With an awesome team of volunteers looking after proceedings for event #161, and a fantastic 267 runners we had another fabulous parkrun at Harrogate on Saturday. Albeit a very slushy, muddy run bringing back lots of memories of school cross country! Despite the conditions, 21 first timers joined in the fun and we had an impressive 9 personal bests - how do they do it?!?!? Great running especially at this time of year!
This week we see Paul Hynard reach the dizzy heights of 100 parkruns - congratulations Paul. Also join me in congratulating Lorna Maxwell, who as junior joins the 10 club. Fabulous running by both of you.
Don't forget folks:
Printed barcode looking tired or not scanning easily? We have 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.
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 their 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 and then email us at HarrogateHelpers@parkrun.com to get involved.
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Upcoming races for 2015
Here are some local races you may like too try…
Lightwater Valley 10k 15th March 2015 11am: http://www.runbritain.com/race/lightwater-valley-10k-challenge
The Thirsk Ten: 22nd March 2015 11am: http://www.thirskandsowerbyharriers.co.uk
Helmsley 10k 5th April 2015 10am: http://www.helmsleysports.org/page15.htm
Fountains 10k 19th April 2015 11am: http://www.fountains10k.co.uk
Reeth 20k 19th April 2015 10am: http://www.gr8events.org.uk/event/reeth-trail-20k/
Kirkbymoorside 10k 3rd May 2015 2pm: http://www.kirkbymoorside10k.co.uk
Leeds Half Marathon 10th May 9:30am: http://www.runforall.com/half-marathon/leeds/
Ripon 10M 17th May 2015: http://www.riponrunners.org.uk/ripon-10-mile
Of course if you know of another race that we should be shouting about then please just let us know.
All that is left for me to say is have a great week and here are the official result....
An unknown runner was first.
Adam BREAKS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:27.
Mike APPLETON (VM40-44) of Ripon Runners, was third over the line in 19:37 - has been first to finish on 39 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Terry MOY (Unattached) 300 pts.
Terry MASSEY (Nidd Valley Road Runners) 296 pts.
Stephen ELLISON (Unattached) 292 pts.
Lorraine MITCHELL (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:26 - first time in 3 appearances.
Sharon Elizabeth HARDCASTLE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (34th overall) over the line in 22:42 - has been first to finish on 15 previous occasions.
Lauren WOODHALL (JW15-17) of Harrogate Harriers & AC, was third (44th overall) over the line in 23:24 - has been first to finish on 28 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Fiona BARKLEY (Unattached) 300 pts.
Tracy Louise ILES (Harrogate Harriers & AC) 300 pts.
Alexandra WHAPPLES (VocaLink Running Club) 296 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Adrian DIXON (VM65-69) was graded 73.30% for the time 23:32 (47th overall).
David LANCASTER (VM55-59) was graded 72.21% for the time 21:39 (18th overall).
Lorraine MITCHELL (VW40-44) was graded 71.38% for the time 21:26 (13th overall).
This week there were 267 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.
Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012, and since then 5,582 different runners, including participants from 328 athletics clubs, have completed 37,411 runs covering a total distance of 187,055 km, and there have been 7,741 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:18:17 on 2014-09-27 (event number 142).
The men's record is held by Mike BURRETT who ran in a time of 00:15:46 on 2013-07-27 (event number 81).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ben GRANT who recorded a 88.94% run (18:41) on 8th September 2012 (event number 34).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harrogate parkrun Results Page.