Event #218 20th July 2019

This week 278 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Mellony BERTRAMHelen BRIDLEIan BROATCHLynne COWDENDouglas FORRESTERGosia KARCZEWSKAElaine KILPATRICKEmma LOUGHEEDRobert MAINFraser MAYDavid MILNERachel MURRAYKatie NEVANSRoss J NICOLFiona NICOLStewart POTTINGERHelen RALSTONIan A SMITHDave STONEGraeme SYMELorraine SYME-SMITHHaydn THOMAS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Portobello parkrun, Edinburgh Results Page.

Congratulations to father & daughter dream team Graeme and Ella Nicholson on their 100th runs.

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.

 

Event #217, 13 July 2019

This week 297 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to our all of those who achieved milestones at this event:

150 runs - Wendy McFarlane

100 Club - Kenny Haston, Graeme Thom and Ryan Dignan

50 Club - Mat Smith and Maddy Smith

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Ann RAUTENBACH • Anja EKELOF • Andrew JOHNSTON • Ciara WEBB • Stuart FLETCHER • Mellony BERTRAM • Anne STEINBERG • Christine CARLTON • Nicola FIELDING • Gosia KARCZEWSKA • Jan MAXWELL • Sarah LAUCKNER • Gemma BELL • Helen ROBINSON • Thomaas MALCOLM • Mike TUCKER • Claire Cakes MATHIESON • David WOOD • Stuart BARCLAY • Pete MACLEOD • Edite GAILITE • David MILNE

Please help keep your parkrun going by volunteering. It’s easy and it’s fun and it’s a great way to get to know your fellow parkrunners. If you can help please send your barcode number to portobello@parkrun.com. parkrun only happens because of volunteers.

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 10,677 participants have completed 59,076 parkruns covering a total distance of 295,380 km, including 10,459 new Personal Bests. A total of 835 individuals have volunteered 4,325 times.

 

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.

 

Event #215, 29 June 2019

Well done everyone who participated on a humid morning! Special thanks to our volunteers. We really need people to step up over the summer period, if you can help please email portobello@parkrun.com and include your barcode number.

Thanks for being respectful of the plot of land near the entrance of the park that the Friends of Figgate Park have plans for. If you want to find out more about the Friends you can do so here.

Milestones
Ollie Pound joined the v25. Thank you Ollie!

Ciaron Forrest, Robert Mylne and Mellony Bertram all joined the 100 club. Well done-a great achievement!

This week 285 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Oliver POUND • Louise IRVINE • Stuart FLETCHER • Robbie YATES • Eleanor SINGER • Ian DAVIDSON • Richard MUDIE • Jessica HUSBANDS • Gary HALL • Elaine DALE • Nico FERIA-YATES • Nicola FIELDING • Gosia KARCZEWSKA • Elaine BERRI • Will WALTER • Nicole LEBLANC • Anne MOAR • Olivia WALESBY • Luca BASSO • Justine STANSFIELD • Gemma WHITSON • Helen TAYLOR • 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 10,595 participants have completed 58,466 parkruns covering a total distance of 292,330 km, including 10,356 new Personal Bests. A total of 830 individuals have volunteered 4,282 times.

 

Event #214, 22 June 2019: Your parkrun Needs You!

Well it felt like summer might have actually arrived but writing this on Monday evening with the heating and lights on I'm going to retract that comment! It was a glorious morning for a parkrun and we welcomed a number of first timers and visitors from across the UK including Cambridge, Norwich and Aberdeen. 

In the pre-run brief I mentioned that we have a lot of gaps in our roster over the coming weeks.  Please take time to look at your diary and see if you have free Saturday to help out. Whilst we are very lucky to have a great group of regulars, it would be lovely to see some new names on the roster! All roles are very straightforward and you'll be fully briefed on what you need to do.  It's also a great way to get to meet other parkrunners. All we ask is that you arrive for around 9am and are able to stay until the tail walker finishes the run which can be around 10:30am.  Under 18s are welcome to volunteer although if they marshal or tail walk they must be accompanied by an adult, and any unaccompanied on the finish area need to be responsible for doing a role. We aren't a free baby sitting service while parents run!

