On a cold crisp morning this weekend, the Wilmslow parkrun commemorated remembrance weekend, all 261 runners and 36 volunteers fell silent and stood together as the Last Post was played.
Showcasing its beauty, The Carrs course welcomed 35 first timers including visitors from Crewe and Stroud. Also visiting from Aberdeen was Nik Robinson, who is the parkrun Duke of Edinburgh coordinator. He had plenty to see this weekend with 15 of our volunteers under 18 years old and undertaking their own DofE journeys. Nik left us a lovely message:
"Thanks Wilmslow parkrun, Nicky (RD) , the Volunteer team and Simon (VC) & Mat (ED) - I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your event. And it was great to meet DofE participants and hear about so many DofE success stories!
Keep up the great work!"
Amongst the runners were the members of the #MileShyClub, a beginners running club from Sale. We hope you enjoyed the course and hope to see you all back soon.
Our very own tourist this week was Wayne Jaffe who swapped the November frost for the warmth and sun of Athens. And did us all proud and completed the Athens Marathon. The Authentic. We look forward for your tourist report!
This week we saw a number of Milestones achieved, Ashley Farrell completed his 50th parkrun and clocked 9th position, Chris Trask reached his 200th, Emily Haslam celebrated her 50th and also on 50 was Mandy Winckworth. Yvonne Neary achieved her 200th and on her first visit to Wilmslow Sue Round clocked up her 450th run. Well done to you all.
The amazing Colin Davies followed up on his celebrations from last week. Hot on his 70th birthday celebrations, Colin clocked up his 100th parkrun as a pacer. He has helped many of you to a PB, so a big congratulations and Thank you Colin. Keep going!
A firm favourite of the Wilmslow parkrun family, Beatrice ZUOKUMOR smashed her personal best time this week by a whopping 3 mins. Joining her, with his own PB was her husband, Preye ZUOKUMOR. Well done you two!
Leading the men this week was Joel Marris who achieved a PB of 17:28, in second place was Christopher Gow and third was Andrew Cleal.
Leading the females was Rebecca Jackson, with our junior member Poppy Schneider coming in second female place and first timer to Wilmslow Elaine Collins secured the third female position.
Lets not forget the dedication of our volunteers. Whatever the weather they are there for you and make every parkrun possible. This week there were 36 volunteers to whom we send the biggest THANK YOU. If you have not volunteered yet just get in touch and we will find you the perfect task!
November is marching on and Christmas is just round the corner! Don't forget on the last Saturday of the month is 5K your way, Move against Cancer.
Don't forget to hold the date... Thursday 19th December. All are invited to the annual Wilmslow parkrun Prosecco Party.
We look forward to see you all next week. SM
Event number 243
9th November 2019
This week 261 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:
Don BULLOUGH • Colin DAVIES • Nicky MOWAT • Claire NORTHCOTE
Tom CURRAN • Jim KELLY • Thea GARFIELD • Mat REES
Alexander MOSS • Emma DEWHURST • Wayne JAFFE • Sara HARRIS
Waihong SHEK • Simon ARMITT • Joseph BARBER • Isabelle FLANNAGAN
Thomas HARRIS • Alastair BREMNER • Brian JACKSON • Elodie BRADSHAW SWANN
Jonathan ROSE • Frazer ATKINS • Emma HILLESDON • Tony FLANNAGAN
Nic BOWN • James LEES • Maya DALGAARD • Matt LEES
Lei Lei TASKER • Beatrice ZUOKUMOR • Sarah MORTON • Thomas MORTON
Matthew MORTON • Daniel MORTON • Holly HILLESDON • George REES
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 6,935 participants have completed 39,704 parkruns covering a total distance of 198,520 km, including 7,159 new Personal Bests. A total of 517 individuals have volunteered 5,533 times.