Camperdown parkrun 116

"It never rains at parkrun"

Never. Apart from parkrun 116.

Despite Emma's assurance, pre-run, that 'mizzle' (part mist, part drizzle) is the ideal running condition, it rained. The marshals got a bit damp, and it was enough for Purple-hand Penman to don his poncho. A bit of rain wasn't going to dampen the spirits of Michelle Cooper, who ran this week in her Hen Party get-up:

Michelle and the DRR group at Camperdown

It was great to see Sarah Winter out at her first parkrun since giving birth to Murray, 3 weeks ago! Rumours that her first words after Murray arrived were "When can I start running again, I have the DRAM in under a month" are yet to be confirmed.

This weeks results are here - it's so great to see so many members of the 10, 50 and 100 clubs in the results: 31 out of 111 runners have a parkrun t-shirt, and you can add another 5 or 6 amongst the marshals. I don't know how many other parkruns can claim nearly 1/3 of their runners have a t-shirt....?

Every week we must thank our volunteers, for without them, there is no parkrun. We rely on them, so we rely on you! If you can volunteer at parkrun in the next few weeks, please let us know!

Good luck to all our friends involved in the DRAM and 1/2 DRAM on Sunday - will it rain? I suspect it'll be hot and humid - remember to take on plenty of fluids!

See you next week!

 

Event 115 – 12/7/14 – Visitors Galore!

This week saw another excellent morning for running (if a wee bit hot and muggy). The course was in tremendous condition so we had quite a few PB's among the 136 parkrunners, notably Lorraine Dunbar taking 1 second off her previous PB, set in August last year. Well done Lorraine!

Lots of parkrun tourists came to visit us this week, from Strathclyde, Aberdeen and Edinburgh parkruns - it was nice to see some faces again and meet new folk. There was plenty of good chat at the café post-run where ice cream & cakes were enjoyed. All our guests enjoyed their visit and the course, even the hills!

Looking forward to next week already - look out for the dancing marshal with the big foam hands...

Details of yesterday's parkrun:

Men's placings:
Chris SMITH (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:00 - first appearance.
Stuart MILNE (SM20-24) of Metro Aberdeen RRC, was second over the line in 18:36.
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was third over the line in 18:57 - has been first to finish on 40 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 793 pts.
Jim MORTON (Unattached) 723 pts.
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 659 pts.

Women's placings:
Amy JONES (SW25-29) of Hunters Bog Trotters, was first (25th overall) over the line in 23:27 - first time in 3 appearances.
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (VW55-59) of Fife AC, was second (29th overall) over the line in 24:06 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Lorraine DUNBAR (VW55-59) of Dundee Road Runners AC, was third (35th overall) over the line in 24:44 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jacqueline MCCULLOCH (Dundee Road Runners AC) 705 pts.
Margaret Louise MACKIE (Running Sisters Tayside) 704 pts.
Jodie MCNAMEE (Unattached) 676 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Craig ROSS (VM55-59) was graded 79.50% for the time 20:00 (8th overall).
Mitch MCCREADIE (VM60-64) was graded 77.77% for the time 20:37 (12th overall).
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (VW55-59) was graded 77.18% for the time 24:06 (29th overall).

This week there were 136 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 1,868 different runners, including participants from 125 athletics clubs, have completed 11,824 runs covering a total distance of 59,120 km, and there have been 2,718 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.

 

Sunshine, new paths, and our first 100 T-shirt!

Running round the route at 8am yesterday, the sun was already out and shining, there wasn't a breath of wind, and it was perfect weather for running (in my opinion) so I knew it was going to be a hot one!
I started out on my recce run though, and had the brilliant surprise of some newly surfaced paths! The fist downhill, and the path past the playpark, have been resurfaced by the park, providing a lovely springy path to run on - perfect PB conditions. However if like John Toller you run too fast to notice what's going on around you, this might have made no difference at all.
We had another brilliant turnout this week, with 13 new runners, so welcome to you all, we hope you enjoyed your run! 37 runners got PBs this week, and there were many of you very close to PBs too. With the dry weather, hopefully so more of you will see improvements.
This week we gave out the June issue of Club t-shirts, with our first 100 Club t-shirt awarded to Brian Dunbar. 100 runs is an amazing acheivement. This week was Brian's 103rd parkrun too. So whe you see him next week, take a look at his special black t-shirt, and give him some respect!
Big thanks to our first runners in this week, especially Peter Flick, who pointed out that some of our markers on the final hill had been moved since we put them out. We don't think this affected anyone, but we're sorry if it caused any confusion. Unfortunately there's not a lot we can do to ensure this doesn't happen, as it was done between us putting cones out and runners passing. So please try to familiarise yourself with the route as well as possible, or follow the person in front of you. Hopefully we won't have any problems again!
Results for this week were quite impressive, with an especially fast time from Lynn Henderson, first female home in 19.26.
Full results are available on the results page.
Next week will see our second 100 Club member - and our first Junior 100 Club member - please come along and celebrate Danny Flynn's impressive tally!

