21 Aug

Super Saturday A Success!


Scotland's eight parkruns experienced their highest ever aggregate turnout last weekend (18-19 August) as Super Saturday lived up to its billing. The free weekly timed 5k event was aiming for bumper attendances at its events across the UK as part of the Join In campaign to celebrate local sport.

1445 runners took part in the eight events with Edinburgh setting a new attendance record of 374. parkrun's Richard Leyton was delighted with the turnout, commenting "The Scottish parkrun attendance was demolished. The previous record was 1272 last week!"

Saturday saw three half marathons at Nairn, Haddington and the Isle of Coll. The sun came out for Nairn half marathon part of the Nairn Highland Games. Donnie McDonald of Inverness won the race in 01:17:04.

It was also a hot day in East Lothian as 233 people ran in humid conditions at HELP Haddington half marathon, although a slight breeze helped cool runners off. Paul Arcari of Kilbarchan AAC won the event in 01:12:35. At Coll half marathon Ciaran Dougherty took first place with a time of 01:19:12. Eilis McKechanie of Hunter's Bog Trotters was fastest woman (01:28:23) and fourth overall.

For more information on parkrun, visit their website. For a full list of this weekend's results, go to our Race Listings page.