Ellon parkrun 14/03/2020 | #214

The run

This week 106 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

James MORTIMER • Izzie MCDONALD • Steven GARDEN • Andrew DAVIDSON • Caroline BUCHAN • Neil FRASER • Jackie GARDEN • Duncan LYNCH • Gillian GRANT • William GALBRAITH • Nicola PRICE • Steven EUNSON • Jill CAMERON

It was a chilly day with a strong wind.  The runners had shelter for most of the way round but the finish was very tough with a constant headwind up the hill to the finish.

We had two official milestone celebrations today: Margo Stewart from Montrose joined the 100 club, and Ashley Keith joined the 50 club.  We also congratulated Kieran Keith (20) and Greg Bruce (100 at Ellon).  Two lucky runners received spot prizes that they donated.

We also wished good luck to all those taking part in the Newburgh Beach Bash, and well wishes to the many Ellon parkrunners who would have been marshalling/volunteering there today.

parkrun in the UK and Coronavirus

As you can see from this map, the UK was the only country in Europe to hold parkruns today.  All other countries had to cancel due to government restrictions.  This is a constantly evolving situation and at any time it may be the case the UK government imposes similar restrictions.  Keep an eye out for news.


A dedicated Coronavirus newspage link can be found on the homepage of every parkrun venue website.  It can also be found below.


Anyone currently on the volunteer roster who would prefer to stand down for the time being should please just get in touch.  You will be 100% supported in your decision.

Probably worth waiting until at least Monday however to see what further announcements are made.

All the best, stay well and hope to see you soon.

Steven G