23 Apr

parkrun Attendances Soar

Temperatures and attendances soared at last weekend’s Scottish parkruns with  2716 people taking part in the country’s 12 events - a rise of 550 compared to the previous week, and the second highest turn out of the year. St Andrews parkrun broke its attendance record with 145 running the Craigtoun Country Park course, but it was Edinburgh that saw the biggest attendance of the day with a 582 participants - setting a new Scottish parkrun attendance record.

The Cramond event is edging closer to the elusive 600 figure which only three other UK events have achieved. Edinburgh also saw a record 143 PBs with 56 running clubs participating and the 10,000th Edinburgh registered parkrunner also completed the 5k course.

Scotland’s first ever junior parkrun also took place at the weekend as Helix Juniors held its inaugural event at Helix Park, Falkirk beside the recently built Kelpies artwork. 87 children turned up for this 4-14 years 2K parkrun with Kane Elliot of Falkirk Victoria Harriers breasting the tape in 7:24.  First female was Millie Stokoe of Stirling Tri Club in 8:12.  

For more information, visit the parkrun website.