Mob Run 2014

The Mob Run 2014

MOb Run Part 111

This year the 'Mob Run' returns to Leeds.

Following the hosting of the event at Temple Newsam parkrun
last year, this year it will be held at Roundhay parkrun on the
17th of May. Its sure to be one of the parkrun highlights of 2014.

The Club v Club friendly challenge that started at Leeds parkrun sees how many
runners each club can turn out at a single parkrun - the higher the
better! Also its not just about quantity as the average time will also
be worked out for each club, making one club the 'fastest' around.

So spread the word to your club mates and we'll see you at Roundhay on
the 17th of May.

If you are into your social media you can join the event page created on
facebook here.

 

Sweatshop Prize August 2013

We are delighted to announce that Liga Magdalenoka-Keen was the August recipient of our monthly prize, generously supported by Sweatshop.

Liga's prize is a free pair of running shoes fitted out at her local Sweatshop store.

Liga has been a regular parkrunner since December 2011, and she has improved her time by over two minutes since then. She ran all five August parkruns at Roundhay.

We hope that her new shoes will help keep the progress going, or at least make the training sessions a little easier!

 

Roundhay parkrun Sweatshop Prize July 2013

We are delighted to announce that Billy Johnstone was the July recipient of our monthly prize, generously supported by Sweatshop.

Billy's prize is a free pair of running shoes fitted out at his local Sweatshop store.

Billy has been a regular parkrunner since October 2012, and has improved his time by nearly 4 minutes since then. He participated in all of our events in July and gained a new PB. Billy is one of the youngest winners of our Sweatshop Prize and we are also very grateful for his recent volunteering.

We hope that his new shoes will help keep the progress going, or at least make the training sessions a little easier.

The Roundhay Team

 

Roundhay parkrun Sweatshop prize winner June 2013

We are delighted to announce that Andy Pagdin was the June recipient of our monthly prize, generously supported by Sweatshop. Andy's prize is a free pair of running shoes fitted out at his local Sweatshop store.

Andy has been a regular Roundhay parkrunner since September 2012. Indeed, Andy is so loyal to Roundhay that, so far, he hasn't run a parkrun anywhere else! Andy ran at all of our events in June and improved on his PB.

We hope that his new shoes will help keep the progress going, or at least make the training sessions a little easier!

The Roundhay Team

 

Roundhay parkrun Sweatshop prize winner – May 2013

We are delighted to announce that Danny Smith was the May recipient of our monthly prize, generously supported by Sweatshop. Danny's prize is a free pair of running shoes fitted out at his local Sweatshop store. Danny has been a regular Roundhay parkrunner and volunteer for two years (he first ran in the fifth Roundhay parkrun in May 2011) and improved his time considerably in May, running in all of our events in that month. We hope that his new shoes will help keep the progress going, or at least make the training sessions a little easier.

The Roundhay Team

 

Sweatshop Prize Winner March 2013

We're delighted to announce that PETER JOHNSTONE is the March recipient of our monthly prize, generously supported by Sweatshop. Peter's prize is a free pair of running shoes fitted out at his local Sweatshop store.

Peter has been running at Roundhay since September 2012 and he has been present at a very high proportion of our events since then. He attended all of our events in March, a month in which the unseasonable snow meant that running conditions in the park were not always ideal! Despite this, Peter managed to shave 35 seconds seconds off his PB on 16th March.

The Roundhay team wanted to honour Peter's dedication and hard work by awarding him the Sweatshop prize.

We hope Peter's new shoes will help him to progress ever further, or at least make the training sessions a little easier!

 

Roundhay parkrun Sweatshop Prize Winner February 2013

We're delighted to announce that Dawn Parton is the February recipient of our monthly prize, generously supported by Sweatshop. Dawn's prize is a free pair of running shoes fitted out at her local Sweatshop store.

Dawn has been running at Roundhay since February 2012 and she is certainly one of the Roundhay faithful as 33 of her 37 parkruns have been at Roundhay! Dawn attended all of our events in February and she achieved two PBs in the month. She also made impressive progress: her second February PB was 1:21 faster than her January PB.

The Roundhay team wanted to honour Dawn's dedication and hard work by awarding her the Sweatshop prize.

We hope Dawn's new shoes will help her to progress ever further, or at least make the training sessions a little easier!

 

Sweatshop Prize Winner for December 2012 – Tim Crew

We are delighted to announce that the December 2012 winner of the Sweatshop Prize is Tim "Booming Voice" Crew.

Tim is now an ever present at Roundhay parkrun and has been chipping away at his times and finally at Event 90 he broke 20 minutes!

