Run Report – Event 361 – 7th July 2018

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 - aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com - 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.
It’s Free - It’s Fun - It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Run Report 360 -30th June 2018

Aberdeen parkrun

Event number 360
30th June 2018

Thomas Roulson was your run director today.
Thomas normally runs at Hazelhead parkrun and has run directed often there and at Halifax parkrun and had kindly offered to run the event today
I was there to help and support him with our team of volunteers and whilst you are running we were tucking into cake and coffee!
Well we volunteers deserved a treat.
Well done to Thomas for stepping up to be the Run Director for our event today.

259 runners today,
A very good total for today’s event.

Colin BURNETT, Reece CARSON, John CONNELLY, Santosh GAIHRE, Ali MATHERS, Bryan MILLS, Victoria NOAD, Gudrun PRZYGODA, Mark RAMSEY, Jamie ROSS, Thomas ROULSON, Clare RUSSELL, Rohit SONI, Caitlin STONE, Ronald TAYLOR, Jennifer TAYLOR
Thanks to all the volunteers today from Thomas, myself and the Core Team

Conditions today were excellent with a light wind in the runners faces for the first 2.5 k and no wind and hot conditions on the lower promenade.
Did you run well --did you get a pb?

Thanks to all our pacers for helping and supporting the runners
We had Craig Thornhill pacing a fast 20 minutes and Alan Brown pacing 26 minutes and Callum Smith pacing 25 minutes

We had a very good total of 42 PBs today – 18.5% of our runners

Your result is on the web page under the latest results tab

The 1st Male Finisher home today was James Sullivan in 17.17
A First timer to our event --Well done to James.
2nd Male Finisher was Sam Griffin in 17.26 and a new PB.
A Fantastic time from one our J11-J15 runners
3rd Male Finisher was Kenny O’ Neill in 17.27 just pipping Matthew Milne at the finish. Matthew however achieved a new PB.

1st Female Finisher was Alison Pilichos in 21.14
2nd Female Finisher was Elizabeth Kerr with the two children in the buggy in 22.22
3rd Female Finisher was Susan MacIver in 22.45

Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.

There were 14 first timers today at the new runners briefing held by Reece one of our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers.
Well done to Reece who had his script notes on his phone and he did very well in briefing the first timers and visitors to our event.
We hope you enjoyed the run and you are welcome back anytime.

I met Piotr Wasniowski from Krakow parkrun who thoroughly enjoyed our event and even achieved a new PB. Piotr is the run director for his parkrun in Krakow. Thanks for the kind words and enjoy the rest of your stay.

We had an extra volunteer today, Santosh turned up and asked if he could help out.
Santosh was given the role of asking runners to volunteer for the month of July Santosh did well getting some more volunteers on the list.
If you did say to Santosh you would e-mail in and volunteer
Just e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Clare at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to pick your role and date you can volunteer

Running tip of the week- How to slow down to run fast?
I read lots of tips on focussing your mind and ensuring you get rid of any nervous energy which can slow you down as you waste more effort as a busy mind can lead to feeling fatigued.
Take steps to slow down and channel your focus and calm the nervous system
This will help you recharge your mental batteries
Practice this—
Sit comfortably eyes closed
Start to count your breathing( count 1 breath in and count 2 breath out )
do this up to 10.
Did you lose count -did your mind wander?
Try again or do for 1-2 mins
You will feel refreshed.
Post run Yoga—
We had some of our runners after the run doing some yoga exercises with Ali Mathers ( a yoga instructer) who kindly offered to help out after the run.
It was great to see and hope we can do this feature more often with Ali.

Thanks for today and see you next Saturday.
It’s Free- It’s Fun-It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Run Report 359 23rd June 2018

Aberdeen parkrun

Event number 359
23rd June 2018

Thanks to Carolyn and Fiona for offering and completing the last two weeks run reports and giving me a “wee break”! from reporting on our event.
Congratulations to Rajendra Regmi and Shona Clarke on completing their 200th parkruns.
Congratulations to Alison Cheshire and Christine Young on their 50th parkruns
Shona - Thanks for the carrot cake to the runners at Satrosphere. It was divine!

