19 Jul

Parkrunners Get Ready For Tenth Trip Round Loch Ore

Scotland’s newest parkrun, Lochore Meadows, is settling in nicely. This Saturday (21 July) will be the new event’s tenth edition. 

Since the launch of Scotland’s 39th parkrun on Saturday, 19 May with huge turnout of 344, over 1100 runners have taken part.

Each Saturday morning since then the run has attracted over 120 participants, with the event continuing to attract a mix of club runners, jogscotland groups and the unaffiliated.

As Fife’s fourth parkrun builds up a steady following and participants get more familiar with the course, recorded times have dropped accordingly.

The women’s course mark of 20:01 (Jacqueline MacIntyre, Carnegie Harriers) set at the first event has been replaced by a new record of 19:11 (Alison McGill); the men’s best time of 17:22 (Jonathan Peebles) is now 16:30 (John Newsom).

Describing the Lochore Meadows run to runABC Scotland online, Liz Corbett, parkrun’s volunteer Regional Event Support (Volunteer) for Scotland, said: “Lochore Meadows is a beautiful single-lap trail route around the loch. It’s very scenic, and as it’s located on a former pithead it comes complete with cage winding gear.

“There’s also the Willie Clarke Visitor Centre café for a post-run coffee and toilets on site. What more can you ask for?”

Photographer ‘fishygordon’ has posted a great selection of recent images of the event, available to view on Flickr.

Image: Lochore Meadows parkrun facebook