Run Report 01/11/14 Event #19

Let’s hear it for the girls! Your 19th Cheadle Hulme parkrun was brought to you yesterday by the girls - Run Director Sam and junior Deputy Run Directors Louisa Wilkinson and Rebecca Haigh.

They were soooo cute (the juniors, not me haha!). Our junior ladies did an excellent job of wishing everyone good morning, awarding fellow junior Liam Haigh his 10 club t-shirt, starting the run and all the other tasks they did. Thank you girls x

Men's placings:

Martin JENNINGS (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 20:36 - first time in 2 appearances. Richard ADAMS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:39. Paul KELSALL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:54.

This was Martin Jennings’ 2nd visit to Cheadle Hulme, I think from his very first time with us he had his eye on coming back and throwing his hat in the ring for that 1st finish position. We follow him on twitter, he posted a photo yesterday, it was a trophy his little one had made to celebrate his achievement. Rick Adams is one of our Run Directors, this is his third time crossing the line in 2nd place. I was told by some of our front runners that Rick nearly took it from Martin at one point… nearly Rick! Paul Kelsall was a new face to our Cheadle Hulme parkrun, he is a regular Marple parkrunner and has a total of 33 runs under his belt.

Women's placings:

Jennie A PICKARD (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 22:44 - 7th time in 10 appearances. Katie HAYNES (JW11-14) of Bramhall Runners, was second (13th overall) over the line in 23:42. Rachel MCCURRIE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 25:15.

Jennie Pickard is holding that record for most amount of first finish positions, this one makes it a total of 7, the closest person to her is Iain Murdoch with 4 – fast lady to catch and well done. Katie Hynes last ran with us on our very first event, she was the 4th female to finish (55th overall), she has a staggering 83 parkrun and 9 junior parkruns under her belt. Rachel McCurrie has 55 parkruns under her belt and looking at her profile she is a regular Bramhall parkrunner and a parkrun tourist! I wish I had had a chat to her, you all know how obsessed with parkrun tourism I am and can’t wait to join the club.

Yesterday saw 5 of you pick up PB’s: Nathan Mayoh, Tim Hargreaves, David Mealing, Gerald Jenkins and Jessica Smith. I am going to talk about Nathan, he has a staggering 188 parkruns, he has completed 155 of those runs at Bramhall where he finished 1st in October 2009. Nathan has completed 9 of his runs with us, every week he is making fantastic improvement. Well done to everyone who gained a PB yesterday.

Our parkrun is very much a family affair, each week lots of you keen parkrunners bring along a family member to run with, receive encouragement from them or to rope them into being a volunteer (we really like the latter option). It is also lovely to see everyone gather at the finish and cheer each other on as they make their way back in due course. A massive well done to our newbie Sarah Mullen who completed her first parkrun yesterday, we hope to see you back very soon.

We only just managed to get the run up and going this weekend, on Friday we still didn’t have the all-important marshal position filled – thank you to Andy Light for stepping in, lucky for us he didn’t oversleep on this occasion hehe! Sofinally thank you to the volunteers, without whom we could not function: Sam BLACOW, Adam BROWN, Dave COCHRANE, Joanne HAIGH, Rebecca HAIGH, Craig HUNT, Andy LIGHT, Jane VALE, Louisa WILKINSON, Sandra WILKINSON.

Our rota for the rest of November and December is currently empty, if you are able to volunteer do get in touch via Facebook, twitter or email

I won’t see you all next week as I am in Dublin celebrating my 30th Birthday, most importantly my birthday is on the Saturday and I am finally being a parkrun tourist. I’ll be visiting Tymon parkrun who have very kindly given me directions on how to get to them, they might not want me there in my delicate state after our girly pub crawl the day before. You guys have seen me “fresh faced” on a Saturday morning after a heavy Friday night, donning sunglasses to hide the roughness… not a pretty sight – luckily for me I’ve got an extra half hour to pull it round as they start at 9:30am.

Have a great run without me guys, see you all on 15th November.

Sam Blacow.

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