We had Garioch Road Runners host and manage the event with members of the group taking up the volunteer spots alongside some of our usual suspects.
303 runners today,
An excellent total for today’s event.
Bryan was your run director today to help and support the Garioch Running Club team
Christine APPEL, Marie BAXTER, Rory BRAND, Alan BROWN, Colin BURNETT, Reece CARSON, John CONNELLY, Rebecca CROMBIE, Jonathan FLEETHAM, Mike MACKAY, Bryan MILLS, Gordon ORR, Philip OWENS, Nicola REDGWELL, Fiona SEWELL, Mike SIEVEWRIGHT, Kevin STEPHEN, Sean SWINDELLS, Bruce TAYLOR, Gary THOMSON, Craig THORNHILL, Julie WARE, Jo WHYTE

Thanks to all the volunteers today from Bryan and the Core Team

Conditions today were good with the slight wind blowing more across the route on both the top and lower promenades and the morning starting to heat up.
Did you run well --did you get a pb?
Thanks to all the pacers for helping and supporting the runners
We had Craig Thornhill pacing fast 20 minutes and Alan Brown pacing 24 minutes and Rory Brand pacing 25 minutes
We had a very good total of 53 PBs today – 16.5% of our runners

Your result is on the web page under the latest results tab

The 1st Male Finisher home today was Rankin Lascelles in 17.29 and a new PB. Well done to Rankin, his 2nd time as the First finisher.
2nd Male Finisher was Neil Murray in 17.45 also with new PB
3rd Male Finisher was James Gray in 17.50
1st Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in 19.40.
Hannah has now recorded an amazing 47 First place female finisher at our event.
2nd Female Finisher was Elizabeth Kerr in 20.47 without the children in the buggy.
3rd Female Finisher was Ruth Pirie in 20.56

Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.

Some notable PBs today included Ally Sutherland (must have been that hair shaved that did it ? and Djamel Hamel who knocked off an amazing 51 seconds off his time. Also to David Hunter who continues to improve his times with another pb today and his parents have entered him for the Scottish 10k in September as he steps up to running in a 10k . David has a training plan to follow and we will be giving him advice and checking on his progress.
Good luck to David. Great to see these kind of stories from running at our event.

There were 34 first timers today at the new runners briefing held by Nicola helped and guided by Cynthia.
We hope you enjoyed the run and you are welcome back anytime.

We are now looking at the Volunteer rota for the month of July and need your support to fill the following positions up
30th June-Next week lead bike only required

Just e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Clare at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer.

Next Saturday we have a double act directing the event Thomas Roulson and myself.
Thomas normally runs at Hazelhead parkrun and has run directed often there and has kindly offered to run the event next Saturday.
I will just be there to help and support him and we have nearly a full team of volunteers and whilst you are running we will be tucking into cake and coffee!
Well the volunteers deserve a treat.

New topic- I will be introducing some running tips and advice for you from our runners over the next few months.
I hope you find them interesting and possibly look to implement a few new ideas into your running as you never stop learning and all the little tips you can get and put into practice can make the difference
i.e. smiling whilst you are running helps you run faster.

Running tip of the week- Rest and Volunteer
If you have race the next day after parkrun why don’t you take it easy the day before, rest up and volunteer at parkrun. It is a great way of still being involved and you will benefit from the rest on race day and have more energy for the race.

Thanks to the runner who nominated myself for a “kudos from parkrun for my volunteering and runs at parkrun.
Did you take part in nominating anyone for a mention for their volunteering help and support in one of the recent surveys from parkrun HQ

See you on the 30th June
It’s Free- It’s Fun-It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

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.

