Tamar Trails parkrun is cancelled on 18 July 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Event 170 Corona virus 0 runners 77

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.

 

Event 1((00)7)3 15 Feb 2020

Good evening parkrunners…. I have been expecting you, in honour of today first finisher you may spot a theme to this week’s report, be careful its for your eyes only…

Under the goldeneye of our run director Sarah, This week 121 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 recorded new Personal Bests, there was  a small quantum of solace for the rest of us as we can blame the conditions for our results, however the sky didn’t fall in and we live to run another day.

This week we had 27 first timers who faced the spectre of the mound of opportunity for the first time, let’s hope it didn’t frighten the living daylights out of anybody and we have the pleasure of your company again soon after all you only live twice.

Congratulations to Zoe Bigham in the JW10 category who clocked up her 50th Milestone run today, and also bagged a PB. Great effort Zoe!!

Todays first person past the man with the golden timer was Bond   Mr Andy Bond            ( whos probably sick of all the jokes)  in 18:09, a cracking time on his first visit here, first female finisher was Victoria Plumber in 22:59 another first timer, Congrats to both and to al todays runners.

Todays event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Helen ROPER • Joseph CHALK • Sarah TIPPETT • Rebecca EXLEY-DEANE • Archie CHALK • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Andrew HOUGHTON • Isobel DAVIES • Peter JUDD • Stuart QUEEN • Jonathan MOORE • Paul R WILLIAMS • Sandra COLLOBY • Anne LAKE • Christopher KIRWIN • Ivor EARL • Susie PITT • Abigail EARL • Samuel MANIFIELD

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 4,247 participants have completed 18,233 parkruns covering a total distance of 91,165 km, including 3,301 new Personal Bests. A total of 328 individuals have volunteered 2,583 times.,

 

Dennis fails to Menace 15th Feb 2020

As storm Dennis menaced its way across the South West causing cancellation after cancelation, Tamar Trails managed to sustain its proud record of never having cancelled an event. Braving the threatened winds and rain 99 brave souls gathered to partake in the 172 running of our parkrun. Conditions were gloriously wet and muddy underfoot and necessitated a longer walk to the start line due to the risk of falling branches, but it was also surprisingly mild. The field today had 12 first timers and 8 people brand new to parkrun, if you picked today for your first run then you picked a good one, and should have no issues with future visits, especially if you picked today to do your first parkrun, and with a buggy!! Yes I am talking about you Leanne Simmonds, well done on your effort today.

It hardly seemed like PB conditions yet 8 of you still managed to achieve this fete. Huge congratulations to you.

Although we had no official milestones today we did have a few slightly arbitrary ones, so, shout outs to....

Andrew James Hall on his 150th parkrun and 14th at the trails

Phil Bees on his 300th and 13th at the trails

Today of our first timers Jonathon Hague managed to finish second overall beaten only by a blistering 16:24 run by Ian Littlewood. First female finisher was Jenny Jeeves in 21:52

Special shout out today to the volunteers allowing the run to go ahead and keeping the course as free of obstructions as possible, we the runners salute you

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Ben TOWE • Archie CHALK • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Peter JUDD • Paul R WILLIAMS • Sandra COLLOBY • Mike COLLOBY • Christopher KIRWIN • Ivor EARL • Kate ROYSTON • Hazel WALKER • Charlotte WALKER • Neil HELSON • Anna GOUGH • Jessica HELSON • Tehya SPICER • 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).

 

February 8th: Storm Ciara can’t stop the runners

On another beautiful morning, despite the best efforts of storm Ciara, 121 people gathered, some maybe appreciative, some maybe oblivious, to the efforts required to stage our parkrun every week, and the work already put in by our tribe of wonderful volunteers, be it setting up the course early in the morning, organising parking or indeed organising the volunteers themselves, it’s all done free of charge to allow us as runners to enjoy our weekly parkrun fix. As we gathered to listen to the all-important pre- race briefing hi vis heroes were already stationed at the far reaches of the course, manning marshalling points to offer encouragement to all runners and direct those less familiar with the course, and also at the back of the pack to ensure the safety of those taking part.  So a simple request, please heed the warning from our landowner to always fill the carpark before parking on the access roads, follow the direction of the car park marshals at all times, and once safely parked and at the start line please respect the safety briefing, some of us would have heard it hundreds of times, but every week there are visitors and new parkrunners who will never have run at the Trails and need to know what to expect and how to stay safe. The community and all-inclusive aspects of parkrun make the event what it is. If we overrun a few minutes to ensure everyone’s safety and celebrate people’s achievements, then a few minutes quiet and patience is a small price to pay for the efforts of the volunteers on the day.

