Tamar Trails parkun, event 136 8th June 2019 – Towe the line

This week 105 people ran, jogged and walked the course, which contained a good mix of puddles and mud, always a bit more fun when you get dirty!!  Luckily the set- up team had cleared all the fallen branches, major rocks and untrained dragons, so we runners were free to enjoy the delights of the trails without too much worry.

One runner celebrated a milestone today, congratulations to Rebecca Towe who clocked up her 100th parkrun, definitely a case of keeping it in the family, as she becomes the third member of the Towe family to hit this milestone. Luckily they’re not running in opposite directions or they would never see each other again.

We have a number of runners close to varying milestones in the coming weeks , I hope to give all of you a mention to help celebrate your achievements, official and arbitrary so please feel free to shout out when asked by the RD in the pre run brief.

20 runners today were first timers at the trails and 4 of those were brand new to the parkrun family, welcome to all our visitors and first time parkrunners its great to see new faces enjoying our parkrun each week.

Despite the soft going underfoot 17 fleet footed runners managed new PBs (not that I’m jealous) the youngest being in the age 10 category and the oldest in the 65-69 age category, so there’s hope for me yet, well done to each of you.

Representatives of 10 different clubs took part with a first ever representative of Run DST

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers without who our event just could not take place. There may even be  a milestone for one of our regular volunteers next week!   Thank you to all the following people Peter JUDD • Janet MARTIN • Adrian BROWN • Paul R WILLIAMS • Sandra COLLOBY • Mike COLLOBY • John WINDEMER • Christopher KIRWIN • Ivor EARL • Di LUCKHURST • Nick DAVIES • Bridie KENT • Alexandra PUTNA • Gem GALLANT • Benjamin GALLANT • Rodger KENT

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 3,364 participants have completed 14,182 parkruns covering a total distance of 70,910 km, including 2,778 new Personal Bests. A total of 271 individuals have volunteered 1,966 times

 

Tamar Trails parkrun. Event number 135.1st June 2019

This week 116 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 13 were brand new to parkrun. We had 9 unknown runners this week so please don’t forget your barcode #dfyb, 19 of you recorded new Personal Bests today, congratulations to each of you, but especially to Oliver Smart of Tavistock run project who not only recorded a new PB but smashed the previous course record set by Adam Holland by 10 seconds in a time of 15:53, personally I think I would struggle to get round the course on a bike in that time!! this was also an age graded course record, quite an impressive performance.

Representatives of 17 different clubs took part and we had first ever representatives of Manchester tri club, North Herts RRC, Coventry Godiva striders, Cornelly striders and professional duathlete Australia. Welcome to all our first timers and visitors.

Our first finisher Oliver Smart also recorded an age graded score of 86.25% and our first female finisher Helen Orme also recoded a PB and an age graded score of 70.13% and for perfect symmetry both were first finishers for the 5th time. It’s like they planned it!!

We had no official milestones to celebrate today, but a few official and arbitrary milestones are very close.  Lara Dix Is one run away from her junior ten shirt, Donna Baker is 2 away from her 50th, Rebecca Towe is 1 away from her 100th, Paul Martin is 2 away from his 150th and Roger Hewitt is currently 1 run away from becoming the first person to run 100 parkruns here at the trails. This Saturday could be a good day for cake!!

And finally a shout out to John Philip Carter(vm75-79) and Francesca Carter( I wont mention a lady’s age) who represented the Wimbledon Windmilers and who at the end of the run had racked up an impressive exactly 700 parkruns between them, I hope you both really enjoyed your first visit here and congratulations to you both on this achievement.

This event was made possible by 19 volunteers: Ben TOWE • Hollie BAXTER • Andrew HOUGHTON • Paul DAYMOND • Paul R WILLIAMS • Sandra COLLOBY • Mike COLLOBY • Anne LAKE • Christopher KIRWIN • Ivor EARL • Jon COUPLAND • Matthew WOOD • Anna GOUGH • Jessica PATTERSON • Joe PITT • Lauren GROCH • Eashan EVERETT • Linda JAMES • 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 3,344 participants have completed 14,077 parkruns covering a total distance of 70,385 km, including 2,761 new

 

Tamar Trails parkrun,Event number 134,25th May 2019 Milestones and future cake

Bridie Kent stepped in this week as RD to rally the troops and deliver the all-important pre run brief as we celebrated a number of milestones. Emma Chambers, Steve Short and Harriet Brown all clocked up their 50th parkrun and Matthew Early (JM11-14) joined the 10 club for Juniors this week. Well done to all of you.

