Event #216, 6 July 2019: Anyone for te..parkrun!

So the fine weather continued and while some thoughts this week have turned to action at Wimbledon this week, others turned to their usual Saturday morning action here at parkrun.  And I tell you what, judging by some of what I saw today just as much greenery at Figgate park as at SW19 currently!  Hopefully you all enjoyed your morning as much as I did myself.

We've had a good number of "aces" today also, firstly all tokens returned with none missing so thanks to everybody for that today.  Also any event be it Wimbledon or a parkrun event needs its team of volunteers behind the scenes to ensure all runs well...after the appeals on facebook this week and my own during the pre-run brief this morning - a huge thank you to all those who came found me afterwards and stepped up for volunteering, as a result i'm happy to say we now have a full rota for next week.  Lets keep that momentum going - (like Federer/Nadal through the mens draw) this period is always tricky with people away - please check out the volunteer rota found here and email in with your barcode number, date and preferred role (if any) portobello@parkrun.com

We had a few milestone achievements today as well:

Rebekah Knipe 10th junior run (part of a group of 9 Knipe family on course today - 5 visiting from Newcastle Australia!) Rebekah celebrated a pb today also so congratulations!

Keith Adamson 50th run also landing a pb today so congratulations to you too!

Fiona McKenzie 25th volunteer today - thank you for all your help!

Worth also just mentioning an excellent run today from our 1st finisher Peter Avent coming in with a pb and finishing 20 secs shy of the mens course record (which has stood since November 2015!  Certainly had us volunteers excited!)

This week 313 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Fiona M MACKENZIE • Sarah DAVIS • Sheila MASSON • Iain PEARCE • Lynne CARTER • Wendy MCFARLANE • Ann RAUTENBACH • Robert MAIN • Ciaron FORREST • Gavin WILLSHAW • Christian BARLOW • Kate MURRAY • Richard MUDIE • Aj GOODSIR • Rachel SLASKI • Elaine BERRI • Catherine CUMMING • Luca BASSO • Caroline DESMULLIEZ • David MILNE • Katie NEVANS

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 10,637 participants have completed 58,779 parkruns covering a total distance of 293,895 km, including 10,412 new Personal Bests. A total of 833 individuals have volunteered 4,303 times.