Aberdeen parkrun Event number 362: 14th July 2018

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

 

Aberdeen parkrun No:357 9th June 2018

Many thanks to all who came along this week. 264 people ran, jogged and walked the course. There were 21 first timers and representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers-many thanks to:
Rosemary LEIPER • Chris LANGTON • Carolyn SNEDDEN • Shona CLARKE • Craig THORNHILL • Martin FAIRLEY • Cynthia FRY • Alexandra WILOWSKA • Martin COSSAR • David OVENSTONE • Rohit SONI • Bryan MILLS • Miles ATKINSON • Ben WARE • Neil MCBAIN • Reece CARSON

There were many locations throughout the UK who got involved celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the NHS and had a volunteer roster takeover day. We are lucky to have volunteer roster takeover days by many local groups and did have an NHS one not so long ago. We would like to take this opportunity however to thank not only our runners and volunteers who work for the NHS but also everyone involved in the great work they do. One special mention must go to one of our regular runners and volunteer, Rosey Leiper who has just recently retired from the NHS after 40 years’ service. Well done Rosey.

NOW FOR THE STATS;
The 1st Male Finisher was David Jamieson in 16:56 (A PB)
2nd Male Finisher was Craig Beattie in 17:19
3rd Male Finisher was Calum Calder in 17:34

1st Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in 19:49
2nd Female finisher was Patra Hampton in 19:58
3rd Female finisher was Anna McNeill in 21:05

Craig Thornhill was pacing 20 minutes with Jordan Cruickshank in the age 15-17 category hoping to stick with him to achieve a new PB. Well – he absolutely smashed it coming in in front of Craig in 19:32. It was so lovely to see the excitement his joy when he came over the finish line. Congratulations Jordan – what will you do next week?

60 of those who took part on Saturday recorded new Personal Bests – that’s 23%. Well done to all 60 and also those who recorded their best time this year.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Aberdeen parkrun Results Page.

We had visitors from Montrose, Ipswich and Cashel, County Tipperary. They all thoroughly enjoyed our course. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Valentia Avella to our parkrun who is from Australia and currently living in Aberdeen.

We look forward to seeing you next week and in the meantime if you would like to volunteer please drop us an email at: aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com. There are still a few gaps for next week.

Carolyn- Run Director and Run Report Writer (09 June 2018)

 

Aberdeen parkrun – Event 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 my 300th parkrun -just another 200 to get the next t-shirt?
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 - www.metroaberdeen.co.uk

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 the pacer.
Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
The 1st Male Finisher today was the unknown runner --but we know who it was! did you forget your barcode?
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 were 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 Fiona at the following aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer.
Next 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! -no pressure Craig
Look forward to next week where we have a full team of volunteers and we will have cake and coffee for the 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

 

Run Report 345 – 17th March 2018

Did you know that parkrun have themes every week and this week was SLEEP in PARTNERS which they were looking for runners to take pics of them running in their PJs? Well done to Tracey Thom who ran in her Onesie! Was there anyone else? Did you take any pics?

Congratulations to Mark Findlay on his 300th parkrun today
Mark helps and supports our event by being part of the pre -set up team of runners we currently have and takes the kit to and from to the event when he volunteers to be pre -set up volunteer for a number of weeks. We celebrated this special event by having free chocolate cake donated by Mark and a coffee back at Satrosphere after the run today.

151 runners today, with the cold windy conditions was not a bad total.

Bryan was your run director today. Huge thanks to all the volunteers who made this event happen - it was absolutely freezing and they were superb.

Alastair BLAIN, Colin BURNETT, Ellen COWIE, Ivor DUFFUS, Cynthia FRY, Alison HAMEL, Anne KEENLYSIDE, Alan MARRIOTT, Jim MCCURRACH, Donald MCINTOSH, Bryan MILLS, Mark RAMSEY, Claudia SCRAGG, Fiona SEWELL, Alan SMITH, Rohit SONI, Ben WARE, Julie WARE

We have a full team for the next week with Rebel PT helping and supporting our event and we will also have some pacers.

