Montrose parkrun #111 Fly-in’s and Footers!

This week saw the return of the Montrose Air Station fly-in so the playing fields were cordoned off, it meant it took a little longer for everyone to get to the start/finish area and we delayed the start to help.  It's great we can share the area with these other local events. I went back to catch a few snaps of the aircraft that arrived after we had finished.

planes

It is lovely to have that reminder that our parkrun uses part of the old airfield which was Great Britain’s first operational military airfield which was established by the Royal Flying Corps in February 1913.

We had visitors from Perth, Glasgow, Northumberland, Telford, Canada and the Cayman Islands including Jonathan Wood from Telford,who advised he gained his overall parkrun PB here at Montrose in 21.22 so well done to him.  We also had our 3000th PB achieved at Montrose this week well done to Abigail Dean visiting from Glasgow

parkrun can't happen without volunteers, this week saw another take over where volunteers were all from the Arbroath Footers.  The Footers have supported Montrose parkrun from the start, many are regular runners or volunteers and the club have brought their C25K graduates along to complete their 1st 5K.  A massive thanks to them again.

footers

This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Wendy CALDER • Pamela BRANDIE • Christine DAVIES • Valerie THOMSON • Mary TOWNS • Lisa LAWRENCE • Tina FOWLER • Reg HUNTER • Pam RICHARDSON • Jacqui WHITTON • Samantha REDPATH • Kirsty CLAYTON • Denis RICE • Audrey DUFFY • Jodie COULL • Arthur GRANT • Samantha MCDONALD

See you all again on parkrunday!