Event #185, 8 December 2018: That wind would cut right through you!

Well done to all participants and volunteers this morning, it was a tough run in that wind and it was tough for the volunteers! You all make the magic happen.

If you'd like to volunteer just drop us a line, portobellohelpers@parkrun.com, and include your barcode number. You can see gaps in the roster here.We only need the yellow roles filled.

Milestones
Caleb Entwistle joined the Junior 10 club this morning.
Claire Mathieson did her 50th volunteer stint.
Peter McKillop and Brian Reid completed 150 runs.

Results
This week 274 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Krista BLACK • Andrew SIMPSON • Ian HALL • Ciara WEBB • Jennifer O'NEILL • Stuart FLETCHER • Ruth CHANDLER • John CURREN • Sophie ROWE • Gary HALL • Gordon TURNBULL • Thomaas MALCOLM • Dorothy GROOBY • Claire Cakes MATHIESON • Silvi KOVACICOVA • Margaret MALCOLM • Suzanne SANDLAND • Duncan SANDLAND • Sarah Esmeralda O'NEILL • Dan PERREGAUX • Rhonda ELLIOT

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 8,945 participants have completed 47,827 parkruns covering a total distance of 239,135 km, including 8,883 new Personal Bests. A total of 731 individuals have volunteered 3,575 times.

 

Event #184, 01 December 2018: Congratulations Liz!

Just the one milestone at Porty on Saturday, but a very special one at that. Accompanied by many other Porty regulars, Liz Lynas completed her 100th parkrun event. Needless to say, there was cake afterwards (thanks Claire).

Congratulations Liz, you’re a legend.

This week 308 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Angela NICHOLSON • Peter MCKILLOP • Mike LIEBERMAN • Sorrel COSENS • Wendy MCFARLANE • Brian REID • Ciara WEBB • Lynne COWDEN • Brian PENDREIGH • Stuart FLETCHER • Emma LOUGHEED • Penny GARDINER • Joyce SALVONA • Alison ROWE • B CANDY • Andy MCKAY • Charles NAPLES • Angus CHANDLER • Lyn WILLIAMSON

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 8,900 participants have completed 47,553 parkruns covering a total distance of 237,765 km, including 8,858 new Personal Bests. A total of 726 individuals have volunteered 3,554 times.

 

Event #183, 24 November 2018: Runner becomes Event Director

It seems strange writing this run report as Run Director. I have been coming to Portobello parkrun now for over 3 years both as a runner and a volunteer. During that time I have grown to love everything that is ‘parkrun’. Who would have thought that when I drove around Portobello in July 2015 looking for Figgate park that parkrun would become such an important part of my week?

Back in the summer I decided it was about time East Lothian had its own parkun, so following lots of research,many emails and lots of exploring possible routes myself and a core group of enthusiastic volunteers decided to set one up in Dunbar, East Lothian. We are now in the final stages of putting together Dunbar parkrun and getting lots of experience behind the scenes which is why today it was my turn to take on the role of Run Director.

A huge thank you to all the Porty clan and runners for their support today and especially to Ciara and the core team for keeping this newbie on track. I look forward to welcoming you down to Sunny Dunny in 2019 and if you’re reading this thinking I’d like to start a parkrun what’s stopping you? Go for it!

Lynne
Event Director
Dunbar parkrun

 

Event #181, 10 November 2018

Well done to all our participants today. What a lovely morning for a run.

Volunteering
Thanks to all our volunteers: Shona Susanne MACDONALD • Ann RAUTENBACH • Robert MAIN • Ciara WEBB • Lyn PHILLIPS • Stuart FLETCHER • Penny GARDINER • Etta WATTERS • Lynne LEWIS • Angus CHANDLER • Stuart BARCLAY • Luca BASSO • Gemma WHITSON • Tom GODDARD • Corey CAMPBELL • Sue FITT • Dan PERREGAUX • Joanne CAMPBELL

If you'd like to volunteer, please email in with your barcode number portobellohelpers@parkrun.com. You can see our future roster here.

