Vogrie parkrun is cancelled on 2021-05-22 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

New Year’s Day parkrun

The Vogrie core team are happy to announce that for the 2nd year, we will be holding an additional parkrun at 11am on 1st January 2020 at 11am

 

Vogrie parkun #119

Well done everyone, we managed to miss the forecasted rain and thunder. The damp conditions didn’t deter 158 of you coming to run, jog and walk Vogrie parkrun this week.

It’s Edinburgh Festival time and we had quite a few tourists today, and we received lots of positive comments about our run – always good to get feedback like that!

Congratulations to Rosamund Reynolds, Steve Glossop, and Rowan Taylor on completing their 50th parkruns today!

Clare Murray is a regular volunteer with us and is carrying out a survey for her degree project on the impact of outdoor recreation on mental health and well-being. If you could complete the survey before for her it would be greatly appreciated! Visit the link below to complete the survey: https://esurv.org/online-survey.php?surveyID=MMEHFK_37092005
Can you help Vogrie parkrun by volunteering over the next few weeks? Comment below or email vogrie@parkrun.com
That’s us until next week – looking forward to it already!
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Here is the official run report: Vogrie parkrun Event number 119 10th August 2019 This week 158 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 19 volunteers: Jeni Lowe • Paul Bellamy • Gerry Yates • Morag Martin • Peter Ewart • Joanna Stevens • Hannah Milligan • David Eades • Gillian Cairns • Erich Radakovits • Lisa Macdonald • Tim Macdonald • Clare Murray • Pamela Holman • Gordon Cameron • Gail Paterson • Sadie Croasdale • Michael Corris • Stevan Croasdale Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Vogrie parkrun Results Page. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/vogrie/results/latestresults/ The male record is held by Andrew Douglas who recorded a time of 15:38 on 25th March 2017 (event number 3). The female record is held by Cera Gemmell who recorded a time of 18:00 on 16th February 2019 (event number 95). The Age Grade course record is held by Alastair Walker who recorded 90.73% (17:59) on 27th April 2019 (event number 104). Vogrie parkrun started on 11th March 2017. Since then 4,674 participants have completed 18,983 parkruns covering a total distance of 94,915 km, including 3,875 new Personal Bests. A total of 435 individuals have volunteered 2,236 times.
 

27th July 2019 – Event #117

We hope everyone has dried out after this morning’s soaking! The course was obviously very wet but not quite enough to need a canoe to get from the BBQ area to the finish line!

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A massive well done to all the runners and volunteers who braved the downpour and took part in Vogrie parkrun no. 117.

An extra special well done goes to Peter Carus, Sarah Mcintosh, Calum McElwee, and Lisa Wilson who weren’t put off by the weather and came along to their very first parkrun – we hope to see you again real soon and promise the weather will be better!

We also had a rogue beastie trying to cross the finish line; unfortunately, Bert the Newt didn’t have his barcode so we couldn’t give him a time.IMG_3551

If you would like to volunteer over the next few weeks, please comment below or email vogrie@parkrun.com – thanks!

The official run report is as follows:

Vogrie parkrun

Event number 117

27th July 2019

This week 137 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Julie Oswald • Paul Bellamy • Julie Wilson • Morag Martin • Alan Black • Erich Radakovits • Jennifer Atkinson • Oliver Picken • Layla Edmond • Michael Atkinson • Joel Atkinson • Emily Atkinson • Pamela Holman • Rosamund Reynolds • Margaret Black • Gail Paterson • Bob Martin

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

The male record is held by Andrew Douglas who recorded a time of 15:38 on 25th March 2017 (event number 3).

The female record is held by Cera Gemmell who recorded a time of 18:00 on 16th February 2019 (event number 95).

The Age Grade course record is held by Alastair Walker who recorded 90.73% (17:59) on 27th April 2019 (event number 104).

Vogrie parkrun started on 11th March 2017. Since then 4,595 participants have completed 18,616 parkruns covering a total distance of 93,080 km, including 3,824 new Personal Bests. A total of 431 individuals have volunteered 2,195 times.

 

 

 

 

1st June 2019 run report

Last Saturday we welcomed a number of runners and volunteers from the Midlothian Ladies Club. Claire Houston was kind enough to provide the run report  :)

1st June Vogrie parkrun

Saturday saw me complete my tenth parkrun at Vogrie and what a great event it was. It was the Midlothian Ladies Club Take Over so there were a couple of extra treats in store. After a special CrossFit Luths warm-up that included more squats than I’m used to, we were all assembled at the start. I love glancing over at the newbie briefing to see the number of first timers and then hearing the announcements from our Race Director of milestones and tourists’ welcomes. And then we were off to a flying start, almost literally, down that hill to the woods!

