Run Report for 16th Feb, 2019

“Second time around with PB’s abound…”

Seconds are underrated in my opinion.  Second helpings, second chances and the Second Park Run at Crathes Castle today didn't disappoint either. For a course that really sorts the men from the boys the turnout although evidently less than last week's inaugural was decent enough, 137 to be exact with an incredible 30 new PBs crossing the finish. I was left wondering…what did they have for breakfast?? Here are the stats:-

The male record is held by Oleg CHEPELIN who recorded a time of 17:45 on 16th February 2019 (event number 2). The female record is held by Alison MATTHEWS who recorded a time of 21:12 on 16th February 2019 (event number 2). The Age Grade course record is held by Jane KERRIDGE who recorded 87.42% (23:11) on 16th February 2019 (event number 2).

Crathes Castle parkrun started on 9th February 2019. Since then 318 participants have completed 375 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,875 km, including 30 new Personal Bests. A total of 20 individuals have volunteered 33 times.

A full list of the results can be found here:

Conditions for running today...? Well, I can only describe them as perfect, a fair temperature of 8 ºC for the time of year with a detectable light breeze.

Many thanks to this week's band of 18, happy, enthusiastic volunteers, it was great to see some new faces getting stuck into the roles too...All steered by Janie Spencer who made her debut as Race Director and took to the role with ease and confidence. The turnout included representatives of 20 different running clubs, 92 first timers, locals and visitors from Edinburgh who all seemed to enjoy the run but maybe not so much the hill finish...... It will get easier the more you do it I'm sure!! And did I mention there were 30 NEW PBs.


Julie Ware
Run Reporter