Eden Project parkrun report – 17th August

This week we had a new record attendance where 532 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 269 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 82 different clubs took part.
This week's run report comes courtesy of tourist parkrunner Susan.
I’m writing the run report from the perspective of a family of 3 (with 3 dogs) who are on holiday in the area; along with many other parkrunners it seems. We’re not alone in the parkrun addiction world!
We arrived early as Paul had offered to volunteer as a marshal. This kept the dogs happy as they’re not allowed to run this beautiful course. As with all parkruns we’ve been to we received a very friendly welcome and informative briefing to allow Paul to cheer and guide the runners around this 3 lap course.
Finley and I (Susan) were running. Finley is 8 years old and was here to complete his 100th parkrun. He wasn’t alone is his milestone, other milestones were achieved by Alison Jones and Richard Bowden reaching their 50th and Sally Bowden also reaching her 100th. Well done all!
My parkrun addiction box ticked today was touring and getting an ‘E’ in the alphabet. Fellow tourists will get this. Those new to parkrun will get there "</p
The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Thanks to all this week's volunteers



Helena MARKALL • Christopher DAVY • Vicky HAMBLIN • Kelly WOODFINE-BEARD • Jiri KEMPNY • Paul SOLE • Tim HAMBLIN • Amy SOLE • Dawn HADFIELD-YOUNG • Susan WHEATCROFT • Melissa ROWE • Joanna COLLINS • Sally BOWDEN • Paul WHEATCROFT • Andy YOUNG • Andy CHASE • Patrick GRINDLEY • Michelle MARKS • Gary DALTON • Anna KEY • Molly MARSHALL • Michael WOODING • Richard BOWDEN • Abigail KEY • Bridget FLETCHER • David BRAY • Flynn DALTON-HORNER

 

Eden Project parkrun - Event number 83 20th July 2019

This week 289 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 97 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Thanks to this week's volunteers

Thanks to this week's volunteers

Elizabeth DAVIES • Sally BOWDEN • Andy CHASE • Stacey TOWNER • Stacie MARKS • Lynn HARVEY • Nigel CHASE • Samantha JAYNE • Tracy MCKENZIE • Mike POOLE • Les GRAVES • Richard BOWDEN • Isabel IRWIN-BOWLER • Lesley PALLETT • Leila KIERSCH • May KELSEY • David GAMBLE • Steph HANCOCK • Ian THOMAS • Monty HANCOCK • David BRAY • Denise BRAY • Philip KELSEY

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

The male record is held by Dan RODGERS who recorded a time of 15:29 on 25th November 2017 (event number 3). The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:21 on 25th August 2018 (event number 38). The Age Grade course record is held by Sue NICHOLLS who recorded 92.75% (24:49) on 16th December 2017 (event number 6).

Eden Project parkrun started on 11th November 2017. Since then 6,341 participants have completed 17,261 parkruns covering a total distance of 86,305 km, including 3,336 new Personal Bests. A total of 379 individuals have volunteered 1,671 times.

 

Eden Project parkrun – No 82 – 13th July 2019

EF912E37-82DE-44D8-9F30-E95295C06FA4When the husband asked if I fancied Cornwall as a holiday destination this year, I downloaded Cornwall’s Parkrun’s and said as long as we end up at one of these on Saturday.

We turned up at the start line of Eden Project Parkrun for the first time on the 6th July and we loved it so much that we stayed an extra day in Cornwall just to be able to complete today’s Parkrun on the way home!

Wow Eden Project Parkrun is now an all time favourite and definitely one for the bucket list and should be a must for those ticking off the A-Z of Parkrun’s!

The weather today was kind, another sunny day just like last week.

It started with a warm friendly welcome from Wendy, today’s run director and a volunteers photo. Doing your bit and volunteering is what Parkrun is all about so Parkrun is fun for everyone. I have done several volunteer positions and they’ve all been great fun so if you haven’t volunteered before....Go on, give it a go, I promise you you won’t regret it and when you’ve volunteered 25 times you even get a free purple t-shirt and what’s not to love about that?!

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We listened to the first timers briefing for the second time. This week we noted that it’s important to remember the banana carpark to find the way out!

