Run Report #211 – 11th May 2019 by Simon Hobbs

What another great Saturday morning we’ve had.  358 runners and walkers plus dogs and buggies making their way round Welland Park for anything up to an hour.  34 lovely volunteers who set up, cleared up and then many of us (apart from the RD) sat having a chat with friends and fellow parkrunners for another couple of hours.  A fine way to spend Saturday morning.

 

Having now been on the England Athletics Sight Loss Awareness and Guide running course with a few of my colleagues from Market Harborough parkrun, I thought this would be a good opportunity to tell other runners something more about it and how now is a good time to step forward.  I’ve paced a few times and that is rewarding in itself, but there is something extra special about the trust between the Visually Impaired (VI) runner and their guide when negotiating the three and a bit laps round Welland Park while 350 plus other runners are flying past.

 

We have about 20 potential Guide runners and probably a dozen of those guide regularly (with one new member joining us this morning).  There are seven VI runners / walkers, all of whose times have improved as they and their guides have become more confident.  The VI runners range in age from 17 to 70 and some prefer to walk and some keep on setting PBs. Thankfully (for me anyway) all the runners have started from walking and have gradually gained pace.  I’m not quite sure what it would be like to guide an already fast runner.  I think Roger can give us a view on that!

 

Guiding gives you a completely different perspective on a parkrun.  We may all think we know the turns and changes of surface and even the slopes, but imagine putting your trust in someone to communicate sufficient detail to negotiate the course for anything from 30 minutes to an hour?

 

The way many of the current group of Guides have learnt is through an initial practice session whereby runners are blindfolded and guided by their partner and then you swap. Both roles are equally important and enlightening.  When blindfolded, one’s other senses are heightened, but your imagination can take over unless you listen carefully to and are physically guided by your partner.  While guiding, you have to assimilate every potential hazard (bollards, changes of surface, path edging, twigs etc.) and think of the best way to either warn your partner or guide them around it (so they don’t even know it was a hazard).

 

This may sound daunting, but it really does mean that you consider and appreciate every step round the 5km course.  Yes, there will be potential problems (there have been falls) and that river can seem very close when the faster runners are overtaking (just ask James), but when you both pass the finish line, it makes it all worthwhile.  So much so, I signed up to attend the course and now have a Guide runners’ licence.

 

If you’d like to join the VI group, there is another practice session planned very soon.  Email the team at marketharboroughhelpers@parkrun.com or stop and ask one of the VI pairs - preferably after parkrun!

 

 

Simon Hobbs

 

Run Report #210 – 4th May by George Lucas??

A long time ago

[well last Saturday actually],

in a galaxy

[hmm, it’s a park]

far, far away

[I suppose it depends upon where you live, but it’s pretty central to Market Harborough]...

It is a period of civil war

[what? - oh, people battling against their own PBs – I get it!].

Rebel spaceships

[Yes, look out for Roy’s van at the Start Corner],

striking from a hidden base

[The café’s in the middle bit – it’s quite easy to see],

have won their first victory

[it’s not a race!]

against the evil Galactic Empire

[everyone has a ‘nemisis’ they chase!].

During the battle

[let’s settle for 'parkrun' shall we?],

Rebel spies

[they’re called Marshals thank you very much]

managed to steal secret plans

[The Run Director’s briefing notes are indeed top secret]

to the Empire's ultimate weapon

[a PB?],

the Death Star

[oh wait! – a what?!],

an armoured space station

[ah! The bowls pavilion! – true, nobody has ever been able to penetrate its walls]

with enough power to destroy an entire planet

[I think they’re quite a friendly bunch in the bowls club, they just don’t wake up very early on weekends].

Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents

[those pesky pacers are everywhere!],

Princess Leia

[Jo was RD last week]

races

[see above!]

home aboard her starship

[it’s true, she does have some shiny new wheels!],

custodian of the stolen plans

[kept securely within her waterproof flipchart]

that can save her people

[we prefer ‘parkrunners’]

and restore freedom to the galaxy

[that’s a little bit over the top, we’re just putting on a free, weekly, timed 5k walk, jog or run in the park]....

 

So yes, it was parkrun #210 on May the Fourth, a.k.a. ‘Star Wars Day’.  Jo was our RD, sorry, 'R2-D2' for the day and began by announcing the parkrunner of the month for April:  Lydia Hayden.  With 5 PBs in the last 2 months and a superb all-time improvement of over 21 minutes, we say a hearty congratulations.  Lydia, your medal is ready for you next time you’re at parkrun.

