Harrogate parkrun #298 run report

Thank you to the 34 volunteers who stepped up this week to make our free running event possible. You are all parkrun heroes and we are very grateful for your time :D

Steven CLOSE • Peter WEBB • Justine WEBB • Stuart Michael HATFIELD • Simon WATSON • Simon WILLIAMS • Jillie TOWNEND • Debbie Anne HANDSLIP • Tom Joseph MITCHELL • Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • Mark BRYANT • Sharon WILSON • David HARRIS • Daniel VENTRESS • Matthew WILKINSON • James BRADDON • Bob SMITH • Monica WEBBER • Jens WOLF • Fiona BARKLEY • Tracy ALLISON • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Sarah HUGHAN • Graham HYDE • Chris OVENDEN • Sam Rain Man FUGILL • Phil VENTRESS • Colleen GRUENWALD • David SHORES • Adam KIRK • James SHARRATT • Gavin SMITH • Jennie HORNER

We had 371 runners and walkers completing the course and  30 PB's this morning. Alongside this 53 first timers and some visitors from Australia and London to mention a few. Two of our first timers were power walkers and strolled both beautifully and strong, with their strength of stride sending a message that parkrun is for everyone, runners and walkers alike. Well done everyone, we hope you enjoyed it!

A big thank you to Bob Smith . It was wonderful to welcome you back and with your camera capturing many wonderful running moments and special achievements such as...Katie RIGBY and David Greaves who logged their 100th run, congratulations to you both. Mayan LAMONT, Ben MACNEILL and Jack MACNEILL who achieved the junior 10 mile stone, well done, you must be very proud! All the photos Bob tuck can be found on the photo page above the run report.

That's it from me this week, catch you next time


Just a few reminders....

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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 !

Now the official bit ...

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 298
2nd September 2017

This week 371 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harrogate parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Mark MILLETT (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:50 - first time in 78 appearances.
Peter HIBBERT (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:38.
Robert EARL (VM35-39) of Knaresborough Striders, was third over the line in 18:41.

Female placings:
Lucy CRACK (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (63rd overall) over the line in 23:00 - first time in 21 appearances.
Christine HOLLERAN (VW50-54) of Nidd Valley Road Runners, was second (66th overall) over the line in 23:07.
Louisa WELTON (JW11-14) of Harrogate Harriers & AC, was third (68th overall) over the line in 23:13 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Craig Robert BARSTOW (VM50-54) – 76.63% for the time 19:24 (7th overall).
Oliver HOLT (JM10) – 75.97% for the time 22:24 (50th overall).
Christine HOLLERAN (VW50-54) – 75.34% for the time 23:07 (66th overall).

The male record is held by Mike BURRETT who recorded a time of 15:46 on 27th July 2013 (event number 81).
The female record is held by Rosie SMITH who recorded a time of 17:28 on 3rd October 2015 (event number 196).
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 10,727 participants have completed 82,717 parkruns covering a total distance of 413,585 km, including 14,953 new Personal Bests.