Greenock parkrun is cancelled on 20 January 2018: ice on course

Greenock parkrun event 191 report

On a windy Saturday morning, 130 parkrunners turned out for the weekly, five kilometre time trial on Greenock's Esplanade. With 26 first timers this week, including several Scouts from 85th G&D, it is clear that more and more people are turning to parkrun to help make 2018 a more active and healthier year.

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Local teacher Mark Vance reached the 50 parkrun club and will soon be seen running around Greenock in his bright red "50" t-shirt which will be dropping through his letter box very soon. Mark completed the very first Greenock parkrun in May 2014 and has completed 49 runs at Greenock and 1 run at Linwood.

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Junior runner, Marzella Luca, reached the 10 parkrun club – the first t-shirt club open to younger athletes. A well as receiving his t-shirt, Marzella was also rewarded with a personal best taking 4 and half minutes from his time when he joined the parkrun family in September.

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Fellow Junior, Alexander Boonsanong was also rewarded with a PB as he completed his 3rd parkrun. Meanwhile senior runner Paul Evitt also received a PB in tough, windy conditions. Following the run, many parkrunners adjourn to the James Watt Public House in Cathcart Street to enjoy breakfast and unlimited coffee refills. Pub staff have noted the drastic increase in milk use every Saturday and are considering bringing Daisy the cow into the pub to compensate.

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Greenock parkrun is a free 5km run held every Saturday morning at 9:30am. Parkrun welcomes runners, joggers and walkers of all standards. The event it delivered entirely by local volunteers. Sign up for free at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/greenock/.

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The event was made possible by 12 volunteers: Alan OROURKE • Steven WATSON • Graham MCGRATTAN • Gillian MCDOUGALL • Simon HUTTON • Andy CAMERON • Helen SPENCE • Eddie DEVINE • John STEVENSON • Eileen STEVENSON • Sara KENT • Stephen HARRISON

Greenock parkrun record holders
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 2,171 participants have completed 14,263 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,315 km, including 2,527 new Personal Bests.

 

Greenock parkrun event 190 report

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On Saturday morning there was a good turnout with a total of 89 runners and the perfect conditions produced 8 PB's, Harry Vance 21:05, Steven Danby 22:00, Heather Lafferty 25:09, Shaun Priest 25:58, Graeme Hanna 29:27, Evelyne Guinchard 30:15, Alexander Boonsanong 31:41, Matthew Crawford 34:37, and 9 first timers, Laura Gray, Graeme Forbes, Jaimie Bradley, Lewis Danby, Ian Anderson, Donny McKenna, John McEwan, Daniel Gray, Ross Dowall. Well done everyone!

One runner, Graeme Hanna, set himself a goal of getting 10 PB's in a row and he accomplished it this week. In this period he has reduced his time from 34:04 to 29:27. This is an overall improvement of more than 10 minutes since Graeme started parkrun in January last year. Well done on this amazing achievement!

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The first finisher was Robbie Crawford with a time of 17:12. The first female finisher was Laura Gray with a time of 21:36. Laura is a regular at Drumchapel parkrun however this week she decided to come to Greenock parkrun. We hope you enjoyed our course and look forward to seeing you here again soon.

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We are happy to have our cheerful tail walker Andy Cameron back after being away in America over the festive period. Welcome back!

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers: Alan OROURKE • Steven WATSON • Graham MCGRATTAN • Andy CAMERON • Gill GILMOUR • Marianne MCKAY • Stephen HANLEY • Andrew OSBORNE • Iain MCKENZIE • Adele MARZELLA • Jim MCILKENNY

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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 2,145 participants have completed 14,133 parkruns covering a total distance of 70,665 km, including 2,524 new Personal Bests.

 

Greenock parkrun event 188 report

On the Clyde

Whilst most of Greenock was covered in snow, ice and slush, the 5km parkrun course on the Esplanade was in top condition for the 34 runners who decided to run the final parkrun of 2017.

Course INspection

Our safety conscious parkrun team were out early inspecting and testing the underfoot conditions.

