As the sun was rising this morning I completed my pre-parkrun course check, and I just knew it was going to be a fab morning and I wasn't disappointed. Seeing so many happy faces all coming together to do something we all love put a wee smile on my face.
There must be a few New Years resolution's or perhaps the parkrun bug is just spreading even further as we had 33 people doing their first ever parkrun! Welcome to you all and I hope to see you back again next weekend.
This week 459 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 76 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.
A special thanks to the volunteers who all coped brilliantly with the large numbers this morning. You really did make my job easy this morning so thank you!
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Lorraine SYME-SMITH • Andrew SIMPSON • Ann RAUTENBACH • Martin DEVINE • Susan TWISSELL • Joseph BARTLETT • Emma LOUGHEED • Laura PLUMB • Jonathan HENDERSON • Etta WATTERS • Norman BROWN • Angus CHANDLER • Claire Cakes MATHIESON • Andrew MYLNE • Shirley LAWSON • Rhona MYLNE • Kayla Megan HENDERSON • Fraser MAY • Ryan SCOULAR • Kaylee FRASER • Julie HUGGAN
Volunteering: The roster is looking a little bare over the coming weeks, if you are able to help please email into firstname.lastname@example.org with your barcode number and we can add you in.
Parking: Can we just remind people if they are driving to parkrun to please park considerately and safely. And to please keep the park gates on Baileyfield road clear as this is the access point for emergency vehicles.
Perhaps you can even consider walking, car sharing or taking public transport.
Finish Tokens: We got all our finish tokens back this morning! Thank you!
Milestones: Congratulations go to Lynne Lewis who completed her 100th run this morning and also to Ann Rautenbach on her 25th volunteer milestone.
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 9,325 participants have completed 50,045 parkruns covering a total distance of 250,225 km, including 9,114 new Personal Bests. A total of 745 individuals have volunteered 3,698 times.