Torbay Velopark parkrun 15/02/20 Run Report by Richard Aquilina

Event #165 – 15th February 2020

I arrived at Torbay Velopark parkrun with my friends Mel, a tourist from Eastville parkrun and Martyn, a tourist from Ashton Court parkrun. We weren’t planning on being here. When we set off from Bristol at 6:45am our satnav was programmed to take us to Exmouth parkrun. I was writing their Run Report. It was during our windy drive heading south on the M5 that Storm Dennis hit the South West and notification came through that Exmouth had fallen foul of Dennis.

I’m a continual tourist since my home event closed almost four years ago. This means I always have a plan B. Today in stepped Torbay Velopark for our new event fix. I’d seen mention of Torbay Velopark’s proud record of never cancelling so I knew we’d get an event in but as Mel checked their Facebook page she saw that a lack of volunteers could put today’s event in jeopardy. As we arrived in the car park at the nearby leisure centre we could see the Hi-Vis heroes ready to welcome us – the event was on. One of the marshals greeted us with a large smile and took our photograph. The rain was only a drizzle at this stage.

As 8:50am, Graydon gave us first timers our briefing. He’s run over 160 parkruns half of which havebeen at Torbay Velopark so he knew what he was talking about when told us to expect some water (and mud!) after we’d run our three laps on the tarmac.

With only minutes until our 9am start, Simon, our friendly Run Director lifted his megaphone to give us our final briefing. Unsurprisingly weather conditions meant we were on the B course – I’ll have to return in the summer for the A course and the field in earshot of the Zoo animals!
Promptly at 9am we were off.

The rain was falling harder and the noise of Dennis gave the run an eerie feeling as you could hear nothing except the hurricane. One moment you’d have a headwind, the next a tailwind. In no time my kit and trainers were soaking. By my second lap the rain was torrential.

The event was only possible because of the volunteers who cheered us as we made our way around the three laps and muddy out and back finish!

Special thanks to our tail walkers today, Rio Gill and Louise Benson. It was Rio's second parkrun...he got a PB. First time tail walking but this was his 13th time volunteering. The other 18 volunteers were:

Andy Thompson • Connor France • Danny Dean • Dave Wilkes • Eileen Severn • Gary Brenton• Graydon Widdicombe • Hannah Davies • Harley Gill • Ian Hayward • Jo Coish • Luis Hegarty •Nathan Mei • Richard Aquilina • Sharon Nelson • Simon Gilboy • Susan Lyle • Tom Wright

We had 235 people running, jogging and walking the course. 32 were first timers (six brand new to parkrun – well done on starting your parkrun journey running in a hurricane!) and 23 recorded personal best (PB) times. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part. Particular congratulations must go to Megan Davis who was the first female finisher with a PB of 18:44. She's run this course three times now, has done 62 parkruns in total and her all time PB is 18:19. Her age grade today was
79%!

12 of you didn't have a barcode. Perhaps you forgot it or it was blown away? Or perhaps you have yet to register? #DFYB

Today’s participants quickly left the finish to get scanned and I would imagine home to dry out! Our lovely tail walkers crossed the line with less than 55 minutes gone. The kit was quickly packed away and you’d never had known parkrun had been there.
As tourists the core team made us feel very welcome.

Well done Torbay Velopark parkrun for coming to our rescue when other events were forced to cancel. I’ll be back but next time I’d like some sun when running on the English Riviera!

Richard Aquilina
Little Stoke parkrun

Torbay Velopark parkrun
Event number 165
15th February 2020

From left to right:
Richard,  Mel & Martyn

Torbay 15-02-20

 

Torbay Velopark parkrun #154 – 07/12/19

Torbay Velopark parkrun
Event number 154
7th December 2019

We have a Christmas Day parkrun at 9am and a New Years Day parkrun at 10.30am.

You are allowed to run two parkruns on New Years Day.

