Sam’s Midweek Musings

Evening, folks! I can’t believe it has been two months since we got out and did our last parkrun in Harrogate in March.In fairness, I was on the razz in York that weekend and so did my final one the week before, but we won’t dwell on that. It felt like a car crash in slow motion as so many of the running events and groups we enjoy have fallen victim to this wretched pandemic, and I was gutted when I heard that parkrun was cancelled indefinitely. Yeah, I knew it was the right decision, but it still feels like a huge chunk of my weekend is missing. Who’d have thought that three laps of the stray, a pot of tea and a toasted teacake could mean so much?

I know this is perhaps somewhat ironic coming from me of all people but, in among all the doom and gloom, I hope you don’t mind if I perhaps offer some suggestions to be positive? Both without further ado and in no particular order, they are:

1. You are alive. You are fit and healthy enough to be able to run or walk five kilometres. You might not be able to do it with others, you might not be able to clock a recorded time or a personal best, you might not get a milestone tee-shirt, and you might not be able to meet your friends for a coffee afterwards, but you are alive. You can run and you can move.

2. You live in a brilliant area of Yorkshire. You live in towns and villages with enough paths, trails, tracks and fields to explore and to keep your fitness up. You have enough beautiful countryside and scenery on your doorstep that you can get to without reaching for your car keys. There is space enough for us all to run and to keep a safe distance from one another.

3. You are reading this. You are connected via the internet to your family and your friends. You can speak, Skype, Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp or whatever it is that you use. You might be alone but you have never been more connected. You live in a part of the world and at a time in history where you have the technology to stay in touch with the people who are important to you.

4. The Stray is recovering. After a soaking wet winter, the boggy quagmire is drying out, the grass is coming back, and you won’t be up to your knees in wet mud when we get to run again.

5. You have the NHS. Seems obvious, but I can’t resist repeating it. You have world class health care, free at the point of access, staffed to the rafters by all manner of clever, intelligent, caring and highly skilled people who wear lab coats and do reassuringly complicated things with syringes and Bunsen burners, that kind of thing. You’re in remarkably safe hands.

The Irish poet Seamus Heaney once wrote that if we can winter this out, we can summer anywhere. And we will. And what a parkrun we shall have when we meet again on the Stray.

Until then, keep smiling and keep running. Sam x

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Harrogate parkrun #427 run report

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An interesting start this week with a bit of last minute measuring to get 5k out of a re routed crocus and swamp avoiding route. The bench had also moved itself to a slightly better position on the other side of the path.

The crocus were looking fabulous.

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And thanks to our mega marshals and hi viz hero's everything else went off perfectly.

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We'll try and be a bit earlier with the run report next time. 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 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.

Volunteering -  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.

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 427
7th March 2020

This week 337 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Jane EVANS • Pauline HOGG • Debbie DILASSER • Ben GRANT • Adam ATKINSON • Dawn RICHARDSON • Ted WELTON • Monica WEBBER • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • David PHELAN • Sarah STAIANO • Katie RIGBY • Andrea MATTHEWS • Sam FUGILL • Jane ROBBINS • Christine JONES • Emma BRAUNTON • Janet JARVIS • Isabelle JONES • Robert HILL • Paul ANDREW • Susan ROGERS • Jack SLOCOMBE • Patricia ANDREW • Debbie THORNTON • Edward GREEN • Claire GREATHEAD

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 Andy GRANT who recorded 90.63% (16:01) on 1st September 2018 (event number 348).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 16,670 participants have completed 133,900 parkruns covering a total distance of 669,500 km, including 21,187 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,371 individuals have volunteered 9,760 times.

 

Harrogate parkrun 29th Feb 2020 Cancelled

Sorry folks but tomorrow’s Harrogate parkrun is CANCELLED. We’ve just been up to The Stray and it’s extremely waterlogged and with more heavy rain is forecast overnight it’s just not sensible to run tomorrow. Hopefully we’ll have a week of sunshine and will be back on next weekend.

 

Harrogate parkrun #426 run report

Harrogate Parkrun number 426 has been no ordinary Harrogate parkrun. It was chosen as an opportunity to answer the question everyone has been asking...Ok not everyone, but a question I may have asked Sam over a glass of wine one evening......

How many Parkrun volunteer roles is it possible to fulfill by a single person at a single parkrun? Potentially 10 was the answer Sam came up with and from that moment on there was no stopping the idea from developing in to reality. - Event set up - First timers briefing - Run briefing - Run director - Pacer (27m), running back in time to be a... - Barcode scanner - Event clear up - Results processing - Token sorter Did the last few meters with the tail walkers too

This is my last role of the day the Run Report, if you count the few meters with the tail walkers 11 volunteer roles to celebrate reaching 100 Parkruns.

