A Doggies Run Report for 20/11/21 – Cody Crilly

Polkemmet Country parkrun
Run report 20/11/21 by Cody Crilly – age 9 3/4

Cody Crilly

 

I was very excited when I got up this morning because mum told me there was a party at Polkemmet Country parkrun and I was invited! I don’t get to go to parkrun very often unless its at Vogrie parkrun so I was really looking forward to it! We arrived at 9.10 am and parked in the south carparka s requested on the parkrun page. We got organised at the car and then headed down to the start.

It was a 5 minute walk and it was a good way to get a bit of a warm up in. It was a bit of a damp day,but it didn’t properly rain while we were there.

When we arrived, there were a lot of people there already. A lot of them had apricot tee shirts on and everybody looked really happy. After we dropped off our donation for the food bank, we had to listen to a man called Davie who was talking about parkrun Friends Scotland and was telling jokes. At least I think he was telling jokes as people were laughing and clapping.

Then a lady did the firstt imers brief before we had to follow someone called the Run Director down to the start line. When we got there, he spoke to us again and all the humans clapped and said thank you to the volunteers.

I used the time to introduce myself to some of my fellow doggos including a very important one called Scout who was the tail walker – it’s their job to make sure all the humans get round safely.

Finally, the moment I had been waiting for…….3,2,1 and we were off! It was a bit muddy at the start and  we ran down past a lady with a huge hand she was waving to a cone before we turned back and ran over a bridge. I overtook some people in this first part. Then we were running up a hill that wasn’t too steep, but it went on for quite a long time!

One of my new dog friends who was smaller than me but with a faster human ran past us and shouted hello on the way. Once we got to the top of the hill, we went round a cone and came back down! There was another lady waving a big hand at the bottom. I liked her and wanted to stop and say “Hi” but I knew we had to run a bit more.

Then it was uphill again, and we overtook a man who told mum she was cheating because I was helping her up the hill. I have to say I agree! She slows me down so much! We came round a corner and there was a big hill ahead. I heard mum say “oh no” but luckily lots of people were standing at the top waiting for me so they could cheer me on. That spurred me on to put on turbo boost and I got up the hill in no time. And the first lap was done!

The second lap was the same as the first and we overtook some more people. Mum warns people when I come past so they don’t get a fright! Sometimes they still do but I like to think it’s because I’m such a athlete they are surprised! When we were on the long uphill we got overtaken by some of the people we had gone past on the downhill. I blame mum but she said it was my fault for going  so fast! This time I did stop to say hi to the lady waving the big hand but then realised she was telling me I was almost finished.

Just two more uphills to try and get mum up. We got up the first one fine and then she told me to “finish strong” so I put on my best uphill sprint finish and hoped
she would keep up. And then we were done!

At the finish I spoke to some new fans and got my photo taken. Mum got some yummy cake and juice and we waited for the other runners to finish. My new friend Scout was last over the line and confirmed that no runners were left on the course, so that was a job well done! Then mum had another bit of cake, and we came home. She says if I’m a good boy we can come back another time.

94 humans ran, jogged or walked at Polkemmet Country parkrun today. Only 7 of them had dogs and there were 3 dogs spectating. I tried to speak to them all. Thank you to all the volunteers! Without you there would be no parkrun. And thank you to parkrun Friends Scotland for the invitation.

 

Run Report 57 – 13th November 2021

Uh-oh! JK was Run Director that means there will be a novel for a Run Report....

I started my Saturday by doing a course recce. I met young Rob out on the course. He was cycling round and putting some of the signs up. Then I bumped into the Polkemmet Plodders, a local jogScotland group who were also helping us set up the course.

The course was beautiful. Full of lovely autumnal colours. It was slightly slippy in places because of the fallen leaves but all it would take would be a wee reminder at the start for the participants to take care and we would be good to go.

I reached the finish of our course and Gary was there. We chatted for ages and then Rob arrived after finishing putting up his signs. This is a time I love. Everything is ready.  We just wait on the volunteers and the participants and get a good chance to catch up with each other before we need to put our core team hats on and get to work again :)

We had 10 first timers on Saturday. Mmmm why did I only have four at the first timers brief? I had already spoken to a lovely lady from Englandshire so that makes 5. Mmmmm. It isn't as if I wasn't loud enough. I love to shout through the microphone so I must have been heard haha

The event went off with hardly a hitch. We just had one barcode that wouldn't scan but our wonderful scanning volunteers took a note of it and it was entered later on in the day. The barcode in question belonged to a friend of mine and I was pleased to see that she had got a PB. Well done Laura xx

Feedback from the field: "You've got an amazing parkrun, that was one of the friendliest ones I've ever done". High praise indeed. I had a quick wee shifty at the stats for this athlete and I think she has done 21 different parkruns. So I am very happy that she says we are up there with the friendliest. That was always my aim when I got involved. Thank you for coming along Paula, and I'm glad you enjoyed our wee event.

