CANCELLATION 27TH NOV

NO event 27/11/21 due to high winds.
See you next time

 

9th Oct Run report by Amanda Francis

Wow! That what I kept thinking all the way around the beautiful Mount Edgcumbe parkrun today. I've never run it before and it was brilliant.

I'm in Cornwall this weekend from Torbay. My husband is running the Eden Project marathon tomorrow and I'm doing the half marathon. We're staying in a caravan in Looe and it was a short drive to Mount Edgcumbe through some stunning villages.

After parking up and spending a very reasonable £1 to park, we followed other runners to the house.

Mount Edgcumbe house, gardens and the views are simply stunning.

We then walked down to the start and listened to the briefing about (very) steep hills. then we were we were off running.

My husband, Darren was said he would run with me, but after about 200 meters, he'd had enough and was off! I didn't mind because it started to get a bit steeper and I wanted to go steady and enjoy the views.

The views all the way along the course are stunning. Lots of fellow park runners were pausing to take photos.

The volunteers were all so supportive, all were happy and cheering park runners up the many hills.

I'm glad I wore trail shoes, at it was quite muddy and slippery in places.

After a lovely bit of downhill and scaring some sheep, it was around a corner to the well supported finish.

I really loved this parkrun and it was so worth the effort to get to it. Next time, we may try the ferry.

Thank you so much to all the volunteers, we will definitely be back.

 

Saltash Explorer Scouts come to Mt Edgcumbe – Run Report

This Saturday we, 2nd Saltash explorer unit, took part in Mount Edgcumbe's parkrun , and despite the fog and humidity that faced us it was an event enjoyed by all and were openly welcomed!

Over the weekend, we camped at Hooe lake scout campsite, just 2km away from Mount Edgcumbe and decided as a unit to take part in the parkrun. Although initially not everyone was keen on this idea due to it being the first parkrun for many, the volunteers were very welcoming and created a chilled environment where we all felt comfortable.

On arrival we were welcomed with smiles and encouragement uplifting everyone’s spirits at 9am. They then proceeded to brief us on the course and then directed everyone to the start line. Before we knew it the run started and everyone set of at there own pace. Throughout the run all the marshals and fellow runners shouted words of encouragement, especially on the more hilly aspects of the course where you would constantly hear words such as “keep going” and “you can do it” being shared between runners, really uplifting spirits partially within our scout unit as many had never ran that distance before.

Everyone ran at there own pace ,whether that be running or walking, to feel the rush of crossing the finish line where everyone would wait and cheer and even help runners finish the race, running with them.
Overall, despite the lack of views due to the fog, which was rather sad as the views are meant to be some of the best, it was an amazing event that even our members who walked enjoyed so much it is likely to become a scouting tradition for our troop.

Thankyou Mount Edgcumbe parkrun for having us!

ME Parkrun team - Really good to see you all on Saturday and big thanks for providing us a run report. Hopefully we'll see you all again soon!

 

 

Run Report 14th August 2021 Event #210

Last week's run report volunteer was Noah Struthers. Thanks for your ongoing and generous contributions, Noah!

If you would like to be this week's Run Report Volunteer, or any other role over the coming weeks, take a look at the roster and get in touch:  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/mountedgcumbe/futureroster/

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Saturday 14th August was our third run since the easing of Covid restrictions. Running in the splendour of Mount Edgcumbe followed by coffee in The Farriers café still feels novel. It was nice to see more people returning to the run!

We saw 76 people walk and run the course with two dogs and two pushchairs. They were supported by 19 volunteers (a big thank you). Saturday included 30 First Timers – welcome and PBs all around. Many passing me commented on the beauty of the course (and the hills) and came back after they finished for a more leisurely look. Thank you to David Pond for linking us on social media ! https://twitter.com/DavidPondGBWR?s=09

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A further six runners managed PBs – well done. Ross MacDonald set the age graded Male Best Time (his first run here) and Maddy Horton the Female Best Time.

Running (and marshalling) and was dominated by 92% humidity – it felt very close. Despite this nobody took up the offer of a rest at the Redding Point Lookout and all were thankful to cool down at the end.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible again next week.

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

The female record is held by Rebecca BUNTING who recorded a time of 20:34 on 30th July 2016 (event number 26).
The male record is held by Oliver PAULIN who recorded a time of 17:59 on 1st January 2019 (event number 148).
The Age Grade course record is held by Molly SHOREY who recorded 78.16% (20:50) on 14th September 2019 (event number 183).

Mount Edgcumbe parkrun started on 30th January 2016. Since then 3,100 participants have completed 10,719 parkruns covering a total distance of 53,595 km, including 1,604 new Personal Bests. A total of 332 individuals have volunteered 2,849 times.

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(view from marshal point 3 and 4) https://www.parkrun.org.uk/mountedgcumbe/futureroster/

 

And we’re back!

What an amazing feeling it was to all be back together again, outdoors and in the fresh air, enjoying those parkrun connections that we've all so missed.

On a few occasions now, prior to restart, the core team has met in the park and walked through the course, checking signage, overgrown areas, and contemplating how we implement the parkrun COVID-19 framework so as to ensure everyone is able to return feeling safe, including our wider volunteer team, and focus their concerns on all the best things in life that parkrun shines a spotlight on. We were certainly feeling the nerves by 9am but also fully understanding that nerves can just as much be excitement and anticipation. A HUGE thank you to everyone that volunteered this week and also gave their time in the lead up.

That amazing volunteer team looked resplendent in their pink high vis and were swiftly and safely deployed around the course - which of course, we only got to test out twice before parkrun had to hit the pause button back in March 2020. We were also hugely impressed by everyone's support in making sure our start area congregation was socially distanced, kind-spirited and made use of the open park space that we have at our feet. Seeing all of our regular parkrunners reconnect with a smile and new visitors equally welcomed was heartwarming and reminiscent of a family reunion long overdue.

As you all came back in from the hill, feedback was insightful, constructive and overwhelmingly positive;

"amazing views"
"a great event; we felt really safe"...

A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered and also to those that were straight in after they'd finished their run, walk or jog offering their names for ​the roster over the coming weeks. We are keen to carry on that positivity and get our roster drafted for the upcoming Saturdays. If you're willing and able to help, please speak to anyone on the core team. You can email mountedgcumbe@parkrun.com or you can contact us via our Facebook page to get your name on the most prestigious guest list around!

We also want to thank the management team at Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park for their ongoing support and ensuring we were able to host parkrun safely on the Rame penisular at the soonest opportunity. The support from our community during this time was also amazing and all of this evidence that parkrun really matters to us all.

We've got some photos to share so will leave you with those and we look forward to welcoming you back again next week. But, before we go, how about a couple of perfectly brilliant parkrun-wide volunteering facts from this week to tempt you into our amazing team:

- 13,022 people volunteered this weekend
- 895 volunteered for the first time ever
- 228 of those have never walked, jogged or run a parkrun before either!

We're delighted that parkrunday is firmly back on our collective calendar. See you at the same time next week.

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Click here for Full Results, including our volunteers.

Click here for Full Photos

 

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The Core Team.

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