Ellon parkrun # 127 – 23/06/2018

A pleasant but breezy morning in Ellon for the second week of return to our regular course.  With 96 runners today, it's good to see numbers back to typical levels again.  A few people commented on how much better the course is with the wider paths, especially around the supermarket area.

So amongst our 96 runners, we had 10 first timers, 34 PBs and representatives from 11 different running clubs.

This week we also had visitors from Marple parkrun, Stockport.  I think you both recorded PBs today, so well done and hopefully we'll see you back at Ellon again to improve on this.

Thanks as ever to our great volunteer team this week, without whom parkrun doesn't happen!

Lynn JAMIESON • Brian URQUHART • Andrew MCNEILL • Jackie GARDEN • Andrew CRUICKSHANK • Gillian DOUGLAS • Tom DAVIES • Gillian REID • Steven EUNSON • Aileen GREENE

If anyone fancies a go at volunteering, please email ellonhelpers@parkrun.com.  Our roster for next Saturday is looking a bit sparse at the moment.  We'd especially welcome first time volunteers and are more than happy to explain the different roles.  None of them are difficult, so don't be afraid of getting it wrong, you won't!

Also well done to our 'dirty dozen' of regulars who visited Montrose today as tourists.

Good luck to anyone taking part in the Ythan Challenge or Westhill 10k events on Sunday.

Hope to see you all next week, it's forecast to be a warm weekend :-)

Andrew

 

 

 

 

Ellon parkrun 23rd June – Back to normal route

Ellon parkrun will be back to our normal route at Ellon Academy Community Campus on Saturday the 23rd of June.  The riverside footpath closures for the Sustrans work are now finished.

For anyone who started at the railway and is unfamiliar with our normal route please see the Ellon course page on the website.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/ellon/course/

 

Ellon parkrun # 126 – 16/06/2018

HOME SWEET HOME

We had a dry start to our first parkrun back at the community campus. You may have noticed a couple of runners, running towards you as you began who had slightly miss timed their warm up run.  Well done to both of them for coming all the way to the  start line where they were heard saying "better late than never".

The lovely new paths helped produce a WHOPPING TWENTY SIX PB's.  This week 96 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers.  Among our visitors today were people travelling from both Kent (Lullingstone parkrun) and France.

Just a reminder to everyone that although we do have improved paths, we do still need to keep to the left and remain on the tarmac at all times, cutting onto the grass puts you at risk of a slipping and shortens the course, remember parkrun is "fun for all".

This weeks event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Wendy PARLEY • Glen CHALMERS • Alison FITZGERALD • Ross CHALMERS • Erin CHALMERS • Kevin MACIVER • Tracey NEILSON • Gillian REID • Michael MORRISON • George ADAMS

For a little bit of fun, we have a regular challenge amongst the volunteers to predict the amount of runners and the first finishers time, incredibly Wendy PARLEY almost guessed both of these predictions correctly.  Well done Wendy on being so clever.

Thanks everyone.

Erin - This weeks run director

 

Ellon parkrun 16th June – Back to normal route

Ellon parkrun will be back to our normal route at the campus on Saturday the 16th of June.  The riverside footpath closures for the Sustrans work are now finished.

For anyone who started at the railway and is unfamiliar with our normal route please see the Ellon course page on the website.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/ellon/course/

 

Ellon parkrun # 125 – 09/06/2018

Another dry parkrun morning but at least it was cooler than last week for what was our last run on the temporary railway course as next week should be back to our regular course with the much improved paths from riverside car park to Gordon Park and hopefully we will also see an increase in numbers back close to where we were prior to the enforced move.

Today we had 76 runners and walkers of whom 9 were first timers, 9 recorded new PBs and 10 clubs were represented. We had an Italian visitor who is temporarily working in Aberdeen and also a visitor from Glasgow. Belated congratulations to Andrew Harrold on completing his 50th run, we weren't aware of this milestone beforehand so it never got a mention in the briefing.

Today parkruns across the country were celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS and we had a number of NHS workers taking part, we had some cakes at the finish and thanks to Jackie for making a box of her wonderful tablet.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers, so big thanks to them.

Andrew MCNEILL : George STEWART : Sandra STEWART : Jeanette MCBOYLE :        Albert MCHARDY : Alison FITZGERALD : Jackie GARDEN : Tracey RHIND :                  Stuart CHRISTIE : Gillian REID : Andy FRASER

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