Local Races

As much as we all love our parkrun (who wouldn’t love a free timed run?), some of us all like to engage in the more competitive side of running on occasion. With that in mind, here are a few local (ish) races over the next few months if you’d like something to aim for.

Metro Beach 10k (Tuesday 5th June)


Fraserburgh 10k (10th June)


Peterhead 5k & Half Marathon (17th June)


Stonehaven Half Marathon (1st July)


Peace Coaches Dyce Half Marathon (12th August)


Should you enter, please feel free to sign up for a volunteer slot the day before - entries accepted anytime!!


Christmas Day & New Years Day Runs

Aberdeen parkrun will hold a Christmas Day run at 9.30am on 25th December 2017.

On New Years Day Aberdeen parkrun will be at 11.00am on 1st January 2018.

This will enable the opportunity to do the now traditional double of Hazlehead parkrun at 9.30am to be followed by Aberdeen at 11.00am.


Clan at the castle walks

CLAN Cancer Support are currently in the middle of organising their “CLAN at the Castle” event.
This event takes place at Crathes Castle on the 10th September. There are 3 sponsored walks of different lengths (13miles/5.7 miles/ 1.25 miles - something for all abilities) plus a family fun day in the grounds of Crathes Castle.

If anyone is interested in helping us marshal the walk routes please follow the link to sign up as a marshal is: https://clanlandmarkwalk.wufoo.eu/forms/clan-at-the-castle-volunteer/


Christmas & New Year’s Day parkruns

Our traditional Christmas Day parkrun will take place at 9.30am.

On New Year's Day we will start at 11.00am allowing for runners to do the double of Hazlehead at 9.30am followed by the beach at 11.00am.


Metro Beach 10k – 7th June

The Metro Beach 10k is a friendly event open to all runners. Entries online only at:


Please do join in the fun!


Wildhearts Santa Run

If you're at a loose end this Sunday afternoon (12.45-2.00 approx), the Wildhearts charity are looking for marshals for their Santa run at the beach due to last minute dropouts. If you can help, please contact: carys@wildheartsgroup.com or call/text 07810544817


News & Run Report Event 205, 22nd August 2015

Well,your intrepid run reporter is back after a weeks break from parkrun.

My wife said it was going to be a parkrun detox week without me thinking about parkrun.

We went for breakfast on the Sunday and low and behold on the table across from me was was a guy with his 25 volunteer parkrun t-shirt on

Heaven?? I felt I had to chat to him later at the pool.

Soon we had a pool posse of park runners talking about all things parkrun

i.e. Is there a parkrun in Majorca we could all go to?

We had a very good turnout for today event with 219 runners.

I was your Run Director for today and my team of volunteers did a great job.


My thanks to the volunteers who just take it in their stride and enjoy helping and supporting and even some of the volunteers doing tasks for the first time .



The volunteer rota has filling up well over the past few months and we are on target to get 4 weeks ahead with the rota

We played Volunteer Bingo today for  a try to encourage volunteering

One of the volunteers Emily picked the numbers at random before the run and we put the numbers in the envelope and once the run had started opened the envelope and you won by whatever the number thaat matched the finishing token you received when you finished the run --You were a winner?

Hannah Mutch,Martin Cilia,Neil Roberts,Kyle Mckee,Alan Ross,Jemma Collins,Claudia Scragg,Kerry Thomas,Taryn McDonald

You are now encouraged to volunteer for an event to help and support our event.

In case you do not know the e-mail to volunteer it is the following


Thanks to Fiona for last week and handing the reigns over to me during the week with notes on how to improve our event.

Thanks to Clare for processing the results for me.

Congratulations to Ally Sutherland and Tony McGarva and Helen Paddon on their 100th Aberdeen parkruns today and joining the ever growing band of the 100 club

T-shirts to follow soon?

Ruairidh Campbell was first finisher in  time of 16.42

Well done to Ruairidh. A previous winner at our event.

2nd finisher was  Unknown. Well done that Unknown runner?? Was that you? No barcode??

3rd Finisher was Gideon Emmerson in a time of  18.07

Nicola Gauld was the first female finisher with a time of 17.44

Well done to Nicola and good to see you returning to form.

2nd Female finisher was Hannah Mutch in a time of 20.19

3rd Female Finisher was Jennifer Robertson in a time of 20.47

We had 26 first timers and 4 others from other parkruns from participating today and we had a good total of 36  Pbs

Thanks to the Miller family from Molden ,Essex for their kind words on our event after the run.


Where do you the best information about running ??

Books ,searching the web are options but the best information you will receive is going for Coffee after the parkrun to Satrosphere

You will gain more valuable information and tips on running,recovering and training from fellow runners

So if you are reading the run report why don't you go for a coffee and a chat after the parkrun on Saturday

It would great to see more of the runners go for coffee and support the new caterers who have a very good range of products.

Well done to Mark Ramsey,David Langdan, Mark Findlay, Rajendra Regmi and Bill Skinner,Ronald Gauld,Jim Tole and and Andrew Thompson who ran the Aberdeen Mile on Union street on Saturday

Some even had a run at our parkrun before the race

Must have been using the parkrun as a warm up guys?

Your news run reporter

Colin Burnett


Aberdeen Vasculitis 5k, 29th August

Jo Hepburn, a research nurse, joined us today to promote the Aberdeen Vasculitis 5k which is taking place on 29th August. The event is following the parkrun route with registration beginning at 11 am, and the run or walk commencing at 12 noon.

More information on Vasculitis can be found at: www.thelaurencurrietwilightfoundation.org

Runners and walkers can sign up to enter here:


Entry to the event is free with donations or sponsorship appreciated.  The organisers hope to make it a family friendly event and there will be representatives from the Owl and Pussycat Sanctuary there with owls for the children to look at and pet, and one brave soul running with an owl!

Runners and walkers of all ages including children welcome!


Universal Pegasus Dyce Half Marathon & Junior Races – 16th August 2015

For the 31st year, the Dyce Half Marathon will be running on 16th August. Organised by Metro Aberdeen Running Club and sponsored by Universal Pegasus, this is a great club event with a post-race spread worth running for!

Entry fees are £15 for SAL registered runners, and £17 for non-SAL registered. Pre-entry only at: http://www.entrycentral.com/UniversalPegasusInt-DyceHalf

Entries will close on 14th August or when the 200 limit is reached. Prizes will be awarded for the first 3 runners in each category (Senior U40, V40-49, V50+). The route is an out and back on the old Formantine Railway Line from the Scout Hut in Pitmedden Road, Dyce.

Junior Events are also available with entry on the day: a 2 mile race for 14-16 year olds, an 800 metre race for 11-13 year olds, and a fun run for Under 10s.


Jog Scotland Bridge of Don 5k Fun Run/Walk in support of Maggie’s – 7th July 2015

On 7th July, Jog Scotland Bridge of Don are once again organising a 5k run/walk in support of Maggie's Centre, Aberdeen.

There are NO ENTRIES ON THE NIGHT, so please pre-register by entering at: http://www.entrycentral.com/BOD_Maggies15 (£6 entry fee)

Registration and collection of numbers will be in the 'Star Ballroom' (adjacent to the Beach Leisure Centre) from 6:00-6:45 pm, with the race starting at 7:00 pm.

Post run, there will be spot prizes in the Northern Lights Café and refreshments will be available to purchase.

For further information on the work of Maggies, visit: www.maggiescentres.org/aberdeen

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