With the way of the weather over the last few days it was hard to know what to wear this morning, so in I packed a hoody, rain jacket, large brolly, and thankfully my sunglasses! It was a beautiful morning at the park. A huge thank you to both Mandy and Norman for arriving before many of us had got out of bed to set the course up for event 158.
Sue welcome our 32 First Timers and Andy Cook for Kirklees Council gave some information for a Leadership in Running Fitness Course coming up in Huddersfield shortly (http://www.englandathletics.org/courses-and-bookings/leadership-in-running-fitness).
With regular Timekeepers John and Melissa on hand we were soon ready for the off! It seemed to be a quick start with Max right behind regular First Finisher Lee on lap one. In just over 19 minutes Lee was home, followed by Dave, then Max celebrated his 100th parkrun in third.
263 people completed parkrun this morning, some walking, jogging, running and even going back to cheer on others which we think is great! The Bramley Breezers were on tour and their bright kit could be seen around the course.
We had a lot of people this morning without a barcode. We understand it is frustrating if it's forgotten, or even lost on route....we've even had someone say 'my dog ate it on the way here!' but our volunteers are asked to support parkrun with just a few simple rules, one of which is 'no barcode, no time'. Unfortunately on some occasions our volunteers have had to take the brunt of some unhappy runners, we'd really rather this didn't happen when people are giving up their morning so others can participate. The details are right here in the FAQs - https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200566883-Do-I-have-to-have-a-barcode-
We do have a tub where you can keep a spare barcode for parkrun day within the tea room, or alternatively you could order a wristband or tag from here - https://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/
After a little plea at the start next week the roster is now looking great! We still need volunteers for future weeks in the month, so if you are interested in seeing how it all works from the other side please do get in touch! We do have some regular volunteers, but on occasion they'd like to take part too, so maybe you are the one to give them their next PB!
Thank you to everyone who joins us each week to participate in whichever way. Until next week.....
PS - #dfyb
Oakwell Hall parkrun
Event number 158
2nd September 2017
This week 263 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:
Keith KING • Carole CLIFFORD • Paul MURGATROYD • Wendy MURGATROYD • Natalie SAMPSON • Mira MILEUSNIC • Ian ROPER • Darren ATTWOOD • Susan ELLIS • Sue GRAY • Norman BOTHA • Michelle SAVILLE • Sandra THARBY • Ann BOGUE • Philip BOGUE • Lynn POULTER • John POULTER • Susan PHILLIPS • Michael ELLIS • Karen NORRIS • Ian CROMACK • Liam SAVILLE • Mandy BOOLE • Harrison GRAY • Melissa GRAY • Miriam RAHEM • Catriona LAWRIE • Jonathon DODDS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Oakwell Hall parkrun Results Page.
Lee DICKINSON (SM30-34) of Tingley RunFIT, was first over the line in 19:17 - 34th time in 124 appearances.
David TEGGART (VM40-44) of Tingley RunFIT, was second over the line in 20:36 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Max METCALFE (JM11-14) of Rothwell & District Harriers, was third over the line in 20:50.
Carly MILLER (VW35-39) of Oakwell RunFit, was first (8th overall) over the line in 22:20 - 49th time in 111 appearances.
Lydia FARLEY (SW20-24) of Bradford Airedale AC, was second (26th overall) over the line in 24:13.
Michelle ASTON (VW45-49) of Oakwell RunFit, was third (37th overall) over the line in 25:11 - was first to finish once before.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Chris NORRIS (VM60-64) – 71.21% for the time 22:31 (11th overall).
Kevin LUSK (VM55-59) – 70.37% for the time 22:13 (6th overall).
Lisa HOUSON (VW50-54) – 68.43% for the time 25:46 (46th overall).
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 19:10 on 18th July 2015 (event number 51).
The male record is held by Joe SAGAR who recorded a time of 17:10 on 16th January 2016 (event number 75).
The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 87.80% (20:21) on 6th May 2017 (event number 141).
Oakwell Hall parkrun started on 19th July 2014. Since then 4,908 participants have completed 27,697 parkruns covering a total distance of 138,485 km, including 6,364 new Personal Bests.