16 Aug

Weather Fails to Dampen parkrun

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In the eight months the Glasgow parkrun has been staged, the've only had a few light drizzles to contend with however the heavy rain of Friday night and Saturday morning didn't subdue numbers as 183 runners - 63 of whom were first timers - participated in the popular Pollok Park event.

Healthy turn-outs from both Motherwell AC and Westerlands CCC helped to ensure that race numbers remained high for the 36th Glasgow parkrun on Saturday August 15, despite a number of regular runners chosen to save themselves for Sunday's Achilles Heel Bella 5k.

Men's Race

Returning to winning form in his 11th appearance, Robert GILROY (SM30-34) of Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers won in a time of 16:00. Martin FISHWICK (JM15-19) representing Giffnock North AAC took second recording 17:18. Inverclyde's David MCELHINNEY (VM40-44) placed third in a time of 17:27.

Women's Race

In her eigth appearance, Jacqui THOMSON (VW45-49) of Victoria Park/City of Glasgow AC won the Women's Race in a time of 19:56. Jacqui beat Westerland's Ellie HOMEWOOD (SW30-34) by 33 seconds. Joanne CLARK (VW35-39) of Motherwell AC placed third in a time of 20:52.

Running in her fourth parkrun, Marie-Louise Fox continued to improve her time, finishing with a new PB of 26:33. Marie-Louise told SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE "I've just started running and I find this a great event to test my progress, without putting myself under any pressure."

Volunteers

The Glasgow parkrun is organised entirely by volunteers. If you have some free time on a Saturday morning please think about helping out. The tasks are all easy and straightforward, instructions are provided and they make sure that you're comfortable with what you're asked to do. Contact GlasgowHelpers@parkrun.com.