Strathclyde parkrun Event Number 440

It’s was a beautiful morning when I jumped out of bed for my very first day as a parkrun RD. That excitement soon turned to panic when I checked my phone to see my main timer had experienced car trouble and would not make it! I was suddenly reminded of the responsibility of the job in hand. Up to 400 parkmates would be gathering for their weekly parkrun fix and while it’s a run not a race times and PBs are precious to many.

Anyway a quick message to John and Moira and John without hesitation gave up his run to step in with my good friend and tourist buddy Dougie as my timing dream team.

It’s was a bright morning at Strathclyde park, very little wind as well so I knew we would have good numbers. Julie had kindly volunteered to brief the first timers, which allowed me to greet a good few familiar faces, Strathclyde are a friendly bunch. Then it was onto the main event, run brief aided by the new PA system went smoothly as did the run itself, slight issue with finish tokens- given the larger numbers we are exploring a longer finish funnel- disappointingly two token’s have been taken home and separated from their brothers and sisters, so if you have seen them can we please reunite them with the pack.

Margaret, our tail walker was back home in position 386, in just short of 55 minutes, After packing away the kit it was onto the cafe for a piece of Gillian’s cake to celebrate her 50th run milestone and process the results.

A great day, a great learning experience and loads of kind words from the Strathclyde family.

Thank you all for your kind support, oh and if you have never volunteered or haven’t done so for a while then please give it a go, you will have a great time.

Regards

David (first time RD)

Journalistic Report

Strathclyde parkrun
Event number 440
23rd February 2019

This week 386 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Yvonne GENTLES • Moira SMITH • John SMITH • Neil ROBBINS • Gordon ROBBINS • Ian DEVOY • Pamela BROWN • James TAYLOR • Gordon DEVOY • Peter WILLIAMS • Gerinta WALKER • David GRANT • David MURRAY • Karen ELLIOT • Cara SULLIVAN • Margaret ALLAN • Douglas HOLMES • Peter FANCOURT • Marcus MURRAY • Julie GALLAGHER • Laura GILLIES • Hananh GUILLIARD • Elspeth FERGUSON

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

The female record is held by Hayley HAINING who recorded a time of 16:49 on 12th January 2013 (event number 142).
The male record is held by Euan GILLHAM who recorded a time of 14:38 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 353).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fiona MATHESON who recorded 99.99% (17:24) on 3rd May 2014 (event number 211).

Strathclyde parkrun started on 10th April 2010. Since then 11,861 participants have completed 79,551 parkruns covering a total distance of 397,755 km, including 14,562 new Personal Bests. A total of 885 individuals have volunteered 6,973 times.

 

Strathclyde parkrun, Event 433

Wow - 510 smashed our attendance record out the water!

First of all a big thank you to all our fabulous volunteers who delivered the parkrun and never flinched when confronted by the huge numbers. The team at the funnel were all new to their roles and coped remarkably well.

Second, we would like to thank the runners who helped out when we had to improvise an extension to the tunnel. Thanks, guys.

Thirdly, the pacers were magnificent as always - coming in on time. However, there were some discrepancies in some of the times caused by a couple of funnel duckers but nothing too serious - a few seconds here and there in a few positions. With the huge numbers it is even more important to take a token if you cross the line. Both funnel duckers were spotted and allocated a token, although possibly not the correct one hence the discrepancy in some of the results around the funnel duckers. If you are affected we apologise but there is not a lot we can do. Allocating a finish token to the funnel duckers meant that the vast majority of the results were correct.

Event 433 saw 97 first timers and a staggering 73 Personal Bests were set. If you look it another way, 170 people set a PB for Strathclyde on event 433.

Going forward we have identified a few changes we need to progress.

Increase the number of finish tokens

Lengthen the funnel

Invest in a new timer to capture the times beyond 500

Invest in a decent PA system

As always any feedback and ideas will be gratefully received. Please email us at strathclydeoffice@parkrun.com.

