Event 187 23/06/2018 – the one with the influx

 Event 187 23/06/2018 - the one with the influx from Abingdon…

Summer arrived in style at Harcourt Hill this morning with blue skies and fluffy white clouds to greet 192 fabulous walkers, joggers and runners plus the amazing volunteer team.

The cancellation of Abingdon parkrun (due to the annual Food Festival taking place in the middle of their course) swelled our numbers considerably, but we also had other tourists from as far afield as Australia. 68 of you were new to Harcourt Hill today, including 7 participating in their first ever parkrun – welcome to you all!

First across the line was Sean Duvall in 17:50; first female was Rachael Malthouse in 19:55, 12th overall. Katherine Bates topped the age-grading with 83.1% for her 22:23 time. Well done to you, to the 50 runners with new PBs and to all the participants.

Our apologies go out to those a little behind the leading group who took a slight detour along the edge of the golf course beside the housing estate on the first lap. The sign post was unhelpfully covered by an abandoned jacket which has now been removed. I’m relieved to see that this didn’t stop several of you getting a new PB. Now that you’re more familiar with the course hopefully you’ll come back and smash those PBs again next time?!

As always, this event would not happen without the support of the volunteers. Thanks go out to: Adam CLILVERD  •  Alex DUNN  •  Alexander TULIP  •  Anna MACKIN  •  Charlie COOKE  •  Guy BROWNING  •  Jacob SOUTH  •  Jenny COOKE  •  Katie MULLETT  •  Kerry PAPPS  •  Luke WOODWARD  •  Mark E COOKE  •  Michael SANDFORD  •  Olivia SHENTON-TAYLOR  •  Sarah SANDERS HEWETT  •  Theo BROWNING

Anyone and everyone can join this happy hi-viz crew – just check out the volunteer page at: www.parkrun.org.uk/harcourthill/futureroster/ and get in touch.

Happy parkrunning and #DFYB

JC

 

 

Event 186 16/06/18 – back in the usual flow

Harcourt Hill's 186th parkrun welcomed 102 entrants who ran, jogged and walked the 2 lap course.  There were 20 first timers to Harcourt Hill including Michael Hibberd who was first to finish and 3 people who came here for their first ever parkrun. We also had a few tourists so welcome to everyone who joined us.  There were 11 new PB's so well done to everyone.

It was a bit quieter compared to last week's NHS celebrations with delicious cakes and fancy dress but good to get back in the usual flow of parkrun.

Barcodes getting soggy and crumpled up are a bit of a problem for some parkrunners who don't have a wristband, etc.  An idea of laminating barcodes for those interested is being discussed so watch this space over the following weeks.

As always, thanks to the fabulous volunteers who made this event possible.  There's an interesting variety of voluntary roles available behind the scenes and on the day so let us know if you'd like to join the happy bunch.  Simply email harcourthillhelpers@parkrun.com

This week's volunteers were:
Claire HAZLETON • Kathryn DALLY • Euan TAYLOR • Anna MACKIN • Kerry PAPPS • Adam CLILVERD • Michael SANDFORD • Theo BROWNING • Guy BROWNING • Jacob SOUTH • Richard BROWN • Jane CLUFF • Luke WOODWARD • Katie MULLETT

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

JC

 

Event 185 09/06/18 – celebrating our NHS

For parkrunners Saturday mornings are always pretty special but this Saturday was especially special.  Harcourt Hill parkrun joined in the nationwide celebration of our wonderful NHS’s 70th birthday.   We had cakes (Mike’s brownies should have him pre-qualified for the Great British Bake Off), we had brilliant NHS bunting sourced by Anita courtesy of Clare (Wakefield parkrun), and we had a wonderful pre-run send-off by our very own Mr Motivator, Mark Taylor.

