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 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.

 

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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.

 

Run Report – Event 37 – 25 January 2020

Our event this week had a distictive Scottish theme to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns, our National Bard. Special mention for piper Ryan McCreadie who led us to the start and entertained the runners around the course. We really did appreciate his help in creating a wonderful atmosphere for our parkrun! Our team member David Reade provided the cakes at the finish and Sian watters with the lovely tablet.

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Photos from today's event are in our Flickr photo albumMany thanks to Billy Waugh for taking the time to come along and help with his photography and marshal role at our parkrun.

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This week 110 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

A big shout out to Aaron, Greig, Stuart, Kris, Michelle, Clare, Rosalind, Janet, Elaine, Angela, Heather, Poppy, Phyllis, Tammy and Marion who all completed their very first parkrun with us!

 The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Karen KILPATRICK • Emily KILPATRICK • Brian William MORRIS • David MAIN-READE • Rob DIXON • Michael DAVIDSON • Gillian STAPLEY • Billy WAUGH • Alan STEWART • Kayleigh MORRIS • Anna THOMSON • Delia LEDDY • Kirsty SCOTT • Kirsty MELIA • Eileen STEWART • Laura ROSS • Niccy ANGUS • Eileen PATERSON • Jane ROBISON • Frances BROGAN • Becca WATTERS • Leanne MCDONALD • Kaylin CARTY

Volunteering

If you fancy helping us out one week, then we would be delighted to hear from you. All you need to do is drop us an email to polkemmetcountry@parkrun.com quoting your barcode number and name. Our future roster currently looks like this -

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

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 1,476 participants have completed 3,064 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,320 km, including 537 new Personal Bests. A total of 175 individuals have volunteered 748 time

 

Run Report 35 – 11 January 2020

Not even strong winds and rain would deter 55 people running, jogging and walking the course today. Infact, 9 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

There were a lot of very wet and muddy runners crossing the finishing line - so well done to you all.

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Its Your Event -

Despite the conditions, thanks for all your very positive feedback following your run with us today. At Polkemmet, we want to provide the best event possible for everyone talking part. This includes both runners and volunteers, so please feel free to discuss any issues, concerns or potential improvements with our Run Director during any visit.

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Our Yellow and Green Hi-Viz Heroes were -

Gary FRATER • Emily KILPATRICK • Neil Graham ANDERSON • Stuart HURCOMB • Fraser LAWSON • Rob DIXON • Michael DAVIDSON • Gillian STAPLEY • Rebecca RYLOTT • Anna THOMSON • Delia LEDDY • Kirsty SCOTT • Steve DOWNEY • Katie ROY • Lorraine CUSHWAY • Niccy ANGUS • Jane ROBISON • Kate SANDERS • Lesley COOK

Thanks for braving the weather folks - you all made it happen

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Volunteering

If you fancy helping us out one week, then we would be delighted to hear from you. All you need to do is drop us an email to polkemmetcountry@parkrun.com quoting your barcode number and name. Our future roster currently looks like this -

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

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Photos

Thanks to Rob Dixon for capturing some photos on his phone today - these were captured at Telly Tubby (Turn Point 1). Some are a bit blurred but given the driving wind and rain, I am sure this can be excused. These can be found on the following link

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Winter Weather

As we are in the throws of winter, it is always worth checking our website and facebook page before heading to our event. If we need to cancel any event, we will provide as much notice as possible to avoid you travelling.

We inspect the course before each event and we will look to post any cancellation notices before 08:00am on parkrun day.

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Burns Day parkrun

We will be hosting a "dressed up" Polky Dot parkrun to celebrate Burns Day on 25th January 2020. The team have planned a few surprises and there will be some scottish treats to enjoy once you cross the finish line.

Feel free to get the tartan out and enjoy the fun atmosphere - Lets hope the weather plays ball.

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Polky Dot Stats, Results and History

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 1,418 participants have completed 2,882 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,410 km, including 490 new Personal Bests. A total of 170 individuals have volunteered 705 times.

 

Polky dot the place to be!

What another great morning at Polkemmet for event number 34. Polkemmet Country Park parkrun welcomed 28 first timers with visitors from Cambridge, Perth, Victoria park and even Fauldhouse! No matter where you are from near or far Polkemmet Core team and volunteers will give you the warmest welcome. A huge big thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their own run or time to make sure today’s event could go ahead. Get well soon wishes to our fantastic regular volunteers Rob, Kate and BIllie who unfortunately could not make today due to illness, we hope to see you back soon.

The cafe kindly opened up for us this morning providing us with hot drinks and rolls. This was appreciated and it was great to see so many of you enjoying your breakfast while supporting your local cafe.
We look forward to seeing you all next week and remember to shout out to all your friends and family how amazing parkrun is and bring them along next week to see for themselves.

As today’s run director and I know I am biased but every Saturday Polky Dot is the place to be!.

This week 101 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Gary FRATER • Emily KILPATRICK • Brian William MORRIS • Stuart HURCOMB • Fraser LAWSON • Lynda JOHNSTON • Michael DAVIDSON • Gillian STAPLEY • Georgia THORNE • Alan STEWART • Myra BOYLE • Kayleigh MORRIS • Delia LEDDY • Kirsty SCOTT • Katie ROY • Lorraine CUSHWAY • Laura ROSS • Ian ROSS • Niccy ANGUS • 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 1,409 participants have completed 2,827 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,135 km, including 485 new Personal Bests. A total of 167 individuals have volunteered 686 tim

 

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

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