This week 108 people ran, jogged and walked the course, in slightly cooler weather than in previous weeks. We were joined by tourists from North and East London, Brighton and Gloucester among others, and I have to  include a special tourist mention for Shona Darley who recorded her 182nd parkrun at our 182nd event, great planning there to match that up. In total we had 25 first timers at the trails including 5 people making their parkrun debut. Welcome to all of you.

We did suffer a bit of a technical glitch so if any of you are missing times please contact us, and we will correct any that we can.

We celebrated two milestones today as Jude Tilley JM10 completed his 25th parkrun, as did Richard Greaves, Jude smashed his pb by 1min 35 seconds to celebrate. Congrats to both of you.

Today saw our first two finishers come form the same family, well done Tomer and Morris Tarragano, Tomer, being less than 30 seconds off the course record. Gotta be worth coming back for a second crack surely?

Our first Female finisher was Jane Bennett from Bristol and West AC, Well done to all our runners today

The event you enjoyed was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Sue PILLAR • Rachael MALTHOUSE • Paul DAYMOND • Peter JUDD • Debbie INGRAMS • Adrian BROWN • Rebecca TOWE • Lily TOWE • Megan BROWN • Harriet BROWN • Emma BROWN • Christopher KIRWIN • Charlotte WALKER • Lin MACHIN • Charlotte HARRISON • Philip MACHIN • Richard GREAVES • Kerri DAYMOND • James MALTHOUSE • Victoria HARRISON • Trevor PIPER • Tristan PIPER

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 Jackie HASKINS who recorded a time of 18:19 on 4th September 2021 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Morris TARRAGANO who recorded 88.74% (17:10) on 11th September 2021 (event number 183).

Tamar Trails parkrun started on 29th October 2016. Since then 4,564 participants have completed 19,326 parkruns covering a total distance of 96,630 km, including 3,495 new Personal Bests. A total of 342 individuals have volunteered 2,771 times

 

Tamar trails event 182, 4th September 2021

This week 111 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 4 were brand new to parkrun, including three members of the Goldsmith family, welcome to all our new runners and tourists we hope you all enjoyed the trails. At the opposite end of the scale our most experienced parkrunner today was Eoin Stockdale with 367 parkruns completed, and also an impressive 65 volunteer stints.

We had two milestones to celebrate as both Natali Jones &Simon Beare both recorded their 25th runs. Congrats to both

Today our runners recorded 24 recorded new Personal Bests including Charlotte and Hannah Walker who both recorded their third pb in her last three runs. Hazel Walker not to be outdone also recorded a pb today, Great running!!

Our first finisher today was Ian Littlewood, this is his tenth first placed finish in his last ten runs here, first female was Jackie Haskins who also recorded a pb, well done to both

Representatives of 24 different clubs took part and the event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

David BENNETT • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Jason MARSHALSEA • Andrew HOUGHTON • Noah TOWE • Adrian BROWN • Rebecca TOWE • Julia LILLEY • Emma BROWN • Charlotte WALKER • Charlotte HARRISON • Susie PITT • Linda JAMES • Tom DIFFEY

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 Jackie HASKINS who recorded a time of 18:19 on 4th September 2021 (event number 182).
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 4,539 participants have completed 19,218 parkruns covering a total distance of 96,090 km, including 3,485 new Personal Bests. A total of 340 individuals have volunteered 2,749 times.

 

This week 122 people ran, jogged and walked the course, including Padraig Moyna who ran his milestone 50th park run with us today, it was his 6th run at the trails and he celebrated by recording a new pb!! Well done and congratulations. We saw 41 first timers of whom 7 were running their very first park run and at the opposite end of the scale was Clive Slayford, Who recorded his 299th run overall, but his first here with us. Overall we saw 21 new Personal Bests with our youngest pb’er being Jude Tilley,JM10, of Callington running group, knocking almost a full minute off his previous best. Callington RC was one of 28 different clubs represented today. Congrats to all of you who ran pbs today.

Our first finisher today was James Baker in a rapid 16.26 putting him 8th overall on the fastest times around the trails.Our first female finisher was Charlotte Walker JW15 of Tavistock AC in 20.33 also a pb by over 40 seconds. Great running both.

This event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Sheila HOUGHTON • Kathryn WEAVER-GORE • Andrew HOUGHTON • Peter JUDD • Debbie INGRAMS • Noah TOWE • Adrian BROWN • Rebecca TOWE • Lily TOWE • Paul R WILLIAMS • Anne LAKE • Christopher KIRWIN • Cynthia RICHINGS • Charlotte WALKER • Bridie KENT • Richard GREAVES • Sharon DAW • Jennifer DARNBROUGH • Linda JAMES • Tom DIFFEY

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 4,509 participants have completed 19,107 parkruns covering a total distance of 95,535 km, including 3,461 new Personal Bests. A total of 339 individuals have volunteered 2,735 times.

 

event 180 videos, volunteers and absolutely no darts references at all

This week 121 people ran, jogged and walked the course, we had 44 first time visitors to the trails, of which 6 of which were new to parkrun. Becki Wheatley was our most experienced parkrunner today with 318 parkruns to her name.

