Run Report 349 -14th April 2018

Aberdeen parkrun
Event number 349
14th APRIL 2018

Congratulations to Amy Mackie on her 50th parkrun and smashing her pb also.
Congratulations to Craig Thornhill and Jim McCurragh on their 150th parkruns
Congratulations to Julie Thomson and Alistair Mathers on their 50th parkruns

331 runners today, A very good total for today’s event with some of our runners off to the cup semi final at Hampden and some will be touring and running at another parkrun event as they head for Glasgow-well I would?

Bryan was your run director today
Thanks to the team of 18 volunteers today from Bryan.

Alastair BLAIN, Colin BURNETT, Shona CLARKE, Martin COSSAR, Fiona HOWIE, David MACLENNAN, Bryan MILLS, Stuart MITCHELL, Victoria NOAD, Diane ROBERTSON, Jamie ROSS, Clare RUSSELL, Malcolm SHENNAN, Carolyn SNEDDEN, Rohit SONI, Yvonne TEASDALE, Craig THORNHILL, Paul Kevin WEBSTER

Conditions today were very favourable for running --No wind!
As good as it has been this year so far.

Thanks also to Craig Thornhill for pacing 20 minutes on his return from injury
Good luck next week also at the London Marathon-- Enjoy the event

Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
The 1st Male Finisher today Jamie Ross in a time of 17.16 and a new pb
A great time and run and in great shape for his attempt at 2.50 at next week’s London Marathon.

2nd Male Finisher was Lukasz Czyzycki in a time of 17.25 and a new PB
3rd Male finisher was James Gray in a time of 18.19

1st Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in a new PB of 19.24
2nd Female Finisher was Julie Thomson in a time of 20.10 and a new PB and her 50th parkrun.
3rd Female Finisher was Hannah Morrison in a time of 20.38 and a new PB

We had an excellent total of 76 PBs today. A total of 22.96%
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.

We had a total of 35 first timers today at the new runners briefing hosted by Victoria Noad
It was Victoria’s first time to do the briefing and after words of support from Cynthia- Victoria did a great job with the new runners.
We hope you enjoyed the run and are welcome back anytime.

It’s free -It’s fun- It’s your parkrun
We have a full team of volunteers for next week- thanks to all those who are helping and supporting our event.

We do need the volunteer rosta filling up for the weeks after and into May with a few positions to fill up for each event

Check the volunteer tab on our web page and look to see what positions are needing filled up then e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Clare at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer
We need your support!

See you next week when your run Director is Graham and it is another special occasion as it is our 350th Event.
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Run Report – 348 – 7th April 2018

Aberdeen parkrun
Event number 348
7th APRIL 2018

314 runners today, An excellent total for today’s event.
I was your run director today as IIona had called off due to illness
Thanks to the team of 15 volunteers today from myself.
You made the role fun and I enjoyed meeting some new faces and I hope you enjoyed the coffee and cake and the discussions we had when the runners were out on there on the course.
Well we deserved a treat!
Colin BURNETT, David HUNTER, Kevin MACKIE, David MACLENNAN, Yvonne MILLMAN, Bryan MILLS, Jim MOIR, Christopher PROVAN, Mark RAMSEY, Robert SIM, Graham SNEDDEN, Colin TURNBULL, John TURNER, Paul Kevin WEBSTER, Jackie WRIGHT
We even had our Finish Token volunteer drop a batch of tokens when the runners had just crossed the finish line but the problem was quickly fixed with the help of some of our runners who helped to pick up the tokens while the next batch of the tokens were handed out. A little bit of tweaking during the results processing and everything was fine. Well done to the volunteer and the runners who helped out for keeping a cool head and fixing the situation so quickly.
Conditions today were more favourable for running with a breeze in your face for the first 2.5k then wind behind on the lower prom till the finish.
Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
The 1st Male Finisher today and in (agony as his hamstring had pulled at the stones) was Rankin Lascelles in a time of 17.30. A new PB and his first time as first finisher but it was worth it!
I hope you now rest and recover Rankin
2nd Male Finisher was Jamie Ross in 17.42
3rd Male finisher was Jim Moir in 18.46
1st Female Finisher was our Current female record holder Nicola Gauld a time of 19.03
2nd Female Finisher was Hazel Wyness in a time of 19.08
3rd Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in time of 19.26 a new PB
We had a very good total of 33 PBs today.
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.
We had an amazing total of 63 first timers today at the new runners briefing hosted by Robert Sim
We had runners from Finsbury parkrun ,Falkirk and Rotherham today.
We hope you enjoyed the run and are welcome back anytime.
It’s free -It’s fun- It’s your parkrun
We do need the April and May volunteer rosta filling up with still positions to fill
Check the volunteer tab on our webpage and look to see what positions are needing filled up then e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Carolyn at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer
We need your support!
See you next week when your run Director is Bryan
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Run Report 347–31st March 2018

