IT was a damp but mild morning for the 320th Greenock parkrun - with almost 130 people taking part.

There was a very noticeable turnout of Greenock Glenpark Harriers, who are celebrating the 125th anniversary of their club, and perhaps unsurprisingly, they filled the first 13 finishing spots.

First across the line was Neil Lafferty, with an impressive lead and a time of 16:17.

First female finisher was Elizabeth Gemmell (21:00), who has now ran at Greenock parkrun on nine occasions.

There were also six first timers at Greenock despite the drizzly conditions, with one of them (Ross Paul) finishing in an impressive 20:00 on his first parkrun. A total of 11 runners achieved personal bests; Andrew McCall (17:25), Callum Gorry (19:52), Colin McKnight (20:46), Summer Taggart (22:57), Heather Lafferty (23:35), Lee-Ann Campbell (25:33), Liz Heywood (26:41), Jennifer Boyd (28:47), Alan Adair (29:11), Catherine McIlhargey (37:38) and Elizabeth Divers (40:00).

We also had a few milestones this morning. Eddie Watt completed his 150th parkrun, David Benstead completed his 100th parkrun and Angela Nelson completed her 50th parkrun.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen, including Alan O;’Rourke, Robin McAuslan, Andy Cameron, Gill Gilmour, Francesca Lowrie, Iain McKenzie, Sharon Black, Emma Benstead, David Benstead, Stephen Harrison, Abbigael Crawford, Lynne Harrison, Irene McIntosh, Evie Harrison, Tracey Howe and Vikki O’Brien.

A spokesperson said: “The volunteers each week make parkrun possible. It is great fun, and it is also a great way to get to know people. If you are interested in volunteering in future weeks please email”

The female record is held by Bryony Haines, who recorded a time of 16:54 on June 29 2019. The male record is held by Ross Gray, who recorded a time of 14:57 on August 28.

Greenock parkrun started on May 17 2014. Since then 3,889 participants have completed 28,963 parkruns covering a total distance of 144,815 km. A total of 369 individuals have volunteered 3,673 times.