Vogrie parkrun takes us twisting and turning through the woods, splattering through mud and jumping over tree roots. Up and up we run until we burst out into the sunlight at the top field and then it’s all downhill to complete the first lap. Now we all know parkrun is a run not a race – that is until you find yourself in a race! I had moved through the field of runners into second female place but I was very aware of a lady, Julie Oswald, on my heels. Second lap and it’s always a nerve-wracking moment hitting the big hill again and hoping your legs aren’t jelly. I slipped to third lady at this point but was satisfied to overtake a couple of men on the way through the woods. I made up ground downhill and then unleashed my ‘sprint’ finish which wasn’t quite as fast as Julie’s so I had to settle for third lady in a pleasing 20.24, just 30s slower than my Vogrie PB. Next time, Julie! First lady, and 2nd overall, was Lisa MacDonald finishing in a super 18.51.

At the finish line, there wasn’t too much time to recover as I was doubling up running with volunteering as a bar code scanner. The finish area really is the best place to experience the parkrun spirit - the runner excitedly blurting out to anyone who’ll listen that he got a PB; the lady swearing about how tough it was but how much she loved it; the dad outsprinted by not one but two daughters. I was reunited with my Midlothian Ladies Club Co-Founder Julia Iddir who completed her first parkrun in 31 minutes dead, just six days after her first ever 5k race! Well done to all taking part, especially the Midlothian Ladies Clubbers and first timers.

We all rewarded ourselves with delicious cakes generously donated by local cake company, Heavenly Tiers, as part of the Midlothian Ladies Club Take Over. The post run yoga stretch with Caroline Toshack was a big hit and definitely eased my legs. Then there was just enough time to pose for a few photos with that big old selfie frame and drag ourselves, smiling, back to the car park. Thanks so much Vogrie ParkRun! #loveparkrun.

Here are the stats….

This week 178 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Claire HOUSTON • Paul BELLAMY • Morag MARTIN • Michael PHILP • Judith MILLIGAN • Hannah MILLIGAN • Gillian CAIRNS • Fiona EADES • Joe JOBLING • Pamela HOLMAN • Helen KEITH • Duncan MILLIGAN • Sadie CROASDALE • Chelsey FOX • Michael CORRIS • Iona WESTABY • Stevan CROASDALE

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

The male record is held by Andrew DOUGLAS who recorded a time of 15:38 on 25th March 2017 (event number 3).
The female record is held by Cera GEMMELL who recorded a time of 18:00 on 16th February 2019 (event number 95).
The Age Grade course record is held by Alastair WALKER who recorded 90.73% (17:59) on 27th April 2019 (event number 104).

Vogrie parkrun started on 11th March 2017. Since then 4,336 participants have completed 17,344 parkruns covering a total distance of 86,720 km, including 3,616 new Personal Bests. A total of 410 individuals have volunteered 2,028 times.

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Vogrie parkrun 102

A big thank you to Hamish Adamson, a visitor with us today from Cheltenham parkrun who kindly offered to write this week's run report! Take it away, Hamish!
 
Sat 13 April 2019 was a beautiful spring morning in Midlothian. The sun shone on the picturesque grounds of Vogrie Country Park (Scotland's second country park!) as about 200 runners, volunteers and supporters gathered for Vogrie parkrun number 102. A fantastic 42 were first timers at Vogrie, 23 of whom were doing their first parkrun at all, and 11 people were back for their second ever parkrun.
 
The usual preparations for the run were slightly perturbed today when it was discovered that a number of horses were temporarily being kept in the top field. Morag - today's Run Director and also volunteer coordinator - took it in her stride. Having spoken to all the owners, it was clear a bunch of lycra and/or sweat-pant clad runners would not put these professional ponies off their breakfast. So the run was on - with a warning that if it was the choice between a PB and a slower, safer pace past the cuddies, then safety would have to win out every time.
 
The route was the usual two laps, with a short initial run on the main path through the park to get everyone started. Then it's past the pond and through the woods. The course carries up and down a few dips and peaks, out into a field (with bonus horses today), and round back to the pond for lap two. The volunteers provided great encouragement throughout - and shout out to all of today's high viz heroes:
 
Elaine SANDEMAN • Joanne CORRIS • Paul BELLAMY • Andrew MCGLONE • Gerry YATES • Morag MARTIN • Peter EWART • Joanna STEVENS • David EADES • Gillian CAIRNS • Fiona EADES • Victoria EDMOND • Pamela HOLMAN • Jane LOTHIAN • Michael CORRIS • Alistair MCDONALD • Iona WESTABY
 
As a tourist from the depths of Gloucestershire, as well as the scenery, I enjoyed the later start time of 0930. A total of 183 people run, jogged or walked the 5km to the finish (though about a dozen or so didn't have their barcodes - #Don'tForgetYourBarcode folks).
 
Once over, if you don't need to dash off, options include the play park or the cafe in the grand main house - or in your correspondent's case, both! As the core team processed today's results, we took in the cafe's soft play and I noted a wide range of food and drink options: you can't get a haggis bap in Cheltenham.
 
Overall, a lovely run, and a great place for any tourist seeking to pick up a 'V' on their parkrun A-Z
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