After two weeks of storms and flooding we finally got going again. A brief hail shower before the start didn’t put anybody off and it turned out to be a lovely morning with a good turnout.
This week 100 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
David Carter Brown led them home with Gillian Car the first female finisher – well done to both.
For the first time ever we set the course up in reverse. We avoided the grass sections which were saturated but the key parts were all there. Some participants enjoyed the three short sharp uphill sections followed by long smooth downhill laps but some thought is was bit hard. The overall view was that we should do it again on a special occasion – and we will!
Don’t forget that this coming Saturday (7th March) we’re celebrating International Women’s Day and we want to encourage as many women and girls as possible to take part. Everyone is welcome but if you’re a regular attender bring a female relative, friend or colleague.
Women and girls make up well over 50% of registered parkrunners but many find it hard to get started. To help with this, local running group “Runnagades Running Fitness” will be there on Saturday to buddy up with anyone who wants a pal to go round the course with. It doesn’t matter what speed you do just come along and enjoy the scenery and the chat (before, after and during the walk or run).
This weeks event was made possible by 13 volunteers:
Ian NIMMO • Sheena TURNER • Fiona NICOL • Archie CAMERON • Martin KELSO • Audrey AITKEN • Sharon COWLE • Neil CHRISTIE • Deirdre CAMERON • Debbie KELSO • Jennifer WATSON • Lynne POPLEY • Donald MACLEOD
Come and see us if you’d like to volunteer.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hay Lodge parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Kirstin MAXWELL who recorded a time of 18:53 on 27th April 2019 (event number 23).
The male record is held by James DUNN who recorded a time of 16:00 on 21st December 2019 (event number 53).
The Age Grade course record is held by Alastair WALKER who recorded 91.65% (17:58) on 3rd August 2019 (event number 36).
Hay Lodge parkrun started on 3rd November 2018. Since then 1,597 participants have completed 4,585 parkruns covering a total distance of 22,925 km, including 936 new Personal Bests. A total of 144 individuals have volunteered 833 times.