An Independent Waterworld 9th November 2019

Bring us your cold, your wet, your huddled masses yearning to run free, as we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, Running and the pursuit of PBs”

So it came to pass under the watchful eye of our RD in chief 91 citizens of the newly formed Tamar trails Waterworld set off to circumnavigate parksquelch. The conditions were best described as slightly wet and the heavens opened again just prior to the off, but the hi viz heroes out on the course were undeterred in encouraging the field of runners on their way round. Whilst enjoying the run and conditions immensly I also made sure to thank each of them on the way round as it wasn’t the best day to be stood out on the course. A big thank you to all of you volunteers.

This week 91 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and of those 6 choose Saturdays slightly precipitous day to record their first ever parkrun, welcome to Alex Hewitt, Sarah McCall, Tom Watson, Jess Alderley, Claire Hilless and Honey Sloman. Hope you enjoyed your first parkrun and we see you all back soon

Despite the conditions 8 of you, possibly related to dolphins or possibly mermaids, managed to record new Personal Bests. Congratulations to Suzanne Jones, Helen McGinnes, Kate Diffey, Joe Callaghan, Archie Diffey, Paul Blowey, George Lipscomb and the very aptly named Mervyn Quick

Our First finishers today were Joel Heatley and Annmarie Seymour on her first visit here, well done to you both.

A mention also for Claire Enna who completed her milestone 50th parkrun today on her first visit to Tamar Trails. Great achievement Claire.

Today representatives of 16 different clubs took part and the event was made possible by the following 14 volunteers: Sarah TIPPETT • Paul MARTIN • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Stuart QUEEN • Susan CATTO • Julia LILLEY • Christopher KIRWIN • Ivor EARL • Jon COUPLAND • Louise CHEETHAM • Di LUCKHURST • Charlotte WALKER • Nick DAVIES • Wendy WALTERS

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).

 

A storm in a (Japanese) teacup

Maybe it was the weather, maybe it was the world cup game in Japan. but for the second week running a smaller number than usual arrived to enjoy parkrun. After an early morning check by our intrepid volunteers the news we all wanted was confirmed and Tamar Trails was on, luckily for us, as it was the only parkrun in a good 50-mile radius to go ahead. For those that attended, the trails didn’t disappoint with a reasonably warm start, no sign of the threatened high winds and with what could be best described as soft going underfoot and a lot of bits of wood that used to generally point at the sky lying around on the floor acting as minor obstacles it made for the type of conditions that personally I love, when you added the downpour that appeared 15 minutes in. it was running heaven!!

So it was that after a few wise words from our RD 54 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers including Linda peers who chose today to record her first ever parkrun, welcome to the family Linda. This week 4 recorded of you recorded new Personal Bests which was quite an achievement in the conditions. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part this week.

Todays first finisher was Darren Varley of Sandbach striders on his first visit here and our first female finisher was Sharon Daw of East Cornwall Harriers. Well done to both of you

This event was made possible by 17 volunteers and a late course check:

Paul MARTIN • Louise LITTLEWOOD • Janet MARTIN • Mike NITHAVRIANAKIS • Susan CATTO • Paul R WILLIAMS • Sandra COLLOBY • Mike COLLOBY • Christopher KIRWIN • Donna BAKER • Louise CHEETHAM • Paul ASHTON • Debbie ASHTON • Richard GREAVES • Wendy COOPER • Sharon DAW • Jennifer DARNBROUGH

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 3,910 participants have completed 16,323 parkruns covering a total distance of 81,615 km, including 3,064 new Personal Bests. A total of 305 individuals have volunteered 2,310 times.

 

 

parkrun #155 – A Hill or Elevation Opportunity?

Tamar Trails parkrun No.155 BY KIERAN HUGHES

It was an early start (6:30am) for Tracey and I setting off from Taunton to Tamar Trails parkrun. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel most welcome by the Run Director, Martin HEAD, friendly volunteers and fellow runners. Great parkrun spirit one and all. A delightful course which was spectacular with the early morning mist. Was that a hill at the end or an elevation opportunity? The course is in at Tamar Trails, Tavistock and run entirely on trail paths. The course is a one lap, anti-clockwise trail course through woodland on well established paths in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and part of the Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Starting on the path just south of the high ropes course and heading north with a flat start, the path takes in some of the old mine buildings before winding downhill towards the river followed by a steep climb then a fast flat section finishing close to the Trail Centre car park.

Now for the statistics, there were 75 who ran jogged or walked at Tamar Trails and there were representatives from 20 clubs: Bere Alston Trekkers, Christian Runners UK, East Cornwall Harriers, Hermitage Joggers, Hi-5 Runners, Langport Runners, Launceston Road Runners, Lonely Goat RC, Looe Pioneers Running Club, Newquay Road Runners, parkrun World tourists, ParkrunnerPB, PB Running Club, Running Forever Running Club, St Austell Running Club, Tamar Trails Runners, Tamar Trotters, Tavistock AC, Tavistock Run Project and Thornbury RC.

The first male finisher was Sam TWINE with a time of 19:18 having run 11 times with Tavistock AC. Second was Lee BILLINGHURST with a time of 19:45 having run 82 times. Third was Joe DIX with a time of 19:51 having run 42 times with Tavistock AC.

The first female finisher was Samantha LAKE with a time of 22:16 having run 4 times with Tavistock AC. Second was Hannah KINROCH-HAKEN with a time of 22:48 having run 15 times with Thornbury RC. Third was Lynda FLANAGHAN with a time of 23:46 having run 9 times.

Congratulations to the spectacular 7 new Personal Bests: Teresa PIPE, Bernie HAWES, Ian COX, Lorraine LANGFORD, James MCDIARMID, Chantal HARP and Harper WELSH.

