With many of our local club runners resting up for the Renfrewshire cross country championships at Tower Hill, we still managed over one hundred participants at the 288th event on Saturday. A brisk cold North Easterly wind was an unwelcome surprise at the turn at the boat club end of the Esplanade.
Despite the strong wind three runners were able to beat their previous best times and record a new personal bests (PBs). Andrew Forbes 38:16, Christina MacInnes 32:57 and Joe Ellis 30:57. Joe joined us for the first time in August and has taken part in 11 parkruns and recorded 8 PB's. Great progress Joe!
We welcomed 8 first timers to Greenock. Well done on your first run at Greenock and we hope to see you back soon to enjoy our course with the usual warmer weather we often get in sunny Greenock.
First over the line was Callum Hunter and first female was Fiona MacFarlane. Special mention to Eeyin Rankin who recorded his fastest time this year (26:04). Well done Eeyin, there's still time to drop under the 26 minute mark before the end of the year.
Although not an official parkrun milestone, Angela Magee celebrated her 150th parkrun. All 150 were run at Greenock. This is an amazing achievement and well worth a mention. Well done Angela.
As always, a huge thank you to this week’s team of volunteers who help to make the event run smoothly and safely. Please get in touch if you would like to help out at any of our events. All our volunteer positions are very easy and there is always lots of help on hand.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Neil.M THOMSON • Stuart BRODIE • Andy CAMERON • Bruce COYLE • Marianne MCKAY • George MCCALLUM • Stephen HANLEY • David HOLMES • Chris MOONEY • Jim BRANNIGAN • Sharon TAITT • Helen CRAWFORD
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Greenock parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Ryan THOMSON who recorded a time of 15:02 on 27th April 2019 (event number 258).
The female record is held by Bryony HAINES who recorded a time of 16:54 on 29th June 2019 (event number 267).
The Age Grade course record is held by Stuart HODGE who recorded 90.33% (17:45) on 6th April 2019 (event number 255).
Greenock parkrun started on 17th May 2014. Since then 3,503 participants have completed 25,218 parkruns covering a total distance of 126,090 km, including 3,873 new Personal Bests. A total of 338 individuals have volunteered 3,258 times.