Event #151: 14 April 2018

This week 287 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Shery JOHNSTON • Sarah MCADAM • Sandy MACDONALD • Eleanor MACKENZIE • Dougie GOWAN • Ciara WEBB • Fiona MCLAREN • Stuart FLETCHER • Emma LOUGHEED • Niall MCCLUSKEY • Allan LATONA • Alison ROWE • Sophie ROWE • Andy MCKAY • Gillian BRUNTON • Al DOCHERTY • Elaine BERRI • Dorothy GROOBY • Ryan JOHNSTON • Liz LYNAS • Fen PARRY

It was great to see Andy McKay back at Porty and you can see his photos via Facebook.

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 Cera GEMMELL who recorded a time of 17:33 on 23rd September 2017 (event number 124).
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 7,303 participants have completed 37,178 parkruns covering a total distance of 185,890 km, including 7,202 new Personal Bests.

 

Porty parkrun

In addition to parkrun rules (there are few) like ‘don’t forget your barcode’, there are a couple of extra things we ask of you at Porty parkrun.

• please keep to the left of the path unless you’re overtaking or are instructed otherwise by a marshal. We’re a busy run on narrow paths and this is for safety (we don’t want anyone to fall into the burn!) and to allow for safe overtaking.

• please run on the path, not on the grass.

• this is already in the parkrun code, but please make sure you listen to the pre run brief. It can be hard to hear, we know, but it’s important and only lasts a few minutes.

Thanks all!

 

Toilets

Just a reminder that there are no toilets in Figgate Park. The nearest guaranteed available toilets are at Morrison’s on Portobello Road. If you are unsure, or need directions, please speak to a high vis hero aka a volunteer!

Edinburgh also operates a Community Toilet Scheme. The opening hours vary depending on the day and time of year, but you might be able to make use on your way to or from the run: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/toilets

 

Event #150, 07.04.2018

Well, that was our 150th event this morning! Thanks to everyone who participated. We had all our finish tokens returned, thank you!

Just a 'wee' reminder that urinating in the park is not permitted. Please ask a volunteer where the nearest toilets are if you need one.

Volunteering
If you'd like to volunteer please email in with your barcode number, portobellooffice@parkrun.com. You can see the future roster here. We would like to have pacers for our birthday on April 21 but won't proceed with this until we have all the essential roles filled.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Lorraine SYME-SMITH • Dougie GOWAN • Amy Leigh CAMPBELL • Claire NEWCOMBE • Julie MOFFAT • Ciara WEBB • Emma LOUGHEED • Judith CLAPP • Niall MCCLUSKEY • John CURREN • Etta WATTERS • Gillian BRUNTON • Jonathan DUCKWORTH • Al DOCHERTY • Dave STONE • Cameron DOYLE • Elaine BERRI • Dorothy GROOBY • Liz LYNAS • Flora HENRY • Louise NEWCOMBE

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

This week 279 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

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 Cera GEMMELL who recorded a time of 17:33 on 23rd September 2017 (event number 124).
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 7,267 participants have completed 36,891 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,455 km, including 7,158 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #149 31 March 2018

This week the Portobello parkrun reins were handed over to me, Claire Mathieson and my wing woman for the day Elaine Berri. Despite a dull, damp and windy morning, things went smoothly for my first stint as Run Director.

When Ciara first suggested I give the RD role a go way back last summer I instantly said 'no'. That was definitely something I could never do. The thought of being in charge and having to stand and talk to everyone filled me with sheer terror. But after taking a bit of time to consider the idea properly I decided I had nothing to lose by at least giving it a go. And maybe it was the push I needed to get out of my comfort zone and build up my confidence.

I wont lie, being Run Director was one of the scariest things I have ever done, it was emotional, exciting, nerve-racking but most importantly it was fun. It was nice to see parkrun from the RD perspective and to meet and chat to lots of new people. I was told before hand that it's the easiest role of the day and I discovered that this was very true.
I am so glad Ciara gave me the nudge to do this all those months ago and I am very proud at what I have managed to achieve today. The thing that made all the difference was the support,advice and encouragement from the rest of the core team and from my friends at Portobello parkrun.
If you are wondering will I would do it again. The simple answer to that is 'yes', in fact I am already signed up for my next RD stint.

If there is something you have been considering doing this year, I would love to hear what that is and I urge you to just go and give it a go. You may surprise yourself and love what ever it is as much as I have loved this experience today.

I would like to say thank you to every volunteer today. You were all fantastic and made my job nice and easy. You were all so happy, friendly and encouraging and helped to make the morning the success that it was.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Lorraine SYME-SMITH • Andrew JESKE • Murray PEEBLES • Sheila MASSON • Anja EKELOF • Andrew JOHNSTON • Robert MAIN • Kate MURRAY • Gary HALL • Catherine WILSON • James WILSON • Al DOCHERTY • Elaine BERRI • Janice THOMPSON • Liz LYNAS • Rachel BISSET • Claire MATHIESON • Dawn MERCER • Murron MERCER • Victor SETLHARE

Finish Tokens- We got a full set back today! Thank you everyone, this really does make our job a lot easier and also makes me a very happy RD!

Volunteering- We have a few gaps in the roster for next weekend and the coming weeks are looking a little bare. If you would like to volunteer please drop us an email with your barcode number to portobellohelpers@parkrun.com

Today 232 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

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 Cera GEMMELL who recorded a time of 17:33 on 23rd September 2017 (event number 124).
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 7,238 participants have completed 36,612 parkruns covering a total distance of 183,060 km, including 7,116 new Personal Bests

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