Event number 413 16th March 2019 –

A stand -in report writer this week, so I’m afraid there are no pictures.

By’ eck it was windy so many thanks to the volunteers who braved the conditions to stand around in the cold. The morning didn’t get off to a great start for me as I couldn’t find my barcode – a disaster. Nevertheless, it is always good to walk and run with friendly folk.

This week 259 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

This morning we had 18 volunteers: the true heroes of the event. If you would like to volunteer at future events please get in touch – roundhayhelpers@parkrun.com or speak to a volunteer or the RD next week who will be Huw.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Roundhay parkrun Results Page

 

Roundhay parkrun – event 412

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A wet and windy Roundhay park had 356 people run, walk and jog around it this morning, welcomed by Run Director Hannah.

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We celebrated a very special milestone – Steph Gledhill ran her 250th parkrun – pictured here with her family – that’s 1250 kilometers or 781.25 miles which is about the distance to Głogów parkrun in Poland! Well done Steph.

Also, well done to Neil Metcalfe who also ran his 250th with us today – he’s run at 30 different parkruns across the country, but started his journey at Roundhay and we’re really pleased that he chose to share this milestone with us.

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We had a very special contingent of Mini Mermaids and Young Tritons from St Joseph’s in Pudsey tackling a 5k, many, for the first time. Well done to them. If you’re interested in Mini Mermaids and Young Tritons working with young people at your school or in your community please get in touch with them here.

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There were 11 new parkrunners, 45 runners tackling Roundhay for the first time and 42 recorded PB’s. We even had a tourist from New Zealand. Thanks to you all for coming, we hope you enjoyed the morning and hope to see you all again soon.

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27 volunteers made this week possible. Many thanks to them and all who volunteered, if you would like to volunteer at future events please get in touch – roundhayhelpers@parkrun.com or speak to a volunteer or the RD next week who will be Harriet. Whilst we’re thinking about volunteering – if you would like to volunteer for our Junior version at Roundhay on a Sunday morning have a look here and get in touch.

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See you all in seven days – don’t forget your barcode!

 

Roundhay parkrun – event 411

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We had 419 people join us at Roundhay parkrun this morning. Although the weather wasn’t as warm as it has been over the last few days, it was a vast improvement on the snow that we had this time last year!

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Huge congratulations to Mary O’Donnell and James Carvello who completed their 100th runs with us today – surrounded here by friends – well done to them, a huge achievement. They were 2 of the 494 people globally who joined the 100 club!

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We were joined this morning by representatives from the Leeds Children and Young People’s Eating Disorders Service during what has been Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The service is part of Leeds Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and works with young people and their families with a range of eating problems, if you wish to find out more, have a look at their website - https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/camhs/home/

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There were 21 new parkrunners, 30 runners tackling Roundhay for the first time and 71 recorded PB’s. Amanda’s first timers briefing even included a visitor from Spain! Thanks to you all for coming, we hope you enjoyed the morning and hope to see you all again soon.

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20 volunteers made this week possible - including Peter whose photographic skills give the visual element of this report, and our unflappable Run Director, Dave. Many thanks to them and all who volunteered, if you would like to volunteer at future events please get in touch – roundhayhelpers@parkrun.com or speak to a volunteer or the RD next week who will be Hannah.

See you next week – don’t forget your barcode!

 

Roundhay parkrun – event 410

We had 396 people join us at Roundhay parkrun today. It was certainly colder than it's been over the last few days!

This was taken at about 8:30am as the volunteers were setting up the course.
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There were 30 runners completing their very first parkrun and 54 visitors doing their first at Roundhay. The first timers briefing given by Dave was a busy one this morning! This included some runners from Oakwell Running Bears. Thanks for joining us today! We hope you enjoyed your morning.

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Today's event was made possible by 23 volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer at future events please email roundhayhelpers@parkrun.com

Finally a quick reminder, if you are running a milestone event at Roundhay we have some bibs to help you celebrate! let us know what you are doing and we will reserve one for you.

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See you next week! Don't forget your barcode!

 

 

Roundhay parkrun – event 409

The weather was kind to us today and it was a glorious day in the park. 389 people ran, jogged and walked with an impressive 84 personal best times recorded.

We had 20 first timers and 27 people visiting from other parkruns. We hope you enjoyed the hill of doom!

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Leeds Fostering and Adoption services joined us to share information on fostering and adoption in the Leeds area. Thanks for the cake! It was delicious!

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The girls from North East Leeds U15 football club came and ran parkrun as a warm up before heading over to their training session.

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Thank you to the wonderful 25 volunteers that made today's even happen. You might have seen we have been scrambling around to get volunteers for the last few events. If you can, please come and volunteer every now and again. It's lots of fun I promise! If you are a little nervous or don't know what you need to do, don't worry, we will explain it all. There are a variety of roles and all come with a fabulous high vis vest. Come be a high vis hero for the morning!

Thanks for joining us today, see you next week!

 

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