Fabulous midweek(ish) message

It's (just past) the middle of the week and everything is looking just fabulous.

We've had a spot of rain to help the grass look a tiny bit greener.The roster is full for this week and is filling up nicely for the next few weeks. The forecast is looking warm again for this weeks run.

So we'll see you all Saturday usual time and place. Enjoy the rest of your week. 

 

Run report for Harrogate parkrun #341

There was a bit of excitement on the Stray over the weekend. On Friday evening if you hadn't know already, it was becoming visibly obvious that something special and pink was about to happen.Ted and I had a bit of fun exploring the course Friday eve and trying out the 'live' video streaming to keep you all updated on Facebook. Much to our amusement, when trying to demonstrate where the alternative finish would be, it seems mirror images of live phone video makes lefts and rights look opposite and backwards...well, we had fun anyway :D:D:D Many people commented on liking the changes to the finish.

The Stray on Saturday was a buzz with physicality. 1st event was Harrogate parkrun, 2nd was kids pretty muddy followed by adults pretty muddy, then on Sunday another run for race for life!

A huge cheer to all who tuck part at parkrun and the later events, whether that was, volunteering (HEROES), walking, running, skipping, crawling or sliding about in mud. 'Us locals' did speculate that if pretty muddy had been earlier in the year the team wouldn't have needed to bring their own mud! Its brilliant to see so many people getting busy and active not only for themselves but for great causes and memories too!

A special thanks to our ED's Ted and Tracy and RD Alex for ensuring both parkrun and pretty muddy could share The Stray and show what community is all about. Many volunteers who helped with our event also stayed to help marshal the rest of the day. Kudos to those who helped or ran both!

There was a cracking turnout of 380 fabulous finishers and a good number of PBs. The sun definitely had its hat on beaming 'hooray'...anyone else felt like they were melting?

A bit of house keeping, please remember that under 11's must be within arms reach. We know it can be tricky when there's a 'budding young Bolt' or parent on 'extra coffee' (or lack of) but it is to keep us all safe and happy. We do check during the event and the results. If there are unaccompanied under 11's we can remove them from the results.

Congratulations to Ziva AYLESBURY and Anne BRANGAN on achieving 50 parkruns. Also to Ross THORNTON for reaching his 100th parkrun :D:D:D

What a busy day! We rounded off with coffee, chats and token sorting followed by an afternoon nap :D:D:D Enjoy the rest of the week folks, see you all same time, same place next weekend :D

Caroline

Before we go here are 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 - 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 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 341
14th July 2018

This week 380 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Tony LEDWABA-CHAPMAN • Stuart Michael HATFIELD • Tracy Louise ILES • Alexandra WHAPPLES • Adam ATKINSON • Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • Neil RAMSHAW • Jeremy SCOTT • Tracy ALLISON • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Andrea PRICE • Ben JOHNSON • Andrew LAVERACK • Kerry LAVERACK • Ben LAVERACK • Jeff WALKER • David SHORES • Benjamin LAWSON • Theo LAWSON • Francesca WHAPPLES • Natasha HAMILTON • Max HAMILTON • Ashleigh BURNS • Louise BUCK • Ruth MANN

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 Ben GRANT who recorded 89.30% (19:19) on 23rd July 2016 (event number 239).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 12,528 participants have completed 98,940 parkruns covering a total distance of 494,700 km, including 17,041 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Countdown to Harrogate parkrun #341

Are you gearing up to join us in the morning? We certainly hope so as we've got everything in place for another fabulous parkrun.

As you may be aware there is another activity taking place on the Stray - Pretty Muddy are hosting one of their events, so with that in mind we'd like to mention the following:

We are on usual time, usual place, following our usual course. However there will be a slight variation to the finish area which will be explained at the briefing. As we'd like to get you underway promptly at 9 please arrive a little earlier.

Also if you're travelling by car perhaps allow extra time in order to park safely and considerately as it may well be busier in the area (definitely no parking on the kerbs edging the Stray please).

And one final thing - don't forget your barcode.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the morning - have a lovely evening.

 

 

 

Harrogate parkrun #340 run report

Big up da Yoof

Forget the stereotypes about the "yoof" and give a huge round of virtual applause to this weeks wonderful run director Dan.

