2nd March 2019 Event 348

Many thanks to Nick for his delightful account of how he managed to get to the first run of the new 3 lap course last Saturday!

My journey from Browns Bay to Cornwall parkrun using Public Transport

My car was leaking oil and my mechanic recommended I not drive my car, but I was desperate to make it to parkrun to try out the new course at Cornwall Park, today being the the inaugural run on the new course.

With no option of hitching a ride with fellow parkrunners I decided to put Auckland public transport to the test to see if I could make it to Cornwall parkrun on time!

My alarm woke me @ 5:30 – it is Saturday parkrun day and I’m raring to go after a good night’s sleep.

I left home on time @ 6:05 and the morning was clear, cool, crisp and dark!

A short wait, bus was running 5 minutes late! – not a good start!

I caught the bus to Constellation bus station at 6:16 and arrived at Constellation bus station 15 minutes later and I only had to wait 3-4 minutes for a connecting bus to town. An opportunity perhaps to make up lost time!

The bus left at 6:35 and I arrived in town at 6:50

The train from the city to Greenlane was leaving in 10 minutes, I can do this!

I didn’t want to take any chances so I sprinted from the bus stop in town to Britomart train station only to find the trains were going nowhere – they were “Out-of-Service”!

Oh no any hope I had of making it to parkrun was surely dashed!

A real shame as I was so looking forward to trying out the new course but I will never make it to parkrun now!

But wait…

A train attendant stopped me in my tracks:

“Trains on the Southern line are only going to Penrose, from there buses replace trains”

Did I hear that right, I’m going to Greenlane which is before Penrose so I’m not affected!

What a stroke of luck, maybe I can make it after all!

I thanked the man and made it onto the train in time for the 7am departure.

I arrived in Greenlane at 7:15, just after sunrise, I then knew I could make it as by my reckoning it was a 1.5k walk from Greenlane train station to Cornwall Park.

I strolled along Greenlane Road with a spring in my step and a smile on my dial.

I leapt over stile into Cornwall Park, through a sheep paddock, climbed over another fence and arrived at the band rotunda at 7:30 – exactly half an hour before the run.

At that point I realized it didn’t matter what was to follow as I was overjoyed to make it on time and not only that I was one of the first runners to arrive! My race was over and I had won!  - Nick Feehan

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This week 343 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 97 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

Jeff

On this day we farewelled our legendary ED Jeff - but he's not gone and certainly not forgotten, as he'll still be back to visit and make sure he runs some more parkruns on the new course!

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Jeff PARKINSON • Emily PARKINSON • Anita PARKINSON • Lian DE CHARMOY • Caitlin BARTON • Owen POELIJOE • Richard WINTERBURN • Denise POELIJOE • David NORTH • Gooya MOZDBAR • Steven CASTLE • Darryl WONG • Duncan ERASMUS • Sudhakar SOMU • Carla TUNNICLIFFE • Alana PRINGLE • Greg ADAMS • Anna GATIE • Kim CARRUTHERS • Sage CARRUTHERS • Stephen CONDER

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 Christine ADAMSON who recorded 90.72% (21:23) on 7th July 2018 (event number 313).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 7,429 participants have completed 57,397 parkruns covering a total distance of 286,985 km, including 8,705 new Personal Bests. A total of 442 individuals have volunteered 2,970 times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event number 335 – 8th December 2018

Event number 335
8th December 2018

This week 290 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part. Thanks to all who came along and lovely to welcome all our overseas visitors and local ones plus of course the first time parkrunners!

Quote of the day was made by our dear Ray Turner VM80-84 who has now completed 90 parkruns, "I only run in the sun", to which Sue Bielby replied that he must be running just on solar power now! Keep it up Ray, you're a legend either way - walking in the shade or running in the sun!

Remember the Christmas Day 9.00am start - we'd love to celebrate with you! Bring along your Christmas Hats, Christmas Cheer and any other family members!

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers: Many thanks to all!

And remember we will need some volunteers for Christmas Day too please. Simply write to cornwallhelpers@parkrun.com to let us know if you can.

