Exmouth parkrun Event #157 Run Report by Phil Davey

14th May 2022

All the volunteer slots were filled early on in the week with a great response from several new faces into the team, albeit there were one or two late changes which had to be covered. Thank you to those who stepped up last minute. We do love to see new faces to help share the experience, so if you are able to and would like to help out sometime, simply get your name down on the roster. It is all very easy and rewarding and we are all very appreciative of your support.

The sun was out quite early on when the volunteers arrived when collecting the equipment from store and setting up the Start/Finish zone. Then turned a little overcast towards the start time but with everyone turning up and getting into the zone, didn't spoil the enjoyment.

Nick our RD gave the First-Timers/Visitors brief (many visitors this week from around the UK), got the main brief sorted with the usual reminders for all participants then we were onto the Start, 3-2-1 Go. Anyone notice a volunteer taking a video clip of the Start, did you spot yourself or anyone you know?

It's great to be back at our normal Start point, ran down to the Octogan taking a sharp right-hand turn onto the pedestrian path heading down towards the Harbour View cafe and Sideshore, lots of happy smiley faces, noticed many already out on the bay, windsurfing, rowing and several people in swimming as we approached the Lifeguards hut further down towards the Lifeboat Station, taking the right-hand beach side as we ran our way down towards the Orcombe Point flagpole turn point, remembering to thank all the volunteers while out on course, these volunteers would have arrived early to get to their positions and set-up being the furthest from the Start/Finish zone.

It was quite busy up and down the promenade with walkers out getting their Saturday morning exercise, many with dogs getting their exercise and several keen surfers setting up their equipment on course. This with the faster parkrunners making their way back up the course raises a timely reminder to keep-right and give way to other users of the public path where necessary.

There was also some head-wind on the outbound leg with a bit of sand blowing around which became a little easier on the return leg as we made our way back up past Sideshore, the Ocean Centre and onto the Cavendish turn with a short leg back down past the Octogan again and into the finish straight. So nice not to have any obstructions and pinch points on route now the contract works have been completed, hopefully for the rest of the summer at least!

This week 339 people ran, jogged and walked the course and crossed our finish line, of whom 59 were first-timers at Exmouth, including 14 first-timers at parkrun, and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 43 different clubs took part. Participation stats this week: 141 Female, 161 Male, 37 unknown (either unregistered, didn't want a time or forgot their barcode!)

A big Thankyou goes to all our amazing volunteers.

We are very grateful to 28 hi-vis volunteers who made this event happen: May ARGYLE-LANDERSteven BADCOTTSarah BALDWINChristopher BONESDarren BRADLEYCraig BUTLERPhil DAVEYSue DAVEYAmanda DAYNigel DUPAINJames R DURSTONJamie GULLIFORDSimon HALLKaren JONESJanine KNIGHTSam LANDERLiz MICHAELSONJonathan MILLNick MILLINGTONDonna PIERCETimothy PRATTCheryl SCUDAMORENathan SHEEHYKaren STEWARTSharon WALLJohn WEBSTERMike WESTERNDavid WRIGHT

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

This weeks First Finisher was Robert Ellis of Exmouth Harriers AAC in a time of 16:48, First Female Finisher was Kiersty Rose of Calne RC and first-timer at Exmouth in 19:23, First Junior Male 11-14 was Adam Robbins in a new PB time of 21:05 and First Junior Female 11-14 was Cassia Bridgewater in 21:25. Well done.

Milestones this week: Paul Francis, Kate Newby, Linsey Bull and Tracey Knight on 25 parkruns. Most parkruns participated was Maggie Hunt of Fetch Everyone RC on 446 parkruns. Well done to you all and we hope you enjoyed your free weekly time 5k run with us and hope to see you again soon.

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We were made aware of a birthday this week, Colin Pratt (76 club), a regular parkrunner, 73 parkruns all at Exmouth with a few volunteer credits to his name. Happy Birthday Colin. We hope you enjoyed your celebration parkrun with us, and of course the cake!

Additionally, there were two other birthdays, Darren Bradley (our regular 'number one' Timekeeper) and Nathan Sheehy, a regular parkrun volunteer always happy to fill into positions if required. Happy birthday to you both and Thankyou for all your help.

If there was anyone else celebrating a birthday, special anniversary or event, we hope you enjoyed your time with us.

Thankyou and see you all again soon. Phil.

The male record is held by Jake SMITH who recorded a time of 14:21 on 25th August 2018 (event number 35).

