Congratulation to Maureen Young and Christine M Young on their 50th parkruns.
Happy 50th birthday to one of our Core team and volunteer extraordinaire Bryan Mills who also was completing his 50th parkrun today and has completed an amazing 121 volunteer roles.
Graham was your run director today.
A very good total of 264 runners at today's event.
The volunteers who made this event happen:
Colin BURNETT, Reece CARSON, Malcolm COMBE, Susan DARCY, John DUFF, Dorothy FOY, Cynthia FRY, Tim GRIFFIN, June JOHNSTONE, Ilona KRIAUZAITE, Mike MACKAY, Ali MATHERS, Neil MCBAIN, Donald MCINTOSH, Bryan MILLS, Jasmine REGMI, Clare RUSSELL, Graham SNEDDEN, Caitlin STONE, Vidhata UPRETY, Paul Kevin WEBSTER
Thanks to all the volunteers today from Graham and the Core Team
Without the volunteers we simply cannot have an event each week.
Conditions today were excellent today with the day hotting up and no wind on the first 2.5k then a cooling breeze in your face on the lower promenade. Did you run well? Did you get a pb? Big thanks to both our official and unoffical pacers for helping and supporting their fellow runners.
We had an excellent total of 53 PBs today – 24.98 % of our runners.
We also had a very good total of 35 First timers at our event today - 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 Male Finisher home today was Chris Richardson in 16.54 and new pb
2nd Male Finisher was Jamie Ross in 17.33
3rd Male Finisher was Steven Morrison in 17.50 in a new PB
1st Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in 19.39
2nd Female Finisher was Elspeth Aspinall in 20.49
3rd Female Finisher was Mella Slattery in 21.01
We had 6 out of the top ten finishers achieve a pb today which is fantastic. Well done to all who achieved a personal best today or ran your best time of the year. Notable mentions to Mark McDonald in taking an amazing 40 seconds off his time today. Extra running during the week has helped Mark push on and improve his times. Well done to Mike King also.
Thanks to Ali Mathers for the short yoga session with some of the runners after the event.
We will be looking at how we get a warm up session for the runners in before the first timers briefing and the main run directors runners briefing before the event.
We do have the recce run at 8.30 but it is always seems to be just a close knit of runners that attend although anyone is welcome to join.
We are looking for volunteers so if you can take a turn at helping and supporting our event during the next few months, that would be great.
Just e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Fiona at the following email address - firstname.lastname@example.org - to choose your role and date you can volunteer.
Running tip of the week - Warming up
It is important you warm up before you start running at your pace you want to run. If you are training during the week try walking the first 100 metres then slowly easing into a jog and then increase to your running pace. Take this as a time to focus clear the mind and warms up the muscles ready for the run ahead.
Special Mention Award
The runner who deserves a special mention this week is Ally Sutherland
Ally has now completed 213 parkruns and last Sunday he guided Samantha Cumming around the hilly Stonehaven Half Marathon. Samantha is a visually impaired runner and Ally had attended the guide training and did a great job in keeping Samantha right and giving her the confidence to complete the run. Ally topped this off with a PB today. Ally has 2 marathons in the coming weeks the Dundee Dram and Fort William Marathon before taking a well - earned break. Well done to Ally.
Thanks to DW Fitness Centre for handing out vouchers to attend 3 free sessions at the fitness Centre. Cross training can provide a very good fitness base to help improve your running and fitness.
See you next Saturday.
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