2016 done and dusted, and what a way to bring in 2017!
In 2016 we had 872 new registrations, bringing our total to 4136; 1773 runners ran 8201 times; and 190 volunteers volunteered 704 times. We might have Brexit and Trump, but we've still got parkrun.
To start 2017, the parkrun double. We teamed up with Perth parkrun to make sure the Perth parkrunners had enough time to get across to Camperdown, so we started at 11:30 - the latest start of any parkrun in the UK!! But the later start certainly seemed to attract an audience. Our previous attendance record was 215, so we keep 250 tokens on our piece of string, and we needed almost every one of them this week! 246 runners for parkrun 246. 39 people ran their first Camperdown parkrun, 19 ran their first ever parkrun - hopefully the first of many.
A massive thanks to the volunteers, and everyone who came in tartan!
Here's the official chat:
Camperdown parkrun, Dundee
Event number 246
1st January 2017
Mark WEBSTER (VM40-44) of Falkland Trail Runners, was first over the line in 18:38 - first time in 3 appearances.
Stuart ROBERTSON (VM45-49) of Perth Road Runners, was second over the line in 19:13.
Chris EARL (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:20 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jim MORTON (Unattached) 2823 pts.
Martin HUTCHINSON (Dundee Road Runners AC) 2232 pts.
Chris EARL (Unattached) 2188 pts.
Jennifer WETTON (SW30-34) of Central AC, was first (third overall) over the line in 19:18 - first appearance.
Louise ANDREW (VW35-39) of Dundee and Angus Cani-Cross, was second (12th overall) over the line in 20:26 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Morgan WINDRAM (SW30-34) of Fife AC, was third (13th overall) over the line in 20:28 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Wendy PATTERSON (Unattached) 2754 pts.
Jodie MCNAMEE (Unattached) 2455 pts.
Alison GALLACHER (Unattached) 2429 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Judith DOBSON (VW55-59) was graded 80.17% for the time 23:32 (60th overall).
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (VW60-64) was graded 77.24% for the time 25:07 (89th overall).
Jennifer WETTON (SW30-34) was graded 76.68% for the time 19:18 (third overall).
This week there were 246 runners, of whom 48 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different athletics clubs took part.
Camperdown parkrun, Dundee started on 19th May 2012, and since then 4,047 different runners, including participants from 283 athletics clubs, have completed 31,055 runs covering a total distance of 155,275 km, and there have been 5,840 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Emily DUDGEON who ran in a time of 00:18:52 on 24th September 2016 (event number 230).
The male record is held by Kristian JONES who ran in a time of 00:15:34 on 29th October 2016 (event number 235).
The Age Grade course record is held by James Angus DONALD who recorded a 85.17% run (15:51) on 29th October 2016 (event number 235).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Camperdown parkrun, Dundee Results Page.
Camperdown parkrunners run an average of 7.7 times. Our most running-est Camperdown registered parkrunner is Brian Dunbar with 214. parkrunners have been around that almost tree-like shape over 31,000 times.