25 Apr

St Andrews Celebrates Opening parkrun

St Andrews Parkrun

The Scottish parkrun circuit welcomed a new event last Saturday (April 21) as 75 runners headed to Craigtoun Country Park at St. Andrews. Despite the assertion that it 'never rains at parkrun, the event got off to a soggy start as the competitors made their way round the three lap course.

Central AC's Ross Milne was first in 17:40, finishing over 20 seconds ahead of club mate Alex Milne. Elaine Omand of Dundee Road Runners AC took the spoils in the female field with a time of 21:56, with Sandra Tulloch of Fife AC not far behind on 22:04. Richard Leyton, the man who organised the first Scottish parkrun, was symbolically the mid-point runner on 25:09. The last runner completed in about 38 minutes.

Despite the inclement weather, initial feedback from competitors was overwhelmingly positive, with one runner commenting on the event facebook page: "Great run! Will definitely be back." Festivities were rounded off by the offering of free tablet, which also received a postive response.

You can watch the start of the St. Andrews parkrun here.