Eden Project parkrun is cancelled on 2020-10-31 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Eden Project parkrun – Event 115 – 7th March 2020

Craig Butler - Home parkrun: Exmouth

It was the weekend of an annual jolly to Newquay. In recent years I have tried to abstain from too much “jolly” on the Friday night by committing to participate in a Cornish parkrun. Lanhydrock and Trelissick have been ticked off, so this year I had to travel slightly further afield to Eden Project.

I had heard great things. Stunning scenery, super fast (not that I am), amazing facilities and loads of downhill (which was perfect for my “over-jollied” head on Saturday morning). I’ve been to Eden Project with the family a few times in the past and always marvelled at the place. I was so keen to see what it would be like to run around the famous bio-domes. A pal told me, “it’s like a rollercoaster ride” - and that was about the best description I can offer too.

Jane was our RD for the event. She was joined by a band of fantastic volunteers - all sporting their new-ish hi-vis pink tabards, plus plenty of purple clothing for the special International Women’s Day event and an additional collection of fab “This Girl Can” t-shirts. The pre/post-run coat collection/delivery service on this point to point course was a lovely addition and most welcomed on what was a bright, but chilly, day.
An informative briefing was completed and we were off - cranking up the hill like that rollercoaster and ready to let fly down the winding path into the crater and towards those amazing domes.

We crested the top and then, with a childlike grin on my face, I Iet gravity take over and barrelled down the hill, twisting and turning all the way down. We circumnavigated the lower crater and I wondered how we would continue our repeating laps of the park. This was where the rollercoaster had to go up again! The grin temporarily disappeared and we we climbing. A full 5k of downhill was simply too good to be true.

The hill out of the first lap was ok. Legs still belonging to me. Still in control. Further loops were greatly assisted by the wonderful support of the hi-vis heroes of whom there were many - all wearing a huge smile and ready to offer all the encouragement you needed. The hill out of loops two and three were, let’s say, challenging. The excesses of the previous night were taking their toll and my legs were increasingly feeling like they now belonged to many of the solid looking pieces of artwork that lined the route (and that’s not a euphemism for the lovely marshals).

I was cheered through the finish by an endlessly supportive timing and funnel team and then sat down to reflect on the foolishness of the preceding night and how I couldn’t have picked a better, more picturesque and welcoming parkrun to set myself up for the day. I’d have loved to stay for coffee in the huge cafe but, alas, I was under orders to swiftly return to Newquay for a day of traipsing around the shops before the England six nations rugby started. We won. Life was good!
Thank you Eden Project parkrun, I will definitely be back.

 

Eden Project parkrun – Event number 116 – 14th March 2020

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Well the weather held out for us this week and we had a good turn out. Congratulations to one of our Run Directors, Michelle Marks, on her 100th run today. Nigel Chase also reached a milestone, completing his 50th parkrun. Well done to both of you. Unfortunately I was not quick enough to get a photo of Nigel during the run. Sorry!

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This week 219 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 amazing volunteers:

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Graham RISDALE • Ruth BISHOP • Steve MORGAN • Martin POTTER • Ann BRADLEY • Theresa WILLIAMS • Vicki SPARKES • Mike KESTLE • Wendy POOLE • Harry MORGAN • Rachel FOUND • Kate STEVENS • Mike POOLE • Holly GARBETT • Susan BRACHER • Jason FORRISTAL • Matt BORMAN • Leila KIERSCH • Tom EDIE • David BRAY • Denise BRAY • Lisa WEBSTER • James TATTERSALL • William FOUND • Dan MCKELVEY

Thanks to all of you! It makes the job as Run Director so much easier when you have a great time working with you. If you fancy volunteering in future weeks, please look at our roster

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 Benard ROTICH who recorded a time of 15:08 on 12th October 2019 (event number 95).
The female record is held by Lucy CHARLES who recorded a time of 17:11 on 30th November 2019 (event number 102).
The Age Grade course record is held by Charlie COWBURN who recorded 93.16% (18:16) on 17th August 2019 (event number 87).

Eden Project parkrun started on 11th November 2017. Since then 9,221 participants have completed 26,652 parkruns covering a total distance of 133,260 km, including 4,828 new Personal Bests. A total of 503 individuals have volunteered 2,426 times.

 

International Womens Day – Saturday 7th March

Eden Project parkrun will be supporting International Women's Day on Saturday 7th March and participating as one of the parkruns celebrating the event. We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there.

 

Eden Project parkrun – Event number 112 – 1st February 2020

Another great week at Eden parkrun. The weather held out for us and the conditions were perfect for running.

This week 263 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

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Ann BRADLEY • Patricia HARVEY • Wendy POOLE • Rachel FOUND • Holly COWBURN • Courtney MARKS • Michelle MARKS • Hilary PASCOE • Ryan MARKS • Molly MARSHALL • Mike POOLE • Karen NEDERPEL • Jason FORRISTAL • Matt BORMAN • Andrew GEACH • Tom EDIE • Derek WARD • David BRAY • Denise BRAY • Lisa WEBSTER • Ross SCHOOLEY-FRAME • William FOUND • Jenny BARCLAY

If you fancy volunteering for future parkruns, please have a look at our roster and let us know of you want to try one of the roles out:

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/edenproject/futureroster/

Thanks to the generous donations of some of our runners, we were able to buy some new finish tokens. So thank you to Kerry Johnson, Angela Yates, Nadia Jay, Mark Dodd, Charlotte Fearn and Scott Brownlow for your kind donations.

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 Benard ROTICH who recorded a time of 15:08 on 12th October 2019 (event number 95).
The female record is held by Lucy CHARLES who recorded a time of 17:11 on 30th November 2019 (event number 102).
The Age Grade course record is held by Charlie COWBURN who recorded 93.16% (18:16) on 17th August 2019 (event number 87).

Eden Project parkrun started on 11th November 2017. Since then 8,945 participants have completed 25,504 parkruns covering a total distance of 127,520 km, including 4,613 new Personal Bests. A total of 488 individuals have volunteered 2,328 times.

 

Eden Project parkrun – No 108 – 4th Jan 2020

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This week 312 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Ann BRADLEY • Theresa WILLIAMS • Wendy POOLE • Jayne WILLIAMS • Rachel FOUND • Julie FLOWER • Nigel CHASE • Mary Frances DYER • Hilary PASCOE • Mike POOLE • Charlotte KINSEY-JONES • Jason FORRISTAL • Tom EDIE • Claire HATWELL • Jayne WILLIAMS • Kerra WILLIAMS • Sue RISDALE • David BRAY • Denise BRAY • William FOUND

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 Benard ROTICH who recorded a time of 15:08 on 12th October 2019 (event number 95).
The female record is held by Lucy CHARLES who recorded a time of 17:11 on 30th November 2019 (event number 102).
The Age Grade course record is held by Charlie COWBURN who recorded 93.16% (18:16) on 17th August 2019 (event number 87).

Eden Project parkrun started on 11th November 2017. Since then 8,726 participants have completed 24,317 parkruns covering a total distance of 121,585 km, including 4,409 new Personal Bests. A total of 476 individuals have volunteered 2,231 times.

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