Penrose Parkrun #123 – 12th August 2017

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.

Cheers

John Gorton

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.

Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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.

 

Penrose parkrun #120 – 22nd July 2017

Today's parkrun started off in dramatic fashion when I discovered a fallen tree right across the path, not far from the start, while risk assessing the course and putting out the signs. After a momentary panic, calmed by a conflab with Mick to mull over the options and a trot down to the far end of the course to check for further trees and more conflabbing with Diane and Rachel, the way forward became clear. With the thinning out of runners at the start followed by numerous warnings for runners to take care and Rachel marshalling the tree everything carried on without incident. At this point I'd like to say thanks very much to Rachel and Gareth for marshalling at the tree and a visitor from Killerton parkrun, regular volunteer Wendy Land, for stepping in to do some barcode scanning.

There were 226 runners and, amazingly given the hold up at the tree, still 35 PB's recorded today. Amongst them was a groom on his wedding day together with what looked like half his guests. Sorry I didn't get your name but congratulations are in order!! We also had regular parkrunner Melissa Poultney celebrating her birthday with a run and, more importantly, cake! We also had a family who started about 5 minutes late but still managed to catch up the field so well done to you.

So, a big thankyou to today's volunteers who included Wendy from Killerton parkun, Andrea who hobbled on her crutches and Gareth, drafted in at the last minute to marshal the tree! The others were Gillian, Emily, John, Tom, Abby, Jane, Mick, Sue, Rachel and Di. Thank you all and I'll see you all again sometime in August. All the stats from today are below.

Laura xx

This week 226 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 64 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Yvonne TURNER • Andrea HUNT • Emily ELLEN • Gareth MASSEY • Diane WARREN • Sue TAYLOR • Laura MILLWARD • Wendy LAND • Rachel THOMSON • Mick RANDALL • Gillian COOKE • John GORTON • Jane PETT • Abby ORCHARD • Thomas JEWSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrose parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
David EAGON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:26 - first appearance.
Angus BEAUMONT (VM40-44) of Serpentine RC, was second over the line in 17:39.
Sean PAYNTER (SM25-29) of Datchet Dashers, was third over the line in 17:55.

Female placings:
Ruby Lily ORCHARD (VW35-39) of Truro RC, was first (13th overall) over the line in 20:19 - second time in 3 appearances.
Phoebe CONNOLLY (SW18-19) of Brighton & Hove City AC, was second (19th overall) over the line in 21:18.
Catherine GROVES (JW11-14) of Cornwall AC, was third (20th overall) over the line in 21:27 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Timothea CARDELL (VW75-79) – 82.69% for the time 29:51 (122nd overall).
Angus BEAUMONT (VM40-44) – 79.13% for the time 17:39 (second overall).
Matt LAWLESS (VM40-44) – 77.31% for the time 18:04 (5th 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 4,615 participants have completed 16,835 parkruns covering a total distance of 84,175 km, including 4,073 new Personal Bests.

 

Penrose parkrun #119 – 15th July 2017

There were 236 runners at this week's parkrun and although a bit windy, good running conditions. There were lots of PB's this week and we had Simon Pollard from Barnstaple parkrun recording his 100th run with us. We also had Ben Pochee performing the feat of going under 18 minutes pushing his buggy, he forgot his barcode so doesn't appear in the results but I thought it deserved a mention!!

We had a fair few visitors today from all over the country including the Burnley family from Conkers parkrun and three generations of the House family with Grandad David, Son James and Grandson Edward, 4 months old in the buggy.

I'd like to say a big thankyou to today's volunteers who were Sue D, Derrick, John, Andrea, Andy, Hayley, Diane P, Diane W, Mick & Helen. I'll be back to do it all over again next week so see you all then. Laura x

In the meantime here are all the stats:-This week 236 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Diane PHILLIPS • Andy MOORE • Diane WARREN • Laura MILLWARD • Susan DODDS • Derrick FRANTZ • Mick RANDALL • Helen WEBB • Hayley ORCHARD • Andrea HUNT • John GORTON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrose parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Justin THOMAS (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:25 - first time in 2 appearances.
Paul SOLE (VM35-39) of Cornwall AC, was second over the line in 17:34.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Amy SOLE (SW30-34) of Cornwall AC, was first (9th overall) over the line in 18:19 - second time in 2 appearances.
Phoebe CONNOLLY (SW18-19) of Brighton & Hove City AC, was second (19th overall) over the line in 20:31.
Susanne WOOD (VW40-44) of Cornwall AC, was third (25th overall) over the line in 21:29.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Timothea CARDELL (VW75-79) – 82.28% for the time 30:00 (137th overall).
John TELFORD (VM55-59) – 81.26% for the time 19:34 (14th overall).
Amy SOLE (SW30-34) – 80.89% for the time 18:19 (9th overall).

The female record is held by Emma STEPTO who recorded a time of 00:17:26 on 8th July 2017 (event number 118).
The male record is held by Peter LE GRICE who recorded a time of 00:14:57 on 18th March 2017 (event number 103).
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 4,551 participants have completed 16,609 parkruns covering a total distance of 83,045 km, including 4,038 new Personal Bests.

