Harrogate parkrun #309 run report

There’s a bit of a bite in the air at this time of year, but mid November proved no deterrent to 469 runners, walkers and joggers who enjoyed the bracing seven degrees and mild winds. That’s a massive number of participants, which usually only happens around the Easter and May bank holidays.

Thirteen First Time parkrunners bit the bullet too.  Plus, a whopping 85 Personal Bests were achieved, so don’t be disheartened by the colder weather and get out there!  Simply layer up and get a out there.

Anyway, an unknown runner – could it be Mo? Could it be Calum? Could be a person who probably forgot their barcode – was first back. Matthew Wilkinson of Nidd Valley Road Runners came second in 18:10, while Saltaire Strider Steve Fowler took the third spot at 18:32.

Folk from  as far away from Fareham, Farnham, Marlow and the East End Running club saw fit to join us instead of filling their faces at Betty’s or cadging samples off the Christmas Market stalls. Or maybe they were doing that later.  Marlow’s Oonagh Thompson completed the course in a mere 24:26, taking the top age grade of 78.31%

Stormin’ Sophie Chumas,   was the first lady home at 20.32 and with a PB to add to the collection. Anna Stocks of the Hyde Park Harriers came second in 21:02, with Sharon Hardcastle not far behind at 21:11

Huge congratulations go out this week to Jacob Samuel  Handslip & Blythe Warner who join  the Junior 10 club and to Jane Hill who joins the 100 club.

And that's about it for this weeks roundup...Thanks Adam for writing the run report.

Just 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 !

And now the official bit....

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 309
18th November 2017

This week 469 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 85 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

George PRENTIS • Jamie DILASSER • Tracy Louise ILES • Andrew HARRIS • Ted WELTON • Joseph BRYANT • Daniel VENTRESS • Kevin-Malachy MURPHY • Fiona ROBINSON • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • Jack Edward BRIGGS • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Matt PAXTON • Tom PHELAN • Ben JOHNSON • Phil VENTRESS • Helen BARKER • Mike KAYE • Susan HARRIS • Matthew RAWET • Judith MCKENNA • Anna ROWE • Rob NORTHFIELD • Louise BUCK

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 11,271 participants have completed 87,362 parkruns covering a total distance of 436,810 km, including 15,649 new Personal Bests.