Exmouth parkrun event #134 Run Report by Phil Davey

27th November 2021

That was certainly a chilly one served up by storm Arwen this morning, though to be fair it wasn't raining and no sleet or snow! There's always a positive.

The usual pre-run keeping it brief 'briefings' from Tim, your RD today, and they were off into the wind for a short distance to The Octogon (past that bloke taking video, all giving a smile or gritted teeth chattering!) before a sharp right and heading out to Orcombe Point turn, out of sight for 15 minutes while the volunteers set up the rest of the finish zone to welcome the runners back across the finish line. Before we know it the first runners are making their way back up past the Start/Finish zone heading out towards the final turn point at the Cavendish with a short 0.4 mile stretch back into the finish zone. Well done to you all today. It was a bracing morning for all participants. We hope you enjoyed your free, weekly, timed run with us today.

This week 186 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timer visitors (surprisingly not one single first timer to parkrun today - too chilly maybe!) and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

A few stats and milestone today, First Finisher was Ryan Stocks of Kimberley and District Striders in a time of 20:12, First Lady and 2nd Finisher overall was Louise Mills of Woking AC in a time of 20:54, First Junior 10 Lady was Lily Hewart in a time of 23:55 and First Junior 10 Male was Blaze Bastyan-Knight in a new PB time of 25:43. There was one special milestone achieved today, Quinn Chappell Junior Male 10 who achieved his 10th parkrun. That's impressive running in those conditions today. Very well done and congratulations to you all.

This event was all made possible by our amazing 28 hi-vis heroes and we are very grateful to them for their help. It just couldn't happen without them: Chris BATEMANLisa BERRIDGEDarren BRADLEYJulia BROOKCraig BUTLERMike BYRNELouise COATESRichard COATESPhil DAVEYSue DAVEYNigel DUPAINEvie EDWARDSHayley EDWARDSLinda HOESarah JENNINGSKaren JONESJoan MASONStan MASONAmanda MCCANNNick MILLINGTONTerry MINTINGDonna PIERCETimothy PRATTNick RICHARTNathan SHEEHYKaren STEWARTRosemary TATELisa WHITE.

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Why not get involved and volunteer for a future event? It's all great fun and you don't need previous experience. What's not to like!

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 9,208 participants have completed 47,774 parkruns covering a total distance of 238,870 km, including 8,868 new Personal Bests. A total of 672 individuals have volunteered 3,816 times.

 

Exmouth parkrun event #133 Run Report by Phil Davey

20th November 2021

This week 344 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 69 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

There were a few notable achievements out there on the course, the First Finisher was Samuel Kelly of Exmouth Harriers AAC in a new PB time of 16:26, the First Lady Finisher was Claudine Benstead of Okehampton Running Club in a time of 20:15, the First Junior Male 11-14 was Ben Perry of Exeter Harriers in a new PB time of 18:15 and First Junior Lady 10 was Lily Hewart in a new PB time of 22:12. Well done and congratulations on those new PB's.

There were also some great milestones achieved, Oli Clayton (Junior Male 15-17) achieved his 10th parkrun, Sam Wright achieved his 50th parkrun, Fran Sampson achieved her 100th parkrun and Karen Ross achieved her 100th parkrun. Very well done to you all. We hope you enjoyed your celebration parkrun with us.

This event was made possible by our amazing 30 hi-viz heroes:

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Sarah BALDWINPaula BASSETTTaylor BASSETTChris BATEMANDarren BRADLEYJulia BROOKCraig BUTLERPhil DAVEYSue DAVEYAmanda DAYNigel DUPAINJohn GOSS-CUSTARDKaren JONESJimmy JOYJoan MASONStan MASONTerry MINTINGSarah PICKERINGHolly PRATTTimothy PRATTNick RICHARTFran SAMPSONNathan SHEEHYKaren STEWARTAlan SUTHERLANDRosemary TATEKelly THOMASJackie TORDINIJohn WEBSTERLisa WHITE.

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Why not get involved and volunteer?

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 9,188 participants have completed 47,588 parkruns covering a total distance of 237,940 km, including 8,857 new Personal Bests. A total of 669 individuals have volunteered 3,788 times.

Thankyou.

See you all again next Saturday. Until then, enjoy, have fun and stay safe!

