Like every Saturday morning the essential ingredients came together just before 9am to ensure another perfect parkrun.
We had great conditions – no breeze, it was very mild and even better following the current weather pattern of rain one day and then fine the next, parkrun luckily fell on a ‘fine’ day. With the UCI World cycling championships a distant memory the Stray was obstacle free which made setting up a doddle.
Thanks as always to our team of wonderful volunteers, without whom there would be no parkrun. A special mention to first-time visitor Gail Jazmik from Glossop who likes to volunteer on tour and so sorted the tokens for us – all 427 of them.
Congratulations go to another of this week’s helpers – regular Edward Green who has earned his purple tee for 25 separate volunteering stints.
Other milestone shoutouts go to: Junior Leah Purdie – Abbott who joins the 10 club, Ewa Scott the 50 Club, Philip Robinson earning his 100 tee and Simon Watson who is the latest member of the 250 club – well done to all of you.
In fact hi-fives to everyone who walked, jogged and ran this week, you all deserve a huge ‘well done’ - especially the 14 fabulous people who joined us for their very first parkrun and who we hope will be back soon for their next one.
That’s it for this week. See you all again on Saturday!
And now for the official bits:
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.
Event number 406
12th October 2019
This week 427 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:
Jenny MANNING • Alexandra WHAPPLES • Cameron WHAPPLES • Philip CARLING • Julie BRIGGS • Martin LOFTHOUSE • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Matt PAXTON • Sarah DAVIS • Lorna MAXWELL • Jay NORTON • Jane ROBBINS • Jane HILL • Sara GOULD • Phil VENTRESS • Emma BRAUNTON • Chris PETCH • Jeff WALKER • Francesca WHAPPLES • Helena PARKINSON • Nigel SCAIFE • Gail JAZMIK • Freya PARKER • Vicky WARD • 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 15,778 participants have completed 126,757 parkruns covering a total distance of 633,785 km, including 20,753 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,343 individuals have volunteered 9,244 times.