 

Aberdeen parkrun Event No. 356 2nd June 2018 Run Report

Another great event today
Yes -the double act with Craig and myself as your run directors!
I was assigned the buddy role with my fellow runner Craig to help and support Craig, and be in front and make sure he follows me and shadows me throughout the event
It was just like we run every Saturday?
Well done to Craig for his rousing motivational speech on volunteering and I hope that you register and opt in on the website and volunteer going forward especially if you have not volunteered before to help and support our event.
Wow- 325 runners today, another excellent total.
Thanks to the team of volunteers today from us both
Louise BEATON, Vivien BROUGHTON, Reece CARSON, Cynthia FRY, David HUNTER, , Chris LANGTON, Alan MARRIOTT, Izzie MCDONALD, Bryan MILLS, Jim MOIR, Mark RAMSEY, Rajendra REGMI, Jamie ROSS, Malcolm SHENNAN, Robert SIM, Carolyn SNEDDEN, Steve WILSON
We had coffee and cake and some laughs whilst you runners were running.
Well we deserved a treat and some fun.
Conditions today were great for a PB hardly with the wind only felt a little on the lower prom that kept the runners cool and good sunny and warm
Did you run well did you get a pb?
Notable mentions to Jim Moir on his PB as he gets nearer the sub 18-minute mark. He was volunteering after his run as I told him to get back quickly to help barcode scanning.
Well done to Charlie Edwards one of our visitors from parkrun achieving a new pb today. I advised him to follow Jamie Ross as his time reflected the pace he wanted to go and to achieve a pb was great to see his smile and made the trip up for a wedding and to complete a parkrun worthwhile.
Well done also to his younger brother Luke Edwards in running an excellent time of 18.07
Thanks to our pacers Chris Langton running 23 mins and Steve Wilson pacing 25 minutes
We had a total of 44 runners achieve a new pb today
Too many to mention you all ! Callum Smith a superb run where did that come from? A belated thanks from me for your support in Stirling when I was struggling with my injury in the marathon
Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
The 1st Male Finisher was Jim Tole in new PB of 16.39
Great to see Jim back from injury and running well.
2nd Male Finisher was Andrew Love in 17.02
3rd Male Finisher was the unknown runner!
1st Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in an excellent time of 19.34
2nd Female finisher was Emma Norrie in 19.54
3rd Female finisher was Julie Thomson in 20.06
One of our runners Carolyn Milne even had time to catch a little dog that had wondered over the prom on towards all the runners and pick up the dog and get the dog back to its owners- Carolyn’s time was still an excellent 20.16
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.
There were 42 first timers today at the new runners briefing hosted by Cynthia.
It always amazes me how many attend as first timers and the number visitors from other parkruns.
We had runners from as far as Sydney, Norway and London at our event today and many thanks for all the kind words and comments on our event.
It makes it all worthwhile when we receive great feedback from our visitors
We hope you enjoyed the run event and you are welcome back anytime.
We are now looking at the Volunteer rota for the rest of the weeks in June and need your support to fill the following positions up

9th June

Funnel Manager
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 2

16th June
Lead bike
Timekeeper
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 3
Just e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Carolyn at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer
Running Tip of the week—check you have your barcode and it is you own one before you leave to attend the run.
Next Saturday we have Carolyn “our poet” as your run director.
It’s Free- It’s Fun-It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Run report 355– 26th May 2018

Aberdeen parkrun
Event number 355
26th May 2018

Another great event today at Aberdeen parkrun

Congratulations to Phil Ware on his 50th parkrun
Congratulations to your run reporter on his 300th parkrun -just another 200 to get the next t-shirt?
Hope you all enjoyed the cake back at Satrosphere after the event.

367 runners today,
An excellent total for today’s event with Aberdeen Metro Running Club hosting our event and having a host of pacers from 18 mins to 34 minutes
Many thanks to Aberdeen Metro Running club
If you want more information on the club go to their website for details

Clare was your run director today
Thanks to the team of volunteers today from Clare and the Core Team.
Laura BARRIE, Michelle BREARLEY, Alan BROWN, Colin BURNETT, Reece CARSON, James CRUICKSHANK, Murray DEWAR, Derek DUNN, Cameron FRASER-MACKIE, Lisa GILL, Rankin LASCELLES, Amy MACKIE, Kevin MACKIE, David MACLENNAN, Stewart MAXWELL, Jim MCCURRACH, Tina MCLEOD, George MCPHERSON, Kim MENZIES, Bryan MILLS, Clare RUSSELL, Adam SCRAGG, Fiona SEWELL, Malcolm SHENNAN, Birgitte STEVENS, Daniel STRACHAN, Ally SUTHERLAND, Robert TAYLOR, Jim TOLE, Graham WATSON, Paul Kevin WEBSTER, Russell WILLOX, Mark YOUNG

Conditions today were good for a PB with all the pacers and the weather being great and the wind on the top promenade at our backs and after turning at the bus shelter the wind in our faces.

