It was our 4th birthday today and 9-year-old Holly's 150th parkrun! Our theme was superheros and there were plenty of runners in fancy dress to celebrate with us!
We had our usual influx of tourists from various UK locations including Bristol, Lee-on-Solent (Portsmouth way), Milton Keynes, amongst others!
We've had to introduce a new rule at Penrose which is that children cannot ride bikes or scooters within the parkrun as we've had a number of incidents over the past few months regarding this including parents who think that their child should get a result even though they haven't run it!
This week 278 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:
Yvonne TURNER • Graham STORER • Diane PHILLIPS • Sarah TREGEAR • Diane WARREN • Laura MILLWARD • Ali GALLOWAY • Mick RANDALL • Jo SMITHERAM • Andrea HUNT • Craig TONKIN • Oliver TONKIN • James LAY • Tabitha WHITEHOUSE-BANKS • Ian ALFORD
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 8,102 participants have completed 36,511 parkruns covering a total distance of 182,555 km, including 7,651 new Personal Bests. A total of 325 individuals have volunteered 2,714 times.