Ellon parkrun #39 – 13/08/2016

A lovely sunny morning welcomed our field of 82 runners this week, welcoming 10 first timers and seeing 13 people set new PB's.

Included in our first timers field we welcomed Paul Knight from Metro Running Club, completing his 117th Parkrun and setting one of his quickest ever times over a parkrun course to be our first finisher, clearly our hill ending didn't prove as tough for Paul as it has for many others.

With the olympics now moving into the athletics stages we can anticipate the possibility of a larger field next week, everyone is welcome no matter their ability.

We continue our weekly plea for volunteers and can only apologise if this grows tiresome, we are honestly quite close some weeks to having to cancel which would obviously be an enormous shame. The community and friendships we are building amongst one another each week is only possible due to the dedication of volunteers, even if you wish to keep running yourself perhaps you know a non runner who may be able to help us fill the roster.

Thank you to this weeks volunteers Claire Duncan, Michelle McCombie, Colin Grant, Irene Jamieson, Mike Gibbon, Keri Wilson and Glen Chalmers.