Chester parkrun is cancelled on 30 May 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Chester parkrun 191

Hello All,

The weather conditions this morning were near perfect spring weather for running, if you ran with us you were one of 323 people who took to the paths of the Countess of Chester Country Park for the 191st edition of Chester parkrun.

We had 65 first timers take on the 2 laps of our course this week, 23 of those were first timers doing their first ever parkrun, while 42 were visiting Chester for the first time, having run at parkruns elsewhere previously. I know we say this most weeks, but we love welcoming first timers, there is always a welcome smile and lots of encouragement for first timers also those returning to parkrun after a break and regulars alike. We hope to see you all back with us again soon.

Congratulations to all our milestone runners this week


Congratulations to all our milestone runners this week were:

10050

100 parkruns Peter JAMES

50 parkruns Melanie RENOWDEN

10 parkruns as junior Kieran STEWART

A special mention on their 150th parkrun Alan COPELAND T


Please take a look at our volunteer roster for opportunities to volunteer at Chester parkrun in the weeks ahead.
You can find a link to the roster here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chester/futureroster/

If tyou would like to volunteer on Saturday we are looking for 5 Marshalls and a Funnel Manager.

If you'd like to take a particular spot, simply email chesterhelpers@parkrun.com with your name and parkrun Barcode ID. This is the address you can you use if you find a spot on the rota in the weeks ahead if you want to stake your claim on a particular spot in the weeks ahead.

Without our volunteers, parkrun would not happen, so a big thank you to the 23 people who give up their time to make parkrun happen:

Ian AINSCOUGH, Edward AUSTIN, Martin BATCHELOR, Sarah CURTIS, Helen DOLBY, Charlie ELDRED, Mark GALLAGHER, Helen HUGHES, Jackie HUGHES, Beth HYNDS, Keith IVENS, Lorna LANGTON, Karen MURPHY, Jayne NOBLE, Sam OLIVER, Kyla PARK, Deri PEERS, Charlotte POTTER, Malcolm ROBERTS, Steve ROBERTS, Isobel ROBINSON, Sophia ROBINSON, Noah ST HILL and Ian WARRELL

Chester parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 10,223 participants have completed 54,327 parkruns covering a total distance of 271,635 km, including 10,020 new Personal Bests. A total of 524 individuals have volunteered 3,651 times.

Our next parkrun is scheduled to take place on 21th March 2020 at 9.00am. In the light anticipated changes to advice issues by the UK government with regard COVID-19 and implications for parkrun events you should keep an eye on the following link
https://www.parkrun.com/news/2020/03/12/covid-19/

Of course, we will share this advice across our social media channels too, so give use a follow on our

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Chester-parkrun-736420389832759/ and/or Twitter  https://twitter.com/Chesterparkrun

 

 

 

 

Please don’t forget your barcode.

From all at Chester parkrun

 

Chester parkrun 189

Hello All,

This morning’s parkrun would have been the first chance to ever complete a parkrun on the 29th February. We had 354 of you LEAP at the chance to do this at the Countess of Chester Country Park for parkrun #189. The weather was dry and clear. The course itself, while a little waterlogged around the finish, was pretty much dry all over. The trial section remains a challenge for some… tiptoeing through section seeming to be the preferred method of getting through it for some.

We had 46 people make this week the first time the attended a parkrun at Chester, 7 of those first timers were doing their first ever parkruns, while 39 were visiting Chester for the first time, having run at parkruns elsewhere previously. We love welcoming first timers at Chester, so if you are sitting on the fence about coming down to take part, please rest assured that you’ll be given a warm welcome.

As for our returning runners, we were able to help 25 people celebrate getting personal bests this week. Talking of personal bests, did you know that we have a PB Bell by the finish area? This was kindly donated to us by Penyffordd Run Club, if anyone gets a PB they should take the opportunity to celebrating personal bests you should tale the opportunity to ring the PB Bell.


