Christmas and New Year parkruns in Stonehaven

Stonehaven parkrun will hold a Christmas Day run at 9.30am on 25th December 2018.

On New Years Day Stonehaven parkrun will be at 9.00am on 1st January 2019. This will enable the opportunity to do a double of Stonehaven parkrun followed by Montrose parkrun at 11.00am.

New Years Day is the only day of the year when you are permitted to run two parkruns on the same day.

Obviously we wouldn't be able to do this without some fabulous volunteers so do let us know if you want to help out. I hope you can join us for these extra special runs.


Stonehaven parkrun #106 – Our 2nd Birthday

Wow, we did it!!! We broke the attendance record that had stood since our first birthday. Thank you so much to everyone who came to Stonehaven parkrun to celebrate our 2nd birthday. We smashed the 100 target! This week 126 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom an amazing 42 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. People wore cotton t shirts as it was the 2nd anniversary. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part. Special mention to Montrose parkrun, Fit Like Stonehaven and Catterline Online for promoting us this week and to all the people who spread the word amongst their friends. Here we are at the start:

2nd birthday group

The event was made possible by 14 fantastic volunteers including Abbie and Faith who joined us for the first time as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme:
Victoria SHANKS • Iain William SHANKS • Vicky MCGILLIVRAY • Andy LORIMER • Jessica STUART • Frances RICHARDS • Brian DAVIE • Kathleen WILSON • Alison THOMSON • Struan MOIR • Lewis WATSON • James CONYBEARE • Abbie CRAWFORD • Faith YUDA

As it was our 2nd anniversary run we celebrated the following people that had run or volunteered loads at Stonehaven over the past year. We held 51 events over the past year with only 3 cancellations (2 due to snow and ice and 1 due to another event being held in the park). During the year we have welcomed 796 unique runners supported by 107 different volunteers.

In two years..

Number of runners: 1,312

Number of runs: 4,305

Number of PBs: 1,005

Total hours run: 0Years 90Days 7Hrs 50Min 18Secs

Total distance run: 21,525km

*Most Regular Runners*

37 Anne Torrance

29 Garry Brindley

28 Iain Shanks

*Most Regular Volunteers*

41 Andy Lorimer

37 Darroch Anderson

29 Caroline Hughes and Vicky McGillivray

28 Annie Reid

21 Victoria Shanks

20 Kate Robertson and Elizabeth Hughes

16 Alison Thomson

The Spirit of parkrun award was given to Caroline and Ellie Hughes - they have volunteered for a combined total of 49 volunteer occasions for this mother and daughter duo, baked amazing cakes and instigated a new runners briefing. Caroline is also now an RD.




Stonehaven parkrun #91 where Splasher came to see us again and two youngsters reached their 10th milestone

Stonehaven parkrun
Event number 91
26th May 2018
It was another beautiful sunny day and we were honoured to be joined by Splasher the dolphin before he performed his duties at the Open Air pool. Splasher ran some of the route then spent some time high-fiving and cheering on the parkrun participants.

Here is Splasher giving tail walker Vicky a hug:


And here he is with barcode scanner Struan:


Regular parkrunner Calum reached his 10th milestone and will gain a white t shirt to add to his purple volunteer t shirt. Local girl Harriet also reached her 10th milestone.

This week 48 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 great volunteers:

Victoria SHANKS • Iain William SHANKS • Magnus SHANKS • Vicky MCGILLIVRAY • Andy LORIMER • Darroch ANDERSON • Frances RICHARDS • John WILSON • Struan MOIR


Stonehaven parkrun # 81, 10th March

This week 38 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests.

It was Val's 50th parkrun and she celebrated by coming in first lady and bringing us some chocolates - well done Val and thank you!


The ever lovely Caroline also made us yummy cupcakes to celebrate Mothers Day weekend - well done to all the mummies who ran, walked or jogged or volunteered today. You're all awesome.

Thanks as always to the hi-vis heroes that help make parkrun happen.


P.S Poorly Run Director Kate says THANK YOU as every single runner turned up with a barcode and they all scanned beautifully and nobody went home with a token. You made my life much easier!


Stonehaven parkrun #80 The one where we had lots of fun in the snow

Event number 80
3rd March 2018

This week 31 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 0 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

It was a very snowy day but we had hardy volunteers:

volunteers in the snow Annie


The event was made possible by 11 volunteers: Annie REID • Victoria SHANKS • Lachlan SHANKS • Leeann PRATT • Caroline HUGHES • Vicky MCGILLIVRAY • Andy LORIMER • Darroch ANDERSON • Aude CHAIBAN • John WILSON • Alison THOMSON

Rachel and Pete turned up on cross country skis and skied the whole 5k including up the hill 3 times!

rachel and PeteVikki 50th

Vikki completed her 50th parkrun and everyone enjoyed some lovely cake baked by Caroline Hughes.

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

The male record is held by Ronald GAULD who recorded a time of 17:27 on 17th September 2016 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Jennifer WETTON who recorded a time of 19:14 on 3rd December 2016 (event number 13).
The Age Grade course record is held by Philip COWIE who recorded 79.46% (20:32) on 24th June 2017 (event number 44).

Stonehaven parkrun started on 10th September 2016. Since then 1,037 participants have completed 3,106 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,530 km, including 688 new Personal Bests.

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