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 email@example.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!
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.