This week’s run report is written by junior parkrunner Francesca Whapples…
It was a lovely sunny morning when we arrived for parkrun. We met Ted at corner 3 and started to set up the flags for the course. We then moved to the finish area and waited for volunteers to arrive.
I helped by ticking off volunteers’ names and handing them the things they needed. By nine o’clock we were ready for the briefing and Jenny Hayes and I got a shout out because it was our fiftieth parkrun.
As well Jenny and I, Thomas Spence did his 50th parkrun this week.
As I ran around the Stray with my dad lots of people said ‘Congratulations’ which was very nice of them. I like parkrun because everyone is really friendly and kind. When I first started parkrun I found it quite tough as it felt a long way so I had to walk a lot but people always said nice things to keep me going. Running with other people is fun because they cheer you on and help you get round to the finish.
After I had finished and helped pack up the kit, we went to Marconi’s, the parkrun café, and I had a lovely lemonade and a bacon sandwich.
Here are the results:
This week 410 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:
Andrew DOBBY • Tracy Louise ILES • Alexandra WHAPPLES • Chris ALDRED • Rosemary THOMPSON • David WHAPPLES • Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • Neil RAMSHAW • Jens WOLF • Peter GRANT • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • Sharon Elizabeth HARDCASTLE • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Matt PAXTON • Andrea PRICE • Mark GIBSON • Ben JOHNSON • Carl ILES • Fiona KITCHINGMAN • Emma BRAUNTON • Andrew AIRD • Linda DODSWORTH • Steve DODSWORTH • Helen BARKER • Francesca WHAPPLES • Thomas LOVELL • Deborah KING • Bari IRVING-PHILLIPS • Chris CARVEY
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 12,719 participants have completed 100,504 parkruns covering a total distance of 502,520 km, including 17,268 new Personal Bests.
And 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 - We do ask that each of you, if possible, volunteer 3 times over the year. 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 email@example.com 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 !