20 Feb

Records Smashed At Edinburgh parkrun

Runners at Saturday's Edinburgh parkrun (courtesy of Sandy Bennett)

There was a bumper turnout at Edinburgh parkrun on Saturday (16 February) as attendance records were broken for the third week running. A whopping 467 people completed the 5k following the previous Saturday's event which saw figures top the elusive 400-mark for the first time (424). The turnout sees Edinburgh edge closer to the current Scottish record of 491 set by Glasgow parkrun last month.

The surge in Edinburgh attendance comes after news that Falkirk parkrun has been postponed until April due to Forestry Commission work in Callendar Park. Several Falkirk parkrunners have adopted the Edinburgh event as their new home, including Peter Moffett of Falkirk Victoria Harriers who was was fastest male on Saturday with a time of 16:29. Fastest female was Julie Malko (Corstorphine) who crossed the line with a new personal best of 18:34.

More positive parkrun news is that there is to be a ninth location on the parkrun map with Kilwinning set to host its first event in Eglinton Park on 16 March. There will be a 'guinea pig' run on 2 March. For more information visit the Eglinton parkrun Facebook page, or for more information on Edinburgh parkrun, go to their homepage.