Event 263

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 263
22nd July 2017

Many thanks to you hardy lot who came along in the rain this morning and braved the horrendously muddy course! A warm (wet) welcome to our local first timers and also great to have parkrun tourists from Ireland and Cape Town, South Africa! Martin Kelly of Dublin has an age grade course record today too!

Shout out to Jason Ashworth who was a first timer at Cornwall Park today and ran his 100th parkrun, congratulations Jason! (you should have let us know before!)

Reminder alert: Next week is our 5th anniversary! It's a 5 year old theme so come dressed in party hats and party tutus or of course anything you fancy! We'll have some spot prizes, cake, lollies and of course a great 5k parkrun!

This week 81 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers: Thank you so much for coming to help out in pretty awful conditions - you're all stars!

There were two personal barcodes handed in today which must have fallen out of pockets - Melissa Taylor and Peter Douglas-Bell, you can pick them up next time you run.

Lian DE CHARMOY • Caitlin DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Noel DE CHARMOY • Ricky RUTLEDGE • Laurie WILSON • Chris BARTON • Emily HACKET PAIN • Inge WAY • Craig PASCOE • Jett GANNAWAY • Larry MCDERMOTT

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

Male placings:
Sebastian WHARTON (JM11-14) of Auckland City Athletic Club, was first over the line in 19:16 - first time in 34 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Rudy BAPTIST (VM55-59) of Lynndale AA & HC Inc, was third over the line in 20:18 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Madeline LEIGH (JW11-14) of Eastern Athletic & Harrier Club Inc, was first (17th overall) over the line in 23:49 - first time in 4 appearances.
Melanie PERRY (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (34th overall) over the line in 25:57.
Mandy ROBERTS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (41st overall) over the line in 26:50.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Rudy BAPTIST (VM55-59) – 76.35% for the time 20:18 (third overall).
Sebastian WHARTON (JM11-14) – 73.62% for the time 19:16 (first overall).
Martin KELLY (VM55-59) – 72.66% for the time 21:31 (7th overall).

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 Keith BATEMAN who recorded 89.16% (17:50) on 14th February 2015 (event number 135).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 4,904 participants have completed 36,883 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,415 km, including 6,100 new Personal Bests.

Volunteering

parkrun cannot operate without the assistance of volunteers. We encourage parkrunners to volunteer three times a year or more of course, if you wish. If you can’t run due to an injury or have a race on a Sunday and want a rest day, come along and volunteer instead, it’s easy, fun and very rewarding! We’d 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 and for those who enjoy having a say – write the run report for the website one week! Anyone wishing to volunteer their talents as a photographer is most welcome too.

 

Event number 262

Event number 262

15th July 2017

After the weather during the week what a glorious morning greeted us!  Thank you very much to Local Sponsor Foot Mechanics Podiatry who came along to give runners advice and they had a great giveaway of a pair of running shoes! The lucky parkrunner who received the shoes is Ruth Holt, well done!

A warm welcome to all the first timers and congratulations to those who ran PB’s, a muddy course to manage that on!

Special reminder:  Cornwall parkrun’s anniversary is on 29th July, more information will follow, but seeing as it will be 5 years - a ‘5 year old birthday’ theme has been suggested.  Of course we generally behave like a lot of children just running around having fun so it should be easy!

See you all this Saturday for some more fun.

This week 131 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Lian DE CHARMOY • Caitlin DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Ricky RUTLEDGE • Sue BIELBY • Chris BARTON • Emily HACKET PAIN • Jett GANNAWAY • Anthony BOYNTON – Thank you all so much!

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

Male placings:
Hayden RODGER (SM20-24) of Auckland City Athletic Club, was first over the line in 18:31 - 7th time in 12 appearances.
Sebastian WHARTON (JM11-14) of Auckland City Athletic Club, was second over the line in 19:23.
Matt SMITH (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:16 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Angela HAWKES (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 21:28 - 4th time in 33 appearances.
Naomi BOYNTON (SW25-29) of York Acorn RC, was second (16th overall) over the line in 22:32 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Bianca FOURIE (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 23:37 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Sebastian WHARTON (JM11-14) – 73.17% for the time 19:23 (second overall).
Angela HAWKES (VW40-44) – 71.27% for the time 21:28 (5th overall).
Grant JOHNSTON (VM55-59) – 70.01% for the time 21:57 (7th overall).

