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Colourful day for Aviemore Parkrun


By Tom Ramage

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Aviemore athletes were out in force today for a "brilliant" parkrun which saw young and old excelling themselves.

"Several local folk came along for the first time," reports race director Hilary Quick.

"Including Donald Reeve from Boat of Garten, who said he wants to get fit for his 90th birthday next May!

BIRTHDAY BOY: Donald Reeve ran today in an effort to get himself fit for his upcoming birthday
BIRTHDAY BOY: Donald Reeve ran today in an effort to get himself fit for his upcoming birthday

"We also helped Rohin Whyte to celebrate her 11th birthday – and her 50th parkrun."

Plucky Rohin also took on the run director mantle to start proceedings, then ran with her friends and her mother, all in suitably colourful attire.

GETTING STARTED: Run Director Hilary Quick with new trainee Rohin Whyte, about to start the run.
GETTING STARTED: Run Director Hilary Quick with new trainee Rohin Whyte, about to start the run.

The152nd event attracted 88 participants, who ran, jogged and walked the course.

In all there were 44 first-timers and seven new personal bests were recorded, with representatives of 26 different clubs taking part.

THESE COLOURS RUN! Maisy Jane Gorman, Brenda Paul, Lynsey Whyte and Rohin Whyte.
THESE COLOURS RUN! Maisy Jane Gorman, Brenda Paul, Lynsey Whyte and Rohin Whyte.

The event was made possible by the following volunteers: Peter Shepherd, Jane Shepherd, Allan Martin McNicol, Dino Roussias, Malcolm Hinsley, Hilary Quick, Bill Dewitt. Alice Bailey and Laura Holland.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Aviemore parkrun results page.

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