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

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Thanks for reading and see you next week!