Event #205, 20 April 2019: We turned FOUR!

What a perfect morning. The sun was shining, the park looked beautiful, we had delicious cake from Claire and acknowledged the achievements of lots of runners and volunteers. Thanks so much to the following people who made parkrun happen this week: Lorraine SYME-SMITH • Ian A SMITH • Peter MCKILLOP • Andrew SIMPSON • Baljit DHANDA • Susan MORRISON • Habeeb ATANDA • Robert MAIN • David WEBSTER • Ciara WEBB • Mark UPWARD • Lynne COWDEN • Gavin WILLSHAW • Emma LOUGHEED • Richard MUDIE • Gary HALL • Lynne LEWIS • Philip MCDOWELL • Gosia KARCZEWSKA • Dave STONE • Elaine BERRI • Dorothy GROOBY • Will WALTER • Claire Cakes MATHIESON • Rachel MURRAY • Chris SMEATON • Helen RALSTON • Stuart BARCLAY • Luca BASSO • Mary CAMPBELL • Dan PERREGAUX • Niamh MURPHY • David MILNE


To the two people seen peeing in the bushes, you know who you are, and I choose not to let you ruin my morning! We reiterate every week that there aren’t any toilets available in the park and that peeing in public is not acceptable. Please use the loos at Morrison’s or Aldi. Don’t ruin parkrun for everyone else. Thank you.

Next week (27th) is a junior takeover. We still need 2 x u18 volunteers accompanied by an adult to fill Marshal roles. There are also lots of gaps in future weeks, please email portobello@parkru.com with your barcode number if you can help.

We had a massive 77 PBs this week. Incredible! 431 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 75 were first timers. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part. Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh started on 18th April 2015. Since then 10,045 participants have completed 55,103 parkruns covering a total distance of 275,515 km, including 9,857 new Personal Bests. A total of 793 individuals have volunteered 4,037 times.