Your options are for New Years Day....
Exmouth parkrun 8.30am followed by Torbay Velopark 10.30am
Killerton parkrun 8.30am followed by Torbay Velopark 10.30am
Haldon Forest is also 10.30am

There will be no parkruns at Teignmouth or Parke on New Years Day

Click on this link here to view all the UK parkruns on both days www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/

This week 226 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Ole DODWELL • Rod PAYNE • Simon GILBOY • David CUBBERLEY • Rachel COLLINS • Anita LEY • Steve COPPER • Stuart CRESSWELL • Tom WRIGHT • Maddy DODWELL • Debbie TREWERN • Hannah DAVIES • Danny DEAN • Jessica HARRIS • Olivia BOOTE • Sharon NELSON • Gary ADDERLEY • Jumanah AWAD • Mathew APLIN • Luis HEGARTY • Louise BENSON • Harley GILL

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

The female record is held by Charlotte PENFOLD who recorded a time of 17:32 on 28th July 2018 (event number 82).

The male record is held by Ross BRADEN who recorded a time of 15:31 on 30th November 2019 (event number 153).

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 7,928 participants have completed 38,088 parkruns covering a total distance of 190,440 km, including 7,990 new Personal Bests. A total of 558 individuals have volunteered 3,761 times.

 

Torbay Velopark parkrun #149 – 02/11/2019 by Tom Wright

This Saturday’s wet and windy parkrun was the lowest attendance yet of Torbay Velopark. This will come as no surprise - with 60mph gusts and relentless rain pouring down, as well as the Rugby World Cup Final also at 9am, it’s a miracle those 99 people turned up at all (beating the old record of 103.

And 24 of these were first timers! If you were a tourist, I hope you enjoyed your visit to the beautiful English Riviera where the sun is always out, but if you’re a first-ever-parkrunner, then take this into your stride - the weather gets better. I promise.

With just one person dropping out (no shame - happens to the best of us), the 99 Massive somehow sprinted their way around the course, avoiding puddles and other obstacles aplenty.

After the tail walkers were in, it was time for Steve, Catherine and I to head off to the Leisure Centre café and for Catherine to learn how to do the results (but mainly to dry off and get some coffee inside us).

Some other cool stats - parkrunners have now run 184,455km at Torbay Velopark (4.5x around the Earth!), and 7,785 PBs have been set.

As always, the volunteers did an amazing job helping to run the event in the storm today - we really couldn’t do it without all the support of these. We’re always open to new volunteers, so if it’s something you’d like to try, please do get in touch!

Or if you’d like to try something a little different, then Torbay Velopark parkrun will soon be establishing a “buddy” system for deaf or hard of hearing people. We’ll need volunteers for this scheme, but it’ll be a great opportunity for anyone who’s interested in helping out with disabled people. If you’d be interested, do send me a message (Tom Wright on Facebook), but there’ll be more details soon!

Hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week for a hopefully drier parkrun!

Tom.

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Torbay Velopark No.131 BY KIERAN HUGHES

Torbay Velopark No.131 BY KIERAN HUGHES

Tracey ALDER and I ventured from Taunton today to Torbay Velopark parkrun in
search of adventure. The weather recently has plagued our tourism causing us to
wonder if we should stay local, venture further afield or even stay at home and start
building an Ark. Thankfully today we experienced glorious sunshine as the UK had
its hottest day of the year. We were greeted by a ray of sunshine in the form of the
Run Director Jo COISH who made us feel most welcome. It was a great feeling to be
cheered on by both runners and volunteers alike, parkrun spirit at its best.

The course at Torbay Velopark is on a mixture of tarmac cycle track, gravel paths
and grass. This flat course starts on the Torbay Velopark Cycle Track located next to
Torbay Leisure car park and heads anti-clockwise for two laps before exiting the
track through two gates on the gravel path leading on to Clennon Field for a one lap
passing Clennon Lake around the football pitches and Astroturf pitch, finishing by the
Velopark gates.

Now for the statistics, there were 276 who ran jogged or walked at Torbay Velopark
and there were representatives from 26 clubs; Aldridge RC, Brixham Harriers, CSSC
Sports & Leisure, Dawlish Coasters, Devon Orienteering Club, Goole Viking Striders, Haldon Trail Runners, Harborough AC, Haverhill RC, Helsby RC, Kirkstall Harriers, Knowle and Dorridge Running Club, Lonely Goat RC, Lytchett Manor Striders, MK Lakeside Runners, Riviera Racers, Run Torbay, Running Forever Running Club, Rushden Runners, South Devon AC, Team Anstey, Teignbridge Trotters, Torbay ACC, Torbay Tri Club, Vegan Runners and Walking at parkrun.