Mark introduced our 1948 theme. In celebration of the birth of the NHS in 1948 he gave out Born in the NHS vests to Kerry Papps (male closest to 19 mins 48 secs), Rachel Shaw (female closest), Stewart Thorp (19th place) and Chris Close (48th). Both Stewart and Chris are in the 65-69 age group and it is Chris's 70th birthday soon. Theo was awarded a vest as a congrats for his 100th run and 16th birthday coinciding with the 70th NHS celebration.

We also had a whole health centre worth of NHS fancy dress runners and helpers.  Our brilliant tail-walkers were virtually a complete surgical team!

In amongst all the celebrations there was still some running to be done. This week 130 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

As ever the event was made possible by our big-hearted volunteers:
Euan TAYLOR • Mark TAYLOR • Alfie CLAY • Kerry PAPPS • Michael SANDFORD
• Anita JASSI • Nick COUPE • Rachel ISOM • Guy BROWNING • Richard CAVE •
Alex DUNN • Jane CLUFF • Luke WOODWARD • Amelia CLUFF • Hollie CLUFF •
Katie MULLETT • Zoe STEEL • Claire GUEST • Pat POWELL • Sylvia
BUCKINGHAM

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 3,298 participants have completed 17,420 parkruns covering a total distance of  87,100 km, including 3,013 new Personal Bests.

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).

 

Event 183 26/05/18 – misty but fast

It was the late spring bank holiday weekend, so of course the weather had to be damp and misty. Nevertheless, parkrunners are hardy souls with over 100 people still turning up to Harcourt Hill to walk, jog and run. We had tourists from Carlisle and Dundee as well as international visitors from Dublin. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again sometime.
On June the 9th Harcourt Hill celebrates the National Health Service’s 70th birthday. There are many ways you can define the United Kingdom, but none is better than our NHS. So please join us on the 9th, bring your stories, bring cake and celebrate a service that has touched so many of us.
We hope our friends from the local hospitals may join us too. For more social media friendly amongst us perhaps you may wish to tweet about your NHS stories. We all have them. Tweet to @NHSat70 and @HarchillParkrun with the hashtag #NHS70. If we get enough, we might even have a pin board with the best of them at Harcourt Hill on the 9th… Until then #DFYB
Mark Taylor

Harcourt Hill parkrun Event number 183 26th May 2018
This week 115 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers: Euan TAYLOR • Mark TAYLOR • Bhee BELLEW • Adam CLILVERD • Michael SANDFORD • Anita JASSI • Caroline SMITH • Albie GULLIS • Richard WEBB • Charlie COOKE • Alex DUNN • Olivia SHENTON-TAYLOR • Mark E COOKE • Luke WOODWARD • Katie MULLETT 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 3,264 participants have completed 17,185 parkruns covering a total distance of 85,925 km, including 2,969 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 181 12/05/18 – good fun for all ages

This week 114 people ran, jogged and walked the course, 21 were first timers including 3 month old Esme (buggy-assisted!) and Anne, at 81 years young. A huge welcome from Harcourt Hill parkrun to all our first timers and tourists, we hope you had fun!

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This week 36 participants recorded new Personal Bests, and representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

Our event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Kathryn DALLY • Mark TAYLOR • Anna MACKIN • Tim PAGET • Michael SANDFORD • Anita JASSI • Caroline SMITH • Albie GULLIS • Alexander TULIP • Theo BROWNING • Guy BROWNING • Jacob SOUTH • Luke WOODWARD • Katie MULLETT

A clear water bottle with black branding went missing during the event. We need your assistance to locate the water bottle. If found, please email us so that we can let the owner know. The item can be brought along to the event next Saturday, or handed in to the Brookes Sport Botley team for logging in their lost property log. Thank you all for your support.

Good luck to everyone competing in races this Sunday, run well and enjoy the scenery!

AJ

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 William GARDNER who recorded a time of 16:27 on 21st January 2017 (event number 117), and by Jamie PARKINSON who also recorded a time of 16:27 on 27th January 2018 (event number 168).
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 3,230 participants have completed 16,964 parkruns covering a total distance of 84,820 km, including 2,914 new Personal Bests.

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