An absolutely stunning day today saw 227 runners tackle Penrose parkrun. We had lots of visitors today and also lots of first timers. I hopefully managed to get the details of most visitors so here goes - we had Bath, Didcot, Leamington Spa, Bridgewater, Reading, Sheffield, Nottingham, Bedford, Worthing, Cleethorpes, Bedfont Lakes and Bristol. But the furthest travelled were the Richmond family fresh off the plane yesterday from Brisbane. They're planning to run parkruns every Saturday during their visit to the UK and it was lovely to see them here today.
We also had a couple of special occasions today. First of all we had Peter Beard from Reading with, I think, his entire family and he celebrates his 80th birthday on Tuesday so he ran with a birthday sash. Happy Birthday for Tuesday Peter! We also had Sue Evans completing an emotional 50th parkrun, well done Sue.
As usual, a big thankyou to today's volunteers, without whom parkrun could not exist. So thanks to Liz, Marie, Marianne, Charlie, Mick, Jo, Mark, Katie, Jane, Diane, Claire, Matt & Stewart. If you haven't tried volunteering before why not give it a go, it's actually fun and very rewarding to be part of the volunteer team on any given Saturday.
See you all in a couple of weeks and in the meantime, today's stats are below.
This week 227 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Jane VAN HOOF • Marie KAY • Diane WARREN • Laura MILLWARD • Mick RANDALL • Mark SMITHERAM • Liz EASTERBROOK • Jo SMITHERAM • Katie THURSTON • Stewart TOWNEND • Claire WHITEHOUSE • Charlie RALPH • Matthew WILLIAMS • Marianne MOSS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrose parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Peter LE GRICE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 18th March 2017 (event number 103).
The female record is held by Grace BROCK who recorded a time of 17:19 on 16th December 2017 (event number 141).
The Age Grade course record is held by Emma STEPTO who recorded 92.93% (17:26) on 8th July 2017 (event number 118).
Penrose parkrun started on 28th March 2015. Since then 6,497 participants have completed 27,354 parkruns covering a total distance of 136,770 km, including 6,060 new Personal Bests.