Harrogate parkrun #340 run report

Big up da Yoof

Forget the stereotypes about the "yoof" and give a huge round of virtual applause to this weeks wonderful run director Dan.

Harogate parkrun 340

Dan did a magnificent job of organising this weeks wonderful band of volunteers and ensuring all went smoothly and safely for Harrogate parkrun 340.

Harogate parkrun 340

And what a sight it was with 423 of you toeing the line for you three sweltering laps of the Stray.


Most of you managed to remember your barcodes which is wonderful (ok so the first too runners home forgot theirs hence the 2 "unknown's" on the results - it really is no barcode,  no time,  no exceptions so please don't be offended if you don't have a barcode to scan)

On to the running and what a belter it was with PB's aplenty. Here are a few highlights:

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Harogate parkrun 340


Kudos to James FORSTER  who joins team purple having clocked up 25 Volunteering stints. A massive congratulations to Julian CARR of the awesome Knaresborough Striders (other clubs are available) who will be looking Chic in his new black 100 Club Tee soon.  Alex MILNE & James PLAYFORD both hit 50 runs (well done guys)

And that's your lot...

Before we go here are 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 !

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 340
7th July 2018

This week 423 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Ted WELTON • Daniel VENTRESS • Fiona BARKLEY • Tracy ALLISON • Freddie PALFREMAN • Sam FUGILL • Ben JOHNSON • Jane ROBBINS • J David THOMAS • Eddie CLUDERAY • Gill WELTON • Benjamin LAWSON • Jim PARKER • Ashleigh BURNS • James FORSTER • Catherine DOBSON • Freya PARKER • Sarah HOCQUIGNY • Alexandre HOCQUIGNY • Paul ANDREW • Louise BUCK • Patricia ANDREW

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 12,500 participants have completed 98,560 parkruns covering a total distance of 492,800 km, including 16,985 new Personal Bests.