Run report #224

We had a lot of fantastic pacing today throughout the park

And the sound of the odd bark.

Times were chased with success or a near miss

But as far as I know,no one from Diss.

There was a rabbit volunteer at Bushy,but in that they are very much second best

Hattie and Simba led the way in that respect,they are number 1 and er...2,yes!


The Results

Our first finisher (male) was Luke Hampshire of Wallasey AC in 17:38,followed by David Lilley with a pb of 17:43 and Chris Jones of Penny Lane Striders,also with a pb,this one was 18:29!

Our first finisher (female) was Zara White of Wirral AC in 20:57(24th) then Hayley Fairclough of Liverpool RC with a new pb of 21:34(35th) and Helen Stansfield of Wallasey AC in 21:49(41st)

PB perfection from David Lilley 17:43,Chris Jones 18:29,Jamie Davies 20:33,James Miller 20:37,Patrick MacDonough 20:45,Jonathan Blackburn 20:52,Andy Jones 20:53, Noah Leeson 21:14,Greg Sinnott 21:15,Nathan Roche 21:23,William Hampshire 21:31, Hayley Fairclough 21:34,Nico Weider 22:11,Adam Leary 22:24,Dawn Fairclough 22:25, Alan Heath 22:26,Adam Landrum 22:29,Andrew Beastall 22:45,Richard Latten 22:50, Benjamin Sharp 23:45,Robert Perry 23:47,Dean Garrity 23:49,Adam Jennings-O`Toole 23:58,David Morris 24:05,Marcin Bula 24:20,Jack Berry 24:23,Samantha Owen 24:27, Kevin Lowe 24:56,Carl Jones 25:21,Sammy Harwood 25:30,Alistair Jones 25:31,Lewis Morris 25:33,Philip Arnold 25:36,Liz Willis 25:46,Ricardo Hoshiko 25:54,Laura Cross 25:58,Darron Callaghan 25:59,Adam Howarth 26:01,Lisa Curnow 26:14,George Wilson 26:20,Abbie Richmond 26:44,Jenny Danher 26:56,Chris Jack 27:00,May Leeson 27:06, David Barden 27:31.Andrew Wright 27:32,Richard Thomas 27:37,Rob Brown 27:49, Jemima Riley 28:03,Lee Fulton 28:05,Kathy McDonald 28:13,Dennis Mahar 28:39, Alisha Twist 28:45,Anthony Olsson 28:50,Daniel Batchelor 28:55,Jennifer Warburton 28:59,Kelly Chesters 29:01,Vickey Walberg 29:05,Andy Weinronk 29:11,Nithin Karyampudi 29:11,Tony Sullivan 29:25,Pierre Wysocki 30:03,Ronald Barber 30:55, Laura Fallon 30:57,Phillip Davies 31:00.Lorna Smithies 31:28,Michelle Evans 31:30, David Tebbs 31:42,Charlotte Mackie 31:43,Jonah Pickering 31:45,Cath Gould 31:54, George Hollowell 32:02,Nicholas Hollowell 32:03,Mark Fraser 32:13,Michael Batchelor 32:25,Ann Hatton 32:26,Peter Flynn 32:32,Johnathan Fountain 32:41,Mickey Lowe 32:41,Ella Evans 33:01,John Traynor 33:20,Giselle Drouillard 33:25,Bethany Heath 33:39,Nicola Thomas 33:55,Jenny Carter 34:18,Catherine Wall 34:21,Jane Sheehy 34:21,Nicola Beamish 35:53,Katie Garrity 36:15,Jackie Harwood 36:33,Kathryn Cleminson 37:03,Andrea Davies 37:24,Anais Hadland 38:01,Sean Miller 39:03,Lony Gibb 39:39,Geraldine Keay 42:17,Carla Walker 42:24,Chalene Robinson 42:32, Samantha Bill 42:32

A warm welcome to all our first timers today,whether you joined us for the first time ever or you were visiting us for the first time.We hope you enjoyed your Birkenhead parkrun experience and we look forward to seeing you next week or the next time you`re in the area.