That said Saturday saw 29 first timers taking part here including 9 completely new parkrunners. welcome to one and all. Despite the lingering mud and puddles 21 runners still managed to record personal bests including:

David macrostie who followed up his stunning debut last week by going exactly a full minute faster this week and coming in as third finisher. Mark Henagulph was second finisher and recorded his second PB in two weeks getting every closer to breaking the 20 minute barrier. Andrew Nelstrop decided to go one better and record his third consecutive PB, a fete matched by Suzanne Jonas and Merwyn Quick. Lianne Mayes however raised the bar with a fourth consecutive PB!!  Janette Coulson recorded the biggest change in PB beating her previous time by nearly 2 minutes. Well done to all of you.

Our first finisher today was an unknown athlete and Sharon Daw crossed the line as our first female finisher, the fourth time she has managed this. Congratulations Sharon.

Representatives of 20 different clubs took part including John Barnes of Launceston Road Runners who was completing his 50th parkrun Milestone. Congratulations John and not at all upstaged by the young lady celebrating a birthday milestone, apologies I didn’t get your name.

As mentioned earlier The event was made possible by 19 volunteers who give up their time for no cost: If you want to join in volunteering please speak to nay of the hi viz heroes on the day, top tip, the person in the blue hi viz would really like to talk to any potential volunteers.

This week thanks go to the following people

Sarah TIPPETT • Luke ELLIOTT • Hollie BAXTER • Ian LITTLEWOOD • Andrew HOUGHTON • Stuart QUEEN • Jan MOORE • Jonathan MOORE • Paul R WILLIAMS • Christopher KIRWIN • Ivor EARL • Samson TRICE • Ian TRICE • Sam LUCKHURST • Tehya SPICER • Joe PITT • Sharon DAW • Claire NELSON • Reuben SEBAG-MONTEFIORE

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 4,208 participants have completed 18,013 parkruns covering a total distance of 90,065 km, including 3,281 new Personal Bests. A total of 323 individuals have volunteered 2,547 times.

 

 

 

Event 170, February is upon us

This week 133 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers 13 of which were enjoying the parkrun experience for the first time, this included David Macrostie (jnr15-17) who ran an impressive 21:31 on his first ever outing.  Amongst our first timers today were visitors from Tooting and Derby, welcome to all today, we hope you enjoyed the running conditions, which seemed quite conducive for fast times as 22 of you recorded new Personal Bests. This included 3 of the first four finishers as well as other pbs spread across the full filed of finishers. Congratulations to all of you

Milestones today, we celebrated  with Ben Towe and Di Luckhurst who both joined an exclusive club who have run 100 parkruns at the Tamar Trails, Between them they have now doubled the number of people to achieve this feat, following literally in the footsteps of Roger Hewitt and Patricia Hunter. I am sure Rebecca Towe will be keen to join the ranks in the next few weeks

Representatives of 24 different clubs took part and a number of the Callington running group that attended last week returned for a second taste of the hill, albeit some of them were running incognito.  Tavistock run projects Chris Rimmer was the first to cross the line today in 16:35, first female was Sally Copson-Ball in 24:40 and the highest age grading of the day was Recorded by Alan Herdman at 80.77% well done to you all

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Kate ROGERS • Helen ROPER • Sarah ABRAMS • Archie CHALK • Andrew HOUGHTON • Rebecca TOWE • Jonathan MOORE • Dave MOORE • Christopher KIRWIN • Ivor EARL • Hazel WALKER • Charlotte WALKER • Bridie KENT • Jay SPICER • Rodger KENT • Susie PITT • Joe PITT • Tony DYSON • Linda JAMES • Charlotte CARVELL • Kim JONES

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 4,179 participants have completed 17,892 parkruns covering a total distance of 89,460 km, including 3,260 new Personal Bests. A total of 321 individuals have volunteered 2,528 times.

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