To say this was a rather exhilarating start to the day would be a little bit of an understatement. We had a lovely sea-breeze blowing straight in off the bay with a complimentary and free sand-facial exfoliation. It was still mild and strangely enough we didn’t see anyone who wasn’t enjoy it, even the barkrunners, children running, children in buggies and walkers alike. Good to say everyone who participated was having a great time enjoying their Saturday morning fix so what’s not to like!
Of course this can only be achieved with an amazing hi-vis volunteer core-team who all braved the conditions, some of whom were doing course checks long before anyone else arrived and I suspect when quite a few were still in bed. Well done to them all. You were all fantastic and so encouraging and helpful. They may not wear capes but are all heroes and we salute them giving up their chance to run so that others can.
There were many visitors and First Time parkrunners today who were all welcomed in the usual way at briefings. We also had a visitor who completed an Alphabet of parkruns today and also a member of The Hoffman and Bailey club (a parkrun thing so something for you to look up if you want!). We also had visitors who started out their journey at 4am this morning in the hope Exmouth parkrun would not be cancelled. We hope you all enjoyed your time with us. It does usually sunshine …
There were 264 parkrunners who crossed the finish line all made possible by 29 volunteers (+ those behind the scenes). There were 10 First Time parkrunners, 28 New PB’s (quite something in the conditions!) and 50 visitors from around the uk including Lincoln, West London, Kettering, Reading, Royal Tonbridge Wells, Battle, Manchester, Worcester, Tooting, Oldham, Nottingham, Bracknell, Northampton, Poole, Bournemouth, Exeter, Killerton, Taunton, Plymouth, Datchet, Richmond, Ware, Beeston, Sidmouth and Petts Wood with 33 running clubs represented.
Two stats from today’s results: Male First Timer/Visitor was Andrew Smith who finished 2 nd overall and Female First Timer/Visitor (JW15-17) was Molly Skeil who finished 2 nd lady and 16 th overall. Well done to you both and hope you will be back to visit us again sometime. We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: May ARGYLE, Chris BATEMAN, Lisa BERRIDGE, Darren BRADLEY, Susan BROWN, Sue DAVEY, Phil DAVEY, Amanda DAY, Jill DUPAIN, Nigel DUPAIN, Ruth KENNEDY, Sam LANDER, Louise LAWSON, Tony MCCANN, Amanda MCCANN, Terry MINTING, Robyn PICKERING, Sarah PICKERING, Jenny REAY, Nick RICHART, Kate SAINT, Wendy SILK, Michelle STAMMERS, Karen STEWART, Rosemary TATE, Rachel WATKINS, Lisa WHITE.
Enjoy your weekend everyone and see you again next week.
Exmouth parkrun event statistics
Number of events: 84 Number of runners: 6,374 Number of runs: 28,986 Number of first finishers:
86 Number of clubs: 509 Number of PBs: 6,090 Average number of runners per week: 345.1 Average number of runs per runner: 4.5 Biggest Attendance: 710 Average run time: 00:29:17 Total hours run: 1Years 224Days 13Hrs 13Min 42Secs Total distance run: 144,930km
Female record holder: Hannah TAUNTON - 17:11 - Event 65 (23/03/19)
Male record holder: Jake SMITH - 14:21 - Event 35 (25/08/18)
Age graded record holder: Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN - 94.2 % - 18:58 - Event 5 (20/01/18).
by Phil Davey