Huge Turnout For New Fife Lochside parkrun
Scotland's 39th and Fife's fourth parkrun was launched in style on Saturday (19 May) with a bumper 344 turnout that tested the event team at Lochore Meadows.
The big field headed away from the Willie Clarke Visitor Centre shortly after 9.30 in bright sunshine for a lap of Loch Ore on a broad trail path. The PH Racing pair of Jonathan Peebles (17:22) and Daniel Monaghan (17:41) guided the pack home.
Carnegie Harrier Jacqueline MacIntyre was fastest female and set the course mark at 20:01. Lindsay Brackenridge (27:05) was the mid-point runner and tail walker Debbie Doyle clocked off at 53 minutes dead.
The event attracted a nice mix of local club runners, joggers and first-timers. Double figure representation from Falkland Trail Runners, the Meedies Running Club, Kinross Road Runners, jogscotland and PH Racing Club boosted the attendance.
Post-run participants were full of praise for the core team and the 20plus volunteers who made the Lochore Meadows parkrun possible. The scenic lochside course and the quality of the organisation and marshalling were highlighted on social media posts.
The Scottish parkruns 2018 team, who aim to visit all 39 (current number) Scottish parkruns in 2018, completed their 20th parkrun at Lochore Meadows and have produced a brilliant video account of the run on YouTube.
Great photos of the run from fishygordon are also available to view on Flickr.
Image courtesy fishygordon