Harrogate parkrun #358 run report

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 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 !

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.

 

Countdown to Harrogate parkrun #358

Well it's that time of the week again when it's only one more sleep to parkrun day.

We've no plans for any deviations this week so meet us for the run brief at our regular bench just before nine. And if you are new to parkrun or visiting then our first timers' briefing is at 8.50 in the finish area.

We look forward to seeing you all in the morning and Don't Forget Your Barcode...…..especially if you're going for a new course record!

In the meantime, have a lovely Friday evening.

 

 

 

 

The Fabulous Midweek Message

We are half way through the week, so it’s all in full flow behind the scenes preparing for Saturday. 

The team is busy beavering away to get everything ready – Run Directors arranging kit handover, anything that can be charged is on charge, tokens are being reordered and re-strung, flags and hi-vis sorted, emails from enthusiastic and eager volunteers answered, the roster updated and everything else that can be checked is checked… and checked again.

So what about you – how are your plans going? We do hope you’ll be joining us. After all we need you to make it happen and ensure this coming parkrun is just as fabulous as our previous 357.

Enjoy the rest of the week and we look forward to welcoming regulars, first timers and visitors on Saturday for a lovely walk, jog or run around the Stray.

 

Harrogate parkrun #357 run report

The annual Stray bonfire gave us a bit of a challenge with the course setup this week, meaning we had to do a loop around where they were building it.

The result was the start line moved to between corner 1 and 2 - causing me confusion with my numbers on my briefing - which was also from a different location... watching people stood waiting at the usual start line realise and sprint towards the new one made me giggle a bit - sorry!!

Today's parkrun witnessed a group who'd come along to help Alistair McCloud celebrate his wedding to Bryony Harding - congratulations to you both!!  They all shot off at the start and within 800 metres had a 100metre lead!.

They carried on like this to the end and first finisher was a Kris Jones in 14:54... unfortunately he forgot his barcode... so first finisher goes down as unknown and the course record does too!! Just goes to show we abide by our NO BARCODE NOT TIME NO EXCEPTION rule!!

In other news we had a few milestones.... Colin Sirman and Danny Wood 50th, Natalia Lancasova 100th and Mick Dawson 250th! Well done to all!!

Just a quick reminder - if you want a shout out for a milestone, let us know before the briefing, we don't always know who has reached milestones!

As usual a big thank you to all our volunteers for coming along to ensure parkrun happens and all of you for continuing to come and run and support parkrun.

See you all soon

Simon

Onto the stats for the run!

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 357
3rd November 2018

This week 419 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Sean BRENNAN • Julian MURRAY • Dot CARR • David RUSHTON • Simon WILLIAMS • Adam ATKINSON • David ROWLEY • David HARRIS • Stuart MURRAY • Fiona BARKLEY • Freddie PALFREMAN • Andrea PRICE • J David THOMAS • Martin THORNTON • Emma BRAUNTON • Jeff WALKER • Dan YOUNG • James YOUNG • Cathy LAWSON • James SHARRATT • Gavin SMITH • Wendy LINDLEY • Colin PHILPOTT • Susan ROGERS • Chris CARVEY

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 13,296 participants have completed 105,453 parkruns covering a total distance of 527,265 km, including 18,027 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Harrogate parkrun #356 Run report

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Muuu waaa ha ha !! It was frighteningly wild and chilly on the Stray this Saturday, But that didn't stop our team of fabulos volunteers geting out to make the parkrun magic happen.

Special shout out to Sam FUGILL who made up for his shivering with a nice cuppa tea in Cafe Marconi and the warm glow of joining the 25 volunteer club.

Out on the run it was dry(ish) underfoot but the driving wind and occasional sleet made for some "challenging" conditions so a super well done especially to the 39 of you who got a PB.

Huge applause please for Andy BALLAGH, David LYNSKEY and Sue MOUL who join the 50 Club and into the 100 club this week is Rachael ROBINSON. Well done all. 

Post run it was fantastic to see so many faces in the cafe enjoying a welcome catch up and for those who'd volunteered a very welcome warm up (did we mention it was chilly ?) Anyway that's abut it for this week.

The bonfire is in town on Saturday so expect a wiggly diversion.

Happy parkruning. Just a few reminders before the official bits.......

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 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 !

You could even volunteer to wash the hi viz if its rained ;-) or maybe write a run report ?

