Land’s End parkrun #16 07/03/2020

Course record smashed today!!  Our previous record was 17.48 but Pete le Grice took over two minutes off that time by finishing in 15.37!  The second runner was just coming onto the loop when Pete had completed nearly two laps.  He then set his sights on catching and overtaking any runners before he went into the finish which he successfully did of all bar the second place!


We had some early birds from Bromley turn up as they took the only bus from Penzance which would get them to parkrun on time - the 6.30am arriving at 7.30am!  They then had a walk to Porthcurno in order to get the bus back to Penzance and then the train to St Austell as they were staying at the YHA at Eden.

Mother and son, Sandra and Sam Treleven, have been planning this event for a while as they both wanted to complete their 100th parkrun together.  Well done to both of them! Mike Kestle from Newquay kept very quiet the fact that this was his 200th parkrun but his friends let the cat out of the bag!

Today was also International Women's Day and Active Cornwall donated 100 pedometers and some t-shirts, which were all handed out to the runners whether male or female as they all took part.

This week 114 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Yvonne TURNER • Damian COOK • Ian MATTHEWS • Carmen DOWLING • Kevin SILVERTHORN • Isabel COOK • Harriet COOK • Craig TONKIN • Kate CREHAN • Oliver TONKIN • Tim TWIGGS • Sam C • Sara LEUDAR • Nicola GINTY • Luke MCWILLIAM • Finley MCWILLIAM • Jane THORNTON • Oliver LE CHEMINANT • Nichola SMITH • Julie STANLEY • Sophie CREHAN

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

The female record is held by Zelah MORRALL who recorded a time of 20:50 on 4th January 2020 (event number 8).
The male record is held by Peter LE GRICE who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th March 2020 (event number 16).
The Age Grade course record is held by Peter LE GRICE who recorded 83.24% (15:37) on 7th March 2020 (event number 16).

Land’s End parkrun started on 9th November 2019. Since then 755 participants have completed 1,471 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,355 km, including 265 new Personal Bests. A total of 88 individuals have volunteered 332 times.





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