Ellesmere Port parkrun is cancelled on 6 June 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

*** CANCELLED – 22nd and 29th February 2020***

As much as we hate to do this again, unfortunately we will be cancelled for the next two weeks, 22nd and 29th February.
From a combination of wet and muddy (and lack of decent drainage), Saturday's event was one of the worst we've had and from a Community perspective the Park continues to be churned up in a large number of places which isn't right.
Between now and the 7th March we will be looking at the main issues on the route and seeing if we can adapt the course to avoid these areas.
We'll keep you updated and in the meantime, have fun touring!.
Tracey, Robbie, Karen and Jen.

 

*** CANCELLED – 25th January & 1st February 2020***

Due to the extreme rain that we have had over the last 6 weeks, the course has become very muddy and could soon be beyond repair.  Therefore we have taken the decision to cancel for the next 2 weeks to allow the surface some time to recover.

We will be back on 8th February 2020.

Any questions please email us at ellemereport@parkrun.com

 

Saturday 2nd Feb – CANCELLED

Folks we have some bad icy patches and it is going to be cold overnight too so we have taken the decision to cancel tomorrow's parkrun for everyone's safety.
See you next week and enjoy your weekend :-)

 

Christmas Day

We are here Christmas Day, mince pies and all!!  See you at 9am.

 

Mud, bogs and parkrun #177 by Rob Whalen Norwich parkrunner and Touring Run Reporter!

As a tourist and visiting Ellesmere Port for the first time it is never a good sign when you arrive and half of the volunteers are wearing their best wellies! Although the course was in a better state than previous weeks, there was a definite feeling that it was going to be a proper cross country event this weekend.

24 first timers graced Whitby Park in what was ideal running conditions: as long as you didn't mind ankle-deep, marsh-like fields. Tourists from Huddersfield, Birmingham, Newcastle, Kettering and Norwich (me) joined a local first timer all the way from Birkenhead! It was good to chat to a range of runners from different locations and to hear your tourism tales. 

In boggy, wet and muddy conditions 58 runners were supported by the excellent Run Director Rob Shanahan and his team of amazing volunteers. Even those with injuries adapted to the conditions with makeshift waterproofing!

As for the running... it was a good week for Matthew Gibbs who claimed his third First Finish in a row (19.12) and his 46th first finish in total at Ellesmere Port. Gareth Johns (19.52) came in not far behind on his first visit and Kevin Charleston recorded a new PB (20.19) with his 3rd placed finish three years after his previous visit in 2015. 

The first female was Jane McDonnell who clocked a new PB in 25.08. Followed by first timer at Ellesmere Port - Evelyn Clawson (27.01) and Fiona Leatham was the third lady in 28.27. 

Seven runners clocked new personal best times. Congratulations to: 

Helen Telford 

Jane McDonnell

Robert Manning

Kevin Charleston 

Steve Graham

Michael Austin

Jack Weatherburn 

Special mention to Samuel Brocklehurst who managed to keep both shoes this week, however he missed out on his PB by a mere 2 seconds. 

All in all an excellent mornings running. Thanks for making myself and all at parkrun so welcome this weekend. 

Hope to be back again in the future!

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