Harrogate parkrun # 322 – Run report

Well what a week that was. Many day a bonus day off school or work. Some of us pulled on our trainers and ran to the office and your team of run directors did a lot of looking at the weather forecast and ever increasing list of UK parkrun cancellations !

So Saturday morning dawned and it was a winter wonderland on the Stray. 20180303_090501

We were hugely lucky this week to have a crack team of volunteers with layers a plenty to set up a route around the frozen wastes and to pace, scan, cheer time and generally make sure all 217 runners joggers and walkers made it safely around their weekly 5k fix.

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And before you ask yes it was still 5k despite the huge walk from the bench to the start ! We had to chop off quite a big section at the top end of the park to avoid a very wet patch and the crocus who were all hiding under the snow.

It really was brilliant to see so many people out enjoying the temporary winter wonderland.

We've loads more photo's here www.flickr.com/groups/harrogate-parkrun/pool

Have a fabulous week. Knaresborough Striders are having a takeover this week.

See you soon.


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 !

Now here are the stats!

Harrogate parkrun -Event number 322 -3rd March 2018

This week 217 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Tony LEDWABA-CHAPMAN • Paul TRANTER • Sean BRENNAN • Anna WATSON • Jenny MANNING • Richard David BURTON • George PRENTIS • Debbie DILASSER • Tony SHAW • Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • Nick WALLEN • James BRADDON • Jack Edward BRIGGS • Sarah HUGHAN • Katie RIGBY • Sam FUGILL • Ben JOHNSON • J David THOMAS • Eddie CLUDERAY • Colleen GRUENWALD • Benjamin LAWSON • Samuel DENNIS • James SHARRATT • Ashleigh BURNS • Thomas LOVELL • Georgia PEPPER

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 11,696 participants have completed 91,693 parkruns covering a total distance of 458,465 km, including 15,997 new Personal Bests.