Linwood parkrun is cancelled on 20 January 2018: Course covered in snow & ice

Linwood parkrun #78 6th January 2018

After some frustrating cancellations due to snow and flooding, it was great to get back to normal parkrunday at Linwood this week.     Well not quite normal, some icy spots on the tarmac section meant a rather quick change of plans to an alternative course on the woodland trail.  3 laps round the trail and then 500m further on to the finish spot - total distance was approximately 5.1k.

Well done to all the 168 participants and this weeks band of 12 volunteers. A chilly morning, but a good one for a run. But what about the volunteers who cheerfully braved the cold to look after us and ensure our times were all recorded - what a brilliant bunch they are.

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A nice turnout for our first run of the year, and good to see new faces along to parkrun too. 19 first timers to Linwood joined the team yesterday. With the course being 100m longer than our standard route, then PBs were always going to be difficult, but congratulations to Murray Banks and Alistair Patrick for getting PBs yesterday :-) .

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Congratulations to Ross Mackenzie and Gwen Gillham in being our first male and female finishers yesterday. Also Peter Svensson ran his 50th parkrun yesterday, all of which have been at Linwood. Lynne Goldie from Bellahouston Road Runners joined us yesterday, Lynne has 248 parkruns plus 22 as a volunteer, our most experienced parkrunner of the day

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Again a big thank you to our 12 volunteers that made the run possible and coped with the late switch to the alternative course:

Lorraine SHARP • Graham ROONEY • Abby Georgia GROVES • Mick HYDES • Douglas WILSON • Kirsty HORNE • Philippa SIMMS • Sineaid MCLAUGHLIN • Teighlor- Jade HOWARD • Colin HOWARD • Sheila MCCAMLEY • Alison PATRICK

Our roster for January is very light, so if you can help out on any of the dates then please let us know by emailing linwoodhelpers@parkrun.com . If we aim to help out around one run in 12 then it makes the organizing so much easier, and volunteering is a terrific way to enjoy other aspects of parkrun experience.

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

The female record is held by Jennifer WETTON who recorded a time of 16:55 on 29th October 2016 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Jonathan GLEN who recorded a time of 15:22 on 24th June 2017 (event number 52).
The Age Grade course record is held by Erica CHRISTIE who recorded 90.54% (21:08) on 29th April 2017 (event number 44).

Linwood parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 2,338 participants have completed 10,396 parkruns covering a total distance of 51,980 km, including 2,297 new Personal Bests.

 

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Linwood parkrun #74 – 2nd December

With the country still experiencing extremely cold conditions, it was on everybody's mind would parkrun go ahead this week. A course inspection on Thursday made it look doubtful, and on Friday after another inspection the decision was taken to look at our alternate course, despite an increase in temperatures on Friday night the first part of the course was still frozen solid so the alternate course it was.

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On Saturday morning 131 runners set out on our alternate course, 3 laps is a slight change in layout but at least it ensures our event goes ahead. We had 11 first timers this week, one of whom Claire Tector joined us from Market Harborough parkrun in Leicestershire. Hope you all enjoyed the run and will join us again soon. We had 17 PB's this week 12 male runners and 5 female runners these included  Barry Edwards, Chris McFarlane, Ross Bayliss (Jnr), Andy Smith,, David Campbell, James McSorley, Alistair Beck, Patrick Bayliss, Euan McDonald, Brian Hughes, Alan Gibson, Alan McCrossan, Angela Wilson, Fiona Hewitson,Janice Buchan who achieved her 5th PB in a row. Well done to everyone who improved their time on Saturday.

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Gaynor Svensson joined the 50 Club this week, enjoy your red T-shirt when it arrives. Amelia Petrie reached her 150 parkrun on Saturday and finally it was Rebecca Baillie's intention to complete all the Scottish parkruns by running with us but with the start up of Troon this will now take place next Saturday. Congratulations to all three.

This Saturday 9th December we will be having a collection for the Renfrewshire Foodbank, donations are entirely voluntary and we will post a list of items they are looking for on our Facebook page.

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A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who braved the cold conditions and had to adapt to the last minute change of course to ensure we went ahead. Over the festive season our roster is a bit light, if you can help us in any way possible please email us at linwoodoffice@parkrun.com

 

Linwood parkrun #72 – 11th November

Overnight frost was a concern for our Run Director as he set off for the ON-X, however there was only one are of concern and with temperatures and the sun rising, the decision was run on. 126 people made the start run, 15 of whom were first timers at Linwood, 8 of whom were taking part in their first ever run.

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22 of our runners achieved a PB on the day, amongst the male runners James Carmichael, Brandon Reid, Matt Bull, Kevin Adams and Iain Keir achieved the feat. For the female runners Clare Barr, Mel Cushing, Chloe Wynne, Jennie Hynd and junior Maia MacAskill all improved on their previous best at ON-X. Congratulations to all our runners who bettered their previous time.

