Event #177, 13 October 2018: When it rains, it pours

Wow. Well done everyone this week and extra appreciation to the volunteers who stood out in that rain!

Volunteering
Next week is a Takeover, with all the volunteers provided by Edinburgh Running Network. It’s their birthday and they are having a parkrun pyjama party.

If you’d like to volunteer another week just let us know by emailing portobellohelpers@parkrun.com with your barcode number.

This week 253 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Andrew JOHNSTON • Robert MAIN • Brian PENDREIGH • Stuart FLETCHER • Emma LOUGHEED • Penny GARDINER • Alison ROWE • Sophie ROWE • Etta WATTERS • Lynne LEWIS • Douglas FORRESTER • Raanan BERRI • Claire MATHIESON • Martin KELSO • Isla LUCAS • Justine STANSFIELD • Sue DRURY • Sarah Esmeralda O'NEILL

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

The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 15:21 on 7th November 2015 (event number 29).
The female record is held by Jo WILLIAMS who recorded a time of 17:13 on 26th May 2018 (event number 157).

The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded 92.66% (20:39) on 28th July 2018 (event number 166).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 8,588 participants have completed 45,307 parkruns covering a total distance of 226,535 km, including 8,545 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #176, 6 October 2018

What better way to celebrate International parkrun day than running around Figgate Park in the lovey autumn sunshine. It was lovey to welcome so many visitors and first timers.

This week 312 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

Volunteering

Thank you to everyone who came to see me after the run and also emailed in to volunteer. We have a full roster for the 13th October already. But we do have plenty of space on the roster for future weeks. If you are able to help please email in with your barcode number to portobellooffice@parkrun.com

Please note the 20th October is a takeover week where all the volunteers are being provided by the Edinburgh Running Network (ERN).

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Andrew George SIMPSON • Wendy MCFARLANE • Ann RAUTENBACH • Dave LEGGE • Robert MAIN • David WEBSTER • Martin DEVINE • Heather MALTMAN • Clare DILLON • Etta WATTERS • Matthew GORRIE • Dawn LAWSON • Helen ROBINSON • Dorothy GROOBY • Claire MATHIESON • Fiona MORRISON • Tom GODDARD • David WEDDERBURN • Neil CHRISTIE

Finish Tokens

Unfortunately despite my plea at the start we still managed to lose one token. If you have number 98 please can you email in to arrange its return. If you are unsure what to do with the token please ask a volunteer.

Milestones

Congratulations to both Patrick Nelis and Rachel Murray on completing your 50th runs today. Well done to you both!

 

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

The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 15:21 on 7th November 2015 (event number 29).
The female record is held by Jo WILLIAMS who recorded a time of 17:13 on 26th May 2018 (event number 157).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded 92.66% (20:39) on 28th July 2018 (event number 166).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 8,553 participants have completed 45,054 parkruns covering a total distance of 225,270 km, including 8,513 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #175, 29 September 2018

What a morning for a run! Well done to everyone that participated today.

Dogs
Please ensure if you are running with a dog that it is on a short leash and under control (keep your dog to heel). Thank you for your assistance. parkrun policy here.

Toilets
Please do not pee in the park. The nearest toilets are at Morrison’s on Portobello Road or Aldi on the high street. Thank you.

Volunteering
Volunteering is easy and fun! It’s a great way to see the other side of your parkrun. Please have a look at our roster online and let us know when you can help, just email in with your barcode number. We only need the roles in yellow filled.

Results
This week 288 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Andrew George SIMPSON • Mike LIEBERMAN • Eleanor MACKENZIE • Dougie GOWAN • Lorna THOMSON • Brian REID • Robert MAIN • Ciara WEBB • Ciaron FORREST • Andrew STOTHERS • Eleanor SINGER • Ian DAVIDSON • Lisa DRYBURGH • Patrick NELIS • Paul SLIFER • Matthew GORRIE • Charles NAPLES • Claire MATHIESON • Ruth DREVER • Leah WILSON

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

The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 15:21 on 7th November 2015 (event number 29).
The female record is held by Jo WILLIAMS who recorded a time of 17:13 on 26th May 2018 (event number 157).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded 92.66% (20:39) on 28th July 2018 (event number 166).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 8,493 participants have completed 44,742 parkruns covering a total distance of 223,710 km, including 8,461 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #174, 22 September 2018

It was great to see so many visitors and first-timers at Porty this week. A very warm welcome to you all and we hope you enjoyed the course.

