It was bright and fresh at the park this week
Lots of squirrels and a loud bird with a large beak
We had a visit from 2 ex Olympians
Really? I hear you ask , I don`t remember that
Well,we definitely didn`t have a cat
Anyway,they were Mary Slaney and Zola Budd
But fortunately this time there wasn`t an unfortunate thud*
Enough of this historical reconstruction which has been difficult to sort
It must be time for the run report.
*No there wasn't, In all honesty they weren`t even there but there was an incident in the Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984, Youngsters amongst you,google it.
Hello and welcome to this week`s run report from the past. This one is from Saturday August 27th 2016 which I`m sure was a glorious,sunny morning.We had our joint second highest turnout of 304.
Our first finisher (male) was Phil Robertson of Sale Harriers Manchester in a time of 16:13,then Phil Langan of Wirral AC in 16:25 and after the unknown runner,it was Harley Henshaw of Wirral AC with a new pb of 16:43.
Our first finisher (female) was Juliet Hodder of Wirral AC in 18:59 (16th), a new pb! Next was Anest Muller of West Cheshire AC in 19:40,also with a pb! (24th) and Jessica Lovell of Wallasey AC,with a pb of 22:25 ! (58th).
Congratulations to all our first timers today,either taking part in parkrun for the first time or were visiting us for the first time. We hope you had a lovely morning with us,
Our first timers were Fred Newton,Liam Budd,Nathan Barr,Audrey Maillot,Clare Cormack,Lesley Brown,Jane Ithell,Alex Tingle,Robin Hynes,Alyssa Addison,Michelle Freeman,Ben Tilt Tooher,David Burke,Robbie Howell,Mark McMillen,Ben Costello,Ian Sneddon,David Wynne,Philip Aldag,George Manning,Eleanor Cornett,Simon Witcher, Ron Cooper,Fiona Cox,Chris Harrison,Ashlyn Smith,Kirsty Britton,Daniel Peers,Elyssa Smith,Neil Le Feuvre,Ronnie Ashworth,Helen Davies,Andy Salmon,William Gauller, Millie Mercer,Clare Peers,Paul White,Ralph Tilt,Sarah Medeiros,Martha Newns,Richard Perkins,Selina Howell,Steven Bullock,Elaine Cuthbert,David White,Eleanor Hynes,Sam Palombella,Julie Parsons,Mike Parsons,Nix Lochrie,Jasmine Green,Dan Murphy,Peter Foale,Sheila Harrison,Andrew Glen,Chris Boothman,John Greenwood,Clare Greenwood.
PB magnificence from Harley Henshaw 16:43,Juliet Hodder 18:59,Robert Wood 19:23, Anest Muller 19:40,Steve Jolly 19:42,Thomas Carroll 19:45,Kristian Sharples 20:26,Phil Naylor 20:56,Anthony McDevitt 21:08,Stephen McConville 21:11,Phil Leighton 21:19, Michael Carroll 21:21,Rob Jenn 21:37,Edward Kenny 21:58,Tom Partridge 22:01, Jessica Lovell 22:25,Des McDonald 22:43,Martin Donnelly 23:17,Sue Green 23:42, Michelle Bennett 23:44,Janette Carroll 24:00.Ann Kent 24:35,Michael Wills 24:39,Liam Dodd 24:50,Nicola Byrne 24:53,Wendy Morton 25:08,Lisa Dawn Todd 25:15,Pam Hogan 25:19,Orla Jupp 25:21,Neil Harvey 25:26,Luke Crocker 25:58,Meike Donnelly 26:24,Mandy Mundy 26:49,Anthony Bailey 26:58,George Cornet 27:04,Joy Bamford 27:17,Simon Bamford 27:22,Colin Tyrer,27:25,Paul Lester 28:03,David Byrne 28:04, Paula Walker 28:04,Justyn Clark 28:12,Mark Lightfoord 28:14,Andrea Sneddon 28:40, Gill Potter 29:20,Phoebe Gibson 29:26,Lindsay Rodgers 29:41,Joe Cormack 30:49, Becky Doherty 31:07,Erika Brennan 31:26,Hazel Chapman 33:25,Sue Holmes 34:08, Julia Jensen 34:25,Doerte Prescott 34:33,Adam Potts 34:33,Richard Potts 34:34, Lauren Upton 35:46,Patrick Clarke 36:05,Sarah Louise Parry 37:53,Georginna Jones 42:50
Congratulations if you had a milestone today!
Historical Shentons for Michael Carroll 21:21,Carolyn Gillmore 31:31,Richard Potts 34:34
Thanks very much Ndidi to our volunteers on the day! - John "Before the beard" Armstrong,Martin "Wallasey" Connell,Roger Graham,Amy Rose Graham Beckham, Mike "Jolene" Green,John Harrison,James "T`pau" Hurley,Annette Jones,Liz Leay, Elaine Opara,Rob Pearse,Kareen "Numbers" Porschke,Stuart "Feed the Pope,not that one,the Vale one" Rickers,Jon "Apples" Rumley,Steve "Sandpaper" Smith,Phil "Number 1 Welsh volunteer" Stanley,Sue "Cowbell queen" Sturgeon,Rolf "Wolfie" Westrum, Patricia Wright.
We are on the facebook,the flickr and the instagram "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"
Stay safe,enjoy your running and we`ll see you soon.
Thanks for reading