, complete with a cow cowl logo! That’s a first, and a really nice touch!

We had to sign in at the venue on an iPad at the admissions desk, which was a first, but clearly parkrun have a real presence here as evidenced by the bespoke signs.

The first timers briefing was an enthusiastic affair, he clearly loves the course.

Now, I don’t really *do* off road..I'm a tarmac girl but to be fair, even though we had quite a few loops around grassy fields, the event was low key and friendly to the point that this didn’t matter. All speeds are genuinely catered for, a 2 loop course meant I only got lapped by 4 people and if you have a doggie…definitely come here..its a VERY dog friendly course!

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As well as the fields, ( missed the maze), we got to run by the lake for a while plus up into some really pretty leafy woodland trail. Plenty to see, plenty of photo opportunities.
Shout out to the lovely marshal who told me twice there was a “slight incline” as I went into the woods. Ok..a walk break it was!

There were apparently only 107 finishers, this really is a low key yet extremely friendly parkrun.
Despite my off road aversion, Id be back as this parkrun for me epitomises the early days of parkrun.
The first time briefing chap summed it up by saying "It's a day out with friends you haven’t met yet…enjoy”(he also said we would love and loathe the course in equal amounts …hahahaha)

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I had to dash off after, but the coffee shop looked really good and there seem to be a lot of other activities to do at the venue if you turn up with kiddies.

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Now, I may have ben slower than a slow thing on slug pellets, but even on this of road course we had some super performances and records!
Shout out to Rachel Parker with a time of 21.01 in the 30 to 34 age cat, plus…well just wow, Freya Kellett with 25.29, and Adam Bentha m 19.17 in the junior 11 to 14 cat!!. Flipping well done!

Thank you!. I'm sure I will be back!

This week 107 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Ruth BENZIMRA • Paul NOLAN • Kathy LING • Liz RANKIN • Steve X NEWELL • Mandy LEWIS • Willow LEWIS • Adam RICHARDS • Kathryn MARTIN • Duncan MEREDITH • Brian WOODALL • Aaron ASHTON • David THORNTON • Janice EASTWOOD • Sarah GILL • Lisa DAMS • Valerie SMITHER • Natalie STEVENSON • Denise LONG • Stuart LONG • Louisa Jane KAY • Jill SHAKESHAFT • Michael DEWSNAP • Phoebe LAWRENCE • Louise RAFFERTY • Lucas DAMS

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

The female record is held by Donna SHERWIN who recorded a time of 20:09 on 7th December 2019 (event number 14).
The male record is held by Jack GRAY who recorded a time of 16:34 on 23rd October 2021 (event number 41).
The Age Grade course record is held by Rosemary SYMMS who recorded 84.25% (25:11) on 23rd October 2021 (event number 41).

Alderford Lake parkrun started on 31st August 2019. Since then 2,490 participants have completed 6,417 parkruns covering a total distance of 32,085 km, including 1,195 new Personal Bests. A total of 205 individuals have volunteered 1,046 times.

 

Event 44 – 13th November 2021

by Cara Meehan

Grey and overcast for this week's parkrun, event number 44 - the course is still holding up and hasn’t descended into a mud fest (just yet!).

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Well done to the 110 parkrunners who turned up for themselves this morning. We had 25 first timers who are new to Alderford and of those 5 were completely new to parkrun - welcome to the family! Saturday’s will never be the same again…..

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15 people got PB’s today which is super impressive on the course so well done to them.

We had a large age range with two people running in the 65-69 category and we had two under 10’s as well - just proves that parkrun is really for everyone.

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42 parkrunners identify as female and Carol Fowles of Whitchurch Whippets lead the way for us Women.
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We have an unknown number one with David Owen of Tattenhall Runners coming in second position.

Benjamino Gregory ran today and notched up his 417th parkrun which is super impressive!

Alderford Lake regular Rebecca Lewis celebrated her 25th parkrun with a pb this morning in the junior 11-14 category.

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We had a visitor Elliot Line today who is a serial tourist and runs an awesome parkrun statistics website which can be found on Facebook if anyone is interested in more stats.
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Thank you to all the volunteers as always - super well organised and always cheery!

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See you again next week and DFYBC!

