Greenock parkrun #321

A Windy Blast from Storm Arwen!

An extremely gusty morning didn’t stop 87 runners, joggers and walkers taking on the Greenock Esplanade route.  Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

Neil LAFFERTY breezed across the line first with an incredible time of 16:27.  Eilidh SCOTT was the first female across the line in 20:19. Great efforts in the conditions, and well done on your PB Eilidh!

Welcome to the 7 first timers.  Neil CHRYSTAL 24:41, Matthew COFFIELD 24:46, Deborah DICKINSON 25:57, Lucy ANDERSON 26:37, Kenny QUINN 28:03, Alan DICKIE 31:32 and Laura SIDWELL 34:05.

Seven participants recorded new Personal Bests today!  Eilidh SCOTT 2019, Dorel UNGUREANU 21:56, Richard WILSON 22:24, Wendy RUSSELL 24:43, Kirsty CAMPBELL 25:01, Lesley HEPBURN 27:02 and Alan ADAIR 28:33. Fantastic runs everyone!

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Two runners achieved milestones.  Marcin JACHER and Eric LINDSAY amassed their 25th and 50th parkruns respectively.  Well done to both.

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Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Greenock parkrun Results Page.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Julie SMITH • Andy CAMERON • Jim CUFFE • Gill GILMOUR • John STEVENSON • Eileen STEVENSON • David BLACK • William KILPATRICK • Hollie KILPATRICK • Lisa BOONSANONG • Moira MCCLUCKIE • Margaret Mary MCELENY • Abbigael CRAWFORD • Lisa KELLY • Joseph MCFADDEN • Lisa KELLY • Tracey HOWE

parkrun is only possible to the efforts of the volunteers, and we are always looking for more people to get involved - even when the weather isn’t good it’s great fun, you’ll meet some wonderful people, and you’ll be giving something back to the parkrun community!

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Why not opt in to receive regular Greenock parkrun volunteering news and opportunities? It couldn't be easier. Simply open a recent parkrun newsletter, results email or volunteer email, click on 'manage my profile', then 'email options', then select the events you'd like to hear from and click 'save opt-in events list’/ Alternatively, drop us an email at the following address: greenock@parkrun.com and let us know if you can lend a hand. You can check the future volunteer roster at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/greenock/futureroster/.

Be sure to find us on Facebook (@greenockparkrun) where we post all the latest news, course updates and event photos. Full information about parkrun can be on our website at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/greenock/

Enjoy your week until we see you on the course next Saturday… and don’t forget your Barcode!

 

Greenock parkrun 320

It was a damp but mild morning, making reasonable conditions for the 128 who took part in this week's parkrun on the Esplanade. There was a very noticeable turnout of many of the Greenock Glenpark Harriers, who are celebrating the 125th anniversary of their Club last year. Their celebrations, including the ball this weekend, have been delayed due to the pandemic. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Harriers took the first 13 finishing spots at this morning's parkrun. Well done to all who took part!

First across the line this week was Neil Lafferty, with an impressive lead and a time of 16:17. First female finisher was Elizabeth Gemmell (21:00), who has now ran at Greenock parkrun on nine occasions. There were also six first timers at Greenock despite the drizzly conditions, with one of them (Ross Paul) finishing in an impressive 20:00 on his first parkrun. Eleven runners achieved personal bests; Andrew McCall (17:25), Callum Gorry (19:52), Colin McKnight (20:46), Summer Taggart (22:57), Heather Lafferty (23:35), Lee-Ann Campbell (25:33), Liz Heywood (26:41), Jennifer Boyd (28:47), Alan Adair (29:11), Catherine McIlhargey (37:38) and Elizabeth Divers (40:00).

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We also had a few milestones this morning. Eddie Watt completed his 150th parkrun, David Benstead completed his 100th parkrun (black t-shirt) and Angela Nelson completed her 50th parkrun (red t-shirt). Well done all!