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First home this week was William MacNaughton in a PB of 18.09, followed in second by Bryan Deveaney in 18.34, third across the line was Brian Hughes (Glasgow South Running Club) in 18.39. For the ladies first across the line was Jennifer Rooney Kilbarchan AAC) in 20.52, second was Clare Barr (Motherwell AC) in 21.46, third home was Lorna Mitchell in 22.29.

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Upcoming Events

9th December will be our annual collection for the Renfrewshire Foodbank. Donations are optional and will be greatly appreciated by the Foodbank. List of items they require will be posted on our Facebook page shortly.

Xmas Day - We will be holding an additional run on the 25th December, depending on having enough volunteers.

New Years Day - Is the only day of the year where you can register 2 parkrun's in the one day. We will be starting at the normal time of 9.30am on the 1st January and Victoria and Greenock will start at 11.00am to allow any of our runners to attempt the double.

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As always a huge thanks to all our volunteers yesterday who ensure our run goes ahead safely every week. Our roster for the rest of November and December is a bit light, if you can help us in any way possible please speak to us after the weekly run or email us at linwoodoffice@parkrun.comSee you all next week #DFYB

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

The female record is held by Jennifer WETTON who recorded a time of 16:55 on 29th October 2016 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Jonathan GLEN who recorded a time of 15:22 on 24th June 2017 (event number 52).
The Age Grade course record is held by Erica CHRISTIE who recorded 90.54% (21:08) on 29th April 2017 (event number 44).

Linwood parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 2,234 participants have completed 9,596 parkruns covering a total distance of 47,980 km, including 2,215 new Personal Bests.

 

Linwood parkrun #68 – 14th October

Despite the poor weather in the preceding couple of days another great turnout of 154 runners made their way to ON-X for run number 68. Of these 21 were first timers at Linwood with 11 of them complete newcomers to parkrun. Hopefully you liked our course and you'll return again soon.

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We had 29 runners beat their personal best at our event this week, amongst the male runners Max McFarlane, Kenny Lauder, Allan McCrossan, David Whiteman and father and son duo Patrick & Liam Bayliss all achieved the feat. For the females Alice Green exactly a year after she set her previous best, Lorraine Walker, Lew Chin Chee, Mel Cushing, Katrina Mackie and junior Erinanne McLaughlin all bettered their time at Linwood. Congratulations to all our runners who improved their time this week.

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First home this week for the 3rd time was Donald Petrie (Kilbarchan AAC) in 18.30, followed in second by Bryan Deveaney in 18.50 closely followed in third by William MacNaughtan in 18.57. For the ladies first home was junior Honey Morris (Kilbarchan AAC) in 23.29, second across the line was Belinda Graham in 24.36 and third home was Lorraine Sharp (Kilbarchan AAC) in 24.51.

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We also had another two milestone runners this week with Emma MacLeod reaching her 100th parkrun, and Lorraine Sharp finally reaching her 50th milestone. Congratulations to both of them and enjoy the black and red T-shirts respectively when they arrive. Just a reminder that if you have a milestone coming up please either email us in advance or let our Run Director know on the Saturday morning, so we can give you a mention in the pre run brief.

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As always as big thank you to all our volunteers who ensure our run goes ahead in a smooth and safe matter. Our roster is a bit empty in upcoming weeks so if you would like to join our hi-viz army of volunteers and assist us in putting on our great little event, please contact us at linwoodoffice@parkrun.com or speak to us after the weekly run.

Finally as mentioned in yesterday's run brief Saturday 28th October will be our Halloween Run, fancy dress is optional and we will be awarding spot prizes to the runners with the best costume.

Enjoy your week and we'll see you all next week. #DFYB

 

 

 

 

Linwood parkrun
Event number 68
14th October 2017

This week 154 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Katrina KYNASTON • John Philip KYNASTON • Neil MACLEAN • Ali MEEK • Daniel ELLIOTT • Lorna MITCHELL • David MUSHET • Mick HYDES • Tracey REDDY • Douglas WILSON • Kirsty HORNE • Evelyn VANNI • Teighlor- Jade HOWARD

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

Male placings:
Donald PETRIE (VM60-64) of Kilbarchan AAC, was first over the line in 18:30 - third time in 27 appearances.
Bryan DEVEANEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:50 - was first to finish once before.
William MACNAUGHTAN (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:57.

Female placings:
Honey MORRIS (JW11-14) of Kilbarchan AAC, was first (22nd overall) over the line in 23:29 - first time in 6 appearances.
Belinda GRAHAM (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (34th overall) over the line in 24:36.
Lorraine SHARP (VW50-54) of Kilbarchan AAC, was third (37th overall) over the line in 24:51.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Donald PETRIE (VM60-64) – 86.67% for the time 18:30 (first overall).
Brian HUGHES (VM60-64) – 83.63% for the time 19:21 (5th overall).
William MACNAUGHTAN (VM45-49) – 76.61% for the time 18:57 (third overall).