 

Several other Star Wars characters were visible in the park, including one stupid pacer wearing a dressing gown, sorry, a Jedi robe!

 

So onto the results:

A fine first finish from the Padawan (Jedi trainee), young Ben WOODING in a super 18:25.  In fact junior parkrunners made up 3 of our first 5 finishers on Saturday with Jacob AMIES and Hal EASTWOOD also setting impressive times.

Imogen HAYNES was our first female finisher, for the fifth time!  123 parkruns and 3 PBs this year – great running Imogen!

 

Thank you to the amazing 40 volunteers who made parkrun #210 happen.  There was quite some excitement in the funnel towards the end of parkrun as the number of parkrunners clocked up.  With our record of 439 set in March, when 430 was passed, we wondered if a record was about to be set!

431, 432, 433, 434, that ties the second highest turnout … then 435, 436, 437 and 438.  One short of a record, but another fine turnout from everyone.

 

Within those 438 were an impressive 86 new PBs and 47 first timers, of whom 25 were tourists and 22 were completely new to parkrun – welcome one and all.

 

With lightsabers safely stowed away for another year, it was time to wrap up parkrun #210 and look forward to event #211.

Until then remember:

The Force will be with you.  Always.

 

 

George Lucas

 

(with a little help from Roger Pangbourne)

 

 

 

Run Report #208 – 20th April by Liz Almond

Off we went to burn some calories before all the Easter chocolate on this absolutely glorious, warm and sunny Easter Saturday. I heard some had their hot cross buns before they started, yum!

parkrun#208 saw 397 runners and 38 volunteers. Thank-you for the much needed lovely high 5s from our volunteers. Bunny ears were spotted and our sunny park run saw some tourists from as far away as South Africa and closer to home Lancashire.
A PB for Adam Barber crossing the finish line first,well done. 76 runners got PBs. Reaching their 100th parkruns were Matthew Taylor, Daniel Taylor and Lee Whitehill. Sarah Conway doing brilliantly brought parkrun 208 to a close with the tail walkers Patricia Morris and Anne knights and we had 51 first timers.
We're about to have lots of first timers on Easter Sunday. A brand new junior parkrun in Desborough for 4 - 14 year olds and every Sunday after that from 9am. A first for Desborough then we celebrate a very special event the week after.....
Market Harborough parkrun turns 4 years old!!!!!!
So exciting and thrilling that we get to be a part of that special day. Bring cake, the more home-made the better.
Life has changed for the better for me in a year. When they say running can change your life it certainly can. Barring injury i wont stop running. In May I'll be celebrating my 50th parkrun.
I first ran when i was a teenager after leaving school and loved it but after getting married hubby and i dipped into it over the years not really taking it seriously. So April 2018 i took the plunge and decided to give it a go AGAIN, with friends encouragement. It led to making new friends from parkrun, entering races, becoming part of the parkrun community and i can run 10 miles almost comfortably. I've volunteered and rather than watching from the sidelines hubby's volunteered. He's volunteered 35 times. Even the dog's volunteered,she's a good tail walker.Brings her own tail.
I didn't start parkrun until June 2018. I always wanted to do it but wasn't confident enough until my lovely friend Julie Swinn encouraged me. I haven't looked back,wish i'd done it earlier. There's nothing stopping you from encouraging your friends and maybe family members to give it a go. Who needs a lie in on a Saturday anyway!
Paul Sinton Hewitt, the founder of parkrun had only 13 amateur runners for his very first parkrun. Who knew 15 years later there would be over 1 million runners and over 500 parkruns who come together every Saturday morning.
Paul built us a playground so that anyone could come and take part, all ages, all abilities with no terms and conditions and even better for FREE! The Queen made him a CBE in her 2014 birthday honours list for his ‘services to grass roots sports participation’. Well deserved.
No one need feel excluded and you'll never be last. Spare a thought for the back markers and give them a cheer and plenty of room to finish, after all it's their run too. Help your friend(s) over the line but remember not to cross it twice!
We're so lucky to have a parkrun at Welland Park where we can run or walk each Saturday morning all managed by our excellent group of volunteers. Thank-you run directors who set up and keep us in order each week. Thank-you Michael Brown,this weeks run director.
I love how friendships flourish at park run, people encourage you, it leads to other things such as signing up for races, cycling events, swim events. You get stronger, your time improves, you might have a goal in mind, you might even lose some weight and you become more confident. People come out of their shells and are happy to try new things like volunteering at parkrun. It's easy to help out for a hour then enjoy a coffee in the cafe afterwards.
Where would we be without a bit of cake or a bacon sarnie at the cafe after a good run or to get a coffee before you volunteer on a cold day. Meeting up with friends discussing stats, races, injuries or just being happy you got round. We've got it all at Welland Park. A superb cafe, a place for our dogs to run round, a play area for children as well as Sundays junior parkrun. Please remember we do have to share the park with those who don't participate in parkrun so give them plenty of room. I know myself i've been in the zone and nearly crashed into one particular lady with her shopping trolley!
I just love how parkrun has a great community spirit. I see so many smiling faces before and after. A few nervous ones too who soon relax and enjoy themselves. I hear stories of people saying why didn't they do it sooner like me and records broken each week when they get a PB. Plus lots of sweaty runners glistening in the sunshine and it's not even summer!
If you have something to say then why not be a parkrun report writer and tell us your story.
A very Happy Easter everyone.I'm off to volunteer at Desboroughs junior parkrun.
Good luck to all those from our parkrun heading to London to run the London Marathon on the 28th April.
Next weekend come celebrate Market Harborough parkruns 4th birthday, can't wait to be part of the next 4 years. Oh and bring CAKE!
 