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Harrogate parkrun
Event number 356
27th October 2018

This week 385 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Tony LEDWABA-CHAPMAN • David ROWLEY • Ted WELTON • Daniel VENTRESS • Nicola CARTER • Fiona BARKLEY • Nathan SMITH • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Sarah HUGHAN • Andrea PRICE • Sam FUGILL • Annabell Gardener INGHAM • Alan CARTER • Martin THORNTON • Phil VENTRESS • Dan YOUNG • James YOUNG • Michelle BEAUMONT • John BEAUMONT • Chloe BEAUMONT • Robert HILL • Chris CARVEY • John FOTHERINGHAM • 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 Paul POLLOCK who recorded a time of 15:14 on 7th October 2017 (event number 303).
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 13,255 participants have completed 105,034 parkruns covering a total distance of 525,170 km, including 17,953 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report for Harrogate parkrun#355

What a wonderful morning of running and volunteering. I am sure sometimes when your thin on the ground for volunteers all the best ones appear with Hi-viz readiness! Massive thank you volunteers!

Temperature wise it was neither cold nor hot. The ground was firm underfoot. Other than a few conkers here and there, perfect conditions maybe?

We had the superb Sam achieving his 50th milestone with balloons and then Tea. Well how else do you celebrate? Martin SLOAN, Sara MILNE and Mark HEAD also joined the 50th parkrun club, congratulations!

We had 64 first timers, hello and welcome to Harrogate! We had a number of visitors and RD's from other parkruns, lovely to me you all!  And on top of that, a fantastic 71 new Personal Bests. Simply wow folks.

Jeff, Fiona and myself had a little banter on how many runners were in the Field: Jeff thought 393, Fiona 340 ish and I thought 360 ish. We differed in number but agreed it couldn't be a big turn out. The result surprised us all 448 fantastic finishers!!! I know we have dipped into the 500's a few times this year but that is really good for autumn.

Speaking of fields, news from the field comes from not only a first timer but also hot off the heels in achieving *I am now a runner* is Catherine. Catherine, we are so proud of you. It was a real heart and soul moment seeing you finish and we are so glad you joined us this morning...

"I completed Harrogate parkrun this morning, something I never thought I'd do!! I've never run before and wasn't sure I'd even get round but with the support and encouragement of coach Anna Glazier I did it in 51.01. My goal was to do it in less than an hour so well chuffed with that.

This challenge has made me think about doing things I wouldn't have pushed myself to do before. I came 443rd but you know what? That's totally irrelevant. The other parkrunners, marshals and organisers were so friendly and encouraging. I was made to feel so welcome and even though we were the very last 2 to cross the line (running!) everyone cheered us on and I had the biggest daft grin on my face!!!

I really pushed myself and feel so proud for saying I'd try, for turning up and for finishing. Anna said to me "whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right". She's right! So don't be afraid to push yourself to try something new. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, it's all about you and how you feel. It does help to have an amazing team in your corner and a cracking coach, thank you so much Anna!!
I found it such a rewarding and positive experience I'm going to go again so maybe see some of you there?!"

One lovely runner lost an anklet with a butterfly charm and purple beads, which carried a deep sentimental value. If any one spots it, say when out dog walking etc please do get in touch with us and we can try and reunite with Tracy :)

That's all from me, have a wonderful week!

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 355
20th October 2018

This week 448 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 64 were first timers and 71 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Andrew DOBBY • Chris EVANS • Lorna ELEY • Mark BRYANT • David HARRIS • James BRADDON • Fiona BARKLEY • Sarah PARKINSON • Sharon Elizabeth HARDCASTLE • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Ian MITCHELL • Linda DODSWORTH • Jane ROBBINS • Annabell Gardener INGHAM • Emma BRAUNTON • Mike KAYE • Alice FEATHERSTONE • Jeff WALKER • James STRUTT • James MCQUIRE • Andy DEIGHTON • Edna WOOD • Helen SENIOR • Clare SIMPSON • Linz MCCOOKE • Kaelin MCCOOKE • Chloe MCCOOKE • Robert HILL • Matthew PAXTON • Chris CARVEY

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 Andy GRANT who recorded 90.63% (16:01) on 1st September 2018 (event number 348).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 13,199 participants have completed 104,649 parkruns covering a total distance of 523,245 km, including 17,914 new Personal Bests.

 

Its the Friday countdown :D Hooray

That's it folks, we are ready! Ready and with a full ticking roster, thanks to some amazing people! You guys always pull through and we are very grateful!

See you there yes!? Don't forget your bar code!

