Edge Hill University; Saturday 22nd February 2020 - the weather, in summary, is grim. The course has numerous large areas of standing water, the sky is grey and the wind is blowing in a generally westerly direction at speeds of around 30mph with gusts of over 45 mph.
But still they came! 227 dedicated runners turned up to enjoy yet another edition of Ormskirk parkrun in the company of other likeminded enthusiasts, all determined not to let a bit of weather get in the way of their Saturday morning activity.
If you asked my advice before the run I would most definitely have recommended that with the mix of standing water and howling winds it was no time to push for a new PB; best to enjoy being out in the fresh air and have a steady run around the course. However 18 participants today pushed their limits, ignored the inclement weather and fought through to achieve that elusive goal - a Personal Best! Many, many congratulations to the following:
Jared Nicholls, Matt Wood, William Marston, Vanessa Harwood, Thomas Flateley, Thomas Whitehead, Neil Hughes, Gary Stoneley, Helen Cheston, Jakub Socha, Sophie Muldoon, Heather Turner, Rosie Dyer, Jack Johnston, Ben Carr, Joanne Mulligan, Steph Driscoll and Alan Johnston.
Well done guys you all smashed it, and in pretty poor conditions too! Excellent effort!
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:
Karen HULME • Steve HALL • Jeanne HALL • Tracy BERRY • Liz SPENSLEY • Matt COCHRANE • Jill COCHRANE • Andrew YUZGIN • Michael LAKE • Charlotte CHAPPELL • Peter RENNER • Rachael FRACKELTON • Patrick KING • Izobel BERRY • Jane TAYLOR • Miranda STONE • Margaret JONES • Norma YOUNG • Kirsty SOLE • Kate ATKINS • Benjamin LEITCH • Daniel HASTINGS • Natasha HASTINGS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ormskirk parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Jade WILLIAMS who recorded a time of 17:15 on 19th December 2015 (event number 93).
The male record is held by Jonathan HILEY who recorded a time of 15:28 on 1st January 2020 (event number 298).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jean MITCHELL who recorded 89.70% (25:14) on 23rd March 2019 (event number 258).
Ormskirk parkrun started on 29th March 2014. Since then 8,624 participants have completed 62,317 parkruns covering a total distance of 311,585 km, including 11,757 new Personal Bests. A total of 629 individuals have volunteered 5,823 times.