20 Aug

Aberdeen Welcomes New parkrun

Hazlehead parkrun

77 runners took part in the inaugural Hazlehead parkrun in Aberdeen on Saturday (16 August). The event is the second parkrun in the Granite City and hopes to emulate the success of the city’s Beach Esplanade parkrun which has been held since 2011.

Lukasz Czyzycki was fastest male at Hazlehead Park in 18:19 with Ruth Wolfe of Metro Aberdeen RRC first female across the finish line in 22:48.

One Twitter user said of the event: “Lovely course, lovely weather, lovely volunteers, who could ask for more?”

A more established event, Edinburgh parkrun at Cramond/Silverknowes Promenade was held for the 250th time, beating the previous Scottish and Edinburgh attendance records with 641 participants. The turnout ranks fifth in the UK parkrun’s list of highest attendances.

There were high attendances elsewhere in Scotland with Glasgow’s Victoria parkrun experiencing a record turnout of 223 and Eglinton parkrun also beating their attendance record for the third week in a row with 172 runners. This trend was reflected in parkrun Scotland’s overall attendance record of 2836 being reached.

For more information, visit the parkrun website.