Edinburgh parkrun is cancelled on 2021-02-27 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Answers to part 1 of the quiz

1. When did Edinburgh parkrun start?

 

A. 2007

B. 2009

C. 2010

D. 2012

 

2. Which Scottish parkrun started over a year before Edinburgh parkrun?

 

A. Perth

B. Aberdeen

C. Glasgow (now called Pollok parkrun)

D. Ayr

 

3. Under what type of tree are the first timer and visitor briefings held?

 

A. Horse Chestnut

B. Sycamore

C. Oak

D. Beech

 

4. Edinburgh parkrun’s highest ever attendance was on which holiday?

 

A. New Years’ Day

B. May Day

C. Boxing Day

D. Christmas Day

 

5. All of these islands can be seen from Edinburgh parkrun.  Which has an abbey?

 

A. Inchcolm

B. Inchkeith

C. Inchmickery

D. Cramond Island

 

6. What is the name of the café just before the 1km mark?

 

A. The Boardwalk Beach Club

B. The Cramond Bistro

C. The Cramond Falls Cafe

D. The Cramond Boat Club

 

7. Edinburgh parkrun’s first Event Director is now an Event Director at…

 

A. Loch Leven parkrun

B. Polkemment Country parkrun

C. Kirkcaldy parkrun

D. Dunfermline parkrun

 

 

8. Close to where, is the source of the River Almond that flows to the Firth of Forth?

 

A. The Pentland Hills

B. Possil Marsh near Bishopbriggs

C. Lanark Moor

D. The Cant Hills near Shotts

 

9. Which of these can be seen along the parkrun route?

 

A. St Abb’s Head Lighthouse

B. The Kincardine and Clackmannanshire Bridges

C. Several Joshua trees

D. Bronze artwork rubbing plaques

 

10. Half way there.  Which 19th Century House do you see ahead through the trees?

 

A. Gypsy Brae House

B. Barnton House

C. Craigroyston House

D. Cramond House

 

11. In which year was the current Edinburgh parkrun fastest female record set?

 

A. 2012

B. 2017

C. 2019

D. 2020

 

12. Overlooking the route from the top of a long grassy slope, it was once called The Commodore Hotel.  What is it called now?

 

A. The Admiral’s Rest Retirement Home

B. Almond House Lodge

C. The Captain’s Guest House

D. The Cramond Brig Hotel

 

13. What type of bird escaped from the zoo in 2012 and was spotted on Cramond beach.

 

A. Chilean flamingo

B. Scarlet ibis

C. Black stork

D. Gentoo penguin

 

14. A storm damaged the sea wall and caused sink holes on the prom in which year?

 

A. 2010

B. 2011

C. 2012

D. 2014

 

15. In 1934, plans were drawn up for Silverknowes beach to be reclaimed for what?

 

A. A golf course

B. Arable farming

C. An airport

D. Grazing cattle

 

16. Rounded up, what is Edinburgh parkrun’s average number of finishers per week?

 

A. 618

B. 416

C. 391

D. 532

 

17. What used to be secured to the top of the concrete pillars to Cramond Island?

 

A. Beacon lights

B. A defensive wire hawser

C. Power cabling

D. A walkway

 

18. What is Edinburgh parkrun’s average finish time?

 

A. 32.10

B. 25:58

C. 26:37

D. 29:46

 

19. Who carved the large granite fish on the beach near the start/finish line?

 

A. Ronald Rae

B. Anne Browning

C. Fernando Botero

D. Anita McDougall

 

20. Other than Edinburgh, how many parkruns are there across the Lothians?

 

A. 4

B. 5

C. 6

D. 7 (Portobello, Oriam, Vogrie, Meadowmill, Lochend Woods, Livingston, Polkemmet Country)

 

 

 

Edinburgh parkrun quiz

Morning folks. Hope you are all doing okay. Here is the first part of a quiz from one of our parkrunners. Answers and further parts to follow.