We have a few positions for the 31st March to fill - Lead Bike and 3 Barcode Scanners. Now we need to look ahead for April getting the roster filled up too, especially with the Easter holidays coming up. If you have not volunteered for while then now is the time to add your name to our volunteer roster. You just need to check the volunteer tab on our webpage and look to see what positions are needing filled up and then e-mail in to our volunteer co-ordinator Fiona at aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer.

Conditions today were Baltic today. A strong cross wind with an icy blast on the first 2.5k on the top promenade. Lots of runners struggled to cope with the cold and the wind which blew you back and forwards at the same time - not one of our most enjoyable events when the conditions make you run sideways! Unsurprisingly the times of most of the runners reflected the conditions.
Four of us did the recce run at 8.30am and conditions were just as tough - it took half and hour after the run to defrost!

Your result is on the web page under latest results tab
Our first male finisher today was Tyler Whyte a first timer in a superb time of 17.44
2nd Male Finisher was Jamie Ross in 19.02
3rd Male Finisher was Robert Morrison in 19.46
1st Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in 20.48
2nd Female Finisher was Sophie Radcliffe in 23.06
3rd Female Finisher was Vailia Hetherington in 23.11
We had a grand total of 3 PBs today.
Well done in achieving a personal best today in those conditions!
You even deserve a special mention – Ann Bennet, Roisin Casey Mckay, Molly Parsons
We had a total of 12 first timers today
We hope you enjoyed the run and are welcome back anytime, hopefully on a better day.

It’s free -It’s fun- It’s your parkrun

See you next week when your run Director is Alice McARA from Rebel Pt and Graham will buddy up to ensure she has the help and support to do the role.

Also for one week only, we will be going to Transition Extreme's café after the run on Saturday 24th March as Aberdeen Science Centre has a special NASA event on and we can't use the café. Hope to see you all there!

Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Aberdeen parkrun – 25th December 2017 Event Number: 332

Aberdeen parkrun
Event number 332
25th December 2017
Merry Christmas to all our runners
Great to see most of the runners in the Santa hats we provided today
162 people ran, jogged and walked the course,
13 were first timers
20 new Personal Bests today. Well done to you, a great Xmas present to yourself??
Huge thanks to Graham who was your run director today getting the results completed promptly before you sat down for your Christmas Dinner.
Thanks to all the volunteers from Graham and the core team.
The event was made possible by our volunteers who gave up their time and run to help and support.

Colin BURNETT, Garay CLARKE, Fiona COWIE, Esther FOWLER, Cynthia FRY, Michael KANE, Sarah KNOX, Rajendra REGMI, Dino ROUSSIAS, Adam SCRAGG, Carolyn SNEDDEN, Graham SNEDDEN, Ally SUTHERLAND, Lisa WARREN

The Xmas Day results and a complete event history can be found on the Aberdeen parkrun Results Page.
We have an event on the 30th December and then on 1st January New Year’s day run at 11am as part of the Double run event with Hazelhead at 9.30 am
Why not get involved and sign up to volunteer
On to today’s run the weather was a cold winter’s day with the rain holding off during the run.
Great to see most of the runners in the Santa hats we provided today.
Look out for Summary of the year on the 31st December
Happy running
It’s free -It’s fun- It’s your parkrun
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Run Report – Event 324 on 4 November 2017

Craig Jolly was your run director today
It was his first time as run director and his speech was fantastic quoting from John F Kennedy and inspiring us all and he had no script! (A natural?? Hidden talent)
Well done to Craig for stepping up and enjoying the role and the support he received from the core team.

Thanks to this week's volunteers from Craig. The core Team and runners are very grateful to the 16 volunteers who made this event happen:

Colin BURNETT, Raymond DAVIDSON, John DUFF, Cynthia FRY, Alison HAMEL, Omar HAMEL, Craig JOLLY, Marie-Ann MCLEOD, Kim MENZIES, Bryan MILLS, Christopher PROVAN, Fiona SEWELL, Robert SIM, Yvonne TEASDALE, William WALKER, Paul Kevin WEBSTER

We had an amazing 53 personal bests today! Notable mentions to Jim Moir, Liam Finlayson breaking the 20 minute barrier, David Reid, Jonathon Mckane Alasdair Smith, Scott Sell and Well done to all the runners for their new PB today.

