Ellon parkrun # 35 – 16/07/2016

The run
This week there were 75 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

The travellers encampment was still adjacent to our start/finish area so we made a minor adjustment so that our finish funnel was a little further away to give everyone a bit more room.  We compensated by moving the start line too to make the distance equal.

We had what I believe was our second en masse turnout from Peterhead AC as part of their "Mundies Challenge", where they are having a little contest over at least 3 runs for the best combined times and most improved runners.  See you again next month.

Also of note today, our course age-grade record was broken by Charlie Noble. A combination of having a recent birthday and breaking his PB meant an age-grade score of 82.80%, edging out Graeme Clark who held the previous course record of 82.48%. Well done Charlie.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Charles NOBLE (VM65-69) was graded 82.80% for the time 20:27 (11th overall).
Brian URQUHART (VM55-59) was graded 81.40% for the time 19:32 (6th overall).
John ROBERTSON (VM55-59) was graded 79.36% for the time 19:52 (7th overall).


Just a reminder that we operate a "no printed barcode, no result" policy. Asking us to give you a result without a barcode is like asking a barman for a free pint: it's pretty cheeky and the answer shouldn't surprise you. :)

Printed barcodes that fail to scan are accepted for manual entry. The policy is that if a runner has made a genuine effort to bring a printed barcode, we will attempt to enter their result.

I was very pleased to hear again positive feedback from our park marshal regarding members of the public showing support for the run. It is extremely important that we integrate with the local community and share the path with other users, and that seems to be happening so that's a big thumbs up from me.


Many thanks to this week's heroes

Brendan DUNNE  •  Jackie GARDEN  •  James MORTIMER  •  Jean HOPKINS  •  Rose GALBRAITH  •  Steven GARDEN  •  Vanessa BLACK