Happy Birthday……….To Us!

27/01/2018 & 28/01/2018
It's our birthday and we'll run if we want to.........

As Mount Edgcumbe parkrun enters its third year of running we would like to celebrate the success of the event with all those who enjoy it too!

Saturday 27th January will be our official second birthday, once again we will celebrate with party hats, banners, balloons and (i heard a whisper) a spectacular cake to rival last year.

The roster for this day is looking a little empty so if you are unable to run please consider volunteering.

Sunday 28th January sees us hold our very own birthday lunch at the Halfway House in Polbathic, we have booked out part of the pub from 12:15 so please consider joining us for a Sunday lunch.

The Halfway House have asked that all those coming along book a table and mention "Mount Edgcumbe" (like a secret password) at the time of booking so they know where to place you. Please contact the Halfway House on 01503 232986. We really hope you join us, all welcome.

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December News (& a little bit of January)

 

 

On the first day of Christmas, my parkrun sent to me...

2nd December
parkrun as usual - good weather guaranteed!**

9th December
POSTPONED

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park is holding the annual Christmas Fayre. Due to tents, hay bales and dromedarius-es (real ones), The Edgcumbe core team will be paying a visit to the new Eden Project parkrun (followed by a return for some crafty bargains, of course).

If you are keen to join us, please their website for details about how to get there:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/edenproject/
There may be the opportunity to car share so please keep keep an eye on our facebook page to organise this between each other. Please note that we bear no responsibility for a lack of Werthers in the glove box.
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16th December
parkrun as usual - good weather guaranteed!**
The roster is looking pretty empty so please contact us if you would like to be a high vis hero.

23rd December
parkrun with a Festive theme
Its that time of year! We all love a fancy dress and an excuse to eat a mince pie after a run. Get your themed outfits on. The highlight of last year was our Williams Family's festive sleigh ride. And the rather more leftfield viking, of course.
Christmas Eve parkrun - reverse route and a viking.

And then to the Christmas parkrun compendium!

Each year over the festive period, local parkruns can opt in to go the extra 3.1miles and offer bonus runs on Christmas Day and New Years Day. If touring on non-standard parkrun days over the festive season (Christmas Day / New Years Day) then you may find the Christmas Compendium [link] quite a useful resource. It shows which venues are planning to put on extra events on these days and also the time that they will take place (start times can vary from the norm on these days).

Thank you to all out runners and volunteers who have added a tick to our whiteboard of interest over the last few weeks. We can confirm that Mount Edgcumbe parkrun will be offering a New Years Day run starting at 10.30am (whoOp! Lie-in!). There is a confirmed ferry running from Plymouth at 10.15. This will neither be in fancy dress, nor in reverse (although, carry-overs from the night before accepted with knowing nod). And, as is now tradition, we will follow the run with a prompt new-year's dip in the sea at Barnpool. Be sure to bring a flask of tea and the last mince pie to share on the beach among friends.

In addition, there has been an expressed interest for a Christmas Day run, too - great to have such a community drive for this. In order to make this official, we need to confirm our minimum of 6 volunteers (and some lead runners to take scanning duty). Please contact mountedgcumbehelpers@parkrun.com to add your name to the Christmas day roster - it will be 9am, if confirmed. Once these are filled, we will add to the compendium.

**UPDATE >> There will be no official, additional parkrun on Christmas Day. However, parkrun 'freedom runs' are available at any time.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

 

...Dont forget

30th December

parkrun as usual - good weather guaranteed!**
The roster is looking pretty empty so please contact us if you would like to be a high vis hero.

**We accept no responsibility for the weather

 

Our excellent love and best wishes for December.  #DFYB #seeyouonthehill

Your Core Team

 

**21/10/17 Mount Edgcumbe CANCELLATION**

With a heavy heart it has been decided to cancel parkrun at Mount Edgcumbe on 21st October due to adverse weather conditions.

We work closely with the park to ensure the safety of all and it is with their advice we are cancelling this weekend.

Official notice from our venue:
"Please take note – Mount Edgcumbe Country Park has standard operating practices (SOP’s). One of these relates to dangerous weather conditions.

This coming Saturday 21 October high winds are forecast – starting from 04.00 on Saturday and the poor conditions are sustained throughout the day and into the following morning. This type of prolonged weather event causes a lot of stress for trees.

We are all aware that weather forecasts can change – but the forecasts as of this moment only seem to be getting worse – with winds predicted to reach 60mph and above

Therefore we will be closing the Park to any vehicle traffic from the afternoon of Friday 20 October until 08.00 on Sunday 22 October. We will also be posting notices at every pedestrian gate stating that the Park is closed to public access."

