Drumchapel parkrun Event number 118 13th October 2018

Drumchapel parkrun Event number 118 13th October 2018
This week 33 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Norman BOYLE • Watson JONES • Hugh LAVERTY • Tricia STEVENSON • Ross BAYLISS • Brian KEENAN • Stephen HARRIS • Liam BAYLISS • David MUNRO • Anne BOYLE • Jamie MUNRO • Elaine HIGGINS • Craig PERRIE • Ashley CLANCY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Drumchapel parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Katie WHITE who recorded a time of 19:32 on 21st April 2018 (event number 93).
The male record is held by Josh CARR who recorded a time of 17:13 on 13th October 2018 (event number 118).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette C. CRAIG who recorded 85.07% (25:20) on 2nd June 2018 (event number 99).

Drumchapel parkrun started on 4th June 2016. Since then 1,538 participants have completed 4,260 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,300 km, including 725 new Personal Bests.

 

Drumchapel parkrun Event number 117 6th October 2018

Drumchapel parkrun
Event number 117
6th October 2018

This week 32 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Norman BOYLE • Hugh LAVERTY • John R WEIR • Salena BEGLEY • Daniel BEGLEY • Aidan BEGLEY • Alastair DANABIE • David MUNRO • Stephen CRAIG • Simon DENNY • Lavina GRAHAM • Anne BOYLE • Elaine HIGGINS • Craig PERRIE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Drumchapel parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Alasdair CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 17:16 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 78).
The female record is held by Katie WHITE who recorded a time of 19:32 on 21st April 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette C. CRAIG who recorded 85.07% (25:20) on 2nd June 2018 (event number 99).

Drumchapel parkrun started on 4th June 2016. Since then 1,529 participants have completed 4,227 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,135 km, including 720 new Personal Bests.

 

Drumchapel parkrun Volunteer of the Month – September 2018 – Ron Downie

Ron Running

Drumchapel parkrun – Volunteer of the Month

Name: Ron Downie

Age Group: 65-69

Occupation: Retired

Number of times you’ve volunteered: I’ve volunteered 39 times and run 33 times. I’m steadily trying to equalise these two numbers (Ron has completed 48 tasks over 39 volunteering sessions, 38 of which were at Drumchapel!)

How did you first get involved as a volunteer with parkrun: My daughter started running at her local parkrun in Manchester and told me about it. I was injured at the time and couldn’t run for almost a year so I volunteered. I love being involved with runners, sometimes I run myself but I enjoy volunteering just as much

Favourite Volunteer Role: I enjoy marshalling. I grew up in Drumchapel and used to play in the Woods in the 1950s. The trees aren’t as big now but it’s much the same! I like hanging about there remembering the past and feeling pleased to see the Woods being used in this way

What’s your parkrun routine on Saturday mornings: I live within a mile of the start. I enjoy walking if it’s a nice morning and seeing the Woods in different seasons. Sometimes I drive but I feel guilty about that. The Run Directors seem to think I’m best suited for Marshal Point 5, I usually get that position. It’s the furthest away point on the course, maybe they’re trying to tell me something! (The real reason we ask Ron to Marshal at Marshal Point 5 is because he always remembers to bring the signs back afterwards!) I enjoy a cup of tea and a chat (and a roll Ron!!) at the Orchard Cafe at St Mark’s Church afterwards. I attended the Church when it was first built in 1955 and I’m pleased to see it’s still going strong

What do you like most about parkrun: I marvel at the efficiency and speed with which parkrun is organised. The way the results appear within hours of the finish. When I’m volunteering I feel that I’m part of a well-oiled machine!

How has volunteering at parkrun positively impacted on you: There are loads of interesting people involved in parkrun and I’ve learned a lot from speaking to them. I met Norman Boyle and joined his yoga class (Norman is our resident yoga guru!). Yoga has improved my fitness and general well being.

What skills have you developed or put into practice as a volunteer at parkrun: I feel I’m much more supportive of people who are trying to improve their fitness through not only running but any sport. I’ve developed this through shouting encouragement to runners at parkrun.

What advice would you give to anyone considering volunteering at parkrun for the first time: If you are a runner, volunteering occasionally is an opportunity to observe good runners and pick up some tips. If you don’t run, it’s a great way to meet people and walk around the Woods. There is no pressure on you, and if something goes wrong no one will blame you.

Most memorable or funniest parkrun moment: The most memorable moment was last March when I received the phone call telling me I had won the parkrun competition holiday to South Africa. Exodus Travel has arranged the holiday with flights paid for by Vitality. I intend to run the Greenpoint parkrun in Capetown when I'm there (wearing his Drumchapel apricot tee-shirt we hope!). I am going to keep a blog (don’t know how to do it yet!) and also post on facebook. (Last March, Ron won the Vitality UK’s #WalkJogRunWin prize which is a trip of a lifetime to South Africa! Despite our best efforts, Ron decided not to take any of Drumchapel’s Run Directors, but chose to bring his lovely wife instead!)

Describe Drumchapel parkrun in three words: Great morning out!

 

Drumchapel parkrun Event number 116 29th September 2018

Drumchapel parkrun
Event number 116
29th September 2018

This week 41 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Watson JONES • Mary SENIOR • Tricia STEVENSON • Caroline CHERRY • Beth COCKBURN • Gina BIGGS • Salena BEGLEY • Daniel BEGLEY • Aidan BEGLEY • Liam BAYLISS • Allen CAMPBELL • Graham REILLY • David MUNRO • Lavina GRAHAM • Shefali CHOWDHURY • Craig PERRIE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Drumchapel parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Alasdair CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 17:16 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 78).
The female record is held by Katie WHITE who recorded a time of 19:32 on 21st April 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette C. CRAIG who recorded 85.07% (25:20) on 2nd June 2018 (event number 99).

Drumchapel parkrun started on 4th June 2016. Since then 1,520 participants have completed 4,195 parkruns covering a total distance of 20,975 km, including 714 new Personal Bests.

 

Drumchapel parkrun Event number 115 22nd September 2018

This week 30 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Norman BOYLE • Tricia STEVENSON • John MCLAUGHLIN • David MUNRO • Sandy WORKMAN • Lavina GRAHAM • Ron DOWNIE • Michael MCLAUGHLIN • Anne BOYLE • Elaine HIGGINS • Kate HAIG • Debbie COUPER • Tina MUNRO • Craig PERRIE • Yvonne PERRIE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Drumchapel parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Alasdair CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 17:16 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 78).
The female record is held by Katie WHITE who recorded a time of 19:32 on 21st April 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette C. CRAIG who recorded 85.07% (25:20) on 2nd June 2018 (event number 99).

Drumchapel parkrun started on 4th June 2016. Since then 1,512 participants have completed 4,154 parkruns covering a total distance of 20,770 km, including 704 new Personal Bests.

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