Did you run well did you get a pb?
Thanks to all the pacers for helping and supporting the runners
We had a record total of 92 PBs Today --33.76% of our runners
Too many names to mention today but you all must have been smiling after the run.
The secret to run faster is to smile when running!
Believe it as the 92 runners were all smiling at the finish?

I was told it look great to see the line of pacers along the lower prom with bunches of runners hanging on to their pacer.

Your result is on the web page under latest results tab

The 1st Male Finisher today was Colin Munday in 17.15
2nd Male Finisher was Andrew Love in 17.24
3rd Male Finisher was Jamie Ross in 17.26

1st Female Finisher was Hazel Wyness in 19.49
2nd Female Finisher was Carolyn Milne in 19.59
3rd Female Finisher was Claire Macaskill in 21.08

Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.

There was 43 first timers today at the new runners briefing.
We hope you enjoyed the run and you are welcome back anytime.

We are now looking at the Volunteer rota for the month of June and need your support to fill the following positions up

9 June
Pre-event set up
Marshal x2
Lead bike
Back up timer
Funnel Manager
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 4

16th June
Pre-event set up
Marshal
Tail Walker
Lead bike
Timekeeper
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 3
Just e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Carolyn at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer.

On Saturday we have a double act directing the event Craig Jolly and myself

It should be fun with Craig’s rousing speech and no script! and our roving director doing the safety brief -no pressure Craig

Look forward to Saturday where we have a full team of volunteers and we will have cake and coffee for the volunteer team
Well we deserve a treat whilst you all run.

It’s Free- It’s Fun-It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Event 354 – 19th May 2018

Did you recite your Aberdeen parkrun vows at our event?

I - PARKRUNNER OF ABERDEEN,
DO SOLEMLY PROMISE TO LISTEN TO THE RUN DIRECTOR’S BRIEFING EACH WEEK
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD MY BARCODE
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD
DURING SUNNY WEATHER
AND COLD WET WINDY DAYS
FOR PBs
FOR FRIENDLY RUNS and
FOR COMING BACK FROM INJURY
TO LOVE AND CHERISH VOLUNTEERING
TILL CROSSING THE FINISH LINE AND GETTING OUR TOKENS SCANNED
ACCORDING TO THE PARKRUN CODE
IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR FELLOW PARKRUNNERS
I MAKE THIS VOW

Well done to Fiona and Carolyn for composing this and getting the runners to participate.

Congratulations to Craig Jolly and Andrew Cryle on their 200th parkrun - Only 50 more for the t-shirt!

240 runners today, an excellent total for today’s event with the BHGE 10k event on Sunday.

Fiona was your run director today
Thanks to the team of volunteers today from Fiona and the Core Team.
Alan BROWN, Colin BURNETT, Ellen COWIE, Chris LANGTON, Jim MCCURRACH, Bryan MILLS, Jim MOIR, Gail RENNIE, Fiona SEWELL, Malcolm SHENNAN, Caron SIEVEWRIGHT, Mike SIEVEWRIGHT, Robert SIM, Daniel STRACHAN, Yvonne TEASDALE, Ben WARE, Julie WARE, Paul Kevin WEBSTER

Conditions today were very good for a PB with only an 8 mph wind on the top promenade and after turning at the bus shelter no wind at all and the day warming up as we ran.
Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
The 1st Male Finisher today was Michael Watt in 17.23
2nd Male Finisher was Andrew Love in 18.08
3rd Male Finisher was Stuart Milne in 18.22
1st Female Finisher was Linda Lammensalo in 22.13
2nd Female Finisher was Claire Smith in 22.22
3rd Female Finisher was Jayne Addie in 22.41
We had a very good total of 41 PBs today.
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.