There are several other parkruns in the local area:
- Plymvalley
- Tamar Trails
- Lanhydrock

Please ensure you check the news pages for these individual parkruns before setting out as they may well have the same weather issues as we have had.

Thanks all for your patience and we hope to see you next week

 

News regarding parking in Barrow Centre (near cafe)

Dear parkrunners,

Please see the message below from David at Mount Edgcumbe. Those arriving by car will need to arrive in the Cremyll car park at the bottom of the hill and enter the park by Aunty Ems gatehouse. Please adjust your planned arrival time to allow for this additional transit (approx 10-minute walk to the house). Alternatively, you might like to cycle, walk or even run to us on a Saturday morning!

Please be reminded that there is an annual permit available if you are a homerunner and this is also valid for the Cremyll car park. Parking must be paid for.

We hope that you will support us in reconfirming ourselves as excellent, healthy contributors to the park. We also hope to still be swaying you to the cafe rather than turning back down the hill after your run.

There is of course a bigger picture: your parking fee goes towards undertaking the maintenance, upkeep and public access to 56 listed building, 5 ancient monuments, 17.9 kilometres of coastline, 865 acres of deer park and 7 acres of formal gardens plus the 50 odd kilometres of public pathway – without incurring any cost to the local authorities.

As is the case with every parkrun in 17 countries around the world, we must continue to build community partnerships at a local level to be able to do what we do. parkrun will always be free.

Yours harmoniously,
Matthew Bisco
Event Director - Mount Edgcumbe pakrun.

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Message from David Marshall:

"Dear parkrun,

The Duty Ranger's report for this past weekend includes a section on the use of the Barrow Centre car park prior to and during your event.

The member of staff involved has taken pictures of a number of cars linked with your event parked in our car park without paying for the parking. These cars were observed leaving the park after your event.

The lack of payment for parking has been pointed out to you previously.

Please note that this coming Saturday the vehicle gates to Mount Edgcumbe will not be opened until 09.15.

In addition we will be talking to Cornwall Council about the provision of parking enforcement to coincide with the time of your event.

Yours, David

David Marshall
Business Development Manager
Economic Development
Plymouth City Council
Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park"

 

Event #81 – The Wedding Crashers

A super showing of bank-holiday tourists, this weekend; great energy, smiles and 'good eggs' that embraced running up hill - I also noticed tourists are really good at clapping! What's most rewarding, however, is the consistent finish area feedback - a variant of, "I've never finished in the [top 50] before!". We're small and we take pride in our feel-good factor!

This weekend's run featured a diverted finish funnel due to an early wedding in the Edgcumbe House. Those who came for our elevation rankings missed out on the final 3 meters' climb, so you'll just have to come back and see us again.

Of the 8 personal bests recorded, well done to our regular Run Director, Jack - creeping closer to that course record of tourist Ben Pease that marked its one-year anniversary this weekend.

Thank you to our small team of volunteers. Whether Edgcumbe is your home run or you travelled from afar (Edinburgh, no less), do consider planning a high-vis standing over the next few weeks. parkrun couldn't happen without runners, walkers and volunteers alike - the great thing is that you can do all of them for free, as we're here every week. Now that's a deal. Pick your spot! http://www.parkrun.org.uk/mountedgcumbe/futureroster/

"On, on."
Bisco

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And now, the digits:

Mount Edgcumbe parkrun
Event number 81
26th August 2017

This week 54 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Amy FRANK • Matthew BISCO • Marion MOXHAY • Daniel CLEWLEY • Mark WILLIAMS • Known UNKNOWN • Richard DORRINGTON • David ROBINSON • Matt STARLING • Sarah ROBINSON • Jasmine ROBINSON

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

Male placings:
Jack WILLIAMS (SM18-19) of City of Plymouth AC, was first over the line in 18:18 - 14th time in 32 appearances.
Luke HAYASHI (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 21:20.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Amelia CHURNSIDE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 23:57 - second time in 2 appearances.
Ellen VICKERY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 27:16.
Sarah DODDS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 28:15.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jack WILLIAMS (SM18-19) – 72.04% for the time 18:18 (first overall).
Hans THOMPSON (VM60-64) – 70.98% for the time 23:12 (7th overall).
Steve COCHRANE (VM55-59) – 69.61% for the time 22:16 (5th overall).

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 1,146 participants have completed 3,595 parkruns covering a total distance of 17,975 km, including 672 new Personal Bests.

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