PARKRUNNERS Spurred On By Greenock’s Dolphin Pod

18 October, 2021 | Sport

RUNNERS at Greenock parkrun on Saturday enjoyed being ‘paced’ by the Clyde’s resident pod of dolphins.

The dolphins ‘joined in’ the weekly five-kilometre event from the boat club end of the Esplanade, swimming close to the shore.

There were 103 runners, joggers and walkers taking part, with three first-timers being welcomed along.

First home was Andrew White with a time of 17:28. First female across the line was Lorna Mitchell with a really strong time of 21:23, just outside her personal best (PB) time.

Some milestone runs were completed also, with Ross Slater chalking up parkrun number 50 with a time of 22:40 and William Laing hitting 100 with a time of 22:53.

New personal best times were achieved by 12 people — Matthew Deegan (20:34), Lyndsey Hunter (21:27), Mark Nelis (22:09), Alan Kane (23:53), Joseph McFadden (25:12), Richard Long (25:29), Kirsty Campbell (26:10), Liz Heywood (27:48), Iain Sidey (28:40), Monica Quach, getting very close to a first sub-30 run with (30:24), Lisa Kelly (31:59) and Lynne Thomson (43:08).

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