We had 26 first timers today at the new runners briefing including visitors from Orkney & Garden City.
We hope you enjoyed the run and you are welcome back anytime.

We are now looking at the Volunteer rota for the month of June and need your support to fill the following positions up

2 June
Pre-event set up (ideally you would take this role for 2-4 weeks which involves setting up the course, taking it down and storing the kit for the following week)
Back up timer
Barcode scanning x 3

9 June
Pre-event set up
Marshal x2
Lead bike
Funnel Manager
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 4

16th June
Pre-event set up
Marshal
Tail Walker
Lead bike
Timekeeper
Finish tokens
Barcode scanning x 3

Just e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Fiona at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer.

Next Saturday we have Metro Aberdeen Running Club hosting the event and there will be lots of pacers from 18 mins through to 34 mins, which is fantastic to see the train of pacers along the promenade and runners in groups with their pacer.

We look forward to another special event next week

It’s Free- It’s Fun-It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Aberdeen parkrun Event number 353, 12th May 2018

Congratulations to Mark Ramsey on his 200th parkrun today and thanks for the cake for the runners back at Satrosphere for coffee after the event.
359 runners today,
An excellent total for today’s event
Carolyn was your run director today
Thanks to the team of volunteers today from Carolyn and the Core Team.
Alan BROWN • Alison HAMEL • Bryan MILLS • Carolyn SNEDDEN • Chris LANGTON • Clare RUSSELL • Colin BURNETT • Duncan MUNRO • Ellen COWIE • Gemma COLLINS • Hannah MUTCH • Jeremy SKEDGE • John DUFF • Malcolm SHENNAN • Marie-Ann MCLEOD • Paul Kevin WEBSTER • Rohit SONI • Russell LETT • Susan COWIE • Victoria NOAD • William WALKER

Conditions today were very good for a PB with very little wind and the day warming up as we ran.
Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
The 1st Male Finisher today was Tom Roche in 16.37
2nd Male Finisher was Tom Brian in 17.48 and new PB
3rd Male Finisher was Ian Manson in 17.02
1st Female Finisher was Carolyn Milne in 19.49
2nd Female Finisher was Sophie Radcliffe in 21.41
3rd Female Finisher was Gail Rennie in 21.47
We had an amazing total of 75 PBs today. 26.92 % of our total of runners today.
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.
Notable mentions to Jim Moir ,Tony Little, Scott McCleod, Joe Folan, Martyn Phillips,Ian Thom to name just a few!
We had 34 first timers today at the new runners briefing
We hope you enjoyed the run and you are welcome back anytime.
We have the next two weeks volunteer positions filled up which is great
You can book a volunteer spot for the runs in June.
Just e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Fiona at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer.
We need to fill the volunteer rosta up.
Just a note to tell you that the Magazine Run ABC SCOTLAND that we used to hand out in the summer/winter will no longer be published as due to costs but will be still available to read online.
Next Saturday we have the Co-op coming down to our event and they will have marquee and be handing out goodies?
The week after we have Metro Aberdeen Running club hosting the event and there will be lots of pacers which is fantastic to see and be part of.
Look forward to the next few weeks at our parkrun.
It’s Free- It’s Fun-It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Aberdeen parkrun Event number 352, 5th May 2018

