The lost run reports #20 aka run report #68

I`ve never been a lyrical gangster

And my flow has never been busted

However I do like the odd egg custard

Hang on,that`s off to a bad start

You can if you want call it a custard tart

Oh this isn`t the cake report,this is in the wrong place

Time for a u turn to save face

Parkrun,sorry parkrun 68,the weather was getting colder

But we had 223 runners,none from Colorado,specifically Boulder.

We only had 16 volunteers though,a very low total

That`s a statistical fact,not anecdotal

When we are back,we`ll need a lot lot more

Have a think about that,the chance to don the hi vis

Its easy,we`re very friendly

And you might get to meet Stephen Hendry*


*Can`t be guaranteed but seriously we will need more volunteers in the Sally Gunnell finish funnel especially.As for the the availability of Scottish snooker players,we`ll try.


Hello and welcome to this week`s run report from the past. Next week we`ll be going even farther back into the past but for now or even then this report covers Saturday November 12th 2016.A cold frosty morning with everyone layered up.


Our first finisher (male) was again Andy McQue of Stoke AC who was 13 seconds quicker than last week, running a time of 16:48. Then it was Andrew Patterson in 17:12 and Richard Webster of Wallasey AC in 18:30.

Our first finisher (female) was Hanna Tarver of Wirral AC ,a first timer,in 18:58 (6th), then Emily Gray of Liverpool Harriers in 19:09(8th) and Zoe Pearse of Wallasey AC with a new pb of 20:28! (24th)


Today`s random historical date was 17:12,or just coming up to quarter past 5.It was all going off in Sweden on Feb 29th when they decided to have a Feb 30th in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the old style....No,me neither. Also,in May Maximilian Emanuel of Bavaria successfully applied for and was honoured as the "Sovereign of Netherlands".

Don`t get that type of knowledge at Bushy.


Congratulations to all our first timers who joined us on this day in history. We hope you enjoyed your first ever parkrun or your first ever visit to our lovely parkrun and have been back many times since,

Our fantastic first timers were Hanna Tarver,Rachel Corless,Edward Reid,Ben Edwards,Ryan Davies,Tarla Schiller,Amne Tyson,Millie Elliott-Brown,Sarah Brunsdon, Ben Harper,Nikki Hodge,Paul Gray,Alan Todd,Byron Parish,Miriam Collister,Colette O`Halloren,Warren McNally,Louis Atkinson,Joanne Edwards,Paul Musgrove,Charles Tatham,Nicola Cracknell,Wendy Spice.


PB shout outs to Tom Gillbanks 19:34,James Guthrie 19:51,Antony Smith 19:58,Zoe Pearse 20:28,Howard Garde 21:43,Clare Procter 21:45,Matt Cronshaw 21:53,Mark Gibbons 22:31,Ryan Lester 22:39,Paul Rawlinson 23:36,Nicola Byrne 23:51,Michael Rimmer 24:11,Henry Graham 24:14,Matt Graham 24:14,Simon Tate 25:32,David Wood 25:51,Andrew Owens 25:55,Ged Shannon 26:28,Laura Reese 26:37,Lucy Shayle 27:32,Jake McGinty 27:37,Ian Stott 28:30,Ben Green 31:56,Connel Murphy 32:15, Nadine Murphy 32:22,Rachel Hoey 33:31,Carmel Edwards 34:36,Vicky Dilsworth 34;36, Graham Tate 34:57,H Jones 35:22,Leah Clarke 35:23,Peter Humphreys 40:59,Valerie Clark 50:16


Congratulations if you had a milestone today!


Historical Shentons for Stephen Norton 20:20 and Miriam Collister 24:24


Our volunteers,the best on Merseyside,if not the world were Cathy "Folk Doctor fan" Armstrong,Michael "Baywatch" Armstrong,Paul "Pinky" Bradley,Gemma "Pinky welly lady" Cloney,Ann "Van" Currie,Liz Danson,Jem "Lord" Flashman,Mike "Jolene" Green, Harley Henshaw,James "T`Pau" Hurley,Richard "David" Jacobs,Rob Pearse,Zara Prescott,Stuart "Theo Robinson" Rickers,Brian "El Presidente" Shenton,Patricia Wright.


We are on the facebook,the instagram (just the once this week) and the flickr "Birkenhead parkrun" and the twitter "@bheadparkrun"


Stay safe,enjoy your running and thanks for reading this.