The biggest celebration of the day was not a number of parkruns or volunteer roles completed by one person. What should be celebrated is that parkrun relies on everyone of its volunteers, every week at every parkrun.

parkrun is a community, 5 years ago, I got up one saturday morning in the rain and took part in that community for the first time. it wasn't fast (36 minutes approx) made possible by all the volunteers on that day. Today, I also had the pleasure of seeing a lady complete her first parkrun, Well done Sue and I hope you benefit from this community as I have. It really is a thing of beauty.

Thank you to the other 27 volunteers who to ensured that Harrogate parkrun went ahead when our two nearest parkruns had to cancel due to the conditions. Special thank you to Sam & Caroline for making sure I didn't make a complete hash of it. Then we have those that braved the very damp conditions to run the course. firstly to those who lost shoes in the bog at the top end of the stray. managing to keep my shoes from being sucked off was completely down to luck. 271 runners completed the course this morning and although the sun was shining the conditions under foot were far from desirable.

That said, 15 runners managed to bag a Personal Best time. That is another reason to celebrate! Today has been, a sort of 'work experience' previously I had only marshalled or scanned barcodes. its been great to experience some of the other volunteer roles, granted some I need a little more practice at. I have an extra level of respect for those who volunteer.

Those of you that plan the route avoiding the Crocus', checking the Defibrillator, (I didn't even know they had to do that) measuring the course, setting out the finishing funnel, and packing down when every one has finished all the bits we don't always see.

Thank you! I would highly recommend volunteering at your local parkrun and my pledge is that I will volunteer more often. Happy parkrunning Mike Benson

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!

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.

Volunteering -  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.

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 426
22nd February 2020

This week 271 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Jane EVANS • Rebecca VENTRESS • Dawn RICHARDSON • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Sarah STAIANO • Andrea MATTHEWS • Sam FUGILL • Christine JONES • Phil VENTRESS • Colleen GRUENWALD • Ellie PEAGRAM • Michael LINDLEY • Mike KAYE • Jeff WALKER • Isabelle JONES • Mike BENSON • Alasdair CHISHOLM • Robert HILL • Caroline YATES • Jonathan CLIPSTON • Vicky WARD • Edward GREEN • Ben PEARCE • Philip WARD • Jill MORGAN

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 Andy GRANT who recorded 90.63% (16:01) on 1st September 2018 (event number 348).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 16,628 participants have completed 133,563 parkruns covering a total distance of 667,815 km, including 21,169 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,370 individuals have volunteered 9,732 times.

For a member of the third best running club in the area that's a cracking run report ;-)

 

Count down Harrogate parkrun #426

Hi folks, the count down clock is ticking. Quick heads up about tomorrow...

...its all a bit damp isn't it! A few of us have been out on the route today and it is a bit muddy and slippery. If you are not a fan of mud or wet feet please consider other parkrun options etc

If your like us and love a bit of a challenge then make sure those 'grippy' trail trainers are ready :D

Please check our Facebook page by 8:30am for updates in case we need to cancel.

#DFYB

 

Mid week message

Hi folks, can't believe its Wednesday already! The good thing is, its only two more days til the weekend :D:D:D

The roster is looking good so far, we could definitely use some more scanners or there will be long queues. But that's okay, we love a good long line of waiting ;)

Heads up about the weather, its still looking run-able for Saturday however please check Facebook for updates on Saturday morning. If we need to cancel due to wind or conditions it will be on there.

See you soon and #DFYB

 

Harrogate parkrun #425 Run report

Hi Folks,

Well this weeks event got off to a cracking start. Earlier in the week many parts of The Stray were looking, well, underwater. We had been keeping close tabs on the area during the week and accepted the possibility of canceling. However, Alex, David and myself were up bright and early to check the course before even the birds had begun to sing. Yes, we were there looking for that running worm and we were going to catch it! Low and behold, the course was actually pretty firm under foot and surprisingly dry. And so ensured the usual marking, measuring, briefing hi-viz heroes and trying to keep warm.

As explained in the briefing, there would be a bit of mud, we had Caroline Yates running her 100th parkrun and Millie BELL running her 50th parkrun! In the junior milestones  Eva CARTWRIGHT and Charlotte SWALES both achieved the 10 milestone. Congratulations to you all.

