SUMMER ROUTE IS BACK - YES.....and yes, that means the pitch and putt hill is ready and waiting each and every week for you again
I, for one, love that the summer route is back - not only because it is the original route but because I actually love the pitch and putt hill - we all love to hate hills but learning to love hills really does improve your running, so embrace the hill....and lets face it, it is quite pretty on that bit (just look up and enjoy the trees and flowers and don't focus on the fact you are going in a slightly upwards direction!)
A glorious day for a parkrun - bit warm for pyjamas but a huge thanks to all who took part and a big "fingers crossed" that someone at Harlow is one of the lucky 5 winners of one of those mattresses!!
This week 274 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests - was that down to our 8 marvellous pacers I wonder? Lets look how they got on....
Lee Webber - 23 mins- 23:02
Lex Ellington - 24 mins - 24:10
Kevin Smith - 26 mins - 25:50
Will Defoe - 27 mins - 27:25
Michael Robey - 30 mins - 29:31
Martin Elven - 33 mins - 32:54
Spencer Brooks - 35 mins - 35:13
Glen Smith - 36 mins - 36:03
Of course, as usual, we could not put on such a fab event without our volunteers and so we extend a massive "Thank you" to all 30 volunteers who gave up their time to help us out.
Derek JENNER • Robin Peter LOZEAU • Roy STEVEN • Spencer BROOKS • John GILLESPIE • Colin MOODY • Jenny HOLLAND • Alan WELLBELOVE • Martin ELVEN • Emma ELVEN • Ethan HOOK • Lex ELLINGTON • Hannah WENLOCK • Lynne WAIN • Lee WEBBER • Michael ROBEY • Will DEFOE • Emily WEBBER • Kevin SMITH • Tom FREEMAN • Jo WATERS • Brenda FREEMAN • Martin MITCHELL • William HALL • Simon HILL • Glen SMITH • Karen CLARKE • Ken ELDRIDGE • John ALLUM
As always we need to fill the roster for the coming weeks so please let us know if you can help email@example.com and we will add you to the roster.
Don't forget, if you know you are running your 10th (for juniors only), 50th, 100th, 250th parkrun, or even your 25th volunteering stint, please do let us know so we can give you the shout out you deserve. Providing cake to celebrate is not compulsory but very nice!
A full list of results for this weeks run can be found on the Harlow parkrun results page
Afe, our course record holder, made me laugh this week when he finished (without a drip of sweat in sight) - he said he didn't want to run too fast as he had a bit of a cough - personally, I think 16:34 is still pretty darn fast but then he said "If I was going to go for a PB, I wouldn't wear these shorts" - so baggy shorts = taking it easy - tight shorts = going for it. I will remember that for next time!
If you like looking at the age category records, you can find them here
The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th December 2014 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Afewerk ROSSOM who recorded a time of 15:49 on 21st July 2018 (event number 196).
The Age Grade course record is held by Megan EGGELING who recorded 86.57% (27:03) on 30th July 2016 (event number 93).
Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 4,562 participants have completed 36,032 parkruns covering a total distance of 180,160 km, including 7,227 new Personal Bests. A total of 640 individuals have volunteered 5,128 times.
I hand over the RD reins to Robin for the next 2 weeks and I won't see you all again until 27th April or possibly even the 4th May as I am venturing over to Basildon to celebrate their 5th birthday this Saturday (if anyone fancies being a parkrun tourist, the more the merrier) and then I am busy volunteering for a couple of events, followed by my choir concert in Chingford on the 27th April..... all go go go. Anyway, enough about my social calendar but if you do want to come to Basildon OR my choir concert, give me a shout.
Vicky Calver, Run Director
Your Core Team:- Vicky Calver - Robin Lozeau - Sara Coombe - Lee Webber - Tracie Cook
Volunteer Co-ordinator - Steve Wright - Alan Wellbelove
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!
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