Event 26 – 23rd November 2019

Today's event welcomed runners Claire Jamieson and Gary Ross to the parkrun community as they chose our event for their first run. In the relatively short time we've been holding our event, there have been so many newcomers to parkrun and if anyone has any special milestone coming up or even your very first parkrun, then why not celebrate it at Polkemmet!

Emily, one of the core team, was filming a promotional video for us this morning to help her with her college portfolio. We hope you didn't mind her filming your gallant efforts around our parkrun today (especially at the Travelator section at the end!)

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There were a few issues with the scanner this morning and the results have been adjusted with the correct data. We're chasing up a token that someone may have taken home with them and it's important that all finishing tokens are scanned and returned to our volunteers afterwards.

A reminder of what happens when you complete your parkrun :

  • Only cross the finish line if you have completed 5k
  • Only cross the finish line ONCE
  • Keep moving after crossing the finish line till you get to the end of the funnel
  • Accept a token from the volunteer at the end of the funnel
  • If you want to get a time, take the token and your barcode to the scanning volunteers. Don't go home with the token
  • If you don't want a time, take the token to the scanning volunteers or put it in the token bin at the end of the funnel. Don't go home with the token

 

Following on from the success of our Halloween event, we are going to have a special St Andrew's Day parkrun next Saturday.

So come dressed in tartan, saltires or even St Andrew himself or shortbread! Anything Scottish!

On the run up to Christmas, we are gifting non-perishable food and treats to North Lanarkshire and West Lothian food banks so if you are able, any donations towards this will be greatly appreciated.

This week 54 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Karen KILPATRICK • Emily KILPATRICK • Alison HARVEY • David Gordon SLATER • Stuart HURCOMB • Rob DIXON • Michael DAVIDSON • Gillian STAPLEY • Georgia THORNE • Rebecca RYLOTT • Rachael MCILWRAITH • Paul FREEMAN • Alan STEWART • Delia LEDDY • Eileen STEWART • Katie ROY • Laura ROSS • Eileen PATERSON • Jane ROBISON • Frances BROGAN

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 1,146 participants have completed 2,148 parkruns covering a total distance of 10,740 km, including 411 new Personal Bests. A total of 147 individuals have volunteered 533 times.

 

Christmas and New Year parkrun

More dates for your diaries.

25th December 2019 - 9:30 am

Come dressed as Santa or in your cosy new Christmas jammies or just in your normal walk/jog/running gear. We'd love for you to join us.

1st January 2020 - 9:30 am

What better way to start a new year than by joining us for a wee new year parkrun.

 

It’s October!

It's October!

So it's October and what does that mean apart from the weans are off school tattie howking? Well, I'll let you know...it's almost Halloween! Boo!

We will be holding a special Halloween parkrun at Polkemmet Park on 26th October at the usual time of 9:30 am.

Dress up if you like. Special prizes will be available for best dressed. It was noted yesterday at the results processing and event debrief that poor Gary wouldn't need a costume to come with a big grumpy face and that I wouldn't need a costume to come as a wee witch!

See you there and #dfyb.

Lots of halloweeny parkrun love

from JK your friendly wee witchy co-Event Director

 

Safety Concern Update

We are delighted to confirm that Polkemmet Country parkrun will be back on this Saturday 14th September at 9:30am on our exisiting course. Thanks to both West Lothian Council and West Lothian Leisure for reaching an agreement on dealing with our previous safety concerns. We have been advised that no council vehicles, will be on the tracks during this or future events.

 

Polkemmet Country Postponed from 07/09/19

With regret, we have tonight decided to postpone any future Polkemmet County parkrun on the grounds of public safety. This has not been an easy decision, especially as we are still in our infancy - but the safety of all those taking part is of paramount importance. We will be working with all relevant parties, to try and reach an agreement that will ensure we can get up and running again as quickly as possible. We will update this page ahead of each weekly event and hopefully welcome you all back to Polkemmet County parkrun soon.

 

Event Report 14 – 24/08/19

Polkemmet Country parkrun
Event number 14
24th August 2019

It was an early start for Gary, Laura and Billie who set up the course before some of you were even up out of bed! The weather was great this morning with the sun beginning to make an appearance. JK and Emily were our amazing volunteer co-ordinators ensuring everyone was ready for our 9.30 start. There was a minor delay but Gary saved the day by running down to Telly-Tubby to stop the van in its tracks!

