Sutton 6 10k Sunday 18th September 2016

https://wcac.niftyentries.com/SuttonSix

We have a great local 10k coming up: West Cheshire AC's Sutton Six has chip timing, well priced entry and a friendly setting ideal for both those looking for a new PB and those looking for a bigger challenge than their 5k parkrun! Start in Guilden Sutton, Chester. Details and entries on the link above.

 

Run Report – Event No. 150 – 5th March 2016

Three years!!! It was lovely to celebrate three years of parkrunning in Delamere this morning. Since we started in 2013 the organisation has boomed in the North West as it has across the country and we now have numerous neighbouring runs and a few more in the pipeline. Among the 6000+ different runners we've had so many new friendships and running careers start here. Long may it continue.

Congratulations to the winners of our points competition for 2015-16 which ended last week, with the battle for first and second place a close run thing for both the men and women this year. Nathan Williams edged out Steve Collier for one trophy and Alison Morton prevailed over Lisa Meadows this time, in Alison’s case winning for the second year running. Thanks also to all of those who have volunteered over the period, making all of this possible.

On our 150th Delamere parkrun we had two runners celebrate joining the 50 club and two more hit the big 100! Congratulations to Christina Millachip and Diana Caldwell who earned their red t-shirts this morning. Joining to 100 club we had Alison Morton and Dean Walker. Dean started parkrunning at Delamere and has since completed many of his runs in Warrington and more recently Widnes, but came back to celebrate his milestone. Alison began parkrunning regularly at Delamere and has now progressed to half marathons, marathons and triathlon.

Well done to first finisher Ethan Greenland of West Cheshire AC, who was followed home by the younger Ethan, Ethan Ackroyd, who ran a PB and has recently been selected to represent Wales in the London Mini Marathon. Well done also to first woman home Amy Hinchly.

Don’t forget the excellent Trajan Chester Spring 5 is next month, 13h April 2016: 5 flat miles on country lanes, hosted by West Cheshire AC. This is ideal for both seasoned racers or as a first step on from parkrunning before the leap up to a 10k: small and friendly but there’s chip timing and a certified course which often sees strong performances at the front end. No entries will be available on the night but it is a bargain and you can enter online: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Spring-5.

Male placings:
Ethan GREENLAND (JM15-17) of West Cheshire AC, was first over the line in 18:08 - third time in 60 appearances.
Ethan ACKROYD (JM11-14) of Deeside AAC, was second over the line in 18:17 - was first to finish once before.
Paul LITLER (VM35-39) of Razzers Runners, was third over the line in 18:20.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Benjamino GREGORY (South Cheshire Harriers) 100 pts.
Richard HAYES (Wrecsam Tri) 100 pts.
Mark David BOWDEN (City of Chester Triathlon Club) 100 pts.

Female placings:
Amy HINCHLY (SW18-19) of Vale Royal AC, was first (9th overall) over the line in 20:03 - 6th time in 7 appearances.
Martha OWEN (JW15-17) of Deeside AAC, was second (14th overall) over the line in 20:50 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Alicia KENWRIGHT (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (24th overall) over the line in 21:57 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Laura Jayne WESTWOOD (Unattached) 100 pts.
Nicola PERRINS (City of Chester Triathlon Club) 100 pts.
Kay HAYES (West Cheshire AC) 100 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Rosemary SYMMS (VW60-64) was graded 79.45% for the time 24:25 (74th overall).
Ethan ACKROYD (JM11-14) was graded 77.58% for the time 18:17 (second overall).
Gareth WILLIAMS (VM45-49) was graded 76.06% for the time 18:56 (5th overall).

This week there were 342 runners, of whom 37 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different athletics clubs took part.

Delamere parkrun started on 2nd March 2013, and since then 6,117 different runners, including participants from 397 athletics clubs, have completed 31,406 runs covering a total distance of 157,030 km, and there have been 6,443 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Tessa MCCORMICK who ran in a time of 00:17:31 on 2014-11-22 (event number 86).
The male record is held by Elliot BOWKER who ran in a time of 00:15:20 on 2015-04-25 (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.

