As we draw towards winter, our Saturday mornings are becoming cooled and damper: the mud is gathering near the finish too but hopefully when the construction traffic leaves things will start to improve there. If you weren’t aware, a new path to the Gruffalo trail is being constructed meaning Gruffalo-hunters don’t have to walk down the road to get to the start. It will mean some change for our finish funnel, probably that you will all line up on the right of the path, rather than the left by the fence.
Other construction work has added a mettled path in the dog-leg which means the dogs do not even need to get their paws muddy. Hopefully the turn round the cone that we had yesterday will be the permanent arrangement. Remember please if you are running with a dog, keep left with your dog on the left until you get to the bridge. Thereafter always keep your dog on the outside of the course.
To the run itself we had another 233 turn out giving us an average of around 240 since we returned. This is about two thirds of our pre-covid numbers and we have to say makes for a much more relaxed event all round, in terms of both the start and the finish. We had 37 first timers and there were 40 PBs recorded. Well done to all those.
We had a visit from Paul Smith yesterday. He is currently on 490 runs and said he will log his 500th on New Year’s Day – but where will that be? He also said he’ll do his 501st dressed of course in Levi 501s or as a dart board. There was otherwise just the one official milestone with Martin Hilton running his 50th event. Remember we are happy to give anyone a quick shout out for official milestones.
Thank you to all our recent volunteers. We haven’t really struggled lately so please keep up the good work. If you would like to volunteer please speak the RD or email us at email@example.com. We were grateful to yesterday’s 17, who wereKaren BOYD • Ann COLLIER • Mark FLANAGAN • Ian HILDITCH • Irene PIKE • Ruth DAY • Heather MCBRIDE • A J HALFORD • Ian MAYHEW • Mark LIGHTFOOT • Adam DAY • Andy MARTELL • Oli WASHINGTON • Mark DUTTON • Ben TUMILTY • Dawn APPLETON • Rosemary WASS
Finally, don’t forget we will be welcoming Halloween fancy dress next week.
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 16,327 participants have completed 98,835 parkruns covering a total distance of 494,175 km, including 16,895 new Personal Bests. A total of 724 individuals have volunteered 5,684 times.