Cornwall Park 23rd Dec. and Christmas Day

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 285 and 286
23rd and  25th December 2017

On Saturday 23rd December there was a great turnout of parkrunners from around New Zealand and overseas and besides the run, the highlight certainly was the bacon and egg sliders and fruit juice that the Cornwall Park Café kindly supplied to everyone!

Brian Salton had this to say on Facebook:

Thanks Cornwall Park parkrun for an amazing time once again. Special shout out for the Cornwall Park Cafe for the sliders and drinks. You are all an amazing bunch of people for organising us all each week.” – Thanks Brian, we think you’re all amazing for turning up every week!

The Cornwall Park Café also, very generously, gave out a number of vouchers which were passed onto the volunteers for the day, as we do appreciate our volunteers! Thanks to each one of you over the year, you always do a great job helping out in so many ways and you do make parkrun happen!

Christmas Day dawned and what a beauty is was! The 9am start was actually a bit too hot, but there was a fair number of  parkrunners who turned up having already run the  Western Springs parkrun at 8am! Unfortunately, some runners thought that they could record 2 runs on Christmas Day, which is actually not possible. The ‘double runs’ can be recorded on New Year’s Day only.

There were some great outfits, Christmas cake, mince tarts and fruit juice so much festivity was had by all! It was great hearing where some of the visitors had come from, many from the UK and Australia, South Africa and Ireland were represented and Venezuela! Of course we also love having New Zealand parkrunners from around the country or down the road so thanks for coming along to Cornwall Park everyone! Special congratulations to junior Oscar Edmonds, who has now run 100 parkruns, amazing!

Glenda McDermott summed up the Christmas family spirit nicely:  Merry Christmas all - what a great way to start the day so pleased Craig and James ran all the way with me today, thank you both so much, slow time in sorry, but fantastic to do it with son and grandson!

Jill Hall also sent good wishes:Merry Christmas everyone - but especially the wonderful volunteers without whom this wouldn’t happen. See you next year!

Thanks very much Jill, we look forward to another great year for 2018 with all of you and new parkrunners! But we’ll still have one more run in 2017 this Saturday – see you all then!

On Christmas Day 152 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Jeff PARKINSON • Emily PARKINSON • Lian DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Noel DE CHARMOY • Jason BUCKLEY • Laurie WILSON • Man YU • Gary BROOKING • Simon KIRK • Larry MCDERMOTT

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

Volunteering

parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of volunteers. We encourage parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, of course more if you'd like! If you're injured and need a rest from running, we would welcome your help. Go onto the Cornwall parkrun webpage and email cornwallhelpers@parkrun.com  to register your availability and which Saturday you can volunteer.

If you would like to run and volunteer you can do an earlier ‘freedom’ run or even write the run report for our website! Anyone wishing to volunteer their talents as a photographer is most welcome too.

Many thanks to our local sponsor Foot Mechanics Podiatry  We are foot and lower limb professionals.  Foot pain, arch pain, heel pain, shin pain, knee pain and lower back pain are our areas of expertise.  We use leading technology and world class professional development to ensure our Podiatrists are able to find and treat the cause of foot and lower limb problems.

The female record is held by Becky WADE who recorded a time of 17:44 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 32).
The male record is held by Jonathan JACKSON who recorded a time of 15:49 on 10th December 2016 (event number 230).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margie PEAT who recorded 89.54% (21:40) on 16th December 2017 (event number 284).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 5,466 participants have completed 41,468 parkruns covering a total distance of 207,340 km, including 6,644 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 282

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 282
2nd December 2017

This week 197 people took part, we had 17 first timers and 24 personal bests. There were representatives from 19 different clubs.

Such a beautiful summer's morning to welcome in December and thank you very much to Rosie Morrison of Foot Mechanics Podiatry, Cornwall parkrun's local sponsor, for coming along with early Christmas pressies!

There was special draw prize for the volunteers before we started, which was a pair of running shoes and Daryl was the lucky winner! Rosie gave out a number of other spot prizes at the finish line including another running shoe voucher, which were very much appreciated.

There were three new milestones today Jason MacDonald, Grant Edmonds and Brian McDonnell all ran their 100 parkrun, congratulations! Welcome to all those visiting and also to those who ran their very first parkrun on Saturday, we look forward to seeing you again!

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers: Thank you all very much.

Caitlin DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Cerise MCCORMICK • Jason BUCKLEY • Marcia SOANES • Jamie RUTLEDGE • Daryl LEWIS • Jeanne VAN DER MERWE • Malcolm ELLEY • David H COATES • Tracy ELLEY

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

Please take note - There will be a Christmas Day parkrun starting at 9am on Monday 25th December. All are welcome to come along for some Christmas cheer! 

Volunteering

parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of volunteers. We encourage parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, of course more if you'd like! If you're injured and need a rest from running, we would welcome your help. Go onto the Cornwall parkrun webpage and email cornwallhelpers@parkrun.com  to register your availability and which Saturday you can volunteer.

