Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, as restful or as active as required! Well done all for getting out the Saturday before Christmas and gettting your 5k in. Massive thanks to all the volunteers this week - Gwen, Stewart, John, Jim, Ian,Tony and Rhiannon and to everybody who came along and supported our impromptu cafe. We'll have the urn again this week, so hot drinks, treats and squash available for a wee donation. We'll use the cash we get to start an anniversary fund - our first anniversary is on the 20th of April and we'll have an event to honour the points winners for the year (and various other categories, suggestions welcome!).
It was pointed out that not everybody knows we have a Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/StAndrewsparkrun and also a Twitter @StAndsparkrun. With the worst of winter still to come it's important that we all know where to check to make sure the run's still going ahead. If it's obvious by Friday afternoon/evening that the park is unsuitable for running on the Saturday morning we will post on the Facebook page, via Twitter and here on our News Page. If the conditions worsen overnight and it is decided that it's too dangerous for the run to go ahead we will post this to our Facebook page and via Twitter, so it's worthwhile checking the page or our feed before you leave on a Saturday morning (or if you're not on either, checking with someone who is). We'll always endeavour to hold the event and so will leave it as late as possible in the hope that conditions improve.
Anyway here's the stats from this week -
Brian CRUICKSHANK (VM45-49) of Fife AC, was first over the line in 18:57 - 9th time in 22 appearances.
David ADAM (VM40-44) of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, was second over the line in 19:13.
Lee STRACHAN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:34.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Adrian WOOD (Unattached) 2610 pts.
Gary OVENSTONE (Unattached) 2505 pts.
Brian CRUICKSHANK (Fife AC) 2272 pts.
Anna MAC (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (4th overall) over the line in 20:18 - first appearance.
Ana BROCKLEBANK (JW14) of Fife AC, was second (9th overall) over the line in 22:32 - Was first to finish once before.
Miriam RENNET (VW50-54) of Dundee Road Runners AC, was third (10th overall) over the line in 22:55 - Has been first to finish on 6 previous occassions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Ruth CRUICKSHANK (Unattached) 2799 pts.
Rosemary LEE (Unattached) 2736 pts.
Vicki CHARLTON (Unattached) 2278 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Brian CRUICKSHANK (VM45-49) was graded 75.99 % for the time 18:57 (first overall).
Miriam RENNET (VW50-54) was graded 74.04 % for the time 22:55 (10th overall).
David ADAM (VM40-44) was graded 73.20 % for the time 19:13 (second overall).
This week there were 34 runners, of whom 5 were first timers. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.
St Andrews parkrun started on 21st April 2012, and since then 569 different runners, including participants from 42 athletics clubs, have completed 1,995 runs covering a total distance of 9,975 km, and there have been 505 new Personal Bests.
The Women's course record is held by Karen KENNEDY who ran in a time of 19:37 on 11th August 2012 (event number 17).
The Men's course record is held by Daniel John MACQUEEN who ran in a time of 16:41 on 22nd September 2012 (event number 23).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tony MARTIN who recorded a 87.38 % run (18:21) on 19th May 2012 (event number 5).
Hope to see you Saturday and wishing you all the best for a healthy, happy 2013!