The lost run reports #13 aka parkrun #61

I love the sound of a violin

Or the opening of a baked beans tin

I love to go down our park on a Saturday morning

And tap my phone repeatedly under a tree awning

I dream of parkrun often,not always good

No watches,no scanners,no results and no cake at home for my pud*

Keep the faith,stay safe,we`ll be back soon

Not sure though if we can book David Boon

But I know reality will strike and one day we`ll be back in the finish funnel

And on barcode scanning there will be Sally Gunnell!


*This did happen.It was called "Innovation day" Not the cake part, that was poor planning from me.


Hello!!!!! Good morning/afternoon/evening/night! Today`s historical run report is from September 17th 2016 when it was windy and wet (I don`t know,I`m making that up) and we had 266 of you lovely people taking part and 18 fantastic volunteers.


Our first finisher (male) was Phil Langan of Wirral AC in a time of 16:15,followed by Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison in a time of 16:19, a new pb for him! Oh hang it was James Maddison of Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets AC who was visiting us. Joe Boden of Wallasey AC was next ,in a time of 16:49.A special mention for our event director Steve "Sandpaper" Smith who finished 10th in a time of 19:17 which is also the title of the only film I`ve seen at the cinema this year.

Our first finisher (female) was Jennifer Ryan with a new pb of 21:33 (35th) then it was Lynn Lewington,a first timer with us in 22:05(43rd) and Zara White of Wirral AC in 22:28 (48th)


Congratulations to everyone who was a first timer with us on this day. We hope you had a wonderful time,whether it was your first parkrun evs or you were visiting us for the first time.

Our first timers on this day were Paul Nixon,David Talbot,Jagdeep Lynch,Olivia Nixon, Kayleigh Parker,Sophie Thuraisingam,Rhiannon Barnard,Claire Barnard,Rachel Taylor, Alison Taylor,Evelina Autio,Shelley Kerr,Corinne Jones,Mark Holmes,Kris George, Adrian Thuraisingam,Maria Medeiros,Rory Williams,Rachel Leeman,Jack Talbot,Hanna Cragg-James,Abigail Cragg-James,Mary Stevenson,Hannah Sweeney,Julie Smylie, James Cassidy,Sian Hawcutt,Emily Stevenson,Henry Graham,Lynn Lewington, Georgina Cragg-James,Laura Reese,Nathaniel Hopkins,Billy Douthwaite


PB amazingness from James Maddison 16:19,Alan Kennedy (Not the ex Liverpool full back) 17:23,Daniel Nettleton 19:11,John Evans 19:32,Chris Gibbs 19:57,Stephen Worsley 20:02,Michael Carroll 20:57,David Longford 20:59,Jennifer Ryan 21:33, Jonathan Worsley 21:40,John Walsh 23:29,Rob Hodson 24:15,Liam Dodd 24:18,Mark Humphreys 24:39,Benjamin Newman 24:48,Sam Bailey 25:04,Simon Lecozannet 25:19,Anthony Bailey 25:28,Andrew Fong 25:58,Brunhild Wilson 26:05,Rachel Keenan 26:07,Phil Lewis 26:28,Alison Engle 26:35,Andy McCullough 26:36,John Gately 26:40, Colin Tyrer 26:53,Tony Tarpey 27:03,Sybil Leeman 28:43,Carl Ellison 29:26,Paul White 29:49,Paula Hayes 30:02,Juliette Ward 30:11,Ronnie Ashworth 30:51,Paula Ojok 31:23,Tessa Munt 31:28,Lizzie Cole 34:10,Gail Longman 34:32,Eleanor Cornett 35:26, Carole Patricia 35:43,Chloe Gad 36:25,Sam Endeacott 37:11,Cecilia Lewis 37:40, Catherie Jones 38:12,Nithin Karyampudi 39:17


Congratulations if you had a milestone today!


Historical Shentons for Ciaran Lynch 21:21,Paul Holmes 22:22,Christine Roberts 30:30, Phil Malone 30:30,Jake McGinty 32:32


Our wonderful volunteers for this particular parkrun were John "The Folk Doctors" Armstrong,John Cannon,Martin "Wallasey" Connell,Sarah Corran,Kelvin Dickinson, Mike "Jolene" Green,Caroline Hall,Liz Leay,Anthony McDevitt,Ultan "No A" Mulhern, Rob Pearse,Louise Powney,Stuart "Stubo!" Rickers, Jon "48" Rumley,Brian "Mr President" Shenton,Steve "Sandpaper" Smith,Helen Stansfield,Rolf "Wolfie" Westrum.


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


There is an option to read this report with or without crowd noise.


Have a good week,miss you all,thanks for reading.