The Wilmslow parkrun Team have been a little busy over the last couple of weeks so it’s a bumper 2 for 1 edition this week.
We’ll start with Saturday 13th April and Happy Birthday to us – 4 years old and where did that time go?
The sun shone, the Prosecco corks were a-popping and there was cake everywhere. Beautiful sunshine but deceptively cold!!!!!
A great day all the same, 225 walkers, joggers, runners and around 30 volunteers helped us celebrate in grand style.
Since the very first Wilmslow parkrun we have covered 163,000Km, met 6,000 runners and a few of our first timers were also here for our birthday, Sam Hogg, Claire Northcote, Andy Dodd and me Bev the Bobble (Although now it’s getting warmer the bobble hat has been put to rest for the winter). I have to credit Ian Morton for all this information, I’ve just stolen it from his birthday event briefing.
It feels fitting to mention on our birthday what a wonderful thing parkrun is. I have seen so many people come and join us, they keep going every week and have become fitter, healthier and faster over time and I’ve seen people make new friends along the way. It’s lovely to see everyone having a chat and catching up over a bit of cake and it’s great to feel part of a community.
It was also great to see some of you wearing hard earned Manchester Marathon T-Shirts. Anyone who can run or walk 26 miles is a hero in my book so well done to everyone.
I would like to mention Richard Harrison and Markus Dalgaard as I know they both achieved great PB times of 3.09 and 3.24 respectively.
We also had a few of our regular core team taking part, Wayne Jaffe, Ian Morton and Klaus Dalgaard, not sure of their times but they all looked pretty chuffed holding a post-race pint and proudly wearing what I have to say this year was a very large medal!
Wayne was away the next week taking part in a Melanoma Focus fundraising event at the Ironman 70.3 Greece Triathlon with 2 work colleagues, one who only started running 3 months ago at parkrun in Stoke.
And so, to today’s run – Sat 20th April. Easter Saturday and 274 people taking part in what can only be described as the first absolute scorcher of the year. Stunning blue skies, runners with sunglasses on rather than thermals and gloves, oh and Prosecco at the end, rude not to really.
Being Easter weekend, we had a number of visitors today from Teesside, Richmond and Devon to mention but a few. Everyone was visiting friends over the Bank Holiday and fitting in a bit of parkrun Tourism at the same time.
Colin paced at 30 mins and as always came in at the perfect time and in total 41 PB’s were achieved today, must have been all that sunshine inspiring you all.
Don’t forget next week it will be our great pleasure to welcome back the 5K Your Way Move Against Cancer Team back to Wilmslow. Such an amazing group of people and hopefully the adorable Jake will be with us again, I’m a big fan and looking forward to his next little video already.
In preparation for next week a few useful reminders. Don’t forget to bring some change if you are using The Carrs car park, it’s about 20 to 30p depending on how long you are staying. If the carpark in The Carrs is full there are other car parks available, one at the other end of The Carrs, (free) or in Waitrose in town (free for 2 hours) just in time to fit in a warm up from the car park, run your 5K and have a bit of a catch up and chat or coffee at the end at Café Azul or Nourish.
Don’t forget to bring a drink, it’s hopefully getting warmer now so post run hydration is important
And now the scores on the doors for the last 2 weeks
Results - Saturday 13 April
1st, 2nd and 3rd for the gents went as follows:
Congratulations go to Peter Speake, Luke Mendham and James Speedie.
And for the ladies:
Phillipa Michell, Sue Harrison and Laura Key.
Our Birthday event first timers were Ana Sousa, Sam Pearce, Leanne Claxton, Claire Bulcock, Helen Clark, Gail Earnshaw, Holly Pearce, James Taylor, Jack Pearce, David Pearce and Jim Brimble, We hope to see you again soon.
Results - Saturday 20th April.
1,2,3 for the Gents.
Andrew Magro, Fin Lam-Gal, Jimmy Sheldon
1,2,3 for the Ladies.
Rebecca Jackson, Louisa Harrison, Tracy Bown
And our Easter weekend newbies
Francesca Millea, Danny Iskalachi Jones, Doug Day, Helen Jones, Dan Pratt, Ruth Loggie, Isabel Cowan, Joe Molt, Anthony Cox, Joe Wilson, Pankhil Parikh, Teix Bollingbroke, Raco Bollingbroke and Michael Bollingbroke.
Another 2 milestones, Libby Greeney and John Keyworth both reached 50 parkruns, new t-shirts for you both soon as well
As always, a massive thank you to all the volunteers, we could not do this without you.
If you would like to volunteer, please email into the office and we can add you to the list.
We hope you all had a wonderful Easter Weekend and see you all next week!
Check out all the pohotos taken by Roger whitehead and Wai Hong Shek in our Flickr feed.
Wilmslow parkrun Event number 214 20th April 2019
This week 275 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:
Don BULLOUGH • Roger WHITEHEAD • Beverley DENBY
Ian BRANTHWAITE • Colin DAVIES • Nicky MOWAT
Victoria MOWAT • Claire NORTHCOTE • Anthony COLLIER
Tom CURRAN • Steven CREASEY • Tracey COLLIER
Mat REES • Paul DE SOUSA • Alexander MOSS
Wayne JAFFE • Waihong SHEK • Simon ARMITT
Rowan PERSAND-CARTER • Olivia FLANNAGAN • Isabelle FLANNAGAN
Alastair BREMNER • Tomos RANDS • Celia REED
Andrew KEAY • Caroline CONSTABLE • Martin CONSTABLE
Tom FISHER • Talia MOUSSAOUI • Carly COUSIN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wilmslow parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Diane Elizabeth MCVEY who recorded a time of 18:08 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 125).
The male record is held by Daniel CLIFFE who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th December 2018 (event number 197).
The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 92.99% (19:44) on 23rd March 2019 (event number 210).
Wilmslow parkrun started on 11th April 2015. Since then 6,057 participants have completed 33,143 parkruns covering a total distance of 165,715 km, including 6,255 new Personal Bests. A total of 440 individuals have volunteered 4,625 times.