Run Report 13th January 2018 Event 336

Aberdeen parkrun
Event number 336
13th January 2018

Congratulations to Julie Taylor on her 200th parkrun.

Congratulations to Leanne Pratt on her 150th parkrun whilst pushing her two girls in the buggy every week --should be 450 parkruns?

330 people ran, jogged and walked the course, a very good turnout of runners.

38 runners were first timers today either from other parkruns or taking part in their first parkrun. This morning's new runners briefing was held by Cynthia.

We hope you enjoyed the run/event today and hope to see you back soon.

Thanks to Bryan who was your Run Director today.

Thanks to all the volunteers from Bryan and the core team.

The event was made possible by our volunteers who gave up their time and run to help and support.

Grant ALLAN, Colin BURNETT, Cynthia FRY, Pamela HARRIS, Anne KEENLYSIDE, Tony LITTLE, Neil MCBAIN, Donald MCINTOSH, Bryan MILLS, Suzanne MURDOCH, Mark RAMSEY, Fiona SEWELL, Caron SIEVEWRIGHT, Mike SIEVEWRIGHT, Craig THORNHILL, William WALKER, Paul Kevin WEBSTER

Why not get involved and volunteer?

It was a cold day with the wind in the runner's faces on the first 2.5k then behind on the return on the lower promenade.

The results for today’s run can be found on the Aberdeen parkrun Results Page.

We had a total of 32 PB’s today.

Well done to you in achieving a personal best!

I noticed that a few of the pbs today were runners on their 2nd parkrun.

For those runners it is a great start to the new year and you just need to keep enjoying your running and then volunteer!

We have volunteer positions for the next 6 weeks to fill.

Go on e-mail in to Aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com

We need you to support our event.

Thanks for the feedback from some of the runners today on how well organised they found the Aberdeen parkrun event.

It is all down to the core team, the volunteers and the runners.

Also the atmosphere around the event and the friendliness of everyone.

Happy running.

It’s free -It’s fun- It’s your parkrun

See you next week when Graham is your Run Director.

Your Run Reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Run Report 6th January 2018 Event 335

Aberdeen parkrun
Event Number 335
6th January 2018

Congratulations to Gus MacDonald on his 50th parkrun today and his 65th birthday.

Congratulations to Graham Watson on his 150th parkrun this morning.

Congratulations to Paul Finch on his 50th Parkrun today.

Congratulations to Yvonne Teasdale on her 150th parkrun.

Wow --a large turnout for today with Hazlehead and Ellon parkruns both cancelled.

392 people ran, jogged and walked the course.

63 runners were first timers today, which is an excellent total for the briefing that Graham held due to Carolyn being unwell.

We hope you enjoyed the run/event today and hope to see you back soon.

Thanks to Fiona who was your Run Director today.

Thanks to all the volunteers from Fiona and the core team.

The event was made possible by our volunteers who gave up their time and run to help and support.

Alastair BLAIN • Anne MILNE • Bryan MILLS • Dino ROUSSIAS • Elaine MCCLENAGHAN • Emma NORRIE • • Graham SNEDDEN • Jackie WRIGHT • John DUFF • Pamela HARRIS • Paul Kevin WEBSTER • Rob BAIN • Steven BARRIE • Tony LITTLE

It was a cold winter’s day with the wind against you on the lower prom and with packed field of runners it was an impressive sight to see this number of runners on the lower and upper promenades during the event.

The results for today’s run can be found on the Aberdeen parkrun Results Page.

We have been chosen to be included in the new national parkrun newsletter and Graham and myself have completed the criteria required and have sent back to the parkrun marketing team.

Look out for this feature in the parkrun newsletter soon.

We have also been asked for features on our event for the Scottish parkrun newsletter that is to be launched soon and to choose a volunteer of the month and take a photo and interview the person.

The Core team chosen our Volunteer of the Month and it is Paul Kevin Webster.

It was very interesting to interview Paul and was a great surprise for Paul and will be worth the read.

We had a total of 35 PB’s today.

Well done to you in achieving a personal best - a great start to the year!

This was the 5th parkrun event in two weeks (if you had done them all ) and was a busy period for the Core Team and a huge thanks goes to the Core team for their time and efforts in ensuring all the runs went smoothly over the festive break.

Have you done your New Year’s resolution yet?

Why not Volunteer within the next 6 weeks.

Go on e-mail in to aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com

Happy running

It’s free -It’s fun- It’s your parkrun

See you next week when Bryan is your Run Director

Your Run Reporter

Colin Burnett

 

Run Report 1st January 2018 Event 334

Aberdeen parkrun - Run Report 334
New Year’s Day 1st January 2018

Happy New Year to all our runners from the Core Team.

WOW- what a start to 2018!

We had the double run with Hazlehead at 9.30am and then our event at 11am
Thanks to Martin Fraser and all the volunteers at Hazlehead

Our numbers were up from last year by a whopping 109 which is a great start to the year.

Thanks to Graham our Run Director today and to all our volunteers for supporting our event today
Roger Appleby, Hannah Mutch, Julie Taylor, Linda Watt, Tony Little, Tony Jones, Reham Hewala, Stuart Milne, Allan McDermid, Mark Ramsey, John Connelly, John Duff, Carolyn Snedden, Fiona Sewell, Annie Robinson, Martin Cossar, Garay Clarke
Thanks to Alan Brown for pacing 25 minutes.

321 ran, jogged or walked the course this morning.
35 First timers at our event today- We hoped you enjoyed the event.

