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.