Harrogate parkrun #334 run report

Many thanks to Harrogate Harriers' Simon Moffatt for the Harrogate parkrun #334 run report.

Harrogate Harriers came along for a take over this week and it was all-the-fun-of-the-fair with the Stray fairground at the far end of the course. We had roundabout ten pacers leading the way as we threaded our way through the amusements. Thankfully everyone was able to dodgem. Our aim was to keep everyone on an even pace. Don’t just waltz-along, but don’t go strain yourself.

A total of 446 runners got into the swing of it this week and 57 clocked up a PB. They were pleased as Punch*. We had 49 runners coming to Harrogate parkrun for the first time. It was lovely to see you all. Don’t be shy – please come again.

Mike Burrett was the fastest runner this week, finishing in only 17:13. Like taking candyfloss from a baby. Speaking of babies, coasting along at the back of the pack was Rosalyn Moore with baby Poppy out for her first parkrun in the buggy. A real rollercoaster.

You know what they say: the miserable people go straight across the Stray. The merry go round it.

(*that isn’t a pun. They really were pleased as Punch)

Just a few reminders:

Post run refreshments - Join us at Caffe Marconi (2 Princes Square) each week after parkrun to catch up, process the results, have a coffee and a good old chat. The food and drinks are great and Sarah and her team are huge fans of parkrun! It's good fun and you can even get your result early!

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Barcodes - Is your printed barcode looking tired or not scanning easily? There are a range of tough and durable plastic parkrun barcode ID tags and parkrun wristbands available via http://www.parkrun-barcode.org.uk/ These are the only UK authorised and professionally printed tags and feature the parkrun branding and logo, your athlete details and can also be personalised with your ICE (In Case of Emergency) telephone number and additional information including specific medical details. They come in a range of options and can be attached to a key ring, laces, and running vest zip or worn on a lanyard.

Volunteering - We do ask that each of you, if possible, volunteer 3 times over the year. It is thanks to our great volunteer teams that parkruns around the world continue to happen every Saturday. Harrogate is no exception and without your kindness we would not be able to put on this wonderful free event. If you would like to help out please visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/harrogate/volunteer/ for more information or talk to anyone in a yellow vest on parkrun day and then email us at harrogatehelpers@parkrun.com to get involved. If you still want to run don't let that put you off we have lots of jobs where you can still run !

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 334
26th May 2018

This week 446 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Ruth WICKENS • Jaysson SAWYER • Geoffrey HIRST • Simon WATSON • Tracy Louise ILES • Laurence CHARLETON • Mark Adrian SEYMOUR • Dan SIMMONS • Jillie TOWNEND • Rosalyn MOORE • Ted WELTON • Jodie PEARY • Melanie RICE • James WALL • Daniel VENTRESS • Martin SHAW • Kevin-Malachy MURPHY • Paul SINCLAIR • Paul RICHARDSON • Emma AMOS • Matt PAXTON • Simon MOFFAT • Roger DUCKWORTH • Jane FOSTER • Lizzie TURNER • Andrew COLLINS • Colin FOSTER • Fiona COLLIER • Rebecca TUNNICLIFF • Kirstie LAUGHLAN • Theresa OLDROYD

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harrogate parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Rosie SMITH who recorded a time of 17:28 on 3rd October 2015 (event number 196).
The male record is held by Paul POLLOCK who recorded a time of 15:14 on 7th October 2017 (event number 303).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ben GRANT who recorded 89.30% (19:19) on 23rd July 2016 (event number 239).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 12,225 participants have completed 95,932 parkruns covering a total distance of 479,660 km, including 16,555 new Personal Bests.