 

Penrose parkrun #118 – 8th July 2017

Penrose parkrun
Event number 118
8th July 2017

This week 276 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 81 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part. Included in first timers today were a group of Carn Runners who have done a 9 week, Couch to 5k. Well done to you all and now you all have a 5k time, you can work to chip those seconds off in next few weeks.

Congratulations to Emma Stepto on setting a new PB and the ladies course record of 17.26, I can only say wow! The 2nd lady home, Hayle Runner, Kirsty Medlock also achieved a PB of 20.46.

We had tourists from as far away as South Africa and Canada and from other parts of the UK. Adrian Perry from Blackheath & Bromley Harriers was running his 249th parkrun and achieved a PB of 21.04. We also had some lovely comments in our visitors book from other parkrun tourists.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Ross ATKINSON-BEAUMONT • Ian MATTHEWS • Diane PHILLIPS • Marie KAY • Diane WARREN • Sue TAYLOR • Laura MILLWARD • Liz PRADY • Mick RANDALL • Naomi ANDREWS • Sandra TRELEVEN • Sam TRELEVEN • Thomas JEWSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrose parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Tom BERRYMAN (SM20-24) of Mounts Bay Harriers, was first (second overall) over the line in 18:08 - first time in 4 appearances.
Scott O'NEILL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 18:53.
Connor TRERISE (JM15-17) of Cornwall AC, was third (4th overall) over the line in 18:54.

Female placings:
Emma STEPTO (VW45-49) of Cornwall AC, was first (first overall) over the line in 17:26 - 11th time in 13 appearances.
Kirsty MEDLOCK (VW35-39) of Hayle Runners, was second (16th overall) over the line in 20:46.
Karen HARRISON (VW45-49) of Cornwall AC, was third (29th overall) over the line in 22:04 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Emma STEPTO (VW45-49) – 92.93% for the time 17:26 (first overall).
Geoff LETCHFORD (VM65-69) – 87.02% for the time 19:16 (5th overall).
John HORTON (VM70-74) – 80.66% for the time 22:45 (38th overall).

The female record is held by Emma STEPTO who recorded a time of 00:17:26 on 8th July 2017 (event number 118).
The male record is held by Peter LE GRICE who recorded a time of 00:14:57 on 18th March 2017 (event number 103).
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 4,499 participants have completed 16,373 parkruns covering a total distance of 81,865 km, including 3,987 new Personal Bests.

 

Penrose parkrun #117

Penrose parkrun
Event number 117
1st July 2017

Well, what a glorious start to a Saturday down at Penrose this morning! The sun was shining brightly as we all gathered before the start to find out the weekly 'farthest traveled' parkrunner, of which there were plenty! We had parkrunners from Australia, South Africa and Switzerland plus regular parkrunners from Hertfordshire, Redditch, Wales and Bristol. A special mention to a chap called Steve from Redditch who completed his 195th parkrun whilst on holiday today, gaining himself a pb in the bag too! And another shout out to local runner Mark Smitheram for completing his 50th parkrun today! There were also PB's flying round all over the shop by the sounds of the cafe chatter afterwards too!

Thanks to all the volunteers for putting up with me today and for those that stayed on to sort tokens and watch me stress over the results in the cafe!

Heres your lovely stats!
Janna
x

This week 199 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Diane PHILLIPS • Diane WARREN • Carole DREW • Barry DREW • Janna EYRE • Susan DODDS • Robert BURROWS • Peter DREW • Derrick FRANTZ • Mick RANDALL • Helen WEBB • Andrea HUNT • Thomas HARVEY • Thomas JEWSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrose parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Tony WRIGHT (VM50-54) of Newquay Road Runners, was first over the line in 16:48 - first appearance.
James BARNET (SM30-34) of Falmouth RRC, was second over the line in 17:26 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Justin THOMAS (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 17:47.

Female placings:
Emma STEPTO (VW45-49) of Cornwall AC, was first (third overall) over the line in 17:31 - 10th time in 12 appearances.
Ruby Lily ORCHARD (VW35-39) of Truro RC, was second (8th overall) over the line in 19:37 - was first to finish once before.
Karen HARRISON (VW45-49) of Cornwall AC, was third (18th overall) over the line in 21:22 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Emma STEPTO (VW45-49) – 92.48% for the time 17:31 (third overall).
Tony WRIGHT (VM50-54) – 88.49% for the time 16:48 (first overall).
Geoff LETCHFORD (VM65-69) – 86.20% for the time 19:27 (7th overall).

The female record is held by Emma STEPTO who recorded a time of 00:17:31 on 17th September 2016 (event number 77), and by Emma STEPTO who also recorded a time of 00:17:31 on 1st July 2017 (event number 117).
The male record is held by Peter LE GRICE who recorded a time of 00:14:57 on 18th March 2017 (event number 103).
The Age Grade course record is held by Emma STEPTO who recorded 92.48% (17:31) on 1st July 2017 (event number 117).

Penrose parkrun started on 28th March 2015. Since then 4,418 participants have completed 16,097 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,485 km, including 3,944 new Personal Bests.

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