In that time between Christmas and New Year when no one is really sure what day it is it's lovely to have some normality back for parkrun day!
For our 9th event we welcomed 103 first timers to Oriam parkun, that's nearly half the field! Some local and others visiting from further afield including Hazelhead parkrun in Aberdeen and Luton, and 10 people kicked off their New Year Resolutions early with their first ever parkrun.
Despite the mud 29 runners recorded a new personal best, proving that excessive mince pie consumption may be good running fuel!
Congratulations to Dee Rees on her 100th parkrun. For those new to parkrun you may have seen the "milestone" t-shirts being worn by runners. These are awarded to juniors after 10 runs then everyone after 50, 100, 250 and 500. There's also a volunteer one for 25 volunteer days. If you're celebrating a milestone let the Run Director know and we can give you a shout out in the pre-run brief. Some runners like to bring cake to celebrate.....hint hint
A quick mention on funnel "etiquette" - please only go past the time keepers and down the finish funnel if you have run the full course, and only go through it once. We appreciate that children might like to join you for the sprint finish or people go back to support their friends but this can really make the results difficult to process as times and tokens go out of sync.
New Years Day is the only day of the year when you can record a result at 2 parkruns and events are staggering their start times to enable you to do this. There is no run at Oriam but the full list of events can be found here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/ and someone has made a handy gadget to help you find potential double runs http://tailrun.uk/nyd/2020/ Events will be busy so please allow plenty of time to get parked and be on your best parkrun behaviour!
Today's event was made possible by 23 volunteers:
Ashworth Paul WEAVING • Katie ROBERTSON • Iain HUTCHINSON • Sheelagh JONES • Chris MURRAY • Anne DOUGLAS • Emma LOUGHEED • Richard MUDIE • Gary HALL • Finlay MCHARDY • Angus ROBERTSON • David MUEGO • Garry SYMINGTON • Andrew JONES • Sarah ROBERTSON • Alastair FERGUSON • Louise SINCLAIR • Jackie CROZIER • Hugh THOMSON • Ross MUIRDEN • Amelia MCGLYNN • Emma BOAG MCGLYNN • Grant JOHNSTON
Our roster has plenty of vacancies over the coming weeks. Any help would be much appreciated and all roles are very straightforward with briefing given on the day. Please drop us an email with your barcode number and if you have a preferred role to Oriam@parkrun.com https://www.parkrun.org.uk/oriam/futureroster/
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Oriam parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Emily STRATHDEE who recorded a time of 19:35 on 21st December 2019 (event number 8).
The male record is held by Jamie CROWE who recorded a time of 16:54 on 21st December 2019 (event number 8).
The Age Grade course record is held by Elizabeth GILCHRIST who recorded 83.62% (29:00) on 7th December 2019 (event number 6).
Oriam parkrun started on 2nd November 2019. Since then 1,262 participants have completed 2,005 parkruns covering a total distance of 10,025 km, including 301 new Personal Bests. A total of 91 individuals have volunteered 194 times.