29.06.19 #73

Fortunately the fog began to lift as our 64 parkrun participants set off along the course today, of whom 19 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. The visitors came from Horsham, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Glasgow, Ireland, New Zealand and beyond! Representatives of 8 different clubs took part. The prams were out again with the milder weather and less wind in Bressay than anywhere else in Shetland today. Donna Mainland was commended for managing to run with one child on her shoulders, one on her hand and another in a buggy - fantastic! Charlotte Black has recently returned from the West Highland Way Ultra marathon and coincidentally bumped into a parkrun tourist who had handed her a jelly baby during her almost 22hr long challenge last weekend. Well done Charlotte! Next week we look forward to possibly welcoming our 1000th newbie to Bressay parkrun - a real milestone for our event and we are now only 19 newbies away from it.. Who will it be though? Definitely bring a friend next weekend!

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Mervyn LINKLATER • Kate WILLS • Sophie WHITEHEAD ROBERTSON • Ann THOMSON • Kathy KELLY • Noel KELLY • Anne BATESON • John BATESON • Maureen BURKE • Babs ROSS • Elizabeth EDWARDS • Amanda SINCLAIR • Louise ANDERSON • Susie FOX • Janice BURGESS • Emily GIFFORD • Martin HENDERSON

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

The female record is held by Jenny BANNERMAN who recorded a time of 18:17 on 20th October 2018 (event number 39).
The male record is held by Steve DAYE who recorded a time of 16:39 on 2nd February 2019 (event number 53), and by Matthew O'CONNOR who also recorded a time of 16:39 on 22nd June 2019 (event number 72).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan LINKLATER who recorded 88.63% (22:52) on 29th June 2019 (event number 73).

Bressay parkrun started on 20th January 2018. Since then 981 participants have completed 3,158 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,790 km, including 596 new Personal Bests. A total of 148 individuals have volunteered 1,102 times.