 

1. When did Edinburgh parkrun start?

 

A. 2007

B. 2009

C. 2010

D. 2012

 

2. Which Scottish parkrun started over a year before Edinburgh parkrun?

 

A. Perth

B. Aberdeen

C. Glasgow (now called Pollok parkrun)

D. Ayr

 

3. Under what type of tree are the first timer and visitor briefings held?

 

A. Horse Chestnut

B. Sycamore

C. Oak

D. Beech

 

4. Edinburgh parkrun’s highest ever attendance was on which holiday?

 

A. New Years’ Day

B. May Day

C. Boxing Day

D. Christmas Day

 

5. All of these islands can be seen from Edinburgh parkrun.  Which has an abbey?

 

A. Inchcolm

B. Inchkeith

C. Inchmickery

D. Cramond Island

 

6. What is the name of the café just before the 1km mark?

 

A. The Boardwalk Beach Club

B. The Cramond Bistro

C. The Cramond Falls Cafe

D. The Cramond Boat Club

 

7. Edinburgh parkrun’s first Event Director is now an Event Director at…

 

A. Loch Leven parkrun

B. Polkemment Country parkrun

C. Kirkcaldy parkrun

D. Dunfermline parkrun

 

 

8. Close to where, is the source of the River Almond that flows to the Firth of Forth?

 

A. The Pentland Hills

B. Possil Marsh near Bishopbriggs

C. Lanark Moor

D. The Cant Hills near Shotts

 

9. Which of these can be seen along the parkrun route?

 

A. St Abb’s Head Lighthouse

B. The Kincardine and Clackmannanshire Bridges

C. Several Joshua trees

D. Bronze artwork rubbing plaques

 

10. Half way there.  Which 19th Century House do you see ahead through the trees?

 

A. Gypsy Brae House

B. Barnton House

C. Craigroyston House

D. Cramond House

 

11. In which year was the current Edinburgh parkrun fastest female record set?

 

A. 2012

B. 2017

C. 2019

D. 2020

 

12. Overlooking the route from the top of a long grassy slope, it was once called The Commodore Hotel.  What is it called now?

 

A. The Admiral’s Rest Retirement Home

B. Almond House Lodge

C. The Captain’s Guest House

D. The Cramond Brig Hotel

 

13. What type of bird escaped from the zoo in 2012 and was spotted on Cramond beach.

 

A. Chilean flamingo

B. Scarlet ibis

C. Black stork

D. Gentoo penguin

 

14. A storm damaged the sea wall and caused sink holes on the prom in which year?

 

A. 2010

B. 2011

C. 2012

D. 2014

 

15. In 1934, plans were drawn up for Silverknowes beach to be reclaimed for what?

 

A. A golf course

B. Arable farming

C. An airport

D. Grazing cattle

 

16. Rounded up, what is Edinburgh parkrun’s average number of finishers per week?

 

A. 618

B. 416

C. 391

D. 532

 

17. What used to be secured to the top of the concrete pillars to Cramond Island?

 

A. Beacon lights

B. A defensive wire hawser

C. Power cabling

D. A walkway

 

18. What is Edinburgh parkrun’s average finish time?

 

A. 32.10

B. 25:58

C. 26:37

D. 29:46

 

19. Who carved the large granite fish on the beach near the start/finish line?

 

A. Ronald Rae

B. Anne Browning

C. Fernando Botero

D. Anita McDougall

 

20. Other than Edinburgh, how many parkruns are there across the Lothians?

 

A. 4

B. 5

C. 6

D. 7

 

 

Event 526 and 527

Here is a double whammy of the last two events. Christmas Day was mad and Saturday last a bit more manageable.

Wishing you all the best for 2020.

Many thanks to all our volunteers - without you we couldn't do it. We need runners/walkers too so thanks for coming along and taking part.

Kind of knew that Christmas Day was going to be busy with no other events on locally - it was. Everyone was in good spirits which helped it all pass off. It was a good morning for it. Many visitors and people new to parkrun. We lost 13 tokens and that is a bit irritating to say the least. Saturday was another good day - not as mad as Christmas Day therefore a bit easier on the volunteers. Andrew processed the results in The Falls cafe with relative ease - how we like it.