 

 

Run Report – Event No. 144 – 23rd January 2016

Another brilliant new record turn-out with 371 runners heading to Delamere this morning for bright but chilly parkrun. 67 first timers and plenty of PBs on sticky terrain.

A pretty quick trio of men topped the table this morning with new PBs for Chris Larkin and Edward Pettit who finished first and third respectively. Edward also scored the highest age grading of the day with an impressive 81.39%. Well done also to the women who might just have gained a couple of places in the female standings due to some crucial forgotten barcodes!

Well done to Darren Sharp who joined the 50 club this week; he’s run 46 of the 50 here with us at Delamere.

We welcomed parkrun tourists from Princes parkrun in Liverpool, from Leeds, and a few from our neighbours Ellesmere Port parkrun who have unfortunately had to give their course a rest due to waterlogging.

Please also keep in mind with record turn outs we need to be mindful of others when parking in the Old Pale car park. The bays might not be marked but please don’t leave a huge gap between your car and the next unless you have genuine access issues! If we fill the car park with 2/3 of the vehicles that could actually fit in it, people tend to overflow to less suitable parking spaces potentially causing disruption for other forest users.

Hopefully you’re all a few weeks into some serious new year training and may be looking for some race goals? A great step between a 5k parkrun and 10k race is 5 miler. We have West Cheshire AC’s Spring 5 in April now open for entries https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Spring-5

Male placings:
Christopher LARKIN (JM15-17) of Halton & Frodsham Harriers, was first over the line in 17:39 - second time in 28 appearances.
Jerome CASTELOW (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:44 - was first to finish once before.
Edward PETTITT (JM11-14) of Vale Royal AC, was third over the line in 18:16.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steve COLLIER (Vale Royal AC) 2646 pts.
Nathan WILLIAMS (Vale Royal AC) 2549 pts.
Anthony DUNN (Unattached) 2438 pts.

Female placings:
Amy HINCHLY (SW18-19) of Vale Royal AC, was first (21st overall) over the line in 20:29 - third time in 4 appearances.
Lucy PARTRIDGE (VW35-39) of Pensby Runners, was second (36th overall) over the line in 21:52.
Grace ROBERTS (JW11-14) of Vale Royal AC, was third (43rd overall) over the line in 22:17.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Alison MORTON (Weaver Warriors Tri Club) 3303 pts.
Lisa MEADOWS (Vale Royal AC) 3139 pts.
Rosemary SYMMS (City of Chester Triathlon Club) 2953 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Edward PETTITT (JM11-14) was graded 81.39% for the time 18:16 (third overall).
Rosemary SYMMS (VW60-64) was graded 80.11% for the time 24:13 (68th overall).
Christopher LARKIN (JM15-17) was graded 77.62% for the time 17:39 (first overall).

This week there were 371 runners, of whom 67 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different athletics clubs took part.

Delamere parkrun started on 2nd March 2013, and since then 5,841 different runners, including participants from 390 athletics clubs, have completed 29,412 runs covering a total distance of 147,060 km, and there have been 6,081 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Tessa MCCORMICK who ran in a time of 00:17:31 on 2014-11-22 (event number 86).
The male record is held by Elliot BOWKER who ran in a time of 00:15:20 on 2015-04-25 (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.

 

 

Run Report – Event No. 137 – 12th December 2015

I have a suspicion the parkrun weather fairies had been out for their Christmas party last night as their performance was pretty shabby this morning! A very muddy run with rain throughout, so huge thanks to the brilliant volunteers!

Rainy runs are a timely reminder of an ideal Christmas stocking filler: get your own indestructible barcode tag or wristband from http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ We’ll be parkrunning at 9am on Christmas day, fancy dress welcome, so come and celebrate with your parkrun family before getting stuck into your selection boxes.

