Run report Harrogate #361

Welcome to a very damp and soggy Harrogate parkrun #361 run report.

Yep it was a soggy initiation for Mark Taylor in his first session as run director and along with his amazing team of volunteers we think he did a splendid job.

Despite the weather (did we mention it was damp ?) everything was ready and organised for your 9am start.

Out on the course Richard HANEN was flying the flag (o.k Balloon) for the mile stoners hitting his 250th parkrun. 

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Other mil stoners were John KIRKHAM doing his 100th and Caroline YATES, , Catherine DOBSON, Geoff KING, Josh SHAW, Mark SHELTON, Tom SUTTILL all ran their 50th parkruns. Here is Mark celebrating with his Striders teammates.

 

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We had one new junior 10 club member this week too Martha STONER. Congratulations all of you. Hope you have all dried out (did we mention it was wet ?)  and are able to order your milestone tee shirts soon. 

With the winter weather setting in it is getting noticeably slippy underfoot on parts of the Stray (i'm sure we've mentioned it was moist). Please remember its just a run in the park and when its wet and slippy slow down on the corners or you may well find yourself covered in mud. It would also really help the event team if you pay attention to the marked course each week (yep we do move it around to protect the Stray).

W'ell end this weeks report with Team Richard enjoying the weather .....

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That's it 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.

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 !

And now the official bit.

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 361
1st December 2018

This week 313 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Kevan CARLING • David RUSHTON • Ted WELTON • David HARRIS • Joseph HARRIS • Philip CARLING • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • David PHELAN • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Matt PAXTON • Katie RIGBY • Andrea PRICE • Jane ROBBINS • Julian CARR • Helen BARKER • Alastair LOCKE • Dan YOUNG • James YOUNG • Mark SHELTON • Mark TAYLOR • Craig CHISHOLM • Elizabeth JACKSON • Susan ROGERS • Hayden HOWELLS • Billy FOX • Lesley DAY • Tom DAY • Harry DAY

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 13,450 participants have completed 106,977 parkruns covering a total distance of 534,885 km, including 18,199 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,236 individuals have volunteered 7,955 times.

 

Is it too late for midweek? Nevermind :D

Hey folks, Thursday is the new Wednesday right? Never mind, it means parkrun is even closer. Woo hoo :D:D:D We have lots of mile stone hopefuls and a new run director joining us this weekend. Who are these fabulous people? Come along and find out :D

We have just filled the last important marshal role, giving us a lovely healthy roster for the weekend. Volunteers, you are the heartbeat of our Saturday mornings.

News in from one of our tail walkers who ran round the stray this morning... "its a bit soggy". Typical November Stray running then :D. Who loves a bit of mud? MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! With that in mind, a bit grip on the trainers might be helpful.

See you there :D #DFBC

 

Harrogate parkrun #360 run report

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After bit of an alarm clock fail it was up to rather grey looking Stray to get everything set up. Fortunately we had lots of help getting the course measured and set.

It was great to get the chance to catch up with lots of the of the SRG runners (Social Run Group- who meet at Up and Running in town on a Monday night for a free social run if you fancy joining them)

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As always its a huge thank you to this weeks volunteers who were simply brilliant.

 

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On to the running and it was a little slippery underfoot as demonstrated here by our first finisher (yes he wasn't going to let a fall on lap two slow him at all.

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Fortunately no damage was done save a dirty vest. As we head into winter please do slow down and remember its just a run in the park and not worth damaging yourself for, conditions are likely to remain slippy and or muddy on the Stray as they do every winter so adjust your pace and embrace the cross country feel !

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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 !

And now the official bit.

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 360
24th November 2018

This week 383 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Tony LEDWABA-CHAPMAN • Adam ATKINSON • Graeme BARANYAI • Ted WELTON • Paul RICHARDSON • Fiona BARKLEY • Sarah PARKINSON • Tracy ALLISON • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Matt PAXTON • Fiona KITCHINGMAN • Martin THORNTON • Emma BRAUNTON • Nick CREBBIN • Susan HARRIS • Jeff WALKER • Alastair LOCKE • Dan YOUNG • James YOUNG • Andy DEIGHTON • Mark TAYLOR • Edna WOOD • Gavin SMITH • Ashleigh BURNS • Susan ROGERS • Billy FOX • Kim ROGERS • John FOTHERINGHAM • Jake ROGERS • Ryan ROGERS

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 13,428 participants have completed 106,664 parkruns covering a total distance of 533,320 km, including 18,180 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,233 individuals have volunteered 7,926 times.

 

Run report #359 and mid week message for #360

Hey folks, as we look to the weekend I thought it might be nice to share some highlights from the last one.
But before that, news flash...Its getting COLD!!!! Yes, you heard it. Where I live,  tonight. It's started to get a bit slippery and frost/ice layer on the cars. So if you are volunteering this weekend extra layers a MUST. On that note we could do with a couple more mwhahaha. 

