Run Report – Event 358 on 16 June 2018

Huge thanks to our fifteen wonderful Hi-Vis heroes today:

Vivienne LAIN • Victoria NOAD • Alan BROWN • Fiona SEWELL • Suzanne MURDOCH • Margaret TURNER • Rajendra REGMI • Ilona KRIAUZAITE • Laura BARRIE • Bryan MILLS • Neil MCBAIN • Alan SMITH • Maureen YOUNG • John TURNER • Reece CARSON

It was a lovely sunny day (albeit with quite a strong headwind on the upper prom) for the 309 people who ran, jogged or walked the course this morning. We had 41 first timers including visitors from Hackworth, Darlington South and Newmacher Running Group. One of our visitors, Helen Bethell, is aiming to run 52 parkruns in a year, come rain or shine, to raise money to help fund a life-changing operation for Emil, a little boy with Cerebral Palsy who around the age of 5, can have an operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). This involves cutting the sensory nerves in the lower spine, in turn reducing the abnormal messages Emil currently receives from his sensory nerves. SDR is not currently funded by the NHS but is offered as a “self-funding” programme and the family are therefore responsible for the cost of the surgery and months to years of intensive physiotherapy post-operation. The cost of this is around £40,000. Best of luck to Helen on the rest of her parkrun challenge and raising money for this very worthy cause.

Congratulations to all our parkrunners who were marking milestones today including:
150th run - Rajendra Uprety
100th run - Esther Fowler
50th run - Shirley C, Jonathan Sayers, Simon Dijker and Helen Duguid
We look forward to seeing you in your new t-shirts soon although Rajendra has a few more runs to do before getting the coveted 250 t-shirt!

Congratulations also to the 43 parkrunners who recorded new personal bests today - a great effort given the windy conditions this morning.

Results from today's run:
1st Male Finisher was Unknown
2nd Male Finisher was Mads Troldborg in 17:56
3rd Male Finisher was Tristan Glasse-Davies in 18:10

1st Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in 20:13
2nd Female finisher was Janani Mohan in 20:33 (new PB)
3rd Female finisher was Elizabeth Kerr in 20:58

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

A plea to all our parkrunners - if you cross the finish line PLEASE take a finish token and only cross the finish line ONCE. There were a number of finishers who did not take finish tokens today as well as people who ran through the finish more than once. Doing this messes up the results for every person who finishes after this has happened. We have a very simple results system so please make it easy for your Run Director to process the results each week by following these simple rules
- if you don't want a time, don't cross the finish line.
- if you cross the finish line, take a finish token and either get it scanned or hand it in at the scanning table. Thank you!

We have Garioch Road Runners talking over the volunteer roster next week but there are plenty of free roles on 30th June. Remember we can put your name down on the roster up to a year in advance so if you know you are racing on a Sunday, please consider volunteering on the Saturday. If you would like to volunteer please drop us an email at: aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com :-)

We look forward to seeing you next week when Bryan will be your run director.

 

Aberdeen parkrun No:357 9th June 2018

Many thanks to all who came along this week. 264 people ran, jogged and walked the course. There were 21 first timers and representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers-many thanks to:
Rosemary LEIPER • Chris LANGTON • Carolyn SNEDDEN • Shona CLARKE • Craig THORNHILL • Martin FAIRLEY • Cynthia FRY • Alexandra WILOWSKA • Martin COSSAR • David OVENSTONE • Rohit SONI • Bryan MILLS • Miles ATKINSON • Ben WARE • Neil MCBAIN • Reece CARSON

There were many locations throughout the UK who got involved celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the NHS and had a volunteer roster takeover day. We are lucky to have volunteer roster takeover days by many local groups and did have an NHS one not so long ago. We would like to take this opportunity however to thank not only our runners and volunteers who work for the NHS but also everyone involved in the great work they do. One special mention must go to one of our regular runners and volunteer, Rosey Leiper who has just recently retired from the NHS after 40 years’ service. Well done Rosey.

NOW FOR THE STATS;
The 1st Male Finisher was David Jamieson in 16:56 (A PB)
2nd Male Finisher was Craig Beattie in 17:19
3rd Male Finisher was Calum Calder in 17:34

1st Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in 19:49
2nd Female finisher was Patra Hampton in 19:58
3rd Female finisher was Anna McNeill in 21:05

Craig Thornhill was pacing 20 minutes with Jordan Cruickshank in the age 15-17 category hoping to stick with him to achieve a new PB. Well – he absolutely smashed it coming in in front of Craig in 19:32. It was so lovely to see the excitement his joy when he came over the finish line. Congratulations Jordan – what will you do next week?

60 of those who took part on Saturday recorded new Personal Bests – that’s 23%. Well done to all 60 and also those who recorded their best time this year.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Aberdeen parkrun Results Page.

We had visitors from Montrose, Ipswich and Cashel, County Tipperary. They all thoroughly enjoyed our course. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Valentia Avella to our parkrun who is from Australia and currently living in Aberdeen.