The first finisher was David HAMPTON with a time of 17:21 having run 6 times with
South Devon AC. Second was Lewis KEYWOOD with a time of 18:23 having run 88
times. Third was Alex MAGEE with a time of 18:45 having run 161 times with South
Devon AC. The first female was Paige QUINN with a time of 20:29 having run 20
times with Torbay AAC. Second was Sarah HARRISON with a time of 22:26 having
run 29 times with Torbay AAC. Third was Christine VOELKERLING with a time of
22:39 having run 88 times with Harborough AC.

Congratulations to the spectacular 26 new Personal Bests; Simon MILLS, David
COOPER, Jacob PRICE, Simon WORTMANN, Sharon MCCUAIG, Ollie MITCHELL,
Michael SYRETT, Josh MONK, Robert HAYTER, Hayley BIGNELL, Judit SANSUM,
Jenny CHILD, Shane CARPENTER, Joanne MARTIN, Georgina MARTIN, Sarah
MILLS, Stuart BENNETT, Lisa DARK, Linda BLAKE, Tamsin MATHEW, Jane
CUNLIFFE, Petrina JONES, Kate FARMERY, Valerie DEAN, Lynne JOHN and
Claire CLARKE. Superb running in the sweltering heat!

A warm welcome to the 15 first timers to the parkrun family, Jenny HOURIGAN, Paul
CARTHY, Reuben WORTHINGTON, Geoff SHAW, Simon COURT, Paul
GREGORY, Daniel SNOW, Stephen JARVIS, Lisa MORGAN, Stephanie
CRAWFORD, Jack DE-VERE, Sarah DARKE, Francis ROBINSON, Anna
BEDFORD and Rhys PRITCHARD. May this be the start of your parkrun journey.
A special shout out goes to Roberta AINSWORTH and Gary BURMAN who joined
the 50 Milestone Club.

Today #39 full results and a complete event history can be found on the Torbay
Velopark parkrun Results Page.

This event would not have been possible without the help and encouragement of the
following 30 Hi Vis Hero’s: Gary ADDERLEY, Tracey ALDER, Harry ASPINALL,
Kerry BELL, Ned CARSWELL, Jo COISH, Rachel COLLINS, Jasmin COMLEY,
Hannah DAVIES, Veronica DOWALL, Simon FISHER, Simon GILBOY, Jeremy
GODDARD, Francis HAYES, Neil HAYES, Sam HEALEY, Kieran HUGHES, Ben
LOTEN, Susan LYLE, Pauline MARR, Sharon NELSON, Sarah PALK, Carol
PEAKMAN, Wendy PEDRICK, Mark TIDBALL, Natalie TIDBALL, Jacob TIDBALL,
Ethan TIDBALL, Tom WRIGHT and Christian ZURSIEDEL.

If you would like to volunteer simply email torbayveloparkhelpers@parkrun.com
Thank you Torbay Velopark parkrun for making Tracey and I so welcome.
Kieran Hughes, Longrun Meadow parkrun (Taunton)

 

Event #127 1 June 2019

Torbay Velopark parkrun
Event number 127
1st June 2019

Run report by Catherine Carter (A3472142)

Until the unforeseen cancellation of last week's run I had been anticipating that today I would be celebrating my 25th occasion of volunteering at Torbay Velopark parkrun. In a moment of wanton enthusiasm I volunteered to write the run report to celebrate. Only now, of course, I am celebrating my 24th occasion of volunteering and have the slight feeling of holding a party on the day before New Year's Eve. That being said, neither number is a significant milestone by comparison with the dedication of the most committed volunteers, and rather than an actual run report my literary efforts have developed into a more general musing on parkrun and the weekly achievements, benefits and joys that it brings.

Today had been designated parkrun pledge day, a day to encourage the participation of GPs, their practice staff and patients. Before the run I had the pleasure of meeting members of the team from Compass House Medical Centre in Brixham who had signed the parkrun pledge: there may have been representatives of other practices too whom I didn't have the opportunity to meet. Well done to all of you...and, to those of you who took part for the first time, welcome to the parkrun family.

