First over the line today was Mike Walker and his dog, proving six legs are better than two! Well done to both of them. Gemma Barnett finished first lady for a not at all unlucky 13th time!
We welcomed visitors from County Durham, Manchester, Conkers in Leicestershire and Bradford parkruns and a good handful of first timers, too. Congratulations to Charlie Weaver of West Cheshire AC who earned his 10 t-shirt this week.
We will be holding an extra parkrun on Christmas Day: 9am as usual, fancy dress encouraged. If your day is going to end with more mince pies being consumed than Brussels sprouts then what better way to start it than with a run! However, if you think training on Christmas Day is a step too far, something to be reserved for Daley Thompson and Seb Coe (both famous for training twice on Christmas Day, in the hope of gaining the edge over their rivals) then of course on Boxing Day there is the Chester Round the Walls Race run by West Cheshire AC. More details and entry available online for this annual sell-out event. http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/RoundtheWalls
Mike WALKER (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:44 - first time in 3 appearances.
Ethan GREENLAND (JM11-14) of West Cheshire AC, was second over the line in 18:57.
Ian BROUGH (VM40-44) of Vale Royal AC, was third over the line in 19:15.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steve JOLLY (Deeside AAC) 2443 pts.
Steve COLLIER (Vale Royal AC) 2265 pts.
Ian BROUGH (Vale Royal AC) 2184 pts.
Gemma Louise BARNETT (SW30-34) of Vale Royal AC, was first (6th overall) over the line in 19:32 - 13th time in 17 appearances.
Ruth COURT (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 21:08 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Esme BRIDGE (JW11-14) of Vale Royal AC, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 21:23.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Alison MORTON (Unattached) 2870 pts.
Ann COLLIER (Vale Royal AC) 2547 pts.
Megan MCEVELEY (West Cheshire AC) 2343 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tony ARCHER (VM60-64) was graded 80.23% for the time 19:59 (10th overall).
Paul SPARE (VM65-69) was graded 77.13% for the time 22:09 (29th overall).
Rosemary SYMMS (VW60-64) was graded 76.89% for the time 24:53 (64th overall).
This week there were 197 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different athletics clubs took part.
Delamere parkrun started on 2nd March 2013, and since then 3,564 different runners, including participants from 270 athletics clubs, have completed 14,867 runs covering a total distance of 74,335 km, and there have been 3,355 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Tessa MCCORMICK who ran in a time of 00:17:31 on 2014-11-22 (event number 86).
The men's record is held by Chris SMITHARD who ran in a time of 00:15:55 on 2013-04-06 (event number 6).
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.