Harrogate parkrun Run Report #388

This week saw us follow our regular route around the Stray -much to the dismay  of a few people who were hoping that the still-present fencing signalled the running of a reverse course - sorry to disappoint!

The weather was just about on our side: there was a persistent fine drizzle but being such a hardy bunch, well-used to everything the Stray weather gremlins throw at us, we weren’t about to let that put a dampener on proceedings.

We had a great turnout which included visitors from Scunthorpe and its not so near neighbour Melbourne – it was lovely to welcome you to Harrogate and we hope you enjoyed your visit. We were also joined by some first timers  – fantastic to have you with us at the start of your parkrun journey and we hope to see you again very soon. Also amongst the pack were a number of Bed Race participants taking the opportunity to have a warm-up run in preparation for the madness and mayhem later in the day.

So here is this week’s parkrun in numbers:

Event number 388 was completed by 451 participants, of whom 31 were 1st  time visitors and 18 were completely new 2 parkrun, amongst them 34 people bagging a PB, all of whom were supported by 23 fabulous hi-vis heroes, 3 of those helping 4 the 1st time, 1 other also volunteering at the Bed Race, and producing 1 new milestone member, of the 50 Club with high 5's  going 2  JAMIE NOBLE. Thanks a 1,000,000 2 each and every 1 of you 4 making the fun happen.

Enjoy the rest of the week and see you all again 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:

This week 451 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Tony LEDWABA-CHAPMAN • Andrew DOBBY • Chris EVANS • Alexandra WHAPPLES • Dawn RICHARDSON • Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • Caroline DICKSON • Fiona BARKLEY • Ian MITCHELL • Andrea PRICE • Benjamin BAIRD • Mathew CHAPLIN • Helen BARKER • Justin LOCKE • Jim FEWTRELL • James SHARRATT • Gavin SMITH • Paul BLAXALL • Alan POUNDER • Debbie THORNTON • Edward GREEN • Talulla ROLPH

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 14,870 participants have completed 119,124 parkruns covering a total distance of 595,620 km, including 19,801 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,310 individuals have volunteered 8,730 times.