Samantha PARKINSON • Lian DE CHARMOY • Caitlin DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Richard FOX • Oonagh TURNER • Allan JANES • Darryl WONG • Angela SHEPPARD • Bridget LAWRENCE • Jessica LAWRENCE • Sage CARRUTHERS • Zane KHAN • Lisa STEENS

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 Christine ADAMSON who recorded 90.72% (21:23) on 7th July 2018 (event number 313).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 6,889 participants have completed 53,345 parkruns covering a total distance of 266,725 km, including 8,140 new Personal Bests. A total of 423 individuals have volunteered 2,791 times.

 

Christmas Day – Tuesday, 25th December

Cornwall Park will host a Christmas Day parkrun, start time will be a little later at 9.00am. We look forward to seeing you all for a festive fun-filled morning! Christmas hats and bells on!

 

Event 324

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 324
22nd September 2018

Hi everyone

Thank you to all those who braved a chilly start to the morning and welcome to the visitors who came along from around the world, Germany, France and UK and also locally of course! There were 26 brand new first timers and in that group 5 were new juniors under 10 - Leo, Louis, James, Harry and Lucas, welcome to you all!

Congratulations also go to Ben Coley who ran his 100th parkrun on Saturday!

We wish Caitlin Barton all the very best for her baby boys who are about to arrive in the next few weeks and look forward to hearing her and Chris' lovely news, thanks for coming along to visit!

On that note we'd like to mention that Caitlin has obviously had to step down for the time being from her responsibilities as co - Event Director with Jeff for Cornwall Park parkrun. Jeff Parkinson has ably managed the running of this event over the past number of months. However, we do hope that other parkrunners will come on board to lend a hand so Jeff can have some Saturdays when he can come and simply run. Being a Run Director is very rewarding and gives a different aspect to how parkrun works and one gets to know more wonderful parkrunners from the amazing community we have at Cornwall Park!

Get in touch with Jeff on the Cornwall office email and there are many other ways to volunteer too like writing the Run Report - that way you can run too! Look forward to hearing from you.

Lastly - Caitlin would like to thank everyone for her beautiful baby gift baskets and she feels very spoiled, but it is much appreciated!

Cheers and see you all next parkrunday :)

This week 277 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Jeff PARKINSON • Emily PARKINSON • Cerise ALDERSON • Karen MOASE • Brian MCDONNELL • Earl IRVING • Sarah WATKINS • Larry MCDERMOTT • Holly HARDING • Kim CARRUTHERS • Sage CARRUTHERS • Stephen CONDER

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 Christine ADAMSON who recorded 90.72% (21:23) on 7th July 2018 (event number 313).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 6,580 participants have completed 50,438 parkruns covering a total distance of 252,190 km, including 7,714 new Personal Bests

 

 

 

 

Event number 317 – 6th Anniversary

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 317 - Our 6th Anniversary
4th August 2018

This week we celebrated 6 years of running, jogging, walking and drinking coffee in our favourite Cornwall Park. Thank you to everyone who came and shared the morning with us, to all our volunteers and to all the wonderful people who dressed up for the occasion. It is always awesome to see a huge teddy bear, stormtrooper, snoopy and fairy run a parkrun. We would also like to thank the awesome Cornwall Park cafe for providing, spot prizes and delicious fruit bowls for all our parkrunners, it was very generous and we hugely appreciate it!

This week 244 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Jeff PARKINSON • Samantha PARKINSON • Emily PARKINSON • Denise POELIJOE • Sam PARR • Andrew OLIVER • Rebecca BRANCH • Mark MORIAI • Kevin WANG • Larry MCDERMOTT • Chris HARRIS • Mike MCMILLAN • Sage CARRUTHERS

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 Christine ADAMSON who recorded 90.72% (21:23) on 7th July 2018 (event number 313).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 6,415 participants have completed 48,714 parkruns covering a total distance of 243,570 km, including 7,495 new Personal Bests.

 

Event number 302

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 302
21st April 2018

Today was lovely running weather and it certainly brought a lot of runners and walkers out to enjoy it! So many visitors from Australia, South Africa, Japan and Germany. We also had a contingent from Western Springs parkrun join us today due to the unfortunate second cancellation of that event - lovely to have you all though!

Congratulations to Hamish Thomson who received his Junior 10 certificate, he ran his 11th parkrun today and Marcia who has now volunteered for over 25 times! Daniel Jones ran his 50th parkrun today - congratulations!

