The rain, then the ice, and this week? Great conditions, although the bottom end of the course was pretty soggy, as usual.
A massive thanks to those Camperdown parkrunners who have already donated money to the defibrillator fund, we've already hit the £750 mark, and need only £250 to reach our target. I hope we never have to use it, but having it at the run each week will be a great reassurance to us all, I'm sure.
It's our 200th birthday in 3 weeks. So we're having a party - 13th February, our 200th birthday ties in nicely with Valentine's day, so the theme will be red, flowers, velvet cakes, roses, love, and all that...
Like the Queen, we have two birthdays, so our official birthday is in May - more details of that party to come later. Remember that the points competition runs from May to May, so the competition is really hotting up now.
Same time and place next week!
James ADAMSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:53 - 10th time in 17 appearances.
James HOPPER (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:30 - was first to finish once before.
Chris EARL (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:43.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3132 pts.
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 2953 pts.
Stuart FISHER (Edmonton RC) 2947 pts.
Anna BENNETT (JW11-14) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first (14th overall) over the line in 21:55 - 14th time in 57 appearances.
Louise BEVERIDGE (SW30-34) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second (20th overall) over the line in 22:35 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Alison MCNEILLY (VW35-39) of Dundee Road Runners AC, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 23:01 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Emma FARDON (Unattached) 2887 pts.
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (Fife AC) 2817 pts.
Jodie MCNAMEE (Unattached) 2642 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Craig ROSS (VM60-64) was graded 76.47% for the time 20:58 (5th overall).
Gill HANLON (VW60-64) was graded 74.75% for the time 26:20 (58th overall).
Stephen CROMAR (VM75-79) was graded 74.31% for the time 26:28 (60th overall).
This week there were 159 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.
Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 3,162 different runners, including participants from 217 athletics clubs, have completed 23,303 runs covering a total distance of 116,515 km, and there have been 4,534 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Fiona M BRACEGIRDLE who ran in a time of 00:19:14 on 2014-05-17 (event number 107).
The male record is held by Robbie SIMPSON who ran in a time of 00:15:39 on 2014-05-24 (event number 108), and by Andrew DOUGLAS who also ran 00:15:39 on 2015-04-04 (event number 154).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ian READE who recorded a 83.75% run (17:20) on 25th August 2012 (event number 15).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Camperdown parkrun Results Page.