Event number 285
24th July 2021
Hello , I do hope yourselves and your families have kept as well as can be throughout the past 16 months.
Isn't it great to be back!
70 Saturday mornings we have been away, we have all been getting ourselves into new routines, But you cant beat a Saturday morning at parkrun can you!
This week 181 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
We have been working hard behind the scenes to get things sorted out, and with the changes we are learning to adapt and hope the Saturday morning experience is still as enjoyable as before. Changing to the volunteer app was a bit daunting, but i have to say that i was quite pleased with how it went, and was impressed with the time it saved when it came to processing results.
May I take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers this week, I hope you enjoyed helping out. Your efforts are really appreciated by us all.
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:
Peter MILLS • Colin BAKER • Robin Peter LOZEAU • Thomas PENKETH • John GILLESPIE • Jim MARTIN • Alan WELLBELOVE • Sharon WRIGHT • Steve WRIGHT • Sara COOMBE • Nadeem GHANI • Lizzie WHITBY • Millie MCGOVERN • Kelly BURGESS • Harriet PENKETH • Lisa TYE • Lee WEBBER • Sandra WEBBER • Robin DEFOE • Tom FREEMAN • Tracie COOK • Brenda FREEMAN • Martin MITCHELL • Steve PAGE • Ryan SMITH • Judith GAY • John ALLUM • Karen DAVIES
We will be relying on you all to have a go at helping out, so Please let us know if you can help by sending an email to email@example.com and we will add you to the roster.
If lots of you download the 'parkrun Virtual Volunteer' app, you can 'jump in' after your run, scan a few people, followed by our QR code, and you would automatically added to the roster for doing so. It would help keep the queues down, and would help us to get the results done even quicker.
We do have other jobs where you can help AND run/walk. Set up, close down , scan .....and for those that finish fairly near the front of the pack, Funnel manager.
For those of you that took part, we hope you enjoyed the course, but most importantly, felt the course was clearly sign posted , and that you were never far from help if you needed it.
With regards to making our results run smoothly, the key thing to remember is as follows:-
If you pass our timekeepers.....you WILL be timed.....in which case...you MUST then take a finish token to make sure the watches and tokens stay 'in sync'. (If you realise after you have been timed that you haven't done all 3 laps, or you went back for somebody and accidentally crossed the line a second time, or haven't got a barcode....Please STILL TAKE A TOKEN. It sounds strange, but that is far easier to sort out. Just speak to your Run Director and they will do their best to amend the results. If you do not have a barcode, you wont get a result that day, but still take the finish token to keep everything 'in sync' , but then pop the token into a scanners bucket on your way past, no need to queue)
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harlow parkrun Results Page.
Thank you for making my Saturday morning such a joy.
I hope to see you all again next week.
Don't forget "NO BARCODE NO TIME" so #DFYB
Please also remember, under 11's must run "accompanied by an appropriate adult" at all times during the parkrun (not minutes apart) - no adult, no time, no exceptions.
The male record is held by Afewerk ROSSOM who recorded a time of 15:49 on 21st July 2018 (event number 196).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:52 on 25th May 2019 (event number 241).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul REDDAWAY who recorded 86.74% (18:29) on 7th March 2020 (event number 283).
Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 5,774 participants have completed 49,282 parkruns covering a total distance of 246,410 km, including 9,163 new Personal Bests. A total of 769 individuals have volunteered 6,695 times.
Your Core Team:- Lee Webber - Sara Coombe -Vicky Calver - Robin Lozeau - Tracie Cook
Volunteer Co-ordinator - Steve Wright - Alan Wellbelove
Help your parkrun
You can donate to Harlow parkrun through our "About Us" page. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page.
Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!