A lovely sunny morning but very muddy and slippy underfoot today, the finish line may have to start being rerouted next week to avoid the quagmire that we get over the wetter months. Still, everyone enjoyed a little muddy puddle to finish off their parkrun today so no harm done!! There were a few new parkrunners today and also a few tourists from places such as Bushy Park, Worcester, Rickmandsworth, Essex and a few others. We also had two milestone runs today, Lyn Jones doing her 50th and Holly Tregear, age 7, doing her 100th so very well done to both of them. Holly brought along some chocolates to share and they were much appreciated.
A big thank you to all today's volunteers, especially Wendy who stood in for Mick brilliantly at the turnaround point, he's back next week so normal service will be resumed! Also thanks to Emily, Jules, Abby, Diane P, Charlie, Jo, Mark, Ewan, Will. Also Jon and Suzie Savage who made it a whole family affair by bringing the kids to volunteer!!
I'll see you all again in a few weeks but in the meantime, here are today's stats:-
This week 178 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Yvonne TURNER • Jules LEWIS • Emily ELLEN • Diane PHILLIPS • Laura MILLWARD • Wendy WILLIAMS • Mark SMITHERAM • Jo SMITHERAM • Suzie SAVAGE • Jon SAVAGE • Ewan SWAN • William SWAN • Abby ORCHARD • Charlie RALPH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrose parkrun Results Page.
Scott ABRAHAM (VM45-49) of Hayle Runners, was first over the line in 18:01 - first time in 13 appearances.
Tim WIDDERSHOVEN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:05.
Jed HUTCHINGS (JM10) of City of Plymouth AC, was third over the line in 19:42.
Stacey LOWE (VW35-39) of Carn Runners of Holman, was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:13 - first time in 3 appearances.
Aoife MOONEY (JW11-14) of Mounts Bay Harriers, was second (16th overall) over the line in 22:02 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Abbie DOWNING (JW11-14) of Cornwall AC, was third (17th overall) over the line in 22:03.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Geoff LETCHFORD (VM65-69) – 85.16% for the time 19:53 (5th overall).
Jed HUTCHINGS (JM10) – 80.12% for the time 19:42 (third overall).
Alexander SAVA (VM65-69) – 79.28% for the time 21:09 (8th 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 5,253 participants have completed 19,140 parkruns covering a total distance of 95,700 km, including 4,537 new Personal Bests.