Saturday morning saw near perfect weather conditions as we congregated at the top of the hill for the start of parkrun 151. Nicola, our Run Director for parkrun 151, talked some of the 55 first timers to parkrun at Chester through the course and everything that Chester parkrun has to offer.
After the run briefing, were we all ready to go. In total there was 405 of us who made our way around the course… our 10th best ever attendance at Chester parkrun! A bumper turnout this week, considering that some of our regulars were resting for the Deva Triathlon on Sunday.
Saturday marked the first Birthday of the parkrun practice initiative. It was hoped that this special day will raise awareness of parkrun across the health sector and help promote sustained participation by those who are least active or have health conditions. We had some local GP’s at our parkrun on Saturday… the parkrun message is spreading far and wide! You can read more about it here.
We also had a visit from Wonky Bear Junior. Lucky Wonky Jnr has the fantastic job of travelling around the country visiting a different parkrun every week and saying hello to all the people he meets along the way. His host for the week, Jude, introduced him to all our marshals and made sure he had celebrity treatment!
Thanks to Karen Murphy who has posted over 200 pics on the Chester parkrun page here. Why not see if you can spot yourself?
Congratulations to the 69 people who recorded Personal Best performances this week.
Congratulations Matthew DUNFORD on 50 parkruns
and your massive 30 second PB!
Chester parkrun wouldn’t have been possible without our volunteers, this week they were:
Edward AUSTIN • Elinor JONES • Gaynor HARPER • Helen DOLBY • Helen HUGHES • Ian WARRELL • Jackie HUGHES • James THOMAS • Joy WILKINSON • Karen MURPHY • Keith IVENS • Kyla PARK • Malcolm ROBERTS • Mark GALLAGHER • Michael G WARING • Nathalie REES • Nicola PERRINS • Ronnie SUMNER • Sarah CURTIS • Steven HUGHES
It is national volunteer week this week, (1st-7th June) https://volunteersweek.org
If you would like to do some volunteering with us, Chester parkrun has roles for you. Please don’t worry, all roles are straight forward, whether that be an on the course marshal, or if you’d like to be closer to the finish line, we have roles in timekeeping, barcode scanning and finish funnel support. Our friendly run directors will answer any questions you have and give you advise before you begin your role. So please don’t hesitate if you can spare us an hour or two on a Saturday morning.
We don’t have any roles available for next week, but we do have roles for the rest of June and into July, you can find out more by clicking here.
Finally, we had a bit of an issue with the parking behind the Little Owl again this week. Please, please don't park on the road behind the Little Owl, and don't move the bollards, they are there to maintain access to the rear of the pub which is needed for bin collections and delivery. Unfortunately their bin collection was unable to be made on Saturday due to cars parked in the way which, as a commercial premises, costs them money.
Our next parkrun at Chester is Saturday 8th June 2019 at 9.00am
Please don't forget your barcode.
From all at Chester parkrun