Montrose parkrun #114 – 14 September 2019

It was another rather breezy morning on Saturday 14th September, but we’re well used to that on the east coast of Scotland, and it’s good to see it didn’t put off our brave parkrunners! This week 130 people ran, jogged and walked the course. We were delighted to welcome 20 first timers to Montrose, including visitors from Glasgow, Staffordshire and a big welcome to David and Lisa from Melbourne, Australia! Lisa told me that she is originally from Kirriemuir, but it’s still a fair trek for a run around Broomfield!

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It never ceases to amaze me when we get new Personal Best times under difficult conditions and this week was no exception. Even though there were a lot of mutterings (with the odd expletive) about the wind, 23 parkrunners still managed to record new PBs. Very well done to all of you. As you can see from our picture below, it was a bit of a struggle for some!

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As always, we are indebted to the volunteers who generously give their time to help make sure parkrun happens. This week’s event was made possible by the following hi-viz heroes:

Keith BLACK • Valerie THOMSON • Jen PICKETT • Brenda BURDEN • Karen ADAMS • Lana SHEPHERD • Colleen CRAIG • Denis RICE • Caroline KINGHORN • Jamie KINGHORN • Lesley STRACHAN • Keith JACKSON • Beverley MURRAY • Gary JAMIESON • Anna WILSON-STOREY

Over 24,000 people volunteered at a parkrun somewhere in the world on Saturday – that many people surely can’t be wrong! Volunteering is fun, easy, rewarding and without it there would be no parkrun. We are always on the lookout for volunteers, as you will no doubt be aware if you follow us on our social media channels (you’ll know we’re desperate if we’re posting pictures of sad animals). If you would like to help out this coming parkrunday or any other time, check out the volunteering page for more information and get in touch with us at montrose@parkrun.com.

This week’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Montrose parkrun Results Page.