Event #210, 25 May 2019 No barcode no time!

When I first arrived at Figgate Park this morning I thought we might have an issue with the swans and cygnets blocking the course just down from the start line but luckily they moved by 9:30 and didn't feel the urge to join in parkrun!

This week 402 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 135 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 70 different clubs took part from all corners of the UK including Yorkshire, Cambridge, Bedfordshire, Londonshire, Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland, Wales and Manchester......something to do a race or two tomorrow. Good luck to all those racing and spectating!

We had a number of people tell us they'd forgotten their barcode this morning and ask if we could add them in. The simple answer is that we can't - the parkrun rules are simply "no barcode, no time". Barcodes are only added manually if they won't scan, and can be only accepted on paper or one of the parkrun products.  They don't scan off mobile phones. You wouldn't turn up to a race without your race number and expect a time so same applies to parkrun barcodes!

So with that in mind, here are Auntie Emma's top tips to ensure you never forget your barcode again. We're going to adopt a technique i've called "print and plant".....there's 6 barcodes on a sheet of paper so cut them up and plant them in places so you'll never be without one again.....

In your mobile phone case......

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In your purse or wallet......

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On your keys.....

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In the car......

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Under the insole of your trainers....

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Or maybe on your laces.....

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For those who like to travel, put one in your suitcase....

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Or even inside your passport....

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Print and plant folks, print and plant!!

The event was made possible by 27 awesome volunteers:

Lorraine SYME-SMITH • Ian A SMITH • Lucy MARSHALL • Siobhan SELLAR • Mary HOCKENHULL • Habeeb ATANDA • Ann RAUTENBACH • Robert MAIN • Ciara WEBB • Ciaron FORREST • Emma LOUGHEED • Elizabeth LEASON • Kathy MCKEAN • Patrick NELIS • Anne STEINBERG • Christine CARLTON • Jennie SIMPSON • Gosia KARCZEWSKA • Dorothy GROOBY • Naomi SIMPSON • Claire Cakes MATHIESON • Eric MCPHAIL • Brenda MCDONNELL • Alma MCNAUGHTON • Emily THORBURN • Dan PERREGAUX • Katie NEVANS

Congratulations to Mya McNaughton and Isla Paterson on their 10th Junior parkrun and to David Sorenson, Stuart Scougill, Caroline Desmulliez and Kelsi Wale on their 50th parkruns.

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 10,345 participants have completed 56,801 parkruns covering a total distance of 284,005 km, including 10,129 new Personal Bests. A total of 815 individuals have volunteered 4,163 times.