15.02.20  #106

32 hardy folk battled against the strong southerly wind to walk, jog and even run the course today. (At times ‘running’ felt more like jogging on the spot!) We were delighted to welcome 2 first timers / visitors, one of whom, Cherrilyn, swapped a Queensland 32 degrees C  for the Bressay 5 degrees (although we suspect the strong gusts of 46mph must have made it seem even colder!). Congratulations to Cherrilyn for completing her first ever Parkrun – let’s hope we’ve not put her off!

The first finisher today was 12 year old Layla Todd. We think she is our youngest first finisher so far! Thank you also to Layla for being volunteer co-ordinator today and working hard on  the ferry to encourage folk to volunteer for future weeks. Despite the stormy conditions, there was also still one new personal best today, recorded by Bruce Cleminson who put in a speedy walk and a strong finish!

Today’s event was made possible by 19 fabby volunteers. Thank you to all of you for being prepared to give up your time on such a coarse day – without you there would be no running milestones!  We hope those of you who were outside have now thawed out. At this time of year volunteers open the charity shop and the cafe especially for Parkrun on a Saturday. The cakes and hot food are amazing (I can vouch that Noel's fried egg rolls are superb!) and thoroughly appreciated by runners and volunteers alike.

This week's volunteers were:

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Adam CZARNOBAY • Hannah BATESON • Noel KELLY • Derek ROSS • Maureen BURKE • Elizabeth EDWARDS • Amanda SINCLAIR • Norrie LYALL • Moraig LYALL • Susie FOX • Layla TODD • Julie JOHNSON • Mandy PHILLIPS • Jan HOWARD • Lois PHILLIPS • Esther HOWARD • Ellie HOWARD • Karen FRASER • Holden HALL

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

 

11/01/2020 #101

The 101st Bressay parkrun was a stormy affair with strong winds and the occasional squally shower. This week 24 hardy runners and walkers completed the course but the poor weather unsurprisingly meant there were no personal bests. Bressay parkrun continues to welcome new faces and we were delighted to have visitors and first timers today from Aberdeen and Levenwick. Charlotte Black was the first runner back in a time of 20.51 followed by Norrie Lyall just over a minute later.

Bressay parkrun also paid tribute this week to our stalwart volunteer, Mervyn Linklater, who passed away at the start of January. Mervyn was a true Bressay parkrun hero, cheerily marshalling  in all weathers and encouraging everybody on  from his familiar spot at the Bressay shop. Mervyn will be a huge loss to the Bressay parkrun community and our thoughts are with Susan and his family. There was a collection this week in memory of Mervyn and a total of £290 was raised for the Intensive Care unit at Craigavon Hospital.

This week's event was made possible by our brilliant volunteers:

Andrea JEROMSON • Hannah BATESON • Ann THOMSON • Lesley ROBERTS • Kathy KELLY • Noel KELLY • Janice HAMER • Anne BATESON • John BATESON • Kenneth GROAT • Mairi THOMSON • Derek ROSS • Babs ROSS • Elizabeth EDWARDS • Moraig LYALL • Susie FOX • Julie JOHNSON • Lilian Joyce MILLER • Holden HALL • Renzo SPITERI

 

31.08.19 #82

Bressay parkrun #82 was certainly up there with the all time most rainy parkruns and the extremely wet conditions did not let up at any point before, during or after the run! 40 fantastically brave and hardy souls completed the course this morning and it was impressive to see 7 new personal bests among the results today. Well done everybody!

We welcomed 10 first timers to Bressay today from throughout the UK including Edinburgh, Fife, Nottingham and Hastings. We hope to see you all back on a dry and sunny day! Representatives of 7 clubs took part and leading the field was Bressay's own Richard Ingrey with a great time of 20:23. Charlotte Black was the first female home in a time of 21:02.

Bressay parkrun has the best volunteers and today was no exception! Despite the wet conditions, our volunteers were cheery and enthusiastic from beginning to end and we want to say a huge thank you to everybody who volunteered today. You very much earned your bacon rolls!

Thanks also to everybody for bearing with us when the barcode scanners went pear shaped due to the wet conditions!

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Leanne GEAR • Verity CUMMING • Andrea JEROMSON • Hannah BATESON • Kathy KELLY • Noel KELLY • Kayleigh GEAR • Donald MCDERMOTT • Babs ROSS • Elizabeth EDWARDS • Amanda MCDERMOTT • David EDWARDS • Wendy BORRILL • Julie JOHNSON • Janice BURGESS • Cameron BOXWELL

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 89.49% (23:00) on 3rd August 2019 (event number 78).

Bressay parkrun started on 20th January 2018. Since then 1,210 participants have completed 3,717 parkruns covering a total distance of 18,585 km, including 665 new Personal Bests. A total of 190 individuals have volunteered 1,288 times.

 

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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