Event #123 27th April 2019

Torbay Velopark parkrun
Event number 123
27th April 2019

I’m not good at decision making so early so it was a tough one - with several parkruns cancelled due to the bad weather do we play it safer and do three laps of the Velopark and the gravel path or do we use the whole field especially considering the fact we could have higher numbers at Torbay due to the other events being cancelled and a bit of a squash all doing 3 laps.

So a plan was hatched and inspections done of the Velopark, the field and the uphill flat section and all was good - 2 laps of the Velopark and the field it is then. We limited the amount of equipment we used due to the winds, I’m sure it wouldn’t take long for the fun and novelty to wear off to try and catch the windswept little cones.

It was great to welcome Amy and Lorraine from Deaf Get Active and Volunteer. We now have our course info, briefing info and upcoming event details on a noticeboard for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. In the next month or so we will be teaching our volunteers so BSL so we can always have a signed start for those who can’t hear the important GO signal. It isn’t possible to have someone every week to provide sign language support but we can do our bit to improve our inclusivity. Amy will be back in a few weeks to teach us a little bit and we have got some copies of the new booklet featuring parkrun specific sign language signs.

COMING SOON.......our new finish funnel...

This week 239 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Brenda GRANT • Gary BRENTON • Simon GILBOY • Fiona GERMAN • Rachel COLLINS • Pauline MARR • Amy DAVIS • Tom WRIGHT • Ben LOTEN • Jo CANHAM • Margaret CANHAM • Matthew HAYWOOD • Neil HAYES • Carol PEAKMAN • Hannah DAVIES • Harriet CLEMENTS • Joel THOMPSON • Laura WING • Craig SEARLE • Danny BROWN • Sharon NELSON • Jenny TOFT • Sandie TIPTON • Jessica BLAKER • Taylor WING

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 6,407 participants have completed 29,361 parkruns covering a total distance of 146,805 km, including 6,420 new Personal Bests. A total of 468 individuals have volunteered 3,006 times.