Greenock parkrun celebrated New Years day with 173 runners, the second highest attendance since our first event in May 2014. This was the 4th parkrun at Greenock in 11 days, the only time of year where we vary from our traditional 0930 Saturday morning slot. The weather certainly played a favourable part, with 30 first timers to the Esplanade course and 10 recording new Personal Bests.
The fantastic conditions saw a fast field, the first 5 athletes home all in under 17 minutes with a further 17 all under the 20 minute mark. The 10 athletes achieving Personal Bests were David TAMBURINI, Jon HAMMERMAN, James TOSH, Paul BEATON, Elliott WARD, Lorna WARD, Alexander DIEZ ROBERTSON, Rhona TURNBULL, Alison SMART and Sarah PARKINSON. Congratulations to all, great way to start the new year
The unique opportunity of completing two parkruns in one day comes only once a year, on New Years Day. Congratulations to all our local runners who doubled up this year, and to the tourists who chose Greenock as their second event. We hope you all enjoyed it!
Colin Carnson was one of the keen runners to do the double and after starting his day at Strathclyde at 0900, came down to Greenock for the late 1100 start. Colin is currently working through all the Scottish parkruns and is well on his way. Greenock was #36! We even managed to persuade him to finish off his running day in style by taking part in a local 1 mile hill race, The Lyle Mile, organised by local running club Greenock Glenpark Harriers at 1200. Brilliant effort and good luck from all at Greenock on completing your challenge. Colin has a Facebook page tracking his progress https://www.facebook.com/myscotlandparkrunjourney2018/
A huge thanks to our volunteers who gave up their New Year morning to make the extra event possible, some didn't manage to make the photo as they were away for their second stint of volunteering at local race, The Lyle Mile.
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 (F) who recorded a time of 17:21 on 22nd September 2018 (event number 225).
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 2,818 participants have completed 19,647 parkruns covering a total distance of 98,235 km, including 3,225 new Personal Bests. A total of 289 individuals have volunteered 2,677 times.