The stats for event 433 are listed below -

Strathclyde parkrun
Event number 433
5th January 2019

This week 510 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 97 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 49 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Andrew A SCOTT • Mhairi GERVAIS • Susan GERVAIS • Moira SMITH • John SMITH • Neil ROBBINS • Patrick SMITH • Stuart ALLAN • Mark GALLACHER • Sandra REID • Kevin DURNIAN • Roy STEWART • Ruth ALLAN • Peter WILLIAMS • Kieran COOPER • Pamela GARFAGNINI • David COLLINGS • Valerie STEWART • Craig Allan SMITH • Ken ECCLESON • Lorraine TAYLOR • Hazel COLLINGS • Anne MURPHY • Brian BEATTIE • David MURRAY • Helen GALLOWAY • William BURGESS • Karen MCINDEWAR • Isobel PATERSON • Douglas HOLMES • Gillian BOWEY • William MCTAVISH • Ann MILLER • Samantha PATERSON • Phillip JACKSON • William TAYLOR • Hananh GUILLIARD

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

The female record is held by Hayley HAINING who recorded a time of 16:49 on 12th January 2013 (event number 142).
The male record is held by Euan GILLHAM who recorded a time of 14:38 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 353).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fiona MATHESON who recorded 99.99% (17:24) on 3rd May 2014 (event number 211).

Strathclyde parkrun started on 10th April 2010. Since then 11,528 participants have completed 77,005 parkruns covering a total distance of 385,025 km, including 14,193 new Personal Bests. A total of 870 individuals have volunteered 6,831 times.

Thank you for reading.

John

 

NEW YEARS DAY parkrun 2019

Join us on Ne'erday to bring the NEW Year in style at Strathclyde parkrun.  We are starting at 9:00 am to give the crazy ones amongst you a chance to bag 2 parkrun that morning.  Spread the word!

 

Strathclyde parkrun Event #423

Strathclyde parkrun
Event number 423
3rd November 2018

Today we introduced another RD to strathclyde parkrun and I think you'd all agree Craig Smith did an awesome job. Well done, Craig.

Conditions were far from perfect this morning as rain was falling in the build up to 9:30am but as is quite often the case the conditions improved for the start of the run.

We would like to thank the volunteers for an awesome shift this morning bringing you a parkrun and a smile this morning. One again this morning's pacers performed above and beyond. Well done, pacers!

Finally in a morning of awesomeness there were some pretty impressive finishes. Well done, all.

This weeks stats are -:

This week 195 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Moira SMITH • John SMITH • Neil ROBBINS • Gordon ROBBINS • Ian DEVOY • Patrick SMITH • Andrew CHAPMAN • Russell CRAWFORD • Chris TALLO • Jacqui MORRIS • Mark GALLACHER • Roy STEWART • Maria HUNTER • Elizabeth WATSON • Marlene STIRLING • Peter WILLIAMS • Claire MCSORLEY • John FRIEL • Michelle SMITH • Nathalie WARNER • David COLLINGS • Alison WOOD • Craig Allan SMITH • Jacqueline BURNS • Brian BEATTIE • Katy SMILLIE • Alistair AITKEN • Graeme CARENDUFF • Carol SCOTT

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

The female record is held by Hayley HAINING who recorded a time of 16:49 on 12th January 2013 (event number 142).
The male record is held by Euan GILLHAM who recorded a time of 14:38 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 353).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fiona MATHESON who recorded 99.99% (17:24) on 3rd May 2014 (event number 211).

Strathclyde parkrun started on 10th April 2010. Since then 11,123 participants have completed 74,069 parkruns covering a total distance of 370,345 km, including 13,836 new Personal Bests.

Happy parkrunning guys and we look forward to welcoming you back to Strathclyde parkrun.

John
Co-RD

 

Strathclyde parkrun Event #421

Strathclyde parkrun
Event number 421
20th October 2018

This week 288 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Moira SMITH • John SMITH • David WARDMAN • Ross GOODMAN • Ian DEVOY • David FAIRWEATHER • Patrick SMITH • Pauline HENDERSON • Garry HENDERSON • James TAYLOR • Jacqui MORRIS • Stuart HOLLAND • Marlene STIRLING • Katy SMILLIE • Martin MCQUADE • Robert STEWART • Lucy HENDERSON

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

The female record is held by Hayley HAINING who recorded a time of 16:49 on 12th January 2013 (event number 142).
The male record is held by Euan GILLHAM who recorded a time of 14:38 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 353).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fiona MATHESON who recorded 99.99% (17:24) on 3rd May 2014 (event number 211).

Strathclyde parkrun started on 10th April 2010. Since then 11,073 participants have completed 73,591 parkruns covering a total distance of 367,955 km, including 13,751 new Personal Bests.

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