(not) parkrun week 4 6 – 12 July 2020

Week 4 of (not) parkrun already....did anyone spot the mistake in the parkrun email that said it's week 3? Glad it's not just me that's loosing track of days and months at the moment!

This week 21,542 parkrunners across 20 countries took part in (not) parkrun with an average time of 33:33. 32 of those represented Porty parkrun with 4 (not) parkrun first timers - welcome to Laura Meikle, Grant Bulloch, Alison Elgin & Andrew Bulloch.

Of the returnee (not) parkrunners 7 recorded a new personal best, including myself, which is something i've not managed at (real) parkrun for quite a few years! I only set out for a gentle run on Monday evening after work and headed out of a regular route that's gradually uphill and was into quite a strong headwind that evening. At a point I'd usually turn left to take a different road home I thought I'd take advantage of the gradient and tail wind to pick up a bit of speed on the way back and the result was a few seconds off my previous fastest time. If i'd set off the with the intention of a faster run it might have been even quicker but hindsight is a wonderful thing!

A big shout congratulations to our other PB achievers Elaine Wilson, Fiona Coutts, Stephane Maurage, Jennifer MacKenzie, Elinor Evans and our very own Event Director Ciara Webb!

Saturday remains the most popular day for (not) parkrun with 11 of the 32 Porty runs recorded.

On Friday I paid a visit to Figgate Park for the first time in weeks as lockdown rules meant it has been outside my recommended 5 miles travel for exercise. I walked one lap of the course and the park looked very green and lush. It was lovely to bump into Porty parkrunner Anne Steinberg and her girls while walking along the prom too :)


A full set of (not) parkrun results can be found here. Don't forget, you can do your run or walk anywhere, any time in the week and record any number of 5k times but only your fastest time will show on the public page (all runs show on your personal profile).

Keep running and stay safe!