Well, what a glorious morning on the Stray with stunning blue skies, gorgeous greenery, no wind and a PB-tastic reverse route... which I know some of you love and some of you love a little less! The water works are flowing at a pace, so who knows when we could be back to normal...
A marvellous team of hivis heroes this morning managing everything with ease. Remember please... if you haven't done three... that's three... full laps, do not go past the timekeepers as this will mess up the results for every single person behind you...
Whilst we're talking mess... We love having you run with your dog at Harrogate but if your dog poops in the park... Please stop and clean it up. We had a report of this not happening this week and it's deeply unpleasant. It's just a 5k run in the park right... our health and hygiene are so much more important than a few seconds off your run.
We had 464 finishers this weekend and welcomed people who had travelled far and wide to be with us in Harrogate.
Huge congratulations to Alexandre and Sarah Hocquigny who joined the 50 parkrun milestone club and to Eleanor Birchall Harte who joined the 10 club! Brilliant effort folks and what a day to achieve it! Also to David Phelan, who joined the 25 Volunteer club... Top job David and thank you from all of us.
That's all for now... one of Harrogate's premier running clubs, Harrogate Harriers are running the show next week, so it's going to be a blast. Have smashing weeks all round and we'll see you soon.
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 (oh my, the cakes..!) 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!
In Case of Emergency - Please double check that your emergency contact details are complete and up to date on your parkrun profile. You'll find a link to your profile on your weekly results email and newsletters or via this How can I access my profile / account? link. It only takes a few moments, put could really help us to help you if and when you most need it.
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.
And now the official bit:
Event number 384
11th May 2019
This week 464 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 85 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:
Sean BRENNAN • Alexandra WHAPPLES • Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • Benjamin COOPER • David HARRIS • Joseph HARRIS • Monica WEBBER • Paula CHESHIRE • Nicola CARTER • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • Matt PAXTON • Sarah HUGHAN • James KNAPP • Graham HYDE • Sam FUGILL • Jay NORTON • Lynsey BARRACLOUGH • Emma BRAUNTON • Nick CREBBIN • Christine SMITH • Mark SHELTON • Andy DEIGHTON • Elizabeth JACKSON • James SHARRATT • Gavin SMITH • Beth WHILEY • Mark WRIGHTSON • Paul JACKSON • Ruth MANN • Susan HOLDEN • Edward GREEN
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 14,663 participants have completed 117,241 parkruns covering a total distance of 586,205 km, including 19,549 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,293 individuals have volunteered 8,619 times.