Penrose parkrun Event # 246 7th December 2019

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The weather was at least dry today and it was quite mild. Everyone was thankful. Second week on our "All on the phone" system and all went well. Matt Biscoe, our SW Regional Coordinator made a visit today and seemed happy with the way we run things. Phew, that is a relief! Our Leeds Building Society baton arrived with a runner today, so our route has been locked into its GPS, it is now on its way to Heartlands for next week.

This week 207 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Richard THORNELOE • Aiden CLARKE • Ian MATTHEWS • Diane PHILLIPS • Marie KAY • Kirsty MEDLOCK • Susan DODDS • Mick RANDALL • Neil HAM • Jesse LEWIS • Craig TONKIN • John GORTON • Naomi ASTILL • Thomas ROSENFELD • Dean EVANS • Oliver TONKIN • Demelza KEENS • Tabitha WHITEHOUSE-BANKS • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Jill RANDALL • Phoebe LAY • John GILBERT

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 9,784 participants have completed 45,078 parkruns covering a total distance of 225,390 km, including 8,947 new Personal Bests. A total of 398 individuals have volunteered 3,325 times.

 

Penrose parkrun 30th Novemebr 2019

Amazingly the rain held off for the first dry Penrose parkrun in weeks but there was a keen wind as they approached the lake and a hard head wind met runners on the turnaround.

This week we were blessed with lots of volunteers many helping out for the first time. This was only the second time we've used just the parkrun volunteer app and so everyone did amazingly well. 142 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part. At the pre race briefing we all sang happy birthday to Mark Worledge !

Jason Pascoe was our first (assisted) runner home and the first un assisted was Neil Hayhurst with a new parkrun P.B of 18:56

Our first lady home was Emily Struges of Mounts bay harriers with a great time of 21:33.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Diane PHILLIPS • Diane WARREN • Sue SYKES • Mick RANDALL • Rachael HILLIARD • Neil HAM • Christina LAKE • Craig TONKIN • Kim MCDOWELL • Peter BATES • Oliver TONKIN • Jessica HAM • John GILBERT • Gillian GRUNDY • Sarah WRIGHT • Andrew CROY • Caroline ATTWOOD

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 Age Grade course record is held by Jason PASCOE who recorded 101.04% (14:22) on 30th November 2019 (event number 245).

Penrose parkrun started on 28th March 2015. Since then 9,760 participants have completed 44,871 parkruns covering a total distance of 224,355 km, including 8,906 new Personal Bests. A total of 396 individuals have volunteered 3,303 times.

 

Penrose parkrun 23rd November 2019 – Event number 244

A real autumnal feel to parkrun today with a bit of mizzle, lots of fallen leaves and a fair bit of mud to boot.  We were joined by a small but strong band of visiting parkrunners from as far and wide as Sheffield, Brighton, Chippenham and a fellow Run Director from St Albans parkrun...plus a shout out to our Falmouth first timer, hope to see you again next week.  It was also great to see former Penrose parkrunners pay us a visit from Bath trialing the out and back route for the first time.

Finally a special mention to Susan Dodd, a Penrose regular, completing their 100th parkrun today (and many happy returns for your birthday next week!)

Thanks to the volunteers, without whom there would be no weekly event - and well done to Oliver who correctly guessed (give or take) the total number of runners in our weekly sweep stake.

Heres your stats, see you soon

Janna and Jess

This week 171 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Richard THORNELOE • Diane PHILLIPS • Timothea CARDELL • Diane WARREN • Janna EYRE • Derrick FRANTZ • Mick RANDALL • Jesse LEWIS • Craig TONKIN • Oliver TONKIN • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Jill RANDALL • Phoebe LAY • John GILBERT

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 9,745 participants have completed 44,729 parkruns covering a total distance of 223,645 km, including 8,892 new Personal Bests. A total of 395 individuals have volunteered 3,286 times.

 

Penrose parkrun Event # 243 16th November 2019

Well it was a fairly wet and damp day and we stayed off the field as it is still so boggy. Despite that, the turnout was pretty reasonable. We had two runners, Jo Davis and Susan Evans, who both ran their 100th parkrun. Well done to both. It was also the Birthday of Susan Evan's son, William Evans. He also ran.

This week 211 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Diane PHILLIPS • Timothea CARDELL • Diane WARREN • Mick RANDALL • Stuart PICKERING • Craig TONKIN • John GORTON • Dave BUNT • Jayne THORLEY • Oliver TONKIN • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Phoebe LAY • Simon BAKER • Elizabeth FERRIS

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 9,730 participants have completed 44,558 parkruns covering a total distance of 222,790 km, including 8,879 new Personal Bests. A total of 394 individuals have volunteered 3,272 times.

