164 runners were at the starting line on Saturday as we braced a new course at Whin Park. The runners ran round the park 4 times then had a much deserved break! It was good to see everyone after 4 weeks off and it felt a lot longer than it actually was!
Coming home in first place was Francisco Javier Cabrera Valdes at 18:12. Ewen Lamont was second at 18:47 and Finlay Rutter came in just one second later at 18:48.The first female -Gemma Cormack- came 5th at 19:02.
This Saturday we had 27 first timers and Andy Traill and Geth Rees completed their 100th so a massive congratulations to all of you! We also had runners from all across the UK having a warm up for the Inverness Half Marathon. We hope you all did really well and enjoyed the run! A special mention to Tamara Smith who was a first timer at the Inverness Parkrun, running as part of a new healthy lifestyle.
Another special mention goes to Cairn Medical Practice who had a number of runners doing the couch to 5K programme.
As ever parkrun requires volunteers to make it successful and on Saturday we had the following team:
Fiona Gordon, Michael Gregson, David Waudby-West, Sue Walker, Gary Reid, Alan Skea, Imogen McDougall, Phil Masterson, Billy Skinner, Hector Waudby-West, Rachel Cameron, Charles Jarvie, Alison Waudby-West, Ian Thomson, Roddie Shepherd, Ken Naismith and Annelise McDougall.
And a final shout out to the ladies who wore purple to represent International Womens Day!
Hope to see you all next week!
Rachel Cameron, Run Reporter.