Saturday 15th December 2018 Event no.217

Hi Everyone,

Well this week 146 people ran, jogged and walked the new course braving the cold start and icy wind.  Six of you were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

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

The event was made possible by 24 shivering volunteers!  As always we couldn't put our event on each week without you guys so a huge thanks to you all:

Derek JENNER • Jason PITE • Vicky CALVER • Roy STEVEN • Alison BULL • Andrew KITSON • Jenny HOLLAND • Steve WRIGHT • Sara COOMBE • Alan POWERS • Lizzie WHITBY • Darren RAUTENBACH • Pamela FARAM • David TYE • Allison BEETON • Lee WEBBER • Alex MARTIN • Dawn ELFORD • Kevin SMITH • Tom FREEMAN • Tracie COOK • Brenda FREEMAN • Paula MILES • Casey PROCTOR

The roster for the next few weeks is looking rather bare so please do consider helping out, especially if you haven't done so before. Please let us know if you can help harlowhelpers@parkrun.com and we will add you to the roster.

There weren't any milestone runners this week but If you know you are running your 10th (for juniors only), 50th, 100th, 250th, 500th parkrun or even your 25th volunteering stint, please do let us know so we can give you the shout out you deserve. Providing cake to celebrate is not compulsory but very nice!

So we had some great feedback for our 'Winter Route' this week, but it does cause a few bottlenecks so please be careful.  As usual stick to the right of cones, flags or on the paths as usual to allow for overtaking on the left.  If you are trying to overtake please be polite and just shout 'on your left' if needs be as some of our users do wear headphones, or are just in the zone and not aware you are coming up behind them.  As long as we can all use common sense and be our usual nice selves we should be ok, however we have been looking at some tweaks should it prove to be a big issue so stay tuned :)

Next week, for those of us unable to make Christmas Day, it is our festive themed event so please feel free to come along in your best Christmas fancy dress.

Also, we are holding a Christmas Day parkrun at the slightly later than usual time of 10am, Come along and earn some extra calories before you spend the rest of the day consuming them.  However this cannot go ahead without some more volunteers, so please get your name down if you are able, thanks.

I am Run Director again next week there so see you there, there will be sweets and silly costumes!

 

Sara Coombe
Co-Event Director Harlow parkrun - Facebook - Twitter

Your Core Team:- Vicky Calver - Robin Lozeau - Sara Coombe - Lee Webber - Tracie Cook
Volunteer Co-ordinator - Steve Wright - Alan Wellbelove

Help your parkrun
You can donate to Harlow parkrun through our "About Us" page. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page.

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!

Don't forget "NO BARCODE NO TIME" so #DFYB

Please also remember, under 11's must run "accompanied by an appropriate adult" at all times during the parkrun (not minutes apart) - no adult, no time, no exceptions!

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th December 2014 (event number 7).

The male record is held by Afewerk ROSSOM who recorded a time of 15:49 on 21st July 2018 (event number 196).
The Age Grade course record is held by Megan EGGELING who recorded 86.57% (27:03) on 30th July 2016 (event number 93).

Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 4,222 participants have completed 32,265 parkruns covering a total distance of 161,325 km, including 6,627 new Personal Bests. A total of 604 individuals have volunteered 4,736 times.

 

Event 216 – Saturday 8th December 2018

Hello everyone,

Well this week was drier than last week, thank goodness!

152 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part. and the event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Jason PITE • Robin Peter LOZEAU • Vicky CALVER • Jane EVANS • John GILLESPIE • Jenny HOLLAND • Michael CASEY • Steve WRIGHT • Stephen MAYO • Liam WALDRON • Sara COOMBE • Darren RAUTENBACH • Julie OSBORNE • Glen SMITH • Stewart BROWN • Glen WILSON • Tom FREEMAN • Tracie COOK • Natalie TAYLOR • Brenda FREEMAN • Martin MITCHELL • Marc WITHAM • Sarah VANBECK

