A beautiful moorning

Lanhydrock parkrun
Event number 277
1st June 2019

Many thanks to Stephanie Bennett for this weeks run report.

Today marked my fellow tourist friend and I's 50th different parkrun- known as being part of the 'cow' club. So it was only natural for a big gathering of actual cows to greet us this morning at Lanhydrock parkrun. We met up with other keen parkrun tourists who had travelled from the East and one runner was brave enough to choose this 2nd hilliest parkrun in the UK for her birthday run today!!

Today was also 'GP parkrun pledge day'- the first anniversary of the parkrun GP practice initiative- an idea launched last year by parkrun and the Royal College of General Practitioners. The aim was to encourage as many general practice staff as possible to pledge to join thousands of parkrunners and volunteers across the nation on the same day. It is hoped that this day will raise awareness of parkrun and its physical and mental wellbeing benefits to those who are not so active or have health conditions.

A beautiful sunny morning encouraged 239 runners, walkers and joggers to attend parkrun at the equally beautiful Lanhydrock today. Lanhydrock House is a Victorian style building surrounded by 450 acres of woodland parkland and encircled by a garden of rare shrubs and trees, all looked after by the National Trust.

After a friendly parkrun briefing from the Run Director, it was time to get 'mooving' down the hill! The parkrun route travels through these endless acres of lan, with gradual hills that are broken up by mini patches of flat downhill sections. The course is on mixture of terrain and offers very picturesque views of the park and the river Fowey.

Despite this being the 2nd hilliest parkrun in the country, I really enjoyed Lanhydrock parkrun- with its stunning scenery and woodland trails. The hills proved to be challenging towards the end, but it was encouraging to see hi-vis hero( marshal) at the top who was really supportive as we all puffed and panted our way up in the sunshine. Of course the last km was all downhill which was a massive sigh of relief for many! A great way to be able to finish fast and we were also greeted by friendly volunteers to cheer us into the finish too!!

Volunteering is a really fun and rewarding way to be part of the parkrun family, so if you haven't already tried it, please do give it a go! There are so many different roles to choose from and youll be shown the ropes by the Core team, so it really is as simple as that.

This week 239 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 78 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Calvin MUDD • Eldred HICKS • Rebecca BATEMAN • Stefan PALMER • Angelina PAGANO • Lesley TAPHOUSE • John TILLEY • Poppy ROBERTS • Lawrence HARRISON • Stephanie BENNETT • Carol PRICE • Brian PRICE • Rachel MCEVOY • Steve ALLSOP • Holly GARBETT • Emily FILEWOOD • Deb PHILLIPS • Stephen DODWELL

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

The male record is held by Dan RODGERS who recorded a time of 16:23 on 11th April 2015 (event number 64).
The female record is held by Sarah HILL who recorded a time of 19:34 on 25th August 2018 (event number 239).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen LANEY who recorded 85.83% (22:56) on 6th August 2016 (event number 133).

Lanhydrock parkrun started on 18th January 2014. Since then 10,966 participants have completed 42,194 parkruns covering a total distance of 210,970 km, including 7,400 new Personal Bests. A total of 624 individuals have volunteered 4,299 times.