Phil.

 

Exmouth parkrun event #132 Run Report by Karen Jones

Saturday 13th November 2021

A parkrun viewpoint from one of our very own core-events team Marshal at The Pavilion Car Park entrance -

Saturday morning ~ means one thing: its parkrun day! What a fab morning as well, very little wind and the sun is fighting against the thin cloud so hopefully the chill will soon ease. With coffee in hand, the sun now in full splendor, I arrive and check in with today's Run Director. With nothing new to report I collect my signs, tabard and bag. After putting up my safety signs I have an opportunity to have a natter with fellow volunteers before heading to my post. 

I feel a glow as I stand there, proud to be wearing pink. I watch the participants gather on the grassed area, a few, then more, then they just suddenly seem to emerge from nowhere ~ pause ~ then they are off! We watch the mass move along by sea, around the Octagon and then onto the straight. This is where  the front runners open up, others start jostling for position. Some are like an over wound spring, eager to go, others are more relaxed ~ on and on ~ they keep coming ~ there are the confident, the young, the not so young, the timid, the regular, those with dogs, those with buggies – some are with ear plugs tightly in place, others are already chatting away with their run buddy, BUT each and  everyone has the same goal, to complete the 5k route. On and on they come, some carry drinks,  some in shorts, some in fancy leggings, friends, family, club T-shirts, achievement T-shirts on and on they come – Go you, Go you. 

After today's two tail walkers (already chatting!) pass me I can stop for a while. I perch on the wall, drink the rest of my coffee and munch an apple. I know I don't have long and I am right. Through the amazing glare of the November sunshine, I see the first runner approaching fast and fly by. I glance at my watch, its 9.13am. He is focused and determined, oblivious of me but I still clap and cheers. Then along comes number 2 then 3 and 4, 5, 6 and so on. I ensure I remain vigilant. I want to support but I'm determined to keep cars and runners safely apart .... more and more they come, some looking relaxed, some looking spent, some smile (or is it a grimace?) some shout or nod, some just dig deep and keep pushing forward “Come on; you are doing amazing, 1km to go” I clap, I cheer, each and every one deserves the same support and encouragement. My hands start to get sore, my arms begin to ache but I won't let up. The numbers coming past begins to dwindle but still I stay firmly in position ~ I might dance around a little to keep warm but I stay focused. It is only after Terry and the two tail workers (still chatting away!) go past that my role is complete. I remove my tabard, collect my signs and head to the finish zone. I help pack up what I can, report to the RD before heading off. I might not run parkrun but I definitely feel a part of it... each and every participant is important to me, from the first to the last parkrunner, I personally want you to achieve and I will continue to support for as long as I'm allowed (or until I am carted away!) take care, have a great week and see you next parkrun day! :-)

This week 341 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

This event was all made possible by our 28 wonderful hi-vis volunteers today: Claire BABBAGEMargaret BLYTHDarren BRADLEYCraig BUTLERPhil DAVEYSue DAVEYAmanda DAYNigel DUPAINKaren JONESKatherine JUDGEIan LACEYNick MILLINGTONTerry MINTINGMegan NELMESZoe NELMESSarah PICKERINGHolly PRATTTimothy PRATTNick RICHARTNathan SHEEHYLaura SIMMONDSKaren STEWARTRob SWEETRosemary TATEAmy TEWJohn WEBSTERLisa WHITEEsther WORKMAN

Why not get involved and volunteer?

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

Today's First Finisher was Charlie Hague, Junior Male 15-17 in a time of 17:08, First Lady Finisher was Kirstie Booth of Taunton AC in a new PB of 18:22 and First Junior Lady 11-14 was Natasha Nelmes in a new PB of 26:22. Well done and congratulations on those new PB's.

There were also quite a few milestones out there today, firstly a big Well Done to our very own Nick Richart (core-events team member and the famous Jelly-baby marshal at the Cavendish Hotel turn-point!) on completing his 100th volunteer role today. Congratulations Nick and we're proud to have you on the team. William Boswell, Junior Male 11-14, completed his 10th parkrun, Esther Workman of Exmouth Running Belles and our volunteer Tail-Walker today completed her 50th parkrun, Nichola Penfold completed her 100th pakrun and First-Timer at Exmouth and John Wiseman who completed his 250th parkrun today. There were also many new First Time parkrunners out there today. A very big Well Done and congratulations to you all. We hope you all enjoyed your celebration with us today.

