Event 199 15/09/18 – parkrun in the sun

 

We enjoyed a really lovely autumnal morning with bright sun, a warm temperature and a slight breeze. Excellent conditions for the 122 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. We welcomed 23 first timers and 29 people recorded new Personal Bests. Well done all!  Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

We're very excited to be celebrating a milestone next week, the 200th parkrun at Harcourt Hill! We will be running the course in reverse (don't worry, you don't have to go backwards!) There will be cake, so if anyone feels like baking something please bring it along.

The 199 events so far would not have happened without our fantastic volunteers who help out each week. Please do have a look at the roster and see if there's a role you might like to try. We are a friendly team and are happy to provide training to anyone thinking about trying a new role.

Have a great week

Claire

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Claire HAZLETON • Tim PAGET • Michael SANDFORD • Alexander TULIP • Tony ALEXANDER • Richard BROWN • Charley GASTON • Richard HUME • Elaine SPENCER • Luke WOODWARD

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harcourt Hill parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Diane FOSTER who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th April 2015 (event number 27).
The male record is held by Ollie GARROD who recorded a time of 16:13 on 19th May 2018 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kate WILLIAMSON who recorded 92.39% (24:06) on 21st January 2017 (event number 117).

Harcourt Hill parkrun started on 18th October 2014. Since then 3,645 participants have completed 19,098 parkruns covering a total distance of 95,490 km, including 3,334 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 198 08/09/18 – rainy days and announcements

The rain mostly held off for event 198 and the cooler weather confirmed that autumn has well and truly arrived. This week 128 people ran, jogged and walked the course. It's always great to see our regular participants return from summer away, and the many new faces; 29 were first timers and tourists, some from as far afield as Singapore, welcome to you all! There were no official milestone runs this week however, we did wish Happy 40th Birthday to Laura. What a great start to your birthday weekend!

Event 198 was organised and delivered by Kerry Papps, Chris Smith, Tim Paget, Sarah Sanders Hewett, Michael Sandford, Anita Jassi, Andrew Hudson, Charlie Cooke, Charley Gaston, Mark E Cooke, Jane Cluff, Luke Woodward and Ben Heath. Thank you team for the success of today's event.

Getting involved as a volunteer is easy, please opt in to the volunteer mailing list to receive our appeals, or sign up on event day for future events with the Run Director on the paper roster using your barcode.

Appeal - periodically, we ask our participants, including volunteers, to check and update their in case of emergency (ICE) details, this is done via your parkrun profile and can be accessed from your result or thank you for volunteering email. Please keep ICE details updated and the barcode with you when you participate. In an emergency we need to know who you are, whether you have any known medical needs, and who to contact for you. Thank you.

Special thanks go to Jane for access to her laminator, laminating is now complete!

Lost property - a Wytham Woods permit was handed in and is now with the Brookes Sport Botley team awaiting collection.

News, you many know that parkrun has recently entered into a new partnership with GoodGym. GoodGym are seeking to launch here in Oxford and would love to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming a run leader. "The role is very flexible and can be done outside of office hours. While a coaching qualification is desirable it is not essential. More important is a passion for running and doing good in the local area. 
The deadline for applications is 16th September.Please contact Dora directly.

We hope you enjoyed parkrun event 198, have a wonderful week ahead, and we look forward to seeing you at the next one.

Happy parkrunning!

AJ

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harcourt Hill parkrun Results Page.

Harcourt Hill parkrun started on 18th October 2014. Since then 3,622 participants have completed 18,976 parkruns covering a total distance of 94,880 km, including 3,305 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 197 1/09/18 – a good start to autumn

Awoke at 7am this morning to find a cool but bright and sunny start to the first day of Autumn. I had to wipe a little condensation off the car windows - a portent of conditions to come? But it quickly warmed and promised good running conditions. I arrived at HH just after 8am to discover my Brookes Sports card no longer works the door to gym corridor in order to access the kitchen where our gear is stored. The reception desk tell me that since I have downgraded to a swimming only sub, my card wont let me visit the gym. Tim arrives to run direct after a cold start with his daughter at the ice rink. Next Julian arrives to layout the cones. He is also going to do barcode scanning when he has finished his run. The other volunteers trickle in. We had several doing new roles this week so there is the fun of introducing them to the tasks.

The sun shone and Tim gave the first timers briefing - there were 28 first timers at HH. For 5 of these it was their very first parkrun - hope you enjoyed it and will be back very soon. The other 23 first timers were tourists with home parkruns in Oxfordshire and in the following counties: Edinburgh, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Notts, Suffolk, Essex, Herts, and Hants. Hope you all enjoyed it, and a big thank you to Sabiene North all the way from her usual Abingdon parkrun who gave us a nice review on facebook. It is actually the first recommendation we have received on our facebook page in the nearly 4 years since we started.