Our first timers this week were Daniel Bojarski,Clare Goodwin,Victoria Flynn,Paul Caley Lee Elwell,Jo Smyth,Liam Sheehy,Eugene Sheehy,Louise Hanson-Gardner,Gill Dumbarton,Elliot Edwards,Angie Galer,Rohin Thaker,Lisa Kattou,Kelly McCarthy,Chris Roberts,Lisa Smalley,Jack Hall,Michelle Stanton,Teresa Hardy,Gary Swift,Jo Dodgson, Esme Joynson,Tony Breen,Michael Sandelands

Shenton`s Reality (In advance of the year of the Shenton,2020) - Harry Kaye 21:21, Howard Garde 22:22,Alison MacDonald 23:23,Andrew Kitchinson 26:26,Peter Flynn 32:32,Angie Galer 35:35,Lony Gibb 39:39

Laura Reese ran her 50th parkrun

Donna Roddan ran her 50th parkrun

Amanda Parkinson ran her 50th parkrun

Congratulations to Laura,Donna and Amanda!

Our Decembernotlongtillcrimbonowhopetheyvebeengoodtastic volunteers were led by run director Rolf "Gladiator" Westrum,timekeepers were Gemma "Bin bag lady" Cloney and Ruth "PC" Byers.Barcode scanning was done by Kareen "Numbers" Porschke, Stuart "The Vale" Rickers and Steve "The wizard of Oz" Smith.Peter "Ice cream" Humphreys dished out the finish tokens support from John "Hertha or Union" Armstrong who also gave the first timers briefing. Shelagh "Russell" Hearty was our tail walker.Dave "Double Dave" Bibby took the marshals out onto the course and marshalled as well.Andrew "The Prime Minister of Puns" Hughes,Mike "Jolene" Green,James "T`Pau" Hurley and Keith "Zaha" Blackwell were our funnel managers. Our marshals were Mylo Williams,Malcolm Davies,Sybil Leeman,Greg Smith,Dave "DD" Bibby,Don Scotton,Graham Tate,Peter "Big Dunc" Barham,Lisa "Puddle liason marshal" Ost.Our plethora of pacers were Ruth "35" Pritchard,Mark "Numbers 2" Pritchard,Alex "Gullit" Holland,Karl "Spells his name right" Hamel,Neil "Buzz" Armstrong,Mike "Another mention" Green,Neil "Holly" Oakes,John "Number 1 Scottish pacer" Henderson and Peter "Bright yellow hat" Hampshire.

Our next pacer day will be the first Saturday next year.

If you would like to join our volunteer ranks,please take a look at the roster on our website and email us at

We are on the flickr,the facebook and the instagram "Birkenheadparkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

No photos this week,work night out last night and work today means not tonight but Ill try and add some during the week.

Anyway,thanks for reading and see you next week!





Run report #223

Frosty the snowman was told to back off

Although there were traces of him around the park

And the sound of Marvin the pooch with his marvellous bark.

We`re made of tough stuff up here,we don`t look to cancel(apart from epic floods and the ice age)

And that time we had to hide from Nicholas Cage.

424 of you hardy souls turned up and took part on a cold but sunny morn.

Smiles on your faces as you came through the finish funnel.

Alas,still no sign of Sally Gunnell.

Photo from Amanda Curtis-Wilson

Hello and welcome to this week`s run report. Didn`t the park look amazing this morning? Lots of fantastic photos have been sent in and are on our twitter and you may have seen our funnel manager and star photographer Ruth with her camera so keep an eye out for her photos over the weekend on our social media content/pages/stuff. Brilliant to see so many of you with us on such a freezing morning and thanks to all our volunteers as well for their magnificent work.