Run Report #207 – 13th April 2019 by Stuart Beard – the man with the blue hair!

Standing in the middle of the start ‘crowd’ in Welland Park, I am as likely as most of you to claim that I’m ‘not a real runner’, using my solid frame and mediocre times as testimony. However, like many of you my current running journey is both fuelled by and anchored by the parkrun, and the people that I have met at the parkrun. For the past 18 months, I have been taking parkrun and running in general a little more seriously, and can see my friends doing the same. Naturally, pb’s have fallen along the way but interestingly, there has been a definite trend of parkrunners graduating from 5k to 10k, but then not stopping there, “if I can do 10k, maybe a half marathon” for some “if I can do a half marathon, I can do a marathon”.  Almost everyone has a marathon in them, given the right training and a heap of determination!

April is a key month for Half Marathons and Marathons. Last week I ran the Manchester Marathon with Leanne Shrive (her 1st), who started running at parkrun. This week Simon and Molly run their 1st and 2nd Half marathons they started running at parkrun. In 2 weeks Wiki, Paul and my running buddy Simon Poynton run London, guess how their running journey started…?

There will be many more of you taking the challenge of a parkrun 5k further, and that’s brilliant and good luck to you. For those who a weekly parkrun is quite enough of a challenge, thank you very much; I salute you too. Despite our protestations we are all runners in our own way!

Back to this week. After a very composed pre-run briefing from Heather, 375 runners enjoyed bright but cool conditions, obviously conducive to fast times as 66 of us recorded Pb’s, including Adam Barber our first finisher. We had 39 first timers and 38 wonderful volunteers. Our 207th parkrun was a great event, just like the previous 206

Stuart Beard (with blue hair)

 

Run Report #206 – 6th April 2019 by Jo Hemmings

parkrun Report – Event 206

parkrun number 206; what a lovely morning for a three-lap (!) run, jog or walk around Welland Park.  I was the 25-minute pacer this morning and loved every minute; it is such a joy to participate in parkrun as a runner and volunteer.  Well done and thank you to all 399 Market Harborough parkrunners and the 33 volunteers who made today’s run so enjoyable.

Through parkrun, my family and I have built lasting friendships and have spent our happiest times.  I now cannot imagine not turning-up to Welland Park at 9am on a rainy/sunny/windy/frosty/snowy Saturday morning!  I love participating in parkrun (be it running or volunteering) immensely, but it is running with my two young boys in their very-old-and-quite-tatty-with-a-dodgy-suspension-and-usually-a-flat(ish)-tyre double pushchair that I enjoy the most, and I would like to thank all of you runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers for making Market Harborough parkrun such a welcoming and inclusive event. It is a privilege to be able to run with my sons, and in my run report, I wanted to try to capture what parkrun means to me.

Thank you all (and a big thank you to the team at the Park Café for supplying us with copious amounts of coffee after the stresses of pushing two small boys three times around Welland Park in their pushchair!!)

Jo

Mummy?! Are we parkrunning today…?

Yes! Now where’s your left welly?

