Was it you? Report Event 78. 16 May 2015

It's egg on face day - we don't know who came first today due to a technical glitch. If it was you and you're reading this please let us know and we'll give you the prominence you deserve! The runners who came 4th and 75th suffered from the glitch too so let us know if it was you.

To the five runners who did not yet have a barcode, we hope you enjoyed the run enough to go and get registered straight away. But be warned - parkrun is seriously addictive!

Congratulations to David Yule who completed his 50th parkrun today and to Jessica Turnbull who joined the '10' club.

There were 18 first timers in Perth today and 29 personal bests amongst the 148 runners. Well done everyone and see you all again next week for 'Perth 79'.

As always we need volunteers for the next few weeks. Go to the website and send us an e-mail if you can help.

The next big 'pacing' day is 6 June, when we shall have an array of runners sporting times on their back to help you reach that elusive milestone you've been aiming for.


Perth’s Decimal parkrun

Saturday 1st February saw the 10th parkrun in Perth, the weather stayed fine, actually the bright winter sun caused problems on the finishing straight for some of the runners as it was shining straight in their faces! Ahh wouldn’t it be nice if we had such problems every week.

After a rousing briefing, 180 runners set off on the original non-swampy course, and a short 19 minutes and 1 second later the Martin Mcewan came back delighted to be finishing first for the first time! Ruaridh Wedgwood and Michael Mcconnell also dipped under 20 minutes to complete the first three finishers.
Heather Scott at 21:25 brought home the ladies followed by Judith Dobson with an 81.8% age grade, Sarah Archer was third lady home.

But the numbers of the event only tell part of the story; in fact Saturday’s parkrun encapsulated everything that is so great about the event worldwide.

200 people get together for a run along the river then share a coffee and a discounted bacon roll afterwards.

The joy of a junior completing his 5 parkrun and knowing he was half way to his first tee shirt.

The pride of a runner wearing their 100 run jacket and being recognised for it.

The snow capped mountains of highland Perthshire in the distance, and the fact you could see that far on the out run.

First time runners finding out about the course and its little “muddy” section, the passionisters knocking out another
parkrun on the banks of the River Tay.

The competitive spirit of runners challenging themselves, looking for a personal best, the dad running with his three kids hand in hand, just being a family.

Over the past 10 weeks almost 700 different runners have completed 1544 runs and enjoyed what Perth parkrun has to offer.

Here’s to the next 10, and the next and the next...

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