17th August Event 147 Who’s faster than Ronnie?

Work and the M5 conspired to keep me away from the trails this week, fortunately I managed to divert off the M5 in time to attend Longrun Meadow in Taunton to get my weekly parkrun fix, thank you to the team there for rescuing a stranded parkrunner!! luckily this didn’t coincide with a rather important family parkrun milestone due next week or I could have been in a spot of bother. Longrun Meadow whilst an enjoyable friendly and well-run event, for me, any other parkrun no matter how good, just isn’t quite the same as the trails as we are lucky to run in such a beautiful setting. This week 110 lucky people ran, jogged and walked the course, including Esteban Perez from Spain and from slightly closer to home Ken Summers who recorded his 150th parkrun for a slightly “arbitrary” milestone. Well done Ken great achievement.

John Windemer and Christopher Matthews celebrated an official milestone run this week, both clocking up their 50th parkruns. Congratulations to both of you

This Saturday we had 27 were first timers and 6 people brand new to the parkrun family. Of our 110 runners 13 recorded new Personal Bests.  Well done to you all

Representatives of 17 different clubs took part including the first ever representative of Michelles running club & Chandlers ford community running group. Welcome to Jane Roach and Divya Jogai, hope you both enjoyed your visit, we also had ten representatives of Erme Valley Harriers who I suspect may have been supporting Ken on his 150th run.

This weeks first finishers were both from Erme Valley Harriers , congrats to Sam Swift and Jaine Swift. Our most experienced parkrunner this week was Andrew Trigg of… you guessed it… Erme Valley Harriers. The best age grading of the week went to Andrew Houghton of Tavistock ac with 75.05%

and finally in answer to the opening question, not me as  Ronnie as well as being pretty quick to a 147 has also recorded a 18.08 parkrun...   pretty impressive

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers: Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Richard CHOROSZEWSKI • Roger HEWITT • Adrian BROWN • Joanne PAGE • Paul R WILLIAMS • Sandra COLLOBY • Mike COLLOBY • Ivor EARL • Jon COUPLAND • Nick DAVIES • Bridie KENT • Wendy WALTERS • Rodger KENT • Trevor PIPER • Charlotte CARVELL • Helena WOODBRIDGE-HARRIS

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 Amber GASCOIGNE who recorded a time of 18:57 on 10th August 2019 (event number 145). 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 3,651 participants have completed 15,331 parkruns covering a total distance of 76,655 km, including 2,951 new Personal Bests. A total of 290 individuals have volunteered 2,122 times.

 

Event 145 A Barkrunners Tail

Todays report was submitted by our very special guest this weekend…

“My name is Fly and I’m now a Barkrunner, I lost my huuman this weekend, luckily, I found lots of friendly huumans near the trees and trails, I like trees, they smell good, unlike me as I've been outside for a while

new volunteer

The huumans were all a bit excited about running, I like running too, running makes me happy, huumans make me happy, Fly likes this parkrun thing, but that hill looks biiiiigggg

hill 1HILL 2

Think I will help the volunteers, they keep coming to me so must need some advice, I let them pet me, I like this,

helpful huumans

The Hummans have made me part of the core team, I am a good Dog and behave while everyone runs around, hope it’s my turn to run soon

timekeeping

Now I get to ride in a car, I like cars too, today is a good day,

car ride

Look my human, I have found him, he must have been lost, hope he was safe without me

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So This week rather than Fly, 156 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers, the number of first timers boosted by cancellations at many local parkruns we hope you all enjoyed the hospitality and surprisingly hot weather on Saturday. Of those running the course 20 recorded new Personal Bests, Including Mirianthi Crossey of Tavistock Athletic club on the occasion of her Junior 10 Milestone.

Representatives of a huge 29 different clubs took part. Special mention to the runners below as the first ever representatives here of their respective clubs

Neil Bowler            uknetrunner

Andy Fooks           Thames Valley Harriers

Lindsay Bromage   Stoke F.I.T

Kieren Reffell         RunPals

Marlow Upton        Manchester YMCA harriers

Lee Jestico            Horsham Joggers

Issac and Wayne Andrews   Hedge End Running club

Congratulations to our first finishers Andy Fooks and Amber Gascoigne, both first timers here today, Amber also broke the course record for a female runner, massive congratulations on your achievement Amber

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers: Sue PILLAR • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Paul WATERS • Andrew HOUGHTON • Paul DAYMOND • Peter JUDD • Richard CHOROSZEWSKI • Susan CATTO • Paul R WILLIAMS • Kate ROYSTON • John LEA • Matthew WOOD • Bridie KENT • Giles HEARDMAN • Kitty HEARDMAN • Joe PITT • Tony DYSON

