100th Porty parkrun!

It was lovely to be back at Porty this week after a few Saturdays away (including some parkrun tourism!) and Figgate Park was looking magnificent in the spring sunshine for our 100th parkrun. I know Figgate Park has its fair share of wildlife but I certainly wasn’t expecting a T-Rex!

Congratulations to those who joined the 10, 50 and 100 run milestone clubs (you kept that quiet!) and Gary Hall who joined the 25 volunteer club. Next week, April 15th, is our second birthday so dig out your best party trainers and arrive in good time for the annual awards ceremony which will take place before the run.

Ian’s photos of the run can be found here.


This week 283 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers. Voluncheers to: Angus WELLWOOD,  Christian SIMPSON,  Ciara WEBB,  Coll Alexander SIMPSON,  Elaine BERRI,  Emma LOUGHEED,  Gary HALL,  Gregor MACDONALD,  Ian A SMITH,  Joanna MCKENZIE,  Laura PLUMB,  Loic BEAUMATIN,  Max BLOOR,  Morgan LEWIS-WILSON,  Neil DUGUID,  Norman BROWN,  Rachael SINCLAIR,  Ross J NICOL,  Sheila MASSON,  Wendy MCFARLANE

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

Male placings:
Daniel ERIKSSON (SM18-19) of Edinburgh University Hare & Hounds, was first over the line in 17:26 - second time in 3 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Oliver NEWMAN (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:37.

Female placings:
Cera GEMMELL (JW11-14) of Team East Lothian, was first (5th overall) over the line in 17:52 - first time in 4 appearances.
Shauna MORAN (SW25-29) of Portobello RC, was second (16th overall) over the line in 19:19 - was first to finish once before.
Charlotte GARRY (SW25-29) of Edinburgh AC, was third (41st overall) over the line in 21:12.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Cera GEMMELL (JW11-14) – 87.97% for the time 17:52 (5th overall).
Finlay ROSS (JM11-14) – 83.23% for the time 18:23 (9th overall).
Jamie THIN (VM50-54) – 79.87% for the time 18:28 (11th overall).
The female record is held by Shona MCINTOSH who recorded a time of 00:17:47 on 11th March 2017 (event number 96).
The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 00:15:21 on 7th November 2015 (event number 29).
The Age Grade course record is held by Elizabeth GILCHRIST who recorded 90.65% (24:58) on 31st October 2015 (event number 28).

Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 4,980 participants have completed 22,248 parkruns covering a total distance of 111,240 km, including 4,724 new Personal Bests.