Parkrunners experienced some muddy conditions at Whin Park this Saturday when 224 runners ran through the finish funnel a lot muddier than when they started! One runner was overheard asking Billy Skinner why if it was possible to drain part of the canal it hadn't been possible to drain the course!
There was quite a few twists and bends, and despite one or two runners taking a bit of a dive, everyone got round safely. Coming home first with an impressive time of 18:46 was Shaun Cumming followed by Andrew Gilmore (18:53) and Andrew Johnstone (19:06). The first female was Morag Murray at 22:54. In addition six personal bests were smashed and we had 21 first timers.
We also had 6 milestone runners- Averil Lamont with a whopping 250, Gillian Clark with a great 150 and Sharon Beck, Rachel Cameron and Jean Mackenzie doing their 50th with Dave Castairs volunteering on 50 occasions. Well done to all these milestone runners and volunteers for their achievements! Debbie Collins visiting from Melbourne in Australia commented on how she enjoyed the run and wasn't put off by the mud.
Once again parkrun wouldn't be possible without all of the volunteers who help out. The volunteers this week were Margaret Andrews, Elane Barrie, Rachel Cameron, Anna Macarthur, Don Macleod, Lee Ross, Sandy Matheson, Dave Carstairs, Marcus Konoso, Craig James Stewart, John Munro, Shona Macpherson, Sylvia Main, Phil Masterson, Alison Matheson, Ken Naismith, Steve Stewart, William John Ross, Hector Waudby-West and Keith Walker.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this week's parkrun. We hope to see you next week and hope you'll have cleaned your running gear by then!