Ellon parkrun is cancelled on 2020-12-05 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Ellon parkrun 11th January 2020 Number 205

This week 182 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

This week we had a 100 milestone by Sandra Hartley who was kind enough to supply 2 spot prizes and some chocolates for all. There were two runners who reached their 50 milestone mark - Keith Stewart who provided tea, coffee and snacks at the finish and Lynn Park who supplied another spot prize. All much appreciated.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers: Nicola Price, Kim King, Kelly Willox, Jackie Garden, Roy Walker, Emma Findlay, Gail Irvine, Ross Stone, Susan Somner, Steve Barrow, Angela Robson and Alex MacLeod

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 16:01 on 6th July 2019 (event number 179).
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 3,431 participants have completed 22,525 parkruns covering a total distance of 112,625 km, including 4,593 new Personal Bests. A total of 455 individuals have volunteered 2,306 times.

 

Ellon parkrun 04/01/2020 Number 204

2020 came in with a bang at Ellon parkrun as 247 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 31 recorded new personal bests. There were milestones aplenty as Stuart Christie and Ryan Ramsey achieved their 50th parkrun and Niall Findlay completed his 100th. And a giant gold baton made its way backwards through the field, before carrying on its parkrun travels to Elgin next week.

For some folk one parkrun wasn't enough though, with brave souls running to the start of the course from Kingswells and Cove. If only someone would build a bypass round Aberdeen so there was a road to get there huh?!

And as it was the first Saturday in the month, we even had pacers as well, with odd numbered times from 21 to 39 minutes covered by the bibs in blue.

Thanks to this week's volunteers, who were: Tim DRING • Stewart MACLENNAN • Alex MACLEOD • Tamsin MORRIS • Andrew MCNEILL • Caroline BUCHAN • Glen CHALMERS • Lynn PARK • Andy CRUICKSHANK • Allan BARTLET • Anne BROWN • Ross STONE • Tom DAVIES • Nicola PRICE • Gillian REID • Gordon YOUNG • Matt LOCKLEY • Emma KEMP • Steve BARROW • James DUNCAN

Well done to everyone who managed to drag themselves out of their festive stupor, off the settee and take part. See you all next week!

Thanks, Tamsin (this week's run director)

 

Ellon parkrun 28/12/2019 | #203

In our final parkrun of the year, we welcomed a tremendous turnout of 181 people ran, jogged and walked the course.

Greg Bruce one of our regular attendee's kindly donated a box of chocolates "just because" and asked for it to be handed to the 86th finisher.  This turned out to be Lynn Murray who had been purely concentrating on keeping her husband in her sights, great reward for doing so.  Greg ran his fastest parkrun since March so he clearly didn't want the chocolates back, thank you for your kindness Greg.

A fantastic 25 people recorded new Personal Bests, including Paul Gwynne who had done his previous 61 Ellon parkrun's pushing a buggy and/or accompanying his daughter, Paul clearly enjoyed running alone today.  Ruth Hicks celebrated (quietly) reaching her 50th parkrun milestone by also achieving a PB - well done Ruth.

We welcomed 21 first timers to Ellon parkrun, including tourists from "Cruden Bay" (liking the humour), Stonehaven, Elgin, Falkirk and London.  Four of these first timers were doing their FIRST EVER parkrun.  Congratulations and welcome to the gang:  Gavin Morris, Michelle Barber, Rory and Struan Fotheringham.

As mentioned in the run briefing there are two fun runs that may appeal to some of you occurring tomorrow and Tuesday (hogmanay).

Tomorrow at Newburgh Village Hall (next to Costcutter on the main street) at 10am is a multi terrain run with both 5k and 10k options.

On Tuesday also at 10am following the same route as parkrun is the Ellon Round Table touch of tartan run.  For both events you just turn up on the day and they would appreciate a donation into the charity collection buckets, neither event is timed or have medals etc, just purely for fun.

For next Saturday we still require a few volunteers so please consider starting the new year off with helping out, we are looking for a marshall, two barcode scanners and someone to hand out finish tokens, if we can fill the roster then there will also be pacers for the odd mins numbering 21-39.

This weeks event was made possible by 11 volunteers, thank you to:

Niall FINDLAY • Andrew MCNEILL • Caroline BUCHAN • Glen CHALMERS • Jackie GARDEN • Ross CHALMERS • Claire DUNCAN • Erin CHALMERS • Jillian EUNSON • Ross STONE • Steven EUNSON

Signing off for my final time as Run Director

Glen Chalmers

 

Ellon parkrun 21/12/2019 | #202

A lovely day for a brisk run. Slightly slippy conditions underfoot but clearly everyone heeded the run brief and took care on the course.

We had some runners today who were completely new to parkrun from surrounding areas including Newburgh, Cruden Bay and Peterhead. Also some tourists from slightly further afield... North Michigan!

A good number of milestones today with Jillian Eunson and Alan Murray celebrating 100 parkruns, George Keith and Danny Hazzard celebrating 50 parkruns and Alex Macleod now with 25 volunteer helps under his belt. Extra thanks to Alex who also helped recce the course with me this morning and assisted at base and also to Tamsin who kept me right processing the results. A good number of people who celebrated milestones also brought spot prizes and chocolates for all to enjoy, so many thanks to them.

As well as some dubious Christmas jumpers (!), a few elves and Santa himself took time out from their day to join us. Some of you may even have seen what appeared to be a full Christmas dinner navigating the course too. I think Ellon may need the year to recover!

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We are short of volunteers over the next month so if you fancy joining us please email in and let us know when you can help. Training is given on the morning of the run.

This week 139 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Alex MACLEOD • Tamsin MORRIS • Lynne MORRISON • Glen CHALMERS • Emma FINDLAY • Ross CHALMERS • Ross STONE • Fiona MUTCH • Kevin MACIVER • Nicola PRICE • Steve BARROW • James DUNCAN

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

Many thanks for attending Ellon parkrun and Happy Christmas to all.

Nicky

This week's Run Director

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 16:01 on 6th July 2019 (event number 179).
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 3,363 participants have completed 21,915 parkruns covering a total distance of 109,575 km, including 4,513 new Personal Bests. A total of 454 individuals have volunteered 2,263 times.

 

Ellon parkrun 14/12/2019 | #201

It was something of a slippery morning for the 117 parkrunners who turned up for today's Ellon parkrun.  Overnight low temperatures, which continued to fall through the morning, gave us a few icy patches that we had to be careful of, but the course was deemed safe from an early morning inspection and although overall times were slower, the run was uneventful.

With only 2 parkruns to Christmas, we were delighted to have a volunteer team that consisted of Santa and his 'not-so-little' helpers; the Christmas pudding, a Snowman, and various Elves.  Nice to see them taking some time off to help us before what will be a busy period for them all in 10 days' time!

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Many of our runners also dusted off their Christmas attire and came dressed appropriately for the season.  A couple of reindeer also turned up, and duly complied with our short leash policy for dogs and reindeer.

Of our 117 participants, we had 8 first timers, including visitors from Thurso, and 8 people achieved PBs today, despite the tricky conditions.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Steven GARDEN • Jeananne BECKETT • Andrew MCNEILL • Caroline BUCHAN • Jackie GARDEN • Tracey WESTON • Marijtje ADAMS • Kim KING • George ADAMS • Patricia STENHOUSE

Thanks for coming along today, we will be having move festive fun next week.

Santa, Run Director