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Alan OROURKE • Robin MCAUSLAN • Andy CAMERON • Gill GILMOUR • Francesca LOWRIE • Iain MCKENZIE • Sharon BLACK • Emma BENSTEAD • David BENSTEAD • Stephen HARRISON • Abbigael CRAWFORD • Lynne HARRISON • Irene MCINTOSH • Evie HARRISON • Tracey HOWE • Vikki O'BRIEN

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The volunteers each week make parkrun possible. It is great fun, and it is also a great way to get to know the local parkrun family! If you are interested in volunteering in future weeks please email greenock@parkrun.com

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

The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 16:54 on 29th June 2019 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Ross GRAY who recorded a time of 14:57 on 28th August 2021 (event number 308).
The Age Grade course record is held by Stuart HODGE who recorded 90.33% (17:45) on 6th April 2019 (event number 255).

Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

Greenock parkrun started on 17th May 2014. Since then 3,889 participants have completed 28,963 parkruns covering a total distance of 144,815 km, including 4,296 new Personal Bests. A total of 369 individuals have volunteered 3,673 times.

 

Greenock parkrun #319

The calm after the storm!

A gorgeous start to the weekend after last week's deluge! 98 people joined us on the Esplanade today (no packs of huskies or dolphins sadly, but we were entertained by 4 swans a'swimming ...the other 3 must be on holiday... 2 ferries and an inflatable kayak). 

David HENDERSON was first across the line today with an incredible time of 16:15. Cathy DICKSON joined us for her first time in Greenock today AND took the first female place in 21:37!! Congratulations to both!
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A big welcome to the 8 first timers, 4 of whom achieved their first ever parkruns! Scott DICKSON 19:31, David COMERFORD 20:36, Cathy DICKSON 21:37, Natalie WHITE 25:04, Logan SCOBIE 26:32, Lesley HEPBURN 28:10, Euan STEWART 28:12 and Skye AUTHUR 28.18. We'll make sure the dolphins are out next Saturday!

Shoutouts are back!! We've missed them!! Well done to Evie HARRISON on her 10th Parkrun (and a PB too!)

A massive 11 participants recorded new Personal Bests today! Mark NELIS 21:31, Derek ROBERTSON 23:12, Gill SULLIVAN 23:39, Allan ROWAN 23:56, Hollie KILPATRICK 24:44, Blythe LINDSAY 24:52, Kirsty CAMPBELL 25:32, David MCEWAN 26:01, Evie HARRISON 26:10, Michael MCELDOWNEY 29:02, Mary ROBINSON 31:33. Great runs everyone!!

Again, a fantastic team of 15 volunteers made Parkrun possible today:
pr 319David CARRUTHERS • Kevin CLARK • Andy CAMERON • Iain MCKENZIE • David BLACK • William KILPATRICK • Hollie KILPATRICK • Gerry GILLESPIE • Angela MAGEE • Moira MCCLUCKIE • Jim BRANNIGAN • David BENSTEAD • Heather LAFFERTY • Claire MELVILLE • Tracey HOWE

Thank you to all!! If you were feeling jealous of the smiling bunch of volunteers in their pink jackets you are in luck!! There is room on the future rosters for pretty much any job you like!! If you'd like to be part of our wonderful volunteer team get in touch via the email address below. Parkrun is only possible to the efforts of the volunteers, and we are always looking for more people to get involved - even when the weather isn’t good it’s great fun, you’ll meet some wonderful people, and you’ll be giving something back to the parkrun community!
startprWhy not opt in to receive regular Greenock parkrun volunteering news and opportunities? It couldn't be easier. Simply open a recent parkrun newsletter, results email or volunteer email, click on 'manage my profile', then 'email options', then select the events you'd like to hear from and click 'save opt-in events list’/ Alternatively, drop us an email at the following address: greenock@parkrun.com and let us know if you can lend a hand. You can check the future volunteer roster at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/greenock/futureroster/.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Greenock Parkrun Page.

Be sure to find us on Facebook (@greenockparkrun) where we post all the latest news, course updates and event photos. Full information about parkrun can be on our website at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/greenock/

Enjoy your week until we see you on the course next Saturday… and don’t forget your Barcode!

 

Greenock parkrun news – November 2021

It’s great being back into our Saturday morning routine. It’s been almost 3 months since our return and we are keen to get planning for what’s next. A few items to share at the moment;

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 Christmas Day & New Years Day

You may or may not know that parkrun on Xmas & NYs day are optional and that each parkrun decides whether or not to run their event.

