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.