Run Report by Alurie Dutton (Many thanks)
I woke up this morning, looked out of the window and was tempted to snuggle back under the duvet. I have never in my eight years of parkrun seen so much rain on a Saturday morning but I had promised two young friends, Amelia and Tom Cunnah that I would take them to Erddig parkrun, Amelia for her third run and Tom for his first. Any thoughts that they might not want to run were soon dispelled as they were up bright and early and raring to go. As I am chasing my 250th I wasn’t going to be deterred either! We arrived at Erddig in good time and joined the 18 others, 7 of whom were brand new to parkrun, with the remainder visiting from as far afield as Conwy, Corby, Derbyshire, Liverpool, Leeds, Dewsbury, Surrey and London, for the first timers’ briefing. Before this, the run director, Alex, had warned everyone about the 20 foot long puddle, the ankle deep water and the mud, asking if they still wanted to run - of course they did! In the main briefing she reinforced the safety warnings telling everyone to take care and then we were ready to go. We weren’t disappointed what fun we had splashing through the water, squelching through the mud and getting wetter and wetter in the rain.
The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:
Alexandra EDWARDS • David BARLOW • Huw JONES • Gareth HOUGHTON • Philip WALKER • Debbie DODD • Rob PARKIN • Sandra JONES • Sharon MARRIOTT • Jacqui LINCOLN • Claire MCGRADY • John TIPPING • Alexis BATY • Amy CHEETHAM • Charlie MOULTON-WILDE • Nigel SMITH • Joan WALKER • Lynsey Mccabe MCCABE • Kathryn WALTERS • Eleanor WALTERS • Caroline OLIJNYK • Kelly JONES • Tomos Henry MARRIOTT • Matthew HENDERSON • Neville JONES
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Erddig parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 18:18 on 27th August 2016 (event number 16).
The male record is held by Matthew WILLIS who recorded a time of 15:46 on 26th May 2018 (event number 98).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 88.76% (22:50) on 29th October 2016 (event number 24).
Erddig parkrun started on 14th May 2016. Since then 7,619 participants have completed 37,210 parkruns covering a total distance of 186,050 km, including 7,888 new Personal Bests. A total of 594 individuals have volunteered 3,347 times.