Polkemmet Country parkrun is cancelled on 6 June 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Run Report 44 – 14 March 2020

What a great morning! Today 3 of our runners joined the 100 club - Helen McDowell, Allison McMillan & Alison Leishman. Congratulations!

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Great to see many turn out today in light of the present situation - we'll keep you all posted on any news regarding parkrun that develops. Helen McDowell was supported today by her friends from Team CVCC runners

Lots of great stats from this week's run to study further in the report - we welcome 5 new runners to the parkrun community - Matthew McLeary, Jill Pirrie, Steven Donnachie, Erin Munday & Amy Harris who also volunteered today as a Tailwalker.

One of our regular runners Kirsty Scott kindly stepped in to help us with the First Timers briefing. It's vital for new runners to Polkemmet Country parkrun to become familiarised with the course before the run starts.

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This week 83 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Elizabeth GILCHRIST • Karen KILPATRICK • Lucy KILPATRICK • Emily KILPATRICK • Laura LEITCH • Rob DIXON • Andrew MCKENNA • Gregg WATSON • Kirsty SCOTT • Kirsty MELIA • Gemma BLACK • Katie ROY • Lorraine CUSHWAY • Laura ROSS • Niccy ANGUS • Jane ROBISON • Becca WATTERS • Kate SANDERS • Amy HARRIS

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

The male record is held by Ross MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 16:41 on 8th June 2019 (event number 3).
The female record is held by Lisa MACDONALD who recorded a time of 19:09 on 15th June 2019 (event number 4).
The Age Grade course record is held by Liz CORBETT who recorded 84.57% (27:13) on 22nd June 2019 (event number 5).

Polkemmet Country parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,593 participants have completed 3,592 parkruns covering a total distance of 17,960 km, including 648 new Personal Bests. A total of 196 individuals have volunteered 887 times.

 

Run Report 42 – 29th February 2020

Leap Year day

This was the first time ever that the 29th of February fell on a parkrun day. It will be decades before it happens again so we thought we should try and do something special.

Backwards day

So....we came up with a (sort of) backwards course. Then we thought, if we are having a backwards course then let's wear our clothes backwards! And just to make it more leapy for leap year we asked our parkrunners to leap over the finish line. We do like a special event at Polky Dot.

London Marathon Winner

We had Mike Gratton visit us on Saturday. Mike is a London marathon winner. He won it in 1985 in a time of 2 hours and 9 minutes. We hope Mike enjoyed our parkrun and will be back soon.

First timers

I had the pleasure of meeting Lee and Iona who were with us for their first ever parkrun. They were still smiling at the end so I hope they'll be back soon. It was also lovely to see an old friend of mine, Paula, who I haven't seen for years. It was also her first parkrun.

50th parkrun

Well done Alan Stewart who completed his 50th parkrun with us on Saturday. Welcome to Club 50. Alan provided us with some yummy sweets to celebrate.

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Polkemmet Country parkrun
Event number 42
29th February 2020

This week 107 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Karen KILPATRICK • Emily KILPATRICK • Helen MCDOWELL • Nicola HOGAN • Fraser LAWSON • Michael DAVIDSON • Gillian STAPLEY • Stuart BARCLAY • Delia LEDDY • Kirsty SCOTT • Hayley LYALL • Gemma BLACK • Katie ROY • Laura ROSS • Eileen PATERSON • Jane ROBISON • Frances BROGAN • Lesley COOK • Struan COOK • Richie BRAVEN-WOOTTON

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

The male record is held by Ross MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 16:41 on 8th June 2019 (event number 3).
The female record is held by Lisa MACDONALD who recorded a time of 19:09 on 15th June 2019 (event number 4).
The Age Grade course record is held by Liz CORBETT who recorded 84.57% (27:13) on 22nd June 2019 (event number 5).

Polkemmet Country parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,553 participants have completed 3,451 parkruns covering a total distance of 17,255 km, including 612 new Personal Bests. A total of 192 individuals have volunteered 845 times.

 

Next week

Along with other parkruns we will be celebrating International Women's Day by promoting women's participation in parkrun. So try and bring a female friend along on Saturday. You can also wear purple as well. We hope you've been enjoying reading our Facebook posts this week about women who have inspired us. You can also take part in the conversation on social media by using #iwdparkrun

 

Run Report 41 – 22 February 2020

The first thing I noticed yesterday was the weather. Thinking are we really all going to go out in this?  I saw the lightning. I guess we are all weird!  However I am glad that we did as I felt mt first time doing the Run Director role  went alright but there's always room for improvement. Everything went smoothly for me apart from the fact I forgot how to read, even after Gary spent hours writing me notes and my mum spent hours transferring all the information I needed onto pink paper (it helps with my dyslexia).
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We had guests from all over the shot who had came for all different reasons like, holidays, tours of parkruns and some came to see me. THANKS RONNIE. During the run there was no incidents to report thankfully, and from the people I spoke to they enjoyed our little polkemmet parkrun. I loved hearing everyones compliments about our run. So thank you for everyone who came to support us and our parkrun.
Remember we are an event that relies on volunteers, please don't be shy and help us out. Thank you once again. You can email polkemmetcountry@parkrun.com to let us know.
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This week 48 people ran, jogged and walked the course, 11 of whom were first timers and 9 recorded new personal bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.
See you all again next week
Emily (Run Director)
 

