Can we have some more please? – Event #370

FK Parkrun #370-41

It certainly appears that plenty of you are managing to stick to your New Year's fitness resolutions at least into the second week of January with yet another record attendance of 367 runners, joggers and walkers breaking the record set only the previous weekend. I'm sure the 61 first timers helped that number and we look forward to welcoming you all back next week too.

It was a great morning for a jaunt round the park and the 56 personal bests would suggest the light breeze on the finish sprint had little effect.

The event went smoothly thanks to the 26 volunteers, please consider joining in with the fun at some point, you can choose your role on the future roster page.

Those volunteers were:
Gary FRATER • Graeme LAWSON • Neil Graham ANDERSON • Tom GREEN • Andrew MOODIE • Joshua GRAY • Ronnie SCOTT • Jackie BOYD • Mark SUTHERLAND • Alan PATON • Lee PATON • Ros QUALTERS • Sarah-Jayne QUALTERS • Ronald GRAY • Susan PATON • Syd THOMSON • Arden GRAY • John STRATHIE • Lynne RUSSELL • June FERRIER • Brian FERRIER • Tommy FITZPATRICK SNR. • Francis RICE • Karen DAVIDSON • Elspeth CAMERON • Dayna GILFILLAN

 

Happy New Year Record Breakers: Event #369

FK Parkrun #369-13

What a great way to start 2019 with a record breaking attendance of 349 runners, joggers and walkers at Falkirk parkrun.

This included many of the usual suspects, together with visitors from Aberdeen and Australia, Andy Robertson celebrating his 50th run, Paul Douglas celebrating his 100th run and 50 first timers. A total of 48 people achieved new Personal Bests.

Many thanks as usual to our army of volunteers who helped this Saturday on my second stint as Run Director - it's great to have such cheery and enthusiastic people helping out.

See you all again next week hopefully,

Lee

 

 

The Warriors Take Over

A cool and misty morning provided ideal running conditions for the 271 runners. Our volunteers had a great time in the traditional roles and setting the pace from 20 to 33 minutes (albeit with varying degrees of accuracy!) As with any good running group, it's the social side that's better than the training!
It was also great to be joined by many first timers and visitors from Dundee, Aberdeen and Connecticut, USA!
Finally, congratulations to Louisa Cockburn and Bryan Grome on their 50th parkrun and lovely to see so many from Linlithgow AC come through to celebrate with them.
Thanks for having us and we hope to be back soon.
RTC Warriors
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Falkirk parkrun
Event number 362
24th November 2018

This week 271 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Graeme WILSON • Barry MCCOMISH • Graeme LAWSON • Gary MCKENNA • David W. MURRAY • Steven GEORGE • Monica ANDERSON • Malcolm FINLAYSON • Alison MARVEN • Jim MCLAREN • Brian LEES • Simon Stuart HOPKINS • Stuart MARTIN • John BROGAN • Gill INGLIS • Gordon DEWAR • Raymond EVENDEN • Mhairi SIMPSON • Simon JOHNSTON • Lynne MURRAY • Christopher MASSIE • Joshua GRAY • Alan TAYLOR • Fiona MCDONALD • Mark SUTHERLAND • Douglas HILL • Alan PATON • Lee PATON • Tara DONNELLY • Matthew BROGAN • William SILCOCK • Fiona KIRKALDY • Eliot SEDMAN • David John BUNYAN • Callum HILL • Caroline GIBSON • Julie HUNTER • Keith MCDEVITT • Varrie And Molly MCDEVITT • Claire HARRIS • Ava CASSIDY

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 8,618 participants have completed 68,031 parkruns covering a total distance of 340,155 km, including 13,206 new Personal Bests. A total of 968 individuals have volunteered 7,428 times.

 

Run Report – Event 360 – 10/11/2018

It was fantastic to see Callender Park turned red today for remembrance - even if I completely forgot to mention it in the pre-run brief! Perfect autumnal conditions with blue skies and light winds meant 30 personal bests were recorded.

There were 4 new entrants to parkrun clubs today, Fiona Paterson joined the 50 club, Robin Mussett and Alison Curry joined the 100 club, and Bobby Smart joined the 250 club - congratulations to everyone and loved the cake!

See you next week,
Alan

This week 249 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Graeme LAWSON • Douglas LEITCH • Mark DENNIS • Ian DOUGLAS • Niamh Ann DOUGLAS • Mhairi SIMPSON • Joshua GRAY • Ronnie SCOTT • Tommy FITZPATRICK • Mark SUTHERLAND • Alan PATON • Lee PATON • Cameron MCKENZIE • Isla MACKENZIE • Sara JOHNSTON • David STEELE • Catherine ANDERSON • Tommy FITZPATRICK SNR. • Niall BURROW • Arjun BURROW • Laura TOOEY • Scarlett MCINTOSH • Varrie And Molly MCDEVITT • Robyn MUNRO • Elspeth CAMERON • Aileen MACKENZIE • Dayna GILFILLAN • Ava CASSIDY

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 8,575 participants have completed 67,527 parkruns covering a total distance of 337,635 km, including 13,116 new Personal Bests.

 

99% Courtesy

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.

Spikey

 

Falkirk parkrun
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.

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