The Results

Our first finisher (male) was Steven Leslie of Village Road Runners AC in a time of 17:42, then Ashley Crawford in 17:51 and David Lilley in 18:22

Our first finisher (female) was Lucy Hignett of Wirral AC in 21:05(28th) then Gail Stuthridge of Village Road Runners AC in 21:56(37th) and Jayne Price of Pensby Runners in 22:02(38th)


PB awesomeness shout outs to Joshua Hatton 19:55,David Hopwood 19:56,Chris Hall 20:25,Andrew Hewlett 20:56,Simon Hignett 21:06,Adam Landrum 22:39,Dave Galloway 22:55,Dave Marland 23:18,Chris Sharp 23:21,Kate Carter 23:24,James Hatton 23:34, Catherine Williams 23:42,Lauren Walker 24:01,Amy Heron 24:36,Andy Hewitt 24:47, Haley Barnett 24:58,Kimberly Morris 25:13,Laurence Tottle 25:49,Paddy Flashman 26:18,Alexandra Jones 26:55,Mike Butler 26:57,Kate Smith 27:28,Olabanjo Sulaiman 27:30,Dave Michael 28:55,Lee Fulton 29:01,Kelly Chesters 29:07,Tony Sullivan 30:03, Aiko Hoshiko 30:32,Joel Cross 31:06,Luke McGowan 31:29,Jason Fordham 31:33, Thomas Newell 31:59,Rachel Rogers 32:05,Christian Light 32:27,Katie Lane 32:57,Julia Murphy 33:23,Maisie Rogers 33:26,George Hollowell 33:57,Graham Pugh 33:59,Louise Hollowell 34:01,Ella Evans 34:06,Lisa Roberts 34:33,Jonah Pickering 34:45,Bethany Heath 36:19,Mark Fraser 36:24,Clare Jones 37:05,Jane Gethin 37:30

EKnXBjjXUAAiwRFPhoto from Andy Everett

A big parkrun welcome to all our first timers today,whether you joined us for the first time or were visiting us for the first time. We hope you enjoyed your time with us today and we look forward to seeing you next week or the next time you`re in the area.

Our first timers this week were Hilary Hart,Samantha Bill,Chalene Robinson,June Pickersgill,Jackie Harwood,Luke Rawnsley,Oscar Robertson,Josie Rabot,Luke Pearson Nicholas Hollowell,Averil Davies,Dino Walker,Richard Duddell,Helen Walker,Jane Marshall,Jennifer Warburton,Adam Swanick,Sheila Wetton,Mike Kirby,James Ashton, Ashleigh Cotton,Stephen Leadbetter,Matthew Whittaker,George Wlson,Abbie Richmond,Emily Dold,Patrick McKeown,David Barden,Sammy Harwood,Kelly Atkinson, Chris Jack,Vicki O`Connor,David Marshall,Jon Carter,David McElroy,Adrian Calvert, Helen Crook,Ian Richards,Wayne Millard,John Rae,Steve Thomas,Rachel Melluish,Dave Ayre,Jose Eduardo Vega Perez


Shenton`s Reality this week - Howard Garde 23:23,Derek Jones 28:28,John Brown 29:29,Mel McArdle 34:34,Catherine Wall 35:35,Jordan Ezard 37:37


Mike Burns ran his 50th parkrun.

Kareen Porschke ran her 50th parkrun.

Jade Edmonds ran her 50th parkrun.

Ultan Mulhern ran his 50th parkrun.

Audrey Stocker ran her 100th parkrun.

Congratulations to Audrey,Ultan,Jade,Kareen and Mike!


Our coldbutcoolloudandproudtastic volunteers were led by run director Steve "Man at work" Smith.Stuart "Shorts" Rickers and Mike "Jolene" Green were our timekeepers. John "The beard will never be forgotten" Armstrong,Peter "It`s beginning to feel a lot like Conemas" Humphreys and Jon "Not a pink welly person" Rumley were our barcode scanners.Andrew "Our Kelly" Hughes dished out the finish tokens with help from Lorna "OMP" Hughes.Alex "The Netherlands" Holland was our tail walker.Ultan "The Ult" Mulhern ensured the marshals were in the right places and Stuart "2 nicknames" Rickers gave the first timers briefing.Our funnel managers were James "T`Pau" Hurley, Ruth "She`s got the camera!" Pritchard,Mark "Numbers" Pritchard and Sue "Strictly" Foster. Our wonderful marshals were Margaret Ray,Lisa "Icy Puddle Marshal",Mylo Williams,Amanda "Tin can bashing lady" Curtis-Wilson,Andrew "Tunes" Everett, Stewart "Not Stuart" Foster,Peter "EFC" Barham,David Gawne,Sue Sturgeon,Helen Stansfield and Cameron Farroll. John Armstrong processed the results and Ken Noble and Mark Hyland were our pacers today.Next week is pacers week and we`ll have all the times being paced on our social media thingies during the week.

