After a slightly soggy couple of days today was sunny and a perfect parkrun day. It was a fairly high turnout with almost more visitors than regulars today. We had visitors from all over including Australia, Denmark, Dudley, Scunthorpe, Edinburgh and a host of other places too.
There were a few birthdays today with Simon from Scunthorpe, Diana Braverman and Lorna Burton - what a good way to start the birthday celebrations.
Today we also had Will and Trys here with the Swapbox. They'd recently had a lot of running shoes donated and managed to hand a lot of these out again so their new owners can do a few more miles in them before they eventually give up the ghost. I think they were very pleased with the response to Swapbox today. Thank you very much also to those of you who brought items for the foodbank this week.
Thankyou to all the volunteers who made today possible, the Turner Prize for nearest guess on the number of runners was today won by Lucy, the rest of us wildly over guessed this week!! We also had the pleasure of having Lord and Lady Randall (aka Turnaround Mick and his long suffering) over to coffee with us today, very nice to have insults along with our coffee, do come again soon Lord and Lady!!!
See you again next week, all this week's stats are below.
This week 343 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 118 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Alan JONES • Yvonne TURNER • Diane PHILLIPS • Timothea CARDELL • Diane WARREN • Laura MILLWARD • Lucy YEOMANS • Peter DREW • Alan PEARSON • Mick RANDALL • Hayley ORCHARD • Shane ORCHARD • Craig TONKIN • Oliver TONKIN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Penrose parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Grace BROCK who recorded a time of 16:32 on 29th December 2018 (event number 197).
The male record is held by Peter LE GRICE who recorded a time of 14:38 on 1st January 2019 (event number 198).
The Age Grade course record is held by Emma STEPTO who recorded 93.43% (17:31) on 25th August 2018 (event number 178).
Penrose parkrun started on 28th March 2015. Since then 9,270 participants have completed 41,778 parkruns covering a total distance of 208,890 km, including 8,475 new Personal Bests. A total of 374 individuals have volunteered 3,072 times.