Is it the Commonwealth Games effect or just the week of good weather we've had? We're not sure, but something brought you all out this morning, and a host of new parkrunners too.. It was great to be able to introduce so many of you to the parkrun family. We really hope you all enjoyed your run. Its a tough course, but it does get easier!
The first few home managed to make it back before the rain, but unfortunately we did all get a little bit wet this week. Third time in 118 weeks isn't too bad though we think!
We had two prizes to give out this week from our sponsor Adidas, which were picked randomly in the cafe afterwards. Prizes went to Gail Rattray and Jennifer Merry - you can pick up your prizes next week!
We have quite a lot of lost property building up now. If you have left something behind, please come and claim it. We'll be clearing out at the end of August and will give anything unwanted to charity.
A couple of little reminders to everyone too; any children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the run. This is simply for health and safety and insurance, and we have to stick to it. If you would like to run with your dog, you're very welcome to. We do ask though that you run with one dog, start at the back and keep it on a short lead so that everyone is happy.
The stats from todays run were:
Johnny MCBAIN (VM35-39) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first over the line in 18:15 - third time in 20 appearances.
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second over the line in 18:20 - has been first to finish on 41 previous occasions.
Jeffrey ROSS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:56.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 1091 pts.
Jim MORTON (Unattached) 906 pts.
Tom GORDON (Unattached) 786 pts.
Maddie OWEN (JW11-14) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first (16th overall) over the line in 22:20 - 10th time in 20 appearances.
Ruby BELL (JW10) of Sale Harriers Manchester, was second (18th overall) over the line in 22:53.
Amy JONES (SW25-29) of Hunters Bog Trotters, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 23:50.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Margaret Louise MACKIE (Dundee Road Runners AC) 961 pts.
Lorraine DUNBAR (Dundee Road Runners AC) 960 pts.
Jodie MCNAMEE (Unattached) 953 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Cecilia MCINTOSH (VW70-74) was graded 77.81% for the time 28:37 (80th overall).
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (VW55-59) was graded 77.66% for the time 23:57 (25th overall).
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) was graded 76.18% for the time 18:20 (second overall).
This week there were 152 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.