We are well into the holiday season and this was reflected by the large turnout of 319 runners, walkers and joggers. We had a lot of tourist guests and Yvonne ensured she got a group shot for our facebook page. We had one lad who was running his 50th Parkrun at different locations (sorry, I lost your name!) and another couple from the Northeast had run 78 different Parkrun locations. One jolly chap, Morris, from Lincolnshire had volunteered 30 times at his local Parkrun, but had never run. He changed all that today on his Cornish holiday. Well done Morris.
The big event and surprise of the day came from a visitor from Bristol and West AC, Ben Robinson. He had turned up quite early to check he was OK to run with his greyhound. Clearly he needed it! Everyone was taken aback and almost not prepared for him to burst through the trees and finish in 13mins 23secs! Yes, that's quick enough to beat Mo Farrah! An astonishing achievement and a time that will stand for a while I suspect. Well done Ben, glad I was there to see it.
A big thank you to all the volunteers, nothing would happen without you. Lets hope the weather next week is as kind if not better.
This week 319 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 115 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 55 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:
Yvonne TURNER • Emma STEPTO • Diane PHILLIPS • Derrick FRANTZ • Mick RANDALL • Liz EASTERBROOK • Neil HAM • Helen WEBB • Jo SMITHERAM • Stacey HOCKING • John GORTON • Abby ORCHARD • Sandra TRELEVEN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrose parkrun Results Page.
Ben ROBINSON (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 13:23 - first appearance.
Stuart MCLAY (VM50-54) of Veterans AC, was second over the line in 18:00.
Andy ROBBINS (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:23.
Jennie ROBERTS (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (25th overall) over the line in 20:45 - first time in 2 appearances.
Emily STURGES (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (34th overall) over the line in 21:16.
Claire BLEWITT (VW40-44) of Somer AC, was third (36th overall) over the line in 21:44.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ben ROBINSON (SM25-29) – 96.39% for the time 13:23 (first overall).
Stuart MCLAY (VM50-54) – 83.98% for the time 18:00 (second overall).
Chris CALLAN (VM55-59) – 78.12% for the time 20:11 (18th overall).
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 4,935 participants have completed 17,727 parkruns covering a total distance of 88,635 km, including 4,260 new Personal Bests.