Run #27 was brought to you by a fantastic team of volunteers and a great set of parkrunners, thank you all for coming.
Saturday dawned mildly and it was just getting light as the set up team arrived at Conyngham Hall to prepare for run #27. Many thanks to those helping with set up (we have written and photographic guides so anyone can help in this role, although it helps if you have completed the course) and it was remarked how lovely it was to be walking round early and seeing the route from a different perspective, and watching how the parkrun comes into being each Saturday morning.
We had 17 visitors experiencing Conyngham Hall parkrun for the first time, and 2 very special people completing their very first parkrun, congratulations Jamie McNamara and Wayne Shiu, we would love to see you back again next week.
In total, there were 83 parkrunners and the morning had a lovely feel to it. We cheered people on, our marshals were thanked, the finish area team encouraged everyone as they passed by the farm ruins mid lap, and we clapped lots of people across the line. Our tail walkers may not have had a relaxing stroll they might have been expecting since we were a speedy bunch and a jog/run was required to keep up.
The Black Mulberry cafe was abuzz with post parkrun chat and 'ooh look at those pancakes' and 'this sausage sandwich is great' and the RD even got to drink their coffee whilst it was hot since the results laptop had decided to pop off to Harrogate for some carol singing and so there was nothing to be done but drink the coffee, eat the rascal (that's a cake for our visiting readers, not a pet name for our laptop) wait until it came back and enjoy the chat.
That's it for this Saturday's report, the stats will be along in a moment, but first there are some great parkrun events coming along, so here's a little reminder:
Sat 14th - Christmas is a coming. Come along and parkrun, join us in the cafe then maybe purchase your remaining Christmas presents in the fantastic independent shops of Knaresborough. If we get a big field on Saturday, you could well be the 4,000th finisher of our parkrun.
Sat 21st - our last before Christmas and so this will be our Santa parkrun. Feel free to come along in suitable garb; a Santa hat, an elf costume, fairy wings, or dressed as a Christmas present? There are rumours of musical accompaniments along the way too.
We're not on Christmas Day (Harrogate is though, thank you Harrogate parkrun)
Sat 28th - that lovely in-between period for a lot of us, come along and either take part or volunteer, especially if you're either staying at home that week or visiting the area
Wed 1st Jan - exciting day. Not only the first day of a new decade but a first opportunity to complete a parkrun double with Harrogate parkrun @9am and Conyngham Hall @10:30am (other parkruns are available). If you want to set a speedy second parkrun time, you may want to go elsewhere since we are likely to be very busy and our paths are sometimes narrow so overtaking opportunities will be reduced and you may need to be extra courteous and shout more Happy New Year greetings along the way, but we'll be ready for you, and if you'd love to come and have a tootle round in the joyful spirit in which it is intended, then we'd love to have you. Now where is that info about printing extra barcodes...
And now for the stats
Conyngham Hall parkrun, Event number 27, 7th December 2019
This week 83 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
Katie GRAY • Rob SNOW • Donald MORGAN • Stephen MORLAND • Andy HULL • Graham HYDE • Sarah GORE • Linda DODSWORTH • Mark SHELTON • Euan MADDEN • Ian POWELL • David SINTON • Isaac MORLAND • Pete NOBLE • Sarah NOBLE • James NOBLE • Paul REED
Today's 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 Aisling WALL who recorded a time of 20:24 on 21st September 2019 (event number 16).
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 1,830 participants have completed 3,802 parkruns covering a total distance of 19,010 km, including 660 new Personal Bests. A total of 192 individuals have volunteered 558 times.