We are delighted to announce, as per the tradition at Greenock, that we are planning to go ahead! They have great atmospheres and always well attended so make sure you book some time away from your non-running family members (or drag them along). We are already taking names for both days volunteers so be early to book your spot in your favourite role. Of course, as per usual events will only go ahead with a full volunteer roster.

Secret Santa

Another tradition at Greenock is Secret Santa, your chance to anonymously gift your fellow parkrunner with the most thoughtful present. Great fun, be sure to get involved. More on this in the coming weeks.

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Core Team opportunity

parkrun doesn’t happen without our amazing Run Directors (RDs) who plan and manage the events week after week. They put lots of effort into making each week as safe and fun as possible and of course the most important part of getting your result correct! 1 second can make all the difference!

We are looking to add to our RD team. If you are an enthusiastic parkrunner at Greenock who loves to volunteer and get involved, this might be for you. Perks of the role; most obvious is the use of our mega, megaphone….a little intimidating at first but difficult to put down after you’ve had a go; you are the first to see the results and get to understand the behind the scenes workings of an event, how that wee finish token is the key to success at parkrun.

If you are keen to get involved in any of these, or want to know more, please drop us a mail at greenock@parkrun.com

Thanks

Greenock parkrun team

 

Greenock parkrun #318 report

What do you call a duck who likes watching fireworks?

Well that was a bit of a washout! There certainly won't be any bonfires smoldering this morning.

StartKayaks were needed for the 86 participants who joined us for this morning's paddle down the esplanade! Paul MONAGHAN was the first male to zoom down the course in a fantastic time of 17:36. Fiona MACFARLANE was the first female to cross the line not far behind in a cracking time of 22.34. Three runners smashed their personal bests this week despite the gales! Lee MCLAUGHLAN (23:36), David MCEWAN (26:32) and Tommy JOHNSTON (29:22). Well done to all!

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Welcome to the 5 first timers at Greenock today, and an especially warm welcome to Patrick MCCANN (27:17) and Kirsty MILLAR(33:07) on their first ever parkrun (it's not always this wet!!)

Congratulations to Stephen FULTON (24:13) who completed his 50th Parkrun today! Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions we can no longer give milestone shout outs on the day (coming soon!!), but if you have something you’d like mentioned in a future run report send us a message at the email address below.

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Stephens 50th

And if there wasn't enough of a swim down the esplanade already, 3 tokens were blown into the Clyde for their own chilly dip! Hopefully no volunteers required the coastguard during retrieval!

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Find the token

Thank you to the SPARKLING team of absolutely HEROIC and remarkably smiley Volunteers who made today possible:

Some of the team

Some of the team

Gillian MCDOUGALL • Andy CAMERON • Iain MACLEOD • Stuart AUSTIN • Romina SCOTT • Francesca LOWRIE • William KILPATRICK • Hollie KILPATRICK • Laurie DONALDSON • Moira MCCLUCKIE • Elizabeth DIVERS • Lisa KELLY • Tracey HOWE • Vanessa CHENG

Volunteering is fun! Even in a deluge! If you'd like to be part of our wonderful volunteer team get in touch via the email address below. Parkrun is only possible to the efforts of the volunteers, and we are always looking for more people to get involved - even when the weather isn’t good it’s great fun, you’ll meet some wonderful people, and you’ll be giving something back to the parkrun community!

Why not opt in to receive regular Greenock parkrun volunteering news and opportunities? It couldn't be easier. Simply open a recent parkrun newsletter, results email or volunteer email, click on 'manage my profile', then 'email options', then select the events you'd like to hear from and click 'save opt-in events list’/ Alternatively, drop us an email at the following address: greenock@parkrun.com and let us know if you can lend a hand. You can check the future volunteer roster at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/greenock/futureroster/.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Greenock Parkrun Page.

Be sure to find us on Facebook (@greenockparkrun) where we post all the latest news, course updates and event photos. Full information about parkrun can be on our website at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/greenock/

Enjoy your week until we see you on the course next Saturday… and don’t forget your Barcode! "Firequacker!"

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