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!
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.