Penrose parkrun #231- 17th August 2019

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.

Laura xx

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.

 

 

Penrose parkrun 10/08/19 #230

I can honestly say that I don't want another parkrun like that!  I knew that there would be debris on the course due to the high winds overnight, so as I cycled along and came across a small tree/branch across the path I thought that it'd be easy to move - wrong!  Little did I know that the tree had broken where a wasp's nest was and as I tried to clear the path it just aggravated them and I got stung!  After an episode at Penrose with wasps a couple of years ago, when over 40 parkrunners got stung, I had to think of an alternative.

 

Luckily I had a co-Run Director today, Jess (who at 15 is our youngest RD), who was a star!  I cycled back to the start, explained that I had to go off again to find an alternative course and could she deal with briefing all the volunteers - which she did so admirably!

 

So off I went again on the bike and I did find an alternative, albeit narrow, muddy, slippery, stony - everything I wouldn't normally associate with Penrose parkrun (well, not on the current course anyway!)  I didn't have a chance to measure it but it was either that course or cancel totally.

 

At the run briefing I explained to all - and that included all the regulars - that the course had changed, that it wasn't measured and didn't have any marshals on the new bits but that I'd managed to put out a couple of signs.  (Luckily, unbeknown to me, one of our regular volunteers, Hayley, had taken it upon herself to be a marshal by the bridge on the revised course - for which I'm very grateful.)

 

Once the runners were underway we moved the finish funnel to a different location to take account of the new angle which the runners would be coming in from.  As the first ones crossed the line they advised me that the revised course was less than 5k and that they were all on for PBs!  On advice from parkrun HQ they said to add one minute to everyone's time as opposed to giving everyone 59:59 otherwise there would have been a lot of PBs which weren't actually true for a 5k.  I know some people weren't happy about this but it was a choice of doing that, giving everyone 59:59 or cancelling the event totally. Even so, there were still 33 PBs today!  At least you all got to run when many other parkruns were cancelled

 

Hopefully everything will be back to normal service next week.

 

Yvonne Turner

(A very stressed Event Director)

 

 

 

This week 267 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 66 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 48 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Yvonne TURNER • Emma STEPTO • Helen BRAY • Ian MATTHEWS • Marie KAY • Janna EYRE • Mick RANDALL • Helen WEBB • Hayley ORCHARD • Shane ORCHARD • Craig TONKIN • Oliver TONKIN • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Kathy TISDALE • James STEVENS

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 9,152 participants have completed 41,435 parkruns covering a total distance of 207,175 km, including 8,438 new Personal Bests. A total of 374 individuals have volunteered 3,058 times.

 

 

Penrose parkrun Event # 229 3rd August 2019

We had a good tourist turnout today, though slightly less than last week. Maybe because the weather was a little uncertain to begin with and a bit overcast. We had a visitor from as far away as Dubaii and a family of four from Sheffield, whose surname was Penrose!

This week 298 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 73 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 45 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Yvonne TURNER • Sarah ALLEN • Graham STORER • Diane PHILLIPS • Diane WARREN • Robin WATSON • Laura MILLWARD • Lucy YEOMANS • Sue SYKES • Mick RANDALL • Mark SMITHERAM • Neil HAM • Hayley ORCHARD • Jo SMITHERAM • Shane ORCHARD • John GORTON • Dean EVANS • Jane PETT • Matt JOHNS

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 9,086 participants have completed 41,168 parkruns covering a total distance of 205,840 km, including 8,405 new Personal Bests. A total of 370 individuals have volunteered 3,042 times.

 

Penrose parkrun #298 27th July 19

Penrose parkrun
Event number 228
27th July 2019

What a beautiful day for a parkrun with lots of parkrun tourists, I hope they all enjoyed our lovely course. For the next 3 weeks we will be collecting food items for Helston Foodbank, the school holidays are a difficult time for many people.

Don't forget next week, as the 1st Saturday in the month, we will have pacers. So come along and give that PB a go.