Congratulations to all our milestone runners this week were:

10050

100 parkruns Jonathan CURTIS and Tony FRIIS

50 parkruns Sammy HOLLINS, David O'NEIL, Rachel WILLIAMS, Joshua DODD and Peter BAINES


Please take a look at our volunteer roster for opportunities to volunteer at Chester parkrun in the weeks ahead.
You can find a link to the roster here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chester/futureroster/

We have a full volunteer roster this week, but if you would like to volunteer in the weeks ahead, please take a look to see if you can help!

If you'd like to take a particular spot, simply email chesterhelpers@parkrun.com with your name and parkrun Barcode ID.

Without our volunteers, parkrun would not happen, so a big thank you to the 23 people who give up their time to make parkrun happen:

Edward AUSTIN, Sarah CURTIS, Helen DOLBY, Charlie ELDRED, Mark GALLAGHER, Carys HUGHES, Beth HYNDS, Gwenda JONES, Diane MCCARTHY, Owain MORRIS, John NORRIS, Sam OLIVER, Kyla PARK, Deri PEERS, Nicola PERRINS, Charlotte POTTER, Sophia ROBINSON, Noah ST HILL, Andy TELFORD, Charlotte TOWERS, Chris TOWERS, Michael G WARING and Ian WARRELL

Chester parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 10,119 participants have completed 53,692 parkruns covering a total distance of 268,460 km, including 9,921 new Personal Bests. A total of 518 individuals have volunteered 3,599 times.

Our next parkrun is on 7th March 2020 at 9.00am. Please note, parkruns across the UK will be showing their support by encouraging as many women and girls as possible to participate as walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers with a suggested purple dress code for the day.

Please don’t forget your barcode.

From all at Chester parkrun

 

Chester parkrun 188

Hello All,

Another Saturday, another Chester parkrun and another storm to dodge! Well done to the 327 of you that attended Chester parkrun #188. Conditions were perfect for running. Although the wind was perhaps a little colder than some might have liked. As for the course, the trail section is bringing back memories of school cross country for some! Talking of Cross Country, some of our regular runners, were away this week at English National XC 2020 at Wollaton Park in Nottingham. Others were a little closer, making their way to Rhyl for the Rhyl 10 miler. Well done to all, whether you ran with us, or you were a little further away.

Back at Chester, we had 51 people make this week the first time the attended a parkrun at Chester, 7 of those first times were doing their first ever parkruns, while 44 were visiting Chester for the first time, having run at parkruns elsewhere previously.


Congratulations to all our milestone runners this week were:

10050

50 parkruns Richard CARMAN and Rebecca HULME

10 parkruns as a junior Leo CARMAN


 

 

Please take a look at our volunteer roster for opportunities to volunteer at Chester parkrun in the weeks ahead.
You can find a link to the roster here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chester/futureroster/

We nearly have a full volunteer roster this week, we are just on the lookout for 5 marshals to make sure we have a successful parkrun on Saturday.

If you'd like to take a particular spot, simply email chesterhelpers@parkrun.com with your name and parkrun Barcode ID.

Without our volunteers, parkrun would not happen, so a big thank you to the 23 people who give up their time to make parkrun happen:

 

Edward AUSTIN, Barry BURNS, Steve COLLYER, Jonathan CURTIS, Helen DOLBY, Charlie ELDRED, Mark GALLAGHER, Beth HYNDS, Sam OLIVER, Kyla PARK, Deri PEERS, Nicola PERRINS, Charlotte POTTER, Jude PRINCE, Steve ROBERTS, Sophia ROBINSON, Gail SHEARER, Noel SHEARER, Noah ST HILL, Helen THOMAS, Ian WARRELL, Joy WILKINSON and Margaret WOODWARD

 

Chester parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 10,073 participants have completed 53,338 parkruns covering a total distance of 266,690 km, including 9,896 new Personal Bests. A total of 517 individuals have volunteered 3,576 times.

Help us celebrate female participation for #IWDparkrun

parkruns all over the world are joining in a celebration of female participation by hosting a special event on Saturday 7 March 2020, ahead of International Women’s Day the following day.

