One of the permanent items in the pre-run brief is to ask parkrunners to be courteous to other park users and the fact that we have held 359 events with very few complaints is testament to the vast majority consistently complying with this. We don’t make specific reference to other parkrunners in this statement but there is an expectation that we all treat each other with an equal level of respect. Today however I had a complaint by a runner who felt he was unfairly elbowed out of the way as someone attempted to pass him. Another item in the briefing is for people to keep to the left as the paths are narrow, which is in part to help overtaking and minimise the risk of a collision during overtaking.
The smiles I see every week in the finish area tell me that the vast majority of people have enjoyed their run in Callendar Park and I therefore believe our courtesy level is high. At parkrun we are all trying to achieve our best in terms of running or walking times. Let us also try to achieve greatness in terms of courtesy and aim to reach 100%.
As we all know the clocks went back last weekend so it should have been light and bright today. How on earth those dark grey skies happened this morning I do not know. With a soggy start to the morning it was pleasing to see a decent field turn up to run and our trusty band of volunteers turning up with smiles on their faces.
There were a lot of decent runs too, although the performance of the day was a PB by the Volunteer Coordinator running from the car park to our rendez vous place having turned up late. Well done Mhairi, that was impressive.
Congratulations to the 219 runners and walkers who completed the course. A massive thank you to all the volunteers for their support.
Can I suggest we do this all again next week?
Keep running, keep smiling and don’t forget your barcode.
Event number 359
3rd November 2018
This week 219 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:
Gary FRATER • Graeme LAWSON • Douglas LEITCH • Laura LEITCH • Malcolm HUGHES • Andrew MOODIE • Mhairi SIMPSON • Joshua GRAY • Joyce MACCALLUM • Alan PATON • Lee PATON • Bryan ALLAM • Ros QUALTERS • Fiona KIRKALDY • Gill MCCOLGAN • Megan HAMMOND • Syd THOMSON • Derek LOCKHART • Laura BROWN • Lynne RUSSELL • Lorna MCMILLAN • Tommy FITZPATRICK SNR. • Ishbel PARRY
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 8,553 participants have completed 67,278 parkruns covering a total distance of 336,390 km, including 13,086 new Personal Bests.