The weather forecast for this morning was not promising, with the temperature predicted to be close to freezing. That turned out to be true, and with the added hazard of fog we wondered how many people would have bothered to get out of bed. However, we were surprised to have one of our largest turnouts of 274 runners, and the sun had even started to come out before we had finished.
Our first finisher this week was Harry Turner, and the first lady was Harrow first-timer Harriet Williamson.
We had a number of tourists, with visitors from Yorkshire, Essex, Birmingham and Horsham, and we hope that you enjoyed your run at Harrow.
Well done to the 47 runners who achieved a pb, welcome to the 37 first-timers who we hope will become regular parkrunners.
Today we said goodbye and a big thank-you to Clive Gee who has been a regular volunteer, run director and runner at Harrow parkrun since it started. He is moving to Edinburgh to start a new career and we wish him all the best. He tells us that there is a parkrun five minutes from his new house so I am sure that he will be a regular participant there as well.
As usual, a big thank you to all the volunteers, and a reminder that if you want to help out, have a look at the roster for the next few weeks and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org saying when you would like to volunteer and if you prefer any particular task. Please also include your parkrun number in the email.
Denis Foxley, harrow parkrun director
Here are this weeks stats:
This week 274 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Kevin CONCANNON • Mike LEPPS • Louise LEPPS • Jodi MARSHALL • Denis FOXLEY • Kevin SMART • Clive GEE • Joseph TURNER • Luca MATHARU • Olivia MATHARU • Rob HAWKES • Troy COLLINS • Paul KIND • Eve O'GOAN • Oliver MACKIN • Jacqueline MACKIN • Meena MISTRY • Anita HOLLOWAY • Keya TAILOR • Adam ASLAM • Lucia CAMPBELL MANAS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harrow parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Lucy ASHE who recorded a time of 18:05 on 11th February 2017 (event number 93).
The male record is held by Damian NEVINS who recorded a time of 15:55 on 10th August 2019 (event number 222).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel RACKHAM who recorded 90.32% (16:52) on 9th July 2016 (event number 62).
Harrow parkrun started on 9th May 2015. Since then 5,322 participants have completed 38,225 parkruns covering a total distance of 191,125 km, including 7,463 new Personal Bests. A total of 415 individuals have volunteered 3,230 times.