We would love you to join in the celebrations by bringing along a female friend, colleague or family member and walking, jogging, running or volunteering at your local parkrun. You could even just come along to watch or cheer.

parkrun events will be showing their support by encouraging as many women and girls as possible to participate as walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers with a suggested purple dress code for the day.

If you want to read more on this, then have a read of the parkrun blog!
https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2020/02/05/help-us-celebrate-female-participation-for-iwdparkrun/

Our next parkrun is on 29th February 2020 at 9.00am. Please note, that there won’t be another parkrun on the 29th February until the 29th February 2048. So if you are one of those people who like collecting parkrun milestones, running on Saturday 29th February is quite a rare one. It also means that you can run 5 parkruns in February.

Please don’t forget your barcode.

From all at Chester parkrun

 

International Women’s Day parkrun on Saturday 7 March

iwdparkrunJoin us for a celebration of women at parkrun on Saturday 7 March.

International Women's Day parkrun is all about celebrating female participation and we would love to welcome as many women and girls as possible to Chester parkrun on Saturday 7 March, ahead of International Women’s Day the following day.

In England #IWDparkrun will be supported by This Girl Can, a campaign created by our partner Sport England.

We would love you to join in the celebrations by bringing along a female friend, colleague or family member and walking, jogging, running or volunteering at your local parkrun. You could even just come along to watch or cheer. We'd like encouraging as many women and girls as possible to participate as walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers with a suggested purple dress code for the day.

Read more here

 

Chester parkrun #187

Hello All,

It felt like a case of Déjà vu as we lined up on the start line for Chester parkrun 187. It was wet, and windy and there was worse to come weather wise later on (which seems to have been exactly what we were all thinking last week at parkrun 186. For the 344 that took on the course, you are a hardy bunch! Somehow 28 of you set personal bests this week, Well done to all of you on your efforts this week!

Everyone's kit needed drying out, not least the volunteer vests which went straight in the wash!

washing muddy shoes

We had 51 people make this week the first time the attended a parkrun at Chester, 10 of those first times were doing their first ever parkruns, while 41 were visiting Chester for the first time, having run at parkruns elsewhere previously.


Congratulations to all our milestone runners this week were:

10050

100 parkruns Sam BELLWOOD

50 parkruns Martin BATCHELOR

10 parkruns as a junior Benjamin STACEY

A special mention to Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE from Castle Point Joggers on her first Chester parkrun. Her first Chester parkrun coincided with our 10,000th different parkrun finisher. When we get milestones like this, I think it’s nice to look back and think about how far our little parkrun has come and what a difference it’s made in many people’s lives.


Please take a look at our volunteer roster for opportunities to volunteer at Chester parkrun in the weeks ahead.
You can find a link to the roster here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chester/futureroster/

We nearly have a full volunteer roster this week, we are just on the lookout for 5 marshals to make sure we have a successful parkrun on Saturday. We also need someone to help out in and around the Finish area in the role of Finish Token Support.

If you'd like to take a particular spot, simply email chesterhelpers@parkrun.com with your name and parkrun Barcode ID.

Without our volunteers, parkrun would not happen, so a big thank you to the 24 people who give up their time to make parkrun happen. I'm sure you'll join me in thanking the following people

Ian AINSCOUGH, Rosie ALLSOPP, Edward AUSTIN, Jonathan CURTIS, Sarah CURTIS, Helen DOLBY, Mark GALLAGHER, Muriel GREEN, Anthony HOWE, Beth HYNDS, Fiona JONES, Jennie MITCHELL, Sam OLIVER, Kyla PARK, Deri PEERS, Nicola PERRINS, Charlotte POTTER, Christian QUICK, Steve ROBERTS, Mark SUTCLIFFE, Alex WALLIS, Michael G WARING, Ian WARRELL and Joy WILKINSON

Chester parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 10,022 participants have completed 53,011 parkruns covering a total distance of 265,055 km, including 9,855 new Personal Bests. A total of 516 individuals have volunteered 3,553 times.

Our next parkrun is on 15th February 2020 at 9.00am.

Please don’t forget your barcode.

From all at Chester parkrun

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