The female record is held by Becky WADE who recorded a time of 00:17:44 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 32).
The male record is held by Jonathan JACKSON who recorded a time of 00:15:49 on 10th December 2016 (event number 230).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded 89.16% (17:50) on 14th February 2015 (event number 135).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 4,894 participants have completed 36,802 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,010 km, including 6,095 new Personal Bests.

 

Foot Mechanics Podiatry

Cornwall parkrun's local sponsor Foot Mechanics will be coming along to meet our parkrunners on the 15th July!

Foot Mechanics Podiatry will be at parkrun on Saturday 15th July, providing free foot health checks and footwear advice after your run. 
 
Foot Mechanics are the experts in treating pain in the heel, ankle, Achilles, calf muscles, shin splints, blisters and everything in between!
 

Event number 260

Cornwall parkrun

1st July 2017

 

It was a cold, windy day, which must have been why we didn’t see our usual number of runners – thank you to all those who braved the weather, as always, a pleasure to see you! Well done to those who reached specific milestones Kathy O’Brien, and Linda McCullum who both ran their 100th parkrun and Craig Pascoe his 50th! Congratulations too to Chris Vernon and Philip Orr who ran their 150th!

Welcome to the first time runners and visitors - hope to see you all again on a warmer day!

In contrast to our usual, convivial parkrun morning there was unfortunately a not-so-pleasant incident that happened at the café. I was told by a number of parkrunners that someone had been extremely rude to the staff, in particular one of the ladies.

I am not entirely sure of the details, but it seems the little 'take-away' van had something to do with it. The café set up the van especially for those people who just want to grab a coffee and go, which are often the walkers and runners of the park. It’s not unreasonable for the staff to direct those just wanting a takeaway to the little van in the courtyard.

I do realize that getting a cup of coffee after a cold run is one of life’s pleasures, but using, exceptionally abusive, bad language and upsetting someone else’s day in the process of it, is certainly unacceptable.

I apologized on parkrun’s behalf and I’m sure we can continue our good relationship with the Cornwall Park café, because I wouldn’t want one person’s rant to tarnish this. We share this beautiful spot with all the park users, we can spread a little kindness too.

 

This week 145 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

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

Lian DE CHARMOY • Caitlin DE CHARMOY • Richard WINTERBURN • Denise POELIJOE • Margaret COLLINS • Jamie RUTLEDGE • Laurie WILSON • Chris BARTON • Emily HACKET PAIN • Maree REID • Jane DAVIES-COLLEY

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

Male placings:
Samuel John Leith PENDREIGH (SM20-24) of Wellington Harrier Athletic Club Inc, was first over the line in 18:33 - first appearance.
Will LAERY (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:56 - has been first to finish on 13 previous occasions.
Matt SMITH (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:21 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Bianca FOURIE (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 22:23 - third time in 57 appearances.
Katrina HORSFORD (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (34th overall) over the line in 25:13.
Cerise MCCORMICK (VW45-49) of TempoFit, was third (36th overall) over the line in 25:21 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Lance HUNNIFORD (VM65-69) – 73.75% for the time 22:44 (19th overall).
Grant JOHNSTON (VM55-59) – 71.81% for the time 21:24 (8th overall).
Samuel John Leith PENDREIGH (SM20-24) – 70.26% for the time 18:33 (first overall).

The female record is held by Becky WADE who recorded a time of 00:17:44 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 32).
The male record is held by Jonathan JACKSON who recorded a time of 00:15:49 on 10th December 2016 (event number 230).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded 89.16% (17:50) on 14th February 2015 (event number 135).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 4,864 participants have completed 36,514 parkruns covering a total distance of 182,570 km, including 6,058 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 258

Cornwall Park parkrun – 17th June 2017

Well Saturday the 17th of June was a really beautiful winter’s morning in Auckland.

