Well as is typical, now that the school holidays have started, so has the rain! Despite being a bit overcast whilst we were setting up, the weather had improved by the time parkrunners began to arrive. 180 people ran, jogged or walked the course this week. It’s great finding out where the tourists have come from, and it was a delight to share our fabulous course with visitors from Aberdeen, Kent, Cornwall, Weston Supermare, Falkirk, Bristol, Birkenhead, and Cheltenham. The magic of Penrhyn is going global too! Two families who were in the UK for weddings prioritised parkrun as part of their celebrations! We welcomed a family from New Zealand and also a group of friends from LA who were here to celebrate Maggie and Alastair Mclean’s wedding. Our American tourists had never done a parkrun before and had never done a 5k before – well done! da iawn! We’re very impressed Maggie was out running the day after her wedding (where were you Alastair?!) We hope you had a lovely reception in the afternoon and we wish you all the very best for your future together.
A total of 44 people ran for the first time today and 37 runners had clearly had their Weetabix because they recorded new Personal Bests. gwych! great! Finding time to exercise when you have little people is a challenge both time and energy wise, so it was impressive to see 3 buggy runners who managed to multitask childcare and running. I love seeing them at the finish line and having a peek to see if the babies are asleep after 5k!
As we all know, parkrun can’t happen without the team of volunteers who occasionally hang up their trainers and help out. This week was a special occasion for regular volunteer Derran Leung, who achieved her 25 volunteer milestone! Well done Derran and Diolch / Thank you! This week we would also thank the following 15 volunteers:
Louise BASTOCK • Jenny JONES • Fran LEWIS • Shannen GRAY • Catrin MACEY • Dale MACEY • Nel MACEY • Ellie LIGHTON • Derran LEUNG • Shona PERRY • Ruth PARRY • Peggy COOMBS • Paul BRAZIER • Pat WILSON • Alan WILSON
If you want more technical details then today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrhyn parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th April 2018 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Alison LAVENDER who recorded a time of 17:55 on 26th May 2018 (event number 175).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire WILLIAMS who recorded 89.81% (19:08) on 9th April 2016 (event number 70).
Whilst Penryn Castle was built by 1833, it wasn’t until November 15th 2014 that Penrhyn parkrun started. Since then 7,040 participants have completed 29,119 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,595 km, including 5,617 new Personal Bests.