Event #225, 14 September 2019

It was great to see so many visitors and first timers at Porty on Saturday. A special mention must go to Brian and Susan who had travelled all of the way from Newcastle in Australia. Brian ran the course, whilst Susan undertook honorary funnel managing duties!

Congratulations to this week’s milestones, with David Webster completing his 250th parkrun and Helen Taylor her 50th.

This week 305 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Lorraine SYME-SMITH • Ian A SMITH • David LIMMER • Robert MAIN • David WEBSTER • Ciara WEBB • Ciaron FORREST • Stuart FLETCHER • Susan TWISSELL • Robbie YATES • Richard MUDIE • Oliver FERIA-YATES • John CURREN • Gary HALL • Chris NODEN • Nico FERIA-YATES • Graham ROBERTSON • Xijia LIAO • Thomaas MALCOLM • Ross MCKEAN • Quinn UNGLESS • Fraser MAY • Dan PERREGAUX • David MILNE • Matthew WELDON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh Results Page.

The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 15:21 on 7th November 2015 (event number 29).
The female record is held by Jo WILLIAMS who recorded a time of 17:13 on 26th May 2018 (event number 157).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded 92.66% (20:39) on 28th July 2018 (event number 166).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 11,085 participants have completed 61,503 parkruns covering a total distance of 307,515 km, including 10,740 new Personal Bests. A total of 852 individuals have volunteered 4,516 times.

 

Event #224, 7 September 2019

What a cracking morning for a parkrun! Welcome to all our visitors and first timers. We were delighted to be able to revert to our regular course this morning. The bridge will be closed again in the future for permanent repairs, but hopefully we can plan for that!

A few folk presented barcodes on phones and barcodes that had disintegrated. I said I'd post the link to the official parkrun barcode products, so here it is: https://parkrun-barcode.com/

Finish tokens - we are missing tokens 234 and 235. If you accidentally took these home, please email us portobello@parkrun.com to arrange their return. We are only ever happy to get tokens returned to us!

This week 261 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Peter MCKILLOP • Janis PHILP • Chris RUSSELL • Ciara WEBB • Lyn PHILLIPS • Robbie YATES • Claire TOCHEL • Oliver FERIA-YATES • Gary HALL • Nico FERIA-YATES • Jennie SIMPSON • Janice THOMPSON • Dorothy GROOBY • Matthew WELDON • Naomi SIMPSON • Isaac SIMPSON • Louise ANDERSON • Calum BRUCE • Claire Cakes MATHIESON • Alastair Buggy DAVIDSON • David WOOD • Quinn UNGLESS • Rebecca JACK • Anya KEPPIE • Edite GAILITE • David MILNE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh Results Page.

The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 15:21 on 7th November 2015 (event number 29).
The female record is held by Jo WILLIAMS who recorded a time of 17:13 on 26th May 2018 (event number 157).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded 92.66% (20:39) on 28th July 2018 (event number 166).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 11,036 participants have completed 61,198 parkruns covering a total distance of 305,990 km, including 10,680 new Personal Bests. A total of 851 individuals have volunteered 4,491 times.

 

Event #223, 31st August 2019

Thankfully the weather decided to play nice this morning and not only did it stay dry, the sun actually made an appearance!

The festival may well be over for another year but that didn't deter the 48 first timers we welcomed to Porty this morning. 267 people ran, jogged and walked the course and 17 of you recorded personal bests. Representatives of 29 clubs took part.

Thank you for the alternative course feedback again this morning. It does seem to be working well. A few reminders though...

-No buggies or dogs will be able to participate during the alternative route course.

-Single file, slow down and keep left along the narrow section where we are running in both directions.

-No overtaking to take place in the tunnel

These rules are in place for the safety of yourself, other runners and also members of the public.

