Camperdown parkrun #227

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:

Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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.

 

Run Report – Saturday 23 July

Camperdown parkrun, Dundee
Event number 222
23rd July 2016

Male placings:
Kristian JONES (SM25-29) of Swansea Harriers AC, was first over the line in 15:52 - first appearance.
Richard COX (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:58.
Douglas ADAMSON (VM50-54) of Monifieth Triathlon Club, was third over the line in 20:19 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jim MORTON (Unattached) 705 pts.
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 661 pts.
Martin HUTCHINSON (Dundee Road Runners AC) 618 pts.
Female placings:
Anna BENNETT (JW11-14) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first (11th overall) over the line in 21:43 - 19th time in 68 appearances.
Madeleine ADAMSON (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (14th overall) over the line in 21:59 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Louise JOHNSTONE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 24:28.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jodie MCNAMEE (Unattached) 781 pts.
Wendy PATTERSON (Unattached) 761 pts.
Alison GALLACHER (Unattached) 757 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Kristian JONES (SM25-29) was graded 81.30% for the time 15:52 (first overall).
Craig ROSS (VM60-64) was graded 77.74% for the time 20:49 (6th overall).
Douglas ADAMSON (VM50-54) was graded 73.17% for the time 20:19 (third overall).
This week there were 140 runners, of whom 8 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Camperdown parkrun, Dundee started on 19th May 2012, and since then 3,646 different runners, including participants from 252 athletics clubs, have completed 27,482 runs covering a total distance of 137,410 km, and there have been 5,281 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.

 

Event 210 – The Warm Sunny Flowery One

Today was the first time since last summer that I have been Run Director WITH NO JACKET ON!! Wasn't it lovely in Camperdown today? The flowers are out in bloom at the moment, and the park is looking beautiful. I have admitted before, that my favourite time to run parkrun is when we have lots of mud and leaves on the ground, but it is such a joy to see the sun out shining, and life coming back into the park!

And you must all think so too.... we have 183 runners, 20 new parkrunners and 40 PBs today - good work team!

Thank you so much to our fab team of volunteers today - we couldn't do it without you guys!

If you would like to join us as a volunteer one week, please email camperdownhelpers@parkrun.com - just tell us when you're free to volunteer and we'll give you a job you're happy with. We love having new people try out volunteering roles. There's something for everything, and we'll give you full training!

Our 4th anniversary (!) is on May 21st - make sure its in your diaries!! We'll be announcing plans for the morning soon :-)

Thank you all again for your understanding with our parking issues.. we really do appreciate you using the proper car parks, and I'm sure the park management will too.

Have a great week everyone and see you next week.

 

parkrun event #206

Wowee, what an awesome turnout we had this week. It looked like a lot of you before we started, but we didn't expect the record attendance of 215 runners! Fantastic. Numbers have been growing and growing over the past couple of months, and its great to see so many of you enjoying our parkrun, so thanks everyone for coming along!

With our numbrs growing though, we need to make sure we are still looking after the park, and we would ask you all to please not park on the grass verge along the road. We know the closest car park does fill up, but if you find it full, there is further parking just along the drive. There is also a large car park at the Nature Centre, or at the ice rink. Both of these are close enough to have a little warm up jog from your car to the start line. Or consider car sharing to parkrun. Its more sociable, and saves on petrol money!

Huge well done to Rebeccca Bonnyman, who joined the 10 Club this weekend, and Arno Müller and Martin Hutchinson who joined the 50 Club!

This we had 23 first timers - welcome to parkrun, and we hope you enjoyed yourselves! 52 runners recorded new Personal Bests this week. Lets see if we can beat that next week!

Here are the stats from this week:

Male placings:
Robin CLAXTON (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:57 - third time in 29 appearances.
Graeme OUDNEY (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:11 - was first to finish once before.
Chris EARL (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:37 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3707 pts.
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3698 pts.
Stuart FISHER (Edmonton RC) 3610 pts.

