Event #164, 14 July 2018: Portobello Running Club volunteer takeover

This week 264 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part. This week's event was a volunteer takeover by one of the biggest local running clubs, Portobello Running Club, who supplied the volunteers and pacers. Thirty-six people recorded new Personal Bests, hopefully some of them helped by the pacers - let us know if we helped you reach a new high!

I know some people think of running clubs as very serious, competitive and even intimidating organisations. We have some very good runners at Portobello who do indeed compete to 'medal' at races of all types. However, there's a very wide range of ages, standards and abilities. The vast majority of our runners are just people who have discovered that joining a club is a fun and social way to improve your running, get company for training runs, and reach whatever standard you set yourself with support from friends. If parkrun has got you in to running and you can run for about an hour, then please feel very welcome to come along and give our training a try. Our website is https://www.portobellorunners.co.uk/ and training is at 7pm on Wednesday nights, broken in to various groups. During summer we meet at the Royal Commonwealth Swimming Pool. We also have a Facebook group if you want to get in touch with any questions.

Many thanks to David Limmer who organised yesterday's takeover, and well done for reaching 150 runs AND 50th volunteer stint. We had a few other announcements yesterday too - huge well done to Lorna Thomson who was doing her 200th run, happy birthday to Ciaran and very many congratulations to Tom and Aspa who got married last weekend. Wishing you a long and happy marriage from all of us on the Portobello core team!

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Shery JOHNSTON • Sandy MACDONALD • Kelly MARCUS • Oliver POUND • David WORRALL • David LIMMER • Julie MOFFAT • Alan Keith SIMPSON • Martin DEVINE • Ciara WEBB • Mark UPWARD • George LUPTON • Adam SMALL • Audrey REDDINGTON • Richard MUDIE • Niall MCCLUSKEY • Lisa ENGLAND • Allan LATONA • Richard STEWART • Alan JEFFREY • Neil PARK • Marcin KARPOWICZ • David MCNAMARA • Derek STEELE • Fen PARRY • Terry KIRKWOOD • Lee HUTCHISON

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 Elizabeth GILCHRIST who recorded 90.65% (24:58) on 31st October 2015 (event number 28).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 7,917 participants have completed 41,279 parkruns covering a total distance of 206,395 km, including 7,912 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #163, 7 July 2018

Another warm and sunny morning for Portobello parkrun! It was lovely to welcome so many visitors to our parkrun. Special thanks to the pop up ice lolly stand, it was gratefully received!

Children under 11
We had to speak to a number of adults this morning about the importance of staying within arms length of your child at parkrun. Not only is this a safeguarding issue, but it's also an insurance requirement for us. Read more here.

Finish Tokens
Please do not take your finish token home with you. We reuse them. You keep your barcode, we keep the finish token. If you took token 118 home this week, please return it.

Volunteering
Please let us know my email with your barcode number if you wish to volunteer. Portobellohelpers@parkrun.com. You can view the future roster here.

Milestones
Gary Hall joined the 100 Club.
Sinead Fielding joined the 50 Club and her cousin Hannah Smith joined the Junior 10 Club.
Bert Logan completed his 300th parkrun.

Results
Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh
Event number 163
7th July 2018

This week 267 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Robert MAIN • Ciara WEBB • Jennifer O'NEILL • Heather MALTMAN • Emma LOUGHEED • Robbie YATES • Eleanor SINGER • Ian DAVIDSON • Kate MURRAY • Ross DOUGLAS • John CURREN • Kenny HASTON • Nicola FIELDING • Helen ROBINSON • Adam JARMAN • Liz LYNAS • Claire MATHIESON • Margaret MALCOLM • Caroline DESMULLIEZ • David WEDDERBURN

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 Elizabeth GILCHRIST who recorded 90.65% (24:58) on 31st October 2015 (event number 28).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 7,883 participants have completed 41,015 parkruns covering a total distance of 205,075 km, including 7,874 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #162, 30 June 2018

This week 327 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Sandy MACDONALD • Wendy MCFARLANE • David LIMMER • Stuart FLETCHER • Emma LOUGHEED • Ella NICHOLSON • Gordon TURNBULL • Christine CARLTON • Douglas FORRESTER • Dawn LAWSON • Claire MATHIESON • Anne MOAR • Helen RALSTON • James CARLTON • Luca BASSO • Sarah NICHOLSON • Heidi NICHOLSON • Fiona MORRISON • Tom KERR

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 Elizabeth GILCHRIST who recorded 90.65% (24:58) on 31st October 2015 (event number 28).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 7,844 participants have completed 40,748 parkruns covering a total distance of 203,740 km, including 7,835 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #161, 23 June 2018

Milestones - Congratulations to Ross Douglas who completed his 100th parkrun on his 50th Birthday! Happy Birthday Ross!

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Also well done to Gary O'Neill who completed 100 Portobello parkruns. That's one loyal Porty parkrunner!

On Saturday 311 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 69 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Fiona M MACKENZIE • Val BEATTIE • Andrew George SIMPSON • Sheila MASSON • Michael PIDGEON • Sorrel COSENS • Wendy MCFARLANE • Robert MAIN • Mark UPWARD • Susan TWISSELL • Ross J NICOL • Sophie ROWE • Tammy GILL • Gordon TURNBULL • Richard BUCKLAND • Dave STONE • Tom GODDARD • Elspeth BLEAKLEY • Ianthe BLEAKLEY

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 Elizabeth GILCHRIST who recorded 90.65% (24:58) on 31st October 2015 (event number 28).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 7,806 participants have completed 40,421 parkruns covering a total distance of 202,105 km, including 7,784 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #160, 16 June 2018

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh
Event number 160
16th June 2018

In the week where Storm Hector hit Scotland, humidity left our park, a little rain came down and 299 people ran, jogged and walked around Figgate park.  We welcomed 38 first timers this week, it was lovely to meet you all in the first timers brief, we hope to see you again soon!  64 people started of the weekend by recording new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part. Well done to everyone who came along.

Of course this event was made possible by our loyal volunteers, thank you to the following.....

David LIMMER • Ann RAUTENBACH • Jennifer O'NEILL • Steve CRANE • Lynne COWDEN • Brian PENDREIGH • Emma LOUGHEED • Elaine CARSE • Ross J NICOL • Matthew GORRIE • Gemma TAYLOR • Jenni BRODIE • Elaine BERRI • Norman BROWN • Siobhan GORRIE • Claire MATHIESON • Tom GODDARD • Sarah Esmeralda O'NEILL

Volunteering

If you would like to volunteer, please send us an email at this address portobellohelpers@parkrun.com or speak to the Run Director or volunteer on the day to get your self on the roster for future events.

Milestones

A massive congratulations to Lynne Cowden, Richard Mudie and Robert Main, you may know these 3 park runners very well, that’s because they have 119 volunteer stints between them. That’s more than 2 years dedication for volunteering alone! Just amazing! Lynne celebrated her 25th volunteering milestone, Richard with his 50th parkun, and Robert 100 parkruns. Well done!

Finishing Tokens

We got all our finish tokens back this week! Thank you so much everyone :-D

Interesting fact alert!!

Since Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015, we as a group (7,772 of us) have broken 200,000 Km!! that’s more than half way to the moon! The moon is 384,400 km away, as it stands the moon has no atmosphere, in 183,850km time when we reach the moon, I'm sure us Porty parkrunners will change that!!

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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 Elizabeth GILCHRIST who recorded 90.65% (24:58) on 31st October 2015 (event number 28).

 

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