Torbay Velopark parkrun
Event number 93
13th October 2018
With news of storms and severe weather warnings we were wondering if we would be able to go ahead with our event. I was all bundled up for winter and then laughed when I got in the car when the display said it was 18 degrees, it didn’t take long to regret wearing a thick jumper.
We did well for numbers considering it was a case of checking the Facebook page for a cancellation post or a thumbs up. The Run Director Dr Gilboy made the sensible decision to limit the amount of equipment that was put out, the finish funnel took a nose dive a few times so I can just imagine the chaos that could have been caused with directional arrows when the blasts of wind swept through. It all went well and I think everyone was happy with that decision because at least they were still about to complete their parkrun and there was no need for the first aid kit.
Junior parkrun starts on November 4th so that is exciting news, so spread the word.
This week 160 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:
Stephen WILBRAHAM • Ole DODWELL • Simon GILBOY • Shaun MCKERNAN • Samantha FROGGATT • Oliver OLDRIDGE • Anita LEY • Jeremy GODDARD • Kathryn CHECKLEY • Stuart CRESSWELL • Tom WRIGHT • Jonathan HISCOKE • Jo COISH • Jo LOTEN • Jo CANHAM • Jane MCNALLY • Kerry BELL • Margaret CANHAM • Matthew HAYWOOD • Carol PEAKMAN • Nik LANGDON-WARD • Sonia STEVENS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Torbay Velopark parkrun Results Page.
Torbay Velopark parkrun started on 31st December 2016. Since then 5,121 participants have completed 21,648 parkruns covering a total distance of 108,240 km, including 4,995 new Personal Bests.