Penrith Parkrun report for Saturday 8th February 2020 by Paul Wilson
Happy Birthday to Penrith parkrun which started on 8th February 2014. Since then 8,516 participants have completed 52,423 Parkruns covering a total distance of 262,115 km, including 9,070 new Personal Bests (PB’s). A total of 284 individuals have volunteered 4,271 times. Today Penrith Parkrun were supporting the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Monies donated, in collection buckets and for teas, coffees and cakes (today and next week), will be given to GNAAS.
Today was also a special for Dylan Robinson who completed his 100th Parkrun… at 7 years young. See picture of Dylan with pal Hayden Boyd. Quite an achievement for Dylan who only began his Parkrun career in November 2017. Dylan bought along cakes (see pics) for Parkrunners to join his celebration and to thank the volunteers. As well as running Dylan likes to cycle, play football and watch The Simpsons on TV.
Other personal milestones today were: Anthony Nicholson and Tim Southorn both notching up 150 Parkruns. Elaine Sargent also completed her 100th Parkrun with a PB of 24’38”.
Jonathan Cox was first home today with a time of 16’40” followed by Stephen Gibson (18’18”) and Jamie Coates (18’42”. First home for the ladies was Nicola King (21’10”), Emma Nielsen (21’11”) and Victoria Lawson with a PB of21’22”.
A plethora of blue and green vests were in evidence today as local running club Eden Runners were out in force competing in their 2nd Parkrun Champs of 2020.
Parkrun is a timed event and free to all. You don’t have to be fast or even run. Today’s times ranged from 16’:40” to 55’:17”. You’ll never be left out on the course on your own. A volunteer “tail walker” is always last in. You can see a full list of times at: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/penrith/results/latestresults/
Do come and join us soon and run, jog, walk or volunteer – and enjoy coffee, tea, cake and a wonderful atmosphere. For more information and to register see:
Report by Paul Wilson.
Dylan on the left.