Greenock parkrun event 215 report

Saturday morning saw 126 runners, joggers and walkers tackle the popular 5km parkrun on the Greenock Esplanade. Good weather led to fast times with the first four runners completing the course in under 17 minutes. One of these runners was Chris Devine, a regular visitor from Newry in Northern Ireland, who trimmed a precious 3 seconds off his best time at to reach 16:45.

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Greenock parkrun welcomes people of all standards and abilities taking part for fun and personal fitness. Every Saturday at 9:20am, the run director welcomes first timers with a first timer briefing. Seventeen runners were welcomed at this week’s briefing who tackled the scenic Greenock route for the first time.

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Among the returning runners, 13 athletes managed to improve their time and achieve a new personal best for the 5000 metre course. Matthew Young, on his 8th visit to Greenock, ran and improved his time by 17 seconds to reach 20:43.

Meanwhile seasoned parkrunner, John McCluskey was delighted with his PB on his 3rd visit to Greenock to reach an overall parkrun PB of 21 minutes dead. John will look forward to training toward a sub-21 time in the near future.

Kenneth Ferguson was also delighted with his performance taking more than 90 seconds off his best to reach 21:07.

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Junior runner Liam Kane, who has completed all his 26 parkruns at Greenock, improved by 30 seconds to reach 24:12. Fellow Junior runner, Nula Ward achieved her 3rd Person Best in as many runs at Greenock to reach 31:48 an improvement of 11 minutes since her first run at Greenock 3 years ago.

Also achieving personal best this week were - Callum GORRY, Richard NEWSOME, Kenneth MACKENZIE, Elaine MEDINELLI, Iris MCASKILL, Jamie CAMERON and Julie PERCIVAL. Greenock parkrun congratulates these runners on their achievements and hopes it will inspire them to keep on training.

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Also taking part this week was a visually impaired runner who completed the course with a guide runner proving that parkrun is accessible to all!

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Greenock parkrun takes place at 9:30am on the Esplanade every Saturday morning and it free to take part. The event is organised by local volunteers who undertake a range of simple tasks to ensure the 100 plus runners enjoy their experience. To volunteer to support parkrun, or find out more information about taking part please visit www.parkrun.org.uk/greenock

 

Greenock parkrun event 214 report

Another lovely sunny Saturday for Greenock parkrun Event number 214 with 118 runners taking part.

UntitledA large number of first timers this week, 33 in total due to a number of other local parkruns being cancelled and the holiday season in full swing. Our tourists came from Oldham, Barrow, London, Edinburgh, and Sedgfield - hope to see you all back soon. Untitled

Of the 12 recorded new Personal Bests this week saw some Greenock regulars improve in their times William Laing (23:10), James Sutherland (23:51), Willie Logan (25:10) and Douglas McEwan (27:27). Well done everyone.

Untitled The event was made possible by 9 volunteers: Andy CAMERON • Andrew OSBORNE • Richard MCGOWAN • Angela MAGEE • Fiona MACFARLANE • Emma BENSTEAD • David BENSTEAD • Jim MCILKENNY • Rachel SPEIRS Untitled

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

The male record is held by Jonathan GLEN who recorded a time of 15:03 on 25th December 2015 (event number 85), and by Peter AVENT who also recorded a time of 15:03 on 26th November 2016 (event number 132).
The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:31 on 1st July 2017 (event number 163).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul THOMPSON who recorded 89.75% (17:43) on 6th August 2016 (event number 116).

Greenock parkrun started on 17th May 2014. Since then 2,489 participants have completed 16,906 parkruns covering a total distance of 84,530 km, including 2,897 new Personal Bests.

 

Greenock parkrun event 213 report

In warm and sunny conditions, the 213th Geenock parkrun event took place on the Esplanade on Saturday morning. The dedicated volunteer team welcomed 112 runners to take on the fast & flat 5-kilometre route. Among the assembled parkrunners were 11 first timers to Greenock - including John MacMillan who has completed 385 park runs across the UK, many in the south of England.

Despite the hot conditions, thirteen lucky athletes manged to improve their times. David Tamburini (16:31), John Hammerman (16:35) and Chris Barlas (16:36) all helped spur each other on to finish together in a group. Junior runner Ben Campbell managed to slash his time to 20:41 – his 3rd PB in as many runs at Greenock.

Also improving their times were - Iain BEATTIE, Paul EVITT, Lauren REID, Sibylle Dow, David CAITENS, Nuala WARD, Michael MCELDOWNEY and Annmarie MCKEEGANS.

Greenock parkrun welcomed two world marathon record holders to this week's event. Alan and Emma Blair completed the 2013 London Marathon in various fancy-dress costumes and hold the world record for the fastest times in each category. Alan ran the 2013 Marathon dressed as an Internal organ/human heart while Emma was dressed as a Nurse.

Three local ladies were celebrating reaching parkrun milestones this week. Claire Melville, Heather Lafferty and Lynsey Mooney ran as a group to celebrate joining the next parkrun club. Claire and Heather both joined the 50 run club after starting parkrun in January 2017 as a New Year fitness resolution. Both ladies have since completed the Glasgow Women's 10k and are considering Half Marathon events in the future. Meanwhile Lynsey joined the 100 Club this weekend after starting parkrun 3 years ago and becoming a regular participant at Greenock. She was particularly pleased to get back to running after a period out with injury and is now looking forward to training towards the next parkrun club – 250 runs.