Harogate parkrun 340

Dan did a magnificent job of organising this weeks wonderful band of volunteers and ensuring all went smoothly and safely for Harrogate parkrun 340.

Harogate parkrun 340

And what a sight it was with 423 of you toeing the line for you three sweltering laps of the Stray.

Remember

Most of you managed to remember your barcodes which is wonderful (ok so the first too runners home forgot theirs hence the 2 "unknown's" on the results - it really is no barcode,  no time,  no exceptions so please don't be offended if you don't have a barcode to scan)

On to the running and what a belter it was with PB's aplenty. Here are a few highlights:

Harogate parkrun 340Harogate parkrun 340

Harogate parkrun 340

Milestones

Kudos to James FORSTER  who joins team purple having clocked up 25 Volunteering stints. A massive congratulations to Julian CARR of the awesome Knaresborough Striders (other clubs are available) who will be looking Chic in his new black 100 Club Tee soon.  Alex MILNE & James PLAYFORD both hit 50 runs (well done guys)

And that's your lot...

Before we go here are 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 - 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 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 340
7th July 2018

This week 423 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Ted WELTON • Daniel VENTRESS • Fiona BARKLEY • Tracy ALLISON • Freddie PALFREMAN • Sam FUGILL • Ben JOHNSON • Jane ROBBINS • J David THOMAS • Eddie CLUDERAY • Gill WELTON • Benjamin LAWSON • Jim PARKER • Ashleigh BURNS • James FORSTER • Catherine DOBSON • Freya PARKER • Sarah HOCQUIGNY • Alexandre HOCQUIGNY • Paul ANDREW • Louise BUCK • Patricia ANDREW

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 Ben GRANT who recorded 89.30% (19:19) on 23rd July 2016 (event number 239).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 12,500 participants have completed 98,560 parkruns covering a total distance of 492,800 km, including 16,985 new Personal Bests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous midweek message

It's running home, it's jogging home, it's walking, runners coming home

It's jogging home, it's walking home, it's running, joggers coming home

(More than) 3 lines on your barcode

Volunteers hi-vis gleaming

5k does not hurt

For a PB you are dreaming

It's walking home, it's running home, it's jogging, it's coming home

 

 

 

Harrogate parkrun 339 run report

It seems ages since i last RD'd so was nice to be back on such a lovely day too!

The slight uneasy calm at 8:40 when everything was ready, all volunteers were checked in and hi-viz'd up, soon become 8:55 and off we went to the bench for the briefing.

And before we knew it, it was 9am, well actually 9:03 when we blew the whistle and off everyone went!

By the time our tailwalker Andrea had cross the line, 409 of you love runners, joggers and walkers had finished 3 laps of the stray and the days work was done!

Andrew Dobby was first finisher in a time of 17:05 and first lady was Sharon Hardcastle in a time of 21:21

A big shout out to two people - Firstly - Alison Iles who completed her 50th parkrun and Sarah Ballinghall who completed her 100th - well done to both of you and sorry for not giving you a shout out on Saturday.

Have a great week and see you all soon.

Simon

 

Now for the official stuff...

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 339
30th June 2018

This week 409 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Tony LEDWABA-CHAPMAN • Andrew DOBBY • Sally ARKINSTALL • Sean BRENNAN • Chris EVANS • Simon WILLIAMS • Jonathan YATES • David STANIER • Adam ATKINSON • Fiona BARKLEY • Andrea PRICE • Jane ROBBINS • Iain MANWARING • J David THOMAS • Andy BALLAGH • Emma BRAUNTON • Jeff WALKER • Benjamin LAWSON • Jamie BLUNDELL • Dee RUTHERFORD • James SHARRATT • Gavin SMITH • Louise BUCK

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 Ben GRANT who recorded 89.30% (19:19) on 23rd July 2016 (event number 239).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 12,455 participants have completed 98,137 parkruns covering a total distance of 490,685 km, including 16,934 new Personal Bests.

 

Countdown to Harrogate parkrun 339

Are you ready... we are!

Never too late to tell you it's parkrun day tomorrow!!

Hope to see as many of you as possible ready to walk, jog and run, and enjoy the lovely weather!

