RUN REPORT: CHANCE ENCOUNTERS
Run Report 420
Strike the pose!
This week the big talking point was the snazzy new speaker system which was generously donated by one of our parkrunners. People kept asking me for a song a la Britney or Madonna but I wouldn’t force that on anyone!! Hopefully this new speaker system will mean that you can all hear the announcements much better than before. We do ask that you spare us 5 minutes each week to listen to the announcements – yes, you may have heard the H&S announcements many times before but one day there may be something that the RD needs to let everyone know about so we’d really appreciate if everyone could listen to them before the run.
This week 323 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Congratulations to you all!
We had two parkrunners reach milestones this week:
100th parkrun – Katrine Sharp
50th parkrun – Steven Luo
Thanks very much to Katrine for bringing along the cake to the Brig o’Don after the run. It was delicious and I know second helpings were available!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Aberdeen parkrun Results Page.
In the Men's Category...
1st across the finish line was Gareth Haycroft with a new PB of 17:19.
2nd across in 17:33 was Martin Mueller.
3rd across also in 17:33 was Jamie Coventry.
In the Women's Category...
1st across the Finish Line in 18:11 was our course record holder Nicola Gauld.
2nd across in 18:48 was Jade MacLaren
3rd across in 18:56 was Moira Davie.
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE
Well done to these parkrunners finishing first in the following junior categories:
JW10: Melissa Regmi in 26:28
JW11-14: Aimee Paterson in 32:18
JW15-17: Ellen Cowie in 33:00
JM10: Jake Ledford in 25:02
JM11-14: Jake Solomon in a new PB of 23:08!
Of course, our event couldn’t go ahead without our 18 wonderful volunteers:
Mike MACKAY • Clare RUSSELL • Carolyn SNEDDEN • Graham SNEDDEN • Fiona SEWELL • Alison HAMEL • Christopher PROVAN • Rajendra REGMI • Jim MOIR • Jim MCCURRACH • John DUFF • Neil MCBAIN • Laura BROCKIE • Louise JENKINS • Steph BUDGE • Kerri PALMER • Caiden THOM • Martyn CLARK
If you would like to volunteer in future weeks, please check to volunteer roster for our free roles in the coming weeks at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/aberdeen/futureroster/ and drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Next parkrunday, Bryan Mills will be “striking the pose” and donning the new speaker headset as RD. Fingers crossed the forecast rain does not materialise for parkrun!!
Hope to see you again next parkrunday!
Your Run Reporter,
Aberdeen’s parkrun welcomed 377 people to its sunny course this week, where conditions were near perfect - if a tad on the warm side!
We were incredibly lucky to have the services of photographer extraordinaire Tony McGarva this week, there to chronicle everyone’s best ‘game’ face as their efforts on the steamy bottom prom were etched all over their faces! The photos have been posted on the Aberdeen parkrun Facebook page
- Alison McNeil ran her 100th parkrun
- Jim McCurrach, marked his 200th parkrun with a volunteering stint as set-up person, which allows him to run as well as volunteer. Jim has now volunteered on 68 different occasions. It was also Jim's 150th parkrun at the Aberdeen event
- Andrew Cryle reached his 250th parkrun milestone
- Last but certainly not least Jamie Cassidy reached his 250th parkrun milestone. Jamie was the person behind getting Aberdeen parkrun up and running, excuse the pun, back in 2011 and he was also the original event director at Aberdeen. Jamie was the 894'th person to register with parkrun, to put that into context this week the 6 millionth person signed up with parkrun. Many thanks to Louise (Jamie's wife) for baking the delicious cake to celebrate Jamie's milestone. The parkrunners at the cafe certainly enjoyed it.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Alastair BLAIN • Mike MACKAY • Paul Kevin WEBSTER • Clare RUSSELL • Alan BROWN • Carolyn SNEDDEN • Tony MCGARVA • Julie TAYLOR • Hamish MACDONALD • Marie BAXTER • Jamie ROSS • Jim MCCURRACH • David OVENSTONE • Mark MCDONALD • Amy MACKIE • Bryan MILLS • Neil MCBAIN • Caiden THOM • Mitchell RENNIE
Amy Mackie, Lead Bike and Run Report Writer.