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.