Run Report – Event 355 – 06/10/2018

Falkirk parkrun welcomed 232 runners, joggers and walkers on a sunny, still autumnal morning. The conditions were perfect and 57 runners took advantage of this to set personal bests!

Our resident photographer, Syd Thomson, finally made his way round the course after 103 photo sessions and saw everything from a different perspective this week.

Harry Johnston celebrated joining the 50 club, and Shannon McAleer made it to 100 today.

Thanks as always to all the volunteers who made the event happen, but today especially for making sure that my first stint as Run Director passed extremely smoothly.

Those volunteers that made the event happen were:
Graeme LAWSON • Douglas LEITCH • Laura LEITCH • Ian DOUGLAS • Andrew MOODIE • Sybil SOLOMON • Niamh Ann DOUGLAS • Mhairi SIMPSON • Ronnie SCOTT • Mark SUTHERLAND • Roddy SIMPSON • Yvonne TAYLOR • Alan PATON • Ros QUALTERS • Sarah-Jayne QUALTERS • Fiona KIRKALDY • Syd THOMSON • Tommy FITZPATRICK SNR. • Rosanne NUTT • Dara THOMSON • Briony NORRIS • Ava CASSIDY

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

 

25th December 2018 – keep the date in your diary

Falkirk parkrun will this year continue our tradition of hosting an event on Christmas Day, at the usual time of 09:30.

Spikey

 

Without them, there is no event

Run Report - Event 353 - 22/09/2018

After the damage caused by Storm Ali during the week it was debatable whether it would be possible to host an event today. We therefore have to give thanks to the Forestry Commission for their efforts in removing a fallen tree and clearing other debris from the paths in Callendar Wood. The lower part of the route is covered by Falkirk Community Trust who came out to make sure the tarmac paths were safe for us to run on too.

Falkirk parkrun is indebted also to both organisations for allowing us to operate each week under permit from each. The support they give us is second to none.

Fiona Kirkaldy from the core team went out on her own on Friday to do an early recce so that if we did have to cancel we would provide as much notice as possible. Fiona is a very committed member of the Core Team and we are fortunate to have her by our side.

Twenty five volunteers came out this morning to help put on event 353 of Falkirk parkrun.

Thank you Forestry Commission. Thank you Falkirk Community Trust. Thank you Fiona Kirkaldy. Thank you to today's 25 volunteers.

Without you the show would not go on.

Thank you to all the runners too.

Keep running, keep smiling and don't forget your barcode.

Spikey

 

Falkirk parkrun
Event number 353
22nd September 2018

This week 233 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Karen KILPATRICK • Graeme LAWSON • Laura LEITCH • Alan STEWART • Norma MCKAY • John BROGAN • Jean BRUCE • Gordon DEWAR • Andrew GRANT • Mhairi SIMPSON • Joshua GRAY • John PRENTICE • Alan PATON • Lee PATON • Fiona KIRKALDY • Jane SHEARER • Andy WHEILDON • Anne CHADWICK • Syd THOMSON • Liam MILLER • Laura BROWN • Malcolm PAUL • Finlay WHITEFORD • Jill RYMER • Anna VOGT • Dayna GILFILLAN

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

The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 15:06 on 12th May 2012 (event number 42).
The female record is held by Morag MACLARTY who recorded a time of 17:22 on 11th June 2016 (event number 238).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 100.52% (22:31) on 9th June 2018 (event number 338).

Falkirk parkrun started on 16th July 2011. Since then 8,407 participants have completed 65,909 parkruns covering a total distance of 329,545 km, including 12,874 new Personal Bests.

 

 

 

Happy 7th Anniversary

Apparently, for a 7th anniversary we should have celebrated it with wool. For the 7th year in succession we celebrated with cake. Maybe next year we will get it right and celebrate with bronze ...

So what did we celebrate?

Well, Caroline McDermott and James Taylor both completed their 250th parkun.

Scott McNeill ran his 100th parkrun.

Jackie Boyd and Gordon Milne reached the 50th mark.

And we had Jason Perlroth running his first. Great credit to him - he came all the way from New York to do so.

We presented Andy Moodie with an award to recognise his 250th volunteering stint!

We achieved a new record number of runners - 335.

62 runners achieved new PBs.

A lot of cake was eaten.

Here's to another year.

Keep running, keep smiling and don't forget your barcode.

Spikey

Falkirk parkrun
Event number 344
21st July 2018

This week 335 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Lesley MCGUIRE • Graeme LAWSON • Malcolm FINLAYSON • Zoe HUXLEY • Louise HOPKINS • Simon Stuart HOPKINS • Ian DOUGLAS • Giselle ROTHENBERGER • Alexander MCLEOD • June CRAM • Andrew MOODIE • Stephen WOND • Craig SMITH • Alastair HANLEY • Mhairi SIMPSON • Joshua GRAY • Ronnie SCOTT • Tommy FITZPATRICK • Callum DEAL • Mark SUTHERLAND • Steven KENNY • Graeme SUTHERLAND • Susi WAKELY • Ros QUALTERS • Sarah-Jayne QUALTERS • Adam TOLEMAN • Alexander BROWN • Ronnie POLLOCK • Fiona KIRKALDY • Euan WOND • Karen TERRIS • Ronald GRAY • Syd THOMSON • Sean BRAEKEN-GRAY • Julie HUNTER • Kerri DONAGHER • Tommy FITZPATRICK SNR. • Varrie And Molly ROBERTSON • Jennifer DEANE • Dayna GILFILLAN

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

The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 15:06 on 12th May 2012 (event number 42).
The female record is held by Morag MACLARTY who recorded a time of 17:22 on 11th June 2016 (event number 238).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 100.52% (22:31) on 9th June 2018 (event number 338).

Falkirk parkrun started on 16th July 2011. Since then 8,120 participants have completed 63,540 parkruns covering a total distance of 317,700 km, including 12,479 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Falkirk parkrun – Event #338 Run Report

What a great day for running in the park with light winds and coolish conditions through the woods. I think we broke a few records:

  • Most first timers at a briefing - there were 60 this week.
  • Most unknown runners in an event - 32!
  • Longest time from 1st run to 50th (at Falkirk) - Andrew Moodie.

Brilliant to have so many visitors, one of whom described our course as the most beautiful of the 30 or so he's done so far. Also great to see so many newbies with us which suggests that you did indeed bring an NHS buddy with you.

Thanks to all of our 24 volunteers and 304 runners for a great start to Saturday.

Just a quick reminder that if you cross the finish line we need you to take a token and return it to the scanning point even if you've not got a barcode. It just helps the machine work better and means we get the results processed before our blackpudding and egg roll congeals into a cold lump of stodge.

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