We welcomed a large number of tourists. and in total had 29 first timers in attendance and 11 of those were brand new to the parkrun family. In total 118 people ran, jogged and walked the course, Representatives of 18 different clubs took part Including Alison Hogg the first ever representatives of Beeston AC & Bridget Britton the first ever representative of Tri-hards Exmouth. Welcome one and all.

On a bright and sunny morning 14 of you fine people recorded new personal bests, congratulations to you all.

We have a few “races” developing to reach the next milestone here at the trails

The race to join the 50 club currently has Both Ivor Earl, one of our regular volunteers and Mark Henagulph locked at 47 runs each, whilst the race to 100 has Jon Coupland and Rebeca Towe tied at 98 runs each, for the juniors we have Harper Welsh on 8 and Tristan Piper on 7 both working towards the junior 10 shirt and on a slightly more arbitrary milestone Roger Hewitt is clear of the pack in the race to be first to record 100 Tamar Trails parkruns with 98 currently under his belt. Looking at those stats there may be plenty of cake around over the next few weeks!! So don’t miss out on your weekly Tamar Trails parkrun, scientifically proven to be the best parkrun between Callington and Tavistock.

One of our first timers was also our first finisher today Edward Anderson-Bickley in a time of 18:50, cracking time Edward!  First female today was Fiona Waddy, yes you guessed it another first timer coming home in 23:05. Todays highest age grading score was Angela Sykes with a rating of 74.72%   congratulations to all of you.

 

As always we rely on our hi viz heroes to make the event possible:

Many thanks to the following Paul MARTIN • Steve BUSH • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Morgan BUSH • Peter JUDD • Debbie INGRAMS • Julia LILLEY • Sarah SWIFT • Sandra COLLOBY • Ivor EARL • Donna BAKER • Louise CHEETHAM • Sarah HOLLAND • Jacob HOLLAND • Bridie KENT • Jessica PATTERSON • Aimee BAKER • Kaden MASON • Kat 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 Adam HOLLAND who recorded a time of 16:03 on 25th August 2018 (event number 96). The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette JOHNSON who recorded 85.56% (20:05) on 14th July 2018 (event number 90).

Tamar Trails parkrun started on 29th October 2016. Since then 3,306 participants have completed 13,961 parkruns covering a total distance of 69,805 km, including 2,742 new Personal Bests. A total of 268 individuals have volunteered 1,931 times.

 

Tamar Trails parkrun event number 133, May 18th, The one with some French Flair

This week 84 people ran, jogged and walked the course, numbers were somewhat down on recent weeks due to a number of local races taking place over the weekend, however those present were certainly in good spirits, especially our barkrunners who loved joining in with the pre run brief. It was nice to welcome one of our ambassadors Matthew Bisco back to the trails and he seemed to enjoy his visit, but more of that later. Today we happily welcomed 24 first timers to the trails and only one of them was “brave” enough to run 4 miles to get here, do his inaugural parkrun, and then run four miles home, so take a bow Mr Andy Embury, he does seem quite happy approaching the finishing area. Maybe he’s forgotten about the fact he still has to run home?

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Eight of our first timers were brand new to the parkrun family, and we hope they and all our visitors enjoyed our course and our hospitality, we hope to see you all again soon. Our furthest tourist today hailed from France slightly outdoing the claims of the Cornish tourists and our visitors from the forest of Dean.

14 of you recorded new Personal Bests in what were great conditions for running, including Emma Chambers (JW10) knocking almost 2 minutes off her previous best time. Good luck on setting another PB on your 50th  Emma!! and well done to all recording PBs

Today we had a milestone to celebrate as Louise Cheetham ran her 50th parkrun, Congratulations Louise.

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We also had a slightly unofficial milestone as Sarah Tippett completed her 50th volunteer stint, well done and thank you Sarah your efforts are truly appreciated by all of us runners.

