The Blue and White Bobble Hat Invasion
Thanks to Nicola for writing this week's run report and providing more info on her club.
Last Saturday was the second Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners ‘take-over’day at Pennington Flash parkrun which, is our ‘home’ parkrun. Take-over day involves club members occupying the volunteer roles and showing the parkrun community that it’s great to be in a running club. We had such interest in helping this time that we even had enough volunteers to provide a pacing team and you couldn’t miss us in our new Hi-Viz waistcoats with numbers on our backs.
The reason running clubs are good is that it means you get to do more stuff that is like parkrun but not just on a Saturday! For more information on A&T see their website astleyrunners.co.uk or alternatively speak to one of us at parkrun next time. You are welcome to come to a training session or two for free before making any.
So back to Saturday’s parkrun. Whilst some previous rain left lots of muddy puddles, we enjoyed a lovely, sunny, spring-like morning down at the flash. This week there were 192 runners, of whom 26 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. I’d like to think that the PBs were supported via the pacing team. Personally, it was my first time as an ‘official’ pacer and I would highly recommend it. One of our members captured the morning by taking lots of photographs which, I hope you enjoy looking at. You can see them via this link.
Once the run was finished, there were lots of goodies available at the cabin and I expect that you will be well-fed again next week as we celebrate the Pennington Flash parkrun birthday. Please join us there as we turn 6 and celebrate another great year.
Anthony TAYLOR (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:47 - 57th time in 87 appearances.
Tony PFAFF (SM30-34) of Willowfield Harriers, was second over the line in 18:35.
Stephen MAKIN (VM35-39) of Wigan Phoenix, was third over the line in 19:41 - has been first to finish on 33 previous occasions.
Rachael FAIRCLOUGH (SW30-34) of St Helens Striders, was first (11th overall) over the line in 21:30 - 43rd time in 58 appearances.
Amanda PARTINGTON (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (29th overall) over the line in 23:52 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Lisa MERCER (SW30-34) of Liverpool RC, was third (30th overall) over the line in 23:53.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Anthony TAYLOR (VM40-44) was graded 77.88% for the time 17:47 (first overall).
James MCGLYNN (VM65-69) was graded 75.15% for the time 22:32 (19th overall).
Linda Ann LEYLAND (VW55-59) was graded 74.70% for the time 24:54 (40th overall).
The roster can be found here if you’re curious about what you can do to support our parkrun. Email our Volunteer Co-ordinator to claim your spot and with any questions.
Thanks to this week’s volunteers:
Helen Barber, Paul Basnett, Christopher Bennett, Lynn Boylin, Catherine Brides, Tim Campbell, Mike Carter, Trena Eldridge, Joanne Gibson, Jonathan Hall, Sheila Halton, Amelie Livesey, Stuart Livesey, Kieran Lomas, James Love, Denise Mackowiak, Alison Makin, Claire Matchwick, Olivia Mcdaid, Emma Owen, Eboni Partington, Scott Priestley, Mark Riches, Paul Roberts, Nicola Scott, Louise Simpson, David Sloan, Katie Taggart, Clare Unsworth, Laney Williams and Catherine Worsley.
Thanks for your participation and support!
The Pennington Flash parkrun Team
The Important Stuff
NO BARCODE = NO RESULT Do your paper barcodes get a bit soggy? You can order authorised barcode tags.
Headphones – please use only one earpiece so you can hear the marshals
Kids – children aged 11 and under must run with an adult
Dogs – please keep them on a lead and under control
Volunteers – please be at the start by 08:45 so we can brief you