Welcome Back Scotland!

Saturday 14th August -  Black Park parkrun  No.568

Scotland: This Saturday (14 August) we are delighted to be welcoming back 5k parkrun events across mainland Scotland, and with this, from Sunday (15 August), 11-14 year olds will once again be able to record a walk, jog or run at junior parkrun events.

Currently more than 90% of events in Scotland have landowner permission to return.

Wales: It’s now only one week to go until 5k parkruns in Wales return, with many Saturday-morning events reopening from 21 August.

Landowner permissions continue to come in, there is a green light at over two-thirds of locations, and whilst it may not be able to restart all Welsh parkrun events a week on Saturday the remainder won’t be far behind.

Northern Ireland: The large majority of both 5k and junior parkrun events are now operating across Northern Ireland

England: More than 500 5K parkruns have now resumed across England, and 11-14 year olds are once again logging walks, jogs and runs at over 200 junior parkruns.

However if thinking of doing a parkrun while on holiday or setting off for a new event:

There are still a small number of events without confirmed return dates

With this in mind, please do check local event web pages, and social media, before attending any parkrun event.

Black Park went ahead at 9:00am on Saturday with good running conditions and after last weeks deluge - NO RAIN!

Milestones:

10 Club: William MAYHE

50 Club: Alex OLD; Jayne BROOKS; Michael PATERNOSTER

100 Club: Emily JARDELLA; James WINTER

250 Club: Zena PHILLIP

600th parkrun: Barbara ALLEN (!)

This week 404 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers in Pink:

Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Andy TORRANCE • Margaret MARDALL • David COOMBS • Nick ARCHER • Eliseo RIVAS NEIRA • Joanna MORIARTY • Raymond John HOYLE • Roderick PATON • Nigel FARNFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Mark MOORE • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Darshan KENT • Richard GOBLE • Janett BAKER • Kathryn FROST • Sam PHILLIPS • Harry PATMORE • Elinor CASEY • Marie KOUHI • Surkhab LIDHAR • Allan SOMERVILLE • Thomas BAKER • George SUMMERVILLE

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

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 16:32 on 5th January 2019 (event number 502).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.51% (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 21,763 participants have completed 235,204 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,176,020 km, including 34,871 new Personal Bests. A total of 872 individuals have volunteered 11,418 times.

ML