Usual place, usual time, looking forward to it already!

your Harrogate parkrun team

PS.... Don't forget your barcode!!

 

It’s the sunny midweek message

Good evening everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather we are currently experiencing....

No complaining it's too hot to run :-)

Midweek already, and that means it's nearly parkrun day, and we can't wait to see all you lovely runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers on the Stray on Saturday morning.

It's all good news again this week, we already have a full roster, the weather will be a pleasant 14c with a light breeze, what more could we wish for!

enjoy the rest of your week, see you saturday! usual time, usual place

oh and Don't Forget your barcode - No barcode, no time, no exceptions.

Bye for now.

Simon

 

 

Harrogate parkrun #338 run report

Every week as we begin the set up at 7.45 there is hardly a soul about – a few runners, dog walkers and cyclists in sight but certainly no sign of the masses who will join us on the start line in little over an hour’s time.

As we finish wheeling and do the maths to position the start and finish a few eager early birds join us and set about taping the funnel.

Soon after the volunteers begin to appear and it’s only when they have been briefed and kitted out that we notice we’re surrounded by a lot more people, all in various stages of preparation – some are chatting with parkrun friends, others are warming up or working out which combination of clothing is most suitable for the conditions today.

At that moment it never looks really busy. However with only minutes to go figures steadily appear over the horizon from all corners of the Stray and head purposefully towards the bench. Briefing over and the pack moves en masse to the start flags. There is a noticeable hush as runners wait poised in anticipation of the 321-go.

Then everyone is away, disappearing rapidly into the distance towards the first corner. At that point it is a vibrant scene as all the runners blend into one long multicoloured string as they spread out across the vivid green backdrop of trees and grass.

Soon it becomes all about the individual as each one crosses the line and we witness the many different reactions and emotions : happiness, satisfaction, relief, exhaustion, exhilaration, excitement. And this week was no exception when we were joined by 457 of those individuals. Amongst them were 15 people completely new to parkrun and 24 visiting from other places-it really was wonderful to have you with us and hope you enjoyed it.

There were definitely 91 happy individuals with new PBs and 9 others who became milestone club members. Joining the junior 10 are Lucy Evison and Oliver Bartlett (who also got a PB).Joining the reds are: Chris Child, David Whapples, Jo Summerscales, Mike Kennerley, Paul Andrew, Tom Harris and Richard Hinson (to whom we owe an apology for omitting his shoutout). Congratulations to you all.

And then, just as quickly as they arrived everyone disperses to get on with the rest of Saturday. By the time we look up from packing away the kit we realise the Stray is empty once more with no sign of the last 2½ hours activities and, bar the obligatory coffee drinking and results processing, it's all over for another week.

Before we go here are 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 - 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 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....

This week 457 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 91 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Tony LEDWABA-CHAPMAN • Steph WILSON • Sean BRENNAN • Simon WILLIAMS • Alexandra WHAPPLES • Jonathan YATES • Andrew HARRIS • Dawn RICHARDSON • David WHAPPLES • Annabel Victoria GRATTON • Ted WELTON • Neil RAMSHAW • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • Alexander AYLESBURY • Amelie AYLESBURY • David PHELAN • Katie RIGBY • Andrea PRICE • Chris OVENDEN • Ben JOHNSON • Caleb AYLESBURY • J David THOMAS • Emma BRAUNTON • Helen BARKER • Mike KAYE • Benjamin LAWSON • Samuel DENNIS • Francesca WHAPPLES • Sally HOUGHTON • Emily HOUGHTON • James SHARRATT • Colin FOSTER • Thomas LOVELL

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 Ben GRANT who recorded 89.30% (19:19) on 23rd July 2016 (event number 239).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 12,415 participants have completed 97,728 parkruns covering a total distance of 488,640 km, including 16,874 new Personal Bests.

 

Countdown to Harrogate parkrun #338

Nearly everything's in place for a fabulous parkrun tomorrow. We've got the weather. We've a roster full of cheery volunteers. We've got all the kit sorted, charged, counted, checked.

All we need now to make it complete..... is you. And all you need is enthusiasm, energy and your barcode.

So see you in the morning and in the meantime have a lovely evening.

 

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