The female record is held by Jo PAVEY who recorded a time of 16:57 on 7th March 2020 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 99.22% (19:17) on 30th April 2022 (event number 155).

Exmouth parkrun started on 23rd December 2017. Since then 10,268 participants have completed 55,564 parkruns covering a total distance of 277,820 km, including 9,943 new Personal Bests. A total of 719 individuals have volunteered 4,473 times.

 

Exmouth parkrun event #156 Run Report by Phil Davey

7th May 2022

This week 314 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Mike MUSGROVE • Rosemary TATE • Phil DAVEY • Stan MASON • Andy JACKSON • David MARSTON • Darren BRADLEY • Ian LACEY • Laura SIMMONDS • Nathan SHEEHY • Lisa WHITE • Terry MINTING • Carolyn PETERSEN • Chris BATEMAN • Nick RICHART • Karen STEWART • Karen JONES • Suzanne SMITH • Vicky FORBES-PERRY • Michael Zippy WRIGHT • Timothy PRATT • Tim THOMPSON • Penny SIMEONE • Teresa RAYFIELD • Christopher BONES

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

The male record is held by Jake SMITH who recorded a time of 14:21 on 25th August 2018 (event number 35).
The female record is held by Jo PAVEY who recorded a time of 16:57 on 7th March 2020 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 99.22% (19:17) on 30th April 2022 (event number 155).

Exmouth parkrun started on 23rd December 2017. Since then 10,209 participants have completed 55,225 parkruns covering a total distance of 276,125 km, including 9,890 new Personal Bests. A total of 718 individuals have volunteered 4,445 times.

 

Exmouth parkrun event #155 Run Report by Phil Davey

30th April 2022

This week 349 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Mike MUSGROVE • Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN • Rosemary TATE • Jill DUPAIN • Phil DAVEY • Nigel DUPAIN • Stan MASON • Julia BROOK • Chris LEONARD • Cheryl SCUDAMORE • Craig BUTLER • Darren BRADLEY • Gary QUALTER • Nathan SHEEHY • Mike BYRNE • Terry MINTING • David WRIGHT • Jimmy JOY • John GOSS-CUSTARD • Karen STEWART • Sarah PICKERING • Karen JONES • Paul HARVEY • Pete HENDY • Scott WHITE • Linda HOE • Oli CLARKE • John WEBSTER • Christina JAMES • Philip HENRY • Kate BUBB

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

The male record is held by Jake SMITH who recorded a time of 14:21 on 25th August 2018 (event number 35).
The female record is held by Jo PAVEY who recorded a time of 16:57 on 7th March 2020 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 99.22% (19:17) on 30th April 2022 (event number 155).

Exmouth parkrun started on 23rd December 2017. Since then 10,183 participants have completed 54,911 parkruns covering a total distance of 274,555 km, including 9,846 new Personal Bests. A total of 716 individuals have volunteered 4,420 times.

 

Exmouth parkrun event #154 Run Report by Sarah Ashby (visitor)

23rd April 2022

 

Exmouth take two…! Travelling down from Bristol on Friday for the weekend, Exmouth pakrun was the obvious choice. Staying only along the beach at Devon Cliffs and Exmouth being my parkrun PB course, it was a no-brainer. Three and a half years later, it did not disappoint. Last time we visited, it was with our one year old little girl. This time it was with our second little person, our two year old little boy (who looks somewhat happier from the photo to be there!) - it’s lovely to have this parkrun course with them both.

Sarah Ashby kids

parkrun always makes me smile, for many reasons – but mainly because it brings people together. And Saturday morning did just that, 297 people to be exact. 44 of which were first timers, an impressive amount especially as it was a blustery morning. Well done to everyone for taking part, whether you walked, ran or skipped your way round, and to the 42 people who also achieved a PB.

 

We also celebrated a large number of milestones this week, good work everybody – get ordering those t-shirts and wear them with pride!

10 milestone club: Sophie Langley, Coreena Luxton

25 milestone club: Kelsey Shepherd, Rachel Jackman, Philip Kenny

50 milestone club: Evie Diamond, Shaun Webster

100 milestone club: Pete Hendy

250 milestone club: Darren Powell

 

First Finisher was Anthony Hatchard of Exmouth Harriers AAC in a time of 17:47, First Lady Finisher Junior 11-14 and First Timer at Exmouth was Lois Codling in a time of 19:56 and First Junior Male 15-17 was Ryan Fitzhenry in a new PB time of 19:23. Well done to you.

