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.
David (first time RD)
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.