EKnSZFNXsAAolQUPhoto from Peter Hampshire

If you would like to join them,please take a look at the roster on our website.It has been proven by NASA scientists that volunteering at parkrun during December is 42% more likely to get you excellent Christmas presents.*

*Possibly true,probably not.

We are on the flickr (Keep an eye out for Ruth`s photos),the facebook and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

Thanks for reading and see you next week.





Run report #222

86% chance of rain it said on the forecast

But it didn`t and we had a blast

There was a no show from that X factor guy,Ollie

But we had a super pooch finish 2nd,Stanley the border collie!

The former pink welly lady she had a run today

Ahead of tomorrow when its her birthday.

It was good to see recovered runners come off the injury bench

And if you are still there,fingers crossed you`ll be back with us soon

Oh no,Ollie`s arrived.Ollie we`ve gone home,we don`t want a tune!

EKDipHYXUAA7zpxPhoto from Ruth Pritchard

Hello and welcome to this week`s run report celebrating our 222nd run at Birkenhead. Thanks all for coming along today,things ran smoothly in the finish funnel. All the rules were followed although I have one request.When you have had your barcodes scanned please remember there are runners on the course so please be aware of that when you leave the area. Thanks.

The Results

Our first finisher (male) was Jack Poland of Wallasey AC with a new pb of 16:56,our 46th best time ever! Joint 2nd were Stanley the border collie and Peter Bird,also of Wallasey AC who ran 17:06 and Peter was running his 100th parkrun.Luke Hampshire,completing a Wallasey AC 1,joint 2 and 3 ran 17:41.

Our first finisher (female) was Elaine Opara of Wallasey AC who finished in 21:46(41st),then Maggie Cooper of Wirral AC in 22:21 (57th) and Claire Campbell in 22:34 (62nd)


PB mentions go to Jack Poland 16:56,Robert Logan 18:06,Matthew Nicholson 18:41, Simon Shaw 19:48,Alan Heath 22:53,Andy McShane 23:05,Harry Findlay 23:25,Kate Carter 23:37,Steve Singleton 23:55,Alexandra Brennan 24:21,Simon Smith 25:18, Alan Jones 25:25,Neil Wyn Jones 26:02,Darron Callaghan 26:12,Yvonne McDonough 26:34, Oscar Boardman 26:39,Patrick Mulvey-Fanneran 26:49,Callum Logan 27:18,Carrie-Ann Berry 27:38,Derek Welch 27:40,Rachel Scott 28:26,Janette Halton 28::33,Jemima Riley 28:41,Kelly Chesters 29:21,Kate Lewis 29:23,Steve Rutter 29:28,Lee Fulton 29:37, Jenna McElhoney 29:59,Zachary Roberts 30:34,Roger Lyon 30:46,Jisun Lee 31:06, Robert Oldsson 31:34,Nancy Evans 31:50,David Tebbs 31:53,Abigail McLachlan 32:03, Hayley Maney 32:05,Natalia Wqtrobska 32:20,Joanne Pugh 32:30,Ann Hatton 32:40, Rachel Rogers 33:15,Charlotte Mackie 33:43,Michael Batchelor 34:17,Nigel Currie 34:33,George Hollowell 35:14,Louise Hollowell 35:15,Lisa Roberts 35:26,Michelle Heighton 35:35,Bethany Heath 36:33,Mark Fraser 36:59,Andrea Davies 38:09,Emily Parry 38:18,Alastair Quinn 38:19,Jenny Davies 38:33,Margi Ez 38:40,Nicki Bryce 40:12,Alison Sait 40:22,Stephen Samosa 42:31,Bodhi Samosa 42:32,Niamh Gregory 45:09,Clair O`Shaughnessy 45:12

EKDipHeWkAEn5mGPhoto from Ruth Pritchard

A massive warm welcome to all our first timers today ,whether you were joining us for the first time or visiting us for the first time. We hope you very much enjoyed your first Birkenhead parkrun experience and we look forward to seeing you next week or the next time you`re in the area.

