A chilly start to the day today and by the time I came back from putting the signs out I'd lost all feeling in my feet!! However, once the sun came up it turned into a beautiful morning for the 210 runners and one pasty at Penrose today. We had a smattering of first timers and visitors including Daniel Pebody who gave Sarah Pepper a run for her money with both their dogs absolutely raring to go off the start line. Sarah posted a PB before she travels out to the Canicross World Championships later today so good luck to her!
We must say a huge good luck to one of our Run Directors, Janna, who trialled her pasty costume ahead of tomorrow's Cornish Marathon which she is running in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. She ran a great time despite the unwieldy costume and will probably be glad of more cold weather tomorrow as it got slightly warm inside that pasty!!
I must also say a personal thankyou to Yvonne, Mick and Di P who brought donations to the Rescue Dogs Charity collection 2017. If anyone else has any items of dog food or toys that they'd like to donate I can collect it up and it will all be handed out two weeks before Christmas to several dog rescue centres around Cornwall and Devon.
Big thank you to today's volunteers who braved the chill, I think the time has come for hats, gloves, wellies and lots of layers if you're in a volunteering role. So thanks to Derrick, Amanda, James, Andy, Abby, Di P, Di W, Mick, Mark, Stuart and Claire. I'll see you all again on the 16th.
Here are today's facts and figures:-
This week 211 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Amanda GRAHAM • Diane PHILLIPS • Diane WARREN • Laura MILLWARD • Stuart THOMSON • Andy MILLWARD • Derrick FRANTZ • Mick RANDALL • Mark SMITHERAM • Abby ORCHARD • James LAY • Claire WHITEHOUSE
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 Emma STEPTO who recorded a time of 17:26 on 8th July 2017 (event number 118).
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 5,487 participants have completed 20,743 parkruns covering a total distance of 103,715 km, including 4,825 new Personal Bests.