Penrose parkrun #169 – 23rd June 2018

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.

Laura xx

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.

 

Penrose parkrun #168 16/06/18

Good attendance today on a damp and dismal morning!

Stoke-on-Trent was the furthest tourist this week.

Well done to Liz Easterbrook on her 100th Penrose parkrun (she's done more parkruns but that's just at Penrose!!)

 

 

Penrose parkrun
Event number 168
16th June 2018

This week 212 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Eoin STOCKDALE • Yvonne TURNER • Graham STORER • Diane PHILLIPS • Janna EYRE • Alan PEARSON • Clare HUGHES • Mick RANDALL • Katie THURSTON • Julia BURNS • Sandra TRELEVEN • Alun EVANS • Charlie RALPH

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 6,449 participants have completed 27,127 parkruns covering

 

 

Penrose parkrun Event #166 – 2nd June 2018

This week we had a guest run report writer as Danielle Ward, on holiday in Cornwall for the week, kindly volunteered.  Here's Danielle report:
You know you're organised when you make your family get up at dawn so that they are packed and ready for the long journey home after a week away. You know that you are committed to running when you make them get up even earlier, just so you can say that you completed a Cornish parkrun before your holiday ended!

Upon arrival at Penrose, my family and I had a beautiful view of the boating lake. They are not runners, so it was to my advantage that they had the choice of walking around the estate or enjoying a lovely coffee with such incredible views.

This week's director was the lovely Janna, who I hope enjoys her first run report! She was very friendly and the briefing covered all of the eventualities, even the holidaymakers in the cottages. They were also awake on a Saturday morning and were friendly enough to watch and wave from the windows of their beautiful buildings.

I was hoping to claim furthest travelled for this run but my 200 miles were quickly beaten by Joe Green, who had travelled from Birmingham and Ruth Treharne, from Wales. But I think that special mention goes to the 9500 miles that one lady had travelled from Australia!

If you have not run this route before, then why not? This is a flat course. Even the slight elevation to the turnaround point is forgiven because it has beautiful views of the Penrose House. On your way to the turnaround you are rewarded with an abundance of nature and views of Loe Pool. It was a particularly hot day but there was plenty of cover from the trees and the clear gravel path meant that some runners were able to get some fantastic times.

John McWilliams ran a new pb of 16.46 and was first runner home. Julia Pearce was first female with her new pb of 20.53! Of the 242 finishers, 47 were first timers and 46 recorded pbs.

Thank you to all of the runners that came over and spoke to me on Saturday. You really made my day, I completely forgot that was in a strange place and did not know any one.

Thank you very much Danielle.  Here's the stats:

This week 242 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 47 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Jules LEWIS • Jennie MASSEY • Diane PHILLIPS • Marie KAY • Diane WARREN • Danielle WARD • Liz PRADY • Janna EYRE • Sebastian ROUND • Mick RANDALL • Kelly ROUND • Edith-May ROUND • Teresa POULTNEY • 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 6,380 participants have completed 26,724 parkruns covering a total distance of 133,620 km, including 5,932 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Penrose parkrun Event number 164 19th May 2018

This week 257 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Graham STORER • Diane WARREN • Mick RANDALL • Liz EASTERBROOK • Christina LAKE • Andrea HUNT • John GORTON • Wisdom JAMES • Vikki HARMAN • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Jane CANNON • Will SWAN • Anne BETTERIDGE • Marianne MOSS

Today the weather was kind to us and the sun shone wonderfully, it was a fabulous morning. Our number of tourist visitors grows steadily and today we had a couple of lady walkers all the way from Capetown. On the achievement front, Sam Treleven ran his 50th parkrun and Tracy Nicholls of Mounts Bay Harriers ran an all time personal best of 22.44, smashing through the 23 minute barrier. Well done Tracy! Thanks to all the volunteers who di a sterling job.

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 6,286 participants have completed 26,269 parkruns covering a total distance of 131,345 km, including 5,849 new Personal Bests.

 

Penrose parkrun #163 – 12th May 2018

A beautiful morning down at Penrose this week following our Flora break last week. Weather has been very kind so we returned to the usual finish on the amenity area which made a nice change. We had visitors from Reading, Reditch, Kent, Staffordshire and Mr Slow accompanied by Little Miss Quick who caught our eye in their awesome running vests from Evesham!

It was a special milestone run for Penrose regular Ian Matthews who clocked up his 100th parkrun today...and looked very fetching in his Mr Incredible fancy dress.

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Shout out to our lovely volunteers, and a special mention to Jess who, for the second time in the not so catchily named 'Janna's finish number sweep stake', got the closest guess of parkrun participants.
See below for all the stats, cheers n gone
Janna
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This week 175 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Graham STORER • Diane PHILLIPS • Marie KAY • Laura MILLWARD • Janna EYRE • Sebastian ROUND • Mick RANDALL • Mark SMITHERAM • Hayley ORCHARD • Jo SMITHERAM • Kelly ROUND • Edith-May ROUND • Jess WHITEHOUSE • 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 6,234 participants have completed 26,012 parkruns covering a total distance of 130,060 km, including 5,796 new Personal Bests.

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