Congratulations to Alan Brown on his 200th parkrun today.
Alan has completed as a pacer on 36 occasions.
Alan is a bit of a celebrity with his fundraising efforts and has even found time to give blood 150 times. He has been running 105 miles this week to raise money for the Gathimba Edwards Foundation and has raised over £1000.
Well done Alan just 50 more parkruns for the next milestone t-shirt?
You missed the coffee and cake laid on by Alan back at Satrosphere!
371 runners today,
An excellent total for today’s event
IIONA was your run director today and was her first time being run director and was buddied with Bryan to help and support her through the event today.
Thanks to the team of volunteers today from IIONA and Bryan and the Core Team.
John CONNELLY, Ellen COWIE, Susan COWIE, John DUFF, Patricia HARRIS, Paul Anthony KNIGHT, Ilona KRIAUZAITE, Neil MCBAIN, Marie-Ann MCLEOD, Bryan MILLS, Clare RUSSELL, Malcolm SHENNAN, Robert SIM, Mella SLATTERY, Paul Kevin WEBSTER
Conditions today were okay today (a run of two halves) windy on the top promenade and no wind on the way back and getting hotter as we ran back to the finish.
Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
The 1st Male Finisher today was Joe Barton in 17.11
2nd Male Finisher was Max Abernethy in 17.15
3rd Male Finisher was Jim Tole in 17.15
1st Female Finisher was Zoe Sharpe in 19.36
2nd Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in 19.51
3rd Female Finisher was Ann Gallon in 20.37 –
Great to see Ann back after injury and running well
We had a total of 50 PBs today.
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.
We had 35 first timers today at the new runners briefing hosted by Robert Sim
We hope you enjoyed the run and are welcome back anytime.
We only require a lead bike next Saturday on the volunteer rosta
This is a great position to be in and thanks to the volunteer co-ordinators for getting the volunteer rosta filled.
If you have not volunteered for a while you can book a spot for the runs in June.
Then e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Clare at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer
It’s Free- It’s Fun-It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Aberdeen parkrun Event number 351 28th APRIL 2018

Volunteering-
I decided to volunteer as I have an event on Sunday and decided to bar code scan today instead of Run Director which I normally do once per month.
I thoroughly enjoyed volunteering as we all had a chat whilst the run was on and had coffee and cakes and talked a lot about running. With the sun shining the barcode scanning for the 3 of us was more tricky with the glare of the sun trying to scan the barcodes and the finish tokens but we got through as a team and all worked well together to get the 325 runners through.
We had a great bunch of people today that volunteered and they did a fantastic job of supporting our event to another smooth successful Saturday parkrun.
My advice to you is if you have an event on the Sunday take the time to rest and volunteer as you still feel part of the parkrun and you can pick up some very useful tips on running when chatting to other volunteers. That is also the case when you go back for coffee after the event to Satrosphere for the post-parkrun coffee and chat.
325 runners today,
A very good total for today’s event
Bryan was your run director today
Thanks to the team of 19 volunteers today from Bryan and the Core Team.
Philip BROWN, Alan BROWN, Colin BURNETT, John DUFF, Dorothy FOY, Graham FYFE, Alison HAMEL, Amy MACKIE, Barry MAGUIRE, Fiona MIDDLETON, Bryan MILLS, Victoria NOAD, Clare RUSSELL, Malcolm SHENNAN, Robert SIM, Jeremy SKEDGE, Rohit SONI, Graham WATSON, Paul Kevin WEBSTER
Conditions today were great again- no wind on the top promenade and only a light on the way back -near perfect conditions for a pb.
Thanks also to Amy Mackie and Fiona Middleton, Philip Brown and Alan Brown for pacing
Thanks to Jeremy Skedge for changing volunteering roles and getting a loan of a bike from his neighbour and to get an upgrade when he got to the event as Russell loaned him his bike for the lead bike role.
Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
The 1st Male Finisher today was Jim Tole -good to see Jim back in 17.08
2nd Male Finisher was Colin Munday in new PB of 17.41
3rd Male Finisher was Sam Griffin with a new PB of 17:51
1st Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in 20.20
2nd Female Finisher was Holly Morrison in 20.52
3rd Female Finisher was Jane Kerridge in 21.21
We had a total of 58 PBs today. A total of 17.84% of our runners
Well done in achieving a personal best today or running to your best time of the year.
We had 36 first timers today at the new runners briefing hosted by Victoria
We hope you enjoyed the run and are welcome back anytime.
It’s free -It’s fun- It’s your parkrun
We only have 7 positions on the volunteer rosta to fill for our May events which is excellent
Check the volunteer tab on our web page and look to see what positions are still needing filled up
Then e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Clare at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer
Thanks to all those volunteers who have put their name forward for May
So if you have not volunteered for a while you can book a spot in June
We need your support!
See you next week as off to run in the Stirling marathon on Sunday -well it’s only just short of 9 parkruns?
Thanks to all my co-runners for their encouragement and advice.
I may write a blog on my marathon journey?
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

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