Event #111 – Legs eleven and one hundred for luck!

Thanks to all those of you that joined us for a damp, grey but ever-wonderful parkrunday jaunt up and down the hill. It was great to welcome visitors from Warwickshire and Birmingham, as well as those more local from Lanhydrock beating the bounds of Cornwall's parkrun offerings.

Volunteering was a bit close to the wire this week so any help offered early ahead of next Saturday would avoid excess RD concern at the back end of the week. Email, Facebook, Twitter, smoke signals... what ever way works best for you to get in touch. Thanks to those who stepped in this week. Our humble little parkrun is certainly made by the community.

Here's the numbers in brief. See you next week! #dfyb

Bisco.

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This week 38 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Matthew BISCO • Constantina NOBLE • Cass BISCO • Daniel CLEWLEY • Richard DORRINGTON • Hamish GALLACHER • Sarah ROBINSON • Clive And Andrew DELVE • Lee WEATHERILL • Claire COURTNEY • Viba COURTNEY-BATTISTA

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

The female record is held by Rebecca BUNTING who recorded a time of 20:34 on 30th July 2016 (event number 26).
The male record is held by Ben PEASE who recorded a time of 18:11 on 27th August 2016 (event number 30).
The Age Grade course record is held by Richard DRAGE who recorded 74.62% (20:57) on 2nd July 2016 (event number 22).

Mount Edgcumbe parkrun started on 30th January 2016. Since then 1,448 participants have completed 5,053 parkruns covering a total distance of 25,265 km, including 865 new Personal Bests.

 

Saturday 17th March – Pyjama Event!

parkrun HQ have announced a competition and event theme for this weekend.

"Our sleep partner Millbrook Beds have some more news on their Pyjama parkrun competition! Saturday 17 March is National Sleep in Day, so if you want to maximise the time in bed on that Saturday morning, why not walk, jog, run or volunteer in your pyjamas?"

As you well know at Mount Edgcumbe we are never one to turn down an opportunity for fancy dress! So lets all get our pyjamas on and meet infront of the house on Saturday for a group photo before volunteering or completing the course in our victorian nightgowns, or skimpy negligees, or just supermarket comfies.

Please note: people who don't wear pyjamas to sleep are required to turn up in some sort of clothing! No nudists on the course!

 

**03/03/18 Mount Edgcumbe CANCELLATION**


With a heavy heart it has been decided to cancel parkrun at Mount Edgcumbe on 3rd March due to adverse weather conditions.

Having checked the course this morning the decision has been taken to cancel to ensure the safety of all our runners and volunteers.

We look forward to seeing yo all next week.

 

Event #105 – A Basingstoke Tourist Perspective

A huge thanks to Paul Fielding for this weeks run report. We love to hear a tourist perspective on our parkrun..........

I was particularly keen to do Mount Edgcumbe parkrun, as it is listed on the course profiles page (https://jegmar.com/stats-hq/fastest-races/parkrun/) as being the third toughest in the UK, with 438 feet of climb. Of the 8 toughest runs, I'd already done the other other 7 and was keen to see how Mount Edgcumbe compared.

It certainly deserves its place in the list. Unlike some of the other tough runs, at Mount Edgcumbe you get nearly all the climb in one go, so I arrived at the top with a certain wobbly legged breathlessness, although the magnificent views made it more than worthwhile.

A diverse field of 47 runners braved the climb, including 2 members of the 250 run club, 4 members of the 100 club, 11 members of the 50 club and 2 members of the juniors only 10 club. At the other end of the scales there were two runners doing their first ever parkrun. A big welcome to Isla Ferguson and Ian Ferguson. Be warned that parkrunning can be rather additive. You think you'll go out and try it a couple of times, then before you know it you're the proud owner of a green 250 run shirt.

There were Tourists from Basingstoke, Mansfield,  Parke,  Workington, Boston,  Plymvalley and Boston parkruns.

There were also a number of dogs taking part. As befits a proper mountain run, this included a St Bernard. I couldn't quite see if he was carrying the customary small barrel of brandy round his neck to revive exhausted runners at the top of the hill, but would like to think that he was. *Editors note: Ludo the St Bernard is a regular alko

It was a great run. Many thanks to the 16 excellent volunteers who helped to put it on. Remember parkrun needs volunteers each week to make the magic happen. It's easy to do and you get full instructions. If you could spare an hour or so one Saturday morning, please contact Mount Edgcumbe parkrun by e-mail, Facebook, or speak to one of the team in the park.

Finally here are the official stats:

Mount Edgcumbe parkrun
Event number 105
17th February 2018

This week 47 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Paul FIELDING • Matthew BISCO • Marion MOXHAY • Cass BISCO • Claire DAVIDSON • William BLACKSTONE • Sofie HAIDON • Ruby DAVIDSON • Daniel CLEWLEY • Jamie WILLIAMS • Mark WILLIAMS • Petra WILLIAMS • Jane WEATHERILL • Bevan JOHNSON • David CLIFF • Alison VALERIO

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

The female record is held by Rebecca BUNTING who recorded a time of 20:34 on 30th July 2016 (event number 26).
The male record is held by Ben PEASE who recorded a time of 18:11 on 27th August 2016 (event number 30).
The Age Grade course record is held by Richard DRAGE who recorded 74.62% (20:57) on 2nd July 2016 (event number 22).

Mount Edgcumbe parkrun started on 30th January 2016. Since then 1,398 participants have completed 4,792 parkruns covering a total distance of 23,960 km, including 834 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Event #103 – Tourism Run Report

This weeks run report was kindly written by a first time tourist to Mount Edgcumbe, Alison McDonald. We love hearing from runners and parkrun supporters about their experience with us. Thanks to Alison for her lovely words..........

It was great to visit Mount Edgcumbe this morning as a parkrun tourist.  My home parkrun is Wyre Forest which is the 27th hilliest in the country, so I’m not a stranger to the hills but was a little apprehensive at your ranking of 3rd hilliest.  Volunteers welcoming me put my mind at rest, yes, its hilly

but the majority of it is the first half, which made me feel a bit better.  As a small parkrun it was remarkably friendly and thanks go out to all the hi-viz volunteers that made parkrun possible. Today was my 1st time at Mount Edgcumbe, 16th tourist event and 46th parkrun so I’ve based my report on those numbers.

First home was Matthew Bisco in 21:03 but a shout out also to Robert Dorrington who was the 1st home running it all backwards (well it was his birthday – Happy Birthday).  Tobias Tennie and Lukas Tennie were parkrun first timers and for Luke Gibbons, Ruby Gibbons, Rebecca Kellagher, Mandy Kellagher, Andy Norman, Timothy Allen, Ruth Powell, Ian Christie, Mel Norman and myself it was our first time at Mount Edgcumbe.

Steve Watson was 16th home and it was Ross Harvey’s 16th parkrun – here’s to many more.  A special thanks to Lee Broadbent who was 46th home, as Lee was the Tail Walker and kept me going up the hills.

A great morning, hopefully next time I won’t have to rush off to a conference and will be able to stay for coffee at the on-site café and enjoy the ferry ride back to Plymouth – another first time for me, its not many parkruns where the easiest way to get there is by ferry.  See you all soon xxx

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