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.
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.