A few weeks ago my friend, back in Ireland, told me that she had just done her first parkrun in Navan Co Meath. I had over the years done more than a dozen parkruns in Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland and I also used to run half marathons and loved running.  However I started having problems with my right knee and had to stop running, about 4 years ago. Since then I have not been able to run but I have hiked and cycled instead.

Since moving to Auckland in Sept 2016 I started cycling to work every day and that has strengthened my knee so I decided to give the parkrun a go as I really missed the running.

The Cornwall Park parkrun starts at 8am just beside the Band Rotunda near the café. I parked on the road the other side of the course so that I had time to warm up and stretch before the big run. As it had been such a long time since I had run and I was worried how my knee would be I found that I was quite nervous. However, as I walked to the rotunda I met a sweet 16 year old girl who showed me the way and chatted to me. Then we got to the start around 7.50am and all the people were milling around stretching and jogging. I had missed running so much I was delighted to be here.

Then the announcements took place – the welcome to the newbies and to the people who had completed 100 and 150 parkruns. What I really love about these runs is that they cater for all ages, shapes and speeds. You can run, walk or run/walk and there is no pressure to hit any particular time.

Along the run people spoke to me and knew from the introductions that I was a ‘newbie’ and they welcomed me to the run. At the hill I decided to walk and walked for a bit with a lovely ‘older’ lady who did the parkrun most weeks with her son and grandson. At the last 1.5kms her son came back to run the last bit with her and they stayed together until the end.

The run is just so beautiful. As it is early morning there was not much traffic in the park. The colours of the trees were spectacular with lovely oranges and yellows. There was a mist over the city and this gave a kind of frosty appearance to the morning.

 

My time was 37mins 56 seconds which I was pretty happy with. I only once in my 18 times previously managed to get under 30 minutes and always hoped to do that again. Sadly my knee was a little bit niggly so I don’t think I will manage that time now. But, I was so happy to be back running and it is so different to run a parkrun than just running by yourself. There is a lovely friendly feeling and this run has such a lovely setting and the people were so friendly to me and to each other.

All of these runs are run by volunteers who give their time each week and have to come and set up the course, marshall the course and give encouragement to the runners, they then stay afterwards to collect the cones which are placed around the course to show people the way, sort the tokens and do all the other many tasks which are needed to be done to enable this run to take place.

I would ask everyone to try at least 4 times a year to volunteer and sometimes you may be able to do the run and volunteer so it doesn’t always mean you have to miss a run.

Thanks guys

Margaret Collins, Dublin, Ireland (currently living in Auckland).

Event number 258
17th June 2017

This week 162 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Lian DE CHARMOY • Caitlin DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Richard FOX • Laurie WILSON • Allan JANES • Richard PARR • Sam PARR • Sue KIRK • Catherine DELAPORTE • Eilish O'BRIEN

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

Male placings:
Daniel SMITH (SM25-29)  was first over the line in 19:07 - 7th time in 18 appearances.
Tan YAN (SM20-24)  was second over the line in 19:15.
Daniel Minwen CHAI (SM18-19) of Auckland University Track Club, was third over the line in 19:24.

Female placings:
Angela HAWKES (VW40-44)  was first (15th overall) over the line in 21:55 - third time in 32 appearances.
Tracey WONG (VW50-54) of Wooters Runners, was second (18th overall) over the line in 22:16.
Bianca FOURIE (JW11-14)  was third (19th overall) over the line in 22:17 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Rudy BAPTIST (VM55-59) – 78.28% for the time 19:48 (5th overall).
Yoko MIYA (VW50-54) – 78.04% for the time 22:19 (20th overall).
Tracey WONG (VW50-54) – 77.17% for the time 22:16 (18th overall).

The female record is held by Becky WADE who recorded a time of 00:17:44 on 2nd March 2013 (event number 32).
The male record is held by Jonathan JACKSON who recorded a time of 00:15:49 on 10th December 2016 (event number 230).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded 89.16% (17:50) on 14th February 2015 (event number 135).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 4,834 participants have completed 36,230 parkruns covering a total distance of 181,150 km, including 6,042 new Personal Bests.

 

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