On the back of the fabulous results of Team GB at the Olympics in Rio, this week parkrun joined with the #iamteamGB movement to celebrate the results, and to encourage people across the UK to get out there and exercise, in collaboration with STV, who turned off their broadcasts for an hour. We had balloons, we had wee flags, bunting, and a more. Team GB even liked a tweet of ours!
We had 160 runners along this morning - it was great conditions for a PB, and great to see so many first timers, and visitors from far afield.
****There is no Camperdown parkrun next weekend, the 3rd September as the park is taken over by the Flower and Food Festival. Why not try some parkrun tourism, instead? St Andrews (loopy), Perth (quick), Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline (3x up that hill), Falkirk (really quick last km) and Livingstone (lumpier than it looks) are all all within a short drive of us, and all worth a shot. Normal service resumes on the 10th September****
Having said that, there's a brand spanking new parkrun to visit on 10th September, up in Stonehaven, that might be worth a shot too.
Can I remind you that you need to bring your barcode with you to every parkrun - if you don't bring your bracode, you don't get a time. We cannot accept barcodes on phone screens, they don't scan with our scanners. This is parkrun UK rules, and rules is rules.
Here's the results from the run this week:
James HOPPER (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:19 - second time in 9 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Craig ROSS (VM60-64) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was third over the line in 20:52 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jim MORTON (Unattached) 1152 pts.
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 1142 pts.
Martin HUTCHINSON (Dundee Road Runners AC) 1004 pts.
Claire DOUGLAS (VW40-44) of Perth Road Runners, was first (9th overall) over the line in 22:02 - first appearance.
Martha GALLACHER (JW15-17) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second (16th overall) over the line in 22:50.
Alison GELLY (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 24:32 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Wendy PATTERSON (Unattached) 1175 pts.
Alison GALLACHER (Unattached) 1175 pts.
Jodie MCNAMEE (Unattached) 1145 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Craig ROSS (VM60-64) was graded 77.56% for the time 20:52 (third overall).
James HOPPER (VM45-49) was graded 73.43% for the time 19:19 (first overall).
Claire DOUGLAS (VW40-44) was graded 71.41% for the time 22:02 (9th overall).
This week there were 160 runners, of whom 13 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.
Camperdown parkrun, Dundee started on 19th May 2012, and since then 3,735 different runners, including participants from 264 athletics clubs, have completed 28,278 runs covering a total distance of 141,390 km, and there have been 5,391 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Fiona M BRACEGIRDLE who ran in a time of 00:19:14 on 17th May 2014 (event number 107).
The male record is held by Robbie SIMPSON who ran in a time of 00:15:39 on 24th May 2014 (event number 108), and by Andrew DOUGLAS who also ran 00:15:39 on 4th April 2015 (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, Dundee Results Page.