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/
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.
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.
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.