Start line

Although this was the lowest attendance at Greenock in 2017, we had 8 first time runners to Greenock and 3 personal best times. Our first timers were Ryan Waldron, Graham Arthur Cunliffe, David Cunliffe, Pat McCarn and the Thornton Family of David, Andrea, Laura and Charlotte. Thanks for coming along and we hope to see you again in the New Year at Greenock.

Mitchell & Steven Morris

Our PB'ers were Viki Smith, Steven Morris and Mitchell Morris. Congratulations, a great way to end your running year.

Happy volunteers

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:
Alan OROURKE • Neil.M THOMSON • Sarah WHALEN • Graham MCGRATTAN • Angeline AUSTIN • Stuart AUSTIN • George MCCALLUM • Neve AUSTIN • Kate AUSTIN • Emma BENSTEAD • Margaret Ann SCOTT

For full results, please visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/greenock/results/latestresults/

 

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Christmas day weather was probably very good for running; there was only a small breeze and a slight spitting rain. This reflects the number of PBs (7) achieved for the 97 participants.

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It was delightful to see the number of Santa costumes, elves outfits and the annual appearance of the Zooming Zebra who likes to do the Christmas Day run. Zooming Zebra is looked after and trained by Inverclyde A.C, and this year he ran a new PB of 21.04.

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Welcome to all our visitors, who came from numerous places, the furthest away being Germany, London (Leicester, North Hants and Clapham), Elgin and Edinburgh. PB’s: Cameron Watson JM 15-17 16.29 to 16.18, Andrew White VM 45-49 16.45 to 16.39, Ross Brown SM 25-29 18.00 to 17.18; Zooming Zebra SM 20-24 22.30 to 21.04, David Watt VM 50-54 28.27 to 28.06, Luke Loehndorf JM 11-14 31.49 to 28.54, Mathew Crawford JM10 36.50 to 36.18.

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First Timers: Stephen Trainer SM 25-29 1st male also first parkrun, Zoe Renfrew JW 15-17 1st Female also first parkrun, Grant Montgomery VM 45-49 First parkrun, Tom Peat SM 25-29 First parkrun, Craig Scott VM 35-39, Donna Stephen VW35-39, Karen Sloan VW 45-49 First parkrun, John Higgins VM 50-54 First parkrun, Alasdair McGonagle JM 15-17, Paul McGonagle VM 45-49.

On Christmas Day 97 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 clubs took part.

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Best wishes to all who participated and to this week’s volunteers.
Steven WATSON • Graham MCGRATTAN • Stuart AUSTIN • John STEVENSON • Eileen STEVENSON • Neve AUSTIN • Kate AUSTIN • Paul MCMONAGLE • Laurie DONALDSON • Moira MCCLUCKIE • David BENSTEAD • Douglas MCEWEN

 

Greenock parkrun event 186 report

Conditions were reasonable for today’s run; it was dry with a little wind. This did not stop five runners gaining PB’s.

Willie Logan celebrated his 50th parkrun today, he has completed 48 at Greenock and 2 in Aberdeen. Congratulations Willie, we look forward to seeing you for your next 50.

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We should mention Graeme Hannah – who is fairly new to running has set himself a target of doing ten consecutive PB’s, he has now completed nine cutting his time dramatically, so only one to go – no pressure Graeme.

There were three first timers also their first Park Runs: Rebecca Laird SW 25-29 and Sophie and Anna Robertson both JW 10.

PB’s for this week were:
Abi Hemmerman JW 11-14 20.33 to 20.10 First female home, Steven Kerr VM 35-39 25.13 to 24.05, Deborah McKenzie VW 45-49 26.37 to 26-17, Graemme Hanna VM 35-39 30.01 to 29.32,  and Sarah Blandy VW 50-54 34.24 to 33.58

This week 71 people participated
First Male Michael McLoone VM 50-54 17.54, First Female Abi Hammerman JW 11-14 20.10

vounteers

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:
Abigail Crawford – Alan O’Rourke – Calum Brennan – David Benstead – Emma Benstead
George McCallum – Graham McGrattan – Kenneth Scott – Mark Thomson – Steven Watson - Neil M Thomson

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 2,104 participants have completed 13,791 parkruns covering a total distance of 68,955 km, including 2,489 new Personal Bests.

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