Run Report Harrogate parkrun #75
This week we thank the Harrogate U12 Rugby team for adopting our parkrun and providing volunteers & support. We were blessed with a record turnout of runners passing 300 for the first time. How about that! Well done everyone - top job.
Once again visiting parkrunners commented on the fantastic pacers and great organisation so as always a massive thank you to our wonderful Volunteers; we couldn’t do this without you.
The one alarming point of the morning concerned a 6 year old girl walking the course alone up by Oatlands Drive at the furthest point away from the finish area. We repeat this every week - children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult or we are in danger of the run being stopped. This morning a runner had to stop to take the child back to her parent, thus disrupting this participants enjoyment of the event. So once again, I will re-state the message. Please run with your kids - they want you to. If you can’t - this isn’t the place to bring them.
Finally thank you for your patience once again with the minor course adjustment this morning - a little unexpected to arrive and find the Council wagons across our running line cutting the grass by the trees!
So here’s the all important announcements:
Congratulations to this weeks legends:
Simon Watson on your 50th run. Brilliant Simon well done.
Brenda Grant on your 50th run. A great day Brenda - absolutely fantastic.
First runners home this week once again were Lisa Mawer & Mark Bryant. Well done - good running.
Top of the points table are Rosalyn Moore & Alex Fawcett but with the holiday season approaching it’s may all be about to change.
Watch out for a special announcement over the next week concerning a big PB day. We are looking to break as many age category records as possible and the course records so watch this space.
Well if the weather is good, and its mid-summer after all, we’ll make next saturday a family day and encourage as many of you as possible to bring your families down, & either join the run or bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the site of so many runners going around the Stray.
After parkrun next week, just for fun and nothing at all to do with parkrun, I will be inviting people to take part in teams of 3 in the second running of the fantastic Hunter welly handicap relay. Each runner will need to complete one lap of the Stray carrying an adult wellington boot; brilliant fun. Make sure you are there and take part.
Adopt a parkrun...we look forward to:
29th June is Harrogate Harriers adopt a parkrun
20th July is Ripon Runners adopt a parkrun
We look forward to St Aidans School adopting parkrun in September - our thanks to Tim Pocock for making this happen.
Have a great week.
And now the official results....
Harrogate parkrun #75: 15th June 2013
Men's placings: Mark BRYANT (VM40-44) of Leeds City AC, was first over the line in 17:17 - 4th time in 8 appearances. Mike APPLETON (SM35-39) of Ripon Runners, was second over the line in 17:27 - Has been first to finish on 36 previous occassions. Joseph KWALLAH (VM40-44) of Wetherby Runners, was third over the line in 17:44.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Alex FAWCETT (Ripon Runners) 2028 pts. Mike APPLETON (Ripon Runners) 1957 pts. Adam ATKINSON (Unattached) 1650 pts.
Women's placings: Lisa Maria MAWER (VW45-49) of Wetherby Runners, was first (10th overall) over the line in 19:21 - third time in 3 appearances. Lauren WOODHALL (JW15-19) of Harrogate Harriers & AC, was second (20th overall) over the line in 19:46 - Has been first to finish on 16 previous occassions. Millie GRAY (JW14) of Harrogate Harriers & AC, was third (42nd overall) over the line in 21:01 - Was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Rosalyn MOORE (Harrogate Harriers & AC) 1834 pts. Alexandra K.L. WHAPPLES (VocaLink Running Club) 1622 pts. Sue SIMPSON (Harrogate Harriers & AC) 1566 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Lisa Maria MAWER (VW45-49) was graded 82.08 % for the time 19:21 (10th overall). Mark BRYANT (VM40-44) was graded 79.56 % for the time 17:17 (first overall). Joseph KWALLAH (VM40-44) was graded 79.32 % for the time 17:44 (third overall).
This week there were 302 runners, of whom 54 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.
Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012, and since then 2,645 different runners, including participants from 162 athletics clubs, have completed 13,962 runs covering a total distance of 69,810 km, and there have been 3,625 new Personal Bests.
The Women's course record is held by Lisa Maria MAWER who ran in a time of 18:48 on 4th May 2013 (event number 69). The Men's course record is held by Jason David CHERRIMAN who ran in a time of 15:48 on 6th October 2012 (event number 38). The Age Grade course record is held by Ben GRANT who recorded a 88.94 % run (18:41) on 8th September 2012 (event number 34).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harrogate parkrun Results Page.