132 runners gathered at Whin Park for a very cold parkrun with some ice skating on the paths and splashing compulsory around the duck pond. Thank you to all the volunteers who put up with these difficult conditions particularly the scanning and dealing with soggy barcodes. New volunteers are always welcome and you can become involved by following the link from the main Inverness Parkrun website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few people were a little late for the start, probably because of leaving a cosy bed, please note parkrun rules in Scotland are a prompt 9:30am start.
Congratulations to every single parkrunner who ventured out today in wintry conditions.
First male parkrunner past the post was Shaun Cumming of Highland Hillrunners (SM25-29) in a time of 18:21 and first female was Gillian Grant (WV40-44) who placed 25th overall. Tom McWilliam (VM45-49) was the first runner listed in the age category rankings in a time of 20:33, at 75.50% and was 7th overall. Well done to the first male junior Gordon Ross (JM15-17), who was 4th overall in a time of 20:16 and runs for Inverness Harriers AAC. Ruth McDougall (JW11-14) was the first female junior in a time of 28:13 and placed 43rd overall.
Whin Park is not known for personal bests and with the wintery conditions surprisingly enough there were 9 personal bests. A big parkrun well done. Welcome to the 7 first timers.
Gary Reid was today's parkrun Director. Thank you again to the (very damp and cold) volunteers who made this event happen.