What a lovely day to have our parkrun folks.Could any of you have wished for anything more?
We had the volunteers roster filled up about 10 days before, the weatherman told us "parkrunday is going to be a cracker" and we had all the makings of a super, super running day.
Harlow Running Club & Harlow Tri-Club were in attendance busily seeing to anyone who was inquiring about their running club, Tri-Club and Harlow 10 mile race. They also had 15 volunteer pacers available to support runners in their efforts for a good time today.
Their efforts in getting runners around the Harlow parkrun course in their desired time, did not go unnoticed, as a massive fifty-five...................yes I'll repeat that, 55 parkrunners, beat their fastest previous times. That's an impressive 1 in 4. That surely(and don't call me Shirley!!) has got to be down to the Harlow Running Club "effect"????? Well done everyone.
On the land mark front, Our own Luke Grey reached the grand age of 14 this week!! Happy Birthday to you young man.
Also requiring a well deserved shout is Judith Gay, who reached the parkrun achievement club of 50 runs, and is now a member of the "Red Shirt Brigade" !! Not only that parkrunning family, but I do believe she got a P.B. today.........by a impressive 8 seconds!! Check your personal emails and and profile Judith to see the latest on the shirt information. Well done you.
I did put out an appeal today for volunteers next week(or any parkrunday actually!!), as the old book is looking a bit empty for the coming weeks. Our Vicky Calver is Run Director for the next two weeks and she would love some support, or she might have to only have one timekeeper or one barcode scanner which would make the queues very long indeedy!!
This week 202 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:
Joanne MILLS • Colin BAKER • Robin Peter LOZEAU • Andrew TERRELL • Teresa STICKLAND • Roy STEVEN • Catherine RIDGE • Terry RIDGE • Jamie JEPHCOTT • Andy KINNEY • Tracy GREENALL • John GILLESPIE • Karen KITSON • Alan WELLBELOVE • Steve WRIGHT • Martin ELVEN • Paul DIXON • James AICKEN • Lizzie WHITBY • Reg CLAYTON • Martyn COULTER • Ryan SMITH • Darren TILEY • Jeff MACE • Graham THOMAS • Rich HYNES • Hannah WENLOCK • Allison BEETON • Afewerk ROSSOM • Lee WEBBER • Denise GIGG • Tom FREEMAN • Tracie COOK • Brenda FREEMAN • Martin MITCHELL • Laura PRIME • Louise PEACOCK
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 Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:59 on 28th January 2017 (event number 120).
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 3,766 participants have completed 27,323 parkruns covering a total distance of 136,615 km, including 5,728 new Personal Bests.
Could everybody, including volunteers, please make sure you have your barcodes each week ensuring your up to date Emergency Contact number (I.C.E) is included. Don't forget "NO BARCODE NO TIME" so #DFYB REMEMBER we start the run at 9am sharp so please try to get there early enough to listen to the brief as it contains important information. 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! Your Core Team:- Vicky Calver - Robin Lozeau - Sara Coombe - Graham Thomas - 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! 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 Ian Kimpton who recorded a time of 15:59 on 28th January 2017 (event number 120).
It's been a great two weeks being your Run Director & I hope I kept up the standard you all expect.
All the best,
Run Director @ Harlow parkrun