New Year’s Eve and Day

There are two runs this weekend.

Saturday 31st December (NYE) - 9am as usual

Sunday 1st January (NYD) - Extra Event at 10:30am

You are allowed to run/volunteer at more than one event on NYD. Our friends at St Helens parkrun are staging an event at 9am - If you want to run at one, you may want to consider volunteering at the other

 

Cancellation

Unfortunately Weve just done our course inspection and we've had to CANCEL today's run due to an unsafe course.

Please share this post so as many see it as possible. See you all next week

 

This morning’s run

Morning all. We are going to be doing a course inspection shortly, and hope to have a decision by about 8.15/8.20 as to whether it will be safe to run this morning. Stay tuned.

 

Yesterday’s Results

Following our issues with the results yesterday, we'd like to thank everyone who emailed in to help us sort out the problems. We think we are now sorted and have tallied all the emails received to the updated results.

Please check the new results as we've had a few people in the original set of results disappear in the new set for some unknown reason, so please email into widnesoffice@parkrun.com if you have any issues with the new set.

We'd also like to thank Jo and the volunteers yesterday for making sure the event went ahead in pretty awful conditions and to Andy for giving up his Saturday evening to fix the results problems.

 

Today’s results

Well done to everyone who took part this morning, particularly to our wonderful volunteers who braved the cold conditions to make sure we went ahead.

We've had a few technical issues with the results, so if you had your barcode scanned and are down as Unknown please email into widnesoffice@parkrun.com

Our volunteer team will have a lot to work through so if we don't update them immediately, please don't worry we'll get onto it as soon as we can.

 

Christmas & New Year

Although we aren't at the point of the year where Witches, Wizards and Ghouls roam the streets of Widnes, we have declared our Christmas intentions already!

For those who are new to parkrun or don't pay much attention, you may not be aware that events are allowed to put on extra events on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. These events are not compulsory for events to run and last year we decided not to.

This year, however our wonderful volunteer team have decided that we WILL for the first time put on events on both Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Our Schedule for the Christmas period will be as follows:

- Saturday 24th December (Christmas Eve) - 9am as usual

- Sunday 25th December (Christmas Day) - Extra Event at 9am - You are only allowed to run one event on Xmas Day, even if you can make it to another on time

Saturday 31st December (NYE) - 9am as usual

Sunday 1st January (NYD) - Extra Event at 10:30am - You are allowed to run/volunteer at more than one event on NYD - this is only applicable on NYD - our friends at St Helens parkrun are staging an event at 9am - If you want to run at one, you may want to consider volunteering at the other

We need volunteers for all 4 of the events over the Xmas period so please volunteer if you are able to. Email us at the usual address widneshelpers@parkrun.com

 

Run Report 10 September 2016

Widnes parkrun
Event number 85
10th September 2016

Today's run saw an impressive turnout from Widnes Running Club, kiitted out in their fancy new vests. Their new colours will surely now be a regular sight at Widnes parkrun.

Thank you to all our volunteers today, and to the core team who work hard behind the scenes to process the results and get all the equipment sorted and ready for next week.

Run highlights as follows:

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
Chris FITZPATRICK (VM35-39) of Helsby RC, was second over the line in 17:35.
Liam KEENAN (JM11-14) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:02 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew DOWDESWELL (Unattached) 2470 pts.
Dave BUCKLEY (Unattached) 2141 pts.
Carl PRATT (Helsby RC) 1787 pts.

Female placings:
Lisa GRANTHAM (VW40-44) of Pensby Runners, was first (13th overall) over the line in 20:12 - first appearance.
Bobbie LOMAX (VW40-44) of Warrington Running Club, was second (17th overall) over the line in 20:59 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Joanne Carol HANSEN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 21:57.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline BARROW (Widnes Running Club) 2961 pts.
Sarah POLHILL (Unattached) 2497 pts.
Paula TALBOT (Unattached) 2333 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Liam KEENAN (JM11-14) was graded 78.65% for the time 18:02 (third overall).
Simon BEADMAN (VM40-44) was graded 77.50% for the time 18:09 (5th overall).
Chris FITZPATRICK (VM35-39) was graded 77.06% for the time 17:35 (second overall).