So onto some of today’s stats:

  • Today’s top five consisted of a parkrun Ambassador and four first timers
  • Top age grade score today was Angela Sykes at 73.99%
  • Top male age grade was Michael Thomas at 72.28%
  • First Male Finisher was the aforementioned ambassador MR Matthew Bisco for the second time in his three runs here.
  • First Female finisher was Gem Gallant, the seventh time in 21 runs here

 

Representatives of 12 different clubs took part including a first ever representative of Northampton Road runners the fell runners association and the 100 marathon club along with a host of local clubs.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers: David BENNETT • Sarah TIPPETT • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Andrew HOUGHTON • Paul ROGERS • Peter JUDD • Stuart QUEEN • Paul R WILLIAMS • Christopher KIRWIN • Ivor EARL • Kate ROYSTON • Di LUCKHURST • Debbie ASHTON • Jessica PATTERSON • Emma MATTHEWS • Thomas MATTHEWS-PHILLIPSThank you to all who help our event take place.

One other thing that I always like to see at our parkrun is how so many runners once they have finished their own run, loop back to encourage family or friends or generally cheer in the other runners. The top of the last hill being a favourite vantage point of mine as it’s a great place to spur people on for the last few metres, it’s also amazing how so many of the younger runners suddenly burst into a sprint and leave us old timers floundering once they pass the top of the hill.  Oh for the strength of youth!!

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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 Adam HOLLAND who recorded a time of 16:03 on 25th August 2018 (event number 96). The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette JOHNSON who recorded 85.56% (20:05) on 14th July 2018 (event number 90).

Tamar Trails parkrun started on 29th October 2016. Since then 3,276 participants have completed 13,843 parkruns covering a total distance of 69,215 km, including 2,728 new Personal Bests. A total of 263 individuals have volunteered 1,896 times.

 

 

 

Tamar Trails parkrun,Event number 132,11th May 2019 Limbering up like Dave from Skem

There have been a few running stories in the media over the last two weeks, from the sublime Eliud Kipchoge to horror stories about the treatment of runners near the back of London Marathon, marshals being abused in Southampton, and a rather epic and seriously funny rant on Facebook about roads being blocked off in Liverpool bringing instant fame to the mythical Dave from Skem. (if you haven’t seen it yet. Look it up)

So today it was great to see members of the running community come to together to enjoy the pure pleasure of just taking part in a local event, all around before the event runners were smiling, conversations were breaking out and people with their own tales to tell were preparing to do their best or support those taking to the trails, from Niall Todd who entered his wife Mary into her first timed running event, without her knowledge, (brave man)  to 3year old Ethan Jennison who took part in his first parkrun completing the whole course under his own steam and finishing in 135th place. Once underway it is great to hear the shouts of thanks to the marshals on the way round and the encouragement for the runners in return.  We didn’t have any official milestones to celebrate this week but if anyone has any milestones official, arbitrary or otherwise they want to have recorded in the run report then just let us know.

Overall this week 138 people ran, jogged and walked the course, we had a large contingent of visitors this weekend so welcome to you all, special mention to Glynn Thomas from Ipswich who had heard rumours of our slight incline and being from a rather flat area didn’t feel overly prepared, However he recorded an excellent 2nd place overall and recorded the highest age graded score of the day, hills not a problem then!!

We had 33 were first timers who recorded results today, 12 of which were brand new to the parkrun family, we welcome you all and hope you run again, either, with us or one of the many other parkruns soon.

23 of you wonderful people recorded new Personal Bests including Paul Johnson on his 99th run, Can he repeat the fete on his 100th!! We hope so. Congratulations to all of you.

Representatives of 15 different clubs took part Including first ever representatives of Ipswich Jaffa RC, Hydrographic harriers and Haywards heath harriers.

Our first finishers today were Mark Lynch in 19:02 his third time as first finisher in 8 runs and Gem Gallant in 22:16 her 6th time as first female finisher, great running.

Finally congratulations to everyone who ran today we hope to see all of you again soon,

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers: Ben TOWE • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Andrew HOUGHTON • Hilary HEAD • Martin HEAD • Noah TOWE • Adrian BROWN • Rebecca TOWE • Susan CATTO • Susannah BOULLE • Sharon DAW • Megan BROWN • Paul R WILLIAMS • Sandra COLLOBY • Christopher KIRWIN • Ivor EARL • Wendy WALTERS • 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 Adam HOLLAND who recorded a time of 16:03 on 25th August 2018 (event number 96). The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette JOHNSON who recorded 85.56% (20:05) on 14th July 2018 (event number 90).

Tamar Trails parkrun started on 29th October 2016. Since then 3,252 participants have completed 13,759 parkruns covering a total distance of 68,795 km, including 2,714 new Personal Bests. A total of 263 individuals have volunteered 1,896 times

 

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