As I started to think about writing the run report I found myself reflecting on my first two years of life with parkrun: the contribution it has made to my life, the stories I have heard, the ups and downs. I was a reluctant parkrunner at the outset and took some persuading to come along for the first time. But from that first occasion I was hooked: although other commitments prevented me from attending regularly in the early days, my attendances became more frequent until now my weekends feel incomplete unless I have fitted in my free weekly timed 5k, and my trips away from home always seem to involve identifying whether it's feasible to fit in a nearby parkrun. To anyone reading this who is considering signing up, whatever your speed and experience, even if it amounts to a complete lack of both, I urge you to come along next week and give it a try. Every week there will be new parkrun experiences, new stories, new people and new achievements that will stand out in your memory.

As a volunteer I have mainly helped with pre-event set up: highlights for me have included the special feeling of helping to set out the course on Christmas morning, knowing that I was playing a tiny part in enabling an event which so many families would share together on that special day, and which might also be a welcome gathering together with parkrun friends for those who would otherwise spend Christmas Day alone.

Then there was the recent Easter Saturday when we had a record attendance at the Velopark. I marshalled that day, at the end of the rugby pitch, and enjoyed encouraging all the runners and walkers, admiring the athleticism and fitness of those at the front and the commitment and perseverance of those further back in the field. So many parkrunners expressed their thanks as they passed, and when the event director asked me afterwards how things had gone, I realised that I had actually enjoyed myself as much, if not more, than when I run myself.

Within the last few weeks, as a volunteer helping with pre-event set-up, I met a lovely couple from Birmingham, Carl and Lynn, who were visiting Brixham. Both were volunteering and Lynn was also running. On hearing that I'd caught the bus to the Velopark as my car had a flat tyre they not only gave me a lift home after parkrun but also put some air into the tyre and followed me in their car to the garage to ensure I arrived safely. Such a fantastic example of the wide-ranging and positive side-effects of parkrun and the friendships that can be made through it. So, as before,  if you are reading this and are thinking of volunteering for the first time don't be nervous or overcome by apathy...please sign up and come along. You will be made welcome, your contribution will be valued and you will make new friends.
And I've not even mentioned the satisfaction of making progress towards the various milestones and then the eager anticipation as you wait for your hard-earned t-shirt to arrive in the post.....Needless to say I'm already looking forward to next parkrunday....

This week 377 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 71 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Steve BUSH • Roger MATTHEWS • Lewis KEYWOOD • Simon TOMS • Rachel COLLINS • Julia TYSOE • Francis HAYES • Tom WRIGHT • Jo COISH • Ben LOTEN • Rachel SHARPLES • Kerry BELL • Ned CARSWELL • Jennifer BRADSHAW • Danielle PAGE • Debbie TREWERN • Matthew HAYWOOD • Neil HAYES • Amanda FRANCIS • Catherine CARTER • Amanda GLOVER • Marc FORWARD • Harriet CLEMENTS • Sam PAGE • Lee ALLSOPP • Sharon NELSON • Jessica BLAKER • Danny BROWN • Harry ASPINALL • Sam HEALEY

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 6,617 participants have completed 30,685 parkruns covering a total distance of 153,425 km, including 6,736 new Personal Bests. A total of 481 individuals have volunteered 3,113 times.

 

Event #126 18th May 2019

Torbay Velopark parkrun
Event number 126
18th May 2019

This week 281 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Stuart BATTEN • Stephen WILBRAHAM • Simon GILBOY • David CUBBERLEY • Michelle COLES • Rachel COLLINS • Gary BURMAN • Francis HAYES • Tom WRIGHT • Kian BURMAN • Milly BURMAN • Ben LOTEN • Jo CANHAM • Matthew DALTON • Kerry BELL • Ned CARSWELL • Matthew HAYWOOD • Neil HAYES • Hannah DAVIES • Harriet CLEMENTS • Joel THOMPSON • Amy ROBSON • Sharon NELSON • Jenny TOFT • Michael CHIVALL • Carl BROOKES • Danny BROWN • Sam HEALEY

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 6,546 participants have completed 30,308 parkruns covering a total distance of 151,540 km, including 6,675 new Personal Bests. A total of 478 individuals have volunteered 3,083 times.