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 9,142 participants have completed 47,244 parkruns covering a total distance of 236,220 km, including 8,788 new Personal Bests. A total of 668 individuals have volunteered 3,758 times.

 

Thankyou all.
Karen.

 

 

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day 2021/22

You will all be aware Christmas Day and New Year's Day both fall on a Saturday this time around. Please be advised Exmouth parkrun WILL NOT be operating on Christmas Day (due to the usual Exmouth Christmas Day Swim) but will be operating as normal on New Year's Day (subject to a sufficient number of volunteers to run it safely of course!) and will start at our usual time, 9am prompt!

There will be NO double-parkrun this year, all parkrun events operating will start at their normal time. Please check your local event social media which parkrun events are operating on these days. Also click on the parkrun compendium link https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/ for further information. This will be updated as we progress closer we get to the festive period.

Thankyou.

Exmouth parkrun Core-Events Team.

 

 

 

Exmouth parkrun event #131 Run Report by Phil Davey

6th November 2021

It was a nice day for a parkrun. Lots of happy smiley faces, especially when participants spotted the camera. And Pacers are back!

This week 391 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

First Finisher was Thomas Humphrey of South West Road Runners in a time of 17:11, First Lady Finisher was Anna Hughes Davies of Arena 80 AC in 18:08 and First Timer at Exmouth, First Junior Male 15-17 was Will Franchi in a new PB of 20:19 and First Junior Lady 15-17 was Katie Harries of Exeter Harriers in a time of 20:47. Well done you to all of you.

There were a few notable milestones out there today, Graham Watson completed his 50th parkrun, Francine Hudson of Windrush Triathlon Club completed her 100th parkrun and in addition many who completed their first ever parkrun. A very big Well Done to you all.

This event was all made possible by our 31 wonderful hi-vis volunteers, without whom parkrun would simply not happen:
May ARGYLEPaula BASSETTTaylor BASSETTChris BATEMANDerek BLACKBURNMargaret BLYTHDarren BRADLEYCraig BUTLERDebra BUTLERMichelle CHUDLEYPhil DAVEYSue DAVEYAmanda DAYJill DUPAINJohn GOSS-CUSTARDLinda HOEKaren JONESJimmy JOYRuth KENNEDYIan LACEYStan MASONNancy MILLINGTONNick MILLINGTONTerry MINTINGDonna PIERCENick RICHARTNathan SHEEHYKaren STEWARTRosemary TATEJohn WEBSTERLisa WHITE

Why not get involved and volunteer?

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 9,090 participants have completed 46,903 parkruns covering a total distance of 234,515 km, including 8,750 new Personal Bests. A total of 666 individuals have volunteered 3,730 times.

Thankyou and see you all again next Saturday. Until then, enjoy, have fun and stay safe!

Phil.

 

Exmouth parkrun event #130 Run Report by Nick Millington

Overnight, torrential rain and high winds along Exmouth seafront gave way for a beautifully sunny morning just in time for 9am. After our parkrun volunteer marshals were briefed and dispatched to their stations, Chris, our Run Director, gave a typically charismatic pre-start brief. Then we were off on the 130th parkrun at Exmouth.

A steady flow from the start down to the Octagon, and then along the beach promenade. The lively waves were rolling in onto the beach with plenty of swell from the overnight stormy weather, but the skies were bright blue and the sun was blazing.

The ambience along the sunny sea front was just perfect for a parkrun. A number of people were in seasonal fancy dress today, anyone would think it was Halloween soon! The head winds were kind in both directions and before long we were back up to the Cavendish Hotel to meet volunteer Marshall Nick with his new array of cones to safely turn us 180 degrees and back down to the home straight to the finish line.

A number of visitors were very welcome today, parkrunners from Kent, Bedford Glossop amongst others. 344 people finished today’s parkrun, which was only made possible by the 25 hi-vis volunteers (a huge thank you to them). It was also good to have some new volunteers on the team today, there is always room for more – so if you can help with the volunteer roster, please visit the Exmouth parkrun website.

