Event #204, 13 April 2019

It's the end of another parkrun year for us - our 4th birthday is next week! We have come a long way from the day the idea of a new parkrun for Edinburgh was born, and we couldn't do it without you, our parkrun community. Whether you run, jog, walk or volunteer, you contribute to a very special community event each and every week. Thank you.

Volunteering
Thanks to everyone who responded to the volunteer appeal email this week. Our roster is looking a lot healthier! April 27 is a Junior Takeover,so if you are u18 please get in touch and we will get you on the roster. Our email is portobello@parkrun.com and you can view the future roster here.

Our volunteers this week were: Lorraine SYME-SMITH • Ian A SMITH • Scott BALFOUR • Andrew SIMPSON • Mary HOCKENHULL • Oliver POUND • Ann RAUTENBACH • Ciara WEBB • Shona CLARKE • Ciaron FORREST • Stuart FLETCHER • Clare LEGGE • Peter CHAMBERS • Gary HALL • Anne STEINBERG • Chris NODEN • Scott STABLES • Frankie WALTER • Sheila GREGSON • Will WALTER • Iain HOCKENHULL • Luca BASSO

Milestones
We had three milestones today, all joining the 50 club. Well done to Louise Stephen, Mauro Pacitti and Arthur Watson.

Results
This week 303 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part. 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 9,969 participants have completed 54,672 parkruns covering a total distance of 273,360 km, including 9,780 new Personal Bests. A total of 792 individuals have volunteered 4,004 times.