Event number 221 – 1st January 2019

Happy New Year to all our runners and walkers. What a fabulous morning - dry at last, minimal wind and even a scrap of blue in the sky!! We had a record turn out (as did Bideford & Barnstaple parkrun's today) with lots of people visiting us from across the country, Bristol (first finisher), Harrow (first Lady), Southampton, and locals from Tamar Trails, Seaton and many more, even Canada. Congratulations to those who did the double - Bideford at 09.00 and Tamar Lakes at 10.30ish (toilet queue to blame!) Thankfully everyone arrived in good time and safely.

This week 215 people (207 was our previous record) went round the course, of whom 73 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

Thank you for all your kind comments too, we know we are very lucky to have a one lap, scenic course and look forward to welcoming visitors back again in the future. parkrun is not possible without the brilliant team of today's volunteers so many thanks to them Belinda WALKER • Robert WALKER • Pauline GEEN • Rowan DURRANT • Anita RAYER • Jane BUNNING • Carl KEENAN • Debbie STOKES • Dylan RUDLING • Graham KEAT • Phillip • Andree CARTER.

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

The female record is held by Jasmine FINNEY who recorded a time of 18:10 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 45).
The male record is held by Mark JENKIN who recorded a time of 15:44 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 98).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette JOHNSON who recorded 88.65% (19:23) on 7th July 2018 (event number 195).

Tamar Lakes parkrun started on 11th October 2014. Since then 4,487 participants have completed 19,561 parkruns covering a total distance of 97,805 km, including 3,271 new Personal Bests. A total of 242 individuals have volunteered 2,344 times.

 

Event number 218, 15th December 2018

Despite the lure of Christmas shopping, a fantastic 71 runners/walkers turned up on yet another cold, grey, windy, miserable morning! Thankfully the heavy rain held off until the very end.

We had 9 first timers and some parkrun tourists from Barrow running club, nr Loughborough and 10 people recorded new Personal Bests - well done! Lovely to see some of you back with your dogs again. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

A big thank you to the volunteers who braced themselves against the weather Paul BUNNING • Stephen CARTER • Alan LITTLEJOHNS • Clare LAKE • Lesley TAYLOR • Paul KINSMAN • Jane WALTER • Adam LOVEJOY • William • Andree CARTER.  We only need a finish token volunteer for 22 December (Christmas fancy dress please!) but all positions are available 29 December and several 1 January 2019. Please email in to volunteer - tamarlakeshelps@parkrun.com

Thank you also to all who donated items for the Holsworthy food bank and especially Stuart Sharp who collects from his holiday makers at Wooda. Donations will be delivered early next week.

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

The female record is held by Jasmine FINNEY who recorded a time of 18:10 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 45).

The male record is held by Mark JENKIN who recorded a time of 15:44 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 98).

The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette JOHNSON who recorded 88.65% (19:23) on 7th July 2018 (event number 195).

Tamar Lakes parkrun started on 11th October 2014. Since then 4,370 participants have completed 19,101 parkruns covering a total distance of 95,505 km, including 3,218 new Personal Bests. A total of 239 individuals have volunteered 2,311 times.

 

Tamar Lakes parkrun, Event number 217, 8th December 2018

Wow, that was the wettest parkrun we've ever had at Tamar Lakes - the rain didn't stop and the wind was gusting and swirling.

First and foremost, a massive thank you to the 14 volunteer heroes who suffered the atrocious conditions to make parkrun happen!
Stuart SHARP • Belinda WALKER • Stephen CARTER • Shirley GRILLS • Melanie MCVEAN • Lesley TAYLOR • Rhodri DAVIES • Ben LOVEJOY • Jessica LOVEJOY • Adam LOVEJOY • Jane BUNNING • Brian PRICE • Kieran HUGHES • Andree CARTER

74 really hard core people turned up with approximately 20 dogs, despite the weather! We enjoyed an incident free 'barkrun' and dogs seemed to appreciate their BONIO at the finish. We had a few people and their dogs trying parkrun for the first time and incredibly 6 people recorded a PB.

A special mention to Jason Pascoe and his dog for his assisted PB of 14.10 - a truly amazing run given the conditions. Our course PB (unassisted), is 15:44 so it gives you an idea of how fast these two are!

Thank you to the Froghopper café for welcoming the soggy lot of us and the extra dog biscuits. Also thank you to Lara Trewin for talking to people about running with their dogs and showing them canicross equipment.

This week 74 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

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

The female record is held by Jasmine FINNEY who recorded a time of 18:10 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 45).
The male record is held by Mark JENKIN who recorded a time of 15:44 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 98).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette JOHNSON who recorded 88.65% (19:23) on 7th July 2018 (event number 195).

Tamar Lakes parkrun started on 11th October 2014. Since then 4,361 participants have completed 19,030 parkruns covering a total distance of 95,150 km, including 3,208 new Personal Bests. A total of 239 individuals have volunteered 2,301 times.

 

1st December 2018 #216

The rain seemed to be very wet this morning, however, it didn't dampen the mood. It was lovely to meet so many visitors, including a visiting Run Director from South Wales and a lovely gentleman sporting a '500' T-shirt from Bushy Park, where evidently they are common! Wow, that is so inspirational and you achieved your goal of finishing in the top 10. It was lovely to see all you hardy runners and walkers out there today considering the conditions, and as always a big shout out to all the volunteers too, we really do appreciate your support.

This week 88 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Mel COX • Belinda WALKER • Shirley GRILLS • Melanie MCVEAN • Lesley TAYLOR • Ian MCMAHON • Kathy LEWINGTON • Anita RAYER • Derek PEARSE • William ELSTON • Phillip NORTH

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

The female record is held by Jasmine FINNEY who recorded a time of 18:10 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 45).
The male record is held by Mark JENKIN who recorded a time of 15:44 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 98).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette JOHNSON who recorded 88.65% (19:23) on 7th July 2018 (event number 195).

Tamar Lakes parkrun started on 11th October 2014. Since then 4,354 participants have completed 18,956 parkruns covering a total distance of 94,780 km, including 3,202 new Personal Bests. A total of 238 individuals have volunteered 2,287 times.

 

Christmas and New Year

We will not be running an extra parkrun on Christmas Day.

We will be running a parkrun on New Years Day at 10.30am. In conjunction with Bideford who are running at 9,00am this will give you a chance to do the "double". The only day for the year this is possible.

Please drive sensibly between the two venues.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Tamar Lakes.

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