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 Amber GASCOIGNE who recorded a time of 18:57 on 10th August 2019 (event number 145). 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 3,624 participants have completed 15,221 parkruns covering a total distance of 76,105 km, including 2,938 new Personal Bests. A total of 289 individuals have volunteered 2,105 times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event 144,,, well thats just Gross 6th Aug 2019

Our regular numbers were swollen again this week by visitors from far and wide. We had runners from as far North as Inverness, normally a safe bet for furthest travelled, but not this week as our Tail walker hailed from Australia, Richard Choroszewski not only claimed those bragging rights but also made a vlog on the way round, which he has kindly posted on our page. It was a pleasure to get a few moments to chat with you Chris on your way to the finish funnel. Good luck with your continued travels, and work with the Australian coastguard.

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We had a few milestones today, Tristan Piper joined the junior 10 club, Ryan Taylor joined the fifty club and Freya Waudby West joined the 100 club, congratulations to all three of you.

Meanwhile we welcomed four people to the parkrun family who chose Tamar Trails to be the venue of their first foray into parkrun, they were joined by 18 other runners who visited us for the first time, in total 118 people ran, jogged and walked the course, just slightly down on last week’s number. I did enjoy this week hearing the amount of runners who thanked the marshals on the way round and the encouragement they offered to all the runners, it wouldn’t be possible to host our event without those who volunteer, so a big thank you from me to all those behind the scenes and standing out on the course (yes I know you won’t give me a better time now…)

This week saw 29 fleet footed parkrunners set new PBs, including 5 of the first 6 to finish. Our First finisher today was a first timer representing Avon Valley Harriers, Gary Macalister, and our first lady home, rocking a brand new PB and completing the fete for the third time in four visits, was Kristyna Cade of Tavistock AC. Well done to all of you

This week we had Representatives of 17 different clubs taking part including Tracy Ashwell, the first ever representative of  Wheathampstead Warriors to grace the trails. We also had a few lonely goats join us for a not so lonely run, hope you enjoyed the day guys

Bill and Oliver Newton of Lonely Goat RC who have clocked up 94 parkruns between them

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Few stats from today:  for those that like that kind of thing

  • Most experienced parkrunner today was David Waudby West of Inverness Harriers ACC on 210 runs, not sure that’s enough to get him back home.
  • Best represented age group was VM40-44 with ten people including our first finisher.
  • Matthew Wood was the person who crossed the line in 53rd place today to clock up a total of 75,000 kms run at Tamar Trails, he has therefore been awarded a shiny new PB today…(these events may or may not be related in any way)
  • Best Age Grading today was David Weaver at 73.47%  yes.  yes he did get awarded a new PB too..

This event was made possible by 16 volunteers:  other events are available but may not contain the same level of awesomeness:

James ARMSTRONG • Ian LITTLEWOOD • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Allan HERDMAN • Peter JUDD • Debbie INGRAMS • Hilary HEAD • Martin HEAD • Richard CHOROSZEWSKI • Susan CATTO • Paul R WILLIAMS • Kieran HUGHES • Wendy WALTERS • Tracey ALDER • Deborah COPE • Trevor PIPER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tamar Trails parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Jo MEEK who recorded a time of 19:05 on 15th April 2017 (event number 25). The male record is held by Oliver SMART who recorded a time of 15:53 on 1st June 2019 (event number 135). 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 3,568 participants have completed 15,065 parkruns covering a total distance of 75,325 km, including 2,918 new Personal Bests. A total of 288 individuals have volunteered 2,088 times.

 

 

 

 

Event 143 featuring Chris Stanlake’s Tourist run report

Todays run report was kindly supplied by Chris Stanlake, who visited us for the first time today:  over to you Chris

“I was rather glad to wake up to find that the temperature had dropped, and it wasn't expected to be as hot as it had been for the last few days. I set out on my drive from St Columb Major to Tamar Trails questioning why I was up so early to drive 50 miles for a 5k and remembered why, I have a particular problem and it's parkrun related. I am a parkrun tourist having got addicted to visiting as many different parkruns as I can fairly early on in my parkrun journey, and I was looking to do my 47th different event in 109 parkruns. Having done every other Cornish parkrun, it was time to travel a bit further and see what I could tick off! Having seen pictures on the parkrun tourist Facebook group, Tamar Trails looked beautiful and certainly a challenge.