And now for the run report thanks to our lovely 1st time RD at Harrogate (although she has RD before else where). Linda, thank you so much and welcome :D

Last weekend, I saw a new side of Harrogate parkrun. Whilst I've volunteered before, it's always been for jobs that mean you turn up when the course is already set up. This week, as a new RD to Harrogate, I was there at 7:50 to help get the course set up. I always wondered how the team coped with the many tweaks to the course depending on fairs, bonfires, crocus and mud, so it was interesting to learn. So here it is. You start at corner 3, flag out the route around that corner. Work your way back to corner 2, flag the route along the trees. Continue backwards marking out the route by the toilet block and then decide which side of the trees the route will be from corner 1 to corner 2. Near where the volunteers stand to cheer everyone on, a set of double flags then mark the start of the measuring point. Now the wheel measuring can take place and follow the route just laid out and measure one complete lap (the tarmac part of the route being a set route). Once you've got the lap measurement, you can x3 then calculate when to branch off and how long a finish straight you need. Simples!

Or, it would be if the measuring wheel behaved itself. When Martin, our pre course set up helper, got back from the measurement lap, the wheel said 370.3m. Hmmm, isn't that missing a 1 in front of it? I have to admit to starting to worry at that point; time is ticking on, it takes a while to walk a lap and our parkrunners will soon start arriving. What if we don't have the course ready? aarrrggghhhhh! Thankfully, experience was at hand. My partner RD for the day, Caroline, knows that whilst rare, this has happened before, and promptly set off to run round again with the wheel. Other experienced pre course set up volunteers were also calm and went about setting up the finish area regardless knowing they just needed to mark exactly where the finish line would be which duly happened once Caroline returned and the calculations were done. Phew.

Preparations continue. Volunteers pick up their hi-viz and their timers/barcodes/walkie talkies and the hubbub builds. parkrunners arrive and start catching up with each other, visitors and first timers are welcomed and then shortly before 9am, the mass of people around the meeting/finish area start to move off, we all join in and troop off to 'the bench'.

Hurrah, another parkrun start approaches. We cheer the volunteers, without whom the event would not be possible, we go through the briefing, we introduce the pacers and the tailwalker. We had some lovely milestones being achieved. Jonathan Easton completed his 50th parkrun today (also volunteering as a pacer), Andrew Masterman (a visitor here for the Christmas market) and Jonathan Yates completed their 100th parkruns. Congratulations to you! We also got to wish Happy Birthday to two people, suitably embarrassing at least one of them in the process. I hope you enjoyed your parkrun celebrations.

We move to the start, we have a countdown, the whistle blows and we're off! Hundreds of lovely parkrunners streaming around the Stray. We go and cheer everyone one and shout our hellos until the speedy ("so fast") first parkrunner goes by on their third lap then its back to the finish area so we're all ready and waiting at our posts. 446 parkrunners later and a finish funnel build up suitably managed ("keep moving, squeeze up please, keep in your finish order, make room for those finishing behind you"), all those with barcodes are scanned or manually recorded. The course is packed up and we all melt away from the Stray as if we were never there. A mirage until next Sat.

So, off to the cafe, for the all important part of the proceedings. Yes, results processing takes place, but also now we get to sit and chat and make difficult choices like granola or bacon butty (it turns out the answer was an almond croissant). Token sorting merrily takes place, always a popular activity. Only one token absent from the recall this week, not bad but could do better everyone, although who am I to talk, it turns out I took a walkie talkie home with me and have to get it back to the team! It also turns out the 'string' that binds our tokens together is not with us in the cafe and must be in the car with the rest of the kit. Never fear, our token sorting volunteers are an inventive lot. The token box is duly handed back with the sorted tokens held in place with serviettes, teabag string(!) and an item of jewelry :-0 We do have photographic evidence however I can't remember how to add them to this page at present...ah well.

See you all again next week for more parkrun magic.

Linda

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 359
17th November 2018

This week 446 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Andrew DOBBY • Jane EVANS • Kevan CARLING • David RUSHTON • Tracy Louise ILES • Jonathan EASTON • Martin WEEKS • Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • David HARRIS • Philip CARLING • Jeremy SCOTT • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Matt PAXTON • Andrea PRICE • Richard WEBB • Jane ROBBINS • Martin THORNTON • Phil VENTRESS • Emma BRAUNTON • Linda DODSWORTH • Steve DODSWORTH • Jeff WALKER • Dan YOUNG • James YOUNG • Mark TAYLOR • Helena PARKINSON • Robert HILL • Susan ROGERS • Hayden HOWELLS • Billy FOX

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 13,389 participants have completed 106,281 parkruns covering a total distance of 531,405 km, including 18,128 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,229 individuals have volunteered 7,896 times.

 

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.

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