And please stop throwing the ball at the telly.

8:30!  Come on!  Coats on you two!

But Mummy?!  I need another poo…!

We’re out! Hooray! (a bit close to the wire)

Mummy?! Yes love?  We’ve got a flat tyre!

We made it, we’re here, my family and I,

I turn to the runner next to me, smile, say hi.

The weather’s perfect; neither too cold nor too muggy

And we’re raring to go with the double-buggy.

The atmosphere is friendly and it’s warm and it’s happy,

I relax (and then my youngest fills his nappy…)

We’re off! The heavy pushchair is hard to master

But I’m soon in my stride, ‘Faster Mummy! Faster!’

I pass smiling marshals and I revel in my luck

That we’re part of this parkrun, ‘MUMMY!!! DUCK!!’

I acknowledge the duck and shout an obligatory, ‘QUACK!’

As we glide past the Welland and start the loop back.

We hi-five Austin and give Grandad Jim a smile,

Are we nearly there yet??! No! We’ve only done a mile!

Kids! Wellies back on and please just have a rest

I’m trying to get my parkrun Double-Buggy Personal Best!

But the youngest’s bottom lip goes out and his brother starts to scream

Something about Roy’s café and a mini-milk ice-cream…

Lap three, I’m tired and my legs (and will!) are slowing,

But a lovely runner encourages me and it’s enough to keep me going.

I pant my way to the finish and am met with cheerful faces

Reminding me that parkrun is the friendliest of places,

An all-inclusive club, where it’s safe and free to have fun

And all you need to do is walk, jog or run.

Jo Hemmings

 

Run Report #205 – 30th March 2019 by Fleur Kellie

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This was the first time I had ever been to a parkrun and it was a lovely warm sunny Saturday morning and Round Table (of which my dad is a member) had volunteered to help.  I was therefore also helping out!  I didn’t know what to expect having never been to a parkrun before.

As I arrived, there were plenty of volunteers and Round Tablers in high viz jackets, setting up and trying to understand their jobs, funnelling, token collecting etc..  Even at 8:30 there were some keen runners beginning to warm up before the run.

There was an attendance of around 400 people which really shows how great these events are for local communities. Some people were taking it very seriously, some were just there to have some fun and get some exercise.

When the run had started, it was a great feeling cheering the runners as they started off, the claps, the cheers, the smiles and the panting dogs were all part of it, and the run really showed to me people’s persistence and the ‘never giving up feeling’ inside all of us.  It was nice to get the occasional thank you from the runners – from those who could find the breath…!

As I said before I would encourage people to help out at a parkrun as they are a great way to meet new people or old friends, and the feeling of helping and cheering so many different people was very rewarding.  Each run needs 30-40 volunteers.

Round Table (with some help from 41 Club and Tangent) provided around 20 of those volunteers.

Market Harborough Round Table are a group of 25-40 year old men who meet up one night every 2 weeks to either have a laugh and do something fun or plan and help others in and around the town of Market Harborough.  In June we run 'It's a Knockout' at the Harborough Carnival.  In December, you'll also see our members manning the Santa sleigh, loved and cherished for years by the local community in Desborough and the customers of Sainsburys.
There are about 10 members already in Market Harborough Round Table from all walks of life.  Join us, get involved with your community & make lasting friendships.
Come along to one of our nights out to see what we are about.  Friends, Banter & the odd beer (or 2).
As long as you're a man older than 18 and younger than 45 – you can join. 

https://marketharborough.roundtable.co.uk/

 

Fleur Kellie (aged 12)

 

Run Report #204 – 23rd March 2019 by Louise Dicicco

This morning started like any other Saturday, sorry, parkrunday… I got up, had a slice of toast and a cuppa, before heading off to the lovely Welland Park.

I chatted to a few friends before heading to the start line, where the RD – Lisa – announced this week’s milestones – Katherine Horder, Joanne Colbert and Aisha Redhead all completed their 50th parkrun - congratulations to you all, but especially to Aisha who is only 11 years old – well done.

There was another unofficial milestone achieved today by our lovely marshal, Austin Hobbs – his 150th volunteer today – a remarkable achievement given that we have only had 204 events in Market Harborough. There was a huge round of applause for Austin as everyone showed their appreciation to him, and I’m sure he was even more generous with his high-fives on his corner this week.

