Event #12 Burns Night

In celebration of our 12th Oriam parkrun coinciding with Burns Night I wrote us a wee poem (Burns will be turning in his grave!). I believe the haggis (or is the plural haggi??) were roamly freely round the woods of Oriam when Richard did his early morning course check but they are shy wee things and must have taken shelter before everyone descended on the course.


Going back to basics

We’re going back to basics, listen up, it’s revision time,

This is for your safety, and to help the results process fine!


Please run on the left of the forest track,

At some point you’ll meet runners coming back.

If you’re wearing headphones, keep the volume down,

So you’re aware of others, and what’s happening around.


Children under 11 must be with a grown up,

Please don’t run carrying kids in case you trip up,

Run into the finish funnel and stay in line,

Or your position won’t match your finishing time.


Cross the line once and collect a token at the end,

Please don’t come through again if you go back to meet your friend.

If you’ve forgotten your barcode, you won’t get a time,

But please take a token if you cross the finish line.


On the subject of tokens, we lost two,

Numbers 39 and 85, we’re missing you!

The best part of parkrun in the post-run chat,

Join us for coffee, it’s where the action is at.


225 finishers recorded this week with 99 first timers and 53 PBs,

Congratulations to Lucy Ramsey and Elspeth Bleakley, on earning their junior 10 and volunteer 25 milestone T’s!

It’s run not race and no one comes last,

But the female course record fell (Rhona Mowat 19:12) she’s very fast!


22 volunteers, the heroes in hi-viz,

Their names are below in a very long list.

Our roster for February still has plenty of spaces,

Don’t be shy, no job too hard, it’d be lovely to see new volunteer faces.



The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Allan PRICE (AP58) • Norma BONE • Sandy MACDONALD • Kenny GUNN-RUSSELL • Patricia HAMPTON • Stephen MALONEY • Lauren Ailish DICKSON • Emma LOUGHEED • Richard MUDIE • Matthew FOSKETT • Julie WATKINSON • Simon WATKINSON • Elspeth BLEAKLEY • Sebastian BLEAKLEY • Lesley SMITH • Steven MURRAY • Alastair FERGUSON • Ewan MITCHELL • Craig MURPHY • Ross MUIRDEN • Grant JOHNSTON • Lucy MALONEY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Oriam parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Jamie CROWE who recorded a time of 16:54 on 21st December 2019 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Rhona MOWAT who recorded a time of 19:12 on 25th January 2020 (event number 12).
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 1,576 participants have completed 2,710 parkruns covering a total distance of 13,550 km, including 432 new Personal Bests. A total of 114 individuals have volunteered 260 times.