Event #17 14th March 2020 Business as usual

Well after a funny old week of virus pandemic, race cancellations, people working from home and uncertain about how things will pan out over the next few weeks it was nice to have a sense of normality about parkrunday!

The official parkrun UK stance on the Covid-19 situation can be found here.https://www.parkrun.com/news/2020/03/12/covid-19/

If anything changes you will hear about it through our facebook page but as it stands, it is business as usual until you hear otherwise......although I did bring the finish tokens home for a bath in hot soapy water to be on the safe side! With that in mind, it would be great to have a full roster early next week and not still be pleading for marshals on Friday afternoon. All roles are very straightforward and a full briefing will be given. Please drop us an email with your barcode number and any preferred role. If you're not sure what job does what there's a brief description in a previous run report: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/oriam/news/2019/11/24/event-no-4-23rd-nov-2019-your-parkrun-needs-you/

This week 141 people ran, jogged and walked the course, and special shout out to the C25k group of Heriot Watt staff who graduated with their first (and hopefully not last) parkrun today.

We welcomed 50 first timers to Oriam parkrun and 43 recorded new Personal Bests, including our first ever female first finisher, Rhona Mowat who flew home in a new female course record of 19:07!

Congratulations to Patrick White and Chris Tames on their 100th parkruns.

The event was made possible by a dream team of 20 volunteers:

Ann WILLIAMSON • Allan PRICE (AP58) • Douglas ANDERSON • Michael JAMES • Morag SAWKINS • Stephen MALONEY • Pamela WILLIAMS • Joseph BARTLETT • Emma LOUGHEED • Richard MUDIE • Fiona DONNELLY • Pete PHILP • Angus ROBERTSON • Sarah ROBERTSON • Sarah LUMSDEN • Katharine PHILP • Jackie CALDWELL • Ross MUIRDEN • Kai KERLAFF • 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 19:07 on 14th March 2020 (event number 17).
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 1,884 participants have completed 3,537 parkruns covering a total distance of 17,685 km, including 642 new Personal Bests. A total of 145 individuals have volunteered 367 times.