He has become an asset to the Team at Roundhay, Volunteering on a number of occasions in December and offering to step up at a moments notice.

Some of you will have heard him before you saw him when he was a Marshal at Gambon Corner, he certainly has a far reaching voice and encouraged many of you on a very cold day.

Tim has recently shadowed a Run Director and we look forward to seeing him Run Direct in 2013 and carry on his brilliant support for Roundhay parkrun.

There can be many winners each month of this brilliant prize, but for December it is Tim Crew.

Tims prize is a fantastic one as well, a brand new pair of trainers courtesy of parkrun sponsors Sweatshop and our thanks as always go to them.

The Sweatshop Prize is decided each month by the Roundhay parkrun Committee

I wanted to add a picture of Tim, but I can't do it at the moment, BUT I will be back!

Simon

 

 

Roundhay parkrun Committee (Next Meeting 12 Jan 13 @ 1000)

As Roundhay parkrun approaches its 2nd Birthday in April 2013, a Committee is being formed that will take on the responsibilities of this run.

Roundhay is a brilliant community and has many people who can bring different things to the run and it is right that the responsibilities for this run should be shared between a Committee and that no one person should carry the burden and responsibility of a run.

There has been an initial meeting and the first meeting of 2013 will be held after parkrun at Napa Bar on Street Lane at 1000.  This will be chaired by David Ellis and we thank him for Volunteering.  The meeting is open to any person that has an interest in Roundhay parkrun and there will be at least one meeting per month. 

These meetings are informal and are intially to share the responsibilities of parkrun and form a Team that can continue the brilliant community run that this has become.

It is worth remembering that since Roundhay parkrun has started, nearly 10,500 people have ran in the park and over 1000 people have Volunteered.  This run has had a positive effect on the local community and will continue to do so.

If anybody has any questions about the Committee, please feel free to drop an email to Simon at RoundhayOffice@parkrun.com or speak to him at parkrun or any Run Director or Committee Member.

We look forward to seeing some of you on 12 Jan 13.

 

Roundhay parkrun Event #87 – Sat 29 Dec 12.

Event #87

They say that it never rains on a parkrun day?  This week the rain started just after the run brief had started, but we are 'hardened' in Yorkshire!

The Run Director this week was the charecter that is Mike Mansfield, and he was supported by a growing number of Volunteers again.  Of course without runners we cannot have a run, but I take my hat off to the Volunteers that stand in the rain and scan barcodes when they can hardly feel fingers and toes.

Tom Williams from parkrun UK was down from Harrogate and this time he had a run and managed to find time to take the kit for New Year and process the results (someone who shall remain nameless SIMON forgot to give him the power lead for the laptop)

On cold and rainy days, the Bandstand is usually a hub of activity and noise and it was again this week, its a shame that we cannot have shutters and a nice warm fire, but the warmth of parkrunners is close.

Tea and Coffee will return to Roundhay very soon and it will be FREE!  We will be asking people to provide some tea and coffee though and you can always make a donation through the donations button as we don't need or have to have any money changing hands.  Committee Member Dave Weight has kindly agreed to speak to the Lakeside Cafe and the Tropical Centre Cafe and hopefully we will have access to a cafe and toilets in the morning.

Mikes Run Brief was as vocal as ever and he even managed to get a shout out to me for my 100th time Volunteering at parkrun.  parkrun is a passion and you do it because you want to and because you want to give something back, I love running, but I also love seeing others do well around our amazing park.

The rain came down, but it did not seem to dampen spirits in the park and it was great to see some old faces back and to have some very fast juniors in the park, its quite humbling to be beaten by a 9 year old who is running 21 minutes and the brilliant think at parkrun is that it is hopfully helping us find the next Mo Farah or Paula Radcliffe.

News from the field

Carol and Diane Bull are cruising towards 100 runs together and are now on 98!  We will help them celebrate on 05 Jan 13 as they reach the fantastic 100 together!

Malcolm Coles does not look like ever stopping as he is at 125 runs and ran 22.59 yesterday in the 70 - 74 Catergory!

Howard Smith has flown past 50 runs and is now on 52 (Note from Simon, I now know who you are and we had the same with Pete Twigg)

The lovely Denise Drinkall is on 49 runs and will hopefully celebrate her 50th on New Years Day and is an ever present at Roundhay.

Adam Parton is not far behind on 46 runs.

Top Age Grade of the Day was our winner Kieren Savage with a whopping 79.52%

Malcolm Coles not far behind on 78.68%

Tom Williams gained a 26 second PB at Roundhay and that was in the wind and rain!

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