Our first timers were Carl Barnes,Peter Hoggard,Padraig Goggin,Chris Gee,Andrew Hewlett,Donald Logan,Antonis Alexiadis,Will Rowan,Stacey Clark,Harry Benjamin-Laing,Juan Sierra,Michael Russell,Barbara Johnson,Peter Smith,Daniel Taylor,Vickey Walberg,Rachael Little,Joseph Smith,Laura Hopwood,Lisa Jenkins,Thomas Newell, Oscar Brown,Nina Hornell,Peter Flynn,Peter Ryan,Sue Boyle,Isabelle Edwards,Adam Jennings-O`Toole,Kathryn Cleminson,Ameigh Haasbroek,Elise Fletcher,Stuart McAlpine,Sue McAlpine

EKDYP1kWwAEZhM1Photo from Ann Currie

Shenton`s Reality- Shaun Duffy 23:23,Paul Whyatt 24:24,Alan Jones 25:25,Simon Ellis-Jones 26:26,Stephen Christian 26:26,Kay Standing 31:31,Michelle Heighton 35:35, Ammi Lee 37:37


Neil Oakes ran his 50th parkrun.

David Longford ran his 50th parkrun.

Lorna Quigley ran her 50th parkrun.

Irene Ward ran her 50th parkrun.

Jacqui McIlroy ran her 50th parkrun.

Peter Bird ran his 100th parkrun.

Janette Halton ran her 100th parkrun.

James Downey ran her 100th parkrun.

Felipa Kingsbury ran her 100th parkrun.

Congratulations to Felipa,James,Janette,Peter,Jacqui,Irene,Lorna,David and Neil!


Our drybrightfunnysharpontheballslicktastic volunteers were led by run director Jon "Phone dropper" Rumley,timekeepers were Stuart "Legs" Rickers and Rolf "Wolfie" Westrum.Barcode scanners were Steve "Down under" Smith,Andrew "Ted" Hughes and Peter "EFC" Barham. Finish tokens were handed out by James "T`Pau" Hurley who also gave the first timers briefing. James was assisted by Stewart "Stew not Stu" Foster. Tail walker was Kareen "Numbers" Porschke.Our funnel managers were John "The right note" Armstrong,Peter "I love my cone!" Humphreys,Dave "Double Dave" Bibby,Sue "Strictly" Foster. Our fantastic marshals were Mylo Williams,Sybil Leeman, David Gawne,Ana Roslan,Helen Stansfield,Don Scotton,Derek Jones,Charlotte Jones. Stu Rickers processed the results,Karl Hamel paced 35 minutes and Ken Noble paced 27 minutes.

If you would like to join them,please take a look at the roster on our website and email us at

We are on the flickr,the instagram and the facebook "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

Thanks for reading and see you next week!






Run report #221

Pay your respects to the scanners and funnel managers

Send your congratulations to run director James

Give your regards to the timekeepers

They always did the best they could

And thank you to the finish tokens department

Rolf taught us everything we know.

(Hum the next bit)

Our start and finish signs are vital

Our hands were very cold

A few hand warmers would have been great,they definitely would have sold

Wave goodbye to the footballers of Rostock,yes Hansa

This is parkrun,that`s your answer.

EJfXLx_XYAAB5BORun director James,with his security detail.Photo from Ann Currie.


Hello and welcome to this week`s run report,a brilliant 524 of you joined us this week, thank you all very much! No rain which was nice,hopefully more of the same next time.

The results

Our first finisher (male) was Jay Walker of Wallasey AC with a new pb of 16:48,a second ahead of Harley Henshaw of Wirral AC in 16:49,with Simon Tinkler, a first timer, running 17:08.

