When your Harlow parkrun core team, get up on parkrunday,
the weather conditions/predictions are one of the first things on our minds.
Will the course be affected by the Saturday morning conditions?
What sort of clothing do we need to wear or take with us (just in case)?
Should we allow extra time so the whole course can be checked for the safety aspect of the event?
Will all our friends on the roster, turn out on a morning when normally,
if they saw the conditions outside their windows, they would put off going out until later?
The questions go on & on.
But if there is one thing we have come to realize, it is that most of the supporters of "our parkrun",
want to get their fix of parkrun no matter what obstacles, so come what may!! Volunteers, runners, walkers and supporters all turn up week after week for lots of different personal reasons.
This parkrunday was no different as 232 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part. This was all with the knowledge that it was a couple degrees below zero at 8 o/c.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Robin Peter LOZEAU • Roy STEVEN • Andy KINNEY • John GILLESPIE • Alan WELLBELOVE • Sharon WRIGHT • Alan COOTES • Steve WRIGHT • Miguel LUQUE • Sara COOMBE • Peter MILLS • Darren RAUTENBACH • Julie OSBORNE • Lynne WAIN • Will DEFOE • Robin DEFOE • Tom FREEMAN • Brenda FREEMAN • Martin MITCHELL • Laura PRIME • Pauline WEIRICH • Louise PEACOCK • Christine BOLTON • John ALLUM.
As always we need to fill the roster for the coming weeks so please let us know if you can help firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the roster.
The lovely Tracie would love to see your name on the roster and then at the event # 236.
Most parkrundays their is someone we are celebrating with as they have a landmark they wish to share with us all. This week it was the turn of Ian Burton who reached the significant milestone of his 50th run. He had a big supportive group with him as relatives and friends cheered on his dedication.
Well run Ian and we will be looking forward to you next 50 for sure!!
Tracie has asked me to mention, as it is Easter, you are encouraged to dress up in anything appropriate this holiday!! Rabbit ears, a cotton tail, Virgin Mary, carry a large cross, etc., etc.
Just a few ideas I came up with myself!!
Oh yeah, and I am told, "There will be treats"!!!
A full list of results for this weeks run can be found on the Harlow parkrun results page
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 4,591 participants have completed 36,502 parkruns covering a total distance of 182,510 km, including 7,304 new Personal Bests. A total of 644 individuals have volunteered 5,193 times.
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
Thank-you for your support over the last two weeks which I have been Run Director.
All the best wishes for you all for the coming holiday.