Wow, that was a blustery one!
Today was my first trip to Harrogate parkrun. A random night away in a hotel means only 1 thing, which parkrun can I attend… who needs a hotel breakfast anyway! I also managed to register and drag along some new ‘willing’ victims!
Despite the risk of storm Hannah, or is it still storm Gareth, 209 hardy souls braved the elements to complete Harrogate parkrun number 376. Of these there were several first timers and 7 people completely new to parkrun so well done to them… hopefully the conditions today will not put you off returning. Somehow there were also a few PB’s today, I can only assume those with a PB managed to use the 'tail wind' better than the rest of us.
This was all made possible by a team of fluorescent clad wonders. This weeks hi vis heroes were Louise ALLEN, Pauline BAIN, Benjamin BAIRD, Lynsey BARRACLOUGH, Emma BRAUNTON, Louise BUCK, Aileen CAMERON, Hope COOPER, Ian COOPER, Billy FOX, Sam FUGILL, Joseph HARRIS, Susan HOLDEN, Sarah HUGHAN, Martin LOFTHOUSE, Ruth MANN, Moira MCTAGUE, Jay NORTON, Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER, Jane ROBBINS, Susan ROGERS, Jeremy SCOTT, James SHARRATT, Martin SHAW, Gavin SMITH, Paul SNELLING, Ted WELTON, Louisa WELTON, Alexandra WHAPPLES, Mark WRIGHTSON a big thankyou to all this weeks volunteers.
Parkrun can only survive with the help of volunteers so please have a look at the future roster and look for any ways you can help out.
After the parkrun I squelched back to the hotel for a late full English to warm from the elements, 3 coffees later and I am starting to regain sensation. Well done to all today’s volunteers and athletes and I look forward to seeing you all again soon... thankyou for making this tourist feel welcome.
Huge thanks to Clive for the run report.
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.
And now the official bit:
Event number 376
16th March 2019
This week 209 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
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 14,271 participants have completed 113,509 parkruns covering a total distance of 567,545 km, including 18,919 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,271 individuals have volunteered 8,378 times.