This week 128 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers, including a tourist from as far away as Swindon. 33 people recorded new Personal Bests, well done to you all on another warm morning.
Claire and Stuart covered the run director post between them so you may have noticed the blue and white vest jumping around a little, just another testament to the strength of the Ellon parkrun core team.
Speaking of volunteers the event was made possible by 11 volunteers, 5 of whom also elected to get run credits, why not ask us more if you'd like to still run but help as well - it CAN BE DONE!! - This weeks heroes were:
Royston WALKER • Andrew MCNEILL • Sandra STEWART • Glen CHALMERS • Jackie GARDEN • Gillian DOUGLAS • Claire DUNCAN • Danny HAZZARD • Jillian EUNSON • Stuart CHRISTIE • Gillian REID
Over the last few weeks we have received occasional feedback about the entrance/exit to Gordon Park. We will be discussing this amongst the Core team and looking at measures to address it and ensure your safety, please ensure you listen carefully to the run briefing every week but especially in the upcoming weeks as a change is likely to be made.
Next week we welcome Thistle Football Club who are based in nearby Newburgh. They are looking to bring the entire club to take part with children of various ages who will be accompanied by their parents and coaches. After the event they will be selling snacks and drinks in the Community Complex, please consider supporting their fundraising. They are helping provide additional volunteers on the course and if anyone else wishes to provide further sets of eyes then please get in touch and we will give you an extra marshal position (the more the merrier), send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moving away from youth after it was highlighted that last weeks top finishers were all youngsters, the oldies got their revenge this week with the top five all being between 30 and 64 years of age. The biggest congratulations though goes to Marijtje Adams who on her 34th parkrun set a new age grade record.
As mentioned at the run briefing, good luck to Allan Bartlett who is getting married this afternoon but still managed to squeeze in his Saturday morning parkrun.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ellon parkrun Results Page.
Well done everyone and have a wonderful weekend, there's no better way to start it than with parkrun.