Visitor Emma Davies (Central AC) led the ladies in with an excellent 19m 37s. The men were led by Aaron Burgess (Oxford City AC) with a PB of 17m 37s
21 others also recorded new Personal Bests.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Helen TURLEY • Tim PAGET • Sarah SANDERS HEWETT • Michael SANDFORD • Jane GARTON • Caroline SMITH • Connor MCGURK • Andrew HUDSON • Rachel BREWARD • Julian ELLIS • Charley GASTON • Luke WOODWARD • Richard TILSON

After his run Luke processed the the results. While this was going on I could see groups sitting on the grass outside enjoying the sunshine.

Today I walked just one lap in training for our our 4th Birthday run on 20 October, when I hope to do 2 laps. After all had left I did my Saturday swim - which was really rather slower than usual. However, all in all, a good start to autumn.

Mike

The female record is held by Diane FOSTER who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th April 2015 (event number 27).
The male record is held by Ollie GARROD who recorded a time of 16:13 on 19th May 2018 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kate WILLIAMSON who recorded 92.39% (24:06) on 21st January 2017 (event number 117).

Harcourt Hill parkrun started on 18th October 2014. Since then 3,593 participants have completed 18,848 parkruns covering a total distance of 94,240 km, including 3,278 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 196 25/08/18 – excellent conditions

The 96 runners this week were led in by Oxford City AC's Benjamin Davies who has only very recently become too old for junior parkruns (he holds the course record for the Harcourt Hill Junior parkrun). With a fine 17m 42s today, and having a PB at Oxford Cutteslowe of 17m 29s, we wish him well for further progress.

Sarah Davies, also of Oxford AC, was the leading lady. Both Sarah and Benjamin have run on the same days at distant tourist locations so we deduce there is a family connection. Could this be the first time a mother and son have taken first place in the ladies and men, and was that Dad, Gareth Davies of Oxford AC, in 6th place with a PB?

In all 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

We had 14 first timers, including 4 tourists from new Zealand who had chosen HH to celebrate the 50th parkrun of Victoria Lee. It was also Victoria's birthday today.

Other milestone runs were: Karen Evans who did her 50th, and David Hunter, who usually runs at Abingdon, came to us for his 250th.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers organised today by RD Richard Brown:

Claire HAZLETON • Graham BRIDGES • Anna MACKIN • Kerry PAPPS • Paul CREASEY • Michael SANDFORD • Jenny COOKE • Connor MCGURK • Alexander TULIP • Charlie COOKE • Richard BROWN • Kate ALLRED • Mark E COOKE • Luke WOODWARD

Today's full results
and a complete event history can be found on the Harcourt Hill parkrun Results Page.

Hope those doing the Headington 5 in the rain Sunday had satisfactory performances, and please we need volunteers for next Saturday.

 

 

Event 195 18/08/2018 – 100 not out & 150 not out at HH

Kathryn's 100th, Mike's 150th. This week 102 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part. We welcomed tourists from North London, Reading, and Cheltenham plus 6 people participating in their first parkrun – welcome to the club!

In the not-quite-official-but still-pretty-awesome milestones this week, Kathryn ran her 100th Harcourt Hill parkrun, and Run Director Mike completed his 150th volunteer session! Well done both of you.

John Gregory has brought in a bag for collecting paired shoes. These will be donated to a charity providing podiatry support for the homeless. The bag should be available for the next few Saturdays and will be collected in early September. Please connect with John via Strava for more information.

As always, this event would not happen without the support of the volunteers. Thanks go out to: Claire HAZLETON • Euan TAYLOR • Mark TAYLOR • Anna MACKIN • Kerry PAPPS • Paul CREASEY • Michael SANDFORD • Jenny COOKE • Connor MCGURK • Charlie COOKE • Charley GASTON • Kate ALLRED • Emma DAVIES • Mark E COOKE • Alan PAPPS

We have a few gaps in the volunteer roster over the next few weeks: www.parkrun.org.uk/harcourthill/futureroster/ If you can help, email in, we have hi-viz jackets in a range of stylish colours which fit anyone.*

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harcourt Hill parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Diane FOSTER who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th April 2015 (event number 27).
The male record is held by Ollie GARROD who recorded a time of 16:13 on 19th May 2018 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kate WILLIAMSON who recorded 92.39% (24:06) on 21st January 2017 (event number 117).
Harcourt Hill parkrun started on 18th October 2014. Since then 3,551 participants have completed 18,629 parkruns covering a total distance of 93,145 km, including 3,228 new Personal Bests.

Happy parkrunning and #DFYB
*Disclaimer: Mostly neon yellow, 2 sizes – fits most…
JC

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