Today's heroes were: Chris BATEMANDarren BRADLEYMichelle CLARKEOli CLARKEPhil DAVEYSue DAVEYAmanda DAYPaul GARRAWAYSimon HALLKaren JONESJimmy JOYJanine KNIGHTAdrian LOWETim LUPTONAmanda MCCANNNick MILLINGTONTerry MINTINGDonna PIERCENick RICHARTNathan SHEEHYKaren STEWARTRosemary TATEMike WESTERNLisa WHITEDavid WRIGHT

Why not get involved and volunteer?

For me, I completed a practice run as a ‘25 minute pacer’ (in disguise!) coming in at 24m52s – next week, we reintroduce the ‘pacer’ roles back at Exmouth, so if you want to aim for a specific target time and have a bit of banter along the way, follow the blue pacer vests with the time of your choosing!

This week 344 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

First Finisher today was Rob Ellis of Exmouth Harriers AAC in a time of 17:12 and the First Lady Finisher was Serane Stone of Tiverton Harriers in a time of 19:30. First Junior Male 11-14 was Ryan Fitzhenry in 21:12 and the First Junior Female was Lily Hewart in a time of 22:24. Very well done to you all.

A few milestones out there today were Ian Lacey (Budleigh Runners), a regular volunteer and member of our core-team, achieved his 50th parkrun, Sue Ingham achieved her 50th parkrun, Colin Pratt achieved his 50th parkrun, Debra Stevens (South West Road Runners) achieved her 100th parkrun, Dan Grey (South West Road Runners) achieved his 100th parkrun, Peter Savage achieved his 100th parkrun and Noah Dunster-Ashworth (Junior) who achieved his 10th parkrun. Congratulations and a very big well done.

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 9,045 participants have completed 46,512 parkruns covering a total distance of 232,560 km, including 8,705 new Personal Bests. A total of 662 individuals have volunteered 3,699 times.

Best Regards everyone, until next week………enjoy, have fun and stay safe!

Nick Millington.

 

Exmouth parkrun event #129 Run Report by Michelle Clarke

This morning we welcomed 387 parkrunners to the 129th Exmouth parkrun event. This included visitors from all over the UK with First Timer Mike Harper (vegan runners) who joined us to run his 415th parkrun! We also welcomed 13 brand new parkrunners today, thanks for choosing us!
Celebrating 50 parkruns today was Derek Johnson (Tri-Hards, Exmouth). Welcome to club 50 Derek. Joining club 100 today was Sarah Mcdonald. Well done to you both.
Fortunately the weather stayed dry, there was a bit of a breeze on the way out to Orcombe Point which was a bonus on the way back and may have helped 49 runners gain a new PB!
After the first timers briefing run director Daz did his thing, the whistle blew and we were off!
First male across the finish line today was Samuel Kelly (Exmouth Harriers) with a new PB, an impressive 16:38. First female today was Olivia Steer (Exeter Harriers), young Olivia crossed the finish line in 8th place at 18:59 achieving a new PB and an age grade of 85.78%, wow great running Olivia!
As always parkrun would not be possible without all the lovely volunteers! It's easy to sign up, add your name to the roster that you'll find behind the barcode scanners or drop an email to us at exmouth@parkrun.com
Thanks to the 28 people that made it all happy today:
Tim LUPTON • Ben LUPTON • Amanda MCCANN • Rosemary TATE • Phil DAVEY • Nigel DUPAIN • Rebecca RAMSDEN • Nick MILLINGTON • Langdon WILLIAMS • Amanda DAY • Angela WILLIAMS • Stan MASON • Richard MORRIS • Craig BUTLER • Darren NOTMAN • Darren BRADLEY • Gary QUALTER • Nathan SHEEHY • Lisa WHITE • Terry MINTING • Jimmy JOY • John GOSS-CUSTARD • Chris BATEMAN • Nick RICHART • Karen STEWART • Michelle CLARKE • Oli CLARKE • Benjamin GARRAWAY
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 9,008 participants have completed 46,168 parkruns covering a total distance of 230,840 km, including 8,676 new Personal Bests. A total of 660 individuals have volunteered 3,674 times.
Hope everyone has a good half term week and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Michelle.
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Exmouth parkrun event #128 Run Report by Phil Davey