We look forward to seeing you next week and in the meantime if you would like to volunteer please drop us an email at: aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com. There are still a few gaps for next week.

Carolyn- Run Director and Run Report Writer (09 June 2018)

 

Aberdeen parkrun Event No. 356 2nd June 2018 Run Report

Another great event today
Yes -the double act with Craig and myself as your run directors!
I was assigned the buddy role with my fellow runner Craig to help and support Craig, and be in front and make sure he follows me and shadows me throughout the event
It was just like we run every Saturday?
Well done to Craig for his rousing motivational speech on volunteering and I hope that you register and opt in on the website and volunteer going forward especially if you have not volunteered before to help and support our event.
Wow- 325 runners today, another excellent total.
Thanks to the team of volunteers today from us both
Louise BEATON, Vivien BROUGHTON, Reece CARSON, Cynthia FRY, David HUNTER, , Chris LANGTON, Alan MARRIOTT, Izzie MCDONALD, Bryan MILLS, Jim MOIR, Mark RAMSEY, Rajendra REGMI, Jamie ROSS, Malcolm SHENNAN, Robert SIM, Carolyn SNEDDEN, Steve WILSON
We had coffee and cake and some laughs whilst you runners were running.
Well we deserved a treat and some fun.
Conditions today were great for a PB hardly with the wind only felt a little on the lower prom that kept the runners cool and good sunny and warm
Did you run well did you get a pb?
Notable mentions to Jim Moir on his PB as he gets nearer the sub 18-minute mark. He was volunteering after his run as I told him to get back quickly to help barcode scanning.
Well done to Charlie Edwards one of our visitors from parkrun achieving a new pb today. I advised him to follow Jamie Ross as his time reflected the pace he wanted to go and to achieve a pb was great to see his smile and made the trip up for a wedding and to complete a parkrun worthwhile.
Well done also to his younger brother Luke Edwards in running an excellent time of 18.07
Thanks to our pacers Chris Langton running 23 mins and Steve Wilson pacing 25 minutes
We had a total of 44 runners achieve a new pb today
Too many to mention you all ! Callum Smith a superb run where did that come from? A belated thanks from me for your support in Stirling when I was struggling with my injury in the marathon
Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
The 1st Male Finisher was Jim Tole in new PB of 16.39
Great to see Jim back from injury and running well.
2nd Male Finisher was Andrew Love in 17.02
3rd Male Finisher was the unknown runner!
1st Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in an excellent time of 19.34
2nd Female finisher was Emma Norrie in 19.54
3rd Female finisher was Julie Thomson in 20.06
One of our runners Carolyn Milne even had time to catch a little dog that had wondered over the prom on towards all the runners and pick up the dog and get the dog back to its owners- Carolyn’s time was still an excellent 20.16
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.
There were 42 first timers today at the new runners briefing hosted by Cynthia.
It always amazes me how many attend as first timers and the number visitors from other parkruns.
We had runners from as far as Sydney, Norway and London at our event today and many thanks for all the kind words and comments on our event.
It makes it all worthwhile when we receive great feedback from our visitors
We hope you enjoyed the run event and you are welcome back anytime.
We are now looking at the Volunteer rota for the rest of the weeks in June and need your support to fill the following positions up

9th June

Funnel Manager
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 2

16th June
Lead bike
Timekeeper
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 3
Just e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Carolyn at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer
Running Tip of the week—check you have your barcode and it is you own one before you leave to attend the run.
Next Saturday we have Carolyn “our poet” as your run director.
It’s Free- It’s Fun-It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Run report 355– 26th May 2018

Aberdeen parkrun
Event number 355
26th May 2018

Another great event today at Aberdeen parkrun

Congratulations to Phil Ware on his 50th parkrun
Congratulations to your run reporter on his 300th parkrun -just another 200 to get the next t-shirt?
Hope you all enjoyed the cake back at Satrosphere after the event.

367 runners today,
An excellent total for today’s event with Aberdeen Metro Running Club hosting our event and having a host of pacers from 18 mins to 34 minutes
Many thanks to Aberdeen Metro Running club
If you want more information on the club go to their website for details

Clare was your run director today
Thanks to the team of volunteers today from Clare and the Core Team.
Laura BARRIE, Michelle BREARLEY, Alan BROWN, Colin BURNETT, Reece CARSON, James CRUICKSHANK, Murray DEWAR, Derek DUNN, Cameron FRASER-MACKIE, Lisa GILL, Rankin LASCELLES, Amy MACKIE, Kevin MACKIE, David MACLENNAN, Stewart MAXWELL, Jim MCCURRACH, Tina MCLEOD, George MCPHERSON, Kim MENZIES, Bryan MILLS, Clare RUSSELL, Adam SCRAGG, Fiona SEWELL, Malcolm SHENNAN, Birgitte STEVENS, Daniel STRACHAN, Ally SUTHERLAND, Robert TAYLOR, Jim TOLE, Graham WATSON, Paul Kevin WEBSTER, Russell WILLOX, Mark YOUNG

Conditions today were good for a PB with all the pacers and the weather being great and the wind on the top promenade at our backs and after turning at the bus shelter the wind in our faces.