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

As you may have already seen, this week we are shaking things up a bit and are moving to a new "winter course". There's a couple of reasons for this, not least of all because we want to protect our lovely town park. The infamous pitch n putt hill gets into quite a muddy mess once around 200 runners have run up it twice a week and we are conscious of doing our bit to ensure we look after our course for not only parkrunners but for everyone that uses the park. There's also the tight left turn from the downhill section by the adventure playground that takes us onto the grass which is hazardous in wet/icy conditions that will be removed from the winter route. Hopefully this will prevent any nasty accidents. A full description of the route can be found as follows: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/harlow/course/

No more running up this for a while....
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We would ask you to please observe the signs and listen out to the marshals more than ever this week to make sure you complete the full course of two large laps and two small ones! Some people have already pointed out that there may be a few PBs with the new course being slightly easier and we are aware of that possibility, however we have made sure the course has been extended ever so slightly to take this into account (don't panic - you probably won't even notice!)

In a few months, when the wintery conditions are over, we will revert to our usual course and you can welcome back the pitch n putt hill. We hope you appreciate our reasons for doing this and support us with this decision.

Don't forget we are holding a Christmas Day parkrun at the slightly later than usual time of 10am, Come along and earn some extra calories before you spend the rest of the day consuming them.

I am handing Run Director duties over to Sara now and plan to be running the new course on Saturday so I shall see you there :-)

Tracie xx

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th December 2014 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Afewerk ROSSOM who recorded a time of 15:49 on 21st July 2018 (event number 196).
The Age Grade course record is held by Megan EGGELING who recorded 86.57% (27:03) on 30th July 2016 (event number 93).

Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 4,216 participants have completed 32,119 parkruns covering a total distance of 160,595 km, including 6,606 new Personal Bests. A total of 603 individuals have volunteered 4,712 times.

 

Event #215 Saturday 1st December 2018

Well that was a wet one and the number of participants certainly reflected it!

This week 123 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

47394752_1878543715534695_5588981091915530240_o (1)The event was made possible by 25 volunteers: Vicky CALVER • Roy STEVEN • Andy KINNEY • John GILLESPIE • Colin MOODY • Jenny HOLLAND • Alan WELLBELOVE • Holly DAVIS • Darren RAUTENBACH • Hazel THOMAS • Graham THOMAS • Hazel GUTH • Jon CLEMPNER • Hannah WENLOCK • Greg TYE • Stewart BROWN • Lee WEBBER • Emily WEBBER • Tegan WEBBER • Tracie COOK • Matthew AUSTIN • Martin MITCHELL • Yasmin GREGORY • Sarah VANBECK • Casey PROCTOR As I said in the run briefing, we really struggled to fill the roster this week so a special thank you goes to Greg Tye and Matthew Austin for assisting with a couple of all important roles at the very last minute - ones that still allowed them to get their run in. I would really love to get the roster filled up a bit quicker this week as it's a busy time for everyone and adding stress over whether we can hold the event is something every Run Director could do without. I know everyone is busy but we simply can't do it without people helping out and, although we have our regular volunteers, they all deserve a week off, wouldn't you agree? If you can help out, please give us a shout. 47290777_1878545462201187_6423873363608862720_o (1)
Matthew Austin

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Greg Tye

Don't forget we are going to be parkrunning on Christmas Day, kicking off a little bit later than usual at 10am. We will need marshals and runners as usual to make the event a success! As always, fancy dress is optional and we don't expect anyone to go out and buy anything but I'm sure you can all find a Christmas hat or something to make the pictures something really special.

I think that's it for now - a short and sweet run report.
Hope you all have a great week and I will see you next Saturday :-)

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

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th December 2014 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Afewerk ROSSOM who recorded a time of 15:49 on 21st July 2018 (event number 196).
The Age Grade course record is held by Megan EGGELING who recorded 86.57% (27:03) on 30th July 2016 (event number 93).

Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 4,206 participants have completed 31,967 parkruns covering a total distance of 159,835 km, including 6,585 new Personal Bests. A total of 602 individuals have volunteered 4,689 times.

 

17th November – Event 213

Hi Everybody.

Thank you for Coming along to Harlow parkrun This weekend. The course conditions are adding new challenges now which keeps it Interesting . Well done to you all for taking part.

As you can see from the following pictures........parkrun is for EVERYBODY!!!!

