Torbay Velopark parkrun
Event number 109
19th January 2019
I read an article in the week stating that January 17th is the date when many people ditch the New Years Resolutions so it was very impressive that we had 270 people taking part, 46 of these were first timers and 59 people achieved a Personal Best.
Unfortunately due to the arrival of an ocean full of water (it felt that way while I was out in it) we had to do the Winter/wet weather course which was a shame after being able to use the field last week - i know many people love the little pimple of a hill!
We used two large bags today for people to put their outer garments etc, this makes it easier and quicker for us to be able to lock the Velopark gates immediately after the tail walker has left. The system will be slightly different next week, I have named the bags to make it easier for people to locate their belongings - bag number one will be called Steve and bag number two will be called Simon. We do have to say that items left are at your own risk. Simon - the bag, will be left by the track for a lap or two so people can fling unwanted warm layers in and then both Simon and Steve will be carried to the barcode scanning desk. I would have used this system today but the usual story, I wasn’t organised enough!
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Malcolm Eric VAUGHAN • Brenda GRANT • Stuart BATTEN • Ian HAYWARD • Gary BRENTON • Simon GILBOY • David CUBBERLEY • Michelle COLES • Rachel COLLINS • Vince LANGDON • Stuart CRESSWELL • Tom WRIGHT • Jo CANHAM • Lucy NELSON • Chad NELSON • Rachel SHARPLES • Malcolm NELSON • Margaret CANHAM • Caroline GILES-MEDHURST • Catherine CARTER • Stephen MOYLAN • Philip WILLCOX • Sharon NELSON • Rebecca HOLDERNESS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Torbay Velopark parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by David AWDE who recorded a time of 15:36 on 29th April 2017 (event number 17).
The female record is held by Charlotte PENFOLD who recorded a time of 17:32 on 28th July 2018 (event number 82).
The Age Grade course record is held by Peter MONAGHAN who recorded 90.97% (16:37) on 19th May 2018 (event number 72).
Torbay Velopark parkrun started on 31st December 2016. Since then 5,709 participants have completed 25,272 parkruns covering a total distance of 126,360 km, including 5,638 new Personal Bests. A total of 434 individuals have volunteered 2,646 times.