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)