Well we have had a busy two weeks. We had a bumper turn out of 217 on 17 Feb - a new attendance record for Elgin parkrun!! Well done to all who turned out on a lovely Saturday morning.
This week we had another busy turn out with 171 runners taking part. Special mention to Heather and Scott who completed their parkrun tour of Scotland. A fine run at the front of the field saw Jenny Bannerman cross the line first and she was only 11 seconds or so outside the course record - which she holds anyways!
As previously mentioned Saturday is our 2nd birthday run and our 100th run all on the same day! We are hoping for a bumper turnout of runners and volunteers. We are theming the run "the many colours of parkrun" to highlight it's inclusive nature. Therefore we are asking people to wear their running club colours, parkrun milestone t-shirts or apricot shirts - or just a bright coloured top!
We aren't doing anything else special but if you want to bring a cake along please do so. Or if you can help make it a special day then let us know - so if you have a spare pipe band or something similar.............
In our first two years / first 99 runs we have had 2,790 different runners complete 14,105 runs at Elgin - thats 70,525 kilometres in total!!! They have come from 195 different clubs or running groups.
They have been able to do this thanks to 293 different volunteers (thats how Paul can never remember everyone's name!) who have filled 1540 different roles over the weeks. Thanks to you all. We cannot do it without you. Volunteers really are the stars of parkrun.