Congratulations to Roger Appleby on his 200th parkrun today
Bryan was your run director today -well for the finish?
For only the second time in our event Bryan left the finish tokens at home in Ellon and had to go back and get them. Graham took over as the run director after a quick meeting with the core team who were at the event. Graham did a great job and we decided to delay the start for 5 minutes to allow some time for Bryan to get back with the finish tokens in time, but we did have some extra volunteers stepping up to help just in case he was not back in time with an alternative plan of getting the runners placings and finishing barcode numbers when the runners finished. However Bryan got back with a few minutes to spare so all was back on course. (Edit: For the record, the one other time the finish tokens were forgotten, it was by none other than your Run Reporter, Colin Burnett! On this occasion Alan Brown came to the rescue, driving to Colin's house to collect the aforementioned tokens, thankfully hitting every set of traffic lights at green on the return journey!)
261 runners today,
A very good total for today’s event
The volunteers who made this event happen:
Colin BURNETT, Reece CARSON, Lynn CHRISTOFFERSEN, Jamie COVENTRY, Esther FOWLER, Anne KEENLYSIDE, Chris LANGTON, Ashlea MACDONALD, Ali MATHERS, Marie-Ann MCLEOD, Bryan MILLS, David OVENSTONE, Rajendra REGMI, Clare RUSSELL, Fiona SEWELL, Graham SNEDDEN, Rohit SONI, Caitlin STONE, Lesley STRACHAN, Vidhata UPRETY, Paul Kevin WEBSTER
Thanks to all the volunteers today from Graham ,Bryan and the Core Team
Conditions today –
The wind before the run at the 8.30 recce run was slight on the top promenade but by the time we started the wind was stronger and the day was hotting up with no wind on the lower promenade which made it a more challenging run .
Did you run well --did you get a pb?
Thanks to all our pacers for helping and supporting the runners
We had 3 pacers today,
Rajendra Regmi –22 minutes
Ali Mathers running 25 minutes
Clare Russell pacing 30 minutes
We had a total of 19 PBs today –
We had a grand total of 37 First timers at our event today
Possibly it is the first time we have had more first timers than pbs?
We had visitors from Melbourne, Dundee and Falkirk
We hope you enjoyed the run and you are welcome back anytime
Your result is on the web page under the latest results tab and is e-mailed to you once the results are completed and verified by parkrun HQ on Saturday.
The 1st one home today was Stuart Milne in 17.36
2nd back was Allan Christie in 18.05
3rd back was Ryan Smith in 18.17 and a new Pb
1st Female back today was Hannah Morrison in 19.53 with a new Pb
Well done to Hannah
2nd Female Finisher was Lisa Michie in 22.50
3rd Female Finisher was Claire Smith in 23.11
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.
Thanks to Ali Mathers for the yoga session after the run.
It is proving popular with more runners participating every week.
We are looking for volunteers so if you can take a turn at helping and supporting our event during the next few weeks or within the next month.
Just e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Clare at the following email@example.com to choose your role and date you can volunteer
Running tip of the week-
Where can I get some useful tips on improving my running?
You can go on the internet or read in books
parkrun have some great tips from national runners and coaches on the newsletter page each week “Parkrun Pacers”. To improve your running.
But the one that is possibly the best is to go the café after our event where you can get tips on your running from our runners.
The experience they have and the different methods of training they do is great to hear and you can then try a few things that will help your running.
I won’t see you next Saturday as off to London for a few days and of course take in a parkrun!
Enjoy your run.
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