Our first finisher (female) was Katie Bagley who ran 19:04(17th),just ahead of Vicky Unsworth of Liverpool Harriers and AC who ran a pb of 19:09(18th) and Jayne Price of Pensby Runners who also ran a pb in 20:07(28th).


PB mentions go to Jay Walker 16:48,Steven Leslie 17:23,David Dunning 17:50,David Lilley 17:55,Mark Dodd 18:08,Chris Hewson 18:26,David Gain 18:48,Vicky Unsworth 19:09,Lee Bower 19:22,Phil Dunning 19:37,Andrew Fraser 19:40,Jayne Price 20:07, Andy Wright 20:15,Paul Holmes 20:19,Aiden Hampson 20:31,Jodi Bemand 20:39, Jamie Davies 20:51,Thomas Clegg 21:36,Toby Lemon 21:38,Debra Bemand 22:14, Robert English 22:20,David Millard 22:21,Daniel Craddock 22:38,Mark Ingarfield 22:42, Adam Landrum 22:45,James Campbell 22:55,Hannah Seddon 23:34,Rachel Holcroft 23:46,Max Devany 23:57,Andrew Scattergood 24:23,Marcin Bula 24:31,Jack Berry 25:15,John Nolan 25:24,Helen Titu 25:55,Sophie Hoxby 26:00,Ricardo Hoshiko 26:00, Carl Jones 26:06,Darron Callaghan 26:34,Chris Munt 26:59,Gemma Fairclough 27:16, Sophie Keenan 27:39,Olabanjo Sulaiman 27:42,Clare Greenwood 28:06,Jordan Fawkes 28:36,Lawrence Cowdray 28:48,Lydia-Anne Wilson 28:49,Alexander Keggin 28:52,Hazel Shingler 29:20,Shelly Marie Kemp 29:34,Alisha Twist 29:38,Derek Welch 29:44,Sarah Lees 29:45,Jemima Riley 29:47,Kath Talbot 29:55,Phil Carvell 30:19, Pierre Wysocki 30:26,Tony Sullivan 30:45,Chris Massey 30:49,Amy Brown 30:58,Alexia Light 31:03,Catherine Smith 31:10,Jenna McElhoney 31:22,Mark Roberts 31:33,Jane Callaghan 31:57,Roisin Bailey 32:04,JanineParry 32:10,Cath Gould 32:25,Natalie Baker 32:34,Joanne Pugh 32:40,Natalia Wqtrobska 32:45,Luke McGowan 32:54,Elizabeth Williams 33:02,Penny Brown 34:24,Ammi Lee 34:27,Esme Cotton 34:35,Annemarie Cotton 34:39,Katrina Burns 34:53,Catherine Wall 35:06,Alexandra Fraser 36:54,Adi Chapman 38:22,Mark Fraser 38:29,Graham Hill 39:08,Sean Miller 39:30,Alison Sait 40:40 (DEUCE!),Lesley Hill 42:33,Louise Hughes 43:22,Lisa Nuttall 44:35


A warm welcome to all our first timers today,whether you were running with us for the first time or you were visiting us for the first time.We hope you enjoyed your Birkenhead parkrun experience and we look forward to seeing you next week or the next time you`re in the area.

Our first timers this week were Simon Tinkler,Joel Hughes,William Ebbrell,Alice Brown, Leanne Cordingley-Wright,Judith Blair,Jordan Routledge,Andrew Moran,Grace Garner,Chris Shaw,Lee Fulton,Jisun Lee,Daniel Batchelor,Katrina Millen,Julia Murphy, Johnathan Fountain,Jonah Pickering,Michael Batchelor,Susan Garner,MerylRushworth, Maureen Fountain,Joanne Hartley,Clare Jones,Piper Martin,Cleo Martin,Miranda Woolhouse,Niamh Gregory,Clair O`Shaughnessy,Stephen Samosa,Bodhi Samosa


Shenton`s Reality - Ian Lawson 20:20,David Quirk 23:23,David Craddock 23:23,Ian Chalmers 28:28,Mike Holbrook 30:30,Zachary Roberts 32:32,Gary Roberts 32:32, Alison Sait 40:40 (DEUCE!)


