First run in… Movember? Event report number 244

Temple Newsam parkrun
Event number 244
4th November 2017

How many running events can you fit in Temple Newsam park at the same time?  Good question and today we found out that the answer is at least two because today we shared part of our route with this year's Leeds MoRun (supporting the Movember Foundation for men's health).  However, despite the exciting MoRuns tearing down our hill during the event, we managed to avoid any collisions and benefited from lots more supporters today!

This week 149 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part. As always parkrun has runners and walkers at all stages of their personal journeys and today featured Buddy Johnston running his 10th "adult" parkrun as a junior and John Robson, his 322nd passing the 1,000 parkrun miles mark!  Buddy is from Bramley Breezers and we welcome 12 visiting today.

Our 24 volunteers today did a flawless job and it is because of them that parkrun can happen in Temple Newsam week-in week-out.  If you haven't ever volunteered yet, please give it a try, you will get lots of support and encouragement from an amazing team.

TN Volunteers

This week's volunteers were:

Richard John MANN • Helen Alison MANN • Ronnie BRAY • Anna MILBURN • Gillian LAMBERT • Joanne LOFTUS • Shaun LOFTUS • Emma LONGFELLOW • Andy DARBY • Clare COOPER • Kayleigh BUTTERFIELD • Sharon BUTTERFIELD • Loz DARBY • Daniel JOHNSTON • Rob HARBOURNE • Suzanne HARBOURNE • Daniel HORN • Georgie HAIGH • Finlay DUNCAN • Georgie COOPER • Adrian SMITH • Amy RUSSELL • Stephen FLANAGAN • Lucy RUSSELL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Temple Newsam parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Daniel JENKIN who recorded a time of 16:11 on 16th August 2014 (event number 80).
The female record is held by Sarah GARBUTT who recorded a time of 18:35 on 13th August 2016 (event number 183).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 89.41% (22:40) on 5th November 2016 (event number 194).

Temple Newsam parkrun started on 2nd February 2013. Since then 6,186 participants have completed 38,136 parkruns covering a total distance of 190,680 km, including 6,548 new Personal Bests.

I enjoyed having the opportunity to be Run Director at Temple Newsam again and I will no doubt see all of you again soon,   Richard.