A bright, cold and sunny morning with only a slight breeze, awaited the 179 parkrunners on Saturday 7th September. The fact that parkrun at Stanley Park was cancelled due to rugby, brought extra numbers to Fleetwood. Several Blackpool Freedom Runners were present, Thornton Cleveleys RC and visitors from Lowley, Lowestoft, Hyde, Salford, Caistor and a good turnout from Derby AC. All in all, we had 42 first timers to Fleetwood (of which 9 were first time ever parkrunners) and 36 PB's were set.
First across the line was Simon Denye (Wesham RR) in a time of 17:45 and following in 2nd place was a first time ever parkrunner Chris Ashworth in a time of 18:35 - not bad for a first parkrun! In third place from BF&W AC was JM11-14 (and with a PB to boot!) was Rafael Eaton in a time of 18:42. Well done Rafael!
First lady home in 7th place was Christine Dover from Derby AC in a time of 19:47. Local Thornton Cleveleys RC runner Brian Cumpsty was 8th home in a time of 19:58, narrowly missing equalling his PB.
In 13th place was Jessica Robertson JW11-14 in a time of 21:07 and last Saturday's 'groom to be' Dave Barras zipped around the course - pending nuptuals obviously spurred him on to a PB!
It was also good to see Blackpool regulars Wendy and Les Robertson who also ran a time very close to their PB. There were a few scanning problems but luckily we were assisted by our visiting Ambassador Kirsten Burnett from LSA RR, who found herself at a loose end after her run.... Thanks Kirsten!
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