Penrose parkrun #216 4th May 2019 Star wars day !!

For the first time at Penrose, our event fell on May the forth which meant only one thing, Star wars day!! Star wars fancy dress was the order of the day. The lovely sunshine brought out over 300 runners including visitors from Norfolk, Thailand and even Jacinta Scanlon from Canning river park run, Perth, Australia !
It was my first time as run director but my fabulous band of volenteers made the whole event run like clockwork and with the guidance of event director Yvonne Turner, I survived to tell the tail.

The first unassisted runner home was Jon Barnes who was running his first ever park run and he completed the course in 17:32 !

Thank you to everyone who took part and everyone who helped. I hope you all had fun !!

Craig Tonkin
run director

This week 304 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Yvonne TURNER • Rachel FLANAGAN • Graham STORER • Ian MATTHEWS • Marie KAY • Carole DREW • Barry DREW • Robin WATSON • Chris HUGHES • Mick RANDALL • Craig TONKIN • Thomas ROSENFELD • Jane PETT • Oliver TONKIN • Geoff LETCHFORD • Andrew STAPLES • Alun EVANS • James LAY • Katherine DILLEIGH • Claire WHITEHOUSE • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Jill RANDALL • Hannah DUTCHAK • Helen SISEMAN

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 8,384 participants have completed 37,842 parkruns covering a total distance of 189,210 km, including 7,897 new Personal Bests. A total of 330 individuals have volunteered 2,816 times.