Great photos of Christmas Day from Gordon and Frances:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Fishygordons-Run-Pix-223143054799513/photos/?tab=album&album_id=811474609299685https://www.facebook.com/edinburghparkrun/photos/ms.c.eJxllktuBEEIQ280Kv5w~;4tFyWKkPG8tCrDBdNuzmim~;3nuRvR~;7Ijex~;5HdYcxrRZaIvHJ55ctXIf2UMaZSYo4xk0TWiZz0fOhn3ntE3INICjJESjJ3MKaLyEieOeZZI3LNV7eCMI8Zq5uxZ3NjTLC6RQpCFlZU1Uqq1xGZJ0gxjyhm3PAxUcNEDTfycmNmt2FMkIWn5EnO3YuqeknmpmLeZOGyCb6chQv3oHMnnsQY84RT~_QiyiKAvQrhHcseiOK8Q70QrwgnG0qexwpSXbeLIK58LQjXSWCudLNI5nRQNU7yTQS9nyquiqllkmh2CcMrJyz~;Jmzl5wkIUq8fplOhTRneXs5~_S~;SlxSgnTavZcQ31KnFKyCXV81bIJ~;ejTNvbTQVVbZtpJfTolM7~_D00XlW7h3S8zwkvRS1V7peTnTlm~;liD5jdME4N3ycTEcuycjcf4cKpKVWc8dGvhczwoJMe~_VujFzRfexwxQUrV3TlC7v8I5qVm7Ah1ZNMt7hjK1d0m7x26Djlfo86n0x55fbu8j7v~;O3zDycLKNA~-.bps.a.10157752968808468/10157752968903468/?type=3&theater

All the best for 2020. Enjoy your double parkrun in the morning if you are going along. Let us know where you went and how it was.

Edinburgh parkrun
Event number 527
28th December 2019This week 600 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 82 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 55 different clubs took part.The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Catherine RAMSAY • Davie BLACK • Sarah CADENAS • John CURRAN • Alasdair HODGE • Janet CLARK • John GILMOUR • Elspeth MCLEAN • Ian DONALDSON • Jane CURRAN • Maggie STEWART • Elaine BARCLAY • Ruairidh WILLIAMS • Paul GUNDERSON • Sam BROWN • Jimmy PANTON • Sophie MCCALLUM • Andrew BURNIE • Ruby HEUGHAN • Shirley HARTLES • Vikki HODGE • Michael HURST • Sonja BROWNToday's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Edinburgh parkrun Results Page.

Edinburgh parkrun
Event number 526
25th December 2019This week 968 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 116 were first timers and 139 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 94 different clubs took part.The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Iain SHAW • Davie BLACK • Gillian GRANT • Susan MORRISON • Carole ANDREWS • Sandy MACDONALD • Iain CAMERON • Sharen ROBERTS • Frances Louise WILKINSON • John CURRAN • David WORRALL • Gordon Joseph DONNACHIE • Rachel WILLMER • Jim SMITH • Robert MAIN • Andrew BARRINGTON • Jennifer Sara MACKENZIE • Mark LOVE • Adam ARMSTRONG • Diana LAING • Roger PIM • Guy MCDONALD • Dawn LAWSON • Jane BARRINGTON • Sophie MCCALLUM • Peter AVENT • Jamie KINGHORN • Shirley HARTLES • John BARRINGTONToday's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Edinburgh parkrun Results Page.The male record is held by Ross TOOLE who recorded a time of 14:31 on 13th February 2010 (event number 17).
The female record is held by Lauren REID who recorded a time of 16:17 on 24th August 2019 (event number 510).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fiona MATHESON who recorded 100.93% (17:56) on 23rd September 2017 (event number 413).
Edinburgh parkrun started on 17th October 2009. Since then 30,679 participants have completed 216,352 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,081,760 km, including 33,746 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,785 individuals have volunteered 11,255 times.

 

Event 505

Edinburgh parkrun
Event number 505
20th July 2019

Despite the rain, event 505 was a fun and happy occasion. Many milestones, and we welcomed Vicky and Stuart and their Wedding party. Two Wedding parties on the bounce - it is a thing. Despite the grim forecast I can report that the skies cleared up and it was a great day at Edinburgh Zoo for the Wedding.

