Event 540

Edinburgh parkrun
Event number 540
21st August 2021

This week 577 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 99 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. We had 71 visitors and 28 brand new parkrunners. Representatives of 62 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Davie BLACK • Susan MORRISON • Robin MILLER • Amy Leigh CAMPBELL • Mike TAIT • Graham W CROMBIE • Simon HARROLD • Gerald HIGGINS • Kate GILLIES • Maggie STEWART • Heather FLECK • Iain KIRKPATRICK • Jennifer LOVE • Deborah PEGG • Zoe MORRIS • Andrew SMITH • Andy MACPHERSON • Kirsty TAYLOR • Alistair BLACK • Katie MITCHELL • Guy MCDONALD • Sophie MCCALLUM • Andrew BURNIE • Daisy MITCHELL

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

There are plenty spaces in the roster for next week if anyone can help please – please send an email.

future roster | Edinburgh parkrun

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 31,943 participants have completed 224,946 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,124,730 km, including 34,623 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,837 individuals have volunteered 11,603 times.

 

First parkrun after a long break

Edinburgh parkrun
Event number 539
14th August 2021

Anyone not missed their parkrun fix?

Thanks very much to the volunteers that helped make it all happen. Lots of visitors and first timers to parkrun. Hope you enjoyed.

This week 617 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 131 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 71 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Davie BLACK • Chris PILLEY • Susan MORRISON • Robin MILLER • Michael WILKINSON • Jennifer ROBERTSON • John CURRAN • Mike TAIT • Linda LAUGHLAND • Douglas LAUGHLAND • Maggie RANKIN • Jim SMITH • Gavin FERGIE • Fiona MCASLAN • Jennifer Sara MACKENZIE • Scott ARTHUR • Flora POLLOK • Zoe MORRIS • Mark FORRESTER • Alan MURRAY • Pauline DALRYMPLE • Benjamin WAITE • Guy MCDONALD • Michael MALLON • Gill MENZIES • Lester KNIBB

Here is a link to photos that Chris took:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/7718006@N08/albums/72157719677374193

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 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 31,844 participants have completed 224,369 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,121,845 km, including 34,548 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,835 individuals have volunteered 11,578 times.

 

 

Exciting news

We restart on Saturday 14th August.

There are a few things that we need volunteers and runners/walkers to be aware of. Apologies for the overload but please take the time to read.

All scanning and timing will now be done with the virtual volunteer app on volunteers own phones:

 

https://email.parkrun.com/t/i-l-clhgtl-l-y/

COVID-19 Runner and walker code:

https://email.parkrun.com/t/i-l-clhgtl-l-h/

 

COVID-19 Volunteer code:

https://email.parkrun.com/t/i-l-clhgtl-l-k/

 

Code of conduct - a gentle reminder.

https://email.parkrun.com/t/i-l-clhgtl-l-o/

 

Parking

Please note that access to Marine Drive is only from Salveson Terrace from the roundabout at the junction of Muirhouse Parkway and West Granton Road. Silverknowes Road is closed to cars as is Gypsy Brae. Cramond Glebe Road  has double yellow lines down most of the length of it and parking attendants have been spotted in attendance.

If you arrive early please stay in your car. The idea is to minimise the time spent gathered before the start. The first timers brief will be at 9.20am in front of the fish. The short brief will be at 9.30 immediately before the start. Distancing is the guidance so do make full use of the area around the start. Please place yourself appropriately at the start, faster runners towards the front, mid runners middle and slower runners/walkers towards the back.

Barcode scanning

Please hold your hand out to receive your finish token. Barcode scanners will be positioned to the left and right of the finish funnel exit. Hold up your barcode and token for scanning and once scanned drop your token in the bucket/tub and move away from the finish area.

It's been a while since we had an event - 14th of March 2020. If Edinburgh isn't your usual parkrun please consider a bit of tourism to avoid overcrowding our event.

 

 

 

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

 

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