 

parkrun #110 7/6/14

A somewhat belated parkrun run report from me - apologies for the delay (work, kids, work, building a house, work, travelling, work, yadda, yadda, yadda).

As you all know, it never rains at parkrun, so on the morning of 7/6/14, when it started raining when I set off for Camperdown, chances were that it might actually rain on our parade. But, it stopped, as it always does, just in time for the start.

Rob Smyth, visiting from Highbury Fields parkrun, brought the run home in a PB of 18:15 - he usually wins back in London, too, but in sub 17 mins!

Gillian Sangster, local superhero and alleged bionic woman, also broke her PB to be first woman home in 19:28, only 6 seconds behind fellow run director John Mill, seen in a rare outing of not-a-race running.

All 6 run directors were present, which doesn't happen very often - nice to see what the rest of them look like!

Notable runners this week:

Fran Mastaglio ran her 50th parkrun, on the last day of her xxth year (Redacted age: I'm not telling).
Steph Owen ran her first parkrun since qualifying as a doctor, with a distinction, I can share now! She'll be practicing medicine in Forth Valley, so our loss in Falkirk parkrun's gain!

Next week (which is last week, by the time you read this) I'll be on call, so the reins transfer to Emma - it won't rain, it never does, and it'll be perfect conditions for a PB!

 

Event 111 – June 14th

This week's event saw another of our fabulous runners joining the 10 Club - well done Cari Wilde! She'll be getting a lovely white 10 tshirt soon.
Our June delivery of tshirts is here, and will be presented next week. It looks like we have a. Few runners getting close to the 100 Club now, a very impressive achievement for you all!!

Well done to everyone who ran this week. Thank you to our sponsors, who allow parkrun to happen, and to our volunteers who are the backbone of every week.

Here are this week's stats:

Men's placings:
James ADAMSON (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:14 - 6th time in 12 appearances.
James Angus DONALD (JM15-17) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second over the line in 18:22 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Billy GIBSON (VM35-39) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was third over the line in 18:23 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jim MORTON (Unattached) 465 pts.
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 398 pts.
Chris REID (Dundee Road Runners AC) 368 pts.

Women's placings:
Laura OUDNEY (SW25-29) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:10 - second time in 9 appearances.
Madeleine ADAMSON (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (25th overall) over the line in 22:52 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Kirsty COOMBS (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (27th overall) over the line in 23:02.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Tricia SMITH (Dundee Road Runners AC) 474 pts.
Jodie MCNAMEE (Unattached) 426 pts.
Margaret DAVIDSON (Unattached) 416 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Craig ROSS (VM55-59) was graded 77.67% for the time 20:18 (8th overall).
Mitch MCCREADIE (VM60-64) was graded 77.27% for the time 20:45 (11th overall).
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (VW55-59) was graded 76.18% for the time 24:25 (38th overall).

This week there were 134 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

 

Camperdown parkrun #108 – More Record Breakers!

Well, well, well! What can we say about Saturday? A record breaking parkrun if ever there was one!

Firstly, we had Brian Dunbar, recently crowned 'parkrunner of the year', becoming our first centurion by running his 100th parkrun. Then Robbie Simpson rocked up at 'Campy' for the second time and promptly smashed his own course record by 40 seconds, setting a new course best time of 15:39! What a morning! We wonder if that time will ever be beaten? A truly amazing run.

In discussions afterwards, some of us parkrun mortals were wondering where we'd be on the course as Robbie was finishing? Personally, I checked my Garmin record of my own Camperdown PB and I'd be about half way down the trail from Camperdown house to the wildlife centre, roughly a mile behind! Where would you be as Robbie crossed the finish line? Anyway, enough of my ramblings, here's the facts & figures from Saturday...

Men's placings:
Robbie SIMPSON (SM20-24) of Deeside Runners, was first over the line in 15:39 - second time in 2 appearances.
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second over the line in 18:41 - has been first to finish on 38 previous occasions.
James HOPPER (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:04.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 199 pts.
David STEWART (Dundee Road Runners AC) 192 pts.
Peter M BRACEGIRDLE (Unattached) 189 pts.