21 PBs today with notable mentions to:

Patricia Murray, Mark Innes Brown, Alan Young, Bob Crowe, Stanley Williams, Neil MacBean
Finlay Robinson, Alissar Alsabih, Julie Thomson, Mark Young,
Must be a great feeling to start the year with a PB!

The conditions were good with the frost melted before we set off
Our First finisher was the unknown runner!

Congratulations to Stanley Williams on his 50th parkrun.
Congratulations to Emily Cossar on her 100th parkrun.
Congratulations to Tracey Thom on her 200th parkrun.

Have you made your New Year’s resolution to

Volunteer at our event

It’s the one resolution that you can complete and help us get the next 4 weeks volunteering spots filled up.
Please e-mail in today to Fiona our volunteer Co-ordinator this month.
aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com

The results for both runs for Hazlehead and Aberdeen parkruns are now available on the web pages of the respective parkruns under the tab Results.

Thanks to Hannah Mutch for piping us in for the start of our run and throughout the event
I am sure our visitors loved this touch.

See you Saturday the 6th January.

Your Run Reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Summary of Aberdeen parkrun 2017

Aberdeen parkrun - Summary of 2017

The Aberdeen parkrun Core Team 2017
Event Director/Run Director—Graham Snedden
Run Reporter /Run Director- Colin Burnett
Volunteer Coordinators and Run Directors
Carolyn Snedden, Clare Russell, Fiona Sewell, Bryan Mills
2017 was another excellent year for our event.
Some highlights of the year included:
A very Scottish welcome to our runners being piped into the new year by Hannah Mutch.
Seeing our train of pacers from 18 to 35 mins was another special event. Metro Aberdeen Running Club filled all the volunteer roles that Saturday and it looked fantastic to see a train of pacers with loads of runners beside them looking to improve their times.
Special thanks to Stuart Bell for the photos of the run each week. They were superb and greatly appreciated by runners and their friends and relatives.
Thanks to Metro Aberdeen Running Club, Jog Scotland Bridge of Don, Jog Scotland Kintore and NHS Grampian for hosting our event. Their assistance in filling the volunteer roles for a week was a great success and helped introduce runners to volunteer roles.
Huge thanks to Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative for funding the purchase of our AED.
Some stats for you of our event in 2017:
333 events have now taken place and we celebrated our 6th anniversary in October
Number of events – 54 another year with no cancellations.
Total numbers -13,809
Average numbers - 256
Highest attendance - 406 - 21/01/17
Lowest attendance - 79 - 9/12/17
Fastest time in 2017 - Broc Drury -15.25
Most 1st finishes - Hannah Mutch –14 times
Christmas day event 2017 numbers were up by 41 compared to previous year.
Thanks to our stalwart pacers for giving up their runs most weeks to help other runners. Well done Craig Thornhill and Alan Brown.
We have had Mark Findlay and Colin Burnett reach their 250th parkrun milestone.
We have seen a baby boom this year with new arrivals/additions to the families Thompson, Kerr, McLeod, Cassidy and Gordon. Congratulations to all.
Fancy dress day was on the 20th May-Teletubbies Superman, Batman to name a few turned up and ran.
We would like to thank all the runners who have donated money to our parkrun and we are in a very healthy position going forward.
Thanks to Run ABC Scotland magazine which is available every quarter is now distributed at our event free.
We have the 123rd place for the 406 highest attendance in the UK.
We had a great piece on the news page on Volunteering” What’s in it for you” – worth another read - search older posts.
On behalf of the Core Team we would like to thank all the runners and volunteers that make our parkrun special, friendly, fun, organised and well supported.
Another fantastic year for our event
Have a Happy New Year and volunteer!!
Run reporter
Colin Burnett
It’s free it’s fun it’s your Aberdeen parkrun.

 

Aberdeen parkrun Event number 333 30th December 2017

Congratulations to Robert Sim on his 50th parkrun today
Robert is also one of our star volunteers and I know enjoys running and volunteering.
267 people ran, jogged and walked the course,
44 were first timers today, which is an excellent total
We hope you enjoyed the run/event today and hope to see you in the New Year
Thanks to Carolyn who was your run director today
Thanks to all the volunteers from Carolyn and the core team
The event was made possible by our volunteers who gave up their time and run to help and support.

Steven Barrie, Alasdair Blain, Susan Cowie, John Duff,

Mike Mackay, Kim Menzies, Adam Scragg, Bryan Mills,
Claudia Scragg, Carolyn Snedden, Graham Snedden, Jackie Wright,
Maureen Young
On to today’s run the weather was a cold winter’s day but little wind. Carolyn had checked the whole course at 8.20am and declared the event on and the conditions good.

The results and a complete event history can be found on the Aberdeen parkrun Results Page.
25 new Personal Bests today.
I TOLD YOU SMILING IS THE KEY TO RUNNING FASTER?
Well done to you in achieving a personal best -a great end to the year with notable mentions to
Helen Paddon, Richard Arnold, Marion Greig, Mike Duff, Victoria Noad, Jessica Stuart, Julie Thomson, Mark Hale, Michael Sutherland, Celine Dandeh-Njie, John Turner, Jeny Lam, Cameron Overend, Alistair Overend, Jo Hall, Sally O’Herilhy
We have our next event on the 1st January our extra event on New Year’s day at 11am
This is part of the Double run event with Hazelhead at 9.30 am
You can do both if you want an energetic start to 2018
Look out for the Aberdeen parkrun Summary of the year on the news page later today
If you are reading this then I have a New Years resolution you can have which is easy to achieve
It is to Volunteer within the next 6 weeks
Go on e-mail in to Aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com
Happy running
It’s free -It’s fun- It’s your parkrun
See you for the Double event or just at 11am on New Year’s day
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

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