David Dunning ran his 50th parkrun.

Katie Bagley ran her 50th parkrun.

Phil Malone ran his 100th parkrun.

Congratulations to David,Katie and Phil!

EJfsV5tXYAEYXsfThe tokens mid sort.Shout out to token 267 who didn`t make it back today. Photo from the distraught token sorter.


Our coldbutatleastdrythistimeandmonitoredbysquirrelstastic volunteers were led by run director James "Budgie delivery service" Hurley,Stuart "The Vale" Rickers and Jon "One glove" Rumley were timekeepers,Ultan "Who is Bono anyway?" Mulhern who also gave the first timers briefing,Mike "Jolene" Green and Andrew "007" Hughes were our barcode scanners.Rolf "Rolfie" Westrum was handing out the finish tokens with assistance from Lorna "Sign folder" Hughes. Ruth "PC" Byers was our tail walker. John "Bring back the beard" Armstrong,Ann "Number 1 Scottish funnel manager" Currie, Malcolm Sutton and Sue "Strictly" Foster. Our top marshals were Robert Perry,Pat Salisbury,Maizie Carter,Connor Bethel,Tim Plested,Mark Hyland,Paul Bentley,Heather Bentley,Claire Rice and Alison Engle.Kenneth Noble was a 30 minute pacer.

If you would like to join them in the volunteer ranks,please take a look at the roster on our website and email us at

We are on the flickr,the facebook and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"

Thanks for reading and see you next week!





Run report #220

It was a bit parky down the park today

Take that! (Said the temperatures,probably here to stay)

Did the trees offer protection,a lot of love and some affection? (Asked a worried Port Vale fan)

Shussh Robbie,they didn`t.Thank you though for your concern

But we have a resident Vale fan and wear the shorts with style he can but never in Lucerne.

The former pink welly lady,she was the run director, in command with the backing of all

A lovely morning but still no sight of Stuart McCall.


Hello and welcome to this week`s run report. Hopefully you've all warmed up now,thanks for another amazing turnout today! Not far off 500 for a freezing cold morning is fantastic,congratulations to all of you today for coming along and taking part!

Lost key watch this week - None.


The Results

Our first finisher (male) was Luke Hampshire of Wallasey AC in 17:52 then Chris Shaw, a first timer with us from Buckley AC in a time of 18:05 and Andrew Dunning in 18:06.

Our first finisher (female) was Jayne Price of Pensby Runners in 20:38(21st) then Zara White of Wirral AC in 20:52(24th) and Jennifer Brady, a first timer with us from Liverpool Running Bugs who ran 21:04(28th)


PB mentions this week - David Dunning 18:15,Paul Sant 18:27,Ian Cannings 19:34, Joshua Hatton 20:22,John Tierney 20:59,David Dodgson 21:30,William Hampshire 21:41,Nick Blair 21:49,Morgan Roberts 21:50,Michael Wright 22:32,Mylo Williams 22:46,Chris Vernon 22:48,Adam Landrum 22:54,Adam Leary 22:57,Richard Latten 23:00,Isabel Walsh 23:37,James Hatton 23:44,William Gauller 24:51,Frances Parsons 24:56,Jack Kerrigan 25:41,Andrew Jones 25:44,Lewis Morris 26:17,Graham McEnaney 26:20,Harry Evens 26:25,Chris Munt 27:23,Benjamin Chalmers 27:31,Sian Berkson 27:33,Claire Bear 27:36,Eryn Murphy 27:42,Olivia Denman 27:44,Gemma Fairclough 27:45,Megan Gorry 27:51,Hannah Irvine 27:53,Lindsey Moore 28:08,Olabanjo Sulaiman 28:09,Jennifer Scott 28:16,Hannah Dines 29:00,Jeni Clegg 29:02,Andy Weinronk 29:24,Denise Hignett 29:27,Derek Fawkes 29:28,Jordan Fawkes 29:30,Hazel Shingler 29:32,Kelly Chesters 29:37,Hannah Gorman 29:55,Rachel Rick 30:06,Nigel Hobson 30:41,Linda Gomersall 30:47,Derek Welch 31:05,Josh Gomersall 31:13, Anna Pluck 31:14,Ange McLoughlin 31:14,Sharon Mahoney 31:19,Nicola Burns 31:27,Stuart McConville 31:30,Alexia Light 31:36,Johanna Roberts 31:50,Chris Massey 32:04,Ann Hatton 32:50,Sally Matthews 32:52,Amy Brown 32:55,Natalie Baker 33:03,Jane Callaghan 33:24,Rachel Rogers 33:40,Haydn Cook 34:27,Sandra Hamel 34:47,Ealla Evens 34:57,Thomas Evans 35:13,Lisa Roberts 35:27,Jennifer Ashton 35:54,Catherine Wall 36:19,Casper Gustafsson-Green 36:26,Keith Rodgerson 37:14,Andrea Davies 38:24,Michelle Evans 38:51,Margi Ez 39:32,Carolyn Moore 41:32,Jenny Parkins 41:54, Richard Woosnam 46:25,Barbara Cahill 49:04

