The results are in from week eleven at (not)parkrun with 18,220 parkrunners taking part across 20 countries, with an average finish time of 34:07 ⏱️.
37 Porty parkrunners took part so despite my challenge to see if we could make the top 5 in the UK attendance table we failed pretty miserably Still, all is not lost as 3 pulled in 3 first timers Graeme Thom, Chris Riley and Ian A Smith.....welcome!
There were 6 PBs this week and congratulations go to Mike Tucker, Chris Noden, Georgia Rogers, Gillian Renilson, Damian Harney & Elinor Evans.
Saturday was the overwhelmingly most popular day for a (not) parkrun with 18 of the 37 runs recorded. I can't help thinking this might also have had something to do with the abysmal weather earlier in the week, although I did manage a speed intervals session down at that other local parkrun course on Monday evening in stunning weather conditions with the added bonus of a fly-by from the Red Arrows (no photo of them I'm afraid).
The latest COVID update from parkrun can be found here. It is worth nothing that while some running clubs are now carrying out group training sessions again these are being held under very controlled conditions with a small number of participants and track & trace monitoring. Such sessions are regulated by Scottish Athletics who have put guidelines in place. Hopefully some of you are now enjoying a return to the gym or swimming pool too, I'm counting the days until mine reopens in 2 weeks time!
We are no doubt still some way off parkrun returning so if you're missing the buzz of group running or need a boost for your training please check out Jog Scotland or your local running club - links to their websites can be found on our web page.
Stay safe, keep running and don't forget to log those (not) parkrun 5k times!