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This week 204 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Hazel KURZ • Roy STEVEN • John GILLESPIE • Colin MOODY • Alan WELLBELOVE • Steve WRIGHT • Kris FOSTER • Darren RAUTENBACH • Graham THOMAS • Julie OSBORNE • Chris GREY • Carmen BYFIELD • Lee WEBBER • Alex MARTIN • Tegan WEBBER • Glen WILSON • Tom FREEMAN • Tracie COOK • Brenda FREEMAN • Martin MITCHELL • Tony HARMAN • Sarah VANBECK • Steve WARREN • Casey PROCTOR

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

Please let us know if you can help harlowhelpers@parkrun.com and we will add you to the roster. Get in quick enough and you can choose what you'd like to do!

NEW CLUB RUNNER'S

This week , Janet Burton completed her 50th parkrun, supported by her Family.

Congratulations Janet...We hope to see you wearing your Red "50"  parkrun shirt soon.

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Next Week we have  PACER WEEK , so if you have thought about giving Pacing a go, please consider giving it a try next week. It really isn't anything to be scared of, and it does give you a different challenge , but a really worthwhile and enjoyable one!

 

I've Loved being your Run Director this week, But i Shall now be handing over the reigns to Vicky (VEE) who will be RD next week.
LEE W

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th December 2014 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Afewerk ROSSOM who recorded a time of 15:49 on 21st July 2018 (event number 196).
The Age Grade course record is held by Megan EGGELING who recorded 86.57% (27:03) on 30th July 2016 (event number 93).

Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 4,189 participants have completed 31,660 parkruns covering a total distance of 158,300 km, including 6,541 new Personal Bests.

 

 

10th November, 2018. Harlow parkrun # 21— 4th Birthday

It was "Your Harlow parkrun" 4th birthday, and oh do you know how to celebrate!! Dozens of you(and your core team of course!!) dressed up to the theme of "Pants"!! All sorts of varieties were on show, but not being a fashion commentator, I am not even going to try to describe peoples choices of bloomers(as my mother use to describe them)!! Well done to all who joined in. It was very fun indeed I'm sure you agree?

It was also a time to thank all the people who give up some of their time by volunteering, so that Harlow parkrun can go ahead through the year. Many of them aren't even interested in running themselves, but they are first to put their names on the roster. Others are like yourselves and know that if they help out filling a role 3 or 4 times a year then parkrun can go ahead on a weekly basis.Thank-you each and every one of you for your efforts as every parkrunner loves you for it. A special mention for Jenny Holland, Vicky's mum, who has volunteered more than most of us. She took on a different role, that of a tail runner for the very first time!! Well done Jenny. We now know who to call on when the space is on the roster!!

Not to be out done, Lindsey Pearson a regular Harlow parkrunner, celebrated her 40th birthday with us and a whole lot of friends. Her birthday dress up theme, "Cat"!! Cats could be seen all over our parkrun course, although only on two legs!! I'm pretty sure some of them got some P.Bs. whilst chasing some mice!!

A massive thank-you to Karen Clempner. She made us a really clever enlarged barcode cake that was enjoyed by so many at our celebration. A very talented cake maker for sure.

There was plenty of cake, biscuits, flapjacks, chitter-chat and joviality at the end with lots of people looking forward to our 5th birthday!!

This week 240 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

I have been approached at both of the last two parkruns from people wanting to give me/us cash as a donation for your parkrun. We are not allowed to take cash on any day I am afraid! This is purely to keep everything above board and there for all to see. So, here is how you can donate to "Your Harlow parkrun". Go to here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/harlow/aboutus/       & click on the "Donate To parkrun" picture in the middle of the screen. Make sure you say it is for Harlow, and you can make a comment on what it is to be used for if you want!!  All donations and withdrawals are recorded on this page so everyone can see the activities.

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th December 2014 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Afewerk ROSSOM who recorded a time of 15:49 on 21st July 2018 (event number 196).
The Age Grade course record is held by Megan EGGELING who recorded 86.57% (27:03) on 30th July 2016 (event number 93).

Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 4,167 participants have completed 31,456 parkruns covering a total distance of 157,280 km, including 6,502 new Personal Bests.

Thank-you for reading this "Run Report" & we will see you all soon.

All the best,                                                                                                                Robin Lozeau,                                                                                                            Harlow parkrun Run Director for,                                                                                  Event # 211 & # 212.

 

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