It was a mildly moist start to the weekend but we weren't going to let that dampen our spirits, oh no. The brolly was packed and it was off to the Stray to get set up. After a quick measure of the course ans moving a few rouge branches that had been blown off the trees the night before we were all set.
As always a huge thank you to all of this weeks volunteers who were just amazing.
After a quick briefing and the shout out's it was on to the run. The drizzle stopped just in time so it was a dry and warm three laps of the Stray for 410 happy Harrogatonians (well a few less as we had plenty of lovely visitors).
We had lots of milestone runners this week too so congratulations to Meg CHILVERS who joins the junior 10 Club, Nigel SCAIFE clocked up his 50th and Andrew PEAGRAM, Jonathan SPRUCE, Matthew LAVERACK, Philip HARVEY, Rob HEMSON & Simon DALTON all ran their 100th parkruns fantastic commitment all of you.
An that's it for this week. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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....
Event number 337
16th June 2018
This week 410 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:
Tony LEDWABA-CHAPMAN • Sean BRENNAN • Paula Jane PRENTIS • George PRENTIS • Simon WILLIAMS • Jonathan YATES • Joanne GRAY • Dan ATKINSON • Dawn RICHARDSON • Ted WELTON • Jodie PEARY • Fiona BARKLEY • Andrea PRICE • Paul DEVALL • Chris OVENDEN • Sam FUGILL • Ben JOHNSON • Jane ROBBINS • Fiona KITCHINGMAN • J David THOMAS • Emma BRAUNTON • Helen BARKER • Justin LOCKE • Jamie BLUNDELL • Samuel DENNIS • Ashleigh BURNS
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 12,376 participants have completed 97,271 parkruns covering a total distance of 486,355 km, including 16,783 new Personal Bests.