The sun always shines on TV.
It never rains at parkrun.
It was pretty miserable on the recce run at 08:15 though. It brightened up as the morning went on, and we had a thoroughly glorious parkrun.
1) for the first time we had no-one at the first timers' briefing! No visitors, no first timers, just me, standing by myself. The 7 people who were *actually* first timers in the results? They were obviously shy...
2) for the first time we have no 'unknown athletes' on the results. This is probably not as exciting to the runners, but is a major milestone for the run directors!
3) for the first time the first placed runner, and the last placed runner were related! Son Chris Walsh, and Mother Viv Walsh topped and tailed the results this week. At least I think they're Mother and Son - there were kisses at the finish....
***Next week it's FANCY DRESS HALLOWEEN parkrun*** Drag out your skeleton, witch, ghoul, ghost, and whatever else, costumes, and come and run at Camperdown.
Thanks to all the volunteers this week, and thanks to next week's too - we've already filled the roster!
See you next week.
Event number 182
24th October 2015
Chris WALSH (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:52 - second time in 9 appearances.
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second over the line in 19:26 - has been first to finish on 66 previous occasions.
Alan WELSH (VM50-54) of Forfar Road Runners, was third over the line in 20:01.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 1825 pts.
Stuart FISHER (Edmonton RC) 1811 pts.
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 1770 pts.
Michelle MACKAY (SW20-24) of Dundee Road Runners AC, was first (4th overall) over the line in 20:03 - 8th time in 16 appearances.
Katie IRELAND (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (9th overall) over the line in 22:15 - was first to finish once before.
Margaret GAMBLE (VW50-54) of Tailenders, was third (17th overall) over the line in 23:39.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lorraine DUNBAR (Dundee Road Runners AC) 1874 pts.
Jodie MCNAMEE (Unattached) 1828 pts.
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (Fife AC) 1752 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Craig ROSS (VM60-64) was graded 77.27% for the time 20:45 (5th overall).
Alan WELSH (VM50-54) was graded 74.85% for the time 20:01 (third overall).
Stephen CROMAR (VM75-79) was graded 74.07% for the time 26:02 (27th overall).
This week there were 101 runners, of whom 7 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.
Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 2,964 different runners, including participants from 203 athletics clubs, have completed 21,348 runs covering a total distance of 106,740 km, and there have been 4,358 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.