It was a very misty start to our 128th parkrun on Saturday. Couldn't see much out across the bay but as usual a great turnout with excited parkrunners and volunteers, all ready and eagerly awaiting for the Starting whistle.
Today we welcomed our paralympicsGB Bronze medalist, Hannah Taunton, who ran parkrun in her usual quick time 17:41 and First Lady to finish. Hannah kindly brought along her shiny new medal to show people and have some pictures with participants if they wished.
There were a few notable performances (not least everyone crossing the finish line), First Finisher was Simon Fox of Petts Wood Runners in 16:01, First Junior Male was Oli Clayton and a new PB in 20:01 and First Junior Female was Jessica Courtney of Exeter Harriers in 21:28.
Some milestone achievements were also recorded, Roger Hoe celebrated his 50th parkrun and Nikki Hampton celebrated her 50th parkrun. Well done to you all, we hope you enjoyed your time with us.
This week 333 people ran, jogged and walked our course, of whom 55 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.
Special mention as always to our wonderful 26 hi-vis volunteers who made this event possible: Sarah BALDWIN • Steve MORGAN • Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN • Amanda MCCANN • Rosemary TATE • Terry MCKIE • Phil DAVEY • Donna MCKIE • Amanda DAY • Joan MASON • Stan MASON • May ARGYLE • Sam LANDER • Darren BRADLEY • Donna PIERCE • Paul GARRAWAY • Terry MINTING • James COMER • Paula BASSETT • Chris BATEMAN • Nick RICHART • Karen STEWART • Karen JONES • Oli CLARKE • Kirsty BICKELL • Stacey RUSSELL
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 8,938 participants have completed 45,781 parkruns covering a total distance of 228,905 km, including 8,627 new Personal Bests. A total of 658 individuals have volunteered 3,646 times.
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Exmouth parkrun event #127 Run Report by Thomas Thorley

Exmouth Parkrun event #127 Run Report

 

By Thomas Thorley

 

In a complete change from last week, we gathered for the start of this week's run in warm, dry weather with only a very light breeze from the south east (headwind outbound). A very large number of seagulls had gathered offshore near the start, to watch us run (or maybe the tide was right for a bit of fishing). Darren (Daz), the Run Director, got the run off to a prompt start after a short briefing, the Covid framework still not permitting milestones, visitors and other events to be highlighted. 360 runners, joggers and walkers (not to mention a few dogs and buggies) completed the course in what was almost ideal weather, the only problem being the low autumn sun which can make it difficult to see what's ahead on the outbound stretch. However, there were no loud clangs as we passed the parking ticket machines, suggesting most runners had at least spotted these obstacles, cunningly painted in low-vis black.

A lone piper was playing, not at the gates of dawn* but at the gates of the lifeboat station, much appreciated at least by myself, having lived in Scotland for many years. He has become a bit of a regular feature recently. Potential there for a bit of charity fundraising, completing a parkrun while playing the bagpipes (don't mention kilts).

Turning at the flagpoles, the headwind became a very light tail wind, not really enough to make any difference. Few pedestrians or cyclists about this morning, and with the sun now behind us, we could see any that were in plenty of time to avoid them. The barkrunner in front of me provided a pacemaker for the rest of the run, the dog clearly happy to be trotting along with its owner, tail in the air and probably very surprised to see humans running with no bus in sight.

All that remained was to take in the views as we headed for the turn at the Cavendish and the short run back to the finish, past the two timekeepers without whom we wouldn't get a time.

It's difficult to think of anything better to do at 9am on a balmy Saturday, although volunteering would be one -  this event couldn't take place without the volunteers, and while there are several regulars who turn up pretty much every week at Exmouth, there's plenty of opportunity to have a go yourself. It's very well organised and full instructions are given for each role, so you won't be left guessing what you're supposed to be doing. Give it a go.

12 people completed their first ever parkrun today at Exmouth, and a further 38 completed their first Exmouth parkrun, some having travelled from as far afield as Hastings, London and Wales - congratulations and we hope to see you again. Remember, the weather's always like this in Exmouth (ho ho!).