Amongst our first timers today were Claire Miller and Phillip Liberman who are the event director and run director of Horsham parkrun, it was great chatting to you, thank you both for the time you have invested in bringing parkrun to your community and I hope the small hill wasn’t too much of a shock!

We didn’t have any milestones to celebrate today but we did have 18 new personal bests, congratulations to all of who  managed a PB  despite it being very soft underfoot and the warm conditions adding to the difficulty.

Today representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to our first finishers, first home was Lee Billinghurst who not only achieved a sub 20 finish but did so while filming the whole run, seriously impressive, he has been kind enough to post the video on our facebook page for all to enjoy. This was lee’s first time as first finisher here after two previous second place finishes. Our first female finisher was Helen Orme who also recorded a PB, this is the  6TH time Helen has achieved this in 26 runs here. Well done to you both.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Paul DAYMOND • Peter JUDD • Debbie INGRAMS • Barry PYMONT • Adrian BROWN • Ella SHAW • Megan BROWN • Paul R WILLIAMS • Sandra COLLOBY • Mike COLLOBY • Christopher KIRWIN • Charlotte WALKER • Anna GOUGH • Charlotte HARRISON • Joe PITT • Sharon DAW • Lauren GROCH • Sophie DAYMOND

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 4,468 participants have completed 18,985 parkruns covering a total distance of 94,925 km, including 3,440 new Personal Bests. A total of 339 individuals have volunteered 2,715 times.

 

 

Event 179. The run report from the run that wasn’t (for me at least)…

118 runners completed the course today, including 6 newbie parkrunners, and 38 who were tackling the impressive Tamar Trails course for the first time, bolstered I’m sure by the rush to the West Country for the school holidays. My own family were tourists too, visiting for the Tamar Trails course for the first time (although we’ve been meaning to visit for ages - we normally do the North Devon/Cornwall runs when we’re back home, but trying to branch out a bit). Unfortunately (especially as I’d volunteered to write this week’s run report), not all of us managed to break our duck today, and in the event, only my partner and the more energetic (crazier?) of our dogs actually made it round the course… my 3 year old son was pretty spectacularly unwell on the drive down from Bude this morning, and by the time we’d cleaned (most of) the sick out of the car and made it to the start, I realised that (a) the 3 year old wasn’t in great shape for a 5km walk, and (b) the course looked slightly less running buggy-friendly than we’d hoped (we’d also brought the baby along), so I gracefully withdrew and took the baby and the 3 year old to spend some money at the café in the rain, while we waited for Dad and the dog to finish instead.

So my run report today is really a second hand relaying of someone else’s run instead. But on that basis, what can I tell you? Well, his first impression when I asked how he’d found it…? “You wouldn’t like it”. Really, I asked? “Well, the ground was pretty soft and the hill at the end was very steep, so not pushing a buggy with barely-recovered achilles tendinitis, at least”. Fair point, I guess. When pressed for further details, he admitted that this was the first parkrun course ever where he’s actually chosen to walk a bit of it (not counting the time he ran with our lovely but rather lazy beagle, who was more used to my more relaxed pace and insisted on a couple of walk breaks!). But only right at the end, he said, on the hill; and in fairness, the hill was a bit of a shock, so the walk was more through necessity than choice (someone clearly didn’t read the course description beforehand). To be honest, I was quite impressed that the course bested him, given this is a very competitive man who cycles up mountains for fun and can run sub-20 on the hilly Crystal Place course while pushing the 3 year old in the running buggy. But he enjoyed the course and the mixed terrain/surroundings, was pleasantly surprised to leave the woodland and see the disused tin mine nestled in an almost lunar landscape (again, it pays to read the course description in advance) before returning to the woods, and loved the views down into the valley where the path drops away (again, he said, you wouldn’t have liked it – I’m not great with heights). He doesn’t seem at all disappointed that we’re going to have to visit again in order for me to tick this one off my list (and on reflection, perhaps we’d be sensible to  leave the kids at the grandparents next time and just take the dogs instead, they’re a little more reliable!).

Anyway, enough of us, and more about the rest of you:

Finishing first this week were Jackson Creegan in 17:27 and Christine Costiff in 22:33 (Christine also achieved the best age graded score at today’s run with a whopping 83.67%). Our first finishing juniors today were Connor Duffin (11-14) in 21:56 and Ruby Diffey (10) in 25:12. Great running from you all – well done! Congratulations also go to Edward Morgan, Ruby Diffey, Eashan Everett, who earned their 25 run milestone t-shirts today, along with Nicole Heryet, who ran her 50th parkrun this morning. Don’t forget to get your orders in for your t-shirts by the end of the month if you want to just pay for postage and avoid paying the higher £15 charge in September (more details here if you missed it: https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2021/03/17/changes-to-milestone-t-shirts/).

Finally, if you have friends who are thinking of taking up running, or just trying to do a bit more exercise to lose those extra lockdown pounds, please do encourage them to join the parkrun community. There’s always someone here to support and encourage, and parkruns everywhere are some of the friendliest, most inclusive events I’ve attended. On that note, a huge thank you to the wonderful volunteer team, who all do a fabulous job giving up their Saturday mornings for the rest of us (when I’m sure they’d all really rather be running themselves). And please do consider volunteering occasionally – it’s great fun and helps ensure that the event can continue to run smoothly.

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