20 different clubs were represented at our event today

We need to fill the volunteer spots for the runs in the week of the 25th November and into December.
We need you to support our event and sign up to volunteer.
E-mail in to aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com and Fiona our volunteer co –coordinator will get you added to the roster.
We cannot run the event without volunteers and we need you.

On to today’s run the weather was possibly the best it has been for some while, with no wind and conditions for this time of year right for a PB
1st Male finisher was Paul Anthony Knight in a pb of 17.02
2ND Male Finisher was Unknown
3rd Male finisher was David Jamieson in 17.23
1st Female finisher was Fiona Wilkinson in 20.23
2nd Female Finisher was Rebecca Bryce in 20.29
3rd Female Finisher was Clare Russell in 20.56
303 was the total who ran or walked the course today. Superb total of runners
42 first timers at the new runners briefing.
We hope you enjoyed our event today.

See you Saturday when is your run director is Bryan and we have a full team of volunteers
Thanks to Graham and me getting the volunteer board filled after the run
Bryan-You have a hard act to follow, better start reviewing your speech??

We have announced we will be running on Christmas Day at 9.30am and on New Year’s Day at 11am to allow for the traditional double with Hazlehead. We will need volunteers for both events to run so if you would like to help out then email us at aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com

Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Run report 19th August 2017 – Event 313

Carolyn was your Run Director and would like to thank all the volunteers for helping and supporting her and made her role fun on return from her parkrun tours of Heaton parkrun in Manchester, St Andrews, Milan and Kirkcaldy parkruns.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen:
Alan BROWN • Bryan MILLS • Carolyn SNEDDEN • Clare RUSSELL • Colin BURNETT • Craig THORNHILL • Cynthia FRY • Ellen COWIE • Jim MCCURRACH • John DUFF • Julie WARE • Kim MENZIES • Mike SHEEHAN • Paul Kevin WEBSTER • Rachael WRIGHT • Susan COWIE • Susan MACIVER • Wendy ARTHUR

Thanks to our Stalwart pacers again
Craig Thornhill running bang on his 20 minutes pace and to Alan Brown on running 24 minute pace
The volunteer spots have been filled for the 26th August but we still need to fill the volunteer gaps we have in September.
We need you to support our event and sign up to volunteer
Just email in to aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com or see the run director to put your name on the list
On to today’s run the weather was good and only a light wind on the first 2.5k on the top with little or no wind on the lower prom.
1st Male finisher was Mark McCluskie ever improving and a new pb in 16.42
2ND Male Finisher was James Kirk in 16.51 and a new pb
3rd Male finisher was Allan Christie in a new pb of 17.31
1st Female finisher was Carolyn Milne in 19.32
2nd Female Finisher was Julie Henry in 20.03
3rd Female Finisher was Hannah Mutch in 20.16
Congratulations to June Burr on her 200th parkrun today – no barcode??
Congratulations also to Liam Finlayson and Jonathon McKane on their 50th parkrun today and both running well
Congratulations to Steven Barrie on his 100th parkrun today and getting over the injury
Congratulations to Jim Moir on his 150th parkrun - A very consistent runner in the top 10
Congratulations also to Susan Glennie on her 150th parkrun today
297 was the total who ran or walked the course today.
40 first timers at the new runners briefing with Susan
We had 44 personal bests today
Notable mention to Ese Scott on achieving another pb today ,that is 5pbs in 5 weeks and was his 50th parkrun today.
Ese has taken off 1.26 minutes in the past 5 weeks.
Well done to Ese – take a rest soon and Volunteer?
Your run reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Run Report. Event Number 311. 5th August.

Colin, our regular Run Reporter, is away topping up his tan

I was your Run director and would like to thank all our volunteers:

Clare RUSSELL • David MACLENNAN • Marie-Ann MCLEOD • Craig THORNHILL • Sarah KNOX • Julie WARE • Carole MUNRO • Tony LITTLE • Kim MENZIES • Caron SIEVEWRIGHT • Mike SIEVEWRIGHT • Kevin MACKIE • Robert SIM • Cameron FRASER-MACKIE • Irina WALKER

A special thank you to Cammie for stepping in at short notice to do the finish tokens.

