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.
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 .
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
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 email@example.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.
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.