Event #119 30th March 2019

Torbay Velopark parkrun
Event number 119
30th March 2019

This week 330 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 89 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

A huge congratulations to everyone who took part in this parkrun, with 330 people we achieved the 4th biggest turnout. It is brilliant to see we had 53 first timers.

I was one of those 330 people and I set off with such determination to power my way round and it was going well until the long stretch of the field. My brain wondered what I was doing and did I want to carry on. I think I actually stopped. Then I realised I was over two thirds of the way round, plus Hannah my training partner shouted so off I went. It’s hard work going from doing marathons to becoming unfit and then having to get fit again but the reality is you don’t get fit doing things the easy way. In the last three weeks my time has improved by over 1 1/2 minutes. Does it ever get easier, probably not but that just means that we are still chasing a new PB.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Roger MATTHEWS • Gary BRENTON • Simon GILBOY • Shaun MCKERNAN • Rachel COLLINS • Paul CLARKE • Francis HAYES • Pauline MARR • Tom WRIGHT • Jo LOTEN • Ben LOTEN • Jo CANHAM • Margaret CANHAM • Matthew HAYWOOD • Neil HAYES • Harriet CLEMENTS • Joel THOMPSON • Amy ROBSON • Sarah PALK • Sandra PALK • Laura WING • Danny BROWN • Sharon NELSON • Alicia PRICE • Jessica BLAKER  * Jane MOREY * Phil WADDELL

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

The male record is held by David AWDE who recorded a time of 15:36 on 29th April 2017 (event number 17).
The female record is held by Charlotte PENFOLD who recorded a time of 17:32 on 28th July 2018 (event number 82).
The Age Grade course record is held by Peter MONAGHAN who recorded 90.97% (16:37) on 19th May 2018 (event number 72).

Torbay Velopark parkrun started on 31st December 2016. Since then 6,147 participants have completed 28,089 parkruns covering a total distance of 140,445 km, including 6,205 new Personal Bests. A total of 460 individuals have volunteered 2,894 times.