We had 268 people at the event, 37 were first timers/tourists and 41 folk recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part. Our tourists were from, amongst other places, London, Ireland and Strasbourg. Conditions were dry with a slight breeze.

Male Placings
1'st: Stuart MILNE (SM25-29) in 17:37
2'nd: Chris MOLLOY (SM25-29) in 17:50
3'rd: Jamie COVENTRY (VM40-44) in 18:08

Female placings:
1'st: Hannah MUTCH (SW18-19) in 20:02
2'nd: Kristina STAHLMANN (VW40-44) in 21:11
3'rd: Jane KERRIDGE (VW60-64) in 21:17. Jane also recorded the day's highest age grade of 93.81%.

Well done to Susi Adams on completing her 50th parkrun

A gentle reminder please DO NOT run on the road at any point during the event, we had one runner who did this on Saturday!!

We need a marshal for next week(12/08) to give us a full roster. On the 19'th we have vacancies for lead bike, backup timer, funnel manager and 2 x barcode scanners. Then plenty of places to fill in September. If you haven't volunteered for a while or not so before then please do help in the near future. It's great fun so please send an email to aberdeenhelpers@parkrun.com

Graham (our event director) and I hosted Tim Cooke who had travelled down from Morayshire to adjudicate our event and we passed!!

Normal service for the Run Report will be resumed next week when Colin returns from sunnier climes

Clare is your Run Director this Saturday.

Remember... It's free, It's fun it's your parkrun!

Bryan

 

Run report September 24th– Event 264

Aberdeen parkrun
Run Report—24th September 2016
Event Number 264

On behalf of Adam and the Core team
A big thanks to all the who volunteered, helped and supported today.

Marie BAXTER, Alastair BLAIN, Colin BURNETT, Martin COSSAR, Emily COSSAR, John DUFF, Mark FINDLAY, Ilona KRIAUZAITE, Amy MACKIE, Gavin MCLENNAN, Kim MENZIES, Bryan MILLS, Clare RUSSELL, Adam SCRAGG, Mike SHEEHAN, Margaret STEWART

Thanks to Martin and Emily Cossar for volunteering as last week they turned up for volunteering only to realise they had the wrong week??

Well-- the wind was back after a long lay off on the our run today.
With the wind in our faces and blowing a gale it was hard going the first 2.5k but the reward was the wind behind on the lower prom which helped.

158 runners today, a good total with the conditions today.

We had 13 first timers today at the new runners briefing hosted by myself

Well done on the 3 runners who had a Pb today. How did you manage that?
Jenny Pirret,Madi Myers,Alison Burrell, -Excellent runs

1st Male finisher was Craig Thornhill in a time of 19.43.
2nd Male Finisher was Yoann Desriac first time at our run in a very good 19.52
3rd Male Finisher was an unknown runner.???
1st Female Finisher was Clare Russell in 22.06.Great to see Clare back running strong.
2nd Female Finisher was Christie Ford another first timer in an excellent time of 22.42
3rd Female Finisher was Kayala Conradie in good time of another first timer 24.09

We have Bridge of Don Jog Scotland hosting the run next week and have taken all the volunteering spots.
We still have spaces on our rosta for October so when you finish reading this go on and volunteer.
“Remember enjoy your run,its free, its fun, its your parkrun”
Happy running
Your Run Reporter
Colin Burnett

 

Results 9th April 2016

Dear runners,

I am glad to say that I have now managed to successfully submit our results from yesterday's event to the parkrun system and they should be with you very shortly. We posted a notice of this delay on Facebook yesterday but could not access this news feed. In brief, there was a persistent system overload failure with the parkrun websites yesterday morning and then I was busy for the rest of the day. I have salvaged whatever I could from the very wet notebook, but if your barcode failed to scan and I haven't been able to recover your details, just send us an email (aberdeenoffice@parkrun.com) and we will add you.

Many thanks for your patience

Max Barnish (Run Director for 9th April 2016)

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