Run Report – 15 February 2020

Well Storm Dennis failed to arrive and our 40th event went ahead as planned.  65 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.  We welcomed visitors from Yorkshire and Aberdeen as well as helping Irene Miller achieve her 499th parkrun.

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VOLUNTEERING

This weeks Hi-Viz Heroes were -

Gary FRATER • Alastair SCOTT • Karen KILPATRICK • Emily KILPATRICK • Irene MILLER • Andrew SMITH • Rob DIXON • Kirsty SCOTT • Macy MCCALL • Shirley CULL • Hayley LYALL • Katie ROY • Laura ROSS • Eileen PATERSON • Jane ROBISON • Frances BROGAN • Becca WATTERS • Struan COOK • Marion MCDOWELL • Kaylin CARTY • Alice DUFFY

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You can help us out any week, by emailing polkemmetcountry@parkrun.com giving us your name and barcode number. All tasks are straight-forward and full training and support will be given on the day.  Our future roster currently looks like this -

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/polkemmetcountry/futureroster/

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Attached is a link to a little more information on the various volunteering roles that are available -

https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200566523-What-do-the-volunteers-do-

LEAP YEAR parkrun - 29th FEBRUARY 2020

For one day only, we will be running our normal course in reverse this day - So please note this in your diary as it will be something a little different.

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RESULTS

If you finished after position 18 today, then you will notice that you are one position higher in the results table, this is due to the non-issue of Token 19.  Your recorded time will be correct.

RESULTS

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

COURSE RECORDS

The male record is held by Ross MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 16:41 on 8th June 2019 (event number 3).
The female record is held by Lisa MACDONALD who recorded a time of 19:09 on 15th June 2019 (event number 4).
The Age Grade course record is held by Liz CORBETT who recorded 84.57% (27:13) on 22nd June 2019 (event number 5).

POLKY DOT STATS

STATS

Polkemmet Country parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,523 participants have completed 3,296 parkruns covering a total distance of 16,480 km, including 586 new Personal Bests. A total of 188 individuals have volunteered 807 times.

 

Polkemmet Country #39

What a beautiful morning to welcome 96 runners, joggers and walkers to Polkemmet Country parkrun. What a difference to last week’s heavy rain and wind. Rob and Gary were out just as I the Run director was getting out of bed to set up and inspect the course seeing 2 deer down by the wooden bridge.Thanks to you both for all your hard work.

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Today we welcomed some new faces many of whom chose Polkemmet as their first ever parkrun and we are so pleased you chose to come and run with us. Local children Bonnie and Preston from Seafield were amazing on their first run, you totally deserved your chocolate at the finish.

 

Being Run Director allows me to have a good chat and for those who know me I do love a chat! It was a pleasure speaking to Mark a Run Director from Drumpellier Junior parkrun and being able to share the exciting junior event in my run directors brief. The children’s 2k event is held at 9.30 every Sunday morning at Drumpellier park. Good luck and all the best for the future from us all at Polkemmet. 

 

Natalie McAleese was keeping quiet about her 26th Birthday today. Natalie and myself shared a selfie at the finish line. Happy Birthday Natalie hope you had a wonderful day. 

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Polky Dot could not go ahead without or High Viz Heros. You are all incredible and the Core team appreciate all your commitment and dedication you put in to make Polkemmet a huge success. Today proved how amazing you are as Mags and Kate volunteered as marshal’s despite having broken bones. 

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This week 96 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

 

Gary FRATER • Emily KILPATRICK • Mags MCHARDY • Rob DIXON • Alethea BECK • Kirsty SCOTT • Macy MCCALL • Kirsty MELIA • Jennifer RYMEL • Katie ROY • Laura ROSS • Angela O'REILLY • Niccy ANGUS • Eileen PATERSON • Alex MCDONALD • Kate SANDERS • Lesley COOK • Struan COOK • Sam HURCOMB

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

The male record is held by Ross MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 16:41 on 8th June 2019 (event number 3).

The female record is held by Lisa MACDONALD who recorded a time of 19:09 on 15th June 2019 (event number 4).

The Age Grade course record is held by Liz CORBETT who recorded 84.57% (27:13) on 22nd June 2019 (event number 5).

Polkemmet Country parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,510 participants have completed 3,231 parkruns covering a total distance of 16,155 km, including 579 new Personal Bests. A total of 185 individuals have volunteered 786 times.

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