The breezy one

It was certainly a breezy one on Saturday which means the course is starting to dry out beautifully and some faster times / PBs are starting to be set.

We had a fabulous 138 participants.  This is marginally down on recent weeks but Knaresborough Striders, the town's own running club, did have their annual club dinner the night before and to be honest, it was surprising to see as many of them as we did! (Ed: Other running clubs are available - some are almost as good.)

Our visitors are huge part of Conyngham Hall parkrun and this week we welcomed them from as far afield as Ecuador (great to have you back again) and Japan. A huge thank you goes to everyone because the constant feedback we get is "I can't believe everyone is so friendly!"

We had one of those rare quirks of fate in the results - Rod Wilson in at #38 was just pipped to the line Rob Milson at #37! It'll be interesting to see if we get anything pop up this week.

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Out post-event coffee...and pancakes... or tea cake....or sausage sandwich...or whatever you fancy, is at the Black Mulberry café along the waterside near the viaduct.  There's a great atmosphere and it's there we do the results processing and token sorting.  Please do join us for a bit of parkpfaff and general chit chat of all things parkrun.

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And so to the official bit.

This week 138 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Thomas WATSON • Nicola CARTER • Emma HARROP • Andy HULL • Sarah GORE • Fiona CUNNINGHAM • Linda DODSWORTH • Steve DODSWORTH • Andrew HARROP • Paula WILKINSON • Mark TAYLOR • Joanne WELLING • Euan MADDEN • Emma HALL • Shannon SINTON • Brian NOBLE • Michael DOBSON • Pete NOBLE • James NOBLE • Paul REED • Jackie REED • Spike BROWNLEES • Kevin MILLAR

The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Conyngham Hall parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Reece DALTON who recorded a time of 17:18 on 29th June 2019 (event number 6).
The female record is held by Sophie WOOD who recorded a time of 19:42 on 1st January 2020 (event number 31).

And considering Conyngham Hall is roughly reckoned to be about 1½ minutes slower than other nearby parkruns, those are both crackin' times.

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 2,359 participants have completed 5,416 parkruns covering a total distance of 27,080 km, including 875 new Personal Bests. A total of 234 individuals have volunteered 759 times.

Did you know the beautiful wooden sculptures around the games field part of the course werer created by Yorkshire Driftwood, an organisation who offer support and creative opportunities to young people with disabilities.  Going by the scupltures we see on the course every week, there is some serious creative talent out there!