If you can help we'd love to hear from you, just drop us an email with your date and barcode number and if you have a preferred role portobello@parkrun.com

The key roles we need to fill each week are:

▪ Timekeeper - requires a bit of concentration but not as daunting as people think! You just click one button to start the run and the lap button every time a runner finishes
▪ Marshals - the people who are stationed around the course to make sure everyone goes the right way, stays safe, and provide encouragement to the runners.
▪ Funnel managers - positioned along the finish funnel to make sure runners stay in the funnel, stay in finish order and that the line keeps moving. This helps ensure that everyone gets the correct time and finish position in the results. Experience of herding cats helpful but not essential!
▪ Finish tokens - the people who hand out the finish tokens at the end of the funnel. The tokens are all strung up in order so you work as a pair with one person taking them off the string in small blocks and other handing them out to runners.
▪ Barcode scanners - the folk who scan your barcode and token to make sure you get a result. 
▪ Number checker - will become the timekeeper's best friend by the end of the run! This is an essential role to provide checks between the timekeeper and finish tokens to ensure the numbers are in sync (if they aren'twe can adjust the results accordingly). Sounds complicated but all you need to do is write down numbers!
▪ Tail walker - their main job is to finish in last position while making sure that everyone is safe around the course. The tail walker gets a run credit as well as a volunteer credit (so long as they scan their barcode!)

This week 347 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 47 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 awesome volunteers:

Sarah DHANDA • Gregor BOYD • Sorrel COSENS • David LIMMER • Ciara WEBB • Brian PENDREIGH • Stuart FLETCHER • Emma LOUGHEED • Lisa DRYBURGH • John CURREN • Sean WATTERS • Anne STEINBERG • Gordon TURNBULL • Douglas FORRESTER • Gosia KARCZEWSKA • Dave STONE • Elaine BERRI • Malcolm TAYLOR • Navid HEMMATI • Mya MCNAUGHTON • Calum BRUCE • Luca BASSO • Susan GARVEN • Alice BIRKETT • Alma MCNAUGHTON • Jacky FIGURES • Fraser MAY • 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 10,557 participants have completed 58,181 parkruns covering a total distance of 290,905 km, including 10,310 new Personal Bests. A total of 825 individuals have volunteered 4,258 times.

 

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.

 

Event #212, 08 June 2019

For the second week running we were really fortunate with the weather as, despite the forecast, it remained dry for the entire event! As ever, it was great to see so many first timers and visitors.

This week 283 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Sandy MACDONALD • Vicky CRICHTON • Ann RAUTENBACH • Mark UPWARD • Stuart FLETCHER • Emma LOUGHEED • Ali CARTER • Julia LOECHERBACH • Amanda ROBERTSON • Jennie SIMPSON • Douglas FORRESTER • Jody LEWIS • Norman BROWN • Naomi SIMPSON • Victoria BRUCE • Calum BRUCE • Finlay BRUCE • Alex BRUCE • Helen RALSTON • Emily THORBURN • 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 10,460 participants have completed 57,528 parkruns covering a total distance of 287,640 km, including 10,224 new Personal Bests. A total of 819 individuals have volunteered 4,207 times.

 

Event #211, 01 June 2019: Pledge to parkrun

The parkrun weather fairy answered our pleas this week and gave us the only nice bit of weather all weekend!

We were delighted to welcome graduates of the jogScotland Couch to 5k programme, and GPs who ‘pledged to parkrun’ from our partner practices Leith and Portobello surgeries. You can find out more about the parkrun practice initiative here.

A few things to note:
• If you are running with a dog, please keep it to heel
• No barcode, no time, no exceptions!
• We really need volunteers over the summer, please email portobello@parkrun.com if you can help
• Please listen to the directions of marshals. If you need to turn the volume down on your headphones please so do.

Results
This week 444 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 77 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Mike LIEBERMAN • Wendy MCFARLANE • Ann RAUTENBACH • Ciara WEBB • Emma LOUGHEED • Judith CLAPP • Joyce SALVONA • John CURREN • Gary HALL • Gordon TURNBULL • Aj GOODSIR • Nicola FIELDING • Jennie SIMPSON • Chloe SIMPSON • Isaac SIMPSON • Rachel WARREN • Rhona MYLNE • Tom GODDARD • Jenny LYALL • Fraser MAY • David MILNE • Carmel CONNOLLY

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 10,423 participants have completed 57,245 parkruns covering a total distance of 286,225 km, including 10,184 new Personal Bests. A total of 818 individuals have volunteered 4,185 times.

 

Event #210, 25 May 2019 No barcode no time!

