Event #211, 01 June 2019: Pledge to parkrun

The parkrun weather fairy answered our pleas this week and gave us the only nice bit of weather all weekend!

We were delighted to welcome graduates of the jogScotland Couch to 5k programme, and GPs who ‘pledged to parkrun’ from our partner practices Leith and Portobello surgeries. You can find out more about the parkrun practice initiative here.

A few things to note:
• If you are running with a dog, please keep it to heel
• No barcode, no time, no exceptions!
• We really need volunteers over the summer, please email portobello@parkrun.com if you can help
• Please listen to the directions of marshals. If you need to turn the volume down on your headphones please so do.

This week 444 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 77 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Mike LIEBERMAN • Wendy MCFARLANE • Ann RAUTENBACH • Ciara WEBB • Emma LOUGHEED • Judith CLAPP • Joyce SALVONA • John CURREN • Gary HALL • Gordon TURNBULL • Aj GOODSIR • Nicola FIELDING • Jennie SIMPSON • Chloe SIMPSON • Isaac SIMPSON • Rachel WARREN • Rhona MYLNE • Tom GODDARD • Jenny LYALL • Fraser MAY • David MILNE • Carmel CONNOLLY

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 10,423 participants have completed 57,245 parkruns covering a total distance of 286,225 km, including 10,184 new Personal Bests. A total of 818 individuals have volunteered 4,185 times.