Inverclyde Now Logo GREENOCK Parkrun Celebrates Holding 300th Run

13 February, 2020 | Other Sports

GREENOCK parkrun was held for the 300th time on Saturday, with 145 people taking part.

The weekly five-kilometre event on the Esplanade started on 17 May 2014 and since then 3,645 participants have completed 26,604 runs covering a total distance of 133,020 kilometres.

Although the wind didn’t let up, there were some fantastic times with 19 people bettering their personal best (PB) times. This meant the Greenock course now has a lifetime PB count of more than 4,000.

There were a couple of big milestones. Cheryl Thomas hit her 100th run and was fifth female home in overall 33rd place.

Francesca Lowrie — volunteering as tail walker — recorded her 200th parkrun.

First home for the men was Paul Monaghan, equalling his personal best in a time of 16:41, which was quite something given the conditions.

First woman home was Alison Jardine, who runs with Motherwell AC, in a fantastic time of 20:35, a personal best.

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