Ellon parkrun Event number #212 – 29nd February 2020

No parkrun has ever been held on Saturday 29th February. The last time the 29th February was a Saturday was 1992 and it won't happen again until 2048. So today was special if you like those quirky kind of facts!

Hugely better weather than we had all anticipated so runners and volunteers alike were all duly grateful.

Milestones today were Aidan Robertson who completed his 10th parkrun and Dave Coull who celebrated his 100th parkrun. Dave kindly donated a box of chocolates for position number 95 which was his position at his first ever parkrun.

It's International Women's Day parkrun next week so 'purple' is the colour to wear and bring along that 'female' friend who has printed out a barcode but never run.

It is also pacer week as well, odd numbers from 21 to 39 minutes. If anyone fancies trying this then let us know. We are also short of volunteers for the next month so have a look at our future roster and see if any role takes your fancy. Full training given on the morning of the run and all roles are fairly straight forward. Please email ellon@parkrun.com including your barcode number if you would like to volunteer.

Thanks to all the volunteers today

This week's Run Director

Nicky Price

This week 213 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Laura SMART • Andrew MCNEILL • Lynn PARK • Jackie GARDEN • Susan SOMNER • Steven CHALMERS • Ross STONE • Stuart CHRISTIE • Kevin MACIVER • Nicola PRICE • Beverley MACIVER • Alivia PARK

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

The female record is held by Tammy WILSON who recorded a time of 18:23 on 15th July 2017 (event number 84).
The male record is held by Max ABERNETHY who recorded a time of 15:57 on 8th February 2020 (event number 209).
The Age Grade course record is held by Carolyn MILNE who recorded 90.69% (20:14) on 20th August 2016 (event number 40).

Ellon parkrun started on 17th October 2015. Since then 3,569 participants have completed 23,915 parkruns covering a total distance of 119,575 km, including 4,840 new Personal Bests. A total of 466 individuals have volunteered 2,401 times.