We very nearly had no timing today due to lack of volunteers (in which case the system would allocate all runners default times of 59:59). Please can we have more people coming forward to help. We are still relying heavily on a small number of stalwarts but remember that they like getting a turn to do the run too.
A good tip is to just pick a date a some time in the future and email us so we put it on the rota. This is a good way of getting over the "I'll get round to it sometime" hurdle.
This week there were 54 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part. They were supported by 7 volunteers.
It was a nice morning for running but numbers were likely affected with the bank holiday weekend and by Edinburgh marathon festival and the Kayleigh's Wee Stars Barra 10k at Oldmeldrum. It was warm and there was a slight breeze but pretty good PB conditions.
After last week's bumper event we were sent a second barcode scanner to help us cope as Ellon grows. It is useful for Run Directors to be able to tell the scanners apart - e.g. if only one is used or if there is an issue with one - so we are going to label them. '1' and '2', or 'A' and 'B' are a bit dull so we are inviting you guys to send in your suggestions for names. The prize for winning? Bragging rights of course!
Suggestions via the Facebook post or email at email@example.com.
Many thanks to this week's heroes
Ailsa WHITAKER • Elaine TAYLOR • Fiona MCCALMAN • Glen CHALMERS • Rose GALBRAITH • Willie GALBRAITH • Steven GARDEN