Whilst I was away continuing a quest around the 8 Cornish Parkruns, back home at the trails 77 people ran, jogged and walked the course, and no matter where else I parkrun on a Saturday I always have the same thoughts whilst negotiating the course that day, where about on the route would I be now if I was running my home course?, who of the regulars are there this week?, how is everyone getting on?. It makes me realise in this particularly uncertain time what a community-based event parkrun has become. Over the next few weeks HQ and ourselves may have some difficult choices to make but no matter what happens, or unfolds, I am sure that parkrun will continue to be a great friendly community event as things return to normal.
Saturday saw a magnificent 7 first timers take on our beautifully scenic course for the first time and five of you were brand new to parkrun, welcome one and all. We also saw 17 people record personnel bests, including our first three finishers. Congratulations to you all.
Special mentions this week to:
Mark Henagulph who’s new PB saw him dip under 20 minutes for the first time, quite a milestone that one
Noah Towe who notched up his 150th parkrun (not an official milestone but well worth a mention)
Jess Aldersly JNR 15-17 Achieved her 10runs Milestone
Seth Baker JNR10 who on his first ever parkrun set the highest age grade rating of the day at 79.13% beating into second place Fynn Baker JNR11-14 at 75.62% on his second parkrun.
Our first finisher today was Dale Haynes of Egdan Heath Harriers one of 14 different clubs represented today, and our first female finisher was Sharon Daw of East Cornwall Harriers
Congratulations to all our runners today
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
Helen ROPER • Sarah TIPPETT • Jucinta MARSHALSEA • Andrew HOUGHTON • Stuart QUEEN • Jan MOORE • Jonathan MOORE • Julia LILLEY • Paul R WILLIAMS • Christopher KIRWIN • Ivor EARL • Jon COUPLAND • Samson TRICE • Ian TRICE • Tehya SPICER • Susie PITT • Sharon DAW
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tamar Trails parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Oliver SMART who recorded a time of 15:53 on 1st June 2019 (event number 135).
The female record is held by Kerry PRISE who recorded a time of 18:40 on 28th December 2019 (event number 165).
The Age Grade course record is held by Oliver SMART who recorded 86.25% (15:53) on 1st June 2019 (event number 135).
Tamar Trails parkrun started on 29th October 2016. Since then 4,278 participants have completed 18,414 parkruns covering a total distance of 92,070 km, including 3,335 new Personal Bests. A total of 330 individuals have volunteered 2,621 times.