Event #219 27th July 2019 Porty parkrun, slippery when wet!


After a week of melting in the heat, the great Scottish summer returned this morning with a dreich forecast and another torrential downpour mid-run. I'm not sure what we've done to upset the parkrun weather fairy but 2 weeks in a row is no laughing matter!

The weather didn't deter 261 of you pulling on your trainers for 3 laps of the park and despite the rather slippery paths and bridges 26 runners recorded a personal best.  We welcomed 45 first timers to Porty parkrun including a number of visitors from across the UK including Manchester, Andover, Yorkshire and Carlisle, as well as a slightly late running, long distance visitor from Australia.

The good news is that towards the end of the run some guys from the council came down and have boarded over the gap in the bridge so it is safer to run on.  Hopefully it will be fixed properly soon but thank you all for taking care on it this morning, and to the marshals for some great cone work!

Milestone congratulations this week go to:

  • Blair Woodward - junior 10 runs
  • Eric McPhail, Hannah Waugh and Richard Arnott - 50 runs
  • Mark Davidson - 100 runs
  • Lorraine Syme-Smith - 150 volunteers

The event was made possible by 22 slighty soggy but awesome volunteers:

Lorraine SYME-SMITH • Ian A SMITH • Mary HOCKENHULL • Robert MAIN • Emma LOUGHEED • John CURREN • Kenny HASTON • Gary HALL • Aidan GRISEWOOD • Gordon TURNBULL • Nicola FIELDING • Neil DUGUID • Helen ROBINSON • Thomaas MALCOLM • Mike TUCKER • Carole PARK • Nicholas MENY • David WEDDERBURN • Pete MACLEOD • Fraser MAY • Steve CONWAY • David MILNE

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 10,759 participants have completed 59,615 parkruns covering a total distance of 298,075 km, including 10,522 new Personal Bests. A total of 841 individuals have volunteered 4,369 times.