For our 58th event we had several firsts to celebrate and the obvious ones were (note: not all may have been the first - don't write in to let us keep the illusion):
- female first finisher in Jennifer Wetton (previous course record holder)
- a junior runner (Aaron Middleton) as our first male finisher
- lots of official tourists visiting to celebrate the Scottish Cowfest
Congratulations to Jennifer and Aaron!
That last one is probably the most baffling for many of you readers. Let me explain. A subset of enthusistict parkrunners are so-called tourists. You reach this milestone officially, when you have done 20 different parkruns (venues). When you have reached 100 different venues, you have joined the Cowell club. Named after the first two runners to achieved this feat. And the annual gathering for UK tourists is called the Cowfest. And this is what UoS was playing host to this past Saturday.
To round this report off, here are the official stats:
This week 160 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 47 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Davie BLACK • George MCHARDY • Colin SINCLAIR • Aileen GALVIN • Annicea MADINE • Pete SCOLLS • Heather ANGELOPOULOS • Julia LOECHERBACH • Alan WILSON • Gill RAE • Sally J. WATSON • Maria ALEHNO • Aileen KELLY • Derek YULE • Anne DONALDSON • Millie JOHNSTON • Eilidh KERR • Cameron AINSWORTH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the University of Stirling parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Morag MILLAR who recorded a time of 17:11 on 25th September 2021 (event number 28).
The male record is held by Mark DOHERTY who recorded a time of 15:47 on 5th March 2022 (event number 50).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane WATERHOUSE who recorded 90.25% (24:16) on 19th March 2022 (event number 52).
University of Stirling parkrun started on 12th October 2019. Since then 3,774 participants have completed 9,814 parkruns covering a total distance of 49,070 km, including 1,880 new Personal Bests. A total of 234 individuals have volunteered 1,059 times.