A warm welcome to the 3 first timers to the parkrun family, Karen ROTHNEY, Mike WALBY and Martin ROSHER. May this be the start of your parkrun journey.

A special shout out goes to Patricia HUNTER who joined the 100 Milestone Club.

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

This event would not have been possible without the help and encouragement of the following 16 Hi Vis Hero’s: Tracey ALDER, Gill AZE-THOMAS, Ivor EARL, Richard
GREAVES, Hilary HEAD, Martin HEAD, Kieran HUGHES, Christopher KIRWIN, Sam LUCKHURST, Di LUCKHURST, Paul MARTIN, Susie PITT, Jamie THOMAS, Soozie TRICE, Hazel WALKER and Charlotte WALKER.

If you would like to volunteer simply email: tamartrailshelpers@parkrun.com

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 3,882 participants have completed 16,225 parkruns covering a total distance of 81,125 km, including 3,059 new Personal Bests. A total of 303 individuals have volunteered 2,276 times.

Thank you Tamar Trails parkrun for making Tracey and I so welcome.

Kieran Hughes, Longrun Meadow parkrun (Taunton)

 

October 12th, Event 154…if you want mud we got it

The forecast of an 80% chance of rain at parkrun o’clock this week along with a prolonged period of rain saw numbers drop to their lowest level this year, possibly a few of our runners were watching history unfold in Vienna, however what we lacked in quantity we made up for in quality as the course was a wonderful mix of muddy, slippy splashy areas with a few obstacles thrown in for good measure. This week 65 wonderful people ran, walked and jogged the course all safely negotiating the strategically placed obstacle at 1km. I have been pushing my luck a little each week running slightly more to the left each time to see how close I can get to the fallen branch without knocking myself out, so far I am winning, but if it stays in place a few more weeks I may get a significantly slower finishing time one week soon.  (Disclaimer for the core team there).

Four people chose today to join the parkrun family, we hope you and all our visitors enjoyed your visit and the fact we all got to take some of the course home plastered to our legs. Don’t worry there’s no extra charge for this service.

Representatives of 15 different clubs took part including the following people who were the first to represent their respective clubs at Tamar Trails:

St James Runners       Jane Oliver

London front runners  Phil Myers

Today despite the heavy going 5 of you still managed to record personal bests, congratulations to Alistair Peers. Mark Henagulph, James Christopher, Abigail Mills and Michelle Ward. Great running in heavy conditions. The first three gentlemen also finished in positions 1 2 and 3 overall respectfully. Our first female finisher was Natalie Thomas just a few seconds behind those three in fourth overall.

well done and congratulations to all of the above and also to  all our runners who got out and joined us today.

As always the event wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful team of hi viz heroes, making your event happen this week were: Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Andrew HOUGHTON • Peter JUDD • Paul R WILLIAMS • Sandra COLLOBY • Mike COLLOBY • Anne LAKE • Christopher KIRWIN • Ivor EARL • Jon COUPLAND • Di LUCKHURST • Sam LUCKHURST • Joe PITT • Samuel WHITE • Shaun WEST

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 3,859 participants have completed 16,150 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,750 km, including 3,052 new Personal Bests. A total of 301 individuals have volunteered 2,260 times.

 

Tamar Trails parkrun Event number 153 5th October 2019

Mornings like this when the mist is settled in the valleys, the sun tries to shine and the ground is a mix of mud and puddles are some of my favourite conditions to run at Tamar Trails and this week 100 like-minded people ran, jogged and walked our course.  Twenty-three of you were visiting for the first time, including seven people brand new to the parkrun family. Welcome to you all and I hope we see you back for that second run soon

Despite the soft going we saw 13 new Personal Bests this included one for our favourite Australian tourist from last week. Good to see you back again, and well done to all who achieved PBs today.

We had a number of visitors today including a group from Tamar Lakes. Welcome to Belinda Walker, Jane Walter, Shirley Grills, Lesley Taylor and Andree Carter. I know our run has a touch more incline than your home run and I hope you enjoyed our hill and your visit as much as I enjoyed the New Year’s Day run at The Lakes. I also had chance to talk to a visiting lonely goat from Storthes Hall parkrun Huddersfield, welcome Brian, and all our other visitors from Thornbury, Croydon, Cheltenham and beyond

This week Joe Pitt celebrated his milestone 50th Run, Managing to co-ordinate this with parkruns 15th birthday. great timing!. Joe is also one of our regular volunteers, well done Joe and thank you. It appears that we have a number of runners approaching milestones and I wonder if any will be organised enough to chalk them up at our third birthday run later in October?

Representatives of 17 different clubs took part today but the only person to be the first to represent his club here was:

David Francis of Cheltenham and County Harriers, welcome David.

Our first finisher was Tim Dodwell and our first Female finisher was Ruby Lawrence, both managing this fete for the third time, well done to both

The event today was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Yeah though we walk into the valley of mist, we shall fear no parkrun, as the RD is with us and the Marshalls and tail walker.  for ever in hi viz each one…

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Thank you to all today’s volunteers:

Heather FRENCH • Jucinta MARSHALSEA • Paul MARTIN • Steve BUSH • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Andrew HOUGHTON • Noah TOWE • Rebecca TOWE • Paul R WILLIAMS • Christopher KIRWIN • Cynthia RICHINGS • Bridie KENT • Ley ROBERTS • Bernie HAWES • Richard GREAVES • Samuel WHITE • Linda JAMES • Charlotte CARVELL

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 3,846 participants have completed 16,085 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,425 km, including 3,047 new Personal Bests. A total of 300 individuals have volunteered 2,245 times.

 

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