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