We had a few shout outs this morning, Aaron age 9 running his 10th parkrun and Georgie our regular volunteer whose brother and Dad came to visit from their regular parkrun conkers in Derbyshire. We also had Frances's family all the way from Nottingham-shire to visit Polkemmet. Frances is another regular volunteer at Polkemmet making each week a success.

A big thank you as Run Director to every volunteer today, we really couldn't do it without your dedication and commitment and a special mention to my daughter who i dragged out of bed and bribed her with a roll from Polkemmet Cafe and our volunteer Kayleigh and Michael our younger volunteers and Chloe the dog. Laura Ross (Run Director)

This week 78 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Karen KILPATRICK • Emily KILPATRICK • Douglas LEITCH • Helen MCDOWELL • Brian William MORRIS • Laura LEITCH • Fraser LAWSON • Rob DIXON • Michael DAVIDSON • Gillian STAPLEY • Kayleigh MORRIS • Delia LEDDY • Katie ROY • Laura ROSS • Billie ROSS • Niccy ANGUS • Eileen PATERSON • Colin KILPATRICK and CHLOE the wonder dog!!

RESULTS PROCESSING
We had a minor discrepancy with the timer today, we knew exactly where the issue took place. As a result of this, if you finished after position 33, then you will have dropped one place in the results table to accomodate this. Please note that this will not affect your actual time.

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

CURRENT RECORD HOLDERS
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).

EVENT HISTORY
Polkemmet Country parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 906 participants have completed 1,484 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,420 km, including 273 new Personal Bests. A total of 121 individuals have volunteered 305 times.

 

Run Report – Event 13 (17/08/19)

Polkemmet Country parkrun
Event number 13
17th August 2019

Sorry it’s late but it was the last weekend of the school holidays and as usual I left getting the school clothes right to the last minute! Our 13th event and the sun was out for us, rain clouds threatened with a small flurry but the sun re-appeared. The event went very well with happy volunteers and even happier runners. We had a visit from a family who live in London but are originally from Nepal up for their holiday and they were heading into Edinburgh for the day. Thankyou Binu, Hari, Aditi, Abhinav and Amrit for choosing our parkrun and I hope you enjoyed your visit to Scotland. Steph Amies (Run Director)

This week 83 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Emily KILPATRICK • Michael BISSET • Beverley DODGSON • David MAIN-READE • Andrew SMITH • Aimee MAIN-READE • Georgia THORNE • Deborah ALLUM • Delia LEDDY • Stephanie AMIES • Jennifer RYMEL • Paige GRAY • Abby ROBERTSON • Katie ROY • Lorraine CUSHWAY • Laura ROSS • Niccy ANGUS • Jane ROBISON • Colin KILPATRICK

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Polkemmet Country parkrun Results Page.

COURSE RECORD HOLDERS
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).

EVENT HISTORY
Polkemmet Country parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 868 participants have completed 1,406 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,030 km, including 259 new Personal Bests. A total of 120 individuals have volunteered 286 times.

 

Event 12 Run Report – 10/08/19

Polkemmet Country parkrun
Event number 12
10th August 2019

Our 12th event and the sun made an appearance after the heavy rain we have had. Laura
and Gary went out bright and early checking the course making sure it was good to go and
set up.

After a cuppa and a mars we chilled waiting for our amazing volunteers to arrive. As Run
Director I managed to get a chat with some of the runners Grannie Annie who had travelled
all the way from Staffordshire. It’s really good to get a chat with as many of you as I can,
especially those who have travelled far to come to Polkemmet and make our wee parkrun a
success.

A big shout out to our marshal Stuart along with his daughter Grace who is 8 months today
our youngest volunteer. We couldn’t do it without you it’s a family affair so everyone is
welcome. Another mention has to go to Macy who achieved her personal best. Well done Macy, Great Run!

