Event #201

This week’s run report is from CHp regular Anjum Ahmed


After our 200th milestone parkrun last week, this week was the first step towards our next milestone, with our 201st parkrun event. The key thought on many participants minds, at the start line was whether we would be subject to a downpour and a soaking. Luckily the rain held off.

This week 75 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Two tourists from Hull and Bramley came to test themselves on our delightful river lined course, with its little hill rising up to the rose garden feature.

The first male finisher was Kevin Holland who took 55 seconds off his PB to cross the finish line in 22:00mins. The first female finisher was Helen Jones with a time 26:20. The age grade winner was Teressa Hollins (VW65-69 ) recording a grading of 69.5% with a time of 30:31 on her first run on our course.

A special mention goes to James Pate who ran his 94th and final parkrun at Chadderton Hall today, as he is moving away from the area, along with his wife Ruth, who was a timekeeper today. We will miss you. At the same we would like to welcome Michael Lowe, who recently moved to the area and took part in his first ever parkrun today. We could call this the circle of parkrun life.

An acknowledgement of perseverance goes to Abigail Varey, who stopped early in the final lap, however then found the inner desire to complete the course. Well done.

A big thank you to the 14 volunteers who made this week’s event possible:

Fiona CROWTHER • Dave PEART • Penny MEADOWCROFT • Ronnie QUINN • Christine QUINN • Fiona CRIPPS • Neil MCCLURE • Leeanne THORNILEY • Jane ICELY • Jan CURTIS • Anjum AHMED • Ruth PATE • John HICKLING • Martha URWIN



The life of a DofE candidate…

99E126EA-208C-4380-B013-34C69F9D0168Today we have a little report published by our latest Silver DofE candidate Ethan.
Ethan is 1 of 4 candidates to have completed their Silver with us recently, as well as the 4 Silver we have now also had 3 bronze Candidates to complete their award sections with us.

parkrun volunteering for DofE is a great way for youngsters to not only complete their volunteering section on the award, big also to learn new skills.

Over to you Ethan....

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe during the current un-certain times. As you may know, I am a Silver DofE candidate undertaking parkrun for my volunteering. Over the past 6 months, I have under taken various roles and wow, it has been a real eye-opener. It is so much more than saying 3-2-1-GO and clocking some time, it's a community, somewhere to chat and have a little laugh! I have done everything from Tail Walking, to Barcode Scanning and the First Timer's Briefing. The First Timer's Briefing was one of the highlights on this experience as it helped me improve my confidence, as I talked to new people and ensure that they felt welcomed and familiarised with the course. The Pre-Event set up was also another highlight as I had to check for hazards and ensure that the signage was in a readable location. I would like to thank everyone, who has supported and helped me with my Silver DofE, it has been an honour to be part of the parkrun family and I definitely will continue to attend once we start up again!

Take care everyone,


#IWD run report from a Bushy tourist

F58BBCA2-9192-4251-BD42-CA1C04C80C66Good evening Chaddy Hall parkrunners.

This weeks run report is from Rachel Davis who is a Bushy parkrunner tourist.
It is great to see a report with a different view on us and shows how our little parkrun is a true Gem.

Thank you Rachel for the following report.


Hi Leeanne, John and team

Just wanted to thank you all for the friendliest welcome ever! I did want to name check the first female across the finish line this week to mark international womens day, so congrats Elise Evans.... a first timer too! I'm not sure if that means a first timer at Chadderton Hall or if it was your first EVER parkrun, but either way that's an awesome way to start out!

My time was pretty average on the whole, however given that there are FOUR hills and my local run is the very flat Bushy Park, I'm adding 4 mins to my time (no precise calculations involved in this decision whatsoever) meaning it would have been close to a PB on home turf... hooray!

Big thanks / Special mention to my crew.... Jan Curtis who adopted me from a random FB post on PR discussion group when I put a message out to the community about which PR in Manchester I could reach easily from my hotel & which fitted in with my alphabeteering.... Penny Meadowcroft and Tom Kasprowicz got on board and came with Jan came along for the ride, picked me up from my Manchester Picadilly hotel, took me for a pre-run coffee AND checked me onto the next available train back to the city afterwards. I really hope you can all plan a trip down to London and either we can work out the Bushy Pilgrimage or I'll come along to Finsbury Park with you all.... lovely to make some friends for my next trip to your fantastic city!

So I loved meeting you all, a fantastic and very pretty course and still surprisingly scenic even on lap four! And great to see 12 out of 16 of the volunteers were female this week in support of International Womens Day and celebrating women in sport. THIS GIRL CAN / US GIRLS DO!

Well done to everyone for getting up that hill four times (I only managed three running, walked one), CONGRATULATIONS on PBs and of course a Massive Cheer for Terry O'Neill for the big 5-0 and red t-shirt on the way!

See you all again! X

Chadderton Hall parkrun
Event number 196
7th March 2020

This week 109 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Fiona CROWTHER • Jodie TINKER • Julie SMITH • Carol DUNNILL • Fiona CRIPPS • Paul GREENLEES • John DAVIES • Neil MCCLURE • Leeanne THORNILEY • Andrea FREEMAN • Jane ICELY • James PATE • Ruth PATE • Elizabeth STANFORD • Ethan SMITH • Rachel DAVIS • Michelle DIXON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chadderton Hall parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Tom Andrew MCGUINNESS who recorded a time of 17:48 on 23rd April 2016 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Olivia GREEN who recorded a time of 21:07 on 31st December 2016 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 86.01% (24:18) on 1st January 2019 (event number 135).

Chadderton Hall parkrun started on 23rd April 2016. Since then 4,155 participants have completed 14,297 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,485 km, including 2,634 new Personal Bests. A total of 271 individuals have volunteered 2,322 times.


If anybody ever want to write a run report then let us know, we do love it when others get involved and we see a different take in the report.

Well down everyone

John and the team.


Leap year 2020

72CC71A6-F7B9-4B57-832D-42020BD4F34CA slightly chilly & dry but wet underfoot Chaddy Hall parkrun this Saturday welcomed 98 of you striking off that elusive calendar bingo today.

We welcomed tourists from Bramhall, Widnes, Castle Howard and Watford, whoops, my bad! I mean Liverpool.



Chadderton Hall parkrun are participating in a female focused parkrun as part of International womans day parkrun #IWDparkun which is taking place a day before International woman’s day, the campaign is supported by This Girl Can, a campaign created by our partner Sport England.

Come down to Chaddy Hall parkrun and tell all you female friends and family about the event that is taking place on Saturday 7th March.

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