A big massive fantastic welcome to all our first timers today,whether you were taking part in parkrun for the first time ever or were visiting us for the first time. We hope you very much enjoyed your Birkenhead parkrun experience and we look forward to seeing you next week or the next time you`re in the area.

Our first timers this week were Chris Shaw,Alex Mitchell,Paul Shannon,Jennifer Brady, Adrian Leach,John Paul Dale,Nick Snowdon,Philippa Cass,Robert English,Alex Pink,Noel Matthews,Helene Gilmour,Lee Quirk,Jade Teeder,Peter Davies,Peter Lloyd, Alexandra Lloyd,Benen O`Donoghue,Ben McGovern,Kate Dyer,Lee Birkett,Stephanie Lockwood,Suzanne Hall,Catherine Howell,Rosie O`Hagan,Edward Jones,Darron Callaghan,Andy Coombes,Aakhila Fayaz,Hala Burhan,Alice Hopper,Claire Birkett,Carl Williams,Graham Ashton,Luke Hall,Joseph McLachlan,Tim Marshall,Lyn Jones,Laura Fallon,Abigail McLachlan,Hayley Maney,George Hollowell,Louise Hollowell,Steve O`Donoghue,Paul Lloyd,Elizabeth Chantler,Wendy Gallimore,Alexandra Fraser,Mark Fraser,Alison Sait,Hollie Mack,Jane Gethin

Shenton`s Reality - Mike Green 18:18,Mike Burns 23:23,Helene Gilmour 23:23,Stephen Llewellyn 25:25,Andrew Everett 25:25,Lee Birkett 26:26,Shelly Marie Kemo 30:30,Jane Berry 31:31

Philippa Cass ran her 50th parkrun

Heather Bentley ran her 50th parkrun

Robert Perry ran his 50th parkrun

Congratulations to Philippa,Heather and Robert!

Our butcoldbutstillhappyandlovelytastic volunteers were led by run director Gemma "The Real GC " Cloney with timekeeping by Andrew "Punmaster general" Hughes and John "Ex beard" Armstrong.Barcode scanning was done by Peter "The Cone" Humphreys,Ruth "PC" Byers and Mike "Shenton" Green.Finish tokens were dished out by Rolf "Wolfie" Westrum with help by Shelagh Hearty.Stuart "Vale" Rickers was our tail walker and he also gave the first timers briefing. Ultan "The Folk Doctors have a big gig soon" Mulhern took the marshals to their positions and funnel managed along with Lorna "OMP" Hughes,Amanda "Tin can maestro" Curtis-Wilson and Cathy "50 parkruns" Armstrong. Our magnificent marshals were Michele Alty,Maizie Carter,Susan Carter,Liz Jones,Charlotte Jones,Ana Roslan,Peter Barham,Cameron Farroll,Nick Laing,Helen Stansfield,Yaqub Allen,Zaakera Allen, Cornelia Lane.

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Thanks for reading and see you next week!



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