This week 86 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Emily KILPATRICK • Helen MCDOWELL • Karen CLARK-WATSON • Fraser LAWSON • Michael DAVIDSON • Gillian STAPLEY • Paula MCCALL • Ross PATERSON • Stuart BARCLAY • Delia LEDDY • Linda JEANS • Stephanie AMIES • Jennifer RYMEL • Paige GRAY • Graham WATSON • Lorraine CUSHWAY • Laura ROSS • Eileen PATERSON • Frances BROGAN

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 829 participants have completed 1,323 parkruns covering a total distance of 6,615 km, including 241 new Personal Bests. A total of 116 individuals have volunteered 266 times.

 

Run Report 10 – 27/07/19

Polkemmet Country parkrun
Event number 10
27th July 2019

It was a rather dreich morning at Polkemmet - but 64 people still ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

Who made it happen?

Gary FRATER • Alastair SCOTT • Emily KILPATRICK • Douglas LEITCH • Stuart RENNIE • Jenna MCGUINNESS • Fraser LAWSON • Rob DIXON • Lyndsay PATERSON • Alan STEWART • Delia LEDDY • Kirsty SCOTT • Eileen STEWART • Gillian BAIN • Katie ROY • Lorraine CUSHWAY • Eileen PATERSON • Jane ROBISON • Frances BROGAN

Volunteering is easy and fun - 

Volunteers are crucial for parkrun, we only ask that you arrive for 08:45am and we will make sure that you are confident in any task you choose and the Run Director will support you through the event.  Please consider helping us out when you can.  Simply email polkemmetcountry@parkrun.com to express your interest.  Always quote your barcode number to ensure that we are looking at the correct person as we have to access the entire parkrun database to communicate with you.

Our future roster currently looks like this - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/polkemmetcountry/futureroster/

Each week, we also have a whiteboard at the barcode scanning point - you can also express your interest here.

Photographer

It would be great to have some pictures of our event from time to time.  If you fancy helping us out, then please email us at the address mentioned above.

Results from Event 10

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

Course Record Holders

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).

Event History

Polkemmet Country parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 756 participants have completed 1,144 parkruns covering a total distance of 5,720 km, including 201 new Personal Bests. A total of 105 individuals have volunteered 225 times.

 

Run Report 8 – 13/07/19

Polkemmet Country parkrun
Event number 8
13th July 2019

This week 95 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

Volunteering 

We operated today with an unfilled volunteer roster - although this is not ideal, we ere reluctant to cancel the event.  We appreciate that we are in the throws of holiday season - but no parkrun events can take part without a helping hand.

Please consider helping out at some point - all tasks are straighforward and full guidance will be given on the day.  You can express your interest by emailing us with your name and barcode number to polkemmetcountry@parkrun,com.

Our future volunteer roster looks like this - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/polkemmetcountry/futureroster/

Event 8 was made possible by the following - 

Gary FRATER • Emily KILPATRICK • Karen CONNAL • Brian William MORRIS • Craig PRENTICE • Rob DIXON • Gillian STAPLEY • Kayleigh MORRIS • Andrew MCKENNA • Delia LEDDY • Shirley CULL • Gillian BAIN • Pamela MARNELL • Lorraine CUSHWAY • Laura ROSS • Niccy ANGUS • Eileen PATERSON • Jane ROBISON • Frances BROGAN • Arlene WALKER

Today's full results  can be found on the Polkemmet Country parkrun Results Page.

Milestone Celebrations

Congratulations to Elaine Piggot from Dunfermline and Amy Leigh Campbell from Edinburgh, who chose Polkemmet Country to celebrate their 50th and 100th (respectively) parkrun - We hope you enjoyed your visit and CONGRATULATIONS

Core Team Update

We are pleased to announce that Rob Dixon,  has agreed to join the Core Team as a new Run Director. He will be moving around the volunteering roles over the next few weeks to gain more experience of what is required.  Thanks Rob :-)

Event Photos

Rob Dixon kindly doubled up as Photographer at this event.  His pictures can be found on this link - https://www.flickr.com/groups/polkemmetcountry-parkrun/?fbclid=IwAR2MMnio6GtxICEg6Q0FtxcLXf1XFzVJrykK35m3SGYB-soWjQPUkS2-8A0  If you fancy taking some pictures for us to share one week, then simply drop us an email to the address mentioned above.

Current Course Record Holders

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).

Event History

Polkemmet Country parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 703 participants have completed 1,010 parkruns covering a total distance of 5,050 km, including 162 new Personal Bests. A total of 96 individuals have volunteered 189 times.

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