Female placings:
Laura OUDNEY (SW25-29) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first (11th overall) over the line in 20:20 - 5th time in 14 appearances.
Anna BENNETT (JW11-14) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 21:55 - has been first to finish on 16 previous occasions.
Martha GALLACHER (JW15-17) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was third (35th overall) over the line in 23:15.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Emma FARDON (Unattached) 3594 pts.
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (Fife AC) 3291 pts.
Lorraine DUNBAR (Dundee Road Runners AC) 3279 pts.

 

parkrun 197 – Soggy Bottom

The rain, then the ice, and this week?  Great conditions, although the bottom end of the course was pretty soggy, as usual.

A massive thanks to those Camperdown parkrunners who have already donated money to the defibrillator fund, we've already hit the £750 mark, and need only £250 to reach our target.  I hope we never have to use it, but having it at the run each week will be a great reassurance to us all, I'm sure.

It's our 200th birthday in 3 weeks.  So we're having a party - 13th February, our 200th birthday ties in nicely with Valentine's day, so the theme will be red, flowers, velvet cakes, roses, love, and all that...

Like the Queen, we have two birthdays, so our official birthday is in May - more details of that party to come later.  Remember that the points competition runs from May to May, so the competition is really hotting up now.

Same time and place next week!

 

Male placings:
James ADAMSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:53 - 10th time in 17 appearances.
James HOPPER (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:30 - was first to finish once before.
Chris EARL (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:43.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 3132 pts.
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 2953 pts.
Stuart FISHER (Edmonton RC) 2947 pts.

Female placings:
Anna BENNETT (JW11-14) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first (14th overall) over the line in 21:55 - 14th time in 57 appearances.
Louise BEVERIDGE (SW30-34) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second (20th overall) over the line in 22:35 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Alison MCNEILLY (VW35-39) of Dundee Road Runners AC, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 23:01 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Emma FARDON (Unattached) 2887 pts.
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (Fife AC) 2817 pts.
Jodie MCNAMEE (Unattached) 2642 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Craig ROSS (VM60-64) was graded 76.47% for the time 20:58 (5th overall).
Gill HANLON (VW60-64) was graded 74.75% for the time 26:20 (58th overall).
Stephen CROMAR (VM75-79) was graded 74.31% for the time 26:28 (60th overall).

This week there were 159 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 3,162 different runners, including participants from 217 athletics clubs, have completed 23,303 runs covering a total distance of 116,515 km, and there have been 4,534 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.

 

New Year’s Day Camperdown parkrun report

Happy New Year, parkrunners!

New Year's Day always brings a boost to our numbers, and everyone is welcome.  We hope that those of you who were new runners to Camperdown today will be back again throughout the year - 28 first timers this year!

The placings were:

Men

1.  Colin Reid

2.  Craig Love

3.  Tim Esler

Women

1.  Anna Headley

2.  Gillian Sangster

3.  Anna Bennet

 

Remember that there's another run tomorrow, to bolster your numbers towards one of those very attractive t-shirts.  You can also consider volunteering, to get an attractive purple t-shirt, too!

 

Camperdown parkrun 182

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.

Three firsts:

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.

Tom

Camperdown parkrun
Event number 182
24th October 2015

Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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.

 

Sunny day, lots of visitors, great running everyone

A sunny day brought us lots of visitors, which is always nice to see.

REMEMBER THAT THERE IS NO CAMPERDOWN parkrun NEXT WEEK - we're trying to organise a car share to Dunfermline, see the FB page for details.

Here's today's results summary:

Male placings:
Alexander HAMILTON (VM40-44) of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC, was first over the line in 17:26 - second time in 3 appearances.
Gregor MACAULAY (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:24.
Patrick ALDERSON (VM45-49) of West End Runners, was third over the line in 20:03.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Stuart FISHER (Edmonton RC) 1259 pts.
Martin HUTCHINSON (Unattached) 1218 pts.
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 1178 pts.

