Run report for Harrogate parkrun #382

Another lovely parkrun at Harrogate saw 307 runners braving wet conditions that turned lovely just before the whistle. Surprisingly a few PBs this week with a reverse course in wet underfoot conditions to boot. From looking at the results, it seems if you are called 'Tom' it was perfect running conditions. Flash streams on corner one didn't hold anyone back! Well done everyone :D We welcomed first timers and plenty of visitors, we do hope you will join us again once our usual route is back in action. Also, when coming through the finish funnel, Nathan Smith let it slip that he just completed his 100th parkrun milestone! Fantastic stuff Nathan :D

There was a bit of excitement, Heather, a visiting parkrunner shared a special day with us. After completing her parkrun with us, Heather went on to get married! Her now 'husband' had trotted out to Fountains Abbey for his pre-wedding vows parkrun. Congratulations all round :D Some of us just have to get our parkrun fix, even on the specialist of days :D

 

 

As always our wonderful volunteers were brilliant, special thanks to those who offered to help when the roster was looking thin earlier this week. Unsung heroes, from getting soaked during setting up, taking a breather during moving house (Mike) facilitating/delivering defib training, then a technical issue during results processing made for some busy volunteers. All powered on tea, coffee and the odd sausage sandwich in The Empress!

 

Who deserves a mention this week? Joan! Joan delivered some first class life saving defib demo's and helped us have a practice. This proved very popular! It really is something that people who would be strangers (if it wasn't for parkrun) are happy to get stuck in and learn some life saving skills on a Saturday morning! Hopefully we will never need it, but we are very lucky to have had it.

Our two run directors getting stuck in to training

There's always a community spirit and lightness to parkrun at Harrogate, everybody loves a photo bomb, FYI, there were many ! :D

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 382
27th April 2019

This week 307 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

Jenny MANNING • David HALLADAY • Chris ALDRED • Adam ATKINSON • Martin WEEKS • David GUGAN • Louisa WELTON • Claire BURTON • Joseph HARRIS • Jane SKUDDER • Rob GLOVER • Daniel VENTRESS • Fiona BARKLEY • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • James KNAPP • Andrea PRICE • Mathew CHAPLIN • Iain MANWARING • Annabell Gardener INGHAM • Sarah WORTHY • Phil VENTRESS • Emma BRAUNTON • Chris PETCH • Mike KAYE • Jeff WALKER • Alastair LOCKE • Mark TAYLOR • Edna WOOD • James SHARRATT • Beth WHILEY • Harry TILSON • Ian CARNAZZA • Freya PARKER • Paul ANDREW • Joan BROADBANK • Louise BUCK

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 Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 14:54 on 3rd November 2018 (event number 357).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andy GRANT who recorded 90.63% (16:01) on 1st September 2018 (event number 348).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 14,568 participants have completed 116,260 parkruns covering a total distance of 581,300 km, including 19,377 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,290 individuals have volunteered 8,551 times.