 

Marvelous mid week message #355

Sings *I can't wait, for the weekend to begin*

Two days to go til yay day parkrun day :D

There are still a couple of spare slots for volunteering this weekend, tokens and scanners looking a bit thin on the ground. There will be a long queue if no one steps up to the hero hi-viz status! Just saying ;)

Otherwise all systems are go. See you there :D

 

Harrogate parkrun #354 run report

So here were go, the time has come,
For another write up of parkrun,
Your weekly tour each Saturday,
Round the four sides of the Stray.
And what a delight it was to see,
The motley crew from Nidd Valley!

This weeks run was number three-five-four,
And there you were, with points to score,
Lined up eager at the start,
Keen as mustard to depart,
As Jeff stood up to give his talk,
To those who’d run and those who’d walk,
To lads and lasses, young and old,
To nervous newbies, and front runners bold.
As this ain't a race but is parkrun,
Ted warned me I must keep this fun,
So there’ll be no talk of ‘winners’ and ‘losers’
But I must mention those obsessive Strava users.

Let's leave this question philosophic,
And get back to this: our topic.
In sum you totalled three-six-nine,
Who shot with haste from the start line,
But the highest stars in parkrun heaven,
Go unto you runners eleven,
Who used your legs and feet and knees,
To bag yourself brand new PBs.

And with that outpouring of love and praise,
We must charge our glass and then raise,
A toast written here in awkward rhyme,
To those who ran for the first time.
Your numbers numbered forty-one,
Your parkrun careers have now begun.

But whether you were fast or slow,
It is important that you know,
That it never fails to make our day,
To see you out upon the Stray.
You all ran the course and crossed the line,
And when you did, wasn't it fine,
(After all the effort of running about),
To set our stall with cakes about.

Although strictly not a recruitment rally,
You might like to know: we are Nidd Valley.
Sure, other running clubs are available,
But we, of course, are unassailable.
We train on a Tuesday and Thursday night,
Come have a go, and you just might,
Find out that you will not look back,
Once you see you look good in gold and black.

So that's your lot, when all's said and done,
I hope like me you found it fun,
And at this point, you can stop your whining,
'Cos the end is coming to my rhyming.
Thanks for coming; you did just great,
And your efforts really were first rate.
The results are up - go take a peek,
And we'll see you all again next week.

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Thanks Sam for the fabulous poetry and all of the Harrogate area's second best running club :-) for an awesome takeover.

Just a few reminders before all the official stuff.

Milestone's - Huge congratulations to Jake HAIGH who gets into the junior 10 club. Colin FOSTER, Debbie JARVIS, Jane FOSTER, Lynsey BARRACLOUGH & Nicola CREBBIN all  ran their 50th parkrun's this week. Awesome work (especially Lynsey who wasn't letting a broken wrist get in the way !) . We also had two new 100 clubbers Julie ELMES & Sara GOULD brilliant commitment all of you.

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 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 354
13th October 2018

This week 369 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 43 volunteers:

Tony LEDWABA-CHAPMAN • Jane EVANS • Paul MANNING • Jenny MANNING • Rebecca VENTRESS • Jonathan EASTON • Alexandra WHAPPLES • Lorna ELEY • Yvonne Alys SKELTON • Rosemary THOMPSON • Martin WEEKS • Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • Jane WILKINSON • Amanda SCHOFIELD • Matthew WILKINSON • Martin LOFTHOUSE • Nadene WILKINSON • Richard STREET • William ELEY • Moira MCTAGUE • Jeremy SCOTT • Matt PAXTON • Sarah HUGHAN • Andrea PRICE • Kirsty O'DONNELL • Benjamin BAIRD • Graham HYDE • Sam FUGILL • Martin THORNTON • Christine JONES • Phil VENTRESS • Michael LINDLEY • Michelle DINSDALE • Rebecca CARMAN • Jeff WALKER • Louise STREET • Graham HYDE • Wendy LINDLEY • Eleanor EASTON • Clare SIMPSON • Robert HILL • Lisa CLIPSTON

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 Andy GRANT who recorded 90.63% (16:01) on 1st September 2018 (event number 348).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 13,135 participants have completed 104,201 parkruns covering a total distance of 521,005 km, including 17,843 new Personal Bests.

 

Christmas and New Year at Harrogate parkrun

Ho Ho Ho....quick News Flash and then we'll keep quite till December about this one....We are having a Harrogate parkrun on Christmas Day but will not be having one on New Years Day.

We look forwards to seeing you all on Christmas Day and to hearing all about your New Years Day Double touring adventures.

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