Saturday’s early heavy rain gave way to the best of running mornings – with the sun shining brightly, the often present Stray ‘breeze’ a welcome absentee and the temperature ideal for participants and volunteers alike, a field of 382 runners, walkers and joggers agreed and joined us just before 9.
Among them were 16 first timers beginning their parkrun journey – congratulations on your first completion. We hope you enjoyed it and will be back soon for your second. We welcomed tourists visiting from other parkruns including St.Helens and Sheffield – the latter, who being used to a rather more undulating home course, were somewhat bemused by reference to the ‘hill’ on the approach to corner 2.
Making the most of this week’s ideal conditions were 51 people who posted a new personal best…very well done all.
There was plenty of cause for celebration with a birthday and lots of new milestones. We wished Robert Hill many happy returns and enjoyed sharing his birthday cake!
And so we congratulate the following on their amazing milestone achievements: Junior Milo Critchett completing his 10th, John Dyson and Sam Deegan their 50th, Janet Waterhouse, Stu Harvey and Mike Kaye on their 100th and last but by no means least Tony Ledwaba-Chapman completing his 250th parkrun.
Of course none of this would be possible without our team of volunteers who put themselves forward each week to make it happen so a huge thank you to all of you.
All the official bits and reminders are below.
Have a lovely week and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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 - 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 email@example.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 !
This week 382 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:
Tony LEDWABA-CHAPMAN • Ruth KER • Alexandra WHAPPLES • Andrew HARRIS • Yvonne Alys SKELTON • Martin WEEKS • Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • David HARRIS • Neil RAMSHAW • Jeremy SCOTT • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Matt PAXTON • Andrea PRICE • Benjamin BAIRD • Sam FUGILL • Annabell Gardener INGHAM • Dan YOUNG • James YOUNG • Andy DEIGHTON • Mark TAYLOR • Elizabeth JACKSON • Edna WOOD • Ashleigh BURNS • Susan ROGERS • Ruth WHALING • John BERGER • Richard WEBB
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 Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 14:54 on 3rd November 2018 (event number 357).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andy GRANT who recorded 90.63% (16:01) on 1st September 2018 (event number 348).
Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 13,331 participants have completed 105,835 parkruns covering a total distance of 529,175 km, including 18,078 new Personal Bests.