A weekend of many distances Event number 229. 13th July 2019

karen Penny

Today's theme was definitely about distance.  We were delighted that Karen Penny joined us.  Karen is currently walking the Coast of Britain and Ireland for Alzheimers Research UK and she is trying to get to as many parkruns as possible during her 4 year walk around the Coast.  So far she has raised an amazing £37,000!   Well done Karen!   If you want to donate, Karen has a just giving page called penny rolls on.  It was also lovely to meet Bill and Frances Post who came all the way from Florida.  They are used to running parkrun at 7am!  Can you image if we had to start that early?! They got to Penrhyn early and helped me with the event set up - which I really appreciated.  It's a great example of how you can volunteer and still run - even if you are a tourist.

We had so many tourists today I couldn't write them all down - so apologies if I have missed you out - it was lovely to see you all anyway.  We welcomed people from Swansea, Cambridge, Glasgow, Yorkshire, Florida, Kent, Norfolk, Norwich, Monmouth, Teeside, Durham, Cardiff, Wakefield, Marlow, Forest of Dean, and I think New Zealand too?  We also had a tourist from Bangor Northern Ireland - the one person who can genuinely have Bangor has their home run! ( Regular Penrhyn parkfrunners - please alter your home run from Bangor to Penrhyn if you haven't already done so!)

This week 240 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Welll done!   Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.  I particularly liked Hector Haines' club name - Hunters Bog Trotters!  Well done on position number 1 today Hector.

The event was made possible by 19  Hi-vis heroes:

Sally JONES • Bill POST • Frances POST • Gwion DAVIES • Maggie HOERGER • Gorgeous Trudie the roaring DINOSAUR •Jenny JONES • Fran LEWIS • Catrin MACEY • Dale MACEY • Nel MACEY • Megan MACDONALD-JONES • Ffion MACDONALD-JONES • Nicola AUSTIN • Laura DAVIES • Vivienne GRAY • Sharon BAILLIE-YOUNG • Casey BAILLIE-YOUNG • Kath SOUTHWORTH

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

The male record is held by Dan NASH who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th April 2018 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Holly WEEDALL who recorded a time of 17:49 on 28th July 2018 (event number 184).

Whilst Penryn Castle was built by 1833, it wasn’t until November 15th 2014 that Penrhyn parkrun started.  Since then 8,951 participants have completed 37,839 parkruns covering a total distance of 189,195 km, including 7,130 new Personal Bests. A total of 593 individuals have volunteered 3,082 times.