Saturday morning saw the 259th edition of the weekly timed event taking place on Greenock’s Esplanade. One hundred and twelve runners, joggers and walkers took advantage of the dry conditions to tackle the five-kilometre route. The run director welcomed three first timers to Greenock to complete their first ever parkrun.
Kilmacolm runner Michael Connelly celebrated his 50th milestone parkrun and will now receive his free red ‘50’ t-shirt. Michael has completed 17 parkruns at Greenock, 15 in Cornwell and 11 at Linwood plus visits to other assorted parkruns including Singapore. Michael will now begin working towards his ‘100 club’ milestone t-shirt.
Thirteen lucky parkruners achieved a personal best in the good conditions on Saturday. Oliver Reilly shaved another 14 seconds off his time to reach 18:14. On his 99th parkrun, Willie Logan, dropped under 25 minutes for the first time. Alan Hatherall achieved his first PB in 18 months to shave a precious 7 seconds off his best to reach 22:42.
Well done also to Kris ALLEN, Angus SCOTT, Ian CAMPBELL, Alan MCGREGOR, Mary SCOTT, James HALL, David WATT, Mairi GILLIES, Elizabeth MCGONIGAL and Gary SMITH on their recent PBs.
Things are heating up in preparation for Greenock parkrun’s fifth birthday bash on Saturday, 18th May. It will be a Eurovision theme that morning as the ever popular Eurovision song contest takes place that evening.