Did you run well did you get a pb?
Thanks to all the pacers for helping and supporting the runners
We had a record total of 92 PBs Today --33.76% of our runners
Too many names to mention today but you all must have been smiling after the run.
The secret to run faster is to smile when running!
Believe it as the 92 runners were all smiling at the finish?

I was told it look great to see the line of pacers along the lower prom with bunches of runners hanging on to their pacer.

Your result is on the web page under latest results tab

The 1st Male Finisher today was Colin Munday in 17.15
2nd Male Finisher was Andrew Love in 17.24
3rd Male Finisher was Jamie Ross in 17.26

1st Female Finisher was Hazel Wyness in 19.49
2nd Female Finisher was Carolyn Milne in 19.59
3rd Female Finisher was Claire Macaskill in 21.08

Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.

There was 43 first timers today at the new runners briefing.
We hope you enjoyed the run and you are welcome back anytime.

We are now looking at the Volunteer rota for the month of June and need your support to fill the following positions up

9 June
Pre-event set up
Marshal x2
Lead bike
Back up timer
Funnel Manager
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 4

16th June
Pre-event set up
Marshal
Tail Walker
Lead bike
Timekeeper
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 3
Just e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Carolyn at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer.

On Saturday we have a double act directing the event Craig Jolly and myself

It should be fun with Craig’s rousing speech and no script! and our roving director doing the safety brief -no pressure Craig

Look forward to Saturday where we have a full team of volunteers and we will have cake and coffee for the volunteer team
Well we deserve a treat whilst you all run.

It’s Free- It’s Fun-It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Aberdeen parkrun – Event 355 – 26th May 2018

Aberdeen parkrun
Event number 355
26th May 2018

Another great event today at Aberdeen parkrun
Congratulations to Phil Ware on his 50th parkrun
Congratulations to your run reporter on my 300th parkrun -just another 200 to get the next t-shirt?
367 runners today,
An excellent total for today’s event with Aberdeen Metro Running Club hosting our event and having a host of pacers from 18 mins to 34 minutes
Many thanks to Aberdeen Metro Running club
If you want more information on the club go to their website for details - www.metroaberdeen.co.uk

Clare was your run director today
Thanks to the team of volunteers today from Clare and the Core Team.
Laura BARRIE, Michelle BREARLEY, Alan BROWN, Colin BURNETT, Reece CARSON, James CRUICKSHANK, Murray DEWAR, Derek DUNN, Cameron FRASER-MACKIE, Lisa GILL, Rankin LASCELLES, Amy MACKIE, Kevin MACKIE, David MACLENNAN, Stewart MAXWELL, Jim MCCURRACH, Tina MCLEOD, George MCPHERSON, Kim MENZIES, Bryan MILLS, Clare RUSSELL, Adam SCRAGG, Fiona SEWELL, Malcolm SHENNAN, Birgitte STEVENS, Daniel STRACHAN, Ally SUTHERLAND, Robert TAYLOR, Jim TOLE, Graham WATSON, Paul Kevin WEBSTER, Russell WILLOX, Mark YOUNG
Conditions today were good for a PB with all the pacers and the weather being great and the wind on the top promenade at our backs and after turning at the bus shelter the wind in our faces.
Did you run well did you get a PB?
Thanks to all the pacers for helping and supporting the runners
We had a record total of 92 PBs Today --33.76% of our runners. Too many names to mention today but you all must have been smiling after the run.
The secret to run faster is to smile when running! Believe it as the 92 runners were all smiling at the finish?
I was told it look great to see the line of pacers along the lower prom with bunches of runners hanging on to the pacer.
Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
The 1st Male Finisher today was the unknown runner --but we know who it was! did you forget your barcode?
2nd Male Finisher was Andrew Love in 17.24
3rd Male Finisher was Jamie Ross in 17.26
1st Female Finisher was Hazel Wyness in 19.49
2nd Female Finisher was Carolyn Milne in 19.59
3rd Female Finisher was Claire Macaskill in 21.08
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.
There were 43 first timers today at the new runners briefing.
We hope you enjoyed the run and you are welcome back anytime.
We are now looking at the Volunteer rota for the month of June and need your support to fill the following positions up

9 June
Pre-event set up
Marshal x2
Lead bike
Back up timer
Funnel Manager
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 4

16th June
Pre-event set up
Marshal
Tail Walker
Lead bike
Timekeeper
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 3
Just e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Fiona at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer.
Next Saturday we have a double act directing the event Craig Jolly and myself
It should be fun with Craig’s rousing speech and no script! -no pressure Craig
Look forward to next week where we have a full team of volunteers and we will have cake and coffee for the team
Well we deserve a treat whilst you all run.
It’s Free- It’s Fun-It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

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