Shared Space
The park is a shared space, please remember to give way to other park users.

Results
This week 349 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 47 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 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 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 8,768 participants have completed 46,630 parkruns covering a total distance of 233,150 km, including 8,704 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #180, 03 November 2018

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh
Event number 180
3rd November 2018

All of last weeks Halloween cobwebs were well and truly blown away this morning. The parkrun fairy looked after us though, by keeping the promised rain away.

A slightly quieter run this morning as a few regulars went along to Hay Lodge, Peebles for their inaugural parkrun. Many congratulations Peebles!

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Congratulations go to Matt Gorrie, Navid Hemmanti and Douglas Forrester for joining the 100 club; Michael Doherty and Caitlin Young for joining the 50 club. Special congratulations to Douglas as he also joins the volunteer 25 club today, due to being the tail walker!

This week we got back a token, lost previously, so many thanks for returning it whoever it was. Unfortunately, we’re still one down though as we lost tokens 115 and 162. If you have one of those tokens or one lying around from a previous week, please bring it back next time you run with us and drop it in a blue bucket.

This week 325 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Andrew SIMPSON • Chris COLEMAN • Shona Susanne MACDONALD • Zoe MACDONALD • Robert MAIN • Emma LOUGHEED • Alaric PETHER • Neil BERRY • Christopher SMEATON • Jenny CHRISTIE • Gary HALL • Etta WATTERS • Douglas FORRESTER • Richard TAYLOR • Emma TAYLOR • Angus CHANDLER • David WOOD • Lee HUTCHISON • Corey CAMPBELL • Fraser MAY • Dan PERREGAUX • Joanne CAMPBELL

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 8,721 participants have completed 46,281 parkruns covering a total distance of 231,405 km, including 8,655 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #179, 27 October 2018

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh
Event number 179
27th October 2018
This week 333 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Andrew SIMPSON • David LIMMER • Robert MAIN • Martin DEVINE • Richard STEWART • Ross J NICOL • Fiona BENNIE • Gary HALL • Graeme NICHOLSON • Christine CARLTON • Anne DUNCAN • Richard TAYLOR • Emma TAYLOR • Elaine BERRI • Scott STABLES • Nicole LEBLANC • David WEDDERBURN • Fraser MAY
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 8,678 participants have completed 45,956 parkruns covering a total distance of 229,780 km, including 8,629 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #178, 20 October 2018: There ain’t no party like a Porty parkrun pyjama party!

Having rolled out of bed and straight to parkrun in their PJs it turned into a fine autumn morning to celebrate Edinburgh Running Network's 15th birthday with a volunteer roster takeover, and in true ERN style, cake!

Edinburgh Running Network are friendly local running club who welcome members aged 18 and over of all abilities. We train from Portobello baths on Monday (7pm) and Thursday (6:30pm) and from the Commonwealth Pool at 6:30pm on Tuesdays. Sunday runs start from various locations and focus around the mileage build up to key half and marathon events throughout the year but there is always a shorter option around 6 miles. If you'd like to find out more speak to one of our members at parkrun or drop us a message on facebook or through the website http://www.edinburghrunningnetwork.org.uk/

We welcomed 54 first timers to Porty parkrun ranging from 9 runners doing their first ever parkrun to Matt Powell from Ealing Eagles Running Club who ran his 249th parkrun! We had visitors from all over the UK including Manchester, Newcastle and Gloucester as well as visitors from Australia.