 

Penrose parkrun – # 242 9th November 2019

Penrose parkrun
Event number 242
9th November 2019

This week 176 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Jules LEWIS • Diane PHILLIPS • Marie KAY • Diane WARREN • Kirsty MEDLOCK • Mick RANDALL • Hayley ORCHARD • Jesse LEWIS • Susanne WOOD • Daisy WOOD • Poppy WOOD • Stacey HOCKING • Stuart PICKERING • Naomi ASTILL • Robin WATSON • Jayne THORLEY • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Jill RANDALL • Morwenna BENNETT • Phoebe LAY • John GILBERT

A big thank you today to our pacers who paced today due to our bad weather cancellation last week. we normally have pacers on the first Saturday of the month.

Kirsty Medlock 25 minute pacer

John Gilbert 27 minute pacer

Robin Watson 30 minute pacer

Naomi Still 32 minute pacer

Stacey Hocking 35 minute pacer

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 9,711 participants have completed 44,347 parkruns covering a total distance of 221,735 km, including 8,850 new Personal Bests. A total of 394 individuals have volunteered 3,258 times.

 

Penrose parkrun – Event number 241 26th October 2019

This week were lucky enough to have a run report from visiting Seaton parkrun Event Director Carol.

As event director back in Seaton it is a real treat to get the opportunity to do some parkrun tourism. Arriving in pouring rain and high winds I wondered if anyone would be aim the car park, especially as there was some other sporting event on this morning! But I should never doubt parkrunners and especially hardy, dedicated parkrun volunteers. I was welcomed immediately by the team who had already been busy setting up.

An impressive 125 parkrunners completed the out and back course in the torrid conditions including ghosts, skeletons, mummies and pumpkins in honour of Halloween. Visitors came from Devon, Fulham, Kingston, Oxfordshire and, taking the prize for the furthest distance by a very long way, Australia.

The young RD, Jess, gave all of us tourists a lovely welcome as well as just the one first timer. Hopefully she will still get the parkrun bug and be back for more next week. We were then off running into the driving rain alongside the river but, even in the rain, it was very picturesque with the splendid autumnal trees along the route.

Recovering from injury I jogged along at the back with my dog chatting  to some of the other parkrunners. Meanwhile up at the front the first to finish was Benjamin Noad from Highgate in a PB of 16:52. He also topped the age grade table. First female finisher was Ruby Orchard celebrating her 50th parkrun in some style and finishing in 18:43.

The 14 high vis volunteers deserve massive praise for cheering us all on as well as doing all the set up and clear up in constant rain. Big thanks too for the spooky oranges and chocolates at the finish. A real treat.

Carol Austin
ED Seaton and parkrun ambassador

This week 125 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Ian MATTHEWS • Diane WARREN • Laura MILLWARD • Janna EYRE • Mick RANDALL • Hayley ORCHARD • Jesse LEWIS • Jenny PAYNE • Geoffrey BEACH • Sarah RICHARDS • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Jill RANDALL • Phoebe LAY • Steven BROWN

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 9,691 participants have completed 44,171 parkruns covering a total distance of 220,855 km, including 8,824 new Personal Bests. A total of 390 individuals have volunteered 3,237 times.

 

“newyear” New Year’s Day parkrun

We will be holding a parkrun at Penrose on New Years Day. To enable anyone to do the double with Heartlands, Penrose will start at 10.30am.

 

“christmas”Christmas Day parkrun

We will be holding Penrose parkrun on Christmas Day at 9am. We are looking for volunteers, email https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox to put your name on the roster.

 

Penrose parkrun Event # 239 12th October 2019

It looked as though we would have a wet one as it rained most of the night, but the rain held off this morning, and there was still a healthy turnout. It was still a bit boggy underfoot at the finish, however, and I think that may be the last finish in our usual spot for this winter. Mounts Bay Harriers came down this morning with their juniors, who are all pretty quick! The leaves are starting to fill the pathway and it was my first dark setup of the Autumn.

This week 232 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Yvonne TURNER • Sarah ALLEN • Ross ATKINSON-BEAUMONT • Jules LEWIS • Marie KAY • Diane WARREN • Robert BURROWS • Mark DORRELL • Hayley ORCHARD • Susanne WOOD • Poppy WOOD • John GORTON • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Phoebe LAY

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 9,652 participants have completed 43,854 parkruns covering a total distance of 219,270 km, including 8,780 new Personal Bests. A total of 390 individuals have volunteered 3,206 times.

 

Penrose parkrun – Event number 238 – 5th October 2019 – 15 years of parkrun!

A big thank you to Hilary Foster for this week's run report:-

It’s 15 years since Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE (aka PSHCBE, pron. Push-ker-ber) started the global phenomenon now known as parkrun.

While the original venue in a west London suburb welcomed over 1800 runners this morning, ‘only’ 244 runners, joggers and walkers braved the Cornish mizzle to celebrate in their own way at Penrose, almost as far south and west as you can get on the UK mainland.  This was just the right number for this course – enough to feel the parkrun ‘community spirit’, but not so many as to overcrowd the out-and-back route.

