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.