14th March 2009

Not a forename in sight as the Westies duo of Hamilton Semple and Johnston Orr tackled the 5k parkrun on Saturday morning. The event now attracts well over 100 runners every week.

The pace had slackened off a bit after Robert Gilroy’s scorching run of 15:35 last week, with winner Colin Welsh (Border Harriers) coming home in 17:05. Julia Henderson (Helensburgh) was first female in 19:14 for 13th place. Hamilton had a very impressive debut in 20th place with 20:49, and I was 27th in 21:33, with my tent (the weather can be pretty severe in Pollok Park – got to be prepared!). 113 finished.

The event also needs volunteers to continue to be a success – if you fancy helping out for a wee while on Saturday morning, details are here.

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