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!)
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.