Well, what a wet and wild parkrun it was this morning. Considering the weather we had a good turnout of 110 runners but again had to finish on the path due to the field being completely waterlogged and boggy.
We had a couple of first timers today and seemingly a lone tourist who was from Lincoln. Unfortunately I had a senior moment and didn't do a shout out for milestone runs, just when it was Giles Newcombe's 100th parkrun. I managed a quick shout out as he finished and will make sure he gets a proper cheer for his 101st next week, well done to you Giles.
Just a quick reminder that it's our fancy dress parkrun next Saturday and we will also be collecting for the foodbank, all donations gratefully received.
I'd like to say a big thank you to today's hardy volunteers, who were Peter, Jon, Derrick, Gillian, Alan J, Alan P, Mick, Evie, Jess, Craig and a last minute addition Oliver who did a splendid job of barcode scanning for the first time. Everyone was way out on the finishing number sweepstake so I galloped to victory this week by adopting the tactic of choosing the number higher than all the other guesses!!
All the stats are below, see you all again next week, I'll be the Christmas tree holding the watch!!!
This week 110 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:
Alan JONES • Laura MILLWARD • Jon BURTENSHAW • Derrick FRANTZ • Alan PEARSON • Mick RANDALL • Craig TONKIN • Peter BATES • Evie TAYLOR • Oliver TONKIN • James LAY • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Gillian GRUNDY
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 93.43% (17:31) on 25th August 2018 (event number 178).
Penrose parkrun started on 28th March 2015. Since then 7,460 participants have completed 32,300 parkruns covering a total distance of 161,500 km, including 6,943 new Personal Bests. A total of 301 individuals have volunteered 2,442 times.