If you would like to run and volunteer you can do an earlier ‘freedom’ run or even write the run report for our website! Anyone wishing to volunteer their talents as a photographer is most welcome too.

Many thanks to our local sponsor Foot Mechanics Podiatry  We are foot and lower limb professionals.  Foot pain, arch pain, heel pain, shin pain, knee pain and lower back pain are our areas of expertise.  We use leading technology and world class professional development to ensure our Podiatrists are able to find and treat the cause of foot and lower limb problems.

The female record is held by Becky WADE who recorded a time of 17:44 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 32).
The male record is held by Jonathan JACKSON who recorded a time of 15:49 on 10th December 2016 (event number 230).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lewis TURNER who recorded 100.09% (37:44) on 25th November 2017 (event number 281).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 5,336 participants have completed 40,611 parkruns covering a total distance of 203,055 km, including 6,559 new Personal Bests.

 

Foot Mechanics Podiatry

This Saturday, December 2nd, we will have a special visit from our local sponsor Foot Mechanics.

They will be giving out some early Christmas presents so make sure you come along! We look forward to seeing you all as usual and of course new parkrunners and visitors!

 

Event 281

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 281
25th November 2017

Beautiful morning and as always lovely to see you all, those new to parkrun, those visiting and all the regulars!

Milestones this week included David Lear running his 50th, Marcia Soanes her 100th and special mention to Ray Turner in the 80-84 age category completing his 50th parkrun, he's such an inspiration! Congratulations to you all!

Jeff Parkinson kept very quiet (unusual) about his 200th parkrun today! Well done Jeff, only 50 to go till the next milestone t-shirt!

There were a number of 'first time Turner's' running today as well - Martin, Sonya and Lewis, who happens to be in the 90-94 age category! Obviously running must be in the Turner genes. Welcome to all the first time runners today including some new junior runners Josie, Max, Jamie and Gabriel, look forward to seeing you all again!

The Edmonds family of Lucy, Molly, Oscar and Dad Grant all looked great running in their 50 tees today. Between them they have run 373 parkruns in total and Grant ran his 99th parkrun today, with his children not far behind getting to their 100 milestone either!

Have a great week and see you all again next week!

This week 217 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers: Many thanks to -

Caitlin DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Jason BUCKLEY • Chris BARTON • Tao HE • Brian MCDONNELL • Tony SPELMAN • Karen MATTHEWS • Inge WAY • Darius MOLLOY

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

The female record is held by Becky WADE who recorded a time of 17:44 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 32).
The male record is held by Jonathan JACKSON who recorded a time of 15:49 on 10th December 2016 (event number 230).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lewis TURNER who recorded 100.09% (37:44) on 25th November 2017 (event number 281).

Volunteering

parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of volunteers. We encourage parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, of course more if you'd like! If you're injured and need a rest from running, we would welcome your help. Go onto the Cornwall parkrun webpage and email cornwallhelpers@parkrun.com  to register your availability and which Saturday you can volunteer.

If you would like to run and volunteer you can do an earlier ‘freedom’ run or even write the run report for our website! Anyone wishing to volunteer their talents as a photographer is most welcome too.

Many thanks to our local sponsor Foot Mechanics Podiatry  We are foot and lower limb professionals.  Foot pain, arch pain, heel pain, shin pain, knee pain and lower back pain are our areas of expertise.  We use leading technology and world class professional development to ensure our Podiatrists are able to find and treat the cause of foot and lower limb problems.

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 5,318 participants have completed 40,414 parkruns covering a total distance of 202,070 km, including 6,535 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 279 – 11/11/2017

Event 279  -  11/11/2017

In spite of a stiff breeze on Saturday some awesome times were posted including 2 new age category records. Major congratulations to Paul Elliott who has been cutting major chunks out of his time over the past few weeks and record 22:22 on Saturday for a new VM70-74 record. Not to be out shadowed the ladies look like they have a new star with first timer Isabella Richardson burning up the course close on the heals of the first runner home in a time of 18:32, 5th place overall and setting the new record for JW11-14. I have a sneaking suspicion that her times will improve even further as she gets used to the course.

Even if you didn't set a new record or pb it was great to see you all on Saturday. We're looking forward to doing it all again next Saturday. Please remember to volunteer - a couple of times a year from each of you is all it takes. Have a great week.

Volunteering

parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of volunteers. We encourage parkrunners to volunteer three times a year, of course more if you'd like! If you're injured and need a rest from running, we would welcome your help. Go onto the Cornwall parkrun webpage and email cornwallhelpers@parkrun.com  to register your availability and which Saturday you can volunteer.

If you would like to run and volunteer you can do an earlier ‘freedom’ run or even write the run report for our website! Anyone wishing to volunteer their talents as a photographer is most welcome too.

Many thanks to our local sponsor Foot Mechanics Podiatry  We are foot and lower limb professionals.  Foot pain, arch pain, heel pain, shin pain, knee pain and lower back pain are our areas of expertise.  We use leading technology and world class professional development to ensure our Podiatrists are able to find and treat the cause of foot and lower limb problems.

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