This week 110 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Fiona LEATHAM • Cara MEEHAN • Kathy LING • Simon PHILLIPS • Gillian FOWLES • Thomas PHILLIPS • Adam RICHARDS • Laura WILLETTS • Duncan MEREDITH • Aaron ASHTON • Kirsty FISHER • Gail JAZMIK • Katie PRINCE • Nikole SHINGLER • Natalie STEVENSON • Louisa Jane KAY • Jill SHAKESHAFT • Phoebe LAWRENCE • Jack GRIFFITHS • Paul TRUMAN • Tim REYNOLDS

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

The female record is held by Donna SHERWIN who recorded a time of 20:09 on 7th December 2019 (event number 14).
The male record is held by Jack GRAY who recorded a time of 16:34 on 23rd October 2021 (event number 41).
The Age Grade course record is held by Rosemary SYMMS who recorded 84.25% (25:11) on 23rd October 2021 (event number 41).

Alderford Lake parkrun started on 31st August 2019. Since then 2,471 participants have completed 6,310 parkruns covering a total distance of 31,550 km, including 1,159 new Personal Bests. A total of 201 individuals have volunteered 1,020 times.

 

Another great parkrun morning! Alderford Lake parkrun #43

by Eve Taylor

I paid a visit to Alderford Lake parkrun this week alongside my husband, Ian and son, Tom, travelling over from Macclesfield. We are all passionate about parkrun (well, perhaps I’m verging rather more on the obsessive) but suffice it to say, it’s a major part in our lives. It’s always a joy to turn up to another event; the same formulae but they’re all so subtlety individual. We are keen tourists when we have the opportunity but we’re also part of our home parkrun team and love volunteering as well as running.
Some of the initial excitement is trying to find the parkrun itself. There was no problem today as the information on the website was tip-top which meant that there was no mad panic at the last moment in finding the start plus there was plenty of parking only a few minutes’ walk to the start area.
Before we knew it, your lovely RD, Sarah had done the run brief and we were off. We loved the course, quite different from Macclesfield which is rather hiller but one of the many wonderful things about parkrun, is the huge variety in courses. I had been warned about the mud but there was little sign of it and the terrain and surface were nice and varied. The marshals were brilliant, all so encouraging and cheerful. If you are reading this and have never volunteered before or haven’t for a while, parkrun would not happen without volunteers and I feel very strongly that we should all give something back to this wonderful community. So give it a whirl – it is great fun and very rewarding.
It was super to have a café right by the start/finish area which meant that it was a hub of post parkrun chat. The breakfast and coffee were lovely, Sarah had processed the results by 10:10am (super speedy!) and all in all, we had a great parkrun morning.

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A huge welcome to the 11 parkrun absolute first timers – welcome to the parkrun family but be warned, it’s addictive! Congratulations also to the 19 of you who had pbs today and once again huge thanks to today’s 24 volunteers.
Alderford Lake parkrun has everything and is definitely one to recommend to fellow tourists. Thank you so much for having us. What a fabulous parkrun morning but aren’t they all?
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This week 104 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Eve TAYLOR • Kathy LING • Liz RANKIN • Gillian FOWLES • Adam RICHARDS • Paul EVANS • Duncan MEREDITH • Lisa DALE • Lynn NORTON • Aaron ASHTON • Sheridan LANE • Martin LANE • Janice OWEN • Peter HOLMES • Sue EVANS • Sarah GILL • Carol FOWLES • Nicola ROGERS • Natalie STEVENSON • Denise LONG • Stuart LONG • Ted LAWRENCE • Millie SCRASE • Kerry FOSTER

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

The female record is held by Donna SHERWIN who recorded a time of 20:09 on 7th December 2019 (event number 14).
The male record is held by Jack GRAY who recorded a time of 16:34 on 23rd October 2021 (event number 41).
The Age Grade course record is held by Rosemary SYMMS who recorded 84.25% (25:11) on 23rd October 2021 (event number 41).

Alderford Lake parkrun started on 31st August 2019. Since then 2,445 participants have completed 6,200 parkruns covering a total distance of 31,000 km, including 1,144 new Personal Bests.

A total of 197 individuals have volunteered 999 times.

 

New Years Day parkrun

We will be holding parkrun as normal at 9am on New year's Day, please let us know if you are able to help out by volunteering.

 

Christmas Day parkrun

We will be holding our Christmas Day parkrun at 9am on Christmas Day. Pease note there is access for parkrun purposes only, the venue is otherwise closed to the public on this day.

Please let us know if you are able to volunteer. Festive fancy dress encouraged!

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