Camperdown event 364

Another awesome parkrun day successfully completed.

Today we had 200 runners, including 15 first timers.

Thanks so much to our fabulous parkrun volunteering team, without whom the event wouldn't run so smoothly. Special thanks to Luke Burns who has been volunteering with us as part of his Duke of Edinburgh, and completed his 12th volunteering this week.

See you all next week!

 

Festive parkrun roundup

Its been another awesome festive season, with lots of parkrunning opportunities. Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part in our Saturdays or our extra festive parkruns this year.

Its been great to see lots of visitors at Camperdown, including people from Milan, Leeds, Cardiff, and Perth. We've also had lots of new parkrunners joining us over the past couple of weeks and 48 first timers today, so we really hope you have enjoyed it and that you'll come back again.

Huge well done to everyone who did the New Year's Day Double today. I was through in Perth, and loved my first experience of double parkrunning. We had a huge turnout at Camperdown today too, and beautiful sunny weather for it.

Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped today, and those who have helped all year. parkrun wouldn't happen without our awesome high viz team, and us Run Directors all love getting to know you better when you help out.

We had a couple of milestone runs today:

Carolann Smith joined the 50 Club
Jim Morton joined the 250 Club
Jan Tavendale ran her 200th Camperdown parkrun
Massive acheivements so well done.

This Saturday is pacer week, and we're still looking for some volunteers, so if you want to get involved, please let us know!

See you all soon!

Elaine

NYD parkrun

 

 

Christmas and New Year’s parkruns

Its that time again!! Here are our plans for Christmas and New Year's parkrunning fun!

Dec 22nd - 9.30am - Christmas fancy dress

Dec 25th - 10am - we'll be doing a Secret Santa this year again. If you wish to take part, please bring a gift, labelled as 'adult' or 'child', place it in Santa's sack, and collect a gift when you finish.

Dec 29th - 9.30am - parkrun as normal

Jan 1st - 11am New Year's Day parkrun

Perth parkrun will be running at 9.30am, so if you're up early you can do Perth first, then come back to Camperdown for the double. Look out some tartan, and celebrate the New Year with friends!

 

Camperdown parkrun 22/9/18 – Storm Ali

Storm Ali threatened to bring Camperdown parkrun to a halt this week, as the winds blew down a lot of trees to the West end of the park, notably blocking the route on the big climb up by Gourdie Brae. Thanks to a number of park runners who were out to check the route we were able to get down there on Friday evening to move, cut, hack, and chop the trees so we could have a clear run on the day. A massive thanks to those who were out to help.

Landmark runs at Camperdown parkrun on the 22nd September!

Another week, another 250 shirt - Roger Tavendale reached the 250th run this weekend. Running in the 65-69 category, Roger has a 2018 PB of 23:10!

200 parkruns up for Brian Middleton who has been with us from the very start, is a regular volunteer, and I'm told has a sub-3 hour marathon in his record book, and at the age of 71 has a Camperdown PB of 25:16.

150 parkruns for Pauline McKay, one of our celebrity parkrun couples, Pauline is a regular volunteer, and keeps Josh in line. Mostly.

Last, but by no means least, Eloise Ip joins the 10 club this week too. She has completed all her 10 runs at Camperdown, and in 2018 has reduced her PB from 38:35 to 33:42 - well done Eloise.

We don't always know who's going to be running a landmark run before the start - with over 6000 runners registered at Camperdown, and literally millions of potential visitors, we struggle to keep up! So if you're about to do a landmark, or your pal is, do let us know so we can make an announcement for you!

Here's the official stats for the day:

This week 214 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Tom FARDON • Harry MITCHELL • Peter M BRACEGIRDLE • Ronald FRASER • Eileen SEERY • Gillian SANGSTER • Dan FARDON • Ciaran GELLY • Iain DAVIDSON • Ian CLARK • Danielle KELLY • Sarah LEONARD • Matthew DUNCAN • Stuart FERGUSON • Holly BIRTWISTLE

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

The male record is held by Kristian JONES who recorded a time of 15:34 on 29th October 2016 (event number 235).
The female record is held by Anna HEDLEY who recorded a time of 18:36 on 28th April 2018 (event number 311).
The Age Grade course record is held by James Angus DONALD who recorded 85.17% (15:51) on 29th October 2016 (event number 235).

Camperdown parkrun, Dundee started on 19th May 2012. Since then 6,039 participants have completed 46,562 parkruns covering a total distance of 232,810 km, including 8,525 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #327!

We had a fabulous turnout this week, it was great to see so many of you! Thanks to all our tourists for coming along, we hope you enjoyed it! Well done to all of our new runners too, especially Ava who celebrated her birthday with her first parkrun.. what an awesome way to start a birthday!

Thank you also to our amazing volunteer team, especially our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers Matthew, Holly and Stuart who will be helping for the next few weeks. It's great to have them along.

Well done to Gail Stirling who joined the 50 club this week!

There were quite a few forgotten barcodes this week. No printed barcode, no time. We hate you missing your run credit so please try to remember it!

There was also an issue with some of your results, but the results have now been reprocessed and should all be correct.

See you all next week!

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