It's starting to sound like a broken record, but it was once again a bitterly cold morning as we gathered for parkrun number 324 in the company of the beast from the east!
But wait... we had good news... the bench area was fine for the briefing - hooray! the start position was the normal one - hooray! the finish straight was in it's usual place - hooray!! (apart from the strategically placed cones due to an unwanted present from a local dog - boo!
Though the biggest cheer of the day went to the news that we were not running through the mud, but back to the normal right side of trees, crocus avoiding route - hip hip hooray!
So it was that 176 of you hardy souls - including someone from Dubai - who'd swap that warmth for the cold windy stray???(we all would!!) - ran our normal 3 laps and a good run/jog/walk was had by all!
I'm not around for a few weeks, and will be handing back the RD bib to Ted (who was kayaking yesterday - yes kayaking - in this weather! )
Thank you to all of you for coming along a big thank you to Colleen for volunteers tea&coffee and an absolutely massive thank you to the volunteers, I/we couldn't do this without you.
See you all soon.
PS - British Summer Time starts next weekend
before we get onto the official stuff......
Just a few reminders:
Post run refreshments - Join us at Caffe Marconi (2 Princes Square) each week after parkrun to catch up, process the results, have a coffee and a good old chat. The food and drinks are great and Sarah and her team are huge fans of parkrun! It's good fun and you can even get your result early!
In Case of Emergency - Please double check that your emergency contact details are complete and up to date on your parkrun profile. You'll find a link to your profile on your weekly results email and newsletters or via this How can I access my profile / account? link. It only takes a few moments, put could really help us to help you if and when you most need it.
Barcodes - Is your printed barcode looking tired or not scanning easily? There are a range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags and parkrun wristbands available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.
Volunteering - It is thanks to our great volunteer teams that parkruns around the world continue to happen every Saturday. Harrogate is no exception and without your kindness we would not be able to put on this wonderful free event. If you would like to help out please visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/harrogate/volunteer/ for more information or talk to anyone in a yellow vest on parkrun day and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. If you still want to run don't let that put you off we have lots of jobs where you can still run !
Now the official stuff!
Event number 324
17th March 2018
This week 176 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:
Gary LANCASTER • Sean BRENNAN • Anna WATSON • George PRENTIS • Simon WILLIAMS • Adam ATKINSON • Joseph BRYANT • Daniel VENTRESS • James WRIGHT • Ralph BROOK-DOBSON • Fiona BARKLEY • Jane ROBBINS • Colleen GRUENWALD • Jeff WALKER • Andy DEIGHTON • Jim FEWTRELL • Mark ARMSTRONG • James SHARRATT • Gavin SMITH • Robert EARL • Catherine DOBSON • Stu HARVEY • Georgia PEPPER
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harrogate parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Rosie SMITH who recorded a time of 17:28 on 3rd October 2015 (event number 196).
The male record is held by Paul POLLOCK who recorded a time of 15:14 on 7th October 2017 (event number 303).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ben GRANT who recorded 89.30% (19:19) on 23rd July 2016 (event number 239).
Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 11,757 participants have completed 92,140 parkruns covering a total distance of 460,700 km, including 16,025 new Personal Bests.