Women's placings:
Stephanie OWEN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 21:05 - 4th time in 9 appearances.
Laura OUDNEY (SW25-29) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second (14th overall) over the line in 21:34 - was first to finish once before.
Elaine OMAND (SW25-29) of Dundee Road Runners AC, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 23:00 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Elaine OMAND (Dundee Road Runners AC) 200 pts.
Margaret DAVIDSON (Unattached) 200 pts.
Stephanie OWEN (Unattached) 199 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Robbie SIMPSON (SM20-24) was graded 82.43% for the time 15:39 (first overall).
Craig ROSS (VM55-59) was graded 79.83% for the time 19:45 (7th overall).
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (VW55-59) was graded 76.49% for the time 24:19 (27th overall).

This week there were 134 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 1,764 different runners, including participants from 118 athletics clubs, have completed 10,865 runs covering a total distance of 54,325 km, and there have been 2,528 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.

 

Camperdown parkrun report for event #104 – 26 April

Men's placings:
Brian BONNYMAN (VM40-44) of Forfar Road Runners, was first over the line in 17:40 - 4th time in 5 appearances.
Ryan STEWART (SM20-24) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second over the line in 17:47 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was third over the line in 19:13 - has been first to finish on 37 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jim MORTON (Unattached) 4181 pts.
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3994 pts.
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3658 pts.

Women's placings:
Maddie OWEN (JW11-14) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first (10th overall) over the line in 21:51 - 8th time in 18 appearances.
Clare WEBSTER (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (23rd overall) over the line in 23:34.
Alison GELLY (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (26th overall) over the line in 23:50 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lynne GIBSON (Unattached) 4374 pts.
Tricia SMITH (Dundee Road Runners AC) 3842 pts.
Gail RATTRAY (Dundee Road Runners AC) 3729 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Brian BONNYMAN (VM40-44) was graded 79.06% for the time 17:40 (first overall).
Craig ROSS (VM55-59) was graded 77.92% for the time 20:14 (6th overall).
John MILL (VM50-54) was graded 74.56% for the time 19:47 (4th overall).

This week there were 107 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 1,701 different runners, including participants from 117 athletics clubs, have completed 10,338 runs covering a total distance of 51,690 km, and there have been 2,398 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Morgan MURPHY who ran in a time of 00:19:38 on 2013-02-09 (event number 40).
The men's record is held by Robbie SIMPSON who ran in a time of 00:16:19 on 2013-10-19 (event number 75).
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

 

Event #101 – Saturday 5 April 2014

Well folks, 140 parkrunners turned out on Saturday morning for Event #101. The weather was drizzly, but not too cold. We welcomed 12 first-timers to Camperdown, some of whom were visitors and others dipping their toes into parkrun. We hope you all enjoyed the experience? The conditions were quite good underfoot, which helped 31 of you achieve PB's, so well done to you all!

Three of our juniors also earned their "10" t-shirts for running their 10th parkrun, so congratulations to Aidan Simpson (JM11-14), Andrew Olver (JM10) and Helen Olver (JW10).

The first three home today for each gender were as follows:
Men:
1. Craig Love 18m54s
2. Colin McNally 20m37s
3. Ally Kennedy 21m09s

Women:
1. Michelle Mackay 21m14s
2. Elaine Omand 22m43s
3. Gail Rattray 25m05s

Can I also remind all parents that it is parkrun policy that all under 11's are to be accompanied at all times during the runs. It would appear that this was not the case this week and several under 11's were running on their own. Please ensure that in the future this does not happen, please accompany your younger children, it doesn't matter whether they are competent runners or not, they are to be accompanied.

 

Camperdown parkrun #100 – 29/3/2014

For our 100th parkrun we had good running weather and the course was in the best condition it's been for a while. This was reflected in the times, with a massive 48 PB's recorded from a field of 150 parkrunners! Well done to all those record breakers.

We also had 4 runners earning their 50th t-shirt - congrats to Elisabeth Leslie, Patricia Fyfe, Margaret Louise Mackie and Ken Peters. Hopefully your t-shirts will be with us very soon.

Here are the stats from the run...

Men's placings:
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first over the line in 18:22 - 36th time in 70 appearances.
James HOPPER (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:32.
Craig ROSS (VM55-59) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was third over the line in 19:53 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jim MORTON (Unattached) 3813 pts.
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3704 pts.
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3369 pts.

