Saturday 3/9/16 Run 143

A lovely day with the gentlest of rain half way through. And at the end. Never mind.

Special welcome to our colleagues from Strathclyde parkrun, and a big well done to

BRONA STEEL on her 100th run (I forgot to mention this at the start - sorry - and I believe Brona's sister was doing her 100 at another parkrun at the same time) - congratulations Brona.

Congrats also to Graeme McMeekin who got his 100 a couple of weeks ago.

We aren't pre-notified about who is doing landmark runs, but let us know (or tell us, if it's your pal's landmark run and they are too embarrassed to)  for a pre-run shout out!

Well done to the 47 of the 301 runners who got PBs today. Otherwise, there is always next week. And there is also your age-graded score to improve on .. .. see you next parkrunday


Male placings:
Jack HEATHWOOD (JM15-17) of Bellahouston Harriers, was first over the line in 16:18 - third time in 13 appearances.
Gregor YATES (SM30-34) of Bellahouston Harriers, was second over the line in 16:26 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Lindsay HAMOUDI (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:18.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gordon DAVIDSON (Unattached) 5646 pts.
Stephen BROWN (Unattached) 5212 pts.
David GARDNER (Unattached) 5123 pts.

Female placings:
Sharon MUIR (VW40-44) of Inverclyde AC, was first (15th overall) over the line in 18:27 - 18th time in 27 appearances.
Natalie HARAN (SW30-34) of Maryhill Harriers, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 19:20 - was first to finish once before.
Ana RICHARDSON (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (28th overall) over the line in 19:46 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Fiona HAIGH (Sweatshop Running Community) 6163 pts.
Lyndsay BROWN (Sweatshop Running Community) 4850 pts.
Amelia PETRIE (Unattached) 4402 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Pamela MCCROSSAN (VW55-59) was graded 88.01% for the time 20:18 (36th overall).
Sharon MUIR (VW40-44) was graded 84.64% for the time 18:27 (15th overall).
Gary Gray MCKENDRICK (VM50-54) was graded 84.23% for the time 17:39 (7th overall).

This week there were 301 runners, of whom 36 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different athletics clubs took part.

Victoria parkrun, Glasgow started on 12th October 2013, and since then 5,835 different runners, including participants from 335 athletics clubs, have completed 33,030 runs covering a total distance of 165,150 km, and there have been 6,723 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lesley CHISHOLM who ran in a time of 00:17:21 on 25th April 2015 (event number 73), and by Jenny BANNERMAN who also ran 00:17:21 on 11th June 2016 (event number 131).
The male record is held by Peter AVENT who ran in a time of 00:15:07 on 23rd July 2016 (event number 137), and by Peter AVENT who also ran 00:15:07 on 6th August 2016 (event number 139).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jeanette C. CRAIG who recorded a 94.43% run (22:08) on 13th August 2016 (event number 140).