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
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.
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.