On a crisp and beautiful morning at Bruntwood Park we welcomed 73 runners, joggers and walkers including 22 first timers to Cheadle Hulme. Conditions were chilly but perfect for running, and taken advantage of with 15 recordings of new Personal Bests. Congratulations to Lisa Mather who completed her 50th parkrun today.
We always enquire as to which of our tourists have travelled the furthest… it’s fair to say that our two visitors from New Zealand took the honours today and indeed our all-comers record.
Our leading lady was our women’s course record holder Amelia Pettitt from Vale Royal AC in 22.09. First past the post, for the fourth time this month, was Chorlton Runner Gary Scott who also claimed a PB of 17.33. And in third was Peter Walters (VM 60-64) from Winston Runners.
Next weekend Peter will be taking part in one of the most celebrated running events in the world; we wish him luck at the Chicago Marathon.
All the best also to our core team members Adam and Sam at the Chester Marathon next week.
A massive thank you to our volunteers Adam Brown, Helen Brown, Julie Fairclough, Stefano Bozzi, Rick Adams, Paul Taylor, Darren Nelson-Hall, Ian Clarke, John Burns, Leanne Hackney, Evelyn Robinson, Jason Lawler, Ajay Saxena and Catriona Gilbert.
And a nod to our youth development programme as several members of the core team’s offspring assisted with event close-down. The future is bright, the future is parkrun. See you all again next week (those running marathons are excused…).