A bright but rather breezy morning awaited us this week and we certainly felt a cooler air than of recent weeks, so we were very grateful that the team from Montvelo CC brought their cosy gazebo with them for their takeover of Montrose parkrun, they also brought cake and drinks which went down well.
They have sent in the following run report.
This Saturday, Montvelo CC took over the Montrose parkrun to allow the volunteers who do this every week a well deserved day off and the chance to take part in their own event.
Thankfully everything went well and under the watchful eye of Sam Redpath a bunch of cyclists managed to maintain order and ensure everyone went home with a time logged and hopefully happy to get a sweetie and bit of cake at the end. (runners don't seem as keen on cake as cyclists it must be said, it's pretty much the main reason we go out for a pedal.
On behalf of Montvélo CC I would like to say a thank you to the parkrun for trusting us to host your event and it's great to see a bit of community involvement between groups and to see everyone having a blether after the run.
I am sure we will be back another time to give the regulars a day off, maybe when it's a bit warmer though and hopefully some of the runners will be interested to come and give the cycling a go. We have a beginners ride planned for the 7th October, which is perfect for anyone to come along and see the club at a gentle pace without being surrounded by seasoned cyclists
There are also runs every Sunday at 8:00 and Wednesday nights at 18:30 leaving from Lidl, which anyone is more than welcome to come along to, to get a taste for club rides.
Anyone who picked up a flyer and decides to join the club following Saturday's takeover can obtain membership which will run to March 2020, so basically 18 months for the price of 12!
We are also in the process of organising Montrose's 1st ever Cyclcocross race "Mo Cross" which will take place on the 16th December at the East Links, entry is now open and there are full details on the website. This promises to be an exciting event the likes of which have never been seen in the town with close racing and a great atmosphere. Entry on the day is free for spectators, so please come along, grab a cowbell and make some noise.
If anyone would like more info, do not hesitate to contact the club via our Facebook Page or email email@example.com
You can find out more about the club here
This week 135 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part, including 3 fabulous people who joined the 50 club, well done Morag, John and Matthew.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
David WILSON • Doug WALKER • Samantha REDPATH • Colleen CRAIG • Denis RICE • Andy INGLIS • Vicki WOODBURN • Arlene DICKSON • John YOUNG • Barrie CRAIG • Douglas GLEN • Julian FOLEY • Matthew GIBSON • Craig HERD • Erik PORTER • William MUIR • James MACKELLAR
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Montrose parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Jennifer WETTON who recorded a time of 18:46 on 8th July 2017 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Andrew ROLLAND who recorded a time of 16:40 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 9).
The Age Grade course record is held by Morag ELLERY who recorded 85.90% (26:21) on 1st September 2018 (event number 60).
Montrose parkrun started on 8th July 2017. Since then 1,614 participants have completed 6,652 parkruns covering a total distance of 33,260 km, including 1,640 new Personal Bests.