The volunteers were having a non uniform day today
"No way!" I hear you say.
No,not really,we* forgot the hi vis
Which put one volunteer in a tiz.
However they eventually arrived in the funnel and throughout the course
Delivered by Steve and Mollie,not on a horse.
Hello and welcome to this week`s run report.469 of you joined us this week,another excellent number,thank you very much for choosing our parkrun this morning.
Our first finisher (male) was James Kimber with a new pb of 17:17(Shenton) then Matthew Goodwin of UTS run club in 17:21 and Steven Leslie of Village Road Runners AC in 17:53.
Our first finisher (female) was Katie Bagley in 19:12(10th),then Sophie Hunt, a first timer with us,in 19:20(13th) and Charlotte Dillon of Durham City Harriers AC,another first timer ,in 19:55(19th)
PB`s this week for Ethan Brady-Jones 18:04,Jake Owen 19:04,Jack Talbot 19:35,Louis Hatton 20:12,Antony Foster 20:46,Marcus Trott 21:24,Jake Ellis 21:34,Cheryl Keen 21:50,Thomas Gilchrist 22:29,Theo Kaye 22:38,Peter Clarke 23:04,Norman Eves 23:05,Gemma Grose 23:13,Stephans Shiang 23:16,Giles Bresnen 23:49,James Sliwka 23:59,Nathan Roche 24:04,Matthew Gleave 24:14,Kathleen Cowdray 24:20,David Ashton 24:37,Patty Thom 25:05,Andrew Herndlhofer 25:18,Joanne Herndlhofer 25:20, Craig Laing 25:23,Ben Green 25:26,David Kelsall 25:53,Kerry Ashcroft 26:02,Mark McCall 26:03,Pieter Openshaw 26:05,Rachel Bright 26:30,Erin Courtney 26:49,Nicola Ringer 27:08,Rachel Holcroft 27:17,Andrew Jones 27:31,Beverley Billington 27:41, Peter Leather 27:53,Natalie Briggs 27:53,Keith Davies 27:57,Samantha Grose 28:27, Emma Smith 28:28,Graham Davies 28:29,Jack Routledge 28:30,Jason Lockley 28:37, Kathy McDonald 28:41,Lucy Ashcroft 28:56,Heather Tonks 28:57,Beau Dees 29:12,Jan McGrath 29:19,Catherine Merity 29:37,Emma Ashcroft 29:56,Benji Hatch 29:58,Denise Hagen 30:32,Andrew McInnes 30:47,Andrew Wright 30:56,Marie Tonks 31:01,Justin Bell 31:38,John Joe Chiasson 32:21,Claire Hopkins 33:42,Helen Ritchie 34:12,Tony Sullivan 38:29,Edwina McHugh 38:36,Christine Jones 38:43,Andrea Peers 34:44, Leeanne Lockley 43:10
Thanks very much to our first timers who joined us today.For those of you who ran their first ever parkrun today you will look back in 6 months,a year or two,maybe longer and won`t believe how far you've come.So if you`re feeling a bit tired and parts of the body are aching that have never ached before,be proud of what you`ve done today.See you next week!
If you were visiting us we hope you enjoyed your first time at Birkenhead and hope you enjoyed the experience. Look forward to seeing you the next time you`re in the area!
Our first timers this week were Claire Howard,Rodolfo Alcachupas,Isis Humphreys-Green,Suzanne Kellett,Peter Neagle,Ruby Fleckney,Andy Liggett,Danny Liggett,Emily Barr,Jessica McHugh,Richard Holt,Teresa Nightingale,Carl Morgan,Liz Williams,Laura Meehan,Michelle Tarpey,Benedict Dunning,Andrew Gerrard,Michael Sullivan,Charlie Liggett,Kirsty Willets,Sean Johns,Jonathan Webb,Matthew Cowell,Rosemary Rogers, Jenny Fitzmaurice,Jo Houghton-Davies,Craig Davies,Nick Smyth,Henry Kellett,Keith Lincoln,Andrew Duff,Zac Lincoln,Stephen Lively,Andy Dowling,Jimmy Cross,Philip Grose,Malcolm Smith,Rob Ringer,Richard Dillon,Rachael Theobald,Graham Cheers, Charlotte Dillon,Sophie Hunt
Shenton`s Reality - James Kimber 17:17,Robert Welsh 23:23,Tom Smith 25:25,Keith Douglas 26:26,Emma Smith 28:28,Marion Barker 35:35
Will Platts ran his 50th parkrun.
Aine Hayes ran her 50th parkrun.
Alex Yem ran his 50th parkrun.
Congratulations to Will,Aine and Alex!
Our incognitothenfullyclothedidontmeanthathonestlybehavetastic volunteers were led by run director Mike "Didn`t scoop" Green,timekeepers were Rolf "Wolfie" Westrum and Ruth* "Have I got everything?" Byers.Barcode scanning was one by Ruth "Photo Yoda" Pritchard,Ultan "Shades" Mulhern and John "Folk Doctor" Armstrong.Matthew "Vikings Green dished out the finish tokens assisted by Mark "You can never have enough NHS people in the finish funnel" Pritchard.Tail walker was Mel "Happy anniversary" Heale. Our funnel managers were Peter "Stay in line" Humphreys,Andrew "Punmaster General" Hughes,Steve "Mollie`s minder" Smith,James "T`Pal" Hurley.Our fantastical marshals were Margaret Ray,Emma Brown,Phil Stanley,Amelia Booth,Peter Barham, Russell Jacques,Emily Jacques,Sue Foster,John Nolan,Helen Stansfield,Brian "To Shenton" Shenton,Stuart "Stubo" Rickers and Gemma "Hopalong" Cloney.Karl Hamel was a pacer and John Armstrong processed the results.
We are on the facebook,the instagram and the flickr "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"
See you next week and thanks for reading!