 

Event #125 11th May 2019

Torbay Velopark parkrun
Event number 125
11th May 2019

This week 320 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 70 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Alex MAGEE • Emma MAGEE • Stephen WILBRAHAM • Simon GILBOY • Rachel COLLINS • Vince LANGDON • Julie MATTHEWS • Alison FORD • Francis HAYES • Johanne CALVERT • Tom WRIGHT • Jo COISH • Jo LOTEN • Ben LOTEN • Ned CARSWELL • Neil HAYES • Catherine CARTER • Sharon NELSON • Michael CHIVALL • Carl BROOKES • Lynn BROOKES • Jessica BLAKER • Danny BROWN • Harry ASPINALL • Sam HEALEY

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 6,509 participants have completed 30,027 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,135 km, including 6,601 new Personal Bests. A total of 474 individuals have volunteered 3,055 times.

 

30’000 finishers since Torbay Velopark parkrun started

Congratulations to Julie Costanza who was 293rd finisher today. Julie is our 30'000 finisher.
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Torbay Velopark parkrun
Event number 125
11th May 2019

 

This week 320 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 70 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

 

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Alex MAGEE • Emma MAGEE • Stephen WILBRAHAM • Simon GILBOY • Rachel COLLINS • Vince LANGDON • Julie MATTHEWS • Alison FORD • Francis HAYES • Johanne CALVERT • Tom WRIGHT • Jo COISH • Jo LOTEN • Ben LOTEN • Ned CARSWELL • Neil HAYES • Catherine CARTER • Sharon NELSON • Michael CHIVALL • Carl BROOKES • Lynn BROOKES • Jessica BLAKER • Danny BROWN • Harry ASPINALL • Sam HEALEY

 

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 6,509 participants have completed 30,027 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,135 km, including 6,601 new Personal Bests. A total of 474 individuals have volunteered 3,055 times.

 

 

 

 

Event #124 4th May 2019

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Torbay Velopark parkrun
Event number 124
4th May 2019

It goes without saying that I think we have a fantastic parkrun. There are so many friendly regulars that it’s like being part of a community with so many people to say hello to and chat to and while there are many reasons that people come along every week it is so much fun to be part of - and not just because Simon Gilboy suits every fancy dress that I make home wear.

But the serious part is that without volunteers we can’t do it. I did wonder on Friday whether it would be better to cancel the parkrun for the following day. The Run Director on the day is responsible for ensuring that it is safe to put the event on. We MUST have sufficient marshals out on the course and if an incident occurs they will get on the radio or make a phone call and help can be out there immediately and we have had incidents that required calling an ambulance. So I reduced the timekeepers to two and kept my fingers crossed that I was able to produce accurate results, the DofE students acted as marshals along with supervision as they are required to have, we had one barcode scanner from the start and two runners/barcode scanners. If it hadn’t been for two people who stepped in last minute I would have cancelled which is definitely not what I want.

So I want to say a massive thank you to my 24 volunteers below, thank you for signing up and for putting up with me changing the roster several times. It has been said before but if everyone volunteered every 10 or 12 weeks we’d be fully supported. Please help us Run Directors to continue to hold the amazing parkrun that we’ve got.

This week 346 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 47 were first timers and 110 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Alex MAGEE • Susan LYLE • Gary BRENTON • Simon GILBOY • Rachel COLLINS • Stuart CRESSWELL • Tom WRIGHT • Jo LOTEN • Ben LOTEN • Jo CANHAM • Margaret CANHAM • Ned CARSWELL • Amanda FRANCIS • Carol PEAKMAN • Hannah DAVIES • Harriet CLEMENTS • Veronica DOWALL • Philip WILLCOX • Tom HUTTON • Michael CHIVALL • Alicia PRICE • Sandie TIPTON • Danny BROWN • Gill PEDRICK

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 6,454 participants have completed 29,707 parkruns covering a total distance of 148,535 km, including 6,530 new Personal Bests. A total of 470 individuals have volunteered 3,030 times.

 

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.

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