This week 330 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 92 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 48 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Yvonne TURNER • Diane PHILLIPS • Diane WARREN • Mick RANDALL • Hayley ORCHARD • Shane ORCHARD • John GORTON • Anna CULLEN • Sandra TRELEVEN • Sam TRELEVEN • Anne BETTERIDGE • Jill RANDALL • Angus CURTIS-CULLEN • Dougal CURTIS-CULLEN • Philip CONROY • Ethan HARRISON

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 9,013 participants have completed 40,870 parkruns covering a total distance of 204,350 km, including 8,352 new Personal Bests. A total of 367 individuals have volunteered 3,023 times.

 

Penrose No.227 BY KIERAN HUGHES

 

Penrose No.227 BY KIERAN HUGHES

 

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Rik Kerslake winner of the Turner prize.

Today Tracey and I ventured out from Taunton on a 300 mile round trip for my 72ndparkrun (each one at a different location).

 

The weather recently has plagued our tourism and when it started to rain from Exeter onwards I wondered what we would encounter. When we arrived we were greeted by a ray of sunshine in the form of the Run Director Craig TONKIN who made us feel most welcome and who composed and delivered a wonderful themed parkrun code poem prior to the start. We also met Yvonne TURNER (Event Director) who was a fount of parkrun knowledge and her four legged companion Jess.

 

The course at Penrose Estate, Helston is run almost entirely on tarmac paths. It is an  out and back flat course on  tarmac through the wooded part of the National Trust’s Penrose Estate with glimpses of Loe Pool at the turnaround point (don’t forget to say “Hi turnaround Mick”) when the course goes into parkland.

 

Now for the statistics, there were 286 who ran jogged or walked at Penrose and there were representatives from 31 clubs; Canterbury Harriers, Carn Runners of Holman, Corby AC, Cornwall AC, Cornwall Orienteering Club, Corsham RC, Crewkerne RC, Datchet Dashers, Defence Sports & Recreation, Ealing Eagles Running Club, Erme Valley Harriers, Falmouth RRC, Hayle Runners, Ivanhoe Runners, JP Fitness Cornwall, Kidderminster & Stourport AC, London Heathside, Lonely Goat RC, Lymm Runners, Mounts Bay Harriers, Newquay Road Runners, Poole AC, Redway Runners, Royston Runners, Running Forever Running Club, Sparkhill Harriers, Sphinx AC,  Stubbington Green Runners, Tavistock Run Project, Truro RC and Vegan Runners.

 

Visitors came from far and wide including Southampton, Portsmouth, Conkers, Canterbury, Taunton and Porthleven!.

 

The first finisher was Harris MIER with a time of 16:12 having run 24 times with Cornwall AC. Second was Sam SWIFT with a time of 17:50 having run 34 times with Erme Valley Harriers. Third and First female finisher was Ruby Lily ORCHARD with a time of 18:21 having run 42 times with Cornwall AC. Third male was Charlie GIBBARD with a time of 18:28 having run 17 times with Tavistock Run Project. Second female was Propella WOODWARD GENTLE with a time of 21:26 having run 237 times. Third was Kirsty MEDLOCK with a time of 21:40 having run 22 times with Hayle Runners.

 

Congratulations to the spectacular 32 new Personal Bests and a  warm welcome to the 10 first timers to the parkrun family, Alex ROBERTS, Andrew CROY, Josh YOUNG, John CLAY, Paul SYLVESTER, Philip BARTHOLOMEW, Kathryn WILLIS, Karen CROY, Jonathan BAMBRIDGE and Mason ROWE. May this be the start of your parkrun journey.

 

A special shout out goes to Katie SHEPHERD and Geoffrey BEACH who joined the 100 Milestone Club.

 

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

 

This event would not have been possible without the help and encouragement of the following 15 Hi Vis Hero’s: Anne BETTERIDGE, Jon BURTENSHAW, Timothea CARDELL, Mark DORRELL, Dean EVANS, John GILBERT, Kieran HUGHES, Rik KERSLAKE, Mick RANDALL, Oliver TONKIN, Craig TONKIN, Yvonne TURNER, Diane WARREN, Hollie WILLIAMS and Sarah WRIGHT

 

If you would like to volunteer simply email penrosehelpers@parkrun.com

 

Thank you Penrose parkrun for making Tracey and I so welcome.

 

Kieran Hughes, Longrun Meadow parkrun (Taunton)

 

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