We were lucky enough to have superb weather for our run this week. The park is looking amazing right now and the team from the Council were doing some sterling work to have it looking immaculate for the green flag judging coming up soon. Thanks to them and all of you, our runners and volunteers, for looking out for each other.
As has been mentioned on the Friends of Figgate Park and Portobello parkrun facebook pages we're lucky to have cygnets on the pond again this year. Please look out for any wildlife in the park - as you know from previous years we need to be extra careful if any young swans decide to go walkabout on a Saturday morning!
This week 310 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:
Murdo MACLEOD • Sandy MACDONALD • Vicky CRICHTON • Wendy MCFARLANE • Shona Susanne MACDONALD • Zoe MACDONALD • Eleanor SINGER • Ian DAVIDSON • Jonathan STEVENS • Lisa DRYBURGH • Sophie ROWE • Gary HALL • Ella NICHOLSON • Nicola FIELDING • Helen ROBINSON • Elaine BERRI • Dorothy GROOBY • Frankie WALTER • Luca BASSO • 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 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 7,463 participants have completed 38,490 parkruns covering a total distance of 192,450 km, including 7,453 new Personal Bests.