Harrogate parkrun #299 run report

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Normally on a Saturday morning when I am run directing I will pack all of the kit into my car and head off to the Stray. But not this week. No after ages thinking about it i finally decided to have a go at getting all of the kit on my bike. So after a wobbly start it was off to get set up and ready for the 299th edition of Harrogate parkrun.

As always we could not put the run on without the help of our fabulous volunteers who all looked amazing in the brand new hi-viz, thanks guys.

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Can we have a huge great virtual round of applause for this weeks milestone achievers. First of we have not one, not two but three new team purple members this week. Well done to Justine WEBB, Richard HANEN and Simon WILLIAMS who have all clocked up 25 separate volunteer ocassions, amazing. 

We also have two new junior 10 Club members George SHARRATT & Katie RATCLIFFE and last but not least Sarah PARKINSON ran her 100th parkrun this week ! 

You'll all be looking amazing in your new T Shirt's soon(ish)

Back to the running it was fantastic to see a new age category record set this week, brilliant running by Malcolm COLES who in age category VM75-79 clocked a time of 24:18 simply brilliant and an inspiration to lots of us I'm sure. 

An that's nearly it for this week. See you next week for number 300! 

...just a few reminders.....

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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 !

Now the official bit ...

Harrogate parkrun

Event number 299
9th September 2017

This week 368 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Elmien WOLVAARDT • Justine WEBB • Paula Jane PRENTIS • George PRENTIS • Simon WILLIAMS • Andrew HARRIS • Martin WEEKS • David GUGAN • Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • Ben GUGAN • Joseph HARRIS • Tom HARRIS • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • Sarah PARKINSON • Matt PAXTON • Mark GIBSON • Jane ROBBINS • Julie WASHBROOK • Rebecca CARMAN • Rose FORREST • Mark WASHBROOK • Kathryn DAVIS • Edward CHEUNG

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

Male placings:
Jonathan GORINGE (SM25-29) of Birchfield Harriers, was first over the line in 16:22 - first appearance.
Andrew DOBBY (VM45-49) of Harrogate Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 17:34 - has been first to finish on 18 previous occasions.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Eleanor HARESIGN (VW35-39) of Leeds & Bradford Triathlon Club, was first (26th overall) over the line in 20:44 - second time in 3 appearances.
Lisa Maria MAWER (VW45-49) of Harrogate Harriers & AC, was second (35th overall) over the line in 21:00 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Nina PEARCE (JW11-14) of Ilkley Harriers AC, was third (36th overall) over the line in 21:00.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Andrew DOBBY (VM45-49) – 80.74% for the time 17:34 (second overall).
Geoff KING (VM60-64) – 79.92% for the time 20:15 (21st overall).
Malcolm COLES (VM75-79) – 79.36% for the time 24:18 (103rd 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 10,761 participants have completed 83,085 parkruns covering a total distance of 415,425 km, including 14,988 new Personal Bests.