Harrogate parkrun Event number 320 on the17th February 2018

This week our event was looking promising with the skies clear and dry as we set up the course on a chilly morning. The weather held out for us until it was time for the health and safety briefing. Just to keep you all on your toes we moved you to the toilet block area for this and then further back almost to corner 2 for the start line.
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As you all ran the course with purpose and the hopes of a new PB we kept you weaving around the stray with all intentions of protecting the newly sprung crocuses and conserving the stray (picture from a different event).
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It seemed that everyone had a great run regardless of the weather and it's always fabulous to see so many families at parkrun. Sadly even though we mention every week that under 11's must stay within arms reach of their adult, there are those that still don't understand the rule. We as volunteers do everything we can to ensure the safety of our participants, especially children. 5K parkruns are not insured for children to run alone, if an incident were to happen we could risk the loss of our beloved parkrun. Please help us to ensure this never happens.
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This week 261 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.
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The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Anna WATSON • Debbie DILASSER • Dot CARR • Adam ATKINSON • Joseph BRYANT • Daniel VENTRESS • Laura BARRASS-HEMMENS • Neil RAMSHAW • Richard HANEN • Tina KALANTARIDI • Stuart MURRAY • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Graham HYDE • Sam FUGILL • Ben JOHNSON • Mathew CHAPLIN • Eddie CLUDERAY • Phil VENTRESS • Colleen GRUENWALD • Brian HAINSWORTH • Ashleigh BURNS • Thomas LOVELL • Louise BUCK • Georgia PEPPER • Diane MARREN

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).
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Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 11,639 participants have completed 91,182 parkruns covering a total distance of 455,910 km, including 15,959 new Personal Bests.