Land’s End parkrun
Event number 64
25th June 2022
Touring for parkrun can be great fun, chasing challenges, new countries, new courses. However, as a run director it can be hard to find time, having more than 1 run director trying to tour, even more of a challenge. Mid week our group of 4 (3 RD’s) became a group of 3 when one of our group had to stay behind in Southampton as the rostered RD became sick and cover was needed. Our group was now 3, but determined to make our chosen location of Land’s End, so at 2am we left Southampton for the 253 mile drive, arriving at 7am, the set up crew already hard at work getting the course ready.
The extra delight to touring when you are a RD at another run is seeing how things are done on other courses. Here at Land’s End it was great to see all the signage as soon as you parked, to be greeted by a plethora of volunteers smiling and welcoming, all knowledgeable and able to answer questions about the course.
While out on the course they were also great at encouraging us all along. So thank you to the incredible volunteers, this week they were; Sue Christopher, Damian Cook, Isabel Cook, James Curnow, Macey Dallaway, John Doyle, Karien Gopsill, Nikki Hughes, Sara Leudar, Philip McNevin, John Prady, Kiana Preston, Ian Seabury, Peggy Sloan, Jane Thornton, Yvonne Turner, Tim Twiggs, John Whittaker.
My companions and I were not the only ones visiting this weekend, when the Run Director asked about visitors there was a loud cheer, and while I noted a few from further away than us, I do wonder if any travelled further than our 253miles on the actual day.
In all there were 61 runners this week of which there were 3 first timers who chose Land’s End as their first ever parkrun, welcome to the global family of Saturday morning runners. 35 more were visiting for their first time. It was one of these visitors that finished first in a time of 19:27, Stewart Gregory. Carrie Dickson was the first female finisher was 24:42.
There was just one milestone run this week; Esme Seabury reached 25 runs. The person who had completed the most runs went to my running buddy Luis Rosas Wiedfeldt who has completed 368 runs, though the person with the highest age grade went to Ann D’Albuquerque who ran with 85%.
I really enjoyed the run, it was a beautiful course, with incredible views. It is a run I highly recommend to others, so thank you for having me.
This week 61 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Yvonne TURNER • Damian COOK • Karien GOPSILL • Cami CAMERON • Isabel COOK • Philip MCNEVIN • Ian SEABURY • John DOYLE • Tim TWIGGS • Sara LEUDAR • Peggy SLOAN • John WHITTAKER • Jane THORNTON • James CURNOW • Nikki HUGHES • Sue CHRISTOPHER • John PRADY • Kiana PRESTON • Macey DALLAWAY
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Land’s End parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Peter LE GRICE who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th March 2020 (event number 16).
The female record is held by Issy WAUGH who recorded a time of 19:01 on 21st August 2021 (event number 22).
The Age Grade course record is held by Carol RANDALL who recorded 87.16% (19:59) on 28th May 2022 (event number 60).
Land’s End parkrun started on 9th November 2019. Since then 2,652 participants have completed 4,830 parkruns covering a total distance of 24,150 km, including 669 new Personal Bests. A total of 179 individuals have volunteered 1,183 times.