At Conwy we anticipated being busy over Easter, but not this busy! 37 minutes or so after the start we’d passed our previous record attendance when Gareth Thomas received finish token 377 after running one of 60 PBs on the day. We passed 400 runners and walkers a few minutes later, and still you kept coming through the finish funnel until 453 people had completed the course, shattering our previous record.
On probably the hottest day of the year so far, we had visitors from Bridgnorth, Cirencester, Winchester, as well as a load (swarm??) of Running Bugs from Liverpool. Conwy is always* this nice, we hope to see you all again soon.
First finisher was once again Stephen Skates (8th time in 9 visits), followed by Matthew Taylor and Jonathan Kettle. Bethan Davies was first female (for the 11th time), with Felicity Bryson and Freya Wood (both with new PBs) completing the imaginary podium.
Most experienced parkrunner of the day was Helen Berry who ran for the 319th time, the majority done at Princes (Liverpool) or Heaton (Manchester). At the other end of the scale, 18 people chose Conwy for their first ever parkrun.
This week Simon Johnson and Gareth Catherall both ran their 100th parkruns. It was Gareth’s 99th time with us, while Simon was on his second visit here (most runs done at Southport).
We also had 3 juniors earning their White 10 shirts – Lucy Shaftoe, Kaitlyn Stokes and Annie Gibson. Well done, hope to see you in them soon.
Talking of milestone shirts, as we are up to event 221, we will soon get Conwy runners getting towards their Green 250 shirt. Who will be the first? Anyway, on that note that’s me done for the weekend. I’m off to finish the “Stayin’ Alive” challenge and will leave you in the capable hands of the rest of the amazing team we have here.
*but not perhaps the weather.
This week 453 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 150 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 57 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:
Dinah HAZELDINE • Bethan Wyn ROBERTS • Erin ARMSTRONG • Robert ARMSTRONG • Louise EDWARDS • Annalisa THOMAS • Mark JESSETT • Iorwerth ROBERTS • Peter M W JONES • Pam GRANT • John HATTON • Louise TEESDALE • Rachel FLEMING • Anthony HOWE • Keith TUBMAN • Dawn PALMER-REID • Cheryl FROST • Keith CHAMBERLAIN • Clair SAXON • Emily BURGESS • Lowri ROBERTS • Maggie TUBMAN • Carl ADAMSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Conwy parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Andi JONES who recorded a time of 15:52 on 1st August 2015 (event number 29).
The female record is held by Jenny NESBITT who recorded a time of 17:43 on 26th December 2015 (event number 50).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 91.43% (22:10) on 8th July 2017 (event number 128).
Conwy parkrun started on 10th January 2015. Since then 9,406 participants have completed 50,558 parkruns covering a total distance of 252,790 km, including 9,573 new Personal Bests. A total of 412 individuals have volunteered 4,077 times.