We will be hosting a special event on Saturday 7th March to celebrate International Women's Day in conjunction with This Girl Can. We will be using the event to encourage participation of females so bring along your female relatives, friends, and partners to run, jog, walk or volunteer!
We will be holding an extra event on New Year's Day again, 8.30am as usual! Our friends at Centre Vale parkrun are starting at 10am, perfect for your New Year's Day double, and, even better, will give plenty of time to travel to Whitworth for Andy's New Year Awakener at 11.30. That's the triple sorted!
Once again we will be holding an extra parkrun on New Year's Day, 8.30am start to allow the triple, two parkruns and Andy O'Sullivan's New Year Awakener. Alternatively you can volunteer at Watergrove, slip over to Oldham to parkrun then do Andy's race!
I know it's not even December but sometimes you just have to start planning......we have decided to hold an extra event New Year's Day at 8.30 (!), as last year, which allows people to do a double, the volunteers to still fit one in and then we can all head to Whitworth to do Andy O'Sullivan's New Year Awakener 5k! We will of course only be able to do this if we have enough volunteers so if would like to join us in making the first event of the year happen please get in touch by email email@example.com, leave a message on Facebook or speak to one of the team.
We welcomed 55 parkrunners / jogger / walkers to our Parkrun on the hills on a typically English Saturday morning.
We welcomed 6 first timers, 3 of whom were visiting from Burnage, Oakwell and Wakefield. For 2 it was their first parkrun. and the other one was me - my first time as RD. I'll definitely be back as RD I hope you all had as great experience as I did and you"ll be back.
Well done to 9 of you who achieved a PB - congratulations and well deserved. I love that feeling ~ and I've had a few, 15 to be exact out of my 25 runs. I'm starting to get a bit of a reputation !!!!!!
As always we say a massive thank you to the team of "Heros in a Hi Viz" who make the runs possible - without them the run would be tricky - you could all still run but you'd have to open and close the gates yourself but there would be no results, so 3 cheers to the 17 who made today's run possible - John J COOK • Barbara BAYLISS • Andrew BUTLER • Sinead BUTLER • Nick ANDREWS • David BULL • Lynsey BURRELL • Jenny GRINDROD • Paul WOLSTENHULME • John RICHARDS • Zain ZIA • Laura HODSON • Su PAGE • Gary DAVIES • Yvonne DAVIES • Dawn EWBANK • Judith EATON Volunteering has been a big part of my Parkrun experience - you get to see a different side of the run. Its fun and its easy , full training takes a matter of seconds and theres no tests, oh and everyone looks good in a Hi Viz. S0 if you fancy giving it a go drop us a line via Facebook or see us at the Gazebo.
Well that's my first time as RD done - Hi viz's are drying, the results processed, reports written, kit cleaned and timers cleared. So I'll see you all next week, I'll be the one running near the back !!!!
Thank you for all your support today.
Happy running and stay safe, see you at the Gazebo next week.
The stats from today
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Watergrove parkrun, Rochdale Results Page.
Ryan KEENAN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 21:58 - second time in 6 appearances.
Decland HARRISON (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 22:24.
John J COOK (VM60-64) of Rochdale Harriers & AC, was third over the line in 22:30 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Jessica BULL (JW15-17) of Rochdale Harriers & AC, was first (7th overall) over the line in 23:54 - 43rd time in 104 appearances.
Molly BULL (JW11-14) of Rochdale Harriers & AC, was second (14th overall) over the line in 25:58 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Heather MARSH (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (15th overall) over the line in 26:09 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
John J COOK (VM60-64) – 71.26% for the time 22:30 (third overall).
Barry GREAVES (VM60-64) – 66.01% for the time 24:31 (11th overall).
Gordon SHARP (VM60-64) – 64.87% for the time 25:23 (13th overall).
The male record is held by Andi JONES who recorded a time of 16:23 on 9th August 2014 (event number 10).
The female record is held by Joanne NELSON who recorded a time of 19:39 on 13th September 2014 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 83.08% (24:02) on 16th April 2016 (event number 89).
Watergrove parkrun, Rochdale started on 7th June 2014. Since then 1,695 participants have completed 7,959 parkruns covering a total distance of 39,795 km, including 1,422 new Personal Bests.