Run Report 15/09/18

Our 69th event and my last stint as RD. It has been a real pleasure being involved since the first conversation I had with Lynsey doing a litter pick up in the park around 2 years ago. Its been really fun seeing visitors and locals take part, and to see the park being used every week. I also think that the connections, and community that has been made between all our regulars runner and volunteers, and our new RDs, is amazing. As strange as it may seem, for me it has never been about just running. Parkrun is an expression of community and is great to see. I plan to stay part of that community, just in a different way. So thanks everyone for making it a great couple years!

And with that - on to the run...

What a week - parkrun newbies and lots of PBs! This week 73 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part. We also had visitors from all over! The Linwood/Pollock group, Team Barry Island, a couple from South Africa, and visitors from Hobart, Tasmania - back to Glasgow this weekend after having lived / worked here around 40 years ago! Welcome back!

As ever a massive thanks to our volunteers, particularly our marshalling Campbell family! In total, the event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Alan KEACHIE • Dave LOVELL • Simon BARRETT • Scott COULTER • Helen WILLIS • John COYLE • Allen CAMPBELL • Mark DUNN • Alistair MITCHELL • Kirsten CAMPBELL • Connor CAMPBELL • Finn BOYD • Agnieszka MAGIERECKA

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

The male record is held by Stuart LIVINGSTONE who recorded a time of 16:27 on 17th February 2018 (event number 40).
The female record is held by Fionnuala ROSS who recorded a time of 17:15 on 9th June 2018 (event number 55).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette C. CRAIG who recorded 94.45% (22:49) on 7th April 2018 (event number 46).

Ruchill parkrun started on 15th April 2017. Since then 1,415 participants have completed 3,522 parkruns covering a total distance of 17,610 km, including 669 new Personal Bests.

Thanks again and happy running!
Ally