The run was quite ‘normal’ for me this week, 3 laps of a beautiful park – what isn’t there to like? I often try and have a little mind game with other runners around me, and this week was no exception. Each week I seem to find someone that I overtake, they overtake me, I overtake them and so on; I always try and set my sight on someone a little ahead of me and try and catch them on the last lap; my mission was accomplished (or so I thought) just after the dog walk, on the last lap, as I overtook my target; unfortunately, the lady wasn’t going to be beaten and we both upped our pace
for a fantastic sprint finish as we crossed the line together, both achieving our best times in months (not personal bests, but it still felt like a massive achievement) – thank you Anne Linsell for spurring me on to the end. Let’s do it again next week!

I set off to the café to catch up with friends, and not having to rush off was a rare treat this week – so much so that I finally left the park at 11.30am. We sat chatting, putting the world to rights, when RD Lisa approached our table and asked if anyone would like to write the run report this week. A sea of silence ensued, so I volunteered, and here I am!

The beauty of parkrun is the social aspect of it. There I was, sitting in the café with friends, none of whom I knew until parkrun came to Harborough almost four years ago. Long after the majority of parkrunners have gone home, the RD and other members of the core team are still on duty, processing results that we all eagerly await the arrival of, trying to sort out any discrepancies between times and tokens.

We should all be extremely grateful to the RD each week and the core team, because as corny as it sounds, parkrun wouldn’t happen without them, or the other volunteers, so a massive thank you from me. When most of us have dispersed home and are looking forward to next Saturday, the core team are still busy working behind the scenes, answering emails, replying to Facebook posts, sorting out the volunteer roster for next week, washing kit, sorting kit – the list goes on and on.

This week saw 365 people run, jog or walk the course; there were 34 first timers, 10 of whom were completely new to parkrun – welcome to our wonderful family, we hope to see you again soon; there were an amazing 90 PBs today – brilliant running!

 

Run Report #203 – 16th March 2019 by Nicky Garratt

It was an absolute pleasure being RD at the Market Harborough parkrun #203; it was also my last time as an RD, which brought about a number of mixed emotions. This is a brief history of my parkrun journey and what parkrun means to me.

Graham and I were given a kick up the backside from our sister-in-law (a keen runner and PE teacher) at Christmas time, back at the tail end of 2014. After finding every excuse possible, we decided that we probably should do some exercise; eat a bit more healthily and drink a little less wine! We started to run/walk to the next village, which was extremely challenging for us both. We then decided to invest in a couple of mountain bikes and then saw an advert in the Harborough Mail about a Sprint Triathlon (whatever that was) and thought we should set ourselves a goal. We signed up for the event, and started to take regular trips to Corby pool; neither of us were great at front crawl.

During this time, we met a very keen and enthusiastic gentlemen called Brian Corcoran, and as well as persuading us to join the local triathlon club, we also got to learn about a new parkrun that he was setting up in Welland Park. We both went along to his ‘test sessions’ and also made it to the very first parkrun. This was new and exciting, and the first time we had heard of this amazing phenomena that draws communities together and forges friendships and engages people to get mobile.

Very quickly I became a regular volunteer; I have always had more pleasure from volunteering than actually running at a parkrun. I still get butterflies! I was invited along to join the core team in the spring of 2016 and have thoroughly enjoyed my three years as an RD.

It is amazing how parkrun brings people together; people who you may not have had the opportunity to meet in your normal ‘day life’. It is a ‘happy’ place, with lots of positivity and friendliness and so many smiles. It almost seems incidental that you run 5km, as it is so much more than that!

I wish you all well with your running, in whatever form that may take. We should all set ourselves goals and challenges, and I think they should all scare us a bit too! The thought of failure is a great thing to drive you on and push yourself. The sense of achievement is far greater when we come out of our comfort zone. We are all capable of so much more than our minds think we are, so what’s your next challenge going to be? Go on, push yourself as you really can do it!

Lots of love Nicky x

 

Run Report #202 – 9th March 2019 by Roger Pangbourne

Just a quick little Run Report for today – not even many stats!!

 

The day started early – a good pilot friend and I were due to fly from Leicester to Henstridge Airfield parkrun.  Last week was postponed due to low cloudbase and this morning at stupid o’clock we had to call it of again due to gusting winds (a decision that we were very happy about when we experienced these at Welland Park later in the day!)

 

So plan B was a ‘home’ trip to lovely Welland Park and a chance to catch up with friends all round, with of course one of the best breakfasts you’ll find at any parkrun.