ERN 2018 birthday

This week 316 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Angela NICHOLSON • Claire FOX • Fiona M MACKENZIE • Krista BLACK • Baljit DHANDA • Eleanor MACKENZIE • Phil HUMPHRIES • Sorrel COSENS • Heike ULFERTS • Vicky CRICHTON • Maddy SMITH • Wendy MCFARLANE • Jim SKELT • Ciara WEBB • Gary John O'NEILL • Lynne COWDEN • Emma LOUGHEED • Laura DICKSON • Miguel MUDARRA • Ruth HOFFMANN • Gary HALL • Annette DAVISON • Eleanor BARNARD • Ines CASTELLANO • Jenni BRODIE • Norman BROWN • Chris SMEATON • Lyn WILLIAMSON • Stephane MAURAGE

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 8,642 participants have completed 45,623 parkruns covering a total distance of 228,115 km, including 8,581 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #177, 13 October 2018: When it rains, it pours

Wow. Well done everyone this week and extra appreciation to the volunteers who stood out in that rain!

Volunteering
Next week is a Takeover, with all the volunteers provided by Edinburgh Running Network. It’s their birthday and they are having a parkrun pyjama party.

If you’d like to volunteer another week just let us know by emailing portobellohelpers@parkrun.com with your barcode number.

This week 253 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Andrew JOHNSTON • Robert MAIN • Brian PENDREIGH • Stuart FLETCHER • Emma LOUGHEED • Penny GARDINER • Alison ROWE • Sophie ROWE • Etta WATTERS • Lynne LEWIS • Douglas FORRESTER • Raanan BERRI • Claire MATHIESON • Martin KELSO • Isla LUCAS • Justine STANSFIELD • Sue DRURY • Sarah Esmeralda O'NEILL

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 8,588 participants have completed 45,307 parkruns covering a total distance of 226,535 km, including 8,545 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #176, 6 October 2018

What better way to celebrate International parkrun day than running around Figgate Park in the lovey autumn sunshine. It was lovey to welcome so many visitors and first timers.

This week 312 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

Volunteering

Thank you to everyone who came to see me after the run and also emailed in to volunteer. We have a full roster for the 13th October already. But we do have plenty of space on the roster for future weeks. If you are able to help please email in with your barcode number to portobellooffice@parkrun.com

Please note the 20th October is a takeover week where all the volunteers are being provided by the Edinburgh Running Network (ERN).

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Andrew George SIMPSON • Wendy MCFARLANE • Ann RAUTENBACH • Dave LEGGE • Robert MAIN • David WEBSTER • Martin DEVINE • Heather MALTMAN • Clare DILLON • Etta WATTERS • Matthew GORRIE • Dawn LAWSON • Helen ROBINSON • Dorothy GROOBY • Claire MATHIESON • Fiona MORRISON • Tom GODDARD • David WEDDERBURN • Neil CHRISTIE

Finish Tokens

Unfortunately despite my plea at the start we still managed to lose one token. If you have number 98 please can you email in to arrange its return. If you are unsure what to do with the token please ask a volunteer.

Milestones

Congratulations to both Patrick Nelis and Rachel Murray on completing your 50th runs today. Well done to you both!

 

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 8,553 participants have completed 45,054 parkruns covering a total distance of 225,270 km, including 8,513 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #174, 22 September 2018

It was great to see so many visitors and first-timers at Porty this week. A very warm welcome to you all and we hope you enjoyed the course.

Congratulations to Mike Lieberman for completing his 200th parkrun and to Dawn Lawson for completing her 50th parkrun.

A special thank you to the Eastern Amateur Coastal Rowing Club who supplied the majority of our volunteers today. You did a great job!

This week 317 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Martin DEVINE • Stuart FLETCHER • Alex HILLIAM • Claire TOCHEL • Emma GRIFFITHS • Sean WATTERS • Laura PLUMB • Lucy VAN DER VEN • Oscar HILLIAM-COOK • Maddy CORBIN • Etta WATTERS • Sally CHAMPION • Alison CARLYLE • Ailsa COOK • Kit LAWSON • Esther HILLIAM-COOK • Claire MATHIESON • Peter ASHE • Ed VAN DER VEN • Amyy VAN DER VEN • Harriet CRAWFORD

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 8,456 participants have completed 44,454 parkruns covering a total distance of 222,270 km, including 8,403 new Personal Bests.

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