2nd October 2021 Event #38

Thank you to Nathan Troon, who wrote this account of his run with us this week, please don't be shy about about coming forward to write us a paragraph or two for a run report, it is always interesting to hear from our parkrunners. If you have any milestones to include, then also get in touch and we can include them:

This parkrun came after a week of nearly non stop rain!
Despite this the course was not too wet, but the grass was slippy in parts.
Surprisingly I did not have mud splattered up my legs once I finished, which is not like previous times!

At the start of my 2nd lap it started raining, but that wasn't so bad, as I was already getting hot!

It was so good to see all the happy marshals cheering us on all around the course!

Bailey (Age 14) the youngest, finished well ahead of myself (Age 19 ) and my Dad (Age unknown), Last Saturday my Dad did the Cannock Chase Half marathon!, So he did really well considering that!
Although I could never say the course is easy, it is beautiful to run through the forest and around the lake. With 98 runners today!
So please join us if you are ever in the area!

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We had visitors this week from as far apart at Inverness and Portsmouth, as well as Cannock Chase and Stockport along with a few visitors from our neighbours at Shrewsbury.

This week 98 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Fiona LEATHAM • Kathy LING • Simon PHILLIPS • Jo GRANDFIELD • Mandy LEWIS • Keith COTTON • Thomas PHILLIPS • Linda CALLAGHAN • Duncan MEREDITH • Aaron ASHTON • Paul TROON & Nathan TROON • Janice OWEN • Peter HOLMES • Carol FOWLES • Denise LONG • Emily GRANDFIELD • Jill SHAKESHAFT • Hayley PROUDFOOT • Louise RAFFERTY • Jack GRIFFITHS • Catherine CALDECOTT

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 Matt HALL who recorded a time of 16:39 on 28th December 2019 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Rosemary SYMMS who recorded 80.61% (25:32) on 30th November 2019 (event number 13).

Alderford Lake parkrun started on 31st August 2019. Since then 2,322 participants have completed 5,709 parkruns covering a total distance of 28,545 km, including 1,046 new Personal Bests. A total of 186 individuals have volunteered 881 times.