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

 

Ellon parkrun 9th June – Still at alternative course

***Ellon parkrun 9th of June***
Ellon parkrun will be at the Station Hotel on the 9th of June for what is expected to be the final time before returning to the campus. The riverside path appears to be open. More landscaping is expected in the coming weeks but the information we have is the path closures are complete.

We wanted to give the runners and the Station Hotel plenty of notice, and the invitations and the press release we issued regarding the NHS celebrations stated we were on the railway so the Ellon team thought it best to stick with that to avoid confusion.

The railway course wasn't for everyone and numbers have been lower than usual but hopefully for a lot of you our little holiday will be something to remember. We'd like to encourage as many people as possible to come in for a tea/coffee this week (they also do hot rolls!) to celebrate and give our thanks to the Station for providing loos, parking and putting on a morning cafe for us.

Station Hotel
Station Brae
Ellon
AB41 9BD

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