Female placings:
Amanda CAMPBELL (SW20-24) of Livingston and District AAC, was first (6th overall) over the line in 21:03 - first time in 2 appearances.
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (VW55-59) of Fife AC, was second (25th overall) over the line in 23:49 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Margaret GAMBLE (VW50-54) of Tailenders, was third (26th overall) over the line in 23:50.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lorraine DUNBAR (Dundee Road Runners AC) 1491 pts.
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (Fife AC) 1358 pts.
Jodie MCNAMEE (Unattached) 1225 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (VW55-59) was graded 79.22% for the time 23:49 (25th overall).
Alexander HAMILTON (VM40-44) was graded 78.30% for the time 17:26 (first overall).
Stephen CROMAR (VM75-79) was graded 75.57% for the time 25:31 (41st overall).

This week there were 135 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 2,848 different runners, including participants from 198 athletics clubs, have completed 20,353 runs covering a total distance of 101,765 km, and there have been 4,166 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.

 

Event 173 – Saturday 15 August

Camperdown parkrun
Event number 173
15th August 2015

Male placings:
Ruairidh CAMPBELL (VM40-44) of Arbroath Footers RC, was first over the line in 17:38 - third time in 5 appearances.
Robin CLAXTON (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:13 - was first to finish once before.
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was third over the line in 20:09 - has been first to finish on 64 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 1178 pts.
Stuart FISHER (Edmonton RC) 1112 pts.
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 1055 pts.

Female placings:
Anna BENNETT (JW11-14) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first (18th overall) over the line in 22:09 - 7th time in 42 appearances.
Madeleine ADAMSON (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 22:41 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Jennifer MASSIE (SW30-34) of Dundee Road Runners AC, was third (25th overall) over the line in 22:58 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lorraine DUNBAR (Dundee Road Runners AC) 1296 pts.
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (Fife AC) 1159 pts.
Emma FARDON (Unattached) 1070 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Ruairidh CAMPBELL (VM40-44) was graded 79.77% for the time 17:38 (first overall).
Craig ROSS (VM60-64) was graded 76.47% for the time 20:58 (10th overall).
Anna BENNETT (JW11-14) was graded 72.08% for the time 22:09 (18th overall).

This week there were 149 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 2,809 different runners, including participants from 193 athletics clubs, have completed 20,037 runs covering a total distance of 100,185 km, and there have been 4,102 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.

 

Summertime Camperdown parkrun

It might have rained all week but it never rains at parkrun, so by 09:30 the sun was out and 153 runners gathered to run round Camperdown.

I like doing the new/visiting parkrunners' briefing - it's always nice to hear how far some people have come, and see how many people have taken the first step into the parkrun journey. One parkrunner cycled all the way up from London, so mad keen was he on running at our park!

Here's the results:

Male placings:
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was first over the line in 18:46 - 63rd time in 128 appearances.
Steven PETERS (SM30-34) of Dundee Road Runners AC, was second over the line in 19:23 - was first to finish once before.
Robin CLAXTON

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Craig LOVE (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 980 pts.
Stuart FISHER (Edmonton RC) 936 pts.
Craig ROSS (Dundee Hawkhill Harriers) 868 pts.

Female placings:
Amie MCKIMMIE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (6th overall) over the line in 20:25 - 6th time in 6 appearances.
Charlotte FINCH (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (14th overall) over the line in 21:58.
Lynne GIBSON (VW40-44) of Dundee Road Runners AC, was third (16th overall) over the line in 22:04.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lorraine DUNBAR (Dundee Road Runners AC) 1115 pts.
Innes M BRACEGIRDLE (Fife AC) 1064 pts.
Emma FARDON (Unattached) 917 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Craig ROSS (VM60-64) was graded 78.08% for the time 20:32 (7th overall).
Gill HANLON (VW60-64) was graded 75.34% for the time 25:45 (53rd overall).
Craig LOVE (VM40-44) was graded 74.96% for the time 18:46 (first overall).

This week there were 153 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Camperdown parkrun started on 19th May 2012, and since then 2,771 different runners, including participants from 189 athletics clubs, have completed 19,729 runs covering a total distance of 98,645 km, and there have been 4,051 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.

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