alness parkrun #123

This week 90 people ran, jogged and walked the course. 6 of them were first timers, and there were 22 personal bests on a cool but sunny course. Special mention to Maisie Lennox who in spite of a foot injury achieved a PB, as did her mum Cat in a superb time. It was great to see Vikki Thompson back again running with great style and speed only six months after having her beautiful baby. Our South African friends were back too run/walking - and it would be wonderful to see more walkers as the weather improves.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Alness parkrun results page.

As ever I'd like to thank our wonderful volunteers for giving up their morning and making this such a fun and friendly event, without them it could not happen. Special thanks to Rhona who did a great job guiding the runners and taking care of Charlie the whole time. Thanks to :

Zoe, Andrew, Rhona, Tom, Adele, Terry 'The Cone', Ros, Helen, Jim, Aileen, Alison, Marina, Lorraine, David, Emma, Kathryn, Gillian, Keith and Maxine.

Now over to Judy for the run report :

We were really fortunate to have a parkrun on 14th March, considering how many countries around the world have had to shut down their weekly events. And the weather was good, attracting a decent turnout of 90.

A few of us boasted our recently earned Inverness Half Marathon T-shirts. That event was my first half, and at times felt like I was on a seriously long Alness parkrun. There were so many faces I recognised at the start, end and along the way of that never-ending route.

Half of the top ten runners this week achieved PBs – and the other half were mostly just a few seconds short of surpassing their best. Ouch!

It was great to see some longstanding regular runners wearing different hats and volunteering. Who can resist those Facebook volunteer shout-outs that pop up towards the end of each week!

To the cheeky little chap who challenged and then pipped me at the post by just one second – we will be having a rematch