Harrogate parkrun event 321- 24th February 2017

It was dry, it was very cold, could this mean the ground was hard... of course not! What's the fun in that!!

We squelched our way through the mud on the Oatlands straight, putting in the flags to show the way and avoiding the Crocuses - which are really starting to look lovely as they blossom and brighten up the Stray.

294 of you lovely people ran, jogged and walked, and in some cases lost a shoe too - luckily retrieved and no barefoot running for too long.

We had four of you reaching your 50 milestone - Janet Jarvis, Paul Eagling, Paul Manning and Matthew Wood - well done all of you, great achievement.

If you want a shout out for a milestone, please find the RD before the briefing and we'll give you a big shout and cheer.

Just before the stats for the week, a couple of gentle reminders...

Please ensure U11 run with a responsible adult at all times, it's important for the continuation of our parkrun.

Finally, please keep to the flagged route, it allows the other areas of the stray to recover and allows the Crocuses to grow, and for your info, the flags are set with the arrow pointing to where your feet should be so along the Oatlands straight, run to the left of the flags!

Thank you all so much for supporting us and we look forward to seeing you again this weekend - we could be running in snow this weekend!!

Simon

and now for this weeks stats.

This week 294 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Tony LEDWABA-CHAPMAN • Sean BRENNAN • George PRENTIS • Simon WATSON • Simon WILLIAMS • Sharon WILSON • David HARRIS • Daniel VENTRESS • James BRADDON • Julie BRIGGS • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • Freddie PALFREMAN • Mark GIBSON • Jane ROBBINS • Eddie CLUDERAY • Helen BARKER • Benjamin LAWSON • Ashleigh BURNS • Sarah FLETCHER-BERMAN • Thomas LOVELL • Ruth WHALING

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 11,678 participants have completed 91,476 parkruns covering a total distance of 457,380 km, including 15,993 new Personal Bests.