 

 

Greenock parkrun Event 212 report

For the 10th consecutive week, Greenock parkrun achieved 100 plus attendance. The good summer weather continued, however this week runners had to contend with an unwelcome headwind.

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There were 18 Greenock first timers among the assembled crowd - including two parkrun regulars from Inverness. Young Aidan MacAskill, who runs regularly at Linwood, earned his ‘Club 10’ parkrun milestone t-shirt on his first visit to Greenock. First finisher Alan Callan had another reason to celebrate when he earned his red ‘Club 50’ parkrun t-shirt. Alan started his parkrun journey in July 2014 and has completed all 50 of his runs on the Greenock course. The windy conditions did not deter the lucky 13 runners who lowered their times to achieve personal bests.

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Frenchman Lucas Bezian achieved his 3rd PB in as many weeks to bring his time to 21:43. Perhaps Lucas’ good form will inspire his nation’s football team to Word Cup glory.

Bruce Coyle proved that good things come to those who wait by earning his first PB in two years to reach 23:34. Lynne Harrison ran a PB of 23:37 on her 31st run at Greenock.

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David Caitens achieved his 4th PB in as many runs to reach 28:57. Meanwhile Kelly Wilson made it a hat trick of consecutive PBs to reach 24:02. Well done to the weeks other PBers - David Williamson, Joe Percival, Gordon McInnes, Stephen Hotchkiss, Linda Ross, Stacey Gatens, Dean Black and Annmarie McKeegans.

Among the runners were 11 members of the Inverclyde JustJog group who have built up to running a 5k over the past 10 weeks. These inspiring people started off with 30 seconds of jogging and 30 seconds of walking and have built up their fitness over recent months. Greenock parkrun congratulates them on completing their fitness programme and hopes to see them back on the Esplanade next weekend. Just Jog meets on Monday nights at Inverkip marina and Tuesday nights on the Esplanade (check Facebook - www.facebook.com/justjog - for training updates). A beginner’s block is due to start after the summer holidays at Inverkip.

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Finally thank you to the amazing parkrun volunteer team. Every week parkrun needs 10-12 volunteers to ensure the run goes smoothly. With the holiday season coming up we would appreciate any offers of help over the next few weeks. Please e-mail greenockhelpers@parkrun.com.

 

Greenock parkrun event 211 report

This weeks Greenock parkrun saw 113 people take on the 5km course on Greenock's Esplanade. This is another great turnout despite the wet weather, the 9th 100+ week in a row. Fantastic!

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The conditions were wet but good for fast times, and this showed with 24 runners managing to improve their best times. They are Chris Barlas, Malcolm Dougall, Michael McLoone, Alan Dick, Jennifer Hood, Kris Allen, Lucas Bezian, Eleanor Connelly, Chris Lithgow, Cheryl Thomas, David Morgan, Deborah McKenzie, Heather Lafferty, Kelly Wilson, Connor Campbell, Anna McDougall, Sam Smith, Barry Speirs, Rupert Thomson, Michelle Morgan, Douglas McEwen, Barbara Watt, Katharine McCullough and Mary McCabe. Big well done all.
First home for the men, with all 3 runners comfortably under 17 minutes, were Chris Mooney, Andrew White & Chris Barlas (PB). For the girls, Jennifer Hood (PB), Claire Monaghan & Eleanor Connelly (PB)

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Jennifer Hood

We also had a number of first timers, 17 in total with 3 completing their very first parkrun! We welcomed tourist from Druridge Bay parkrun and Portsmouth parkrun amongst others. Thanks all for coming and we hope to see you back soon.

We had a number of milestones this week; completing their 50th runs we had Sharon Taitt and Eleanor Connelly. Eleanor is our local Sign Language support volunteer and she also managed to get a PB. Congratulations to you both on this tremendous milestone achievement.

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Our resident Tail Walker, Andy Cameron, completed an amazing 100 volunteers this week. He has now recorded 99 Tail Walker and 1 Marshall, answers on a postcard as to which is his favourite volunteering task.....

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Andy Cameron

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Steven WATSON • Gillian MCDOUGALL • Andy CAMERON • Bruce COYLE • Angeline AUSTIN • Stuart AUSTIN • Marianne MCKAY • Laurie DONALDSON • Cameron CRAWFORD • Erin MCELENY • Moira MCCLUCKIE • Aimee MCELENY • Ralph HECTOR • Abbigael CRAWFORD • Rachel SPEIRS

Volunteers

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

The male record is held by Jonathan GLEN who recorded a time of 15:03 on 25th December 2015 (event number 85), and by Peter AVENT who also recorded a time of 15:03 on 26th November 2016 (event number 132).
The female record is held by Unknown ATHLETE (F) who recorded a time of 17:31 on 1st July 2017 (event number 163).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul THOMPSON who recorded 89.75% (17:43) on 6th August 2016 (event number 116).

Greenock parkrun started on 17th May 2014. Since then 2,427 participants have completed 16,569 parkruns covering a total distance of 82,845 km, including 2,856 new Personal Bests.

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