Thanks to Chris for the photos.:

https://www.flickr.com/…/7718006@N…/albums/72157709763771272

There were a few milestones, well done to you all:

50: Graeme Stewart, David Finlay, Carol Finlay, Norma Mccaskill
150: Jennifer Mcgill
200: Robin Miller
300: Milan Misak, Angus Mcewan

T-shirt ordering is still off-line for now. Do keep a watch on the news channels for an update.

This week 637 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 130 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 83 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers - thanks very much:

Davie BLACK • Chris PILLEY • Graham MCASLAN • Steve INGLEDEW • Susan MORRISON • Michael WILKINSON • John CURRAN • Ian James JACKSON • Chris GROVES • Julie THOMPSON • Stuart HUTCHINGS • Ritchie DIAPER • Wendy MORGAN • Maggie STEWART • Fiona MCASLAN • Fiona PARKER • Elaine BARCLAY • Lorraine MAXWELL • Andrew MOUNSTEPHEN • Sam HUTCHINGS • Ciara SHOULDICE • Paul NEGRI • Petra KNOPS • Graham MCINTYRE • Sophie MCCALLUM • Niamh BOAG

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

The male record is held by Ross TOOLE who recorded a time of 14:31 on 13th February 2010 (event number 17).
The female record is held by Sarah INGLIS who recorded a time of 16:35 on 7th August 2010 (event number 40).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fiona MATHESON who recorded 100.93% (17:56) on 23rd September 2017 (event number 413).

Edinburgh parkrun started on 17th October 2009. Since then 28,728 participants have completed 203,066 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,015,330 km, including 32,054 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,675 individuals have volunteered 10,710 times.

 

Edinburgh parkrun event 500

Edinburgh parkrun
Event number 500
15th June 2019

Event 500 just crept up on us. It would have been nice to have some sunshine but that didn't happen, at least it stayed dry. Big thanks to everyone who helps keep our event going week on week. Thanks to everyone who comes along and takes part. Our 10th Anniversary will be on 19th October 2019.

There were a number of milestones this week, well done everyone:

10 club - Nathan Denis and Caitlin Gray.

50 club - Simon James, Norman Martin, Gwen Twynam-Perkins, Caro Oliver and Alan Currie.

200 runs - Mike Tait.

250 club - Linda Laughland

400 runs - Chris Pilley

Just a few words about milestone t-shirts - there are big issues at the moment and all links to order have been disabled as well as no new links being issued. No idea when this will be resolved so please be patient.

We had 39 first time parkrunners and 52 unknown participants. One of our volunteers was over from Holland to take part in the Seven Hills - goodness knows where he does his hill training.

Andy took some photos and Andrew took a video of the start. The photo montage is too large to save here but check out our facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/edinburghparkrun/

This week 746 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 81 were first timers and 116 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 60 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Barry FRASER • Andy ARCHER • Catriona BRUCE • Steve INGLEDEW • Susan MORRISON • Alan MCCLELLAND • Michael BISSET • Beverley DODGSON • Hugh DINWOODIE • Oliver POUND • Anne THOMSON • Gillian BRUCE • Pascal DEN HARTOG • Alistair GIBSON • Richard D MILLER • Eve ARMSTRONG • Sophie MCCALLUM • Andrew BURNIE • Malcolm DUNN • Victoria BARR • Kay DAVIDSON • David LANGHAN • Hananh GUILLIARD

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

The male record is held by Ross TOOLE who recorded a time of 14:31 on 13th February 2010 (event number 17).
The female record is held by Sarah INGLIS who recorded a time of 16:35 on 7th August 2010 (event number 40).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fiona MATHESON who recorded 100.93% (17:56) on 23rd September 2017 (event number 413).

Edinburgh parkrun started on 17th October 2009. Since then 28,225 participants have completed 199,926 parkruns covering a total distance of 999,630 km, including 31,626 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,664 individuals have volunteered 10,590 times.

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