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.

 

Unaccompanied under 11 runner

Whilst we were given the green light by the adjudicator yesterday, we believe that one under-11 ran unaccompanied by an adult. parkrun has special dispensation from UK Athletics for children to run the 5k distance and the insurance is based on this, which is why we mention this at every pre-run brief. We ask everyone ensures compliance to the parkrun policy on under-11s, otherwise we will remove the runner from the result, as has been done on this occasion.

 

Run report – Event # 337 – 2nd June 2018

It is alway a little concern when you see a weather forecast of heavy rain, thunder and lightning and flood warnings. Little should we care about things though as it turns out to be standard Falkirk parkrun weather.

Scorchio.

Someone may have spotted an interloper today - the was a parkrun adjudicator on site to assess us on things such as Health & Safety procedures, child welfare, dog policy and sundry other things. He will be reporting back that we have a well organised event and that people knew what they were doing. Thank you to everyone for complying with policies and doing what we ask for in the pre-run brief.

Congratulations to Gill McColgan who completed her 100th parkrun today. Thank you to Gill for what seemed like 100 packs of Haribos she brought along today.

Congratulations to Jennifer Whetton who completed her 100th parkrun today. Thank you to Jennifer for the trayloads of home baked biscuits she provided.

Thank you to everyone invovled in making today yet another special event in Callendar Park.

Don't forget, next week will be a celebration of 70 years of the NHS. Look around for more details regarding this.

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

Spikey

Falkirk parkrun
Event number 337
2nd June 2018

This week 256 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Graeme LAWSON • Kenny GRAY • Alan STEWART • Ian DOUGLAS • June CRAM • Martin BELL • Mhairi SIMPSON • Joshua GRAY • Mark SUTHERLAND • Roddy SIMPSON • Alex WATSON • Helen FLETCHER • Euan WOND • Syd THOMSON • Liam MILLER • Laura BROWN • Nicola BLAIR • June FERRIER • Brian FERRIER • Gordon GILLAN • Keith And Cookie MCDEVITT • Varrie And Molly ROBERTSON • Joanne MOORE • Gordon MOORE • Jim HUGHES • Jennifer DEANE

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 Jan STEVENSON who recorded 99.30% (21:22) on 7th May 2016 (event number 233).

Falkirk parkrun started on 16th July 2011. Since then 7,877 participants have completed 61,614 parkruns covering a total distance of 308,070 km, including 12,142 new Personal Bests.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: 9th June 2018

We would like to encourage any participants and volunteers on Saturday 9th June to dress up as healthcare staff or anything medical. We would also love it if you could bring along any family or friends who work for NHS so that they can take part too and discover the wonderful world of parkrun for themselves.

This is because we are going to mark NHS 70th birthday with a special event. Falkirk parkrun will be one of hundreds of parkruns around the UK to host a special NHS birthday event on Saturday 9 June.

The initiative, known as ‘parkrun for the NHS,’ aims to recognise the contribution of the NHS to the health of the nation and inspire people to take part in physical activity and
volunteering.

But remember, no barcode means no time. The same as always.

 

Falkirk parkrun Event 336 – 26th May 2018

Falkirk parkrun
Event number 336
26th May 2018

It's been 4 years since I last was Run Director. I thought I'd retired for good but as someone a lot more literate than me once said, "Never Say Never". I enjoyed being back and all the lovely volunteers made my first time back go quite smoothly. Thank you.

Some special mentions:

  • Joyce SIMPSON celebrated her birthday by being with us today. Happy Birthday Joyce.
  • Paul DUDCHENKO joined the 50 Club. Congratulations.
  • Marty BLAIR joined the 100 Club. Congratulations.

This week 261 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Karen KILPATRICK • Graeme LAWSON • Simon Stuart HOPKINS • Norma MCKAY • Giselle ROTHENBERGER • June CRAM • Greig BINGHAM • Joshua GRAY • Alan PATON • Lee PATON • Ellen CONSTABLE • Ros QUALTERS • Sarah-Jayne QUALTERS • Fiona KIRKALDY • Dawn WHEILDON • Euan WOND • Karen TERRIS • Syd THOMSON • Louise SMITH • Tommy FITZPATRICK SNR. • Scott MCNEILL • Finlay WHITEFORD • Paul KENNY • Jacqui SHIELDS

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 Louise MITCHELL who recorded a time of 16:45 on 12th May 2018 (event number 334).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jan STEVENSON who recorded 99.30% (21:22) on 7th May 2016 (event number 233).

Falkirk parkrun started on 16th July 2011. Since then 7,847 participants have completed 61,358 parkruns covering a total distance of 306,790 km, including 12,113 new Personal Bests.

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