Ellon parkrun # 27 – 21/05/2016

The run

Wow, that turnout this morning took us a bit by surprise!

This week there were 115 runners, of whom 43 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests, all ably supported by 10 volunteers.

All of the volunteers did really well but I wanted to give a special mention to one of our Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) juniors - Ailsa - who was on barcode scanning. Well done Ailsa, you did amazingly well for staying so cool under pressure.

The good news is that now we have broken 100 runners we are eligible for a second barcode scanning device. This will help take the stress away from having a single person on scanning when the numbers are high.

Today marked three months of volunteering for our other DofE junior Louise, which means she has completed the volunteering section for her award. We do hope to see her back though as she has become a valuable member of the team!

I think the sun brought a lot of people out and it was windy but very warm. We welcomed a mini-bus of runners (15 I'm told) from Peterhead Jogscotland and a large group from Ellon Jogscotland and friends who came out to help celebrate Claire Gordon on her 100th parkrun. Well done Claire.

Peterhead Running Festival and the Fraserburgh 10k

The Peterhead Running Festival is next month on the 26th of June. There is a half marathon, a 5k and a number of school fun runs.


The Fraserburgh 10k is on the 12th of June, also with some school fun runs.