This week there were 190 runners, of whom 25 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Widnes parkrun started on 17th January 2015, and since then 2,791 different runners, including participants from 145 athletics clubs, have completed 15,258 runs covering a total distance of 76,290 km, and there have been 3,638 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Angie BLICK who ran in a time of 00:18:02 on 12th March 2016 (event number 59).
The male record is held by Matthew WIGELSWORTH who ran in a time of 00:16:03 on 27th August 2016 (event number 83).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded a 90.69% run (22:01) on 9th July 2016 (event number 76).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Widnes parkrun Results Page.

 

Today’s Results

Well done to everyone who ran,walked and volunteered this morning.
 
Big shout to Agata, who completed her 50th parkrun this morning. Well done!
 
Results have been processed, however if your barcode didnt scan and we needed to add you in manually, it hasn't been done yet as some clever fool left the clipboard in the box at the park and went home... They'll be added in at some point over the weekend. (and he'll complete the punishment lines we've given him as well!)
 

Important – Fundraising Request

parkrun has always been free, and always will be. You will never be asked to pay to take part in parkrun.

You may not realise but there is a mechanism in place that allows you to donate to parkrun, which would provide funds to buy extra equipment to make our parkrun event better. There are a number of non-essential items we would like to buy. However, there is one piece of equipment that could help save a life, and we need your help to get it.

We would like to purchase a defibrillator for use during each Widnes parkrun. The council are unable to help fund this, so we are looking to raise £650 to buy an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). They are easy to use and do not need specialised training. We are fortunate to never have needed one so far, and hope to never need it, but we feel it is equipment worth having.

Any surplus money raised could be used for the additional equipment to enhance our parkrun.

So how do I donate?
There is a link to donate via PayPal here:
www.parkrun.org.uk/widnes/aboutus/

Please make sure that you add a comment to say this for an AED for Widnes when you donate. Normally 85% of the donation goes to the event, and 15% goes to support the setup of new events. By adding this comment, all of your donation goes towards the AED.

Thanks for the support that we know we will receive.

Widnes parkrun team

 

Run Report 4 June 2016

Widnes parkrun
Event number 71
4th June 2016

Lots to mention from today's run. We had an amazing participant on a crutch with a pram in tow, someone who had double heart surgery in November, another who had recently had a pacemaker fitted, and someone who had just flown in from Pakistan the night before! Amazing efforts from you all!

Congratulations go to Dean Walker on his 50th parkrun. And it was great to see our regular tail runner John back too.

Run highlights as follows:

Male placings:
Steve THOMPSON (SM30-34) of Warrington RRC, was first over the line in 17:47 - second time in 10 appearances.
Andrew DOWDESWELL (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:06.
Stuart BERRY (SM25-29) of Lymm Runners, was third over the line in 19:18.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andrew DOWDESWELL (Unattached) 1541 pts.
Dave BUCKLEY (Unattached) 1383 pts.
Colin BISHOP (Helsby RC) 1296 pts.

Female placings:
Lisa CLAYTON (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (16th overall) over the line in 22:02 - 7th time in 25 appearances.
Helen PATTERSON (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (20th overall) over the line in 22:32.
Caroline BARROW (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 22:55.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline BARROW (Unattached) 1873 pts.
Sarah POLHILL (Unattached) 1513 pts.
Julia SHUKER (St Helens Sutton AC) 1437 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jan ROSCOE (VW65-69) was graded 76.09% for the time 28:47 (85th overall).
Dave BUCKLEY (VM55-59) was graded 75.88% for the time 20:15 (5th overall).
Dave TOMKINS (VM65-69) was graded 74.08% for the time 23:32 (29th overall).

This week there were 205 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Widnes parkrun started on 17th January 2015, and since then 2,465 different runners, including participants from 129 athletics clubs, have completed 12,632 runs covering a total distance of 63,160 km, and there have been 3,099 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Angie BLICK who ran in a time of 00:18:02 on 2016-03-12 (event number 59).
The male record is held by Ed KNUDSEN who ran in a time of 00:16:28 on 2015-05-23 (event number 19).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andrew GREEN who recorded a 90.44% run (16:34) on 20th June 2015 (event number 23).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Widnes parkrun Results Page.