This week the Portobello parkrun show was passed to the hands of me, Richard Mudie and Elaine Berri and despite a brief rain sprinkle at the start line, things went pretty smoothly with 285 people completing the course, of whom 38 were first timers so welcome to (amongst others) Jackie Radin, Malcolm Clark and Rui Hunter. The dry, mild weather provided great running conditions as 76 of you recorded new Personal Bests. So congratulations to (among others) Andrew Mylne, Morgan Lewis-Wilson and Rachel Murray. It was also good to see some parkrunners return having taken part in the London marathon last weekend and give some inspiration to those nervy/brave/crazy souls including myself heading for the Edinburgh marathon in 4 weeks (still reckon I'm at least 2 of those!)
We have a new member of the 50 club welcome and congratulations to Susan Twissell – anybody with a parkrun anniversary coming up and would like a mention either drop us a message or have a word with that day's run director.
A big voluncheers to all the volunteers who helped today,
Deirdre BARCLAY, Joseph BARTLETT, Luca BASSO, Elaine BERRI, Aspasia BIZOPOULOU, Christine CARLTON, Tom KEMPTON, Emma LOUGHEED, Wendy MCFARLANE, Richard MUDIE, Jennifer O'NEILL, Amanda ROBERTSON, Sophie ROWE, Ian A SMITH, Lorraine SYME-SMITH, Heike ULFERTS, Merryn ULFERTS KILPATRICK, Gavin WILLSHAW.
We've been very fortunate filling volunteer rota recently, however we do have some spaces over the coming weeks on the rota, so please take a look online at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/portobello/futureroster/ and drop us an email if you feel you can help. Remember we do give volunteers full briefing before you start and won’t ask you to do anything your not capable or happy with.
We also had flyers being given out for the Portobello beach race on 11th June (GOT to be sunny in that scenario right?) But seriously if you missed the information today more details on www.portobellorunners.co.uk/porty-beach-race
David LIMMER (SM30-34) of Portobello RC, was first over the line in 16:59 - 41st time in 52 appearances.
Oliver NEWMAN (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:35.
Michael Stewart FULLERTON (VM45-49) of Edinburgh AC, was third over the line in 17:37 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Helen BRIDLE (VW35-39) of Dorking & Mole Valley AC, was first (11th overall) over the line in 19:22 - third time in 15 appearances.
Charlotte GARRY (SW25-29) of Edinburgh AC, was second (31stoverall) over the line in 20:46.
Kerry COSTELLO (VW35-39) of Portobello RC, was third (51stoverall) over the line in 21:58.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Hilary SPENCELEY (VW55-59) – 82.73% for the time 22:29 (65thoverall).
Grant NOBLE (VM55-59) – 80.88% for the time 19:00 (7th overall).
Michael Stewart FULLERTON (VM45-49) – 80.51% for the time 17:37 (third overall).