Congratulations to Mike Lieberman for completing his 200th parkrun and to Dawn Lawson for completing her 50th parkrun.

A special thank you to the Eastern Amateur Coastal Rowing Club who supplied the majority of our volunteers today. You did a great job!

This week 317 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Martin DEVINE • Stuart FLETCHER • Alex HILLIAM • Claire TOCHEL • Emma GRIFFITHS • Sean WATTERS • Laura PLUMB • Lucy VAN DER VEN • Oscar HILLIAM-COOK • Maddy CORBIN • Etta WATTERS • Sally CHAMPION • Alison CARLYLE • Ailsa COOK • Kit LAWSON • Esther HILLIAM-COOK • Claire MATHIESON • Peter ASHE • Ed VAN DER VEN • Amyy VAN DER VEN • Harriet CRAWFORD

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

The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 15:21 on 7th November 2015 (event number 29).
The female record is held by Jo WILLIAMS who recorded a time of 17:13 on 26th May 2018 (event number 157).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded 92.66% (20:39) on 28th July 2018 (event number 166).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 8,456 participants have completed 44,454 parkruns covering a total distance of 222,270 km, including 8,403 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #173, 15 September 2018

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh
Event number 173
15th September 2018

Well good morning Portobello!! that was some parkrun, edition number 173 you lot made it awesome! This morning as I walked the park checking the course conditions I took in what a beautiful park we run in. Figgate Park is so alive with so much wildlife, character, art work, but I must say, one of the most beautiful parts of this park is Saturday mornings, watching the sea of colours running away to complete your free timed 5k event with the stunning back drop of Figgate Park.

Today we had Katy Smillie volunteering as sign language support, ensuring there are no barriers to take part, it was a fantastic addition to the already amazing volunteering squad we had on show today, and I would definitely encourage this role to happen on a more frequent basis.

I touched on volunteers and how amazing the volunteers are, today our volunteers were top class, today no issues on timing, funnel, token, barcodes, or marshalls on course, everyone today reported back saying today was seamless! Volunteers I want you all to know you are amazing, and thank you to each and every one of you for your hard work this morning to make our event a success.
Murdo MACLEOD • Fiona M MACKENZIE • Sorrel COSENS • Ann RAUTENBACH • Robert MAIN • Ciaron FORREST • Jennifer O'NEILL • Fiona MCLAREN • Emma LOUGHEED • Ross J NICOL • Etta WATTERS • Katy SMILLIE • Dave STONE • Elaine BERRI • Lesley CUSACK • Anne FEIST • Leah WILSON • Tom GODDARD

This week 309 people ran, jogged and walked Portobello parkrun, today we had 46 were first timers from all over the world from Elgin to Australia! First Timers, remember now you have your barcode printed, that's your barcode for life, soon holidays will be ;

Passport - Check

Tickets - Check

Wallet - Check

parkrun barcode - CHECK!

MILESTONES
50 - Running - Elaine Berri - you patched that today!
100 - Volunteering - Emma Lougheed - your help over the years are totally apprechiated by all of us Porty parkrunners, we also love your creative Run Reports, and often poem Pre Run Briefs! Thank you Emma.
150 - Running - Christian Barlow - topped of with a Personal Best today! I hope you’re celebrating in style!
50 - Cakes - Claire Mathieson! I have no idea how many you have made in the past, but your cake today was totally worth mentioning. It was just stunning!

Congratulations to the 58 parkrunners who recorded new Personal Bests today, us volunteers watched you all, and we commented on how good you looked out there today. Well done!

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

Coming to Portobello parkrun really is the highlight of my week, and I hope it is for you too. Thanks for such a great morning.

Ross.

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