We’re also here on Boxing day as normal and then back for our first run of 2016 on Saturday 2nd January. Extra parkruns for New Year’s day are taking place at Congleton, Warrington, Princes Park in Liverpool, Pennington Flash and St Helens: times vary, see http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium for details. If you’re away visiting friends and family over the Christmas and New Year period, don’t forget to check out opportunities for parkrun tourism; we now have 376 events in the UK. This week we hosted runners from Telford parkrun, Marple, Warrington and some keen serial parkrun tourists.

This week Christy Mageean of West Cheshire took the top spot for the first time, and Victoria Haslem also made first female for the first time; well done to both! I think throughout the field we all enjoyed higher finish positions than usual this week, a reward for braving the weather while others stayed away.

We celebrated several birthdays and milestone runs this week. Pheobe Kenwright earned her white 10-shirt and can look forward to getting that muddy in the coming winter months. Mark Flanagan chose to run direct on his birthday while Sally Powell ran her first parkrun as a member of a different type of 50 club to the one joined by Lisa Meadows (Vale Royal) and Catherine Hill (Deeside Orienteering) this week; congratulations to them all.

We’re still on next week despite the Delamere Santa Dash, so see you then!

Male placings:
Christy MAGEEAN (JM15-17) of West Cheshire AC, was first over the line in 17:54 - first time in 3 appearances.
Vincent VAN WOERKOM (VM35-39) of City of Chester Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 17:59 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Jerome CASTELOW (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:00 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steve COLLIER (Vale Royal AC) 2283 pts.
Nathan WILLIAMS (Vale Royal AC) 2175 pts.
Anthony DUNN (Unattached) 1933 pts.

Female placings:
Victoria HASLAM (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 21:41 - first time in 9 appearances.
Charlotte WALKER (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 22:20.
Jan ROGERS (VW50-54) of City of Chester Triathlon Club, was third (29th overall) over the line in 23:08 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Alison MORTON (Weaver Warriors Tri Club) 2814 pts.
Lisa MEADOWS (Vale Royal AC) 2566 pts.
Rosemary SYMMS (City of Chester Triathlon Club) 2500 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Rosemary SYMMS (VW60-64) was graded 77.96% for the time 24:53 (46th overall).
Christy MAGEEAN (JM15-17) was graded 77.75% for the time 17:54 (first overall).
Vincent VAN WOERKOM (VM35-39) was graded 75.35% for the time 17:59 (second overall).

This week there were 146 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different athletics clubs took part.

Delamere parkrun started on 2nd March 2013, and since then 5,504 different runners, including participants from 367 athletics clubs, have completed 27,338 runs covering a total distance of 136,690 km, and there have been 5,814 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Tessa MCCORMICK who ran in a time of 00:17:31 on 2014-11-22 (event number 86).
The male record is held by Elliot BOWKER who ran in a time of 00:15:20 on 2015-04-25 (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.

 

 

Run Report – Event No. 116– 20th June 2015

A slightly damp parkrun this weekend but good running conditions and a very good turn out of 276, considering there were local races on both the evening before and the day after! Thanks to all of those racers who helped out by volunteering.

First finisher was Richard McGeachie (Halton & Frodsham Harriers) who’s no stranger to the top spot. Jeanette Pope was first woman home for the first time in five runs. The best age grading of 79.71 % went to the impressive Edward Pettitt (JM11-14) of Vale Royal AC who continues to improve, this week recording achieving a new course PB of 18:39 for 4th place. Ethan Greenland’s 3rd place (West Cheshire AC) was enough for him to leapfrog to the top of the points category, and this is set to be a hotly contested honour this year.

We had a trio of entrants to the 50 club this week: Iwan Pullen (JM15-17) of Wrecsam Tri, Dillon Greenland (JM11-14) and Tim Appleton (JM40-44) of Razzer’s Runners. I can’t resist the urge to point out Iwan might have got there a month ago if he remembered his barcode more regularly!