Congratulations also to Kirsty Bickell, who completed her 50th Parkrun, and to Kate Medlicott and Monica Bristow who completed their 100th Parkrun. The first runner home today was Gareth Davies, and the first lady home Katherine Harris – well done to both of you.

 

Thanks to the Volunteers

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: May ARGYLEChris BATEMANDerek BLACKBURNDarren BRADLEYMichelle CLARKEOli CLARKEHolly CLEMENTSJoanne COOKEPhil DAVEYAmanda DAYEvie EDWARDSHayley EDWARDSKaren JONESJimmy JOYRuth KENNEDYStan MASONSue MILLARDDarren NOTMANNick RICHARTKaren STEWARTRosemary TATEThomas THORLEYJulia WENSLEYLisa WHITEAlison WILKINSONDavid WRIGHT

Why not get involved and volunteer?

Thankyou and see you all again next Saturday.

Exmouth parkrun event statistics

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 8,883 participants have completed 45,448 parkruns covering a total distance of 227,240 km, including 8,580 new Personal Bests. A total of 654 individuals have volunteered 3,620 times.

 

* Those more youthful than I may not remember “Piper at the Gates of Dawn” – the seminal album by Pink Floyd, released in 1967. Pink Floyd were one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, and not without reason.

 

Exmouth parkrun event #126 Run Report by Thomas Thorley

The first October run of the year brought with it a reminder that we're now well into Autumn – steady rain and a strong wind off the sea. Fortunately the wind was more or less across the course, and the rain encouraged the sand to stay on the beach where it belongs, rather than sand-blasting the runners.

 

151 runners (somewhat fewer than usual, probably due to Christmas shopping!) set off after a mercifully brief briefing, across the grass and down to the U turn at the Octagon. A small army of our amazing (and probably quite damp) volunteers lining the edge of the footpath to try and keep us all off the road. By time we greet Stan at the Harbour View cafe, the field is already thinning out and the wider footpath allows us to find our own pace.

 

An uneventful run as we splashed past the Splash, with only a few die-hard pedestrians about, dogs preferring to take their owners to the beach now that the dog free period has ended for this year. Past the lifeboat station towards the turn at the flagpoles and before long the first runner is passing us in the opposite direction  (that's OK, he's half my age!).

 

As we headed back towards town, a large number of kite surfers were taking advantage of the rough weather and onshore wind, so we weren't the only ones enjoying the weather – It must be almost as much fun as running.

 

Back past the Octagon, first timers probably thinking they were near the finish – no, another 1km to go down to the Cavendish and back to the finish funnel – with strict instructions not to 'funnel duck', although ducks would have been much more at home in the wet conditions.

 

Several milestones were achieved this week – Neil Matthews, Peter Harris and Terry Stevens completed their 50th parkrun,  Finn Kelly completed his 10th run as a Junior parkrunner.

 

First runner home was Peter Fletcher, and the first lady home was Jenny Reay. Well done to both.

 

Well done also to the fifteen runners who achieved personal bests today, pretty good given the weather, and a big welcome to the ten runners completing their first parkrun at Exmouth. A further thirteen completed their first Exmouth parkrun. We hope you'll come back – the weather isn't always like this.

 

Of particular note, today is the 17th anniversary of parkrun. Little did we know at that time that our Saturday mornings would, some time later, become a highlight of the week, with almost 2.5 million parkrun finishers since then, and almost 350,000 volunteers who made it all possible.  See https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/category/news/  to find out how it all started.

 

Thanks to the Volunteers

 

This week 25 Volunteers got up early to make the run possible:

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Chris BATEMANDarren BRADLEYOli CLARKEPhil DAVEYAmanda DAYKay DOUGLASNigel DUPAINJamie GULLIFORDSteph HILLSKaren JONESJimmy JOYStan MASONAmanda MCCANNTerry MINTINGTimothy PRATTRebecca RAMSDENNick RICHARTNathan SHEEHYKaren STEWARTRosemary TATEAmy TEWThomas THORLEYJackie TORDINILisa WHITEDavid WRIGHT

Why not get involved and volunteer?

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 8,833 participants have completed 45,088 parkruns covering a total distance of 225,440 km, including 8,534 new Personal Bests. A total of 652 individuals have volunteered 3,594 times.

See you all again next Saturday. Until then, enjoy, have fun and stay safe!


 

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