When I first arrived at Figgate Park this morning I thought we might have an issue with the swans and cygnets blocking the course just down from the start line but luckily they moved by 9:30 and didn't feel the urge to join in parkrun!

This week 402 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 135 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 70 different clubs took part from all corners of the UK including Yorkshire, Cambridge, Bedfordshire, Londonshire, Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland, Wales and Manchester......something to do a race or two tomorrow. Good luck to all those racing and spectating!

We had a number of people tell us they'd forgotten their barcode this morning and ask if we could add them in. The simple answer is that we can't - the parkrun rules are simply "no barcode, no time". Barcodes are only added manually if they won't scan, and can be only accepted on paper or one of the parkrun products.  They don't scan off mobile phones. You wouldn't turn up to a race without your race number and expect a time so same applies to parkrun barcodes!

So with that in mind, here are Auntie Emma's top tips to ensure you never forget your barcode again. We're going to adopt a technique i've called "print and plant".....there's 6 barcodes on a sheet of paper so cut them up and plant them in places so you'll never be without one again.....

In your mobile phone case......

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In your purse or wallet......

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On your keys.....

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In the car......

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Under the insole of your trainers....

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Or maybe on your laces.....

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For those who like to travel, put one in your suitcase....

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Or even inside your passport....

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Print and plant folks, print and plant!!

The event was made possible by 27 awesome volunteers:

Lorraine SYME-SMITH • Ian A SMITH • Lucy MARSHALL • Siobhan SELLAR • Mary HOCKENHULL • Habeeb ATANDA • Ann RAUTENBACH • Robert MAIN • Ciara WEBB • Ciaron FORREST • Emma LOUGHEED • Elizabeth LEASON • Kathy MCKEAN • Patrick NELIS • Anne STEINBERG • Christine CARLTON • Jennie SIMPSON • Gosia KARCZEWSKA • Dorothy GROOBY • Naomi SIMPSON • Claire Cakes MATHIESON • Eric MCPHAIL • Brenda MCDONNELL • Alma MCNAUGHTON • Emily THORBURN • Dan PERREGAUX • Katie NEVANS

Congratulations to Mya McNaughton and Isla Paterson on their 10th Junior parkrun and to David Sorenson, Stuart Scougill, Caroline Desmulliez and Kelsi Wale on their 50th parkruns.

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 10,345 participants have completed 56,801 parkruns covering a total distance of 284,005 km, including 10,129 new Personal Bests. A total of 815 individuals have volunteered 4,163 times.

 

Event #209, 18 May 2019

It may have been a pretty soggy morning but that didn't dampen anyone's spirits. This week 288 people braved the rain and ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

Massive thanks to the amazing volunteers who gave up their time and were still smiling at the end despite being soaked! What a super team today, everything ran smoothly and made my job as RD an easy one. Thank you!

The event was made possible by 22 high vis heroes:

Chris RUSSELL • David LIMMER • David SORENSEN • Jenny BUSH • Emma LOUGHEED • Laura PRENTICE • Lisa DRYBURGH • Nicola FIELDING • Thomas MURPHY • Thomaas MALCOLM • Dorothy GROOBY • Anne FEIST • Claire Cakes MATHIESON • Andrew MYLNE • Rhona MYLNE • Eric MCPHAIL • Caroline DESMULLIEZ • Marc DESMULLIEZ • Dariusz WEDGE • Hannah NICHOLSON • Fraser MAY • David MILNE

Volunteering

We have a full roster for next Saturday 25th May. But the whole of June is looking rather empty. We have been struggling a little for volunteers recently. Please consider helping, all the roles are really easy and a full briefing is given before the start. If you can help please email in with your barcode number to portobello@parkrun.com

Finish Tokens

We received a full set of finish tokens back this week. Thank you!

Milestones

Congratulations to Andrew Stothers for completing your 100th parkrun today. If you have a milestone coming up please let us know and we will give you a shout out.

Barcodes

We had a fair amount of barcodes that wouldn't scan today, mostly due to being soggy from the rain. This creates extra work for the team so please consider laminating or cover your barcodes  in sticky tape to prevent this happening. You can also purchase wristbands and cards and tags from the parkrun website as another option.

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 10,210 participants have completed 56,399 parkruns covering a total distance of 281,995 km, including 10,080 new Personal Bests. A total of 812 individuals have volunteered 4,136 times.