The start is easy to find, handily marked by a parkrun-branded feather flag on the roadside. I knew where I was headed though, with fond but now vague memories of adventures on the adjacent Helston Boating Lake as a child.  This was only my second visit to Penrose, my first visit in 2016 having been on the old course, a challenging trail run uphill through woods, along the coast path and across a muddy field. I was certainly looking forward to trying out this ‘new’, flatter route in my less-than-fit state.

When I arrived at 8.30am, the huge car park (next to Flora Motors) was practically empty, save for a few camper vans and a couple of coaches. However, within minutes, a steady stream of cars started arriving, volunteers and runners eventually emerging and heading for the flat grassy area adjacent to the start, or for a warm-up lap of the boating lake.

First-time parkrunners and visitors were all warmly welcomed by the RD on this grassy area, before joining the group on the start line for the main briefing. A few ‘shushes’ brought quiet for about 30 seconds, but it didn’t last, so I didn’t manage to hear all of the briefing. Please – out of respect to the RD and to other runners - keep quiet during the briefing.

Be warned – it’s worth placing yourself appropriately for your expected finish time as it’s a narrow start, with a wall at the back so you could get a bit squashed. Not being the fastest of runners, I like to start right at the back and see how far forward I can work during the run, but I did have to walk a little way before getting up to a gentle jog.  This week Penrose had a set of volunteer pacers – ranging from (I think) about 25 mins all the way up to 50 minutes, so I hope that some runners got some new PBs as a result!

The course features some gentle undulations, a bit of a sideways camber and a couple of slight bends, but otherwise is a fast, flat, out and back route on tarmac. Some don’t like out-and-backs, but I love them: seeing the faster runners coming back the other way, being able to gauge how I’m doing on the return leg based on features noticed on the way out, etc.

Highlights of today included the frequent shouts of “DADDY POWER!!!” from a young child in a buggy; the relaxing influence of the still waters of Loe Pool; reaching the turnaround point and knowing it was net downhill from there to the end; and the absolute best bit for me – coming up to overtake a mum and boy, proudly sporting a t-shirt printed with the parkrun logo and the number 1, chatting between them about Gruffaloes and Bear Hunts and thoroughly enjoying the young lad’s first parkrun. You may not have seen me grinning to myself as I passed you in my 100 t-shirt – but I just loved it!

Today’s first male finisher was Marcus BENNETTO of Forest of Dean AC, a regular runner and volunteer at Forest of Dean parkrun, running a course PB of 17:26 on his second visit to Penrose.

First female finisher was Carol RANDALL of Mounts Bay Harriers, a loyal Penrose parkrunner, who ran her 25th Penrose parkrun in a time of 21:43.

First junior male was Thomas TREGEAR (JM11-14) of Mounts Bay Harriers, with a new PB of 23:59.

First junior female was Daisy WOOD (JW11-14), also with a new PB of 24:03:00.

In total, 244 people ran, jogged and walked the course this week.

27 of these ran at Penrose for the first time, including 8 who completed their FIRST EVER parkrun. Of these, 4 were juniors just starting out on their parkrun journey. That’s fantastic – hope you all enjoyed it!

8 further participants completed their ‘difficult second’ parkrun – in other words, the first one didn’t put them off and they’ve come back for more!

36 parkrunners recorded new Personal Bests on the Penrose course, and representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The great thing about Penrose compared to my home run of Cannon Hill (Birmingham) is that the course needs very few marshals, as there’s so little chance of going the wrong way! This week’s event was made possible by 23 hi-vis heroes (volunteers):

Alex ROBERTS  •  Andrew CROY  •  Craig TONKIN  •  Dave BUNT  •  Dean EVANS  •  Graham STORER  •  Hana GRIFFITHS  •  Hannah DUTCHAK  •  Hilary FOSTER  •  James LAY  •  Jess WHITEHOUSE  •  Jesse LEWIS  •  Jill RANDALL  •  Jules LEWIS  •  Laura MILLWARD  •  Mick RANDALL  •  Peter BATES  •  Philip MCNEVIN  •  Phoebe LAY  •  Sarah WRIGHT  •  Steve PATTEN  •  Sue SYKES  •  Yvonne TURNER

All parkruns rely on volunteers to keep going week-in, week-out. Without them, parkruns simply wouldn’t happen. If you’d like to get involved, please

All parkruns rely on volunteers to keep going week-in, week-out. Without them, parkruns simply wouldn’t happen. If you’d like to get involved, please email penrosehelpers@parkrun.com (or your local parkrun if not Penrose).

For today's full results and a complete event history go to 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 9,634 participants have completed 43,622 parkruns covering a total distance of 218,110 km, including 8,737 new Personal Bests. A total of 390 individuals have volunteered 3,192 times.

  email penrosehelpers@parkrun.com (or your local parkrun if not Penrose).

For today's full results and a complete event history go to 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 9,634 participants have completed 43,622 parkruns covering a total distance of 218,110 km, including 8,737 new Personal Bests. A total of 390 individuals have volunteered 3,192 times.

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