Eden Project Parkrun is 2 & 3/4 laps (not too dissimilar to our home Parkrun at Eastleigh, especially once we’d sussed it was 3 times up the hill). There’s no dogs allowed on this Parkrun though they are allowed on site, being a little afraid of dogs I must admit this was another plus for me.

The route starts with a very short uphill through the carpark and a long downhill. Wow, spectacular views and double bonus with the amazing downhill and the best sites of the Eden Project!

Unlike our home Parkrun the Eden Project Parkrun is tarmac paths, there were no muddy slippery hills, though I could see the potential to be slippery on a wet day.

Marshall’s were at the key points encouraging people up the zig zag hills. Not sure how but I managed to go a little wrong and take in an extra uphill before the hubby yelled and I turned around. The course is well signposted though, so I think I got caught up in the beauty of the place.

The zig zags are a bit of a killer especially in the heat, the view of the Biomes help by giving you something else to focus on though. Like our home Parkrun you pass the finish line twice before actually going through the finish cones on the third lap. The younger and fitter runners were good at yelling what side they were about to overtake on, which is always more helpful than just a ‘coming through’.

Post run at Wendy’s advice we took in the Mediterranean biome and went back up the zig zags to take in the mosaics, though this time we walked rather than ran!

Finally we headed for the cafe just before the exit for a cup of coffee and a slice of delicious cake, before heading to the shop to buy some treats for the journey home and some gifts for friends.

Statistics

This morning 325 people ran, walked or jogged the course including 115 first timers at Eden Project Parkrun with 19 of those running there first ever Parkrun.

Alex Jones was the first man home in 17.54, a great achievement especially as this was his first time at the Eden Project Parkrun. Nicola Squires was the first women home in 18.44, another great achievement especially as this was her first ever Parkrun! Astonishingly despite the hills over 40 Park runners achieved a new PB!

No PB for me today, two weeks of holiday eating obviously took its toll but all in all a totally Amazing Parkrun experience, thanks Eden Project, Parkrun and Cornwall, we can’t wait to return in September. Happy Park-running and see you all again soon!

Naomi Watson - Eastleigh Parkrun, Hampshire.

 

Eden Project parkrun – No 79 – 8th June 2019

E68AFBD7-1017-449F-A6D7-5CECC1EC5021This week 208 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 65 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Graham RISDALE • John LILLIS • Ann BRADLEY • Theresa WILLIAMS • Wendy POOLE • Sue HAMBLETT • Joanna COLLINS • Sue TRUDGEN • Ian HORTON • Lynn HARVEY • Michelle MARKS • Debbie MARSHALL • Molly MARSHALL • Esmae MARSHALL • Mike POOLE • Jennifer TOOLEY • Helen HOLLOWAY-NEVILLE • Sue RISDALE

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

The male record is held by Dan RODGERS who recorded a time of 15:29 on 25th November 2017 (event number 3).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:21 on 25th August 2018 (event number 38).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue NICHOLLS who recorded 92.75% (24:49) on 16th December 2017 (event number 6).

Eden Project parkrun started on 11th November 2017. Since then 5,933 participants have completed 16,147 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,735 km, including 3,196 new Personal Bests. A total of 363 individuals have volunteered 1,585 times.

 

Eden Project parkrun – No 74 – 4th May 20119

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This week 294 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 80 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Theresa WILLIAMS • Patricia HARVEY • Paul SOLE • Amy SOLE • Wendy POOLE • Phil MIDGLEY • Jayne WILLIAMS • Victoria READ • Michaela HILTON • Hilary NICHOLAS • Kate STEVENS • Dylan STEVENS • Paul STEVENS • Steve COPPER • Molly MARSHALL • Mike POOLE • Tom EDIE • Carole BOAG • Kerra WILLIAMS • Holly TURNER

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

The male record is held by Dan RODGERS who recorded a time of 15:29 on 25th November 2017 (event number 3).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:21 on 25th August 2018 (event number 38).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue NICHOLLS who recorded 92.75% (24:49) on 16th December 2017 (event number 6).

Eden Project parkrun started on 11th November 2017. Since then 5,511 participants have completed 14,906 parkruns covering a total distance of 74,530 km, including 2,966 new Personal Bests. A total of 342 individuals have volunteered 1,478 times.

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