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:


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:

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 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