Run report #218

3 isn`t the magic number De La Soul

Its 44 said former Newcastle striker Andrew Cole.

Or did he? Who knows,we`ll ask him when he awakes

We had to switch the course today to 3 laps because of the path lakes.

Nearly 300 of you still came along to get soaked to the skin

And the Pet Shop Boys weren`t there to perform "It`s a sin"

We started in a different place,although a while ago it was the right spot.

Still,hopefully we`ll have no rain next week,fingers crossed,what?


Hello and welcome to this week`s run report. The visit from Uncle Path Lake was annoying seeing as he didn`t tell us he was coming but we counteracted his presence by switching to the old 3 lap course. After a discussion we remembered the route and Steve took the marshals out down memory lane. He came back but you can`t have everything (just kidding Steve!) Thank you all for coming along and your tweets and posts since.

No keys lost this week! Hurray! Sadly,a pair of glasses has joined the lost property box hall of infamy.

Pacers day is next week! So far we have pacers for 24,26,28,30 and 39 and a mystery time.Let us know if you fancy a go.


The results

Our first finisher (male) was Ashley Crawford in 17:56, then David Lilley with a new pb of 18:09 and Robert Deller of Wirral AC in 18:32.

Our first finisher (female) was Rachael Theobald of Wirral AC with a new pb and a Shenton of 20:20 (17th) then Helen Stansfield of Wallasey AC in 21:25 (29th) and Katherine Andrews in 21:35 (30th)

Wet pb`s for David Lilley 18:09,Ben Evans 19:27,Craig Ebbrell 19:34,Paul Bradley 20:12,Liam Budd 20:12,Rachael Theobald 20:20,Harry Hollis 20:47,Nick Smyth 21:21, Sean Devlin 21:42,Kieran Grey 21:45,Giles Bresnen 22:53,Adam Landrum 23:09, Richard Latten 23:36,Emma Theobald 23:40,Kate Carter 23:43,Chris Allen 23:45, Dave Marland 23:56,Rachel Holcroft 24:36,Andrew Beastall 24:39,Si Cole 25:17, John Nolan 25:31,Matt Bridges 25:32,Jon Payne 25:42,Craig Denmade 26:05,Laura Cross 26:19, Laura Dowdeswell 26:31,Yvonne McDonough 26:43,Katie Theobald 27:00,Jack Berry 27:15,Faye Dwerryhouse 28:09,Olivia Denman 28:18,Andrew Wright 28:20,Sarah Shaw 28:26,Nigel Hobson 30:51,Jemima Riley 30:52,Berry D`Arcy 31:04,Lisa Ost 31:20,Max Schenker 31:53,Cath Gould 32:36,Mike Brown 33:52,Mickey Lowe 34:07,Nicola Burns 34:12,Katrina Burns 35:09,Stacey Jones 35:27,Michelle Heighton 37:17,Holly Southern 38:46,Margi Ez 40:30,Michelle Evans 41:54,Jenny Parkins 42:09,Claire Parkins 42:10,


A big rainy Birkenhead welcome to all our first timers today,whether you were running or swimming with us for the first time ever or 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 Donna Hewitt,Kimberley Saint,Sam Carr,Emma Gunatilleke,Natalia Wqtrobska,Penny Brown,Sam Bradley,Marcus Gunatilleke,Hannah Simpson,Shelly Marie Kemp,Kristian Downing,Andrew McIntyre,Andrew Gunatilleke, Emily Taylor,Andrew Dowdeswell,Elick Payne,Mylo Williams,Louise Elder,Katharine Wells,Laurence Dyer,Jack Musgrove,Andrew Fraser

Shenton`s Reality - Rachael Theobald 20:20,Nick Smyth 21:21,Josh John 23:23, Amber Neal 24:24,Angela Burke 25:25,Mark Baxter 27:27,Sandra Freeman 28:28,Chris Munt 29:29 Almost a 20s full house!!!

Our wetwetwetwishingtheywereluckyanddrytastic volunteers were led by run director John "Ex beard" Armstrong,timekeepers were Steve "Captain" Smith and Stuart "Mr Rickers" Rickers,barcode scanning was done by Mel "Wellies" Heale,James "T`Pau" Hurley and Paul "Pinky" Bradley. Finish tokens were dished out by Andrew "On it" Hughes who also gave the first timers briefing,helped by Margaret Ray. Rioghnach O`Neill was our tail walker. Our funnel managers were Gemma "Bobble hat" Cloney, Amanda "In the funnel,bring an umbrella" Curtis-Wilson,Dave "Double Dave" Bibby and Jon "Imelda" Rumley. Our fantastic marshals were Peter Humphreys,Victoria Bradley, Claire Rice,Lisa Dennis,Charlotte Jones,Liz Jones,David Gawne,Connor Bethel,Tony Netherwood,Cameron Farroll.

If you would like to join them in the hi vis,please have 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!