15.06.19 #71

Bressay parkrun #71 saw the return of sunshine and plenty of running visitors in the isles for the Simmer Dim half marathon. With the fine conditions, 76 people walked, ran or jogged the course and an impressive 28 were first timers to Bressay! Representatives of 16 different running clubs took part - our highest yet and clear evidence of the reach of the Shetland running scene.

Visitors this week came from all over the UK including Preston, Barton upon Humber, Aberdeen, Inverness, Penarth and Sheffield. A parkrun tourist, Scott Sumner, set the pace with an excellent time of 18:54 and there were 7 new personal bests recorded. Bressay stalwart, Derek Ross, also put in a sterling effort to achieve his 50th parkrun. Well done Derek!

As always, we want to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who make Bressay parkrun and the Speldiburn cafe run so smoothly. This week's volunteers were:

Susan LINKLATER • Hannah BATESON • Ann THOMSON • Lesley ROBERTS • Kathy KELLY • Noel KELLY • Kayleigh GEAR • Kenneth GROAT • Derek ROSS • Maureen BURKE • Babs ROSS • Amanda SINCLAIR • Moraig LYALL • Susie FOX • Janice BURGESS • James MACLEOD • Arthur BURGESS • Frank MILLER

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).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan LINKLATER who recorded 87.67% (23:07) on 6th October 2018 (event number 37).

Bressay parkrun started on 20th January 2018. Since then 934 participants have completed 3,039 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,195 km, including 577 new Personal Bests. A total of 144 individuals have volunteered 1,065 times.

 

08.06.19 #70

Bressay parkrun #70 was busy and bustling as usual with 42 people running, jogging or walking the course. We were thrilled to have 12 first timers to Bressay parkrun and a special mention must go to Cleo Gifford who completed her first park run just in time for her 6th birthday. Andrew Bailey also did well completing his first ever parkrun anywhere with a time of 20:23 and coming in third. Well done to you both!

Personal bests were few and far between this week but John Borrill, Wendy Borrill and Liz Polson all ran well to achieve new personal best times. In total, representatives of 7 different clubs took part with visitors from as far away as Sheffield.

We were delighted to hear that some Bressay parkrun regulars had excellent weekends elsewhere. Reece Black continued the trend of Shetlanders achieving good results at Kirkwall parkrun, earning first place with a time of 18:25. Bressay stalwarts Leanne Gear and Jamie Tomlinson ventured further afield and completed a parkrun in Canada.

As always, we are immensely grateful to the volunteers who make Bressay parkrun such a success week in week out. This week’s volunteers were:

Adam CZARNOBAY • Hannah BATESON • Ann THOMSON • Judith PINNICK • Kathy KELLY • Noel KELLY • Ingrid SANDISON • Derek ROSS • Maureen BURKE • Babs ROSS • Amanda SINCLAIR • Susie FOX • Julie JOHNSON • Janice BURGESS • Emma COURTIER

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).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan LINKLATER who recorded 87.67% (23:07) on 6th October 2018 (event number 37).

Bressay parkrun started on 20th January 2018. Since then 906 participants have completed 2,963 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,815 km, including 570 new Personal Bests. A total of 144 individuals have volunteered 1,047 times.

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