Entries are now open for Vale Royal’s fantastic Pie & Peas 5 mile race, likely to sell out this year so don’t leave it too late! Link here for more details http://www.valeroyalathleticclub.co.uk/PiePeas5Flyer15b.pdf

Male placings:
Richard MCGEACHIE (SM18-19) of Halton & Frodsham Harriers, was first over the line in 16:55 - 9th time in 24 appearances.
David GREGORY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:01.
Ethan GREENLAND (JM15-17) of West Cheshire AC, was third over the line in 18:36.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ethan GREENLAND (West Cheshire AC) 1071 pts.
Steve COLLIER (Vale Royal AC) 1067 pts.
Nathan WILLIAMS (Vale Royal AC) 993 pts.

Female placings:
Jeanette POPE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (30th overall) over the line in 22:16 - first time in 5 appearances.
Holly WEEDALL (JW10) of Vale Royal AC, was second (35th overall) over the line in 22:32.
Adele CURRAN (VW40-44) of Tattenhall Runners, was third (40th overall) over the line in 22:42.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Alison MORTON (Unattached) 1373 pts.
Rosemary SYMMS (City of Chester Triathlon Club) 1301 pts.
Ann COLLIER (Vale Royal AC) 1040 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Edward PETTITT (JM11-14) was graded 79.71% for the time 18:39 (4th overall).
Richard MCGEACHIE (SM18-19) was graded 78.82% for the time 16:55 (first overall).
Rosemary SYMMS (VW60-64) was graded 78.65% for the time 24:40 (76th overall).

This week there were 276 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different athletics clubs took part.

Delamere parkrun started on 2nd March 2013, and since then 4,663 different runners, including participants from 314 athletics clubs, have completed 21,909 runs covering a total distance of 109,545 km, and there have been 4,753 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Tessa MCCORMICK who ran in a time of 00:17:31 on 2014-11-22 (event number 86).
The male record is held by Elliot BOWKER who ran in a time of 00:15:20 on 2015-04-25 (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.

 

Spartan Ten Thousand Race

http://www.delamerespartans.org.uk/spartan-blog/ten-thousand

Entries are open for a new local race, the Spartan Ten Thousand run by Delamere Spartans on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May.

This will be a challenging off-road 10k with just 100 places, starting and finishing on closed roads outside Manley village Hall. Just £5 (UKA members) /£7 unaffiliated.

See their website for full details.

 

Race for Life 2015 @ Delamere Forest

 

Ladies, it's time to lace up your trainers, and walk, jog, or charge your way around Race for Life 2015.

Through raising money at Race for Life to fund groundbreaking research into new drugs and treatments, you can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured

SIGN UP NOW AT RACEFORLIFE.ORG

We will beat cancer sooner

http://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/choose-your-event/cheshire-delamere-forest.html?series=2015

I am sure they could also do with some Marshall support if anyone is free and fancies helping out with a great cause!!

 

Chester Spring 5 and the Christleton 5K

The Chester Spring 5, run by West Cheshire AC is on Wednesday 15th April. This is a great midweek 5 mile race run around Cheshire lanes, this year with chip timing. Entry is £10 (£8 for affiliated runners).

http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/spring5

 

The Christleton 5k run by Chester Triathlon Club will this year be held on Friday 15th May, the same weekend as the Chester Half Marathon. Always a sell-out, it’s one of the fastest 5k’s in the region with a strong field and entry is just £9 (£7 for affiliated runners). A chance for those who regularly finish at the front at Delamere to test themselves against a quality field. For those further back can see just how much faster than their parkrun PB they can go on a flat, fast course with great support around the village of Christleton, just outside Chester.

http://events.chestertri.org.uk/christleton-5k

 

Shropshire Mud Run Series 2015

 

Join the Ultimate Fitness Experience team for an action packed year of Mud Runs at some amazing venues in Shropshire. Click on the link below for detailed descriptions, venues and booking information.

http://www.fitnessexperience.co.uk/events/

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