We had a few milestones and mentions this morning, congratulations to you all:

150th parkrun for Sandy MacDonald

100th parkrun and 25th volunteer for Julia Loecherbach

Happy 50th Birthday for Neil Main

parkrun only happens thanks to volunteers. We had a great response to our appeal earlier in the week but we still have plenty of gaps in September. If you can help please email in with your barcode number to portobello@parkrun.com

On Saturday 12th October we are having a First time volunteers "takeover". We are looking for people who've never volunteered before to come along and give it a go. All the roles are super easy and you will be fully briefed on the day.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Ann RAUTENBACH • Robert MAIN • Ciaron FORREST • Lynne COWDEN • Emma LOUGHEED • Julia LOECHERBACH • Robbie YATES • Oliver FERIA-YATES • Lisa DRYBURGH • Alison ROWE • Sophie ROWE • Gary HALL • Rachael SINCLAIR • Louise TURNER • Claire Cakes MATHIESON • Nicholas MENY • Catherine CUMMING • Helen RALSTON • Quinn UNGLESS • Fraser MAY • David MILNE • Katie NEVANS • Peter GERRARD

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh Results Page.

The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 15:21 on 7th November 2015 (event number 29).
The female record is held by Jo WILLIAMS who recorded a time of 17:13 on 26th May 2018 (event number 157).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded 92.66% (20:39) on 28th July 2018 (event number 166).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 11,003 participants have completed 60,937 parkruns covering a total distance of 304,685 km, including 10,637 new Personal Bests. A total of 849 individuals have volunteered 4,465 times.

 

Event #222, 24th August 2019

An alternative course for us this morning and the overwhelming feedback was that this worked well for participants, so we’ll continue to use this until the bridge is repaired. Please note that no dogs or buggies will be able to participate during the time the alternative course is in operation.

Well done to everyone who took part this morning and congratulations to the following milestones:

50th parkrun - Alan Banks and Emily Thorburn

150th parkrun (and 100th at Portobello) - Fi Mackenzie

200th parkrun - Eleanor Singer

This week 309 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 72 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Murdo MACLEOD • Chris RUSSELL • Ann RAUTENBACH • Robert MAIN • Ciara WEBB • Mary RITCHIE • Stuart FLETCHER • Emma LOUGHEED • John CURREN • Gary HALL • Gordon TURNBULL • Aj GOODSIR • Anne PAWSEY • Christine CARLTON • Dave STONE • Dorothy GROOBY • Siobhan GORRIE • Kuba SKRZYNIARZ • Chris SMEATON • Stuart BARCLAY • Luca BASSO • Quinn UNGLESS • Katie NEVANS • Peter GERRARD

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh Results Page.

The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 15:21 on 7th November 2015 (event number 29).
The female record is held by Jo WILLIAMS who recorded a time of 17:13 on 26th May 2018 (event number 157).
The Age Grade course record is held by Susan BURNS who recorded 92.66% (20:39) on 28th July 2018 (event number 166).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 10,955 participants have completed 60,670 parkruns covering a total distance of 303,350 km, including 10,620 new Personal Bests. A total of 848 individuals have volunteered 4,442 times.

 

Alternative Course: from 24 August 2019

Following the closure of one of the bridges that is a fundamental part of our route, leading to a cancellation on 17 August, we are pleased to advise that we have access to an alternative route which we will use from 24 August. There are a few things to note:

* No dogs or buggies are permitted to participate in Portobello parkrun whilst we use the alternative course. This is for safety reasons.
* The start will be in line with the bird feeder.
* There will be a marshal to direct you over the alternative bridge. It is a hard right turn onto the bridge and a hard left to get off it. The surface of the bridge is rough. Please slow down and cross with care.
* There is a short contraflow section, which will be marshalled. You must keep left and in single file. Other park users have priority over all parkrunners and you must give way to them, even if you have to slow down or stop.
* No overtaking in the tunnel.

We will have some ‘roving marshals’ this Saturday, people who are running and will marshal as we go. This will ensure runners understand the course and take heed of the fact that we must give way to other park users, especially at the contraflow.

See you on Saturday!

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