Harrogate parkrun #345 run report

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 harrogatehelpers@parkrun.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 !

 

 

 

Marveolus midweek message

Yippee we're half way through the week and looking forwards to another fabulous Harrogate parkrun. The weather is a little cooler this week perfect for running and the roster is filling up nicely.

Have a wonderful rest of the week and we'l see you on Saturday

 

Harrogate double run report for parkrun #344 and #343

Hey folks, its time to share some of the high lights of our morning run at Harrogate and praise the people who count as it truly was a brilliant morning all round!

First off huge cheer to the volunteers this week, it was quite a busy fun morning made all the more wonderful by their efforts and support. Go Team!
Special *whoops* to Jean for helping support her daughter Judith. Jean was able to marshal by the finish straight thanks to some extra people offering to help in the morning. Judith paced beautifully and celebrated her 50th parkrun with her 40th birthday.

The start was slightly delayed to aid a gentleman keep safe on the path and not get surprised by 444 sweaty runners appearing behind him.

Alex Green made a brilliant video of the start via corner one which can be found here www.facebook.com/harrogateparkrun.

When it got to a busy time of finishers (because there were 444 parkrunners!). The scanner team were fabulous at moving back for us to make room for people away from the funnel. Linda made a 4th scanner by jumping in with her phone. Thank you everyone for helping us with this process. It did look pretty epic seeing such a large organised gathering of people.

A couple of front runners made football like finishes .  A mixture of slippery grass and speed combined with balance looked pretty amazing, no runners were harmed but cheered for their skill of staying up right on two feet.

Most of the top ten finishers showed perfect sportsmanship by cheering and congratulating each other and then cheering others over the line.

William ELEY achieved  his 100th parkrun milestone and bagged a PBBev WARRENJudith MCKENNA and Jenny MANNING reached the 50th parkrun milestone.

There were 61 PB's and high fives everywhere. Clearly a lot of you had fun, as many were seen smiling. Or you know that smiling can potentially improve running, improved breathing, relieving stress in the body and better posture (shhhh, don't telling everyone my tips). No, a grimace doesn't count. More top ten tips are: 1) don't duck the funnel, pick up a finish token, 2) stay in finish order 3) always thank the marshals and 4) volunteer 3 times a year!

We had some leaflets floating about for a local 10k at Wetherby coming up. Its great to have some local events.

Have an amazing week and hopefully see you all soon!

The facts and figures...

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 344
4th August 2018

This week 444 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 65 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Alexandra WHAPPLES • Rosemary THOMPSON • David WHAPPLES • James BRADDON • John MAILE • Richard HANEN • Peter GRANT • Alex GREEN • Jack Edward BRIGGS • Louise MAILE • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Andrea PRICE • Mark GIBSON • Fiona KITCHINGMAN • J David THOMAS • Ross THORNTON • Phil VENTRESS • Julie WASHBROOK • Linda DODSWORTH • Alice FEATHERSTONE • Iain SCOTT • Francesca WHAPPLES • Helen SENIOR • Judith MCKENNA • Daniel HORNER • Robert HILL • Sarah HOCQUIGNY • Bari IRVING-PHILLIPS • Katy WHITE • Jean WILLIAMS

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 12,684 participants have completed 100,094 parkruns covering a total distance of 500,470 km, including 17,202 new Personal Bests.

 

Harrogate parkrun report #343

A great morning was had by all, big cheers to the volunteers!

It rained, and it rained, and it rained some more. The volunteers got soaked. Supporters hid under umbrellas and the kit got drenched. The runners, well, they were laughing all the way to the finish because of the cooler fresher conditions.

We had two milestone achievers.
Joanne BEAGLEY
 and Ian SMALL not put off by mere thunder storms, splashed their way to 50th milestones!

Here are the stats and statistics...

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 343
28th July 2018

This week 251 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Jane EVANS • Rebecca VENTRESS • Tracy Louise ILES • Andrew HARRIS • Daniel VENTRESS • Eddie VENTRESS • Jack Edward BRIGGS • Andrea PRICE • Mark GIBSON • Phil VENTRESS • Emma BRAUNTON • Jeff WALKER • James SHARRATT • Deborah KING • Louise BUCK • Sarah CRAWSHAW • Lisa CLIPSTON • Lucy MORGAN • Jonathan CLIPSTON • Lilianna WALSH

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 12,619 participants have completed 99,650 parkruns covering a total distance of 498,250 km, including 17,141 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Tic toc its the Friday count down #344

Its has begun, the clock is ticking and we are counting down to Harrogate parkrun. The roster is full, the kit is nearly ready.

I'm excited to see all your wonderful selves doing what you do best: Volunteering, running, jogging, walking, encouraging, congratulating and laughing!

I've just realized, next week is 350 Harrogate parkruns! Yay to all of us!

Don't forget your barcode! :D:D:D

 

Its the splendid-ilumpcious mid week message

Woohoo its midweek and yes, as you can tell by the title, I did a cheeky half marathon followed by icecream mmmmmm hahaa :D

The roster is looking nice and healthy. It didn't yesterday but after a plea for help today lots of lovely parkrun heroes (one a visiting supporting mum) have stepped in to help. Thank you so much, some true gems! Ample room for pacers if your looking to help people chase a PB...

The buzz so far this week is a lady (Judith) planning to celebrate her 40th birthday with her 50th parkrun! She has visitors and supporters a plenty.

This time of year can be a tad tricky for volunteers as its the holiday season. If you have time over the coming weeks check the roster and see if you can help. Don't want to miss your run? That's OK we have plenty of roles to suit and still run :D:D:D

See you there this Saturday and #DFYBC

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