The parkrun location was easy to find and it's always a bonus to see a cafe and toilets immediately next to the car park and finish! A quick walk up to the start in the woods below the aerial walkways and one of the prettiest starts I've seen in my 46 previous events. I was rather surprised to find the trail firm underfoot and very dusty for the first few kilometres and rather flat given the surrounding terrain!

I was taking the run easy due to a recent ankle injury so when I saw the turn down to return to the start, it was time to ease off in case I rolled my ankle on the loose surface. A beautiful descent through the trees and then hear mentions from other runners about "the hill" that's coming up. I should've realized it was inevitable as I'd been running downhill for the last km or so and what goes down, must come up! There was no chance of running this so took opportunity to take some pictures and take in the surroundings on the climb up to the finish where a gentle climb to the finish was well received and then a warm welcome from the regular runners along a wood lined finish. That's the one of the many things that I love about parkrun, the universal welcome and encouragement from everyone involved.

I thoroughly enjoyed Tamar Trail parkrun and while it wasn’t my quickest, it was the experience that counted and another different location ticked off. A great course, friendly locals and then a cafe right at the finish, what more could you want?

Thank you Chris, for taking the time to submit the run report, enjoy your touristing and we hope to see you again when your ankles recovered to get the full benefit of our mound of opportunity at the end of the course!!

This week 127 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers: Clare CHANDLER • Holly CHANDLER • Chris STANLAKE • Peter JUDD • Debbie INGRAMS • Sarah SWIFT • Ivor EARL • Bridie KENT • Anna GOUGH • Jessica PATTERSON • Susie PITT • Joe PITT • Linda JAMES • Beverley BICKLEY • Alice BICKLEY

 

Just a few stats from today to add to Chris’s review of our parkrun

  • We had two runners celebrate their 50th parkrun today  Donna Baker and Sally Benson
  • Alison Paddon of our very own Tamar trail runners ran her 100th parkrun

Congratulations to you all on your milestones.

Our numbers were swelled by a number of tourists today from far and wide, reflected in the following first ever representation for eth following running clubs here at the trails

  • Conor Patten of BOI Runners
  • Luca Jarman of Gainsborough & Morton striders
  • Freddy Frost of Penny Lane Striders
  • Chris Stanlake of Ogmore Pheonix runners
  • Hannah Parmley of Roundhay Runners

Congratulations to all who ran PBs today, my own PB celebrated its first Birthday today so hopefully it won’t last too much longer!!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tamar Trails parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Jo MEEK who recorded a time of 19:05 on 15th April 2017 (event number 25). The male record is held by Oliver SMART who recorded a time of 15:53 on 1st June 2019 (event number 135). 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 3,546 participants have completed 14,947 parkruns covering a total distance of 74,735 km, including 2,889 new Personal Bests. A total of 284 individuals have volunteered 2,072 times.

 

 

Tamar Trails parkrun,Event number 142, 20th July 2019

Despite the gloomy weather forecast good weather shone down on the trails this week as 107 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and five were brand new to parkrun. Today 15 of you wonderful runners recorded new Personal Bests, well done to all of you.

Representatives of 18 different clubs took part and the following were the first ever representatives of their respective running clubs here at the trails, so  big welcome to Paul Abraham of Altrincham and District AC, Daniel Garlick of  Costello Crawlers, Nic Mansell of Running free international,& Fay Uphill of Sedgefield Harriers.

There were no milestones to celebrate today but a few random stats below for those who like a bit of data

  • Todays first finisher was Sam Twine, with anew PB on his fifth time here and first time as first finisher
  • Emily Williams was our first female finisher on her 16th Visit and also her first time as first finisher
  • Juliet Thompson was our most experienced runner today on 348 parkruns
  • Most represented club was our very own tama Trail Runners with 7 representatives
  • Best Represented age category was VM50-54

This weeks event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Sarah TIPPETT • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Stuart QUEEN • Susan CATTO • Ivor EARL • Soozie TRICE • Paul EVENDEN • Neil HELSON • Jessica HELSON • Benjamin GALLANT • Jessica PATTERSON • Susie PITT • Joe PITT • Helena WOODBRIDGE-HARRIS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tamar Trails parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Jo MEEK who recorded a time of 19:05 on 15th April 2017 (event number 25).
The male record is held by Oliver SMART who recorded a time of 15:53 on 1st June 2019 (event number 135).
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 3,521 participants have completed 14,820 parkruns covering a total distance of 74,100 km, including 2,869 new Personal Bests. A total of 280 individuals have volunteered 2,057 times.

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