Cornwall Park parkrun, Auckland Event #355 – 4 May 2019

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A brilliant way to round off my Trans-Tasman trip with the lovely Cornwall Park parkrun. Thank you so much to the De Charmoy family (Lian, Noel & Caitlin) and all other participants for making my Dad and me feel very welcomed at your beautiful parkrun.

On March 5, I wrote to Lian & Noel about my desire to do a parkrun in Auckland. Lian said they usually attend Cornwall Park parkrun and it fit perfectly with me as I am currently chasing the Pirates Club (an unofficial parkrun challenge). I also requested to do the Run Report and my Dad to do Barcode Scanning. Lian said that the volunteer team would welcome it and also offered us a lift from the city to the park.

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Noel was right on time to pick us up from the hotel on Saturday morning. It was about a 15 minute drive to Cornwall park and Noel told my Dad and me about the new course. After parking the car, Lian & her daughter Caitlin (who was also RD for the day) gave us a warm welcome.

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Caitlin delivered an informative RD briefing and acknowledged everyone’s presence at Cornwall parkrun. People from different backgrounds all came together to run/walk 5km on a Saturday morning proving that the community really backs this local parkrun. This is what I really like to see.  The spirit of Aotearoa was high amongst the parkrunners. The parkrun route is amazing. A three-lap course with grass, trail and tarmac which for me properly defines what a parkrun should be.

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I’ll now some stats to this report. 277 runners completed Cornwall Park parkrun. There were 33 first timers of which 13 ran/walked their first ever parkrun. Welcome to the parkrun family and hope to see you returning to Cornwall Park parkrun or any other parkrun for your second parkrun. 44 PBs were recorded. Kudos to those that managed it. Although parkrun is not a race, I’ll just add that Sam Turner was the first male finisher with a time of 17:52 and Naomi Boynton was the first female finisher with a time of 20:44. Congrats to both of them. Also, big Well Done to Laurie Shedden on joining the parkrun 100 Club and Laurence Misonne on joining the parkrun 50 Club!

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I would also like to thank all 13 volunteers that took their time out to volunteer at Cornwall Park parkrun. Thanks everyone! I managed to tick off Cornwall Park parkrun because of you guys! I’ll just add here that by volunteering at Cornwall Park parkrun, my Dad has now volunteered in 5 different parkrun countries – Malaysia, United Kingdom, France, Australia and New Zealand. I appreciate that my Dad takes off his work and vacations to volunteer at parkrun.

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Lastly, I would like to wish Cornwall Park parkrun all the best for the future. Thanks again, Cornwall Park parkrun. I have had a blast!

Harneshpal Singh Bhullar Karamjit Singh (A 691910)

 

Event number 356

Cornwall parkrun
Event number 356
27th April 2019

This week 355 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Samantha PARKINSON • Caitlin BARTON • Denise POELIJOE • Ian Morton JEPSON • Cerise ALDERSON • Olivia Lauren WINTERBURN • Karen MOASE • Laurie WILSON • Inge WAY • Lacey THOMPSON • Abby ZHANG • George CULVER • Kim DIRKS • Katie DIRKS

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 92.63% (21:15) on 30th March 2019 (event number 352).

Cornwall parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 7,699 participants have completed 59,600 parkruns covering a total distance of 298,000 km, including 9,076 new Personal Bests. A total of 454 individuals have volunteered 3,082 times.

 

No car entry inside the park this coming Saturday!

Special notice to Cornwall Park parkrunners and visitors!

 A 'Park Life' event has been planned by the Cornwall Park Trust on Saturday 30th March with a rain date of the 6th of April. parkrun will go ahead as usual though, so please come along a little earlier to park somewhere and then jog/walk into the park. 

The biggest impact is that there will be no parking in the center of the park on this date. Puriri Drive, Grand Drive and Bollard Avenue will still be open for parking, but no cars will be able to enter the park..

Further details can be found here:

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/park-life/auckland/epsom

 

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.

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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.

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