It was a murky start to the day, when your Run Director and our pre-event set up team arrived at Broomfield at 0830, we could barely see the the 1st marshal point and discussions revolved as to how we would see the first runners coming back to the finish line. We did not need to worry though as the clouds soon lifted and even the sun tried to make an appearance.
This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the course. The calm conditions made for good running, and as the volunteers waited at the finish line for the runners returning we were almost caught out as we noticed our first runner returning at great speed, there was much enthusiasm as we thought the course record could be smashed, and it certainly was as Ross MacKenzie visiting from Glasgow came in at 16:16 thing 24 secs of our current record.
Along with Ross 32 others recorded new Personal Bests, there were 22 first timers, representatives of 15 different clubs took part and we had visitors from Liverpool, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Thanks for visiting Montrose.
Tina Fowler donned our cape and ran her 50th parkrun, supported by some of her fellow Arbroath Footers...
parkrun can't happen without volunteers, and we are grateful for all those who step forward to help. Some of our volunteers were trying out new roles this week and were worried about messing things up, they need not worry though after a little bit of guidance they absolutely nailed it.
Our volunteers this week were,
Valerie THOMSON • Tina FOWLER • Jackie FLYNN • Michael ELLERY • Pam RICHARDSON • Leanne MCNAB • Doreen ADAM • Denis RICE • David TAYLOR • Sheila TAYLOR • Hilary MURDOCH • Colin MURRAY • Garry TASKER • Arthur GRANT • Robert CARGILL • Brian MANZI • Chloe CARROLL
We always welcome new volunteers so if you have never given it a go before, drop us a e-mail or come and speak to one of the Run Directors and we can give you some information.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Montrose parkrun Results Page.