149 parkruns, and it's never rained once! Well, maybe once or twice. This week it was a sort of drizzly mist type rain that I'm reliably informed is known as 'missile'. It was enough to make me wipe my glasses, but not enough to dampen the spirits of our Camperdown parkrun faithful.
Even with the poor weather, and the Cupar 5 Mile Road Race in the afternoon, there was a great turnout of 139 runners. We have a lot of returning parkrunners, 25 50-club members, and 13 100-club members at this week's run. But we're still recruiting - 8 first timers, and 41 runners still in single figures. We're particularly encouraged by our returning runners - we know the run is tough, but no-one seems to be put off by it!
Many of our runners were out at the Cupar 5 Mile Road Race on Saturday afternoon too - great running by lots of Hawks and DDRs, and others. Particular mention to: James Donald, fastest junior, and 3rd overall; Johnny McBain, 6th overall; Billy Gibson, 7th overall; DDR/M3's David Stewart, 2nd MV50; Innes Bracegirdle, 2nd FV50; Ruth Toller 3rd FV60. (John and I ran too!)
Next week is pacing week at Camperdown parkrun - we have pacers from 22:30 all the way to 35:00. If you are after a pacer to get you under 20 minutes, you'll have to fend for yourselves! Someone at the sharper end will let you know if they're likely to run sub 20 - just keep them in sight, if you can.
Thanks to all the volunteers:
Run Director - Tom Fardon
Timekeeper - Peter Derrick
Backup Timer - Pete Bracegirdle
Barcodes - Paul Reed
Barcodes - Steve Matthews
Barcodes - Innes Bracegirdle
Tokens - Carolyn Webber
Marshal 1 - Tracey McFee
Marshal 2 - Karen Campbell
Marshall 3 - Dave and Rory Davies
Tail Runner - Margaret Davidson
I'm on call next weekend, so no parkrunning for me, but Kenny P will keep you all right, I'm sure.
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first over the line in 18:59 - 55th time in 109 appearances.
Tim ESLER (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:09 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
George TAYLOR (VM50-54) of Giffnock North AAC, was third over the line in 19:31.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jim MORTON (Unattached) 3696 pts.
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3467 pts.
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3333 pts.
Zoe DOUGLAS (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (23rd overall) over the line in 23:25 - first appearance.
Alison GELLY (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 23:47 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Iona MCINTYRE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 24:05.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jodie MCNAMEE (Unattached) 3409 pts.
Lorraine DUNBAR (Dundee Road Runners AC) 3219 pts.
Margaret Louise MACKIE (Dundee Road Runners AC) 3206 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Craig ROSS (VM55-59) was graded 77.06% for the time 20:38 (5th overall).
George TAYLOR (VM50-54) was graded 76.17% for the time 19:31 (third overall).
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) was graded 74.10% for the time 18:59 (first overall).
This week there were 139 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.
Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 2,418 different runners, including participants from 158 athletics clubs, have completed 16,525 runs covering a total distance of 82,625 km, and there have been 3,415 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Fiona M BRACEGIRDLE who ran in a time of 00:19:14 on 2014-05-17 (event number 107).
The men's record is held by Robbie SIMPSON who ran in a time of 00:15:39 on 2014-05-24 (event number 108).
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.