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.