 

A busy morning at the bowls pavilion as 50 (yes 50! – the second highest we’ve ever had) volunteers all queued up with Jo (RD in charge today) to announce their presence (loads of Duke of Edinburgh students, many of whom are near to completing their relevant awards – congrats).  A huge thank you to all the volunteers – after we only had one Marshal earlier in the week, we were bowled over by how many volunteers rallied to Jo’s cry for assistance.  Thank you all.

 

Jo gave a lovely briefing at the start, with everyone agreeing to a ‘deal’ with Jo to only overtake on the right, keep to the left and single file at all the narrowest parts and the bit I particularly liked:  If you start with a dog, we want you to finish with the dog (not hand it to some unsuspecting volunteer) and if you start with a child, it’s generally a good idea to finish with a child! J

 

A postponed parkrunner of the month medal award for Sylvia (great running recently Sylvia!) and we were off.

Sylvia protm

Due to my unexpected appearance at MH today, I wasn’t due to fill any other volunteer roles – no VI guiding or pacing, so I was ‘just’ parkrunning.  It’s a while since that happened and I was unsure whether I was just going to drift around casually or set off like a man possessed.  Well when I hear “3-2-1-parkrun!” something inside me clicks so I was off like a shot (well, and unfit, overweight shot) and settling into a pace that I knew wouldn’t last:

1stkm:  4:17 (too quick)

2ndkm: 4:26 (o.k. ish)

3rdkm: 4:25 (that surprised me)

4thkm:  4:38 (here we go!)

5thkm: 4:37 (could have pushed it a bit more, but good enough)

 

Later on parkrun time completed in 22:39 (not even a bingo number :( !)

 

On the way around I was able to observe our lovely parkrun and I couldn’t spot any ‘incidents’, so well done everyone and thank you for sticking to Jo’s ‘deal’.

 

One of our parkrun Ambassadors was visiting today (Mark), so after collecting my finish token I trot across the field to run the final lap with him – he’s on a good run of form at the moment, so I ‘encourage’ (if that’s the correct word?) him around the last 300m. Later on a time of 25:22 is confirmed – result! – an MH PB for him by 22 seconds and his quickest parkrun time since 2015 – well done Mark!

 

After scanning, I wander down the straight helping ensure all the other parkrunners who have finished are still keeping left to the left so as not to block anyone still running.  I decide to pick on someone else to ‘encourage’ their finish.  From 450m out, Allyson duly creates a 20 second gap from the position she was in – well done Allyson, there’s more in the tank!

 

As the winds blow in a shower-and-a-half, it’s time to start helping tidy up the kit ready for next week and soon I find myself sat outside the café having breakfast with Mark in the sunshine!  We pass the time contemplating how parkrun does amazing things for so many people, before stepping inside for some obligatory cake and check in with Jo and Clive who are finishing off today’s results.

 

So there we go.  Another little Run Report dashed off.  There are plenty of gaps in the volunteer roster for the Run Report Writer role – one of the few volunteer roles that can be done whilst also parkrunning the course.  If you have a story to share and would like to have a go for this role, just let us know and we’d love to hear from you in future.

 

For now, well done to all 387 parkrunners and 50 volunteers who all made today happen.  Congratulations to Mark and the other 60 of you who recorded PBs today – great stuff.  We welcomed 24 first timers, of whom 8 were completely new to parkrun.  We hope you return again and again and grow to love parkrun as we all do.

 

Have a great week everyone.

 

 

Roger Pangbourne

 

News for photos and photographers

Well we didn’t have a Run Report Writer for event #201, so here is a little update regarding Market Harborough parkrun photos:

Earlier this year Flickr changed their settings, restricting the number of photos that free accounts can hold.  It’s safe to say that the MH parkrun Flickr photos group holds way more than the limit Flickr have imposed!

Therefore parkrun HQ have moved all event teams onto Google Photos.  This is a little different in that we are now storing all photos for a particular event in its own Google Photos album and then each time we have photos we can share the link to the new album so parkrunners can browse through and download any photos they wish.

The procedure is a little different for photographers also as someone from the Core Team (usually that week’s RD) will need to set up a new album and share the link with you so you can add the photos directly into the Google Photos album and then we will share the link for everyone.

For the time being, Flickr is still holding all the MH parkrun photos and any photographers with a ‘Pro’ account may be able to add their photos onto Flickr, but we are aware that Flickr may close down or remove all the existing photos at any time.

