Kirkcaldy parkrun, Event #203, 12th January 2019

What can I say …………………..?

Simply just another fabulous morning in Beveridge Park for Kirkcaldy parkrun.

A great turnout of runners and volunteers alike, pretty decent weather, lots of great running and walking, lots of huge smiles in the park, lots of high fives and simply great fun - what more can you ask for ?

There were 248 people running, jogging or walking with us this morning.

27 of you were at parkrun for the very first time - welcome to all of you

Another 13 of you were visiting Kirkcaldy for the first time, welcome to all of you too.

We hope to see you all again !

There were 35 Personal Bests recorded today, an amazing number, well done to each and every one who achieved this feat.

Congratulations to Bruce Campbell who set a new age category record today (VM 50-54) completing the course in 17:58.  Bruce runs at Weymouth normally, hope that helped make the journey worthwhile !

As always parkrun cannot happen with volunteers and today we had a fantastic team, quality and quantity wise with an impressive 25 volunteers on duty.

The Hi-Viz heroes were:
Tricia WALLACE • Nick BRIAN • Ally SINCLAIR • Andrew AIRD • Angela BROWN • Scott BROWN • Jim DUNSTAN • Shaun SUTHERLAND • Sharon SUTHERLAND • Sandy BELL • Claire DOAK • Karen TERRIS • Amy SINCLAIR • Fiona THORNTON • Margaret CAVANAGH • Laura GODDING • Lyndsay EASON • Catherine BARTLE • Dougie SMART • Thomas SMITH • Janet HENRY • Tegan BANKS • Natalie FRIEL • Steven MCKENZIE • Fiona BOLDEN

Missing token - if you finished in 100th place and took the finishing token home by mistake can you get in touch as we need it for next week, thanks.

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

The female record is held by Stephie PENNYCOOK who recorded a time of 17:16 on 16th April 2016 (event number 63).
The male record is held by Ben HUKINS who recorded a time of 15:44 on 1st January 2017 (event number 101).
The Age Grade course record is held by Isobel BURNETT who recorded 92.06% (20:47) on 3rd June 2017 (event number 122).

Kirkcaldy parkrun started on 14th February 2015. Since then 4,755 participants have completed 30,776 parkruns covering a total distance of 153,880 km, including 6,432 new Personal Bests. A total of 537 individuals have volunteered 3,753 times.


Event #201 – NYD Run Report

Well, that was an exciting morning for the volunteering crew! They did remarkably well today considering the record attendance we had this morning.

342 runners, joggers and walkers completed our New Year's Day parkrun with many of them going off to other events to take part in the New Year's Day Double!

Of those 342, at least 92 made their first appearance at Kirkcaldy, 55 people achieved a new PB, and at least 11 completed their very first parkrun.  Well-done everyone, and we hope to see you back soon.

All results are available here

Many people reached milestones today (it's a bit difficult to read from the stats as we don't know if they achieved it with us at 09:00, or another event later in the day)  However - congratulations to all those who reached a milestone - I'm sure you will be ordering your new t-shirt very soon!

There were many people taking photos today, so if you know of anyone doing so, please ask them to add them to our Flickr group for all to see. See here for info on our photo group.

Today was made possible buy 19 volunteers! It really isn't possible to have parkrun without volunteers. If you want to help out for any future events, please drop an email with your barcode ID to

See you all on Saturday 5th for Event #202



NYD 09:00

Remember folks - our event on 1st Jan will start at the earlier time of 09:00 with the “first timer briefing” at around 08:50

Toilets in the park WILL NOT be open.



200+ for 200 (29th December 2018)

Happy 200 to us!!

Also celebrating their own milestones were

  • Liz Hutchison celebrated 100 parkruns - all done at Kirkcaldy
  • Jimmy McIntyre got his 100 parkrun vest on to mark his 100th Kirkcaldy parkrun (113 overall)
  • Well done to Wilma Ritchie who complete her 50th parkrun today
  • Last, but certainly not least, Ryan Dunning also completed his 50th parkrun

Massive thanks to the 218 hardy folks who dodged the wheely bins on the roads to take part this morning despite some fairly significant winds. Incredibly there were 15 Personal Bests recorded as well.

Among those taking part were 27 first timers at Kirkcaldy, with 19 visitors and 8 first time parkrunners - what a week to start! If you can run through that weather the rest will be easy, we look forward to seeing you all back soon....

27 appears again as the number of clubs who were represented this week, the stand out names for me were:

  • Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good (no Z's getting dropped today Jack?)
  • Pudsey Pacers RC

The event was made possible by 24 magnificent volunteers who cheered (with cowbells to assist!), timed, scanned, checked, tokened, set up kit, put away kit, shared out sweets! and even grabbed the stray clothes thrown at us after the first lap.. Thank you all for making the Run Director job easy this week.

Our biggest thanks goes to everyone who donated so generously to the foodbank collection, there is a picture on our Facebook page showing the car brimming full of items to be dropped of this coming week. A terrific reflection on a fantastic running community.

Thank you all and we look forward to seeing you again on New Year's Day -

  • DFYB (Don't Forget Your Barcode) and
  • DFISAN (Don't Forget It Starts At Nine!)

Have a great New Year from all at Kirkcaldy parkrun

(Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kirkcaldy parkrun Results Page)



200 and going strong!

How time has flown, it seems like a very short time ago that we were starting our first Kirkcaldy parkrun and wondering if anyone would turn up. In a flash we are now celebrating our 200th event on Saturday (29th) and we are stronger than ever with almost 200 participants last week.

Since those first hesitant steps, we've proudly been part of a team of 530 volunteers giving up their time periodically to setup, marshal, scan etc. and collectively we've had the privilege of helping over 4,500 people complete a remarkable 29,700+ runs promoting friendship, exercise, fitness and wellbeing in a free, fun and easily accessible format. Massive thanks goes to all of you, walkers, joggers, runners, volunteers, spectators and supporters (and patient kids, dogs, partners and spouses who put up with us).

parkrun tries to reach out and engage everyone in our community irrespective of background, ability, income or any other factors and we thought it would be fitting to mark our 200th event by extending help to those in most need in our local community and would invite you to bring an item (or items) for donation to Kirkcaldy Foodbank to help them support those in need, especially at this time of year. The Foodbank have advised that the items they need are:
Canned Fish
Canned Meat
Canned or Dried Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Canned Soup
Canned Beans or Spagetti
Long Life Milk (UHT)
Long Life Fruit Juice(UHT)
Pasta Sauce
Tea and Coffee

We will have a bag at the start area for you to drop your donations in as well as one at the finish area (please note that we can't accept cash though) but please remember that this is entirely optional.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday for a happy 200th

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