CANNOCK CHASE PARK RUN
Due to Covid-19 there are no park runs in the UK
Along with 3 other local running clubs, the Stafford Harriers help organise the local Park run on the Chase.
Cannock Chase Park Run is now a weekly event you can run or volunteer for any week.
There are some volunteer roles you can do as well as run.
Stafford Harriers provide the run director every 4th week.
The Stafford Harriers are responsible for the run on :
To volunteer please either:-
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Inaugural Cannock Chase Park Run
After almost 6 months of planning, discussing and preparation the first Cannock Chase parkrun launched on Saturday 19th November and what an event it was.
We were supported by nearly 40 volunteers all braving the cold to help out and what a valiant effort they all put in, helping to set up, scan barcodes, timekeeping, marshal and cheer on the runners.
I thought the event would be well attended and was expecting/hoping maybe 300-400 which would test the team and setup but even I never expected we would have 569 finishers!!!!
This presented challenges we’d not considered as the stopwatch only goes to 495 times and to add to that we are only given 447 finishing tokens. (Strange number I know??)
Despite these challenges the team quickly adapted and overcame ensuring that everyone was registered with a finishing time/place.
We were that popular we are in the top 10 for the highest number of participants for the week, a feat never before seen for an inaugural parkrun apparently!
On a club front 38 brave Stafford Harriers came and ran easily putting our club as the top for number of runners.
Some great performances especially from the juniors with Ben Deakin, Alfie Darby, Jack Heath and Matthew Hilsdon all putting in great efforts.
Most notable performances go to Phil Hilsdon following up his 1st place in the first trial run with another 1st place in a time of 17.29 which becomes the course record. How long can Phil hold onto that record.
Mel Deakin, already a parkrun vet was first female Harrier home in 25.21.
Special mention to Sara Broome who recorded her 50th parkrun finish.
Full results are available at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/cannockchase/results/latestresults/
Well done to all that ran, many thanks to those that helped out and hope to see you all soon.