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

 

Last but certainly not least, a HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers who made this week’s run possible. parkrun really isn’t possible without you and being a Run Director for two of the Bristol parkruns, I know just how much work you all put into making parkrun possible – every week we’re so grateful of your help. So THANK YOU for giving up your time to make Saturday’s run at Exmouth possible.

Sarah ASHBYChris BATEMANChristopher BONESDarren BRADLEYCraig BUTLEROli CLARKEHolly CLEMENTSPhil DAVEYAmanda DAYNigel DUPAINJohn GOSS-CUSTARDLinda HOEKaren JONESKirsty MARTINStan MASONNick MILLINGTONTerry MINTINGSteve MORGANSarah PICKERINGDonna PIERCEHolly PRATTTimothy PRATTNick RICHARTKeith SAMPFORDNathan SHEEHYLaura SIMMONDSKaren STEWARTRosemary TATETim THOMPSONSharon WALLLisa WHITE

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Thanks again Exmouth for another fab run, who knows – next time we’re back I might be a bit closer to my PB time! But even if I’m not, we’ll still be back and loving it either way.

Sarah Ashby

Sarah Ashby.

 

The male record is held by Jake SMITH who recorded a time of 14:21 on 25th August 2018 (event number 35).
The female record is held by Jo PAVEY who recorded a time of 16:57 on 7th March 2020 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claudine BENSTEAD who recorded 98.50% (19:59) on 21st August 2021 (event number 120).

Exmouth parkrun started on 23rd December 2017. Since then 10,132 participants have completed 54,562 parkruns covering a total distance of 272,810 km, including 9,781 new Personal Bests. A total of 713 individuals have volunteered 4,389 times.

 

Exmouth parkrun Event #153 Run Report by Phil Davey

16th April 2022

What a beautiful morning for a parkrun. Lots of happy smiley faces out there today. The hi-vis volunteer team had everything under control (with a few last minute changes - what a team we have at Exmouth), all set-up, ready to go. Just left the RD to First-Timer/Visitor brief (many visitors today, must be the holiday season!) then onto the main brief, 3-2-1 whistle and we were off. Everyone making their own stories at parkrun!

This week 370 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 70 were first timers at Exmouth, including 8 first-timers at parkrun, and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 47 different clubs took part. Participant ratio, 142 Female, 190 male, 38 unknown (either unregistered, didn't want a time or forgot their barcode!)

This event was made possible by our fantastic 31 hi-vis volunteers. We are very grateful to them all: Chris BATEMANChristopher BONESDarren BRADLEYJulia BROOKCraig BUTLEROli CLARKEPhil DAVEYSue DAVEYJill DUPAINNigel DUPAINJohn GOSS-CUSTARDGraham GUNNJohn HAMILLPaul HARVEYKaren JONESRuth KENNEDYSara MARTINStan MASONAmanda MCCANNTerry MINTINGSteve MORGANCatherine Ann Thurlow NEWMANTimothy PRATTNick RICHARTNathan SHEEHYKaren STEWARTRosemary TATEJohn WEBSTERAlison WHITELisa WHITELangdon WILLIAMS

First Finish today was Jamie Barnett of Teignbridge Trotters in a time of 16:15, First Lady Finisher and Junior 15-17 was Katie Harries of Exeter Harriers in a new PB time of 19:28 and First Junior Male 11-14 was Rory Barclay-Watt in a new PB time of 17:12. Well done to you all.

Milestones this week: Rory Barclay-Watt, Alex Turff, David Buckingham, Tracey Bosworth and Karen Gander all achieved their 25th parkrun, Paul Clark and Tammy Holmes both achieved their 50th parkrun. The most number of parkruns participated was Andrew Chalmers on 415 parkruns. Congratulations and we hope you all enjoyed your celebration free, weekly, timed 5k run with us today!

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

The male record is held by Jake SMITH who recorded a time of 14:21 on 25th August 2018 (event number 35).
The female record is held by Jo PAVEY who recorded a time of 16:57 on 7th March 2020 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claudine BENSTEAD who recorded 98.50% (19:59) on 21st August 2021 (event number 120).

Exmouth parkrun started on 23rd December 2017. Since then 10,088 participants have completed 54,265 parkruns covering a total distance of 271,325 km, including 9,739 new Personal Bests. A total of 710 individuals have volunteered 4,358 times.

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