TWO Celebrate 50 Parkruns At Greenock

EIGHTY people ran, jogged and walked the weekly five-kilometre Greenock parkrun on Saturday.

Five were first-timers and 11 recorded new personal best (PB) times.

Sharon Black and Emma Benstead

Emma Benstead and Sharon Black celebrated completing their 50th parkruns. 

Sharon first went to Greenock parkrun in February 2015 and has completed all her parkruns at The Esplanade course. 

Emma took part for the first time in June last year and has completed 45 parkruns at Greenock with the remainder at Linwood, Pollok and Drumchapel.

Nicola Gillespie

Several runners made it under time barriers for the first time. Nicola Gillespie and Lynne Harrison both went under 25 minutes and young Sian Brown took her time down under 30 minutes to 29:52.

Gail Henderson moved her PB from 29:40 down to 27:43 and Kevin Murphy made great progress going to 25:44 from 29:10. 

There were also PBs for Derrick John MacNish, Jim Brannigan, Graeme Hanna, Adele Marzella, Marzella Luca and Claire Brown.

Event volunteers

| Greenock parkrun website


Male Placings:

Daniel Doherty was first over the line in 17:44

Neil Lafferty was second over the line in 18:54

Derrick John MacNish was third over the line in 19:21

Female Placings:

Chloe Simpson was first (5th overall) over the line in 19:46 

Sue Hewitson was second (7th overall) over the line in 20:41 

Paula McCabe was third (10th overall) over the line in 22:10

Highest Age Grades

Derrick John MacNish -– 76.23 per cent for the time 19:21 (third overall)

Daniel Doherty – 75.28 per cent for the time 17:44 (first overall)

Chloe Simpson – 74.87 per cent for the time 19:46 (5th overall)

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