Bit of a damp and drizzly parkrun today but still a decent turnout of hardy souls!! 163 runners tackled today's parkrun with 44 first timers which is brilliant, when I asked if there were any first timers dozens of hands shot up so welcome to parkrun you lot, see you all again soon hopefully. We also had a lot of tourists this week from various places, the ones I can remember are Manchester, Winchester and Chichester but lots of others too. Diane brought friends over from Germany so I think they were the farthest travelled. We also welcomed Clive again, he's a Run Director from Conwy parkrun in North Wales, back down on holiday for his first run on our new flatter course, see you again next year Clive!!
The best story of today has to be the five runners from Pennington Flash parkrun, near Manchester, James, Gareth, Stuart, John & Phil. They are on the first day of a cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats and started off very early this morning to cycle to Penrose, do the parkrun and then carry on up through Cornwall. They're aiming to get to John O'Groats in two weeks time, taking in another parkrun next Saturday. The best bit is that these guys all know each other originally from doing parkrun and from there have started to take on these other challenges. From all of us at Penrose good luck on the ride, look forward to hearing how it goes!!!
Today ran like clockwork, it's nice when that happens!! It's all down to the volunteers and today we had the A-Team, including Edie-May barcode scanning and her brother Seb tailrunning, proving that it's never too early to start being a parkrun volunteer!! So on that note, thanks to all today's volunteers who were Robert, Liz, Janna, Derrick, Tom, Mick, Edie-May, Seb, Kelly, Matt, Eoin, Sue and Diane. Derrick, Robert and Di have all volunteered to fill next week's vacant positions so thanks for that guys, Janna will have an A-Team next week too!!! There are still lots of vacant volunteering positions for the rest of July so please take a look and see if you can help, especially if you've not volunteered before.
That's it from me, all the stats from today are below, see you in a couple of weeks.
This week 163 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Eoin STOCKDALE • Diane WARREN • Sue TAYLOR • Laura MILLWARD • Janna EYRE • Robert BURROWS • Matt ROUND • Sebastian ROUND • Derrick FRANTZ • Mick RANDALL • Liz EASTERBROOK • Kelly ROUND • Edith-May ROUND • Thomas JEWSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrose parkrun Results Page.
Oz ELLIS (SM30-34) of Hayle Runners, was first over the line in 18:36 - first appearance.
Mark ASTON (VM35-39) of Ordnance Survey Runners, was second over the line in 19:06.
Paul CABAN (VM50-54) of Ferranti AAC, was third over the line in 19:21.
Ruby Lily ORCHARD (VW35-39) of Truro RC, was first (10th overall) over the line in 20:17 - first appearance.
Rachel VAGUE (SW30-34) of BCR Tri Team, was second (13th overall) over the line in 21:04 - was first to finish once before.
Jenna SOBEY (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (24th overall) over the line in 22:41.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Paul CABAN (VM50-54) – 77.43% for the time 19:21 (third overall).
Giles NEWCOMBE (VM60-64) – 74.17% for the time 21:37 (19th overall).
Ruby Lily ORCHARD (VW35-39) – 73.71% for the time 20:17 (10th overall).
The female record is held by Emma STEPTO who recorded a time of 00:17:31 on 17th September 2016 (event number 77).
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 Jason PASCOE who recorded 92.25% (15:29) on 13th May 2017 (event number 110).
Penrose parkrun started on 28th March 2015. Since then 4,368 participants have completed 15,898 parkruns covering a total distance of 79,490 km, including 3,909 new Personal Bests.