Penrose parkrun is cancelled on 11 April 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Penrose parkrun #257 8th February 2020

Penrose parkrun number 257
8th February 2020

This morning was the calm before Storm Ciara as the sun shone on the 309 people who ran, jogged and walked the Penrose course today. A special shout out to Helen Webb who celebrated her 50th parkrun – well done Helen and welcome to the red t shirt club!

Slightly less calm were myself and Kate Leyshon,  who were shadowing the Penrose Run Director role, in preparation for launching a new event at Penryn later this year. We came along with other members of our core team – Rod, Jeremy and Andrew.

Despite having volunteered at various parkruns over 30 times, I am amazed at how much is involved in being a Run Director. Don’t let that calm exterior fool you – there is a lot of multi-tasking and troubleshooting going on under the surface. Thank you to Craig and Di, joint event directors at Penrose, for taking us under your wings and showing us how things are done. We are now fledgling experts in everything from funnel duckers to results processing.

Kate did the first timers’ briefing and we had 51 today, along with some tourists. We also saw 52 personal bests so the sunshine obviously had a motivational effect. We had representatives of 21 different clubs taking part.

Today’s event was made possible, as always, by our great volunteers:

Carol Ann GRANT • Alan JONES • Lyn JONES • Jeremy BOOKER • Stephen LOWE • Timothea CARDELL • Diane WARREN • Catherine , LEYSHON • Craig TONKIN • Deborah PEARCE • Oliver TONKIN • Rod ALLDAY • Karen PARKER • Rik KERSLAKE • Beverly BRIAN • Lisa ROTHERY • Karen CROY • Andrew PYE

The Penryn team will be back in April to do a complete ‘takeover’ at Penrose and finish our training. So if you could remember to bring your barcode, listen to the briefing, stay in the finish funnel and not walk off with one of the finish tokens, you will help keep us calm and happy! See you all again soon.

Carol Grant

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 10,235 participants have completed 48,087 parkruns covering a total distance of 240,435 km, including 9,352 new Personal Bests. A total of 422 individuals have volunteered 3,511 times.

 

 

International Womens Day

Parkrun research tells us that women are much less likely to participate in parkrun, and we are taking steps to change that. As part of these efforts parkrun are organising a global female-focused parkrun celebration on Saturday 7 March 2020, the day before International Women’s Day.

In England this will support the This Girl Can campaign created by our partner Sport England.

Penrose are joining parkruns worldwide in a celebration of female participation on this day. We will be

  • Encouraging existing parkrunners to bring along a female friend, family member or a work colleague, especially one who has never been to parkrun before
  • Sharing out plans with local organisations, including the media
  • Encouraging everyone to dress in purple (our chosen colour for the day)
  • Fillingl your volunteer roster with as many women and girls as possible
  • Mentioning the day in the pre-event briefing, and encourage everyone to do a big cheer
  • Takeing lots of photos celebrating female participation, using the special IWD parkrun selfie frames and hashtag #IWDparkrun

We hope you will be able to come and join us !!

 

Craig Tonkin

Penrose event director

 

Penrose parkrun #255 – 25th January 2020

After a soggy start today was perfect running weather as 303 people tackled Penrose parkrun.  There were a few first timers and a few tourists today with James Johns earning his 50 parkrun t-shirt and Rosie Kelly her 10th.  Well done to everyone who ran today.

Thanks go to today's volunteers, especially Derrick Frantz who stepped into the fray at the last minute. And well done to the timers and finish token volunteers for coping with a couple of 'twice through the funnel' dramas.  A reminder to everyone, please never go through our finish funnel more than once, it causes a minor headache and is so easily avoidable!!

See you all in a couple of weeks.  Today's stats are below.

Laura xx

This week 303 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Diane PHILLIPS • Marie KAY • Laura MILLWARD • Jon BURTENSHAW • Derrick FRANTZ • Mick RANDALL • Craig TONKIN • Jenny PAYNE • Oliver TONKIN • Sarah RICHARDS • Tabitha WHITEHOUSE-BANKS • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Jill RANDALL • Phoebe LAY • Sally BATCHELOR

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 10,158 participants have completed 47,557 parkruns covering a total distance of 237,785 km, including 9,263 new Personal Bests. A total of 416 individuals have volunteered 3,477 times.

 

 

 

Penrose parkrun #254 18/01/20

Penrose parkrun
Event number 254
18th January 2020

This week 293 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Rachel FLANAGAN • Diane PHILLIPS • Timothea CARDELL • Diane WARREN • Mick RANDALL • Jesse LEWIS • Jo LAY • Craig TONKIN • Teresa POULTNEY • Oliver TONKIN • Sarah WRIGHT • Tabitha WHITEHOUSE-BANKS • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Rik KERSLAKE • Phoebe LAY • Rebecca KEVERN

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 10,123 participants have completed 47,254 parkruns covering a total distance of 236,270 km, including 9,219 new Personal Bests. A total of 415 individuals have volunteered 3,462 times.

 

Penrose parkrun 11th January 2020

The organisers of the soon to be Penryn parkrun came to join us today to see how its all done and so we had an abundance of volunteers today. Just as well as 271 people who took part came in thick and fast ! We don't know who won because the lady who was first home choose not to scan her barcode but it was nice to see a lady winner !

We had 17 first timers to penrose including Andrew Patterson, Martyn Prouse and Verity Bridger.

Unfortunately the cafe is closed for a month so we headed up to Sainsbury's to process the results and our delegation from Penryn learnt all about the joys of token sorting !

Thank-you to everyone who helped ! It couldn't happen without you!!

Craig Tonkin

Event director

This week 271 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Carol Ann GRANT • Diane PHILLIPS • Diane WARREN • Carole DREW • Barry DREW • Kathryn OSBORN • Laura MILLWARD • Catherine , LEYSHON • Mick RANDALL • Jesse LEWIS • Craig TONKIN • Michael WRIGHT • Oliver TONKIN • Rod ALLDAY • Jess WHITEHOUSE • Phoebe LAY • David PIMLOTT • Karen RICHES

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 10,080 participants have completed 46,961 parkruns covering a total distance of 234,805 km, including 9,170 new Personal Bests. A total of 413 individuals have volunteered 3,446 times.