Delamere parkrun event#355, 28th August 2021

There were some issues with the reduced parking fee codes we understand. If that happens again go to the reception desk in the visitor centre (end of the building nearest the exit) and they will assist.

The dog start seemed to go well again, though if you bring your dog it would be useful to be at the dog start in good time. Nearly all dogs arrived yesterday after 8:55 which means some miss the briefing. It’s particularly important that runners with dogs are reminded to stay at the side of the course and use a short lead.

Back to the run and after last week’s inaugural deluge, yesterday we had much more pleasant weather as 288 runners returned to the forest for our 355th parkrun. There were a remarkable 70 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part. Of our noteworthy runners, Paul Smith who runs fairly regularly with us did his 482nd run – but where will his 500th be? There were on 50th runs but Matt Atkinson completed his 100th run with us.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers who were Kathryn TELFORD • Matthew LARKIN • Christopher LARKIN • Ann COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Ian WEAVER • Jane WARD • A J HALFORD • Lisa BROAD • Shaun LIGHTFOOT • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Charles TWISS • Andy MARTELL • Mark DUTTON • Dawn APPLETON • Valerie MARTELL • Debra DAVIES • Nadine BAKER • Rosemary WASS

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 16,009 participants have completed 96,912 parkruns covering a total distance of 484,560 km, including 16,607 new Personal Bests. A total of 701 individuals have volunteered 5,537 times.