What about all those old photos I hear you ask?!

Well good news, we have downloaded every photo from Flickr and set up Google Photo albums for all the events where photos were previously uploaded.  How do I access these?  Well below are all the links that you will need to any of the events up until event #201.  The photos from the most recent events have yet to be added, but should be there very soon.

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We hope you continue to enjoy the lovely photos taken by our parkrun volunteer photographers and if you need any of them to be taken down, you can just contact us at the marketharborough@parkrun.com email address, then we will happily remove any offending photos.

 

Event #201 – 2 March 2019:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vEH9sBLVj6XCnfeG7

 

Event #200 – 23 February 2019:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PXvma24vbKSkHrpv9

 

Event #199 – 16 February 2019:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zwjqFFdTwWTUPjQQ8

 

Event #198 – 9 February 2019:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/F24WLVMdHRupauWk6

 

Event #196 – 26 January 2019:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VTirrM4BFZCczXtg8

 

Event #195 – 19 January 2019:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XMUkguW2K1cDaDYM9

 

Event #194 – 12 January 2019:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EsA3cutxRgucpnte8

 

Event #190 – 22 December 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PwqevztyiAAdQQCq8

 

Event #185 – 17 November 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ufL8badsvgmmjejE6

 

Event #182 – 27 October 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hnZnvUeuKVnZvYSGA

 

Event #181 – 20 October 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SYMNBVQjyBsFNzRbA

 

Event #173 – 25 August 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5cR2Wmp6CkybRXYX8

 

Event #172 – 18 August 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PA5eRtERNmyPz7T79

 

Event #171 – 11 August 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ye7NGM3ucd7iZSyN8

 

Event #170 – 28 July 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JgdTf9BC8H6zYv5E6

 

Event #169 – 21 July 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rTMSQXqUD7jVD8WKA

 

Event #163 – 9 June 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/MeRoproQaD7DqKiA7

 

Event #157 – 28 April 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5YdWByPjwW6xSubJ6

 

Event #155 – 14 April 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SYRSLySUC2QHtoMDA

 

Event #153 – 24 March 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/uxnwGaCU4kANytuM6

 

Event #151 – 10 March 2018:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2m8JszQd4C2iMPmq8

 

Event #137 – 25 November 2017:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNDCE7Ducs9XxUxJ9

 

Event #135 – 11 November 2017:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zWn1uRnSMSwA1RNw7

 

Event #125 – 2 September 2017:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/iS6MZ4SLb9NDadTw5

 

Event #115 – 24 June 2017:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RqNJBfsPXht8zzxC8

 

Event #105 – 15 April 2017:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QXHnkiHtNy2LCanR9

 

Event #102 – 25 March 2017:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UWKg9sFHXZ4EhyNo7

 

Event #99 – 4 March 2017:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DEthCz2Uum1Z3Htk8

 

Event #98 – 25 February 2017:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/n6fTzWTA7JqyXj5J7

 

Event #96 – 11 February 2017:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qHVoc8sGM6KYZRJ27

 

Event #69 – 13 August 2016:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pbStLJGJoVk7hTpVA

 

Event #67 – 30 July 2016:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LgjQNYCut2fbdmQv9

 

Event #65 – 16 July 2016:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/t9PLTUT37XXjRFAh7

 

Event #39 – 16 January 2016:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LkcXeLoHvGJBice18

 

Event #35 – 25 December 2015:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mvg5MQZeVjBP7Uky8

 

Event #19 – 5 September 2015:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/X1TN5bKzoYGLkGeu9

 

Event #17 – 22 August 2015:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Po9gENPZ1Fmkp8XG8

 

Event #15 – 8 August 2015:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/We3emyyEnuwLTXLy5

 

Event #9 – 27 June 2015:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AtmuvHoBfD9TFqjs5

 

Event #8 – 20 June 2015:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AztyS9LGXG5Vim5u5

 

Event #7 – 6 June 2015:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rmxUhdHDZoAekr9J7

 

Event #5 – 23 May 2015:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AcE2zwLH5TChLmZM7

 

Event #4 – 16 May 2015:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yJXMsKoVBr3yobeg9

 

Event #3 – 9 May 2015:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8q4GKPhKPKM5Mh5e6

 

Event #1 – 25 April 2015:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xfW2KB1M95Z9eSAo8

 

Happy viewing!

 

 

Roger and the Core Team

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