Perth parkrun Event number 217 20th January 2018

What a beautiful, snowy and sunny morning for running in Perth! After the thought yesterday that we may have to cancel due to the weather it was fantastic to see 184 people brave the sub-zero temperatures and enjoy running in the snow! Thank you to our fantastic volunteers for braving the cold too...there were definitely numb fingers for the timekeepers!

Congratulations to our milestone runners this week who were Molly Proctor a junior running her 10th run. Claire Fox visited from Edinburgh and was running her 50th run.

We were also joined by several visitors from other areas of the courntry...at least one commented that they had never run in the snow!

This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Fiona MANSON • Mike DALES • David SAUNDERS • Euan GLEN • Kenneth G N STEWART • Carol ROSE • Matt NEWTON • Bayne SHAW • Elspeth MACKINNON • Sam DONNACHIE • Kyle PEARSON • Hilary BENNISON • Janet ROSS • Matthew ROSS

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 5,776 participants have completed 38,283 parkruns covering a total distance of 191,415 km, including 7,287 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report – 13th January 2018

A whopping 322 runners, including 45 first timers, descended on the North Inch for today's run. This was the first time we have tried a diversion around the grass section to allow it to recover. This involved running 20-30m further over towards the houses on the return from the marshal at the turning point. The initial reactions we've heard seem to indicate that this was preferable to running through the mudbath or twice around the Inch loop. A decision on which route to use will be made by the run director each week depending on the weather and course conditions.

The drier course, despite being marginally longer, helped 31 of you to personal bests today. We welcomed visitors from Ormskirk and St Albans.

Scott Connor celebrated his 50th parkrun with us this morning.

Thanks to today's volunteers:
Paul ROBERTSON • Laura MUIR • Euan GLEN • Lorraine MACPHERSON • Graeme BUCHAN • Brian BROWN • Sean MUNDAY • Thomas MUNDAY • Lorner MALCOLMSON • Matthew MALCOLMSON • Gregor WELLS • David KNIGHT • Duncan CAMERON • Kyle PEARSON • Fiona BRINKLOW • Holly BRINKLOW • Hilary BENNISON

The volunteer roster for next week is now full (yay), but we still have slots available for future weeks. If everybody volunteers 2-3 times a year it keeps the event ticking over.

 

Perth Parkrun 27 May

Perth parkrun
This week we had a record turnout of 286, beating the previous best by 21.
Congratulations to Neil McGregor and Roger Stark who clocked up 100 and 50 runs respectively.
Well done too to all those who achieved PBs, despite or perhaps helped by the warm weather. Five of these came from Kinross Road Runners who, resplendent in their club strip, were using the event as part of their club championship series.
The Couch to 5k walk/joggers are now on week 2 of their programme, accompanied and encouraged by their purple-clad volunteers.

This week 286 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers.

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

Male placings:
Michael MCCONNELL (SM25-29) of Perth Road Runners, was first over the line in 16:56 - 14th time in 53 appearances.
Stuart ROBERTSON (VM45-49) of Perth Road Runners, was second over the line in 17:32 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Allan KEMP (VM35-39) of Kinross Road Runners, was third over the line in 17:49 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Emma JENKINS (JW15-17) (Unattached) was first (16th overall) over the line in 19:23 - 17th time in 22 appearances.
Jillian GORDON (VW40-44) of Kinross Road Runners, was second (31st overall) over the line in 20:29 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Kirsten GRAY (VW45-49) of Kinross Road Runners, was third (32nd overall) over the line in 20:39.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jean MORRELL (VW70-74) – 83.75% for the time 27:29 (154th overall).
Stuart ROBERTSON (VM45-49) – 82.13% for the time 17:32 (second overall).
Emma JENKINS (JW15-17) – 79.97% for the time 19:23 (16th overall).

The female record is held by Jennifer WETTON who recorded a time of 00:17:08 on 28th May 2016 (event number 129).
The male record is held by who recorded a time of on (event number ).
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 4,679 participants have completed 28,878 parkruns covering a total distance of 144,390 km, including 5,860 new Personal Bests.

 

Perth Parkrun 12 August

Event number 193

Landmark runs this week were achieved by Jake Lessells (10), Mark Finnan and Stephanie Boyd (50). Peter Warland, visiting from Stowmarket, marked up his 150th run with a PB of 21:46. Another notable visitor, Patrick Luong of Finsbury Park, not only recorded a fast 19:56, but volunteered as a barcode scanner to boot!

The only downside was 6 people who refused to take a finish token. It's not much to ask that everyone follows the finish procedure. If you don't want your time recorded, the answer is simple - don't go through the finish.

This week 252 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Barry DAVIE • Simon FINCH • Margaret UNDERHAY • Katharine MELVILLE • Patrick LUONG • Marie MCCASH • Kenneth G N STEWART • Luci IRONSIDE • Finlay DALE • Allan MCCULLOCH • Frances WHITTET • Ronald WILSON • Lewis WILSON • Val RIDDELL • Alfie PEIRCE

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

Male placings:
Wattie MACKAY (VM50-54) of Strathearn Harriers, was first over the line in 17:46 - 7th time in 25 appearances.
Ben HENDERSON (JM11-14) of Perth Strathtay Harriers, was second over the line in 17:59.
Cameron RITCHIE (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:01.

Female placings:
Louise ANDREW (VW35-39) of Dundee and Angus Cani-Cross, was first (8th overall) over the line in 19:11 - first appearance.
Kristin LOWNIE (VW35-39) of Carnegie Harriers, was second (9th overall) over the line in 19:12.
Claire DOUGLAS (VW45-49) of Perth Road Runners, was third (21st overall) over the line in 20:35 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Wattie MACKAY (VM50-54) – 85.08% for the time 17:46 (first overall).
Ben HENDERSON (JM11-14) – 80.63% for the time 17:59 (second overall).
Erni HAMILTON (VW50-54) – 79.77% for the time 21:50 (39th overall).

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 5,042 participants have completed 31,631 parkruns covering a total distance of 158,155 km, including 6,337 new Personal Bests.

 

Birthday run 25th Nov 2017

Muddy conditions around the drilling rig at about 3.2km forced a switch to the alternate 2X North Inch course but the regulatory extra distance saw few score a pb although the C25K runners did well in this respect.
Congratulations to all our milestoners today

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