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!
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:
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 email@example.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