Aberdeen parkrun
Event number 347
31st March 2018

Congratulations to Ally Sutherland on his 200th parkrun today
Congratulations to Tony Little on his 150th Parkrun today

246 runners today, a very good total with the Easter weekend

Fiona was your run director today
Thanks to the team of 15 volunteers today from Fiona and the Core team
Alastair BLAIN, Colin BURNETT, Ray CROMBIE, John DUFF, Ian EDWARDS, Tracy LEACH, Tony LITTLE, David MACLENNAN, Bryan MILLS, Jim MOIR, Jamie ROSS, Fiona SEWELL, Graham SNEDDEN, Rohit SONI, Margaret STEWART
You were superb.

Conditions today were different from last week with a strong wind blowing across and behind on the first 2.5k on the top promenade and when you turned to run back on the lower prom a blast of wind into your face which did not let up till the stones. And then calm conditions for the run to the finish

Your result is on the web page under latest results tab

Our first finisher today was Rhona Grant in a superb time of 18.43
Rhona had missed the first time briefing but asked me before the run was it an out and back route
I told her the route and enquired how fast would she be running and she said 20 mins

I said to Rhona in these conditions that would be a great time and I would try and follow her?
It was only when I looked down from the top promenade to the leading runners on the lower prom beside the iconic Beach ballroom that I noticed she was in front!
Fantastic run Rhona.

The 1st Male Finisher was Bryan Kinghorn in 19.01
2nd Male Finisher was Dino Roussias in 19.16
3rd Male finisher was Calvin Ramsey in 19.28. Good to see Calvin back
2nd Female Finisher was Emma Norrie in 20.51
3rd Female Finisher was Valia Hetherington in 22.19

We had a total of 23 PBs today.
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.
If you can run a PB in those conditions think what you can do on a calm day.

We had a total of 21 first timers today at the new runners briefing hosted by myself
We had runners from Lancaster and Rome today.
We hope you enjoyed the run and are welcome back anytime.

We also require the April volunteer rosta filling up with lots of positions to fill for the month
We have a full team now for the run next week.Thanks to all those who volunteered
Check the volunteer tab on our webpage and look to see what positions are needing filled up then e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator me!this week at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer

Just one note one of our Golden rules is no barcode -no time -no exception
If you have forgotten your barcode you can still run but do take a token go to the barcode scanning table -hand back the token and say no time no barcode. It helps with our processing of the results if you follow this process.

See you next week when your run Director is IIONA who will be buddied up with myself to give her the help and support to direct the event
And of course we will be doing a triple interactive briefing --So take note and listen up at the pre run briefing!
It’s free -It’s fun- It’s your parkrun

Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Aberdeen parkrun Event number 346, 24th March 2018

You have to read the parkrun profile this week on the parkrun news
The profile parkrun chosen this week is our event!!!
A great read and great pics of the runners that sums up our special event we have on every Saturday come rain snow, wind and sunshine.
Graham and myself composed this story at the start of the year after being asked by parkrun that they wanted to feature our event and it is fantastic to see our run being recognised.

Look for this feature in our parkrun facebook page or you may have been sent this out on the parkrun newsletter on Friday.

258 runners today, a very good total considering the events on this weekend.
Alice McAra was your run director today this was Alice first time and Graham our Event director buddied up to ensure she had all the help and support to deliver the event.
Alice is part of the Rebel PT team who helped and supported our event today
Rebel PT is an outdoor fitness and social club where they like to do cool things with cool people.
Either during their boot camp classes or through the activities/events they organise on the weekends
e.g. hill walking, paintball, bike rides etc.
They have around 250 members and 9 very passionate trainers.
Started in 2012 - Rebelling against a sedentary lifestyle!
The more the merrier - first session is free so people can come along and see how they find it.
After that they can sign up for monthly payments for a month or for 1 session a week or for a month for unlimited sessions.
They also run boot camps in Cults, Duthie Park, Portlethen, Westburn & Westhill.
They also run Prams in the Park classes in Banchory, Duthie Park and Hazlehead Park and have weekly Run Clubs 'ran for the members by the members'in Westhill and Westburn.
Check out the website at www.rebelpt.co.uk
Thanks to the team of volunteers today from Alice and Graham
Scott ADAMS, Colette BUTLER, Martin COSSAR, James CRUICKSHANK, Liam FINLAYSON, Lynn FOGIEL, Cynthia FRY, Richard HORNE, Grant JACKSON, Kevin MACKIE, Grant MASSIE, Alice MCARA, Neil MCBAIN, Jim MCCURRACH, Bryan MILLS, Nicola MORRISON, Lori MURDOCH, Fiona SEWELL, Lisa SHEPHERD, Caron SIEVEWRIGHT, Mike SIEVEWRIGHT, Graham SNEDDEN, Craig TAYLOR, Steven TAYLOR,
Conditions today were fantastic today.
No wind to speak of and a nice sunny morning, conditions ripe for running a pb or running your best time of the year or just running better after the weather we have had at our events recently.
British summertime is on the way?

Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
Our first male finisher today was Jack Gillespie in a time of 17.12
2nd Male Finisher was Jamie Ross in time of 17.25 and a new PB
3rd Male Finisher was Rankin Lascelles in a time of 17.31 and a new PB
1st Female Finisher was Elizabeth McCall in a very good time of 20.20
2nd Female Finisher was Janani Mohan in 20.43
3rd Female Finisher was Sophie Radcliffe in 21.27

We had an impressive total of 57 PBs today. A whopping 20.4%
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.
Great to see more pacers at our event and some of you tagged on to your pacer and helped achieve a pb
Notable mentions to Susan Cowie and Ellen Cowie, Anna Paton, Sophie Shaw, Craig Ross, Chris Strachan, Angela Grainger, Ian Edwards, Neil Bruce, Malcolm Shennan and Marloes Hoos

We had a total of 27 first timers today at the briefing done by Cynthia.
We hope you enjoyed the run and are welcome back anytime.

Thanks to the Transition Extreme team today for hosting us for our post run coffee and cakes
Good venue, great view, good service.
The runners that came back enjoyed the change of venue due to an event at Satrosphere

It’s free -It’s fun- It’s your parkrun
We have a few positions for the 31st March to fill
Lead Bike, ,3 Barcode Scanners
We also require the April volunteer rosta filling up.
Check the volunteer tab on our webpage and look to see what positions are needing filled up then e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Fiona at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer
See you next week when your run Director is Fiona
Now before you close the page link on to the volunteer rosta and volunteer.
Your parkrun needs you!
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Run Report 345 – 17th March 2018

Did you know that parkrun have themes every week and this week was SLEEP in PARTNERS which they were looking for runners to take pics of them running in their PJs? Well done to Tracey Thom who ran in her Onesie! Was there anyone else? Did you take any pics?

Congratulations to Mark Findlay on his 300th parkrun today
Mark helps and supports our event by being part of the pre -set up team of runners we currently have and takes the kit to and from to the event when he volunteers to be pre -set up volunteer for a number of weeks. We celebrated this special event by having free chocolate cake donated by Mark and a coffee back at Satrosphere after the run today.

151 runners today, with the cold windy conditions was not a bad total.

Bryan was your run director today. Huge thanks to all the volunteers who made this event happen - it was absolutely freezing and they were superb.

Alastair BLAIN, Colin BURNETT, Ellen COWIE, Ivor DUFFUS, Cynthia FRY, Alison HAMEL, Anne KEENLYSIDE, Alan MARRIOTT, Jim MCCURRACH, Donald MCINTOSH, Bryan MILLS, Mark RAMSEY, Claudia SCRAGG, Fiona SEWELL, Alan SMITH, Rohit SONI, Ben WARE, Julie WARE

We have a full team for the next week with Rebel PT helping and supporting our event and we will also have some pacers.

We have a few positions for the 31st March to fill - Lead Bike and 3 Barcode Scanners. Now we need to look ahead for April getting the roster filled up too, especially with the Easter holidays coming up. If you have not volunteered for while then now is the time to add your name to our volunteer roster. You just need to check the volunteer tab on our webpage and look to see what positions are needing filled up and then e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Fiona at aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer.

Conditions today were Baltic today. A strong cross wind with an icy blast on the first 2.5k on the top promenade. Lots of runners struggled to cope with the cold and the wind which blew you back and forwards at the same time - not one of our most enjoyable events when the conditions make you run sideways! Unsurprisingly the times of most of the runners reflected the conditions.
Four of us did the recce run at 8.30am and conditions were just as tough - it took half and hour after the run to defrost!

Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
Our first male finisher today was Tyler Whyte a first timer in a superb time of 17.44
2nd Male Finisher was Jamie Ross in 19.02
3rd Male Finisher was Robert Morrison in 19.46
1st Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in 20.48
2nd Female Finisher was Sophie Radcliffe in 23.06
3rd Female Finisher was Vailia Hetherington in 23.11
We had a grand total of 3 PBs today.
Well done in achieving a personal best today in those conditions!
You even deserve a special mention – Ann Bennet, Roisin Casey Mckay, Molly Parsons
We had a total of 12 first timers today
We hope you enjoyed the run and are welcome back anytime, hopefully on a better day.

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

See you next week when your run Director is Alice McARA from Rebel Pt and Graham will buddy up to ensure she has the help and support to do the role.

Also for one week only, we will be going to Transition Extreme's café after the run on Saturday 24th March as Aberdeen Science Centre has a special NASA event on and we can't use the café. Hope to see you all there!

Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

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