11 Jan

Record Turnouts At parkrun

Edinburgh parkrunThe start of the year has seen a huge increase in the number of people taking part in parkruns, with six events in Scotland experiencing record attendances last Saturday (7 January). An impressive 658 took part in Edinburgh parkrun, setting a new Scottish attendance record and making it the fourth best-attended parkrun in the UK.

Victoria (393), Portobello (372), Livingston (360), Hazlehead (308) and Strathclyde (308) parkruns  also had a record number of participants. In addition to this, Perth, Linwood, and Camperdown all recorded their second highest attendances on Saturday (259, 144, and 231 respectively). Polok (515) and Inverness (194) had their third highest attendances, and Aberdeen, Ayr and Ellon parkruns saw their fourth highest turnouts (312, 93 and 96).

The parkrun phenomenon continues to grow in Scotland with 26 events now being held each week. For more information, visit the parkrun website.