The runners set off, and so did the rain. To be fair the wind stayed mostly away and the storms weren't due to arrive til lunch so a bit of rain isn't too much to deal with. Oh the joy on faces as they battled through. Clearly the hardy had turned up. The top section by lap 3 was becoming a wee bit slippery. Because of this we may have an altered route the following Saturday. But no Crocuses were anywhere near our runners feet, thank you so much for sticking to the marked route. A polite reminder not to run on the road or duck out of the funnel as this hampers the results :) Overall near perfect!

I will catch you next week where our lovely Sam is heading up to take the reins with his fellow Nidd Valley runner Mike Benson celebrating his new milestone run by adopting as many roles as possible! Have a fantastic week :D:D:D

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 425
15th February 2020
This week 298 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Ruth WICKENS • Alexandra WHAPPLES • David WHAPPLES • Cameron WHAPPLES • Barry COTTAM • James TILBURN • Neil RAMSHAW • Kevin-Malachy MURPHY • Fiona BARKLEY • Tim PALFREMAN • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Matt PAXTON • Iain MANWARING • Ian GOULD • Jeff WALKER • Graham ROBERTSON • Isabelle JONES • Alasdair CHISHOLM • Francesca WHAPPLES • Helena PARKINSON • Michael CRONE • Paul BLAXALL • Garry HOLDSWORTH • Henry WICKENS • Jonathan CLIPSTON • Vicky WARD • Edward GREEN • Philip WARD • Jill MORGAN

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 Andy GRANT who recorded 90.63% (16:01) on 1st September 2018 (event number 348).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 16,603 participants have completed 133,292 parkruns covering a total distance of 666,460 km, including 21,154 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,370 individuals have volunteered 9,705 times.

 

 

 

Harrogate parkrun #424 Run report

We were fortunate that the weather played ball and it we managed to get our parkrun fix in before storm Ciera hit us.

As ever its a huge thank you to all of this weeks volunteers who made the magic happen.

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This week we were joined by many of Lance Saxby's friends and family  to celebrate Lance's love of life, community and parkrun.

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Lance was a regular Harrogate & Fountains Abbey parkrunner before becomming Co Event Director of Keswick parkrun in The Lakes. Tragically on 10th January 2020 Lance passed away having suffered a heart attack as a result of a blood clot from a leg injury.

There is a link here to Dawn's justgiving page in Lance's memory. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dawnsaxby

That's it for this week

Finally 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!

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.

Volunteering -  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.

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 424
8th February 2020

This week 475 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 66 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

Debbie DILASSER • Jamie DILASSER • Ben GRANT • Alexandra WHAPPLES • Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • James BRADDON • Hannah PEAGRAM • Anna GLAZIER • Kevin-Malachy MURPHY • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • Sarah PARKINSON • Sharon Elizabeth HARDCASTLE • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Matt PAXTON • Sarah STAIANO • Andrew PEAGRAM • Sam FUGILL • Jane ROBBINS • David WICKENS • J David THOMAS • Christine JONES • Nick CREBBIN • Ellie PEAGRAM • Rebecca CARMAN • Rachel CAPSTICK • Mark ARMSTRONG • Effie WICKENS • James SHARRATT • Colin FOSTER • Robert HILL • Jonathan CLIPSTON • Edward GREEN • Ben PEARCE • Philip WARD

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 Andy GRANT who recorded 90.63% (16:01) on 1st September 2018 (event number 348).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 16,573 participants have completed 132,994 parkruns covering a total distance of 664,970 km, including 21,132 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,368 individuals have volunteered 9,676 times.

 

Harrogate parkrun Event number 423 on 1st February 2020

On a very blustery morning your volunteers were out bright and early setting up the stray for event number 423. The wind was blowing so loud that we were shouting to allow us to hear each other.

We noticed that spring is in the air although the weather didn’t show this but the buds popping up from the ground did. Our lovely flowers are starting to bloom on the stray and we’ll have to do our best to protect them.
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Stuart Charlton and Alice Featherstone celebrated a joint 50th parkrun milestone, apologies if we missed giving you a shout out for your milestone this week. We hope you had a fabulous event all the same.

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We had a few visitors from near and far, London was our furthest travelled this weekend we believe. We also welcomed some newcomers to parkrun, and we hope they will come back again next week.

This week 398 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

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The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Ted WELTON • Louisa WELTON • Steve MILNE • Fiona BARKLEY • Andrea MATTHEWS • Mark GIBSON • Jo BERRY • Colleen GRUENWALD • Ellie PEAGRAM • Isabelle JONES • Vicky WARD • Lesley DAY • Susan HOLDEN • Tom DAY • Debbie THORNTON • Edward GREEN • Philip WARD

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 Andy GRANT who recorded 90.63% (16:01) on 1st September 2018 (event number 348).

