Volunteer milestones galore

We had a fantastic new Run Director on Saturday. Many thanks Ruth Mann, you were brilliant, and a lovely run report too, thank you!

It was a beautiful morning for running on Saturday and brought exactly 200 enthusiastic parkrunners to Conyngham hall. We had many visitors, including Neil from Poland, Andy Darby from Temple Newsam and a contingent of Ripon Runners. Hope you all had a fabulous parkrun!

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Twelve runners totally new to parkrun joined us for the first event in their, soon to be,
latest obsession. Additionally, 78 runners joined us as parkrun tourists. From our repeat
runners, 31 PBs were celebrated. Congratulations to all of you!
We also celebrated a couple of milestones. Gaynor Downs celebrated her 50 th parkrun with an excellent PB with her support crew from Knaresborough Striders in attendance

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and Louise Buck volunteered for the 25 th time doing a marvellous First Timers Briefing.

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We hope to see you both proudly wearing your milestone t-shirts in the not too distant future.

We had a couple of unofficial but well worth mentioning milestones. Adrian Wilkinson clocked up his 200 th park run and our amazing super scanner Emily Houghton
celebrated her 75 th volunteering role, an amazing achievement!

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When all runners had finished and the flags, cones and signs were collected from the course and packed ready for storing, the very last thing our volunteers had to do was put away the Conyngham parkrun pop up sign. We think we should have some folding signs courses as it proved to be a Krypton factor test, providing much hilarity for all volunteers still present. We counted six attempts and much scratching of heads before the sign finally made it to the bag.

As usual, we visited the Ugly Duckling cafe for some coffee and cake to sustain us while we processed the results. It was great to see so many parkrunners join us and remember you get 10% off if you show your barcode.

Please note we are cancelled Sat 10th and Sat 17th August due to a segway event in the
park both those weekends using key areas of our route ie the farm area and Horseshoe
field. If you fancy trying a segway, you now know where to go, otherwise it might be time
for some tourism either visiting Harrogate which was the previous home parkrun for a lot of
us so we’ll get to catch up with friends there, or maybe going further afield.

The official bit...
Conyngham Hall parkrun - Event #11
This week 200 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 90 were first timers and
31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Louise BUCK, George CUNNINGHAM, Fiona CUNNINGHAM, Linda DODSWORTH, Andy
EASTON, Sam FOSTER, Alex GIBSON, Emma HALL, Mary HEATH, Sally HOUGHTON, Emily

HOUGHTON, Andy HULL, Richard KNOWLES, William KNOWLES, Ruth MANN, Linz
MCCOOKE, Kaelin MCCOOKE, David SINTON, James WRIGHT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Conyngham Hall
parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Sarah MAILE who recorded a time of 20:47 on 18th May 2019
(event number 1).
The male record is held by Reece DALTON who recorded a time of 17:18 on 29th June 2019
(event number 6).
The Age Grade course record is held by Geoffrey HOWARD who recorded 80.81% (23:27) on
18th May 2019 (event number 1).
Conyngham Hall parkrun started on 18th May 2019. Since then 1,206 participants have
completed 1,996 parkruns covering a total distance of 9,980 km, including 315 new Personal
Bests.