Perth parkrun 235. 26 May 2018

This week 244 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 36 recorded new personal bests. The event was made possible by 19 volunteers.
First home was Michael Carroll of Perth Road Runners in a time of 15.45 - just 20 seconds outside a pb. Michael has run 25 times since May 2014, coming in first on 18 of these - a fine record.
Congratulations to Thomas Fieodorow who completed his first parkrun in 18.48 in 7th place.
The first woman finisher was Claire Douglas, Perth Road Runners, in a time of 21.31.
Since 30 November 2013, 6,250 participants have completed 43,120 runs in Perth covering 215,600k. Phew!


Perth parkrun 18 May, 2018

This week we said thanks to Philip Bryers as he retired as one of our founder Run Directors.
Philip has acted as Run Director no less than 25 times, plus taking on other volunteer roles over the past four and a half years.
In 2017 he ran close to his PB with a time of 26.40, achieving an age-rated score of 68.81% in his M70-74 category.
Philip got into the 100 club this year, and we wish him many more Parkruns to come!

Milestone runs were achived by Jeff Gunnel (150), Graeme Parker (100), and Philip Cooper, Helen Cunningham, Jonathan Henson, Paul Hammersley, Gary Miller and Lynn Smith, all of whom clocked their 50th Parkrun.

Notable amongst the volunteers were three relatively new Parkrunners who stepped forward to help when we were looking a little short at the beginning of the week. They set a fine example of getting the volunteering habit early on.
We often repeat that if everyone volunteered twice a year, we would never have to worry.
So here's the challenge. How about June 30 being run entirely by Volunteering Virgins (assisted by a couple of Run Directors)?
This week in the first fifty finishers alone there were no less that 13 runners who had never volunteered!
So let's make June 30 a special Volunteering Virgins event. Get the twice a year habit!

This week 251 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Roberta HEWITT • Katharine MELVILLE • Kenneth G N STEWART • Karen WALTERS • Jenny ALDHEIM • Stephen JOHNSTON • Jane OLIPHANT • Kristen ALLCOAT • Peter WARREN • Andy MILLER • Charlotte FRASER • Catherine LEWIS • Martin BENBOW • Tushar SRIVASTAV • Aaron FRAMPTON

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

The male record is held by Scott MCDONALD who recorded a time of 14:46 on 27th September 2014 (event number 44).
The female record is held by Jennifer WETTON who recorded a time of 17:08 on 28th May 2016 (event number 129).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 101.94% (21:29) on 19th November 2016 (event number 154).

Perth parkrun started on 30th November 2013. Since then 6,210 participants have completed 42,876 parkruns covering a total distance of 214,380 km, including 7,938 new Personal Bests.


5th May 2018

Thanks to our 299 runners and top team of volunteers today. If you finished 144th please get in touch - your result hasn't processed properly.

The transcript from today's briefing is below, note that we are still looking for some volunteers for next week's run - please get in touch if you can help.

Paul (Run Director, 5th May)

Welcome to the 232nd meeting of the PPIUAS - Perth parkrun Incredibly Useless Acronym Society

Thanks very much to this week's VIHVC - Volunteers In High-Visibility Clothing

Our PRCIC - surely I don't need to spell all of these out to you, (Pre-Run Course Inspection Committee) have already been around the course, we're on our usual course and conditions today are good, but there are half a dozen easily-avoided puddles on the grass. If you don't go through them you'll not get wet feet!

Our LPC - Lost Property Coordinator, Kenneth, has an item of lost property.

This week we are joined by the PWSRNOTB - People With Seemingly Random Numbers On Their Backs. These are our pacers. Now, I know this may be hard, but please share the love and don't all stay on the tail of the 20 minute pacer!

Now it’s time to give our PPSMPC something to do! (Perth parkrun Social Media Photography Coordinator). Claire Cairns is running her 50th parkrun today – come to the front and get your picture taken!

If you are running with an HBUE (Human Being Under Eleven), please keep them within arms' reach

Likewise, anyone with a FLWF (Four-Legged Woofing Friend) should keep them on a short lead

During your run, please look out for PUNPIP (Park Users Not Participating In Parkrun). These include:

LCRWDO: Lycra-Clad Rotating Wheel Device Operators, or cyclists.
SWTPSDBT: Stick-Wielding Trolley Pullers Studying Dimpled Ball Trajectories, otherwise known as golfers
RWHYDP: Runners Who Have Not Yet Discovered Parkrun
WPETCB: Walkers Providing Exercise To Canine Buddies

Joking aside, we regularly seem to encounter a dog walker who seems to take pride in keeping his dogs off the lead when the runners go past.

May I also remind you that the PPPRCABRS meets in Bells Sports Centre Cafe after the run - that's the Perth parkrun Post Run Coffee And Bacon Roll Society

OK, let’s get ready to START!


Run Report 21st April 2018

Well the sun shone today finally which resulted in 38 pbs. 13 people also gave parkrun a go for the 1st time. Well done.
Val Riddell celebrated her birthday by running her 50th parkrun. Happy Birthday Val
Stuart Robertson also ran his 50th and Gordon Lindsay dropped a hint that it was his 150th parkrun today well done guys
We had quite a few visitors today and also welcomed Steven Garden, Event Director from Ellon parkrun (hopefully we will be back to our original course for your next visit)
Huge thanks to all today’s volunteers. Outstanding and friendly as always.

This week 264 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Roberta HEWITT • Eileen WOOD • Lauryn WOOD • Susan SMITH • Kenneth G N STEWART • Kate COWAN • Sue JONES • Rhona BARCLAY • Alistair RADBOURNE • Duncan CAMERON • Isla CARROLL • Louisa CARROLL • Sarah HAMMERSLEY • Paul HAMMERSLEY • Charlotte FRASER • Hilary BENNISON • Janet ROSS

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


Perth parkrun report 31st Mar 2018

Number 6000 is on the cards.
Saturday was a major milestone day for Perth park runners. Juniors Olivia Hughes and Hannah Baughan completed their 10th run, Olivia scoring a pb time. David Fisher, Vivienne McCinnon, Ella Webley and Glasgow tri-club visitor Cheryl Stewart all notching up their 50th run.
Other visitors included Adam Raffel from York who was fist finisher in 17m14s, plus representatives from Fulham, Conway and Burnley.
Lorraine MacPherson was first woman finisher for the 18th time - 29th in 21m25s.
It was a great day for running with a chasing breeze down the back straight, but once again the soggy going out by Muirton forced us to use the N Inch circuit.
This week 278 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
Simon FINCH • Donald SHAW • Bill MELVILLE • Kenneth G N STEWART • Jenny ALDHEIM • Graeme PARKER • Lewis WILSON • Steven BONTHRONE • Michael SPENCE • Stuart J EARL • Aileen TRAVERS • Brian SPENCE • Julia ROBERTSON • Charlotte FRASER • Sarah SWAN • Lorna MACINNES • Janet ROSS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Perth parkrun Results Page.
Next week we are due to have our 6000th individual run since we started,

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