Harrogate parkrun started on 21st January 2012. Since then 16,507 participants have completed 132,519 parkruns covering a total distance of 662,595 km, including 21,082 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,368 individuals have volunteered 9,640 times.

Finally 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!

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.

Volunteering -  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.

 

Harrogate parkrun #422 run report

parkrun has become a really important part of my life; a weekend doesn’t feel quite the same without starting it with a parkrun. The inclusivity, friendliness and friendships, as well as it being good for us is what gets me out of bed on a Saturday morning.

I’m a Nidd Valley Road Runner and I’d been involved in our first ever couch to 5K (Zip to Zoom) programme and the personal satisfaction this gave me was beyond belief and this spurred me on to do something else. During the week I work at Harrogate hospital as a specialist pharmacist in cancer services and I’d come up with the idea of setting up a running group for people living with cancer.  We know that exercise has enormous benefits for people who are living with and beyond cancer, by reducing cancer fatigue and helping to preserve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness. Exercise may also reduce chemotherapy side effects and improve psychological well-being, and ultimately it may reduce the risk of cancer returning and prolong survival. 

My initial research led me straight to an organisation called 5K Your Way-Move Against Cancer. This initiative was founded by oncology consultant and 12 times ironman champion Lucy Gossage and Gemma Hillier-Moses, International runner and founder of the MOVE charity who was diagnosed with cancer herself at the age of 24 in 2012. This is a community-based initiative aiming to encourage those living with or beyond cancer, families, friends and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5K Your Way parkrun event on the last Saturday of every month. I literally couldn’t believe that I could combine my love of parkrun with my desire to support people living with cancer at the same time. I registered my interest, spoke to Ted (Harrogate Co-ED), did a few bits of admin along the way and the dream became reality at parkrun number 422.

The setting up process has led me to meet some wonderful people along the way, Jo Beagley, Emma Radcliffe, Claire Arditto, Amber Ritchie, Sam Holbrook, Tom Collyer and Kerry Archer all of whom are passionate about supporting people with cancer to be physically active. This has resulted in us becoming a team of 8 Ambassadors. 

The day arrived, we’d done all the preparation we could in terms of advertising and we’d even had a shout out on Stray FM in the morning, but would anyone come? We had no idea, we just needed one person to turn up and then the ball would start rolling as the months progress. We were all wearing the distinctive 5K Your Way t-shirts/hoodies so that any participants could easily recognise us, and it didn’t take long. We were soon joined by 6 parkrun newcomers, we were delighted. We were also really pleased that Tom Williams, parkrun’s Global Chief Operating Officer, came to offer his support too.

The lovely Caroline did the usual run briefing and very kindly allowed me on the podium to say a few words about who we are and what the initiative is all about. And then we were off. I was glad that the course had firmed up a bit, I didn’t want our newcomers being put off by the mud on their first time. The beauty of Harrogate parkrun for 5K Your Way is that if people only fancy doing one lap they can, and I must admit I think this is what I expected, how wrong was I! Three of the participants ran the whole 5K, two power walked the whole 5K finishing well before the tail walker and the third walker was delighted that she’d managed to walk two laps and is planning her come back to attack the third lap next time. No one was able to join us for coffee afterwards, which was a shame, but hopefully as the months progress we’ll be filling Marconi’s!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Ted, and the team, for all they do in bringing us parkrun week after week, come rain or shine, and we’re absolutely delighted that Harrogate parkrun were so supportive and enabled us to roll out this initiative and put Harrogate 5K Your Way firmly on the map.

Thank you, Rebecca Ventress

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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!

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.

Volunteering -  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.

And now for the official bits:

Harrogate parkrun
Event number 422
25th January 2020

This week 456 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Emma DAVID • Jenny MANNING • Rebecca VENTRESS • Ben GRANT • Yvonne Alys SKELTON • Rosemary THOMPSON • Ted WELTON • James BRADDON • Hannah PEAGRAM • Fiona BARKLEY • Jeremy SCOTT • Tim PALFREMAN • Caroline RAINBOW - GARDENER • Andrea MATTHEWS • Sarah KELLY • Christine JONES • Phil VENTRESS • Lynsey BARRACLOUGH • Nicola CREBBIN • Emma BRAUNTON • Ellie PEAGRAM • Ian GOULD • Rachel CAPSTICK • Suzy WOOD • Jonathan CLIPSTON • Lesley DAY • Tom DAY • Edward GREEN • Ben PEARCE • Talulla ROLPH • John HONNEYMAN

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 16,468 participants have completed 132,121 parkruns covering a total distance of 660,605 km, including 21,053 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,367 individuals have volunteered 9,623 times.



 

 

 

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