I certainly think that everyone staying back to cheer everyone else on up the hill made it an event to remember. I really hope that our participants make this a habit. It made me so happy and proud of you all :) Proud mamma moment.

So looking at the stats for Saturday, 45 people ran, jogged and walked the course and the event was made possible by 50 volunteers. I wonder if this is a Guinness World Record!

Polkemmet Country parkrun
Event number 57
13th November 2021

This week 45 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 50 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Karen KILPATRICK • Lucy KILPATRICK • Douglas LEITCH • Jill HORSBURGH • Robert MCMILLAN • Caroline MCMILLAN • Laura LEITCH • Caroline MACKAY • Steven HONEYMAN • Kathryn Louise FAIRFIELD • Kenny FAIRFIELD • Deirdre HEYDECKER • Amanda Jane FAIRBAIRN • Brian PENDREIGH • David TURKINGTON • Kate ELLIOTT • Chris GILMORE • Andrew KERR • Rob DIXON • Paula MCCABE • Andrew BEATTIE • Alexander MCMILLAN • Allison MCMILLAN • David MACMILLAN • Leah COLQUHOUN • Ed THOMPSON • Gregg WATSON • Delia LEDDY • Roy FAIRLEY • Tamsyn SLOAN • Eileen STEWART • Brian CUNINGHAME • Sian WATTERS • Val LEES • Lucy HAMILTON • Hobs HOBSON • Laura ROSS • Niccy ANGUS • Gayle CONWAY • Jane ROBISON • Scott LEISHMAN • Alex MCDONALD • Robert DERINGER • Thomas CRAN • Yvonne BARRETT • Matthew GRAY • Alexis HAMILTON • Pamela GRAY • Przemyslaw TKACZYK

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 Mary WESTERN who recorded 88.71% (21:16) on 25th September 2021 (event number 51).

Polkemmet Country parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,773 participants have completed 4,314 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,570 km, including 806 new Personal Bests. A total of 252 individuals have volunteered 1,159 times.

Oh, and before I go. Saturday 20th will see us host the birthday bash of the famous facebook group parkrun Friends Scotland. It'll be their 3rd birthday and they are going to visit us to celebrate. So come along and have a wee cake or two.

 

Saturday 30th October: Event Cancelled

During a course inspection this morning Friday 29th October, JK discovered flooding and part of the course swept away & sealed off by the park team. In her own words: "Path has been totally swept away and the pond and burn have joined to form a new partnership"!! At this stage regrettably the decision has been taken to  cancel tomorrow`s event. We will update as soon as possible as to when Polkemmet Country parkrun will resume & any changes to the course.

Hope to see you all back again soon

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Run Report 55- 23rd October 2021

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Today was event number 55 for Polkemmet Country and it was my first as Run Director. An extra big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped make the event run smoothly. It was lovely to see lots of smiling faces as runners crossed the finish line. We hope to see everyone back for next week, Halloween costumes are encouraged!

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Well done to 4 year old Daisy-Tannis Rymel who completed her 10th Parkrun today.

 

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This week 61 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Alastair SCOTT • Karen KILPATRICK • Helen MCDOWELL • Fraser LAWSON • Rob DIXON • Delia LEDDY • Kirsty SCOTT • Jennifer RYMEL • Yasmin EDDIE • Laura ROSS • Kirsty NICHOLSON • Niccy ANGUS • Adeline ARMSTRONG • Frances BROGAN • Yvonne BARRETT • Matthew GRAY

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 Mary WESTERN who recorded 88.71% (21:16) on 25th September 2021 (event number 51).

Polkemmet Country parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,752 participants have completed 4,233 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,165 km, including 792 new Personal Bests. A total of 222 individuals have volunteered 1,091 times.

 

Run Report 54 – 16 October 2021

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It was my first week back to parkrun after being away at university for a few of weeks and it's fair to say I had missed polkydot and all the people that I've met over the last few months.


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I really enjoyed meeting the new runners and some new volunteers as well. There was no incidents to report just really bad dancing from Gary :)
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Hope to see you all soon.

Event 54 photos by Matthew

Polkemmet Country parkrun
Event number 54
16th October 2021

This week 50 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Karen KILPATRICK • Emily KILPATRICK • Helen MCDOWELL • Fraser LAWSON • Rob DIXON • Alastair MURRAY • Delia LEDDY • Jennifer RYMEL • Sian WATTERS • Niccy ANGUS • Eileen PATERSON • Jane ROBISON • Becca WATTERS • Leanne MCDONALD • Yvonne BARRETT • Matthew GRAY

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 Mary WESTERN who recorded 88.71% (21:16) on 25th September 2021 (event number 51).

Polkemmet Country parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,737 participants have completed 4,172 parkruns covering a total distance of 20,860 km, including 781 new Personal Bests. A total of 220 individuals have volunteered 1,074 times.

Emily

 

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