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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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