Run report 236 – Pacer Week (7th Dec 2019)

We love Saturdays as it can only mean one thing….. parkrun!!

This week 312 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Jennie PLATT • Carol PLATT • Emma WALDRON • Leanne RIMMER • Lesley NEARY • Tony BEYGA • Elaine CARDEN • Christine BEYGA • Julie DINWOODIE • Gary WILTON • Steven KELLY • Ian RIVERS • Natalie O'BRIEN • Gary JONES • Graham PRICE • Grace SCULLIN • Claire NEEDHAM • Tanya HORNE • Samantha HORNE • Mark HORNE • Sean LOUGHRAN • Sharon HARRISON • Kirstin FARRAR • Cameron OLIVER • Kevin O'BRIEN • Kevin HARRISON • Emma ROBERTSON

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Weekly Stats:

  • Number of male runners – 193
  • Number of female runners - 119

Male first finishers:

  • Ben LEWINGTON (SM25-29) was first over the line in 17.13.
  • Colin TAYLOR-POTTS (VM45-49) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 17.29. It was also Colin’s first time at Croxteth Hall parkrun.
  • Andrew FEARNS (VM40-44) of Knowsley Harriers AC, was third over the line in 18.03.

Female first finishers:

  • Alex O’Brien (VW35-39) of Liverpool RC, was first (6th overall) over the line in 18.36. It was also Alex’s first time at Croxteth.
  • Vicky UNSWORTH (VW35-39) of Liverpool Harriers & AC was second (10th overall) over the line in 19.28.
  • Carly JACKSON (VW35-39) was third (36th overall) over the line in 21.57 (and a new PB!).

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  • Colin TAYLOR-POTTS (VM45-49) – 83.70% for the time 17.29 (2nd overall) – also Colin’s first time at Croxteth.
  • Fred SHILLETO (VM80-84) – 82.57% for the time 26.06 (112th overall.
  • Gordon BROWN (VM85-89) – 82.21% for the time 30.38 (198th overall)

Saturday’s results and a complete event history can be found on the Croxteth Hall parkrun Results Page.


We had FOUR runners reach the 50 parkrun milestone this week. A huge well done to:

  • Colin YATES (VM50-54)
  • Denise GARRIGAN (VW40-44)
  • Stephanie MARSHALL (VW50-54)
  • Donna SCOTT (VW45-49)

Don’t you just love Croxteth Hall parkrun, set in the most stunning grounds with the most magnificent hall. Where else can you run through a mixture of tarmac and trail paths through woodland areas enjoying the fresh air. You even get to run alongside horses, cattle and sometimes even birds of prey circling above, this truly is the best way to start your Saturday morning – plus the biggest bonus is it’s a 1 lap course (yay!). If you were a tourist today at our parkrun, please tell your friends just how wonderful we are and encourage them to come and pay us a visit, we’d love to give them a big Crocky welcome.

Start line

I’m sure you’ll all agree, we have such a wonderful parkrun community here at Croxteth. It’s such a lovely sight to see friendships develop because of parkrun whether you are a runner or a volunteer. If you are new to parkrun and have never been before, don’t be put off. There is always a first timers briefing by one of our amazing Run Directors who will explain the course, what you can expect to experience and what you do once you pass the finish line. I can assure you, once you run your first one, you'll never look back. As normal within the running community, everyone is so supportive of each otherwith plenty of encouragement. We also have a wonderful tail walker, therefore no-one comes last. If it’s your first time, please come and say hi.


This week was pacer week (normally the first Saturday of the month). We had the fabulous Kirkby Milers AC pacing our runners and I am sure you’ll agree they done a fantastic job, well done guys!! Today we had 55 new PB’s, wonder how many were due to our pacers?



We also had a few runners reach their 50 parkrun milestone – Colin, Denise, Stephanie and Donna. Well done everyone, hope you enjoyed your celebrations. If you have a milestone coming up, drop us a message on facebook, twitter or even via as we’d love to give you a huge shout-out.



Put the date in your diary – Team Crocky’s Festive parkrun Saturday 21st Dec. So, dig out that Santa costume, dust off your elf ears and come with your biggest smile as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!!!

See you all next week!