Run Report – Event No. 175 – 3rd September 2016


Well this time the rain forecast for later in the morning came early. But it wasn’t too bad, light and refreshing – helped by the lack of wind.

We’ve now reached half-way through Delamere’s 4th parkrun year so it’s a good opportunity to see how things are shaping up in the annual points competition:

In the female table Rosemary Symms leads Ann Collier by 110 points. Both have already earned their maximum volunteer’s quota of 300 points.
Rosemary consistently finishes high up the field typically earning 90+ points. However Ann, being the only parkrunner with a full attendance record at Delamere this year, is keeping her well within reach.

In the male table, newcomer Peter Clayton is currently having a close battle with former winner Ian Brough.
Last week, Peter was leading by just 6 points.
Today Ian upped his game, recording his best ever finish with 2nd place and 99 points. However Peter played his third ‘volunteer card’ (you may have seen him marshalling by the lake), earning 100 points and holding on to his lead – but for how long?

It’s all very close in both tables with quite a few other runners still in contention, and with up to 100 points up for grabs every week there’s still everything to play for!

Ian Brough is also celebrating being the latest Delamere regular to join to 100 Club.
Andrew Thomas and Kate Sharp both join the 50 Club, and our latest 10 Club member is Oliver Cliffe.
Well done all!

Great support from the marshals again, and huge thanks to all the other volunteers at the finish line and working in the background.

Advance warning about parking next week – Delamere Forest is hosting the North West Counties Road Relays also on the Saturday morning so there will be extra demand for parking spaces!
The two small car parks on the left just before the Visitor Centre are reserved for event officials. The main Visitor Centre car park and Old Pale car park by the parkrun start/finish will be open as normal.


Male placings:
Thomas ADKINS (JM15-17) of Crewe & Nantwich AC, was first over the line in 19:20 - first time in 9 appearances.
Ian BROUGH (VM45-49) of Vale Royal AC, was second over the line in 19:30.
Adam STEELE (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:40.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Peter CLAYTON (Unattached) 1875 pts.
Ian BROUGH (Vale Royal AC) 1868 pts.
Steve COLLIER (Vale Royal AC) 1615 pts.

Female placings:
Amy GRACE (SW30-34) of South Cheshire Harriers, was first (19th overall) over the line in 21:00 - first time in 7 appearances.
Alicia KENWRIGHT (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 21:14 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Claire THOMPSON (VW35-39) of Vale Royal AC, was third (24th overall) over the line in 21:37 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Rosemary SYMMS (Chester Triathlon Club) 1903 pts.
Ann COLLIER (Vale Royal AC) 1793 pts.
Lisa MEADOWS (Vale Royal AC) 1635 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Debbie READ (VW55-59) was graded 78.67% for the time 23:59 (65th overall).
Kathryn PALMER (VW55-59) was graded 74.79% for the time 24:12 (69th overall).
Alicia KENWRIGHT (JW11-14) was graded 74.02% for the time 21:14 (22nd overall).

This week there were 281 runners, of whom 30 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.

Delamere parkrun started on 2nd March 2013, and since then 7,160 different runners, including participants from 465 athletics clubs, have completed 38,575 runs covering a total distance of 192,875 km, and there have been 7,731 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Tessa MCCORMICK who ran in a time of 00:17:31 on 22nd November 2014 (event number 86).
The male record is held by Elliot BOWKER who ran in a time of 00:15:20 on 25th April 2015 (event number 108).
The Age Grade course record is held by Rosemary ROGERS who recorded a 89.34% run (22:21) on 13th April 2013 (event number 7).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Delamere parkrun Results Page.