Actually out of our volunteers  today there were four more who are well over 25 times volunteering - Samantha, Cerise, Larry and Denise! Many thanks for always pitching in when needed, but of course thank you to all our volunteers without whom parkrun couldn't happen every Saturday.

Today there was an 'all girl' power team at the finish line and regrettably the pictures that were taken are all blurry! Sorry girls :(

Among the visitors today was Martin O'Sullivan (274 runs), long time parkrunner from Lower Hutt, with his sons - "Early morning drive from Turangi to parkrun Cornwall Park, warm morning in the City of Sails and great turnout. James completed his 15th different NZ course on run 88 and Trent 13th different course on run 86. Tauranga inaugural next weekend". All the best for that one Martin!

 

Looking forward to seeing most of you again next parkrunday and have a good week in between!

 

This week 318 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Samantha PARKINSON • Lian DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Noel DE CHARMOY • Cerise ALDERSON • Jeanne VAN DER MERWE • Margie PEAT • Linda DOUGHTY • Tony COOMBE • Kara SMITH • Lacey THOMPSON • Nick SOMERVILLE • 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.

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 90.37% (21:28) on 31st March 2018 (event number 300).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 6,034 participants have completed 45,251 parkruns covering a total distance of 226,255 km, including 7,126 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 298

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 298
17th March 2018

This week 233 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Lian DE CHARMOY • Caitlin DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Cerise ALDERSON • Marcia SOANES • Laurie WILSON • Chris BARTON • Norah ANDERSON • Steve DOUGHTY • Linda DOUGHTY • Paul COLGRAVE • Larry MCDERMOTT • Mike MCMILLAN • Sage CARRUTHERS

Thank you and welcome to all our new parkrunners who came along today on St. Patrick's Day. Special welcome to the new juniors Hayden and Liam and always lovely to have visitors from around the world and New Zealand!

This morning our very own Ruth Taylor ran her 100th parkrun - well done Ruth what an amazing accomplishment and with a PB too!  A special thank you for bringing cake along as well, which was enjoyed by all!

Also reaching her 100th milestone today was junior Molly Edmonds, another brilliant effort from this sporty family! Congratulations to Gary Brooking who ran his 50th today as well!

Today we farewell dear Geoff Jackson (VM84-90)  who is heading home to England and his home parkrun in Didcot. Geoff will run his 250th parkrun in the English summer, so we’ll look out for a picture of him on his special day! We will however look forward to welcoming Geoff back to Cornwall parkrun in a few years time – “all going well” as Geoff says.

See you all again next parkrunday!

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.

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 90.16% (21:31) on 24th February 2018 (event number 295).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 5,862 participants have completed 44,215 parkruns covering a total distance of 221,075 km, including 7,009 new Personal Bests.

 

 

 

 

Event 297 – 10th March 2018

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 297
10th March 2018

Congratulations to Paul COLGRAVE on this 50th Milestone this morning and a huge thank you to all thee parkrun tourists and first timers for joining us on this amazing morning.  This week 245 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Lian DE CHARMOY • Caitlin DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Laurie WILSON • Chris BARTON • Julia BROWN • Scott CLANCY • Barbara BROOKING • Tj PETERSON • Greg ADAMS • Tracy ELLEY • Larry MCDERMOTT • Sage CARRUTHERS

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 Margie PEAT who recorded 90.16% (21:31) on 24th February 2018 (event number 295).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 5,838 participants have completed 43,982 parkruns covering a total distance of 219,910 km, including 6,966 new Personal Bests.

 

Cornwall parkrun Event number 296

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 296
3rd March 2018

This week 232 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Lian DE CHARMOY • Kelly DE CHARMOY • Caitlin DE CHARMOY • Denise POELIJOE • Noel DE CHARMOY • Cerise ALDERSON • Geoff JACKSON • Laurie WILSON • Chris BARTON • Norah ANDERSON • Sudhakar SOMU • Tj PETERSON • Sally CARRUTHERS • Larry MCDERMOTT • Aimee-Rose DONNELL

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 Margie PEAT who recorded 90.16% (21:31) on 24th February 2018 (event number 295).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 5,802 participants have completed 43,737 parkruns covering a total distance of 218,685 km, including 6,922 new Personal Bests.

 

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.

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