The female record is held by Jennifer WETTON who recorded a time of 16:55 on 29th October 2016 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Jonathan GLEN who recorded a time of 15:22 on 24th June 2017 (event number 52).
The Age Grade course record is held by Erica CHRISTIE who recorded 90.54% (21:08) on 29th April 2017 (event number 44).

Linwood parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 2,171 participants have completed 9,049 parkruns covering a total distance of 45,245 km, including 2,100 new Personal Bests.

 

Linwood parkrun #67 – 7th October 2017

Rain was forecast for parkrun #67 at ON-X but thankfully we got lucky and it didn't materialise until after all our runners had completed the course. On the day 173 runners made it to the start line, with 32 being first timers at Linwood, 21 of whom were completely new to parkrun. The furthest travelled of those was Katy McKinney from Washington in the USA. Saturday was the 13th anniversary of the first ever parkrun and to celebrate we asked our runners to wear their apricot T-shirts, we ended up with runners from Strathclyde, Pollok, Inverness as well as Linwood.

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We also had 3 runners reach milestones on Saturday with juniors Sarah Forbes and Graeme Small reaching their 10th run both celebrated the occasion with a PB. The final milestone was our Event Director David Mushet who reached his 100th run after starting way back in November 2014 at Greenock, during that time as well as running at Greenock and Linwood, he's been a tourist at Strathclyde, Springburn, Victoria, Ruchill, Drumchapel and volunteered 49 times. Enjoy the T-shirts when they arrive and remember to show them off at ON-X.

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First home on Saturday in his first appearance at Linwood was Paul Thompson (Cambuslang Harriers) in 18.11, second across the line was Bryan Deveaney in 18.36 just edging Sean Marshall (Greenock Glenpark Harriers) in 18.37. For the ladies first across the line was Rhona Martin (Bellahouston Harriers) in 22.11 closely followed by Alison MacKenzie in 22.19 and third was Lorna Mitchell in 22.25 a PB for her.

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We had 38 runners achieve a PB on Saturday notable amongst the female runners were Charlotte Taylor, Wanda McMillan, Jessica Newbigging, Anne Kennovin and Jessica Oates, for the male runners Chris Parcell, Craig Forsyth, Michaeil Cox, Andy Cameron and junior Adam Templeton all improved their previous best. Congratulations to everyone who achieved a PB on Saturday.

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As always a huge thank you to all our volunteers who ensure our great little event runs smoothly each week. With the October school holidays approaching our roster is a little bit light, if you would like to give something back to parkrun, why don't you consider taking a turn as a volunteer in the coming weeks, all roles are very intuitive and we give full training before the start of the run. If this is of interest to you and you'd like to start moving towards a volunteer milestone T-shirt, then email us at linwoodoffice@parkrun.com or speak to one of our event team after this weeks run.

Our Halloween event will be on Saturday 28/10/17 , with the option to run in fancy dress so get those thinking caps on and see what you can come up with.

See you all on Saturday and remember #DFYB

 

Linwood parkrun
Event number 67
7th October 2017

This week 173 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

David MACKINTOSH • Donald PETRIE • Jennie HYND • Lesley MUSHET • Catherine WILSON • Mick HYDES • Douglas WILSON • Evelyn VANNI • William MARTIN • Teighlor- Jade HOWARD • Colin HOWARD • Heather ROWAN

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

Male placings:
Paul THOMPSON (VM60-64) of Cambuslang Harriers, was first over the line in 18:11 - first appearance.
Bryan DEVEANEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:36 - was first to finish once before.
Sean MARSHALL (VM35-39) of Greenock Glenpark Harriers, was third over the line in 18:37.

Female placings:
Rhona MARTIN (SW25-29) of Bellahouston Harriers, was first (29th overall) over the line in 22:11 - 4th time in 18 appearances.
Alison MACKENZIE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (30th overall) over the line in 22:19.
Lorna MITCHELL (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (32nd overall) over the line in 22:25.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Paul THOMPSON (VM60-64) – 88.18% for the time 18:11 (first overall).
Gordon DRYDEN (VM55-59) – 79.14% for the time 19:25 (8th overall).
Amelia PETRIE (VW60-64) – 76.43% for the time 25:23 (61st overall).

The female record is held by Jennifer WETTON who recorded a time of 16:55 on 29th October 2016 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Jonathan GLEN who recorded a time of 15:22 on 24th June 2017 (event number 52).
The Age Grade course record is held by Erica CHRISTIE who recorded 90.54% (21:08) on 29th April 2017 (event number 44).

Linwood parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 2,150 participants have completed 8,895 parkruns covering a total distance of 44,475 km, including 2,071 new Personal Bests.

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