Delamere parkrun #352, March 7th 2020

This week’s report was written from the perspective of the 3rd marshal.

What a beautiful morning to stroll through the forest and down towards the lake, seeing the sun filtering through the clouds and trees. Peace and tranquillity, and shortly to be shared with the 365 parkrunners who came thundering down the slope towards me! What a happy smiley lot they were too, lots of shouts of “morning!”, “thank you marshal” and appreciative comments as to the running conditions. We’re so lucky to have Delamere as our local parkrun, especially on days like today.

del pic 2

Being “lake marshal” is my favourite marshal position. Apart from being surrounded by the forest, there is only a couple of minutes between taily going past and the lead runners charging by for their last 1km home. Cheering people on and hopefully giving them that little lift to know they haven’t got far to go is so rewarding, everyone should have a go!

Congratulations to the C25K graduates from RunMiddlewich and Penffordd Run Club, I hope our new runners were able to take a few seconds to look around and enjoy the scenery.

No official milestones today but Ben Gregory has notched up his 400th run, and I can see a 250 and 100 due next week.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers: Dylan BUGG • Cathrine GARRAGHAN • Alex MASON • Nigel WATERHOUSE • Morgan FAWKES • Tim APPLETON • A J HALFORD • Wendy GALLIMORE • Shaun LIGHTFOOT • Margaret CATLOW • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Charles TWISS • Andy MARTELL • George SCOTT • Patrick SCOTT • Ben TUMILTY • Dawn APPLETON

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

The male record is held by Elliot BOWKER who recorded a time of 15:20 on 25th April 2015 (event number 108). The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:29 on 22nd December 2018 (event number 289). The Age Grade course record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded 91.33% (17:29) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 289).

Delamere parkrun started on 2nd March 2013. Since then 15,845 participants have completed 96,085 parkruns covering a total distance of 480,425 km, including 16,485 new Personal Bests. A total of 684 individuals have volunteered 5,466 times