Event #213, 15 June 2019: 7 Hills of Edinburgh Weekend

Another lovely morning for parkrun. It is always nice to be able to wear shorts and t-shirt when we volunteer; it doesn’t happen often so we’ll take the nice weather when we can get it. Even the swans behaved themselves eventually. Thanks Ciara for keeping them under control.

We had visitors from as far afield as Perth, WA, as well as various places around the UK such as Tring and Gateshead.

We got a full set of finish tokens back this morning. Thank you everybody!

Congratulations to Romelei Adrian Laurezo on joining the 100 club.

Congratulations to Leah Bartlett on joining the 50 club. Happy 16th birthday Leah! Congratulations also to Holly Watson and Rebecca Jack on also joining the 50 club.

Three people each on 49 and 99 runs this week so look out for more milestones next week.

Well done to David Limmer, coming in first comfortably under 17 minutes. Well done also to Catherine Cowie, first lady, in a new PB of 20:18. The legend that is Lorenzo Pacitti had another storming run to set yet another PB. He used the additional time to clear up after messy seagulls, and still managed to get into work before I’d processed the results. All in all, this week 306 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 42 recorded fantastic new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part. Very well done all of you!

Very best of luck for anyone competing this weekend. It is the 7 hills of Edinburgh race tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

The event was made possible by 22 super special volunteers and was the 50th outing as tail walker for Lorraine, well done! This event was brought to you by:

Lorraine SYME-SMITH • Ian A SMITH • Claire FOX • Eleanor MACKENZIE • Robert MAIN • Ciara WEBB • Stuart LIVINGSTONE • Elizabeth LEASON • Alison ROWE • Rachael SINCLAIR • Gordon TURNBULL • Matthew GORRIE • Jennie SIMPSON • Dawn LAWSON • Dorothy GROOBY • Luca BASSO • Louisa GROTRIAN • Olivia KERINS • Dan PERREGAUX • Steve CONWAY • David MILNE • Samuel KERINS

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 10,510 participants have completed 57,834 parkruns covering a total distance of 289,170 km, including 10,266 new Personal Bests. A total of 821 individuals have volunteered 4,229 times.