This week 293 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.
The conditions on the upper prom made for tough running in the first half, calming on the lower prom, before the wind hit again at the stones. Kudos to every runner who earned a PB today! Special mentions go to:
Cassia Son, PB on her 51st parkrun;
Tanya Rennie, PB on her 10th parkrun;
Stacey Kerr, PB on her 11th parkrun;
Kay Watt, PB on her 12th parkrun;
Lisa Shaw, PB on her 16th parkrun;
Cheryl Stewart, PB on her 14th parkrun;
Holly Dawson, PB on her 17th parkrun;
Torstein Skardhamar, PB on his 53rd parkrun;
Neil McBain, PB on his 112th parkrun - that's quite an achievement!
Tessa Dunford, PB on her 32nd parkrun
The PBs tend to come thick and fast when you start parkrun, especially if you're a new runner. Don't be disheartened if you've not PB'd for a while. Personally speaking, I tend to watch the weather forecast and ease off a little during the week should the forecast for Saturday be fine. Pick your day if you're chasing a time and use the blustery days to run easy.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Paul Kevin WEBSTER • Colin BURNETT • Clare RUSSELL • Nik ROBINSON • Alasdair MACIVER • Ally SUTHERLAND • Susan MACIVER • Anne MILNE • Martin COSSAR • Susan COWIE • Tony LITTLE • Rohit SONI • Bryan MILLS • John DUFF • Ellen COWIE • Graeme HAY • Mitchell RENNIE • Tash GRANT
Thanks to those who have signed up to volunteer in future weeks. It was particularly heartening this week as Volunteer Coordinator to see some people offering to help out for the first time. We do welcome new faces and all the Run Directors are more than happy to support you if it's your first time in a volunteer role.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Aberdeen parkrun Results Page.
We had two runners join the 50 club this week. Stuart Dickson completed his 50th parkrun, having run frequently at Aberdeen, while Claire Usher ran both her 50th parkrun and her first Aberdeen parkrun. Well done to you both!
Huge kudos also to Ally Sutherland, who reportedly turned up with a head torch on. This was due to him having been running throughout the night in preparation for the D99 race in March. I'm amazed he was awake enough to do the First Timers Briefing, never mind complete the run!
Finally, a small and merry band went for breakfast at the Brig O'Don. Please be aware if you're heading over in future weeks there is now a new system in place for payment - pay at the bar, get your receipt as a 'token' which you then hand to staff on placing your breakfast order. Great service from them as always - many thanks.
Hope to see you all next week. Happy running!
Your Run Reporter for the week,