Women's placings:
Lynn HENDERSON (VW40-44) of Forfar Road Runners, was first (4th overall) over the line in 20:14 - 5th time in 6 appearances.
Louise BEVERIDGE (SW30-34) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second (8th overall) over the line in 20:53 - was first to finish once before.
Stephanie OWEN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (10th overall) over the line in 21:11 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lynne GIBSON (Unattached) 4098 pts.
Tricia SMITH (Running Sisters Tayside) 3652 pts.
Jacqueline MCCULLOCH (Dundee Road Runners AC) 3348 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Cecilia MCINTOSH (VW70-74) was graded 79.52% for the time 28:00 (78th overall).
Craig ROSS (VM55-59) was graded 79.30% for the time 19:53 (third overall).
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) was graded 76.04% for the time 18:22 (first overall).

This week there were 150 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 1,643 different runners, including participants from 113 athletics clubs, have completed 9,811 runs covering a total distance of 49,055 km, and there have been 2,263 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Morgan MURPHY who ran in a time of 00:19:38 on 2013-02-09 (event number 40).
The men's record is held by Robbie SIMPSON who ran in a time of 00:16:19 on 2013-10-19 (event number 75).
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.

 

Camperdown parkrun #98 – 15th March 2013

The weather has certainly been milder this week, but the wind blew along 135 brave souls at Camperdown this morning. A big thanks to the marshals who had to brave the wind, and did so with a smile and a cheer for the runners, as always. We rely on our volunteers, without them we wouldn't be able to put on the run each and every week - if you've not volunteered for a while, why not take a week off and marshall, hand out tokens, or be a scanner ? If you're on the way back from injury, why not be our tail runner? If you don't want to volunteer, we'll never force you to, but I can assure you it's a rewarding way to spend an hour or two on a Saturday morning.

As the course dries up, the times are getting quicker - there's a big bunch of finishers under 23 minutes these days, and more and more under 25, and under 30. But no matter what your finish time is, 135 of you started the weekend in the best way I know: with a parkrun!

A very striking change to the parkrun numbers is the increasing number of juniors who run each week. Last week saw the third Camperdown junior join the 50 club; Dan is 10 years old, making him the youngest member so far. We had 9 runners in the 10 and under category today - all an inspiration to us all. Particular mention should go to Jennifer Bonnyman who got a PB today, with an age-grading of 64%.

One thing we noticed today is that a parkrunner came today with the wrong barcode - the code had already been scanned in before the scanner noticed, but I've removed the runner from the results. Registering a run with someone else's barcode can provide an unfair advantage to that person in terms of progress towards a t-shirt, and the points competition, and also give an unrealistic PB to chase. Please bring your own barcode - we will make efforts to check everyone's barcode before we scan them.

Next week is our 99th parkrun - as we approach our centenary parkrun I'd like to thank every single one of you who have supported the run, either by running, by volunteering, by cheering, by bringing, ferrying, and fetching runners. 1,519 runners are registered with parkrun as Camperdown as their home run, so thank you to every one of you.

The 4 Run Directors are all away for our 100th run on March 29th (I'll be ski-ing, and the others are running somewhere...) so I'm pleased to announce that Kenny Penman, Camperdown parkrun parkrunner of the year 2012-13, will be taking on the mantle of run director for the 100th run. Kenny is a stalwart of parkrun, and makes a great addition to the run director team.

The official report follows, see you next week!

Men's placings:
Ryan STEWART (SM20-24) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first over the line in 17:49 - third time in 6 appearances.
Brian BONNYMAN (VM40-44) of Forfar Road Runners, was second over the line in 18:01 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Roger VAN GOMPEL (VM40-44) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was third over the line in 18:34.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jim MORTON (Unattached) 3632 pts.
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3509 pts.
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3179 pts.

Women's placings:
Michelle MACKAY (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 20:50 - second time in 9 appearances.
Lynn HENDERSON (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (13th overall) over the line in 20:57 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Stephanie OWEN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (19th overall) over the line in 21:13 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lynne GIBSON (Unattached) 3921 pts.
Tricia SMITH (Running Sisters Tayside) 3468 pts.
Lorraine DUNBAR (Dundee Road Runners AC) 3215 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Craig ROSS (VM55-59) was graded 78.70% for the time 20:02 (5th overall).
Brian BONNYMAN (VM40-44) was graded 77.52% for the time 18:01 (second overall).
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (VW55-59) was graded 77.07% for the time 24:08 (31st overall).

This week there were 135 runners, of whom 12 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 1,603 different runners, including participants from 111 athletics clubs, have completed 9,517 runs covering a total distance of 47,585 km, and there have been 2,180 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Morgan MURPHY who ran in a time of 00:19:38 on 2013-02-09 (event number 40).
The men's record is held by Robbie SIMPSON who ran in a time of 00:16:19 on 2013-10-19 (event number 75).
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.

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